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Tesla 3 Series-fighter to be named Model III

Tesla really is a unique automaker. Usually when a new model is confirmed, there are big press announcements touting a company's latest, greatest vehicle and everything it can do for consumers. Elon Musk's electric car company likes to do things a little differently, though. Instead, the CEO gave …

Check Out The First Trailer For SyFy’s New ’12 Monkeys’ Series

When the day finally comes and it’s time to rub my macho stink all over the most underrated movies of either Brad Pitt’s or Bruce Willis’s career, you can bet your beautiful smiles that the wonderful <i>12 Monkeys</i> is going to be up there. Until then, let’s get excited about this first trailer for …

Microsoft talks up 'next version of Windows'

Microsoft's Tony Prophet took a moment Wednesday to expand on a key feature in the next version of Windows at a Microsoft conference.<p>Prophet, corporate vice president of Windows Marketing, offered a bit more clarity on comments executive Terry Myerson provided at Microsoft's Build Conference in …

Software

IM Global, Red Union, Pinewood Dive Into Liverpool-Set TV Series ‘Killing Pool’ – Variety

LONDON — Sales-financing house IM Global, Red Union Films and Pinewood Pictures will co-produce Liverpool-set crime thriller TV series “The Killing …

James Cameron to Present ‘Deepsea Challenge 3D’ in Deauville – Variety

PARIS — James Cameron is set to present “Deepsea Challenge 3D” at the 40th edition of Deauville American Film Festival.<p>Cameron will also be honored …

21st Century Fox Confirms It Bid for Time Warner, and Time Warner Says It Rejected Offer – Variety

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox confirmed that it made an offer to acquire Time Warner, but the media company said the offer was rejected and that …

Lionsgate Village Roadshow Australian Distribution – Variety

Lionsgate has extended its multiyear output agreement with Village Roadshow for its films in Australia, including the upcoming “The Hunger Games: …

Movies

‘Step Up All In’ Review: The Gang’s All Here (Minus Channing Tatum) – Variety

With:Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, Misha Gabriel, Izabella Miko, Alyson Stoner, Adam Sevani, Stephen “Stev-o” Jones.<p><b>The</b> …

‘Power Rangers’ Movie Adds Roberto Orci, Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz – Variety

Roberto Orci has signed on to executive produce Lionsgate’s “Power Rangers” movie through his newly formed Sneaky Shark.<p>Lionsgate and Saban Brands …

MLB All-Star Game Dominates Tuesday For Fox; NBC’s ‘Night Shift’ Down in Season Finale – Variety

<i>UPDATE: In updated national estimates released Wednesday afternoon, the MLB All-Star Game averaged a strong 3.2 rating/11 share in adults 18-49 (flat</i> …

Siemer Ventures Announces $45 Million Fund, to Rebrand as Wavemaker Partners – Variety

Siemer Ventures, an early-stage firm dedicated to technology investments, announced today the first closing of Wavemaker Fund III, a $45 million …

Madison Avenue Tries Longer Ads To Thwart Short Attention Spans – Variety

Americans will spend anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour watching a TV drama like “24” or “The Good Wife,” but just seconds scanning any of the tens …

Sony Promotes Columbia Pictures President Doug Belgrad to Motion Picture Group President – Variety

Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad has been promoted to president of Sony Pictures Entertainment Group president, becoming studio co-chairman …

Media Stocks Rise After Time Warner Rebuffs Murdoch Bid – Variety

Wall Street boosted media stocks Wednesday in the wake of a disclosure that Rupert Murdoch-controlled 21st Century Fox made an $80 billion bid for …

Disney’s Maker Studios Hires AOL Exec Charles Gabriel as Chief Advertising Officer – Variety

Maker Studios, the multichannel network company owned by Disney, has tapped Charles Gabriel — previously SVP of video sales at AOL — as chief …

Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons Join Jesse Owens Film ‘Race’ – Variety

Focus Features has officially acquired domestic rights to the Jesse Owens biopic “Race,” with Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons joining the …

Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment: Producer Keeps Studio Relevant – Variety

It’s odd to see Brian Grazer chillin’.<p>But there he is — the frenetic mega-producer — lounging in his sprawling backyard in Santa Monica, Calif., …

Netflix Makes to Case for ‘Title II’ Approach to Net Neutrality – Variety

Netflix is urging the FCC to reclassify the Internet as a telecommunications service, a move that they say would give the commission the solid …

Stock-Media Online Marketplace Pond5 Raises $61 Million in Funding – Variety

Pond5, an online marketplace for video footage and stock media, has raised $61 million in equity financing from Accel Partners and Stripes Group.<p>The …

SnagFilms Acquires Prison Documentary ‘Lost for Life’ – Variety

SnagFilms has acquired the prison documentary “Lost for Life” with plans to release the film via iTunes beginning July 18.<p>Joshua Rofé directed the …

Watch: ‘Laggies’ Trailer Starring Keira Knightley, Chloe Moretz – Variety

A24 has unveiled the first trailer for Lynn Shelton’s comedy”Laggies,” three months before the Oct. 24 opening.<p>Keira Knightley, Chloe Grace Moretz, …

OWN to Air a Second Tyler Perry Drama – Variety

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN channel has partnered with director and screenwriter Tyler Perry once more to bring a new drama to the network this fall.<p>The new …

Bradley Cooper Joins Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Board – Variety

Following in the footsteps of founder Paul Newman, Bradley Cooper has joined the board of directors of the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Cooper first …

Univision News Expands Health-Journalism Efforts – Variety

Univision News said it had expanded its efforts to cover the world of health and wellness for Hispanic viewers.<p>The company said it launched Univision …

Billy Joel’s Hamptons Beach House For Rent – Variety

Exclusive: Watch The On-Set Drama Between ‘Lethal Weapon’ Stars Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans<p>Analysis: 'Roseanne' Without Roseanne Would've Been a …

Scooter Braun: House Hunting? — Real Estalker Rumor – Variety

Exclusive: Watch The On-Set Drama Between ‘Lethal Weapon’ Stars Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans<p>Analysis: 'Roseanne' Without Roseanne Would've Been a …

Sia ‘1000 Forms of Fear’ Album Sales: Singer Nabs First No. 1 Spot – Variety

Aussie chanteuse Sia collected her first U.S. No. 1 album with by far the smallest chart-topping numbers in recent memory.<p>The vocalist, born Sia …

Eric Gold’s Beach House For Sale: Holler If Ya Wanna Buy It – Variety

Eric Gold — Ellen DeGeneres’ former manager and one of the producers of “Holler if Ya Hear Me,” the much-ballyhooed Broadway musical based on the …