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Aargh: Hackers Hold New Pirates Movie for Ransom

They're threatening to release it early

(Newser) - The new Pirates of the Caribbean movie has apparently fallen into the hands of a different kind of pirate, and they're threatening to make it public unless a ransom is paid. Disney CEO Bob Iger told employees Monday that hackers have seized a Disney movie and are demanding a... More »

Disney CEO Bob Iger May Have Eye on White House

2 reports say he's being encouraged to run and is considering the possibility

(Newser) - It looks like one name can be added to the early mix of potential 2020 candidates: Disney CEO Bob Iger. The Hollywood Reporter in March reported that Iger was seriously considering supporters' requests that he run for the Democratic nomination, and now a post at Axios amplifies that. "He'... More »

The 10 Most Powerful People in Hollywood

Leo is the only actor in the upper echelon

(Newser) - For the first time, the Hollywood Reporter has put together a list of the 100 most powerful people in entertainment, though it's what Paste Magazine describes as a list "celebrating the accomplishments of … white guys." Only 19 women and 10 people of color make the cut.... More »

What Will Be the World's Most-Visited Theme Park Opens

Disney's Shanghai park is its first in mainland China

(Newser) - Walt Disney Co. opened its Shanghai theme park Thursday, its first in mainland China, with a Chinese children's choir, Sleeping Beauty and other Disney characters, and speeches by Communist Party leaders. Vice Premier Wang Yang joined Disney CEO Bob Iger in cutting a red ribbon as the park opened,... More »

Disney Heir Apparent Abruptly Steps Down

Search for Bob Iger successor is now wide open

(Newser) - There's going to be an empty throne in the Magic Kingdom two years from now—and it's suddenly far from clear who will fill it. Walt Disney COO Tom Staggs, widely seen as the heir apparent to CEO Bob Iger, unexpectedly announced his resignation on Monday. Sources tell... More »

Tim Cook Offered Steve Jobs Part of His Liver

But Jobs staunchly refused: new book

(Newser) - As Steve Jobs got sicker, in need of a liver transplant, the man who would replace him at Apple—Tim Cook—offered up part of his own liver. The story comes via Fast Company 's excerpt of Becoming Steve Jobs , a biography by Brent Schlender and Fast Company Executive... More »

No Oscars Broadcast for 3.1M

Cablevision-Disney spat yanks signal in NY area

(Newser) - Millions of New York-area cable subscribers faced the prospect of Oscar night without the Academy Awards broadcast today after ABC's parent company switched off its signal to Cablevision customers over a dispute in fees. "Cablevision pocketed almost $8 billion last year, and now customers aren't getting what they pay... More »

Disney Park Launches $1B Redo

Mouse to make California Adventure more like Disneyland

(Newser) - Disney is launching a $1.1 billion overhaul of its California Adventure theme park in a bid to boost smaller-than-predicted earnings and make the park more like big brother Disneyland. The Anaheim park, opened in 2001, drew 6 million visitors last year—a million less than predicted and far fewer... More »

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