In the end, it was a non-event. Which to some people made it a really big event.
Bill Maher’s decision to host controversial blogger Milo Yiannopoulos on “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO Friday led to very few on-air fireworks. Maher talked to his guest mostly about free speech, agreeing with him nearly as much as disagreeing with him and generally affecting a convivial tone.Read more
Dance music group Daft Punk, known for its creative collaborations with the Weeknd, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, ends its latest experiment this weekend: its first L.A.-area pop-up shop.Read more
In a rare mea culpa from a major Hollywood studio, 20th Century Fox is apologizing for an unconventional online ad campaign that it recently launched for “A Cure for Wellness,” a psychological horror movie from New Regency that opened Friday.
The digital campaign included several fake news sites designed to stoke public interest in the movie and perhaps some online outrage as well.Read more
In the most politically-tinged awards season in memory, many winners and performers have used their platforms to speak out about social and political issues — diversity, the travel ban, insulting perceptions of women and a sense we’re living on a harsher, less-tolerant planet. There have been calls for action, for change, there has been fundraising and high-profile benefits.Read more