After the coffee. Before prepping my bid for the Batmobile.
The Skinny: I saw documentary "Central Park Five" over the weekend and strongly recommend it, especially to anyone who was living in New York City at the time of the Central Park rape. It's a great look at the failures of law enforcement, the justice system and the media. Monday's headlines include the weekend box-office recap, News Corp.'s new look and how sports rights are driving up cable bills.
Daily Dose: NBC is bringing back Howard Stern as a judge on "America's Got Talent" next summer. Still not clear is who Stern will be sitting next to, as Sharon Osbourne quit the show earlier this fall. "America's Got Talent" continues to produce solid numbers for NBC.
Still biting. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2" kept its top spot at the box office this past weekend with a take of $17.4 million. Coming in a close second was "Skyfall," which made $17 million. The new releases were all disappointments, especially "Killing Them Softly" starring Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta and James Gandolfini. "Killing Them Softly" not only made a pathetic $7 million, it also received an "F" from those who did see it, according to Cinema Score. Ouch. Weekend box-office recaps from the Los Angeles Times and Movie City News.