How the Depiction of Autism on TV Continues to Evolve

In 1988’s Rain Man, Dustin Hoffman plays an autistic savant named Raymond Babbit, who can complete difficult mental calculations in seconds while being unable to live on his own. Although it was a specific portrayal of a very specific place on the autism spectrum, Rain Man was a blockbuster hit, and Raymond thereby became the…

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How Watching Movies In a Cemetery Became an L.A. Summer Staple

The often sold-out Hollywood Forever Cemetery screenings have cemented themselves as a seasonal institution in the Southland, drawing scores of fans and A-listers. June Gloom; barbecues; sand, surf and bikinis — all conjure images of summer in Los Angeles, that time of year when the sun lingers just a little longer above the rim of…

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HBO's 'Confederate' Uproar Sparks TV Industry Debate

Should white creators tell black stories? Top creators John Ridley, Glen Mazzara and more weigh in on the controversial alt-history drama from the ‘Game Of Thrones’ creators, Amazon’s similarly-themed ‘Black America’ and whether it’s “all fair in love and television writing.” HBO and Amazon’s dueling Civil War alt-history dramas have brought an age-old debate about…

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Hollywood's China Money Heartbreak: Is the Love Affair Really Over?

Billions have been thrown into turmoil as Chinese regulators crack down on investments, Paramount’s backer skips a payment, and both Trump and some Dems adopt a protectionist stance. For nearly five years, Hollywood has been buoyed by a flood of cash from China in the form of both surging box-office revenue and multibillion-dollar investments in…

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'The Hitman's Bodyguard': Film Review

Ryan Reynolds tries to convince Samuel L. Jackson he needs protection in Patrick Hughes’ late-summer action-comedy. Having directed nearly every other male action star (and a slew of top-billed non-stars) in The Expendables 3, Patrick Hughes adds Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson to his stable in The Hitman’s Bodyguard, an action comedy that takes…

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'American Crime Story: Katrina' Gets New Source Material Book, Cast Overhaul

Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology is back on track with different source material and Sarah Paulson at the top of the call sheet. FX’s American Crime Story: Katrina is getting a major overhaul. Days after director Anthony Hemingway said the third season of the anthology was “stalled,” showrunner Ryan Murphy has found new source material to…

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Why a Hollywood Billboard Features 43,412 Nude Scenes

MrSkin.com, the internet repository of film and TV nakedness, celebrates its 18th birthday (“We’re finally legal,” says its CEO) with screenshots of stars from Angelina Jolie to Alison Brie plastered high above Hollywood Boulevard. There may be more squinting these days on the streets of Hollywood. To mark its 18th birthday, MrSkin.com, the web’s top…

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Ryan Murphy Teases, John Landgraf Presentation Among Press Tour Highlights (and Lowlights) From Day 16

‘American Horror Story’ women offer few plot details, but ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ gets an interest boost on the last day of press tour. It’s all over! After 16-plus days of panels and presentations and parties, the Television Critics Association press tour for summer 2017 is finished. This year’s marathon/sprint wrapped…

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Why a Hollywood Billboard Features 43,412 Nude Scenes

6:45 AM PDT 8/10/2017 by Seth Abramovitch MrSkin.com, the internet repository of film and TV nakedness, celebrates its 18th birthday (“We’re finally legal,” says its CEO) with screenshots of stars from Angelina Jolie to Alison Brie plastered high above Hollywood Boulevard. There may be more squinting these days on the streets of Hollywood. To mark…

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Fox News Host Eric Bolling Sues Journalist for $50M Over Lewd Photo Allegation

Yashar Ali is being sued over stories about sexual harassment via text message. Recently suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling is suing journalist Yashar Ali for defamation and is seeking $ 50 million in damages.  The lawsuit comes just days after Ali wrote an Aug. 4 story for HuffPost claiming that more than a dozen sources…

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