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Disney-Fox Deal Casts Future of Fox Studio Lot Into Doubt

Disney-Fox Deal Casts Future of Fox Studio Lot Into Doubt
The Fox lot in Century City has been a movie studio for more than 80 years, the place where classics like “Hello Dolly!” and “How Green Was My Valley” were filmed. But with the massive Disney-Fox merger on Thursday, the future of the 53-acre lot has been thrown into doubt.

The remaining Murdoch empire will hang on to the property for now, and has agreed to lease the studio space back to Disney for seven years. But that’s a relatively short horizon given the glacial time scale of real estate development, and it has led to speculation that the Murdochs will look to offload the property, perhaps even before the lease expires.

It is possible that another content producer — such as Apple, Amazon, or another digital provider — may seek to acquire the property, or just rent out any space that Disney opts to vacate. But purely as a business proposition, the land may
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Messing To Recreate Channing's Dolly

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Messing To Recreate Channing's Dolly
Former Will + Grace star Debra Messing has filmed a tribute to Carol Channing for the second season of her hit new show Starter Wife.

Messing recreates the funny lady's famous "Hello Dolly" routine from Hello Dolly!, wearing a copycat red gown outfit, a Channing wig and replicas of the stage and screen great's famous eyelashes for the song-and-dance skit with her castmates.

The actress says, "It was amazing. The dress is a replica of the one Carol Channing wore on Broadway. It's spectacular.

"And you would be amazed at how many options there are for eyelashes... We had pictures of Carol all over the place. We were like, 'Ok, how close can we make it?'"

Walle director Andrew Stanton

Writer-director Andrew Stanton got in on the ground floor at animation studio Pixar and apparently never looked back. He's been involved in virtually all things Pixar for the past decade and a half; he co-directed A Bug's Life (with John Lasseter) and Finding Nemo (with Lee Unkrich), collaborated on the scripts for the Toy Story movies, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., and Finding Nemo, and provided voices for almost all the above, plus Cars and The Incredibles. This year sees the release of his first solo writing-directing project, the Pixar picture Wall•E, about a trash-compacting robot still doing his job after 700 years alone on an abandoned Earth. The A.V. Club recently spoke with Stanton about the Pixar mentality, making live-action films in slow-motion, Wall•E's resemblance to another movie robot, and why Wall•E is so obsessed with the Barbra Streisand movie Hello, Dolly! The A.V. Club: The.
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Streisand Sings for Democrats

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Streisand Sings for Democrats
Hollywood diva Barbra Streisand is coming out of retirement to help raise money for America's Democratic Party. The The Way We Were singer, 60, who is a staunch opponent of President George W. Bush, will sing nine tunes for a Hollywood benefit gig for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Barbra and Barry Manilow will join other stars at Sunday's bash at the Kodak Theatre in Tinseltown. In August 2000, the Hello Dolly star helped raise $5 million for the Democratic Party by singing at a star-studded gig following Al Gore's nomination for president. David Foster, producer of Sunday's event, says, "Barbra's passionate belief in the importance of the Democratic Party's regaining control of the House is so deep that she has decided to sing three times as many songs as was originally planned." David adds Barbra will be singing a "political parody that will raise a few eyebrows."

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