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Weekend Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Continues To Scare Up Business

Netflix Orders Prince Documentary Series

Netflix has hired Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay to direct a documentary series about late pop icon Prince, the streaming giant told AFP Tuesday.

L.A. Federal Judge Hears Dismissal Arguments in Weinstein/Judd Lawsuit

A Los Angeles federal judge heard arguments but made no immediate ruling Tuesday on Harvey Weinstein's motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Ashley Judd, alleging that the disgraced producer tried to have the actress blackballed in Hollywood as retaliation for rejecting his sexual advances.

CBS’ Moonves Expected to Resign

Embattled CBS Chairman Les Moonves was expected to resign Sunday or early Monday, several national news organizations reported at mid-morning, as the #metoo cultural movement claimed an industry titan.

Beverly Hills News – LeBron James to Executive Produce Showtime Documentary Series on NBA Players

LeBron James will be among the executive producers of a three-part documentary series on the changing role of athletes, focusing on NBA players, scheduled to premiere on Showtime in October.

Beverly Hills News – USC Suspends Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center Names

USC's Annenberg School of Journalism announced Wednesday it has temporarily suspended the name of the Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center while Moonves, CBS' chief executive, is being investigated for allegations of sexual harassment involving his tenure at the network.

Morgan Freeman’s Attorney Demands CNN Retraction

  Morgan Freeman's lawyer Tuesday demanded an immediate retraction and apology from CNN, which reported that the Academy Award-winning actor has been accused of multiple cases of sexual harassment or inappropriate sexual comments on movie sets, during promotional activities and at his Los Angeles production company.

ABC Cancels `Roseanne’ After Star’s Twitter Rant

  Responding to a racially charged Twitter post by star Roseanne Barr comparing former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape, ABC Tuesday canceled Barr's successful comedy series reboot "Roseanne."

Roman Polanski Threatens to Sue Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

#MeToo Movement Heads to Cannes Film Festival

Around 100 top actresses and female film directors will stage a protest on the red carpet at the Cannes film festival to support the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, the organizers said Monday.  

Television Icon Steven Bochco Dead, at 74

Steven Bochco, the writer and producer behind the iconic 1980s and '90s TV shows "Hill Street Blues," "L.A. Law" and "NYPD Blue," died Sunday morning at the age of 74 after a long battle with leukemia.

Disney Announces Corporate Restructuring Ahead of Streaming and Online Push

Preparing for its upcoming push toward online and streaming services, the Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. announced a corporate restructuring Wednesday that includes the creation of a "direct-to-consumer" division.

Beverly Hills News – Kobe Bryant, Oscar-Winning Filmmaker

After winning an Oscar for best animated short film for his love letter to the sport "Dear Basketball," retired Lakers star Kobe Bryant said Sunday evening he is thrilled with his second career as a storyteller and wants to do more.

Beverly Hills News – The Winners: Academy Award Nominees 2018

Here is a complete list of nominations for the 90th Oscars, which will be presented Sunday evening at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood:

Beverly Hills News – Protestors Gathered to Raise Awareness for Latino Representation in Industry

Between 100 and 200 protesters gathered Saturday at the site of Sunday's 90th Academy Awards Ceremony to call for more representation of Latinos in on-screen and behind-the-camera roles in motion pictures.

‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Takes Weekend Box Office Crown

"Fifty Shades Freed" opened in the top spot on the domestic box office list this weekend with $38.5 million in ticket sales, according to final industry figures released Monday.
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