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Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor: 5 Controversial Moments Leading Up to the Fight

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Mma champion Conor McGregor will collide during a much-anticipated boxing match in Las Vegas on August 26.

Mayweather, 40, the undefeated and now-unretired boxing legend, and McGregor, 29, the current Ufc lightweight champion, are two of the most polarizing figures in sports. Their dominance, combined with their confidence, personalities and egos, have made for some of the hottest pay-per-view events of the last decade. Their match is expected to draw a record audience of 50 million people—but some argue that the real fight has already happened outside of the ring.

The two fighters pulled no punches during
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Tribune Digital Agrees To Buy TV By The Numbers And Relaunch Zap2it

  • Deadline TV
This continues Tribune‘s campaign to become a TV and data power, as it spins off its newspaper publishing operation. The company says today that its tech arm, Tribune Digital Ventures, will buy TV By The Numbers, a source of ratings analysis and programming news. No word on financial terms, but the company will feed some of the info to its entertainment website Zap2it — which Tribune says will have “a renewed focus on helping TV fans discover programs to watch across linear TV and streaming services and providing integrated advertising opportunities designed to reach that valuable audience.” It also will make licensing deals with third-party apps and services. “Our goal is to make TV By The Numbers a must-have analytics and data resource for passionate viewers and Hollywood insiders alike,” says Tribune Digital Ventures President Shashi Seth. “Viewership numbers, audience reviews and social data are increasingly becoming reliable indicators of TV show popularity,
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Winners of the 12th Annual Leo Awards

To those of you who have been following the Leo Awards, the winners have been announced. The announcement was made over an event that lasted for two days (June 4-5, 2010). For those who don't know, the Leo Awards aim to recognize outstanding achievements in the film and television industry of British Columbia, a Canadian province on the West Coast.

So, without further ado, here are the winners as revealed during the award ceremony held at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver.

Category

Award

Recepient(s)

Film or program

Feature filmBest DirectionBruce SweeneyExcitedBest screenwritingVic Sarin, Catherine Spear and Dennis FoonA Shine of RainbowsBest Picture EditingAllan Lee and Peter ForslundAliceBest Overall SoundDavid Cyr, Paul Sharp, Iain Pattison and Graeme HughesAliceBest Sound EditingKirby Jinnah, Kris Fenske, Brian Campbell, Melody Drolet and Jay CheethamAliceBest Production DesignMichael Joy, Mark Lane and Paolo VenturiAliceBest Costume DesignMonique PrudhommeThe Imaginarium of Doctor ParnassusBest Make-UpTodd Master, Nicolas Podbrey, Werner Pretorius,
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[News] Nominees at the 2010 Leo Awards

Yesterday, the nominees for the 2010 Leo Awards were announced. The objective of this award is to celebrate all the things that have been done in the film and television industry of the Prairies and the province British Columbia along with people who are based in these regions. Furthermore, foreign TV series and films that are produced in Canada's West are also included in the party. Obviously, this is not the full list of nominees. In fact, this is the presentation of the nominees for dramatic TV series, feature films, comedy series and web series.

Feature Length Drama

Best Feature Length Drama:

* A Shine Of Rainbows

* Alice

* Cole

* Excited

* The Thaw

Best Direction in a Feature Length Drama:

* Vic Sarin - A Shine Of Rainbows

* Carl Bessai - Cole

* Bruce Sweeney - Excited

* Mark A. Lewis - The Thaw

Best Screenwriting in a Feature Length Drama:

* Vic Sarin, Chatherine Spear and
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