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February 15, 2014
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Hollywood failing to keep up with rapidly increasing diversity, UCLA study warns

When it comes to influential positions in the entertainment industry, minorities and women are represented at rates far below what would be expected given their percentage of the general population, according to a new study done at UCLA’s Ralph J. … Continue reading

May 15, 2013
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Highly logical: Microsoft and Paramount Pictures team up to promote new ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ film

A new Star Trek app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone kicked off an unprecedented cross-company partnership to promote “Star Trek Into Darkness,” the new film from Paramount Pictures. Star Trek movie-themed content will materialize across Microsoft’s consumer products and … Continue reading

October 26, 2012
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Ghost Busting

Study examines influence of media messages on perceptions of paranormal investigators’ credibility The fourth installment of the Paranormal Activity films topped the box office last week. Television channel SyFy’s hit show Ghost Hunters scares up big ratings, and has spawned … Continue reading

October 21, 2012
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A Tradition is Born

At Huntley House, black male students find companions and support It’s not every day you get to meet somebody who’s made history. That happened in September for the young men of Huntley House, a section of Sanford Hall for black, … Continue reading

February 15, 2012
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That’s entertainment

*Actor Steve Schirripa discusses experience in entertainment industry* Steve Schirripa, best known for his television roles on The Sopranos and The Secret Life of the American Teenager, spoke Monday, Feb. 13, in Mitchell Hall about his experience in the entertainment … Continue reading

March 18, 2011
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Violence in Advertising Becoming a ‘Disturbing’ Trend

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A punch. A kick. A hit in the head with a can of soda. It’s not a Three Stooges film but rather the latest trend in advertising, a trend a Michigan State University professor calls “disturbing.” … Continue reading