Universal Nabs Gillian Flynn’s Short Story ‘The Grownup’ in Bidding War
In what turned into a heated bidding war over the past 24 hours, Universal has won the rights to Gillian Flynn’s short story “The Grownup,” sources tell Variety. Michael De Luca is p...
‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’ Director on How the Singer Inspired Beyonce
Liz Garbus’s current Best Documentary Oscar nomination for “What Happened, Miss Simone?” (the DGA and International Documentary Association Award-nominated Nina Simone film, the firs...
Maya Rudolph-Martin Short Variety Show Officially Set at NBC
NBC has officially picked up to series the long-in-the-works variety show hosted by “Saturday Night Live” alums Maya Rudolph and Martin Short. Tentatively titled “Maya and Marty,R...
Former MGM Boss Harry Sloan to Host John Kasich Fundraiser
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who came in a surprising second place during the New Hampshire primaries this week, is already getting some major love from a Hollywood power player. Harry Sloan, CEO of Global...
Zac Brown Sued for Alleged Injury to Blind Woman at Concert
Country musician Zac Brown has been slapped with a lawsuit filed by a blind woman who claims that she was injured at a Zac Brown Band concert when fans rushed the stage. In the suit filed in federal c...
Cannes Beckons to Brazil, Is This Its Year?
At a Q&A in Ventana Sur in 2014, Cannes Festival topper Thierry Fremaux was asked by local industry figures why there weren’t many Brazilian films on the Croisette. He suggested Brazil’s time ...
Brazil Animation Takes International Hue
Brazilians ale abreu and Luiz Bolognesi, leading lights of Brazil’s vibrant animation scene, have teamed to co-produce “Voyagers of the Enchanted Forest” and “Immortals,” their respective ne...
Katy Perry, Elton John to Headline Hillary Clinton Fundraiser
Hillary Clinton is getting some Hollywood lovin’ from Katy Perry, Elton John and Andra Day. The singers will be lending their voices to a special fundraising concert at New York’s Radio C...
Spotify Is Playing Musical Matchmaker for Ad Agency Staffers on Valentine's Day
Spotify is trying to play the role of old-fashioned matchmaker with an extra dash of data this Valentine's Day. The music-streaming service is doubling as a dating service specifically...
TV News Roundup: MTV Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Awkward’ & ‘Faking It,’ First Look at Disney XD’s ‘Walk the Prank’
“The Price is Right” is heading to primetime this year with three reality show themed specials, and MTV has set the return dates for “Awkward” and “Faking It.” Plus...
NBC Greenlights Maya Rudolph-Martin Short Variety Show, Targets May Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)
NBC has formally given the greenlight to a long-gestating variety show to be co-hosted by Maya Rudolph and Martin Short and produced by Lorne Michaels. The Peacock is targeting a premiere in late May....
Berlin: Tammy Davis Talks Hip-Hop Dance Battles
Don’t be fooled by the name, Tammy Davis is a man’s man known for tough-guy roles in such films as “What Became of the Broken Hearted” and on New Zealand TV, playing Munter in “Outrageous Fo...
Bill Cosby Appeals Judge’s Refusal to Dismiss Sexual Assault Case
Bill Cosby’s attorneys filed a notice of appeal of a Pennsylvania judge’s refusal to dismiss criminal sexual assault charges against the comedian. The notice appeal to the Superior Court o...
Bill Cosby Is Appealing (In Court, That Is)
Attorneys for scandal-scarred comedian Bill Cosby are taking another run at having the criminal case against him dismissed. After judge Stephen T. O’Neill denied Cosby’s petition to dismis...
Jaden Smith, His Skirts and the New Mainstream
Let’s get the facts out of the way first. Jaden Smith, the oldest child of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, has been signed on to model womenswear for Louis Vuitton. He has appeared on his own Insta...
Michael B. Jordan, Daisy Ridley, Cate Blanchett Join Oscar Presenters
Six previous Oscar winners are among the 17 new Academy Award presenters announced Friday by Oscarcast producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin. The winners who will present at the Feb. 28 awards are ...
‘Amazing Race’ Social Media Stars Tyler Oakley, Blair Fowler and Cole LaBrant Go Viral and Vicious (Video)
Just before they set off on CBS’ $1 million race around the world, TheWrap asked the 11 social media star teams of the next “Amazing Race” to size each other up and decide who has...
Berlin: Nancy Cartwright of ‘The Simpsons’ Launches Production Company
Nancy Cartwright, best known as the voice of Bart Simpson on “The Simpsons,” has launched Spotted Cow as a film/television finance and production company. Spotted Cow’s first project is “I...
‘Vanity Fair Confidential’ Producer Talks Giving Bill Cosby Victims a Voice in ID Series (Exclusive Video)
“Vanity Fair Confidential” is set to air an episode revolving around Bill Cosby and the rape allegations against the embattled comedian on Monday, but he won’t be the focus. “...

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