2017 SAG Awards Turns into a Political Statement, Many Artist see The Grammys as Irrelevant & PETA wants ‘Warhammer 40,000’ to stop putting fur on its characters – C.M. Pop Culture Show 2.4.17
SAG Awards 2017: More Politics than Entertainment
Politics dominated the night overshadowing the wins. Winner after winner, people lashed out at President Trump’s immigration order also known as The Muslim Ban. Many pleaded for acceptance of differences in a bitterly divided time.
Highlights of the evening included Dolly Parton Presents Lily Tomlin with the SAG Life Achievement Award and Stranger Things winning the award for “Best Television Show Drama”.
Denzel Washington upsetted Casey Affleck for Male actor in A Leading Role. Affleck was seen as the frontrunner to win the award for his role in Machester By The Sea.
Ben Affleck Will Not Direct ‘The Batman’ (Variety Exclusive)
Ben Affleck has decided to step down as director of “The Batman.” “The Batman” is an upcoming stand alone film in which Affleck reprises his role as Bruce Wayan/Batman following Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Affleck will remain on as a producer and star of the project. Ben Affleck is a far better director than he is an actor. “I would much rather him direct than reprise his role.”
‘Ocean’s 8’: First Look at Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Rest of the All-Female Cast
A spin-off of the Ocean’s Trilogy, Ocean’s 8 will hit theaters across the U.S. on June 8, 2018. This week the first photo of the all female cast was released as we get to see the stars, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rhianna and the others.
“In summer 2018, the tide will turn as (left to right) Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala,” a statement explains.
Beauty and the Beast Final Trailer:
On March 17, rediscover a tale as old as time with the release of Beauty and the Beast starring Dan Stevens and Emma Waston.
Rhianna as Marion Crane in Bates Motel Sneak Peek Video
Rhianna is set to appear on an upcoming episode of Bates Motel. In the upcoming episode she is set to play Marion Crane. The ill-fated character, who famously met her demise in the film’s iconic shower scene. The original Marion Crane was played by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller Psycho. Season 5 which returns Monday, Feb. 20 at 10 p.m. ET on A&E will be the final season of Bate Motel.
Rings: The third feature length film in The Rings franchise. The film takes place before the events of The Ring.
The Comedian starring Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann and Danny Devito
The Space Between Us:
Many Artist Decide to Skip the 2017 Grammys
Kanye West, Justin Bieber & others have decided to skip the Grammys. Drake and Kanye West both have 8 nominations, but will not be attending as Drake will be in Europe on tour. Kanye has simply chosen not to attend. Frank Ocean said he doesn’t believe that “the Grammys represent Young black artist”. Frank Ocean actually never submitted his album Blonde for consideration with the Grammys which is why he doesn’t have any nominations. Justin Bieber “doesn’t think the Grammys are relevant or representative, especially when it comes to young singers.”
Nas Set To Receive Bio-Series ‘Street Dreams’ From BET
Following the success of The New Edition Story, BET announced they are developing a new miniseries based on the life the legendary rapper Nas. The pilot is tentatively titled Street Dreams. Deadline reports the project is headed by Rush creator Jonathan Levine who will not only write the script,but direct. There is no set word on who will play the role of Nas and when the series will premiere.
Eminem Goes After Donald Trump on Big Sean New Track “No Favors”
Off fellow Detroit rapper Big Sean’s “I Decided” album due out on Feb. 3, Eminem has decided to go after Donald Trump. Eminem raps “I’m anti, can’t no government handle a commando/ Your man don’t want it, Trump’s a b**** I’ll make his whole brand go under.” This isn’t the first time “The Rap God” has gone after Trump or his supports as last summer he released the track “Campaign Speech,”a visceral teaser for his in-the-works new album.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare 1.08 Patch Notes Detailed
Game developer Infinity Ward releases the 1.08 patch update for its popular FPS title Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, one that includes additional abilities and new leaderboards.
PETA wants ‘Warhammer 40,000’ characters to stop wearing ‘fur’
Warhammer 40,000 is a futuristic battle game featuring monsters and warriors played with miniature figurines made from plastic, resin, and metal. A statement that appeared on the PETA UK website on Tuesday stated, “PETA has written to [Warhammer manufacturer] Games Workshop CEO Kevin Rountree asking that the leading British miniature war-gaming brand ban ‘fur’ garments from all Warhammer characters.”
Activision Blizzard establishes a Consumer Products division
Though little specifics were shared, Activision Blizzard announced the creation of a consumer products division.
The Consumer Products unit will likely oversee things like toys and collectibles. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick stated, “the division’s directive is to expand and deepen audience engagement with Activision Blizzard’s iconic franchises through long-term retail partnerships, high-quality products, and all new consumer experiences.”
#DeleteUber- Uber Faces Mass Boycott, Amid Immigration Turmoil. Allegedly trying to capitalize on the absence of taxi drivers caught up in protests against President Trump’s recent immigration clamp-down.
CNN Mixes Up Faith Evans With Faith Hill
CNN mixed up Faith Evans with Faith Hill on Twitter on Friday, February 3, and the internet had a field day pointing out their mistake.
— CNN (@CNN) February 3, 2017
About 10 minutes later, CNN realized its error and issued a correction, but it has left up the original tweet. Evans even responded to the gaffe by retweeting the Faith Hill tweet with a pair of eyes emoji.