Sony Hack: Activists to Drop ‘Interview’ DVDs Over North Korea Via Balloon

This story also appears in the Jan. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Whether or not North Korea is behind the Sony hack, Kim Jong Un better brace himself because The Interview is headed to his country. Human rights activists are planning to airlift DVDs of the Seth Rogen comedy into the country […]

Sony Hack: Activists to Drop ‘Interview’ DVDs Over North Korea Via Balloon

This story also appears in the Jan. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Whether or not North Korea is behind the Sony hack, Kim Jong Un better brace himself because The Interview is headed to his country. Human rights activists are planning to airlift DVDs of the Seth Rogen comedy into the country […]

Sony Hack: Activists to Drop ‘Interview’ DVDs Over North Korea Via Balloon

This story also appears in the Jan. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Whether or not North Korea is behind the Sony hack, Kim Jong Un better brace himself because The Interview is headed to his country. Human rights activists are planning to airlift DVDs of the Seth Rogen comedy into the country […]

Art Directors Guild to Honor Four With Lifetime Achievement Awards

Lifetime Achievement Awards will for the first time be awarded in all four crafts comprising the Art Directors Guild at its 19th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. Camille Abbott will receive the illustrators and matte artists lifetime achievement award, John. P. Bruce for his work as a set […]

Chris Pratt, Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift and Hollywood’s 26 Rule Breakers of 2014

This story first appeared in the Jan. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Amid a time of high anxiety in Hollywood, The Hollywood Reporter’s annual year-end reckoning recognizes 
the risk-takers who rewrote the town’s 
narrative, rebelled against convention 
and delivered results — all while offering 
a few fantastic plot twists of their own. […]

Ex-Hulu Boss Jason Kilar Lifts the Veil on Vessel

After remaining tightlipped for months about his highly anticipated new venture, former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar is revealing new details about streaming video service Vessel and opening its doors to content creators ahead of an early 2015 launch.  Vessel will be a curated streaming platform for short-form video from creators such as Caspar Lee and […]

Hollywood Docket: Iggy Azalea’s Ex; Twitter’s Celebrities; Kanye West’s ‘Gold Digger’

Iggy Azalea is now facing counterclaims that look to hold valid a recording contract that she allegedly signed before she became a famous pop star. In September, the artist born Amethyst Kelly filed a complaint that alleged that her ex-boyfriend Maurice Williams (aka rapper Jefe Wine) and associated companies […]

Taylor Swift Reveals Surprising Industry Reaction to Spotify Decision

<!–[CDATA[ This story first appeared in the Jan. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. It’s easy to forget that when Taylor Swift announced in August that her fifth album, 1989, would leave her country roots behind to be a purely pop project, there were a lot of skeptics — as she might […]

Bollywood Star Priyanka Chopra Inks Talent Deal With ABC

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra continues to take over America. Toronto: Priyanka Chopra on Grieving Father’s Death By Plunging Into Bollywood Role Priyanka Chopra Preposterously Claims She Can’t Make You Love Her In New Video Priyanka Chopra on the ‘Angst, Pain and Love’ of Covering a Bonnie Raitt Classic (Q&A) […]

‘Into the Woods': Film Review

The tentative 21st century rebirth of the movie musical has been one step forward, two steps back. But Rob Marshall, who directed a commercially successful example in Chicago and a misconceived dud in Nine, hits a sweet spot between cinematic and theatrical with his captivating film adaptation of Into the Woods. This twisty fairy-tale […]

TV Viewership Is on the Rise in Russia

Russia’s national TV networks’ viewership is up again after many months of decline. Experts have attributed the growth to worsening economic conditions as people travel and go out less. In November 2014, the total viewership of Russian TV networks was 5.8 percent up from the comparable period of 2013, according to the audience counter […]

Fox, Apollo Finalize Deal to Combine Endemol, Shine and Core Media

21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management announced Wednesday that their joint venture bringing together Endemol, Shine and Core Media has been formally completed following regulatory approval. The new joint venture will operate under the name Endemol Shine Group, with Fox and funds managed by Apollo affiliates each owning 50 percent. In announcing the […]

Canadian TV Regulator Wins New Power to Fine Rogue Companies

The CRTC, Canada’s TV and telco regulator, has earned first-time powers to slap fines of up to $10 million on offending cable and telco players. The move follows passage of an amended Bill C-43 into law last week. “Monetary penalties are an addition to our toolkit,” CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais said in a statement […]

‘Modern Family’ Named Best International TV Show at British Comedy Awards

Modern Family, Graham Norton and Monty Python were among the winners of this year’s ‎ British Comedy Awards. Modern Family was honored at the best international TV comedy show. Norton won honors for best comedy entertainment program and best comedy entertainment personality for his talk show The Graham Norton Show that airs on BBC […]

Alexandre Vauthier Scores Haute Couture Status

2014 has thus far been a very lucky year filled with really good people who truly deserve more than a Starbucks card (though, in our house, those are always happily accepted), so we decided to ask those who get paid for their taste exactly what they are giving their nearest and dearest this holiday season. […]

Designers Dish: Tod’s Creative Director Alessandra Facchinetti

Alessandra Facchinetti is the kind of woman that other women should aspire to be (this woman does, at least). The 43 year-old is poised and polished and talks about her current job — heading the creative direction of Tod’s — with an actual glimmer of excitement in her eye. While the creative corporatism of modern apparel […]

Source: Top Five Theater Circuits Drop ‘The Interview’ After Sony Hack

The country’s top five theater circuits have decided not to play Sony’s The Interview, a knowledgeable source tells The Hollywood Reporter.  Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas and Cineplex Entertainment have all decided against showing the film. “Due to the wavering support of the film The Interview by Sony Pictures, as well as […]

Sony Hack: Four ‘Interview’ Promotional Screenings Canceled

While Sony Pictures is moving forward with plans to release The Interview on Dec. 25, at least four promotional screenings that were to be held Wednesday and Thursday in Detroit, Baltimore, Cincinnati and Austin have been canceled. The cancelation decisions were not made by the studio, though, but by the individual theaters where the […]

‘Seventh Son': Film Review

“I paid good money for you,” claims Jeff Bridges’ boozing, seemingly British witch hunter to his latest apprentice in Seventh Son, an effects-laden heroic fantasy tale produced by Legendary Pictures and directed by Russian cineaste Sergei Bodrov (Prisoner of the Mountains). The same can be said for this long delayed and rather benign […]

Theater Owners Working Closely With Law Enforcement to Ensure Moviegoers’ Safety

The National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) has released its first statement about Sony’s film The Interview, since hackers leveled threats of violence against theaters showing the film. “The ability of our guests to enjoy the entertainment they choose in safety and comfort is and will continue to be a priority for theater owners. […]

‘Boyhood’ Is Barack Obama’s Favorite Movie of the Year

The film Boyhood has already garnered plenty of critical acclaim, but now it also can boast a presidential seal of approval. President Barack Obama singled it out in a recent interview he and first lady Michelle Obama did with People magazine. “Boyhood was a great movie,” said President Obama in an excerpt of his interview posted […]

Jamie Dornan Visited Sex Dungeon to Prepare for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Role

It seems Jamie Dornan may have tried a bit of Method acting to prepare for the role of Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey by visiting sex dungeons. In teasers for an interview to be published in the February issue of Elle UK, the Northern Irish actor was frank in detailing […]

J.K. Rowling Confirms Jewish Character in ‘Harry Potter’

J.K. Rowling gave Jewish Harry Potter fans an early gift for Hanukkah when she confirmed that the character of Anthony Goldstein was in fact a Jew.  The question arose on Twitter when a fan asked if there were any Jewish characters, and Rowling responded directly. The author then went on to outline that every […]

China Box Office: ‘Fleet of Time’ Stays on Top as Local Movies Dominate

Chinese movies continued to dominate the box office in the world’s second biggest film market, with the coming-of-age drama Fleet of Time taking another $35.64 million in its first full week for a cume of $72.61 million. Adapted from a popular novel by Jiu Yehui and directed by Zhang Yibai, Fleet of Time had […]

China’s controversial "baby hatches"

June 27, 2014, 7:16 PM|Controversy surrounds the “baby hatch,” a place where desperate parents in China can leave a baby they can’t care for. The increasing number of abandoned newborns has overwhelmed the government system, causing hatches to shut down. One family faces criminal charges after finding out they left their baby to die at […]

China’s controversial "baby hatches"

June 27, 2014, 7:16 PM|Controversy surrounds the “baby hatch,” a place where desperate parents in China can leave a baby they can’t care for. The increasing number of abandoned newborns has overwhelmed the government system, causing hatches to shut down. One family faces criminal charges after finding out they left their baby to die at […]

Watch: White Sox manager grants sick girl’s wish

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Watch: Gary Carter’s Hall of Fame speech

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