After the coffee. Before drinking more coffee because I'm on no sleep!
The Skinny: Last Monday, I was up late breaking news about
Daily Dose: The fight between Hollywood journalist Nikki Finke and Jay Penske got uglier late last night. Penske, who bought Deadline Hollywood in 2009, has initiated arbitration against Finke, who left the site she founded earler this month to launch a new rival. Penske says if Finke starts a new site she is in violation of non-compete agreements. Here are the details.
Need a tougher S.H.I.E.L.D. At the start of the season, ABC's heavily hyped "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." looked like a breakout hit. But two months later the bloom is off the rose. Ratings have fallen dramatically, particularly among the young men ABC was hoping to woo with the show, and media buyers are concerned. "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is the first big prime-time show from ABC's sister unit,
May you live in interesting times. On Monday, word broke that
What's next, "Best Man Groundhog Day"? After the massive success of "The Best Man Holiday," a sequel to the 1999 movie "The Best Man," director Malcolm D. Lee is already talking threepeat. Deadline Hollywood reports that Lee is in talks for a third chapter in what has become Hollywood's most unlikely franchise. Odds are it won't be another 14 years between movies this time around.
Noooo!!! It's official. Nothing is sacred anymore. Variety reports that a sequel to the holiday classic
Inside the Los Angeles Times:
when it comes to
. Was the
a surprise or is Hollywood clueless when it comes to knowing the power of the African American marketplace?
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