J. Kim Murphy

J. Kim Murphy

‘The Tonight Show’ Welcomes Paul Shaffer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band Back to Late-Night

Viewers tuning into “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Friday got a rare treat when television bandleader Paul Shaffer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band — legendary for their longtime affiliation with David Letterman — replaced The Roots for one-night-only as the NBC late-night talk show’s house band.  With Questlove, Black Thought and the […]

Colombian Director Ciro Guerra’s Injunction Against Sexual Misconduct Report Denied by Court

In a new legal setback for Colombian director Ciro Guerra, best known for his Oscar-nominated film “Embrace of the Serpent,” a Bogota court has denied the injunction that he filed against the journalists behind an explosive 2020 report detailing anonymous accounts of alleged sexual harassment and abuse. In its statement, the court noted: “The journalists did not […]

Jerrod Carmichael Comedy-Documentary Series Ordered by HBO

HBO has given a series order to a documentary program starring and executive produced by comedian Jerrod Carmichael. The project, which is currently untitled, follows Carmichael’s day-to-day life, exploring the comic’s relationships with his family, friends and strangers, all in “his quest for love, sex and connection,” as the logline describes. Ari Katcher and Eli […]

Showtime Removes ‘American Gigolo,’ ‘Let the Right One In’ and Several Other Series From Streaming Service

Showtime has pulled several series from its streaming platform, becoming the latest banner to parse down its digital library in the past year. Sources close to the situation share that most removed titles will have the opportunity to sell to third-parties. Among the removals are “American Gigolo” and “Let the Right One In,” both of […]

Tyre Nichols Bodycam Footage Sparks Renewed Outrage, Nationwide Protests Over Policing: ‘How Many More Black Men Have to Die by Cops?’

The release of footage of the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols by Memphis police has sparked renewed outrage and nationwide protests over police violence against Black people. On Friday, Memphis police released nearly one hour of footage, taken from officer body cameras and street cameras. The disturbing images depict officers punching, kicking and using a […]

Ira Sachs’ Sundance Premiere ‘Passages’ Acquired by Mubi

Ira Sachs’ romantic drama “Passages” has been acquired by Mubi out of the film’s premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The distributor will bring the film to the Berlin Film Festival’s panorama section for an international premiere in February; additionally, it has set a theatrical release for later in 2023. WME Independent and SBS International […]

Joe Trohman Steps Away From Fall Out Boy, Cites ‘Rapidly Deteriorated’ Mental Health: I Will ‘One-Hundred Percent’ Return

Fall Out Boy lead guitarist Joe Trohman is stepping away from the band for the foreseeable future, the group announced Wednesday evening. Fall Out Boy shared a statement attributed to Trohman on social media, in which the musician cited mental health troubles as the overwhelming factor behind the decision to exit the band. “Without divulging […]