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SkyShowtime Sets Feb. 14 Launches in 8 Markets

SkyShowtime, the European streaming joint venture of Comcast and Paramount Global, will continue its rollout with its biggest expansion to date via its launch in eight new markets across Central and Eastern Europe on Feb. 14. The streamer said on Tuesday that it would debut on that day in Albania, Czechia, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, […]

‘Cunk on Earth’ Review: Charlie Brooker’s Netflix Mockumentary Is a Droll Delight

'Black Mirror' creator Charlie Brooker and 'After Life' co-star Diane Morgan bring their obliviously comic TV presenter to Netflix with this five-part mockumentary about human progress.

Anime, Hollywood Films Help Japan’s Box Office to Rebound in 2022

Japan’s box office sales in 2022 grew 32 percent to $1.64 billion (213 billion yen) over the previous year, with admissions rising to 152 million, driven by anime and a rebound in market share for Hollywood. Revenues are still well below the pre-pandemic 2019 box office of ¥261 billion ($2 billion at current exchange rates), […]

Henry Winkler, Jamie Lee Curtis and Ron Howard Among Those Remembering Cindy Williams: “Talent Was Limitless”

Henry Winkler, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael McKean and Ron Howard are among the notable figures in Hollywood remembering Cindy Williams, who died at the age of 75. The actress, who starred in the sitcom Laverne & Shirley, died in Los Angles on Wednesday following a short illness, according to a statement from her children. “Knowing […]

Rupert Grint Says Playing Ron Weasley in ‘Harry Potter’ Franchise for a Decade “Was Quite Suffocating”

Rupert Grint is opening up about playing the beloved Ron Weasley for a decade and his reasons behind choosing his more recent projects. In an interview with Bustle magazine, published online Monday, the actor said playing the infamous character in the Harry Potter franchise from age 11 to 22 “was quite suffocating.” He explained that […]

Showtime Removes Short-Lived Originals From Streaming Platform (Exclusive)

Add Showtime to the list of outlets who are pulling content from their streaming platforms. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the Paramount Global-backed cabler has pulled a number of short-lived, under-performing shows from its streaming platform. The list includes American Gigolo and Let the Right One In — both of which were canceled earlier […]

Gap Honors Stephen “tWitch” Boss With New Campaign

A new campaign for a limited-edition capsule collection from Gap and Haitian-owned menswear brand The Brooklyn Circus pays tribute to the late Stephen “tWitch” Boss who died in December 2022 at age 40. Before his death, Boss — who was known for his role as a DJ and dancer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and […]

Kevin O’Neal, Actor on TV’s ‘No Time for Sergeants,’ Dies at 77

Kevin O’Neal, the younger brother of Oscar-nominated actor Ryan O’Neal and a regular on the 1960s ABC comedy No Time for Sergeants, has died. He was 77. O’Neal died Saturday in his sleep of natural causes in Thousand Oaks, a family spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. O’Neal also appeared as the character Yale in one […]

‘Kindred’ Canceled at FX (Exclusive)

Kindred will not move forward at FX. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the Disney-backed basic-cable network has canceled the drama based on Octavia E. Butler’s 1979 novel about a young Black woman who is pulled back and forth in time. Showrunner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Watchmen) is expected to shop the drama from FX Productions as […]

‘Reboot’ Canceled at Hulu

Reboot will not live to see another day at Hulu. The Disney-controlled streamer has opted to cancel the scripted comedy series from Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan after one season. Sources say Levitan is shopping Reboot with the hopes of finding a new home for the comedy produced by Disney’s 20th Television. Reboot was Levitan’s […]

Spotify Launches ‘Women of Iran’ Playlist Amid Continued Women-Led Revolution in Iran

Spotify has launched a new playlist to amplify the voices of Iranian women, who have for the last four months have led the fight towards human rights in Iran. The playlist, titled “Women of Iran,” includes songs by iconic Iranian singers, including Googoosh, Mahasti and Hayedeh, alongside artists like Shervin Hajipour and Toomaj Salehi, who were both arrested and imprisoned after sharing […]

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 […]

Cindy Williams, Star of ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ Dies at 75

Cindy Williams, the energetic actress who appeared in a pair of Oscar best picture nominees before starring as the idealistic Shirley Feeney on the beloved ABC sitcom Laverne & Shirley, has died. She was 75.  Williams died in Los Angeles on Wednesday after a brief illness, her children, Zak and Emily Hudson, said in a […]

Underscore Talent Signs Leading ‘Call of Duty,‘ ’Valorant’ Players to Gaming Division

Underscore Talent has picked up a group of leading esports players and gaming content creators, including those who specialize in games like Call of Duty, Valorant, Dota and Apex Legends. The esports players joining Underscore’s gaming roster includes Sam “s0m” Oh, a 20-year-old Valorant player who competes for the NRG esports organization; Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro, […]

Legendary Nabs ‘Danny and The Dinosaur’ Kids’ Books for Movie Adaptation

Legendary Entertainment — Hollywood’s high-profile producer and co-financier of big-budget studio fare — has inked a deal to turn Syd Hoff’s classic kids’ picture book series Danny and the Dinosaur into a live-action feature film. The movie adaptation will be produced with Caroline Fraser of HarperCollins Productions, HarperCollins Publisher’s in-house production company. Danny and the Dinosaur follows Danny and […]

Malala Will Attend Oscar Nominees Luncheon on Behalf of Documentary Short ‘Stranger at the Gate’ (Exclusive)

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist who in 2014, at just 17, became the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, will attend the Oscar Nominees Luncheon — a pre-Oscars gathering organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, to which all of the year’s Oscar nominees are invited along with a plus-one — on […]

Ambie Awards: Audible Dominates Nominations List

Audible received a total of 19 nominations for this year’s Podcast Academy Awards, with the Audible Original series Moriarty — based on the villain in the Sherlock Holmes universe — receiving a total of three nods, including in the top category of podcast of the year. The narrative fiction series that stars Dominic Monaghan as […]

‘Bridgerton’ Star Phoebe Dynevor Says She Won’t Be in Season 3 of Netflix Series

Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor says she will not appear in season three of the Netflix hit. In a red carpet interview at Sundance Film Festival to ScreenRant, the actress revealed that although her character Daphne Bassett does not appear in the upcoming season, it’s possible that she could return in the future. “Sadly not in […]