James Franco tackles John Steinbeck in new trailer for In Dubious Battle

Dubious Battle

Sometimes, it’s worth remembering that even though James Franco’s hyper-prolific approach to “art” garners a lot of eye rolls, his ceaseless work ethic admirable. He’s even prolific in the less-heralded corners of his acting/writing/directing career — namely, the latter category. In the past three years alone, he’s helmed two William…

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Report: Spotify punishing artists who have Apple exclusivedeals

The streaming wars are being fought on numerous fronts, from Apple supposedly refusing to host Spotify’s latest update on the App Store to Universal Music Group banning streaming exclusives for their artists. The latest salvo has been again directed towards musicians and their availability on particular streaming services. According to…

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Lou Pearlman’s Prison Interview: My Ponzi Scheme Was Smarter Than Madoff’s

Lou Pearlman died in prison on Aug. 19 at the age of 62. Here is an interview of him.  “Well, Bernie, I mean, he didn’t have anything that really made money,” says Lou Pearlman by phone about Wall Street pariah Bernie Madoff, sounding level-headed and upbeat in his first prison interview since his 2009 incarceration in…

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TMI: When Rappers Overshare On Social Media

TMI: When Rappers Overshare On Social Media

One of the main things that fueled Future’s career reinvention, which began with Monster, and dominated the majority of 2015, was his breakup with Ciara, his onetime fiancée and mother of the most recent of his four children. Coupled with his disappointment in Honest, the separation spurred a furious spree of projects that…

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