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Why Rupert Murdoch is keeping the Fox lot in Century City even as he sells to Disney

Fox’s decision to hang onto its historic Century City studio lot even as it sold much of its assets to Disney in this week’s blockbuster $52.4-billion deal is a testament to the enduring value of the movie factories dreamed up a century ago by Hollywood pioneers.<p>Internet streaming services such as …

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How the Disney Fox merger may affect theme parks, comics and movies

Shares 0<p><i>By Jake Goldberg</i><p>On Thursday, Disney announced they struck a deal to acquire 21st Century Fox. This major merger of $52.4 billion will give …

Comics

The Twilight Zone review – retro anxieties from another dimension

Almeida, London The supernatural stories of the mid-20th century TV show have lost some of their bite in adaptation, but none of their deadpan charm<p>Can irony and fear coexist in the theatre? Anne Washburn’s ingenious adaptation of <i>The Twilight Zone</i> shows it’s a slippery combination. Knowingness …

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Disney Will Be Bloated With Debt After Buying Fox -- Disturbing Problem?

Mickey Mouse -- The world's most innocent rodent -- is pairing up with cartoon history's most devilish one, Itchy from <i>The Simpsons</i>, thanks to plans …

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D’oh-30? Cartoon depiction of Duterte featured on ‘The Simpsons’

President Rodrigo Duterte appeared on "The Simpsons."

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Netflix can withstand $52 bn mouse-and-fox attack

Netflix can withstand a $52 billion mouse-and-fox attack. Walt Disney is creating a direct-to-consumer entertainment giant with its acquisition of …

Netflix

Here's How 'The Simpsons' Has Eerily Predicted The Future 7 Times

Fox's long-running "The Simpsons" has had a knack for foreseeing future events. The popular animated series did it once again in regards to its own …

Entertainment

'The Simpsons' remain our psychics

<b>(CNN) —</b> How in the world does the animated series "The Simpsons" keep accurately predicting the future?<p>Fox's long-running hit show has been spot on in its predictions, including the pending deal for Disney to buy 21st Century Fox, which the show teased on an episode 20 years ago.<p>Related: 'The …

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Donald Trump depicted as bribing predator in new clip from ‘The Simpsons’

"I do the best bribes! Everyone says so!"<p>A new clip from <i>The Simpsons</i> has portrayed Donald Trump in a scathing light – depicting him as a sexual …

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Fugu, the Delicacy That Could Kill You, Is Now Being Served in NYC

A Michelin-starred sushi bar has added pufferfish to its menu.<p>Fans of sushi—and <i>The Simpsons</i>—know all about the fugu. The Japanese delicacy, also …

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The Simpsons: the show's best Disney jokes

So Disney have bought Fox, meaning that they now own The Simpsons. The Simpsons, of course, predicted such a merger some years ago – much like the animation anticipated the election of Donald Trump – but that didn't stop them from making the House of Mouse the butt of the joke over the course of …

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Don’t ruin Star Wars: The Last Jedi for people after leaving the theater

Don’t be Homer Simpson<p>It’s that time of year again; snow is on the ground, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” is playing on just about every radio station and there’s a new Star Wars in theaters.<p><i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> is out, and it’s hard to contain our excitement about it. It’s …

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'All Dogs Can Smell Marijuana, But Only A Few Of Them Are Snitches'

The 25 most profound “Shower Thoughts” on Reddit from the last week.<p>The shower isn’t just a place to sing. Separated from their cellphones, standing under running water often allows people’s minds to run free.<p>Reddit has an entire “Shower Thoughts” subreddit dedicated to “the miniature epiphanies …

Weird

How to Make Hot Cocoa Worthy of Ned Flanders in THE SIMPSONS MOVIE

Good ol’ Ned Flanders. The guy who lives next door to the Simpsons may be irritatingly upbeat at all times, and have deliberately limited tastes in …

Entertainment

From Edinburgh's tram to Boston's Big Dig: readers' urban white elephants

Our list of ill-conceived civic expenditure, topped by Toronto’s costly subway stop, spurred Guardian Cities readers to share suggestions for more …<p>Colin Horgan’s roundup of urban white elephants prompted many Guardian Cities readers to suggest some he might have missed, revealing a veritable herd …

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What happened this week (in anything but politics)

<b>(CNN) —</b> A two-decade-old prophecy comes true. A little brother makes a big move. And Christmas music can sometimes turn you a shade of green. Here's the politics-free side of this week's news.<p>Age ain't nothing but a number<p>John Stamos is about to have a real-life "Fuller House" now that he's about …

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Parlor opens in the Grove with vintage video games

Parlor is considered a pub and social club.

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Weinstein allegations: Director Peter Jackson admits he blacklisted actresses

Sir Peter Jackson, director of the <i>Lord of the Rings</i> series, has admitted that the Weinstein brothers orchestrated a smear campaign that led to him …

Ashley Judd

The Week That Changed The Internet

Insights <i>is a weekly series featuring entertainment industry veteran David Bloom. It represents an experiment of sorts in digital-age journalism and</i> …

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Simpsons predictions that could still come true

<b>What do President Trump, Greece's economic crisis, the FIFA corruption scandal and Disney's takeover of Fox have in common?</b><p>Give up? They're all things that have been referenced in the Simpsons - years before they took place in real life.<p>Whether it's clever scripting or just a bonkers coincidence, …

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The Exorcist Season 2 Finale Post-Mortem With Jeremy Slater

Torches are passed on the season finale of <b>The Exorcist</b> season 2, but the one who started it is still battling demons, inner and outer. Creator, …

Stanley Kubrick

Masked Scheduler: Rupert Murdoch may not be done with deals for FOX

When I was promoted to vice president of audience research at NBC, my first order of business was to put FOX on all our ratings reports. Up until …

TV Ratings

Fandom 250: SPNFamily named one of the best fandoms of the year

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images<p>Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images<p>The SPNFamily is known for its love and generosity, and it’s also made it to …

TV

The Globe's stars and dogs for the week

A humorous look at the companies that caught our eye, for better or worse, this week<p>Walt Disney (STAR)<p>Mickey Mouse, meet Bart Simpson. In a blockbuster deal that could reshape the entertainment landscape, Disney agreed to pay $52.4-billion (U.S.) for most of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. By …

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is an enthralling mess

<i>This review contains no spoilers</i>.<p>It’s impossible to fully deliver on the expectations of millions of Star Wars fans. Some will be upset by any stylistic decision that doesn’t match the version of the Skywalker saga that they have imagined; others will be furious at even the most minor of changes …

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Marvel movies have always needed villains — now it has them

The biggest change to the Marvel Cinematic Universe won’t be adding more heroes, but the opposite<p>After a month of rumors, a historic deal has gone through. Disney announced that it has acquired a majority of 21st Century Fox’s holdings, which includes several film and television franchises like …

Comics

'The Simpsons' Troll Donald Trump With A Crucial Reminder About Puerto Rico

And an imagined disastrous meeting with Robert Mueller.<p>“The Simpsons” used its latest video trolling President Donald Trump to remind viewers that Puerto Rico is still in need of aid after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory earlier this year.<p>“The Simpsons” creators imagined the president …

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George Will Says Donald Trump Now 'Nation's Worst President'

“After the president’s full-throated support of the grotesque, he should be icily shunned by all but his diehard collaborators,” Washington Post …

Donald Trump

These Are All The Movie And Television Franchises Disney Has Acquired From 21st Century Fox

It's not just all about Deadpool, the X-Men, and Fantastic Four, you know! Disney now owns a lot of different film and television properties and you …

Movies

'The Simpsons' depicts Trump trying to bribe Mueller

“The Simpsons” released a new video Thursday mocking President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of …

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