Saturday, September 17, 2022

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from September 11th to 17th, 2022 - Update #14

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

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MOVIES - From Deadline:  Once meant to stream on HBO Max, "Magic Mike's Last Dance," the third "Magic Mike" film, is headed to theaters February 10, 2023 - Super Bowl weekend.

AMAZON - From DeadlineAmazon Studios has ordered a TV series set in the world of "Blade Runner," entitled "Blade Runner 2099."  Ridley Scott who directed the original film, "Blade Runner" (1982), will executive produce the new series.

SCANDAL - From Deadline:  In Chicago, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, R. Kelly was found guilty on 6 of 13 charges related to child pornography and enticing underage girls.  In June, a Brooklyn federal court sentenced Kelly to 30 years on 9 counts of sex trafficking and racketeering.

MOVIES - From Deadline:  Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey has exited the inspiring sports movie, "Dallas Sting," which is based on the true story of a Dallas high school girls soccer team.  Apparently, there is some brewing scandal behind the real story.

ANIMATION - From Inverse:  20 animated series were removed from HBO Max in August.  The creators don't know why and no one has reached out to them.

MOVIES - From Variety:  Director Jordan Peele reveals an innovative technique that cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema used for his recent film, "Nope."

EMMYS - From Variety:  Here is a list of winners at the 2020 / 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

From YahooLifeZendaya becomes the first Black woman to win an Emmy for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" twice (for her role in HBO's "Euphoria") and the youngest to win in that category twice. She dedicates her win to people who have been affected by addiction.

From EW:  "Abbot Elementary" actress Sheryl Lee Ralph wins her first Emmy and delivers a rousing acceptance speech.  She is only the second African-American woman to win in the category of "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy."

From People:  Actress Jackee Harry celebrates actress Sheryl Lee Ralph's Emmy win.  Harry was the first African-American actress to win in the category of "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy" (for the NBC comedy, "227") and, until Ralph's win Monday night (9/12), the only one.

BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficePro:  The winner of the 9/9 to 9/11/2022 weekend box office is 20th Century Studios' "Barbarian" with an estimated take of 10 million dollars.

MOVIES - From Variety:  Screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, there is big Oscar buzz for Steven Spielberg's semi-autobiographical film, "The Fabelmans."


From Variety:  Veteran film and television actor, Henry Silva, has died at the age of 95, Wednesday, September 14, 2022, one day before his 96th birthday.  "The Washington Post" calls him a "versatile Hollywood villain," and his best remembered roles are as villains.  Among his most memorable roles is  "Chunjin," the houseboy and Communist agent in "The Manchurian Candidante" (1962).  Silva was also the last surviving star of the original "Oceans 11" (1960), in which he played "Roger Corneal," one of the 11 casino robbers.

From Deadline:  Pioneering French film director, Jean-Luc Goddard, has died at the age of 91, Tuesday, September 13, 2022.  He was the leading figure of the 1960s "French New Wave" movement and his 1960 film, "Breathless," helped establish the movement.

From Deadline:  The actor and screenwriter, Mark Miller, has died at the age of 97, Friday, September 9, 2022.  He was a prolific television actor and is best known for starring in ABC's "Guestward, Ho!" and NBC's "Please Don't Eat the Daises."  He wrote the 1982 family film, "Savannah Smiles," and episodes of such sitcoms as "The Jeffersons" "Diff'rent Strokes," and "The Munsters Today," to name a few.  Two of his three daughters are actresses, including the prolific film and TV actor, Penelope Ann Miller.


From TheDailyBeast:   Legendary NBA bad boy and champion (Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls), Dennis Rodman claims that he has been given permission to go to Russia and help free imprisoned hostage, WNBA star, Brittney Griner.

From Vox:  Vox's Jonathan Guyer talks the Brittney Griner case with Danielle Gilbert, a Dartmouth professor who is writing a book about states and rogue actors that take hostages.

From ESPN:   A Russian court sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison Thursday, Aug. 4th.  Griner was arrested Feb. 17 for bringing cannabis into the country and pleaded guilty July 7, though the case continued under Russian law.

From ESPN:  The Biden administration has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday.

From RSN:  "Will Support From LeBron James, Joe Rogan, Kim Kardashian, and Other Celebrities Help Free Brittney Griner From a Russian Prison?" by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar via Substack

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."

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