TWITTER REACTS AS TOM CRUISE SCREAMS AT CREW FOR DROPPING COVID GUIDELINES – (12/17/2020)
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Tom Cruise was recorded dressing down crew members who he felt were abandoning COVID guidelines on the set of Mission: Impossible 7. In a two-minute recording released first by The Sun, the 58-year-old yelled at the production team for neglecting social distancing guidelines.
Cruise said: [“They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us. Because they believe in us and what we’re doing. I’m on the phone with every f—— studio at night, insurance companies, producers and they’re looking at us and using us to make their movies. We are creating thousands of jobs, you m—–f——s. I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever!”]
He said: “No apologies. You can tell it to the people who are losing their f—— homes because our industry is shut down. It’s not going to put food on their table or pay for their college education. That’s what I sleep with every night — the future of this f—–g industry! So I’m sorry, I’m beyond your apologies.”
Cruise added: “I have told you, and now I want it, and if you don’t do it, you’re out. We are not shutting this f—— movie down! Is it understood? … Am I clear? Do you understand what I want? Do you understand the responsibility that you have? Because I will deal with your reason, and if you can’t be reasonable and I can’t deal with your logic, you’re fired. That’s it. That is it. I trust you guys to be here.”
On Twitter, Cruise got support. Wrote one: “I wish MORE people in charge would react like this to people who violate protocols or not wearing masks. If only more people saw the bigger picture that Tom is highlighting here.”
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HILARY DUFF SAYS ‘LIZZIE’ REBOOT WON’T HAPPEN – (12/17/2020)
Hilary Duff is sharing the sad news that the Lizzie McGuire reboot is dead, despite everyone’s best efforts and fans’ hopes.
“I’ve been so honored to have the character of Lizzie in my life. She has made such a lasting impact on many, including myself. To see the fans’ loyalty and love for her, to this day, means so much to me,” Duff wrote. “I know the efforts and conversations have been everywhere trying to make a reboot work, but sadly & despite everyone’s best efforts, it isn’t going to happen.”
“I want any reboot of Lizzie to be honest and authentic to who Lizzie would be today,” she explained. “It’s what the character deserves.”
The actress concluded, “We can all take a moment to mourn the amazing woman she would have been and the adventures we would have taken with her. I’m very sad, but I promise everyone tried their best and the stars just didn’t align. Hey now, this is what 2020s made of.”
The reboot was announced with much fanfare in August of 2019, and it was set for Disney+, but after a first look at the series was shared, disagreements on-set began burbling to the surface. Duff was on board to reprise her original role as Lizzie, now as a grown-up in NYC. Word soon broke that original creator Terri Minsky was exiting over creative differences, and she and Duff expressed interest in moving the show to Hulu so that they could explore more mature themes.
Clearly, creative challenges coupled with the pandemic spelled doom for the project… at least for now.
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PRINCES WILLIAM AND HARRY ARE DEMANDING ANSWERS ABOUT DIANA’S 1995 INTERVIEW – (12/17/2020)
Princes William and Harry are both demanding answers amid an investigation into Princess Diana’s 1995 Panorama interview, which some say happened because the journalist Martin Bashir used unethical means to land it. During the interview, Diana made several revelations about her troubled marriage to Prince Charles, and revealed for the first time, that he allegedly cheated on her with Camilla, whom he is now married to.
A source tells Us: “William is demanding answers and is determined to get to the bottom of it and to find out the truth. For William, this particular interview is still very raw. Harry is angry about the interview and shadiness of it all, too.”
Their investigation is bringing the estranged pair back together though, an insider says.
“The investigation has had a positive effect on William and Harry’s relationship,” the source explains. “They’ve bonded over it and are speaking more frequently on Zoom and WhatsApp. William has come to terms with the reasons behind Harry’s decision to leave the royal family and is happy to see his brother so settled, and Harry’s come to the realization that he no longer wants a dark cloud hanging over his head.”
Diana’s controversial interview made headlines again recently after William released a statement supporting the investigation.
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EMMA CORRIN WADES INTO THE CROWN CONTROVERSY: Emma Corrin, who plays Princess Diana in the hit Netflix series The Crown, weighed in on whether she thought the Netflix series should be labeled as a work of fiction as Diana’s brother and members of the U.K. government believe. She told Variety: “This is fictitious in the same way people don’t mistake Succession for what actually happened with the Murdochs. I also understand [the request] comes from a place of sensitivity and protectiveness of the royal family and Diana.”
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