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NBCUniversal to Shut Down DailyCandy, Television Without Pity Sites

NBCUniversal is shutting down two websites next month after failing to find buyers for either property, according to media reports on Thursday.

Willow Bay to Lead USC's Journalism School

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism announced Wednesday that veteran broadcaster Willow Bay has been named director of its School of Journalism. Bay also is the wife of Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger.

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Caruso Affiliated Names GolinHarris Exec to Run Communications

Caruso Affiliated has tapped Judy Johnson, Western Region president for communications firm GolinHarris, to head up its marketing and communications functions.

Universal Studios Expands American Express Partnership

American Express Co. cardholders will have access to film premieres and VIP screenings under an expanded marketing agreement announced Wednesday by the personal finance company and Universal Studios.

Assembly Passes Film Incentive Bill

A California Assembly committee on Tuesday approved a measure aimed at improving the state’s tax incentive program for the entertainment industry.

OWN to Move to West Hollywood

The Oprah Winfrey Network signed a lease Monday to move from the Miracle Mile to West Hollywood, a deal real estate insiders have anticipated for months.

RealD Expands Reach in China

RealD Inc. announced Monday it is expanding its relationship with the largest theater chain in China, Wanda Cinema Line Corp.

Ben Sherwood to Lead Disney/ABC Television

ABC News executive Ben Sherwood has been named the next president of Disney/ABC Television Group and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks.

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Merchandisers Work in Concert

MUSIC: Merger gets two former competitors in sync.

Ex-rivals Cinder Block and BandMerch cue up merger to boost their merchandising business.

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Star Shine

Reality show gets ritzy pawnshop out of hock

Pawnshop owner Yossi Dina credits his reality TV show with extending the shelf life of his business.

Times Names New Business Editor

The Los Angeles Times on Thursday announced that Kimi Yoshino has been named the newspaper’s business editor.

DreamWorks' Shanghai Resort Design Unveiled

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. on Thursday unveiled design plans in China for its entertainment complex to be built in Shanghai.

Al Jerome to Retire from KCETLink

Al Jerome, the longtime chief executive at public broadcaster KCET of Burbank, announced Tuesday he will retire within six months.

L.A. Sues Time Warner Cable for $10 Million

The city of Los Angeles filed suit against Time Warner Cable on Friday seeking $10 million in fees.

L.A. Stations Test ‘Spectrum’ Sale

Some TV stations are tuning in to a sudden opportunity to sell what could be their most valuable asset – their airwaves. Cellphone companies covet them to satisfy the ever-growing appetite for mobile Internet use.