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Puck welcomes John Heilemann as its Chief Political Columnist!

michael jackson
HOLLYWOOD March 7, 2024
An exclusive look at the script for ‘Michael,’ currently in production, reveals the first Jackson estate-approved piece of entertainment that directly addresses the child molestation allegations against him—and seeks to cleanse the entertainer’s image 15 years after his death.
bradley cooper
HOLLYWOOD March 4, 2024
Acknowledging the highs and (mostly) lows of the interminable months-long march to the Oscars.
alan bergman bob iger David Greenbaum
HOLLYWOOD March 1, 2024
Executive shuffles at two top film studios underscore a strategic shift amid a challenged business, where fewer projects are getting made, quality may finally trump quantity, and, if all goes well, Disney could actually ditch the cookie cutter for the occasional creative risk.
Candle Media doesn’t want to sell, but if there’s a credible offer for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, they’d talk.
HOLLYWOOD February 25, 2024
Production company rollup Candle Media has hired the investment bank Moelis & Co. to figure out how to prop up Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine.

only murders in the building
HOLLYWOOD February 22, 2024
Few moves better exemplify Hollywood’s modern—yet undeniably regressive—take-it-or-leave-it TV talent compensation deals than Disney’s latest changes on shows like Only Murders in the Building.
bob iger
HOLLYWOOD February 15, 2024
An exclusive survey reveals that Americans (and especially Republicans) are twice as likely to think of Disney unfavorably as other media companies, even if that doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t see Pixar, Star Wars, or other Mouse House movies in theaters.
mark cuban
HOLLYWOOD February 11, 2024
After spending the better part of a week in Vegas for the Super Bowl, here’s what everyone in the sports-entertainment-media industrial complex is obsessing over: the next wave of rights deals, a super-streamer, Amazon-Diamond, what Endeavor is divesting, and if the NFL’s biggest showcase will return to Las Vegas (yes!).
michel b. jordan ryan coogler
HOLLYWOOD February 9, 2024
Is the ‘Black Panther’ director’s new deal with Warner Bros.—wherein the copyright for his next project, with Michael B. Jordan, will revert back to him after 25 years—part of a new ownership trend in Hollywood? Or did Coolger just pitch the right executives at the right time?

Kevin Coster and Kelly Reilly in Yellowstone.
HOLLYWOOD February 4, 2024
Kevin Costner isn’t the only star in a financial standoff over TV’s No. 1 show. Now, Cole Hauser, Kelly Reilly, and Luke Grimes are looking for increased paydays in advance of the new spinoff, and Paramount has set a take-it-or-leave-it deadline.
Byron Allen watches Smokey Robinson perform as he was honored with the 2023 UCLA Neurosurgery Visionary Award at The Beverly Hilton on October 11, 2023, in Beverly Hills, California.
HOLLYWOOD February 1, 2024
Allen’s lofty $14.3 billion overture for Paramount Global—and his mysterious financial backing—isn’t being taken seriously in Hollywood. But he may have sway in Washington, where the F.C.C. could make life difficult for Byron’s rivals.
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