Darabont files new lawsuit against AMC Networks over ‘The Walking Dead’

Darabont files new lawsuit against AMC Networks over ‘The Walking Dead’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Frank Darabont, a key creator behind “The Walking Dead,” on Thursday filed a second lawsuit against AMC Networks Inc, claiming to have been deprived of tens of millions of dollars of additional profit from the hit...
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Buyers jockey for indie films at Sundance without Weinstein

Buyers jockey for indie films at Sundance without Weinstein

PARK CITY, Utah / LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – For the first time in three decades, producer Harvey Weinstein will not be trudging down Park City’s snowy Main Street when the Sundance Film Festival opens Thursday, leaving the independent movie festival...
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Exclusive: Amazon Studios to cut back on indie films in programming shift: sources

Exclusive: Amazon Studios to cut back on indie films in programming shift: sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), which has made waves in recent years buying art-house movies at the Sundance Film Festival, is heading to the prestigious event this week with a long-term change in the works: It plans...
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Shari Redstone explores adding new CBS directors: WSJ

Shari Redstone explores adding new CBS directors: WSJ

(Reuters) – Shari Redstone, a controlling shareholder of CBS Corp, has discussed adding new directors to the CBS board as she renews her push to merge the company with Viacom Inc, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Shari Redstone...
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‘Jersey Shore’ star Sorrentino to plead guilty in tax case

‘Jersey Shore’ star Sorrentino to plead guilty in tax case

(Reuters) – Former reality TV celebrity Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino is expected to plead guilty in a tax evasion case where U.S. prosecutors accused him and his brother of hiding millions of dollars he made while starring in the MTV...
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Scathing Trump book ‘Fire and Fury’ heads to television

Scathing Trump book ‘Fire and Fury’ heads to television

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Michael Wolff’s explosive behind-the-scenes book about U.S. President Donald Trump, “Fire and Fury,” is headed for television, Hollywood trade publications reported on Wednesday. Hollywood entertainment company Endeavor Cont...
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Miramax bid for Weinstein Co. complicates sale process: LA Times

Miramax bid for Weinstein Co. complicates sale process: LA Times

(Reuters) – An attempt by Qatar-owned film company Miramax to buy Weinstein Co. has complicated plans to sell the studio to a group of investors led by former Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet, the Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday,...
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Alec Baldwin defends film maker Woody Allen as Hollywood backs away

Alec Baldwin defends film maker Woody Allen as Hollywood backs away

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Alec Baldwin on Tuesday expressed support for film maker Woody Allen as a growing number of entertainment industry stars seek to distance themselves from the “Annie Hall” director as part of the Time’s Up campaign...
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Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to obstruction charge in July arrest

Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to obstruction charge in July arrest

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Shia LaBeouf pleaded guilty in a Georgia court on Thursday to one count of obstruction and was sentenced to community service and a year of probation following his July arrest on charges of public intoxication...
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Los Angeles police investigating Harvey Weinstein in 2013 sexual assault allegation

Los Angeles police investigating Harvey Weinstein in 2013 sexual assault allegation

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles Police Department said on Thursday that it is investigating a 2013 sexual assault allegation against movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The LAPD robbery and homicide division interviewed a potential sexual assault victim...
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Ed Sheeran ‘bruised and broken’ after accident, tour uncertain

Ed Sheeran ‘bruised and broken’ after accident, tour uncertain

LONDON (Reuters) – Singer Ed Sheeran said he was “a bit bruised and broken” on Wednesday as he recovered from a bicycle accident that left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib and led to the cancellation of shows...
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