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There are so many records to be had and to be broken in the movie world. Biggest Thursday, Best Four Day Weekend, Tops in September,... [Read More]
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The Lion King rules the box office jungle. The live action CGI remake received mixed to poor reviews, but it's hot out and audiences don't... [Read More]
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Well, everything I always thought about David Crosby came true yesterday afternoon. Twenty nine minutes into a podcast interview with the Hollywood Reporter's intrepid Scott... [Read More]
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Ed Sheeran hasn't been around long, but he's already feeling what it's like to have a short cycle of success. His new album, "No.6 Collaborations... [Read More]
It's a slow day in Hollywood, but come fall we may have new rules from the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences regarding Oscar campaigns. I've... [Read More]
Doesn't $23 million sound like a lot of money? It is! But that's also a soft Thursday preview night for "The Lion King" reboot. "The... [Read More]
I'm pleased to report that even though "Spirit" hasn't been a big sales hit, there are plenty of good songs on "The Lion King: The... [Read More]
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I always hated the musical, "Cats." It was something for out of towners on Broadway who didn't need to know much English because there is... [Read More]
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The Kennedy Center inductees are Sally Field, composer-conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, "Sesame Street," plus Linda Ronstadt and Earth Wind & Fire. They're all good choices,... [Read More]
Well, this is a shock. Beyonce — on the eve of her new album, "The Lion King: The Gift," has parted ways with her music... [Read More]
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Great news from TIFF, the Toronto Film Festival. Their opening night film will be "Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band," directed by Daniel... [Read More]
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Unless something goes wrong, this is the year of Brad Pitt. The new trailer for James Gray's "Ad Astra" has dropped and it's a winner.... [Read More]
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Paul McCartney had done everything except for…Broadway! So as Carole King's show and others leave the Great White Way, Paul, at 77, is taking a... [Read More]
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Broadway is struggling right now. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. A day after "Waitress" announced it would shutter this, Carole King's "Beautiful" has anno…... [Read More]
The case brought by underage teen boy against Kevin Spacey in Nantucket has been dropped. The official word is that they couldn't get the cooperation... [Read More]
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Told you in May that Mario Lopez was on his way to Access Hollywood. I told you in February that "Extra" was being retooled as... [Read More]
It turns out Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau does have an interest in the unjustly imprisoned. Steven Nowack, whom I know through the music business,... [Read More]
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The world wants to see more Woody Allen movies, kids. "A Rainy Day in New York," delayed by a $68 million lawsuit against Amazon, starts... [Read More]
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WEDS AM UPDATE: Beyonce debuted the video for "Spirit" last night on ABC. The video already has 2 million views on YouTube. So does the... [Read More]
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It's the end of an era at the Grammy awards. Executive producer Ken Ehrlich will wind up his 40 year run with the show this... [Read More]
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