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Michael Moore-Produced 'Planet of the Humans' Doc Pulled From YouTube, Director Cries 'Censorship'

Michael Moore-Produced 'Planet of the Humans' Doc Pulled From YouTube, Director Cries 'Censorship'

The Michael Moore-produced documentary “Planet of the Humans” was pulled from YouTube overnight due to a “copyright claim by a third party” — prompting writer-director Jeff Gibbs to denounced the removal as a “blatant act of censorship.”“It is a misuse of copyright law to shutdown a film that has opened a serious conversation about how parts of the environmental movement have gotten into bed with Wall Street and so-called ‘green capitalists,'” Gibbs said in a statement Monday. “There is absolutely no copyright violation in my film. This is just another attempt by the film’s opponents to...

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Ann Coulter Turns on ‘Disloyal Actual Retard’ Trump in Twitter Rant

Ann Coulter Turns on ‘Disloyal Actual Retard’ Trump in Twitter Rant

Ann Coulter went on an early Sunday morning Twitter tear, calling President Donald Trump “the most disloyal actual retard that has ever set foot in the Oval Office.”The far-right media pundit and former Trump defender was triggered by the president’s Friday tweet in which he called for Alabama voters to “not trust Jeff Sessions” and instead put their support behind Sessions’ Republican Senate seat challenger, football coach Tommy Tuberville.“3 years ago, after Jeff Sessions recused himself, the Fraudulent Mueller Scam began. Alabama, do not trust Jeff Sessions. He let our Country down....

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Ron Jeremy Under New Sexual Assault Investigation

Ron Jeremy Under New Sexual Assault Investigation

Porn legend Ron Jeremy is facing new accusations of sexual assault.“Sexual assault allegations against Ron Jeremy are under review by our office. No filing decision has been made,” Greg Risling, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s public information officer, told TheWrap. There was no other information given regarding the new allegations.was first to report on the new accusations.Reps for Jeremy declined to comment.Also Read:This is not the first time Jeremy has been accused of sexual assault. In 2018, the Los Angeles DA’s office against Jeremy in which, reported at the time, involved an...

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Celebrities Will Attempt to Trim Their Own Locks in CBS Special

Celebrities Will Attempt to Trim Their Own Locks in CBS Special

It’s come to this. Fed up with their lengthy locks, celebrities including Kelly Osbourne and Olympian Lindsey Vonn will attempt to cut their own hair on CBS.The one-hour special, “Haircut Night in America” will feature top stylists guiding viewers, celebs and frontline healthcare workers on how cut their own hair, which has, like the rest of us stuck in quarantine for the past few months, probably gotten a bit unruly. The special, which will air Friday, May 28, will be hosted by Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romijn.In “Haircut Night in America,” top stylists will expertly guide celebrities in...

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Ex-NBC News Staffer Emily Miller: I Was Sexually Harassed at Network

Ex-NBC News Staffer Emily Miller: I Was Sexually Harassed at Network

Former NBC News staffer and conservative pundit Emily Miller said on Sunday that during her tenure at the network in the 1990s, “older men and men in power” propositioned her and dangled a promotion in exchange for sex.Appearing on Fox News’ “Media Buzz,” she discussed her former boss as chairman of NBC News and MSNBC on May 4, and told host Howard Kurtz that the New York Attorney General’s Office had opened an investigation into harassment claims at NBC that were connected to Lack.Kurtz asked Miller if she had experienced sexual harassment when she worked at NBC News in the 1990s, she...

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SAG-AFTRA Announces Furloughs as Part of $96 Million Budget

SAG-AFTRA Announces Furloughs as Part of $96 Million Budget

SAG-AFTRA announced on Thursday that union employees will be furloughed or have hours reduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a $96 million budget approved by the executive committee.“Employees whose workloads have been eliminated by the production shutdown will be furloughed until the industry returns to work,” the union said in a statement. “Other employees will be placed on a reduced-hours schedule to correspond to their decreased workload during this time. These measures will be implemented in a manner that takes advantage of available federal and state programs to help...

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Quibi Leaked New User Email Addresses for the First Three Weeks After Launch

Quibi Leaked New User Email Addresses for the First Three Weeks After Launch

During the first three weeks after the launch of streaming service Quibi, email addresses belonging to an untold number of new users were leaked to third parties due to an issue in the sign-up process.The error was discovered by researcher Zach Edwards of digital strategy company Victory Medium. According to Edwards, the problem occurred during the email verification process. Upon signing up, new users were asked to click a verification link sent to their email account; upon clicking the link, users were redirected to a web page with a URL that included the user’s email address. Edwards...

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'Mister Rogers' Co-Star Says TV Host Told Him to Stay in the Closet

'Mister Rogers' Co-Star Says TV Host Told Him to Stay in the Closet

Francois Clemmons, the performer best known as “Officer Clemmons” on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” says the beloved children’s TV host Fred Rogers once encouraged him not to come out as gay.He recalled the conversation, which took place in Rogers’ office, in an upcoming memoir and an interview with magazine.“Franc, you have talents and gifts that set you apart and above the crowd,” Clemmons said Rogers told him. “Someone has informed us that you were seen at the local gay bar downtown. Now, I want you to know, Franc, that if you’re gay, it doesn’t matter to me at all. Whatever you say and...

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SAG-AFTRA Kicks Off Contract Negotiations With Hollywood Film and TV Producers

SAG-AFTRA Kicks Off Contract Negotiations With Hollywood Film and TV Producers

SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and TV Producers said on Friday that they will start negotiations on Monday for successor agreements to the SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical contracts.Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and state government stay-at-home orders, both sides said that talks will be conducted via video teleconference.SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris will chair the union’s negotiating committee and National Executive Director David White will serve as SAG-AFTRA’s chief negotiator. The lead negotiator for the AMPTP will be President Carol Lombardini.The parties also...

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Apr 25
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Astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz Sues American Girl, Says 'Luciana Vega' Doll Stole Her Likeness

Astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz Sues American Girl, Says 'Luciana Vega' Doll Stole Her Likeness

Astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz is suing the maker of American Girl dolls, saying the company stole her likeness to create their astronaut doll, “Luciana Vega.”Walkowicz is an astronomer and TED Senior Fellow at the Adler Planetarium and says she has spoken many times about Mars — including in a that was viewed over 2 million times — and about Vega, the brightest star in the constellation of Lyra and sits at Lyra’s center.In addition, Walkowicz says in her lawsuit she has adopted a “unique dress, look, and style,” which includes a purple streak in her hair and distinctive holographic shoes....

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Facebook Will Remove Content Organizing Protests Against Stay-at-Home Orders, Zuckerberg Says

Facebook Will Remove Content Organizing Protests Against Stay-at-Home Orders, Zuckerberg Says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday said the tech giant is removing posts that look to promote or organize protests against stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19.Zuckerberg, in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulus on “Good Morning America,” was asked how the company is dealing with Facebook “being used to organize a lot of these protests to defy social distancing guidelines.” Stephanopoulus then asked if this fits Facebook’s “harmful misinformation” designation.“We do classify that as harmful misinformation and we take that down,” Zuckerberg said. “At the same time, it’s important...

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Roger Beatty, Writer of 'The Carol Burnett Show,' Dies at 87

Roger Beatty, Writer of 'The Carol Burnett Show,' Dies at 87

Roger Beatty, the five-time Emmy-winning writer of “The Carol Burnett Show,” died April 6 in his Palm Desert, California, home after losing his battle with prostate cancer. He was 87.The Southern California native and former Coast Guard began his television career at CBS in 1956 on “The Bing Crosby Show,” which led to work on the network’s other variety shows, including “The Red Skelton Show” and “The Danny Kaye Show,” and eventually landing as an associate producer on “The Carol Burnett Show” in 1968.There he wrote comedy sketches for Burnett and her team which included Tim Conway, Harvey...

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'Tiger King's' 25-Day Streak at No. 1 on Netflix Snapped by 'Despicable Me'

'Tiger King's' 25-Day Streak at No. 1 on Netflix Snapped by 'Despicable Me'

“Tiger King” is no longer the king of Netflix’s Top 10 titles list. On Friday, the Joe Exotic docuseries had its 25-day streak at No. 1 on the streaming service’s snapped by “Despicable Me.”While “Tiger King” has now given up its throne to the Minions, the show was only bumped down to second place among overall titles and still holds its No. 1 slot on Netflix’s Top 10 TV series list.The true-crime docuseries by Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin holds the record for the longest streak atop the streaming service’s overall shows and movies list, having been sitting there since March 23 — three...

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John Krasinski Plans Virtual Prom to Cheer Up High Schoolers

John Krasinski Plans Virtual Prom to Cheer Up High Schoolers

John Krasinski is hosting a virtual prom for all the high schoolers who are missing out on the big night this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.“The Office” star has promised to DJ the live web event, which he’ll host on the YouTube channel for his new talk show series, “Some Good News.”He put the in the link in his Instagram bio, which takes fans to a waiting page where they can join the live “SGN Prom” YouTube event when it begins Friday at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.He at his own high school prom on Instagram with the announcement.Also Read:“First of all… you’re welcome. Second of all I...

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Journalist With a Fever Denied Access to White House Press Briefing

Journalist With a Fever Denied Access to White House Press Briefing

An unnamed journalist was denied access to a White House press briefing on Saturday after registering a fever at an entry checkpoint.“According to the White House Medical Unit, the temperature was taken three times over a 15 minute period — all three registered above the 100.4 guidelines,” White House press secretary Katie Miller .Miller’s tweet was a quote tweet of CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz, : “CNN White House Team: A journalist was denied entry into the press briefing after having a 99.9 fever. He was trying to get access to the briefing and was turned away and is being held by the press...

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The Hollywood Reporter's Senior Editors Laid Off as Deep Cuts Continue at Valence Media

The Hollywood Reporter's Senior Editors Laid Off as Deep Cuts Continue at Valence Media

Top editors including Senior Editor Benjamin Svetkey, Senior Film Editor Piya Sinha-Roy, Real Estate and City Editor Peter Kiefer and senior events editor Ramona Saviss were among more than a dozen editorial staffers let go from The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday as part of deep staffing cuts made by parent company Valence Media, TheWrap has learned.Others laid off on Wednesday include senior reporter Rebecca Sun, senior art production manager Michelle Mondragon, senior photo editor Lisa Dragani, senior video producers Marya Gullo and Natalie Heltzel, and senior production manager Maya...

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Apr 16
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'Contagion' Medical Consultant Dr. Ian Lipkin Tests Positive for Coronavirus

'Contagion' Medical Consultant Dr. Ian Lipkin Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The physician that served as the medical consultant for the 2011 pandemic thriller “Contagion,” Dr. Ian Lipkin, revealed in an interview on Fox Business Network that he has tested positive for the coronavirusLipkin, the director of Columbia University’s Center for Infection and Immunity, worked closely with director Steven Soderbergh, writer Scott Z. Burns and the film’s cast to ensure the scientific accuracy of the movie, which follows families, health professionals and members of the media as a new virus spreads across the world and a vaccine to stop the pandemic is sought. The film has...

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Terrence McNally, Tony-Winning Playwright, Dies at 81 of Coronavirus Complications

Terrence McNally, Tony-Winning Playwright, Dies at 81 of Coronavirus Complications

Terrence McNally, a four-time Tony Award-winning playwright, died on Tuesday of complications from the coronavirus. He was 81.McNally, a lung cancer survivor who lived with chronicLast year, he accepted the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre just as a Broadway revival of his 1982 drama “Frankie and Johnny at the Clair de Lune” opened in an acclaimed production starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon.Also Read:McNally also wrote the screenplay for the 1991 film version of that two-character drama, which starred Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino as a waitress and a...

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David Schramm, Star of '90s Sitcom 'Wings,' Dies at 73

David Schramm, Star of '90s Sitcom 'Wings,' Dies at 73

David Schramm, a veteran character best known for his work on the ’90s NBC sitcom “Wings,” died Saturday at age 73.His death was announced Sunday by Margot Harley, co-founder of the New York-based theater troupe the Acting Company, of which Schramm was a founding member. The cause of death was not disclosed.Schramm, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, came to New York City as a member of the first graduating class of Juilliard School. He appeared in dozens of theater productions on and off Broadway, including a 2009-10 Broadway revival of the musical “Finian’s Rainbow.”Also Read:But he is...

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Joel McHale to Host 'Tiger King' After Show on Netflix

Joel McHale to Host 'Tiger King' After Show on Netflix

Netflix is not done with “Tiger King.” Joel McHale will host an after show for the popular Netflix docuseries called “The Tiger King and I.”It will debut on April 12 and feature new interviews withAccording to McHale, the new installment will “see what’s happened in their lives since the release of the series. It’s eye opening and hopefully funny.”Also Read:Lowe that a new episode was coming last week.“Tiger King” has been a wildly popular series for Netflix since it debuted on March 20. The docu-series is about the eccentric owners of wild tigers and how their world coincides with drug...

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Apr 10
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Ezra Miller Not Under Investigation Over 'Choking' Video, Police Say

Ezra Miller Not Under Investigation Over 'Choking' Video, Police Say

“Justice League” star Ezra Miller is not under criminal investigation after a video posted on Twitter on Sunday night appeared to show the actor choking a woman and pushing her to the ground outside a bar in Iceland, TheWrap has confirmed.Gunnar Rúnar Sveinbjörnsson, a spokesman for the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police, tells TheWrap that officers were never called to the scene of the alleged altercation and no injuries were ever reported to the police.“No one was arrested or placed in custody regarding this,” Sveinbjörnsson said.Also Read:Representatives for Ezra Miller, who is best known for...

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Apr 9
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Bill Withers, 'Lean On Me' and 'Ain't No Sunshine' Singer, Dies at 81

Bill Withers, 'Lean On Me' and 'Ain't No Sunshine' Singer, Dies at 81

Bill Withers, the 1970s singer of classics like “Lean On Me” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died, his family said in a statement to the . Withers died Monday in Los Angeles due to heart complications. He was 81.Withers’ influential and often stirring and heartwarming folk and soul music netted him three Grammy awards in his career and inspired artists like Lauryn Hill, Wycleaf Jean, John Legend and D’Angelo, among many others. He retired from making music in the mid-1980s.“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father. A solitary man with a heart-driven to connect...

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AMC's Credit Rating Downgraded by S&P With Recovery Unlikely

AMC's Credit Rating Downgraded by S&P With Recovery Unlikely

S&P Global on Thursday downgraded its credit rating for AMC Entertainment to CCC- from B, which takes the company from “Highly speculative” to “Default imminent, with little prospect for recovery.”AMC has been rocked as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has forced all movie theaters to close and Hollywood studios to either push film releases past the pivotal summer months or take them off the slate for 2020 altogether.“While there is a high degree of uncertainty about the rate of the coronavirus’ spread and when the pandemic will peak, some government authorities estimate...

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Osteen's Online-Only Service Breaks Viewership Record Amid Pandemic

Osteen's Online-Only Service Breaks Viewership Record Amid Pandemic

Joel Osteen keeps attracting parishioners to his megachurch — even when no one is allowed to attend service there in person due to the spreading coronavirus pandemic.This past weekend, Lakewood Church and Joel Osteen Ministries reached “close to” 4.63 million people online, according to the group’s in-house digital manager. That tally, which is not a final number, marks a new record across social channels for Joel’s giant congregation.Also Read:A week earlier, Osteen had set what was then a new internal record, reaching 4.51 million people online. That service marked the first that was...

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Warner Bros Debates Whether 'Wonder Woman 1984' Should Skip Theaters for Streaming (Exclusive)

Warner Bros Debates Whether 'Wonder Woman 1984' Should Skip Theaters for Streaming (Exclusive)

The discussion at Warner follows Universal’s plan to distribute “Trolls World Tour” on streaming platformsWith movie theaters closed across the globe for an indefinite period of time, Warner Bros. is discussing whether to take its upcoming DC Comics tentpole “Wonder Woman 1984” directly to streaming and bypass theaters altogether, two knowledgeable individuals told TheWrap.The discussions are still preliminary and have remained close to Warner Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich and his top advisers, according to one individual with knowledge of the conversation. Even director Patty...

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