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Jay Pharoah Says LAPD Officer Knelt on His Neck, Shares Security Footage Jay Pharoah Says LAPD Officer Knelt on His Neck, Shares Security Footage
- June 14, 2020

A minute or so later, Pharoah says the officers received a call confirming he was not the person they were looking for, and released him. The cops were notified that the suspect they were seeking had been apprehended and they apologized to Pharoah, who ordered them to "Get these f**king cuffs off me". (more...)
Netflix Removes Most of Chris Lilley’s Shows Netflix Removes Most of Chris Lilley’s Shows
- June 13, 2020

Keeping up the latter show has already proven a slightly controversial move : it features a South African character named Jana, who Lilley plays while wearing an Afro. That was just days after the verdict was handed down regarding the death of Indigenous teenager Elijah Doughty in Western Australia. Removing content doesn't empower the next gen, make something that does. (more...)
JK Rowling says she is survivor of sexual assault JK Rowling says she is survivor of sexual assault
- June 13, 2020

Actors Rupert Grint , Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe with author J.K. Rowling (second left) as they attend the " Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" film premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square on July 7, 2009 in London , England. (more...)
Warner Bros Pushes Back 'Godzilla vs. Kong' Back To May Of 2021 Warner Bros Pushes Back 'Godzilla vs. Kong' Back To May Of 2021
- June 13, 2020

Instead, Godzilla vs. Kong will now move into the May 21 , 2021 date formerly held by The Matrix 4 . Tenet was easily one of the year's most anticipated films before the pandemic, but Nolan's style, while often highly praised, isn't for everyone. (more...)
Grammy Awards for renaming a controversial 'urban' category Grammy Awards for renaming a controversial 'urban' category
- June 13, 2020

Latin pop album has been renamed best Latin pop or urban album while Latin rock, urban or alternative album has been renamed best Latin rock or alternative album. That was also the case for Whitney Houston, who was disallowed from competing in the category at the 28th Grammy Awards because she had released a pair of duets with Jermaine Jackson and Teddy Pendergrass prior to the release of her 1985 self-titled debut album. (more...)
More stars show support for trans community after J.K. Rowling tweets More stars show support for trans community after J.K. Rowling tweets
- June 13, 2020

Her words inspired a further flood of backlash from Harry Potter fans, following several fandom charities and organizations that had already publicly distanced themselves from the author. Rupert Grint hasn't made any kind of statement, but he doesn't use social media or have a history of commenting on political issues, so his silence isn't surprising. (more...)
UK's Trooping the Colour cancelled for 2nd time in Queen's reign UK's Trooping the Colour cancelled for 2nd time in Queen's reign
- June 13, 2020

The traditional trooping the colour ceremony, which normally features hundreds of servicemen and women and thousands of spectators, was ruled out because of the threat of coronavirus. The queen received a royal salute, before watching a display by soldiers who marched on the castle grounds in accordance with social distancing rules. (more...)
Queen Elizabeth joins her first public video call to mark carers week Queen Elizabeth joins her first public video call to mark carers week
- June 13, 2020

It's the first video conference call the monarch has taken part in, after her schedule was cleared back in mid-March due to fears surrounding coronavirus . They heard about "the challenge of juggling their own physical and mental health with that of their loved ones". In a video released by Buckingham Palace, the Queen joined a number of people including her daughter, Princess Anne , to honour Carers Week in the special tribute call. (more...)
Jessica Mulroney turfed after 'white privilege' scrap with blogger Jessica Mulroney turfed after 'white privilege' scrap with blogger
- June 13, 2020

According to Exeter, Mulroney said she had spoken to brands, "about the way you have treated me unfairly". In a video posted to Instagram on June 10, Sasha, a popular social-media influencer, said Jessica, a close friend of Duchess Meghan , "took offence" to a call to action she made encouraging bloggers and influencers to support the Black Lives Matter movement. (more...)
John Bolton's book recounts chaos, turmoil in Trump White House John Bolton's book recounts chaos, turmoil in Trump White House
- June 13, 2020

In his tell-all memoir finally set for publication later this month, former Trump National Security Adviser John Bolton alleges that House Democrats failed to look at other transgressions made by the president that went beyond the scope of Ukraine during their impeachment inquiries previous year. (more...)
Tiger Shroff wishes Disha Patani, writes ‘happy birthday rockstar’ Tiger Shroff wishes Disha Patani, writes ‘happy birthday rockstar’
- June 13, 2020

Tiger shared an adorable video of Disha grooving at a restaurant and in the caption, he explained that's the sort of mood Disha was in after enjoying some waffles and pancakes. "Happy birthday, rockstar", he wrote and added the red heart emoji. She is now working with the big names in the industry from Salman Khan to John Abraham. (more...)
WarnerMedia retiring HBO Go, rebranding HBO Now to just HBO WarnerMedia retiring HBO Go, rebranding HBO Now to just HBO
- June 13, 2020

Second, HBO Now will soon just be called HBO . First, the HBO Now app and desktop experience will be rebranded as " HBO ", a change that will roll out over the next few months. Now will now be rebranded as HBO moving forward, following WarnerMedia's Friday announcement. Max launched in May of 2020 , and curates over ten thousand hours of content for all ages, drawing from an extensive, 100-year old library owned by WarnerMedia. (more...)
Social media users set sights on cartoon cop dog Social media users set sights on cartoon cop dog
- June 13, 2020

This message of support for the black community was soon met with backlash, as activists criticized the character of Chase, the German Shepard police officer member of the Paw Patrol , alleging that his role serves as 'police propaganda'. " Paw Patrol can not go anywhere". "I hope the cop dog falls into a toaster", wrote one Twitter user. Instantly, commenters started joking around by posting things like, "Euthanize the police dog", and "Defund the paw patrol ". (more...)
Christopher Nolan movie 'Tenet' release delayed to July 31 Christopher Nolan movie 'Tenet' release delayed to July 31
- June 13, 2020

Tenet will now open on July 31st, instead of July 17th. Collider recently asked Branagh about the possibility of Tenet becoming the first major studio release to hit cinemas since quarantine, and the legendary actor believes that by doing so it could help the film industry return to some semblance of normality. (more...)
Movie theaters can reopen Friday in many counties Movie theaters can reopen Friday in many counties
- June 13, 2020

The National Association of Theatre Owners has said it expects 90% of theaters worldwide to be open by mid-July. Movie fans are anticipating the official start of the summer movie season , which usually kicks off in May, if not April. But whether they do will be up to local public health officials. However, the release dates of " Tenet " and " Mulan " are yet to be confirmed by both Warner Bros and Disney. (more...)
Spider-Man: Miles Morales announced as PS5 launch title Spider-Man: Miles Morales announced as PS5 launch title
- June 13, 2020

It's also unclear how Sony will sell the content. We all suspected it was in development, but we had no idea we'd see something from it so soon - and it's looking good . "Spider-Man: Far from Home", grossed more than any Sony Pictures film in history, and a whopping six out of ten of their top grossers are tied to Spider-Man. (more...)
Fawlty Towers episode to be reinstated on UKTV Fawlty Towers episode to be reinstated on UKTV
- June 13, 2020

The programme was called " The Germans " and was the sixth episode in season one, where Basil was left to mind the hotel by himself because his wife Sybil was in hospital. The episode titled The Germans - fondly remembered for the line " don't mention the War " - will return to the platform with warnings highlighting "potentially offensive content and language", a statement from the organisation said. (more...)
The King of Staten Island Has a Brooklyn Heights Connection The King of Staten Island Has a Brooklyn Heights Connection
- June 12, 2020

The King of Staten Island follows 20-something stoner Scott - played by Saturday Night Live alum Pete Davidson in his first leading movie role - as he deals with his mother dating another firefighter, years after his father died during a rescue. (more...)
Sigourney Weaver Admits Reading Alien 5 Script Revealing Ellen Ripley's Fate Sigourney Weaver Admits Reading Alien 5 Script Revealing Ellen Ripley's Fate
- June 12, 2020

There are some characters in cinema history that will always and forever stand the test of time, and one of those is Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley from the original Alien films. It's an artful turn of phrase, as Weaver portrayed Ripley in David Fincher's 1993 installment Alien 3 as the host of an Alien Queen who bursts out of her torso in the iconic climax. (more...)
Nick Cordero's Wife Provides Update After 'Rocky Evening' In The ICU Nick Cordero's Wife Provides Update After 'Rocky Evening' In The ICU
- June 12, 2020

But Kloots additional that Cordero is at the moment "secure" and that yet another CT scan of his lungs may possibly transpire this 7 days. Last week, the Canadian actor began stem cell treatment in a bid to aid his recovery and Kloots said he would receive another treatment on Friday. (more...)

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