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Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
Leonardo DiCaprio Exits Steve Jobs Biopic as Contenders Line Up   —  Instead of making the untitled project after shooting ‘The Revenant,’ the actor has removed himself from the biopic altogether  —  Leonardo DiCaprio will not be tackling the role of Steve Jobs.
Oct 3, 2014, 10:55 AMIn context
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Google threatened with $100M lawsuit for failure to remove nude images of hacked celebrities   —  Celebrities Threaten “Despicable” Google for “Facilitating” Hacked Nude Photos  —  In a letter that rips Google for acting “like the NFL” and turning a blind eye, a lawyer representing celebrities warns of consequences
Oct 2, 2014, 8:20 AMIn context
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Beats files lawsuit against Steve Lamar for claiming co-founder status   —  Apple Suing Headphones Entrepreneur for Claiming to Be a Beats Co-Founder  —  Steve Lamar taken to court over what he's been tweeting  —  The story of how Beats Electronics was founded just got more interesting.
Sep 29, 2014, 7:00 PMIn context
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Japan's SoftBank reportedly in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation in a deal valued at $3.4B   —  Source: DreamWorks Animation in Sale Talks With Japan's SoftBank (Exclusive)  —  The company, which has seen up-and-down box office numbers of late, would be valued at $3.4 billion, a source tells THR
Sep 28, 2014, 4:20 PMIn context
Aaron Couch / Hollywood Reporter:
Twitter to serve targeted ads for movies, beta testing will begin in the next few months   —  Twitter to Launch Targeted Ads for Movies (Exclusive)  —  Studios wanting to advertise an upcoming space epic could target users tweeting about ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and Groot
Sep 25, 2014, 3:20 PMIn context
Carolyn Giardina / Hollywood Reporter:
Jaunt Aims to Kick-Start Hollywood Virtual Reality With $27.8 Million in New Funding   —  “We think over next few years, as the technology becomes available, virtual reality will see mass adoption,” says co-founder Jens Christensen  —  Jaunt — a Palo Alto-based startup that is developing hardware …
Aug 21, 2014, 2:50 PMIn context
Hollywood Reporter:
Xbox Shops Entertainment Studio to Warner Bros.   —  Microsoft's TV production arm might not be gone for good  —  Microsoft may have decided to shutter its nascent Xbox Entertainment Studios but it's not necessarily game over for the Santa Monica studio.  —  Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter …
Aug 14, 2014, 10:35 PMIn context
Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter:
Aereo Lays Out New Survival Strategy in Letter to Judge   —  The company attempts to pay statutory license fees as a cable operator.  The broadcasters respond that the new defense to copyright infringement is “astonishing.”  —  The Supreme Court has handed down its big decision on the legality of Aereo …
Jul 9, 2014, 10:15 PMIn context
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Whisper partners with Fusion to integrate posts into the network's digital and TV platforms   —  Whisper Lands Broadcast Partnership With Fusion (Exclusive)  —  Fusion will integrate Whisper posts into its TV broadcasts.  —  Anonymous secret-sharing app Whisper is making its television debut.
Jun 23, 2014, 1:30 PMIn context
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine Face Royalties Claim From Beats Headphones Co-Founder (Exclusive)   —  Steven Lamar is upset over an alleged breach on the 2006 deal he worked out with Dre and Iovine.  —  Dr. Dre, left, and Jimmy Iovine  —  As the rumored marriage between Apple Computers …
May 21, 2014, 12:10 AMIn context

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