by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"
ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE NEWS:
MOVIES - From Deadline: Tony Revolori (the Sony/Marvel "Spider-Man" films) and Samara Weaving join the cast of "Scream 6."
BOX OFFICE - From Deadline: "Top Gun: Maverick," starring Tom Cruise, has passed the 600 million dollar-mark at the domestic box office.
SCANDAL - From Deadline: Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey has pled not guilty to five sexual assault charges at a court hearing at London’s famed Old Bailey court Thurs, July 14th and will face trial in June 2023. Spacey goes to trial in New York in October to face a sexual assault lawsuit from actor, Anthony Rapp.
TRAILERS - From Deadline: Universal Pictures debuts the trailer for director Rob Zombie's "The Munsters," a film adaptation of the 1960s television sitcom.
EMMYS - From Variety: The nominations for the 2022 / 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced. HBO's "Succession" and Apple TV+'s "Ted Lasso" lead in the major categories. The eligibility period is June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022. The winners for the "Creative Arts" categories will be announced Sept. 3rd and 4th and the main awards will be announced Sept. 12th on NBC.
BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficePro: The winner of the 7/8 to 7/10/2022 weekend box office is DisneyMarvel's "Thor: Love and Thunder" with an estimated take of 143 million dollars.
From Here: Negromancer's "Thor: Love and Thunder" review.
DISNEY - From Variety: Hulu is renewed its popular series, "Only Murders in the Building" for a third season.
MOVIES - From Deadline: Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has joined the horror film, "Skill House," as both an actor and producer.
MARVEL STUDIOS - From People: With new of a "Captain America 4," actor Chris Evans wants to remind people that Sam Wilson, not Steve Rogers, is Captain America, now.
MOVIES - From Deadline: Actor Miles Teller says that he is having conversation with Tom Cruise about a third "Top Gun" movie in the wake of the billion-dollar box office success of the second film in the series, "Top Gun: Maverick."
MOVIES - From THR: Writer-director Zach Cregger's horror film, "Barbarian," is moving from its Aug. 31st, 2022 release date to September 9th, 2022. The film stars Bill Skarsgard and Georgina Campbell.
From Deadline: British film music composer and singer, Monty Norman, has died at the age of 94, Monday, July 11, 2022. He was best known for composing the instantly familiar "James Bond Theme," which first appeared in the 1962 Bond film, "Dr. No." In the 1950s and 1960s, Norman sang in several big band acts and for various variety shows. Norman also composed songs for such acts as Cliff Richards, Count Basie, and Bob Hope.
From Variety: Actor and director, L.Q. Jones, has died at the age of 94, Saturday, July 9, 2022. As an actor, he was best known for appearing in several films for director Sam Peckinpah, including "Ride the High Country" (1962), and "The Wild Bunch" (1969), and "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" (1973), to name a few. He directed the cult 1975 science fiction film, "A Boy and His Dog."
From ESPN: Detained WNBA star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty on Thursday to bringing hashish oil into Russia, telling a judge that she had done so "inadvertently" while asking the court for mercy.
From CBSSports: The Brittney Griner situation explained.
From RSN: According to The Washington Post Editorial Board: "Brittney Griner is a hostage, plain and simple.