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‘Star Wars’: Fired Han Solo Director Tweets Cryptic ‘New Hope’ Message

“Situation normal,” Chris Miller tweeted Tuesday. Returning to Twitter for the first time since he and his co-director were fired from the Han Solo Star Wars stand-alone film, Chris Miller tweeted a message that appears to be from A New Hope — and, if so, it says a lot.  On Tuesday, Miller first tweeted about the upcoming Edgar Wright film Baby…

‘GLOW’ Betty Gilpin Interview: Season 1 Spoilers, Hopes for Season 2

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the entire first season of Netflix’s GLOW.] Before GLOW released on Friday, the Netflix series about lady wrestling felt like a “glitter-covered secret” that Betty Gilpin was tasked with keeping. “I’m on a billboard in Times Square but my bathroom is still dirty and I have toothpaste on my face,” joked Gilpin when The Hollywood Reporter…

Lucasfilm Isn’t Happy With Alden Ehrenreich’s ‘Han Solo’ Performance

Lucasfilm is reportedly unhappy with ‘s performance in “”. The actor was not delivering a performance up to Lucasfilm’s standards, causing the studio to hire an acting coach late into production. Lucasfilm execs weren’t all that pleased about what they saw in the Alden footage and decided to take drastic measures in order to fix what went wrong. According to…

Michael Nyqvist Dead: ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Actor Was 56

1:35 PM PDT 6/27/2017 by Etan Vlessing The Swedish actor also starred in ‘John Wick’ and ‘Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.’ Michael Nyqvist, who starred as Mikael Blomkvist in the original Swedish The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo movie thrillers with Noomi Rapace, died Tuesday after battling lung cancer, his family said. He was 56. “Michael’s joy and passion were…

TV Ratings: Fallon Snaps Colbert’s 5-Month Winning Streak

The NBC show narrowly outperforms its CBS competition among total viewers, as the latter excludes Thursday and Friday repeats from the Nielsen race. It was bound to happen eventually. The tight audience battle between Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon tipped back in NBC’s favor last week. With an abbreviated average, on account of CBS excluding Thursday and Friday repeats, NBC’s…

‘Bachelor in Paradise’: DeMario Jackson May Return

The ‘Bachelorette’ star could return later in the season or for a sit-down, sources tell THR. DeMario Jackson hasn’t yet returned to Mexico, but viewers could still see him back on Bachelor in Paradise. Over the weekend, producers on the ABC reality series were plotting how the show will address the controversy when Paradise airs later this summer, sources told The…

Stephen Galloway on ‘Star Wars’ Firing and Death of the Director

The Phil Lord and Chris Miller Han Solo exits are the tip of an artistic iceberg as studios reassert an historic choke hold over filmmakers. On January 14, 1933, Hollywood astrologer Paul Branchard predicted an annus mirabilis for his gifted if mercurial client, Erich von Stroheim. “The Sun is slowly (by progression) pulling in to parallel to the birth position…

Undercover Informant Helps Expose Hollywood’s Pay-to-Play Audition Scam

The L.A. City Attorney hired an actor, reportedly identified as James Runcorn, to wear a wire while attending casting workshops. Newly revealed court documents show how that effort actually worked. Recently uncovered evidence obtained by a confidential informant offers new details into Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer’s prosecution of casting directors and operators of firms for alleged pay-to-play auditions….

CNN Producer Criticizes Network’s Russia Coverage in Undercover Video

6:21 AM PDT 6/27/2017 by Jeremy Barr The video, which arrives after three journalists resigned over a retracted Russia story, is from conservative provocateur James O’Keefe. CNN has had a difficult few days. On Monday, three staffers resigned following the removal late last week of a reported article about a supposed congressional investigation into a Russian investment fund and a…

European Union Fines Google a Record $2.7 Billion

2:58 AM PDT 6/27/2017 by Scott Roxborough The EU found Google guilty of skewing search results to favor its own shopping services. The European Union has issued a record $2.7 billion (€2.4 billion) fine against online giant Google, finding the company guilty of skewing search results by favoring its own shopping search service over competitors. The ruling, unveiled Tuesday, could…