Disney CEO Reveals How ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Captain Marvel’ Almost Never Got Made

It’s fair to say Disney CEO Bob Iger has turned into the closest thing Walt Disney was when running his own company. After some up and down years during the Michael Eisner era, Iger amended many things, including slightly resembling Walt Disney in an avuncular way. One change he made was making Disney more inclusive, even if also brokering deals essentially gobbling up a good chunk of entertainment conglomerates. If you feel a bit uneasy about Disney practically owning the world lately, let’s at least give credit to Iger for…

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South Park ban by China highlights Hollywood tightrope act

US entertainment studios try to avoid irking Beijing censors without suppressing artistic freedom for content producers. China’s removal of animated comedy South Park from online sites just as it dropped United States basketball broadcasts highlights a tension familiar to Hollywood studios: the need to please Chinese authorities in order to reach the country’s vast audience. Media companies count on ticket sales in China – projected to become the world’s largest movie market next year – to bolster their bottom lines. And some films, such as recent Oscar winner Green Book,…

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US Senator calls for review of TikTok’s merger with Musical.ly

Chinese ownership of TikTok and sudden spike in popularity have raised national security concerns among US lawmakers. United States Senator Marco Rubio on Wednesday said he will ask the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) to review TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co’s acquisition of Musical.ly. “Today I will be asking CFIUS to review TikTok’s acquisition of Musical.ly. Ample & growing evidence exists that TikTok’s platform for western markets, including the U.S., are censoring content in line with China‘s communist government directives,” the Republican senator said in a…

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What to look for in a streaming music service

A fundamental consideration is the extensiveness of the music library As music streaming service options open up, discerning which to choose becomes a challenge. PC magazine’s “Editor’s Choice” pick is Sirius XM Internet Radio; however, at $10.99 per month, this is also the most expensive streaming service featured in July’s “The Best Online Music Streaming Services for 2019.” The other nine are: Tidal, Amazon Music, LiveXLive, Spotify, Apple, Deezer, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio and Pandora. Consumer Reports provided a comprehensive rundown this year, providing price, who it’s best for, pros…

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Amy Schumer made a funny reference to Jessica Simpson’s 100-pound weight loss, and the singer had a cheeky response

When Amy Schumer referenced Jessica Simpson’s recent weight loss on Monday, the two stars had a hilarious and supportive interaction. Schumer, who gave birth to her first child in May, shared a photo of herself at the beach on Instagram. “Ok Simpson!” she captioned the image. “Well ive lost 10 pounds and 100 dollars to my sister playing poker.” Schumer also added the hashtag, “no rush.” Simpson recently made headlines when she revealed she’s lost 100 pounds since giving birth in March. The mom of three said she’s “so proud…

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The sad fate of Officer Rib Tickles, the dog cop who was too funny for ‘Toy Story 4’

Woody and the gang are on a mission to save Forky, a plaything made from a spork, in “Toy Story 4.” Pixar Steel yourself for the sad tale of Officer Rib Tickles, the victim of a double crime. “Toy Story 4” audiences were meant to mourn the dog cop character who had been  swallowed by a cat. Then the whole character was cut from the Pixar film, which gets its digital release Tuesday, arriving on Blu-ray Oct. 8. “It pained me to take Rib Tickles out,” says director Josh Cooley. Officer Tickles was…

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Emmy Awards: Game of Thrones wins again as Fleabag surprises

Thrones most awarded fictional show in Emmy history as Fleabag’s Waller-Bridge scoops acting, writing, directing gongs. Fantasy saga Game of Thrones took home the top drama prize for the fourth time at the Emmy Awards on Sunday and became the most-decorated fictional show in the awards’ history, but it was British writer and actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge who stole the show with her dark comedy, Fleabag. Game of Thrones won 12 awards for its final season, including Peter Dinklage who won best supporting actor for the fourth time. “This all started…

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6 Shows for Some Women-Led Belly Laughs

Time and time again women have proven that viewers are interested in the stories they tell. Before the advent and popularity of streaming services such as Netflix, I watched shows and movies that were available through my cable package. Growing up in the ’90s and early aughts, I rarely watched comedies that starred women. And if I did come across comedies with women in the lead, the women were vying to be the objects of men’s affection, like in Clueless, or men were trying to get their attention (sometimes with…

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Guizerr’s new gaming arena ‘House Of Games’ offers free new colorful and addicting casino games

A new gaming platform aiming at bring together gaming enthusiasts for fun and money. The House Of Games Casino has in total about 70 games, which can satisfy any gambling gamer’s need for excitement. All kinds of online emulators are gathered here, so that anyone could find a game to his taste. For example: Poker – Caribbean, Russian, Oasis to play with a dealer; Blackjack – One Deck, European, Six Deck, Double Exposure; Baccarat; Roulette – European and American; HD slots for fans of modern simulators; Retro slots – for…

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What to expect from HBO Max

What content will be available on HBO Max that is not on other streaming services? What content will be available on HBO Max that is not on other streaming services? The late-summer news is that HBO Max will be the exclusive streaming service for all 11 seasons of “Doctor Who” and all 10 seasons of “Friends,” which leaves Netflix early next year. “The service will also be the exclusive streaming source for all new Warner Bros. dramas produced for The CW network, beginning with the fall 2019 season that features…

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Weinstein pleads not guilty to new indictment, trial delayed

Tweak to the case was intended to allow an actress to testify against Weinstein in a rape and sexual assault trial. Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to a new indictment on Monday that includes revised charges of predatory sexual assault, a development that caused the judge to delay the start of his trial until early next year. The tweak to the case was intended to open the door for an actress to testify against Weinstein in a rape and sexual assault trial that had been scheduled to start…

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Remains found in Oregon believed to be “Seinfeld” actor Charles Levin

Remains found in a remote area of Oregon are believed to be of missing actor Charles Levin, who played numerous roles on television comedies such as “Seinfeld” and “Night Court.” Levin, 70, was reported missing from Grants Pass on July 8 by his son after he hadn’t heard from his father for several days, The […] Source: Remains found in Oregon believed to be “Seinfeld” actor Charles Levin

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