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Daniel Radcliffe Points Out Harry Potter"s BIG Double Standard In Johnny Depp Casting Controversy!

Many Harry Potter fans have been bothered by the casting of Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Thus far the filmmakers' defense of the accused domestic abuser hasn't made things much better. Related: Amber Heard Wasn't Too Happy About It Either… But Entertainment Weekly wanted to know what the Chosen One himself thought of the [...] Many Harry Potter fans have been bothered by the casting of Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Thus far the filmmakers' defense of the accused domestic abuser hasn't made things much better. Related: Amber Heard Wasn't Too Happy About It Either... But Entertainment Weekly wanted to know what the Chosen One himself thought of the studio's backing of their new villain. And Daniel Radcliffe reminded everyone of another case from the Potterverse that shows a pretty big double standard, saying: "I can see why people are frustrated with the response that they were given from that... I'm not saying anything that anybody hasn't already said — and this is a weird analogy to draw — [but] in the NFL, there are lots of players arrested for smoking weed and there is other people's behavior that goes way beyond that and it's tolerated because they're very famous players. I suppose the thing I was struck by was, we did have a guy who was reprimanded for weed on the [original Potter] film, essentially, so obviously what Johnny has been accused of is much greater than that." Yep. In case you forgot, actor Jamie Waylett who played Draco Malfoy's toadie Crabbe (below, left) got busted for growing marijuana in 2009. The studio, in an effort to distance themselves from that notoriety, replaced Crabbe with Blaise Zabini (Louis Cordice) for the two Deathly Hallows films. Does seem like a big double standard for a movie star. Of course, Waylett was arrested and plead guilty -- a bit of a different situation. What do YOU think?? [Image via Warner Bros..].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzJan 12th, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe Reacts to Johnny Depp"s "Fantastic Beasts" Casting Controversy

Johnny Depp‘s casting in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been criticized following allegations against the actor and now Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is reacting to the controversy. The casting has since been defended by Warner Bros., writer J.K. Rowling, and director David Yates. “It’s a very hard thing for me,” Daniel told [...] Johnny Depp‘s casting in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been criticized following allegations against the actor and now Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is reacting to the controversy. The casting has since been defended by Warner Bros., writer J.K. Rowling, and director David Yates. “It’s a very hard thing for me,” Daniel told EW about the controversy. “I can see why people are frustrated with the response that they were given from that … I’m not saying anything that anybody hasn’t already said — and this is a weird analogy to draw — [but] in the NFL, there are lots of players arrested for smoking weed and there is other people’s behavior that goes way beyond that and it’s tolerated because they’re very famous players,” Daniel said. “I suppose the thing I was struck by was, we did have a guy who was reprimanded for weed on the [original Potter] film, essentially, so obviously what Johnny has been accused of is much greater than that.” Jamie Waylett, who played the role of Vincent Crabbe in the first six Harry Potter movies, was let go from Deathly Hallows after he was arrested for growing marijuana plants......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 12th, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe Points Out Harry Potter"s BIG Double Standard In Johnny Depp Casting Controversy!

Many Harry Potter fans have been bothered by the casting of Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Thus far the filmmakers' defense of the accused domestic abuser hasn't made things much better. Related: Amber Heard Wasn't Too Happy About It Either… But Entertainment Weekly wanted to know what the Chosen One himself thought of the [...] Many Harry Potter fans have been bothered by the casting of Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Thus far the filmmakers' defense of the accused domestic abuser hasn't made things much better. Related: Amber Heard Wasn't Too Happy About It Either... But Entertainment Weekly wanted to know what the Chosen One himself thought of the studio's backing of their new villain. And Daniel Radcliffe reminded everyone of another case from the Potterverse that shows a pretty big double standard, saying: "I can see why people are frustrated with the response that they were given from that... I'm not saying anything that anybody hasn't already said — and this is a weird analogy to draw — [but] in the NFL, there are lots of players arrested for smoking weed and there is other people's behavior that goes way beyond that and it's tolerated because they're very famous players. I suppose the thing I was struck by was, we did have a guy who was reprimanded for weed on the [original Potter] film, essentially, so obviously what Johnny has been accused of is much greater than that." Yep. In case you forgot, actor Jamie Waylett who played Draco Malfoy's toadie Crabbe (below, left) got busted for growing marijuana in 2009. The studio, in an effort to distance themselves from that notoriety, replaced Crabbe with Blaise Zabini (Louis Cordice) for the two Deathly Hallows films. Does seem like a big double standard for a movie star. Of course, Waylett was arrested and plead guilty -- a bit of a different situation. What do YOU think?? [Image via Warner Bros..].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzJan 12th, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe Weighs in on Johnny Depp's Fantastic Beasts Casting - E! Online

E! OnlineDaniel Radcliffe Weighs in on Johnny Depp's Fantastic Beasts CastingE! OnlineDuring 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, viewers saw Depp make an appearance as Gellert Grindelwald. And later this year, Depp is set to reprise his role in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. However, the decision to keep Depp ...Daniel Radcliffe breaks silence on Johnny Depp casting controversyEW.com (blog)Daniel Radcliffe discusses the backlash against Johnny Depp's 'Fantastic Beasts' castingUSA TODAYDaniel Radcliffe on Johnny Depp Casting Controversy: 'I Can See Why People Are Frustrated'VultureTheWrap -BuzzFeed News -Hollywood Life -Bustleall 43 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 12th, 2018

That Harry Potter Voldemort Fan Film Dropped, And You Can Watch Here For FREE!

Last Summer, Harry Potter fans' hearts got all aflutter after watching the trailer for fan film Voldemort: Origins of the Heir. The dark prequel may have even been what more fans wanted than another Fantastic Beasts movie… Related: Daniel Radcliffe Points Out BIG Double Standard In Johnny Depp Casting Controversy! So did the movie live up to the [...] Last Summer, Harry Potter fans' hearts got all aflutter after watching the trailer for fan film Voldemort: Origins of the Heir. The dark prequel may have even been what more fans wanted than another Fantastic Beasts movie... Related: Daniel Radcliffe Points Out BIG Double Standard In Johnny Depp Casting Controversy! So did the movie live up to the hype? Find out for yourself because the WHOLE THING is available to watch now FOR FREE! Ch-ch-check out all the full movie (above)!.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 15th, 2018

Top 10 Differences Between the Harry Potter Books and Movies

It is typical for movies made from books to have to make some slight changes due to time constraints, budgeting issues, or even due to the direction that the producers or film directors wish to take the story. While this can happen and the movie still is excellent–like the Harry Potter series is–it is pretty sad to see key plot points or character arcs be cut from the final product. For this Top 10, we will explore what is in our opinion the ten biggest differences between the Harry Potter films and books. Despite these key scenes and characters ultimately being cut, we still believe that the filmmakers were able to truly capture all the magic of the Harry Potter universe. 10: The Animagus Rita Skeeter An important aspect of Rita Skeeter as a character and her story arc was left entirely out of the movies. The real answer to the question of how the reporter for the Daily Prophet Rita Skeeter was able to get her exclusive scoops will elude those that have only seen the Harry Potter movies and have never read the books. Rita Skeeter is what is known in the Harry Potter universe as an Animagus. An Animagus is a witch or wizard that has mastered the ability to transform themselves into an animal or creature. An Animagus usually has to take a test and become licensed by the Ministry of Magic. Some well known Animagii include Professor Minerva McGonagall, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, James Potter and Peter Pettigrew. Rita Skeeter’s Animagus form is a shiny emerald green beetle. She utilized this transformation to eavesdrop on the titular characters of Harry, Ron, and Hermione. 9: Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington’s Deathday Party Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington–who is commonly called Nearly-Headless Nick–celebrated his 500th Deathday during the story in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This important character development arc was completely absent in the film. One of the important aspects of Nearly-Headless Nick’s Deathday Party is that it allowed Harry Potter fans to date the events that happen in the Harry Potter universe. Based on his 500th Deathday Party and the year of his actual death (1492) we know that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was set in 1992. Many important ghost characters showed up to celebrate Nearly-Headless Nick’s party, such as the members of the Headless Hunt, Myrtle Warren, Peeves the Poltergeist, the Bloody Baron and the Grey Lady. Additionally, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger were also guests at this party. 8: Hermione’s Potion Challenge In the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (also known as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone), the central trio of characters each have a trial that they must pass to get to the Philosopher’s Stone. The first trial was the Three-Headed Dog, which was overcome through the help of all three characters. The second trial is to get past a Devil’s Snare plant. The third test is the one that is overcome by Harry Potter and is a Quidditch-oriented trial. The [...].....»»

Category: topSource: popcrunchAug 16th, 2017

Daniel Radcliffe Responds to Backlash Over Johnny Depp's 'Fantastic Beasts' Casting - Variety

VarietyDaniel Radcliffe Responds to Backlash Over Johnny Depp's 'Fantastic Beasts' CastingVarietyDaniel Radcliffe is opening up for the first time about his thoughts on the controversy surrounding Johnny Depp's role in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the “Harry Potter” star addressed the ...Daniel Radcliffe Weighs in on Johnny Depp's Fantastic Beasts CastingE! OnlineDaniel Radcliffe Compares WB to NFL Over Johnny Depp 'Fantastic Beasts' CastingTheWrapDaniel Radcliffe discusses the backlash against Johnny Depp's 'Fantastic Beasts' castingUSA TODAYVulture -BuzzFeed News -Bustle -The Mary Sueall 59 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 13th, 2018

J.K. Rowling Defends Johnny Depp Casting in "Fantastic Beasts"

Fans have uestioned Warner Bros’ decision to keep Johnny Depp in the role of Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, after his cameo in the 2016 film. Now, the author of the “Harry Potter” books and the screenwriter for the movie, J.K. Rowling, is defending the choice to keep [...] Fans have uestioned Warner Bros’ decision to keep Johnny Depp in the role of Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, after his cameo in the 2016 film. Now, the author of the “Harry Potter” books and the screenwriter for the movie, J.K. Rowling, is defending the choice to keep him on board. If you don’t know, Johnny was accused of domestic violence by his ex wife Amber Heard. Johnny and Amber later settled their divorce in court. Click inside to see the full statement made by JK Rowling…. FULL STATEMENT FROM JK ROWLING “When Johnny Depp was cast as Grindelwald, I thought he’d be wonderful in the role. However, around the time of filming his cameo in the first movie, stories had appeared in the press that deeply concerned me and everyone most closely involved in the franchise,” she wrote on her website. Harry Potter fans had legitimate questions and concerns about our choice to continue with Johnny Depp in the role. As David Yates, long-time Potter director, has already said, we naturally considered the possibility of recasting. I understand why some have been confused and angry about why that didn’t happen. The huge, mutually supportive community that has grown up around Harry Potter is one of the greatest joys of my life. For me personally, the inability to speak openly to fans about this issue has been difficult, frustrating and at times painful. However, the agreements that have been put in place to protect the privacy of two people, both of whom have expressed a desire to get on with their lives, must be respected. Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies. I’ve loved writing the first two screenplays and I can’t wait for fans to see ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’. I accept that there will be those who are not satisfied with our choice of actor in the title role. However, conscience isn’t governable by committee. Within the fictional world and outside it, we all have to do what we believe to be the right thing.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 7th, 2017

Johnny Depp Accused Of MORE Bad Behavior — Star Allegedly Attacked Crew Member On Movie Set!

WTF is going on with Johnny Depp?? First we were shocked to hear the accusations of domestic abuse from Amber Heard. Then his former manager claimed in court documents he was spending a literal fortune on wine. Now from the film set of his latest film, we have an accusation that seems to involve aspects of both: [...] WTF is going on with Johnny Depp?? First we were shocked to hear the accusations of domestic abuse from Amber Heard. Then his former manager claimed in court documents he was spending a literal fortune on wine. Now from the film set of his latest film, we have an accusation that seems to involve aspects of both: an insider on the set of Depp's new film tells Page Six he assaulted a crew member after drinking all day. Related: Depp Dumped Immediately By New Lawyers — Oof, Not A Good Look! LAbyrinth, a film about the Biggie Smalls murder investigation, had shut down a street in downtown El Lay for filming -- a very costly process -- when Depp allegedly "took over directing" and the set became "toxic." The insider claims: "Johnny's friends were in the scene, and it just turned into way more than it should have been." Apparently the star had cast two friends as a cop and a homeless man (Depp is playing real-life detective Russell Poole) and wanted to keep rolling well past when the filming permit had lapsed. After time could no longer be extended, the insider says a location manager told director Brad Furman they absolutely had to shut down: "Brad interjected, ‘Tell that to Johnny Depp!'" The location manager did just that, confronting the star who had allegedly been "smoking and drinking all day on set" and telling him: "This is the last shot." That's when the insider says Depp got right in the crew member's face, yelling: "Who are you? You have no right!" When he responded he was just doing his job, Johnny reportedly took a swing at him. Related: Amber Heard Donates Over $1 Million From Divorce Settlement To Children's Hospital According to the insider, he either didn't make contact or did but very gently. So it's unclear if he meant to hit him for real. The source does say Johnny yelled: "I'll give you $100,000 to punch me right now!" The crew member apparently just stood there -- what else could he do? -- until Depp was pulled away. Furman released a statement defending his star, saying: "Johnny Depp is a consummate professional, great collaborator and a supporter of other artists. He always treats the crew and people around him with the utmost respect. Movies can be stressful, and nonevents often become exaggerated. We all love stories — there isn't one here." Right. Fistfights and day drinking. Totally normal work stuff. What do YOU think of this latest Johnny Depp story?? [Image via Kento Nara/Future Image/WENN.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzMay 7th, 2018

Johnny Depp Paid $7000 For A Couch From KUWTK…

Keeping up with Johnny! Back in January, Johnny Depp sued his ex-management company The Management Group for $25 million after they allegedly took millions in fees without his consent. The company responded with a cross-complaint blaming the actor's financial woes on his excessive spending. Related: Johnny Depp Apologizes For Donald Trump Assassination Joke On Thursday, TMG came back [...] Keeping up with Johnny! Back in January, Johnny Depp sued his ex-management company The Management Group for $25 million after they allegedly took millions in fees without his consent. The company responded with a cross-complaint blaming the actor's financial woes on his excessive spending. Related: Johnny Depp Apologizes For Donald Trump Assassination Joke On Thursday, TMG came back with an amended cross-complaint and are -- once again -- accusing the Pirates of the Caribbean star of living an extravagant lifestyle he couldn't afford! According to documents: "TMG repeatedly warned and advised Depp to reduce his spending and sell unnecessary assets. But ultimately, the decision whether and how to spend his money was a decision for Depp to make... Depp listened to no one, including TMG and his other advisors, and he demanded they fund a lifestyle that was extravagant and extreme." So what did the 54-year-old blow his money on? Apparently, he spent "well over $500,000" in storage fees, $1 million in expenses for his Bahamian islands, $17,000 in Prada luggage and handbags, and $7000 to "pay for and then store a couch from the set of Keeping Up With the Kardashians… which was a present for his daughter, Lily-Rose." Damn! Kris Jenner made some serious dough! The management firm also responds to claims they made unauthorized loans using his money, and instead points the finger at two of Depp's employees! "To underscore just how frivolous this claim is, on information and belief, Depp has made no claim for reimbursement of any of these funds... Depp would attempt to have the world believe that TMG acted improperly at the same time he is still employing these two individuals in important, high-level positions even after they supposedly took well over $7 million in unauthorized distributions. Of course, this is not the case and Depp knows it." This lawsuit is just as dramatic as an episode of KUWTK! [Image via Kento Nara/Future Image/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 20th, 2017

Amber Heard Instagrams Johnny Depp Divorce Statement After JK Rowling's 'Harry Potter' Controversy - Newsweek

NewsweekAmber Heard Instagrams Johnny Depp Divorce Statement After JK Rowling's 'Harry Potter' ControversyNewsweekActress Amber Heard took to Instagram on Thursday after Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling issued a statement about Johnny Depp's Fantastic Beasts casting. The outcry was over Depp being accused of domestic violence by Heard, prompting her re-issue their ...JK Rowling breaks silence on Johnny Depp's Fantastic Beasts castingEW.comJK Rowling Defends Decision to Cast Johnny Depp in 'Fantastic Beasts' Amid Fan OutrageFortuneJK Rowling Breaks Silence About Johnny Depp's Casting On 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'Christian PostIndependent.ie -E! Online -DigitalSpy.com -BBC Newsall 180 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsDec 8th, 2017

Tony Award 2018 - Complete Winners List Revealed!

The best of Broadway was honored at the 2018 Tony Awards and here is the full list of winners! The Band’s Visit was the big winner of the night, taking home ten awards in all, including Best Musical and three acting awards. The play categories were led by the new show Harry Potter and the [...] The best of Broadway was honored at the 2018 Tony Awards and here is the full list of winners! The Band’s Visit was the big winner of the night, taking home ten awards in all, including Best Musical and three acting awards. The play categories were led by the new show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the revival of the classic play Angels in America. Make sure to check out our full coverage of the awards show. Click inside for the full list of winners… Best Play The Children Farinelli and The King Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two – WINNER Junk Latin History for Morons Best Musical The Band’s Visit – WINNER Frozen Mean Girls SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Best Revival of a Play Angels in America – WINNER Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh Lobby Hero Travesties Best Revival of a Musical My Fair Lady Once On This Island – WINNER Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Andrew Garfield, Angels in America – WINNER Tom Hollander, Travesties Jamie Parker, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Mark Rylance, Farinelli and The King Denzel Washington, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Glenda Jackson, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women – WINNER Condola Rashad, Saint Joan Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God Amy Schumer, Meteor Shower Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Harry Hadden-Paton, My Fair Lady Joshua Henry, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Tony Shalhoub, The Band’s Visit – WINNER Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Lauren Ambrose, My Fair Lady Hailey Kilgore, Once On This Island LaChanze, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Katrina Lenk, The Band’s Visit – WINNER Taylor Louderman, Mean Girls Jessie Mueller, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Michael Cera, Lobby Hero Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero Nathan Lane, Angels in America – WINNER David Morse, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Susan Brown, Angels in America Noma Dumezweni, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Deborah Findlay, The Children Denise Gough, Angels in America Laurie Metcalf, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women – WINNER Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady Alexander Gemignani, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Grey Henson, Mean Girls Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Ari’el Stachel, The Band’s Visit – WINNER Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Ariana DeBose, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Renée Fleming, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Lindsay Mendez, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel – WINNER Ashley Park, Mean Girls Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady Best Direction of a Play Marianne Elliott, Angels in America Joe Mantello, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women Patrick Marber, Travesties John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two – WINNER George C. Wolfe, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh Best Direction of a Musical Michael Arden, Once On This Island David Cromer, The Band’s Visit – WINNER Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls Bartlett Sher, My Fair Lady Best Scenic Design of a Play Miriam Buether, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King Christine Jones, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two – WINNER Santo Loquasto, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce, Angels in America Best Scenic Design of a Musical Dane Laffrey, Once On This Island Scott Pask, The Band’s Visit Scott Pask, Finn Ross & Adam Young, Mean Girls Michael Yeargan, My Fair Lady David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical – WINNER Best Costume Design of a Play Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King Nicky Gillibrand, Angels in America Katrina Lindsay, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two – WINNER Ann Roth, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women Ann Roth, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh Best Costume Design of a Musical Gregg Barnes, Mean Girls Clint Ramos, Once On This Island Ann Roth, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Catherine Zuber, My Fair Lady – WINNER Best Lighting Design of a Play Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two – WINNER Paule Constable, Angels in America Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh Paul Russell, Farinelli and The King Ben Stanton, Junk Best Lighting Design of a Musical Kevin Adams, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Once On This Island Donald Holder, My Fair Lady Brian MacDevitt, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Tyler Micoleau, The Band’s Visit – WINNER Best Sound Design of a Play Adam Cork, Travesties Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Angels in America Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two – WINNER Tom Gibbons, 1984 Dan Moses Schreier, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh Best Sound Design of a Musical Kai Harada, The Band’s Visit – WINNER Peter Hylenski, Once On This Island Scott Lehrer, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Brian Ronan, Mean Girls Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Best Book of a Musical The Band’s Visit – WINNER Frozen Mean Girls SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Best Original Score Angels in America The Band’s Visit – WINNER Frozen Mean Girls SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Best Choreography Christopher Gattelli, My Fair Lady Christopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Steven Hoggett, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls Justin Peck, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel – WINNER Best Orchestrations John Clancy, Mean Girls Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Annmarie Milazzo & Michael Starobin, Once On This Island Jamshied Sharifi, The Band’s Visit – WINNER Jonathan Tunick, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Chita Rivera Andrew Lloyd Webber Special Tony Awards John Leguizamo Bruce Springsteen Regional Theatre Tony Award La MaMa E.T.C. New York City Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award Nick Scandalios Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre Sara Krulwich Bessie Nelson Ernest Winzer Cleaners.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJun 10th, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe Leaves Harry Potter Behind In The ‘Jungle’

Daniel Radcliffe has worked hard to put his childhood behind him, taking on challenging, mature roles on both the big screen and Broadway. But when your face will forever be linked with a character as beloved as Harry Potter, it's not easy to escape the ghost of movies past. That won't stop Radcliffe from forging [...] Daniel Radcliffe has worked hard to put his childhood behind him, taking on challenging, mature roles on both the big screen and Broadway. But when your face will forever be linked with a character as beloved as Harry Potter, it’s not easy to escape the ghost of movies past. That won’t stop Radcliffe from forging forward, though. He’s got a new movie, Jungle, which again defies the Harry Potter stereotype. But he doesn’t look at his role selection as a way of rebelling against the role that made him a star. Radcliffe told us he’s not consciously trying to make people forget he was Harry Potter — he just wants to play roles he finds different, interesting, and challenging. Jungle can be bought or rented on Amazon and other streaming services. Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: AC.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakOct 31st, 2017

Fantastic Beasts Director Defends Johnny Depp — Do YOU Think They Should Keep Him In The Franchise??

Director David Yates is standing by his decision to keep Johnny Depp in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. In case you missed it, at the end of 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Colin Farrell's character transformed into a Depp-portrayed Gellert Grindelwald. However, amid Johnny's initial participation in the Harry Potter spin off, he was hit [...] Director David Yates is standing by his decision to keep Johnny Depp in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. In case you missed it, at the end of 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Colin Farrell's character transformed into a Depp-portrayed Gellert Grindelwald. However, amid Johnny's initial participation in the Harry Potter spin off, he was hit with troubling claims of domestic abuse by his ex-wife, Amber Heard. Related: Lady Bird Just Got The Best Rotten Tomatoes Score In History Thus, when it was re-confirmed this month that Johnny would remain on the cast list for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, there was quite the outcry on social media. In response to the backlash, Yates explained to Entertainment Weekly: "Honestly, there's an issue at the moment where there's a lot of people being accused of things, they're being accused by multiple victims, and it's compelling and frightening. With Johnny, it seems to me there was one person who took a pop at him and claimed something. I can only tell you about the man I see every day: He's full of decency and kindness, and that's all I see. Whatever accusation was out there doesn't tally with the kind of human being I've been working with." Huh. The seasoned filmmaker went on to note that many of the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor's past loves -- including Winona Ryder, Vanessa Paradis, and Lori Anne Allison -- have also defended his character. He continued: "By testament, some of the women in [Depp's] life have said the same thing — ‘that's not the human being we know.' It's very different [than cases] where there are multiple accusers over many years that need to be examined and we need to reflect on our industry that allows that to roll on year in and year out. Johnny isn't in that category in any shape or form. So to me, it doesn't bear any more analysis. It's a dead issue." It probably doesn't help that the Fantastic Beasts sequel is already in the middle of production. We're sure reshoots would be a HUGE headache. Regardless, we'd like to know what YOU think about this casting controversy. Be sure to weigh in on the issue (below)... [Image via Warner Bros./Jeff Spicer/Future Image/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 28th, 2017

Amber Heard Puts Warner Bros. On Blast For Their Defense Of Casting Johnny Depp In The Fantastic Beasts Sequel!

Amber Heard must feel so betrayed. As you've likely seen, there has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding Johnny Depp's casting in the Fantastic Beasts sequel. Related: Bryan Singer Sued For Allegedly Raping 17-Year-Old Boy! In case you missed it, at the end of 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Colin Farrell's character transformed into [...] Amber Heard must feel so betrayed. As you've likely seen, there has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding Johnny Depp's casting in the Fantastic Beasts sequel. Related: Bryan Singer Sued For Allegedly Raping 17-Year-Old Boy! In case you missed it, at the end of 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Colin Farrell's character transformed into a Depp-portrayed Gellert Grindelwald. However, amid Johnny's initial participation in the Harry Potter spin off, the A-lister was hit with troubling claims of domestic abuse by his ex-wife. Despite the scandal, the 54-year-old kept his role in the Fantastic Beasts follow up. Both screenwriter J.K. Rowling and director David Yates have come to Depp's defense following the backlash. Warner Bros. also stood by the industry vet as they released a statement where they highlighted certain parts from Heard and Depp's joint words on their divorce. Specifically, the studio shared the line where the former flames stated "there was never any intent of physical or emotional harm." This, understandably, rubbed Amber the wrong way as she felt it was manipulative to quote her statement with Johnny out of context. The 31-year-old addressed her issue with Warner Bros. on Twitter as she posted: For the record, this was our FULL joint statement.To pick&choose certain lines & quote them out of context, is not right.Women, stay strong. pic.twitter.com/W7Tt6A3ROj — Amber Heard (@realamberheard) December 8, 2017 Warner Bros.' decision to stand by the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor must've stung Heard as she's a part of the WB family too. As you surely know, Amber appeared in Warner Bros.' Justice League and will star in the upcoming Aquaman. We're sure this has Amber questioning her professional ties... [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 8th, 2017

Peter Jackson Responds to Harvey Weinstein"s Denial of "Lord of the Rings" Casting Story

Peter Jackson has released a lengthy statement in response to Harvey Weinstein‘s denial of blacklisting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino during the Lord of the Rings casting process. The Weinstein brothers were involved with the fantasy franchise when their studio Miramax was helping develop the films. The studio didn’t end up green-lighting the movie and [...] Peter Jackson has released a lengthy statement in response to Harvey Weinstein‘s denial of blacklisting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino during the Lord of the Rings casting process. The Weinstein brothers were involved with the fantasy franchise when their studio Miramax was helping develop the films. The studio didn’t end up green-lighting the movie and the franchise moved to New Line, where the final decisions were made. Harvey‘s rep claims that he had no input on casting as “all casting was done by New Line.” Peter says that during his initial conversations with Weinstein, he brought up Ashley and Mira as possibly casting choices and he was told to “steer clear” of them “because they claimed to have had ‘bad experiences’ with these particular actresses in the past.” “This type of comment is not unusual – it can happen with any studio on any film, when different actor’s names come up in conversation – but once you hear negative feedback about somebody, you don’t forget it,” Peter said in his statement to Deadline. He added, “The movies changed hands from Miramax to New Line before casting actually got underway – but because we had been warned off Ashley and Mira by Miramax, and we were naive enough to assume we’d been told the truth, Fran [Walsh] and I did not raise their names in New Line casting conversations.” Click inside to read the full statement… Read the full statement from Peter Jackson below: Aspects of Harvey’s denial are insincere. He is basically saying that “this blacklisting couldn’t be true because New Line cast the movie”. That’s a deflection from the truth. In the 18 months we developed the Lord of the Rings at Miramax, we had many casting conversations with Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and their executives. During this period, no offers were made to actors because that occurs after a film is greenlit, and Miramax never greenlit these films. However, many conversations occurred internally regarding potential casting. Fran Walsh and I recall that Morgan Freeman, Paul Scofield, David Bowie, Liam Neeson, Natascha McElhone, Claire Forlani, Francesca Annis, Max von Sydow, and Daniel Day Lewis were some of the names discussed with Miramax for possible roles in The Lord of the Rings movies. Amongst the many names raised, Fran and I expressed our enthusiasm for Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino. In fact we met with Ashley and discussed two possible roles with her. After this meeting we were told by Miramax to steer clear of both Ashley and Mira, because they claimed to have had “bad experiences” with these particular actresses in the past. Fran Walsh was in the same meeting, and remembers these negative comments about Ashley and Mira as clearly as I do. We have no reason to make it up. This type of comment is not unusual – it can happen with any studio on any film, when different actor’s names come up in conversation – but once you hear negative feedback about somebody, you don’t forget it. We were not in a position to offer Ashley or Mira a role in the movies, but we attempted to have their names added to a list, for when casting began. Each role can have many actors names listed for future auditions and meetings. In these film maker/studio relationships, there has to be consensus in casting choices – either side can generally veto suggested names for various reasons, and in pre-Lord of the Rings days, we didn’t have the power to override the studio on casting choices. The movies changed hands from Miramax to New Line before casting actually got underway – but because we had been warned off Ashley and Mira by Miramax, and we were naive enough to assume we’d been told the truth, Fran and I did not raise their names in New Line casting conversations. Nearly 20 years later, we read about the sexual misconduct allegations being made against Harvey Weinstein and we saw comments by both Mira and Ashley, who felt they had been blacklisted by Miramax after rejecting Harvey’s sexual advances. Fran and I immediately remembered Miramax’s negative reaction when we put their names forward, and we wondered if we had unwittingly been part of the alleged damage to their careers, at the hands of Miramax. We have no direct evidence linking Ashley and Mira’s allegations to our Lord of the Rings casting conversations of 20 years ago – but we stand by what we were told by Miramax when we raised both of their names, and we are recounting it accurately. If we were unwitting accomplices in harming their careers, Fran and I unreservedly apologise to both Ashley and Mira......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 15th, 2017

HBD, HP! Celebrate Harry Potter"s 37th Birthday By Seeing What The Cast Has Been Up To!

Yer in yer late 30's, Harry. Harry Potter fans take any excuse they can get to celebrate the renowned wizard. If it's not the anniversary of J.K. Rowling's books, it's some holiday within the wizarding world. And no holiday is greater than the birthday of the Boy Who Lived! (Not to mention, the author's birthday!) So to celebrate [...] Yer in yer late 30's, Harry. Harry Potter fans take any excuse they can get to celebrate the renowned wizard. If it's not the anniversary of J.K. Rowling's books, it's some holiday within the wizarding world. And no holiday is greater than the birthday of the Boy Who Lived! (Not to mention, the author's birthday!) So to celebrate the protagonist turning 37, we thought it would be appropriate to take a look at what the Harry Potter cast has accomplished in their years since starring in the blockbuster series! Surely, most of us have seen Emma Watson as Belle in Beauty and the Beast -- but some fans may have missed Daniel Radcliffe playing a magical farting corpse in Swiss Army Man. See what other popular and obscure projects the cast has taken in recent years (below)! CLICK HERE to view "Harry Potter Stars -- What Are They Up To Now?" CLICK HERE to view "Harry Potter Stars -- What Are They Up To Now?" CLICK HERE to view "Harry Potter Stars -- What Are They Up To Now?" CLICK HERE to view "Harry Potter Stars -- What Are They Up To Now?" CLICK HERE to view "Harry Potter Stars -- What Are They Up To Now?" [Image via A24.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 31st, 2017

Johnny In Depp Doo Doo Again

Hunter S. Thompson may now also add prophet to his list of achievements as The Rum Diary was loosely based on Johnny Depp’s life.  Drugs, Amber Heard, and jail most likely being in his immediate future. He’s managed to dodge domestic abuse allegations and the sources around him are squealing that his finances are far […] The post Johnny In Depp Doo Doo Again appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. Hunter S. Thompson may now also add prophet to his list of achievements as The Rum Diary was loosely based on Johnny Depp’s life.  Drugs, Amber Heard, and jail most likely being in his immediate future. He’s managed to dodge domestic abuse allegations and the sources around him are squealing that his finances are far from being in order. But Johnny enjoys going for broke. He’s really good at doing really bad. So bring on the trouble. Depp is currently being sued by his bodyguards for unpaid wages and not explicitly stating in the contract that they would be required to dust the excess blow around his nostrils. His hired muscle may have skipped reading the fine print as the core duty does state protection, but that means not only protecting Johnny from outside sources but protecting Depp from himself and personal other habits. In the new civil suit, Eugene Arreola, a onetime LAPD detective, and Miguel Sanchez also allege they were used as de facto chauffeurs and nannies for Depp’s family and were exposed to “illegal substances” by guarding the hard-partying actor. They claim that working for Depp put them in “toxic” situations, including once when, “An incident at a local nightclub involved Plaintiffs alerting Depp of illegal substances visible on his face and person while preventing onlookers from noticing Depp’s condition,” the court papers allege. Scientists will figure out a way to double life expectancy before those bodyguards ever see a dime of a settlement agreed to by Depp. Johnny doesn’t have any good sense or money. Unfortunately for him we live in America and he isn’t allowed to marry his daughter off for the promise of dowry. She’s worth at least five sheep and half a cantaloupe. Photo Credit: Amber Heard from Splash News / Backgrid USA / GQ The post Johnny In Depp Doo Doo Again appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddMay 5th, 2018

Tony Awards 2018 Nominations - Refresh Your Memory on the Nominees!

The 2018 Tony Awards are tonight, and we have the full list of nominees here as a refresher before the big show starts! This year, Angels in America received a total of 11 nominations, which is the most for any play ever in Tonys history! The musicals Spongebob SquarePants: The Musical and Mean Girls both [...] The 2018 Tony Awards are tonight, and we have the full list of nominees here as a refresher before the big show starts! This year, Angels in America received a total of 11 nominations, which is the most for any play ever in Tonys history! The musicals Spongebob SquarePants: The Musical and Mean Girls both received 12 nominations each. Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles will be taking on co-hosting duties live from Radio City Music Hall later tonight. Be sure to tune into CBS to catch all the action! Just Jared will also be live blogging the show, so stay tuned! Click inside for the full list of Tony Award nominations… Best Play The Children Author: Lucy Kirkwood Farinelli and The King Author: Claire van Kampen Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Author: Jack Thorne Junk Author: Ayad Akhtar Latin History for Morons Author: John Leguizamo Best Musical The Band’s Visit Frozen Mean Girls SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Best Revival of a Play Angels in America Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh Lobby Hero Travesties Best Revival of a Musical My Fair Lady Once On This Island Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Andrew Garfield, Angels in America Tom Hollander, Travesties Jamie Parker, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Mark Rylance, Farinelli and The King Denzel Washington, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Glenda Jackson, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women Condola Rashad, Saint Joan Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God Amy Schumer, Meteor Shower Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Harry Hadden-Paton, My Fair Lady Joshua Henry, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Tony Shalhoub, The Band’s Visit Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Lauren Ambrose, My Fair Lady Hailey Kilgore, Once On This Island LaChanze, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Katrina Lenk, The Band’s Visit Taylor Louderman, Mean Girls Jessie Mueller, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Michael Cera, Lobby Hero Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero Nathan Lane, Angels in America David Morse, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Susan Brown, Angels in America Noma Dumezweni, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Deborah Findlay, The Children Denise Gough, Angels in America Laurie Metcalf, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady Alexander Gemignani, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Grey Henson, Mean Girls Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Ari’el Stachel, The Band’s Visit Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Ariana DeBose, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Renée Fleming, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Lindsay Mendez, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Ashley Park, Mean Girls Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady Best Direction of a Play Marianne Elliott, Angels in America Joe Mantello, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women Patrick Marber, Travesties John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two George C. Wolfe, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh Best Direction of a Musical Michael Arden, Once On This Island David Cromer, The Band’s Visit Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls Bartlett Sher, My Fair Lady Best Scenic Design of a Play Miriam Buether, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King Christine Jones, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Santo Loquasto, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce, Angels in America Best Scenic Design of a Musical Dane Laffrey, Once On This Island Scott Pask, The Band’s Visit Scott Pask, Finn Ross & Adam Young, Mean Girls Michael Yeargan, My Fair Lady David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Best Costume Design of a Play Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King Nicky Gillibrand, Angels in America Katrina Lindsay, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Ann Roth, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women Ann Roth, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh Best Costume Design of a Musical Gregg Barnes, Mean Girls Clint Ramos, Once On This Island Ann Roth, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Catherine Zuber, My Fair Lady Best Lighting Design of a Play Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Paule Constable, Angels in America Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh Paul Russell, Farinelli and The King Ben Stanton, Junk Best Lighting Design of a Musical Kevin Adams, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Once On This Island Donald Holder, My Fair Lady Brian MacDevitt, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Tyler Micoleau, The Band’s Visit Best Sound Design of a Play Adam Cork, Travesties Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Angels in America Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Tom Gibbons, 1984 Dan Moses Schreier, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh Best Sound Design of a Musical Kai Harada, The Band’s Visit Peter Hylenski, Once On This Island Scott Lehrer, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Brian Ronan, Mean Girls Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Best Book of a Musical The Band’s Visit Frozen Mean Girls SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Angels in America The Band’s Visit Frozen Mean Girls SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Best Choreography Christopher Gattelli, My Fair Lady Christopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Steven Hoggett, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls Justin Peck, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Best Orchestrations John Clancy, Mean Girls Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Annmarie Milazzo & Michael Starobin, Once On This Island Jamshied Sharifi, The Band’s Visit Jonathan Tunick, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Chita Rivera Andrew Lloyd Webber Special Tony Awards John Leguizamo Bruce Springsteen Regional Theatre Tony Award La MaMa E.T.C. New York City Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award Nick Scandalios Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre Sara Krulwich Bessie Nelson Ernest Winzer Cleaners.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJun 10th, 2018

Johnny Depp Sues British Tabloid for Defamation Over Story Slamming Him & JK Rowling

Johnny Depp is not putting up a story slamming him and JK Rowling. The 54-year-old actor is suing a British tabloid for libel after the published and story calling him a “wife-beater” and criticizing the 52-year-old Harry Potter author for supporting him. Johnny filed the lawsuit on Friday (June 2) against The Sun, their publishing [...] Johnny Depp is not putting up a story slamming him and JK Rowling. The 54-year-old actor is suing a British tabloid for libel after the published and story calling him a “wife-beater” and criticizing the 52-year-old Harry Potter author for supporting him. Johnny filed the lawsuit on Friday (June 2) against The Sun, their publishing company News Group Newspapers Limited, as well as columnist Dan Wootton, who wrote the article titled “How can J.K. Rowling be ‘genuinely happy’ casting wife-beater Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts film?,” according to People. Back in December, JK supported Johnny‘s role in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel despite the reports that Johnny physically abused his ex wife Amber Heard – which he has strongly denied. Johnny is suing for £200,000 pounds in addition to £10,528 in legal fees, as well damages to be assessed by the court......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJun 5th, 2018

Johnny Depp Sues U.K. Tabloid for Defamation Over Story Slamming Him & JK Rowling

Johnny Depp is not putting up a story slamming him and JK Rowling. The 54-year-old actor is suing a British tabloid for libel after the published and story calling him a “wife-beater” and criticizing the 52-year-old Harry Potter author for supporting him. Johnny filed the lawsuit on Friday (June 2) against The Sun, their publishing [...] Johnny Depp is not putting up a story slamming him and JK Rowling. The 54-year-old actor is suing a British tabloid for libel after the published and story calling him a “wife-beater” and criticizing the 52-year-old Harry Potter author for supporting him. Johnny filed the lawsuit on Friday (June 2) against The Sun, their publishing company News Group Newspapers Limited, as well as columnist Dan Wootton, who wrote the article titled “How can J.K. Rowling be ‘genuinely happy’ casting wife-beater Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts film?,” according to People. Back in December, JK supported Johnny‘s role in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel despite the reports that Johnny physically abused his ex wife Amber Heard – which he has strongly denied. Johnny is suing for £200,000 pounds in addition to £10,528 in legal fees, as well damages to be assessed by the court......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJun 5th, 2018