Vice News Hit With Layoffs in U.S., U.K.

Vice Media’s news operations have taken a hit, with 15 staffers in the U.S. being laid off and the company axing three members of the Vice News U.K. editorial team. As part of the changes, Josh Tyrangiel — the Bloomberg alum who joined Vice last fall to run the daily news show for HBO — will now be overseeing… Read more »

An up and coming horror director is already rumored to helm Blumhouse’s HALLOWEEN!

John Carpenter will “Godfather” the new Halloween and now there’s a juicy rumor about who will step behind the camera.

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. It’s exciting times for Halloween fans with John Carpenter returning to the franchise in a mentor role, something he hadn’t done since way back on Halloween III if my horror trivia is correct. Sure, his name has been on every Halloween movie since then, but other than receiving a giant check for each one he was about as hands off as one can be.
Blumhouse teaming with Carpenter for this new film is pretty cool. It reminds me of Dimension doing H20, which is a fascinating entry into that franchise looking back on it now because it was the horror identity of that time (post-Scream) reflecting on one of the genre’s most classic icons. You have a very late ’90s Dimension/Kevin Williamson feeling surrounding a pretty solid Michael Myers story.
Jason Blum is that for the current run of popular horror and seeing Myers through that lens I think is pretty interesting.
Bloody-Disgusting is saying they’re hearing that HUSH and OCULUS’ Mike Flanagan is in talks to write and direct this new Blum/Carpenter iteration of Halloween. This isn’t confirmed, of course, but it’s the rumor of the hour.
I must admit that I’m a bad horror fan and have somehow missed Hush at a couple different festivals and haven’t gotten around to it since it hit Netflix, but everything I hear from fellow genre geeks is that it’s pretty righteous.
Now the question is what this new Halloween will be. I’m hoping they don’t retread the whole Strode/Myers thing and that

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As ‘GMA,’ ‘Today’ Battle, Rivals Are Gaining Ground

When Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos opened “Good Morning America” Tuesday, they had compelling stories to tell: Ginger Zee, the show’s meteorologist who is gaining attention for competing on “Dancing with the Stars,” has pushed through despite an injury. And there were updates on the recent crash of EgyptAir MS804. It’s the sort of mix… Read more »

‘Ready Player One’ Star Olivia Cooke Signs With CAA (EXCLUSIVE)

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” star Olivia Cooke has signed with CAA. Cooke’s breakout role came last year with the Sundance film “Me and Earl,” which follows two friends who connect with a girl dying of cancer, while make a film revolving around her life. The movie went on to win the festival’s grand jury and audience… Read more »

Jeanne Parr, Chris Noth’s Mother and a Former CBS Correspondent, Dies at 92

Jeanne Parr, a pioneering CBS correspondent and mother of actor Chris Noth, died on Friday, Variety has confirmed. She was 92. “My mother lived fiercely with courage and love,” Noth said in a statement. “She never accepted anything less than her dreams. And she wanted those same qualities for her children. She lived long and died… Read more »