Since 'The Wizard of Oz,' the short-in-stature have flocked to L.A., where work can be found in jobs ranging from human lawn jockey to mini Donald Trump. But the recent death of a 4-foot-1 cabaret act known as 'Mini Kim Kardashian' reveals the uncomfortable reality of how slowly things have evolved since the days of the freak show.
A freelance radio copywriter from Syracuse, N.Y., Rod Serling toiled for years as an unproduced screenwriter. Then, in 1956, his 72nd screenplay, the intense corporate drama Patterns, was broadcast live (as most TV was back then) on NBC's Kraft Television Theatre. It won Serling an Emmy.
Embattled pet-owner Dane Cook is finally being made to answer for his Pinscher-loaf sins, as his eviction trial for failing to pick up after his miniature canine companion Beast has just completed the jury selection process. (See him attacked by pragmatic paparazzi-"C'mon, Dane. It's just dog crap!"-above.)
Lou Pearlman died in prison on Aug. 19 at the age of 62. Read a 2014 interview he gave while incarcerated to The Hollywood Reporter's Seth Abramovitch below. This article originally appeared in the Jan. 31, 2014 issue of THR.
Bringing the latest Steve Carell comedy to your local mall is a massive undertaking, requiring the streamlined coordination of studio development, production, marketing and distribution departments. So it isn't unusual when some of the finer details might fall through the cracks say, the use of correct punctuation in a movie's title.
This is not someone who should ever have the nuclear codes," Hillary Clinton warned in San Diego on June 2. "It's not hard to imagine Donald Trump leading us into a war just because somebody got under his very thin skin." Indeed, not since the Cold War 1980s has the specter of a nuclear attack on the U.S.
With its roster of hipster-gonzo correspondents parachuting into perilous spots around the globe, Vice often can feel like a dudes-only affair. Woman, with Gloria Steinem, seeks to correct that. The half-hour Viceland series, hosted by the legendary feminist activist, features female journalists spotlighting women in equally dire situations.
The Taurunga oil spill off the coast of New Zealand unleashed 2,500 barrels of heavy fuel into a fragile ecosystem, coating thousands of local seabirds in oil. This puts many of them - particularly the mind-meltingly adorable Little Blue Penguin - at serious risk of freezing and/or being poisoned to death.
Bill Murray never has been a star whose career choices have been easy to pigeonhole or predict. ( Garfield, anyone?) So when he announced in October 2014 that he'd be reuniting with his Lost in Translation writer-director Sofia Coppola for a TV Christmas special ("It will have music, it will have texture," he teased in his inscrutable way), the collective reaction was less one of "Why?"
Think you're a political junkie? OK. But there's only so much you can absorb from watching wall-to-wall Democratic National Convention coverage on cable. Some things - the heat, the lines, the raw patriotism - can only be experienced inside Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center. 1.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. David Pogue)
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama +Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.