Jennifer Coolidge's White-Hot Comeback; Why 'Batgirl' Was Shelved; HBO Max Quietly Removes Six WB Movies

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August 03, 2022

Jennifer Coolidge's White-Hot Comeback: Hollywood Didn't Get Her, Then She Landed the Role of a Lifetime

Hollywood didn't understand Jennifer Coolidge, but she made a huge comeback with "The White Lotus."

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Why Warner Bros. Killed 'Batgirl': Inside the Decision Not to Release the DC Movie

'Batgirl' was nearly finished and building awareness among fans. Why would Warner Bros. Discovery throw it all away? Taxes.

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HBO Max Quietly Removed Six Warner Bros. Streaming-Exclusive Movies

HBO Max has purged at least six Warner Bros. movies that were exclusively streaming on the service in an apparent cost-cutting move.

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'The White Lotus' Season 2 to Premiere in October (EXCLUSIVE)

The Emmy-nominated anthology series, with Emmy nominee Jennifer Coolidge returning to star, shot its second season in Sicily.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom Endorses $1.65 Billion California Film and TV Tax Credit (EXCLUSIVE)

Gov. Gavin Newsom endorsed a $1.65 billion California film credit, while urging Hollywood to stop shooting in states with abortion bans.

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'Everything Everywhere All at Once' Directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert Sign Exclusive Five-Year Pact With Universal

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert signed an exclusive five-year partnership with Universal Pictures.

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Beyoncé Removes Kelis' 'Milkshake' Sample From 'Energy' on Spotify

Beyoncé has removed Kelis' 'Milkshake' sample from the 'Renaissance' song 'Energy' on Spotify.

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'First Kill' Canceled at Netflix After One Season

The streamer has decided against moving forward with a second season of its vampire series "First Kill."

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Editor's Picks

With HBO Max and Discovery+ Expected to Merge, Streamers Debate Scale vs. Brand Identity

As Warner Bros. Discovery and Disney heap new content on their streaming outlets, they risk undermining solid marketplace brands.

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Vin Scully, Legendary Sports Announcer and Voice of the Dodgers, Dies at 94

Vin Scully, a play-by-play announcer who called 67 seasons of Dodgers baseball, died. He was 94 years old.

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Mo Ostin Remembered: How He Transcended Tectonic Events in the Music Business to Give Warner Bros. Records Its Soul

Mo Ostin is remembered as a man who "transcended tectonic events in the business" to give Warner Bros. Records its soul.

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Janet Yang Becomes First Asian Elected as Film Academy President

Janet Yang has been named the new president of the Oscars and is the first Asian person, and the fourth woman to hold the position.

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EA Fiscal Q1 Reaction: Doubling Down on Deep Engagement

New VIP+ Analysis: The publisher continues its stellar earnings streak led by the success of live services under EA Sports.

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