Hollywood Reacts to ‘Last Tango in Paris’ Director’s Rape Scene Confession

Several celebrities took to Twitter on Saturday to express disgust over the recent uncovering of a 2013 video in which “Last Tango in Paris” director Bernardo Bertolucci admits he and Marlon Brando conspired against then-19-year-old actress Maria Schneider to film a rape scene. In the well-known scene, Brando’s character used a stick of butter as… Read more »

Billy Chapin Dead: ‘Night Of The Hunter’ Child Actor Was 72

Billy Chapin, who as a child actor held his own against Robert Mitchum’s murderous preacher in Charles Laughton’s brilliant The Night of the Hunter, died Friday following a lengthy illness. His death was announced by his sister Lauren Chapin, the former child actress who costarred in TV’s classic family sitcom Father Knows Best.
“It is with a saddened heart that I say ‘Good Bye’ to my precious brother Billy Chapin, wonderful Star of Movies, Television and Radio,” Lauren…

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Singapore is Evolving, Says IMDA CEO Gabriel Lim

CEO of the recently established Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore, Gabriel Lim is charged with developing film, TV and tech industries, while also holding the line in a country known for social conservatism. He tells Variety that things are on the move on both fronts. Variety: Why merge the Media Development Authority and the… Read more »

Netflix Announces ‘Sense8’ Christmas Special and Season 2 Premiere Dates

O come, all ye “Sense8” faithful. Netflix has announced a two-hour Christmas special will be available around the globe on Dec. 23. What’s more, Season 2 will pick up with 10 new episodes on May 5. As Netflix debuts are want to do, the shows will be available to stream (and now possibly download) starting at… Read more »

Stone Temple Pilots Share Letter To Scott Weiland On One-Year-Anniversary Of His Death

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24:  Musician Scott Weiland poses for a portrait at the Village at the Lift Presented by McDonald's McCafe during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland died of a drug overdose exactly one year ago today. At the time, his bandmates issued a short eulogy in the form of a letter addressed to Weiland, and now, on the one-year anniversary of his death, they’ve shared another letter via their official website. More »

Jay Z & Timbaland Call Out Racial Insensitivity In “Big Pimpin’” Copyright Appeal

BROOKLYN, NY - JULY 03: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) JAY Z and Timbaland attend JAY Z and Samsung Mobile's celebration of the Magna Carta Holy Grail album, available now through a customized app in Google Play and Samsung Apps exclusively for Samsung Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S III and Note II users on July 3, 2013 in Brooklyn City.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Samsung)In 2007, the nephew of Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdy sued Jay Z and Timbaland, claiming that their 1999 hit “Big Pimpin'” sampled Hamdy’s 1957 song “Khosara Khosara” without permission. The case finally went to trial last year, but before the jury could deliberate, a judge dismissed the suit with prejudice, ruling that … More »

Billy Chapin, Child Actor in ‘Night of the Hunter,’ Dies at 72

Billy Chapin, a child actor known for his roles in “The Kid from Left Field” and “The Night of the Hunter” has died. He was 72. Chapin’s sister and fellow former child actor, Lauren, announced the news on Facebook Saturday. She wrote that Billy had died Friday night “after a long illness.” “Billy was a… Read more »