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Why Isn't To Kill a Mockingbird Up for Best Play at the Tonys?By any actuarial accounting, April 30 was an exceptionally good one for Scott Rudin. The prolific Hollywood and Broadway producer had skin in seven of the 34 shows that were eligible for Tony Awards, and when the nominations for the 2018-2019 season were…
How The Avengers Became the Most Bankable Franchise EverThe Avengers: Endgame has already obliterated all box office records with its $1.2 billion opening weekend, and now eight of the top 20 highest-grossing films of all time are Avengers movies. Meanwhile, mega-franchises like Harry Potter and Star Wars have only one and two spots, respectively, and…
John Singleton Movies Are Available to Stream in Honor of His DeathJohn Singleton burst onto the scene in 1991 with his debut feature Boyz n the Hood, released when he was just 24 years old. He became the first black person and youngest person ever nominated for the Best Director Oscar for the film.In the…
Inside the Hollywood Scandal That Looms Over Israel's ElectionOn a balmy evening in early March 2014, a handpicked crowd of sixty of Hollywood’s richest and most powerful VIPs gathered at the at the art-filled Malibu mansion of Arnon Milchan for an intimate evening with Benjamin Netanyahu. Milchan, billionaire businessman and Oscar-winning producer pulled out all…
Netflix Egyptian Theater Deal Could Be a Big Move for HollywoodNetflix is stunting on the haters who accuse the company of ruining the traditional movie-going experience, not only by investing in theatrical screenings of original content but literally buying its own cinema–specifically, the historic Egyptian Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. The Egyptian is currently…
FuckJerry Lawsuit Alleges the Meme King Stole ContentMeme account FuckJerry has a reputation for stealing content from other online creators, and repackaging it for commercial gain. After months of complaints and backlash—including a #FuckFuckJerry campaign on social media—one content creator is taking FuckJerry founder Elliot Tebele and his company, Jerry Media, to court. A lawsuit…
Linda Perry on Her Historic Grammy Nomination and Trusting Her EarsLinda Perry could make music industry history on Sunday night. The former 4 Non Blondes front woman is the first woman to be nominated on her own for the Non-Classical Producer of the Year Grammy since 1999–and no woman has ever taken home the award.“I…
LeBron James Helped Octavia Spencer Get a Fair Deal from NetflixOctavia Spencer is an Oscar-winning actress and a compelling force on screen, but she, like many women of color, still struggles to be compensated appropriately in Hollywood. Luckily, when it came to making a deal with Netflix for her new original series, Madam C.J. Walker Project, she…
Will the Industry Continue to Embrace Director Bryan Singer?On Wednesday, the Atlantic released a bombshell investigative report detailing decades of sexual allegations against Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer, who has repeatedly been accused of preying on underage boys.But some of Hollywood’s powerful gatekeepers don’t seems to care about a 12-month-long investigation, no matter how many sources it…
Jorge Antonio Guerrero of Roma Was Denied a Visa to Enter the U.S.As the cast and crew of Roma celebrate a stunning ten Oscar nominations, among other awards season kudos, actor Jorge Antonio Guerrero has stayed home in Mexico. He has been denied entry to the United States on three occasions, and may be unable to attend…
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