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Takeshi Kitano Quits Office Kitano, the Company He Founded

Director, actor, and comedian Takeshi Kitano will leave Office Kitano, the agency and production company he co-founded, at the end of March and go independent. Masayuki Mori, who has served as Office Kitano president since 1992, revealed Kitano’s decision in an interview with a Japanese sports newspaper. Launched in 1988 by Kitano and Mori, his longtime […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 14th, 2018

Takeshi Kitano to Leave Office Kitano

Director, actor, and comedian, Takeshi Kitano will leave Office Kitano, the agency and production company he co-founded at the end of March, and go independent. Masayuki Mori, who has served as Office Kitano president since 1992, revealed Kitano’s decision in an interview with a Japanese sports newspaper. Launched in 1988 by Kitano and Mori, his long-time […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 14th, 2018

Takeshi Kitano Stars as Pervert in Wayne Wang’s ‘While The Women Are Sleeping’

Director/actor Takeshi Kitano is starring in Wayne Wang’s “While the Women Are Sleeping,” a story about a struggling Japanese author who befriends a mysterious couple......»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 13th, 2015

Japanese comedian Takeshi Kitano turned into wax

Japanese comedian and filmmaker Takeshi Kitano gets full wax treatment of his famous squatting pose at Madame Tussauds in Tokyo. Rollo Ross reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersOct 19th, 2014

Beat Takeshi to Star in Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Takeshi ‘Beat’ Kitano has joined the cast of DreamWorks’ “Ghost in the Shell.”.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 3rd, 2016

Kitano honoured in Paris

Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano receives a Legion of Honour - France's highest award - for his work. Saskia O'Donoghue reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersOct 28th, 2016

Japanese director Kitano awarded France"s Legion of Honour

PARIS (Reuters) - Japanese filmmaker and comedian Takeshi Kitano has been awarded "The Legion of Honour", one of France's highest awards, at a ceremony in Paris......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 26th, 2016

Harvey Weinstein"s Company Officially Declares Bankruptcy

The Weinstein Company has declared bankruptcy. The film company – co-founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein – made the announcement on Monday (March 19), as it is not able to survive amid the allegations of sexual abuse against Harvey that emerged last fall, Variety reports. The company might be able to reorganize and produce TV [...] The Weinstein Company has declared bankruptcy. The film company – co-founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein – made the announcement on Monday (March 19), as it is not able to survive amid the allegations of sexual abuse against Harvey that emerged last fall, Variety reports. The company might be able to reorganize and produce TV shows and movies under new ownership. Lantern Capital placed a “stalking horse” bid, which offers a floor for a bankruptcy auction. According to a source, Lantern’s bid is between $300 million to $320 million, most of which would take the form of assumed debt. The $500 million bid from billionaire Ron Burkle and others collapsed two weeks ago. “The Board selected Lantern in part due to Lantern’s commitment to maintain the assets and employees as a going concern,” the company said in a statement. “The Company hopes that this orderly sale process under the supervision of the Bankruptcy Court will allow it to maximize the value of the Company’s assets for the benefit of its creditors and other stakeholders.” The company also revealed that it has released its employees from their non-disclosure agreements, as part of an ongoing negotiation with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. “No one should be afraid to speak out or coerced to stay quiet,” the company said. “The Company thanks the courageous individuals who have already come forward. Your voices have inspired a movement for change across the country and around the world.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 19th, 2018

Rose Parade 2018 - Performers & Floats List!

The 2018 Rose Parade is taking place in just a few hours and we have all the info you need about the big celebration. If you don’t know, the Rose Parade is in its 129th year this year, and it’s an event that happens on January 1 every year ahead of the annual Rose Bowl [...] The 2018 Rose Parade is taking place in just a few hours and we have all the info you need about the big celebration. If you don’t know, the Rose Parade is in its 129th year this year, and it’s an event that happens on January 1 every year ahead of the annual Rose Bowl college football game. This year’s parade theme is “Making A Difference,” and will feature 39 unique floats, as well as many marching bands and equestrian units. The parade will be airing on NBC, ABC, Hallmark Channel and Univision. Be sure to tune in! Click inside for the full list of floats for the 2018 Rose Parade…. Rose Parade Floats 24 Hour Fitness (AES) Ag PhD TV and Radio (AES) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (Fiesta Parade Floats) American Armenian Rose Float Association, Inc. (Phoenix Decorating Company) American Honda Motor Company (Phoenix Decorating Company) Burbank Tournament of Roses Association (Self-Built) Cal Poly Universities (Self-Built) China Airlines (AES) City of Alhambra, CA (Phoenix Decorating Company) City of Carson (Fiesta Parade Floats) City of Hope (Phoenix Decorating Company) City of Los Angeles (Fiesta Parade Floats) City of Riverside (Fiesta Parade Floats) City of Torrance (Fiesta Parade Floats) Dole Packaged Foods (Fiesta Parade Floats) Donate Life (Paradiso Parade Floats) Downey Rose Float Association (Self-Built) Farmers Insurance (Phoenix Decorating Company) Kaiser Permanente (Fiesta Parade Floats) Kiwanis International (Phoenix Decorating Company) La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association (Self-Built) Lions Clubs International (Phoenix Decorating Company) Lucy Pet (Fiesta Parade Floats) Lutheran Laymen’s League (Phoenix Decorating Company) Miracle-Gro (Fiesta Parade Floats) Northwestern Mutual (Fiesta Parade Floats) Odd Fellows Rebekahs Rose Float (Phoenix Decorating Company) Rotary (Phoenix Decorating Company) Shriners Hospitals for Children (Phoenix Decorating Company) Sierra Madre Rose Float Association (Self-Built) Singpoli American BD (Paradiso Parade Floats) South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association (Self-Built) The Forum (Phoenix Decorating Company) The Grand Tour – An Amazon Prime Exclusive Series (Paradiso Parade Floats) The UPS Store, Inc. (Paradiso Parade Floats) Trader Joe’s (Phoenix Decorating Company) Underground Service Alert of Southern California (DIGALERT) (Fiesta Parade Floats) United Sikh Mission (Phoenix Decorating Company) Western Asset Management Company (Phoenix Decorating Company) **The float builders are listed in parenthesis. Rose Parade Marching Bands Air Academy High School – Air Academy High School Marching Band (USAF Academy, CO) Albertville High School – Albertville High School “Aggie” Band (Albertville, AL) Australia’s Marching Koalas (Dangar, New South Wales, Australia) Banda De Música Herberto López – Colegio José Daniel Crespo (Chitré, Herrera, Republic of Panamá) City of Burlington – Burlington Teen Tour Band (Burlington, Ontario, Canada) Homestead High School – Homestead High School Mighty Mustang Marching Band (Cupertino, CA) Kyoto Tachibana High School – Kyoto Tachibana High School Green Band (Kyoto, Japan) Los Angeles Unified School District – All District High School Honor Band (Los Angeles, CA) Lindbergh High School – Lindbergh “Spirit of St. Louis” Marching Band (St. Louis, MO) Londonderry High School – Londonderry High School Marching Band & Color Guard (Londonderry, NH) Louisburg High School – Louisburg High School Marching Wildcat Band (Louisburg, KS) Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band & Herald Trumpets (Pasadena, CA) Pennsbury High School – Pennsbury High School “Long Orange Line” Marching Band (Fairless Hills, PA) Ronald Reagan High School – Ronald Reagan High School Band (San Antonio, TX) Santiago High School – The BOSS (Bands of Santiago Sharks) (Corona, CA) The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band (Los Angeles, CA) “The Commandant’s Own” The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps (Washington, DC) United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band (MCAS Miramar, MCRD San Diego and Camp Pendleton, CA) University of Massachusetts – University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band (Amherst, MA) Westlake High School – Westlake High School Marching Thunder (Saratoga Springs, UT) Equestrian Units 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment (Fort Hood, Texas) Broken Horn Ropers (Baldwin Park, California) Budweiser Clydesdales (St. Louis, Missouri) California Highway Patrol Mounted Patrol Unit (Sacramento, California) Long Beach Mounted Police (Long Beach, California) Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Mounted Enforcement Detail (Los Angeles, California) The Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan Division Mounted Platoon, Honor Guard, Bagpipe & Drum Band (Los Angeles, California) Los Hermanos Bañuelos Charro Team (Altadena, California) Mane Attraction Equestrian Drill Team (Riverside, California) Mini Therapy Horses (Calabasas, California) The New Buffalo Soldiers (Shadow Hills, California) The Norco Cowgirls & The Little Miss Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Teams (Norco, California) Ramona – California’s Official Outdoor Play (Hemet, California) Scripps Miramar Ranch (San Diego, California) So Cal Mini Horse Sanctuary, Inc. (Hemet, California) Spirit of the West Riders (Leona Valley, California) United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard (Barstow, California) The Valley Center Vaqueros (Valley Center, California) The Valley Hunt Club (Pasadena, California) Wells Fargo Stagecoaches (Meeker, Oklahoma).....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 1st, 2018

Harvey Weinstein"s Company to Declare Bankruptcy

The Weinstein Company will declare bankruptcy after a $500 million deal to sell the company collapsed. The company, which was co-founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, made the announcement on Sunday (February 25), according to Variety. A sale was close to being announced exactly two weeks ago, but the lawsuit filed by New York Attorney [...] The Weinstein Company will declare bankruptcy after a $500 million deal to sell the company collapsed. The company, which was co-founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, made the announcement on Sunday (February 25), according to Variety. A sale was close to being announced exactly two weeks ago, but the lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reportedly caused the deal to fizzle. “Despite your previous statements, it is simply impossible to avoid the conclusion that you have no intention to sign an agreement – much less to close one – and no desire to save valuable assets and jobs, a letter from the company to the bidding group lead investors Ron Burkle and Maria Contreras-Sweet reads. The bid group was reportedly unwilling to put immediate cash up to keep the company afloat with their operating expenses. “We will now pursue the Board’s only viable option to maximize the Company’s remaining value: an orderly bankruptcy process.” For the full letter, head to Variety.com......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 26th, 2018

Joel Kinnaman"s Abs Are Ripped to Shreds in "Altered Carbon" Trailer!

Joel Kinnaman is starring in the upcoming Netflix series Altered Carbon and his body is looking amazing in the show’s new trailer! The 38-year-old actor already showed off his incredible physique in the teaser trailer and now we’re getting another view of his hot body. Altered Carbon follows Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Kinnaman), who is [...] Joel Kinnaman is starring in the upcoming Netflix series Altered Carbon and his body is looking amazing in the show’s new trailer! The 38-year-old actor already showed off his incredible physique in the teaser trailer and now we’re getting another view of his hot body. Altered Carbon follows Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Kinnaman), who is brought back to life centuries later to investigate the attempted murder of Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), the wealthiest man on Earth. As the investigation progresses, Kovacs comes to learn that his past isn’t nearly as buried as he thought. The series will debut on Netflix on February 2. Altered Carbon | Official Trailer.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 15th, 2018

Film Movement Acquires North American Rights to ‘Outrage Coda’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Film Movement has acquired North American rights to “Outrage Coda,” Takeshi Kitano’s 18th directorial outing and the final installment in his “Outrage” crime trilogy. “Outrage Coda” is being represented in international markets by Hengameh Panahi’s Celluloid Dreams. Set five years after surviving the all-out war between the Sanno and Hanabishi crime families, “Outrage Coda” follows […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 9th, 2018

Venice Film Review: ‘Outrage Coda’

There are approximately 10120 board configurations possible in the game of chess. And with his previous two films in the “Outrage” series, it felt a little like Takeshi Kitano was going to take us through them all. Recasting corrupt cops, corporate-style gangster middlemen, bosses and lowlifes as bishops, knights, kings and pawns, and moving their... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 9th, 2017

"Ghost in the Shell" Trailer Unveiled at Tokyo Launch Party

Scarlett Johansson and Takeshi Kitano joined director Rupert Sanders, who spoke to the media about the whitewashing controversy, his reimaging of the story and the possibility of sequels. read more.....»»

Category: moviesSource: hollywoodreporterNov 14th, 2016

VIDEO: Scarlett Johansson"s First "Ghost in the Shell" Trailer Debuts!

Scarlett Johansson is a total badass in the first trailer for her upcoming film Ghost in the Shell. Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, and Michael Pitt also star in the movie, which follows a cyborg policewoman (Johansson) who attempts to bri.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 13th, 2016

The Weinstein Company Files For Bankruptcy AND Lifts Employee Non-Disclosure Agreements!

Boy, the mighty has really fallen. On Monday, it was revealed The Weinstein Company has filed for bankruptcy, following founder Harvey Weinstein's massive sexual misconduct scandal. However, the once great film company might not be dead in the ground. Related: EXCLUSIVE! Donald Trump Jr.'s Secret Affair With Aubrey O'Day Revealed! In fact, under new ownership, the mini film [...] Boy, the mighty has really fallen. On Monday, it was revealed The Weinstein Company has filed for bankruptcy, following founder Harvey Weinstein's massive sexual misconduct scandal. However, the once great film company might not be dead in the ground. Related: EXCLUSIVE! Donald Trump Jr.'s Secret Affair With Aubrey O'Day Revealed! In fact, under new ownership, the mini film studio may be able to reorganize and continue to make projects for Tinseltown. It's said that TWC has entered into a "stalking horse" agreement with Lantern Capital. The company higher-ups explained in a statement: "The Board selected Lantern in part due to Lantern's commitment to maintain the assets and employees as a going concern. The Company hopes that this orderly sale process under the supervision of the Bankruptcy Court will allow it to maximize the value of the Company's assets for the benefit of its creditors and other stakeholders." In a crazier turn of events, The Weinstein Company also announced that they're releasing their employees from their non-disclosure agreements. This legal move came about as part of an ongoing negotiation with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The statement continued: "No one should be afraid to speak out or coerced to stay quiet. The Company thanks the courageous individuals who have already come forward. Your voices have inspired a movement for change across the country and around the world." Better late than never, we guess?? As for the sale, we're still kind of bummed that the group of investors led by Maria Contreras-Sweet, didn't successfully purchase TWC. Why??? Well, because if they had, the once predatory indie movie juggernaut would've been transformed into a female driven business. Nonetheless, we're glad to see that Harvey's former peers are working hard to do right by those who may've been victimized by the disgraced film producer. (In case you somehow missed the biggest scandal of 2017, Mr. Weinstein has been accused of raping and sexual assaulting numerous women over decades.) On the company's decision to lift the NDAs, Schneiderman shared: "This is a watershed moment for efforts to address the corrosive effects of sexual misconduct in the workplace. The Weinstein Company's agreement to release victims of and witnesses to sexual misconduct from non-disclosure agreements—which my office has sought throughout this investigation and litigation—will finally enable voices that have for too long been muzzled to be heard." Well said. What do YOU think?? Will The Weinstein Company have a second chance following this sale?? SOUND OFF in the comments (below)! [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzMar 20th, 2018

Chris Hardwick Has Been Removed From Nerdist"s Website Amid Abuse Claims From His Ex-Girlfriend

The cancellation of Chris Hardwick has commenced. The TV host and nerd culture icon has been wiped clean from the Nerdist website, the entertainment company he co-founded in 2012, after many people began speculating he was the subject of his ex-girlfriend's emotional and sexual abuse accusations. As we reported, actress Chloe Dykstra penned an emotional essay [...] The cancellation of Chris Hardwick has commenced. The TV host and nerd culture icon has been wiped clean from the Nerdist website, the entertainment company he co-founded in 2012, after many people began speculating he was the subject of his ex-girlfriend's emotional and sexual abuse accusations. As we reported, actress Chloe Dykstra penned an emotional essay to Medium on Thursday detailing the abuse she suffered while dating a man nearly 20 years older than her. She didn't name the ex, but described him as someone who went from "podcaster to a powerhouse CEO of his own company." Related: Kesha Claimed Dr. Luke Raped Katy Perry, Too! Now every reference to Hardwick, a podcaster who became a powerhouse CEO of his own company, has been removed from said company's website by parent company Legendary Entertainment. A Legendary spokesperson said in a statement Friday: "Chris Hardwick had no operational involvement with Nerdist for the two years preceding the expiration of his contract in December 2017. He no longer has any affiliation with Legendary Digital Networks. The company has removed all reference to Mr. Hardwick even as the original Founder of Nerdist pending further investigation." Hardwick is the CEO of Nerdist Industries, which was acquired by Legendary in 2012. He's also 20 years older than Dykstra, whom he dated from late 2011 to July 2014. Before The Talking Dead host's bio was removed, the site stated that he "currently serves as founder, CEO, and creative head of Nerdist Industries, a media empire under the Legendary Digital Network that encompasses the Nerdist.com website, YouTube channel, and Hardwick's incredibly successful Nerdist Podcast, which he continues to host and garners over 6.9M downloads per month." Hardwick has yet to respond to Dykstra's allegations. We'll keep you updated on this developing story. [Image via Nicky Nelson/WENN.].....»»

Category: topSource: tmzJun 15th, 2018

Harvey Weinstein Sues The Weinstein Company After Sexual Harassment Scandal Fallout

Harvey Weinstein is taking legal action. On Thursday, the disgraced movie producer filed a lawsuit against his former employer, The Weinstein Company, which he co-founded with his brother, Bob. As you know, the filmmaker has been removed from the company's board amid his sexual harassment scandal. The former co-chairman is now seeking info that he believes will [...] Harvey Weinstein is taking legal action. On Thursday, the disgraced movie producer filed a lawsuit against his former employer, The Weinstein Company, which he co-founded with his brother, Bob. As you know, the filmmaker has been removed from the company's board amid his sexual harassment scandal. The former co-chairman is now seeking info that he believes will help defend himself (and potentially the company, too) against the damning allegations. Related: Ashley Judd Gets Candid With Diane Sawyer About Harvey Weinstein As you know, some of Harvey's accusers are going after TWC for facilitating or ignoring the businessman's gross behavior. The suit suggests there's information that protects the company from potential liability. According to Reuters, Weinstein is requesting access to his emails in order to obtain messages that could exonerate him and TWC. Additionally, his legal team is looking into whether confidential information was leaked to the press and if the the board wrongfully fired him. We'll keep you posted as we learn more. [Image via John Rainford/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 26th, 2017

The New York Attorney General"s Office Is Suing The Weinstein Company

The New York Attorney General’s office has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein‘s company and its founders. In the 38-page complaint filed against The Weinstein Company are descriptions of various abuses carried out by the former co-founder and co-CEO. The suit details a company culture that regularly violated state human rights laws and [...] The New York Attorney General’s office has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein‘s company and its founders. In the 38-page complaint filed against The Weinstein Company are descriptions of various abuses carried out by the former co-founder and co-CEO. The suit details a company culture that regularly violated state human rights laws and business regulations, according to Variety. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman began an investigation of the company, including an “exhaustive review of company records and emails,” following the many reports of sexual misconduct that came out against Harvey since the first explosive reports by The New York Times and the New Yorker. The company is accused of violating gender discrimination laws. To read the full filing, head to Variety.com......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 11th, 2018

Harvey Weinstein Resigns From Weinstein Company Board

Harvey Weinstein has reportedly resigned from the company he co-founded. On Tuesday, the Oscar-winning producer stepped down from the board of The Weinstein Company, while the other board members, including his brother, Bob Weinstein, voted to ratify his termination, according to Deadline. Currently, Weinstein -- who co-founded the film studio with his brother in 2005 after leaving Miramax, which they previously co-founded in 1979 -- still owns about 22% of the company.MORE: There's 'Not a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].....»»

Category: topSource: etonlineOct 17th, 2017

The Weinstein Company May Be Headed For Bankruptcy — But The Film Studio Calls The Rumors "Complete Fiction"!

Is The Weinstein Company doomed following Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct scandal?? Sources say yes, but the independent film studio says no. Huh. Related: New Accuser Says Harvey Forced Oral Sex On Her In 2006 According to TMZ, TWC is currently in a financial freefall. In fact, thanks to Harvey's bad behavior and poor management, the company is expected [...] Is The Weinstein Company doomed following Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct scandal?? Sources say yes, but the independent film studio says no. Huh. Related: New Accuser Says Harvey Forced Oral Sex On Her In 2006 According to TMZ, TWC is currently in a financial freefall. In fact, thanks to Harvey's bad behavior and poor management, the company is expected to file for bankruptcy within mere weeks. One source close to the situation spilled: "There's an unstoppable meltdown and bankruptcy is inevitable." Oof. Apparently, per company insiders, The Weinstein Company is essentially functioning without assets. As you may've guessed, many deals have recently fallen through and numerous financial backers have walked away from TWC. Another tipster added: "The Weinstein Company can't survive this way, and bankruptcy will come in a matter of weeks." While filing for bankruptcy may temporarily fix the situation, it won't be able to save the company's financial future altogether. Yes, the claim will stave off creditors -- but for how long?? To make matters worse, Colony Capital (the business which planned to acquire TWC) is backing away from the potential deal as the company is a financial and managerial disaster. Nonetheless, the film studio refuses to acknowledge any drama on the home front, as a spokesperson told the webloid: "Any suggestion that The Weinstein Company is on the verge of imminent bankruptcy is complete fiction. Clearly, TMZ is being lied to by anonymous sources with hidden agendas." Hmmmm, doth thou protest too much?? We guess we'll just have to wait and see how this whole thing plays out! [Image via Media Punch.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 25th, 2017