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‘Rust’ Charges: Prosecutors Say Alec Baldwin Shouldn’t Have Pointed Gun

Alec Baldwin has officially been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Charges were formally filed against Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who both face two counts of involuntary manslaughter, on Tuesday after Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced criminal charges against both on Jan. 19. Notably, prosecutors […]

Priscilla Presley Moves to Invalidate Daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s Will

A Presley estate battle is brewing. In a petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, Priscilla Presley challenges the will of her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. She questions the “authenticity and validity” of a 2016 amendment that replaced her and former business manager Barry Siegel as co-trustees with Lisa Marie Presley’s daughter Riley […]

Marilyn Manson Sued Over Alleged Sexual Assault of a Minor

Marilyn Manson is facing another lawsuit for sex crimes, this time from a woman who says she was groomed and sexually assaulted when she was underage in the 1990s. Manson allegedly targeted the Jane Doe plaintiff when she was 16 using his celebrity to “groom, manipulate and exploit” her, resulting in multiple sexual assaults over […]

‘Charlie Says’ Trial: Ousted Producer Kevin Shulman Clashes With Ex-Partners

A breach of contract suit over claims that producer and director Kevin Shulman was shut out of Manson family murder movie Charlie Says goes to trial on Monday, setting the stage for a showdown on whether he was cheated out of a producer credit and the fees to go along with it. Shulman and Jeremy […]

Marilyn Manson Settles Sexual Assault Suit Brought by Esmé Bianco

Marilyn Manson has settled a lawsuit brought by Esmé Bianco, a Game of Thrones actress who accused him of sexual, physical and psychological abuse in a series of violent incidents over the course of their relationship. The two sides reached a deal “in principle to resolve” the suit, according to a court document filed on […]

Google’s Digital Advertising Dominance Under Fire As Justice Dept. Brings Antitrust Suit

The Department of Justice and several states have brought another federal antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of abusing its dominance to stifle competition in the digital advertising market.  The government alleges in a suit filed on Tuesday that Google has engaged in a “systematic campaign” to “neutralize and eliminate” competitors through a series […]

Activision Blizzard Beats Shareholder Suit

Activision Blizzard will not have to face a lawsuit from investors claiming the company lied to them by minimizing the impact of allegedly widespread sexual harassment and discrimination against female employees, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson on Monday concluded that Activision Blizzard didn’t make false statements to shareholders about the […]

‘Rust’ Shooting: Alec Baldwin, Other Crew to Be Charged in Halyna Hutchins’ On-Set Death

Prosecutors in New Mexico on Thursday announced criminal charges will be filed against Alec Baldwin in connection with his role in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the set of Rust. Mary Carmack-Altwies, the district attorney who serves Santa Fe County, will charge star and producer Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed with two counts […]

Two Studio Operators Join Forces to Bring More Major Productions to Toronto

Toronto’s Stratagem Studios, which has hosted shoots for Marvel’s Hawkeye and Paramount+’s Mayor of Kingstown, plans to partner with Kleinburg Film Studios on studio lot space in hopes to attract more major productions coming to Canada. The joint venture to be named Stratagem Kleinburg Studios increases Stratagem’s footprint to 400,000 square feet of stage and production […]

‘Rust’ Charging Decisions to Come on Thursday

A New Mexico prosecutor will announce a decision on Thursday over whether to file criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and others for their roles in the fatal shooting on the set of Rust in October 2021. Mary Carmack-Altwies, the First Judicial District Attorney, and a special prosecutor brought on to handle the case will announce […]

Filming in Los Angeles Drops Off to End 2022

Production in Los Angeles sharply declined to end 2022 as Hollywood slowed its recovery from COVID-19. But data recorded for the full year reflected that filming returned to pre-pandemic levels in 2019, which was a year of significant production decline. “Can we hold here, or will the pre-COVID downtrend resume?” said FilmLA President Paul Audley. […]

AI Art Generators Spark Multiple Copyright Lawsuits

A group of artists are suing AI art generators Stability AI, Midjourney and DeviantArt for using their work to train AI tools. The first-of-its-kind suit accuses the companies of copyright infringement for using billions of images downloaded from the internet without artists’ consent. “Until now, when a purchaser seeks a new image ‘in the style’ […]