HBO, Dwayne Johnson & Mark Wahlberg Get $200M ‘Ballers’ Suit Thrown Out

Just over a week after the second season of Ballers kicked off, today HBO, star Dwayne Johnson and EPs Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson scored a touchdown against claims the series was based on Everette Silas and Sherri Littleton’s Off Season. “The themes in the two concepts are widely different,” said Judge George Wu at a Monday morning hearing in downtown L.A after granting a motion from the premium cabler and the other defendants to dismiss the claims – though not…

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New ‘Ben-Hur’ Trailer: Now We Cut To The Chase

Paramount and MGM have released a third trailer for their remake of the epic Ben-Hur, with the focus squarely on Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) and his adoptive brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), including their showdown in the chariot arena that does look good (and in 3D too) with Timur Bekmambetov directing the action. The logline says Judah returns to seek revenge but finds redemption, but the former might be the fun part.
Judah, of course, has reason to be peeved: The…

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Okkervil River share video, previewed their new album with yMusic at National Sawdust (pics)

Ahead of the September 9 release of their upcoming album Away, Okkervil River have shared a video for new single “The Industry.” This follows their recent set in Brooklyn playing most of the new album.

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Marni Nixon Dies: Hollywood’s Voice Behind The Stars Was 86

Marni Nixon, the voice behind the stars of such films as West Side Story, The King and I and My Fair Lady, has died. Nixon died of breast cancer Sunday in Manhattan, according to the New York Times and other media outlets. She was 86.
Nixon’s film career began in the 1940s, singing the voices of the angels heard by Ingrid Bergman in Joan of Arc. That same year she was Margaret O’Brien’s singing voice in Big City and The Secret Garden in 1949.
She went on to what would…

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Watch The Trailer For Netflix’s Hip-Hop Drama The Get Down

The Get DownAfter I spent the past week binging on Stranger Things, Netflix pretty much has my subscription money forever. Have you seen this shit yet? God, it’s so good. And next month, Netflix will launch another highly-touted new period-piece series. This one, The Get Down, chronicles the lives of a few young people in the late-’70s … More »

Fern Mayo – “New Ketamine”

Fern Mayo - "New Ketamine"Last year, Fern Mayo released their studio debut, Happy Forever, and the Brooklyn-bred group is following that up with a three-track EP called Hex Signs, out tomorrow. “New Ketamine” starts out with tense and pinched-nerve guitar work that gradually unspools by song’s end. It’s all about breaking prescribed patterns and starting fresh down … More »

Bernie Sanders Delegates Display Anger and Discord Hours Before DNC Begins

PHILADELPHIA — Signs of discord among delegate supporters of Bernie Sanders were apparent on Monday as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was disrupted at a California delegate breakfast and exiting Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was heckled at a meeting of Florida’s convention representatives. Meanwhile, a group of Sanders supporters from the Bernie… Read more »

Luke Roberts releasing ‘Sunlit Cross,’ shares “Silver Chain” ft. Kurt Vile

Luke Roberts recently toured opening for Kurt Vile, and that tour included Kurt coming out to sing harmonies during Luke’s opening set. Now Luke has announced a new album, the followup to 2012’s underrated The Iron Gates at Throop and Newport, which features Kurt Vile singing and playing banjo on lead single “Silver Chain.”

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7 Memorable Moments From Panorama 2016 Sunday

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 24:  James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem performs onstage at the 2016 Panorama NYC Festival - Day 3 at Randall's Island on July 24, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)Every now and then, you go to a festival of a certain size, or of a certain personality, where a particular day can feel as if everything is leading to one artist. This feels increasingly rare now, in an era where festivals have become big mainstream propositions, necessitating an array of artists that (theoretically, hopefully) … More »