Tag Archives: M&A

Kendra Wilkinson is the “Hollywood Hottie of the Week”

HollywoodNews.com: Kendra Wilkinson gained a loyal fan base on the show “The Girls Next Door,” where she was one of the Playboy beauties that surrounded icon Hugh Hefner. Now, she is the star of her own spin-off show “Kendra,” where she shares her story of getting married to husband Hank[...]

Andy Whitfield’s ‘The Clinic’ to world premiere at PiFAN

HollywoodNews.com: Clay Epstein, VP of Sales & Acquisitions of The Little Film Company announced today that the company’s new label Accelerator will be presenting the World premiere of the Australian thriller The Clinic at this year’s 14th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in Korea. Starring Andy Whitfield, best known to worldwide[...]

‘Last Airbender’ TV series voice actor speaks out about film controversy

HollywoodNews.com: Dante Basco, the voice actor of Zuko (played by Dev Patel in M. Night Shyamalan’s film adaptation) in Nickelodeon’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender” television series, has spoken out about his decision to boycott the film on his blog. Basco, who is Filipino-American, writes that he had expressed interest in playing[...]

USA Network acquires syndication rights to ‘Modern Family’

HollywoodNews.com: USA Network has reached an agreement with Twentieth Television, acquiring the exclusive syndication rights to the critically acclaimed ratings hit “Modern Family.” The announcement was made today by Jane Blaney, USA’s executive vice president, programming, acquisitions and scheduling and Steve MacDonald, EVP, General Sales Manager, Basic Cable of[...]

Kristen Stewart tells David Letterman about her pet wolves

By Kim Palacios HollywoodNews.com: David Letterman’s June 28th interview with Kstew was already shaping up to be pretty weird—then he pulled out pictures of her family’s pet wolves. “I’m going to assume there’s an unbelievable story to tell about these,” said the talk show host as he pulled out the[...]

Julian Schnabel’s ‘Miral’ gets picked up by The Weinstein Company

HollywoodNews.com: The Weinstein Company has acquired North American theatrical rights from Pathé to Julian Schnabel’s latest film Miral. The film chronicles Hind Husseinis efforts to establish an orphanage in Jerusalem after the 1948 partition of Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel. Miral is based on a[...]

BBC’s ‘Torchwood’ acquired by Starz Entertainment

HollywoodNews.com: BBC’s “Torchwood” has just been acquired for U.S. television rights by Starz Entertainment. The next installment will feature 10-episodes and stars from the previous versions of “Torchwood” (John Barrowman, Eve Myles) will return for the new version. President and CEO of Starz, LCC, Chris Albrecht said, “We’re committed to programming[...]

Sean Penn can continue work in Haiti due to mysterious backer

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Sean Penn has been in Haiti for five months doing killer work as a Good Samaritan. Vanity Fair has an elucidating piece on him in their new issue. No one can question Penn’s commitment. But who’s paying for it? The answer is blonde, beautiful 36 year old Diana Jenkins,[...]

Twilight: Frontier Airlines Might Name It’s Mascot “Bella”!

By Tracy Rosenfield hollywoodnews.com: After Midwest Airlines and Frontier Airlines merged under the name “Frontier”, the airline added a badger to the planes’ tails to placate some potentially angry Midwest Airlines fans. To involve frequent flyers in the merger, Frontier Airlines is holding a contest to name the badger. The finalists[...]

Miramax and Disney talks off “For Now”

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Yes, the Wall Street Journal says this morning that talks between Harvey Weinstein-Ron Burkle and Disney over the sale of Miramax are off. However: sources say this has happened before, that the Journal story is spin, and that it’s not over ’til it’s over. Indeed, this story is a[...]
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