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Viktor Frankl’s ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ in the Works as Movie

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Straight Up Films has acquired the movie rights to Viktor Frankl’s memoir “Man’s Search for Meaning” and is launching development. SUF co-founders Marisa Polvino and Kate Cohen will produce with Kevin Hall. The company and Hall have acquired the rights from the Frankl estate. Marlene Siskel will executive produce. Producers are currently out to potential… Read more »

Is ‘Game of Thrones’ Too Big to Build a Satisfying Ending?

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The problem with “Game Of Thrones,” from its inception at HBO, was that the story didn’t have an ending. The same month that the series debuted, the impatient fan community around “A Song Of Ice And Fire” author George R.R. Martin — who had already been, for years, “GRRuMbling” to themselves that these books were… Read more »

Mike Huckabee’s Campaign Pays $25,000 for Unauthorized Use of ‘Eye of the Tiger’

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Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign paid $25,000 in a settlement of claims that they used Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” at a rally with Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses. The settlement amount, first reported by CNN, appeared in a campaign finance filing that Huckabee’s campaign filed with federal election… Read more »

Lena Dunham Slams Kanye West’s ‘Disturbing’ ‘Famous’ Music Video

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Kanye West’s NSFW music video for the infamous “Famous,” possibly his most controversial and latest single off of “The Life of Pablo,” has Lena Dunham up in arms. “The Famous video is one of the more disturbing ‘artistic’ efforts in recent memory,” Dunham wrote in a Facebook post. “Now I have to see the prone, unconscious, waxy… Read more »

‘Preacher’ Recap: Custer Says…

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This post contains spoilers for “Preacher,” season 1, episode 5, titled “South Will Rise Again.” To refresh your memory of where we left off, read last week’s “Preacher” recap. The Cowboy When we last saw the Cowboy, he was on his way to Ratwater. Once he had acquired the medication he needed, he leaves the town but… Read more »

L.A. Phil Conductor Gustavo Dudamel Orchestrates Sale of Los Angeles Home (EXCLUSIVE)

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SELLER: Gustavo Dudamel LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $3,300,000 SIZE: 3,600 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Gustavo Dudamel, the sublimely talented, infectiously passionate, and riotously maned maestro of the world renown Los Angeles Philharmonic, has his understated home in a low-key but high-priced area near the western border of the historic and… Read more »

Suge Knight Sues Chris Brown and Nightclub Over 2014 Shooting

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Former music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight, who is currently awaiting trial for a murder charge, filed a lawsuit against Chris Brown and Los Angeles nightclub 1 Oak over a 2014 shooting at a party Brown hosted at the venue that left Knight wounded. The lawsuit, filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, accuses the nightclub… Read more »

CW Sees Upfront Wrapping With Large Volume Increase

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Supergirl can, like her famous cousin, bend the course of mighty rivers and leap tall buildings in a single bound. In 2016, she has helped the CW wrap what is believed to be a strong upfront. The network, controlled jointly  by CBS and Time Warner, expects to finish its upfront sales process with what could… Read more »

Anna Deavere Smith, Tracy Letts On Tap for 2016-17 Season at Second Stage Theater

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The new docu-solo from Anna Deavere Smith and older titles from Tracy Letts and Bruce Norris are on the 2016-17 season slate at Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theater. The latest from writer-performer Smith (“Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992,” “Nurse Jackie”), “Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education,” is culled from more than 200 interviews centering on… Read more »