James Franco probably thought being a multi-hyphenate performer and artist seemed pretty great. That was before he agreed to be the subject of this year's Comedy Central roast, which was taped Aug…
The annual IIFA Bollywood award show dons the mantle of a chaotic holiday camp whose evening treat is a twist on the variety show format. But the often tacky showmanship cloaks a well-oiled PR…
Shane Smith's multi-media company Vice enters new territory on April 5 when HBO turns it into a cabler news magazine. Not included in “Vice” the TV show, however, are the nudity and sex that gave the…
Vice and its forthcoming eponymous HBO newsmag managed to nab access to one of the most secretive nations in the world, a territory many news companies have been shuttered from — North Korea. Shane…
Actor, singer and former Harlem Globetrotter Marc Hannibal died in Salem, Ore., of natural causes on July 23. He was 80.
John Kluge, founder of Metromedia stations that were sold to Rupert Murdoch to form the core of the Fox network, died Sept. 7 in Charlottesville, Va., according to the John Fluge Foundation. He was…
Stage, screen and TV actor Robert DoQui , who played the gruff Sgt. Warren Reed in three "Robocop" films, died Feb. 9 in Los Angeles. He was 74.
Dennis Miller is teaming with "Hell's Kitchen" producer Arthur Smith to launch a weekly sports-themed gabber for cabler Versus.
Mos Def kicks of 'Brooklyn Next,' Harlem Globetrotters are at the Madison Square Garden, David LaChapelle signs copies of 'Heaven,' more
The Burbank Globetrotters? Burbank, Calif.-based Shamrock Capital Growth Fund, the investment org of the Roy E. Disney family, has bought a controlling interest in the Harlem Globetrotters.
Universal Pictures and "Scorpion King" producer Kevin Misher made a preemptive deal to score "got milk?," a pitch framed around streetball -- the flashy, trash-talking, inner-city version of…