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Disney Axes “Fox” From 20th Century Fox Name

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Almost a year after Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox closed, the studio is making some name changes. The Fox moniker has been dropped from the studio’s 20th Century and Searchlight labels, which will now be branded as, simply, Searchlight Pictures and 20th Century Studios. The original 20th Century Fox was formed in a merger in …

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Joker Leads 2020 Oscars Nominations With 11 Nods

The Washington Post reports: The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced this morning, hosted by actress Issa Rae, and many questions were answered: “Marriage Story,” with acclaimed performances by the likes of Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson and Laura Dern, is a front-runner for the acting races. The Oscar voters loves “Joker” as much as Golden Globes voters did. …

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Brazil’s “Gay Jesus” Firebomber Has Fled To Russia

Reuters reports: Brazil has requested that the international police organization Interpol help find and detain a man suspected of attacking the office of producers of a controversial Netflix movie that portrayed Jesus as gay, authorities said. An arrest warrant was issued in Brazil for the suspect authorities say threw fire bombs into the headquarters of Brazilian comedy group Porta dos …

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Oscars: No Host Again For This Year’s Ceremony

USA Today reports: The Oscars will be host-less, once again. ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke confirmed Wednesday at the TCA Press Tour that the Feb. 9 Academy Awards will go on without an official host. “Let me confirm it now, together with the Academy, that there will be no traditional host this year,” Burke said, emphasizing that she thought 2019’s …

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Weinstein Hit With LA Rape Charge As NYC Trial Begins

Variety reports: Harvey Weinstein has been hit with a new sex crimes charge for “raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in separate incidents over a two-day period in 2013,” Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced on Monday. He’s being charged with one felony count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force …

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Ricky Gervais To Golden Globes Winners: You Know Nothing Of The World, Accept Your Award And Fuck Off

From the Hollywood Reporter: Once again, Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais did not shy away from hot-button topics in his monologue, even as he told the stars attending on Sunday not to elongate their acceptance speeches by referring to contentious current events. At the top of the annual ceremony at the Beverly Hilton, Gervais ended his monologue by telling the …

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BRAZIL: Cops ID Suspect In “Gay Jesus” Firebombing

NBC News reports: Police in Rio de Janeiro have identified one of the people responsible for a gasoline bomb attack targeting satirists behind a Christmas program on Netflix that some critics have described as blasphemous. Officers carried out a search warrant Tuesday morning and found money, a fake firearm, ammunition, a “political-philosophical” shirt and computers, police said in a written …

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Kevin Spacey Settles Suit From Deceased Accuser

From the Hollywood Reporter: The mysterious sexual assault lawsuit brought by an anonymous massage therapist against Kevin Spacey is ending, according to papers filed in federal court Monday. “John Doe” died, and after the accuser’s attorneys informed Spacey, the actor’s attorneys filed a notice of death in court. This began a 90-day clock for the accuser’s estate to be substituted …

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Brazil: Molotov Bombing At Office Of “Gay Jesus” Troupe

Variety reports: The Rio de Janeiro H.Q. of Porta dos Fundos, the Brazilian comedy troupe behind the Netflix gay Jesus Christmas Special sparking outrage in Brazil, was hit by a Molotov cocktail attack in the early hours of Dec. 24. Two petrol bombs were thrown at the building. causing a fire, which was put out by one of the office’s …

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CBC Cuts Trump From Home Alone 2, Cultists Rage

Deadline reports: Fox & Friends took umbrage with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for editing President Donald Trump out of their airings of Home Alone 2: Lost In New York. On Thursday, Fox & Friends talked to conservative pundit Mark Steyn about how the CBC took Trump’s scene out of their airings and explained that they did so to make time …

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SINGAPORE: Fleeting Lesbian Kiss Cut From Star Wars

The Guardian reports: A scene showing a lesbian kiss has been cut from the Singaporean version of the Star Wars film The Rise of Skywalker. The country’s media regulatory body said Disney removed the clip to avoid the film being given a higher age rating. It is PG13, which means parental guidance is advised for children under 13. In Singapore, …

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Final Star Wars Film Has $374M Global Debut

The Associated Press reports: The Force was a little less strong with “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” J.J. Abrams’ Skywalker finale couldn’t match its recent predecessors on opening weekend, but it still amassed a $175.5 million debut that ranked far, far away from all but a dozen films. “The Rise of Skywalker” came in with worse reviews than any …

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New Star Wars Film Features Fleeting Lesbian Kiss

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Following hints from J.J. Abrams that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker would include an LGBTQ moment or character, the film’s premiere on Monday revealed the scene to which the director was referring. In a celebration sequence in the film, two female members of the Resistance share an exuberant kiss during the joyful moment. They are …

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Netflix Dominates 2020 Golden Globes Nominations

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Marriage Story leads the film nominees for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, landing six nominations, followed by The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with five apiece. Joker and The Two Popes landed four noms each. On the television side, Chernobyl, The Crown and Unbelievable are tops with four noms apiece. Following with …

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Disney’s Frozen 2 Sees Record Global Box Office

Yahoo News reports: The long-awaited Frozen 2 has landed in cinemas, a full six years after the first movie became the biggest animated film of all time. And thanks to a sterling turnout worldwide over the weekend, Frozen 2 has already nabbed some records of its own. Making just over $350 million worldwide overall, it makes it the biggest ever …

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Joker Release Spawns Warning Of Terror Threats

Reuters reports: Federal authorities are monitoring and warning local law enforcement of a series of threatening social media posts linked to the R-rated “Joker,” now in theaters, a law enforcement official said today. Amid polarizing reviews for “Joker,” which holds a 69% positive rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, the Todd Phillips-directed drama is stirring passionate debate and real-world concerns …

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Anonymous Kevin Spacey Accuser Dies Amidst Lawsuit

From the Hollywood Reporter: An anonymous massage therapist who claims to have been sexually assaulted by Kevin Spacey has died, according to a notice filed in court by the actor’s attorneys. The individual, suing as a “John Doe,” filed claims in Sept. 2018 with the allegation of being forced to grab the actor’s genitals twice during a massage two years …

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MoviePass To Finally Shut Down Effective Tomorrow

Variety reports: MoviePass, the long-struggling theater subscription service, finally appears to be down for the count. On Friday, MoviePass notified all of its remaining subscribers that it would be shutting down the service effective Sept. 14, 2019, because “its efforts to recapitalize MoviePass have not been successful to date,” parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics announced. “The company is continuing …

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Oscar-Nominated Actor Peter Fonda Dead At 79

People Magazine reports: Peter Fonda, the son of Henry Fonda and the younger brother of Jane Fonda, has died, PEOPLE confirms. He was 79. Peter’s family confirmed the sad news in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE on Friday and said that the actor died after suffering respiratory failure due to lung cancer. “It is with deep sorrow that we share …

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Universal Scraps The Hunt After Trump Condemns Film

Variety reports: Universal Pictures has canceled the release of its upcoming thriller “The Hunt.” The film was previously set to hit theaters Sept. 27. “While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for The Hunt, after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film, ” a spokesperson for Universal said. “We stand by …

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