Mike Birbiglia on ‘Don’t Think Twice,’ Envy, And Why Improv is Nicer Than Stand-Up

Mike Birbiglia is pulling back the curtain on the feuds and resentments that consume comedians when one of their own hits it big. In his second feature, “Don’t Think Twice,” Birbiglia depicts a tight-knit improv troop that starts to unravel when one of its members gets cast on a popular “Saturday Night Live”-type program. It’s… Read more »

‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’: Netflix Spins Trailer & Date For Docu On DJ Steve Aoki

Fire up your glow sticks and rekindle your PLUR: Netflix said today that its documentary on Steve Aoki will start streaming on August 19. The service also released a trailer and poster for I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Loud Life of Steve Aoki, director Justin Krook pic about one of EDM’s biggest stars.
Described as “heart-pumping yet heart-wrenching,” the film follows Aoki — who started a music label out of his college apartment 18 years ago — in the lead-up to his…

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Ron Howard Docuseries ‘Breakthrough’ Renewed For Season 2 By Nat Geo Channel

National Geographic Channel has ordered a second season of Breakthrough, executive produced by Imagine Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment, for premiere in spring 2017.
The anthology series focuses on the world’s leading scientists and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements change lives in the immediate future and beyond.
Brendan and Emmett Malloy join the executive producing team for Season 2 and also will direct. Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Michael…

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The Longtime Beverly Hills Estate of Jackie Collins Sold for $21 million

SELLER: Estate of Jackie Collins LOCATION: Beverly Hills, CA PRICE: $21,000,000 SIZE: 21,784 square feet, 8 bedrooms, 10 full and 5 half bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: The longtime Beverly Hills mansion of recently passed and profoundly prolific pulp novelist Jackie Collins was sold for a noteworthy $21 million. Impressively high as the sale price may… Read more »

Fox News Ads Suggest TV Strategy Remains Same After Roger Ailes’ Departure

Fox News Channel is working its way through internal troubles, but that hasn’t kept the cable-news outlet from putting its best foot forward to the outside world. In print ads that appeared Monday in The New York Times and New York Post, Fox News Channel touted the winning ratings performance from its broadcasts of the… Read more »

Alicia Silverstone To Star In ‘American Woman’ TV Land Pilot Inspired By Kyle Richards

Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) has been tapped to star in TV Land pilot American Woman, inspired by the life of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Kyle Richards.
Silverstone will play Bonnie Nolan, a mother with two daughters who finds herself facing an entirely new world after she leaves her husband. As she struggles to raise her family, Bonnie sets out to claim her own brand of independence in a world not ready to give it.
The pilot is produced by John Wells…

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Doug Gillard Rejoins Guided By Voices, Starts Another New Band With Robert Pollard Called ESP Ohio

ESP Ohio - "Royal Cyclopean"2016 has been a big year for fans of Robert Pollard (though really, isn’t every year?). He re-reactivated Guided By Voices after they broke up for the second time back in 2014, releasing a new LP called Please Be Honest in April and playing a splattering of North American shows. The revered Dayton … More »

Eddie Redmayne to Star in Morten Tyldum’s ‘The Last Days of Night’

Eddie Redmayne is set to star in the Black Bear Pictures drama “The Last Days of Night,” sources confirmed to Variety. The news comes following Black Bear’s acquisition of the Graham Moore spec last month, which also has “Passengers” helmer Morten Tyldum on board to direct. The story follows the battle between Thomas Edison and George… Read more »