• Tue, 23 May 2017 02:49:56 +0000
    MSNBC and Fox News Channel shook up their primetime schedules in the wake of a tragic explosion outside Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande concert in the United Kingdom Monday that is said to have killed at least 19 people and injured approximately 50. Fox News Channel dispatched Shepard Smith to its 9 p.m. slot,... Read more »
  • Tue, 23 May 2017 02:08:01 +0000
    President Trump’s proposed 2017-18 budget, set to be unveiled on Tuesday, does not completely wipe out funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting but anticipates that federal money to stations and programming will end. “There’s a little money left in the budget to allow us to wind down the federal position,” Mick Mulvaney, director of... Read more »
  • Tue, 23 May 2017 02:00:31 +0000
    “We’re there to talk about cinema, not national flags,” Cannes’ topper Thierry Fremaux argued after announcing Cannes’ Official Selection this year. That said, 2017’s Cannes looks set to serve another reminder of one of world cinema’s biggest success stories: Chile’s emergence as a foremost Latin America’s filmmaking nation. Led by Marcela Said’s Critics’ Week entry... Read more »
  • Tue, 23 May 2017 02:00:10 +0000
    On May 23, Cannes’ Producers Network will train its spotlight on six Chilean producers, a mix of seasoned pros and novices from the country’s enviable film industry. Sebastian Freund Demente A producer since 1997, Freund’s credits include blockbuster “Stefan v/s Kramer,” which he co-directed, and Matias Lira’s priest scandal drama “El Bosque de Karadima.” “I’m... Read more »
  • Tue, 23 May 2017 01:30:10 +0000
    Musicians and actors alike took to Twitter to offer condolences after fatalities and injuries were reported following an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in England on Monday evening. So far, 19 people have died and around 50 are injured, according to Greater Manchester Police. Latest statement on incident at Manchester Arena... Read more »
  • Tue, 23 May 2017 01:09:37 +0000
    SELLER: Joan Collins LOCATION: West Hollywood, CA PRICE: $4,495,000 SIZE: 2,260 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: British-born actress, author and global glamour puss Joan Collins hoisted her high-floor condo at the celeb-stacked Sierra Towers building in West Hollywood, CA, up for grabs with a price tag of $4.495 million. Veteran celebrity... Read more »
  • Tue, 23 May 2017 01:00:29 +0000
    “Oslo” scored yet another playwriting trophy — as well as an ensemble acting honor — on its way to the Tonys, taking one of two 2017 Obie Awards for best new American theater work at a ceremony held in downtown Manhattan May 22. Other winners at the Off Broadway-centric awards included Lynn Nottage and her... Read more »
  • Tue, 23 May 2017 00:59:07 +0000
    A former art dealer who pleaded no contest to ripping off Michael Ovitz was sentenced Monday to six months in jail. Perry Rubenstein, 63, surrendered to custody and will serve his sentence in the Seal Beach city jail — a “pay to stay” facility where inmates spend $100 a night to stay in relative comfort.... Read more »
  • Tue, 23 May 2017 00:58:13 +0000
    The cast of “The Meyerowitz Stories” weighed in on the ongoing Netflix-Cannes controversy — a small facet of the larger friction between traditional studios and streaming services — in an interview with Variety at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday. Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler, who play half-brothers navigating the dysfunction of their family in the film, said if the studios... Read more »
  • Tue, 23 May 2017 00:48:18 +0000
    If any director should have two films in the official selection at this year's Cannes Film Festival, it may as well be shaggy Korean iconoclast Hong Sangsoo.
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