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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Bill Simmons (‘Music Box’)

Bill Simmons, this week’s guest on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is a sportswriter turned media mogul. Nicknamed “The Sports Guy,” he made his name at ESPN, where he worked from 2001 through 2015 and was behind not only a hugely popular column, but also The B.S. Report podcast, the 30 for 30 documentary […]

HBO’s ‘Jagged’: TV Review | TIFF 2021

Alison Klayman's contribution to the Bill Simmons-created 'Music Box' documentary anthology series looks at Alanis Morissette and her rise to fame with the landmark 'Jagged Little Pill.'

Toronto: ‘Jagged’ Director on Alanis Morissette and Combing Through Archival Footage

“This is the first CD I ever bought,” says Alison Klayman holding up a worn copy of Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, an album she has had since her pre-teens. “I have a vivid, visceral, emotional memory of lying on my twin bed with the album on the boombox and just poring over the lyrics […]

HBO’s ‘Listening to Kenny G’: TV Review | TIFF 2021

The director of the documentary 'Hail Satan?' turns Kenny G into her latest reclamation project in this documentary, part of Bill Simmons' 'Music Box' anthology.

‘Woodstock 99: Peace, Love and Rage’: TV Review

Bill Simmons' new 'Music Box' documentary anthology kicks off on HBO with a look at the fiasco of feces-flooded fields, pent-up anger and unreported sexual assault that was the 1999 Woodstock Festival.

Bill Simmons Adds Converted Malibu Barn to Packed Property Portfolio

The podcaster paid $4.7 million for the 1.2-acre ranch-style property featuring a 2,200-square-foot, three-bedroom home.

“Cousin Sal” Iacono Launches Sports Gambling Media Company Extra Points

After years of guest appearances as the go-to gambling aficionado, Sal Iacono, AKA "Cousin Sal," has started his own venture with Extra Points, a media company focusing on sports, sports betting and comedy.

Bill Simmons Addresses Backlash Over Lack of Diversity at The Ringer

Bill Simmons on Friday addressed on his podcast the backlash over the lack of diversity at The Ringer which was highlighted in a recent 'New York Times' story that detailed newsroom concern.

The Ringer to Debut ‘The Wire’ Rewatch Podcast (Exclusive)

The Ringer is prepping a new show, 'The Wire: Way Down in the Hole,' that will deep dive into every episode of the HBO crime drama, starting with season one. The Ringer's Van Lathan will host alongside podcaster and The Atlantic contributor Jemele Hill.

HBO, Bill Simmons Team for ’30 for 30′-Like Music Documentary Series

Bill Simmons and HBO are teaming for a six-part series of documentaries about the music world.

Spotify in Early Talks to Acquire Bill Simmons’ The Ringer

Spotify is in early talks to acquire Bill Simmons' media startup The Ringer, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

Bill Simmons to Launch ‘Book of Basketball 2.0’ Podcast (Exclusive)

Ten years after publishing 'The Book of Basketball,' Bill Simmons is returning to the text to offer an updated look on how the game is played. Simmons will launch a new podcast on Tuesday called 'Book of Basketball 2.0.'