Articles By Christopher Zara

From Entertainment Aug 24, 2012

Krysten Ritter 'Nude' Scene Frames ‘Shocking Spike’ In Implied TV Nudity

A new study by the media watchdog group Parents Television Council found that instances of "full nudity" on television are up 407 percent this season. The study, released this week, looked at depictions of nudity that involved nude bodies obscured by pixilation or carefully placed objects, a la "Austin Powers.

From Entertainment Aug 24, 2012

From Willow Smith To Vivienne Jolie-Pitt - Is Nepotism Out Of Control In Hollywood?

Walt Disney Studios (NYSE: DIS) confirmed to Us Weekly on Wednesday that Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, the 4-year-old daughter of Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, is making her big-screen debut in "Maleficent," a live-action "Sleeping Beauty" reboot that stars her famous mom in the title role.

From Entertainment Aug 23, 2012

Anti-Barack Obama Documentary Could Be The Sleeper Hit Of 2012

“2016: Obama’s America,” opens for wide release on Friday, just in time for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Much to the delight of the right-wing pundits who have been heavily promoting it over the last month, the film has sold more advance tickets than any other movie on Fandango.

From Entertainment Aug 23, 2012

Kirk Cameron: ‘I Did Not Defend Todd Akin’

When Cameron appeared on Tuesday’s “Today” show to discuss his new documentary, “Monumental,” co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb quickly steered the conversation toward the controversy surrounding Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment. It was almost like a dare: Say something outrageous, Kirk.

From Entertainment Aug 23, 2012

Mila Kunis And James Franco Heat Up Paul Haggis’ Post-Scientology Comeback

Mila Kunis, James Franco and Casey Affleck are joining "Third Person," the first film project for Paul Haggis since his bitter departure from the Church of Scientology was detailed in the New Yorker.

From Politics & Policy Aug 22, 2012

Press Censorship Is Finally Abolished In Myanmar -- Except When It’s Not

Myanmar's Information Ministry, which has long sought to control information, told newspaper editors that their articles "no longer need to pass the censorship board." The announcement is being met with enthusiasm and caution.

From Entertainment Aug 22, 2012

Fareed Zakaria’s Redemption Song: Is This Just What CNN Needs?

The floundering cable network has been in desperate need of a game changer to shake things up, and Zakaria's post-scandal return will offer a welcome change from the din of news pundits harping on the gaffe-of-the-week from the presidential campaign trail.

From Entertainment Aug 22, 2012

Tony Scott’s Family Denies Brain Cancer Report By Trigger-Happy ABC

Scott's family is denying earlier reports that the "Top Gun" helmer had terminal brain cancer. Authorities say they are awaiting toxicology test results from an autopsy performed on Monday.

From Companies Aug 21, 2012

Staff Layoffs At The Village Voice Stir Debates Over The Future Of Alt-Weeklies

According to the New York Observer, three more writers have been cut from the Village Voice's already-skeletal staff, while one full-time editor was reduced to part-time status.

From Entertainment Aug 21, 2012

Tony Scott, Director Of ‘Top Gun,’ Had Inoperable Brain Cancer At Time Of Suicide: Report

A source close Tony Scott told ABC News on Monday that the 68-year-old director had inoperable brain cancer. The report has not been confirmed by authorities, and so far Scott’s family is not commenting.