How Disney's Plan to Pull Movies Could Impact Netflix

The conglomerate’s dramatic move accelerates the need for the streaming company to own its own content. “The fairy tale has an unhappy ending,” one analyst says. Disney’s bombshell Tuesday announcement to yank its movies from Netflix in 2019 is a shot across the bow, and Hollywood is paying close attention to the giant subscription company’s…

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RuPaul on Trump, Transgender Issues and How 'Drag Race' Became a “Touchstone for Young People”

The Emmy nominee — he won for best reality host last year — opens up about the outrageous creativity of his show: “Drag is about reminding culture not to take itself so seriously.” There’s a new belle at the Emmys ball. Coming off a dark-horse win last year for outstanding host for a reality or…

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Underestimate Donald Glover at Your Own Peril

The red-hot writer, producer, director, musician and now movie star takes a break from Lando duties on the Han Solo movie to dissect his extraordinary rise, ‘Atlanta’ Emmy hopes, his secret sit-down with Billy Dee Williams (in disguise) and how he plans to conquer Hollywood: “Convince them that you speak old white man.” On a…

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Leah Remini Doubles Down on Anti-Scientology Crusade: I Want a Federal Investigation

The firebrand star revs up her war in season two of A&E’s Emmy-nominated docuseries ‘Aftermath’ as she heads to New York to join Kevin James’ CBS comedy amid a church counteroffensive: “It’s been really trying.” Some moments from Leah Remini’s childhood will never fade. Like the afternoon she rode a graffiti-covered B Train with her…

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Meet Time Warner's New Boss: A Hollywood Outsider With a Grand Plan

“Investment in content is going to increase,” says John Stankey in his first interview since being named to oversee HBO, Warner Bros. and CNN as he reveals AT&T’s post-merger synergy strategy, Peter Chernin’s potential role and the top priority for making a mark in showbiz: “We’re going to have to earn our way in.” Not…

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David Letterman Wants to Interview Kim Jong-un on New Netflix Show

David Letterman is returning to the small screen, but his forthcoming Netflix talk show will be more in line with National Geographic docuseries Years of Living Dangerously — in which he traveled to India — than The Late Show. Two years after he retired from the broadcast late-night space after more than 6,000 episodes on…

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Academy Board Elects Cinematographer John Bailey President

11:20 PM PDT 8/8/2017 by Gregg Kilday He will succeed outgoing president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. John Bailey was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight by the organization’s board of governors. Bailey is a board member representing the cinematographers’ branch, where he is currently serving his fourteenth year on the…

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Glen Campbell, Singer Who Beautifully Blended Country and Pop, Dies at 81

Hits by the clean-cut crossover star included “Gentle on My Mind,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman” and By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” Glen Campbell, the boyish singer-guitarist whose perfect blend of country and pop made for such hits as “Gentle on My Mind,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to…

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'The Bachelorette': Rachel Lindsay Reveals What Viewers Didn't See in Finale

Rachel Lindsay finally revealed her fiance when The Bachelorette star accepted a marriage proposal from winner Bryan Abasolo on Monday night’s finale. Less than 24 hours since the couple’s first public debut on the annual After the Final Rose live special — which also featured an awkward reunion with runner-up Peter Kraus — Lindsay and Abasolo told reporters on…

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'Get Shorty': TV Review

Epix launches its best series yet with this charming, addictive adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel and 1995 film. Not only is the third time the charm for Epix and its adventures into scripted series, but the third time — in the guise of the improbable Get Shorty — is charming, addictive and an eye-opener of impeccable…

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