| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
MEMO TO: MICHAEL LYNTON AND AMY PASCAL
FROM: PETER BART
Running a major studio has always been a balancing act, but I confess that I'm getting dizzy tracking your words and actions at Sony Pictures.
You inform investors that you will reduce the film...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The singing vegetarian wanted nothing to do with the backwoods ducks.
When Morrissey was scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show last month along with the cast of A&E's "Duck Dynasty," the '80s cult rocker issued an ultimatum: Boot the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:25 AM
He once camped out on a Hollywood sidewalk for three days to be first in line. He traveled to New York City seven freakin' times over two years to take tests before he was finally chosen for his next mass-media adventure. His friends think he's crazy,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:06 AM
"Lee Daniels' The Butler" isn't true. It's only "inspired" by a true story. Screenwriter Danny Strong realized his limitations in constructing a script based on an article about former White House butler Eugene Allen, but rather than ditch the story...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:23 AM
After the coffee. Before buying my "Catching Fire" tickets.
The Skinny: I've been tired all week and Friday morning is no exception. Was out late at premiere for TNT's "Mob City." The party was nice although some of my fellow ink-stained wretches...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 1:54 PM
The Game Show Network is looking for teams to compete in the first season of its new show, "The Chase."
Casting directors for the series, which is based on a popular British game show of the same name, are coming to Chicago on May 4. But in order to...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 10:50 PM
The May TV schedule is filled with finales, but don't think you won't have anything to watch. The Bluths are back! Yes, on May 26 Netflix with offer up all 15 episodes of the new "Arrested Development" with all the sitcom's original cast intact. Can't...
| May 2, 2013
| 7:05 AM
"Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro is expecting his second child.
You may proceed to "do the Carlton" dance now.
The actor, 41, announced on WhoSay on Wednesday that his wife, Angela Unkrich, 31, was pregnant with the couple's first child....
| May 14, 2013
| 2:45 PM
New York hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb wants Japanese electronics giant Sony Corp. to spin off its Culver City entertainment business.
CBS Corp. might like that, too.
Loeb, whose Third Point funds own more than $1 billion in Sony stock, sent a letter...
| May 14, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Sony Corp. stock soared in afternoon trading after New York hedge fund Third Point proposed that the electronics and media giant make an initial public stock offering of up to 20% of its entertainment arm.
That unit, known as Sony Entertainment Inc.,...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:13 PM
"The Newlywed Game" is renewing its TV vows.
Episodes of the veteran game show that pits newly married couples against each other are being revived on Bounce TV, which is geared toward African Americans. The series, which first premiered on ABC in 1965,...