Univision files for IPO as companies covet Latino market

Univision, the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S., is going public at a time when Wall Street is salivating over the growing clout of Latino consumers.

The New York media company filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission without disclosing the number of shares it would offer or the price ...Read more

Appeals court sets back lawsuit over unpaid internships

A lawsuit challenging the legality of unpaid Hollywood internship programs has been dealt a major blow.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Thursday vacated a federal judge's 2013 ruling in favor of uncompensated workers on a Fox Searchlight Pictures film.

Eric Glatt and Alex Footman, two interns who worked on Fox Searchlight'...Read more

Wally Feresten's deft cue-card wrangling has kept the quips flowing smoothly for the last 25 years

NEW YORK -- As a kid, Wally Feresten longed to write for television. He just never imagined that he'd be doing it with a felt marker on 14-by-22-inch pieces of recycled cardboard.

For 25 years now, Feresten has been the cue card guy at "Saturday Night Live."

An unassuming, 49-year-old father of two with short white hair and glasses, he has ...Read more

Alan Rickman happy to bring 'A Little Chaos' into his life

LOS ANGELES -- Nearly 20 years ago, British actor Alan Rickman fulfilled a dream shared by many in his profession -- he directed a feature film. He helmed 1997's "The Winter Guest," a critically acclaimed drama starring the real-life mother and daughter Phyllida Law and Emma Thompson.

And then Harry Potter cursed his ambitions.

"I didn't know ...Read more

Trump's Miss USA pageant will air on Reelz channel

Donald Trump's troubled Miss USA pageant has found a new TV home on cable network Reelz.

Reelz, which is available in 70 million homes, is picking up the July 12 event after NBC and Univision dropped it in response to Trump's inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants. Trump made the remarks during his June 16 announcement of his run for ...Read more

Joe Manganiello ready to make more 'Magic'

Joe Manganiello ordered the porterhouse steak for two, the waiter walked away, only to hear actor Kevin Nash snap his fingers to get his attention.

"Hey, wait, I haven't ordered yet," WWE Hall of Famer Nash said. The restaurant employee had assumed the men were splitting the entree but the double play was just for Manganiello.

"When you're ...Read more

Apple Music promises revolution, but traditional DJs are what set it apart

It's an old-fashioned concept remade for the mobile era: human DJs beaming out songs to people all over the world listening on their smartphones.

Real-time radio, of all things, is what truly distinguishes the newest and splashiest streaming service, Apple Music.

The nuts and bolts of the service, which launched Tuesday after a breathless ...Read more

Penelope Spheeris relieved that her 'Decline' trilogy is finally out on DVD

Though she is known to many as the director of big, broad '90s studio comedies such as "Wayne's World" and "Black Sheep," Penelope Spheeris is revered by others for her trilogy of L.A.-set music documentaries, "The Decline of Western Civilization" Parts 1, 2 and 3. The films have just been released as a boxed-set by Shout! Factory, allowing ...Read more

Adam Scott's relationship with fame: It's complicated

Two married couples meet for dinner and then much more in "The Overnight," the psychosexual comedy (now in theaters) fueled by booze, pot and a few deep-seated anxieties. As the hours go by, the politesse between these new friends gets chucked aside entirely, laying bare more vulnerabilities than anyone fully knows what to do with.

The movie is...Read more

'Overnight' star Adam Scott: 'If it scares you, it's good to dive in'

In "The Overnight," an obscenely funny foursome of Generation Y hipsters set up a play date for their two young sons, then explore the limits of sexual freedom in their relationships on one crazy night. The risky project was irresistible to the star and co-producer Adam Scott partly because it took him far from his work as the unfailingly droll ...Read more

Capsule reviews of feature films

ALOFT. 2 stars. A bleak and mystical -- and mystifying -- story about a mother (Jennifer Connelly), her two boys, a tragedy and a jump-in-time to 20 years later, when one of those sons (Cillian Murphy) is being interviewed by a documentarian (Melanie Laurent). She professes an interest in his work with falcons, but it's his estranged mother, now...Read more

Jimmy Kimmel's secret to his musical mash-ups: 'I love a good pun'

When "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" shut down Hollywood Boulevard for a Paul McCartney concert two years ago, so many people turned up that the former Beatle, gazing into a sea of humanity, cracked, "You all right back there in ... Santa Monica?"

He was actually looking east toward Silver Lake, but given that McCartney put on a free, 15-song show, ...Read more

What's opening in theaters next week


Opening Friday:

"Self/less" (PG-13): Ben Kingsley stars as a billionaire dying from cancer who undergoes a radical procedure to transplant his consciousness into the body of a younger, healthy man (Ryan Reynolds). But just where did that new host body come from?

"Amy" (R): Documentary filmmaker Asif Kapadia (Senna) uses previously ...Read more

O.J. Simpson as the Terminator? Schwarzenegger looks back on getting iconic role

LOS ANGELES -- The plot of "Terminator Genisys," the latest in the dystopian series about man vs. machine, suggests history can be changed with a tweak of the timeline. If James Cameron hadn't been so insistent in 1984 that Arnold Schwarzenegger was the perfect person to star as the killing machine in "The Terminator," the franchise would have ...Read more

'Terminator Genisys': In the beginning, there were two Arnolds

LOS ANGELES -- The script for "Terminator Genisys" called for a young Arnold Schwarzenegger to battle an older version of himself. Director Alan Taylor wasn't worried about creating the young version as much as he was about getting Schwarzenegger on board with playing the older Terminator.

Taylor should have worried more about the younger ...Read more

B-movie masterpiece starring Ronald Reagan out in new DVD set

Ronald Reagan was sometimes mocked by his detractors for his less-than-stellar career in Hollywood, where he never quite reached A-list status.

Yet the actor, who would go on to occupy the White House for two terms, was nothing less than brilliant as the villainous mob boss Jack Browning in director Don Siegel's veritably vicious 1964 crime ...Read more

TV Land drops 'The Dukes of Hazzard' reruns

NEW YORK--The General Lee has been recalled.

TV Land has dropped reruns of "The Dukes of Hazzard" from its schedule, the network confirmed Wednesday.

"The Dukes of Hazzard" aired on CBS from 1979 to 1985. It starred John Schneider and Tom Wopat as Bo and Luke Duke, troublemaking brothers in fictional Hazzard County, Ga. Their 1969 Dodge ...Read more

Movie review: Comatose 'Little Death' is a sex comedy with few laughs

"La petite mort," the French call it -- "the little death." What a colorful and delicate way to describe an orgasm.

But "delicate" isn't the first word that leaps to mind with the Australian sex comedy that takes its name from that turn of phrase. "The Little Death" is a broad, goofy primer on the not-quite-cutting-edge of consensual adult ...Read more

Movie review: A messy 'Terminator Genisys' shows why bigger is not always better

Though the character is now part of the pop-cultural firmament and Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature role, anyone who could travel back in time to just before the release of "The Terminator" in 1984 would know it as a modestly budgeted, little anticipated sci-fi action film. The film was driven to heights of greatness by the cyber-punk ...Read more

Movie review: 'Magic Mike XXL' is abs and raunch aplenty amid the skimpiest of plots

As a female moviegoer, I'm used to assuming that most studio films aren't for me.

There are often clues in the previews to help me steer clear, like the slow-motion shot of a Victoria's Secret model running from danger (I'm not supposed to root for the skyscraper to fall on her, I have learned). So when someone actually tries to make a studio ...Read more