LOS ANGELES -- President-elect Donald Trump has taken to Twitter once again to slam "Saturday Night Live," calling the NBC show "one-sided" and "biased." I watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night. It is a totally one-sided, biased show - nothing funny at all. Equal time for us?
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Robert De Niro made crystal clear which candidate he supports this presidential election at the VIP cocktail reception for the annual Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Western Regional Gala held Thursday at the Beverly Hilton. The event was chaired by producing giant and FIDF national board member Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl. "If you're supporting Trump, I want nothing to do with you," said De Niro, after refusing to pose for a photograph with Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Press did manage to snap a few shots before the kerfuffle.)
LOS ANGELES—Dan Haggerty, best known for his role in "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams," died from cancer early Friday morning in Burbank. He was 74. The actor's manager, Terry Bomar, confirmed the news to Variety. His daughter, Megan, was using a crowdfunding site to raise money for his fight against "this bear known as cancer," and had accumulated about $10,500 of the $100,000 goal.
LOS ANGELES - There's a twist in a long legal tangle over the copyright to "Happy Birthday to You." First, though, it's a surprise to many that there is still a claim to copyright on the song, which is sung, well, just about anytime and everywhere anyone is marking a birthday. Warner/Chappell Music's claim to own the rights is being challenged in a federal court, and a documentary filmmaker now contends that she has a "smoking gun" proving that the song's copyright protection expired long ago, if it ever had protection in the first place. The filmmaker, Jennifer Nelson, was making a d
NEW YORK - His "Daily Show" set is being donated to Washington's Newseum and 19 of his custom-made show suits have been auctioned off for a disability charity It's been a very long goodbye, but Jon Stewart ends his 16-year stint at "The Daily Show" on Thursday, leaving little hint of what he will do next. Stewart, who announced his departure in February, leaves thousands of grieving fans and an outpouring of media tributes debating his legacy as the nation's most popular political satirist. "Why Jon Stewart Might Be Irreplaceable," wrote Hollywood trade paper Variety this week.
LOS ANGELES – Alex Winter is developing a documentary on the late musician Frank Zappa, which he will direct from his own script and produce with Glen Zipper. The Zappa Family Trust has given its backing to the untitled project. "There has yet to be a definitive, authorized documentary on the extraordinary life and work of Frank Zappa," Winter said. "I am beyond thrilled to be embarking on this journey.