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August 9, 2013 | By Chris Lee
To hear James Deen tell it, performance anxiety was never a factor in his debut acting job. The popular and prolific porn performer -- who has starred in several thousand adult films including such titles as “Orgy University” and “ Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom ” -- treated his maiden narrative movie performance in the micro-budget thriller “The Canyons” as a no-lose propostion. Case in point: acting alongside Lindsay Lohan in her last role before being sentenced to 90 days of “lockdown rehab,” Deen got into a shouting argument with “Canyons” director Paul Schrader about how he was performing a scene.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Days after a script leak prompted Quentin Tarantino to shelve his ensemble western "The Hateful Eight," the filmmaker has filed a copyright lawsuit against Gawker Media and accused its Defamer website of disseminating copies of the script, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Last week, Tarantino was irate to learn that his new screenplay had gotten out into the wild after he gave it to a few actors, telling the media that he was "very,...
SPORTS
April 25, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Now that didn't take long. A little over a week after Los Angeles Magazine broke the story of Yasiel Puig's harrowing escape from Cuba to become the Dodgers' star outfielder, the rights to the Jesse Katz article have been sold to Hollywood. And good luck casting that part. Brett Ratner and his RatPac Entertainment made the purchase. Ratner is the director who gave Marvel possibly its worst movie, “X-Men: The Last Stand.” Purchase of the story was broken by The Hollywood Reporter , which, it should be noted, is owned by executives of Guggenheim Partners, which just happen to own the Dodgers.
NEWS
November 28, 1992
William Tusher, 77, a reporter for the entertainment trade newspaper Daily Variety and prior to that editor and writer for the Hollywood Reporter. He came to Los Angeles in 1946 after working as a reporter for the New York Daily News and wrote about films as a free-lancer for several publications before joining the Reporter. He began a series of radio interviews from Frank Sinatra's former restaurant, the Villa Capri, above Sunset Boulevard.
BUSINESS
January 15, 1994 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The parent company of the Hollywood Reporter, Billboard magazine and Adweek has been sold for $220 million cash to a Dutch publishing giant, the parties announced Friday. Netherlands-based VNU plans to buy BPI Communications, a joint venture whose partners include the New York Times Co. and the investment group Boston Ventures. Boston Ventures has been the principal company behind BPI.
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