Chinese OTT Service Hits Back at Massive Piracy Claim

A Chinese-language over-the-top provider is striking back at claims that it took thousands of hours of programming from Atmosphere Link TV. iTalkBB, which provides telephone and internet service to Chinese and Korean citizens living abroad, states it obtained a license and paid to distribute Sky Link’ s content. “ Sky Link produced its programming available; its representatives… Read more »

Matt Pinfield Steps Down From KFOG

Matt Pinfield, former web host of MTV’s “120 Minutes, ” radio personality and rock journalist, will leave his morning web hosting duties at Cumulus Media’s famous San Francisco station KFOG to focus on his two nationally syndicated displays, “Flashback, ” a weekly rock history program, and the nightly “Two Hours. ” Both programs are usually distributed by Cumulus Media’s Westwood One particular…. Read more »

‘The Leftovers’ Finale: Showrunner Damon Lindelof Talks Nora’s Journey, Laurie’s Destiny, and Evolving over Three Seasons (SPOILERS)

The following interview consists of spoilers for Sunday’ s collection finale of HBO’ s “The Leftovers. ” Do not read in case you haven’t watched the series ending. “The Book of Nora” finished a stunning eight-episode final season of “The Leftovers” with a gripping, beautiful finale that propels the story for an unknown number of years in the future after… Reading more »

Scott Pelley to Leave as Point of ‘CBS Evening News’

Scott Pelley will leave their post as the anchor of “ CBS Evening News, ” leaving the network’ s flagship newscast without a ready replacement as he earnings to full-time duty at “ 60 Minutes, ” according to a person familiar with the situation. CBS News dropped to comment on the situation, which appears to have caught the network by… Read more »

Bryson Tiller Drops New Album, ‘True to Self, ’ a Month Earlier

At 12: 03 a. m. ET on Friday a press release arrived from RCA calmly stating “ BRYSON TILLER’S BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘ TRUE TO SELF’ AVAILABLE NOW AT ALL DIGITAL SERVICE PROVIDERS! ” — a month ahead of schedule. The fast-rising R& B singer/rapper had announced just two weeks ago that the project would be arriving on June twenty three. The album… Read more »

Adam Sandler at Cannes: ‘I Do not Want to Let Anybody Down’

Adam Sandler rocked Cannes a few years ago with “Punch Drunk Love, ” proving to the world that he really can act. On Sunday in the South of France, he returned in order to character-actor mode with Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories. ” In the Netflix comedy, Sandler plays one of two brothers (alongside Ben Stiller) inside a dysfunctional New… Read more »

CANNES: Filmax International Takes Paul Urkijo’s ‘Errementari’ (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES — Barcelona-based Filmax International has taken many rights to fantasy horror “Errementari – The Blacksmith and the Devil, ” the feature debut of Basque country-born Paul Urkijo Alijo. The new acquisition will be presented in order to buyers for the first time at the Cannes Marché du Film. “ Errementari” is godfathered and created by celebrated Spanish director Álex… Read more »

Blink-182’s Travis Barker Buys Second Home in Calabasas (EXCLUSIVE)

BUYER: Travis Barker LOCATION: Calabasas, CA PRICE: $2, 825, 000 DIMENSION: 7, 196 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Even though he already is the owner of a significantly larger and far more expensive mansion in the guard-gated plus celeb-stocked Oaks development in Calabasas, property records reveal Blink-182’s rock and roll star drummer Travis Barker coughed up $2. 825 million for a… Read more »

‘Icarus, ’ ‘Year of the Scab’ to Open, Close AFI Docs

Netflix’ s “ Icarus” and ESPN Films’ “ Year of the Scab” will be the opening and closing evening films at this year’ s AFI Docs. The 2017 event is planned to be held from June 14-18 in Washington, D. C. plus Silver Spring, Md. “ Icarus, ” pictured, is Bryan Fogel’ s documentary as he sets out to discover the truth about doping… Read more »