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Comcast challenges Disney with $65B bid for Fox

Comcast challenges Disney with $65B bid for Fox

Technology
Comcast made a $ 65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox's entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company. The bid comes just a day after a federal judge cleared AT&T's takeover of Time Warner and rejected the government's argument that it would hurt competition in cable and satellite TV and jack up costs to consumers for streaming TV and movies. The ruling signaled that Comcast could win regulatory approval, too; its bid for Fox shares many similarities with the AT&T-Time Warner deal. Comcast says its cash bid is 19 percent higher than the value of Disney offer as of Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal and others reported earlier that Comcast had lined up $ 60 billion in cash to challenge Disney for media mogul Rupert Murdoch's company. Disney's ...
Disney star turned wild child Emma Ridley kickstarts weight loss journey for wedding no4

Disney star turned wild child Emma Ridley kickstarts weight loss journey for wedding no4

Entertainment
Before the internet, Insta and selfies, Britain had its very own Kim Kardashian socialite who ruled the roost in the 80s, 90s and noughties.Her name was Emma Ridley and she's still just as wild as ever.Squeezing her curves into a pair of bright pink leggings and plunging low-cut top, the 45-year-old Return to Oz star was spotted out in LA working up a sweat alongside her Belarusian trainer and Dancing with the Stars pro, Dzianis Marsian.The busty blonde looked hard at work as she was put through her paces for the gruelling workout in Studio City, just days after vowing to shed 30lbs after piling on the weight in recent years.Despite being renowned for her rebellious nature and partying ways – which saw her smoke marijuana at just 11-years-old and elope to Las Vegas at age 15 to marry...
'Descendants 3' is in the works, says Disney

'Descendants 3' is in the works, says Disney

Entertainment
Feb. 17 (UPI) --Disney has announced it is working on a third Descendants TV movie.The company released a 30-second teaser for the live-action project Friday, announcing the film would air in the summer of 2019.The franchise is about the young-adult offspring of Disney's most famous villains.This week's clip showed Dove Cameron's character Mal walking at night through a forest where she is confronted by a light that says, "Mal!" Her response is, "Dad?"[embedded content]Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52bn

Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52bn

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceWalt Disney has agreed to buy the bulk of 21st Century Fox's business for $ 52.4bn (£39bn), in a deal both companies said position them to compete in the rapidly changing media industry.The purchase includes Fox's film and television studios, as well as its 39% stake in satellite broadcaster Sky.Fox will form a news-focused company with its remaining assets.The move is a sharp shift for 86-year-old Fox owner Rupert Murdoch after more than half a century of media expansion.Mr Murdoch turned a single Australian newspaper he inherited from his father at the age of 21 into one of the world's largest news and film empires.He said the break-up makes sense amid new threats from online advertising and competitors who are streaming entertainment into home
Mulan: Disney casts Chinese actress Liu Yifei in lead role

Mulan: Disney casts Chinese actress Liu Yifei in lead role

Entertainment
Disney has picked Chinese actor Liu Yifei to play Mulan in an upcoming film, following accusations against Hollywood of 'whitewashing'.The live-action adaptation of the 1998 animated movie will tell the tale of the famed Chinese heroine Hua Mulan.Several Hollywood films have faced criticism in recent months for featuring white actors in Asian roles.Thousands took part in an online campaign calling for an Asian actress to be cast as Mulan.Recent films accused of whitewashing include the Hollywood remake of Japanese anime Ghost in the Shell, which had Scarlett Johansson in the main role which was originally Japanese, and Chinese epic The Great Wall which starred Matt Damon as its lead character.Media playback is unsupported on your deviceLiu, nicknamed "Fairy Sister" for her delicate looks a...