Ted Sarandos: AT&T-Time Warner ‘Sure’ to Face DOJ Scrutiny

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos weighed in on the pending AT&T-Time Warner merger Saturday, predicting the deal will face some regulatory questions. “It’s a tough hypothetical, mostly because deals of this size in the industry are unprecedented. I’m sure it’s going to have a lot of DOJ scrutiny,” he said at USC’s Entertainment Law and Business… Read more »

Jay Z Is The First Rapper Nominated For The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20:  Rapper Jay-Z performs onstage during TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 20, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIDAL)Jay Z just became the first rapper to be nominated for the Songwriters Hall Of Fame since its inception in 1969. Jay was among the 24 nominees announced this week, which also include Max Martin, Madonna, George Michael, Sly Stone, Cat Stevens, Bryan Adams, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Babyface, Gloria Estefan, and Jeff … More »

Kathryn Adams Dies; ‘Saboteur’ Actress Was 96

Kathryn Adams, an actress who appeared in such notable films as Alfred Hitchcock’s Saboteur and the Charles Laughton-starring The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and who retired from Hollywood upon her marriage to Leave It To Beaver‘s Hugh Beaumont, died October 14 at 96.
Other film credits include 1939’s Fifth Avenue Girl, 1940’s The Invisible Woman and 1946’s Blonde For a Day. In 1942, she played Mrs. Brown, a young mother, in Hitchcock’s Saboteur.
In 1942, Adams married…

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‘Dirk Gently’ & ‘Black Mirror’ Season 3 Review: Brits Coming With Savory Treats

Have plans for the weekend before The Walking Dead returns for its seventh season October 23? If you want to treat yourself to some smart and enticing TV, those plans should include a binge of Season 3 of Black Mirror on Netflix and the debut of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency on BBC America.
With the third season of the Charlie Brooker-created anthology launching its six episodes October 21 on the streaming service and the eight-part Max Landis-penned adaptation…

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Couple Taking Engagement Photos Encounters Black Metal Band In The Woods

Couple Taking Engagement Photos Encounters Black Metal Band In The WoodsJohn Awesome and Nydia Hernandez were having an engagement photoshoot with photographer Janet Wheeland in Holy Jim Canyon, California when they stumbled into an entirely different kind of shoot. Black metal band Coldvoid happened to be in the same woods shooting promo photos under the full moon, and the two groups decided to join forces. More »

Adult Film Star Jessica Drake Accuses Donald Trump of Sexual Misconduct

Another woman has come forward to accuse Donald Trump of inappropriate conduct, claiming that he offered her $10,000 and access to his jet to come to his penthouse hotel room at a golf event in 2006. Jessica Drake, an adult film performer for Wicked Pictures, appeared on Saturday with attorney Gloria Allred. She said that… Read more »

Hear An Unearthed Demo From Pre-Smiths Band Freak Party

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01:  Photo of Johnny MARR and SMITHS; Johnny Marr performing on stage  (Photo by Donna Santisi/Redferns)Before Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke formed the Smiths with Morrissey and Mike Joyce, they played in a funk band called Freak Party. And, as The Manchester Evening News reports, their former drummer Si Wolstencroft recently unearthed a lost Freak Party cassette entitled Kraak Therapy, a two-song studio demo recorded in 1981. He’s releasing … More »

Cecilia Hart Dies: Actress & Wife Of James Earl Jones Was 68

Stage and screen actress Cecilia Hart, a frequent television player of the 1970s and wife of James Earl Jones for 34 years died October 16 following a battle with ovarian cancer. She was 68. The news was made public by the Westport, Connecticut focused website WestportNow.
Originally from Cheyenne, Wyoming, Hart received a Drama Desk Award nomination in 1977 for performing in Dirty Linen & New-Found-Land, and has several other Broadway credits to her name, including…

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‘Loving’ To Inaugurate Film Screenings At National Museum Of African American History & Culture

Focus Features’ Loving will be the first theatrical film to screen at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Monday. The invitation-only screening of the Jeff Nichols drama at the newly opened museum’s Oprah Winfrey Theater will be preceded by a reception and panel discussion with the writer/director and stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga.
Loving, set for a November 4 limited release with a subsequent expansion, is a biopic about…

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