• Jamie-Lynn Sigler Lists and Quickly Lands Buyer Above L.A’s Sunset Strip

    SELLER: Jamie-Lynn Sigler LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $2,050,000 SIZE: 2,187 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Within 10 days of putting their fully updated circa 1936 home on a quiet cul-de-sac above L.A.’s ever-teeming Sunset Strip up for sale with a $2.05 million price tag, actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler and husband Cutter... Read more »

  • AFL-CIO Backs SAG-AFTRA Strike Against Videogame Companies

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has issued a strong statement of support for the six-day-old SAG-AFTRA voice actors strike against videogame companies. “The AFL-CIO stands in solidarity with the SAG-AFTRA voice-over and motion-capture performers who are on strike after failed negotiations with eleven video game employers,” Trumka said. “Performers deserve a modern contract that offers the... Read more »

  • ‘Stranger Things’ Gets the ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ Treatment in New Mashup (Watch)

    You’re a good man, Will Byers. A new “Stranger Things”/”Charlie Brown” mashup hit YouTube on Thursday morning, titled “Merry Christmas Will Byers.” Created by filmmakers Leigh Lahav and Oren Mendez, the three-minute short follows “Stranger Things” character Byers upon his return from the Upside Down. Traumatized by the experience, he’s unable to get into the Christmas spirit. Lahav and... Read more »

  • Amazon Pumps Q3 Revenue Up 29% But Misses Profit Target, Touts TV and Film Slate

    Amazon raked in $32.69 billion for the third quarter of 2016, up 29% year over year, but earnings fell short of Wall Street expectations. The company’s net income more than tripled, to $252 million (52 cents per diluted share) versus $79 million in the year-earlier period. Analysts had expected Amazon to report $32.69 billion in... Read more »

  • Alphabet Q3 Earnings Beat Market Expectations With Revenue of $22.5 Billion

    Google parent Alphabet just had another really good quarter: Alphabet booked revenue of $22.5 billion during the company’s most recent quarter, which ended on September 30, compared to $18.7 billion during the same quarter a year ago. The company’s adjusted net income came in at $5 billion, compared to $4 billion a year ago. This comes... Read more »

  • Cameron Dallas Netflix Show ‘Chasing Cameron’ Gets Premiere Date

    Cameron Dallas’ reality show on Netflix following his life as an internet superstar, “Chasing Cameron,” will hit the streaming service on Dec. 27 worldwide. Dallas rose to fame on Twitter’s Vine — and, coincidentally, Twitter announced Thursday that it will be shutting down the six-second video app. He has a fanbase of over 35 million followers across... Read more »

  • Apple Introduces New Macbook Pro Models With Touch Bar, Touch ID

    Apple introduced a new generation of Macbook Pros at a press event in Cupertino, Calif. Thursday, unveiling the first Macbooks that come with a dedicated touch screen in lieu of traditional function bars. The new Macbook Pros will start shipping in two to three weeks. The new Touch Bar, which is located just above the... Read more »

  • Vine Stars, Co-Founder React to Twitter Axing Micro-Video Service

    Twitter is shutting down Vine, its six-second video app, and the unexpected move touched off a wave of anger, bemusement and sadness among the platform’s biggest creators. The social-media company bought Vine in 2012 before it even launched, but four years later it’s mothballing the project. The move is part of Twitter’s efforts to cut... Read more »

  • Kendall Jenner Speaks Out on the Ballet-Themed Photo Shoot That Angered Real-Life Dancers

    The 20-year-old model says the negative comments aren't 'going to stop' her from 'working hard.'

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  • Apple Announces New TV Aggregation App for Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, but Without Netflix

    Apple introduced a new app at a press event in Cupertino, Calif. Thursday that aims to make it easier for Apple TV owners to find the shows they want to watch. The app, aptly called “TV,” will be available to U.S. consumers on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad  by the end of this year. The new... Read more »

  • Media Mergers Fall 23% in Third Quarter (Study)

    Entertainment, media, and communications companies hit the breaks on major mergers and acquisitions during the third quarter of 2016, according to a new report by PwC. Maybe it’s uncertainty over the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, but whether its political concerns or just a failure to find any assets attractive, many conglomerates took a... Read more »

  • Commercials Prepared ‘Mascots’ Cinematographer for Christopher Guest’s New Movie

    Cinematographer Kris Kachikis had never worked with Christopher Guest before, but he was familiar with the work of the writer/director/actor, known for 20 years of character-driven documentaries like “This is Spinal Tap,” “Best in Show,” “A Mighty Wind,” and “Waiting for Guffman.” Then Kachikis came on board to shoot Guest’s latest work, “Mascots,” a mockumentary... Read more »

  • Twitter Is Shutting Down Vine

    Twitter is shutting down its Vine video service: The company will discontinue the Vine mobile app in the coming months, it announced in a blog post Thursday.  The Vine website will stay up and running, and the company said that it was going to wind down Vine slowly: “We value you, your Vines, and are going to do... Read more »

  • Hillary Clinton Campaign Enlists YouTube Stars for Fan-Surprise Videos (EXCLUSIVE)

    Here’s a different kind of October surprise: Hillary Clinton’s campaign has tapped three big YouTubers — GloZell Green, Todrick Hall and Sam Tsui — for a video ad campaign urging millennials to vote for the U.S.’s first female presidential candidate. In the videos, each YouTube star makes an unannounced, over-the-top visit to one of their fans in... Read more »

  • LAPD Arrests Suspect in Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame Star Vandalism

    A suspect accused of vandalizing and destroying Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame early Wednesday morning has been arrested, LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery confirmed to Variety. According to the LAPD, the suspect is a white male who was arrested while en route to giving a speech. He was detained by officers from the Hollywood division... Read more »

  • Business Management Firm Tanner Mainstain Is Committed to Philanthropy

    The team at Tanner Mainstain is well aware of the multitude of benefits generated by philanthropic giving, from the help it brings to people in need, to the tax write-off it provides the donor. But while they make more than their share of charitable donations, they like to take it a step further and lend... Read more »

  • Business Management Firm Tanner Mainstain Celebrates 40 Years in Business

    The genesis of business management firm Tanner, Mainstain, Glynn & Johnson (TMGJ) can be traced to a chance meeting on Wilshire Boulevard in 1976. Bill Tanner and Peter Mainstain were CPAs who had faced off against each other in three-on-three pickup basketball games at Hamilton High in West L.A. One day during tax season, Tanner... Read more »

  • Tanner Mainstain Encourages Clients to Invest in Real Estate

    In 40 years, Bill Tanner and Peter Mainstain have seen a lot of changes in the real estate market. Prices skyrocketed in the ‘70s — particularly in Southern California — and continued to rise over the decades. While there have been cycles of boom and bust, real estate’s long-term upward trajectory has been more than... Read more »

  • FCC Approves Contentious New Internet Privacy Rules

    The FCC adopted a set of new privacy rules on Thursday that require internet providers to get approval from consumers before they use, sell or share their “sensitive” data. The rules, passed in a 3-2 vote, were vigorously opposed by internet providers, including clauses that allow them to use such data only if consumers “opt-in.”... Read more »

  • Shutterstock Announces Three-Year Agreement with AM Stock-Cameo Film Library (EXCLUSIVE)

    Shutterstock announced Thursday morning an exclusive three-year agreement with AM Stock-Cameo Film Library to make more than 60,000 HD clips available to Shutterstock users. AM Stock-Cameo offers high-quality stock footage, with the new library to feature clips such as aerial footage, explosions, driving plates and shots of hospitals, military bases and schools. “We’re excited to work with AM... Read more »

  • Twitter to Cut 9% of Workforce as Q3 Earnings Top Expectations

    Twitter will lay off 9% of its employees as the company struggles to achieve profitability, while the social-media company’s third-quarter 2016 revenue and earnings exceeded Wall Street expectations. Twitter said the job cuts will focus primarily on reorganizing its sales, partnerships and marketing operations. The company had 3,910 employees as of the end of September,... Read more »

  • Variety’s Business Managers Elite Breakfast (Photos)

    The changing world of content finance and production was the focus of “Megaproducers and the New Hollywood,” a panel at Variety’s Business Managers Elite breakfast.

  • Variety’s Business Managers Elite Breakfast Focuses on Megaproducers as Brands

    The changing world of content finance and production was the focus of “Megaproducers and the New Hollywood,” a panel at Variety’s Business Managers Elite breakfast, which took place before an audience of nearly 200 at the Montage hotel in Beverly Hills on Wednesday. The session targeted the way shifting technology, an emerging global marketplace, and... Read more »

  • Hillary Clinton: AT&T-Time Warner Deal ‘Raises Questions and Concerns’

    Hillary Clinton made her first comments on the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger on Wednesday, telling reporters that the transaction “raises questions and concerns, and they should be looked into.” According to Reuters, Clinton said that if she is elected president, “I will expect the government to conduct a very thorough analysis before making a decision.”... Read more »



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