Entertainment

  • The psychology behind the way Netflix raises prices

    On a dry day in July seven years ago, Reed Hastings made a huge mistake. The chief executive of Netflix, who rarely makes massive missteps, surprised customers with the news that the company was scrapping its popular $10-a-month DVD and streaming-video package and replacing it with two separate services—one...
  • ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Renewed for Season 2 on CBS All Access

    The series, which underwent a showrunner change and multiple delays, will likely not return until 2019. Star Trek: Discovery is going to live long and prosper on CBS All Access. The network’s subscription video on demand platform has renewed Star Trek: Discovery for a second season. “In just six...
  • Country stars honor shooting victims at CMT Artists show

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Jason Aldean and other stars honored victims of a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas instead of accepting awards at the CMT Artists of the Year show Wednesday night. The format of the show pivoted to focus on victims of...
  • SENATOR JOHN THUNE HOLLYWOOD, D.C. … IT’S ALL THE SAME

    Senator John Thune knows … the folks in Washington D.C. are not above the abuses we’re now seeing in Hollywood. Our fearless photog Colin got the South Dakota Republican strolling near the Capitol Wednesday — a beautiful day we might add — and it quickly became apparent, Harvey Weinstein...
  • Amazon Entertainment Chief Roy Price Suspended Amid Sexual Harassment Claim

    Amazon Studios President, Roy Price, has been suspended after facing allegations he sexually harassed the producer of one of his hit shows. Price is reportedly on a leave of absence effective immediately. Earlier Thursday … Isa Hackett — an executive producer on “The Man in the High Castle” —...
  • ‘Black Widow’ TV Series in the Works at ABC

    ABC is looking to a Finnish TV series for its next drama. The network is teaming with former Vampire Diaries showrunner Caroline Dries to adapt Black Widow. The drama is based on Mikko Polla’s and Roope Lehtinen’s Scandinavian series Black Widows. Set in an idyllic mountain town, three women...
  • Shocking Omissions: Mary Lou Williams’ Choral Masterpiece, ‘Black Christ Of The Andes’

    When NPR Music published its list of 150 Greatest Albums By Women two weeks ago, we who created it firmly intended that this be just the beginning of a conversation that puts women’s musical artistry at the center. Immediately, others took up our call. Lists began proliferating, representing different...
  • Two Giant Cable TV Networks Merge together in 14.6 Billion Dollar Deal!

    Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav The transaction will bring together two big cable networks groups known for nonscripted and lifestyle content, with the companies eyeing $350 million in cost savings. Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks Interactive have made it official, unveiling a $14.6 billion deal that will combine the...
  • @TatyanaAli and @MalcolmJamalWar To Star In USA Network ‘Olive Forever’

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alumna Tatyana Ali, Malcolm-Jamal Warner (American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson) and Christian Antidormi (Spartacus: Blood & Sand) have been cast as series regulars opposite Emily Rudd in USA Network’s Olive Forever, a comedic crime drama pilot from Insurgent and The Babysitter...