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CANNES: Thai’s Benetone Films, U.S.’s Hillin Entertainment Create Benetone Hillin (EXCLUSIVE)

Thai production services company Benetone Films has teamed with U.S. producer Hillin Entertainment on a new production shingle, Benetone Hillin Entertainment. BHE is assembling a slate of low-budget movies that take advantage of Thailand’s unparalleled .....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 15th, 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio Responsible For Destroying Thai Beauty

Just because Leonardo DiCaprio is currently saving glaciers from global warming and hot models from celibacy doesn’t mean he hasn’t had his fair share when it comes to destruction. Even if his involvement is indirectly. After social media influencers and digital nomads found out the movie The Beach was filmed in Thailand it became more […] The post Leonardo DiCaprio Responsible For Destroying Thai Beauty appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. Just because Leonardo DiCaprio is currently saving glaciers from global warming and hot models from celibacy doesn’t mean he hasn’t had his fair share when it comes to destruction. Even if his involvement is indirectly. After social media influencers and digital nomads found out the movie The Beach was filmed in Thailand it became more than just prime real estate for sex tourism and getting your “love me long time” on with lady boys like it was before. Droves of visitors assisted in accelerating the erosion of the area all thanks to Leo’s lead role. Which could have been avoided if entry to the island required visitors to drink snake blood before setting foot on the sand. The beach is currently visited by an average of 4,000 visitors on at least 200 boats a day, according to the department. Climate scientist Thon Thamrongnawasawat: “It’s like someone who has been working for decades and has never stopped. Overworked and tired, all the beauty of the beach is gone. We need a timeout for the beach.” Overall, tourism to the Southeast Asian nation has increased dramatically, according to the report, from 10 million in the year the movie was released to 35 million in 2017. Honestly if anyone is to blame here it’s the new demographic of unruly tourists and a greedy Thai government who prioritized making baht over the upkeep of a coral reef. But it’s easier to Batman this whole situation with Leo being the Dark Knight. He’s attempting to save the Earth but publicly being painted as an adversary of it. I’m pretty sure he didn’t toss all of those dead lithium laptop batteries into the ocean but Thailand needs a scapegoat. Photo Credit: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Ex-Girlfriend Toni Garrn The post Leonardo DiCaprio Responsible For Destroying Thai Beauty appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddApr 3rd, 2018

Netflix Won't Bring Any Films to Cannes This Year - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterNetflix Won't Bring Any Films to Cannes This YearHollywood ReporterNetflix, which was a major presence at last year's Cannes Film Festival, will be a no-show at this year's edition, which kicks off May 8. In advance of festival director Thierry Fremaux's announcement of the official line-up of films that will screen ...France On Strike: Planes, Trains & Post-Production Workers; Cannes Implications?DeadlineNetflix backs out of Cannes after festival bans films without theatrical release datesEW.com (blog)Netflix and Ted Sarandos Are Right to Defend Their Auteurs at Cannes, but There's a CostIndieWireThe Verge -Chicago Tribune -Screen Rant -New York Postall 308 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: tmzApr 11th, 2018

Netflix Banned From Cannes Film Festival Competition - Find Out Why

Netflix is banned from competing in the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, and now, the festival head is explaining why. “Last year, when we selected these two films, I thought I could convince Netflix to release them in cinemas. I was presumptuous, they refused,” Cannes Film Festival exec Theirry Fremaux said in an interview (via THR). [...] Netflix is banned from competing in the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, and now, the festival head is explaining why. “Last year, when we selected these two films, I thought I could convince Netflix to release them in cinemas. I was presumptuous, they refused,” Cannes Film Festival exec Theirry Fremaux said in an interview (via THR). If you don’t know, last year, Bong Joon-ho’s Okja and Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories from Netflix were allowed in the competition. “The Netflix people loved the red carpet and would like to be present with other films. But they understand that the intransigence of their own model is now the opposite of ours,” he continued. Theirry added, “We have to take into account the existence of these powerful new players: Amazon, Netflix and maybe soon Apple. We’ll defend the image of a risk-prone festival, questioning the cinema, and we must be at the table every year.” “Cinema [still] triumphs everywhere even in this golden age of series. The history of cinema and the history of the internet are two different things,” he concluded. This year, Netflix will be allowed to screen movies at the festival, but they won’t be in competition for the coveted Palme d’Or prize. The Cannes Film Festival will kick off on May 8......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 25th, 2018

Thai beach from Leonardo DiCaprio movie gets breather from tourists

The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted Maya Bay, the Thai beach on Phi Phi island, made famous by the 2000 Leonardo DiCaprio movie.         The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted Maya Bay, the Thai beach on Phi Phi island, made famous by the 2000 Leonardo DiCaprio movie.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMar 29th, 2018

Prison Drama ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ Unleashes Debut Trailer

Joe Cole has delivered scene stealing work in Secret in Their Eyes and Green Room, but with A Prayer Before Dawn he gets to flex his lead actor chops in what may be a star making performance. The true story centers on Billy Moore (Cole), an English boxer who survives his way through two Thai [...] Joe Cole has delivered scene stealing work in Secret in Their Eyes and Green Room, but with A Prayer Before Dawn he gets to flex his lead actor chops in what may be a star making performance. The true story centers on Billy Moore (Cole), an English boxer who survives his way through two Thai prisons that’s filled with drug use and gang violence. By entering Muay Thai tournaments, Moore fights for survival and dreams for a way out of his bleak existence. With movies such as The Witch, Slow West, and more recently The Florida Project, A24 has been at the forefront of distributing independent cinema, and last year they received an even bigger boost with Moonlight’s Best Picture win. A Prayer Before Dawn comes out in 2018 (specific date is TBA), and it looks like this movie will also score a knockout punch. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think! Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakOct 31st, 2017

Billboard Latin Music Awards 2018 Nominations - Full List Revealed!

The 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards nominees have been revealed and we have the full list for you here! Colombian stars Balvin and Shakira each have the most nominations with 12 a piece. Justin Bieber has the next most nominations with eight, Beyoncé has seven and Willy William has six to his name. The music [...] The 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards nominees have been revealed and we have the full list for you here! Colombian stars Balvin and Shakira each have the most nominations with 12 a piece. Justin Bieber has the next most nominations with eight, Beyoncé has seven and Willy William has six to his name. The music awards show is set to air on April 26 on Telemundo. Be sure to check it out, and we’ll be live blogging all the action! Click inside to see the full list of nominees… ARTIST CATEGORIES Artist of the Year: J Balvin Daddy Yankee Luis Fonsi Ozuna Artist of the Year, New: Alta Consigna Bad Bunny El Fantasma y Banda Populares del Llano Christian Nodal Tour of the Year: Marc Anthony Ricardo Arjona Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Marco Antonio Solis Social Artist of the Year: J Balvin Jennifer Lopez Maluma Shakira Crossover Artist of the Year: Beyonce Justin Bieber Little Mix Ed Sheeran SONG CATEGORIES Hot Latin Song of the Year: J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” Maluma, “Felices Los 4” Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo” Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event: J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje” Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo” Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male: J Balvin Daddy Yankee Luis Fonsi Ozuna Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female: Becky G Jennifer Lopez Natti Natasha Shakira Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizarraga Calibre 50 CNCO Zion & Lennox Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment VP Entertainment Warner Latina Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year Def Jam Raymond Braun Schoolboy Sony Music Latin Airplay Song of the Year J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” Maluma, “Felices Los 4” Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo” Airplay Label of the Year: DEL Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Warner Latina Airplay Imprint of the Year: Fonovisa Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino WK Digital Song of the Year: J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” Maluma, “Felices Los 4” Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje” Streaming Song of the Year: J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” Maluma, “Felices Los 4” Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje” ALBUM CATEGORIES Top Latin Album of the Year: J Balvin, “Energia” Nicky Jam, “Fenix” Ozuna, “Odisea” Shakira, “El Dorado” Top Latin Compilation Album of the Year: “Dance Latin #1 Hits 2.0: Los Exitos Del Momento” “Mexillennials: Los Exitos De Una Nueva Generacion” “Summer Latin Hits 2017” “Trap Capos: Season 1” Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male: J Balvin Romeo Santos Nicky Jam Ozuna Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female: Alejandra Guzman Karol G Shakira Gloria Trevi Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga Calibre 50 CNCO Los Plebes Del Rancho de Ariel Camacho Top Latin Albums Label of the Year: Lizos Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Warner Latina Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year: Capitol Latin DEL Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino featured news Drake Earns 70th Top 40 Hit on Billboard Hot 100, Thanks to Migos’ ‘Walk It Talk It’ LL Cool J Added to 2018 New Orleans Jazz Fest lineup LATIN POP CATEGORIES Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Solo Luis Fonsi Enrique Iglesias Juanes Shakira Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: CNCO Jesse & Joy Mana Reik Latin Pop Song of the Year Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox, “Subeme La Radio” Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje” Shakira, “Me Enamore” Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year Pina Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Warner Latina Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino Warner Latina WK Latin Pop Album of the Year: Ricardo Arjona “Circo Soledad” CNCO “Primera Cita” Juanes “Mis Planes Son Amarte” Shakira “El Dorado” Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin Universal Latin Music Entertainment Warner Bros. Warner Latina Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year: Fonovisa Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino Warner Latina TROPICAL CATEGORIES Tropical Artist of the Year, Solo: Marc Anthony Nacho Prince Royce Romeo Santos Tropical Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Chiquito Team Band Gente de Zona Pirulo y La Tribu La Sonora Dinamita Tropical Song of the Year: Nacho “Bailame” Prince Royce & Shakira “Déjà Vu” Romeo Santos “Heroe Favorito” Romeo Santos “Imitadora” Tropical Songs Airplay Label of the Year D.A.M. Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Warner Latina Tropical Songs Airplay Imprint of the Year Machete Magnus Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino Tropical Album of the Year: Prince Royce “Five” La Sonora Dinamita “Juntos Por La Sonora” Romeo Santos “Golden” Carlos Vives “Vives” Tropical Albums Label of the Year: The Orchard Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment World Circuit Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year: Magnus The Orchard Sony Music Latin Top Stop REGIONAL MEXICAN CATEGORIES Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Solo: Regulo Caro Christian Nodal Alfredo Olivas Gerardo Ortiz Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga Calibre 50 Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes Los Plebes Del Rancho de Ariel Camacho Regional Mexican Song of the Year: Calibre 50 “Corrido de Juanito” Calibre 50 “Siempre Te Voy A Querer” Christian Nodal “Adios Amor” Christian Nodal Featuring David Bisbal “Probablemente” Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year DEL Lizos Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year Andaluz Disa DEL Fonovisa Regional Mexican Album of the Year: Banda Sinaloense MD de Sergio Lizarraga, La Mejor Version De Mi Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes “Andamos En El Ruedo” Christian Nodal “Me Deje Llevar” Gerardo Ortiz “Comere Callado, Vol. 1: Con Norteno, Tuba y Guitarras” Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year: DEL Lizos Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year: DEL Disa Fonovisa Lizos LATIN RHYTHM CATEGORIES Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Solo: J Balvin Daddy Yankee Nicky Jam Ozuna Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Jowell & Randy Plan B Play-N-Skillz Zion & Lennox Latin Rhythm Song of the Year: J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Maluma, “Felices Los 4” Nicky Jam, “El Amante” Wisin Featuring Ozuna “Escapate Conmigo” Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year Pina Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Warner Latina Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year La Industria Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino WK Latin Rhythm Album of the Year: Nicky Jam “Fenix” Ozuna “Odisea” Yandel “#Update” Zion & Lennox “Motivan2” Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year: El Cartel Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latin Entertainment Warner Latina Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year: Capitol Latin La Industria Sony Music Latin Universal Music Latino WRITER/PRODUCER/PUBLISHER CATEGORIES Songwriter of the Year: Justin Bieber Daddy Yankee Erika Ender Luis Fonsi Marty James Garton Poo Bear Publisher of the Year: BMG Gold Songs,ASCAP Sony/ATV Discos Music Publishing LLC,ASCAP Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing, LLC,BMI Universal Musica, Inc.,ASCAP Publishing Corporation of the Year: BMG Sony/ATV Music Universal Music Warner/Chappell Music Producer of the Year: Chris Jeday Mauricio Rengifo & Andres Torres Saga Whiteblack Wisin.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 7th, 2018

After Busy FilMart Thailand Takes Pitch Event to Cannes

Following a busy FilMart for Thailand’s film industry, a trio of Thai projects will next travel to France for the seventh edition of Thai Pitch at Cannes. Tongpong Chantarangkul (“I Carried You Home”) will pitch his second feature, “The Fireflies,” set in Barcelona, about a fire juggler; Tanwarin Sukhaphisit, (“A Gas Station”) pitches LGBT-themed project […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 22nd, 2018

Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, & More Stars Attend Create & Cultivate Conference!

Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen were just two of the big names to attend the Create & Cultivate Los Angeles conference! The event, held on Saturday (February 24) in Los Angeles, was also attended by Jen Atkin (the Founder of Ouai Haircare), Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla (the co-founders of The Little Market), Allison Statter [...] Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen were just two of the big names to attend the Create & Cultivate Los Angeles conference! The event, held on Saturday (February 24) in Los Angeles, was also attended by Jen Atkin (the Founder of Ouai Haircare), Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla (the co-founders of The Little Market), Allison Statter (co-founder and co-CEO of Blended Strategy Group), Sophia Ross (co-founder of Hello Giggles), Jaclyn Johnson (founder & CEO of Create & Cultivate), and actress Arielle Vandenberg. The event was held to inform creative women around key topics surrounding the digital space, entrepreneurship & life as a modern woman. If you don’t know, Create & Cultivate is a movement for women looking to create & cultivate the career of their dreams......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 25th, 2018

Cannes Artistic Director on Battling Netflix, Banning Selfies and Gender Equality on the Croisette - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterCannes Artistic Director on Battling Netflix, Banning Selfies and Gender Equality on the CroisetteHollywood ReporterThierry Fremaux also weighs in on the lack of Hollywood fare in this year's lineup and the controversial new rules surrounding press screenings: "Cannes will always be criticized." Earlier Thursday, Cannes topper Thierry Fremaux unveiled his festival's ...18 Shocks and Surprises From the 2018 Cannes Lineup, From Spike Lee to Jafar Panahi — and No Terry GilliamIndieWireSpike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard films join 2018 Cannes Film Festival competition lineupEW.comJafar Panahi: Cannes, French Authorities To Appeal Iran For Filmmaker's Fest PresenceDeadlineWashington Post -New York Times -Slate Magazine -BBC Newsall 241 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsApr 12th, 2018

Netflix Pulls Out of 2018 Cannes Film Festival Following Competition Ban Controversy - IndieWire

IndieWireNetflix Pulls Out of 2018 Cannes Film Festival Following Competition Ban ControversyIndieWireTed Sarandos confirms Netflix will not even be screening films out of competition at Cannes this year. Zack Sharf. 2 hours ago. Share This Article; Reddit · LinkedIn; WhatsApp; Email; Print; Talk. Emma Thompson, Noah Baumbach, Ben Stiller, Dustin ...Netflix Dumps Cannes One Year After Being Dumped By CannesDeadlineNetflix pulls out of Cannes Film Festival following competition banThe VergeIt's Over: Netflix Won't Be Going to Cannes After AllVanity FairLos Angeles Times -Vulture -Business Insider -Collider.comall 37 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsApr 11th, 2018

Netflix pulls out of Cannes Film Festival following competition ban - The Verge

The VergeNetflix pulls out of Cannes Film Festival following competition banThe VergeNetflix has decided to exit France's Cannes Film Festival entirely over festival leadership's decision to ban films from competing unless they secure a local theatrical release, according to a report from Variety. The report includes an interview with ...Netflix Dumps Cannes One Year After Being Dumped By CannesDeadlineNetflix Pulls Out of 2018 Cannes Film Festival Following Competition Ban ControversyIndieWireNetflix Will Skip Cannes, But Not Without Shading the Fest FirstVultureCollider.com -TheWrap -Varietyall 27 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsApr 11th, 2018

Sexual & Offensive Messages Hidden In Disney Films — What"s Dirty & What"s Debunked?!

Disney has made some of the most quality family entertainment of all time. Unfortunately, there's a dirty streak throughout their films… or is it just the perverted imagination of viewers?? Related: Netflix Removes Children's Cartoon After Viewers Discover A PENIS In The Background! SEX in The Lion King, boobs in The Rescuers, peen in The Little Mermaid… Step [...] Disney has made some of the most quality family entertainment of all time. Unfortunately, there's a dirty streak throughout their films... or is it just the perverted imagination of viewers?? Related: Netflix Removes Children's Cartoon After Viewers Discover A PENIS In The Background! SEX in The Lion King, boobs in The Rescuers, peen in The Little Mermaid... Step into our Conspiracy Corner and find out what the Mouse House has debunked -- and what they've confirmed! CLICK HERE to view "Dirty Messages Hidden In Disney Films!" CLICK HERE to view "Dirty Messages Hidden In Disney Films!" CLICK HERE to view "Dirty Messages Hidden In Disney Films!" CLICK HERE to view "Dirty Messages Hidden In Disney Films!" CLICK HERE to view "Dirty Messages Hidden In Disney Films!" [Image via Disney.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 20th, 2017

Netflix Officially Pulls Out of Cannes Film Festival over Rule Change - Collider.com

Kansas City StarNetflix Officially Pulls Out of Cannes Film Festival over Rule ChangeCollider.comThe heated battle between Netflix and the Cannes Film Festival just hit a major crossroads. Trouble has been brewing since last year's Cannes, where Netflix debuted the well-received films Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories. But there was outcry from ...Netflix Pulls Out of Cannes Following Rule Change (EXCLUSIVE)Varietyall 11 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsApr 11th, 2018

Kristen Stewart & Ava DuVernay Join Jury at Cannes Film Festival 2018

Kristen Stewart and Ava DuVernay are heading to Cannes! The 28-year-old actress and the 45-year-old director are the big Hollywood names joining Cote d’Azur to serve on the main competition jury at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival under this year’s president Cate Blanchett, THR reports. The jury also includes Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve, [...] Kristen Stewart and Ava DuVernay are heading to Cannes! The 28-year-old actress and the 45-year-old director are the big Hollywood names joining Cote d’Azur to serve on the main competition jury at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival under this year’s president Cate Blanchett, THR reports. The jury also includes Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve, Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev, French actress Léa Seydoux, Chinese star Chang Chen, French director-producer Robert Guédiguian, and Burundian singer-songwriter Khadja Nin. Benicio del Toro will serve as president of this year’s Un Certain Regard jury. The 2018 Cannes Film Festival is set to run May 8-19......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredApr 18th, 2018

Netflix to pull all movies from Cannes film festival - CNBC

CNBCNetflix to pull all movies from Cannes film festivalCNBCNetflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told Hollywood trade publication Variety in an interview it was pointless to show at Cannes after the festival rule change. Cannes festival director Thierry Fremaux said last month that Netflix had refused to ...Lost In Space Premiere Review: Flashy Effects Highlight A Fun Family AdventureScreen RantNetflix Pulling Movies from Cannes Foreshadows Future Struggle for CinemaDen of Geek USNetflix is ditching Cannes film festivalCNNMoneyNew York Post -Refinery29 -Forbes -Complexall 317 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzApr 12th, 2018

Sry, Tyrese! Vin Diesel Sides With Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson In The Latest Fast & Furious Drama That Includes The Rock"s Response!

What's one thing stronger than family? Franchise growth opportunities! And it looks that Vin Diesel is putting business before blood in the latest chapter of… "the Fast and the Furious cast's online beefs." For the past few weeks, Tyrese Gibson has been begging Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson NOT to go forward with a solo Hobbs spinoff movie [...] What's one thing stronger than family? Franchise growth opportunities! And it looks that Vin Diesel is putting business before blood in the latest chapter of... "the Fast and the Furious cast's online beefs." For the past few weeks, Tyrese Gibson has been begging Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson NOT to go forward with a solo Hobbs spinoff movie as it would push back the release of Fast & Furious 9 -- and, more importantly, Gibson's paycheck. After The Rock officially signed on for the spinoff with Jason Statham -- effectively postponing Fast 9 from April 19, 2019 to an April 10, 2020 release -- Gibson attacked his costar on Instagram for what he claimed was hijacking the franchise while kicking the #FastFam to the curb. Related: Michelle Rodriguez Threatens To Quit Fast & Furious Over Treatment Of Female Characters! Of course, it didn't take long for other members of the crew to chime in on the beef. But the response of one cast member in particular has caught us by surprise! Diesel addressed the dispute on Instagram over the weekend and made it clear he was siding with The Rock, despite their well documented PR stunt social media quarrel last year. Captioning a snap of himself and Johnson from Fast 5, the 50-year-old defended the Hobbs spinoff, noting it was the perfect way to hold fans over while Universal does some much needed maintenance on the rest of the Fast franchise. Not only that, Vin totally took credit for bringing Johnson on board in the first place! (Look away, Tyrese!): Brotherhood... and all it's complexities. This scene was filmed in Puerto Rico, I can remember it like it was yesterday. Such a beautiful island, the people were so warm and welcoming. I turned 43 that summer... and my son Vincent was born. A woman named Jan Kelly responded to a question I had asked on Facebook, 'who they would like to see me work with?' She said would love to see me work with Dwayne... I listened to her request and he became Hobbs. I know there has been a lot of speculation as to why the Fast 9 release date was pushed... but it would be unfair to say it is anyone's fault. As we plot the course to expand the Fast & Furious universe, one must be mindful to take stock of the roads we took to get here. The pillars of authenticity, family and most importantly, our loyal fan’s perspective has been instrumental in procuring success. However, like any vehicle that has run around the globe 8 times, the franchise is in need of maintenance. My good friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer has granted me the time to do just that. We have some very exciting news to share soon... stay tuned. Yours truly, Dom #FamilyAlwaysA post shared by Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) on Oct 6, 2017 at 8:15pm PDT On Monday, The Rock also addressed the controversy head on in -- what else? -- an Instagram caption, explaining that the Hobbs movie would "create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool." The WWE star promised to use his spinoff platform for the good of the fans by creating "new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms." He shared: Daddy’s gotta go back to work ~ Hobbs. Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neil Moritz. Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans. I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool. I want to use my spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans. Smart business. Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum. #HOBBS #SevenBucksProds #NewOpportunities #CandyAssesNeedNotApply JULY 2019A post shared by therock (@therock) on Oct 9, 2017 at 9:41am PDT Well, looks like Tyrese has no choice but to get on board now. [Image via Universal Pictures.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzOct 9th, 2017

Thai Prison Boxing Movie ‘Champion’ in the Works at Storyscape

Storyscape Entertainment’s Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein have partnered with Robert Kravis and Karl Herrmann of Pioneer Pictures on “Champion,” an action-thriller in the world of Thai prison fighting. Tyler Mitchell, who developed th.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 5th, 2016

Marteen"s "Sriracha" and the Story Behind the Spicy Song

Marteen Estevez dropped his free-spirited “Sriracha” video yesterday, which is full of his spicy, slick, and soulful style. The catchy chorus goes, “Girl you got a body like Sriracha, every time I bring you ‘round the homies wanna watch ya, got it from your mama but that ain’t what she taught ya, that’s why I [...] Marteen Estevez dropped his free-spirited “Sriracha” video yesterday, which is full of his spicy, slick, and soulful style. The catchy chorus goes, “Girl you got a body like Sriracha, every time I bring you ‘round the homies wanna watch ya, got it from your mama but that ain’t what she taught ya, that’s why I call you lil’ ‘racha.” The Barkeley-born singer is emerging as a hyper creative, singing, dancing wunderkind. “My music is a modern take on nineties R&B with a little Bay Area edge,” shares 16-year-old Marteen, who just signed to Warner Bros. Records. “Coming from Northern California, you have a certain mentality. It’s an indescribable attitude.” Click inside to read JustJared.com‘s exclusive interview with Marteen… MARTEEN ESTEVEZ INTERVIEW JJ: Congratulations on Sriracha, the video is amazing! Riding on the hood of the car is such an awesome shot. Did you conceptualize the video? ME: Thanks. Not completely, but I wanted to make sure it represented the Bay Area since that’s where I’m from, and the standing on cars comes from the hyphy movement of the early 2000′s. We shot the whole thing in West Oakland and had a lot of fun. JJ: How did the song come about? Did you write it and who did you work with on the song? ME: The song started kinda as a joke one day when I was eating some fried rice with Sriracha on it in the studio and told my producer JR [Rotem] that we should make a song called Sriracha. I told him I wanted it to have a fun feel and he started playing the piano part that’s in the song. The beginning of the hook came to me right away and I started playing around with it. We knew as soon as I laid down the first couple melodies that it was gonna be dope. We showed it to my homies Marty James and YMTK a couple days later and they helped us finish it. JJ: Do you really love Sriracha as a hot sauce and spicy food in general? What are your favorite spicy foods? ME: I do love Sriracha actually. I don’t put hella of it on stuff, but I like to spice things up a little. I also really like Frank’s hot sauce. I don’t eat a lot of overly spicy foods but I mess with curry and love Thai and Indian food. JJ: Name the top five celebs who have bodies like Sriracha. ME: Well even though I say “body like Sriracha” in the song I’m not actually talking about a perfect body cause that could be different for everyone depending on what you like, but I more mean an attitude and confidence. I would say my top five based on that is Rihanna, Gal Gadot, Zendaya, Ella Mai, and Cardi B. Betty White a lil’ racha too tho. (laughs) JJ: You have a unique sense of style. Who do you look to for fashion inspiration? Are there certain movies, eras or people who have informed your look? ME: Yeah I figured out that I really like clothes from the 80′s and 90′s. My dad jokes that I like grandpa clothes cause I see old people all the time and say how fire their clothes are. (laughs) Fashion is one of our biggest ways to show self-expression and I like to wear things that make me feel happy. JJ: Your new haircut is very polarizing. People either LOVE or HATE your version of the bowl cut. What made you get it done and how long will you be keeping it? ME: Yeah it’s funny cause you’re right, people are like WTF is up with your hair or they really like it and respect me having my own style. I cut it cause I had the same haircut for awhile and wanted to change it up. I wanted to get something that nobody my age really had and started looking at haircuts online to find something different. I ran across this barber from London who made up this cut called the London Fringe which is what inspired my haircut. I like being different so it’s okay if people don’t always get it cause most people are used to everyone being the same. I’ll probably rock it till I’m tired of it and want to try something new. JJ: You grew up in San Francisco’s Bay Area. What’s your ethnic background? What was your childhood like? How does that reflect in your personal style, your music, and your life in general? ME: I’m mixed with Colombian and white, but my family is a rainbow of different races. I went through some things growing up with family members close to me who were struggling with drug addiction and other stuff, but it’s taught me a lot about what I want and don’t want for my life, and helps me make better decisions as I get older. I moved around a lot as a kid too and grew up in seven different cities in the Bay. I’ve lived in the hood, middle class neighborhoods, and a nice neighborhood. I think being able to see different things and perspectives has made me who I am. It gave me an appreciation for different cultures, and gave me understanding for people from all backgrounds. All of this has played a part in my music, my message, and who I am. I definitely want to be a voice for positivity and hope. A lot of kids don’t come from the best backgrounds and they need to know that they can still do anything they dream – like I am. JJ: You recently went to the Teen Choice Awards. Who are some new teen artists you’ve been obsessed with recently? ME: I can’t really think of any teen artist that I’ve been listening to lately, I listen to a lot of just slightly older artists – PnB Rock, Ty Dolla $ign, Calvin Harris, and Amine. JJ: What are some of your favorite restaurants in LA? Where are your favorite hang-out spots in LA? ME: I love BeaBea’s in Burbank…they got the best breakfast. Mama Hong’s in Burbank got the best Pho. SweetGreen got the best salads. Pink Pepper in Hollywood got some bomb Thai, and Portos always smacks on the pastries and Cuban food. I also love Tender Greens, Chick-fil-A, and hella other places. I love food in general. (laughs) As far as hang-out spots, I mostly kick it at friends’ houses, but I love going to Venice Beach. It reminds me of the Bay for some reason. JJ: When can fans expect new music? Any collaborations? Is there an EP or album on the way?​ How soon? ME: I’m dropping a project very soon, but I don’t have an exact date yet. I’m not focused on getting any collabs right now, but we’ll see. They can definitely count on me dropping more music and visuals over the next couple months!.....»»

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