Bill Cosby
HOLLYWOOD March 7, 2022
News on Cosby’s coming trial, one of the ugliest divorces in Hollywood, and Activision’s bizarre legal headache.
HOLLYWOOD March 3, 2022
New legal filings explain the latest developments in a bizarre legal skirmish involving an indie darling, former actor D.A., and the Texas appeals court.
Ketanji Brown Jackson
HOLLYWOOD February 28, 2022
Ketanji Brown Jackson could be an unpredictable vote on media cases with no easy answers. Meanwhile, a new California law is driving Netflix ballistic.
Makan Delrahim
MEDIA February 27, 2022
Makan Delrahim, who led the D.O.J.’s antitrust division during the Trump administration, is back in the private sector, teaching at Penn and advising private equity firms. Here, in a long and honest conversation, he helps chart the future of media—at least from the legal perspective.
HOLLYWOOD February 21, 2022
The potential new law that could help the recently departed CNN C.M.O., plus updates on WarnerMedia’s other legal headache, Bill Cosby’s future, and the MLB’s nightmare spring.
Harper Lee and Gregory Peck
HOLLYWOOD February 15, 2022
Buried in an Alabama court document is a bombshell revelation: Harper Lee’s estate has granted the rights to her canonical novel to a group of descendants of the principals who made its 1962 Oscar-winning adaptation—all but paving the way for a future sequel one day.
Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, and Dr. Dre
HOLLYWOOD February 13, 2022
A behind-the-scenes clash over the Super Bowl halftime show is a case study in the N.F.L.’s effort to protect its brand through a draconian playbook. As Dr. Dre and Eminem have learned, Republicans buy League Pass too.
George Carlin
HOLLYWOOD February 7, 2022
Just-filed lawsuits by the estates of George Carlin and Robin Williams, among others, could rewrite the rules for how music streamers compensate comedians. Amid Rogan-gate, it could be the harbinger of a larger legal battle.
Sarah Palin
HOLLYWOOD February 3, 2022
It’s a strong possibility that Sarah Palin’s embarrassment makes First Amendment history, but not for the reasons you think.
Supreme Court
MEDIA February 3, 2022
Groupthink has become a crisis for modern journalism. Correcting the record begins with a more nuanced accounting of the legal maneuvering that animates Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and Wall Street.
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