by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"
ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE NEWS:
STREAMING - From Deadline: Oscar-nominated actor Edward Norton has been cast in the "Knives Out" sequel, which is due from writer-director Rian Johnson and Netflix.
TELEVISION - From Variety: Fox has cancelled its crime drama series, "Prodigal Son," starring Tom Payne and Michael Sheen, after two seasons. The May 18th season finale will now also be the series finale.
CELEBRITY - From PopSugar: Are Bennifer (Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck) a thing again?
STREAMING - From Deadline: Leonardo DiCaprio has revealed a first-look at his next film, "Killers of the Flower Moon," from Apple Original Films and directed by Martin Scorsese. The film, which also stars Robert De Niro, has begun production.
BOX OFFICE - From Variety: The winner of the 5/7 to 5/9/2021 weekend box office is Guy Ritchie's "Wrath of Man" (starring Jason Statham) with an estimated gross of 8.1 million dollars.
OSCARS - From YahooEntertainment: When she did not win in the "Best Song" Oscar category at the recent 93rd Academy Awards, songwriter Diane Warren became the woman with the most nominations without a win in Oscar history. Warren is 0-for-12, but she is taking that in stride. And she might get a another nomination next year.
GOLDEN GLOBES - From Variety: "Black Widow" star and Oscar-nominated and Tony Award-winning actress Scarlett Johansson speaks out against the HFPA, the organization with hands out the Golden Globes awards.
From Deadline: Netflix becomes the latest media organization to shun the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) over its attempts to ... change.
From YahooLife: The former White House dog, Bo, has died at the age of 12, Saturday, May 8, 2021. A Portuguese water dog, Bo was the family dog of President Barack Obama and his family and was the White House dog from 2009-2017. Bo joined the family and entered the White House in April 2009.