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Power Publicist Peggy Siegal's Jeffrey Epstein ProblemShe’s the best in the biz at putting films and celebrities on the media map. But in the last week, New York media maven Peggy Siegal has found herself in the spotlight.The powerful PR woman built a lucrative career  promoting films, filmmakers, and stars—helping many win Oscars—and became known…
Video Game Actors Are Still Fighting to Be Treated—and Paid—Like On-Camera ActorsCourtenay Taylor is the rare actor who never really has to worry about being typecast. Sipping on a glass of white wine between panels at last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, she’s unrecognizable, even to the fans that swarm area around the Convention Center during…
Bruce Lee's Daughter Thinks Tarantino Should Have Consulted HerAlong with Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate, martial artist and movie icon Bruce Lee (Mike Moh) is one of the few characters Quentin Tarantino pulled from real life for his upcoming ode to the film industry’s glory days, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Lee’s daughter, Shannon, wishes…
Hollywood Writers Are Giving It a Go Without Agents—but How's It Going?Barely two months since thousands of screen and television writers fired their agents, many of those scribes are finding Hollywood a very strange place without their sharklike advocates.Roughly 7,000 writers axed their agents in April when negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and…
Fortnite Player Tfue Is Taking FaZe Clan to Court Over a Bad ContractOver the past 30 days, users of the online streaming platform Twitch have have spent over 10,000,000 hours watching Turner “Tfue” Tenny play video games. One of the most well-known e-sports “athletes” in the world, the 21-year-old makes his living playing Fortnite, raking…
Why Isn't To Kill a Mockingbird Up for Best Play at the Tonys?By any actuarial accounting, April 30 was an exceptionally good one for Scott Rudin. The prolific Hollywood and Broadway producer had skin in seven of the 34 shows that were eligible for Tony Awards, and when the nominations for the 2018-2019 season were…
How The Avengers Became the Most Bankable Franchise EverThe Avengers: Endgame has already obliterated all box office records with its $1.2 billion opening weekend, and now eight of the top 20 highest-grossing films of all time are Avengers movies. Meanwhile, mega-franchises like Harry Potter and Star Wars have only one and two spots, respectively, and…
John Singleton Movies Are Available to Stream in Honor of His DeathJohn Singleton burst onto the scene in 1991 with his debut feature Boyz n the Hood, released when he was just 24 years old. He became the first black person and youngest person ever nominated for the Best Director Oscar for the film.In the…
Inside the Hollywood Scandal That Looms Over Israel's ElectionOn a balmy evening in early March 2014, a handpicked crowd of sixty of Hollywood’s richest and most powerful VIPs gathered at the at the art-filled Malibu mansion of Arnon Milchan for an intimate evening with Benjamin Netanyahu. Milchan, billionaire businessman and Oscar-winning producer pulled out all…
Netflix Egyptian Theater Deal Could Be a Big Move for HollywoodNetflix is stunting on the haters who accuse the company of ruining the traditional movie-going experience, not only by investing in theatrical screenings of original content but literally buying its own cinema–specifically, the historic Egyptian Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. The Egyptian is currently…
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