According to the filing, he had invested in the work of Dr. Harry Demopoulos, who was a medical researcher.
Demopoulos' company went through restructuring, consolidating various businesses under the umbrella of a newly formed company, Molecular Defenses Corporation.
"In the midst of this allegedly voluntary restructuring, however, Dr. Demopoulos unexpectedly suffered a massive stroke in early 2016," states the complaint. "It was at this tragic time when Defendants pounced, seizing Dr. Demopoulos’ business (and six U.S. patents) for their own ends."
Eastwood is now suing Molecular Defenses Corporation and its chief.
Eastwood says he didn't know that the original company had already technically dissolved 15 years earlier without distributing any assets to shareholders like as himself.
Netflix original series "Élite" promises to be the combination of Gossip Girl meets Big Little Lies
from IMDB: Las Encinas is the most exclusive school in the country- where the Elite sends their children to study. In there, three working-class teens have just been admitted after an earthquake destroyed their school. The clash between those who have everything and those who have nothing to lose creates a perfect storm that ends in a murder. Who committed the crime?
Teen Mom's Maci Bookout, 26, and Ryan "Rahn" Edwards, 30, share a 9-year-old son. They are both now married to and have children with other partners.
In 2017, Edwards was caught driving under the influence on the way to his wedding; in March, he was arrested for violating his probation on a heroin-related charge the day after his wife announced her pregnancy. Bookout obtained a restraining order against him.
Edwards was arrested again on Monday for possession of a controlled substance. His court date is scheduled for Aug. 6.
The success of young politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be a sign that the Democratic Party is moving further left, but Whoopi Goldberg worries how Democratic Socialist views fit in with broader liberal thinking and affect future party unity.
Meghan McCain wants more "radical" candidates running, claiming they’ll “lose spectacularly” to conservatives because no country has ever benefited from socialism. She cites "ruined" Venezuela and says she's “petrified” of socialism being normalized in the US.
As expected, the conversation spiraled from there.
- Sondos Alqattan is a Kuwaiti beauty influencer with millions of social media followers
- Kuwait recently made regulatory reforms for Filipino domestic workers after the murder of a Filipina maid Joanna Demafelis
- Alqattan posted a video complaining about the new regulations which gives Filipino workers one day off per week and allows them to keep their passport: "How can you have a servant at home who keeps their own passport with them? And what's worse is they have one day off every week. I don't want a Filipina maid anymore."
- Her video led to backlash where critics called her racist and that she was encouraging modern slavery
- Although major beauty brands including Max Factor have dropped their sponsorship, Alqattan remains unapologetic (she's still getting major support from her fans and Kuwaiti brands)
- She made another video after the backlash saying that there are more important topics like Botox
~ Talks about how they felt when they were canceled and then picked up again. ~ Hints at things to come in season 6. Melissa Fumero is excited for Jake/Amy to have a joint bank account. We should find out who Kelly is. ~ Makes 'title of your sex tape' jokes throughout the entire panel. ~ Fans ask questions. They are thanked for being a diverse and LGBTQ+ represented show and Stephanie Beatriz tears up. She talks about her own sexual orientation ~ Talks about the more serious episodes and how they can do more in the future. ~ Dan Goor quizzes the cast and fans to see who remembers more about the show.
Forbes wrote a scathing piece on Nicki Minaj's antics this year, calling out her blatant hypocrisy and desperation as she prepares to roll out her 4th studio album 'Queen'.
- Argues that 6ix9ine collab “FEFE” only exists because Minaj needed a shameless attempt to stay relevant. ("it’s embarrassing and revolting to watch Minaj squander her talents alongside a one-note rapper who pled guilty to the use of a child in a sexual performance.")
- Calls out Minaj for shaming sex workers in Elle Magazine earlier this month, despite blatantly selling sex appeal in her own music and imagery.
- Addresses the hypocrisy of Minaj crying about Cardi B hurting her feelings on radio, then proceeding to insult and have her fans harass a journalist on twitter for a mostly benign criticism of the rapper. ("Minaj likes to tout feminist ideals and play the victim when it fits her narrative, but she resorts to petty bullying tactics upon receiving the slightest criticism.")
- Notes Minaj feels pressured to keep up with a changing industry and new competition in a younger rival (Cardi B), especially after her chart-chasing Ariana Grande collaborations failed to gain any traction.
-according to the source Demi's friends revived her with Narcan, called the cops, notified members of Lovato's team about the situation, then fled before emergency workers arrived on the scene (sick)
-Demi began using again after firing her sober coach earlier this month, -A nurse at the hospital told police Demi had been using methamphetamine prior to her alleged overdose.
-Officers on the scene reportedly took photographs of drug paraphernalia they found in the house and remnants of what looked to be illegal drugs in the home but do not plan to press any charges since they were responding to a medical call and not a criminal report.
Exclusive: Kenya Moore Is Being 'Punished' for Getting Married and Hiding Her Husband Last Season, Offered a 90% Pay Cut to Return to 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' https://t.co/o7vfuAPmaX via @lovebscott#RHOA
The new is finally officially: Kenya Moore will not be returning to Real Housewives of Atlanta for its upcoming 11th season.
Kenya revealed the news on twitter and also revealed that Bravo is essentially punishing her for getting married between seasons and not letting them film it for the show.
Kenya revealed that production and Bravo offered her a full time contract but wanted her to take a 90% paycut and make the same as what friends of on the show make.
Production told her she would have to re-earn her salary and prove she is worth it.
Kenya has proven time and time again that she is a huge draw for the show. When Nene left, the ratings maintained because Kenya brought the drama to the show.
It has also been proven by the most recent seasons ratings that when Kenya wasn't on an episode, ratings slipped 30% in viewership.
Kenya is upset because she felt the viewers deserved to see journey come full circle as she is pregnant and married, something she had strived for on the last 5 seasons of the show.
Kenya said not to worry, if Bravo doesn't give her a better offer by the deadline, she has 3 other networks intorduced in her own show documenting her pregnacy.
The new season of Real Housewives of Atlanta started filming 3 weeks ago with Nene, Kandi, Cynthia, Porsha and Eva Marcille as main cast members. Marlo Hampton is back in a role and they are trying out 3 new women but reports state everything is very dry and dull.
However! It's not just wishful thinking; CBS TV is also expressing interest. Writers are pitching different concepts. The reboot would have the titular doctor starting, yet again, in a new city, seeing as he can no longer have Martin live with him (RIP John Mahoney).
Strike @goop down and it will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. My story on it, its blazing success, and its founder, the Gwyneth of your discontent (diss content):https://t.co/3oCZKgNIwW
Taffy Brodesser-Akner wrote a long profile of Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop. Read the whole thing if you have time (it's fascinating); otherwise, here are some highlights.
Taffy saw Gwyneth guest lecture at Harvard Business School in a class called "The Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports" where she covered Goop's history and philosophy:
At first, she only wanted to recommend things; the first iteration was a newsletter called G.P. One of the recipients was a venture capitalist (Juliet de Baubigny) who “gave [Gwyneth] permission” to monetize it.
G.P. became Goop because "all successful internet companies had double Os."
She hires “smart people with founder DNA” and working mothers: “That bitch will get things done."
On being accessible to lower incomes, she says that just because some people cannot afford it doesn’t mean that no one can and that no one should want it: "It’s crucial to me that we remain aspirational. Not in price point, because content is always free. Our stuff is beautiful. The ingredients are beautiful. You can’t get that at a lower price point. You can’t make these things mass-market."
Paltrow has learned how to monetize the traffic she gets from negative publicity.
Taffy says "to aspire seems so noble, but aspiration is always infused with a kind of suffering" and points out that the idea of wellness overtook the idea of having it all, which meant that[everything became marketed as wellness]everything became marketed as wellness (Summer-solstice sales are wellness. Yoga in the park is wellness. Yoga at work is wellness. Yoga in Times Square is peak wellness. When people give you namaste hands and bow as a way of saying thank you. The organic produce section of Whole Foods. Whole Foods. Hemp. Oprah. CBD. “Body work.” Reiki. So is: SoulCycle, açaí, antioxidants, the phrase “mind-body,” meditation, the mindfulness jar my son brought home from school, kombucha, chai, juice bars, oat milk, almond milk, all the milks from substances that can’t technically be milked, clean anything. “Living your best life.” “Living your truth.” Crystals.).
From their more recent conversations at Gwyneth's house:
Taffy closes the article with, "We are doomed to aspire for the rest of our lives. Aspiration is suffering. Wellness is suffering. As soon as you level up, you greet how infinite the possibilities are, and it all becomes too awful to live without."
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Ben Schwartz, Amanda Donohoe, Phoebe Fox Written and directed by: Hadi Hajaig Plot summary: Ex-jailbirds Eddie and Paul are on parole and working in a New York diner. Their lives are a dead end. That is, until English lawyer Katherine Rookwood walks into the diner with an offer they can't refuse. Release Date: Theaters/VOD on August 24rd
Because we can't have enough news about assholes, James Franco's been tapped to direct an adaptation of the 2011 story 'Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN', which is about the origin of the U.S.'s biggest sports network. Here's a summary:
The project is based on a 2011 book James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales that offered an exhaustive chronicle of the birth of the now ubiquitous sports network, told through some 500 interviews with current and former staffers.
Franco isn't expected to be in the movie, just direct it. His last directorial work was last year's 'The Disaster Artist', for which he was not nominated because of his allegations of being a gross ass pervy pedo.
ALSO, because y'all haven't had enough of 40 year old James Franco, he was spotted for the first time in ages with his new (25 year old) girlfriend at the opening of Broadway's 'Straight White Men' (which got rave reviews) yesterday.
"Selena has reached out to Demi's family members to share her love and prayers, and she is really distraught about her health," a source close to Selena Gomez says. "She hates that Demi has been suffering." Gomez's mom, Mandy Teefey, shared a throwback picture of the Princess Protection Program co-stars attending the actress' 16th birthday party. "The world is a better place because of these infectious smiles," the 13 Reasons Why producer said. "My heart hurts."
Sources say Gomez is planning to see Demi at the facility and that close friend Miley Cyrus has already seen Lovato. The hospital has placed two security guards outside of Demi's room and has been instructed to not let anyone that Demi’s mom hasn’t approved to visit her.
Westworld co-creator Jonathan Nolan sounds off about fandom in the age of social media, saying he "doesn't give a s**t" about Twitter or Facebook, but that Reddit is the place for "civilized conversation." More: https://t.co/eAdWNgAah3pic.twitter.com/NKO1YfJxOd
Jonathan Nolan, the co-creator and showrunner of HBO’s Westworld sounds off on fan response to the show. He doesn't give a shit about Twitter or Facebook, but Reddit is the place for civilized conversation.
"I’m not on social media. I don’t give a shit about Twitter or Facebook. I think they’re broken systems. The problem on Facebook or Twitter is that you can’t vote people down. You can only vote opinions up. And that sounds polite. It sounds more diplomatic; it actually means the conversation veers towards negativity. With Reddit, one of the things we liked about that community is that you can vote opinions up and down, so what that means is it actually winds up being a more civilized conversation. And that community rallied around the show out of the first season."
- Will produce a 13-episode order for a limited series based on the forthcoming book "Daisy Jones & The Six" by Taylor Jenkins Reid (author of "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo") - "Daisy Jones & The Six" centers on a fictional rock band in the 1970s and follows their rise through the ranks of the L.A. music scene and beyond, eventually becoming one of the most legendary bands in the world - Amazon will distribute original music from the series (via Amazon Music), and the print and audiobook from Ballantine/Random House will also be available via Amazon.com and Audible.com
3:40 is when the question starts. The interviewer, who is trans, asked ‘how it felt to be at the forefront of such a progressive movement’ (having a trans superhero)
Mehcad (aka Jimmy Olsen) said about how in the future there won’t be gender, how there’s only one gender ‘the human gender’. Then he said ‘my girlfriend tells me all the time that i’m a lesbian trapped in a football player's body’.
-After 6 seasons Carole has decided to give up her apple and is leaving RHONY at the end of this season.
-Carole joined the show in Season 5 when bravo fired half of the cast members and after Andy Cohen attempted to bring her in since the show started. Once Carole joined it was The Princess vs. The Countess.
-She states she wants to get back into journalism and producing and that her curiosity with reality tv has officially come to an end.
Grimes is standing by her billionaire boyfriend being unmasked as a major GOP donor, stating it's the "price of doing business" and that "every aerospace company has to donate to republicans in order to function". The exchange took place on Twitter after the singer was called out by a fan expressing their disappointment.
Today, we will follow up with ~iconique gifs from "Rock of Love", "Charm School", and "I Love New York." These shows just couldn't compare to the queen of gifs, Tiffany Pollard, who appeared on Flavor of Love, so I am combining them into one post.
BEWARE, this post has more gifs than there were sexy chicks in Bret Michaels's mansion, so be sure your browser is prepared for the trashiness.
Lackluster collaborative album with her husband Jay Z behind her, rumors have been swirling according to a British tabloid that Beyonce's next album will premiere on the popular streaming platform Netflix.
The source reports that Beyonce is currently scouting out locations that will help her top her last album Lemonade's visuals.
Source is also reporting that Bey's team sees this as a way to broaden her audience even more than HBO did and Netflix originally offered to debut Lemonade but HBO/Tidal had contractual obligations.
Beyonce's team has neither confirmed nor denied the rumor.
Would you watch another visual album from Beyonce on Netflix?
From first-time writer/director Elizabeth Chomko, WHAT THEY HAD centers on a family in crisis. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to Chicago at her brother’s (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father’s (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.
- The lineup includes Netflix productions such as The Coen brothers' “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”, Paul Greengrass’ “22 July”, Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma”, and Orson Welles’ unfinished “The Other Side of the Wind.”
- Directors such as Tsai Ming-liang, Zhang Yimou, Errol Morris, and Terrence Malick are all set to present their films. Terrence Malick will screen an extended cut of “The Tree of Life”, and Errol Morris's film “American Dharma” is a documentary on Steve Bannon.
- Films such as Jacques Audiard's English-language debut “The Sister Brothers”, Yorgos Lanthimos's “The Favourite”, and Luca Guadagnino's “Suspiria” are also included in the competition. The full lineup and the jury for competition are listed after the cut.
- Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series), Herizen Guardiola (The Get Down) and Marlo Kelly (Home and Away) will lead the cast - Based on the book by Megan Abbott, "Dare Me" is an unflinching exploration of volatile female friendships, jealousy, loyalty and the dynamics of power in a small Midwestern town. Peering behind the all-American façade, the series dives into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading, following the fraught relationship between two best friends (Guardiola, Kelly) after a new coach (Fitzgerald) arrives to bring their team to prominence
Fantasia International Festival, now in its 22nd year, is the largest genre film festival in North America. Fantasia has been credited with launching the J-horror craze in the West and the careers of filmmakers such as Adam Wingard. Filmmakers whose work screened at this year's festival and who appeared as guests include: Yoko Yamanaka (Amiko), Tilman Singer (Luz), Shinsuke Sato (Bleach), Joseph Kahn (Bodied), Mike Wiluan (Buffalo Boys), Rusty Cundieff (Tales From the Hood 2), Robert Krzykowski (The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot), Gigi Saul Guerrero (La Quinceanera), & Park Hoon-jung (VIP; The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion).
I devoured ten screenings while attending Fantasia. Here's a ranking of the films that I watched, along with some reviews and other social media goodies. I have also included the festival's award winners. One of the films on my list, Cam, has been acquired by Netflix - more on that below!
I have used spoiler cuts throughout the post to save space.
10. Born of Woman 2018
Okay, one of my ten "movies" was a collection of 9 short films from 7 different countries. So to be fair, I will start off my ranking with this since it's not technically a feature. All of the short films in the collection were good, but a few stuck out. My absolute favorite was the Irish short Catcalls, directed by Kate Dolan. Here's a peek:
My other two favorite shorts were Jiwon Moon's Nose Nose Nose EYES!, which was a creepy, fucked up and superbly acted horror short from South Korea, and the Norwegian sci-fi Voyager by Kjersti Helen Rasmussen, which was quietly unsettling and featured bearded aliens.
SOURCES: Born of Woman:12Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich:1234Laplace's Witch:12Lôi Báo:1234A Rough Draft:12The Travelling Cat Chronicles:12Parallel:1234The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot:1234567Cam:1234The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion:123 Award Winners: 1
Gina Prince-Bythewood has signed on to direct The Old Guard, Adaptation of the comic from author Greg Rucka and artist Leandro Fernandez.
"Old Guard tells of a small group of soldiers, led by a woman named Andy, who are inexplicably immortal and have been working as mercenaries through the ages. The novelty of not dying long gone, the group gets a jolt in their bones when they discover the existence of a new immortal, a black woman serving in the Marines, at the same time as a nefarious organization captures their undying actions on camera."
Spider-Man spinoff Silver and Black remains stuck in development
Britney has taken her Vegas antics on the road and the latest 'Freakshow' guest was none other than Bravo's Andy Cohen. A visibly excited Cohen shared the stage with Brit for some grinding and on stage crawling, but some think that he might have been shade live by Britney herself. Supporters point to the fact that Britney did not introduce him by his name but rather said “I think you all know who this is… Give it up for him!” However this snafu didn't seem to matter much to Andy, who excitedly shouted as he left the stage, prompting Spears to declare, “Wow… ears, he’s loud!”. Shade or awkward Britney being awkward? You decide.
As if the librarian in this 80s classic doesn't have enough to worry about (scarce funding, sleeping patrons, out of touch board members), she now has to contend with a ghost?? Give this woman a pay raise.
Joseph Fiennes says that "The Handmaid's Tale" writers had planned a scene in which Commander Fred Waterford rapes his wife Serena. Spoilery context available at the source (relevant quote begins ~6:45 in the video).
Fiennes refused to do the scene, arguing that "Yvonne had tracked Serena so beautifully that her disenfranchisement with the regime and Fred was so beautifully charted it didn’t need a heavy scene to kind of suddenly push her over the edge."
It took "long emails and defending and pushing," but his perspective won out.
- Season 3 trailer is finally, FINALLY here - This trailer focuses on the Resistance efforts and [Spoiler i guess]how the nazis wanna understand and exploit the multiple-universes - Amazon also released a thorough recap of the first two seasons as a refresher - Will stream on Amazon October 5
19-year-old photography student Brooklyn Beckham photographed Sophie Turner for 1883 magazine. This is his first international cover and is due to be released 31st July. He has previously released a photography book of tumblr-esque photos.