James Woods Suggests Matt Lauer Might Have Been Fired Over Money

Getty Images Forget the allegation of sexual misconduct against Matt Lauer — actor and right-wing provocateur James Woods has an alternate explanation for why the “Today” co-host was given the heave-ho this week. Following Wednesday’s announcement that Lauer had been fired by NBC News after a complaint of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace” was … Read more

‘A Prairie Home Companion’ Is Dead: Show Will Be Renamed, Old Episodes Retired

“A Prairie Home Companion” is dead. The long-running variety show, once synonymous with public radio and a staple of relaxing weekend drives, is losing its name after former host Garrison Keillor was fired by Minnesota Public Radio on Wednesday over accusations of “improper behavior.” MPR announced the rebrand of the 43-year-old weekly program in its statement … Read more

David Sweeney Out as NPR Chief News Editor Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

David Sweeney, NPR’s Chief News Editor, has departed the company following sexual harassment complaints from three different women, NPR reports. Sweeney will be replaced by senior manager Edith Chapin, who has been appointed executive editor. In an email to NPR staff on Tuesday, Chris Turpin, acting senior vice president of news, announced Sweeney’s departure, saying … Read more

Why I Waited So Long to Share My Harvey Weinstein Saga (Guest Blog)

Getty Images I met Harvey Weinstein one winter evening in 1996 outside of the Miramax offices in TriBeCa. I was in my late 20s, a working actress, though not famous. A journeyman, so to speak. I was there to do a reading of a friend’s screenplay, and he introduced himself. He was charming, intelligent and … Read more

Classic ‘Rudolph’ Christmas Special Sparks the Most Cynical 2017 Responses on Twitter

As is tradition, CBS aired the beloved Christmas special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” on Tuesday night and many Twitter users found its classic optimism difficult to relate to in 2017. Some viewers rediscovering the 1964 Rankin/Bass stop-motion movie took to Twitter to celebrate their nostalgia, sending the hashtag #Rudolph trending during the special’s east coast … Read more

CNN Boycotts White House Christmas Party Over Trump ‘Attacks on Freedom of the Press,’ Sarah Huckabee Sanders Rejoices

CNN CNN will boycott the White House Christmas party for the media, the cable news network announced on Tuesday. Taking issue with President Donald Trump’s frequent habit of making a punching bag of the network, CNN said it would be “inappropriate” to attend the annual party hosted by the White House. “CNN will not be … Read more

AT&T Wants Time Warner Merger Antitrust Trial to Start in February

AT&T responded at length to the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit that seeks to block its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, calling for a 10-day trial set to begin on February 20, 2018. The DOJ had targeted a May 7 trial date, which would prolong by months a transaction that was agreed upon last October … Read more

Armie Hammer’s Privates Had to Be Digitally Removed From ‘Call Me by Your Name’ (Video)

A pair of itty bitty short shorts Armie Hammer wears in “Call Me by Your Name” exposed some of the actor’s private parts, which then had to be digitally removed. “There was a few times where they had to go back and digitally remove my balls from the movie,” the actor said during an interview … Read more

Here’s a ‘Coco’ Easter Egg You Probably Missed (Photos)

SPOILER WARNING: Do not read this unless you’ve seen Pixar’s “Coco.” “Coco” came away with a great start at the box office on Thanksgiving weekend, as critics and audiences alike are praising the film’s colorful worlds, touching message on family and mortality, and its thoughtful depiction of Mexican culture and customs. The film features Miguel, a … Read more

Armie Hammer Deletes His Twitter After ‘Bitter’ Buzzfeed Article

Armie Hammer Armie Hammer, who is starring in the critical darling “Call Me By Your Name,” deleted his Twitter account Monday after Buzzfeed published an article titled “10 Long Years of Trying to Make Armie Hammer Happen,” which took what many fans considered a needlessly brutal look at his career. Hammer’s Twitter account has been … Read more