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KCRW’s The Business host Kim Masters breaks down Hollywood's top story with L.A. Times reporter John Horn.

KCRW’s The Business host Kim Masters breaks down Hollywood's top story with L.A. Times reporter John Horn.
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KCRW’s The Business host Kim Masters breaks down Hollywood's top story with L.A. Times reporter John Horn.

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Some top showrunners at Fox speaking out against Fox News

6/21/2018
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In the wake of the crisis at the border, some Hollywood creatives who work in the film and TV division of Fox are calling out Fox News, based on what they believe is biased coverage of the separation of children and their parents.

Duration:00:03:53

The AT&T-Time Warner merger is a go, with more consolidation to follow

6/14/2018
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Following the court's ruling in favor of AT&T, the race to get bigger, faster moved into high gear and leaves a lot of people in Hollywood stressed out about their futures.

Duration:00:03:40

Looking ahead to the AT&T-Time Warner merger decision

6/7/2018
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A decision is expected on June 12 as to whether AT&T will be allowed to buy Time Warner. The Justice Department sued to blocked the merger, supposedly on the basis of antitrust laws, but many speculate more political motivations because Trump is no fan of CNN, which is owned by Time Warner.

Duration:00:03:32

Sam Bee apologizes for having "crossed a line" on her show

5/31/2018
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Now there are cries from the White House for TBS to cancel her show, following ABC's cancelation of 'Roseanne' earlier this week. But are the Roseanne and Samantha Bee situations really comparable?

Duration:00:03:31

Harvey Weinstein expected to turn himself in tomorrow

5/24/2018
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A day that many women thought would never come may have finally arrived.

Duration:00:03:34

CBS vs Viacom: the battle rages on

5/17/2018
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The fate of a CBS and Viacom merger hangs in the balance as CBS holds an emergency meeting for the board of directors on Thursday afternoon.

Duration:00:03:44

Fewer parties, no selfies: a quieter Cannes this year

5/10/2018
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A check-in from Cannes finds a more muted festival than in years past.

Duration:00:03:57

More allegations of improper conduct by Charlie Rose

5/3/2018
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A follow-up investigation by The Washington Post found an additional 27 women who say Rose harassed them.

Duration:00:03:09

Cosby found guilty in the first major conviction of the #MeToo era

4/26/2018
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Bill Cosby has been found guilty of all three counts of aggravated indecent assault. This verdict was handed down after a mistrial last summer. A lot has happened in the interim, including the fall of Harvey Weinstein and others.

Duration:00:03:48

Amazon announces subscriber numbers, but what do they actually mean?

4/19/2018
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There's an impulse to compare Jeff Bezos' recent announcement of Amazon Prime's 100 million subscribers to Netflix's newly touted 125 million subscribers, but not so fast.

Duration:00:03:59

As festival season begins, a spat between Cannes and Netflix

4/12/2018
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Cannes told Netflix its films couldn't compete in the festival, so Netflix pulled its films from the lineup all together.

Duration:00:03:53

Saudi crown prince launches charm offensive in Hollywood

4/5/2018
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Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, has been on a tour of LA this week. He's rented out the entire Four Seasons for his entourage and had an intimate dinner with Rupert Murdoch, Bob Iger and other Hollywood honchos.

Duration:00:03:29

'Roseanne' returns in a big way, broadcast networks rejoice

3/29/2018
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Broadcast is back, baby. At least for one show: 18 million people tuned in to watch the return of the sitcom 'Roseanne' on ABC.

Duration:00:03:45

What the new "no quotes" law means for pilot season

3/22/2018
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A special TV breakdown with Lesley Goldberg. A new law in California means studios cannot ask TV actors what they made on previous jobs, which is a good thing for actors who have been stymied by low pay in the past.

Duration:00:03:31

Can inclusion riders improve pay parity?

3/15/2018
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This week we learned Prince Philip was paid more than the Queen herself, at least in the Netflix series 'The Crown.' Matt Smith, who portrays the Prince, came in with a high quote from his years as Dr. Who, while actress Claire Foy was a relative unknown at the time.

Duration:00:03:23

This weekend at the box office, it's Disney vs. Disney

3/8/2018
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Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle in Time' may well find itself opening to stiff competition from another Disney movie, 'Black Panther,' which continues to roar at the box office almost a month after its initial release.

Duration:00:03:48

With Oscars just days away, a rare wide-open best picture race

3/1/2018
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A final Oscars Hollywood Breakdown with awards analyst Scott Feinberg, who says that while the acting categories are locked, the best picture could foreseeably go one of five contenders.

Duration:00:03:41

What will be the fate of The Weinstein Company?

2/22/2018
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The Weinstein Co. drama continues. The company was in financial trouble before the Harvey Weinstein allegations, and following the #MeToo movement, the name alone became toxic.

Duration:00:03:20

Black Panther poised to smash box office records

2/15/2018
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Going into opening weekend, we're already hearing the thunder of Marvel's newest movie 'Black Panther.' The film will almost certainly break the box office record for February film and has the highest ticket pre-sales of everything except the 'Star Wars' movies.

Duration:00:03:53

After Uma Thurman story, Quentin Tarantino comes under scrutiny

2/8/2018
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Uma Thurman told The New York Times about being in a car crash on the set of 'Kill Bill' after Quentin Tarantino forced her to drive a car she thought was dangerous. It's a bad look for Tarantino, who's also under scrutiny for some resurfaced comments about Roman Polanski and his rape victim.

Duration:00:04:00