A Lesson of the ‘Ben-Hur’ Debacle: Movie Stars Still Matter
Up until recently, when a movie turned out to be a major bomb — not just a financial failure but a symbol of waste, a legend, a stink bomb — there was usually a movie star’s name imprinted on it...
Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel to Host Clinton Fundraiser in Place of Leonardo DiCaprio
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel will fill in for Leonardo DiCaprio as hosts of a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. A source familiar with the plans said that Timberlake and Biel now will h...
‘Stranger Things’ Creators Promise Fan Favorite Will Not Be Forgotten in Season Two
We are all Barb. Warning, spoilers ahead.
Jay Leno Kicks Off Concours d'Elegance Weekend at THR-Hosted Alfa Romeo Bash at Carmel Winery
The Italian automaker debuts the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia at the event, a car the iconic TV host calls "impressive." "It's a return to Alfa's roots," says Leno. "It’s a real sports car but with four s...
NFL Blocks Mike Tirico From Calling NBC’s ‘Thursday Night Football’
The NFL has blocked NBC’s proposal to have Mike Tirico call “Thursday Night Football” games, which felt essentially like a foregone conclusion for those who follow sports media. Ti...
Sterling K. Brown: ‘It’s Nice to Be Called By Your Name’
He won our hearts and an Emmy nomination — if not the case — in “The People v. O.J. Simpson” as dogged prosecutor Chris Darden. Now Sterling K. Brown is about to break our hearts again...
TV Ratings: Olympics Viewership Sags on Day 14 But ‘Superstore’ Gets Sampling
NBC saw a big viewership drop on Friday for its coverage of the 14th day of competition at the Rio summer Olympics. A lack of marquee events made for a modest turnout for NBC’s primetime slate f...
Tom Cruise Pay Stalls ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Pre-Production
“Mission: Impossible 6” preproduction is on hiatus until Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures get their deal straightened out. At issue are the back-end fees for producers, like Cruise, Bad R...
NBC to Air Ryan Lochte Interview with Matt Lauer for First Sit-Down Since Rio Robbery Scandal
Ryan Lochte will talk to Matt Lauer on NBC about the story that he and his fellow U.S. swimmers fabricated — they originally claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Olympics. Portion...
Seth Rogen and Bill Hader Space Comedy Blasts Off Of Release Schedule
The untitled astronaut film was originally scheduled for a Memorial Day release.
North Korea Built Its Own Netflix, Roku Clone
Add North Korea to the long list of folks who have tried to copy Netflix: North Koreans with access to the state-run version of the  internet are now able to watch movies and TV shows on demand, than...
Ryan Lochte to Speak With Matt Lauer for First Interview Following Rio Robbery Scandal
Lochte apologized Friday for "my behavior" after it was revealed he mislead authorities about an alleged armed robbery.read more
Guardians of the Galaxy Slated to Appear in Next ‘Avengers’ Film, Says Vin Diesel
The actor shared the news on his Facebook page.
Did You Know Matthew McConaughey Had a Verified YouTube Channel? No, You Didn’t
Matthew McConaughey is very famous, and yet his YouTube channel had a mere 243 subscribers as of Thursday. How’s that possible? Well, no one really knew it existed. Therefore, a mere 48 hours ag...
Donald Trump’s Pitch for Black Vote: ‘What the Hell Do You Have to Lose?’ (Video)
Donald Trump took a unique approach Friday in an effort to attract African-American votes: “What the hell have you got to lose?” he asked from a Michigan podium. Of course, he bashed Hilla...
‘Ben-Hur’ to Crash and Burn at $11 Million, ‘War Dogs’ Moves Ahead
Warner Bros. battleground dramedy “War Dogs” moved ahead of the pack of new releases, making $5.5 million during Friday night showings. Among the other two new wide releases, Focus Feature...
Ryan Kavanaugh Tweets Rip Brett Ratner as Hollywood’s ‘Biggest Sleaze’
A storm of tweets from Relativity co-CEO Ryan Kavanaugh tore into “Rush Hour” director Brett Ratner, accusing him of casting-couch auditions, general sleaziness and just for good measure, ...
Abbas Kiarostami’s Final Film: Nine Minutes That Explain His Brilliance
The late Iranian filmmaker's final work is a brief encapsulation of his skill.
Olympic Roundup: U.S. Women Win Relay Gold, as Men Appeal Disqualification
Team USA reached 105 medals at the Summer Olympics in Rio on Friday, keeping the nation atop the medal count. Here's what marketers need to know about the last 24 hours of the Olympics: Team ...
Ryan Kavanaugh Attacks Brett Ratner in Deleted Twitter Tirade
"There is no one to bust me. So yes I say it as it is. Period," the Relativity Media executive tweeted.read more

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