• Mariah Carey is returning to the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve stage, the scene of last year’s technical malfunction debacle for a “redemptive” performance.
  • Eminem’s new album Revival, a self-lacerating work that also takes aim at President Trump, is his 8th in a row to debut at No. 1.
  • Just 19% of Americans said that Die Hard is a Christmas movie in a YouGov poll; 56% think it is not a Christmas movie.
  • An animatronic Donald Trump has joined the Hall of Presidents at Disney World.
  • NBC is working on a revival of its hit comedy The Office.
  • Epix cancelled the Nick Nolte comedy Graves after two seasons.
  • Hamilton opened in London to rave reviews and strong buzz.
  • Hollywood executives forecast movie ticket sales will drop by -4% in 2017 to 1.26 billion, the lowest total since 1995. Box office receipts projected to be $11.15 billion, off from record $11.38 billion in 2016. Average movie ticket cost is approaching $9.00.
  • Two MIT grads built an algorithm to match you with wine.
  • R.I.P., renowned sportscaster Dick Enberg, 82.