The U.K.-based company is buying the Canadian production equipment and services company as a local Hollywood film boom gathers pace. As Ontario's Hollywood film boom grows, The Ashtead Group has acquired William F. White International, Canada's biggest film, TV and digital production equipment rental business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the U.K.-based equipment rental giant — which is colloquially called "Whites" and runs the Sunbelt U.S. construction and industrial equipment rental division —is entering the film production equipment rental business as deep-pocketed Hollywood streamers and studios aggressively lock up studio space, talent and crews in and around Toronto. Whites' customers include major Hollywood studios Warner Bros, Walt Disney, Universal Studios, MGM and Lionsgate and Silicon Valley players like Amazon Prime and Apple as they enter the TV streaming space and require original content of their own. Paul Bronfman, chairman and CEO of Whites … [Read more...] about Ashtead Group Acquires Movie Equipment Rental Giant William F. White International
Play video content Breaking News Serena Williams, fiance Alexis Ohanian and Marc Anthony all rocked with Bruno Mars backstage before his concert in Miami Wednesday night ... but Serena's bod stole the show. The tennis superstar just gave birth to baby Alexis a little over a month ago ... and she's already squeezin' into a skin-tight dress from gal pal Eva Longoria. You could tell Serena and Alex were PUMPED to get some face time with Bruno backstage ... and later during the show, jammin' to "Just the Way You Are" with Marc. But Serena says not even an "amazing" Bruno show can compare to mom life ... 'cause cuddlin' up with Alexis after the concert is "priceless." File under: Awwww. … [Read more...] about Serena Williams Chills with Bruno Mars Backstage, Mom’s Night Out
Serena Williams's baby is just weeks old, but she's already making a name for herself. Serena posted this pic of Alexis with a onesie that is more like a mantra for what is going to be her life. Alexis is wasting no time becoming famous. Check out her new Instagram page, with more than 21,000 followers. The baby's dad, Alexis Ohanian, is pictured with his daughter ... or at least his arm is. We've been on the hunt trying to figure out if a famous kid of one sex has ever been named after his or her parent of the other sex, but so far we've come up dry. … [Read more...] about Serena Williams’ Baby Alexis Has a Battle Cry and an Instagram Page!!!
Play video content 95.5 PLJ Laura Prepon got grilled on a tough topic, and didn't hedge her answer when asked who she enjoyed kissing more -- Topher Grace from "That '70s Show" or Taylor Schilling from 'Orange Is the New Black.' The "OITNB' star was on the "Todd & Jayde in the Morning" show on 95.5 in NYC when they raised the issue. It's the kind of question actors normally dance around answering because no one wants to burn a bridge -- but Laura was awesome. She even threw in some oral hygiene secrets. Watch and learn ... who really knows how to swap spit. Launch Gallery Getty … [Read more...] about Laura Prepon: Piper Vs. Eric … Who’s the Better Kisser?
Adam Sandler is Hollywood’s biggest contradiction. Though his comedies range from pretty good (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore) to god-awful (Grown Ups, Jack and Jill), they have amassed more than $3 billion at the box office. The SNL-alum-turned-production-tycoon got rich by repeating himself. See (or don’t) his Netflix hit Murder Mystery — it’s comic laziness incarnate. And then there’s the other Adam Sandler, the actor who makes fools of his detractors. In the annals of the Golden Raspberrys — think the Oscars but for gross cinematic incompetence — only Sly Stallone has more wins than Sandler’s nine. But what about the guy who had critics raving in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love (2002)? Or the performer who went above and beyond the call of duty in James L. Brooks’ Spanglish (2004), Judd Apatow’s Funny People (2009), and especially Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)? Oscar voters pretend … [Read more...] about ‘Uncut Gems’: Adam Sandler’s Wild Ride Should Net the Actor an Oscar