‘Edge of Seventeen’ Named as Centerpiece Selection at Austin Film Festival

The Austin Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference has announced that the STX coming of age-comedy “Edge of Seventeen” will screen as the centerpiece selection on Oct. 17. James L. Brooks will attend the screening of the pic, on which he is a producer. Brooks, whose previous producing credits include “Jerry Maguire” and “The Simpsons Movie,” will present… Read more »

‘Scandal’ Director Tom Verica Sells Studio City Spanish Home (EXCLUSIVE)

Actor/producer/director Tom Verica has put his hacienda-style home in the hills above Studio City in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley up for sale, with an asking price of not quite $2.3 million. Property records show that the “Scandal” director and executive producer, who also holds down a recurring role on “How to Get Away with… Read more »

YouTube Announces New Offline App for Android

YouTube wants to make it easier for users in developing markets to access its service without having to rely on fast mobile connectivity. That’s why the Google subsidiary just launched YouTube Go, a new Android app that allows users to download videos to watch them at a later time. The idea of YouTube Go is… Read more »

‘Deepwater Horizon’ Review: Real-Life Disaster Movie Explosive But Not Compelling

On April 20, 2010 the worst oil rig crisis and spill in American history happened in Louisiana on the Deepwater Horizon. Eleven workers died. 115 people on that rig struggled to survive. For the next 87 days, oil flowed uncontrollably into the Gulf Of Mexico. Since it was ruled to be responsible in 2014, BP has paid out billions in penalties, settlements and clean-up. Now, six years later, Hollywood is having its say with director Peter Berg’s straight-laced disaster…

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Reese Witherspoon Pocket-Lists Pacific Palisades Mansion (EXCLUSIVE)

According to trusted celebrity real estate tattletales Hal E. Wood and Peter Propertyseller, Reese Witherspoon and her high-powered CAA talent agent husband, Jim Toth, would like to sell their mansion perched atop the prestigious Amalfi Rim in Pacific Palisades, and therefore have engaged the services of one of L.A.’s most successful real estate agents to… Read more »

The Films of Roger Ross Williams Tackle Life Beyond the Norm

The films made by Roger Ross Williams would at first appear to have little in common. “Life, Animated,” the acclaimed documentary that premiered at Sundance in January, got into the head of a young man on the autistic spectrum who learned to relate to the world through Disney animated films. Williams’ 2013 feature “God Loves… Read more »

NBC Leads Early Debate Stats; Big Viewer Turnout Indicated – Update

UPDATE, 9:44 AM: In early numbers, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox averaged a combined 42.4 million total viewers for last night’s first presidential debate from 9-11 p.m. NBC led with an average 15.6 million viewers, followed by ABC with 11.6 million, CBS with 10.2 million, and Fox with 5 million. Nielsen will release final stats later this afternoon.
PREVIOUS: NBC snagged the biggest broadcast crowd for the first debate between the network’s former reality TV show star Donald Trum…

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Aaron Neville Lists Greenwich Village Penthouse (EXCLUSIVE)

The Bizzy Boys at Celebrity Address Aerial let us know that legendary R&B singer Aaron Neville, 75, has put his terraced penthouse atop a luxurious, full-service apartment house in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village up for sale at $2.5 million. The famously falsetto-voiced singer — who released his 17th studio album, “Apache,”… Read more »