Beach Slang – “Chopsticks” (Liz Phair Cover)

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 18:  James Alex of Beach Slang  performs at the Spin at Stubb's SXSW Showcase at Stubb's Bar-B-Que on March 18, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)Beach Slang are good at covering songs. Last year, the Philly-based band released their rendition of Dramarama’s “Anything, Anything” and a few weeks ago they graced fans in Brooklyn with a rendition of the Replacements’ “Can’t Hardly Wait.” Frontman James Alex stayed up late one night recording a cover of Liz Phair’s very, … More »

‘Star Trek’ Sales Buoy 16% Profit Hike For CBS Q2

International sales of various incarnations of the famous “Star Trek” series helped boost second-quarter performance at CBS Corp., a sign of the company’s growing reliance on monetization of its content to fuel its engines. CBS Corp., owner of the CBS broadcast network and the Showtime cable service, said net income came to$423 million, or 93… Read more »

SAG-AFTRA Puts Fox’s Stunt Show ‘Heaven Sent’ On Strike List

A company that helps producers film their projects under guild contracts has been placed on SAG-AFTRA’s strike list. The union said that New York-based 2BC Films has not signed its minimum basic agreement and has ordered its members not to work on Heaven Senta live one-hour stunt show the company will shoot Saturday.
The show, which will air on Fox, will document world-renowned skydiver Luke Aikens’ attempt to become the first person to jump out of an airplane at 25,000…

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Hillary Clinton Gets ‘TGIT’ Treatment From Shonda Rhimes Tonight; ‘Scandal’ EP Created DNC Film For Candidate

Shonda Rhimes has long been a Hillary Clinton fan and tonight at the DNC, the Scandal EP will give the former Secretary of State some cinematic support. Rhimes and fellow TGIT EP Betsy Beers have produced the 12-minute film that will played at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia before Clinton hits the stage after 10 PM ET.
Narrated by another big HRC booster Morgan Freeman, the biographical film will talk about the ex-First Lady’s mother. It will also…

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Bruce Springsteen Announces Memoir Companion LP Featuring Unreleased Tracks

Bruce Springsteen Announces Memoir Companion LP Featuring Unreleased TracksBruce Springsteen’s autobiography, which is (of course) called Born To Run, is hitting bookshelves this fall, and its release will be accompanied by a corresponding companion album named Chapter And Verse. Springsteen hand-picked the songs that were included, which reflect the themes and progression of the book. It contains five previously officially unreleased tracks … More »

Hillary Clinton to Be Introduced at DNC with Film by ‘Scandal’ Producers, Morgan Freeman

It’s a long-standing tradition of political conventions to introduce the candidate with a video. Tonight, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton will be ushered in with a film created by “Scandal” producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. The twelve-minute film, “Hillary,” which is narrated by Morgan Freeman, also features interviews with President Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama, a 9/11 survivor and… Read more »

Watch Robert Rodriguez’s DNC Video ‘Our America’

Director and El Rey Network founder Robert Rodriguez hit the stage last night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to show his newest work — the short Our America. The video, which clocks in at 1 minute and 54 seconds, stresses the nation’s multicultural roots and is part of the push to get out the vote among Latinos — his target audience on El Rey.
“I made this film you just saw because there has never been a more important time for building…

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CBS Credits Retransmission Payments As It Beats Q2 Expectations

CBS beat Wall Street’s earnings expectations for the June quarter, it just disclosed with the release of its latest financial report. But it might not have a big impact on the stock at a time when investors are eager to hear about future developments including the upcoming Star Trek on CBS All Access, and the speculated possibility that it will re-merge with Viacom.
The broadcaster wound up Q2 with $423 million in net earnings, up 27.4% from the period last year, on…

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‘Supergirl’ Unveils First Look At Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman Costume

“Supergirl” has released the first look at Tyler Hoechlin in costume as Superman ahead of the star’s debut in Season 2. Hoechlin will appear as Clark Kent/Kal-El in the “Supergirl” Season 2 premiere, where the Man of Steel will visit his cousin Kara (Melissa Benoist) in National City. This version of the iconic costume was… Read more »