Monthly Archives: February 2019

‘Ghostbusters’ reboot director faces sexism accusations for saying he’s handing the film ‘back to the fans’ – Fox News

‘Ghostbusters’ reboot director faces sexism accusations for saying he’s handing the film ‘back to the fans’ – Fox News

Director Jason Reitman is getting some backlash for comments about his new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie that critics have deemed sexist. The writer/director of the upcoming “Ghostbusters” reboot is taking heat on social media for remarks he made that were interpreted by critics as a sexist attack on the 2016 female-led film in the franchise. Jason Reitman, son…

Gwyneth Paltrow counter-sues over 2016 skiing accident – BBC News

Gwyneth Paltrow counter-sues over 2016 skiing accident – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Gwyneth Paltrow has counter-sued a retired optometrist who has taken legal action against her over a 2016 skiing accident. Last month 72-year-old Terry Sanderson sued Paltrow claiming $3.1m [£2.36m] in damages. He said the actress knocked him down on a ski slope in Utah, leaving him with a brain injury and…

Police: Actor Jussie Smollett arrested in Chicago – AOL

Police: Actor Jussie Smollett arrested in Chicago – AOL

(Reuters) – Actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after he was charged with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said. Smollett, a 36-year-old black, openly gay actor on the hip-hop TV drama “Empire,” told police on Jan. 29 that…

Jussie Smollett is under arrest in custody of Chicago police – Fox News

Jussie Smollett is under arrest in custody of Chicago police – Fox News

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is under arrest and in the “custody of detectives” Thursday morning, Chicago police Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi said. Smollett, who had felony criminal charges approved against him Wednesday, turned himself in to police, authorities said. Smollett was charged just hours after he was “officially classified as a suspect in a criminal…

Hollywood Diversity Study From UCLA Finds Gains, But A Ways To Go – NPR

Hollywood Diversity Study From UCLA Finds Gains, But A Ways To Go – NPR

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Hillary Clinton Lost. The Play Won. – The New York Times

Hillary Clinton Lost. The Play Won. – The New York Times

The opening monologue in the published script asks the audience to consider the likelihood of “an infinite number of planet earths.” And then: “It would be very helpful if — as you watch this play — you were to imagine that the play takes place on one of those slightly different planet earths located billions…

Netflix Lands ‘The Wandering Earth’; Sci-Fi Smash Is #2 Movie Ever In China At $600M+ – Deadline

Netflix Lands ‘The Wandering Earth’; Sci-Fi Smash Is #2 Movie Ever In China At $600M+ – Deadline

Netflix has acquired Chinese sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth, taking global SVOD rights excluding Mainland China. I understand the streaming service has also picked up 2nd run rights in North America (where CMC Pictures has theatrical), Australia, New Zealand and Korea. Billed as the first Hollywood style sci-fi blockbuster out of the Middle Kingdom, the…