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California Doctor in the Crosshairs in Probe Into Prince’s Death

A nationally known California doctor has come under scrutiny in connection with the investigation into the April 21 death of Prince. The AP reports that Dr. Howard Kornfeld, who runs an addiction treatment center in Northern California, is a focus...

Disney Finds Its Han Solo for New ‘Star Wars’ Movie — So Who Is This Guy? He Began His Career on TV After Being Discovered at a Bat Mitzvah Reception by Steven Spielberg

Disney has settled on who will be the new face of Han Solo, the character made famous by Harrison Ford starting in 1977 with the original “Star Wars” movie. Newsweek reports that Alden Ehrenreich will play a younger version of Solo....

DC Comics to Publish a New Suicide Squad Series

5 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The release date for Suicide Squad No. 1 has been scheduled for August 17.

Ralph Steadman Tip Toes Towards Another Kentucky Derby

5 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

In ESPN short, Sean Penn marvels that Hunter S. Thompson took the Churchill Downs grass and "shoved it down your throat."

This Year, Ralph Steadman Has His Derby Money on Tip Toe

5 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlLA

In ESPN short, Sean Penn marvels that Hunter S. Thompson took the Churchill Downs grass and "shoved it down your throat."

Maggie Stiefvater and Neal Shusterman Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

6 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending May 1, 2016

360i Created Toys So People Living With Paralysis Can Play With Their Kids

Donna Lowich, a grandmother of three young girls, sustained a spinal cord injury over 30 years ago when her son Jeffrey was four years old. She was paralyzed from the neck down. As her son grew up, Donna was unable to actively play with him. Show More Summary

Yelp: Average Yearly SMB Ad Spend Is $3,204, 76% Retention, 269% ROI

6 hours agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

B2B social network Alignable ranked Yelp at or near the bottom of its Trust Index as measured by NPS ratings. There’s also anecdotal evidence that many business owners hold negative views of Yelp or harbor conspiracy theories about review manipulation for ad-sales purposes. There are also critics in the industry who argue Yelp ads deliver […]

In Tampa Bay, a singular newspaper kills off a rival in a bid for its own future

When the Tampa Bay Times announced this week that it had bought and closed its rival The Tampa Tribune, friends of mine who had worked at the Trib were saddened, and some were angry at how suddenly the paper was shuttered. But, many of them said: If only one newspaper could survive in Tampa Bay, better that it be the...

Aleppo Is Burning

We need to talk about Aleppo. Over the last two weeks, the already-exhausted Syrian city has seen a rapid escalation of indiscriminate bombardment by the Syrian regime. On Wednesday, May 4, the United States State Department announced its agreement with Russia to extend a cessation of hostilities to include Aleppo. Show More Summary

Andrew Sullivan Inadvertently Shows How Not to Defeat Trump

I haven't checked to see who in the chattering classes is ooh'ing and ahh'ing over Andrew Sullivan's yuuge (and yuugely read) anti-Trump jeremiad, "Democracies End When They Are Too Democratic: And right now, America is a breeding ground...Show More Summary

St. Louis Station Looking to Balance Weather and Hockey

"Ultimately or job is to be responsible to the weather situation, to the market."

Oscar Winner Shirley MacLaine and Tony Winner Matthew Broderick to Star in New TV Series

A new TV series will pair two acting heavyweights in Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine and Tony-winning actor Matthew Broderick. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that MacLaine and Broderick will star in “Bettyville,” from Paramount TV. “An adaptation of journalist...

Pepsi Rolls Out Unusual Ad Campaign Built on 5-Second Spots — Is This the Future of Entertainment?

Pepsi is pioneering an approach to advertising that the company says is built for the future of entertainment, which Pepsi says is short-form. USA Today reports that the new Pepsi campaign will feature more than 100 ads, each running just 5...

Saturday Is Free Comic Book Day

7 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, in which comic book shops across North America are giving away free comic books.

Captain America: Civil War Cast Perform ‘The Battle Hymn of The Republic’ in a Video

7 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Can you imagine Captain America and Iron Man coming together in harmony to sing a song?

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