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Q&A with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and CTO Kevin Scott on Copilot+ PCs, delivering a consistent experience, OpenAI, integration vs. modularization, and more

stratechery.com This week we have two Stratechery Interviews: the first is with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and the second is with Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott. I have interviewed both…

Former Obama Speechwriter Jon Lovett Part of ‘Survivor’ Season 47

hollywoodreporter.com The next season of Survivor looks to have a familiar face, with former Obama administration speechwriter and Pod Save America co-host Jon Lovett seemingly among the…

Anita Hill-led Hollywood Commission wants to change how workers report sexual harassment

latimes.com In the wake of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 rape trial, a survey of nearly 10,000 workers by the Anita Hill-led Hollywood Commission revealed a sobering result: Few…

Vue Names Chair; BBC Studios Adds To Exec Team; Canal+ Gets New CFO

deadline.com Former Kwik Fit CEO Ian Fraser is the new Non-Exec Chairman of British cinema chain Vue. He succeeds Stella David, who is exiting to run gambling biz Entail. Fraser is…

BBC Comedy Boss Tells Producers To Stop Pitching Dramedies & Locate Their “Funny Bones”

deadline.com Comedy producers have been told to locate their “funny bones” when pitching shows to the BBC by the most powerful person in British comedy commissioning. Jon Petrie, who…

The stars of Who Shat on the Floor at My Wedding? return with a new gripping mystery

theguardian.com The most influential names in podcasting have come together at the biggest event in the biz this week: The Podcast Show 2024. An interviewing masterclass with velvety-voiced…

The complicated Americanization of European soccer

theweek.com When "Welcome to Wrexham" premiered in 2022, the premise was a novel one: two North American actors — Rob McElhenney of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and Hollywood…

Are streaming bundles reinventing cable TV?

theweek.com The rise of streaming services like Netflix, Max and Disney+ was supposed to kill off cable. But something funny is happening on the way to the future: Streaming is starting…

Korea Box Office: ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’ Dashes to Day One Lead

variety.com Fresh from its Cannes premiere George Miller’s “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” dashed into the lead at the South Korea cinema box office. In doing so, it deposed “The Roundup:…

Ari Emanuel Accepts Simon Wiesenthal Center Honor, Slams Netanyahu Amid Walkouts and Boos

hollywoodreporter.com “For the good of Israel he [Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu] should go,” declared Ari Emanuel, the CEO of the Endeavor agency and one of Hollywood’s most outspoken…

Disneyland character and parade performers in California vote to join labor union

abcnews.go.com Disneyland performers who help bring Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and other beloved characters to life have chosen to unionize following a three-day vote ANAHEIM, Calif. --…

Live Nation Antitrust Lawsuit Expected to Be Filed by DOJ on Thursday

billboard.com A Department of Justice lawsuit against Live Nation for violating U.S. antitrust laws is imminent and could be filed as soon as Thursday (May 23), a source with knowledge of…

Something About Her Draws Massive Crowd as ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Fans Wait Three Hours for Ariana and Katie’s Sandwiches

variety.com Something About Her — the West Hollywood sandwich shop started by “Vanderpump Rules” stars Ariana Madix and Katie Maloney — is officially open for business, after a long…

New Movies Out Now in Theaters: What to See This Week

variety.com It’s not always easy to find out which movies hit theaters each week, especially after the Hollywood strikes led to many release date changes. With the WGA and actors…

Take The White Pill

tftc.io pic.twitter.com/SZPvZWGjAs— Skyler (@skyler_fs) May 14, 2024 I'm not going to lie, I'm a bit mad at myself right now, freaks. 2024 is supposed to be the year that I focus…

‘Abbott Elementary’: How to Watch & Stream the Season 3 Finale for Free

billboard.com All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the…

Sundance Selects 15 Cities To Make Bids For Festival’s Potential Move; Park City & Utah Pledge “Team Effort” To Keep Festival

deadline.com The Sundance Film Festival is looking South for a potential new home, as well as in its backyard. Along with Park City, UT, Atlanta and fellow Georgia cities Athens and…

Questions swirl over the future of TikTok. Who could own it? How will the platform operate?

latimes.com TikTok on Wednesday faced a formidable threat to its business, with a new law signed by President Biden that could dramatically change the way the popular video app…

‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Adds Bozoma Saint John to Cast

hollywoodreporter.com Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise is getting an injection of Hollywood executive power. The cable network said Wednesday that Bozoma Saint John, the former chief marketing…

Global film and TV production down 7% this year following Hollywood strikes, report says

latimes.com Global film and TV production was down 7% during the first quarter of 2024 compared with the previous year, according to a Wednesday report by film and TV tracking company…

Why Donald Trump lawsuit against biopic director would fail: Law experts

newsweek.com Former President Donald Trump would have little or no chance of winning a defamation lawsuit against the makers of a new biopic, legal experts have said. The film, The…

Brandon Scott Jones, Star of ‘Ghosts,’ Couldn’t Be Happier to Play Dead

vanityfair.com Before Ghosts star Brandon Scott Jones was an actor, he played competitive tennis. But he never made it to the pros, possibly because he’s just too much of a team player. “I…

Richard Jenkins Joins Ed Brubaker’s ‘Criminal’ Drama Series At Amazon

deadline.com Two-time Oscar nominated and Emmy-winning actor Richard Jenkins has joined the cast of Criminal, Prime Video‘s upcoming drama series based on Ed Brubaker and artist Sean…

‘Seinfeld’ Star Michael Richards Says ‘I’m Not Racist’ or ‘Looking for a Comeback,’ Nearly 18 Years After Racist Outburst: ‘I Have Nothing Against Black People’

variety.com “Seinfeld” fans got a shock last month when Michael Richards made a public appearance at the Hollywood premiere for Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix movie “Unfrosted.” It was one of…

Q&A: David Simon isn't a starry-eyed dreamer, but he's all in on Hollywood

latimes.com At a time when many builders have pulled back, BARDAS Investment Group founder David Simon, shown in his West Hollywood office, has 10 projects underway in Hollywood alone.…

As S&P 500 reaches fresh highs, experts say generative artificial intelligence will create new investment opportunities

cnbc.com The S&P 500 climbed to yet another record close on Tuesday. The index — which tracks the performance of around 500 of the largest U.S. company stocks — has jumped 53% since…

These Are the Best Makeup Brushes, According to Hollywood’s Hottest Makeup Artists

hollywoodreporter.com Behind every flawless celebrity glam moment is a magician-like makeup artist who has spent years perfecting their craft to make stars look and feel their best. But what’s…

TikTok ban is popular with voters as AI stirs privacy fears, poll shows

bostonherald.com Michael Shepard and Gregory Korte | (TNS) Bloomberg News Many swing-state voters say they are worried that the growing presence of artificial intelligence could one day…

Canadian Screenwriters Ratify New Deal With Producers

hollywoodreporter.com The Writers Guild of Canada membership has ratified a new three-year contract deal. The new Independent Production Agreement for Canadian screenwriters, to come into effect…

The Broken Economics of Streaming Services: A Stats Explainer

statsignificant.com In the 1970s, Paramount produced a remarkable slate of movie classics, including The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Chinatown, Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Apocalypse…

Hungary Production Boom Builds on ‘Special Film DNA’ in Magyar Industry: ‘There Is a Huge Tradition’ of Cinema in the Central European Country

variety.com When it comes to the wild success of the film industry in Hungary, which is the largest production hub in continental Europe and second in Europe only to the U.K., film…

Police are investigating where the ketamine in Matthew Perry's body came from

msnbc.com Police are investigating the circumstances around actor Matthew Perry's death, more than six months after his body was found in a hot tub at his Los Angeles home. The Los…

Emmy Predictions via Feinberg Forecast: ‘Shogun’ Shift Cracks ‘Crown’ and Boosts ‘Baby Reindeer’ as Disney Drops Docs

hollywoodreporter.com With the June 13 start of Emmy nominations voting just three weeks away, the race is beginning to come into focus. The drama series competition, which was looking incredibly…

CIA Prevented Hunter's Hollywood Tax Sugar Daddy From Becoming Federal Witness: Whistleblower

zerohedge.com CIA Prevented Hunter's Hollywood Tax Sugar Daddy From Becoming Federal Witness: Whistleblower A trove of new whistleblower documents provided to House GOP investigators…

Director of ‘Apprentice’ Film — Containing Trump Rape Scene

mediaite.com Director Ali Abbasi taunted ex-President Donald Trump at a press conference for his film The Apprentice — which contains a Trump rape scene — over the Trump campaign’s…

Artists Urge Action on AI, but Congress Is Slow to Respond

variety.com Scarlett Johansson called out OpenAI this week for mimicking her voice for a new chatbot, underscoring the urgency that many artists feel about regulating artificial…

Samsung Revs FAST Channels to Build a New Kind of Streaming Bundle with TV Plus

variety.com Samsung has been the world’s largest manufacturer of television sets for 17 years running. Last year alone, it sold 8.3 million units of its most cut ting-edge,…

How a theater student with only $200 in his bank account created one of the most popular TV shows ever

aol.com Success is rarely handed to you. Phil Rosenthal knows that better than most people. Rosenthal, 64, is the creator and writer behind Everybody Loves Raymond, the wildly…

ScarJo-OpenAI fight focuses the AI safety debate

semafor.com The News It’s the most interesting tech scandal in recent memory: Actress Scarlett Johansson accused OpenAI of deliberately — and creepily — copying her voice to make…

Exclusive Screening of Highly Anticipated Film, "The Firing Squad," in Houston on June 4th

benzinga.com Kevin Sorbo and James Barrington Available for Houston Interviews Ahead of August 2 Nationwide Release NEW YORK, May 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 4, 2024, Epoch Studios…

Exclusive Screening of Highly Anticipated Film, "The Firing Squad," in San Antonio on June 4th

benzinga.com Kevin Sorbo and James Barrington Available for San Antonio Interviews Ahead of August 2 Nationwide Release NEW YORK, May 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 4, 2024, Epoch…

Former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy takes a 7.7% stake in Buzzfeed

bostonherald.com Former Republican presidential candidate and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy has purchased a minority stake in Buzzfeed, the digital publishing company that shut down…

Sean Baker's New Movie Anora Dazzles Cannes

thewrap.com Cannes is still going strong, with a splashy debut for one of the year’s most anticipated titles, more acquisitions and a press conference fit for a legendary filmmaker.…

A Sage and a Mentor: Variety Editor Peter Caranicas Made His Mark Through Deep Knowledge of the Industry and Innate Kindness

variety.com Even if you didn’t personally know my mentor and dear friend Peter Caranicas, who died May 19 at age 80 after a brave battle with cancer, I’m certain your career has been…

ScarJo Puts a Muzzle on Open AI’s Latest Bot

hollywoodreporter.com Remember last November when Sam Altman got fired from Open AI — before he was swiftly rehired — after his board of directors determined that the CEO had not been…

Schwarzkopf Announces Emmy Award-Winning Actress, Platinum Recording Artist, and Advocate Dove Cameron as New Global Brand Ambassador

benzinga.com The global professional hair expert announces new Global Brand Ambassador Dove Cameron to inspire consumers to tell their hair story through new blonde color innovations and…

Robert De Niro-Led Wildflower Studios Names Executive Director

hollywoodreporter.com The $400 million Wildflower Studios, a film studio co-owned by Robert De Niro, has named Cheryl Huggins as executive director ahead of a July 1 opening. Huggins, who…

Paramount Global and Korea’s CJ ENM Scale Back Strategic Partnership

variety.com Troubled Hollywood conglomerate Paramount Global is scaling back its wide-ranging partnership with Korean entertainment leader CJ ENM, Variety has learned. The deal was…

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS AND PATRICK STAR TO HOST NICKELODEON KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS 2024, KICKING OFF LANDMARK 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS

benzinga.com Kids' Choice Awards 2024, Live from Bikini Bottom Bows Saturday, July 13, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), Marking the First Time Animated Characters will Host a Full-Length Awards Show…

How a theater student with only $200 in his bank account created one of the most popular TV shows ever made

fortune.com Success is rarely handed to you. Phil Rosenthal knows that better than most people. Rosenthal, 64, is the creator and writer behind “Everybody Loves Raymond,” the wildly…

New on Netflix: June 2024’s Best New Movies & Shows

vanityfair.com Summer is in full swing, and with it comes a heated update to Netflix’s selection. Now that the first half of Bridgerton season three has dropped, culminating in a…

The history of OpenAI, from the early days with Elon Musk to the ChatGPT maker being put on blast by Scarlett Johansson

aol.com None OpenAI is best known for popularizing AI chatbots with ChatGPT. • None But the company that created the AI chatbot has a history with some of Silicon Valley's biggest…

Chicago wants to stop Glock pistols being turned into machineguns

economist.com “THAT PUNK pulled a Glock,” says Bruce Willis’s character in the action-packed 1990s Christmas classic “Die Hard 2”. “You know what that is?” You may well do. That gun on…

‘Being Maria’ Review: The Making Of ‘Last Tango In Paris’ & How 19-Year-Old Maria Schneider’s Dream Big Break With Brando Turned Into A Nightmare

deadline.com There has been a lot of noise at this year’s Cannes Film Festival about France’s accelerated MeToo movement, particularly by female cinema stars leading the charge. So…

Why Scarlett Johansson Is Angry With ChatGPT

looper.com Learn More Why Scarlett Johansson Is Angry With ChatGPT - Did AI Really Copy Her? OpenAI's ChatGPT system used a voice that sounds uncannily like Hollywood superstar…

Andrew Scott on Becoming ‘Ripley,’ His Taylor Swift Friendship and Why He’s Tired of Being Called an ‘Openly Gay’ Actor

variety.com It’s one of those odd April days in Los Angeles, the type that locals know well: Hours after noon, the sun still seems ambivalent about whether it wants to make itself…

Seminole Gaming/Hard Rock International Named a 2024 US Best Managed Company

benzinga.com HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Seminole Gaming / Hard Rock International have been selected as a US Best Managed company for the fourth consecutive year. The…

Biden: AI companies ‘must earn our trust’ before transforming lives

thehill.com President Biden lauded the transformation artificial intelligence (AI) could have on the world, but warned the companies that create it that they would have to first “earn…

Why OpenAI should fear a Scarlett Johansson lawsuit

aol.com Will Scarlett Johansson sue OpenAI for creating a voice assistant that sounds like the actor’s performance in the 2013 film “Her,” about a man who falls in love with an…

‘Anora’ Breakout Mark Eidelstein On Impressing Sean Baker With a Nude Self Tape, Being Called the ‘Russian Timothée Chalamet’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com If Mark Eidelstein’s career takes off in Hollywood, he can thank his decision to record a self tape of himself fully naked. In Sean Baker‘s raucous comedy “Anora,” the young…

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