Celebrities stepped up after a storm, a comic changed her mind, a scandal shut down a beloved L.A. movie house and a Hollywood legend took a stand. Here’s all that news and more from this week in entertainment.
Here’s what a moral decision looks like in Hollywood
Whitewashing in Hollywood is nothing new. But this week, after “Hellboy” fans vented their outrage, actor Ed Skrein turned the concept white-hot when he actually to about staying culturally accurate to a story’s source material instead. He’d been cast to play a character of mixed Asian descent but had a change of heart. “It is our decision to make moral decisions in difficult times,” he said. Apparently, he hadn’t researched the character sufficiently.
These four feel like a million bucks — each
Ellen DeGeneres, , and Leonardo DiCaprio put their Harvey relief contributions in different buckets, but one . The media, meanwhile, were . As hurricane-turned-tropical storm ran its course, and welled up from the celebrity ranks. Yep, there’s .
So, ’s apology was what went too far?
“You’re full of crap, stop this,” Griffin told an Australian morning-show host this week when quizzed about the photo that showed her holding a fake, bloody severed head of . The comic who in May has apparently changed her tune, which . Sorry, not sorry.
Cinefamily hits pause to figure out what’s going on
The Cinefamily over the weekend following the resignations last week of two executives . Much like the reality-TV gang at earlier this year, the Los Angeles nonprofit movie venue put everything on hold to bring in a third party to investigate the allegations. Does this mark a new era of attention to ?
How dare you talk to Olivia de Havilland like that, sirs!
In the mood to? If that lady is a 101-year-old movie legend, any would-be mudslingers best take care, her attorney said this week.Evidently the actress is the type who doubles down when she considers herself doubly wronged. Ryan Murphy and FX, whom de Havilland has sued over her unauthorized portrayal in the miniseries “Feud: Bette and Joan,” tried unsuccessfully this week to have booted. Instead, her attorney said, they simply kicked her resolve up a notch.
Domestic Goods — and Bads: Kim Campbell , Glen Campbell. … Gwyneth Paltrow of relationships.
Trumped: With almost every late-night show airing reruns, the president was pardoned from ribbing this week. Well, except on “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.” The host was , by new revelations about plans for a Trump high-rise in Moscow. He also thought POTUS’ decision to let Sheriff off the hook as a whole.
R.I.P.: Syd Silverman, longtime Variety publisher, . … “The Elephant Man” playwright Bernard Pomerance . … Tobe Hooper, , . … Shelley Berman, beloved comedian, .
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