EXCLUSIVE: ICM Hires Beyoncé’s CAA Agent; ‘Dreamgirls’ Star Likely To Follow

By | Wednesday November 15, 2006 @ 5:57pm PST

beyonce.jpgWell, this is a surprise since I’m so accustomed to these things going the other way. I’m told that ICM has hired Andrea Nelson Meigs, who is Beyoncé’s CAA agent. According to sources, it looks like the … Read More »

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DHD Update

By | Wednesday November 15, 2006 @ 5:22pm PST

Deadline Hollywood Daily is back up, with a slightly different look to accomodate more advertising. There will be a lot of new features coming online, so stay tuned. This weekend, the site should pass 5 million page views after only eight months out.

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What’s New & Hot In Entertainment

By | Saturday November 11, 2006 @ 5:31pm PST

Hot1J.JPGThis is a needed feature I’m starting for Saturdays: my round-up of what’s new and hot in entertainment from Village Voice Media alternative newspapers across the country. Trust these alt-weeklies to know about the … Read More »

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#1 ‘Borat’ Bullies B.O. (Again): Backlash? Will Ferrell’s ‘Stranger’ Only 4th Place; Russell Crowe’s ‘Good Year’ Bombs Badly

By | Friday November 10, 2006 @ 6:31pm PST

sacha.jpgSUNDAY AM: I’m told it was another boffo box office weekend for Borat. The Fox spoof from the HBO comedy stylings of Sacha Baron Cohen raked in $9.7 million Friday and $11.3 mil for … Read More »

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Bart(on) Finke: Mel’s ‘Apocalypto’

By | Friday November 10, 2006 @ 5:52pm PST

Peter Bart’s Variety column today asks the question, about Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto, “Will the very community that understandably has been offended by Gibson’s inebriated diatribes be willing to pass fair judgment on his artistic contributions?” How interesting — because I asked that same question, and answered it, here back on September 24: … Read More »

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Latest Tracking: Bond Getting ‘Huge’; Birds ‘Have Seasonal Edge’; Lots More

By | Friday November 10, 2006 @ 1:29pm PST


OK, here’s the latest tracking news from my gurus: 007′s Casino Royale which is getting good reviews, is “getting to … Read More »

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DHD Update

By | Friday November 10, 2006 @ 10:28am PST

FYI: As DHD approaches 5 million page views since the site went up in March, its look is going to change ever so slightly next week so it can accomodate a lot more advertising. I’ve made certain this won’t interfere with the content. Many thanks.

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Pellicano Scandal: Anita Busch Sues Ovitz

By | Thursday November 9, 2006 @ 11:35pm PST

I heard about this around 5 pm today, then tried to find out details why threatened ex-journalist Anita Busch (and her lawyers) decided to include the ex-CAA chairman and ex-Disney president in her civil lawsuit against Anthony Pellicano and others for directing, organizing, commanding, employing and/or hiring individuals to engage in what is only generally … Read More »

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David Geffen’s Changes For LA Times…

By | Wednesday November 8, 2006 @ 5:42pm PST

My new lalogo.gif column, Deal Or No Deal, compares what’s happening with Eli Broad, Ron Burkle and David Geffen and the Los Angeles Times/Tribune Co. to NBC’s hit game show and asks the question: Broad, Burkle, Geffen… when it comes to the … Read More »

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Finke/LA Weekly: Barry Hirsch Goes To Trial; Stars Caught In His Hornet’s Nest; Names Are Dropping, Allegations Flying

By | Wednesday November 8, 2006 @ 12:53pm PST

My latest lalogo.gif column, Stars Get Caught In Hirsch’s Hornets Nest, is my exclusive account all about the names dropping and allegations flying as showbiz legal eagle Barry Hirsch sits in L.A. Superior Court. Here’s how it begins:… Read More »

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Broad/Burkle Bid for LA Times’ Parent

By | Wednesday November 8, 2006 @ 12:29pm PST

Latest news on the Los Angeles Times front: Reportedly, Los Angeles billionaires Eli Broad and Ron Burkle have jointly submitted a bid to acquire Tribune Co., owner of television stations, newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Cubs baseball team. The offer was made through affiliates of Mr. … Read More »

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LA Times’ Editor Dean Baquet Out; Chicago Trib ME James O’Shea In

By | Tuesday November 7, 2006 @ 2:02pm PST

Not exactly a surprise, especially to my readers. So now let’s see who has the guts to quit in solidarity (LA Times Editors Loyal To Baquet Said To Have A ‘Suicide Read More »

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By | Saturday November 4, 2006 @ 9:00am PST

AMERICA WELCOMES THE KAZAKH! ‘Borat’ Opens #1 with $26.1 Mil (Maybe Even $27 Mil?) From 837 Crowded Theaters; Tops ‘Santa Clause 3′ Read More »

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NYC vs LA: Which Is Oscar Spin Central?

By | Saturday November 4, 2006 @ 1:02am PST


Here’s the link to The New York Times annual Holiday Movies preview featuring the makings of a New York Oscar campaign, Emma Thompson, Will Smith, a brand new flock of penguins and more. And, all I can say, is: I’m … Read More »

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AMAZING! ‘Borat’ Opens #1 with $26.1 Mil From Just 837 Crowded Theaters; Easily Tops ‘Santa Clause 3′ Playing In 3,438 Theaters; ‘Flushed Away’ 3rd

By | Friday November 3, 2006 @ 4:42pm PST

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UPDATED Sunday AM: Wow, were all those box office guru predictions for this weekend wrong! I’m told Fox’s Borat, though playing in just 837 theaters, shocked the experts and became the No. … Read More »

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Why SNL Stinks Even Worse This Season

By | Friday November 3, 2006 @ 2:13pm PST

lorne.jpgMy own paper’s NYC sibling, the Village Voice, has a cover story written by my pal Rachel Sklar about this 2006-2007 version of Saturday Night Live that deeply depresses me. (Though that wasn’t her intent.) … Read More »

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The 411 On Tom’s Partner Paula Wagner

By | Friday November 3, 2006 @ 11:52am PST

Wow, massive print coverage on Tom Cruise’s takeover of United Artists, but little of it as cynical as my posting yesterday how this was hardly more than out of … Read More »

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Your Mission, Mr. Bond, Is To Sell Sony

By | Thursday November 2, 2006 @ 1:28pm PST

Count on Sony not to miss a merchandising opportunity now that James Bond is in the ‘hood. In celebration of the 21st 007 film Casino Royale, Sony Electronics oh-so-proudly urges consumers to buy its product tie-ins, aka the Limited Edition James Bond 007 Spy Gear. The “Bond-branded beauties” — how much time … Read More »

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Anything Happen While I Was Sleeping?

By | Thursday November 2, 2006 @ 12:02pm PST

UPDATE: The 411 On Tom’s Partner Paula Wagner

So I exhaustingly spend the entire night working, and finally go to sleep in the wee hours, and I wake … Read More »

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