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Legendary Entertainment moving? Selma Blair off 'Anger Management.'

June 19, 2013|By Joe Flint
  • Charlie Sheen gives Selma Blair a piece of his mind.
Charlie Sheen gives Selma Blair a piece of his mind. (FX )

After the coffee. Before knocking this cold out.

The Skinny: I thought the San Antonio Spurs knew how to close. Not sure I see them winning a Game 7 on the road. Wednesday's headlines include a recap of Federal Communications Commission nominee Tom Wheeler's confirmation hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee and Charlie Sheen makes clear he won't take any lip from his costars.

Daily Dose: Tribune Co., parent of the Los Angeles Times, has hired Revlon executive Steve Berns as its new chief financial officer. Chandler Bigelow, who had been CFO since 2008, has been named executive vice president and chief business strategies and operations officer. More on the appointments from the Los Angeles Times

Big decision. Thomas Tull, head of Legendary Entertainment, said the production company ("Dark Knight," "The Hangover") will decide in the next 60 days where it will make its home. Currently based at Warner Bros., there has been rampant speculation that Legendary will exit the studio. On Tuesday, Tull said Legendary is talking to everybody and didn't rule out staying at Warner Bros. More on Legendary from the Los Angeles Times and Hollywood Reporter.

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In the spotlight. Tom Wheeler, nominated last month to be the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, got through a Senate Commerce Committee confirmation hearing with nary a scratch. Wheeler stressed competition over regulation and, like most nominees, avoided getting into any details that would shed light on his thinking. He even said to one senator asking about media consolidation, “I am specifically trying not to be specific.” Bet that line doesn't work at home. Details on Wheeler's hearing from the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Broadcasting & Cable

What if the Lakers were winning? A group of cable subscribers have filed a class action lawsuit against Time Warner Cable for how it is selling its Lakers sports channel and will likely sell a Dodgers network. Both channels are carried by Time Warner Cable as part of its basic service and sold to other distributors the same way. In other words, there is no way not to buy the channels. Of course, this is how much of the pay-TV industry operates and the courts have in the past been reluctant to challenge how channels are packaged. In other words, don't hold your breath. Coverage of the suit from Deadline Hollywood.

Can't say I'm surprised. When Charlie Sheen was at odds with the producers of "Two and a Half Men," one of the common complaints was that he came to work late and often unprepared. He was then booted from the show. Selma Blair, costar of Sheen's new comedy "Anger Management" on FX, made similar observations recently. So, did the producers tell Sheen to get it together or quietly try to make peace  between the duo? Nope. Instead Blair is now off the show. Sheen has a stake in the show so it's hardly a surprise that he calls the shots. Probably a blessing for her. More on the drama from TMZ.

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Amateur hour. For the first time in five years, Chevy will have a commercial in next year's Oscars. But there is a twist. According to Advertising Age, rather than make its own ad, Chevy will ask aspiring filmmakers to submit entries in a contest and the winner will get to make the spot for the show.

Inside the Los Angeles Times: A casting call turned out to be a prank and some of the victims are not happy. ABC Family's new drama "The Fosters" might be too modern of a family for some viewers.

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