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Daily Archives : Mar 17, 2014

Layoffs Under Way at Sony

Layoffs began today at Sony Pictures Entertainment. The Los Angeles Times’ Company Town reports that the television and film studio appears to be making good on its vow last year to significantly cut overhead. "The cuts, which began Monday and…

Second Week of ABC’s New Sunday Night Drama Beats the Premiere of NBC’s New Drama in Key Demo

While NBC’s latest round of new programs dealt with ratings challenges Sunday night, ABC coasted to a pretty solid win. The Alphabet Network topped its broadcast rivals as its new Sunday night drama series "Resurrection" came in as the top…

Kanye West Sentenced for Battery

Rapper Kanye West was sentenced for battery after entering a plea in a case stemming from an incident last year at LAX, People magazine reports. West pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of battery, the story reports. The case…

Actor From ‘The Wire’ Joins Matthew Perry Project

An actor known for his work on "The Wire" has joined an upcoming CBS comedy project. Deadline.com reports that Wendell Pierce has been cast in Matthew Perry’s reboot of “The Odd Couple." The new version of the TV classic, which…

Judd Apatow Laments the ‘One That Got Away’

With the PaleyFest playing out this month in Hollywood, the spotlight has been shining on Judd Apatow, recipient of the event’s second Icon Award. And Apatow has been talking — especially about the one that got away: "Freaks and Geeks."…

Judd Apatow — One of Hollywood’s Most Successful Creators of Comedy — Says His Primary Motivation Is a TV Series He Did that Was Canceled After One Season

Nearly every television producer working today has a sad story about the one that got away – the passion project that made it to air but after usually a very short period of time was axed, justifiably or not, by…

Girlfriend of Mick Jagger Found Dead in Manhattan, Apparent Suicide. She Was a Celebrated Fashion Designer

The girlfriend of Mick Jagger — who was also a celebrated fashion designer — was found dead in her Manhattan apartment today, Monday, March 17, 2014, reports the New York Daily News. The story reports: "The body of L’Wren Scott,…

Seinfeld Actor’s ‘Death’ Is a Hoax

An actor known for his role on NBC’s long-running comedy hit "Seinfeld" was the subject of a hoax report of his death. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that Wayne Knight, who played Newman on “Seinfeld,” took to Twitter…

L.A. Earthquake Could Be a ‘Foreshock’ for a Larger Quake

A seismologist briefing reporters this morning after a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck the Los Angeles area said the shaker could be a "foreshock" with a larger quake waiting in the wings, the Los Angeles Times reports. “Always the possibility that…

Video: L.A. News Anchors React On-Air to Earthquake

Local Tribune station KTLA-TV in Los Angeles was carrying a live newscast at the moment a magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit Los Angeles this morning, with the news anchors’ reaction caught live and soon posted on YouTube. Here’s the clip: