Brad Pitt photo puts Fox News on 'fair use' hot seat

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Fox News is now being sued for showing unauthorized video of Brad Pitt failing to control his motorcycle By Eriq Gardner EXCLUSIVE: How many times will Rupert Murdoch's gripes about "fair use" come back to bite him in the rear?

Odd rights dispute ensarls Brad Pitt movie

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner This is one of the stranger rights disputes we've come across. Edor Financial Group Inc. is suing its own vice president, Donald Beck, accusing the executive of forming a dummy corporation with a similar name in order.

Angelina Jolie Attorney Laura Wasser Talked Prenups and Hollywood Divorce Trends in April Interview

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Business Business THR Online Angelina Jolie Brad PittBefore taking on the celebrity split of the decade, Wasser spoke to THR about how to keep high-profile splits as private and positive as possible. read more. THR, Esq.

Quentin Tarantino Says Weinstein Co. Owes Him Millions in Royalties

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Other objectors to an asset sale include Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Jake Gyllenhaal, Stephen King, Bill Murray, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, and, yes, Harvey Weinstein.

Odd rights dispute ensarls Brad Pitt movie

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner This is one of the stranger rights disputes we've come across. Edor Financial Group Inc. is suing its own vice president, Donald Beck, accusing the executive of forming a dummy corporation with a similar name in order.

Box Office

DealFatigue

The Coen Brother’s Burn After Reading starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt is an awful movie that, despite being awful has been critically acclaimed (for the most part; my opinion notwithstanding).

Box Office

DealFatigue

The Coen Brother’s Burn After Reading starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt is an awful movie that, despite being awful has been critically acclaimed (for the most part; my opinion notwithstanding).

Daily Links: Huffman Disses Piven, Pitt Pitches New Orleans, Screen Gets New Editor

Thompson On Hollywood

Here's one of three Alan Moore comics so far that didn't score with audiences, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Brad Pitt makes tough-as-nails Congressional majority leader Nancy Pelosi flutter a bit when he pitches New Orleans on Capitol Hill: Screen International names a new editor.

Oscar Watch: Pitt Calls Close, Newsweek Roundtable

Thompson On Hollywood

I won't soon forget the sight of Brad Pitt, wearing a snug vested tweed suit, standing patiently on Kathy Kennedy and Frank Marshall's chilly patio in the moonlight, listening to a Russian blonde list the things she didn't like about Benjamin Button.

Trailer Watch: Inglourious Basterds

Thompson On Hollywood

I have a feeling that we're just starting to see what Brad Pitt can do. Look at Pitt's year: Burn After Reading and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button were both home runs. And he looks great in this too: Tags: Brad Pitt Quentin Tarantino Brad Pitt Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino trailer. Here's the Inglourious Basterds trailer that debuted on E.T. Tuesday night--in all its glory.

Pitt Chased Wired Cover

Thompson On Hollywood

Brad Pitt graces the cover of Wired Magazine's August issue, which just arrived in my morning mail. He's frowning at wearing a bluetooth headset, and the coverline reads "With advice from Inglourious Basterd Brad Pitt" about all the mention his new movie receives in the magazine.

Moneyball Update

Thompson On Hollywood

So the Brad Pitt theory -- that he got cold feet (not for the first time) and used Pascal as his beard-- makes more sense. But that is not what I'm hearing from Pitt's camp. It's hard to imagine Pitt agreeing to make the movie with another director at this point.

Monday Morning JETLaw

JetLawBlog

– After cheeky encounter with the Today Show’s Ann Curry, actor Brad Pitt adds “ no paws&# clause to contract for future interviews.

Monday Morning JETLaw

JetLawBlog

– After cheeky encounter with the Today Show’s Ann Curry, actor Brad Pitt adds “ no paws&# clause to contract for future interviews.

Oscar Watch: Will Curious Case of Benjamin Button Strike Out?

Thompson On Hollywood

Tags: Awards Season Brad Pitt Directors Oscars VFX Brad Pitt Danny Boyle David Fincher DGA Awards Oscars Slumdog Millionaire The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Tarantino Wrapping Inglourious Basterds for Cannes Finish

Thompson On Hollywood

The ensemble cast is led by Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender, star of Steve McQueen's Cannes breakout Hunger. Pitt leads a team of Jewish-American Nazi-hunters (The Basterds) who get caught in a No-Man's Land much like Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. (He

Inglourious Basterds: Vanity Fair Photo Gallery

Thompson On Hollywood

Tags: Cannes Quentin Tarantino Brad Pitt Cannes Film Festival Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino

Weekend Linkage: Oscars, Brangelina, the Blart, Vanity Fair Femmes, Cheap DVDs

Thompson On Hollywood

Fun reads: At Film.com, Tim Appelo begs Brad and Angelina to save the Oscars , while Mark Harris explains at The Observer that the Academy is not , contrary to popular belief, a monolith.

Soderbergh and Mann: Too Smart for the Room?

Thompson On Hollywood

As much as I want to see the Steven Soderbergh/Brad Pitt version of Moneyball , reality needs to return to the movie business. Soderbergh himself occupies a strange nexus within Hollywood. He once told me that he didn't want to direct movies out of the back seat of a limousine.

Reading the Oscar Tea Leaves at the AFI Awards

Thompson On Hollywood

As we watched clips,it suddenly hit me that Brad Pitt--who delivers a performance unlike any he has ever given--might grab a nom after all. Finding common ground were studio execs Kevin McCormick (WB) and Brad Weston (Par), who commiserated about unfounded exit rumors.

Inglourious Basterds: Poster Art

Thompson On Hollywood

Tags: Quentin Tarantino Brad Pitt Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino

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Oscar Surprises: Dark Knight Out, Reader In

Thompson On Hollywood

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are happy today, as both won noms. Jolie won an Oscar in 2000 for Girl Interrupted, while Pitt hadn't been nominated since his supporting role in Twelve Monkeys in 1996. The Oscar nominations are in and The Dark Knight did not make it to best picture.

Movie Rights To 30-Year-Old Book at Center of Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner After Brad Pitt becomes attached to one George Higgins novel, a film company searches attic for another George Higgins novel. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

BAFTA Cues: Slumdog, Rourke, Winslet, Cruz, Ledger

Thompson On Hollywood

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie sat patiently, as did producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy and director David Fincher, as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button picked up technical awards only (three)--as it likely will on Oscar night.

Actors Union Quashes Auction of Stars' Audition Tapes

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

SAG-AFTRA complained after learning footage of at least 18 celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt was to have been auctioned by Julien's Friday and Saturday. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Labor Business

Links: Inglourious Basterds Preview, Rourke's First Pic, Sony Video

Thompson On Hollywood

And last but not least, Sony can't be too happy about this piece from The Onion (foul language alert): Tags: Brad Pitt Inglourious Basterds Love in the Hamptons Mickey Rourke Quentin Tarantino Sony The Onion trailer

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Studios Gets Tough; Sony Puts Moneyball in Play

Thompson On Hollywood

So why would Sony chairman Amy Pascal risk alienating a star like Brad Pitt and a director like Steven Soderbergh by pulling the plug on baseball movie Moneyball hours before it was to start shooting? The question is, does Pitt stay on board? Even Pitt.

Golden Globes Weekend Party Hopping

Thompson On Hollywood

In the Oscar best actor race, though, the popular 78-year-old star could steal a slot from Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Jenkins or Brad Pitt. Golden Globes weekend brings parties and more parties, both Saturday and Sunday.

Cannes: Tarantino Will Deliver Inglourious Basterds

Thompson On Hollywood

Tags: Brad Pitt Cannes Quentin Tarantino Cannes Inglourious Basterds Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino

Cannes: Winners and Losers

Thompson On Hollywood

Less interesting in some ways are the titular Basterds, led by a one-note Brad Pitt as a Nazi hunter, supported by Eli Roth and Til Schweiger. Who came out ahead and behind on their Cannes jaunt this year? Disney. The studio won big by using Cannes as the European launch for Pixar’s Up.

Swedish Trilogy on Tarantino/Pitt Wish-List?

Thompson On Hollywood

And here's the trailer: Tags: Books Global Cinema Writers Brad Pitt Millenium Trilogy Quentin Tarantino Stieg Larsson The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo So far, Quentin Tarantino has preferred to direct and write originals.

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Sue-per-man!

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Tags: JETL career celebrities courts criminal law entertainment lawsuits sports Angelina Jolie Bernie Madoff Brad Pitt Guiness Irving Picard jail Jonathan Riches KFC Michael Vick Mount Rushmore olympics sue-per-man world record

Cannes: Brangelina, Carrey and Pattinson Hit Croisette

Thompson On Hollywood

Brad Pitt did the press rounds during the day, and showed up at the black tie premiere with Angelina Jolie on his arm. Pitt talked to the Today Show --American Cannes TV coverage was down this year, just BBC, IFC, Extra, and E.T.

Oscar Watch: The Pitt Debate

Thompson On Hollywood

Some see Pitt's performance in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button as a transformative role of a lifetime, while others see it as a mix of Pitt and genius visual effects. And how do Academy voters feel about the animation involved in Pitt's performance?

Tarantino Update

Thompson On Hollywood

After finishing last July the 165-page script he had been writing on and off since 1999, Tarantino obtained backing for a $70 million picture from loyal patron Harvey Weinstein and Universal Pictures, landed his most megawatt star ever, Brad Pitt, almost canceled the October shoot before he finally found the multilingual Christoph Waltz to star in a pivotal role, and stayed on schedule during 10 weeks of shooting on location in Germany.

Transformers: ROTF Premiere, LaBeouf's Wild Life

Thompson On Hollywood

At the after-party, Paramount chairman Brad Grey admitted that the studio will keep chasing these movies. And they'll probably keep passing on iffy ventures like Steven Soderbergh's resolutely uncommercial Moneyball --even with Grey pal Brad Pitt attached.

Fantastic Fest Screens Inglourious Basterds

Thompson On Hollywood

AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY and FANTASTIC FEST are excited to present Quentin Tarantino's INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, starring Brad Pitt, on August 15 at 9 PM at The Alamo Drafthouse Downtown (320 E 6th Street).

Brad, Angelina win settlement of U.K. case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have settled with the British paper News of the World over a "false and intrusive" story that said the couple was planning to split. The case went all the way to London's High Court today, Tags: Defamation Litigation

News of the World Says Its Articles Concerning State of Jolie-Pitt Relationship Untrue; Pays Damages

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Guardian: the News of the World is paying Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie damages after acknowledging that its January story that the pair was separating is untrue. NOTW alleged that the famous couple visited an attorney and hashed

Grey Gardens: HBO Event

Thompson On Hollywood

With State of Play , they started out with Brad Pitt and a high-quality supporting cast and wound up with no Pitt on the eve of the Writers Strike, hastily replaced by Russell Crowe. Here's the Grey Gardens trailer: Tags: Boxoffice Brad Pitt Critics HBO Reviews Robert Downey, Jr.

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