The funniest part of Megyn Kelly’s reassurance to children who might be watching “The Kelly File” that Santa Claus is, indeed, white wasn’t her statement with absolute conviction regarding a fictional character. Although granted, that did sound pretty amusing. No, the funniest thing is the Fox News Channel host felt compelled during her program Wednesday… Read more »
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“When Marnie Was There,” has been set as the first feature to emerge from Japan’s powerhouse animation studio Studio Ghibli in the new post Hayao Miyazaki era.
Two separate pieces of legislation were introduced in Congress on Thursday that would upend retransmission consent negotiations, which have stirred lawmakers after consumers have found broadcast channels blacked out over extended periods. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) introduced the Video CHOICE Act, which would give the FCC authority to grant interim… Read more »
Zach Clark’s complex, compassionate film finds wicked humor and transcendent hope in America’s gaudy fixation with Christmas spirit.
With Warner Bros.-New Line’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” already debuting at No. 1 in several overseas markets, the studio turns its attention to the domestic box office, with Thursday midnight screenings. The sequel is expected to roughly equal the original’s $84 million opening, while Lionsgate’s “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas” is tracking at… Read more »
Police say Kate Barry, the daughter of actress Jane Birkin and James Bond composer John Barry, was found dead Wednesday in Paris, and a police investigation is under way, though no details were given. She was 46. Barry, who was raised for years by the late French singer Serge Gainsbourg during his relationship with Birkin,… Read more »
Tom Rothman has been nominated by President Obama to fill a slot on the National Council on the Arts, which oversees the National Endowment for the Arts. Rothman, chairman of TriStar Prods., has been a bundler and contributor to Obama’s presidential campaigns. The National Council on the Arts has 18 members, and six members from… Read more »
After coming under fire for the lack of minorities in this season’s new cast, “Saturday Night Live” will add an African American woman to the sketch comedy by next month. The long-running NBC sketch comedy show held auditions Monday night exclusively for African-American women, according to the New York Times. The show also had a showcase in… Read more »
Fox is taking a trip on the Orient Express, closing deals for a remake of Sidney Lumet’s 1974 detective drama “Murder on the Orient Express” with Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon and Simon Kinberg on board to produce. Scott is not directing and no writers have been hired yet. Steve Asbell is overseeing for Fox. “Murder… Read more »
On the heels of his seventh Golden Globes nomination, this time around for directing Paramount’s “Nebraska,” Alexander Payne has signed on to exec produce writer-director Anna Musso’s short film “Run Fast.” Musso, the long-time assistant to Payne at his production shingle Ad Hominem, launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project, with a goal… Read more »