Hollywood news banter

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Richard Rushfield, creator of The Ankler, joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.

  • Shocking news from a galaxy far, far away: Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired as the directors of the untitled young Han Solo movie, citing "creative differences." Director Ron Howard will replace them. It's highly unusual to see directors fired so late in the process -- the film was well into production--some sources say even four-fifths of the way through shooting. The exact reasons behind the disruption are still unclear, but what is clear is that Kathy Kennedy, the head of LucasFilm, wants to protect the extremely valuable assets of all films related the Star Wars intellectual property.
  • Apple prepares to enter the TV business in a big way. The company just poached two well-respected TV executives from Sony television. Netflix has started to rule the industry by spending $6 billion on new shows. Apple has many more billions of dollars than that it could spend on original content.




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