Woody Allen filed a $68 million lawsuit against Amazon Studios on Thursday, claiming the streamer backed out of a deal because of “a 25-year-old baseless allegation.” According to Allen, Amazon has refused to release his film, A Rainy Day in New York, which has been complete for over six months. His suit alleges that Amazon has given vague reasons for dropping the project and for reneging on an agreement to produce three more movies. Allen’s daughter, Dylan Farrow, has long alleged that Allen sexually abused her when she was a child, an accusation he has denied.
As for internet speculation that Whoopi Goldberg has been missing from The View lately because she’s been secretly prepping to host the host-less Oscars, View co-host Joy Behar set the record straight (we think). Four-time Oscars emcee Goldberg is recovering from pneumonia, said Behar, and is “not even well enough to host this show, much […]
ABC is airing promotional special American Idol: A New Journey Begins at 4p on Oscar Sunday, February 24. Host Ryan Seacrest joins judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Ritchie to preview the season and answer fan questions.
Turner Sports named Howard Mittman to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Bleacher Report. Mittman, who has held a dual role as Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of B/R since August 2017, will report to current B/R CEO and Founder Dave Finocchio until Finocchio’s departure from the company this June. Mittman will […]
The National Women’s Soccer League and A+E Networks are severing their equity partnership and rights deal that they agreed to in 2017. According to ESPN, A+E will remain a sponsor of the NWSL, through its cable channel Lifetime which has been the league’s main national TV home for the last two years. However, the network […]
Motorsport Network continues to gas up its lineup of esports titles, this time announcing a new partnership with Codemasters, whose games include the likes of DiRT, GRID, ONRUSH and F1. The partnership revs up with the launch of DiRT Rally 2.0 on Feb. 26, offering 50 of “the most powerful off-road cars ever built to […]