Saturday, June 9, 2018

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from June 1st to 9th, 2018 - Update #16

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CULTURE - From Ozy:  Nigerians are the most successful ethnic group in the United States.

MOVIES - From Deadline:  New cast members, including Dakota Fanning, Luke Perry and Damian Lewis, are added to Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

MOVIES - From THR:  J.J. Abrams and Zachary Quinto are developing a film about the secret gay love affair between actors Anthony Hopkins and Tab Hunter, two leading men of Hollywood's "golden age."

MOVIES-MUSIC - From Deadline:  Ziggy Marley is joining forces with Paramount Pictures for a biopic about his dad, legendary musician and recording artist, Bob Marley.

ANIMATION - From Deadline:  Will Smith and Tom Holland ("Spider-Man: Homecoming") are "Spies in Disguise" for Blue Sky Studios.

TOLKIEN - From TheGuardian:  How JRR Tolkien created Middle-earth

BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the 6/2 to 6/4/2018 weekend box office is "Solo: A Star Wars Story" with an estimated total of $29.29 million.

STREAMING - From YahooFinance:  Netflix spending $2 billion this year alone(!) on original content.

CELEBRITY - From TheGuardian:  Jane Fonda still raising hell at age 80.

CULTURE-POLITICS - From Truthout:  Roseanne Barr the Bigot: How Racism Exposes the Authoritarian Strain

MOVIES - From Collider:  Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo will star in the fantasy adventure, "Come Away," which is being directed by Brenda Chapman, who won an Oscar for her work on Disney/Pixar's "Brave."  The film will be Chapman's live-action debut.


From BuzzFeed:  First full trailer for the Halloween reboot/sequel starring Jamie Lee Curtis.

From THR:  There is a cool new trailer for the animated film, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." The film is due in theaters December 2018.


From YahooUK:  The actress, Eunice Gayson, has died at the age of 90, Friday, June 8, 2018.  Gayson was the first "Bond girl," appearing in the first James Bond film, "Dr. No." (1962).  Her character, "Sylvia Trench," would also appear in "From Russia With Love" (1963).

From TheWrap:  Celebrity chef and TV host, Anthony Bourdain, has died at the age of 61, Friday, June 8, 2018.  He died of an apparent suicide in Strasbourg, France.  He won the Peabody Award and several Emmy Awards for his work.  His most recent TV series was CNN's "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown."

From THR:  The actor Jerry Maren died at the age of 98, sometime in May 2018.  Maren was the last surviving "adult Munchkin" from the 1939 film, "The Wizard of Oz."  Maren was also one of the Munchkins that sang "the Lollipop Guild song."   He appeared in numerous films and TV programs, including the Marx Bros. film, "At the Circus."

From ESPN:  Former NFL player, Dwight Clark, has died at the age of 61, Monday, June 4, 2018.  Clark died after a battle with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).  Clark was a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers for his entire 9-year career and is best known for being on the receiving end of one of the most famous plays in NFL history, "The Catch," which spurred the 49ers to their first Super Bowl victory.


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