- Did Disney jump the gun on firing James Gunn? The company fired Gunn after a right-wing writer resurfaced some years-old tweets of distasteful jokes. Gunn, who directed the first two extremely successful 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movies, was fired without warning, yet Disney is the same company that hired Roseanne Barr even though she had much more recent inappropriate tweets.
- In other firing news, Amy Powell was let go as the president of TV at Paramount over making racially inappropriate comments on a call. The situation is murky however, as Paramount's official line is that she was fired for lying about making the statements to her boss.
- After an internal investigation by AMC, Chris Hardwick will be returning to host 'The Talking Dead.' His ex-girlfriend had accused him of sexual assault and emotional abuse.
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