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Lowry: How ‘Liberal Hollywood’ Carried Water For Torture

Brian Lowry at Variety writes about “The 24 Effect” and how so-called “liberal Hollywood” has been an ally of conservatives and the Bush administration when it comes to torture. Fox’s “24,” naturally, comes to mind, and the movie “Zero Dark Thirty,” which was criticized for its depiction of torture as a likely asset in locating […]

It wasn’t Alzheimer’s that killed Frank Sinatra; it was booze, says Mitchell Fink, author of Sinatra, Miriam, and Me, an e-book timed for what would have been The Chairman of the Board’s 99th birthday. “Sinatra was drinking a bottle of Jack Daniels a day until he was 80,” Fink told me. “When his doctors told […]

The prequel will revolve around Superman’s grandfather. David S. Goyer, the prolific producer who has shepherded DC Comics properties in the past including “Man of Steel,” is spearheading the project with DC Entertainment and Warner Horizon Television. Ian Goldberg (“Once Upon a Time”) is writing the teleplay based on a story that he conceived with […]

Former band members claim John Fogerty is illegally using the name of the group. The dispute actually stretches back to 1996 when Fogerty was the plaintiff in a lawsuit that alleged that drummer Douglas Clifford, bassist Stuart Cookand the wife of late rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty(John’s brother) had been the ones misusing trademarks through the […]

Cosby Offers Refunds

Bill Cosby is offering refunds to anyone who has second thoughts about attending his shows in Tarrytown, NY. The Journal News reports that Cosby’s two Dec. 6 shows at the Tarrytown Music Hall are going on as scheduled. But ticket holders got an email from the box office Friday offering refunds. The email said Cosby’s […]

Louisa Moritz, known for her role as Rose in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, says she was assaulted by Bill Cosby before a “Tonight Show” appearance in 1971. She’s trying to get nine others to sign on to her suit against the comedian. The Cuban-born actress said she was in a dressing room when […]

It’s not all bad for Bill Cosby. He played to a standing ovation in Melbourne, FL. The 90-minute show concluded without incident. Police patrolled the venue ahead of the show, while a handful of protesters joined some attendees outside the center. “I don’t want it reported that nobody cared, said Julie LeMaitre, 47, who carried […]

Vegas Casino Cancels Cosby

Bill Cosby’s career continues to implode. Comedian Bill Cosby and Treasure Island Hotel & Casino said Friday they have called off show scheduled for Nov. 28 at the Las Vegas casino, following public allegations by several women that Cosby had sexually assaulted them decades ago. Cosby, 77, has never been charged and his lawyers have […]

Mike Nichols Dead At 83

Legendary entertainment icon Mike Nichols, husband of ABC’s Diane Sawyer, has died at age 83. Nichols’ death was announced in a statement by ABC News President James Goldston. “He was a true visionary, winning the highest honors in the arts for his work as a director, writer, producer and comic and was one of a […]

Kathy Griffin has been named to replace Joan Rivers on the E! show. Sources connected with the show say the hiring is a “done deal.” Earlier this month, Griffin confirmed she was offered the gig, but told “Access Hollywood,” “I don’t know if the situation is correct at this time for me or right for me at this […]

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