Hollywood News Banter

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TV Guide magazine chief content officer Michael Schneider joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.

  • A contract given to extras on the set of the new HBO series Westworld had many people raising an eyebrow. Extras were told they may have to engage in "genital-to-genital touching" or have their genitals painted. SAG-AFTRA said this was not acceptable, and HBO was quick to point out that the contract was prepared by an outside vendor.
  • Michael Moore's new documentary Where to Invade Next has finally found a distributor. The new, yet unnamed company picking it up is run by former Radius-TWC heads Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, as well as Alamo Drafthouse's Tim League.
  • Want to order Apple TV or a Google Chromecast device on Amazon? You'll soon be out of luck. Amazon has said they will stop selling the devices because they're not compatible with Amazon's own streaming service.
  • With new leadership, MTV tries to reinvent itself...again. The network's new president Sean Atkins tellingly comes from the digital side of Discovery.



Kaitlin Parker