Panacea Entertainment’s Eric Gardner is Ready to Downsize

Panacea Entertainment honcho Eric Gardner has his discreet estate in the affluent, semi-rural community of Santa Rosa Valley, near Thousand Oaks, Calif., on the market with an asking price just shy of $2.5 million. Gardner — who started out as a tour coordinator for bands like the Grateful Dead and Kiss before shifting to artist… Read more »

Fox News Dominates But Down In August, CNN No. 2 In News Demo While MSNBC Takes Total Viewers

CNN dominated MSNBC in primetime in August; MSNBC beat CNN in prime in overall audience for the month.
In weekday primetime, MSNBC skirted past CNN, both in overall audience  (1.42M  vs. 972K, respectively) and in the news demo (320K vs. 312K).  It marks the first such Monday-Friday primetime win over CNN in more than two years.
For the full week, however, MSNBC’s  news demo 264K fell short of CNN’s 272K, though MSNBC’s month to month percentage gain of 86% tops CNN’s…


Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen List Sleek Manhattan Condo (EXCLUSIVE)

Though it’s flown under the radar since it first popped up on the open market in early June, an eagle-eyed informant swears that all-American pigskin-tosser Tom Brady and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen have listed their pied-à-terre at the sleek One Madison tower in New York City’s Flatiron District with a $17.25 million price tag. Acquired… Read more »

Coca-Cola Debuts Its Magical New Packaging With Some Actual Magic

Coca-Cola’s grown tired of happiness, and is moving on to magic. As one does.

In “Taste the Magic,” a new spot by agency David, a waiter approaches a table that’s ordered an unusual amount of Coca-Colas. (Really, nobody wanted anything else?) A woman tells him she didn’t order a regular Coke. No problem! Before her eyes, he transforms it into a Coca-Cola Zero. 

It turns out this is no ordinary waiter. This is Justin Flom, a resident Las Vegas magician and social media star. 

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Former Paramount, Disney Exec Named CEO Of China-Based Alpha Animation

Bob Bacon, a former executive both at the Walt Disney Co. and at Paramount Pictures, has just been named CEO of Alpha Animation, a new division of the China-based Alpha Group Co., Ltd. The division will produce animated features for worldwide distribution. The appointment was announced this morning by Alpha Interactive Entertainment CEO Chen De Rong. Alpha Animation will leverage existing IPs and create original fare with plans to release the first animated film in 2020…


Bruce Lee-Inspired Crime Drama ‘Warrior’ From Justin Lin & ‘Banshee’ Co-Creator Gets Cinemax Pilot Order

EXCLUSIVE: Cinemax has given a pilot order to Warrior, a crime drama based on original material written by Bruce Lee. Warrior has been a passion project for both the late martial arts icon and Fast & Furious helmer Justin Lin who is executive producing the pilot with an eye to direct. The pilot was written by Jonathan Tropper, co-creator of Banshee, Cinemax’s first homegrown primetime drama hit.
Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the aftermath of the…


James Franco, Zoe Kravitz, Jack Reynor to Star in Sci-Fi Film ‘Kin’

James Franco, Zoe Kravitz, Jack Reynor, and Dennis Quaid have signed on for the independent sci-fi action-thriller “Kin.” WME Global put the financing together for the film, which will begin shooting on Oct. 24, and will handle sales with Good Universe, which will launch at next week’s Toronto Film Festival. Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen at… Read more »