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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Ronan Farrow's book "Catch and Kill" is coming out soon, and already causing drama.

Todd Phillips' super-villain origin story 'Joker' already won top prize at Venice. But now there are fears the dark and violent movie could incite actual violence.

Marvel's Kevin Feige has stuck his nose into the Star Wars tent. The Marvel mega-producer will work on at least one Star Wars movie in the coming years.

NBC revealed its forthcoming streaming service this week. Next year, Peacock will arrive on the scene with thousands of hours of content already included.

After a seemingly endless wait, we finally know some of the crucial details of Apple TV+.

'Crazy Rich Asians' was a huge box office hit, but one of the screenwriters won't be returning for the two sequels after she learned her male screenwriter had been offered more than 8…

Netflix wants an Oscar best picture win, and their highest profile release is Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman.'

The Marvel superhero Spider-Man is owned by Sony, but for the past five years, a unique arrangement had Sony and Disney sharing the character, which meant Spidey could show up in other…

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