Hollywood insiders last week found themselves invoking the name of a man they've never met and whose opinions remain obscure to them.
Here's another roundup of some of the comments I've received recently: Further proof of just how deep opinions run about Sarah Palin, there was much reaction to my post on her farewell speech in…
There's broad consensus in media circles that the TV business needs to evolve in order to survive.
For years, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has waged an internal battle to determine the direction of the Emmy Awards: Are they a showcase to honor excellence — that is, the best in…
That, and other news, in today's Roundup and Recap. Bill Murray, Robert Duvall and James Caan arrived in Cuba on Wednesday for an undisclosed "research project," although a spokesman would not say…
Cable network renews "True Blood," "Entourage" and frosh skein "Hung."
Film production in Los Angeles County is reportedly down by as much as 50%, the AFI Film Festival will be trying a Hail Mary of charging no admission to jumpstart attendance at its November event…
Actor Sidney Poitier and entertainer Chita Rivera were among the 16 recipients who will receive this year's Presidential Medal of Freedom, to be presented at a ceremony at the White House on Aug. 12…
In one of the fly-on-the-wall moments of HBO's upcoming documentary "By the People: The Election of Barack Obama," speech writer Jon Favreau gets an election night call from his boss. After some…
It's been a foregone conclusion since Variety broke the story in February that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences would remove at least seven of the 28 awards from the live Emmy telecast by…
USA Network, in the midst of a scorching ratings summer, has renewed two of its most popular series.