Friday, March 23, 2018

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from March 18th to 24th, 2018 - Update #16

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MOVIES - From ThePlaylist:  Nate Parker ("The Birth of a Nation") will direct "Black & Blue," a biopic of decorated LAPD officer, Ralph Waddy.

TELEVISION - From TheWrap:  Ryan Murphy says that Fox is ready for spinoffs from his hit medical drama, "9-1-1".

MOVIES - From TheRinger:  The Disney Decade - the House of Mouse took over movie going in the 21st century.

COMICS-FILM - From ThePlaylist:  "Deadpool 2" reshoots add "a secret cameo" to the film.

STREAMING - From Reuters:   Exclusive: Amazon's internal numbers on Prime Video, revealed

From TheRinger:  To Win the Streaming Wars, Amazon Will Need to Take More Risks

NATURE - From Vox:  It's the first day of Spring 2018; here are six things to know about the first day of the spring equinox.

From  The first day of Spring 2018 as seen from space.

MUSIC - From YahooEntertainment:  Three "retro" musical acts (Jimi Hendriz, David Byrne, and Judas Priest) enter the "Top Ten" on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week.

MOVIES - From YahooTheWrap:  Steven Spielberg says that the fifth Indiana Jones film will begin production in April of 2019.

POLITICS - From CNN:  Activist and actress Cynthia Nixon has announced that she will enter the New York gubernatorial race.  Nixon is best known for her roll as Miranda Hobbes in the television and later film series, "Sex in the City."  Nixon will challenge current New York governor Andrew Cuomo in the state's Democratic primary in September of this year.

BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the 3/16 to 3/18/2018 weekend box office is Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" with an estimated take of $27 million.  This is the film's fifth consecutive week at #1.

From YahooAP:  "Black Panther" becomes the first film since "Avatar" (2009) to be #1 at the weekend box office for 5 consecutive weeks.  Before "Avatar," the last film to accomplish that feat was "The Sixth Sense" (1999).

From Variety:  "Tomb Raider" reboot tops international box office with $84.5 million.

CELEBRITY - From YahooEntertainment:  Jim Carrey's Sarah Sanders (White House press secretary) painting creates a controversy.



From DeadlineTV:  The actress DuShone Monique Brown has died at the age of 49, Friday, 23, 2018.  She was best known for her role as "Connie" on NBC's "Chicago Fire."

From Bloomberg:  Charles Lazarus, the founder of Toy 'R' Us, has died at the age of 94, Thursday, March 22, 2018.  Lazarus founded the company as a children's furniture store, and began the company's modern incarnation in 1957.  Toys 'R' Us is currently closing its operations in the United States.

From TheBostonGlobe:  Television personality and entertainer, Frank Avruch, has died at the age of 89, Wednesday, March 21, 2018.  A long time personality at WCVB-TV, Avruch is best known as one of the men who performed "Bozo the Clown."  Avruch played the character from 1959 to 1970.

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