Kevin Meaney Dies: Veteran Comic And Actor Was 60

Tributes from colleagues and friends poured out tonight following the news that comedian Kevin Meaney has died. The veteran stand up comic, whose acting credits include numerous animated television series and the Tom Hanks film Big among others, and who also made dozens of appearances on late night television, was 60. He was found in his home today in Forestburgh, New York.
“So kind. So damn funny. So sorry for his loved ones for his loss,” said Bob Saget about Meaney on…


Ex-State Sen. Ron Calderon Sentenced In Film Incentives Bribe Case

Former California State Sen. Ron Calderon has been sentenced to 3½ years in federal prison after pleading guilty to accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for performing official acts as a legislator – including $60,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as independent filmmakers who wanted changes to California’s film incentives program.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, Calderon agreed to support an expansion of a state law that…


‘Neruda’ Trailer: Life On The Run For Chilean Poet & Political Firebrand

Best known here in the U.S. as the author of some of the greatest – if not the greatest – poetry of the 20th century, Chile’s Pablo Neruda was considered in his country one of the most dangerous men alive. His romantic and erotic poems scandalized conservatives which was bad enough, but Neruda was also a communist activist and politician whose poetry electrified Chile’s working classes. That gained him the permanent enmity of the country’s fascists and…


Donald Trump’s Comedy Crater Caught By 10.3M Viewers On Cable News Networks

An average of about 10.3M viewers watched just the cable news networks to see two presidential candidates known for their utter lack of comedy chops perform lighthearted roasts of each other at a Catholic charity fundraiser.
The ensuing train wreck brought nearly 4M viewers to CNN, 3.6M to Fox News Channel and another 2.9M to MSNBC. CNN also towered in the news demo with 1.337M viewers aged 25-54, to FNC’s 781K and MSNBC’s 652K.
Trump started strong then, as is his…


SAG-AFTRA Plans First Videogame Strike Picket for Monday

In a sign that no negotiations will take place soon, SAG-AFTRA will hold its first strike picket Monday morning in Playa del Rey in Los Angeles at videogame producer Electronic Arts. Union president Gabrielle Carteris is leading the action. SAG-AFTRA went on strike on Friday against videogame companies, barring members from working as voice actors for Electronic… Read more »