• Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:24:54 +0000
    DreamWorks Animation reported a loss of $0.18 per share in its second quarter earnings, a net loss of $15.4 million. Analysts were expecting a loss of two cents per share. For the second quarter, the company’s total revenue is $122.3 million, yet another loss for the toon house. Year over year, revenue dropped 31% to... Read more »
  • Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:22:14 +0000
    At Monday’s Emmy Performers Peer Group party at the Montage Beverly Hills, the nominees thought long and hard about which TV shows they’d like to grace as a guest star. But “Veep’s” Tony Hale didn’t hesitate with his bid for a role on IFC’s “Portlandia.” “Hands down, Portlandia,” he remarked. “Definitely. It puts a mirror... Read more »
  • Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:19:18 +0000
    Broadway play-with-music “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” powered by a lead performance that won Audra McDonald a historic sixth Tony win, has recouped its $2.6 million capitalization costs, according to the show’s producers. Classified as a play by the Tony Awards but featuring a hefty helping of Billie Holiday songs, bio-play “Lady Day” joins... Read more »
  • Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:59:43 +0000
    FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, in a strongly worded letter to Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus, said that the agency “will intervene as appropriate” to resolve the dispute that has kept the Dodgers unavailable to some 70% of viewers in the Los Angeles region. His letter on Tuesday follows calls from members of Congress for... Read more »
  • Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:55:12 +0000
    CNN’s new slate of primetime non-fiction programs are supposed to give its viewers a break from the news cycle the Time Warner outlet churns through each morning, afternoon and early evening. Now one of those new shows is feeding it. CNN’s “The Hunt,” which debuted Sunday, July 13, has gained notice because it marks the... Read more »
  • Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:41:55 +0000
    Jeff Herman has withdrawn as the attorney for Michael Egan, the plaintiff who accused director Bryan Singer and Hollywood executives of sexual assault in the late 1990s, when he was a minor. In a statement, Herman said that his firm is “in the process of withdrawing from representing Mr. Egan in all his cases and... Read more »
  • Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:28:22 +0000
    Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have announced the release date for “Cheek to Cheek,” their long-awaited collaborative jazz album. The collaboration, consisting of covers of jazz standards, will be released by Interscope Records on Sept. 23. Lady Gaga and Bennett made the announcement Tuesday on “Today.” On the show, Bennett discussed the experience of recording... Read more »
  • Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:22:33 +0000
    “It’s one of my favorite events of the year,” exclaimed TV Academy governor Bob Bergen of Monday’s Performers Peer Group party at Montage Beverly Hills. “We get to celebrate the Performers Peer Group and the nominees as well — it’s so wonderful.” And celebrate they did. Nominees and members of the Peer Group turned out... Read more »
  • Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:07:44 +0000
    Two trajectories determine Benedict Andrews’ in-the-round production of “A Streetcar Named Desire”: the tragic arc of Gillian Anderson’s remarkably vivid Blanche, and that of the near-permanently revolving set. The latter creates a striking metaphor for Blanche’s whirling state of mind, but as it slowly wheels round you sense the two are somewhat at war. Although the movement’s... Read more »
  • Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:38:06 +0000
    David Permut’s Permut Presentations and Unbridled Films are developing a movie version of “The Queen of Kentucky,” based on Alecia Whitaker’s young adult novel. Katie Ford, writer of Sandra Bullock’s “Miss Congeniality” and co-creator of NBC’s new sitcom “Working the Engles,” will adapt the novel. Permut will produce with Unbridled Film’s Merry-Kay Poe and Permut... Read more »
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