Kim Masters covers the entertainment business for The Daily Beast. She is also the host of The Business, public radio's weekly program about the business of show business, and the author of The Keys to the Kingdom: The Rise of Michael Eisner and the Fall of Everybody Else.

After portraying himself as a victim in his public letter earlier this month, the fugitive director has lost support in the movie industry that once defended him.

Why is a movie about a sex addict starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel and written by Al Gore’s daughter not making it to theaters? Kim Masters on a comedy trapped in Hollywood purgatory.

Why did Conan O’Brien choose TBS over Fox for his new late-night show? Kim Masters talks to the comedian’s manager, Gavin Polone, about Team Coco’s shocking move.

Frank and Jamie McCourt’s nasty split could be the priciest in state history, with ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers, several lavish homes, and spousal support of $1 million a month up for grabs. Kim Masters reports on the bruising battle.

Having blown tens of millions of dollars, Hollywood and Democratic power player Steve Bing, who turns 45 today, is tightening his belt. Kim Masters on the new reality for the tabloids' favorite mogul.

A money feud has busted up first friends Bill Clinton and Ron Burkle, sources tell The Daily Beast. Kim Masters on the alleged $20 million “stiffing” the tycoon gave the ex-president.

Paula Abdul won’t be the host of a new version of Star Search—because it’s not coming back to TV, a source tells Kim Masters exclusively. So will Simon Cowell take her back?

Kirstie Alley is denying links between her diet system and Scientology. But an ex-church member tells Kim Masters she sees a link between Alley’s products and Scientology's—and expert calls the system "pseudoscience."

Sources tell Kim Masters that Abdul would be foolish to pass on a sure thing, ABC's Star Search reboot, for a chance at Simon Cowell's X Factor. But Abdul is anything but predictable.