• SAG-AFTRA Plans First Videogame Strike Picket for Monday

    In a sign that no negotiations will take place soon, SAG-AFTRA will hold its first strike picket Monday morning in Playa del Rey in Los Angeles at videogame producer Electronic Arts. Union president Gabrielle Carteris is leading the action. SAG-AFTRA went on strike on Friday against videogame companies, barring members from working as voice actors for Electronic... Read more »

  • Maria Pallante Out as U.S. Register of Copyrights

    Maria Pallante is out at the U.S. Register of Copyrights and is moving to a new post, a Friday announcement that was met with surprise by trade associations and other groups in Washington. The change was made by Carla Hayden (seen above), who was only recently confirmed as Librarian of Congress. Hayden announced that Karyn Temple... Read more »

  • AT&T Closing In on $85 Billion Deal for Time Warner, Could Be Announced as Early as Sunday (Reports)

    AT&T is nearing the finish line on a deal to acquire media giant Time Warner for $110 per share, Bloomberg and Reuters reported — making the transaction worth about $85 billion. The deal could be approved by the companies on Sunday and announced as early as Monday, per the Bloomberg story, citing anonymous sources. AT&T will fund... Read more »

  • Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof Flip Renovated Brentwood Estate (EXCLUSIVE)

    SELLERS: Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $8,795,000 SIZE: 5,864, 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: After less than a year of ownership and an extensive and probably quite pricey cosmetic renovation, married movie and television stars Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof flipped their double-gated mini-estate in the casually fancy... Read more »

  • AT&T-Time Warner Merger Would Face Extensive D.C. Scrutiny

    The news that AT&T and Time Warner are in advanced talks for a massive merger immediately triggers the question: Just how tough or easy would it be for such a deal to get the government’s greenlight? While past major acquisitions provide some clues for how the federal government would scrutinize the transaction, a big uncertainty... Read more »

  • Platinum Dunes Partners Talk ‘Ouija,’ The Surprise Success of ‘The Purge’ and What’s Next for Jack Ryan

    This week marks the 13th anniversary of the remake of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, the first production of the Platinum Dunes banner run by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. Since that release, the trio has gone from remaking classic slasher pics like “Friday the 13th” and “Nightmare on Elm Street,” to rebooting popular characters... Read more »

  • Widespread Internet Attack Continues to Affect Twitter, Netflix, Spotify and Dozens of Other Sites

    Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, PayPal, SoundCloud, HBO Now and dozens of other sites and services continued to struggle with availability issues throughout Friday as the result of a massive internet attack that spread throughout the day. The Department of Homeland Security is investigating the attack. The outages began in the early morning hours Friday, and initially... Read more »

  • Daydream Available for Pre-Order: What We Know About Google’s Virtual Reality Headset

    Google has opened up pre-orders for its Daydream View virtual reality headset on its web store this week. This comes as the company has started to sell its Pixel phone, which is the first phone to support Daydream. Google officially unveiled Daydream View at a press event earlier this month, but the company has been slow to... Read more »

  • French Parliament Turns Down Bill to Tax Online Video Platforms

    DIJON, France — The French parliament has ruled against a bill which was passed on Oct. 12 by the finance committee of the French legislature’s lower house to tax online video platforms, including YouTube and Dailymotion. The bill, coined “YouTube tax,” would have required platforms distributing free and premium video content such as YouTube to... Read more »

  • AT&T + Time Warner: 3 Reasons a Merger Makes Sense and 3 Hurdles

    AT&T is said to be moving forward quickly in a bid to snap up Time Warner — potentially finalizing a deal in the next few days that could be worth $85 billion or more. Such a union would give AT&T a new avenue of growth and combine Time Warner’s premiere entertainment assets, including Warner Bros., HBO, and Turner, with the... Read more »

  • Critics and Stars Collide at ‘The Front Page’ Broadway Opening

    The crowd at the Oct. 20 performance of Broadway’s “The Front Page” included some faces you don’t see every day at a Broadway opening: Critics, hunched in aisle seats with their notebooks at the ready. In recent decades, it’s become standard operating procedure on Broadway to invite critics to a pre-opening preview performance, in order... Read more »

  • Visual Effects Shop Ignites Big Bangs for the Small Screen

    When the writers of the new Netflix series “Luke Cage” included a scene in which the bad guys try to kill the hero by blowing up a building he’s in, they couldn’t have foreseen that it would take a VFX team a total of 130 days to make those quick keystrokes come to life. That... Read more »

  • Ontario Lures Productions With Provincial Tax Credit

    Ontario, the most populous of Canada’s 10 provinces, and the second largest in total area, offers multiple opportunities to filmmakers and TV producers seeking a place to shoot their next project. The area’s deep production infrastructure includes multiple modern soundstages, a numerous and experienced labor force, and a state-of-the-art post-production and visual effects community. Toronto, the... Read more »

  • China Is Now Apple’s Biggest Cash Cow for App Store Revenue

    China has dethroned the U.S. as Apple’s biggest source of app store revenue, according to a new report from app store intelligence outlet App Annie. Chinese consumers spent a record-breaking $1.7 billion on iOS apps and games last quarter, according to that report. This is the first time China is leading the U.S. in overall... Read more »

  • Broadway Review: ‘The Front Page’ With John Slattery, Nathan Lane

    Ah, those were the golden days of journalism, when big cities like Chicago were infested with cheesy tabloids, and cynical reporters crammed themselves into squalid press rooms to write (or fabricate) sensational news stories. Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur gleefully satirize the lax values and loose morals of that era in their 1928 comedy classic,... Read more »

  • ‘Doctor Strange’ World Premiere Photos

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, and other Marvel stars hit the red carpet for the “Doctor Strange” world premiere.

  • YouTube Now Available on Dish Hopper Set-Top

    Dish Network has become the only nationwide U.S. pay-TV provider to offer access to YouTube — a big step forward for the satcaster’s aim of becoming the one-stop-shop for all video viewing on living-room HDTVs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. But Dish may be getting a per-sub or usage-based fee from YouTube under... Read more »

  • Sarah Jessica Parker Finally Explains Why She Quit Halston Heritage

    Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t just play one of the most stylish women of all time on TV, she also happens to be one in real life. The actress seems to have mastered every aspect of the industry, from the theme-appropriate fashions wears on the Met Gala red carpet to her new line of show-stopping footwear and LBDs or that brief stint she spent at the helm of Halston Heritage.

  • Twitter, Netflix, Amazon, Spotify and Other Major Sites Suffered Outages This Morning

    This morning on the East Coast, when you went to listen to your favorite Spotify playlist, you were probably met with some kind of error. The same with Twitter. And Netflix. “Are the Russians coming to shut everything down?” you thought, wondering if you had stocked up on enough canned goods to last you through... Read more »

  • Kylie Jenner Is Wearing Corsets and Eyelid Gloss, So Happy Friday

    Most of us would consider corsets to be a turn of the century relic, something more befitting a Game of Thrones character than your average modern-day woman. What started out so innocently as an interest in waist trainers has since developed into  a full blown love affair with corsetry, most notably on the part of Kim Kardashia, who has championed bodices as an integral part of her everyday look. While Kylie has always been a champion of waist trainers, including corsets into her daily apparel is a more recent development.

  • Justin Theroux Shares Fake '80s Throwback Pic With Elizabeth Banks: See the Epic Shot!

    The former co-stars look like real high school sweethearts – mullets and all!

    Entertainment Tonight
  • ‘Black Mirror’ Episodes Ranked: Spoiler-Free Guide to Seasons 1-3

    When the new season of the futuristic drama series “Black Mirror” hits Netflix, uninitiated viewers may want to try a binge with a twist: why not watch the episodes out of order? The show’s anthology format means each episode tells a self-contained story, so starting with the very first hour isn’t even necessary. Which may... Read more »

  • Blac Chyna Films a Tutorial for Kim Kardashian's App, Hangs Out With Pal Amber Rose

    The pregnant star is just weeks away from giving birth to her baby girl.

    Entertainment Tonight
  • SAG-AFTRA Goes on Strike Against Videogame Companies

    SAG-AFTRA has gone on strike against video-game companies after failing to reach an agreement on a new contract for work by voice actors. The strike began at 12:01 a.m. PDT Friday. Negotiators for the performers union held three days of talks this week, bringing in a federal mediator, but could not reach a deal as... Read more »



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