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CNN Retracts Russian Investment Fund Story; Trump Ally Accepts Apology

CNN has retracted its story about a Russian investment fund and possible ties to associates of Donald Trump, and apologized to entrepreneur and Trump transition team member Anthony Scaramucci. “Classy move,” tweeted Scaramucci in response. “Apology accepted.” The CNN report by Thomas Frank, posted to the network’s website Thursday, alleged that Senate investigators were tracking […]

Thomas Schlamme Elected Directors Guild President – Complete Election Results

Director Thomas Schlamme was elected President of the Directors Guild of America by acclamation by the delegates at the Guild’s National Biennial Convention held today at DGA National Headquarters in Los Angeles. Thomas Schlamme has been on the Guild’s National Board since 2005, most recently as Third Vice-President, and before that as Fifth Vice-President. He […]

Viral ‘Toy Story’ Origin Tale Debunked By Pixar Exec: No Polio For Andy’s Dad

Well, it did sound a little too good – and too sad – to be true. A viral video explaining the tragic backstory to Pixar’s 1995 hit Toy Story is fake, says Pixar’s Andrew Stanton, who co-wrote all three Toy Story films. “Complete and utter fake news,” Stanton tweeted today, signing off with the hashtag […]

Dan Harmon Epic-Tweets About ‘Rick And Morty’ Return: No Feud With Star

In a many-part Twitter epic that must have consumed as much energy as a feud with Chevy Chase, Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon today laid out exactly why the Adult Swim animated series is taking so long to return for Season 3. “Because it took long to write,” sort of sums it up but […]

Donald Trump Video Puts “Minors” To Work, And ‘Galaxy Quest’ Gets Last Laugh

No one really thinks the Trump Administration wants to send kids to the factories and sweatshops, but last night’s Minorgate was good for more than a few social media laughs anyway. In case you missed it, a now-deleted video posted on the president’s official Facebook page included a clip of Donald Trump’s speech from Friday’s […]

Marion Goldin Dies: Longtime ’60 Minutes’ Producer Was 76

Marion Goldin, the 60 Minutes producer who partnered with journalist Mike Wallace on a 15-year stretch of award-winning reports beginning in the Watergate era, died June 15 at her home in Palm Springs, California. She was 76. News of her death was first reported last night by The New York Times. Born September 5, 1940, in […]

‘The Originals’ Season Finale Ratings Even With 2016, ‘WWYD?’ Returns Steady

The notion of “family forever” had a bite taken out of it on the Season 4 finale of The Originals (0.3/1) last night. Add to that some blood chugging, a tomb full of evil, a skull circle, a plan to defeat enemy The Hollow, and notions of redemption and The Vampire Diaries spinoff left little […]

Actors’ Equity Reaches Tentative Pact With Nationwide Theater League

Actors’ Equity Association has reached a tentative agreement for a new five-year contract with the League of Resident Theaters, the professional association with 72 member theaters across the country. The contract would cover actors and stage managers, with key provisions including salary increases from 16 percent to 81.7 percent over the life of the contract, Equity says. […]

‘Real Time’: Bill Maher Pledges Contribution To Activist Labeled “Anti-Muslim Extremist”

Bill Maher and the Southern Poverty Law Center seem to be on opposite sides with regard to Maajid Nawaz, a British activist described by HBO’s Real Time host as the founder of the “world’s first counter-extremism think tank.” The SPLC has included Nawaz on a list of anti-Muslim extremists. On Friday’s Real Time with Bill Maher, […]

Mad Max In Barstow? Man Channeling The Action Character Arrested For Illegal Weapons

In a case of life imitates art, a man dressed like — and claiming to be — the action antihero Mad Max was arrested in the California desert last night. Big deal, you say? That guy done up like the Joker was busted twice in Florida last month, right? Well, this dude took things to the […]