The Cirque du Soleil Beatles show has decided on a name and set June 30 for a gala premiere. "The Beatles LOVE" starts performances June 2 at the Mirage in Las Vegas.
Universal specialty film division Focus Features has tapped Jonathan King exec veep of production. Based in Los Angeles, King will report to Focus prexy of production John Lyons.
HBO is wedding itself to "Big Love" for a second season. Network has greenlit another cycle of the polygamy drama from Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone Prods. and exec producers Will Scheffer…
The Bush administration has reached out to Fox News host Tony Snow as a possible replacement for outgoing White House spokesman Scott McClellan.
The PR firm Levine Communications Office has hired Lauren Lewis to fill its new VP of entertainment post and promoted Liam Callopy to VP to lead its new literary arm.
Dancing Queens all over the world will no doubt rejoice. "Mamma Mia!" -- the tuner that made theater snobs cringe but that worldwide auds embraced -- has fueled the bigscreen interest of Playtone…
New Line is into "Me, Me, Me," snapping up Johnny Rosenthal's comedy pitch for high six figures and setting it up with Shawn Levy and Tom McNulty to produce through their 21 Laps Entertainment…
Nick at Nite has partnered with "Seinfeld" scribe Carol Leifer on an original sitcom -- the network's first stab at a laffer in more than 15 years. Kickstarting the half-hour biz will be "The Darlene…
"Angel" co-creator David Greenwalt has nabbed a deal for "Kidnapped," inking with Sony Pictures Television to come aboard as showrunner and exec producer of the NBC fall drama.
Arclight Films has come aboard to rep world rights to the in-production Snoop Dogg starrer “Hood of Horror.” Pic was exec produced by Snoop Dogg, along with Gordon Steel and John Baca, and…