Monthly Archives: July 2014

Hollywood Frets over Potential Murdoch Purchase of Time Warner

As news spread through Hollywood that Rupert Murdoch via 21st Century Fox had offered $80 billion to acquire Time Warner, an already anxious entertainment community started getting even more nervous.

The board of directors of Time Warner actually turned Murdoch’s offer down. Then in an apparent attempt to block additional bids, there was an almost immediate modification of the company’s bylaws.

Fear that a conservative-leaning mogul such as Murdoch could gain power over Warner Bros., HBO, CNN, and the other Turner networks was palpable. Jane Fonda, who has a connection to CNN having been married to its former owner, Ted Turner, expressed a mixture of anger, dismay, and trepidation over the Murdoch acquisition possibility.

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‘Purge’ Creators Sued for Alleged Story Stealing

After another lackluster summer box-office weekend, “The Purge: Anarchy,” a newly released horror sequel, ambled in below expectations. The movie came in second behind “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” which had actually debuted one week ago.

The “Purge” sequel took in $28.4 million, which is significantly lower than the $34.1 million that the original Universal offering had brought in on its debut weekend.

Studio executives are taking some comfort in the low cost layout that was expended for “Anarchy,” which was reportedly $9 million. However, Universal has an unexpected legal headache with which it must deal in connection to the terror movie and its latest sequel.

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The Perpetual Campaign

These days it seems to be getting more and more difficult to simply follow the daily news.

The economy is shrinking, a once-model health care system has been twisted into a taxation instrument, America’s southern border is in chaos, and nuclear threats loom large on a shaky world stage.

Meanwhile President Barack Obama and his administration are seemingly unaware of how off-kilter things have become and additionally seem to be making concerted efforts to appear detached.

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Hollywood’s Summer Box-office Catastrophe


In terms of box-office performance, summer 2014 is not exactly turning out to be the blockbuster season Hollywood had been hoping for.

The Fourth of July holiday weekend, which is typically a key revenue generating time period for Hollywood, has turned out to be an unmitigated disaster.

Newly released movies actually brought in 44 percent fewer dollars than they did in last year’s matching time slot, handing the entertainment industry one of the worst Independence Day weekends it has ever experienced.

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Star Spangled Salute (Donate to the Wounded Warrior Project)

A new inspiring version of the national anthem created to salute our military.

Please feel free to use the recording of the “Star Spangled Salute” in

your public and private celebrations.

If you would like to download a personal copy,

do so on the link below and donate to the Wounded Warrior Project.

It also can be found on iTunes if you search for Laguna Sky.

Proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project.

God Bless America!

Star Spangled

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

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