Sire Records Co-Founder Seymour Stein Leaving Warner Music Group After Four Decades

Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein — who signed and released albums by Madonna, the Ramones, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, the Smiths, the Pretenders, and many others — will be leaving Warner Music Group after four decades with the company, it was announced Wednesday. The announcement was made in tandem with Stein receiving the Recording Academy’s Trustees Award on Saturday night at the…

HDNET MOVIES Celebrates Madonna’s Birthday With A Special Event of Her Films Aug. 16

HDNET MOVIES celebrates some of entertainment’s greatest performers with special birthday blocks this August headlined by Madonna in five classic films on Thursday, August 16—in honor of her  birthday. The party starts at 4pE with SHANGHAI SURPRISE followed by WHO’S THAT GIRL at 5:40pE; BODY OF EVIDENCE at 7:15pE; DANGEROUS GAME at 9pE; and SWEPT AWAY at 10:50pE. Other August birthday blocks include Billy Bob Thornton on Saturday, August 4…