2nd Update: Now ‘Running With Arnold’ Docu Producer Responds to Alec Baldwin

By | Tuesday October 31, 2006 @ 6:15pm PST

Mike Gabrawy, the producer of Running With Arnold, the documentary about Schwarzenegger that has yet to find a distributor, alec_baldwin.jpgemails me how “it’s been a rough week for us” and responds to Alec … Read More »

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UPDATE: Alec Baldwin Explains Why He’s Running From Documentary On Arnold

By | Sunday October 29, 2006 @ 6:39pm PST

062705schwarzeneggerarnold.jpgalec_baldwin.jpgIn response to my posting on Friday … Read More »

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Dec. 8: Leo vs George, Cammy & Mel Now

By | Sunday October 29, 2006 @ 12:08pm PST

blooddiamondteaser1.jpgHow interesting that Warner Bros. has just moved up the release of Leo DiCaprio’s Blood Diamond from December 15th to December 8th. Usually, these dates are carefully calculated based on what else is opening, … Read More »

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UPDATED BOX OFFICE: Oct 27-29

By | Sunday October 29, 2006 @ 8:19am PST

‘Saw III’ Cuts Thru Competition For #1; ‘Departed’ Up To #2 and ‘Prestige’ #3; ‘Marie Antoinette’ Dies; Brad Pitt’s ‘Babel’ Best $$$ Per Read More »

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Letterman Bests FNC Blowhard O’Reilly

By | Saturday October 28, 2006 @ 11:30am PDT

I couldn’t believe what I was watching: there was Dave Letterman bitchslapping Fox News Channel blowhard Bill O’Reilly on The Late Show Friday night. It did my liberal soul proud. Full video here. But, then, I’ve written before about Letterman’s … Read More »

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‘Saw III’ Cuts Thru Competition For #1; ‘Departed’ Up To #2 and ‘Prestige’ #3; Brad Pitt’s ‘Babel’ Best $$$ Per Screen

By | Saturday October 28, 2006 @ 7:11am PDT

BradPitt.jpgSUNDAY AM: It turned out to be a big $100+ million weekend at the movies, up 10% over last year. Brad Pitt’s opener, Oscar contender Babel, had the best per screen average ($21,037 on … Read More »

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Is Alec Running From Arnold?

By | Friday October 27, 2006 @ 1:05pm PDT

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EXCLUSIVE: Russell Crowe’s ‘Good Year’ Tracking Well Behind Will Ferrell’s ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ for Nov. 10

By | Friday October 27, 2006 @ 10:44am PDT

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They’re both very strange movies competing head-on the weekend of November 10th. But when it comes to early tracking, I’m told that Fox’s A Good Year starring Russell Crowe (who’s been … Read More »

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Actor Michael J. Fox vs Rush Limbaugh; Could It Be About Nixon And Reagan?

By | Thursday October 26, 2006 @ 11:24pm PDT

I don’t see how Republicans, through their radio pit bull Rush Limbaugh, thought they could win with the electorate by impugning the integrity of one of the most beloved TV and movie actors, Michael J. Fox, now afflicted from Parkinson’s Disease. Have they forgotten that this little guy played a rabid right-winger on … Read More »

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UPDATED: Now Harvey Can’t Get NBC To Run Ad For Dixie Chicks’ ‘Shut Up & Sing’; Claims NBC Said It Disparages Dubya

By | Thursday October 26, 2006 @ 5:55pm PDT

Here’s yet another reason why the FCC needs to crack down on Big Media so it can’t become Monstrous Media. First it was Fox, CNN and NPR refusing to run ads for the Newmarket film Death of a Read More »

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Madonna’s Malawian Kiddie Book PR Tour

By | Thursday October 26, 2006 @ 2:03pm PDT

madonna-english-roses.jpgI find it fascinating that, in all this incredible and incredulous publicity being generated by Madonna and her attempt to adopt that 13-month-old Malawian boy, almost no media outlets have mentioned this happens … Read More »

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EXCLUSIVE: Bond vs Birds Will Be BIG; Early Tracking Shows ‘Casino Royale’ & ‘Happy Feet’ Running Neck-And-Neck

By | Thursday October 26, 2006 @ 10:56am PDT

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Both films are opening wide on November 17th. But Hollywood couldn’t be pitting two more different films against each other. I’m told the early tracking has just shown up for James Bond … Read More »

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NYT: Is Barry Diller America’s Highest Paid Chief Exec? Oh Boy, Stock Options!

By | Wednesday October 25, 2006 @ 4:47pm PDT

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The New York Times asks the question whether one-time Hollywood mogul Barry Diller — presently chairman & CEO of IAC/InterActiveCorp (electronic retailing, Internet and interactive media, local media services, online personals, real estate and financial services) – is the highest paid chief … Read More »

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Hollywood Agencies: Hot News Topics

By | Wednesday October 25, 2006 @ 3:59pm PDT

Print media have gone Hollywood agency-crazy. Today, United Talent and ICM each get stories in The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal respectively. Loser was the Los Angeles Times, which had a Business section story in-the-works on all the major agencies’ Internet biz — but then got beat by … Read More »

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Brad Grey: Redstone “Owns The Candy Store”, Freston’s Ouster “High-Stakes Poker”; Diller: As Old Media “Get More Diversified, They Get Less Well Managed”

By | Wednesday October 25, 2006 @ 12:10pm PDT

Grey.jpgThere was an after-dinner chat with Brad Grey last night at the Forbes MEET 2006 confab held at the Beverly Hills Hotel. PaidContent.org filed on the Paramount Pictures chairman & CEO’s talk. (The website is … Read More »

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LA Times: Sleepovers at David Geffen’s

By | Wednesday October 25, 2006 @ 10:32am PDT

The other day, a prominent Los Angeles Times writer whom I very much respect confessed something rather startling to me: that he finds himself in the strange position of actively wishing for David Geffen to buy the newspaper. … Read More »

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Blood Diamond’ Director Ed Zwick Blasts Gossip As “Appalling”; Says Production Set Up Private Africa Fund

By | Tuesday October 24, 2006 @ 8:32am PDT

leo2.jpgBlood Diamond director Ed Zwick is furious over yesterday’s gossip report alleging that Warner Bros made a promise during filming on location to provide prosthetic limbs to orphaned African teenaged and child amputees, and then reneged after … Read More »

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CNN & NPR Refuse to Run Ads for ‘Death Of A Prez’; Major Papers See No Problem

By | Monday October 23, 2006 @ 7:20pm PDT

Neither CNN nor NPR will run ads for Newmarket Films’ Death of a President opening this weekend on October 27th, a press release issued by the film’s PR rep said today. Already, two major American cinema chains — Regal Entertainment Group, the No. 1 U.S. cinema operator with more than 6,300 screens in … Read More »

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UPDATED: Fox Trimming ‘Borat’ Screens

By | Monday October 23, 2006 @ 4:05pm PDT

1borat.jpgUPDATE: I’m told the latest Borat tracking shows a slight uptick – especially among young males — but Disney’s Santa Clause 3 is still gonna beat it at the box office November 3rd. “Borat gaining, … Read More »

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