| May 7, 2014
| 10:58 AM
It looks like “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” are going to have some company when they start filming again in Chicago.
Lee Daniels’ hip-hop drama “Empire” has been picked up by Fox and will likely film in...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:54 PM
With its multidisciplinary mix of movies, music and technology, the South by Southwest festival has a reputation as a hip, forward-looking affair. But one of the unofficial themes to emerge at this year's SXSW Film Festival, which kicked off Friday, is...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:34 AM
Gabourey Sidibe will join fellow Oscar nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson in Lee Daniels' upcoming pilot for Fox, “Empire,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. The series will begin filming in Chicago this month but will be...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Warner Bros. has optioned the rights to the biography "Buzz: the Life and Art of Busby Berkeley" with Ryan Gosling attached to produce and possibly star.
Jeffrey Spivak penned the biography and Gosling would produce with Marc Platt, who also produced the...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:01 PM
There could be another mob movie filming in Chicago this fall. But before you roll your eyes, this one is supposedly based on a true story of a robbery gone wrong and stars “Twilight” idol Robert Pattinson.
Now you can roll your eyes. Or...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Just before midnight, as 25-year-old JP Erickson was getting ready to go to bed, his phone buzzed.
"Are you available tomorrow at 5:30 a.m.?"
The text was from the production coordinator of a low-budget movie offering a day's work as an unpaid...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:59 PM
The tiny, oil-rich country of Brunei has been a quiet steward of the Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air, undertaking multimillion-dollar renovations of the landmarks.
But in recent days both hotels have come under siege from Hollywood feminists and...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:36 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing how "24" did in the ratings.
The Skinny: Our website has a brand new look, so be sure and take it all in and spread the good word. Today's roundup includes a look at Dawn Hudson's tenure as CEO of the Academy of Motion...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:18 PM
By Liana B. Baker
(Reuters) - Viewers may be laughing a lot less when they turn on their televisions this fall, as the major U.S. broadcasters are loading up their schedules with dramas in an effort to lure some defecting viewers back from cable.
| May 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Longtime Lakers Spanish-language radio play-by-play announcer Fernando Gonzalez has filed a lawsuit against the team and Time Warner Cable.
As detailed by the Hollywood Reporter, Gonzalez is suing the team and the network for discrimination and...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Attention, “Star Trek” fans: Capt. James T. Kirk is coming in for a landing … in Las Vegas.
William Shatner’s one-man show, “Shatner’s World,” will play June 19-21 at the MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theatre...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
More than a month after the boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel boycott was launched, a counter-campaign has been gaining visibility, making the argument that the action is merely hurting the workers.
But the groups that are pushing the boycott contend...