Hollywood News Banter

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Indiewire executive editor Michael Schneider joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.

  • There's drama in the world of TV morning shows. Michael Strahan announced he’ll be leaving Live to go to ABC’s flagship morning show Good Morning America. However, it appears that his Live co-host Kelly Ripa didn’t learn about his departure until moments before he announced it on TV. Ripa is reported to be extremely upset and has taken several days off.
  • Several Asian characters in upcoming films are being played by white actors. Some have argued that no Asian actress has the box office power of Scarlett Johansson, who is playing the lead in Ghost in the Shell, but many others are upset at this case of whitewashing, especially following the controversy of #OscarsSoWhite and other instances of whitewashing of Asian characters like in the Cameron Crowe film Aloha.
Credits

Guest:
Michael Schneider - Senior editor at Variety - @Franklinavenue

Host:
Kim Masters

Producer:
Kaitlin Parker