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Tom Hardy Says He’ll Get a Leonardo DiCaprio Tattoo After Losing a Bet

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Tom Hardy is a man of his word. The “Revenant” actor revealed in an interview with Esquire UK  that after losing a wager made by Leonardo DiCaprio last year, Hardy would now have to get a tattoo in DiCaprio’s handwriting. “I haven’t got it yet because it sucks,” Hardy told Esquire. The bet was made during awards season earlier… Read more »

Condola Rashad Joins Chiwetel Ejiofor’s ‘Come Sunday’ for Netflix

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Condola Rashad has joined Chiwetel Ejiofor in Netflix’s religious drama “Come Sunday,” with Joshua Marston directing. Ejiofor stars as Carlton Pearson, a popular evangelical minister of the Higher Dimensions Family Church in Tulsa, Okla., whose services drew as many as 5,000 people. He was deemed a heretic by his peers in 2004 as a result… Read more »

AT&T, Time Warner CEOs Invoke Big Tech Threat in Merger Push

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There are five new players in the battle to win federal approval of the $85.4 billion merger of AT&T and Time Warner: Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft. The size, reach, and balance sheets of the tech giants were cited as a primary impetus for the AT&T-Time Warner nuptials during a hearing on the merger… Read more »

The 20 Best TV Episodes of 2016

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The nicest thing about television, at least when it comes to end-of-year lists, is that even when shows disappoint — and over seasons and years, many end up disappointing at some point or another — they can still produce a beautiful episode every now and again, an installment of story that twists familiar characters into a… Read more »

Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon Tapped by Donald Trump to Head Small Business Administration

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Linda McMahon, the former CEO of WWE, has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump as the next administrator of the Small Business Administration. McMahon, who has waged unsuccessful campaigns for the Senate in Connecticut, was a major contributor to a super PAC that supported Trump. In a tweet, she said that she was “honored” to be… Read more »

ATF: ‘Jimami Tofu’ Gobbled up by iHQ, Viki, Encore

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SINGAPORE — “Jimami Tofu,” written, produced, directed and produced by Jason Chan and Christian Lee has entered intoW pre-sales agreements with Korea’s iHQ, global television platform Viki, and Encore Inflight. It will complete principal photography in December. The film is produced by Chan and Lee’s Singapore-based outfit BananaMana Films with the support of the Okinawa… Read more »

Kate McKinnon to Star in Amblin’s ‘The Lunch Witch’

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Kate McKinnon is set to star in Amblin’s “The Lunch Witch,” sources confirmed to Variety. Clay Kaytis is on board to direct. Based on the book by Deb Lucke, the story follows Grunhilda, who has inherited generations worth of magical recipes. But when no one believes in magic anymore, she is forced to apply to… Read more »

Marrakech Fest Salutes Director Abdellah Masbahi, Comedian Abderrahim Tounsi

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MARRAKECH, Morocco — The 16th Marrakech Festival paid tribute on Tuesday to the late director-producer Abdellah Masbahi, and 80-year old comedy actor Abderrahim Tounsi. Often known as Abderraouf, Tounsi created a Moroccan Chaplin-style character that was hugely popular in the 1970s and early 1980s, typically wearing a red hat as he represented the humble “fool”… Read more »

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Eliminate Newspaper-Broadcast Ownership Rule

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Legislation was introduced on Wednesday to eliminate a 41-year-old ban on common ownership of a newspaper and radio or TV station in the same market. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), the incoming chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), are co-authors of the legislation to repeal the ban. The broadcast… Read more »

‘Reign’ To End After Upcoming Fourth Season on The CW

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“Reign” will no longer be reigning over the CW — after next season, that is. Sources tell Variety that Season 4 of the historical fantasy series, which begins in Feb. 2017, will be its last. The fourth season is currently still in production, so the team behind “Reign” will be able to work on a series… Read more »