Saturday, July 13, 2019

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from July 7th to 13th, 2019 - Update #25

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POLITICS - From ProPublica:  ProPublica wants to know if you are in a secret Facebook hate group.

COMICS - From BleedingCool:  John Carpenter is writing a "Joker" comic book.  He will be joined by his writing partner, Anthony Burch, and and artist Phillip Tan.

CULTURE/MUSIC - From YahooEntertainment:  July 12, 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the mini-Ku Klux Klan rally known as "Disco Demolition Night," which occured July 12, 1979 in Chicago's Comiskey Park during a Chicago White Sox double-header.

From NPR:  "July 12, 1979: The Night Disco Died' — Or Didn't"

MOVIES - From THR:  Since Guy Ritchie is not returning, the third film in the Robert Downey, Jr./Jude Law "Sherlock Holmes" movies needs a new director.  Enter Dexter Fletcher, fresh of "Rocketman" and finishing "Bohemian Rhapsody" after original director Bryan Singer was kicked off.

TELEVISION - From THR:  Super-producer Ryan Murphy has revealed the cast of "American Horror Story: 1984" (Season 9), which is set to premiere September 18, 2019 on FX.

ANIMATION - From Variety:  Warner Bros. Animation will produce a new "Flintstones" animated television series.  It will be overseen by actress Elizabeth Banks and her Brownstone Productions.

STREAMING - From Variety:  David Fincher and Gary Oldman are teaming up for a Netflix biopic revolving around Herman Mankiewicz, the screenwriter of Citizen Kane (with Orson Welles), with Oldman playing Mankiewicz.

TELEVISION - From Variety:  Three young actors: Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu, and Hal Cumpston have been named as stars of AMC's announced third "The Walking Dead" TV series.

STREAMING - From Deadline:  WarnerMedia's streaming service has a name - "HBO Max."  It will be the new streaming home of the TV series, "Friends."

DISNEY - From YahooNews:  Abigail Disney is the daughter of the late Roy E. Disney, the son of Roy O. Disney, who co-founded the Walt Disney Company with his brother, Walt Disney.  In this interview, she talks about the violence she experienced as a child.

SPORTS - From BET:  "Black Girl Magic": meet the Black women representing on the 2019 World Cup winning United States Women's Soccer Team.

MOVIES - From BloodyDisgusting:  Samuel L. Jackson is reportedly joining Chris Rock in Rock's reboot of the "Saw" horror movie franchise.

From BloodyDisgusting:  Celeste O'Connor and Logan Kim have reportedly joined Jason Reitman's "Ghostbusters" film.

From BloodyDisgusting:  Megan Navarro names her best horror movies of the first half of 2019, plus one released in the second half of 2019.

BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo: The winner of the 7/5 to 7/719 weekend box office is "Spider-Man: Far From Home" with an estimated take of 93.6 million dollars.

From Deadline:  "Spider-Man: Far From Home" grossed $185 million over the six-day haul since its Tuesday, July 2nd debut.  That is a record for a six-day Independence Day launch.

From Patreon:  My review of "Spider-Man: Far From Home."

ECO - From APNews:  Leonardo DiCaprio is joining with billionaire investors and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth to create, "Earth Alliance," a new nonprofit environmental organization charged with tackling climate change and the loss of biodiversity.

CELEBRITY - From IndieWire: Bill Murray explains why he created a 1-800 number for people to reach him about roles.

From Variety:  Noted horror director John Carpenter looks back on his legacy and career.


From ABC:  The actor Cameron Boyce has died at the age of 20, Saturday, July 6, 2019.  Boyce, as a child actor, was known for his "Luke Ross" on the Disney Channel TV series, "Jessie" (2011-2015).  He had also starred as "Carlos" in the Disney TV musical film series, "Descendants," including "Descendants 3," which is due to debut on Disney Channel, Aug. 2nd, 2019.

From Deadline:  Hollywood figures and former co-stars pay tribute to actor Cameron Boyce, star of Disney Channel's "Jessie" and Adam Sandler's son in the "Grown Ups" films, who died this past weekend.

From TeenVogue:  Tributes continue for Cameron Boyce, including from First Lady Michelle Obama and his costar, Dove Cameron ("Descendants").

From Variety:  Actress Stephanie Neznik died at the age of 52, June 23, 2019.  She was best known for her role as "Nina Feeney" on the TV series, "Everwood" (2002-2006).  She also appeared in the film, "Star Trek: Insurrection" (1998) and in the "Star Trek: Enterprise" episode, "Rogue Planet."

From RollingStone:  Stage, TV, and film actor, Rip Torn, has died at the age of 88, Tuesday, July 9, 2019.  He won an Emmy Award for playing "Artie," a supporting role in the TV series, "The Larry Sanders Show" (1992-98). Many will also remember as "Zed" in "Men in Black" and "Men in Black II."  He earned a best supporting actor Oscar nomination for his role in the film "Cross Creek" (1983).

From DallasMorningNews:  Self-made billionaire businessman and philanthropist, H. (Henry) Ross Perot, has died at the age of 89, Tuesday, July 9, 2019.  Many best remember Perot for his 1992 run as a U.S. presidential candidate.  He also ran in 1996.

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