Amazon Shares Fall After It Reports Q3 Earnings Miss

Amazon shares are down about 6% in post market trading after the e-retailer released Q3 earnings that fell short of Wall Street expectations.
The company reported net income of $252 million, up about 219% from the period last year, on revenues of $32.71 billion, up 29%. The top line slightly beat expectations for $32.69 billion. But earnings at 52 cents a share missed analysts’ forecast for 78 cents.
Amazon told investors to expect Q4 operating income of anywhere from…


‘Pure Genius’ Star Augustus Prew on Peter Thiel, Healthcare Startups and Why Donald Trump is the ‘American Brexit’

The premise sounds a little outlandish even for a TV series: A young tech baron builds his own hospital dedicated to the most cutting-edge medical techniques. So when “Pure Genius” star Augustus Prew, who plays said young tech baron James Bell, saw that Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan had spent $600 million on… Read more »

Lakeshore Entertainment Taps Lee Toland Krieger To Direct ‘Blackfriars’

EXCLUSIVE: The Age of Adaline filmmaker Lee Toland Krieger is reteaming with Lakeshore Entertainment for its newest production Blackfriars, a 2015 Black List comedy written by Chris Bremner.
Based on a true story, Bremner’s script follows an uptight Boston police detective, Walter Robinson, who gets the case of his career when he is assigned to protect Bobby Zachary, the lone survivor of the infamous 1978 mob hit known as the Blackfriars Massacre. While hiding Bobby, the…


Martin Shkreli Promises To Release Unheard Nirvana And Beatles Music If Trump Wins

Martin ShkreliWalking pharma scrotum Martin Shkreli is of course voting for Donald Trump. His contribution to Trump’s campaign (and ploy to get some attention for himself) is to offer to release his music collection — which apparently includes “unheard” Nirvana, the Beatles, and of course the Wu-Tang Clan — for free. As if screwing the … More »

Character Actors To Be Honored This Weekend At 2nd Annual Carney Awards

Conchata Ferrell, Stephen Tobolowsky, Steve Buscemi, Jonathan Banks, and Gary Cole will be honored this Sunday at the 2nd Annual Carney Awards to shed a light on outstanding character actors. Veteran character actor Dan Hedaya, whose career spans almost 50 years and has one of the most recognizable faces in TV and film, will also be receiving the Chairman’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The show was named in honor of the late Oscar-winning and six-time Emmy-winning actor…


Alphabet Q3 Earnings Beat Market Expectations With Revenue of $22.5 Billion

Google parent Alphabet just had another really good quarter: Alphabet booked revenue of $22.5 billion during the company’s most recent quarter, which ended on September 30, compared to $18.7 billion during the same quarter a year ago. The company’s adjusted net income came in at $5 billion, compared to $4 billion a year ago. This comes… Read more »

Peter Bart: Euros Baffled By U.S. Mega-Deals, But Still Hustle For U.S. Tourists

Having spent the last two weeks in Europe, I’ve found that Euro media players are baffled by almost everything that’s taking place in the U.S. – a unique disconnect. Every manifestation of Trumpism bewilders them; even the media mega-deals are disturbing. Deals like AT&T-Time Warner in their minds portend exactly the kind of oligopoly and content concentration that Europeans would like to escape.
“The prospect of CNN disappearing into an anonymous multinational…


The Who’s Roger Daltrey Says Rock Is Now Dead And Only Rappers Matter

INDIO, CA - OCTOBER 16:  Musician Roger Daltrey of The Who perform during Desert Trip at the Empire Polo Field on October 16, 2016 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)According to the Who’s Roger Daltrey, rock is dead. The musician told The Times of London that the genre he’s championed for years (and years, and years) has “reached a dead end.” Daltrey does, however, have a lot of hope for rap music. Here’s an excerpt from the piece: … More »