Breaking News … Refresh for latest live-blogging from London … UPDATE: James Murdoch confidently and steadfastly maintained that he has been cooperative and fully forthcoming about what he knew and did not know when he testified at his previous appearance before MPs. Facing hostile questioning and bristling at suggestions the business under his supervision was like the mafia, Murdoch cooly but aggressively continues to maintain he was never informed of the specific contents of a damning email about the News Of The World‘s level of involvement or that there was any evidence of widespread phone-hacking. In a stark “they said/he said” contradiction of the former executives’ assertions, he reiterated that former News International lawyer Tom Crone and News Of The World former editor Colin Myler never showed him or disclosed to him all the legal documents surrounding the phone-hacking scandal. When asked about Crone and Myler’s assertions that he … [Read more...] about James Murdoch Bristles But Never Falters In 2nd Appearance Before Parliament
Related: AMC Developing Sci-Fi Drama From Joseph Kosinski, Hollywood Witch Hunt Project AMC is making a slew of announcements at its upfront today. The cable network confirmed it will launch Talking Bad, a live companion after show to the final installment of Breaking Bad. It announced premiere dates for several new and returning series, including the last eight episodes of Breaking Bad, which will kick off August 11, a slew of scripted and unscripted projects in development, including Ballistic City and Ashland, an overall deal with writer Rolin Jones, and renewals of after show Talking Dead and reality series Comic Book Men and Freakshow. Here are the details: Related: AMC Eyes ‘Talking Bad’ Companion Talk Show For ‘Breaking Bad’s Final Episodes TALKING BAD AMC will air a special weekly, half-hour live after show to accompany the conclusion of its Emmy Award-winning series, Breaking Bad. Talking Bad will analyze and dissect every detail of Breaking … [Read more...] about AMC Confirms ‘Talking Bad’ After Show; Sets ‘Breaking Bad’ Return Date; Renews ‘Talking Dead’ & ‘Comic Book Men’; Unveils Development Slate, Rolin Jones Overall Deal
Launched in the late summer of 1968, the Beatles’ Apple Records was the first major label created by a rock band and run as a collective — fatally so, as it turned out. As an artist-friendly home for the Beatles’ friends, proteges and whimsies, Apple lasted only until 1973, sunk by runaway expenses, a chaotic A&R policy — basically, what a Beatle wants, a Beatle signs — and the founders’ nasty breakup. By the time of the last Badfinger album, the grimly titled Ass, Apple Records was a ghost-town imprint for solo-Beatle product. But in that short utopian time, Apple released more than 50 non-Beatle singles and over two dozen albums by artists as varied as power-pop icons Badfinger, Welsh folk-singer Mary Hopkin, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Let It Be session man Billy Preston, the New York agit-folk singer David Peel and classical composer John Tavener. On October 26th, Apple Corps and EMI reissue 15 of those albums — many with bonus tracks and … [Read more...] about Apple Records’ Top 5 Albums
Play video content Exclusive TMZSports.com It would be historic ... but Charles Barkley says Becky Hammon should NOT consider the NY Knicks head coaching job because it would set her up for failure! Of course, the Knicks are in the market for a new head coach after firing David Fizdale last week -- and a lot of people are calling for James Dolan to make Becky the first female head coach in NBA history. 42-year-old Hammon has created a lot of buzz in the NBA coaching world -- she was a 6-time WNBA All-Star before becoming an assistant with Gregg Popovich's Spurs in 2014. Pop has praised her as a coaching star and it seems like it's only a matter of time before she takes a head coaching job. Getty There are rumblings Hammon is interested in the Knicks job ... but Barkley is warning her to stay FAR AWAY from the dumpster fire that's the Knicks. "Somebody's gonna give her a chance," Barkley tells TMZ Sports ... "I don't think she should take THAT job. Don't take a bad job!" … [Read more...] about Charles Barkley to Becky Hammon, Don’t Take the Knicks Job!
Robert Pattinson can’t explain it – he just knew. It was early 2015, and the Twilight star was now three years removed from Edward Cullen, the iconic vampire heartthrob who made the British actor’s name but had also painted him into a corner. Looking to break free, the then-29-year-old star began seeking out daring dramas and working with filmmakers like David Cronenberg, David Michôd, Werner Herzog and James Gray. He was determined to prove that he wasn’t just a YA pinup. And in the midst of that reinvention, Pattinson stumbled upon a promotional still for Heaven Knows What, a gritty, unsparing 2014 New York indie about a homeless woman ravaged by heroin addiction. “It really struck me,” he says softly, sitting in a Beverly Hills hotel suite, remembering the moment. “You normally see really striking imagery in a lot of European movies. But it’s rare to see that coming out of American independents.” Pattinson knew nothing … [Read more...] about ‘Good Time’: How Two Brothers Scuzzed Up Robert Pattinson and Made a Gritty Classic