As a legal battle ramps up pitting director Bryan Singer against a man accusing him of sexual abuse, 20th Century Fox finds itself caught in the crossfire as it attempts to launch a new project from the filmmaker. An appearance Singer was to have made at a comics convention this weekend on behalf of his new film X-Men: Days of Furture Past has already been canceled, and Singer also has dropped out of an MPAA-sponsored conference in Washington, D.C., on May 2 at which Vice President Joe Biden will be the featured speaker.
The accusations aimed at the director are likely to complicate Fox's marketing efforts on its upcoming $205 million movie. Fox is scheduled to release X-Men: Days of Future Past, the latest installment in its X-Men series, in the U.S. on May 23. Singer, who directed the first two X-Men movies, returns to the franchise as director and producer of the new film, which will have its world premiere in New York City on May 10.
In the wake of a lawsuit filed Tuesday by Michael F. Egan, accusing Singer of sexually abusing him during his teenage years, Fox issued a statement, saying, "These are serious allegations, and they will be resolved in the appropriate forum. This is a personal matter, which Bryan Singer and his representatives are addressing separately." Marty Singer, Bryan Singer's attorney, has called the allegations in the lawsuit "absurd and defamatory."
Fox has no plans to postpone the opening of the X-Men movie, which begins a worldwide rollout on May 20. But it will probably have to revamp some of its marketing plans. Although no final decisions have been made amid ongoing discussions, it is expected that Singer will step back and assume a low profile and may avoid the movie's scheduled premiere screenings and junkets altogether. (Buzzfeed reports that he has dropped out completely).Instead, the studio will rely on the large cast -- headed by Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence -- to promote the movie and had already developed plans to divide up the stars to send them to the various events surrounding its openings around the world. While all that star power could easily compensate for Singer's absence, even if the director doesn't take part, the legal case could become a major distraction if the press insists on asking the actors about his situation.( moreCollapse )source
Rapper Andre Johnson reportedly was under influence of drugs before he allegedly attempted to commit suicide earlier this week. According to E! News, a source said that Johnson a.k.a. Christ Bearer used PCP, which is also known as Phencyclidine or Angel Dust, before he jumped from a balcony on the second floor of a North Hollywood apartment building on Wednesday, April 16.
The source also shared more story in regards to the situation, saying that Johnson was already on the balcony when the police arrived and told him to get down and talk to them. The rapper reportedly said "OK" before he took the dive.
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well. i fucking knew it
Scott had alleged that the network tried to censor his appearance when he was hosting red carpet coverage for their 2013 BET Awards last June. “It’s not just about the fact that BET forced me to pull my hair back, asked me to take off my makeup, made me change my clothes and prevented me from wearing a heel,” Scott wrote on his website the day after the show.
“It’s more so that from the mentality and environment created by BET made me feel less than and that something was wrong with who I am as a person.” Scott’s campaign against the channel has galvanized supporters of transgender rights and only raised his profile more.
Scott launched a high-profile lawsuit against the network and brought some much-needed attention to discrimination against the LGBT community in the process. However, the courts did not see his case as valid. The judge found that BET was within in its 1st Amendment rights to require Scott to change his clothing to more traditional men’s dress.
Scott told the gossip site TMZ, “It disheartens me that the message sent today wasn’t a message of acceptance, but rather it’s acceptable to discriminate against transgender individuals on the basis of their gender identity and expression.”
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Boston Pizza is a Canada-based chain that makes third-rate pies but first-rate hybrids of pizza and politics. As part of their “Pizza Game Changer” promotion you can vote right now for a hypothetical weird food innovation you want to see at a parlor near you. If you have strong feelings about Pizza Cake (as you should) then make your voice heard!
The Pizza Cake is exactly what it sounds like, and actually one of the more normal “game changers” Boston Pizza has submitted to the voting public. In reality, a multi-layered cake pizza hybrid would obviously be a sign of the coming apocalypse and probably a horcrux, but as far as the field of nominees goes, it’s pretty reasonable. Although I’m sure if you try and slice it (possibly with the gasoline-engine pizza cutter that is also up for votes) you’ll still open a portal to Hell.( Read MoreCollapse )SourceIf you wanna see more, go here: http://www.pizzagamechangers.com/
In what is surely the most significant event of our time, Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian ran into each other at the dermatologist in LA while a normal looked on and acted as scribe. It was an icy encounter.
According to the eyewitness, Kim "seemed so excited to see Beyoncé and was really eagerly going over to her." However, "Beyoncé wanted nothing to do with Kim and was really trying to stay away from her." She reportedly asked some desultory questions about Baby North but did not care. (Other potential topics of conversation they could have had: "How was your Vogue cover? Good? Same."; "Tom Ford, am I right?"; "Hey, have you heard of that new band, 5 Seconds of Summer? Do you think they all hate Mikey, secretly?")
According to ANOTHER source, Kim Kardashian then "made sure that she had the exact same procedures that Beyoncé had," i.e., fillers and Botox. I don't know if that's really copying her, per se, because those are very standard procedures. That's like saying, "Kim Kardashian ran into Beyoncé at a Chipotle and TRIED TO BECOME HER by ordering a burrito bowl with extra guacamole." Anyway. Such intrigue. [Radar]( Yonce' winsCollapse )
This is your face on Botox—and it's ridiculous.
Fillers and Botox might lend a resting face a youthful appearance, but it hijacks an emotional face into a crazy appearance. After eight years and six series, the Real Housewives franchise has become a sort of catalog of Botulinum toxin gone wrong. Here, we collect the best of the worst cries from Orange County, New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, DC, Miami and Beverly Hills.( Video under the cutCollapse )
If you’ve ever been caught singing the wrong lyrics to a famous tune, you're not alone.
A new survey has revealed an alarming number of popular song lyrics misunderstood by the British public.
Almost a quarter of people think lyrics to Abba’s Dancing Queen “See that girl, watch that scene, diggin’ the dancing queen” are actually “See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen.”
Queen’s “We Will Rock You” was the second most commonly misheard lyric, with 18 per cent of respondents hearing “Kicking your cat all over the place” in place of “Kicking your can all over the place”.
Ozzy Osbourne and Lady Gaga topped the Blinkbox poll of artists with the hardest lyrics to understand.
Many Brits believed the line in Gaga’s “Poker Face” was “Polk Her Face”, while Ozzy’s lyric “Off the rails on a crazy train” was misheard as “Off the rails on a gravy train.”( Read MoreCollapse )SourceReminds me of this:
Drake Bell wants to make something clear—Justin Bieber "tried" to crash his album release party.
The 27-year-old star spoke out about what happened at his event at Mixology at The Grove last night during an interview with Fox 11 News. "I don't think there is anything going on between us," Bell told the news anchor when asked what's going on between him and the Biebs.( moreCollapse )
A new coach is reportedly coming to The Voice, and she ain’t no Hollaback Girl. Gwen Stefani is currently in talks to temporarily take over Christina Aguilera‘s swivel chair, according to The Wrap.
Per the report, Stefani will take Aguilera’s spot in Season 7, while Aguilera — who is said to be taking time off due to her current pregnancy — is expected to return for Season 8. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, neither of whom have missed a single season yet, are also expected to continue.
Stefani’s addition to The Voice would be the latest in a series of major announcements, following news of Pharrell Williams taking over for Cee Lo Green.