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Joel Silver Sues Goldman Sachs for $30 Million

Hollywood producer Joel Silver, whose credits include the Die Hard and Lethal Weapon movies, is suing Goldman Sachs for failure to pay $30 million owed to him from a series of financial arrangements.

New James Bond Film Delayed 'Indefinitely'

The latest victim in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's financial melodrama is James Bond: The 23rd Bond film, which was tentatively scheduled for release in 2011 or 2012, has been "indefinitely" postponed as a result of MGM's precarious financial position.

Why Companies Spend Millions on Oscar 'Swag'

Even though the Academy Awards banned official swag bags four years ago (thanks to an IRS decree that actors must pay taxes on the gifts), companies still scramble to get their items into the luxury-laden gift baskets.

Court Overturns Judgment Against 'Sahara' Author

In the previous round of the legal battle between author Clive Cussler and the company that produced the 2005 movie "Sahara," the author lost, and had to pay Bristol Bay Entertainment more than $20 million. This week, an appeals court reversed that ruling.

Celebrities on the real estate ropes

We go to the movies to forget our troubles, don't we? But increasingly, our celluloid heroes (how's that for a dated reference?) are providing us...

Vanity Fair Lists Hollywood's Top Moneymakers

Vanity Fair today releases its inaugural list of Hollywood's Top 40 Moneymakers of 2009. Topping the list is Michael Bay, director and producer of the blockbuster Transformers series, who pulled in $125 million, beating mogul Steven Spielberg. And there were more surprises as well.

Nikki Finke's $10 million payday

Who says you can't get rich blogging? Showbiz reporter extraordinaire Nikki Finke did -- to the tune of eight figures. After fielding "many offers...

How Hollywood can beat the recession

For three weeks straight, movie ticket sales have fallen, compared to a year ago. Both USA Today and the Los Angeles Times have stories today,...

The best job in the world? Hardly

Many megabytes have been chewed up about the contest run by the Australian Tourism Bureau to be a highly paid beach bum, what the organizers dubbed...