Jared Paul Stern, the New York Post gossip contributor accused of shaking down billionaire Ron Burkle, went on a PR offensive Monday, denying the allegation that he wanted cash for more favorable…
David Dobkin is moving from cads to cadavers. Universal Pictures has set the "Wedding Crashers" helmer to direct "R.I.P.D.," an adaptation of the comicbook tale about cops out to rid the world of the…
John Singleton is making his first incursion into urban Latino territory. Multihyphenate will produce drama "Illegal Tender," with "Empire" scribe-helmer Franc Reyes attached to direct. Project has…
The Scleroderma Research Foundation's motto is "We're in business to go out of business." In pursuit of that goal, org raised $675,000 toward discovering a cure for the life-threatening disease at…
Fox 21 -- the boutique arm of 20th Century Fox Television -- has inked its first overall deal, signing "Free Ride" creator Rob Roy Thomas to a multiyear pact. Seven-figure deal calls for Thomas to…
Hyphenate DB Sweeney and thesp Paul Hipp break away at L.A.'s Method Festival closing night party on Thursday at the Rack in Woodland Hills. Sweeney's "Dirt Nap" closed the fest.
Persistent Entertainment is set to begin shooting indie teen dramedy "The Beautiful Ordinary" in North Carolina later this month. Casting is still being set. Tyro writer-director Jess Manafort is…
Jason Alexander, John Cleese and Bill Cosby have been tapped to headline Just for Laughs -- Montreal's International Comedy Festival, which runs July 13-23.
Neal Baer, exec producer of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," has been tapped to receive the Larry Stewart Leadership & Inspiration Award at the 10th annual Prism Awards, to be held April 27…
HBO and AEG are teaming up to present the second annual edition of the Comedy Festival in Las Vegas Nov. 14-18.
NBC's recently restructured Burbank operation has a new No. 2: Peacock vet Jerry Petry has been named exec VP of administration for NBC Universal TV Group, West Coast.