July 10th, 2021


Black Widow earns $13.2M in Thursday night previews

Black Widow finally arrived in theaters last night, with previews starting at 5PM. It earned $13.2M, a pandemic record, easily beating the previous pandemic record for F9 ($7.1M)
Black Widow is looking to earn between $80-90M in the US this weekend.

It's also currently streaming on Disney+


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Olivia Rodrigo Gives Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff and St. Vincent Songwriting Credits on “Deja Vu”

Rolling Stone reported that Olivia Rodrigo and her producer Daniel Nigro, have given Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff and St. Vincent a songwriting credit on “Deja Vu” — making it the second song from Rodrigo’s debut album “Sour” to receive a Swift and co credit, after “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back.”

Olivia already said in April 2021 that the yelling during the bridge on “deja vu” was inspired by Taylor’s “Cruel Summer,” off her album Lover.

Did Taylor Swift and / or her label request the writing credits or did Liv and her label willingly credit the trio?

Reps for Swift and Rodrigo did not immediately respond to Variety’s requests for comment, but that publication seems to suggest that the matter was settled quietly between both parties, “as is often the situation with potential copyright-infringement cases.”


Lou Diamond Phillips Talks “Harsh Lines” Of Authentic Casting

"You have to wonder why certain people want to draw such harsh lines on authenticity when it comes to the ethnic community. When it comes to authenticity or trying to justify yourself in a role these days, it’s almost like you have to have your American Kennel Club card."

Lou Diamond Phillips has played a number of characters of different ethnicities throughout his career – from Mexican  to Native American to Filipino American. His previous roles may not have been the most ethnically authentic, the mixed race Filipino actor says there can be a catch to diverse casting.

Phillips admits the difficulty of landing an ethnically-specific role due to not being “authentic” enough, it’s still not appropriate for white actors to take on characters of different races or ethnicities. For those casting issues, it’s not only a problem of “authenticity” but rather “the level of opportunity.”

Other actors have caught heat for playing characters outside their ethnic background, Phillips' directors, and the families and communities behind the roles he takes on can trust that he’s “not looking to exploit that role.” He touted the breath and depth of research he takes up to portray characters who are not of his ethnic background


ONTD Movie Watch Night: Moxie! (on Netflix) Fear Street Part Two

An Ann Curry 'good morning' to everyone who would like to join in for tonight's watch party. For those who don't join , go kick bricks in open toed shoes. Just kidding! Tonight, to do a 360 from last week's gory Fear Street, hosted by peddlestools, OP has been vetoed, so it's Fear Street Part II!

Synopsis:"Don’t miss the second film in the terrifying Fear Street trilogy.

Shadyside, 1978. School’s out for summer and the activities at Camp Nightwing are about to begin. But when another Shadysider is possessed with the urge to kill, the fun in the sun becomes a gruesome fight for survival."

Synopsis: "Fed up with the sexist and toxic status quo at her high school, a shy 16-year-old finds inspiration from her mother’s rebellious past and anonymously publishes a zine that sparks a school-wide, coming-of-rage revolution. Based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu. Directed by Amy Poehler. "

We will be starting the moving around 9:05 PM ET and we'll be using the Chrome extension Teleparty. Unfortunately, Teleparty can only be used on desktops and laptops to chat. Here's some instructions on how to install Teleparty - it's quite simple.

Trailer Source Teleparty Instructions

At 9:00 PM ET, click HERE to watch Fear Street. OP will not be watching so have fun!

TikTok Addison Rae Is Called Out For Being Unqualified and still Getting Hired as a Journalist

TikTok celebrity Addison Rae studied broadcast journalism in college for 3 whole months and got the opportunity to be a UFC reporter.

Twitter is calling her out for her privilege ass because of her celebrity status she got this job.
People who graduated with a major in broadcast journalism and studied for years but couldn’t get a job in the field have to see Addison Rae get a gig as a UFC reporter after putting in next to no work.


Verhoeven's "Benedetta" (aka the movie about the horny nuns) premiered at Cannes

In the late 17th century, with plague ravaging the land, Benedetta Carlini joins the convent in Pescia, Tuscany, as a novice. Capable from an early age of performing miracles, Benedetta’s impact on life in the community is immediate and momentous.

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Wes Anderson Won’t Hold Cannes Press Conference For ‘French Dispatch’


The French Dispatch is having its world premiere at Cannes on monday

Press noticed that it was not on the press screening & press conference schedule

Variety can confirm that there won't be any press events.

Variety doesn't say it, but this is probably about Scott Rudin, who produced this movie and all other Anderson movies

The NYT asked Anderson about a statement for their Rudin expose and he declined to respond

Rob Schneider is an anti-vaxxer, cites the 2nd Amendment

Rob Schneider, who is mostly known for appearing in Adam Sandler movies, is trending on Twitter for being an anti-vaxxer and compare it to the 2nd Amendment for some reason.

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Scooter Braun Has Separated From His Wife Yael Cohen Braun

Music villain and manager, Scott Samuel “Scooter” Braun, has separated from his wife Yael of 7 years. Sources say Scooter — who discovered and manages the Biebs and got into a public feud with Taylor Swift over her master recordings — has been going through a rocky patch with Yael Cohen Braun, and they’ve decided to “take a break.”

The couple began dating in 2013 and have three children together: Jagger, 6, Levi, 4, and Hart, 2.

Yael is a mining heiress and a co-founder of the Fuck Cancer Foundation.


Cannes Film Festival - Red Carpet Fashion Day 4

Masoom Minawala - Manish Malhotra

Who was your best dressed ?

Masoom Minawala
Diipa Khosla
Catrinel Marlon
Naama Preis
Frederique Bel
Farhana Bodi
Paz Vega
Taylor Marie Hill
Anja Rubik
Nidhi Sunil

Diipa Khosla - Milla

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Jamie Lynn Spears Releasing Memoir (That Nobody Asked For) Next Year

What better way to prove to the world that you don't benefit finically off your sister by releasing a memoir that literally nobody asked for...

Jamie Lynn Spears is currently working on an as-yet untitled memoir, scheduled for release in January 2022.

"Jamie Lynn's book has been in development over the past 12 months and will allow the world to hear her inspiring story in her own words, for the first time," Worthy Publishing, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, said in a statement.

Earlier in the day, Worthy's website stated that Jamie Lynn's book would be titled I Must Confess: Family, Fame, and Figuring It Out, a reference to her older sister Britney Spears' hit 1998 song "…Baby One More Time," People reports. The publisher later corrected the information, stating that the title was "erroneously released" to book retail websites.

"We deeply regret that incorrect and incomplete information about her book has appeared in the public space, particularly at this sensitive time for Jamie Lynn and her family," Worthy said in a statement. "We look forward to sharing accurate and complete details about the project at the appropriate time and to celebrating the release of her memoir with Jamie Lynn and her fans next year."


Box Office: ‘Black Widow’ Snares Huge $39.5M Friday

Black Widow continues to do boffo business at the box office, earning $39.5M on Friday (including $13.2M from Thursday previews).
It's looking to gross around $90M this weekend, easily beating the previous pandemic record set by F9 ($70M). Unlike F9, Black Widow also has a streaming component; you can buy it on Disney+ premier access at $30.


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