By Adam Popescu Franklin Leonard sits in a plush seat high above the Sunset Strip at Soho House. Snug in a cardigan and plaid shirt, sporting glasses and the cleanest dreadlocks in town, the 34-year-old types away on his MacBook. A stone's throw away, big-screen faces parley over cocktails and coff ... More >>
Beau Rosenwald — an obese Hollywood talent agent–turned-producer — was used to having his movies fail. He also was used to raking in millions of dollars via films starring a monkey. This time, however, the failure was monumental. After the studio killed his script, Beau found himse ... More >>
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Lauren Berger has gotten coffee at MTV. She's gotten coffee at Fox. And yes, she's done it at several other agencies that may not have as much brand recognition. She even broke the darned coffee pot once. These days, the 28-year-old entrepreneur gets others to fetch the java for her. Her web-based ... More >>
I won't be back.Following this week's love child revelations, Arnold Schwarzenegger said today through his lawyer that he's putting his Hollywood comeback on hold. That put to rest speculation that, while bad for political aspirations, sleeping around and getting mad headlines for it, even w ... More >>
One-hundred-sixty-five television writers jointly received a $70 million settlement Friday in their age-discrimination claim against some of Hollywood's biggest players, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and more. " ... With years of disruptive litigation remaining, and all networks and major tel ... More >>
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DJ Jeremy Sole at the California for Obama victory party in Century City. Click image for entire slideshow. (All photos by Timothy Norris) Driving down Sunset Boulevard west toward the California Obama for America victory party, National Public Radio is confirming a new reality. States are tippin ... More >>
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