Hollywood Breakdown

Hollywood Breakdown

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Kim Masters, host of KCRW’s The Business, breaks down Hollywood's top stories.

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NBC announced it will not air the Golden Globes in 2022.

The LA Times took a deep dive into accusations of workplace misconduct at the talent agency ICM.

CEO Ari Emanuel tried to take his company Endeavor public in the fall of 2019.

Scott Rudin is long known to be a bully in the industry, but after “The Hollywood Reporter” published on-the-record allegations, the prolific producer stepped back from his upcoming…

Two recent stories from “The Hollywood Reporter” examine the toxic work environment in Hollywood.

“Godzilla vs. Kong” made $9.6 million at the box office on opening day — a record for the pandemic.

The Marvel movie “Black Widow” was set to be the first big movie to premiere exclusively in theaters once they reopened.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is worried about the Oscars telecast, and they have every right to be.

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