Kevin Costner Sues Kylin Pictures For $3.9M Over ‘Shanghai Sojourners’ Breach

Kevin Costner and his Treehouse Films have filed a $3,9 million breach of contract suit against Chinese financier Kylin Pictures and various unnamed defendants for backing out of a proposed film Shanghai Sojourners.
The film is described on Kylin’s website as follows: “During WWII while Shanghai was under control by Japanese forces, a young Chinese woman falls in love with a young Jewish man exiled from his home in Europe. Together, they plot his escape from China before…


Former Busan Festival Bosses Given Suspended Jail Sentences

Lee Yong-kwan and Jay Jeon were Wednesday given suspended prison sentences after being prosecuted for offences relating to their management of the Busan Film Festival. Lee, a co-founder of the festival and its former director, was found guilty of embezzlement by a Busan court. He was handed a six month prison sentence, suspended for two years. Jeon, also… Read more »

Will Ferrell Visits ‘@Midnight’ As George W. Bush To Defend Family Honor

Will Ferrell visits Comedy Central’s @midnight with Chris Hardwick tonight as George W. Bush, to defend the family name, in the wake of The Washington Post’s release of the Access Hollywood tape of “my cousin Billy Bush.”
“He’s been in the news a lot lately, him and and that disgraced pumpkin Donald Trump, talking on that bus….We Bushes don’t act like that,” Ferrell/Bush begins…


‘The Punisher’ Recruits Paul Schulze, Others For Netflix’s New Marvel Series

Paul Schulze (Nurse Jackie) has been cast as a series regular in Netflix’s upcoming The Punisher. One of five newly announced castings for the Marvel’s Daredevil spinoff, Schulze will play Rawlins, a high-ranking member of the CIA whose operations in Afghanistan intersect with topliner Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle.
The other newcomers include Daniel Webber (11.22.63), Jason R. Moore (A Lonely Place for Dying), Jaime Ray Newman (Bates Motel) and, as reported exclusively by…


Neil Young Announces New Album Peace Trail

Neil YoungNeil Young has just announced a new album called Peace Trail, his second release of the year after the live album EARTH. The mostly-acoustic 10-song collection was recorded with session musicians Jim Keltner and Paul Bushnell at Rick Rubin’s Shangri La Studios following the release of EARTH, and Young himself produced the LP with John … More »

Newt Gingrich Blasts Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Over Trump Coverage: ‘You Are Fascinated with Sex’

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich lashed out at Megyn Kelly on Fox News Tuesday night for labeling Donald Trump a “sexual predator,”  accusing the prime-time anchor of contributing to the media “bias” against Trump. “I’m sick and tired of people like you that’s using language that’s inflammatory and not true,” Ginrich said. “You… Read more »

New ‘Law & Order SVU’ Donald Trump-ian Episode Airdate Sighting: November 16

There’s been a new airdate sighting for Law & Order: SVUs Donald Trump-ian episode, ‘Unstoppable.’
That new airdate: Wednesday, November 16 at 9 PM.
When last we checked in on the illusive episode, 11 days ago, NBC had removed it from its previous most recent airdate, October 26, deciding to hold it until some unspecified date after Election Day, which is November 8.
The new airdate presumably gives interested parties time to sort out election results Trump already has…


Janet Patterson Dies: Costume Designer & Jane Campion Regular Was Four-Time Oscar Nominee

Janet Patterson, a costume designer who worked on several Jane Campion films and amassed four Oscar nominations over a 30-year career, has died. Rocco Hindman, head of the agency that repped Patterson, told the Associated Press that she died recently in Australia but did not provide details, including her age.
She launched her career with the 1984 Australian TV series Sweet and Sour and 1986 miniseries Palace of Dreams then turned her focus exclusively to features…