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  • Kevin Spacey film Billionaire Boys Club set for release

    June 20, 2018 7:17 PM 28

    Producers aim to give cast, crew 'the chance to see their final product reach audiences' Kevin Spacey was erased from All the Money in the World and booted from House of Cards, but a movie starring the disgraced actor is going forward with a summer release. Vertical Entertainment announced that it will release Billionaire Boys Club on video-on-demand

  • The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B US counteroffer for Twenty-First Century Fox

    June 20, 2018 5:41 PM 26

    Entertainment and telecom firms bulking up to compete with tech firms, such as Amazon, Netflix Disney is offering more than $71 billion US for Fox's entertainment businesses in a counterbid to Comcast's nearly $66 billion US offer . The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox reflects a new imperative among entertainment and telecommunications firms. They are amassing

  • National Film Board funds 35 Indigenous-led projects; says more work to be done

    June 20, 2018 5:10 PM 61

    Backing Indigenous-led projects, launch of Indigenous cinema screening site among highlights The National Film Board of Canada says it has made gains towards fostering Indigenous talent, but there's more work to be done. The board says it backed 35 Indigenous-directed projects, representing 10 per cent of overall production spending, in the first year of its Indigenous

  • Disney taps Frozen, Inside Out filmmakers to replace Pixar's John Lasseter

    June 20, 2018 1:18 PM 171

    Longtime Pixar chief Lasseter departing Disney following misconduct allegations Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn says Tuesday that Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter are taking over for former Disney animation and Pixar chief John Lasseter, who is departing Disney at the end of the year following misconduct allegations. Lee, who co-directed Frozen, has been named

  • Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

    June 18, 2018 11:06 PM 144

    20-year-old rising star killed in shooting at motorcycle dealership Authorities say troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion has been fatally shot in Florida. The Broward Sheriff's Office says the 20-year-old rising star was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital. He was shot earlier Monday outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership

  • AMC pulls Chris Hardwick’s show amid ‘troubling’ sexual misconduct allegations

    June 18, 2018 9:38 PM 12

    On Saturday, AMC said that it was removing Talking With Chris Hardwick from its schedule. “We have had a positive working relationship with Chris Hardwick for many years,” the network said in a statement. “We take the troubling allegations that surfaced [last week] very seriously. While we assess the situation, ‘Talking with Chris Hardwick’ will not air on AMC, and Chris

  • The best Group of Seven work you’ve never seen — and it’s not a landscape

    June 18, 2018 6:29 PM 12

    In hindsight, its single-mindedness produced damning exclusions, namely of Indigenous people inhabiting those disappearing wilds. This image, on view at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s “Director’s Cut” exhibition, is another of those things: A snippet of Canadian social and cultural history relegated to the margins while narrow myth-building

  • Roseanne TV show spinoff making progress at ABC without Barr

    June 18, 2018 3:46 PM 11

    Barr, whose show was axed after she called Valerie Jarrett, the former senior adviser to former U.S. President Barack Obama, the baby of the “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes,” has “tentatively agreed” to waive any financial and creative rights to the spinoff, according to the outlet. The rumoured second take would focus on Darlene (Sara Gilbert)

  • Chris Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations, network says

    June 16, 2018 11:08 PM 16

    Host has also withdrawn from moderating panels at San Diego Comic-Con AMC Networks says Chris Hardwick's talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels in San Diego. The media company said that it's had a positive relationship with Hardwick but takes seriously what it calls "troubling" allegations against

  • Natalie Portman calls Harvard pal Jared Kushner 'a super-villain'

    June 16, 2018 9:01 PM 18

    Academy Award-winning actress spoke about U.S. President's son-in-law on late-night talk show Natalie Portman says her Harvard classmate Jared Kushner has become a "super-villain." The Academy Award-winning actress said on CBS' Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday that there's not much funny to say about "someone you were friends with becoming a super-villain