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CELEBRITY - From TheDailyBeast: A gun-note, NRA toadie, and bitch hates rock legend Neil Young.
COMICS-FILM - From Deadline: Apparently, it is a done deal. Ava DuVernay will direct "New Gods" for Warner Bros./DC Entertainment.
From BleedingCool: Ava DuVernay in talks to direct a film based on DC Comics' "New Gods" comic books, which were created by the late, great Jack Kirby.
MUSIC - From RollingStone: #FreeMeekMill - Rolling Stone has an interview with troubled, jailed rapper.
COMICS-FILM - From TheWrap: Spike Lee is eyeing "Nightwatch," part of Sony Picture's "Spider-Man" film universe as a directing gig. Nightwatch is an African-American character and first appeared in 1993.
COMICS-FILM - From SlashFilm: Once upon a time, Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage almost played the role of Superman. Now, Cage will provide the voice of Superman in the animated "Teen Titans Go!" movie, "Teen Titans GO! to the Movies." Rapper Lil Yachty will provide the voice of Green Lantern.
BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo: The winner of the 3/9 to 3/11/2018 weekend box office is "Black Panther" with an estimated take of $41.1 million - the film's fourth straight weekend at #1 and the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to do so.
From Variety: "Black Panther" wins the weekend at the box office in China with a take of $66 million.
From Deadline: "The Death of Stalin" has the best specialty theater (art house theaters) debut of 2018.
OSCARS - From THR: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says activism failed at last Sunday's 90th Academy awards ceremony.
POLITICS - From teleSUR: Actor-activist Danny Glover and Noam Chomsky condemn recent U.S. and Canadian sanctions against Venezuela.
From NYT: Actress-activist Angelina Jolie and Senator John McCain unite for a "New York Times" editorial saying that the U.S. should lead in saving Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (formerly Burma).
From ESPN: Businessman and professional sports franchise owner, Tom Benson, died at the age of 90, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Benson owned the NFL's New Orleans Saints pro football team and the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans professional basketball team. Benson was owner of the Saints when the team won Super Bowl XLIV.
From TheWrap: British author, cosmologist, and physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. A global cultural icon, Hawking was a science communicator who connected with laypersons. His life was dramatized in the Oscar-winning film, "The Theory of Everything."
From CNN: Rapper Craig Mack has died at the age of 46, Monday, March 12, 2018. His 1994 hit, "Flava in Ya Ear" is considered one of the defining rap songs of the 1990s and was the first release and first breakout hit for Sean "Puffy" Combs' Bad Boys Records. Mack earned a Grammy nomination for "Best Rap Solo Performance" at the 37th Grammy Awards (1995).