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12:13 PM 4/19/2014 by Binh Ngo
Fox has set Elf's David Berenbaum on the script for Mrs. Doubtfire 2. We all know Hollywood is sequel-happy, but a sequel to a movie no one is asking for? It's not like that's unheard of. We talk about that and more in this week's Download. Binh: Fox has set Elf screenwriter David Berenbaum on Mrs.
variety.com – Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg has spent the last two years working on a scandalous new documentary about sex abuse in Hollywood that includes allegations about Bryan Singer, Variety has confirmed. Michael Egan, who filed a lawsuit this week alleging Singer raped him as a teenager, has been cooperating with Berg on her documentary. 1 day 15 hours ago via jackiechan
variety.com – Miles Levy, former manager to James Franco, has been sued by his business partners in what is described as a scheme to divert the actor’s commissions to one of Levy’s own companies. Also named in the lawsuit, filed on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, was Franco’s financial manager, Steven Blatt, and his accounting firm,... 1 day 16 hours ago via theothersenhman
deadline.com – Last fall my colleague Mike Fleming Jr. reported that James Franco and his manager of almost two decades Miles Levy had parted ways. Today, according to a multi-claim complaint filed in LA Superior Court, we may have a sense of what really happened. “Box office star James Franco’s recently fired talent and financial managers, Defendents Miles Levy and Steve Blatt, conspired to, and did by fraudulent means, embezzle significant sums in commissions due James Levy Management for nearly a decade,” says the filing for a jury trial (read it here). 1 day 16 hours ago via jackiechan
1:38 PM 4/18/2014 by Logan Falk
This is another jam-packed weekend, with an almost comical variety of films opening in theaters: a drama that takes itself too seriously, a comedy that doesn’t take itself seriously enough, a decent drama with a strong religious streak, and a Disney nature documentary.
‘X-Men’ Distributor 20th Century Fox Calls Singer Allegations a ‘Personal Matter,’ Defers to His Lawyers
variety.com – In the light of the sexual abuse allegations made against “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer, Fox addressed the developing controversy in a statement Thursday. “These are serious allegations, and they will be resolved in the appropriate forum. This is a personal matter, which Bryan Singer and his representatives are addressing separately,” reads... 2 days 14 hours ago via theothersenhman
variety.com – Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Bryan Singer’s accuser Michael Egan said his mother first reported the allegations of sexual abuse to the Los Angeles Police Department when he was 17 years old. “It basically fell on deaf ears and I basically buried it deep within me” after that, he told reporters at the... 2 days 15 hours ago via jetli
hollywood-elsewhere.com – In a civil lawsuit filed yesterday (4.16) in Hawaii, Bryan Singer, the 49 year-old director of X-Men: Days of Future Past (20th Century Fox, 5.20.14) was accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old lad in 1999 and forcing him to take cocaine and basically using him like a chicken hawk. The plaintiff, Michael F. 2 days 15 hours ago via donnieyen