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“Transformers” to Blast Box Office; History, MTV on Top

Shia •“Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Michael Bay’s third installment of the action franchise, is expected to rake in the best opening gross of the year so far. According to the Hollywood Reporter, predictions say the film will gross at least $38 million on its Wednesday debut.

•Cable channels USA and TNT scored the highest second quarter ratings, but two other networks showed dominance this spring season. History delivered its highest ratings to date, thanks to shows such as “Pawn Stars.” MTV showed significant gains, with this marking their sixth consecutive quarter of year-over-year improvement. Variety has the story.

•Emmy-winning actress Judy Gold will be launching a brand new show called “The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom,” reported Playbill. The actress, best known for the Off-Broadway production “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother,” will star in the new show that will be produced by Daryl Roth and Eva Price, and opens officially at the DR2 Theatre on July 7.

•Randy Falco, former AOL and NBC television executive, has been promoted to CEO of Univision Communications, reported the Los Angeles Times. Falco said he was “thrilled” to be taking the chief executive job, and will also join the company’s board of directors.

Pictured: Shia LaBeouf (Photo: Getty Images)

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