Leslie Jones Attacked Online Again As Website Hacked, Info Exposed

For the second time in just over a month, Ghostbusters‘ star Leslie Jones has been attacked online with her personal website being allegedly hacked and now down.
Early Wednesday, the hackers seemingly snagged personal information of the Saturday Night Live cast member like her passport and driver’s license as well as posted private photos via iCloud. That material was then posted on her justleslie.com site. With the photos and other info now removed, a GoDaddy holding…

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‘Manchester By The Sea’ Trailer: First Look At Kenneth Lonergan’s Family Drama Starring Casey Affleck

“If you really feel you can’t take this on, you know, that’s your right.” Here is the first trailer for Manchester by the Sea, writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s portrait of a Boston janitor (Casey Affleck) who, after the death of his brother, is forced to return home to care for his teenage nephew (Lucas Hedges). There he confronts the tragic past that separated him from his family and the Massachusetts fishing town where he was raised. But he isn’t interested in…

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Doug Liman to Direct ‘Dark Universe’ for DC, Warner Bros. (EXCLUSIVE)

Doug Liman is set to direct the Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment adaptation of “Dark Universe” — a.k.a., “Justice League Dark.” Scott Rudin and Guillermo del Toro are producing the pic with del Toro writing a recent draft of the script. Warner Bros. had no comment. While plot details are being kept under wraps, the… Read more »

Spotify and Major Labels Wrangle Again Over Ad-Supported Listening, Royalties

Everything old is new again at Spotify, which is currently trying to nail down new deals with the major record labels — a process that once again brings up issues around Spotify’s large number of non-paying users, as well as the rates that the service is paying to rights holders. Spotify’s long-term contracts with the three… Read more »

Pete Hammond’s Emmy Handicaps 2016: Outstanding Drama Series

During Final Round voting, as TV Academy members cast their ballots for this year’s Primetime Emmy winners, Pete Hammond takes a closer look at the nominees in key categories.
With Breaking Bad and Mad Men finally out of the way in the Outstanding Drama Series category, the field is more fluid and slightly less predictable than it has been. Although the new voting rules allowing a wider field of Academy members to vote in the finals tend to favor popularity, which might…

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Panama Plays Key Role in Boxer Biopic ‘Hands of Stone’

Robert De Niro has come full circle. In writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz’s “Hands of Stone,” slated for release by The Weinstein Co. on Aug. 26, the actor plays legendary boxing trainer Ray Arcel, who came out of retirement at age 72 to coach Panamanian fighter Roberto Durán. The role brings De Niro back to the boxing… Read more »

Colin Ford, Ellie Bamber, Timothy Simons Lead ‘Extracurricular Activities’

EXCLUSIVE: Colin Ford (Supernatural)Ellie Bamber (Nocturnal Animals), and Timothy Simons (Veep) have joined the cast of director Jay Lowi‘s Extracurricular Activities, a dark comedy/thriller being produced under Lowi and David Wilson’s Free Chicken Films shingle.
Paul Schiff (Young Guns, Rushmore, Maid in Manhattan) and Rich Hull (She’s All That, American Psycho II) serve as executive producers. The trio of actors join an ensemble cast in the film that also features…

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EMMYS: Acting Nominees Turn Out To Court Votes At Annual Performers Reception

Sarah Paulson , a two-time nominee this year, was talking about how she may be making Emmy history. Rami Malek, a first time nominee, talked glowingly about his competition for Best Actor in a Drama Series. Co-stars Matt Walsh and Tony Hale,  nominated in the same supporting category for Veep,  made the rounds together .
Lou Diamond Phillips still can’t believe he is up for a comedy role. This was all part of the action as I made the rounds at the Television Academy’s…

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