Hollywood news banter

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Matt Belloni, editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter, joins guest host Michael Schneider to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.

  • The domestic summer box office is down 15 percent from last year, and to cap it all off, for the first time in 25 years there will be no new wide release on Labor Day Weekend.
  • In Hollywood’s continued addiction to superheroes and franchises, there are now two Joker movies in the works at Warner Brothers. One will be a "love story" between the Joker and Harley Quinn and the other will be an origin story about the Batman villain.
  • A recently released deposition gave a window into how Judge Judy negotiates her contract at CBS. Short answer? She doesn't. She says, every three years she writes down the amount she wants and CBS delivers. With some recent notable departures of top TV talent going from broadcast to Netflix, it's more important than ever for CBS to hang on to one of their biggest assets.




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