controversy


Now Social Media for The Joker Movie Draws Controversy

Now Social Media Foul-Up for the "Joker" Movie Draws Even More Controversy

The Joker, the new movie from Warner Bros, is gaining far more controversy than anyone expected Gun violence Violence in media Whether or not the Aurora shooter at the 2012 Dark Knight Rises movie, that saw twelve dead and seventy injured, was meant to be dressed as the JokerFamily members whose children were killed[...]


Lethal Weapon

Clayne Crawford Responds to 'Lethal Weapon' Controversy, Recasting

With the third season of Lethal Weapon set to premiere on Tuesday, September 25, Fox is hoping for a fresh start for the series as new lead Seann William Scott's Wesley Cole replaces Clayne Crawford's Martin Riggs when the series returns. The series adaptation of the successful film franchise has spent most of its pre-season dealing […]

Netflix, '13 Reasons Why' Cast Still Renegotiating Contracts for Season 3

But nobody has to watch it.” Now comes word that there's one reason why fans of the popular drama series might not get "to watch it" - and it has nothing to do with controversy.With the first season 3 table read scheduled for Thursday and the start of production set for Monday, contract renegotiations between[...]

watchmen

HBO's Casey Bloys on Watchmen: "Very, Very High Hopes"; on Confederate: "No Change"

HBO programming president Casey Bloys updated the media on two very different, polarizing projects during their Television Critics Association's (TCA) executive session on Wednesday: Damon Lindelof's authorized adaptation "remix" of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' 1986 limited comic book series Watchmen; and alternate history fiction series Confederate, from Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Nichelle Tramble Spellman and Malcolm […]


Scarlett Johansson in 2018

Scarlett Johansson Leaves 'Rub and Tug', Offers Statement on Casting Controversy

Scarlett Johansson has reportedly left the film Rub and Tug after yet another casting controversy, this time regarding her being cast in the role of a trans man.[caption id="attachment_883167" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Scarlett Johansson at the premiere of 'Avengers: Infinity War' on April 23, 2018 Credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Perhaps you'll recall the accusations of whitewashing surrounding the[...]

ABC Entertainment President Addresses Kenya Barris/Black-ish Controversy

On the surface, Kenya Barris and ABC-Disney appear to be a match made in heaven, with the Black-ish creator currently shepherding three series on air. His aforementioned series is readying for its fifth season on ABC, with spinoff Grown-ish and newly picked-up Besties finding homes at Freeform (and Barris still has the pilot Bright Futures […]

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

Did Star Wars Just Hit HBO's Confederate with a Force Choke?

While Star Wars fans might still be scratching their heads over whether or not to be excited over news that Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been tapped to write and produce a new series of Star Wars films, two people who are definitely excited? Benioff and Weiss – but maybe […]

The Controversy Of 'The Last Night' Just Gets Worse The Longer We Look At It

One of the many announcements that came from Microsoft's massive Xbox Briefing at E3 yesterday was about a little game called The Last Night. While the game's trailer may have had you enthralled, there was a problem going on behind the scenes in the gamer circles. While you may have missed it, the game is considered […]



Racist Reactions To The Hunger Games Movie

Despite very clear indicators of race in the original text of Suzanne Collins' novel – she describes skin as dark, even dark brown, and that's about as clear as she needs to be – some of the audience who rolled out to see The Hunger Games this weekend were shocked to find out that the […]


Twitter Berates BAFTA For Stupid Olivia Colman Snub, And Rightly So

I intended to file this story after my previous BAFTA post, but the day got away with me. Still, while I've been detained, things have only stepped up a gear. Missing conspicuously from this year's BAFTA nominations was Olivia Colman, the female lead in Tyrannosaur, and probably best known for her TV work with Mitchell […]


Disney Pixar Said To Be Having Legal Spat With Atlanta Baseball Team

The Walt Disney Company and Atlanta National League Ball Club are reported to be in negotiations, trying to sort out a thorny trademark issue. They've reportedly been taking meetings for months, and still the dispute continues. None of this would have happened had Pixar's next picture not had a name change. Once it was being […]

Marvel's Madame Tussauds Poster Banned In The UK

Marvel Super Heroes 4D is a kind of annex at Madame Tussauds where the wax alter egos of The Hulk, Spider-Man and some of their chums stand around, and a theme park ride plants tourists in the middle of a CG escapade while blowing them with fans. Bleeding Cool reviewed it when it was fresh […]

Pan Am Scriptwriter Bashes ABC Exec With Xtra Normal Toon (Allegedly)

Deadline posted this video and then removed it from their "front page" or main URL, so that you will need a direct link to the post to see it. According to the original story by "The Deadline Team", or "late-night Deadline editor", a "a high-ranking writer" created this Xtra Normal clip as an attack on […]