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R.I.P. Larry Hagman – DeadLine

Larry Hagman, who played J.R. the conniving, villainous head of the Ewing clan...

Larry Hagman, who played J.R. the conniving, villainous head of the Ewing clan on the TV series Dallas, died today at a Dallas hospital, sources close to the actor told the Dallas Morning News. He was 81. Born in Fort Worth, Hagman was the son of legendary actress Mary Martin. He played the character in the long-running primetime soap from 1978 through 1991 on CBS. He returned last year when the series was resurrected on TNT, focusing on a new generation of Ewings. Prior to Dallas, Hagman’s biggest TV role had been as the astronaut Major Anthony Nelson on NBC’s I Dream Of Jeannie opposite Barbara Eden. Among those confirming the death were co-star Linda Gray’s agent, Jeffrey Lane, who said the actress was at Hagman’s bedside when he died. Lane said another co-star, Patrick Duffy, was also present. Hagman appeared in Season 1 of the Dallas reboot and had filmed part of Season 2.
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Mick Jagger n’a pas couché avec Bowie, il préfère la lecture au sexe – Actualitté

En juillet sortait en France la biographie non autorisée de Mick Jagger par...

En juillet sortait en France la biographie non autorisée de Mick Jagger par Christopher Andersen chez Lattès. Elle s'intitulait  Mick, Sex and Rock ‘n' Roll et il y était surtout question des frasques du chanteur, l'homme aux mille femmes. Philip Norman a pris le contre-pied de cette démarche style Voici pour livrer une étude plus approfondie du personnage et surtout ce qui se cache derrière l'image du leader des Rolling Stones.
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Son propos : Mick Jagger n'est pas celui que l'on croit. Certes, on savait déjà que le chanteur britannique avait aussi (et surtout ?) l'âme d'un entrepreneur et que son personnage de rockeur décadent relevait en partie d'une construction médiatique à des fins marketing. Mais son nouveau biographe va plus loi, prenant soin de démonter les nombreux clichés qui entourent la personnalité de Mick.

En effet, ce nouveau livre sur l'ancien élève de la LSE (London School of Economics) annonce la couleur avec un titre sobre ...

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Le déclin de l’empire hollywoodien – Le Monde – Culture

Erosion des entrées en salles, effondrement du marché des DVD, suprématie du petit...

Erosion des entrées en salles, effondrement du marché des DVD, suprématie du petit écran, la presse américaine annonce régulièrement la fin de l'industrie du cinéma... qui a l'art de rebondir.

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USA : "Skyfall" devient le plus gros succès de la saga James Bond – PureMedias

C'est fait ! Outre-Atlantique, "Skyfall" vient de devenir le plus gros succès de...

C'est fait ! Outre-Atlantique, "Skyfall" vient de devenir le plus gros succès de la saga James Bond, devançant...

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Following Netflix and Hulu, Amazon brings over 140,000 movies and TV episodes to the Nintendo Wii U – TheNextWeb – Relevant Blogs

Following Netflix and Hulu Plus, Amazon on Wednesday announcedthe launch of its Instant Video app for Nintendo’s Wii U...

Following Netflix and Hulu Plus, Amazon on Wednesday announcedthe launch of its Instant Video app for Nintendo’s Wii U console. You can now download the app now on the Wii U home screen or grab it from the Nintendo’s Wii U eShop.

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Le marché VOD français cherche son deuxième souffle – ZDnet

Il reste 3 mois au marché de la VOD pour réaliser les 280...

Il reste 3 mois au marché de la VOD pour réaliser les 280 M€ que nous avons prévus il y a quelques mois. Pour l’instant GFK fait état d’un CA cumulé depuis le début de l’année inférieur à 200M€.  Alors...

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Time Warner Extends CEO Jeff Bewkes’ Contract for Five Years – The Wrap

Time Warner has extended the contract of chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes by...

Time Warner has extended the contract of chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes by five years to 2017, the company announced on Tuesday.
The extension won't affect Bewkes' base salary and bonus target, which will remain unchanged. The agreement does include long-term incentive awards tied directly to financial and shareholder returns in the future.
Also read: TW's Jeff Bewkes: Streaming Is Stabilizing Home-Entertainment Revenues
"Jeff's compensation reflects his and the Company's strong performance since 2008, especially in delivering strong financial results in a competitive market and in the digital leadership of our businesses," said Stephen F. Bollenbach, the lead independent director of Time Warner's Board of Directors. "The structure of his pay also takes into consideration the views of our major stockholders and expressly ties his pay to the long-term financial success of the company."
Bewkes became Time Warner's chairman and CEO in 2009, a year after being...

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Taxer Google et Amazon pour financer les bibliothèques – Livres Hebdo

La romancière Jeanette Winterson a proposé de récupérer des fonds en faveur des...

La romancière Jeanette Winterson a proposé de récupérer des fonds en faveur des bibliothèques en faisant prélevant des impôts à Google, Amazon et Starbucks sur les profits qu’ils se font en Europe...

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Succès pour le nouvel album de Johnny, plus de 120.000 exemplaires vendus – FTVInfo

Le nouveau disque de Johnny Hallyday "L'Attente", très bien accueilli par la critique,...

Le nouveau disque de Johnny Hallyday "L'Attente", très bien accueilli par la critique, s'est écoulé à plus de 120.000 exemplaires la semaine de sa sortie, prenant la première place du classement des meilleures ventes d'albums, a annoncé mardi sa maison de disques Warner...

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Will Republicans Use Copyright Reform to Score Revenge Against Hollywood? (Analysis) – Hollywood Reporter

A "killed" report proposing changes to copyright law isn't going to die easily. Not...

A "killed" report proposing changes to copyright law isn't going to die easily. Not too long ago, intellectual property was one of those esoteric policy issues that evaded strong partisan divide. But with Hollywood money being widely seen as helping to propel Barack Obama to reelection, and with Republicans still examining how to win back voters, might that change?

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AC/DC arrives on iTunes – MusicWeek

The catalogue of rock band AC/DC has finally been made available on iTunes...

The catalogue of rock band AC/DC has finally been made available on iTunes after the band snubbed the service for so long.
In 2007, the AC/DC signed an exclusive deal with Verizon's online music store which only allowed consumers to purchase entire albums (that were generally $2 more than the price at Amazon at the time) - with no facility to purchase single album tracks or download to mobile phones.
Now TechRadar reports that the AC/DC back catalogue has been made available in the Apple store with albums available in versions ‘Remastered for iTunes’ with individual tracks also available to purchase.
Two album collections are available as well. One features all the albums in a single digital box set with iTunes liner notes and photos and the other – The Complete Set – has additional rarities, demos, four live albums and extensive essays.
Despite the long-awaited foray onto iTunes AC/DC music is still ...

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Daniel Ek: ‘200 streams equals one download’ – MusicWeek

Spotify founder Daniel Ek has spoken candidly about the amount of revenue rights-holders...

Spotify founder Daniel Ek has spoken candidly about the amount of revenue rights-holders can expect to earn from streaming services, saying it will take 200 streams of a song to earn the equivalent of a paid for download.
Speaking to QZ.com, Ek went on to say that beyond that number, however, the streaming model is “better”, its effect simply kicks in further along the lifecycle of a track.
“I can tell you it will take you 200 song listens before you make the same amount of money [as a download],” he told the site. “But because the consumption behavior is entirely different, and the revenue then increases perpetually, it’s not even a question of if this model is better, it’s just when in the lifecycle it’s better.”
Spotify was said to have raised around $100 million last week in a round of investment led by Goldman Sachs.  Coca-Cola was one of the names involved in the investment...

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‘Simpsons’ Actor Hank Azaria Sues Craig Bierko Over Character Rights – The Wrap

Hank Azaria, who provides the voices for a host of characters on "The...

Hank Azaria, who provides the voices for a host of characters on "The Simpsons," including Moe Szyslak and Chief Wiggum, is suing over the rights to one of his characters.

Azaria and his How to Pictures, Inc. filed suit Wednesday against "Leap Year" actor Craig Bierko in U.S. District Court in Central California on Wednesday, saying that Bierko is jeopardizing a potential movie deal by falsely laying claim to a voice that Azaria claims he created nearly 30 years ago.

Also read: "The Simpsons" No More? Voice Actors, Studio Have a Cow Over Salaries

Don't worry, though; Springfield's favorite curmudgeonly bartender and inept police chief won't be affected.
According to the suit, Azaria created a voice for a "a colorful baseball announcer who speaks with peculiar speech inflections" in 1983 or beforehand, and introduced the voice to Bierko after meeting him in 1990.

In 2010, Azaria used the voice in a Funny or Die skit in...

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Le cinéaste Larry Clark va sortir son prochain film uniquement sur Internet – PCinpact

Sortir un film uniquement sur Internet, et non plus au cinéma ou en...

Sortir un film uniquement sur Internet, et non plus au cinéma ou en DVD : voilà l'expérience que va tester le cinéaste Larry Clark. Animé d'une profonde animosité envers les producteurs hollywoodiens, l'Américain a annoncé que son prochain film, qui sortira mercredi, sera diffusé uniquement en streaming payant...

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Les 15-25 ans et la culture, au-delà des clichés – Le Figaro

Et si vous résumiez Le Rouge et le Noir de Stendhal en moins...

Et si vous résumiez Le Rouge et le Noir de Stendhal en moins de 140 signes? Un éditeur australien, Text Publishing, a proposé cet exercice sur le réseau social Twitter. Résultat: «Depuis qu'ils ont eu un plan, Mme de Renal (sic) casse tous les coups de Julien Sorel. Énervé, il la fume et finit sur l'échafaud. Sale histoire.» Pauvre Henri Beyle! Les 15-25 ans, qui tweetent plus vite que leur ombre, ne respecteraient donc plus rien? Leur penchant pour la dérision - le LOL pour laughing out loud, dans leur jargon - ne plaide pas pour ces générations Y - prononcer «why», c'est plus chic - et Z. Nées avec une souris dans la main et un smartphone dans l'autre, elles succèdent à la génération X des années 1960-1979, si bien décrite par l'écrivain canadien Douglas Coupland.

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"Twilight 5" signe le meilleur premier jour de l’année en France – PureMedias

Le film avait un peu déçu lors des premières séances parisiennes mais il...

Le film avait un peu déçu lors des premières séances parisiennes mais il s'est brillamment rattrapé sur la...

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2012 sees 700% increase in music streaming in the UK – NME

The past year has seen a whopping 700% increase in the amount of...

The past year has seen a whopping 700% increase in the amount of music streamed online through sites such as Spotify, last.fm and Deezer. Chairman and chief executive of Universal Music UK and Ireland David Joseph revealed to The Guardian that over 7.5 billion tracks were streamed in the last year, up from 1.1 billion in 2011.

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Larry Clark : "J’ai envie de dire à Hollywood d’aller se faire foutre" – Le Monde – Culture

Le cinéaste-photographe a décidé de ne pas sortir en salles son nouveau film,...

Le cinéaste-photographe a décidé de ne pas sortir en salles son nouveau film, "Marfa Girls", présenté mercredi au festival de Rome, mais de l'exploiter directement sur Internet...

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‘Skyfall’ Becomes Number Two Movie Of All Time In The UK, Top 2D Film Ever – DeadLine

Skyfall is climbing higher and higher in the UK record books. The 23rd...

Skyfall is climbing higher and higher in the UK record books. The 23rd James Bond entry last week became the biggest film of the year in the territory and the top 007 film ever. Now, after about two and a half weeks in release, it has surpassed Titanic, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Toy Story 3 to become Britain’s second highest-grossing film ever. Sony confirms the total local haul to last night is £74.3M ($117.7M). That also makes Skyfall the top-earning 2D film of all time in the UK. The biggest film ever in Britain is Avatar with £94M ($148.9M). Skyfall crossed the $100M mark in North America earlier this week and as of Sunday the Sony/MGM/Eon production had a global cume of $518.6M...

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Maroon 5, Missy Elliot among artists opposing Pandora subsidy – CNet

The 125 artists who signed the letter, including 40 Grammy winners, say that...

The 125 artists who signed the letter, including 40 Grammy winners, say that they "are big fans" of Pandora...

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Midem Festival 2013 line-up announced – MusicWeek

Midem has revealed the line-up for the second edition of its Midem Festival,...

Midem has revealed the line-up for the second edition of its Midem Festival, with Madness taking the headline slot on the first night of the event.
Acts set to play at the live music event include internationally acclaimed artists who will play alongside emerging artists voted for by the public.
The festival will take place every night from Saturday 26 to Monday 28 January as part of the Midem tradeshow (26-29 January).
The 2013 programme of the midem festival will present ten concerts over three nights at the heart of the world’s largest music market. Performed inside a specially built Magic Mirrors venue and in front of an audience of both international music professionals and general music fans, each concert programme will be preceded by a happy hour networking event with DJ sets between 6.30pm and 8.00p...

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Sixty years of the UK charts – The Guardian

Sixty years ago on Wednesday, the first singles chart was published in Britain...

Sixty years ago on Wednesday, the first singles chart was published in Britain – turning pop music into a competitive sport. Bob Stanley on how fans, scams and yodelling Aussies changed the landscape

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Copie privée : les contre-propositions de la Fédération française des télécoms – PCinpact

Exclusif. Hier, alors que les industriels (importateurs, fabricants, distributeurs) annonçaient leur démission de...

Exclusif. Hier, alors que les industriels (importateurs, fabricants, distributeurs) annonçaient leur démission de la Commission copie privée, celle-ci a décidé de poursuivre ses travaux avec la Fédération française des télécoms (FFT). L'organisation a refusé de démissionner, attendant le sort de ses propositions. Nous avons désormais les détails des voeux d'Orange, SFR et Bouygues, principaux membres de la FFT.

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Universal forecasts £100m annual uplift from EMI buyout – MusicWeek

Universal Music has publicly forecast for the first time the amount of extra...

Universal Music has publicly forecast for the first time the amount of extra revenue that will be generated by its £1.2bn buyout of EMI.
Universal parent Vivendi anticipates that the deal, which was approved in September by US and EU regulators, will bring in £100m of annual synergies once the merger is operationally complete.
"Management focus is currently on EMI integration, which is moving ahead at full speed," Vivendi CFO Philippe G. H. Caprone told investors last night. "We are able to confirm the objective to generate £100 million plus of annual synergies, thanks to this acquisition."
Discussing Universal Music's Q3 fiscal performance, in which the company posted a 2.5% decline in earnings before interest taxes and amortisation in the first nine months of 2012...

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FRANCE : L’association des Éditeurs indépendants demande à Hollande de soutenir la poésie – France 24

Dans une lettre ouverte à François Hollande, le président de l'association des Éditeurs...

Dans une lettre ouverte à François Hollande, le président de l'association des Éditeurs indépendants demande le rétablissement de la subvention du Printemps des poètes ainsi qu'un soutien aux initiatives en faveur de la poésie...

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NBCUniversal cuts about 500 employees – LA Times Entertainment

In a round of year-end belt tightening, NBCUniversal is cutting about 500 employees,...

In a round of year-end belt tightening, NBCUniversal is cutting about 500 employees, or about 1.5%  of its total workforce...

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Cinéma : la fréquentation en salles en baisse de 7% en octobre – PureMedias

Depuis cet été, la fréquentation en salles a brutalement chuté. Octobre a suivi...

Depuis cet été, la fréquentation en salles a brutalement chuté. Octobre a suivi le lancement, avec un nombre...

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Jagger responds to Stones ticket price controversy – MusicWeek

Mick Jagger has responded to disdain caused over ticket prices for The Rolling...

Mick Jagger has responded to disdain caused over ticket prices for The Rolling Stones’ upcoming shows in London and New Jersey.
Controversy was sparked when it was revealed that tickets for The Stones’ O2 Arena show on November 25 and 29 would start at £90, with VIP packages priced at £950.
The shows also highlighted the issue of secondary ticketing once again as tickets appeared on the secondary marketing for up to £11,000 within days.
"I don't think there should be a secondary ticket market. I don't think it should be legal," said Jagger to Billboard.
"To my mind, there has to be a better way of doing it, but we're living, really, with the way the system functions.
On the tickets’ official price, Jagger said the handful of scheduled gigs were particularly costly. “You might say, 'The tickets are too expensive' - well, it's a very expensive show to put on, just to do four shows, because normally you do a hundred shows and yo...

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Record labels defy recession to invest £2.8bn in new music – MusicWeek

Record companies invested $4.5 billion (approx £2.8bn) in A&R and marketing during 2011,...

Record companies invested $4.5 billion (approx £2.8bn) in A&R and marketing during 2011, despite the global economic downturn.
The figure, which represented 26% of all industry revenues, comes in a new IFPI report on the changing economic of the music business.
The investigation concludes that revenue invested solely into A&R in 2011 stood at $2.7 billion, only marginally down on 2008 (US$2.8 billion), despite an overall decline of 16% in the trade value of the industry globally over the same period.
Revenues invested in A&R have increased from 15% to 16% of industry turnover between 2008 and 2011.

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Spotify Is Having A Good 2012: Revenues Could Reach $500M As It Expands The Digital Music Market – Techcrunch

Spotify, the streaming music startup, was having serious trouble paying its bills, if...

Spotify, the streaming music startup, was having serious trouble paying its bills, if you believed reports from earlier this year. Its 2011 financials showed a loss of nearly $60 million on revenues of $244 million. But this information is out of date, because the company has had a relatively strong 2012.

It made $200 million in total revenue over the first six months of 2012, and is on an annual run-rate that could put it around $500 million by January, according to industry sources. Despite another net loss this year, Spotify's business model -- free streaming music with ads, or $10 a month for additional features and no ads -- is going in the right direction...

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