Robert W Shapiro

  • Leonard Nimoy's final tweet is beautiful, and it broke my heart

    My dad was — and is — a huge Star Trek nerd, and when I was a kid he'd excitedly show me episodes of the original series in syndication. It was a show that he watched in college, he'd say, explaining why Kirk was Kirk, Bones was Bones, and most importantly, why Leonard Nimoy's Spock was Spock. One…

    The Verge
  • 5 Mediocre Movies That Could Have Been Amazing

    Disappointment is never fun, and with these give movies we got just that. But changing even a little bit of each would have made for true greatness.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Will Smith’s Friday Is Out Of ‘Focus’ – Late Night Box Office Estimates

    2:18AM: Will Smith’s latest film Focus, a romance con-artist noir co-starring Margot Robbie, is set to post a $6.76M Friday per industry estimates. That’s one of the actor’s lowest opening days, charting just below the $7.1M first day of his notorious 1999 disaster  Wild Wild West, and just above…

    Deadline
  • Movie-Ticket Sales Set for Banner Year

    Solid early returns for ‘American Sniper’ and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and solid lineup of blockbusters like ‘Furious 7’ and a new ‘Star Wars’ have analysts predicting that 2015 will be a banner year for ...

    The Wall Street Journal
  • White-and-Gold vs. Blue-and-Black Dress: Fashion Folks Weigh In on Debate

    Stylist Karla Welch puts it best: "Dear Humanity, It's time to get off the internet. X"

    The Hollywood Reporter
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    First 'Star Trek' Movie Did not Include Mr. Spock

    The original script for the first Star Trek movie did not include Mr. Spock. The project was conceived as what would have then been the most expensive television project ever, with a budget of $3.2 million. When that vision died, Paramount — which had watched other studios feast on Star Wars and…

    Wochit
  • Netflix Beats Antitrust Class Action at Appeals Court

    No support for subscriber injuries from a Netflix-Walmart pact means the lawsuit falls like a collapsing house of cards.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Kelly Osbourne Exits ‘Fashion Police’

    The E! snark show is down one cop today. “ Kelly Osbourne is departing E!s Fashion Police to pursue other opportunities, and we would like to thank her for her many contributions to the series over the past five years, during which time the show became a hit with viewers,”said E! Entertainment…

    Deadline
  • Paul McCartney's Childhood Home Sells for $231,000

    The Liverpool house sold for $77,000 more than the guide price at an auction held at the legendary Cavern Club.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • New Bruce Lee Biopic Being Developed

    Although there have been movies in the 42 years since the kung fu star died, his daughter wants to tell the story of his real life and philosophy.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • The six original Star Wars films will be retold in a Lego TV mini series

    A new animated series for Disney XD will reimagine all six original Star Wars movies in Lego form. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales will hit the same plot points as the Star Wars movies, but every episode will be told from the perspective of R2-D2 and C-3PO. The…

    The Verge
  • Rent Jeremy Piven’s Beach House

    OWNER: Jeremy Piven LOCATION: Malibu, Calif. PRICE: $35,000/month SIZE: 2,424 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: It has come to Your Mama’s attention that Jeremy Piven has put his Malibu beach house up for rent at a rate of $35,000 per month. (The property is more accurately…

    Variety
  • The time Michael Jordan asked Common to forge his signature (VIDEO)

    Turns out Common was a Bulls ball boy back in the early Jordan era in Chicago, so he and Michael Jordan had some laughs together.

    NBC Sports
  • Hotel Normandie: Historic Koreatown Lodging Ready for Drinks, Events

    Koreatown might not seem industry-adjacent, but with easy access to Paramount and Raleigh, L.A. Center Studios and mid-Wilshire media offices, it’s actually a central location with a burgeoning nightlife scene that will appeal to young creatives. The restored 1920s boutique hotel — Hotel Normandie…

    Variety
  • Jonathan Groff to Wear Crown in 'Hamilton'

    The star of HBO's 'Looking' will step into the role of King George in Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed bio-musical, which transfers to Broadway following its Public Theater premiere.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • New trailers: The Gunman, Insurgent, Frozen Fever, and more

    Sci-fi! Action! Comedy! Biopic! Frozen! This week's new trailers include basically everything you could ask for. Nine of the best are below. All of them are for films coming out in the next few months, so get ready.

    The Verge
  • The Cast of 'The Incredibles' Then and Now

    The Cast of 'The Incredibles' Then and Now Now that a sequel is officially in the works, we all have a reason to get excited about "The Incredibles" again. Craig T. Nelson as Mr. Incredible After voicing Mr. Incredible, Craig T. Nelson, continued to make audiences chuckle as Warden Jerry Hazelwood…

    Wochit
  • Michael Cassidy To Star In Aseem Batra Pilot, Sam Huntington In ‘How We Live’

    Men At Work star Michael Cassidy is set as one of the two leads of another workplace comedy — NBC’s untitled pilot written by Aseem Batra and directed by Betsy Thomas. The politically incorrect office comedy centers on best friends Dale (Cassidy) and Georgie whose relationship is upended when he…

    Deadline