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Dune Sequel Gets Green Light
Dune Sequel Gets Green Light

Dune Sequel Gets Green Light

2023 release will be all-theatrical, Warner Bros says

(Newser) - A sequel Denis Villeneuve's Dune has been confirmed just days after the sci-fi epic hit the big screen. Dune had healthy box office numbers over the weekend despite a hybrid release, and Warner Bros announced Tuesday that the sequel will have an all-theatrical release, reports Deadline . The studio and...

Batwoman Star Accuses Show of Misconduct

Warner Bros. TV argues Ruby Rose was the problem

(Newser) - The original star of TV's Batwoman accused the show's network and studio on Wednesday of running an abusive and dangerous workplace that drove her from the program. Ruby Rose listed a series of injuries and accusations, Rolling Stone reports, which Warner Bros. TV argued in a statement later...

You Might've Seen It Coming. Now, Ellen Confirms It

Her show will wrap in 2022 after 19th season

(Newser) - The end of an era of daytime TV approaches, with Ellen DeGeneres' announcement that her long running NBC talk show will wrap next year. "As great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore," the comedian tells the Hollywood ...

Awards Show Loses Network
Network Drops
Show Under Fire

Network Drops Show Under Fire

NBC says Golden Globes may return to air in 2023 if host organization diversifies

(Newser) - Amid growing pressure on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, NBC said Monday that will not air the Golden Globes in 2022. In a statement, the network said it believes the press association—which is facing possible boycotts from Netflix, Warner Bros., and many Hollywood stars—is committed to reform. "...

Ellen DeGeneres Hemorrhages Viewers After 'Toxic' Allegations

Comedian's daytime talk show has seen a 43% ratings decline since 'toxic workplace' allegations

(Newser) - When Ellen DeGeneres kicked off her daytime talk show's 18th season in September, that episode drew in the highest ratings for one of her season openers in four years. Since then, however, there's been a "startling setback," per the New York Times , which reports on a...

At 90, Clint Eastwood Has New Film Coming Out

'Cry Macho' will be released in the fall

(Newser) - Clint Eastwood may be less than a decade away from being a century old, but he's showing no signs of slowing down. His latest film, Cry Macho, will be released Oct. 22, Variety reports. Eastwood, who also directed the movie, stars as a former rodeo star and horse breeder...

2 Big Pieces of News for Wonder Woman Fans

'1984' installment makes $16.7M in its opening weekend, and a 3rd installment is on

(Newser) - Despite the COVID-19 pandemic having shuttered an estimated 65% of North American movie theaters, Wonder Woman 1984 scored a decent box office win: $16.7 million in its US opening weekend after debuting Christmas Day. That's a pandemic record, USA Today reports, and Variety calls the number "robust...

Man Sues After Photo Appears in Movie for 1 Second
Man Sues After Photo
Appears in Movie for 1 Second
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Man Sues After Photo Appears in Movie for 1 Second

It was under the label 'Suspected Gambino family associates'

(Newser) - A businessman who argued that his reputation and business were damaged when his photo briefly appeared in the Ben Affleck movie The Accountant has been awarded $30,000 by a judge in Spain. The Moroccan man, who lives in Spain, had sought $300,000 from Warner Bros., saying he was...

Ellen DeGeneres Has Virus
Ellen Suspends Show

Ellen Suspends Show

DeGeneres tests positive for COVID

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres' talk show has been stop-and-go this year, and now it's stopping again. Ellen shut down early in the pandemic, then returned the air in early April, hosting from her living room. After an internal investigation into workplace mistreatment, it wasn't certain that the fall season would...

Blame AT&T for Warner Bros.' Controversial HBO Max Plan

Telecom giant has different priorities, Edmund Lee argues

(Newser) - Theater chains and big Hollywood names are furious at Warner Bros.' plan to simultaneously release all of its 2021 movies at theaters and on HBO Max, the streaming service owned by WarnerMedia. At the New York Times , Edmund Lee has an explanation for the controversial move: AT&T...

Big Hollywood Name Unloads on Warner Bros. Strategy

Director Christopher Nolan blasts idea to stream movies immediately on HBO Max

(Newser) - Warner Bros. stunned the film industry last week with the announcement that it would stream its 2021 movies on HBO Max at the same time they are released to theaters. Now, one of Hollywood's biggest directors is joining the criticism . Christopher Nolan, behind films such as Dunkirk, Inception, and...

AMC Is Furious About Warner's HBO Max Plan

Studio is releasing all its 2021 movies on streaming service

(Newser) - The world's biggest theater chain appears to have been blindsided by a studio's "seismic shift" in how its movies will be released in 2021. AMC says that by releasing the year's entire slate of movies on HBO Max at the same time they are released in...

Studio's Move Signals 'Seismic Shift' for 2021

Warner Bros. will simultaneously release its movies next year to theaters and to HBO Max

(Newser) - Warner Bros. is done waiting for the pandemic to clear. The studio announced Thursday that it will make all of its movies in 2021 available for streaming on HBO Max at the same time they are released in theaters, reports Deadline . That means potential blockbusters such as The Matrix 4,...

Johnny Depp Shot Just One Scene. He'll Get His Full Salary

Warner Bros. asked actor to resign from 'Fantastic Beasts' role, but contract still requires he gets paid

(Newser) - Johnny Depp shot just one scene as Gellert Grindelwald in the next Fantastic Beasts film when it was announced to the London production crew that Warner Bros. had asked him to step down after he lost his "wife beater" libel case against a UK tabloid. Depp agreed to resign,...

More Bad News for Johnny Depp
More Bad News
for Johnny Depp

More Bad News for Johnny Depp

Actor lost 'wife beater' libel case against tabloid; now he's stepping down from movie franchise

(Newser) - The last several days have been tough going for Johnny Depp. First the 57-year-old actor lost his libel suit against the Sun for calling him a "wife beater." Now, Warner Bros. has delivered a second whammy: Per Depp, the studio asked him to step down from his starring...

Witches Movie Angers People With Real-Life Hand Condition

'What sort of message does this give?'

(Newser) - People with disabilities say they're extremely disappointed with moviemakers who gave the scary, evil witches in a new adaptation of The Witches features that strongly resemble a real disability. In Roald Dahl's book, the witches are described as having "thin curvy claws" instead of fingernails, but the...

Joss Whedon Accused of 'Abusive Behavior' on Set

Ray Fisher says Justice League director's behavior was 'completely unacceptable'

(Newser) - At the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, actor Ray Fisher described director Joss Whedon as a "great guy" and a "good person" who stepped in to finish Justice League after Zack Snyder's departure. This week, Fisher tweeted a clip of the statement and said he would like to...

Harley Quinn Movie Title Tweaked After Sad Opening

'Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn' is technically still the film's name

(Newser) - Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn does not exactly roll off the tongue. And after Warner Bros.' latest DC Comics movie flopped at the box office, the studio is tweaking that title—kind of. It now appears as Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey on...

Richard Jewell Controversy Now Involves Lawyers

'AJC' attorneys demand disclaimer for portrayal of late reporter Kathy Scruggs in 'Richard Jewell'

(Newser) - Last month, the editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution publicly took issue with Clint Eastwood's new movie, Richard Jewell, about the security guard who was investigated (and eventually cleared) after a bomb went off at the 1996 Olympics. Now lawyers for the newspaper are demanding that Warner Bros., Eastwood, and...

Relatives of Aurora Victims 'Horrified' by Joker Trailer

'such unnecessary violence ... chilled me to my bones,' says one victim's mom

(Newser) - Relatives of some of the 12 people killed in a mass shooting during a Batman movie in 2012 say they found the trailer for the new Joker movie disturbing—and they have asked Warner Bros. to help gun control causes. Sandy Phillips, whose daughter, Jessica Ghawi, was killed in the...

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