FROM Matthew Belloni
Days before Oscar nominations, the race is still murky Oscar nominations will be announced on January 23, and normally at this point in the awards season there's a clear frontrunner or two for best picture, but this year, the indicators all are over the place.
Hollywood news banter Matt Belloni, editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter, joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week. Ridley Scott had only a very short window to regather his cast and crew to do reshoots on ‘All the Money in the World’ after he decided to cut Kevin Spacey and recast him with Christopher Plummer. Scott had been telling people that the cast came back and worked for free, but now it’s become apparent that Mark Wahlberg actually got $1.5 million for the reshoots, while his costar Michelle Williams got only $1000 . It’s a bad look for WME, the agency that represents both of them. James Franco showed up at the Golden Globes wearing a Times Up pin, but once he won an award, women started calling him out on Twitter for questionable past behavior. Franco’s gone on late night shows like Colbert and Seth Meyers in an attempt to deny the accusations, but that has only made more women speak up against him. Later in the week, he won a Critics Choice award, but was not there to receive it . Update: After an outcry surrounding the wage disparity between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams for the reshoots of 'All the Money in the World,' Wahlberg is donating the $1.5 million he was paid for reshoots to the Time's Up initiative. The talent agency WME, which represents both Wahlberg and Williams, will donate an additional $500K.
What's up with the pay disparity in 'All the Money in the World'? It's now come out that when the cast and crew came back for reshoots on Ridley Scott's latest movie, Michelle Williams did the work for practically nothing, and Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million.
Hollywood news banter Matt Belloni, editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter, joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week. The women behind the #MeToo movement are starting to organize to make sure it lasts for more than just a moment. Part of their efforts include a legal defense fund called Time’s Up to help women in blue-collar industries that don’t have a platform like Hollywood stars. The winter television critics gathering is underway, and boy was it an awkward time for Dana Walden and Gary Newman, the chairs of Fox Television. The two seemed committed to saying things would be “business as usual” for the next 12-18 months, but after the Disney deal goes through, it’s not clear where either of them will be working.
Hollywood news banter Matt Belloni of The Hollywood Reporter and Michael Schneider of IndieWire join Kim Masters to discuss the big entertainment stories we’ll be keeping an eye on in 20198. Deals to keep an eye on in 2018
Mega banter year in review: 2017 edition It's time for that annual tradition--the year-end mega-banter! Kim Masters, Matthew Belloni and Michael Schneider take stock of the year that was in Hollywood.
Hollywood news banter Matt Belloni, editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter, joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week. It's a historic day in Hollywood, but not everyone is happy about it. The six studios are down to five as Disney is buying large portions of Fox. It's a huge disruption to the industry , and while it may be exciting to have the two properties under one roof, many people will undoubtedly lose their jobs after the companies combine. More figures continue to fall as more women come forward with their stories of sexual assault in the industry. This week we saw more accusations against Tavis Smiley , Dustin Hoffman and Russell Simmons -- just to name a few, and Morgan Spurlock issued some kind of pre-confession on himself. It's unclear if there was perhaps a story in the works and Spurlock tried to get ahead of it.
A historic day in Hollywood as Disney acquires large parts of Fox There used to be six major film studios, now there are five. Disney buying most of Fox is a disruptive move that has those in the industry reeling.
Hollywood news banter Matt Belloni, editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter, joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week. There have been renewed talks about Disney buying large portions of Fox. Such a deal would massively reshape Hollywood . Bryan Singer fired from Fox’s Queen biopic after clashing with cast and crew and being MIA on set. Because this is not the first time he’s flaked out as a director, some are wondering -- why hire him in the first place? To what degree were talent agencies complicit in perpetuating abuse by men like Harvey Weinstein?
Hollywood news banter Matt Belloni, editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter, joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week. We're seeing continued disruption in media due to allegations of sexual misconduct. This week, it was Garrison Keillor and Matt Lauer . With Lauer out at Today, who will take his place? Now that Charlie Rose is gone as well at CBS, is the era of the "star anchor" over? Since both NBC and Disney (where John Lasseter is on a six-month hiatus) are publicly-held companies, it will be important to look at who knew what when and if shareholder money was ever used in a cover up.
After Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose, what's next for morning news? NBC fired Matt Lauer this week after allegations of sexual misconduct. Lauer was the face of the Today show for 20 years. With him and Charlie Rose out at CBS, is the era of the star anchor over?
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.