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Legendary Wins Bidding War for Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Skyscraper’

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Legendary has won a bidding war for rights to the China-set action movie “Skyscraper” with Dwayne Johnson attached to star. Rawson Marshall Thurber is directing from his own script. Beau Flynn is producing through his FlynnPictureCo. with Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions. Thurber will also produce. Universal, Sony and Paramount also made bids for the project,… Read more »

Disney Developing ‘Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant’ Movie

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Disney has acquired the feature film rights to Tony Cliff’s graphic novel series “Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant.” The studio is developing a live-action film with Roy Lee producing through his Vertigo Entertainment banner along with Mark Mower and Justin Giritkian, who secured the rights. The story centers on Delilah Dirk, a 19th century… Read more »

Writers Guild Blasts Peter Thiel for Bankrolling Gawker Suit

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The Writers Guild of America East has blasted Peter Thiel for attempting to put Gawker Media out of business by bankrolling Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit. The guild has also demanded that the Silicon Valley billionaire reveal any other similar legal actions against the digital media site. “It is imperative that the public know the extent of… Read more »

Who’s Dominating the Clinton-Sanders California Primary? Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump says he’d “love to debate Bernie.” Bernie Sanders says they should do it “in the biggest stadium possible.” A Trump-Sanders match up would be an unprecedented meeting between two presidential candidates of opposite parties before their respective conventions, and while it may not even happen, the very idea of it speaks to the… Read more »

George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth List Southampton Spread

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SELLERS: George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth LOCATION: Southampton, NY PRICE: $6,995,000 SIZE: (approx.) 4,800 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: With Memorial Day just around the corner and the abysmally traffic-choked Hamptons summer season just about to get in full swing, George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth put their Southampton estate up for… Read more »

TV News Roundup: Miley Cyrus, Larry David, Tom Hanks & More to Appear on NBC’s ‘Maya & Marty’ Premiere

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“Maya & Marty” has enlisted a crop of A-list guest stars, plus VH1 has set the premiere date for “Barely Famous” Season 7, in Thursdays’s TV news roundup . . . CASTING “Maya & Marty,” NBC’s variety show starring Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, has enlisted guest stars for the first episode on May 31: Larry David, Jimmy Fallon, Tom… Read more »

Taraji P. Henson, Natalie Dormer Among Women in Film 2016 Crystal + Lucy Award Honorees

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Taraji P. Henson, Natalie Dormer and Lesli Linka Glatter are set to receive top honors at the 2016 Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards fundraiser dinner June 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The annual benefit gala advocates gender parity for women throughout the industry, and this year’s theme “Designing Change”… Read more »

Katie Couric Responds to ‘Under the Gun’ Editing Criticism

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Katie Couric, director Stephanie Soechtig and Epix have all issued statements after their gun violence documentary “Under the Gun” came under fire from pro-gun groups over the editing of a particular scene. The film received criticism over a segment in which Couric asks members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, “If there are no background checks… Read more »