Over the past five decades Lucca Comics & Games, held within the medieval walls of the Tuscan town, has rolled with the times and expanded exponentially to become the largest geek meet in Europe. But the philosophy at its core hasn’t changed much. “It’s a big community event where everyone who attends almost automatically also... Read more »
Crack open the energy drinks. Vice Media on Friday is kicking off a 72-hour marathon live stream on Twitch featuring gamers, music artists and other guests playing 72 games over three straight days to lead up to the debut of Vice’s new gaming channel, Waypoint, on Monday. The Waypoint live-stream will run on Twitch’s front... Read more »
Netflix is going after the kid demo again with “Skylanders Academy,” its first original series based on a video game, from Activision Blizzard. The 13-episode series bowed Friday on Netflix worldwide. Based on Activision Blizzard’s $3 billion Skylanders toys-to-life line, season 1 of “Skylanders Academy” will be followed by a second season slated to debut... Read more »
THX has a new CTO: The sound quality specialist is slated to announce Friday that it has hired former Technicolor exec Scott Francis as its new Chief Technology Officer. The announcement comes just a week after THX was acquired by gaming accessories maker Razer. Francis previously worked close to a decade in CTO positions for Technicolor and... Read more »
Lottie Tomlinson may have gotten her start as One Direction star Louis Tomlinson’s younger sister — but these days, we’d say he’s better known as Lottie Tomlinson’s brother. After all, she now has almost three million followers on Instagram, did hair for One Direction’s tour and makeup for Selena Gomez‘s Revival tour — and now she’s launched a makeup collaboration with a major beauty brand. And, uh, did we mention she’s only 18? The self-made makeup artist, who’s known for her experimental makeup looks, was recently named brand ambassador for Nails Inc, and just launched her Matchbox collection of matching nail and lip paints.
The Senate Judiciary Committee announced a Dec. 7 hearing on the proposed merger of AT&T with Time Warner, but the initial announcement appeared to confuse just what companies are involved in the deal. The hearing before the antitrust subcommittee is to include the CEOs of both companies — Randall Stephenson of AT&T and Jeff Bewkes... Read more »
William Finn and James Lapine were ahead of the curve when they wrote a trilogy of plays about a married man, his family, and his gay lover in the age of AIDS. “In Trousers” debuted in 1979, followed by “March of the Falsettos” (1981) and “Falsettoland” (1990). The latter two went on to play Broadway... Read more »
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An original piece of Wonder Woman artwork drawn by comic book legend Jim Lee is up for bid. Lee illustrated the iconic D.C. superheroine exclusively for Variety’s “Power of Women” issue in honor of Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary. This Wonder Woman original artwork was published in Variety, Vol 333, No. 14 for their October 11, 2016 issue as a feature... Read more »
BUYER: Michael Keaton LOCATION: Summerland, CA PRICE: $5,000,000 SIZE: 18.92 acres with multiple residences YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: On the unquestionably lucrative heels of his resurgent success with the starring role in the 2014 Academy Award winning “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”, veteran television and film actor Michael Keaton made an under-the-radar $5 million... Read more »
A Lancaster, Pa., man was sentenced to 18 months in prison on charges of hacking into celebrity email accounts and obtaining nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Kate Upton, and others. Ryan Collins, 36, pled guilty in March to a felony violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Investigators said that they have not... Read more »
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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 »
If the news of Mariah Carey’s split from James Packer is permanent, there are some very important custody arrangements to work out. Who gets to take the jet to her children’s sports games and performances?
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has issued a strong statement of support for the six-day-old SAG-AFTRA voice actors strike against video game 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... Read more »
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 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 »
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’ 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 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 »
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 »
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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 »