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A TV Writer’s Plea in Wake of LGBTQ Confrontations: Don’t Let Hate Groups Flor-nicate California Schools

'Single Drunk Female' and '30 Rock' scribe Daisy Gardner attended the Glendale school board meeting where anti-LGBTQ extremist groups clashed with parents: “We must collectively calmly look these would-be fascists in the eye”

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2023 BET Awards: Drake, GloRilla, Lizzo, 21 Savage Lead Nominations

Drake’s unstoppable run in music is continuing at the 2023 BET Awards: He’s the top contender with seven nominations. The multi-platinum rapper will compete for best male hip-hop artist and best male R&B/pop artist, while “Wait for U” — his song with Future and Tems — is up for best collaboration and the viewer’s choice […]

The New York Times Wants Keegan-Michael Key to Invade Your Wordle Group Chats

Keegan- Michael Key wants to crush your Wordle dreams. The actor, writer and comedian is working with The New York Times on a fresh marketing push for its New York Times Games division, including Wordle, the wordplay game the Times acquired last year. The push includes a contest in which users share their scores from […]

Bob Rice, Trailblazing Agent for Video Game Music, Dies at 79 

Bob Rice, who teamed with Journey to release a groundbreaking rock music video game and represented top-notch composers like Steve Ouimette, Sascha Dikiciyan and Inon Zur in the industry, has died. He was 79. Rice died Wednesday night of COPD at an assisted living facility in Santa Clara, California, publicist Greg O’Connor-Read told The Hollywood […]

Pat Robertson, Founder of Christian Broadcasting Network, Dies at 93

Christian evangelist Pat Robertson, who ran the Christian Broadcasting Network and sought the GOP presidential nomination, died Thursday at the age of 93. His death was confirmed on his network, in a statement from his son, Gordon Robertson, who is also the network’s CEO and president. A memorial service will be held “in the coming […]

Inside the Wagner-verse: How Hollywood-Style Propaganda Films Are Selling Putin’s War

Last October, a small Russian production company called Aurum released The Best in Hell, a 107-minute feature film chronicling a brutal struggle for territory in an unnamed European city. The scenes of urban warfare are visceral and raw, and the only respite from the violence comes in the form of periodic tactical lectures aimed directly […]

Danny Masterson’s Former Legal Team Sanctioned for Leaking Discovery Material to the Church of Scientology in Rape Trial

Tom Mesereau and Sharon Appelbaum, Danny Masterson’s previous lawyers before they were ousted from the actor’s defense team, have been sanctioned for leaking confidential discovery material to the Church of Scientology. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo on Wednesday found that Meseareau and Applebaum shared criminal discovery related to claims from Masterson’s accusers that […]

Jack Lee, “Hanging on the Telephone” Songwriter, Dies at 71

Jack Lee, the singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer with the 1970s West Coast band The Nerves who wrote the power pop trio’s “Hanging on the Telephone,” famously covered by Debbie Harry and Blondie, has died. He was 71. Lee died May 26 in Santa Monica after a three-year battle with colon cancer, his family announced. […]

‘Deadpool: Badder Blood’ Was 6 Years in the Making

Deadpool: Badder Blood has taken Rob Liefeld on a long road. The writer and artist crafted the opening pages in late 2017 — but then he and Marvel agreed to detour to other things — including work celebrating anniversaries of Deadpool and X-Force. All along, Liefeld has kept the ideas for Badder Blood alive. And […]

Martin Scorsese Says Michael J. Fox Has Been “A Guiding Light” Through Wife Helen’s Battle with Parkinson’s Disease

Michael J. Fox was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Museum of the Moving Image’s Spring Moving Image Awards on Tuesday, where Martin Scorsese spoke about the personal impact that Fox’s Parkinson’s advocacy has had on his own life. Looking back on the actor’s career, saying he was “stunned by the energy and […]

Amid Writers Strike, Pay Up Hollywood Relaunches a Relief Fund for Support Staff

As the WGA strike continues on, a fund is being relaunched to aid support staff, like writers’ room assistants and production assistants, affected by the continued work stoppage. TV writer and producer Liz Hsiao Lan Alper’s Pay Up Hollywood, which has long advocated for the financial needs of support staff, is relaunching its Hollywood Support […]

Quinta Brunson, Stephanie Hsu Join 2023 Hollywood Climate Summit Lineup

A star-studded lineup will come out to support the planet at this month’s Hollywood Climate Summit, with Quinta Brunson and Stephanie Hsu among the new speakers set to join previously announced participants Jane Fonda and Daniels (Kwan and Scheinert). The 2023 Hollywood Climate Summit will feature two formal conference days, presented with the Academy of […]

Prince Harry’s Second Day of Testimony in Tabloid Trial Focuses on Articles He Claims Came From Phone Hacking

Much of the coverage of Prince Harry’s first day giving evidence in his legal case against Mirror Group Newspapers was centered on the contents of his 55-page witness statement, detailing the impact journalist intrusions have had on his life. On Wednesday, in his second day in the witness box, the royal focused on his specific allegations […]