The plot for Matt Damon's film, "Promised Land" had to be completely rewritten, to nearly comical proportions, because research showed that the fracking claims that were the basis of the story showed to be invalid.Read more »
Top-ranking Obama administration officials, including the U.S. copyright czar, played an active role in secret negotiations between Hollywood, the recording industry and ISPs to disrupt internet access for users suspected of violating copyright law, according to internal White House e-mails.Read more »
Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow’s forthcoming Osama bin Laden assassination movie—which is rumored to star Dennis Farina as Vice President Joe Biden, Garry Shandling as British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Vin Diesel as Man with Gun No. 2—has just been assigned a release date of October 12, 2012.Read more »
Playwrite David Mamet (American Buffalo, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Spanish Prisoner) wrote this op-ed for the Village Voice to christen the 2008 election season. For those unaware of Mamet, he is notoriously liberal.
Here's the "nutgraf": "And I realized that the time had come for me to avow my participation in that America in which I chose to live, and that that country was not a schoolroom teaching values, but a marketplace."Read more »
One of the students' favorite topics for their college dissertation studies is the so-called "celebrity culture." Here, different angles of being a celebrity were examined in order to arrive at a definitive outcome, that is, the culture. Most studies are in the context of Hollywood and with varying focuses.Read more »
Days before their wedding, Crystal Harris had a change of heart, leaving Playboy founder Hugh Hefner looking for a "remedy" to their latest Playboy issue to which Harris is the cover girl. Tsk, tsk.Read more »
Hollywood's superhero community buzzed after Batman's arrest Wednesday, just days after Spiderman, Cat Woman and at least a dozen others were taken into custody by Los Angeles police.
It's part of a police crackdown on unlicensed costumed characters who pose for photos with tourists near Grauman's Chinese Theatre while hoping for -- but not demanding -- small tips.
Christina Aguilera’s new album and video introduces fans to a definite style change. The singer now clearly fits the mold of the occult music industry by incorporating its themes and symbolism into her art. We will look at the hidden meaning of her video “Not Myself Tonight” to and we’ll see how her new album relates with the rest of the music industry.Read more »
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