From Mediaite, “Emmys Hit Lowest Ever Viewership For a Major Awards Show, Fail to Make a Dent Against Sunday Night Football, NBA Playoffs”:
The 2020 Emmy Awards not only hit their lowest ever viewership on Sunday night, but also managed to score the lowest viewership for any major awards show in history, according to Nielsen.
The award show averaged a 1.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic and 6.1 million viewers total for ABC, dropping roughly 12 percent from last year’s total viewership. This year’s low ratings come after last year’s historic low for a top TV awards show, during which the host-less ceremony aired on Fox with a 33 percent decline from the previous year.
The show featured Jimmy Kimmel trying to make his post-cancellation comeback by getting screamed at and told to shout, “Black Lives Matter!”
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Once he was First Kid — now he wants the top job.
Brock Pierce, the former child star of the 1996 kiddie comedy “First Kid,” who grew up to become a cryptocurrency billionaire, has been moving aggressively to shake up the 2020 presidential race and position himself as an independent third-party alternative to President Trump and Joe Biden.
Pierce’s five-year run on the big screen included gigs starring alongside Emilio Estevez in the first two “The Mighty Ducks” movies and as the son of a president in “First Kid” with Sinbad. And he landed some rave reviews.
“Pierce is excellent in his first major film role,” Leonard Klady wrote in his Variety critique of “First Kid.” “He’s completely centered as a performer, capturing the complexity of his character with a deceptive simplicity one rarely sees in kid actors.”
That junior political comedy brought Pierce what he’s hoping was just his first taste of DC politics.
“Bill Clinton had a cameo in the movie and Sonny Bono had a cameo and I got to spend some time in the Oval Office,” Pierce recalled.
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Denis Villeneuve is one of the most exciting filmmakers working today, and it looks like his hot streak is going to continue with his next big movie.
As of a few weeks ago, the filmmaker behind Arrival, Sicario, and Blade Runner 2049 was still hard at work on Dune, the first part of a planned two-movie adaptation of Frank Herbert’s massively influential 1960s sci-fi novel. But even though he’s in a self-described “sprint to finish the movie” before its December release date due to complications from the COVID-19 pandemic, Villeneuve and several members of the cast participated in a press conference last month, where they unveiled an early look at the trailer and explained what we can expect from this long-awaited big-screen adventure. Here’s what we learned from the event.
Stephen Colbert moderated the virtual press conference, which featured Villeneuve and stars Timotheé Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, Zendaya, and Sharon Duncan-Brewster. A shorter version of the full conversation was released with the trailer today, but you can get the full story below.
A petition to erect a statue of Chadwick Boseman in the place of a confederate memorial in the late actor’s hometown has received thousands of signatures.
So far, nearly 13,000 people have supported the online campaign, which would see the monument in downtown Anderson, South Carolina, removed and replaced with a statue of the Black Panther star.
Addressing the Mayor of Anderson, Terence Roberts, the petition reads: “The Confederate Monument belongs in a museum but has no right to be displayed there.
“I believe the community should come together to honor someone from Anderson, South Carolina, that was able to change the movie industry. He opened many doors for many young Black people with his leading roles in movies such as Black Panther or Marshall. It is only natural that his hometown honors what he did. There is no need for political controversy in this decision.
A new character who is set to be the antagonist of upcoming supehero movie Wonder Woman 1984 has been confirmed by director Patty Jenkins to be loosely based on Donald Trump.
In an interview with Screenrant, Jenkins confirmed that the new Trump-esque character, named Maxwell Lord, who is said to be a 1980s businessman, was indeed based on the current President of the United States.
“So, yes, Trump’s definitely one of the people that we looked at, but it’s any of those kind of mavericks of business success that was big in the ‘80s,” she said. “Who went on to be major players in our world in potentially questionable other ways.”
Lord is set to be portrayed by actor Pedro Pascal, known for his prominent roles in the Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Narcos franchises. The images released of Pascal in costume as Lord so far bear a close physical resemblance to President Trump.
Jenkins also noted that Bernie Madoff also served as an inspiration for the Maxwell Lord character.
“A huge influence of this movie was also Madoff,” she said. “Those young Madoff stories fascinate me.”
MTV and pop diva Lady Gaga had one point to make during the 2020 Video Music Awards: wear a mask, no matter how insane or uncomfortable it looks.
During the VMAs in New York City on Sunday, the Chromatica star showcased a series of her signature bizarre outfits, complete with equally dystopian masks to accessorize them.
“I love you. Stay safe, speak your mind, and I might sound like a broken record, but but wear a mask,” Gaga told the audience during one of her acceptance speeches. “It’s a sign of respect.”
MTV further pushed the mask propaganda on social media, tweeting that if Gaga can dance and perform on stage with a mask, then you should submit to wearing one too.
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Hollywood elites were triggered following President Donald Trump’s acceptance speech Thursday and perhaps none more so than actor and comedian Jim Gaffigan, who experienced a nuclear-grade meltdown on the final day of the Republican National Convention.
The comedian fired off more than 15 five-alarm tweets in which he railed against the commander in chief as a “con man” and “rapist.” He also sounded off on the subjects of cancel culture, Trump Derangement Syndrome, and virtue signaling.
Jim Gaffigan, whose comedy special The Pale Tourist recently debuted on Amazon Prime Video, warned of an economic apocalypse if President Trump wins re-election in November, adding that a Trump victory will mean that it’s all “over.”
“To those of you who think Im destroying my career wake up. if trump gets elected, the economy will never come back,” he said in an epic tweetstorm.
In a telling display, Hollywood and media leftists engaged in a tirade of attacks on black and naturalised speakers at the RNC, ironically charging that the GOP is attempting to hide its own racism behind a display of diversity.
The speakers who were the target of the abuse included First Lady Melania Trump, Republican Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, former professional football player Herschel Walker, and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
Unsurprisingly, it was CNN pushing the ‘fake diversity’ claims to begin with, as commentator Nia Malika Henderson suggested that the aforementioned speakers were being used to inject some false diversity when the Republican party is still “all about” white people.
“It’s sort of an indirect appeal to white voters when you kind of put black issues, black people, black Republicans front and center, as we saw happen tonight,” Henderson claimed, adding “Nikki Haley, obviously a woman of color and Tim Scott and a couple of other African Americans. I mean, on the whole the party isn’t very diverse. It seemed a little diverse tonight with Tim Scott making that final sort of key note address and Nikki Haley making a kind of key note address.”
Berlin Film Festival directors Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian have announced a major change to the annual event: Beginning with the 2021 festival, the Silver Bear acting prizes will go gender neutral. A statement from the festival reads: “Instead of the awards for the Best Actor and the Best Actress, a ‘Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance’ and a ‘Silver Bear for Best Supporting Performance’ shall each be awarded on a gender-neutral basis.” The Silver Bear prizes for actor and actress have been handed out since 1956. The most recent recipients are Elio Germano (“Hidden Away”) and Paula Beer (“Undine”) from the 2020 festival.
“We believe that not separating the awards in the acting field according to gender comprises a signal for a more gender-sensitive awareness in the film industry,” said Berlinale directors Rissenbeek and Chatrian in a statement.
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An upcoming show by Showtime portrays Donald Trump as a villainous Russian stooge in a political drama based on disgraced ex-FBI Director James Comey’s book “A Higher Loyalty.”
“The Comey Rule”, premiering next month, tells the story of the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation of Trump and his campaign through the perspective of Comey and his Deep State cronies.
“The series takes a deep-dive into the historically turbulent events surrounding the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, which divided a nation. Rather than delivering a straight biopic, The Comey Rule‘s trailer give a tense and anxiety-ridden taste of a story about two powerful figures whose different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course,” Deadline reported.
Comey, played by Jeff Daniels, faces off with Trump, played by Brendan Gleeson, in this political drama aimed at obfuscating what really transpired at the upper echelons of the FBI and Justice Department, which is that they illegally spied on Trump’s campaign using Russian dirt paid for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.