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Netflix obtains foreign trademark rights to 'Space Force' before U.S. government Netflix obtains foreign trademark rights to 'Space Force' before U.S. government
- June 10, 2020

Netflix could win a potential trademark battle over the phrase " Space Force ", the title of its new sitcom starring Steve Carell and John Malkovich , which was inspired by the creation of U.S. But we'd prefer if it's the funniest thing to ever happen with the real Space Force . As THR notes, many countries beyond the USA don't offer the sort of protections and "fair use" standards America enjoys. (more...)
What Convinced Keanu Reeves To Return For 'Matrix 4'? What Convinced Keanu Reeves To Return For 'Matrix 4'?
- June 10, 2020

While speaking to Empire magazine , Keanu Reeves said, "Lana Wachowski wrote a lovely script and a wonderful story that resonated with me". "That's the only reason to do it. Appetite for another film in the series was limited after 2003's The Matrix Revolutions , which got mostly negative reviews and made less money than its predecessor. (more...)
Sequel To 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Begins Production Sequel To 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Begins Production
- June 10, 2020

In April, Sony announced that Into the Spider-Verse 2 would move its original release date back to October 7, 2022 . This confirmation comes after the studio had made a decision to change the film's previous planned release date. It stars Shameik Moore as Miles Morales / Spider-Man, alongside the voices of Jake Johnson , Hailee Steinfeld , Mahershala Ali , Brian Tyree Henry , Lily Tomlin , Luna Lauren Velez , John Mulaney , Kimiko Glenn , Nicolas Cage , and Liev Schreiber . (more...)
'Cops' officially canceled by Paramount Network 'Cops' officially canceled by Paramount Network
- June 10, 2020

Cops has been on air since 1989, making it one of the longest running reality TV shows of all time. Meanwhile, the future of Live PD , a Cops-like series that airs on A&E in the USA, could be in doubt. Pulled earlier this month in the aftermath of George Floyd's death, the series will not be coming back. Many law enforcement agencies have cooperated with Cops over the years, including the Minneapolis Police Department. (more...)
'Vanderpump Rules' fires Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute for racist actions 'Vanderpump Rules' fires Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute for racist actions
- June 10, 2020

Vanderpump Rules originals Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired from the show over the same incident they were both parties to. Fans are also calling for Andy and Bravo to fire Stassi and Kristen from Pump Rules . Candiace wasn't a fan of Stassi's 2017 comments and called her on Twitter . She added, " Racially tinted commentary, whether from three years ago or three minutes ago is still a huge PROBLEM for me ". (more...)
‘Little Britain’ Removed by Netflix, BBC iPlayer and BritBox Amid Blackface Concerns ‘Little Britain’ Removed by Netflix, BBC iPlayer and BritBox Amid Blackface Concerns
- June 09, 2020

Britbox, the self-styled "best of British" television on-demand service, and the BBC streaming website have removed two series from Matt Lucas and David Williams over sketches which featured the comedy duo in blackface. In recent years, Lucas has acknowledged mistakes in the creation of the show, having in 2017: "Basically, I wouldn't make that show now". He told the Big Issue: " If I could go back and do Little Britain again, I wouldn't make those jokes about transvestites". (more...)
Bill & Ted Face The Music: first poster, trailer imminent? Bill & Ted Face The Music: first poster, trailer imminent?
- June 09, 2020

Happy Bill and Ted day, everyone! Check out the first teaser trailer below, and look for Bill & Ted Face The Music to crashland at some point this year. When they meet their future selves, Bill and Ted come face-to-face with beefed-up meatheads in prison. "So they have to save the universe because time is breaking apart". (more...)
Justice Department and Prince Andrew clash over Epstein investigation Justice Department and Prince Andrew clash over Epstein investigation
- June 09, 2020

United States investigators have been seeking to speak to the Duke of York as part of its investigation into Epstein , a disgraced financier who was found dead in his NY jail cell in August 2019. Reuters reported that US authorities investigating Epstein's life and death had sent the British government a formal request, known as a mutual legal assistance treaty (MLAT) submission, asking for access to the prince. (more...)
The real reason Keanu Reeves came back for The Matrix 4 The real reason Keanu Reeves came back for The Matrix 4
- June 09, 2020

To work with her again is just awesome. Talking about the same, Co-star Carrie-Anne Moss disclosed, "I never thought that it would happen". We'll soon see Keanu Reeves back in his flowing trench coat as Neo in the anticipated Matrix sequel, The Matrix 4 . (more...)
Harry, Meghan 'educating themselves' on Black Lives Matter — George Floyd Harry, Meghan 'educating themselves' on Black Lives Matter — George Floyd
- June 09, 2020

Lady Louise , 16, and James, Viscount Severn , 12, are grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth , and are unlikely to use their Her/His Royal Highness titles when they are adults, Sophie , 55, revealed. In a recent chat with Us Weekly , Morgan said, "I think a lot of it will depend on how they actually engage with people , both in terms of the ordinary person in the streets and the media, and how much access they allow with that". (more...)
Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters Dead at 69 Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters Dead at 69
- June 09, 2020

Our family is devastated. They soon landed a record deal with Atlantic Records, but found more success after recruiting their fourth and final member, sister Ruth Pointer , in 1972 and making the move to Blue Thumb Records. Their songs included hits such as I'm So Excited and Jump (For My Love ). She left the group in 1977 to pursue a solo career and had several moderate hits, including a disco cover of The Elgins' Heaven Must Have Sent You , which reached the top 20 of the U.S. (more...)
Lea Michele reunites with co-stars Emma Roberts and Becca Tobin Lea Michele reunites with co-stars Emma Roberts and Becca Tobin
- June 09, 2020

Since Ware's tweet , several of Michele's former costars and others who have worked with her on Glee and other projects have come forward with their own stories of mistreatment. Another source alleged that while Lea was not the best person to work with, she is working on making things better. A friend of the actor came forth defending the star and claiming that while she may have problems regarding her behavior, she is in no way racist, sexist or transphobic. (more...)
Why Newlyweds Celebrated Their Wedding At Black Lives Matter Protest Why Newlyweds Celebrated Their Wedding At Black Lives Matter Protest
- June 09, 2020

According to Nine Honey, the couple had previously postponed their wedding due to the Covid-19 pandemic and made a decision to go ahead with a smaller event than planned. He described Saturday's protest as entirely peaceful, a message he was glad to amplify through the wedding photos that circulated online of them amidst protesters. (more...)
Kendall Jenner Responds to Photoshopped Picture at George Floyd Protest Kendall Jenner Responds to Photoshopped Picture at George Floyd Protest
- June 09, 2020

Lead Stories found the original photo that was posted in late 2019 and she is not wearing a mask or holding a protest poster. The Stuart Weitzman model is all-smiles in the pic, rocking a sheer black top, low rise black jeans and sneakers. (more...)
New Looney Tunes cartoon stripped of guns in response to USA violence New Looney Tunes cartoon stripped of guns in response to USA violence
- June 08, 2020

Ditto for Yosemite Sam - he uses pistols - who will also be without his usual weaponry from now on. The change was a response to ongoing concerns about gun violence in the United States, according to The Telegraph . Bugs Bunny responds by using explosives to blow Fudd up multiple times. What is he going to have a camera to take pics with. So this is hardly anything to get worked up about. (more...)
Barack and Michelle Obama call for activism beyond hashtags Barack and Michelle Obama call for activism beyond hashtags
- June 08, 2020

She said she understands those who are "scared or confused or angry, or just plain overwhelmed" with the events the past few months. "You are achieving things your parents and grandparents never could imagine for themselves", she said. "Look what you've been able to do in the last 14 days". We've seen what happens when we join for the same cause. In 10 minutes, the multiple Grammy-winning singer gave such a powerful message that you felt much lighter after having witnessed it. (more...)
Broadway star Nick Cordero is getting 'slightly, slightly better' each day Broadway star Nick Cordero is getting 'slightly, slightly better' each day
- June 08, 2020

The wife of Canadian Actor Nick Cordero says she's been told to say goodbye to her husband. "I have been told a couple of times that I will not succeed". "It's day 60 and I miss him more than ever". "I'm exhausted if you can't tell - physically and emotionally and mentally exhausted", she said in an Instagram Story last week. (more...)
James Bond will be a father in No Time To Die James Bond will be a father in No Time To Die
- June 08, 2020

Meanwhile, news is coming out that Craig will be seen in the film saving the world from a global pandemic. No Time To Die is set five years after the last Bond film, Spectre , which saw the secret agent fall in love with Dr Swann, a French psychologist. (more...)
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling facing criticism for transphobic tweets Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling facing criticism for transphobic tweets
- June 08, 2020

The Devex story outlines the "many gendered aspects of the pandemic", including estimates that there are 1.8 billion girls, women and gender non-binary people who menstruate and "still require menstrual materials, safe access to toilets, soap, water, and private spaces in the face of lockdown living conditions that have eliminated privacy for many populations". (more...)
Saif, Kareena step out for a stroll, without masks! Saif, Kareena step out for a stroll, without masks!
- June 08, 2020

A day before the Indian government opened up public places after almost three months of lockdown, actor couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan stepped out with their son Taimur for a stroll at Mumbai's Marine Drive. Another user said that the young kids like Taimur should not be out in the first place and he's not even wearing a mask. Saif was seen in a white kurta-pyjama and Taimur donned an off-the-cuff tee and white shorts. (more...)

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