After the coffee. Before finding some zebras and building an ark!
The Skinny: I know I said yesterday I like the rain but I don't like guests that overstay their welcome. Time for some sun. Friday's headlines include a preview of the weekend box office, a profile of CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves and a review of "Killing Them Softly."
Daily Dose: Although Federal Communications Commission rules prohibit a company from running more than two TV stations in an individual market, Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group has found a way around that. Sinclair owns WBFF and operates WNUV. Now, it will run WUTB, a station that Fox just sold to Sinclair, which in turn assigned the license to a company called Deerfield LLC. See, the FCC doesn't need to relax its ownership rules. People find ways around them anyway.
Same old story. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" is expected to finish first at the box office for the third weekend in a row. The big new movie opening is "Killing Them Softly" starring Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta and James Gandolfini. Is it just me or have trailers for that film been in the theaters for six months? Anyway, it's not expected to knock anyone dead and is projected to take in $10 million. The other wide release is the horror flick "The Collection," which will be lucky to scare up $5 million. As for me, I'll be seeing "The Central Park Five," a documentary about the injustice carried out in the aftermath of the infamous 1989 Central Park rape case. Weekend box office previews from the Los Angeles Times and Variety.