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  1. ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Yanks ‘Southern Charm Week’ Image After Slavery Claim

    06.19 / 22:16 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    “Wheel of Fortune” is putting a positive spin on things, after being accused of depicting slaves in an image from its “Southern Charm” week. After being called out on social media, the popular game show has decided to replace the background image in future airings. “Wheel of Fortune” executive producer Harry Friedman also said that the show regrets having used the image in the first place. Also Read: 'Walking Dead' Shirt Pulled From Stores After Racism…
  2. Ava DuVernay, Stevie Wonder Added to CAA’s Amplify Event for Multicultural Artists

    06.19 / 22:16 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Director Ava DuVernay and musician Stevie Wonder have been added to the lineup for Creative Artists Agency’s Amplify event for multicultural artists and leaders from entertainment, sports, media, corporate brand marketing, and technology, the agency announced Monday. The invitation-only event, kicking off Tuesday in Laguna Beach, California, aims to explore how to accelerate the growth, value, and visibility of diversity in business. Also Read: 15 Hollywood Stars Up for Grabs in…
  3. Amazon Set to Adapt Jay McInerney’s ‘Brightness Falls’ Book Trilogy to Series

    06.19 / 22:16 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Amazon Studios is adapting Jay McInerney’s “Brightness Falls” book trilogy into a television series, a source close to the streaming service has confirmed. The trilogy follows a couple — Corrine and Russell Calloway — over the course of 30 years. Each novel is set against the backdrop of a major historical event. The first one, “Brightness Falls” sees the two meeting in college and getting caught up in the buyout frenzy of the ’80s. The …
  4. Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief Spikes Positive Story About Fox Business

    06.19 / 22:16 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Bloomberg’s editor-in-chief personally killed a feature about the growth of rival Fox Business Network, confusing staffers in the process, TheWrap has learned. According to sources close to the situation, Bloomberg’s media reporting team contacted Fox Business Network on Feb. 7 about a story on the sister station of Fox News. Bloomberg reporter Anousha Sakoui’s story was in the works for four months, examining the origins of FBN and why the network’s broad approach…
  5. WWE’s Daniel Bryan on ‘MITB’ Opening Ladder Match Finish: ‘I Saw a Lot of Women Upset’

    06.19 / 22:16 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Daniel Bryan wants you to know that he had nothing to do with the finish of Sunday’s first-ever women’s “Money in the Bank” Ladder Match — so the perturbed WWE Universe can stop tweeting him now. After all, the father of an almost five-week-old daughter and husband of fellow pro-wrestler Brie Bella was still out on paternity leave last night. Plus, according to the former WWE Champion and current “SmackDown Live” general manager, Bryan has…
  6. Spider-Man Surprise! ‘Venom’ Will Connect to ‘Homecoming’ World, Producer Says

    06.18 / 22:20 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    In a joint interview with Marvel Studios CEO Kevin Feige to promote “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” producer Amy Pascal says that Sony’s upcoming films “Venom” and “Silver and Black”– based on supporting characters from Spider-Man comics — will take place in the same world as “Homecoming.” “Both movies will all take place in the world that we’re now creating for Peter Parker,” Pascal said. “They’ll be …
  7. ‘The Babadook’ Headed Back to Theaters for LGBT Fundraiser Screenings

    06.18 / 22:20 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    “The Babadook” is creeping beyond internet-icon status and heading back to movie screens after its titular monster became the star of June’s monthlong gay pride celebration. Los Angeles art house Arena Cinelounge will host five days of screenings, with a portion of proceeds going to “LBTQ awareness,” from June 23-27, the boutique theater announced on Sunday. The theater will also host a panel discussion titled “Babashook: From Monster to Cultural I…
  8. ‘The Book of Henry’ Sneaks Into Indie Box Office

    06.18 / 22:20 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Focus Features’ “The Book of Henry” highlighted this weekend’s art house releases, opening on 579 screens nationwide. The film made an estimated $1.4 million this weekend for a per screen average of 2,431. However, when compared to Focus’ other big 2017 release, “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” “Henry” got far less bang for its buck. From an opening on 541 screens in April, “Zookeeper’s Wife” made $3.34 million for a PSA…
  9. 3 Reasons ‘All Eyez on Me’ Beat Bad Reviews

    06.18 / 22:20 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    In recent years, it has become more difficult for a film to be “critic-proof.” If a film finds itself facing a low score on Rotten Tomatoes, it tends to take a hit on its box office expectations. On Memorial Day weekend, poor reviews were seen as a major reason why “Baywatch” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” did not have as strong an opening as box office trackers expected. But Lionsgate/Codeblack Films’ “All Eyez on Me” has managed to…
  10. Leonardo DiCaprio Turns Over Picasso Painting, Brando Oscar to Justice Department

    06.18 / 22:20 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Leonardo DiCaprio has voluntarily surrendered several works of art worth millions of dollars and an Oscar statuette that once belonged to Marlon Brando to the U.S. Government, as part of its ongoing investigation into a money laundering operation connected to Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak. The surrendered items include: a Picasso painting, “Nature Morte au Crane de Taureau,” valued at more than $3 million; a Basquiat collage, “Redman One,” valued at at least …
  11. Jay Z Wants to Bail Out Dads on Father’s Day

    06.17 / 22:06 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Legendary rapper and soon-to-be father of three Jay Z is bringing families together this Father’s Day, as he announced in a Friday Time op-ed that he’s teaming up with the organizations Southerners on New Ground, and Color of Change, to bail out fathers “who can’t afford the due process our democracy promises.” He also wants to rewrite the blueprint of America’s justice system, in which companies selling bail bonds and other high-interest financial p…
  12. Camille Cosby’s Post-Mistrial Comments Spark Uproar: ‘Carmela Soprano of the Comedy World’

    06.17 / 22:06 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    After Bill Cosby‘s sexual assault trial ended with a hung jury Saturday morning, Cosby’s wife, Camille Cosby, sparked outrage after releasing a blistering statement criticizing the judge, prosecutors, and media. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, Cosby says, was “heinously and exploitively ambitious.” Judge Steven O’Neill, in her words, was “arrogantly collaborating” with D.A. Steele. And as for the media? As she sees it,…
  13. TJ Miller on How ‘This Mother F—er in the White House’ Changed Comedy

    06.17 / 22:06 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    T.J. Miller is among the many entertainers who now have a different outlook on the role of a performer following Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election. The comedian and “Silicon Valley” star, whose standup special “Meticulously Ridiculous” airs Saturday on HBO, told TheWrap that although he is not a political comedian, he still feels that there is a newfound importance in being heard during this polarizing time. “It used to be different …
  14. Bill Cosby Responds to Mistrial With Silence and a Raised Fist

    06.17 / 22:06 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Bill Cosby held a mostly blank expression on Saturday morning when Judge Steven O’Neill declared a mistrial in the high-profile criminal case against the star on three felony charges of aggravated sexual assault. And the 79-year-old comedian maintained that demeanor on the steps of the courthouse in Norristown, Penn., minutes later — when members of his team addressed the media to declare victory despite the promise of a retrial by Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin…
  15. Scarlett Johansson Finally Got ‘Trashed’ With Grandma Doppelganger (Video)

    06.17 / 22:06 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    In April,  Scarlett Johansson invited a Redditor’s grandmother who had a striking resemblance to the “Rough Night” star to the opening night of her new movie. This week, the two finally met at the raunchy bachelorette comedy’s New York premiere — and apparently knocked back more than a few. On Friday’s episode of CBS’ “Late Show,” Johansson told host Stephen Colbert that despite the fact that she has “no social media …