Which album will you be streaming on loop?
Which album will you be streaming on loop?
“To All the Boys: Always and Forever” won Best Movie and “Wandavision” won Best Show from the 2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards Sunday. Marvel’s “WandaVision” had led all nominated shows with five nominations, while “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” led all nominated films with three. Fans last month had the chance to vote on all the nominees through MTV’s website, including in categories such as Best Hero, Best Kiss and Best Frightened Performance. Comedian Leslie Jones hosted Sunday’s MTV Movie and TV Awards live from the Palladium in Los Angeles, and this year the awards will be followed by a second night called “UNSCRIPTED” that focuses on reality television. 2019’s big winners were “Avengers: Endgame” and “Game of Thrones,” while last year the awards ceremony was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic and replaced with a special that looked at the Best Movies and TV Shows of all time. Executive producers for both the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards and the Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED are MTV’s Bruce Gillmer, Wendy Plaut and Vanessa Whitewolf, and Den Of Thieves’ Jesse Ignjatovic and Barb Bialkowski. Jackie Barba and Alicia Portugal are executives in charge of production and Lisa Lauricella serves as the music talent executive for both events. Check out the full list of winners and nominees below: BEST MOVIE Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of KazakhstanJudas and the Black MessiahPromising Young WomanSoulTo All the Boys: Always and Forever (Winner) BEST SHOW BridgertonCobra KaiEmily in ParisThe BoysWandaVision (Winner) BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE Carey Mulligan – Promising Young WomanChadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Winner)Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black MessiahSacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7Zendaya – Malcolm & Marie BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s GambitElizabeth Olsen – WandaVision (Winner)Elliot Page – The Umbrella AcademyEmma Corrin – The CrownMichaela Coel – I May Destroy You BEST HERO Anthony Mackie – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Winner)Gal Gadot – Wonder Woman 1984Jack Quaid – The BoysPedro Pascal – The MandalorianTeyonah Parris – WandaVision BEST KISS Chase Stokes & Madelyn Cline – Outer Banks (Winner)Jodie Comer & Sandra Oh – Killing EveLily Collins & Lucas Bravo – Emily in ParisMaitreyi Ramakrishnan & Jaren Lewison – Never Have I EverRegé-Jean Page & Phoebe Dynevor – Bridgerton BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE Annie Murphy – Schitt’s CreekEric Andre – Bad TripIssa Rae – InsecureJason Sudeikis – Ted LassoLeslie Jones – Coming 2 America (Winner) BEST VILLAIN Aya Cash – The BoysEwan McGregor – Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)Giancarlo Esposito – The MandalorianKathryn Hahn – WandaVision (Winner)Nicholas Hoult – The Great BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE Antonia Gentry – Ginny & GeorgiaAshley Park – Emily in ParisMaria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of KazakhstanPaul Mescal – Normal PeopleRegé-Jean Page – Bridgerton (Winner) BEST FIGHT Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) – Final Funhouse FightCobra Kai – Finale House FightThe Boys – Starlight, Queen Maeve, Kimiko vs. StormfrontWandaVision – Wanda vs. Agatha (Winner)Zack Snyder’s Justice League – Final Fight vs. Steppenwolf MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE Elisabeth Moss – The Invisible ManJurnee Smollett – Lovecraft CountrySimona Brown – Behind Her EyesVictoria Pedretti – The Haunting of Bly Manor (Winner)Vince Vaughn – Freaky BEST DUO Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar – Star (Kristen Wiig) & Barb (Annie Mumolo)The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – Falcon (Anthony Mackie) & Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) (Winner)The Mandalorian – Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) & GroguEmily in Paris – Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) & Mindy Chen (Ashley Park)Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan – Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen) & Tutar Sagdiyev (Maria Bakalova) COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES, UNSCRIPTED: BEST DOCU-REALITY SHOW Below Deck MediterraneanBlack Ink Crew New YorkBling EmpireJersey Shore Family VacationLove & Hip Hop: Atlanta BEST DATING SHOW 90 Day FiancéEx On The BeachLove Is BlindReady to LoveThe Bachelorette BEST REALITY CAST 90 Day FiancéJersey Shore Family VacationLove & Hip Hop: AtlantaRuPaul’s Drag RaceThe Real Housewives of Atlanta BEST COMPETITION SERIES LegendaryRuPaul’s Drag RaceThe ChallengeThe CircleThe Masked Singer BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW DeliciousnessFixer Upper: Welcome HomeMaking The CutNailed It!Queer Eye BEST NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES (brought to you by SONIC® Drive-In) Bling EmpireCardi TriesSelena + ChefThe Real Housewives of Salt Lake CityVH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition BEST TALK / TOPICAL SHOW A Little Late with Lilly SinghRed Table TalkThe Breakfast ClubThe Daily Show with Trevor NoahWatch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen BEST COMEDY / GAME SHOW Floor Is LavaImpractical JokersKids Say the Darndest ThingsNick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N OutRidiculousness BEST HOST Nicole Byer – Nailed It!Rob Dyrdek – RidiculousnessRuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag RaceT.J. Lavin – The ChallengeTiffany Haddish – Kids Say the Darndest Things BREAKTHROUGH SOCIAL STAR Addison RaeBretman RockCharli D’AmelioJalaiah HarmonRickey Thompson BEST REAL-LIFE MYSTERY OR CRIME SERIES Catfish: The TV ShowEvil Lives HereNight Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial KillerTiger King: Murder, Mayhem and MadnessUnsolved Mysteries BEST FIGHT Selling Sunset – Chrishell Stause vs. Christine QuinnThe Real Housewives of New Jersey – Jackie Goldschneider vs. Teresa GiudiceUntucked: RuPaul’s Drag Race – Kandy Muse vs. Tamisha ImanKeeping Up With The Kardashians – Kourtney Kardashian vs. Kim Kardashian WestLegendary – Law Roach vs. Guest Judge Dominique Jackson BEST INTERNATIONAL REALITY SERIES Acapulco ShoreGeordie ShoreLove Island (ITV)¡Nailed it! MéxicoRuPaul’s Drag Race UKRead original story 2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards: Complete List of Winners At TheWrap
Henry Golding becomes a member of an ancient Japanese ninja clan called the Arashikage in the first teaser trailer for GI Joe movie spinoff “Snake Eyes.” Watch the embed above. The GI Joe movie spinoff opens in theaters and IMAX on July 23. “Crazy Rich Asians” breakout Henry Golding stars as Snake Eyes, “Warrior” headliner Andrew Koji plays Storm Shadow, “Ready or Not” actress Samara Weaving stars as Scarlett, and “Money Heist” breakout star Úrsula Corberó stars as the Baroness. “Snake Eyes,” the third live-action film based on the “GI Joe” toy line, will focus on the origins of the fan-favorite character known for his masked face, black commando uniform and ninja training. Robert Schwentke, the director of “Red” and “R.I.P.D.,” directed “Snake Eyes” for Paramount and Skydance. “Beauty and The Beast” screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the screenplay, and Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner produced the film. Jeff Waxman is executive producing. Hasbro/eOne and Skydance co-produced, while MGM co-financed. The story centers on Snake Eyes’ origins where he tries to become a member of the Arashikage Clan, a ninja clan based in Japan. According to “G.I. Joe vs. Cobra: The Essential Guide,” the Arashikage worked as shadowy assassins for generations, using deception to earn their keep as ninjas, as well as developing a reputation for being able to perform impossible tasks. Read original story Henry Golding Joins Ninja Clan in First ‘Snake Eyes’ Trailer (Video) At TheWrap
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MTV on Sunday night revealed new footage of Tom Hiddleston’s return as the God of Mischief in the sneak peek at “Loki.” In the clip, Loki meets Agent Mobius from the TVA. What is the TVA? We don’t know just yet but will find out when the show drops. Check it out below. “Loki” will now premiere on June 9, two days earlier than scheduled. Disney+ until now has released all of its new original content, including Marvel’s “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” on Fridays. "Time passes differently in the TVA." ⏳ Check out this brand-new clip from Marvel Studios' #Loki, an Original Series streaming June 9 on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/EGT4TksSqk— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) May 17, 2021 Marvel Studios’ “Loki” features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. After “Loki” Disney+ still has three more series — “What If…,” “Ms. Marvel” and “Hawkeye” — to premiere in 2021, plus the availability (for an extra fee) of “Black Widow” on July 9. Those will be followed by “She-Hulk,” “Moon Knight,” “Secret Invasion,” “Armor Wars” and “Ironheart.” Earlier this month, Marvel Studios announced that the second “Black Panther” film would be called “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and the “Captain Marvel” sequel would be “The Marvels.” The latter one will not include a returning Brie Larson, but also Teyonah Parris’ older Monica Rambeau (who debuted in “WandaVision”) as well as Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel, who is debuting in her own series later this year. Read original story ‘Loki': God of Mischief Meets Agent Mobius From TVA (Video) At TheWrap
Leslie Jones had multiple outfit changes during the awards show, including a zebra-print suit and Air Jordan sneakers.
Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova evade capture in the latest sneak peek at “Black Widow,” which aired on Sunday during the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Watch the embed above. The film will premiere in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 9. Set in the two-year span between “Captain America: Civil War” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Widow” brings back Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha for one last ride. The character, as you may recall from “Avengers: Endgame,” died to secure the Soul Stone to use against Thanos. The full synopsis from Marvel Studios says: “Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.” “Black Widow” is directed by Cate Shortland and written by Eric Pearson from a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson. In addition to Johansson and Florence Pugh, it stars David Harbour and Rachel Weisz. “Black Widow” was previously scheduled to be released on Nov. 6, 2020 and was then pushed to May 7, 2021, the slot previously held by “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” The latter then moved to July 9, and is now vacating the spot for “Black Widow,” instead opening on Sept. 3. Disney also announced that Emma Stone’s “Cruella” would open in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on May 28, while “The King’s Man” moved to Dec. 22. “Death on the Nile” moved to Feb. 11, 2022 and “Luca” will now debut exclusively on Disney+ on June 18. “The Forever Purge” is also set to hit theaters on July 9. Read original story ‘Black Widow': Natasha Dodges Disaster in Sneak Peek (Video) At TheWrap
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(Warning: Spoilers ahead for the Season 2 finale of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” Read on at your own risk!) It may not have been a total surprise to see Max decide at the last second to stay in San Francisco in the Season 2 finale of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” What was certainly a shock, though, was seeing him on the receiving end of a heart song from Zoey — that he could actually hear. Yes, Max apparently, has Zoey’s powers now, and for the series’ creator and showrunner, Austin Winsberg, that’s been a goal since the beginning. “I’ve been wanting to give Max the powers in some way for a long time, starting way back in Season 1,” Winsberg tells TheWrap. (Worth noting: Winsberg has also been striving to get a Taylor Swift song, which he accomplished in the finale as well). It’s obviously a huge moment for Max. Since he found out about it Zoey’s ability, he’s struggled with that imbalance of power in their relationship. He just couldn’t seem to cope with Zoey having this limitless insight into his mind, especially when he didn’t have that insight into hers. It was exactly that imbalance that prompted Winsberg and the writers to make this move. “I think in any relationship in life, there needs to be equality,” Winsberg says. “So I felt, always, like in order for the two of them to really work, there was going to need to be a moment in time where he was going to have to experience in a real way, in a literal way, what she experiences. And only then can there be the equality and the understanding there that could maybe make them move forward as a couple.” Indeed, by the end of the night, Zoey and Max are a couple again. Zoey and Simon ended things early in the episode, and mutually, at that. But it wasn’t strictly because Simon had caught on to Zoey’s lingering feelings for Max (though Winsberg reveals that there was some dialogue surrounding that issue in Simon and Zoey’s scene at the pier that got cut). A conscious effort has been made to keep that love triangle from turning toxic since the beginning, and Winsberg continued to keep that in mind for this break-up. At the end of the day, things between Simon and Zoey simply didn’t work because it just wasn’t right for either of them. “I think there’s kind of a reality sometimes in relationships where you have this fantasy or idea of what something might be, or should be, or feel like, and then when you get in it, it doesn’t quite work out that way,” Winsberg says. “And I think Zoey needed to go through that with Simon before she could get to the place of realizing that Max was the one.” So, what does this mean for Max and Zoey — or Clarkeman, as the Internet ships them — going forward? Well, powers aside, Skylar Astin, who brings Max to life, thinks there’s no turning back. “The problem with their connection is that it’s so meaningful and deep that it’s — if they were to ever get back together, it would really have to be for real,” Astin previously told TheWrap. “I could never see them getting back together and then going on another pause. It would just be the beginning of the end. It was smart of them to get ahead of it the first time around, but I want for them to really get real and realize that if they ever really take a stab at this, the implications would be pretty high.” Now, throwing the ability for both of them to hear heart songs into the mix? The stakes are even higher. But, for Winsberg, this is as much an advantage for Zoey as it is for Max. Now, she’s not so alone with these powers. “When you talk about superhero origin stories and superhero tropes, there’s always that moment where you discover somebody else who has your power or a power similar to yours. And that was just another way to evolve the story that I knew we would wanna do at some point,” Winsberg notes. Of course, this is the cliff we’re left hanging on before the episode ends, with the fate of a third season of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” still unknown. But, should it work out that the series is renewed once more, Winsberg promises this heart song isn’t a one-off for Max and Zoey. “It’s something we are planning on playing with in a fairly bigger way in season three,” he says. Read original story ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Showrunner Breaks Down That Finale Max Twist At TheWrap
Whether he’s singing to goats on TikTok or playing a crooked cop in ‘City On a Hill,’ the 62-year-old actor is still in love with getting into character. Just don’t ask him if he “likes” getting his picture taken.
The actress made a surprise appearance during tonight's show.
Elizabeth Olsen is nominated for her performance in "WandaVision."
The TikTok star had some major styling help, too.
The show is back and bigger than ever.
A rapidly spreading fire in Topanga Canyon has forced around 1,000 residents to evacuate as of Sunday afternoon. NBC Los Angeles reported Saturday that police are looking for a man suspected of starting the fires. The blaze was first reported around 10 p.m. Friday evening, and what began as a small brush fire is now roughly 1,325 acres of flames. Officials are using air tankers and all available resources to tame the blaze, which is currently 0% contained — meaning the firefighters are unable to keep the fire from spreading further across Western Los Angeles. LA County Fire Department said in a recent statement the area of Pacific Palisades is basically a tinder box, filled with dry vegetation that “has not burned in 50+ years.” More than 500 homes and 1,000 people have been evacuate as the fire spreads, LAFD spokesperson Capt. Erik Scott told the New York Times. South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory warning for most of central LA, Northwest Coastal LA County (where the fires are mainly concentrated), and the San Fernando Valley. As with many fires in the hills of Los Angeles County, the mountainous terrain makes fighting fires an uphill battle. “Dozers are working to improve access for firefighters on the ground, but much of the area remains inaccessible,” LAFD spokeswoman Margaret Stewart told USA Today. “This is primarily an air-based operation with both fixed-wing and rotary (helicopters) working together.” In a tweet posted Sunday LAFD said, “Crews are working flare-ups towards the leading edge of the fire. @LACoFireAirOps water dropping helicopters & ground personnel continue the fight in steep, rugged terrain.” Officials say they hope overcast weather expected this week will bring down temperatures and make it easier to curtail the blaze before offshore winds pick up its momentum and bring it up the coast. Here's the current conditions near the #Palisadesfire SCE Topanga Oaks Station15 May 5:00 PM PDTTemp: 63°FDew Point: 51°FRH: 65%Wind SW 5 mph Gust:14 mph#socal #firewx #palisades #cawxhttps://t.co/FtgJvLKaKU pic.twitter.com/tuTIfBVXME— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) May 16, 2021 Read original story Palisades Fire Forces 1,000 Residents to Evacuate in Topanga Canyon At TheWrap
Microsoft board of directors moved to remove Bill Gates from its board in 2020 as it investigated the billionaire’s prior romantic relationship with an employee at the tech company, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal. Gates, however, stepped down on his own accord before they were able to follow through with their plan.According to the WSJ, members of the Microsoft board launched an investigation in 2019 after receiving a letter from an employee saying that Gates sought to “initiate an intimate relationship” with her 19 years prior. Some members were concerned about the relationship in the wake of the #MeToo movement and felt that it would not be appropriate for Gates to continue in a leadership role at Microsoft at a time when workplace harassment and misconduct was coming under unprecedented public scrutiny.Gates resigned from the company in March 2020 before the investigation was completed. “There was an affair almost 20 years ago which ended amicably,” a Gates spokesperson told WSJ. “[His] decision to transition off the board was in no way related to this matter. In fact, he had expressed an interest in spending more time on his philanthropy starting several years earlier.”The New York Times also reported on Sunday that Gates had “pursued” several women over the past 27 years, including one Microsoft employee who said that Gates asked her to dinner in 2006 in an email that also said “”If this makes you uncomfortable, pretend it never happened.” Some years later, another woman who worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said she was also asked out by Gates. Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates announced their divorce on May 3, agreeing to divide their $130 billion fortune while continuing to work together as co-chairs of their philanthropic foundation. The Times and WSJ report that the divorce was set in motion in October 2019 shortly after reports surfaced of Gates’ ties to Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of underage sex trafficking and soliciting prostitution from a minor. It is unclear exactly how much French Gates knew about Gates’ connection to Epstein, and Gates’ representatives have vehemently denied that Epstein’s ties played a factor. ““Your characterization of his meetings with Epstein and others about philanthropy is inaccurate, including who participated,” a spokesperson wrote to the Times. “Similarly, any claim that Gates spoke of his marriage or Melinda in a disparaging manner is false. The claim of mistreatment of employees is also false. The rumors and speculation surrounding Gates’s divorce are becoming increasingly absurd, and it’s unfortunate that people who have little to no knowledge of the situation are being characterized as ‘sources.’” Read original story Microsoft Board Pushed Out Bill Gates Over Affair With Staffer (Report) At TheWrap
The viral origin story of how Flamin’ Hot Cheetos came to be may not be true. Richard Montañez has been telling people for almost a decade that he’s the unlikely mastermind behind the creation of the Flamin’ Hot Cheeto brand, but a new exposé in the Los Angeles Times reports Montañez actually had nothing to do with the idea. According to the LA Times, Montañez’s story — that he rose through the ranks at Frito-Lay from janitor to executive after pitching the idea for the spicy snack to PepsiCo CEO Roger Enrico and a room of over 100 suits — isn’t true. Frito-Lay told the LA Times, “None of our records show that Richard was involved in any capacity in the Flamin’ Hot test market. We have interviewed multiple personnel who were involved in the test market, and all of them indicate that Richard was not involved in any capacity. That doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate Richard,” Frito-Lay continued, “but the facts do not support the urban legend.” The Times reported that a woman named Lynne Greenfeld was responsible for leading the creation and rollout of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos in 1989. Greenfeld said she alerted Frito-Lay in 2018 when she got word of Montañez’s stories that he created the snack. Greenfeld told the LA Times she was “very proud” of her work on the snacks and added, “It is disappointing that 20 years later, someone who played no role in this project would begin to claim our experience as his own and then personally profit from it.” Still, the truth about the origins of the Flamin’ Hot Cheeto and Montañez’s viral rags-to-riches story — even if it’s fake — is too captivating to ignore. Montañez has capitalized on his fame, traveling the country giving speeches that command fees up to $50,000. He’s also written two memoirs, the second of which is called “Flamin’ Hot: The Incredible True Story of One Man’s Rise from Janitor to Top Executive” and comes out this June. Montañez is also the subject of a new biopic, directed by Eva Longoria for Searchlight Pictures. The film doesn’t have a release date yet but Longoria has already set a cast. The LA Times said Frito-Lay reached out to Longoria and Searchlight in 2019 to inform them of “problems” with the story, but didn’t hear back. Former Cheetos product manager Ken Lukaska told the Times, “If that story existed, believe me, we would have heard about it. This guy should run for office if he’s that good at fooling everyone.” Read original story Flamin’ Hot Fraud? Frito-Lay Says Richard Montañez Didn’t Actually Invent Hot Cheetos At TheWrap
Over the past decade, the average home value in Laurel, Mississippi has skyrocketed.
Matthew Belloni, former Editorial Director at The Hollywood Reporter, has joined as a founding partner for a new media company that will cover politics, finance, tech and entertainment, TheWrap has learned. The yet-to-be-named platform plans to launch this summer and staff up to 20 people by the end of the year, a knowledgeable individual told TheWrap. The entity has raised $7 million in funding from TPG and 40 North Capital. The board includes Jim Coulter, executive chairman of TPG, and David Winter, co-CEO of Standard Industries, 40 North Media’s parent company. The site aims to compete with the Substack model, which has been attracting brand-name journalists to build their own businesses on that platform. Its model is also informed by The Athletic, the sports startup that aggressively hired top names in sports journalism, an insider explained. Co-founders include Jon Kelly, a veteran of The New York Times and creator of Vanity Fair’s “The Hive,” CEO Joe Purzycki, a digital veteran of Vox Media and Luminary; Chief Strategy Officer Max Tcheyan, who was one of the early staffers of The Athletic; and COO Liz Gough, formerly of Conde Nast.The site will be built as a subscription-based news service that will include newsletters, audio, and when the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, events. Invitation-only emails will be sent out to Belloni to Hollywood insiders as part of the venture’s launch. “Just like Hollywood, media is undergoing a dramatic transformation for the digital future,” Belloni said. “It’s super-exciting to bring my years of experience to building an innovative new company while continuing to cover an industry I care about so passionately.” “Matt is a unique and generational talent—the Mike Allen of Hollywood, universally respected by industry insiders and observers,” says Jon Kelly. “We could not be more thrilled to partner with him to build this business at this crucial moment in the media industry.”Belloni spent 14 years at The Hollywood Reporter, starting a new entertainment law section of the website and rising to become editorial director in 2017. He departed in May 2020 after reported disagreements with the heads of THR parent company Valence Media over editorial independence for the site. Read original story New Media Outlet to Launch With $7 Million in Funding, Matthew Belloni as Founding Partner At TheWrap
Courtney Love is definitely not onboard with “Pam & Tommy,” Hulu’s upcoming series telling the story of Love’s longtime friends Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. In fact, Love is putting Lily James — who will star as Anderson — on blast for being part of the project at all. In a Facebook post on Sunday, Love voiced her disgust for the project, saying that it is capitalizing on a particularly traumatic event in Pamela Anderson’s life. According to her post, the project seemingly came to Love’s attention when she was asked to approve the use of a “Rolling Stone” cover she posed for. “I find this so f—ing outrageous . When Pam / tommy sex tape was out / myself @pattyschemel @xmadmx were making a record. And the lone women in many recording studios in la,” Love wrote. “Where all / ALL! The staff engineers / producers / owners / were watching the sex tape with huge schadenfraude . . Guffaws , It was disgusting. I banned anyone discussing it. It destroyed my friend Pamelas life. Utterly.” Love added that “Pam & Tommy” is “further causing [Anderson] complex trauma” before calling out series star Lily James directly. “And shame on Lily James whoever the f— she is,” Love wrote to bookend the post. On May 7, Hulu released images giving fans a first look at James transformed into Anderson, alongside her costar Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee, creating a storm on social media as fans marveled at how eerily similar the actors look to the real-life couple. That said, the real Lee and Anderson are not involved with the project, and Courtney Love noted that she declined the use of her “Rolling Stone” cover. Reps for Anderson, Lily James and Hulu did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request to comment. “Pam & Tommy” is written and executive produced by Rob Siegel and DV DeVincentis. Seth Rogen will star and executive produce along with Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, and Alex McAtee for Point Grey. Dave Franco will executive produce with Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, and Ali Krug executive producing for Annapurna Pictures. Chip Vucelich, Dylan Sellers, and Sarah Gubbins will also executive produce. Craig Gillespie, who previously collaborated with Stan on the similarly irreverent biopic “I, Tonya” (2017), will direct. Read original story Courtney Love Puts Lily James on Blast for Starring as Pamela Anderson in ‘Pam & Tommy’ At TheWrap