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Cin­e­matog­ra­pher Matthew Li­ba­tique was on his way to be­com­ing one of the most sought-after names in Hol­ly­wood, thanks to his work on Black Swan and this year’s end­lessly buzzed A Star Is Born. Now, his pro­fes­sional fu­ture could be jeop­ar­dized thanks to one wild night in Poland. Li­ba­tique at­tended the Camer­im­age film fes­ti­val in By­d­goszcz as an hon­orary guest, and re­ports sug­gest things took quite a turn. Ac­cord­ing to the As­so­ci­ated Press, Li­ba­tique was seen drunk and stag­ger­ing around at a party, at which point fes­ti­val or­ga­niz­ers con­tacted med­i­cal of­fi­cials to as­sist. Li­ba­tique went on to al­legedly at­tack the res­cuers, re­port­edly break­ing a para­medic’s tooth in the process. Fur­ther, he was also ac­cused of at­tack­ing the po­lice. If he’s found guilty, Li­ba­tique could face up to three years in Pol­ish prison. The whole thing is a plot point wor­thy of A Star Is Born.


Alec Bald­win also re­port­edly got into a scuf­fle in New York — over a park­ing stall, of all things. The ac­tor was ac­cused of punch­ing a man who swooped in on his spot, and was later ar­rested for as­sault and ha­rass­ment. The charges were low­ered to mis­de­meanour as­sault and vi­o­la­tion-level ha­rass­ment, and he was re­leased after a hear­ing that took less than a minute. Bald­win has since in­sisted he did not hit the other man, and his lawyer claims there is “in­con­tro­vert­ible video ev­i­dence” that will prove his in­no­cence.


Rather than move on to some­thing else, Vince Gil­li­gan can’t help but re­turn to the Break­ing Bad well. He’s had suc­cess do­ing so with his pre­quel se­ries Bet­ter Call Saul, but that has only en­cour­aged him to dig deeper into his own mythos. He’s re­port­edly work­ing on a Break­ing Bad movie with the show’s orig­i­nal stars, Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston. The sto­ries are mixed — Cranston told The Dan Patrick Show that he hadn’t even read the script, while oth­ers re­ported that the movie had been film­ing un­der the se­cret ti­tle Green­brier. If it ever does come out, how­ever, they bet­ter call it Let’s Cook, Bitch.


It’s bad enough that they’re con­tin­u­ing the Sui­cide Squad se­ries with a bunch of se­quels and spinoffs, but Mar­got Rob­bie’s en­try has also adorned it­self with a truly ter­ri­ble name. Her stand­alone movie has been handed the ti­tle Birds of Prey (and the Fantab­u­lous Eman­ci­pa­tion of One Har­ley Quinn). While it reads like a poem a Hot Topic shift man­ager would write, the ti­tle also serves one pos­i­tive func­tion — it will help movie re­view­ers pad their word counts.


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