Hollywood News Banter

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Matt Belloni, executive editor of The Hollywood Reporter joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.

    • Billionaire cable mogul John Malone is back on the scene in a big way, merging his Charter Communications with Time Warner Cable and now looking to possibly orchestrate other media consolidations as well.
    • The Toronto Film Festival is rolling back a rule they instituted last year barring films that played at Telluride from also showing at Toronto. Now films can play at both, but there are still restrictions in Toronto if a film does show at the much smaller, but critic-filled Telluride Festival.
    • Cameron Crowe apologizes for what many are calling a questionable casting choice in his newest film, Aloha. Emma Stone plays a woman who is supposed to be a quarter Chinese and a quarter native Hawaiian. The issue of diversity and casting is likely to come up again with the upcoming movie Pan, in which Rooney Mara plays Tiger Lily, a Native American character.



Kaitlin Parker