Tag: hollywood

The DeanBeat: Gaming is still at the mercy of larger forces

The week was thick with gaming news, so some folks may not have noticed that Playtika, the Tel Aviv-based social casino games company that was acquired by a Chinese consortium, is considering going public. Caixin Global reported that Playtika is looking to go public because Giant Network Group, has failed repeatedly in its attempts to […]

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Robert Evans, a Maverick Producer of Hollywood Classics, Dies at 89

A women’s pants salesman comes to Hollywood and jumps into the pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel, drawing the attention of an A-list actress. With her help, he begins an acting career, which leads lickety-split to the top job at Paramount Pictures. He helps deliver masterworks like “The Godfather” and “Chinatown.” A cocaine blizzard, legal […]

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Rose McGowan Is Suing Harvey Weinstein and the ‘International Spy Agency’ Allegedly Hired to Silence Her

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Rose McGowan is suing Harvey Weinstein with allegations that the disgraced movie mogul recruited a network of attorneys, media power players, and even spies to keep her from going public with allegations that Weinstein raped her. McGowan was one of the earliest […]

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Incel Shitposts Are Making People Nervous About the Joker Premiere

The long-awaited Joker movie hits theaters Friday — but in the last few weeks, hysteria surrounding its release reached fever pitch amid rumors that incels were plotting violence at screenings. “Incel,” which stands for “involuntarily celibate,” is an online cult made up of angry, young men that’s been linked to several mass killings in recent […]

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A Mysterious Computer Issue Is Affecting Hollywood Movie and TV Editors

Something weird happened in Hollywood on Monday evening. Well, weirder than usual. As first reported in Variety, film and TV editors across Los Angeles experienced mysterious computer issues: their Mac Pros wouldn’t boot up after they’d been shut down. The common thread was that they were all using Avid, a popular program for digitally editing […]

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Felicity Huffman Gets 2 Weeks in Jail for Gaming Educational System — Not So Long Ago, a Black Mom Wasn’t So Lucky

Photo: Tommaso Boddi (Getty Images for The Weinstein Company) With tears of misspent white privilege streaming down her face, actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying a fixer to change her daughter’s SAT scores in order to secure her a spot in the college of her choice. It was […]

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Whoopi Goldberg Blasts Calls to Out Hollywood’s Trump Supporters

Whoopi GoldbergPhoto: Roy Rochlin (Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows) You may not like Donald Trump and his many minions supporters, but “you don’t have the right” to invade their privacy by outing them on public forums. That was Whoopi Goldberg’s take on The View Tuesday when she blasted calls to out […]

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The DeanBeat: The fears, complexities, and hopes of Hollywood games

Eric Goldberg, managing director of Crossover Technologies, told me this week at the GameDaily Connect event in Anaheim, California, that a huge amount of money and lots of investors are circling around game developers. 17 venture capital firms are putting money into games. Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Zynga, Sony, Tencent, NetEase, and others are busy […]

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Lee Daniels Is Giving Back and Moving Artists Forward With a New Creative Workshop

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images) Mentorship is something that’s a rarity for many creatives. Too many people go through their respective fields making mistakes that could have been easily avoided if someone took the time to point them in the right direction. Now, before you start your thumb thuggery, I am not saying mentors […]

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The Essential ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Travel Guide

Sony Pictures/Uproxx It’s almost impossible to watch Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood and not be charmed by the way Quentin Tarantino brings 1960s Los Angeles to life. As a person who grew up in LA, I know the busy, tangled arteries of Hollywood all too well, but Tarantino manages to make driving the through […]

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In the Klutch: Top Sports Agent and LeBron Homie Rich Paul Takes His Talents—and His NBA Clientele—to Hollywood in Major Deal With United Talent Agency

Klutch Sports Group head Rich Paul (center) is joined by (left to right) Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Ben Simmons and Miles Bridges during All-Star Weekend Feb. 19, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C.Photo: Dominique Oliveto (Getty Images for Klutch Sports Group 2019 All Star Weekend) Powerhouse sports agent Rich Paul is bringing the basketball world to Hollywood […]

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Arrested and Charged With Groping Woman at an NYC Bar

Cuba Gooding Jr. in London, April 2018 Photo: John Phillips (Getty) Cuba Gooding Jr. is facing up to a year in jail if he’s convicted of forcibly touching a woman, a charge for which he was arrested Thursday after turning himself in to police in New York. But Gooding, through his lawyer, Mark Heller, says he […]

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Cuba Gooding Jr. to Turn Himself in to NYPD for Allegedly Groping a Woman at a Bar

Photo: Andy Kropa (Invision/AP) Cuba Gooding Jr., best remembered of late for portraying and partying like O.J. Simpson, will surrender to the NYPD on Thursday, following allegations that he groped a woman over the weekend. NBC News reports Gooding’s rep confirmed the actor will be turning himself in to the department’s sex crimes unit less than […]

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Spike Lee on Filming in Georgia After Abortion Ban: ‘They Got to Shut It Down’

Photo: Jordan Strauss (Invision/AP Photo) Ever since Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law a “heartbeat” bill that prohibits abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, Hollywood studios such as Disney, Netflix and Warner Bros. have expressed an unwillingness to continue filming in the state should the draconian legislation be implemented. Disney, Netflix […]

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Stacey Abrams Calls on Hollywood to #StayAndFight About Georgia Abortion Rights Instead of Boycotting

Photo: Getty Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is just as outraged as many about Georgia’s decision to virtually outlaw abortions in the state, but she’s imploring leaders of industry, especially those in the filmmaking community, to stand with her and fight to change things, rather than boycott the state. Abrams, along with a group […]

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Nah, Fam: Regina Hall Nixes Whitney Houston Drug Joke in Her Show Black Monday

Photo: Getty If her character on Showtime’s Black Monday is any indication, Regina Hall revels being on the edge when it comes to comedy. But she finds nothing funny about the disease of drug addiction, she shared in explaining why she asked the writers to ax a joke about Whitney Houston’s drug abuse. The actress, known […]

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