Ultimately, a federal jury in a Los Angeles courtroom sided with the story told by the executor for the estate of Elaine Steinbeck, the deceased third wife of famed American author John Steinbeck, in a prolonged legal dispute pitting the estate against Steinbeck's son and daughter-in law.
Ironically, what is presently playing out in the California courts regarding differing opinions relevant to a highly popular television miniseries could ultimately make for a story even more riveting than that Hollywood product itself.
Most people who have followed pop megastar Madonna's storied and decades-long career know that she is, well, a material girl.
What does a proven entertainment lawyer focus upon in client representation involving objectionable Internet posts, comments or other communications?
"There was never a rivalry like theirs. For nearly a half a century, they hated each other, and we loved them for it," says Olivia de Havilland's character in the FX cable pseudo-documentary "Feud: Bette and Joan."
People who are not employed inside the entertainment industry -- let's just say lay persons who don't command any specialized knowledge of what it takes to create a film or television program and who simply enjoy engaging with the medium -- would undoubtedly be surprised , if not stunned, by how complex it can be.
Maybe they should make a movie featuring the below-cited subject matter, which relates centrally to, well, movies.
Well-informed and singular connotations would likely quickly emerge for many people across the United States asked to make a short list of attributes that most closely define Southern California.
We all know what powerhouse musical entertainers do when their accountants and other business advisers tell them that the well is drying up a bit.
Musical artists, actors and other entertainers are, almost by definition, singularly creative people who might reasonably be expected to regard "success" in more than one-dimensional terms defined by money alone.