Remember when everyone used to get worked up over payola? The reversal of fortunes was very much in evidence at Capitol Hill today, where Suzanne Vega, Brett Anderson of the Donnas, Abdul (Duke)…
The new host of NBC's “Late Night” drew better ratings but very mixed reviews, but there's always some risk in judging a show before giving it some time. What Fallon did do that was somewhat…
The dire economy has hit even the industry's chief lobbying arm, the Motion Picture Assn. of America, which has been forced to scale back its budget and staff.
Advance ticket sales for Warner Bros.' "Watchmen" are outpacing those for "300" -- both from Zack Snyder -- by four to one.
It's finally official: President Obama has nommed Julius Genachowski to serve as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
Maybe we'll start seeing some establishment Republicans pushing for a return of the Fairness Doctrine. USA Today has a play-by-play of the warfare that's developed on the right, which all comes down…
On the heels of winning an Oscar for "Milk," Sean Penn has joined a push for the state of California to officially recognize Harvey Milk's birthday on May 22. Penn will appear at a news conference…
A Hollywood delegation's visit to Iran may be strictly non-political, but the swirl of media attention around their journey is anything but. Immediate comparisons of the rare and unusual visit were…
The Catholic League plans to do battle with the Ron Howard pic "Angels and Demons" -- even though the org's crusade against Sony's 2006 "The Da Vinci Code" may have actually helped that film earn a…
Russia's powerful new television and cinema producers association has recommended a ceiling on thesps' pay among limits for seven categories of actors and crew as the economic crisis worsens.