Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) was forced to backpedal Wednesday from statements he made in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in which he advocated the use of aggressive antipiracy technology…
British author Barbara Taylor Bradford has been sued for defamation by the writer she claims plagiarized her blockbuster, "A Woman of Substance," to create a TV miniseries in India called "Karishma…
Jack Valenti, Hollywood's man on the Potomac for nearly four decades, will take the first formal steps toward recruiting a successor at the end of the month.
Reps of SAG and AFTRA have hammered out an initial proposal for the upcoming commercials contract negotiations, three years after thesps staged the longest strike in Hollywood history.
A committee of senior music executives will meet today to interview candidates to replace Hilary Rosen, the outgoing head of the Recording Industry Assn. of America and one of Washington's best-known…
Poor Spike Lee. Once upon a time, Lee represented the cutting edge of pop culture. Putting Public Enemy on a film soundtrack was cool in 1989. And he was ahead of the curve in 1991, casting “Jungle…
The “Saving Private Lynch” saga gets weirder by the day. Lynch, you will recall, is the Army private rescued from an Iraqi hospital. Early media accounts initiated by the military portrayed her as…
To the Editor: Something confuses me about the lawsuit Spike Lee has against Viacom/TNN. He didn’t complain before, when they named a TV show after him: “Jackass.” John Paul Books
Vivendi Universal said Wednesday its net losses narrowed last quarter -- but without much help from the U.S. entertainment assets it's about to sell.
To the Editor: Michael Fleming’s article in Inside Moves regarding “Fun With Dick And Jane” (Daily Variety, June 11) does not mention that the original film was written by Louis Garfinkle. It was…