News, buzz & rumours
The end of 2017 will forever be remembered as a time of aired grievances, as a number of highprofile men were called out for their egregious alleged sexual misconduct. Among them was Kevin Spacey, who has been accused of groping and sexually harassing numerous young men without their consent — as well as sexually propositioning minors. Spacey had a role in Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World, but the director opted to reshoot all of his parts with Christopher Plummer while still making its December 22 release date.
Speaking at the Committee to Protect Journalists’ International Press Freedom Awards, Meryl Streep detailed a time when she intervened in a situation where a woman was being abused. “I just went completely nuts and went after this man,” she said. In a strange twist, she added, “Ask Cher, she was there.” If we could talk to Cher about this, we most certainly would.
IT’S-A ME, MINION
While there’s a small handful of us who actually enjoyed the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie, most people feel that Nintendo’s iconic plumbers have yet to receive a proper feature-length treatment. Nintendo, looking to make an animated version, is in talks with Illuminated Entertainment — the same company that created Despicable Me and those omnipresent Minions spinoffs.
YOU’RE TEARING ME APART, LUKE
Turns out James Franco isn’t the only person in Hollywood obsessed with Tommy Wiseau’s disasterpiece The Room — the folks behind the Star Wars franchise have also got something to say about it. The film monolith’s official Twitter page shared an animated GIF of Mark Hamill (aka Luke Skywalker) from the latest space epic, along with the caption “Oh, hi, Mark.” Perhaps a double feature of The Last Jedi and The Disaster Artist is in order.
OSAMA AND GROMIT
Anyone who’s flipped through a celeb gossip magazine knows that stars are just like us, and even notorious terrorists have a relatable streak. Last month, the CIA released 470,000 computer files from Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, and among them were some shocking discoveries. The man responsible for 9/11 had pirated copies of Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep videos, along with Tom & Jerry and Pink Panther.