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‘Scandal’ Cast Talks Normalizing “The Other” And A Happy Ending For The Shondaland Show

As Scandal enters its seventh and final, fans of the Shondaland staple are thirsty for answers. At the Vulture Festival LA, the crowd erupted as nearly the entire cast stepped out on to the stage with hopes of finding out the midseason finale cliffhanger, the show’s journey from season one and whether or not there will be […]

Harvey Weinstein Drew Up 91-Name List For Investigators To Target: Report

A list of 91 actors, publicists, producers and financiers purportedly drawn up by Harvey Weinstein for his private investigators to target for information has been obtained by The Guardian, the U.K. news organization says. In an article posted today, the newspaper’s Observer sister paper claims to have “gained access to a secret hitlist of almost […]

Little People Played Big Enough At A Guild Screening Of Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’

The challenge for Alexander Payne’s Downsizing is obvious: Its people are small, but its themes are very big. And whether those are too large, and manifold, for a pop culture that likes to gnaw on its issues in digestible lumps—racial injustice, political hatred, income inequality, climate collapse, each in its turn—has yet to be seen. […]

Hollywood Split Over Al Franken; Former ‘SNL’ Cast Members Take Sides

Should he stay or should he go? Hollywood, never as monolithic as Fox News viewers believe, certainly has reached no consensus on Al Franken, the Saturday Night Live veteran turned Minnesota senator. “Zero tolerance,” tweets Alyssa Milano, firmly in the he-needs-to-go camp. On the other side: “He made a mistake,” said Chelsea Handler, agreeing with […]

Univision & Verizon Reach Deal, Ending Blackout And Restoring Stations

Univision and Verizon have come to terms, restoring Univision networks and stations across the Verizon footprint. In an announcement by Univision Communications, the company said that “Verizon has demonstrated that it is committed to providing Hispanic America with the critical news, information and content that they rely on. We look forward to furthering our partnership with Verizon […]

David Cassidy Hospitalized With Reported Organ Failure

Pop star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida and is suffering from organ failure, according to his publicist. The 67-year-old David Cassidy has been stricken with dementia. His publicist, JoAnn Geffen, confirmed his illness, noting, “Although he is now conscious and surrounded by family.” Reports indicate Cassidy has been hospitalized for three days and […]

‘Hawaii Five-O’ Ratings Top Night Again, ’20/20′ Hits Viewership Season High

A bank robbery dominated Hawaii Five-O (1.0/4) last night but it was the CBS 50th state drama that secured the biggest haul on Friday, once again. While down a tenth from last week’s season high, Five-O was the number #1 show last night among adults 18-49. The island series also matched lead-out Blue Bloods (0.9/4), […]

Ann Wedgeworth Dies: ‘Three’s Company’, ‘Sweet Dreams’ Actress Was 83

Ann Wedgeworth, a Tony Award-winning actress most widely known for roles on sitcoms Evening Shade and Three’s Company, died Thursday following a lengthy illness at a New York area nursing home, her family has announced. She was 83. Wedgeworth, who won a National Society of Film Critics Award for her tough but poignant performance in […]

LaVar Ball Denies Trump Helped Free Son LiAngelo From China Shoplifting Charges

LaVar Ball, patriarch of the famed basketball family, has denied that President Donald Trump helped his son, UCLA freshman basketballer LiAngelo Ball, get out of potential shoplifting charges in China. Speaking to ESPN, LaVar Ball said “everyone” wanted to make it seem like Trump helped the family, and noted that people try to “make a […]

Malcolm Young Dies: AC/DC Guitarist Rocked Charts & TV-Film Soundtracks

The rock world mourned today as Malcolm Young, co-founder and guitarist for AC/DC and writer on a miles-long list of soundtracks for TV and film, died at age 64. He had been suffering from dementia and was no longer touring with the Australian hard rock band. The band announced his death on its web site. […]