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MOVIES - From YahooEW: Some believe that the movie poster for the 1992 Kevin Costner-Whitney Houston film, "The Bodyguard," is an iconic image. But Costner says the woman he is holding in the image is not Whitney Houston, but is her body double.
TELEVISION - From Deadline: Tyler Perry's first TV series for BET (part of his multi-year content deal with Viacom) is a White House drama called "The Oval."
COMICS-FILM - From Deadline: "Transparent" creator, Jill Soloway, will write and direct Millennium Films' "Red Sonja" film, based on the comic book character inspired by a Robert E. Howard (Conan the Barbarian) character. Soloway is replacing the disgraced Bryan Singer.
BUSINESS - From Bloomberg: The toy store chain, Toys "R" Us, is looking to make a come book in the United States for Christmas 2019, by opening six new stores.
SCANDAL - From YahooNews: There is a new twist in Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey's sexual assault case - text messages from the alleged victim.
MOVIES - From YahooEntertainment: There has reportedly been a stabbing on the Warner Bros. Studios U.K. set of "The Witches." The film is remake of the previous film version of Roald Dahl's book of the same title. News is describing the films as "a new Anne Hathaway movie."
MOVIES - From Variety: Screen Gems is eyeing a spinoff of its 210 hit film, "Easy A." They hired Bert Royal, who wrote the first film, to write and direct the new one.
MOVIES - From TheRinger: "The Problem With IMDb’s Rating System" by Alyssa Bereznak
MOVIES - From Variety: Jermaine Fowler is set to be one of Eddie Murphy's co-stars in the "Coming to America" sequel, "Coming 2 America," which is set to be directed by Craig Brewer ("Hustle & Flow").
SCANDAL - From TheDailyBeast: Eight women have come forward to accuse Hollywood screenwriter, Max Landis ("Chronicle," "Bright") of various forms of abuse.
From IndieWire: An analysis: "Max Landis should have been thrown out of Hollywood years ago."
From IndieWire: Apparently, director Josh Trank banned Max Landis from the set of "Chronicle," a film Landis wrote and created with Trank.
From IndieWire: Chloe Grace Moretz says her World War II horror film, "Shadow in the Cloud," has distanced itself from writer Max Landis and has been rewritten without him.
AWARDS - From Deadline: If you care, here are the "MTV Movie and TV Awards" winners. "Avengers: Endgame" named "Best Movie" and "Game of Thrones" named "Best Show."
MOVIES-TV - From Deadline: WarnerMedia is reportedly closing in on a "megadeal," worth as much as $500 million, with J.J. Abrams to produce content for them.
MOVIES - From Deadline: "Hunger Games" author, Suzanne Collins, is working on a "Hunger Games" prequel novel and Lionsgate is in talks to develop it into a film.
BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo: The winner of the 6/14 to 6/16/2019 weekend box office is "Men in Black: International" with an estimated take of 28.5 million dollars.
From Patreon: Leroy Douresseaux's review of "Men in Black: International."
From Deadline: "The Dead Don't Die" and "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" lead specialty box office.
MOVIES - From THR: Former child actor, Danny Lloyd ("The Shining"), now a college professor, reacta to the trailer for "Doctor Sleep," the sequel to "The Shining." The trailer includes footage of Lloyd as child playing Danny Torrance in "The Shining," which was directed by the late Stanley Kubrick.
ANIMATION - From Variety: This is a piece on Warner Bros.' "Scoob," the upcoming reboot film of the "Scooby-Doo" movie series. A "work-in-progress" version of the film was shown at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France.
From Variety: Model and socialite, Gloria Vanderbilt, has died at the age of 95, Monday, June 17, 2019. Vanderbilt may be best known for three things. First, she was the subject of a high-profile custody case when she was a minor. Secondly, as a fashion designer, she introduced a line of popular designer jeans. Thirdly, she was the mother of CNN television anchor, Anderson Cooper.
From THR: Legendary Italian filmmaker and director, Franco Zeffirelli, has died at the age of 96, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Zeffirelli was best known for his lavish film adaptations of the works of William Shakespeare. The most famous of those was his 1968 film, Romeo and Juliet, which received 4 Oscar nominations (including one for Zeffirelli as best director) and won two.
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