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Bob Iger Outlines New Disney Org Structure, With 7,000 Job Cuts Planned

With CEO Bob Iger back at the helm, the new organizational structure of The Walt Disney Co. is taking shape, with 7,000 layoffs planned. On Wednesday, the executive outlined his plan to swiftly restructure the company, effectively dismantling the Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution group created by former CEO Bob Chapek in 2020. The new […]

Owen Wilson Follows in Bob Ross’ Footsteps as Quirky TV Artist in ‘Paint’ Trailer

Owen Wilson appears to be channeling his inner Bob Ross in the first trailer for IFC Films’ upcoming comedy Paint. Director Brit McAdams’ film is set for release on April 7 and stars Wilson as Carl Nargle, the beloved host of a long-running instructional painting series on Vermont public television. Trouble arises when a younger […]

UTA to Cut Staff Amid Acquisition Spree

United Talent Agency, which had been on an acquisition spree nabbing multiple boutique firms, is undergoing a round of layoffs, the company said Wednesday. The cuts at the Jeremy Zimmer-led agency are said to be impacting a single digit percentage of a workforce that totals 2,000 employees. “We’ve grown a great deal over the last […]

Hermès Wins Trademark Suit Over MetaBirkins in Verdict Finding NFTs Aren’t Art

An artist’s nonfungible tokens of Hermès’ iconic Birkin bags violated the luxury fashion house’s trademark rights, a federal jury found on Wednesday. In one of the first trials examining the exploitation of digital assets, the case asked whether Mason Rothschild’s NFTs are more akin to commercial goods or artistic appropriations shielded by the First Amendment. […]

Disney Beats Expectations in Fiscal Q1, As Wall Street Looks to Bob Iger for Corporate Reset

The Walt Disney Co. beat Wall Street expectations in its fiscal first-quarter earnings report, posting stronger revenues and earnings than anticipated. And the solid quarter comes at a critical moment for Disney, which is now once again being led by CEO Bob Iger. The street expects Iger to outline a corporate strategy to bring profitability […]

Reese Witherspoon Once Recapped Her Movie During a Flight

Reese Witherspoon once recapped the plot of her 2010 movie How Do You Know on a plane after the in-flight movie stopped working. The actress and producer told Seth Meyers on Tuesday’s Late Night that she was once on a five-hour flight, during the time when there was one in-flight movie for the entire plane, […]

Jay-Z, Bad Bunny, LL Cool J and Denzel Washington Among Stars Who Witnessed History as LeBron James Broke NBA Scoring Record

Two days after the Grammy Awards, the stars filed back inside Crypto.com Arena, this time to witness history at the hands of LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakers star needed to score 36 points during the team’s matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. By […]

Casa Madera and Four Other New Los Angeles Restaurants to Try Now

Los Angeles’ dining culture is as diverse as its neighborhoods and the people who inhabit them. And with each new restaurant opening, the scene becomes broadened by unique dishes, elevated cocktails and smart atmospheric design that add color and texture to the city. In a place where there’s no shortage of sunlight — and where […]

Netflix’s Shared Account Crackdown Begins in Four New Markets

Netflix on Wednesday began its shared account crackdown in four new markets — Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain — as the streaming giant seeks to convert moochers into paying subscribers. As part of the rollout, primary account holders will be required to set the location of their household, which is defined as people who […]

Fox Corp. Earnings: What Wall Street Likes About the Murdochs’ Latest Moves

Fox Corp.’s latest quarterly earnings improved and included higher advertising revenue, but it was not only its financials that drew Wall Street praise on Wednesday. Analysts also lauded an increased stock buyback program and its strategic implications for the company after the Murdoch family recently dropped plans to merge it with News Corp. And the […]

Seth MacFarlane Returns to WME After CAA Run

Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy and American Dad!, has signed with WME for representation. He is returning to the Hollywood talent agency after inking with rival CAA in 2017 and after growing his footprint in TV, film and music. Through his company Fuzzy Door Productions, MacFarlane produces TV shows like the long-running Family Guy series on Fox, which has […]

The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Fine Jewelry and Watch Lovers

Monica Rich Kosann Usher has been spotted wearing the 18-karat yellow-gold Shield locket, which is embellished with diamonds and features the word “fearless” engraved on the back, all on a black steel chain; $6,495, monicarichkosann.com or more options at neimanmarcus.com Hoorsenbuhs L.A.-based designer Robert Keith created this Bonded ring as a gift for his wife, […]

‘Not Dead Yet’ Review: Gina Rodriguez’s TV Comeback Struggles to Show Signs of Life

The 'Jane the Virgin' star plays a journalist who sees dead people and uses them to help her write obituaries in ABC's new sitcom.

Berlin: Zachary Levi to Star in Survival Thriller ‘Not Without Hope’ for ‘The Grey’ Director Joe Carnahan (Exclusive)

With Warner Bros.’ Shazam! Fury of the Gods gearing up for release next month, lead star Zachary Levi has lined up another major project. The actor is set to take the lead in survival thriller Not Without Hope. Adapted from Nick Schuyler and Jere Longman’s best-selling novel of the same name, the film is written […]

The Hollywood Reporter Names Jason Rovou VP Production and Development for Video

The Hollywood Reporter has named Jason Rovou, a multiplatform producer, showrunner and journalist, as its vp production and development for video. In his new position, Rovou will oversee the publication’s daily news productions, its Emmy-nominated Roundtable series and other video initiatives while developing exciting new editorial and branded content. “Jason is a creative, talented journalist […]

Steven Spielberg Collaborators Reveal His Talent for Gift Giving: “He’s Thoughtful in Every Way”

As any one of his close collaborators will tell you, legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg has another rare gift for, well, giving gifts. “He’s thoughtful in every way,” says Michelle Williams, the Oscar-nominated star of The Fabelmans, who plays a character inspired by Spielberg’s mother. “I turned 41 on the set and he gave me a […]

Steven Soderbergh on Thandiwe Newton’s Departure From ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ and Why Movies “Don’t Matter” Like They Once Did

Steven Soderbergh is discussing the “chicken-or-the-egg” situation theatrical exhibitors are facing with Marvel’s dominance and addresses press reports around Thandiwe Newton’s Magic Mike departure in a new interview. Recently speaking to Rolling Stone in an extensive interview about Magic Mike’s Last Dance, which included an in-depth discussion about what Soderbergh thinks about the film’s and […]

After January Flooding, Santa Barbara Is Bustling Again as It Gears Up for Film Fest

Five years after a torrential storm walloped Santa Barbara County that resulted in deadly mudslides, evacuations were ordered Jan. 9 for the enclave of Montecito and some neighboring areas as downpours once again sparked threatening conditions. Trees toppled, highways were closed and flash floods — as seen in a startling video shared by Montecito resident […]