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Five Semi-Finalists Announced For 2017 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award

Castleton Lyons has announced the names of five semi-finalist titles competing for the 2017 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award. For the first time in the $10,000 award’s 12-year history, every honoree is a work of fiction. Since its inception, only two novels have won—Jaimy Gordon’s Lord of Misrule in 2010, which also took home the […]

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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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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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Former AHA employee sues AHA, HBO over ‘Luck’

Barbara Casey, former employee of the American Humane Association’s film and television division, filed suit Monday against the AHA and HBO this week in Los Angeles, claiming wrongful termination. Casey alleges in her complaint that maltreatment of the horses used for filming occurred and was covered up.

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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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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: ‘There’s Just No Other Place That They Could Be but the Racetrack’

Celebrities abound on the opening day of the Del Mar meet. Wednesday, we ran into actor John Ortiz in the paddock, as he came down from LA to help Del Mar celebrate its 75th anniversary. Ray Paulick talks with Ortiz, who portrayed “Turo Escalante” on the controversial TV show Luck, about his upcoming projects, his […]

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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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