The Family Behind Lego Sold Legoland In 2005. Now They’re Buying It Back

Something is awesome in the state of Denmark. The billionaire Danish family that owns Lego is taking back ownership of Legoland, 14 years after selling off a large stake in a time of financial crisis. On Friday, Merlin Entertaiments accepted an offer from Berkeley Bidco Ltd., an entity owned by KIRKBI Invests A/S, Blackstone Core […]

‘One Day at a Time’ Is Saved—Pop TV Rescues Canceled Netflix Sitcom for Season 4

After spending three months in the TV graveyard, the acclaimed multi-camera family comedy One Day at a Time is officially returning for a fourth season on Pop. The CBS-owned basic cable network–which has seen its star rise in recent months thanks to the slow-growth success of flagship family comedy, Schitt’s Creek–has ordered 13 new episodes […]

‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Possesses $7.2 Million on Opening Day

Annabelle Comes Home scared up $7.2 million in its first day of release, putting the haunted-doll horror flick on track for a five-day opening gross between $30-35 million. That’s a respectable figure for the Gary Dauberman-directed pic–part of Warner Bros. and New Line’s money-printing Conjuring-verse–especially given that the film opened early on a Wednesday, a […]

Kevin Spacey Accuser Sues Over Alleged Groping at Nantucket Bar

A Massachusetts man who accused Kevin Spacey of groping him at a resort island bar in 2016 has filed a lawsuit against the actor. The lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks unspecified damages for “severe and permanent mental distress and emotional injuries.” Spacey also faces a criminal charge of indecent assault and battery stemming from the alleged […]

Directors Guild Changes Award Eligibility Rule in Favor of Theatrical Releases

The Directors Guild of America is changing the eligibility rule for its top award in favor of theatrical releases over streaming. The DGA says Wednesday that the board voted unanimously on Saturday to require that films premiere in theaters first before becoming available on any other platform. This rule change will take effect for the […]

‘The Office’ Is Leaving Netflix and Your Streaming Bills Will Keep Piling Up

If, by 2021, you still haven’t gotten enough of Michael, Dwight, Jim, Pam, and the rest of the Dunder-Mifflin crew, you’ll have to subscribe to yet another streaming service. On Tuesday, NBCUniversal announced that The Office will no longer be available on Netflix by 2021, instead exclusively living on the company’s own new streaming service […]

WarnerMedia Chief Makes a Surprise Hire for Warner Bros. CEO: a Television Executive

BBC executive Ann Sarnoff was named chief of Warner Bros. on Monday, making her the first woman to head the movie studio in its 96-year history. Her appointment follows the departure in March of Kevin Tsujihara, who stepped down after misconduct allegations.WarnerMedia chief executive John Stankey announced Sarnoff’s hiring, concluding a three-month search for one […]

Carl Icahn Backs Eldorado Resorts’ $8.6 Billion Deal for Caesars Entertainment

Eldorado Resorts Inc. is buying Caesars Entertainment Corp. for about $8.58 billion in a deal backed by activist billionaire Carl Icahn that will create the largest U.S. gaming operator. The agreed equity value of $12.75 a share — in a mix of cash and Eldorado stock — represents a premium of about 28% to Caesars’s […]

‘We Didn’t Understand the Risks’: Neil Armstrong’s Sons Remember Life Under an Apollo 11 Astronaut’s Roof

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and Neil Armstrong’s historic moon walk approaching, the NASA mission and its astronauts are having a media moment. The milestone, which takes place on July 20, is being celebrated with several television specials, including Apollo’s Moon Shot, a six-part series that premiered June 16 on […]