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‘Mad Genius’: Gambling Debts Claim Bulk Of Hollywood Producer David Milch’s Fortune

For several decades, David Milch has been a powerful force in Hollywood. Milch, a four-time Emmy-winning writer and producer was one of the creative minds behind such acclaimed television dramas as NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, and Deadwood. A longtime horse racing fan, Milch also created the short-lived HBO drama Luck, which while critically acclaimed, seemed to have nothing but bad luck […]

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‘Real Sports’ Segment a Disturbing Look at Racing’s Drug Culture

Whether you thought it was an agenda-driven “hit piece” or a sensationalized reflection of a troubled industry, the “HBO Real Sports” investigation of drugs and equine fatalities in Thoroughbred racing was painful to watch. The horse racing segment on the 26-time Sports Emmy-winning cable program debuted on Tuesday and will be replayed multiple times throughout […]

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Asmussen on ‘Real Sports’: I’m Not Somebody ‘That Cuts Corners’

The highly-regarded HBO show, Real Sports, tackled the issue of medication and breakdowns in racehorses in the debut of its May, 2014 edition Tuesday night. Reporter Bernard Goldberg interviewed several figures in the Thoroughbred racing industry, including veterinarians Kate Papp and Mary Scollay and both trainer Steve Asmussen and his former assistant Scott Blasi, the […]

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HBO’s ‘Real Sports’ to Feature Interview With Asmussen

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel continues its 20th season with more enterprising features and reporting when the show’s 206th edition debuts Tuesday, May 20 (10:00 p.m. ET/PT & 9:00 p.m. CT) on HBO and will feature an added segment on horse racing. The piece, titled Beyond the Track, was described by the network in a release […]

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Case Closed: No Charges Filed in Alleged Animal Abuse on Set of HBO’s ‘Luck’

Stating that there was “no actual evidence presented” to support allegations of animal abuse, a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney has closed an investigation involving the canceled HBO series ‘Luck’ without pressing any charges against those involved in the production of the series. According to the Hollywood Reporter, after a lengthy investigation, Deputy District Attorney […]

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Pushing Its ‘Luck’: HBO Pressures Judge to Drop Amended Lawsuit

HBO and Stewart Productions are renewing their push to have a Los Angeles Superior Court judge reject a former American Humane Association employee’s lawsuit claiming wrongful termination. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Barbara Casey, the former director of production for the American Humane Association’s film and television unit, recently filed an amended complaint with the […]

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HBO in ‘Luck’: Judge Likely to Dismiss Lawsuit

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge said on Wednesday that she is likely to dismiss HBO and Stewart Productions from a lawsuit over a former American Humane Association employee’s firing from the set of Luck. Barbara Casey, former director of production for the American Humane Association’s film and television unit, argues that she was terminated […]

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Dustin Hoffman: ‘If you Google Paulick Report’…

In an interview about his film directorial debut, Academy Award-winning actor Dustin Hoffman reveals his “shock” over the cancellation of the HBO series Luck last year due to allegations of animal abuse on the set.  In the Q and A with Fox411, Hoffman said he was “beyond disappointed” with the show’s abrupt ending and that […]

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HBO’s ‘Luck’ arrives on DVD, Blu-Ray Nov. 27

HBO has announced a release date for the first (and only) season of their horse racing series, ‘Luck’. The four-disc set, ‘Luck: The Complete First Season’ will be available for purchase Nov. 27. Suggested retail price is not yet available.

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Luck’s Cancellation: A Different Perspective

With all the shock of HBO pulling the plug on the second season of LUCK, green-lit after just one episode aired and barely after wrapping up episode 7, rumors went viral and the negative press has filled up our virtual inboxes. Now as the dust settles, the finale was actually the “Grand Finale,” and the […]

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