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‘Entourage’ Extra Claims Jeremy Piven Assaulted Her in New Allegation
Variety • Erin Nyren
The Evolution of Matt Damon From ‘Mystic Pizza’ to ‘Downsizing’ (Photos)
The Wrap • Thom Geier
19 of the Most Loved or Hated Movies: Films That Got A+ or F CinemaScores (Photos)
The Wrap • Todd Cunningham
Yes, Harvey Weinstein Scandal Has Already Inspired a ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Episode
The Wrap • Jennifer Maas
Film News Roundup: DreamWorks Animation Campus Sold for $290 Million
Variety • Dave Mcnary
What Does the AT&T Lawsuit Mean for Fox?
The Wall Street Journal • Joe Flint
Mark Halperin Is a Symptom, Not a Cause, of Brain-dead Beltway Media Disease
New York Magazine • Ed Kilgore
Robot From ‘Forbidden Planet’ Breaks Auction Records
The New York Times • Andrew R. Chow
IFP’s Gotham Awards Give Indie Films a Boost
Variety • Andrew M. Barker
What to do this weekend in L.A. Critics Picks: Nov 24 - 30, 2017
Los Angeles Times • Los Angeles Times Staff
 
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‘Entourage’ Extra Claims Jeremy Piven Assaulted Her in New Allegation
VarietyErin Nyren
“Entourage” extra Anastasia Taneie has accused the show’s star Jeremy Piven, who was previously accused of groping by Arianne Bellamar, of similar behavior, which allegedly took place in 2009. According to a report from Buzzfeed News, Taneie said that Piven grabbed her...
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Film Industry, Media & Advertising
The Evolution of Matt Damon From ‘Mystic Pizza’ to ‘Downsizing’ (Photos)
The WrapThom Geier
Matt Damon was just 18 when he made his movie debut with a small role in 1988's "Mystic Pizza," which was also the second feature of Julia Roberts. In 1992's "School Ties," Damon played a prep school bully who antagonized a Jewish...
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Film Industry, Media & Advertising
19 of the Most Loved or Hated Movies: Films That Got A+ or F CinemaScores (Photos)
The WrapTodd Cunningham
Nominated for Best Picture and Best Actor at the 87th Academy Awards, "American Sniper" snagged an A+ rating in January 2015. The presence of Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini didn't keep audiences from giving crime drama "Killing The Softly" an F in...
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Film Industry, Media & Advertising
Yes, Harvey Weinstein Scandal Has Already Inspired a ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Episode
The WrapJennifer Maas
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is about to tackle the Harvey Weinstein scandal, because of course they are. Dick Wolf’s crime procedural, known for using current headlines as inspiration for its disturbing tales, will be taking on the Weinstein drama, though...
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DreamWorks, Film Industry
Film News Roundup: DreamWorks Animation Campus Sold for $290 Million
VarietyDave Mcnary
In today’s film news roundup, Griffin Capital has sold the DreamWorks Animation Studio Campus for $290 million, “Happy Death Day” tops $100 million in box office, and the comedy “Future ’38” gets sold. PROPERTY DEAL Griffin Capital has sold the DreamWorks Animation...
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What Does the AT&T Lawsuit Mean for Fox?
The Wall Street JournalJoe Flint
In the past year, every single one of the biggest media companies in the U.S. has either agreed to a transformational merger or considered one. Now the industry is trying to figure out what the Justice Department’s lawsuit to block AT&T Inc.’s...
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Film Industry, Politics & Policy
Mark Halperin Is a Symptom, Not a Cause, of Brain-dead Beltway Media Disease
New York MagazineEd Kilgore
It was inevitable. Once the heavily despised but heavily envied — and thus thoroughly resented — Washington political journalist Mark Halperin was knocked off his Celebrity Beltway Media perch by revelations of piggish and perhaps thuggish behavior toward women, he would soon...
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Robot From ‘Forbidden Planet’ Breaks Auction Records
The New York TimesAndrew R. Chow
Last week, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci shattered auction records. On Tuesday, that distinction belonged to a robot named Robby. The seven-foot-tall robot, which appeared in the 1956 film “Forbidden Planet,” sold for $5.375 million with fees at Bonhams New York...
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Film Industry
IFP’s Gotham Awards Give Indie Films a Boost
VarietyAndrew M. Barker
On Sept. 30, 1991, John Turturro and the late Jonathan Demme were the first of seven New Yorkers to garner a Gotham Award. Trophies were handed out at the Roseland Ballroom without much fanfare. The celebratory dinner, a fundraiser for the Independent...
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What to do this weekend in L.A. Critics Picks: Nov 24 - 30, 2017
Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times Staff
entertainment, arts and culture critics choose the week’s most noteworthy openings, new releases, ongoing events and places to go in and around Southern California. A captivating animated film and and a gritty social drama are on the big screen and a few...
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