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  • Hollywood sequels: Everything old is new again

    "HAS there ever been a summer of 23 sequels before?" asks The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy. (We here, writing for the older masses, are ever-grateful to the lush-looking Reporter for keeping us so ably up to date.) Reporter McCarthy goes on: "The...
  • Tupperware movie: Will it unseal here?

    Tupperware movie: Will it unseal here?
    UPDATED: The deal to film "Tupperware Unsealed" was just announced Friday, and so it's way too early to discuss the production. Director-writer-producer Tate Taylor told The Hollywood Reporter that he has to write the movie. "It's a wonderful project...
  • 'American Idol' singer Michael Johns dies

    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...
  • 'Divergent' Blu-ray reveals 'Secrets to Designing a Dystopian Chicago'

    'Divergent' Blu-ray reveals 'Secrets to Designing a Dystopian Chicago'
    “Divergent” director Neil Burger and his crew were tasked with turning Chicago into a post-apocalyptic city while filming in the city last year. Sounds simple enough. Dirty up the buildings, bust a few windows, knock over a bench or two, bing,...
  • Dispute on MASN television rights rises to another level

    Dispute on MASN television rights rises to another level
    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...
  • Charles Fleming on vintage Hollywood and his novel 'The Studio Kill'

    Charles Fleming on vintage Hollywood and his novel 'The Studio Kill'
    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 --...
  • Decision would shift economic arrangement between Orioles, Nationals

    Decision would shift economic arrangement between Orioles, Nationals
    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...
  • 'Swatting' hoax about fatal AR-15 shooting in Oviedo home prompts big cop turnout

    'Swatting' hoax about fatal AR-15 shooting in Oviedo home prompts big cop turnout
    The caller described a bloody murder scene inside an Oviedo home early Friday morning, officials said. "I just shot my mom," said the caller who claimed to use an AR-15 rifle to kill the woman about 4 a.m., officials said. The call prompted nearly...
  • Ellen Pompeo to Produce ABC Family Drama 'Debt'

    "Grey's Anatomy" actress Ellen Pompeo will executive produce an adaptation of Rachel Carey's 2013 novel "Debt" for ABC Family, Variety has confirmed. "Debt" tells the story of Lillian, a writer who works as a tutor to pay off her college loans. The...
  • James Franco gets bad reviews for theater directing debut

    James Franco gets bad reviews for theater directing debut
    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...
  • 'American Idol' singer Michael Johns dies at 35

    'American Idol' singer Michael Johns dies at 35
    Singer and "American Idol" finalist Michael Johns has died at the age of 35, the music program said on Saturday. No official cause of death was given. The Australian-born singer finished eighth on Season 7 of the popular music program, according to a...