SXSW: Pitbull Joined by Austin Mahone & G.R.L., Debuts World Cup Song 'We Are One'

Billboard News - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 05:18
Pitbull’s iTunes Festival performance at South By Southwest was not a particularly strong draw for conference badgeholders looking to discover the...

Tyler, the Creator Arrested for Allegedly Inciting a Riot at SXSW

E Online - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 05:11
It looks like Tyler, the Creator got fans a little too excited at his South by Southwest festival concert. The Odd Future rapper, whose real name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, was busted...

Demi Lovato: Lady Gaga's SXSW Performance is 'Glamorizing' Eating Disorders

Billboard News - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:47
Lady Gaga's South By Southwest show earlier this week, during which she was vomited on during a performance of "Swine," has found a high profile...

R.I.P. Comedian David Brenner, Johnny Carson’s Favorite on ‘Tonight Show’

Deadline.com - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:28

Comedian David Brenner died today at his home in New York, NY. He was 78. A favorite of Tonight Show host, Johnny Carson, Brenner made over 150 appearances as a guest and substitute host on the NBC latenight show, starting in the ’70s. A contemporary of such stand-up legends as Andy Kaufman, Freddie Prinze and Gabe Kaplan, Brenner made a name for his observational comedic styling accentuated by his toothy grin, wavy hair and lanky demeanor. Brenner was born on Feb. 4, 1936 in Philadelphia, the son of a vaudeville singer and comedian who went under the stage name “Lou Murphy”. Brenner served two years in the Army and after majoring in mass communications at Temple University, he went on to write, direct and produce socially-conscious TV documentaries as the head of the doc department at Westinghouse Broadcasting and Multimedia Broadcasting.  Cutting his teeth on the stand-up circuit in New York, in the late ’60s, Brenner was spotted by a Tonight Show talent scout.  Several auditions later, Brenner made his debut on the latenight show on January 8, 1971. In 1976, Brenner starred in the short-lived comedy series Snip opposite Lesley Ann Warren, which was a take-off on Warren Beatty’s 1975 film Shampoo.  He also played a charity ball auctioneer in the 1989 romantic comedy Worth Winning starring Mark Harmon and Madeleine Stowe. The comedian also made appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, The David Frost Show, The Mike Douglas Show, Real Time With Bill Maher, The Late Show With David Letterman, The Daily Show and was a frequent guest on Howard Stern. Brenner was one of the comedians featured seen in the 2005 cult documentary The Aristocrats. Brenner died in New York City at his home.  Enjoy this clip of Brenner guest-hosting The Tonight Show: 

Former WGA West President Patric Verrone to Run for State Senate

Variety Lastest News - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:27
Former Writers Guild of America West president Patric M. Verrone, the leader of the WGA’s raucous 2007-08 strike, is seeking a seat in the California State Senate. Verrone is one of six Democratic candidates who have filed to succeed Democrat State Senator Ted Lieu, who is running for the Congressional seat of retiring Rep. Henry... Read more »

David Brenner, Comedian and Johnny Carson Favorite, Dead at 78

The Wrap News - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:18

David Brenner, a prominent stand-up comedian and regular guest of Johnny Carson's on “The Tonight Show,” died of cancer Saturday afternoon in his New York City home surrounded by his family, according to spokesperson Jeff Abraham. He was 78.

Brenner began his career as a writer, producer and director of documentaries, putting more than 100 on the air. Yet he eventually realized “you don't change the world by doing documentaries,” according to a recent “CBS This Morning” profile.

He decided to try comedy for a year, and, shortly before that year was up, his agent brought the top booker for “The Tonight Show” to see Brenner in Greenwich Village.

“He saw me and what he said was ‘David Brenner does vomit material,” Brenner recalled. “‘Not only won't he be on ‘Tonight Show,’ we won't let him in the building at 30 Rockefeller.'”

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That lit a fire under Brenner, who prepared a monologue better suited to Carson's show and auditioned. He booked a gig, and his appearance elicited immediate requests for more. He appeared more than 150 times on “Tonight Show” as a guest and substitute host. He also appeared on other talk shows and game shows before hosting his own show for a year.

“In David's final request he asked that one hundred dollars in small bills be placed in his left sock “just in case tipping is recommended where I'm going,” according to a statement issued by Abraham. “His final resting spot will read “If this is supposed to be a joke – then I don't get it!”

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Brenner is survived by his wife Ruth; his three sons, Cole, Wyatt and Slade; his grandson, Wesley.

Watch the full CBS profile below and his first “Tonight Show” appearance below that.

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Comedian David Brenner Dies at 78

Variety Lastest News - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:17
Comedian David Brenner, a staple of Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” in the 1970s and ’80s who was known for his observational humor, died Saturday at his home in New York City. He was 78. Brenner’s death was confirmed by his publicist, Jeff Abraham. The gangly, toothy comic made more than 150 appearances as a guest... Read more »

SXSW: Tyler, The Creator Arrested After Riot Incident

Billboard News - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:01
Tyler, The Creator was arrested on Saturday in connection with a riot incident that occurred on Thursday night at the Scoot Inn, Austin police said....

Logan Miller Signs On To Paramount’s ‘Scouts vs. Zombies’

Deadline.com - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 03:53

Actor Logan Miller is joining Paramount‘s upcoming Christopher Landon horror comedy Scouts vs. Zombies. Miller, whose credits include two seasons on Disney XD’s I’m in the Band, Cinedigm’s Night Moves and Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, plays Carter, a boy scout, who together with his two fellow scout mates, must defend their small town from a zombie attack. Scouts vs. Zombies is scheduled to start lensing in May.  Logan is repped by Jennifer Patredis at Innovative Artists and Eric Skinner and Jeff Morrone at Intellectual Artists Management. Miller joins Tye Sheridan (Mud, Tree of Life) who plays the lead scout. Deadline reported exclusively in September that Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones director Landon became attached to Scouts vs. ZombiesThe film is produced by Todd Garner and his Broken Road Productions, Andy Fickman and Betsy Sullenger of Oops Doughnuts, and Bryan Brucks and his Brucks Entertainment. Broken Road’s Sean Robins is exec producer.

Hollywood Vendors Rally for Improved Tax Credits

Variety Lastest News - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 03:50
Show business vendors have rallied in the San Fernando Valley in the middle of a warm weekend with promises to support legislation to sweeten California’s film tax credit program. Organizers said more than 600 attendees came to the rally at prop house Independent Studio Services in Sunland — three weeks after the introduction of Assembly... Read more »

Andi Dorfman Goes on California Beach Date With Bachelorette Contestant

E Online - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 03:47
Things are already heating up for Andi Dorfman on the set of the Bachelorette. Days after the former Bachelor contestant was announced as the new Bachelorette, the Atlanta-based...

Lawsuit Filed Over Miley Cyrus Tour's Tongue Slide

Billboard News - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 03:30
Miley Cyrus' stage setups have been the talk of the town since last year, but a crew member on her latest "Bangerz" tour is apparently having none of...

Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx Marries Girlfriend

TVGuide.com - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 03:30

Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx married Courtney Bingham Saturday afternoon,People reports.

The bassist and model exchanged vows at Greystone Mansion in Los Angeles in front of 130 friends and family. For the special day, Sixx and Bingham chose a gothic rock-meets-French countryside theme.



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‘Spider-Man’ Producers Reveal Spinoff Movie Details

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Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell's Dominican Republic Vacation—Inside Their Romantic Getaway!

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Josh Brolin Reveals Past Heroin Use

The Wrap News - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 03:14

Josh Brolin belonged to a surfer gang called the Cito Rats and dabbled in hard drugs when he was a teenager, he said in a recent interview with The Guardian. Brolin opened up about his childhood, telling the British newspaper the Rats were a group of “children of rich, neglectful parents or children of poor, neglectful parents.”

“I tried heroin,” Brolin said. “That sounds so horrible when you put it like that. But yeah, I tried heroin.”

Brolin never took to the drug, but many of his friends did.

“I've had 19 friends who died,” Brolin said. “Most of those guys I grew up with, they're all dead now.”

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Brolin sat down for the interview to discuss “Labor Day,” Jason Reitman's latest movie in which Brolin plays Frank, an escaped convict who lands in suburbia.

The question of sobriety has hung over Brolin since he was arrested for public intoxication on New Year's Eve of 2012. Despite media repots that he entered a rehab facility last November, Brolin swears he is clean and focused on his upcoming projects.

The actor appeared in “Gangster Squad,” “Oldboy” and “Labor Day” last year, three movies viewers received poorly. He will appear in two movies this year that should fare better, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” a sequel to Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's hit film, and “Inherent Vice,” the latest movie from Paul Thomas Anderson.

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SXSW: Tyler the Creator Arrested Over Riot Incident

The Hollywood Reporter - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 03:12

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‘Veronica Mars’ backers experience technical difficulties with digital downloads; Warner Bros. and Rob Thomas respond

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Crisis' Rachael Taylor: I Hope Viewers "Love to Hate" My Character

TVGuide.com - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 03:08

There's not a lot of time for character development in the pilot episode of Crisis, NBC's hostage thriller that premieres Sunday. The first hour is more preoccupied with immersing viewers into the action and getting a couple of major twists out of the way than delving into the depths of its major players.

But here's what we do know: A bus of children is taken hostage by a group of highly trained criminals while on a field trip. What do the bad guys want? It's unclear. But the children's parents all hold positions of power in Washington, D.C., ranging from the CEO of a major corporation (Gillian Anderson) to the president of the United States. There's also a nearly unrecognizable Dermot Mulroney playing a shlubby parent chaperone who's an embarrassment to his daughter, but who defies expectations when it comes to the events that unfold. And in a made-for-TV coincidence, the no-nonsense FBI agent in charge of the case, Susie Dunn (Rachael Taylor), is the estranged sister of Anderson's character, Meg Fitch.



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