Tag Archives: HBO

  • Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sued for Wooing, Then, Deserting Boxer

    Jul 31, 15 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *A Bronx-based boxing promoter is suing Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports for trying to lure a world champion middleweight away from his contract, only to cancel a $750,000 bout and not sign the fighter, reports the New York Post. Star Boxing’s $10 million suit in Manhattan Supreme Court claims Roc Nation was in talks to sign […]

  • Russell Simmons Signs New First-Look Deal with HBO, Sets Def Comedy Jam Anniversary Special

    Jul 30, 15 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *HBO has signed a new overall first-look deal with producer Russell Simmons and his new media company All Def Digital (ADD). The pact calls for the Def Jam Records co-founder and his digital team to develop new projects for the cable channel. His previous two-year deal included an executive producer role on Steve McQueen’s upcoming […]

  • HBO’s John Oliver Roasts Whoopi Goldberg in Video Montage (Watch)

    Jul 13, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Sunday’s episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” featured none other than Whoopi Goldberg in his weekly video segment “And now…” The title: “And Now, Whoopi Goldberg Defends Ten Surprising Things.” The segment spliced together ten different times that Whoopi used her platform on “The View” to defend someone or something that popular […]

  • Pres. Obama Headed to Federal Prison…for HBO’s ‘VICE’

    Jul 10, 15 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *Last month, President Obama said criminal justice reform would be one of his priorities during the remainder of his presidency. Next week, he’ll visit a federal prison as part of that promise. The White House today announced the Commander In Chief will make his first visit as president to a federal prison for an upcoming […]

  • HBO’s ‘Ballers’ Renewed for Second Season

    Jul 10, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *HBO has ordered a second season for its scripted half-hour series “Ballers,” starring Dwayne Johnson as a retired NFL player attempting to reinvent himself as a financial manager for current players in Miami. According to HBO, the June 21 premiere of the current 10-episode season drew 8.9 million viewers across HBO-owned platforms, making it the most watched half-hour premiere […]

  • First Look: Kerry Washington as Anita Hill in HBO’s ‘Confirmation’

    Jun 16, 15 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *HBO tweeted Tuesday morning a pic of Kerry Washington in full character as Anita Hill on the set of its original film, “Confirmation.” The “Scandal” actress is starring in and executive producing the movie about the 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings, which featured testimony from Hill. Wendell Pierce (“The Wire,” “Treme,” “The Odd Couple”) is […]