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What the World Needs Now is Patti Lupone

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alec Baldwin

Before I get into Obama, the SAG strike and renewable energy, I wanted to talk about Patti LuPone. Yeah. That's right. Patti LuPone.

AMPTP Makes Final Offer to SAG

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

I'm advised by a AMPTP spokesman that this offer tracks the AFTRA and DGA/WGA deals in terms of minimums, new media, and other provisions.

Marxism in Hollywood

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Marx posited that history repeats itself: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. This year seems proof of that with the SAG commercials contract expiring this fall.

George Clooney Plays Peacemaker In Actors Dispute

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — George Clooney just wants actors to get along instead of choosing between sparring unions. In a two-page letter released Thursday...

Curtain Call

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

It's time for SAG to put its full efforts into crafting the best deal it can get, rather than try to derail the AFTRA primetime deal.

Acting Up

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Union disputes are underway because actors want to control their own images and avoid being overexposed. That also sounds sensible - until you consider the tens of thousands of clips already available online illegally.

TV, Film Actors' Unions Sever Ties

AP | ANDREW DALTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Unions representing film and television actors will negotiate separately with producers in upcoming contract talks after board mem...

Hollywood A-List Demands Further Contract Action

Los Angeles Times | Richard Verrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two of Hollywood's biggest stars -- George Clooney and Tom Hanks -- dropped in at the home of Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg this week t...

`No Country' Wins Key SAG Prizes

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "No Country for Old Men" emerged as the Oscars favorite Sunday by taking top honors for overall cast along with Javier Bardem's su...

"Leave It To Beaver" Star Files $8 Million Royalty Lawsuit

Reuters | Leslie Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Ken Osmond, who played the troublemaking Eddie Haskell on TV's "Leave It to Beaver," has filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit seeking unpaid royalties...