NICKI MINAJ OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES HER PREGNANCY – (07/21/2020)
On Monday, July 20th, rapper Nicki Minaj made it official when she announced via Instagram that she is pregnant. The rapper simply posted a photo of her belly bump with the caption, “#Preggers.” She then posted a second full body photo with no caption.
- The announcement ends months of speculation as Minaj’s appearance was causing some to speculate. The rapper announced back in September that she was retiring from music to focus on her family.
- Minaj married her child friend Kenneth Perry in October and immediately started to refer to herself as Mrs. Petty.
- Minaj did appear on 6ix9ine’s comeback song, “Trollz,” earlier this year.
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KANYE WEST FAILS TO MAKE BALLOT IN SOUTH CAROLINA – (07/21/2020)
Rapper Kanye West’s presidential bid is off to a slow start as the rapper failed to make the ballot in South Carolina. The rapper hosted a campaign rally on Sunday, July 19th, but it wasn’t enough to generate the 10,000 signatures necessary to make the November ballot.
- Chris Whitmore, Director of Public Information for the South Carolina State Election Commission, told TMZ.com that West had a hard deadline of noon on Monday, July 20th, to get the 10,000 signatures needed as a petition candidate. According to Whitmore, the deadline came and went without any communication from West’s team.
- Unfortunately for West, write in candidates are not allowed in South Carolina. His only other chance to get on the ballot would be to earn the nomination of an existing political party which is unlikely.
- In related news, West was able to submit his paperwork and $35,000 filing fee to make the Oklahoma ballot.
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EXHIBITORS & STUDIOS FACE ‘CATASTROPHE’ AMID FURTHER TENTPOLE DELAYS – (07/21/2020)
Global exhibitors and studios are facing financial disaster as movie theaters remained shuttered, and blockbusters face continued delays amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In mid-June, Europe’s theaters began reopening, and Hollywood hoped that big U.S. movies would be able to prop up flagging sales. But several delays have sunk those plans, and U.S. cinemas, which hoped to reopen this month, are shuttered in California and New York, the nation’s largest markets.
“It will be a catastrophe if Mulan and Tenet are further delayed. We’ve been sticking to it against [all odds] because we don’t want people to forget about us, but we don’t know how long we can hold up like this,” Jocelyn Bouyssy, managing director of CGR Cinemas, France’s second biggest multiplex chain, told Variety.
Christopher Nolan’s $200 million Tenet was delayed again on Monday due to the pandemic. First, the release was set for July 17th, then July 31st, then August 12th. Now? TBD.
“Our goals throughout this process have been to ensure the highest odds of success for our films while also being ready to support our theater partners with new content as soon as they could safely reopen,” Warner Bros. Chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement. “We’re grateful for the support we’ve received from exhibitors and remain steadfast in our commitment to the theatrical experience around the world.” Tenet stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki.
“We will share a new 2020 release date imminently for Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s wholly original and mind-blowing feature. We are not treating Tenet like a traditional global day-and-date release, and our upcoming marketing and distribution plans will reflect that,” Emmerich continued.
He added that The Conjuring 3, set for September 11th, is being pushed to June 4th, 2021. Wonder Woman 1984remains scheduled for Oct. 2, and Dune appears set for Dec. 18.
Disney’s Mulan is currently set for August 21. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the industry is facing a $20B+ hit from COVID.
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WARNER BROS SETS UP COVID REPORTING SYSTEM: Warner Bros has created a way for cast and crew to anonymously report colleagues breaking COVID-19 regulations on-set in Europe. Soon, Warner Bros is expected to restart production on blockbusters Fantastic Beasts and The Batman.
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