Broadway’s Summer Slump Continues With 6.6% Box Office Drop; ‘Paramour’ Gets Therapy

The Broadway box office took another August dip last week, thanks at least in part to the reduced schedule at the Street’s biggest theater, the Lyric. That’s where Cirque du Soleil’s gypsies-and-gymnasts fusion show Paramour shut down temporarily, shaving off three performances this week (and a few more next week) as the creatives went back to the drawing board in hopes of fixing the underperforming extravaganza. The result was a $387K writedown from the previous week at…

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TV Ratings: VMAs Plummet on MTV, Sister Networks

MTV’s Video Music Awards may have been the talk of Twitter Sunday night, but the music show failed to draw a television audience on par with past installments. The 2016 VMAs, featuring performances by Beyoncé, Rihanna and Britney Spears, among others, drew 6.5 million total viewers across MTV and 10 Viacom-owned sister networks, according to… Read more »

Freeform Releases Trailer for Bella Thorne’s ‘Famous in Love’ from ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Creator (WATCH)

As one show wraps, another debuts. Just as Freeform broke the news that “Pretty Little Liars” will end after its seventh season, the network released a new trailer for Marlene King’s upcoming series “Famous In Love.” Starring Bella Thorne, the newest show from the “Pretty Little Liars” creator will debut in April 2017, immediately after the Season… Read more »

‘The Simpsons’ Writer/Exec. Producer Matt Selman Lists in Hancock Park (EXCLUSIVE)

SELLER: Matt Selman LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $4,679,000 / $14,000 per month SIZE: 5,842 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 3 half bathrooms plus 1-bed/1-bath guesthouse YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: The Los Angeles home of Matt Selman, long-time writer and executive producer of “The Simpsons,” has come up for sale with an asking price… Read more »