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Hasbro takes home Peppa Pig, PJ Masks in $4 billion eOne deal

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(Reuters) – Hasbro Inc will buy Entertainment One Ltd for about $4 billion (3.27 billion pounds) in cash, expanding into the lucrative infant and preschool market by gaining access to popular TV shows like Peppa Pig and PJ Masks. FILE PHOTO: A Monopoly board game by Hasbro Gaming is seen in this illustration photo August Read More

Yippie-Ki-NO WAY: Fans aghast Disney’s rumored reboot of Die Hard might feature ‘woke’ McClane

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Fans of the action film Die Hard are begging Disney to leave their beloved franchise alone, after rumors emerged that the company would attempt to reboot the dormant series, leaving the internet cringing in anticipation. Following its merger with 20th Century Fox earlier this year, Disney canceled a planned prequel to the cult 1988 film, Read More

Wall St. slips after three days of gains; Home Depot rises

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(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes edged lower on Tuesday after three sessions of gains, as lower Treasury yields weighed on financial stocks, offsetting a boost from Home Depot’s better-than-expected quarterly earnings. FILE PHOTO: A trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Read More

Wall Street set to snap three-day win streak as financials weigh

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(Reuters) – U.S. stocks eased on Tuesday after three sessions of strong gains, weighed by declines in financial companies, while better-than-expected results propped up retailer Home Depot. FILE PHOTO: A trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz After a stormy start Read More

Boycott Chan? Jackie angers woke fans over Hong Kong comments supporting ‘peace’ & ‘patriotism’

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Kung fu film star Jackie Chan has joined Mulan actress Liu Yifei in stoking outrage over pro-Beijing comments amid heated protests in Hong Kong, his birthplace, and calling for peace. The torches and pitchforks came out online. After a video appeared online earlier this month showing protesters defacing the Chinese flag, a number of Chinese Read More

#BoycottMulan: Disney star faces wave of liberal rage online over support for Hong Kong police

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In the span of a few weeks, the star of Disney film ‘Mulan’ has gone from feminist icon to authoritarian monster in the eyes of progressives, after Liu Yifei voiced support for Hong Kong’s police force amid heated protests there. Only a little over a month ago the Chinese-American actress was heralded as a feminist Read More

Grassroots trade war? Chinese student sues Disneyland over no-outside-food policy

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A student in Shanghai, who had to dump snacks that Disneyland would not allow her to bring in, is suing the company over the policy which exists only in theme parks Disney opened in Asia, local media reports. The student and her friends went to visit the Shanghai Disneyland in January, but guards said they Read More

Factbox: Merged CBS and Viacom aim to join U.S. media big league

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(Reuters) – CBS Corp (CBS.N) and Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) on Tuesday reached a deal to reunite media mogul Sumner Redstone’s U.S. entertainment empire after 13 years apart. FILE PHOTO: The CBS broadcasting logo is seen outside the CBS Broadcast Center in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo The deal brings together Read More

CBS, Viacom reunite with plans for bigger role in streaming TV wars

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(Reuters) – CBS Corp (CBS.N) and Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) have reached a deal to reunite media mogul Sumner Redstone’s U.S. entertainment empire, betting that a larger company will be able to compete and partner better in a media industry dominated by giants. FILE PHOTO: A trader works below the CBS Corporation logo on the floor Read More

ViacomCBS is just the beginning of Shari Redstone’s media deals

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than two months before CBS Corp (CBS.N) and Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) succeeded at a third attempt to recombine, controlling shareholder Shari Redstone had already decided the new company needed to get bigger. FILE PHOTO: The Viacom office is seen in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo Read More