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  • Paralympian Actress Katy Sullivan Chides Dwayne Johnson For Playing Amputee In ‘Skyscraper’

    07/18/2018 7:19:52 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 16, 2018 | Katy Sullivan
    Dear Dwayne, My name is Katy Sullivan. I am an actress, Paralympian, double above-the-knee amputee from birth, and I have a request to ask of you. You seem like a genuinely good dude, so I hope this will be received in the spirit that it was intended: Actor to Actor. Your most recent film, Skyscraper, opens this weekend. Cheers! Congratulations! However, my request is for you to stop saying “Yes” to roles like the one in that movie. And here’s why… Individuals with disabilities make up almost 20% of the world’s population. We are the largest minority and the “most...
  • Hollywood Unions Oppose Bill That Would Slash Arts & Humanities Funding

    07/18/2018 7:13:29 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 17, 2018 | David Robb
    Hollywood’s unions are “steadfastly” opposing an amendment to a bill pending in Congress that would slash funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities by 15%. The coalition of 12 unions, representing half a million industry workers and artists, includes SAG-AFTRA, the DGA, IATSE, the American Federation of Musicians, Actors’ Equity and the WGA East. The opposition is being spearheaded by the Department of Professional Employees, AFL-CIO, through which many of the unions are affiliated. Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-WI) offered the amendment to next year’s Interior, Environment and Related Agencies appropriations bill. “The...
  • 'Batwoman' TV Series in the Works at The CW [Lesbian, of course]

    07/17/2018 11:51:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | July 17, 2018 8:00am PT | by Lesley Goldberg
    Greg Berlanti and Caroline Dries are developing the drama ahead of the lesbian character's debut in the network's DC crossover event in December. The CW is looking to expand its DC Comics world. The network is teaming with DC's small-screen universe mastermind Greg Berlanti to develop Batwoman as a TV series. The character of Batwoman will officially be introduced in December as part of The CW's annual DC series crossover event. Batwoman revolves around Kate Kane, who, armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out...
  • Boy Erased Trailer: Kidman and Crowe Send Lucas Hedges to Conversion Therapy

    07/17/2018 11:37:43 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Vulture ^ | July 17, 2018 | Hunter Harris
    Just when you’ve finally recovered from the gut-punching Carell–Chalamet performances in the Beautiful Boy trailer, Lucas Hedges and Nicole Kidman have arrived to shatter your heart. In the first trailer for Boy Erased, Hedges stars as Jared, the song of a Baptist pastor who has been outed to his family (Kidman and Russell Crowe). In response, the family sends Jared to a conversion therapy program run by Joel Edgerton. Welcome to the fall of Lucas Hedges winning every award imaginable — it’s what he deserves! Boy Erased co-stars Joe Alwyn and Troye Sivan, who contributes an original song for the...
  • A Starring Role for Hollywood’s Sexual Zelig [upcoming movie about H'wood secret gay past]

    07/17/2018 6:39:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    www.wral.com ^ | 07/16/2018 | By Brooks Barnes
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — “It’s hard to know where to begin,” said Matt Tyrnauer, a Vanity Fair special correspondent turned documentary filmmaker, as he dryly started to describe his new movie, which looks at closeted luminaries during Hollywood’s Golden Age. “There’s a story about Cole Porter and multiple carloads of guys, but it’s probably not printable.” Oh, dear. Best, then, to start in 2012. In an X-rated, best-selling memoir published that year, a former Marine named Scotty Bowers recounted how, between 1946 and the mid-1980s, he ran a type of prostitution ring for gay and bisexual people in the film...
  • Lost Stanley Kubrick screenplay, Burning Secret, is found 60 years on

    07/16/2018 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | 07/16/2018 | Staff
    His first world war classic, Paths of Glory, is one of cinema’s most powerful anti-war movies, widely acclaimed as a masterpiece, as was his Roman epic, Spartacus, both of which starred Kirk Douglas. Now a “lost” screenplay by director Stanley Kubrick has been discovered – and it is so close to completion that it could be developed by film-makers. Entitled Burning Secret, the script is an adaptation of the 1913 novella by the Viennese writer Stefan Zweig. In Kubrick’s adaptation of the story of adultery and passion set in a spa resort, a suave and predatory man befriends a 10-year-old...
  • Venus Meets A Crescent Moon (2018)

    07/15/2018 9:28:51 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 24 replies
    Me ^ | July 15, 2018 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
    Can anyone else go outside and take shoot some decent local photos of tonight's Venus-Moon event with your DSLR? Please NO Interweb photos, ONLY originals from your local view, thanks!
  • Scarlett Johansson Exits ‘Rub & Tug’ Amid Outcry Over Playing Trans Man

    07/13/2018 4:27:10 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 13, 2018 | Amanda N'Duka and Erik Pedersen
    Scarlett Johansson, who endured cries of whitewashing when she played the lead in last year’s Ghost in the Shell, this time has given in to public pressure. The actress today exited Rub & Tug, the Rupert Sanders-directed film in which she was to play the trans owner of a massage parlor. Johansson’s role in the project was met with immediate backlash from the transgender community and others who objected to her casting. Following the initial uproar, the actress responded with a statement to Bustle.com which read, “Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity...
  • Downton Abbey film confirmed to shoot this summer with series cast returning

    07/13/2018 8:45:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 50 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 13, 2018 | Catherine Shoard
    A big-screen transfer for Downton Abbey has been rumoured for almost as long as the show has been on television. But on Friday the movie was confirmed, with creator Julian Fellowes scripting, The Book Thief’s Brian Percival to direct and Universal Studios to distribute. Production will start later this summer, with a release next year likely. Plot details remain under wraps, but it is expected the action will pick up directly from the last season’s finale, which was set in 1926. “When the television series drew to a close it was our dream to bring the millions of global fans...
  • Olivia De Havilland’s ‘Feud’ Petition Denied By Cali Top Court; SCOTUS Next?

    07/13/2018 6:44:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    deadline.com ^ | July 12, 2018 3:12pm | by Dominic Patten
    EXCLUSIVE: Nine days after Olivia de Havilland turned 102, the California Supreme Court has rejected the two-time Oscar winner’s desire to have them review her feud with FX Networks and Ryan Murphy over her depiction in the Emmy winning 2017 Feud: Bette and Joan anthology. “It is a sad day for Miss de Havilland and for the legal system,” the Hold Back the Dawn actress’ primary lawyer Suzelle M. Smith said bluntly to Deadline today. While a blow, the terse and unexplained “petition denied” from the Golden State’s highest court Wednesday hasn’t completely TKO’d the Hollywood legend’s aim to see...
  • Classic sitcom Green Acres to be adapted as a Broadway-bound musical

    07/11/2018 4:19:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 48 replies
    EW ^ | July 11, 2018
    The latest classic TV show to get the musical treatment has been announced: CBS’s mid-60s hit Green Acres, about a married couple who’s made it in New York, only to return to the simple life on a country farm. The show is officially in the works after years of trying to get it off the ground; way back in 2012, Variety reported that a stage production of Green Acres was in the “beginning stages,” but nothing came of the effort. It’s finally come together as part of the launching of Center Stage Capital, Inc., a new entertainment company set to...
  • Maxine Waters Merch Hits the Men's Fashion Week Runway

    07/11/2018 9:58:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Elle ^ | July 10, 2018 | Nerisha Penrose
    The interweaving of political/social references and luxe streetwear designs has become the touchstone of Mexican-American designer Willy Chavarria's fashion shows. For his Fall/Winter 2018 show in February, black and brown models walked down the runway with pained expressions and tears on their faces, possibly symbolizing the effect of police brutality, violence, and other tragedies plaguing minorities. This season, Willy Chavarria debuted his new soccer-inspired collaboration with sportswear brand Hummel. The political references were still there, including a sweatshirt with the word "American" flipped upside down, another sweatshirt flipped the American flag, and then there was Maxine Waters. No, not in...
  • Thailand cave movie: Hollywood producers already on the scene

    07/10/2018 2:51:16 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    news.com.au ^ | July 10, 2018 | Megan Palin
    “THIS will make a great movie some day.” It’s a sentiment that’s echoed around the globe as millions of people watch on and champion the ongoing rescue of 12 young boys and their soccer coach stuck in a Thailand cave, in the country’s north. But for some Hollywood producers, there’s no time to waste, and “some day” may as well be now. A US film crew has already arrived at the foothills of the Tham Luang mountain cave system in Chiang Rai province as one of the world’s most daring rescue operations enters its third day. Divers are expected to...
  • The 7 Wildest Buildings That Were Never Built

    07/10/2018 11:48:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | July 9, 2018 | Tim Newcomb
    Picture a giant elephant with a waterfall cascading from its trunk right in the heart of Paris. Or an Antoni Gaudi work in New York City, a pyramid in Tokyo, or a mile-high Frank Lloyd Wright skyscraper among the Chicago skyline. These architectural dreams never came to be, but that didn't stop the artists at NeoMan Studios to envision how these projects would have changed these cities. Here's a look at seven of the world’s wildest unbuilt icons and what they would like like today.
  • George Clooney injured in bike collision with car in Sardinia – local media

    07/10/2018 2:29:26 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    RT ^ | July 10, 2018
    Hollywood star George Clooney has been injured in a road incident in Sardinia, Italy, local media report. He was driving his motorbike when he collided with a car. The accident took place near the beach resort of Costa Corallina, local Tgr Rai Sardegna channel wrote on Twitter.
  • 'Star Wars': Billy Dee Williams Reprising Role as Lando Calrissian

    07/09/2018 5:16:07 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 9, 2018 | Borys Kit
    Billy Dee Williams is returning to a galaxy far, far away. The actor, who famously played the galactic gambler Lando Calrissian, will reprise the role for Star Wars: Episode IX, the next Star Wars installment from Lucasfilm. Chatter about Williams joining the production, which begins later this summer, increased in recent days when the actor bowed out of an upcoming sci-fi and pop culture convention citing a conflict with a movie schedule. Sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that Williams will indeed be returning to the Star Wars big screen for the first time since 1983’s Return of the Jedi....
  • Class, Acceptance and the KKK: These Movies Have Something to Say

    07/08/2018 12:57:32 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Urban Hollywood ^ | July 6, 2018 | Matthew Carey
    Hollywood tends to pack summer with escapist flicks — popcorn movies that have little to do with the real world, unless you consider rampaging dinosaurs a pressing societal problem. But these five socially-conscious films are sneaking into cinemas, and each has something compelling to say. Sorry To Bother You This surrealistic comedy starring Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out) and Tessa Thompson (Creed) is earning rave reviews for wicked social satire that touches on race, class and capitalism. Stanfield plays Cassius Green, a telemarketer in Oakland whose career takes off once he adopts a “white” telephone voice with customers. Reviewer Kam Williams...
  • Katharine McPhee tells haters to 'worry more about midterm elections than who's marrying me'

    07/07/2018 7:42:59 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 62 replies
    Ew ^ | July 6, 2018
    Don’t come for Katharine McPhee‘s fiancé. The Waitress star, 34, defended her engagement to David Foster, 68, on Twitter Friday with a clapback that had her fans and followers take notice. “Y’all should be worrying more about registering to vote and midterm elections than who’s marrying me,” McPhee wrote, adding, “Thank you for coming to my TED talk.” Her tweet comes three days after news of their engagement was made public.
  • Birds of Prey Movie: Margot Robbie Pushing to Hire Diverse Co-Stars

    07/07/2018 6:56:05 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | July 6, 2018 | Cooper Hood
    Margot Robbie is hoping to have a diverse cast around her for Birds of Prey. One of the DCEU's greatest strengths so far is the diverse nature of their lineup. Jason Momoa's Aquaman, for example, is very different from the traditional Arthur Curry look. However, they've also been a prime example of giving females starring roles and seeing the success that can come with it. Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman is their highest grossing and best critically received movie. Meanwhile, Suicide Squad introduced Robbie as Harley Quinn, and the film still made over $700 million at the box office despite a...
  • The best Independence Day parade float ever.

    07/05/2018 8:37:16 PM PDT · by knarf · 45 replies
    Solid Rock Baptist Church FB site ^ | Solid Rock Baptist Church
    At first glance, it's just a float ... until .....