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Hollywood Sex Abuse Doc Draws Fire for Sex Party Claims and Reliance on 'Proven Liar'

Jonathan Handel | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Lawyers for X-Men director Bryan Singer and television executive Garth Ancier have blasted director Amy Berg for relying on Hollywood sex accuser Michael Egan in her new documentary on Hollywood male-on-male teen sex abuse.

It's a Play! It's Live Internet TV! It's Both, and It Opens in Los Angeles Today

Jonathan Handel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

'The Noir Series' harkens back to the days of live TV but presents a thoroughly modern challenge to entertainment unions 'Bad Medicine,' a segment...

Citizenfour Review: Quiet Moments in a Hong Kong Hotel Room as Edward Snowden, Journalists Fight to Save Democracy

Jonathan Handel | Posted 12.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

When journalist Glenn Greenwald and documentary film maker/journalist Laura Poitras responded to emails from an intelligence community member who identified himself at first only as "Citizenfour," little did they how deep the rabbit hole would be.

Kenneth Branagh and Macbeth in Manhattan

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Now, for a measured review of the new production of William Shakespeare's brief, brutal, beautiful tragedy of Macbeth, on through June 22 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City.

Where Will You Celebrate Bob Dylan's Birthday?

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Bob Dylan turns 73 over Memorial Day weekend, on May 24. Increasingly, birthday celebrations are being held around the world by his fans, featuring local musicians playing covers of Dylan songs and tributes of their own.

Bob Dylan Gives Us an Early Gift

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Is Dylan's new track from a forthcoming album? A good guess. The single is a cover, and is almost Dylan's age, written by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman in 1945 and most notably recorded, that year, by Frank Sinatra.

Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court Next Week, Experts Say (analysis)

Jonathan Handel | Posted 06.15.2014 | Media
Jonathan Handel

Next week's Supreme Court argument will be difficult for cable-competitor Aereo, legal experts agree, as the company faces off against not just br...

Doctor Who, Doc Martens and All: Capaldi's Costume

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Matt Smith's professorial getup and bow tie and David Tennant's floppy coat, spectacles and "sand shoes," are things of the past.

'I Don't Think We Don't Love Each Other': Betrayal on Broadway, 2013

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

I'd like to say that the central action of this play is the adultery between Emma and Jerry, but it really isn't. Pinter is hard on actors: It's dangerous to try to play him with passion, or at least any passions other than fear, or cruelty. The affair between Emma and Jerry is more depressing than sympathetic or titillating.

Bob Dylan, Another Self Portrait, Impressions

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Another Self Portrait is a pleasure trip, for anyone who wants to hear Bob Dylan's voice pure and simple, and enjoy music from instruments, and not devices.

Hollywoodspeak

Schuyler M. Moore | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment
Schuyler M. Moore

Hey, ever been at a Hollywood party and wanted to impress a member of the opposite sex with your mastery of Hollywood jargon?

How Talent Loses if Aereo Wins

Jonathan Handel | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Follow the money and discover an unstated reason the Hollywood unions weighed in with briefs opposing the new service. Several weeks ago, Fox, PBS...

VFX Town Hall Meeting Urges Trade Association and Union

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

However, panelists also acknowledged the difficulty of achieving either goal. Pi Day - a multi-city international meeting of VFX artists - to...

Canadian Talent Consultant Charged in Alleged Actor Visa Scam

Jonathan Handel | Posted 03.12.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Actor Andrew Boryski was charged with multiple criminal counts for cheating aspiring actors out of thousands of dollars in an immigration visa scam, the Los Angeles City Attorney's office said Thursday in a press release.

'Hobbit' Affair Still Rankles NZ Unions

Jonathan Handel | Posted 01.28.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

As fans of The Hobbit scanned the red carpet at the film's premiere in Wellington last night, some New Zealand activists are still bitter about the...

Lucasfilm Faces New Accusation of Pregnancy Discrimination

Jonathan Handel | Posted 01.06.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

  Computer visual effects artist Luis Pages says Lucasfilm Singapore promised inaccurately that he'd have broad medical insurance if he reloc...

SAG-AFTRA Enlists the Undead in Fight to Slay Ballot Proposition

Jonathan Handel | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Handel

The zombies were out on the Boulevard yesterday, and not just on Santa Monica Blvd., their usual Halloween haunt. These creatures - a group of SAG-AFTRA members, staff and supporters made up to look well past their shelf lives - were out at mid-day on Wilshire Blvd., protesting Prop 32.

Hollywood Sign Owner Cries Foul Over Ad Agency 'Infringement'

Jonathan Handel | Posted 12.26.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Visit the website for The Brooklyn Brothers, a New York ad agency, and you'll find a splash page announcing their new Hollywood venture, called ...

Pucker Up: Ukrainian Journalist Who Kissed Will Smith Lands in L.A.

Jonathan Handel | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

When Vitalii Sediuk (Віталій Седюк) gave Kylie Minogue a bottle of fresh goat's milk, the поп-икон -- or pop icon, if you prefer...

Where Is Katherine Jackson?

Joshua Estrin | Posted 09.23.2012 | Entertainment
Joshua Estrin

Where is Katherine Jackson and why does this iconic family seem shrouded in mystery yet again?

Actors Union SAG-AFTRA and Industry Postpone Commercials Negotiations

Jonathan Handel | Posted 09.20.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

SAG-AFTRA and the advertising industry have agreed to postpone their previously-scheduled early negotiations of the union's commercials agr...

Movie Academy Journeys to Mars and (Far) Beyond at Sold-Out Event

Jonathan Handel | Posted 09.10.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

"What's anything without a trip to Mars?," asked NASA's Eric De Jong Tuesday night on stage at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. No ...

Unions Investigating 'Liz & Dick' After Lindsay Lohan, Crew Allegedly Overworked

Jonathan Handel | Posted 08.19.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Two prominent Hollywood unions are investigating the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, The Hollywood Reporter (exclusive) has learned, with the moves com...

Musicians Union Pickets Marvel Over Runaway Avengers Score

Jonathan Handel | Posted 08.01.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Blasting Marvel Studios as "unfair" for scoring megahit The Avengers non-union in Europe, members and leaders of the American Federation of Musician...

AFTRA, Networks Reach New Three Year Deal

Jonathan Handel | Posted 02.08.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

AFTRA and the television networks reached agreement on a new three-year contract today, with the new pact featuring now-standard 2% annual wage in...