Day: February 8, 2017

JR De Guzman wins Stand-Up NBC for diversity talent search for 2016-2017

Congrats to JR De Guzman, the 2016 winner of NBC’s Stand-Up diversity talent search! De Guzman, born in the Phillipines and raised in California, beat out Raanan Hershberg, Gibran Saleem, Ismael Loutfi, Candice Thompson, Jessica Keenan, Keith McGill, Rojo Perez and Daniel Webb, who all performed in the finalists showcase in November at the Hollywood Improv. Past winners include Dulce Sloan, Nick Guerra, Gina Brillon, Jon Laster, and Tone Bell. He receives a one-year talent holding deal with NBCUniversal as part of his prize, and also will perform later this month at NACA Nationals, and later this year during the...

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This is Spinal Tap suing Vivendi, StudioCanal now for $400 million in lost profit

The band is back together, but this time, Spinal Tap’s performers — Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer — along with the filmmaker Rob Reiner who documented them in the monumental mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, have joined forces to sue Vivendi and StudioCanal for upward of $400 million in profits they claim the companies have withheld from them. McKean, Guest and Reiner joined Shearer’s initial lawsuit filed in October, which then asked for $125 million. You can read their 22-page amended complaint, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Central District of California. It reads in part: This...

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