Tag Archives: Hollywood

MoviePass Parent Company Delisted By Stock Exchange

Deadline Hollywood reports: Shares in MoviePass parent Helios & Matheson began trading over the counter today after the beleaguered company was delisted by the Nasdaq. The ouster from the major stock market comes after several warnings relayed in SEC filings in recent months, given that companies cannot have their shares trade below $1 for extended periods. Helios stock has been …

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Actor Terry Crews Joins “AMI Blackmailed Me” Chorus

Mediaite reports: Terry Crews joined Jeff Bezos and others in accusing American Media Inc., the parent company of the National Enquirer, of extortion by threatening to publish scandalous stories in an attempt to silence. After Bezos accused AMI of blackmail — the Amazon founder published emails showing executives threatened to publish nude photos of him and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez …

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Five-Time Oscar Nominee Albert Finney Dies At Age 82

The BBC reports: Oscar-nominated British actor Albert Finney has died aged 82 after a short illness. He was a five-time Oscar nominee who began his career at the Royal Shakespeare Company before making his mark in film. His big film break came as “angry young man” Arthur Seaton in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. He went on to star in …

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Woody Allen Sues Amazon For $68M Over Movie Deal

Variety reports: Woody Allen filed a $68 million suit against Amazon Studios Thursday, alleging that the streamer has backed out of a four-picture deal due to “a 25-year-old, baseless allegation.” Allen alleges that Amazon has refused to release his film “A Rainy Day in New York,” though it has been complete for more than six months. The suit also states …

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Actress Ellen Page Delivers Impassioned Rebuke Of Trump And Pence’s Attacks On LGBTQ Rights [VIDEO]

“If you are in a position of power and you hate people and you want to cause suffering to them, you go through the trouble, you spend your career trying to cause suffering — what do you think is going to happen? Kids are going to be abused, and they’re going to kill themselves and people are going to be …

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Trump Condemns “Horrible” Alleged Attack On Gay Actor: “It Doesn’t Get Worse, As Far As I’m Concerned”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday called the attack of “Empire” star Jussie Smollett “horrible,” condemning the assault committed by individuals whom the actor alleged referenced the president’s campaign slogan as they attacked him. “It doesn’t get worse, as far as I’m concerned,” Trump said of the attack during an Oval Office exchange with the White House press pool …

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Police Release Surveillance Image Of “Potential Persons Of Interest” In Alleged Attack On Actor Jussie Smollett

Variety reports: The Chicago Police Department has released two images from surveillance video of “potential persons of interest” in the alleged attack of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. Smollett’s music manager also confirmed that he was on the phone with the actor at the time he was attacked in Chicago early on Tuesday morning, and that he heard some of what …

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GLAAD Pulls Media Awards Nomination Of Bohemian Rhapsody After New Allegations Against Bryan Singer

Via press from GLAAD: In light of the latest allegations against director Bryan Singer, GLAAD has made the difficult decision to remove Bohemian Rhapsody from contention for a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Film – Wide Release category this year. This week’s story in The Atlantic documenting unspeakable harms endured by young men and teenage boys brought to light …

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Director Bryan Singer Hit With New Sex Allegations

The Huffington Post reports: Four more accusers have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against movie director Bryan Singer in an investigation published in The Atlantic on Wednesday. Singer, who directed the “X-Men” franchise, “The Usual Suspects” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” has in the past been accused of abusing or raping teenage boys, and creating toxic work environments on his movie …

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Roma And The Favourite Dominate 2019 Oscar Noms

The New York Times reports: For the first time in history, a film with no box-office gross could win the top prize at the Academy Awards. Netflix received its first-ever nomination for best picture on Tuesday, with Oscar voters naming “Roma” as one of the best movies of 2018. The meditative black-and-white film about life in Mexico in the 1970s …

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Tomorrow: Singalong Bohemian Rhapsody Screenings

Entertainment Weekly reports: After taking home Golden Globe Awards for Best Drama and Best Actor on Sunday, Bohemian Rhapsody is inviting fans to sing along. On Wednesday, Fox and New Regency announced that they will release a special sing-along version of the Queen biopic in 750 locations across the U.S. and Canada beginning Friday, Jan. 11. “We are delighted to …

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Kevin Hart: No Oscars For Me, I’m Over It [VIDEO]

Deadline Hollywood reports: “I’m over it,” Kevin Hart told Good Morning America multiple times when asked about the Oscar-hosting controversy that has dominated headlines for weeks. Hart appeared on ABC  to talk about his new movie The Upside, but, given that ABC broadcasts the ceremony, took more questions about being offered the Oscar job, then stepping away when homophobic remarks …

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LIVE VIDEO: Kevin Spacey Appears On Assault Charge

NBC News Boston reports: Kevin Spacey is heading to court on Monday after a former Boston news anchor accused the actor of sexually assaulting her then-18-year-old son in July of 2016. The 59-year-old actor will face a charge of indecent assault and battery at Nantucket District Court, more than a year after former WCVB-TV anchor, Heather Unruh, accused Spacey of …

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CNN’s Don Lemon Delivers Heartfelt Plea To Kevin Hart

Deadline Hollywood reports: Don Lemon had an issue with comments Kevin Hart made during his interview on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, and he addressed them in an emotional segment on CNN Tonight Friday. Lemon, who spoke on behalf of both the African-American and gay communities, noted that, while Hart has addressed his homophobic jokes in the past, there is no …

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Spacey’s Lawyers: Groping Incident Was Consensual

Lawyers for actor Kevin Spacey say the groping incident that has resulted in a felony sexual assault charge was actually a consensual encounter initiated by the young man. Law & Crime reports: They pointed to an investigators’ report where the alleged victim said the groping went on for approximately three minutes without the him moving away or telling Spacey to …

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REPORT: Spacey Groping Case Includes Video Evidence

Massachusetts Live reports: The sexual assault case against actor Kevin Spacey reportedly includes a Snapchat video of him touching the front of the alleged victim’s pants, according to a Massachusetts State Police investigative report. Spacey is facing a count of indecent assault on a person over the age of 14 for allegedly groping the teenage son of former WCVB news …

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Kevin Spacey Charged With Felony Sexual Assault

The New York Times reports: Kevin Spacey will be charged with a felony following an accusation of sexual assault made public last year, the authorities in Nantucket said on Monday. The charge, first reported by The Boston Globe, is in connection with an accusation of misconduct that was made by a former television anchor, Heather Unruh, who said that Mr. …

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Actress/Director Penny Marshall Dies At Age 75

The New York Daily News reports: Bronx-born Penny Marshall, who found ‘70s sitcom success on “Laverne and Shirley” before stepping behind the camera for Hollywood hits like “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” died Monday night at her California home. She was 75. “Yes she did (die) … peacefully at her Hollywood Hills home,” said her publicist Michelle Bega. …

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Hollywood Hot For Screenplay About Matt Drudge

From the Hollywood Reporter: The 2018 Black List, the annual list of favorite unproduced screenplays based on an industry survey, was unveiled Monday afternoon. The list includes a film script about influential online curator Matt Drudge breaking the Monica Lewinsky scandal, by Cody Brotter, and Zach Braylin’s King Richard, a script about Richard Williams, the father of tennis stars Venus …

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Kevin Hart Quits Oscars Hosting Gig Over Anti-Gay Past

Variety reports: Wednesday afternoon, comedian Kevin Hart was announced as the host for the upcoming 91st annual Academy Awards. By Thursday night, he had stepped down. The turn of events followed outcry over previous anti-gay tweets, and comments Hart made during stand-up routines nearly 10 years ago. Some of the tweets were feverishly deleted throughout the day on Thursday, leading …

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