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‘A Prairie Home Companion’ Renamed ‘Live From Here’ After Garrison Keillor Exits MPR

After four decades, the popular radio show A Prairie Home Companion is changing its name to Live From Here in the wake of Garrison Keillor’s departure from Minnesota Public Radio. Chris Thile, who took over hosting duties after Keillor’s retirement, announced the name change this evening during a live performance in New York City, according to the […]

Harvey Weinstein Again Denies Blackballing Actresses: Says He Wanted Ashley Judd For ‘Good Will Hunting’

Accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein is insisting again that he “had nothing to do” with casting Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films, and that he did not blacklist Ashley Judd or Mira Sorvino. In a new statement released by a spokesperson on Weinstein’s behalf, the former Miramax honcho says he not only didn’t blacklist […]

XFL Return Rumored As WWE Head Vince McMahon Forms New Investment Venture

Wrestling mogul Vince McMahon has created Alpha Entertainment, a separate venture from his WWE kingdom that is self-funded and may be the vehicle for a revived XFL, the television-driven pro football league that lasted one season in 2001. The WWE confirmed the move in a statement and said the new venture will explore “investment opportunities […]

‘SNL’ Cast Member Pete Davidson Shows Off Hillary Clinton Tattoo

Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson has taken his support for Hillary Clinton to a whole other level — with a tattoo of the 2016 presidential nominee. Davidson posted his brand new ink on his leg on Instagram with the caption, “Wanted to get @hillaryclinton a Christmas gift so I got a tattoo of my hero. Thanks […]

‘The Room’ Filmmaker Tommy Wiseau Pitched Himself For Next ‘Star Wars’ Movie

With The Disaster Artist getting rave reviews, the star ranking for The Room director and star Tommy Wiseau is on the rise — so much that he has pitched himself to be in the next Star Wars movie. The mind behind “one of the worst movie ever made” on which James Franco’s The Disaster Artist is based, took to Twitter and point blank […]

Agent Olivia Metzger Leaving CAA; Clients Include Jeff Glor, Hoda Kotb: Report

CAA agent Olivia Metzger, who represents some of the top names in TV news including Jeff Glor, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin and Stephanie Ruhle, is leaving the agency, according to a report in the Huffington Post. HuffPo, citing two unnamed sources, reports that Metzger intends to continue repping clients, either at another agency or by […]

California Wildfires Spread: Thomas Fire Mandates Santa Barbara Evacs, Threatens Montecito Celebrity Homes

Santa Barbara County and the celebrity haven of Montecito are under new evaculation orders this morning, as winds picked up and spread the Thomas fire throughout the region. The 404-square-mile Thomas Fire was reportedly cresting Montecito Peak, just north of the unincorporated Santa Barbara County community of Montecito, where Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey and many […]

‘Exorcist’ Finale Ratings Steady, ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Dips On Slow Friday

The Exorcist (0.4/2) ended its second season and 2017 with a narrative bang last night. On a Blue Blood-less Friday that saw little movement for most shows, the bloody and unexpected death of a major character on the finale of the Fox horror drama was pretty placid among adults 18-49. Like lead-in Hell’s Kitchen (0.8/4), […]

‘Darkest Hour’ Is Gary Oldman’s “Man On A Mission” Movie

There are transformations and then there is Gary Oldman’s Churchill in Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour. The actor endured five hours in the makeup chair daily to transform into the rotund politician who rescued Britain from WWII. With the semi-retired makeup legend Kazuhiro Tsuji behind the making of the mask, Oldman worked intimately to disappear into […]

Disney-Fox Films Controlling 92% Of Weekend Box Office Spurred By ‘Last Jedi’

While it will take two years or less until Disney fully controls Fox, here’s a current statistic to give you a taste of their combined box office power during a blockbuster weekend, post merger news. Currently, total domestic ticket sales look to gross $271.5M this weekend, and Disney and Fox films combined are generating 92% […]