Sharon Waxman is the author of the recently-released book Loot, an award-winning journalist, and a former correspondent for The New York Times. Waxman is the editor-in-chief of her blog, Waxword, and is preparing the launch of a new online news network covering entertainment, The Wrap News, in January 2009. Her current book, Loot: The Battle Over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World, will be published by Times Books in November 2008.

With outrageous sex scenes and racist humor that goes beyond Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen’s docu-comedy Bruno was just given an NC-17 rating. Can he clean up his act in time for the film’s release this summer?

The Internet has already changed the way the way movies are made, viewed, and distributed. But is the film industry — or the audience— ready to face what technology can actually do? Sharon Waxman, founder of, focuses on Hollywood's next act as TheWrap launches today.

As America goes broke, celebrities like Madonna, Christina Aguilera, and Meg Ryan are seeking out gigs in oil-rich cities like Abu Dhabi.