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Hollywood Labor Backs AI Transparency Bill That Could Offer Firepower to Creators

As generative artificial intelligence tools push into the entertainment industry, Hollywood is throwing its weight behind a bill that will require heightened transparency from AI companies. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Tuesday, will require firms to disclose copyrighted works used to train generative AI systems. If the bill passes, OpenAI, for […]

‘Harry Potter’ Star Miriam Margolyes Calls on Jews to “Scream for A Ceasefire” in Gaza: “To Me, It Seems as if Hitler Has Won”

Miriam Margolyes has called on all Jews “to shout, beg, scream for a ceasefire” in Gaza as the Palestinian territory continues to deal with rising death tolls and, according to aid agency UNRWA USA, is facing a “man-made famine.” The veteran British-Australian actress and activist, who is best known for starring as Professor Sprout in […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hillary Clinton Host Joe Biden Broadway Fundraiser to Help “Save American Democracy”

Lin-Manuel Miranda returned to Broadway on Wednesday night to host a fundraiser, alongside Hillary Clinton, for President Joe Biden ahead of the 2024 election. The Tony winner and the former secretary of state presented a performance of Suffs, the musical by Shaina Taub based on the suffragists and American Women’s suffrage movement. Tickets for the […]

Meghan McCain: Off-Broadway Satire ‘The Ghost of John McCain’ Is “Trash” From “Mediocre, Desperate People”

The talent behind the upcoming musical The Ghost of John McCain should not save a front row seat at its premiere for the late senator’s daughter Meghan McCain, as the former cohost of The View and outspoken pundit took to Twitter this week to denounce the forthcoming off-Broadway show, slam its producers and wish it […]

Obama, Clinton and Big-Name Entertainers Help Biden Raise a Record $26M for His Reelection

Former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, as well as some big names from the entertainment world, teamed up Thursday night to deliver a rousing New York embrace of President Joe Biden that hauled in a record-setting $26 million-plus for his reelection campaign. The mood at Radio City Music Hall was electric as Obama praised Biden’s willingness […]

Ronna McDaniel May Still Find a TV Home Post-NBC News

Will Ronna McDaniel land another TV gig? There is already interest in the former Republican National Committee chair brewing from a couple of cable news outlets. Sources at both Newsmax and NewsNation tell The Hollywood Reporter that they would be interested in pursuing a deal with McDaniel, should she ultimately finalize a separation agreement with […]

Who Is Nicole Shanahan, RFK Jr.’s Pick for Vice President?

The first major running mate announcement of the 2024 presidential election cycle came much earlier than usual this week, as White House hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr. held an Oakland rally to make the big announcement, concluding weeks of speculation by introducing the young political neophyte to the nation and revealing that he may just […]

NBC News Ousts Ronna McDaniel After Staff Uproar, CAA Drops Ex-RNC Chair

NBC News has officially decided to part ways with its newest on-air contributor, Ronna McDaniel, the former Republican National Committee chair, just days after she was hired. “After listening to the legitimate concerns of many of you, I have decided that Ronna McDaniel will not be an NBC News contributor,” NBC News Group chairman Cesar […]

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Selects Nicole Shanahan as Running Mate in Presidential Bid

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has selected Silicon Valley attorney turned philanthropist Nicole Shanahan as his running mate in an early-announcement move as the independent presidential hopeful seeks to get his name on ballots in all 50 states for his White House bid. Kennedy, son of the former U.S. attorney general and senator from New York […]

U.K. Court: Julian Assange Can’t Be Extradited on Espionage Charges Until U.S. Rules Out Death Penalty

A British court ruled Tuesday that Julian Assange can’t be extradited to the United States on espionage charges unless U.S. authorities guarantee he won’t get the death penalty, giving the WikiLeaks founder a partial victory in his long legal battle over the site’s publication of classified American documents. Two High Court judges said they would grant Assange […]

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Blasts NBC’s Ronna McDaniel Hiring as “Inexplicable”

Rachel Maddow, the biggest star on MSNBC, has weighed in on the controversial decision by NBC News to hire Ronna McDaniel as an on-air contributor. Toward the tail end of an extended monologue about the history of American fascists from the 1930s and 1940s, Maddow ripped into the hiring as “inexplicable.” “I mean, you wouldn’t […]

‘Morning Joe’ Hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Hope NBC “Will Reconsider” Ronna McDaniel Hire

The fallout continues at NBC News over the hiring of former Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel. On Monday morning, MSNBC Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski weighed in on her hiring as a political analyst, saying that they had been “inundated with calls” about the controversial move. “We learned about the hiring […]

Former ‘Meet the Press’ Anchor Chuck Todd Faults NBC Over Ronna McDaniel Hire: “It’s Unfortunate for This Program”

There is discontent within the ranks of NBC News over Friday’s hiring of former Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel. McDaniel made her first appearance on the network as a paid contributor Sunday morning on Meet the Press, though moderator Kristen Welker noted that she had been booked weeks earlier, before her hire was official. […]

Jill Biden’s Human Rights Campaign Keynote Address Disrupted by Protesters of Israel-Hamas War

First Lady Jill Biden’s keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign dinner in Los Angeles Saturday night was interrupted by protesters of the Israel-Hamas war. Just as Biden took to the stage at the Fairmont Century Plaza hotel and began speaking, a handful of people stood up from their seats and started shouting, “Ceasefire Now.” […]

NBC News Hires Former RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel

In one of the most high-profile hires of the 2024 election cycle, NBC News is bringing on former Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel as an on-air contributor. McDaniel will make her NBC debut on Sunday’s Meet the Press, and will appear on NBC, MSNBC and NBC News Now programming. McDaniel, the former head of […]

Elon Musk, Rupert Murdoch No Longer Receiving RBG Award Following Barbra Streisand’s Criticism

Elon Musk, Rupert Murdoch and three other individuals will no longer receive Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s namesake leadership award, presenting organization Opperman Foundation announced late Monday. The awards’ cancellation came hours after singer and former RBG award recipient Barbra Streisand slammed the decision to honor Musk and Murdoch, and several days after the late justice’s daughter […]