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Sony’s Amy Pascal Stepping Down as Co-Chairman

5 February 2015 9:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amy Pascal is stepping down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and chairman of its motion picture group.

She will remain at the studio as part of a new producing deal.  Pascal will stay in place through May, at which point she will take the reins at her new venture.

No decision has been made on her replacement, according to an individual with knowledge of the situation, but there is a deep bench on the Sony lot. Among her possible replacements from within the Sony ranks are former Fox studio chief Tom Rothman, who now runs TriStar PicturesSony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group President Doug Belgrad and Columbia Pictures Production President Michael De Luca.

Pascal’s contract expires in March. She is one of the longest-serving Hollywood studio chiefs and has been praised for her role in shepherding a number of commercial and critical hits such as “Spider-Man,” “The Social Network, »

- Brent Lang

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Did Academy Award Nominations Deserve #WhiteOscars Outrage?

15 January 2015 5:56 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Twitter erupted in hashtag outrage today over the overwhelming whiteness of 2015’s Academy Award nominations. But should that have been a surprise? Yes, last year’s trophy show was a triumph for 12 Years A Slave, the first Best Picture winner directed by a black filmmaker, as well as a landmark win for Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong’o. But the Oscars, like the film industry itself, always have been a predominantly white (and male) concern, in stark contrast to the diversity of the moviegoing public.

With Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday looming — today is his actual birthday — the #WhiteOscars and #OscarsSoWhite hashtags ranged from irate to hilariously on point over the fact that only one minority filmmaker (Birdman‘s Alejandro González Iñárritu) and zero women were nominated this year in the writing and directing categories.

The backlash was only so loud because hopes were so high for Selma going into nominations morning. »

- Jen Yamato

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Top CNN Executive Leaving Network (Exclusive)

14 January 2015 2:51 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lucy Spiegel, executive director for contributors and audience at CNN, is leaving the network after six years.

Senior vice president for talent and content development, Amy Entelis, informed staff in an email obtained by TheWrap.

Also Read: CNN Shakeup: Alisyn Camerota Replacing Kate Bolduan as ‘New Day’ Co-Anchor (Exclusive)

Spiegel has overseen network commentators ranging from Jesse Jackson and the married duo of James Carville and Mary Matalin, to current contributors such as Jay Carney, Ana Navarro and Donna Brazile.

Read Entelis’ full note below:

Lucy Spiegel, who for six years has recruited and managed all of CNN’s commentators and analysts, »

- Jordan Chariton

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Nikki Bella's Hervé Leger Dress and Brie Bella's "Brie Mode" Outfit—Get the Hot Total Divas Looks!

12 January 2015 2:42 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

On the latest episode of Total Divas, the Bella Twins may have been at war but they looked fabulous, nonetheless! We pulled our favorite looks so that you can get your favorite WWE Diva look for less! While meeting Reverend Jesse Jackson, Nikki Bella was dressed to the nines in a stunning keyhole bandage dress by Hervé Leger that hugged her curves in all the right places! You can get the exact dress  for $147, or if you want to look hot for less, we also found this super cute Crosshatch Bodycon Dress by Forever 21 ($10.80)! While hanging out backstage (not to mention having an awkward moment with her sister), Brie Bella looked super cute and sporty! She rocked a Brie Bella "Brie Mode" »

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