| Aug 2, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Australian singer Michael Johns, a finalist on American Idol, died Friday, The Hollywood Reporter says it has confirmed via multiple sources. It says the cause of death is believed to be a blood clot in his ankle.
The singer, 35, competed on the show...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:38 PM
The long-simmering television rights dispute between the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network and the Washington Nationals appears close to reaching a boil.
The Nationals have contended since 2012 that they are entitled to a much higher annual rights fee for...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:19 PM
A Major League Baseball panel's recent decision would rewrite the economics of the relationship between the Orioles and Washington Nationals, diverting tens of millions of dollars in annual profits from the regional television network that primarily...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Alex Kurtzman is in final negotiations to direct "The Mummy" reboot for Universal.
Kurtzman and "Fast and Furious" scribe Chris Morgan were recently tapped to help develop a universe for Universal where the studio's classic monster movie library is front...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Lionsgate has filed a lawsuit against 10 anonymous individuals the studio alleges were responsible for illegally sharing a high-quality copy of "The Expendables 3" three weeks before its theatrical debut.
The studio is seeking unspecified monetary...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Charles Fleming's "Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles" is a perennial bestseller in Los Angeles' bookstores. The L.A. Times columnist is also a mystery writer who has just published his third hard-boiled novel --...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:34 AM
After the coffee. Before what promises to be a very long day.
The Skinny: Once again Derek Jeter delivers in the big moment. Anyone who wasn't teary watching him playing his last All-Star game doesn't have a heart. We've got some big news in Wednesday's...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:36 AM
If you thought Rex Reed's reviews of Melissa McCarthy were harsh, his recent assessment of James Franco's debut as a theater director is even more withering.
The cranky New York Observer critic was one of several reviewers who panned Franco's staging...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:31 AM
After the coffee. Before the week that never ends finally ends.
The Skinny: This has been one long week! But I'll also say on a personal front it has been one of my most productive. If I had enough money socked away, this would be a good way to go out!...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 2:51 PM
UPDATED: WESH-Channel 2 reporter Bob Kealing has hit the jackpot in Hollywood.
His book "Tupperware Unsealed" will become a Sandra Bullock movie, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.com report.
That's like hitting the Hollywood jackpot twice. Bullock,...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:05 AM
After the coffee. Before being grateful I don't go to Comic-Con.
The Skinny: One of my happier childhood memories was watching "The Rockford Files" every Friday night with my father. We'd predict when Rockford would get beat up and when the...