Saturday, May 7, 2022

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from May 1st to 7th, 2022 - Update #19

by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"

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BOX OFFICE - From Deadline:  "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" has grossed $86 million at the international box office after two days of release.

From Here:  My review of "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness."

SCANDAL/TELEVISION - From Deadline:  Disney has fired Fred Savage as executive producer and director of ABC's freshman TV series, "The Wonder Years" for "inappropriate conduct."  Savage was the star of the original version of "The Wonder Years" from 1988-93.

From Deadline:  Actress Alley Mills, who played the family matriarch on the original version of "The Wonder Years," says that the series was cancelled for what she called a ridiculous harassment lawsuit against then 16-year old lead, Fred Savage, and his co-star, then 20-year old Jason Hervey.

POLITICS/TELEVISION - From NYPost:  Five Republican U.S. Senators want TV ratings updated to warn parents about shows with LGBTQ characters and have sent a letter to the "TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board" asking for a TV ratings overhaul.

EMMY AWARDS - From THR:  The nominees for the 2022 Daytime Emmy Awards have been announced.  The winners will be announced on June 24th in a ceremony to air on CBS and stream on Paramount+.

TELEVISION - From Deadline:  CBS has renewed its hit Sunday night drama, "The Equalizer," for a third and fourth season, beginning with the 2022-23.

SCANDAL - From Deadline:   Los Angeles police have identified and arrested the man who allegedly attacked Dave Chappelle onstage at the Hollywood Bowl during the "Netflix Is A Joke" festival. Police say 23-year-old Isaiah Lee was taken into custody for assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday night.

CULTURE - From Politico:  "We hold that 'Roe' and 'Casey' must be overruled."

MOVIES - From THR:  Director Elizabeth Bank's thriller, "Cocaine Bear," is currently scheduled to debut in theaters Feb. 24th, 2023.

NETFLIX - From Deadline:  Two-time Emmy winner Jeff Daniels will play the lead in the Netflix miniseries, "A Man in Full," an adaptation of Tom Wolfe's 1998 novel.

STREAMING - From DeadlineParamount+ drops first look at actor Sylvester Stallone as mob boss, "Dwight," in Taylor Sheridan's streaming series, "Tulsa."

MOVIES - From Deadline:  Sources say that Louis Leterrier is Universal Picture's top choice to replace Justin Lin as director of "Fast X," the tenth "Fast & Furious" films.

From THR:  The story of how, why, and when Justin Lin departed as director of "Fast X."

BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficePro:  The winner of the 4/29 to 5/1/2022 weekend box office is DreamWorks Animation's "The Bad Guys" with an estimated total of 16.1 million dollars.

MARVEL STUDIOS - From Deadline:  Jon Watts, director of Sony/Marvel's three Spider-Man films, has decided not to direct Marvel Studios' still-developing "Fantastic Four" film.


From BleedingCool:  Comic book writer and artist, George Perez, has died at the age of 67, Friday, May 6, 2022.  Among his best known works are "New Teen Titans, " Crisis on Infinite Earths," "Wonder Woman" and "Avengers."

From Deadline:  Country singer and actress, Naomi Judd, has died at the age of 76, Saturday, April 30, 2022.  Naomi and her elder daughter, Wynonna, formed the award-winning country music duo, "The Judds" in 1983.  They released six studio albums from 1984 to 1990 and won five Grammy Awards from 1985 to 1992. Naomi also won a Grammy in the category of "Best Country Song" for co-writing the song, "Love Can Build a Bridge."  As an actress, Naomi made guest appearances on several TV series, including "3rd Rock from the Sun" and "Touched by an Angel." Naomi's young daughter is Oscar-nominated actress, Ashley Judd.

From People: "Sources" have apparently told "People" magazine that Naomi Judd died by suicide Sat. April 30th.

From Deadline:  Actor Mike Hagerty has died at the age of 67, Friday, April 29, 2022.  He was best known for playing the building super, "Mr. Treeger," in NBC's late sitcom, "Friends," and a used clothing store owner in NBC's former sitcom, "Seinfeld."  He was currently seen in HBO's "Someboyd Somewhere."

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