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Anthony Scaramucci Talks Trump Tweets Ahead of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Exit: He’s Playing the Media ‘Like a Fiddle’

Hours before the third episode of the second season of “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” aired on CBS, houseguest and former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was making headlines for leaving the game. Viewers of the “Big Brother” live feeds noted his absence, but the linear broadcast on the Eye …read more

Film News Roundup: Audrey Wells Scholarships Launched by UCLA, China’s Pearl Studio

In today’s film news roundup, Pearl Studio and UCLA start a “Say Yes!” scholarship in memory of Audrey Well; Gina Lollobrigida and Claudia Cardinale are honored; and the “General Magic” documentary gets bought. SCHOLARSHIPS UNVEILED China’s Pearl Studio has made a gift of $100,000 for endowed scholarships to the UCLA …read more

Sundance Hot Titles List: 13 Buzzy Films That Have Buyers Talking

There’s a good reason that much of Hollywood braves the thin mountain air each year to make the trek to the Sundance Film Festival, and it’s not to check out the nearby ski slopes. The annual launch of the indie film gathering brings with it the possibility of discovering the …read more

How a Kuala Lumpur Theme Park Became a Fox-Themed Fiasco

Twentieth Century Fox executives looked around in 2013 and decided it was finally time for the historic studio to get into the theme park business. Fox had seen Disney and Universal expand into Japan and China, slowly conquering the globe with their resort businesses. So they came up with a …read more

Will Oscar Nominations Give This Year’s Contenders a Box Office Boost?

With nominees like “Black Panther,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “A Star Is Born,” the 2018 class of movies proved the Oscars don’t need a popular films category to recognize movies that also made bank in theaters. But now that the academy has selected this year’s crop of awards hopefuls, is there …read more

Whistle Acquires New Form, the Digital Studio Backed by Discovery, ITV, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer

Whistle, a sports and entertainment internet media company, acquired New Form, a digital entertainment studio whose owners included Discovery, ITV, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Founded in 2014, New Form had raised $30 million. Current stakeholders Discovery, ITV, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Jim Wiatt, …read more

Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Ind., Joins 2020 Presidential Race

WASHINGTON — Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind. and Afghanistan veteran, launched a longshot bid for the White House on Wednesday by forming a presidential exploratory committee. If he were to win the Democratic nomination, Buttigieg would be the first openly gay man to do so. In …read more

Erykah Badu Gets in Twitter Fight With ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Executive Producer

Three days after making a widely criticized statement that she was “praying for” R. Kelly, Erykah Badu got into a Twitter spat with Dream Hampton, executive producer of “Surviving R. Kelly,” the Lifetime docuseries that has rallied public outcry against the singer over longstanding sexual-misconduct accusations against him. It all …read more

‘Wargroove’ Hits Switch Feb. 1, ‘SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech’ Unveiled

Chucklefish’s “Wargroove” hits the Nintendo Switch on Feb. 1, Nintendo announced Wednesday during an indie highlights video that also revealed “SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech.” The video, which can be seen above, also outlined a slew of other indie title releases coming to the Switch. “Wargroove” is a strategy game …read more

Mindy Kaling Created Her Own Opportunities (and Doesn’t Plan on Stopping)

Over the course of two hit sitcoms, a couple of best-selling books and some scene-stealing turns in Hollywood blockbusters such as “Ocean’s 8” and “Inside Out,” Mindy Kaling has cultivated an image as a kinder, gentler and more relatable star than most. On Instagram or Twitter, where she routinely shares …read more