Week of   « Prev | Next »

1-20 of 65 items   « Prev | Next »


Jill Abramson Teaming With Steve Brill on Startup Venture

31 minutes ago

Jill Abramson is planning a startup with journalism entrepreneur Steven Brill. The fired New York Times editor revealed her plans during an interview on NPR's “Wbur Live,” according to the show's tweets. According to the program, Abramson says she has been pitching the venture and investors “sound very interested.” See photos: New York Times Editor Jill Abramson Profile Leads to Unflattering Photos of Jill Abramson As for the partnership with Brill, Abramson said, “He and I will be doing one big story a year.” More details may arrive Tuesday when Wbur Live releases video of the interview. Abramson regards Brill as an early journalism mentor. »


- Jethro Nededog

Permalink | Report a problem


Oscar de la Renta, Legendary Fashion Designer, Dead at 82

1 hour ago

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at age 82 after a long battle with cancer, according to ABC News. The Dominican Republic native became famous in the 1960s for designing clothes worn by Jacqueline Kennedy. More recently he designed the wedding gown worn by George Clooney‘s new wife, Amal Alamuddin. See photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 (Photos) The award-winning designer was born on July 22, 1932, in Santo Domingo, and became one of the go-to designers for American First Ladies including Jackie Kennedy, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush. Michelle Obama recently wore one of his dresses to a White House. »


- Anita Bennett

Permalink | Report a problem


Perez Hilton Fires Back at Jennifer Lawrence's Vanity Fair Comments: ‘F-ck You… I'm Sorry’ (Video)

1 hour ago

Perez Hilton has fired back at Jennifer Lawrence‘s Vanity Fair comments in which she took the gossip blogger to task for publishing hacked nude photos of her. “I'm not trying to be Oprah. I am just a better version of me than I was 10 years ago,” Hilton said in a video posted on his website Monday. “Do I still have work to do? Can I still be even better? Fuck yeah, but I am not that person in the past. And if you're trying to keep me in the prism that is the past, then fuck you!” Hilton then said, »


- Travis Reilly

Permalink | Report a problem


Indiegogo Becoming First Online Funding Platform With Apple Pay

1 hour ago

Indiegogo announced the integration of the single-touch Apple Pay into its crowdfunding site. The site that allows filmmakers to crowdsource financing is the only online funding platform selected to join the launch of the mobile payment technology. The site will phase in Apple Pay over the next few weeks, with the most prominent campaigns becoming the first to provide funders with access to the new system. Also read: TheGrill: Indiegogo Co-Founder – Hollywood Will Permanently Adopt Crowdfunding (Video) Indiegogo, the world's largest crowdfunding platform, recently introduced an iPhone app to allow funders to discover and support campaigns on-the-go and mobile management tools for campaign. »

- Gina Hall

Permalink | Report a problem


‘The Conjuring 2' Pushed to 2016 by Warner Bros.

2 hours ago

“The Conjuring 2” has been pushed to 2016, Warner Bros. said Monday. An untitled New Line horror film will instead take the Oct. 23, 2015, pre-Halloween slot that “The Conjuring 2” had been scheduled in. See photos: 10 of Hollywood's Creepiest Demon Dolls (Photos) The original “The Conjuring” was a breakout hit for New Line in 2013, and spawned the spin-off “Annabelle,” which opened to $37 million three weeks ago. The demon doll tale has turned into a major financial score, taking in more than $166 million at the global box office on a $6.5 million budget, so it's likely a sequel is under »


- Todd Cunningham

Permalink | Report a problem


Darren Aronofsky to Receive First Humane Society Filmmaker Award

2 hours ago

Noah” director Darren Aronofsky will earn honors from the Humane Society of the United States at their “To The Rescue! New York” event on November 21. The animal actor on the invitation to the bash at Cipriani's 42nd St. is worth the price of admission alone (top). The hotspot will be cooking up vegan meals on the Friday before the traditionally un-vegan Thanksgiving holiday. See photos: TheWrap's 2014 ShortList Film Fest Rocks YouTube Space La (Photos) “When I started working on ‘Noah,’ an early question was how to express the vastness and complexity of the animal kingdom on the big screen,” Aronofsky said. »


- Mikey Glazer

Permalink | Report a problem


‘General Hospital’ Star Roger Howarth Cast on The CW's ‘The Flash’

2 hours ago

Roger Howarth is stepping away from Port Charles in order to spend some time in Central City. The actor, known to “General Hospital” fans as Robert James “Franco” Frank, has been cast on The CW's freshman superhero series “The Flash,” a spokesman for the network told TheWrap on Monday. See photos: CW's ‘Arrow'-'The Flash’ Crossover: Behind the Scenes With Star Emily Bett Rickards Howarth will play Mason Bridge, an award-winning reporter from the Central City Picture News who's assigned to shepherd new employee Iris West.  However, their relationship becomes complicated when Bridge begins to investigate Barry Allen's mentor Dr. »


- Tim Kenneally

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Laggies’ Review: Keira Knightley and Chloe Grace Moretz Star in an Exceptional Comedy

2 hours ago

In the buoyant and kind “Laggies,” a woman nearing 30 realizes she isn't ready for marriage or godparenthood or even a job that requires getting dressed in the morning. But Lynn Shelton‘s sixth film doesn't just perform a simple gender reversal on the arrested-development trope; it might very well represent the trope's apotheosis. Shelton's comedy isn't just smart, but cheerfully wise; not just funny, but cleverly and endlessly so. “Laggies” explores with empathy and warmth the simultaneous feelings of panic and disbelief upon realizing in your late 20s or early 30s that everyone around you is getting married and having. »


- Inkoo Kang

Permalink | Report a problem


Michelle Williams Signs With Wme

2 hours ago

Wme has signed three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams in all areas. She was previously represented by CAA. Williams earned Oscar nominations for her work in “My Week With Marilyn,” “Blue Valentine” and “Brokeback Mountain.” Also read: ‘Cabaret’ Theater Review: Michelle Williams Tackles Sally Bowles, Alan Cumming Auditions for ‘Hedwig’ She is currently starring as Sally Bowles in Broadway's “Cabaret,” co-directed by Rob Marshall and Sam Mendes. Williams continues to be repped by Bloom Hergott. »


- Jeff Sneider

Permalink | Report a problem


Shonda Rhimes Blasts Viewer Who Says Gay Scenes Are ‘Too Much’ on ‘Scandal,’ ‘How To Get Away With Murder’

2 hours ago

Shonda Rhimes blasted a viewer who complained over Twitter that there are too many gay scenes on her ABC shows “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder.” It started on Sunday when a viewer tweeted to Rhimes, “the gay scenes in scandal and how to get away with murder are too much. There is no point and they add nothing to the plot.” To which, the writer and producer responded, “There are no Gay scenes. There are scenes with people in them.” See photos: 12 Worst Ways ‘Scandal’ Hides Kerry Washington's Pregnancy “If you are suddenly discovering that Shondaland shows have scenes involving. »


- Jethro Nededog

Permalink | Report a problem


Is Gwen Stefani's ‘Baby Don't Lie’ a Knockoff of a Swedish Dance Track? (Audio)

2 hours ago

Gwen Stefani‘s new solo single “Baby Don't Lie” hit the Internet Monday. While critics are mostly impressed, some fans say the song sounds a little too familiar. The track, written by Stefani, Benny Blanco, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella, will also be teased on Monday night's episode of her NBC show “The Voice.” It's the 45-year-old singer's first solo effort since 2006's “Sweet Escape” and will appear on her next solo album, expected to hit shelves in December. Critics are mostly pleased with the cut, including Rolling Stone's Ryan Reed. “The No Doubt frontwoman out her voice to an emphatic. »


- Travis Reilly

Permalink | Report a problem


Jason Reitman's ‘Men, Women and Children’ Takes Box-Office Bellyflop

2 hours ago

“Men, Women & Children,” writer-director Jason Reitman‘s drama about sex, parenting and life in the digital age, brought in an anemic $306,367 in its nationwide opening in 608 theaters this weekend. No one was expecting blockbuster numbers from the film, in which Adam Sandler tops an ensemble cast, particularly since it gained little traction in its platform release. But the opening grosses were the fifth-worst ever for a movie on more than 600 screens, according to BoxOfficeMojo. To put that in further perspective, limited openers “Birdman” and “Dear White People” out-grossed “Men, Women and Children” this weekend — on four and 11 »


- Todd Cunningham

Permalink | Report a problem


‘The 100's’ Isaiah Washington and the Ark Prepare to Say Goodbye (Exclusive Video)

3 hours ago

If you think the Season 1 finale of The CW's “The 100” said goodbye to the Ark and Chancellor Jaha Wells once and for all, think again. In this exclusive clip (above) from Wednesday's Season 2 premiere, Jaha (Isaiah Washington) is seen alive and well, although alone and resigned to his fate, still aboard the floating Ark that once carried all of Earth's surviving human population. See photos: The CW Diversity Scorecard: From ‘Arrow’ to ‘Vampire Diaries’ (Photos) “We have a primary character who's up on the Ark,” the show's executive producer Jason Rothenberg told TheWrap as to whether we'll see the doomed. »


- Linda Ge

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Saturday Night Live’ Adds Leslie Jones to Cast

3 hours ago

Live from New York, it's Leslie Jones! NBC's late-night institution “Saturday Night Live” has brought Jones aboard as a cast member, a spokeswoman for the network told TheWrap on Monday. Also see: Party Report in Pictures: Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon, Jon Stewart and SNL's Week Off (Photos) Jones, who joined the “SNL” writing cast early this year and has appeared on a handful of episodes, will make her debut on Oct. 25. The comedian confirmed the news via Twitter on Monday, writing, “It's official I'm a cast member!!! Get ready! Get ready!! @nbcsnl“ Also read: Seth Rogen Confronts Exec Who »


- Tim Kenneally

Permalink | Report a problem


ABC's Oscars Advertising Slots Nearly Sold Out

4 hours ago

Advertisers have flocked to snatch up commercial space during the upcoming 2015 Oscars telecast on ABC, individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. ABC is nearly sold out for advertising space during the telecast on Feb. 22, 2015. This year saw a slight increase over last year's Ellen DeGeneres-hosted Oscars from $1.8 million to $1.9 million for a 30-second spot. That would generate about $100 million for the network. See photos: 26 Best & Worst Moments of Oscars 2014 With returning producers, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, a slight uptick in the cost to advertise can be partially attributed to first-time host »


- Jethro Nededog

Permalink | Report a problem


‘My Little Pony’ Movie in Development at Hasbro

4 hours ago

Hasbro Studios has hired Joe Ballarini  (“Dance of the Dead”) to write a “My Little Pony” movie, TheWrap has learned. Hasbro will produce the animated feature under its Allspark Pictures label, which allows the company to self-finance or co-finance projects. Allspark's first release will be “Jem and the Holograms,” which was co-financed by Universal and co-produced by Blumhouse. Also read: ‘My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic’ Renewed for Season 5 Megan McCarthy will co-executive produce the full-length feature, having written for Discovery Family's popular TV series “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.” McCarthy was also involved in the “My Little Pony: Equestria Girls” movies, »


- Jeff Sneider

Permalink | Report a problem


Study Says Parents Who Watch Sex and Violence Are Desensitized Too

4 hours ago

The more parents watch violent or sexual content the more likely they are to allow their children to watch risque content at a younger age, according to a new study released on Monday. Researchers were surprised at how quickly parents became desensitized to violence and sex after watching only a few scenes from PG-13 and R-rated films. “We didn't expect it to be quite that dramatic,” Dan Romer, associate director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and the study's lead author, told TheWrap. The study out Monday from the Annenberg Public Policy Center entitled ”Parental Desensitization to Violence and Sex in Movies” found that. »


- Gina Hall

Permalink | Report a problem


Hgtv, Diy Network Order 7 New Series Including ‘America's Most Desperate Kitchens’

4 hours ago

Hgtv and Diy Network have greenlit seven new series, including “America's Most Desperate Kitchens,” featuring “Kitchen Cousins” hosts Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri. “Log Cabin Living,” also set to air on Hgtv, will follow couples leaving city living behind and searching for their perfect cabin in the woods. “The Shalina Joy Project” will follow a New Jersey teacher and house flipper as she renovates a Victorian mansion, and “Real Estate Riches” will follow real estate investor Daniel Wiafe and his wife Melinda as they purchase dilapidated homes, renovate them from top-to-bottom and flip them for resale. Also read: Mark Ballas and Derek. »


- Linda Ge

Permalink | Report a problem


David Birnbaum Appointed to Board of Mobile Video Network Keek

5 hours ago

Keek, a leading mobile video social network with 70 million members worldwide, has appointed venture investor and digital entertainment executive David Birnbaum to its Board of Directors, the company announced Monday. Birnbaum is president of Broadway Video Ventures (Bvv), the corporate strategy, investment and acquisition arm of Broadway Video Entertainment. He has also served as an independent board member for Goldman Sachs Investment Partners and has been an advisor to several digital startups. Also read: TheGrill: Innovators Talk Opportunities, Pitfalls for Video Content in the Digital Age (Video) “David is one of the most well networked and forward thinking digital media executives in the. »


- Gina Hall

Permalink | Report a problem


Calista Flockhart, Eric McCormack and Terry O'Quinn Join DirecTV's ‘Full Circle’ for Season 2

5 hours ago

Full Circle” has a pretty full cast for its upcoming second season. The DirecTV anthology series has added a slew of actors for its sophomore run, including Stacy Keach, “Lost” alum Terry O'Quinn, Brittany Snow (“Pitch Perfect”), “Ally McBeal” veteran Calista Flockhart, Patrick Fugit (“Almost Famous”), David Koechner and “Perception” actor Eric McCormack. Also read: ‘Harry Potter’ Star Tom Felton: DirecTV's ‘Full Circle’ Was ‘a Challenge’ The first season of the series featured cast members including “Harry Potter” actor Tom Felton, “Friday Night Lights” star Minka Kelly and “Private Practice” alum Kate Walsh. O'Quinn will play Chicago cop Jimmy Parerra, »


- Tim Kenneally

Permalink | Report a problem


1-20 of 65 items   « Prev | Next »



IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners