by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"
ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE NEWS:
SCANDAL - From LATimes: Jeffrey Cooper, a renowned Los Angeles architect and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hands out the Oscars, has been found guilty of three counts of child molestation.
CANNES - From Deadline: The Cannes festival debut of "Top Gun: Maverick" gets a five-minute standing ovation. Tom Cruise receives an honorary "Palme d'Or."
DISNEY - From Deadline: Disney has reportedly paid $30 million for the Elton John documentary, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." It will received a limited theatrical release and then stream exclusively on Disney+.
ANIMATION - From BleedingCool: Mindy Kaling does not give a crap if you don't like her South Asian Velma Dinkley for HBO Max's "Velma."
MOVIES - From BleedingCool: Tom Cruise was not going to allow "Top Gun: Maverick" to go to streaming.
MUSIC - From YahooEntertainment: A controversial "Rolling Stone" article says that the recently deceased "Foo Fighters" drummer, Taylor Hawkins, was pushed to exhaustion "playing physically taxing, nearly three-hour shows, and at the time of his death was considering scaling back his Foos duties or even quitting the band entirely."
STREAMING - From EW: Hulu has released a teaser video for "Prey," the prequel to the film, "Predator" (1987). The film, due August 5th, is set 300 years in the past and the cast is comprised almost entirely of Native American and First Nation actors.
BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficePro: The winner of the 5/13 to 5/15/2022 weekend box office is "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" with an estimated take of 61 million dollars.
From Here: My review of "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness."
MOVIES - From TelegraphUK: With "Tom Gun: Maverick," can Tom Cruise save the old-fashioned blockbuster?
DISNEY - From WeGotThisCovered: Apparently, Margot Robbie will take over the "Pirates of the Caribbean," perhaps in a spin-off capacity.
TELEVISION - From Deadline: The site offers a photo gallery of TV shows that have been cancelled during the 2021-22 television season.
ANIMATION - From Deadline: Sony Pictures Television is reportedly pitching an animated take on the classic 1980s-1990s sitcom, "Married... with Children." The series original stars, Katey Sagal, Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, and Dave Faustino.
From Variety: Greek musician, film composer, and electronic, ambient, and classical composer, Vangelis, has died at the age of 79. Vangelis was best known for his Oscar-winning score for the 1981 film, "Chariots of Fire," which also won the "Best Picture" Oscar. He is also well known for his score for the 1982 film, Blade Runner."
From Variety: Actress Marnie Schulenberg has died at the age of 37, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. She was best known for her 2007-10 run on the former CBS soap opera, "As the World Turns," remaining with the series until it ended. Most recently, she had a recurring role on the Showtime series, "City on a Hill."
From ABCNews: A 18-year-old white MAN shot 13 people, killing 10 at a Buffalo, New York Tops Friendly Markets supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2021.
From WGRZ: Who are the victims of the Buffalo Tops Friendly Markets grocery store shooting. This comes from local station WGRZ Channel 2 and includes video and some victim photos.
From BuffaloNews: One of the 10 Black murder victims of the Buffalo massacre was Katherine "Kat" Massey. She was a leader in her community and civil rights activist and advocate for education.
From NewYorkPost: One of the 10 Black murder victims of the Buffalo massacre was Andre Mackniel. He was at TOPS Supermaket to pick up a birthday cake for his son.
From Truthout: The racist attack in Buffalo, NY at the Tops supermarket was crafted to terrorize us, so here is how we fight back.
From CNN: What is known about the 18-year-old MAN, Payton Gendron.
From NPR: 198 mass shooting this year ... so far.
From Truthout: White supremacist massacre of 10 people in Buffalo, NY shows that the “Alt-Right” ideology leads to murder.
From RollingStone: Buffalo rampage killing is "Straight Up Racially Motivated Hate Crime."
From InformedComment: Rene Binet, the originator the "great replacement" was a French Nazi, and he saw all American as "Negroes," an "impure mestizo 'race'."
From WashPost: Only 22 people saw the live-stream of a white terrorist kill Black shoppers at the Buffalo Tops Friendly Markets supermarket, but millions have seen it since...
From GuardianUK: Buffalo Tops Friendly Markets shooter may have been motivated by "eco-fascism," a focus on overpopulation and environmental degradation.