Jerry Clower, a comedian who regularly appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, died Aug. 24 of cardiorespiratory arrest after heart surgery at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson, Miss. He was 71. In 1973…
MEMO TO: Gus Van Sant FROM: Peter Bart I’VE BEEN NOTICING those eerie billboards around town hyping your new movie, “Psycho.” Of course, they don’t mention the movie. Rather they show a hand pressed…
Judith Conway Greening, executive director of the Humanitas Prize for motion picture writers, died of breast cancer Aug. 29 in her Sherman Oaks home. She was 60. Greening is best known for her…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- ‘Sully,’ ‘Patriots Day,’ ‘Deepwater Horizon’ Could Crack Film Editing Oscar Race
- Oscars: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Advance in Visual Effects Race
- Warren Beatty Honored by Kirk Douglas, Don Cheadle at Santa Barbara Fete
- Playback: Ben Foster on ‘Hell or High Water’ and Being a ‘Builder’ as an Actor
Pink slips punch at CBS West Another round of layoffs has hit CBS on the West Coast. Sources say a veteran VP of publicity and several PR department assistants were let go Thursday, while one…
A&E Television Networks will launch a dedicated history channel in Spain teaming with local niche channel operator Multicanal TPS.
Gene Hackman may soon be making a book connection, since his first novel, "Black Star Rising," an 1800s-set sea adventure he's co-written with underwater archaeologist Dan Lenihan, is in the hands of…
Bowing to the wish of the late Roddy McDowall, who died Oct. 3, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has canceled a memorial gathering in his honor.
Actor-director-writer Alan Alda has signed with International Creative Management, where he will be repped by Toni Howard, Eddy Yablams and Danny Greenberg. Though best known for his role as Captain…
In the latest powerhouse casting combo for a network sweeps event, Diana Ross and Brandy will play mother and daughter in “Double Platinum,” a telepic that begins shooting Dec. 1 in Manhattan as a…
European pubcasters ended their annual conference here Wednesday as they had begun it: appealing to legislators to appreciate public broadcasting and answering uncomfortable questions about how they…