Hollywood producers issue anti-harassment guidelines

Hollywood producers issue anti-harassment guidelines

Movies & Music January 20, 2018 0

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood producers on Friday outlined steps aimed at preventing sexual harassment on and off television and movie sets in a response to revelations of misconduct that have shaken the entertainment industry in recent months. The voluntary guidelines from the Producers Guild of America (PGA) recommend... Read more
Tom Petty died due to accidental drug overdose: coroner

Tom Petty died due to accidental drug overdose: coroner

Movies & Music January 20, 2018 0

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rocker Tom Petty died in October due to “multisystem organ failure” brought on by an accidental overdose of seven medications, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office said on Friday. The coroner’s office attributed Petty’s death at the age of 66 to a “mixed toxicity”... Read more
Kim Kardashian names new baby girl Chicago

Kim Kardashian names new baby girl Chicago

Movies & Music January 19, 2018 0

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – And the name is …. Chicago West. Kim Kardashian’s new baby daughter with rapper husband Kanye West has been named Chicago, the reality star announced on her app on Friday. The baby girl was born to a surrogate on Monday, a third child for the... Read more
Philadelphia refiner’s woes pose test for U.S. biofuel policy

Philadelphia refiner’s woes pose test for U.S. biofuel policy

Movies & Music January 19, 2018 0

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The worsening financial condition of East Coast oil refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions will present a new test for America’s controversial biofuels policy, legal experts say, revealing whether the government can collect a massive biofuels-related debt from a company in distress. The outcome could have implications... Read more
Prosecutors want testimony of 19 other accusers for Cosby retrial

Prosecutors want testimony of 19 other accusers for Cosby retrial

Movies & Music January 19, 2018 0

(Reuters) – Pennsylvania prosecutors on Thursday asked the judge who will preside over the second sexual assault trial of actor Bill Cosby to allow the testimony of 19 other accusers, including 12 women who were not allowed testify in the entertainer’s first trial. Cosby, 80, is scheduled go to... Read more
Buyers jockey for indie films at Sundance without Weinstein

Buyers jockey for indie films at Sundance without Weinstein

Movies & Music January 18, 2018 0

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 marketplace without its most-watched tastemaker. His absence will be... Read more
Exclusive: Amazon Studios to cut back on indie films in programing shift: sources

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

Movies & Music January 18, 2018 0

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 to shift resources from independent films to more commercial... Read more
Shari Redstone explores adding new CBS directors: WSJ

Shari Redstone explores adding new CBS directors: WSJ

Movies & Music January 18, 2018 0

(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 and Sumner Redstone, her ailing 94-year-old father, together control... Read more
‘Jersey Shore’ star Sorrentino to plead guilty in tax case

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

Movies & Music January 17, 2018 0

(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 series “Jersey Shore.” In a letter dated Wednesday, prosecutors... Read more
Alec Baldwin defends film maker Woody Allen as Hollywood backs away

Alec Baldwin defends film maker Woody Allen as Hollywood backs away

Movies & Music January 17, 2018 0

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 against sexual misconduct. Baldwin, who appeared in three of... Read more