Hollywood Industry News: Page 2

This is page 2 of the movie/tv industry news from Watchers Watch

The Wall Street Journal and Marie Digby (2007-09-14): Most people thought Marie Digby sounded pretty good for an undiscovered artist when she posted videos of herself singing covers of hit songs like "Umbrella" and "Torn" on YouTube.

Universal Music Group to Sell DRM Free Songs (2007-08-26): The New York Times is reporting that Universal Music Group (UMI) is going to sell much of its catalog without copyright protection - or DRM protection.

iTunes Has Sold Over 3 Billion Songs (2007-08-05): Apple has announced that more than three billion songs have been purchased and downloaded from the iTunes Store.

Crunk Added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary (2007-07-12): Crunk is one of the new additions to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.

CDC Helps Out Medical Dramas (2007-04-26): The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is now helping out some of the medical dramas on TV get their facts straight.

Lindsay Tells Oprah She's No Party Girl (2006-11-08): Lindsay Lohan appears on The Oprah Winfrey Show today to promote her new movie, Bobby.

Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner Take Over United Artists (2006-11-02): Variety reports that Tom Cruise and producing partner Paula Wagner are set to revive United Artists, the studio that was originally founded to be run by artists but which is now a unit of MGM.

Will Mel Gibson's Career Go Apocalypto? (2006-08-02): In the wake of Mel Gibson's drunk driving arrest, anti-Semitic tirade, fervent apology and even more fervent apology, Hollywood is buzzing about the effect that the incident will have on Mel's career.

Joel Siegal vs. Kevin Smith: The Unhinging (2006-07-19): Richard Johnson of Page Six reported on a feud between Post film critic Joel Siegel and Kevin Smith, director of Clerks and Clerks 2.

Director Uwe Boll Challenges Film Critics To A Duel (2006-06-14): Uwe Boll is widely known as one of the world's worst directors.

David Manning Fake Critic Lawsuit Settled (2005-08-03): A settlement has been finalized in the class action lawsuit against Sony motion pictures.

High Def TV: A Movie Star's Nightmare? (2005-06-11): About 18 million people in the U.

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