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Eighth Grade"s Elsie Fisher Has a One Word Reaction to Golden Globe Nomination!

Elsie Fisher, one of the stars of the hit movie Eighth Grade, was nominated for a 2019 Golden Globe Award for her work in the film! The 15-year-old actress took to Twitter to react to her nomination and it’s very sweet! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Elsie Fisher Elsie simply wrote, “WHAT,” on [...] Elsie Fisher, one of the stars of the hit movie Eighth Grade, was nominated for a 2019 Golden Globe Award for her work in the film! The 15-year-old actress took to Twitter to react to her nomination and it’s very sweet! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Elsie Fisher Elsie simply wrote, “WHAT,” on her Twitter account. Congrats to Elsie on her very first Golden Globe nomination! The ceremony will take place on Sunday (January 6) live on NBC. Be sure to tune in to see who wins. WHAT — Elsie Fisher (@ElsieKFisher) December 6, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 6th, 2018

"Eighth Grade" Star Elsie Fisher Is Dropping Out Of School!

Elsie Fisher may be starring in a movie about eighth grade but she’s about to drop out of school…sort of! The 15-year-old actress recently opened up about her flick Eighth Grade and how’s she planning on being homeschooled. “In eight grade I was going to Los Cerritos back in Thousand Oaks…I’m actually going to try [...] Elsie Fisher may be starring in a movie about eighth grade but she’s about to drop out of school…sort of! The 15-year-old actress recently opened up about her flick Eighth Grade and how’s she planning on being homeschooled. “In eight grade I was going to Los Cerritos back in Thousand Oaks…I’m actually going to try to get homeschooled next year,” Elsie said on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Jimmy joked, “So the result of you making this movie about eighth grade is that you’re going to drop out of school!” Elsie added, “I think just the experience of being in eighth grade, the real one, makes me want to actually drop out of school because that sucked!” Check out the entire interview below….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 25th, 2018

Gillian Jacobs, Joey King & More Support "Eighth Grade" Cast at L.A Premiere!

Joey King flashes a smile alongside director Bo Burnham and star Elsie Fisher while attending the premiere of their film Eighth Grade held at Le Conte Middle School on Wednesday (July 11) in Los Angeles. The cast of the film Emily Robinson, Daniel Zolghadri and Jake Ryan were also in attendance, as well as Gillian [...] Joey King flashes a smile alongside director Bo Burnham and star Elsie Fisher while attending the premiere of their film Eighth Grade held at Le Conte Middle School on Wednesday (July 11) in Los Angeles. The cast of the film Emily Robinson, Daniel Zolghadri and Jake Ryan were also in attendance, as well as Gillian Jacobs, Alia Shawkat, Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas, Madison Beer, Sugar Lyn Beard, Riki Lindhome, Kate Micucci, Vella Lovell, Robbie Amell and his wife Italia Ricci, Kyle Mooney, Carter Jenkins, Luke Benward and Olivia Sanabia. Eighth Grade follows the story of a teenager (Elsie) who tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth-grade year before leaving to start high school – Watch the trailer below! Eighth Grade | Official Trailer HD | A24 FYI: Emily is wearing Giambatisa Valli. Olivia is wearing a Topshop dress......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 12th, 2018

Get to Know "Eighth Grade" Star Elsie Fisher with These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Eighth Grade is the movie that everyone is talking about and now it’s expanding into theaters around the country this weekend. Elsie Fisher is the breakout star in the film and we caught up with the young actress to learn more about her! The 15-year-old actress got her star in the movie business as the [...] Eighth Grade is the movie that everyone is talking about and now it’s expanding into theaters around the country this weekend. Elsie Fisher is the breakout star in the film and we caught up with the young actress to learn more about her! The 15-year-old actress got her star in the movie business as the voice of Agnes in the movie Despicable Me. She delivered the famous line, “It’s so fluffy, I’m gonna die!” You definitely will be seeing more of Elsie in the future! Check out the 10 Fun Facts below: 1. I love playing video games. I’ve been playing since I was very young. My first system was a Game Boy Advance! 2. I’m not really sure why, but I have a huge soft spot for succulents. I have trouble growing most plants but I guess succulents don’t die very easily, so I have a hoard of them! 3. My very first pet (who is still alive and thriving, at the ripe old age of 11), my cat Judy, was named after Jimmy Neutron’s mom. 4. I like to make music! I can kind of play the piano, acoustic guitar, and ukulele, but I also really love making stuff on the computer. 5. I read a lot of books when I was younger, to the point where my mom got mad at me because I’d read at school instead of making friends. I never really picked up the habit again though. Click inside to read the rest of the fun facts… 6. Eventually, I’d like to write/direct a movie. 7. YouTube has been a big part of my life. Aside from watching videos on it for as long as I can remember, I used to have a Minecraft channel, I think a few videos are still up! In more recent years though I had an art channel where I did speed paints. 8. Orange chicken, IN MY OPINION, is absolutely disgusting. How do people enjoy it?! 9. I read a lot of manga when I was in middle school. My favorite one was Devilman. 10. Animation is a huge passion of mine. I like to do it as a hobby, but if I ever find the time I’d looooooove to go to school for it. Go see Eighth Grade now in a theater near you!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 27th, 2018

Bo Burnham Joins His "Eighth Grade" Stars at NYC Screning!

Writer and director Bo Burnham poses for a photo with Elsie Fisher and Emily Robinson at the BAMcinemaFest Spotlight Screening of their movie Eighth Grade on Wednesday (June 27) in New York City. Also stepping out for the event were co-stars Josh Hamilton, Jake Ryan, Daniel Zolghadri, Fred Hechinger, Imani Lewis, Luke Prael, Catherine Oliviere, [...] Writer and director Bo Burnham poses for a photo with Elsie Fisher and Emily Robinson at the BAMcinemaFest Spotlight Screening of their movie Eighth Grade on Wednesday (June 27) in New York City. Also stepping out for the event were co-stars Josh Hamilton, Jake Ryan, Daniel Zolghadri, Fred Hechinger, Imani Lewis, Luke Prael, Catherine Oliviere, and Nora Mullins. Eighth Grade follows 13-year-old Kayla (Fisher) as she endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence and makes her way through the last week of middle school – the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year – before she begins high school. The indie film will hit theaters in limited release on July 13. FYI: Emily is wearing a Blumarine dress......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJun 28th, 2018

Eighth Grade"s Elsie Fisher Wins Breakthrough Actor Prize at Gotham Awards 2018!

Elsie Fisher is joined by Eighth Grade director Bo Burnham on the red carpet at the 2018 Gotham Independent Film Awards on Monday (November 26) at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The 15-year-old actress won the Breakthrough Actor award at the event. Bo was nominated for Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award. Also pictured [...] Elsie Fisher is joined by Eighth Grade director Bo Burnham on the red carpet at the 2018 Gotham Independent Film Awards on Monday (November 26) at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The 15-year-old actress won the Breakthrough Actor award at the event. Bo was nominated for Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award. Also pictured in the gallery are the other nominees in the Breakthrough Actor category – all women this year: Roma‘s Yalitza Aparicio, Madeline’s Madeline‘s Helena Howard, If Beale Street Could Talk‘s KiKi Layne, and Leave No Trace‘s Thomasin McKenzie. FYI: Elsie is wearing an A.L.C. outfit, Stella Luna boots, and a kate spade new york bag. KiKi is wearing a Miu Miu dress and Cartier jewelry. Thomasin is wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 26th, 2018

Independent Spirit Awards 2018 Nominations - Full List of Nominees!

The nominees for the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards have just been announced and We the Animals topped the nominations! The nominations were announced during a press conference hosted by Gemma Chan and Molly Shannon on Friday (November 16) in Hollywood Calif. While We the Animals earned eight nominations, Bo Burnham‘s Eigth Grade followed closely with [...] The nominees for the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards have just been announced and We the Animals topped the nominations! The nominations were announced during a press conference hosted by Gemma Chan and Molly Shannon on Friday (November 16) in Hollywood Calif. While We the Animals earned eight nominations, Bo Burnham‘s Eigth Grade followed closely with four nods. The show is set to air on IFC on Saturday, February 23rd. We’ll be live blogging the whole show, so stay tuned! Click inside for the full list of nominees… Best Feature If Beale Street Could Talk Eighth Grade You Were Never Really Here Leave No Trace Best Director Debra Granik (Leave No Trace) Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk) Tamara Jenkins (Private Life) Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here) Paul Schrader (First Reformed) Best First Feature Hereditary Sorry to Bother You The Tale We the Animals Wildlife Best Female Lead Glenn Close (The Wife) Toni Collette (Hereditary) Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade) Regina Hall (Support the Girls) Helena Howard (Madeline’s Madeline) Carey Mulligan (Wildlife) Best Male Lead John Cho (Searching) Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting) Ethan Hawke (First Reformed) Christian Malheiros (Sócrates) Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here) Best Supporting Female Kayli Carter (Private Life) Tyne Daly (A Bread Factory) Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Leave No Trace) J. Smith-Cameron (Nancy) Best Supporting Male Raúl Castillo (We the Animals) Adam Driver (BlackKklansman) Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) Josh Hamilton (Eighth Grade) John David Washington (Monsters and Men) Best Screenplay Collete (Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Wash Westmoreland; Story By: Richard Glatzer) Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty) Private Life (Tamara Jenkins) Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley) First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Best First Screenplay Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Nancy (Christina Choe) Thoroughbreds (Cory Finley) The Tale (Jennifer Fox) Blame (Writer and Story By: Quinn Shephard; Story By: Laurie Shephard) Best Cinematography Madeline’s Madeline (Ashley Connor) Wildlife (Diego Garcia) Mandy (Benjamin Loeb) Suspiria (Sayombhu Mukdeeprom) We the Animals (Zak Mulligan) Best Editing You Were Never Really Here (Joe Bini) We the Animals (Keiko Deguchi, Brian A. Kates, and Jeremiah Zagar) American Animals (Luke Dunkley, Nick Fenton, Chris Gill, and Julian Hart) The Tale (Anne Fabini, Alex Hall, and Gary Levy) Mid90s (Nick Houy) John Cassavetes Award A Bread Factory En El Séptimo Día Never Goin’ Back Sócrates Thunder Road Robert Altman Award The director and cast of Suspiria Best Documentary Hale County This Morning, This Evening Minding the Gap Of Fathers and Sons On Her Shoulders Shirkers Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Best International Film Burning (South Korea) The Favourite (United Kingdom) Happy As Lazarro (Italy) Roma (Mexico) Shoplifters (Japan) Piaget Producers Award Jonathan Duffy and Kelly Williams Gabrielle Nadig Shrihari Sathe Annual Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award Alex Moratto (Sócrates) Ioana Uricaru (Lemonade) Jeremiah Zagar (We the Animals) Truer Than Fiction Award On Her Shoulders (Alexandria Bombach) Minding the Gap (Bing Liu) Hale Country This Morning, This Evening (RaMell Ross) Annual Bonnie Award Debra Granik Tamara Jenkins Karyn Kusama.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 16th, 2018

How Casting a Girl Kept Bo Burnham's 'Eighth Grade' Current - Variety

VarietyHow Casting a Girl Kept Bo Burnham's 'Eighth Grade' CurrentVarietyAs Elsie Fisher, the star of Bo Burnham's directorial debut film “Eighth Grade,” flatly stated: “Eighth grade for me sucked, but whatever.” Middle school, and indeed eighth grade in particular, is not exactly “Gucci” to say the least. But for a special ...Bo Burnham made a movie to work out his anxiety. It ended up explaining our Instagram age.Washington Post'Eighth Grade' Film Review: Bo Burnham Captures Middle School AngstTheWrapHow Bo Burnham Created 2018's Rawest, Realest Portrait Of An Anxious Teen GirlBuzzFeed NewsCBS News -USA TODAY -The Atlanticall 68 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJul 12th, 2018

How the Funny Adults of 'Eighth Grade' Help Make It a Great Coming of Age Film - Film School Rejects

Film School RejectsHow the Funny Adults of 'Eighth Grade' Help Make It a Great Coming of Age FilmFilm School RejectsEighth Grade is a coming of age movie unlike we've seen before. With its slice-of-internet-life style and seemingly average protagonist, it perfectly depicts how confusing teenage life can be, especially in today's society. The focus is naturally on ...Why restrict eighth-graders from seeing 'Eighth Grade'?Chicago TribuneWhat parents need to know about the R-rated film 'Eighth Grade'Deseret NewsAustin Teens Can Watch Film 'Eighth Grade' Free Wednesday Aug. 8Patch.comUSA TODAYall 150 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 9th, 2018

Ryan Phillippe Accused of Assault by Elsie Hewitt, Sources Call Claims "Baseless"

Ryan Phillippe has been accused of assault by his ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitt and she is suing him for $1 million in damages. The 21-year-old Playboy model says that she started dating Ryan, 43, in April and that he became “infatuated” with her. In her lawsuit, she alleges that the actor abused drugs and that they [...] Ryan Phillippe has been accused of assault by his ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitt and she is suing him for $1 million in damages. The 21-year-old Playboy model says that she started dating Ryan, 43, in April and that he became “infatuated” with her. In her lawsuit, she alleges that the actor abused drugs and that they got into a fight on July 4. Elsie claims that Ryan threw her down a staircase and that when she climbed back up the stairs, he picked her up “like a doll” and threw her down the stairs again. She included several photos of bruises in her lawsuit and you can see them in the gallery, via The Blast. Elsie filed a police report and went to the hospital right after the alleged assault and she got a temporary Emergency Protective Order against Ryan. Our sources close to Ryan call the claims “baseless” and say “he’s not violent, nor has ever been violent, nor does he have a history of violence.” Ryan‘s side of the story is that Elsie showed up to his home uninvited while under the influence, after he had broken up with her. She reportedly tried to attack him and had to be removed from the house. While leaving, she claimed to have fallen and injured herself. Those close to him also point out that the order was terminated after a few days and the police rejected Elsie‘s claims. We have reached out to Ryan‘s rep for an official comment......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 18th, 2017

Bo Burnham explores the awkwardness of 'Eighth Grade' - Washington Post

Washington PostBo Burnham explores the awkwardness of 'Eighth Grade'Washington PostLOS ANGELES — An awkward middle school girl might be the last subject one would expect a 27-year-old male comedian to spotlight in his directorial debut, “Eighth Grade,” but Bo Burnham has never exactly followed a script. Burnham made a name for ...Why that disturbing #MeToo moment in 'Eighth Grade' has everyone talkingUSA TODAYEighth Grade Is a Mesmerizing, Heartfelt Portrait of TeenhoodThe AtlanticWonderful Indie 'Eighth Grade' Earns 4 Stars — Read the Review!Us WeeklyBustle -BuzzFeed News -Just Jaredall 54 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJul 12th, 2018

Lily Collins & Chloe Moretz Wow on Governors Awards Carpet!

Lily Collins and Chloe Moretz make their red carpet entrances at the 2018 Governors Awards on Sunday night (November 18) at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. The young stars were joined at the event by Eighth Grade actress Elsie Fisher and director Bo Burnham. The Academy hands out honorary [...] Lily Collins and Chloe Moretz make their red carpet entrances at the 2018 Governors Awards on Sunday night (November 18) at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. The young stars were joined at the event by Eighth Grade actress Elsie Fisher and director Bo Burnham. The Academy hands out honorary Oscars each year at the Governors Awards and potential nominees for the upcoming awards are given a chance to mingle with voters. FYI: Lily is wearing a Georges Chakra Couture dress, Chloe Gosselin shoes, a Hearts on Fire ring, and Ana Khouri jewelry. Chloe is wearing a Louis Vuitton dress and Casadei shoes. Elsie is wearing a Thom Browne outfit. Bo is wearing Versace......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 19th, 2018

Nick Jonas & Darren Criss Perform at Elsie Fest 2018!

Nick Jonas and Darren Criss are performing together! The two superstars hit the stage together during the 2018 Elsie Fest in Central Park at the Summerstage on Sunday (October 7) in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Nick Jonas Elsie Fest, founded by Darren, is NYC’s first music festival featuring stars [...] Nick Jonas and Darren Criss are performing together! The two superstars hit the stage together during the 2018 Elsie Fest in Central Park at the Summerstage on Sunday (October 7) in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Nick Jonas Elsie Fest, founded by Darren, is NYC’s first music festival featuring stars and songs of the stage and screen. Nick and Darren sang “Brotherhood of Man” together from How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Rufus Wainwright, Zachary Levi, Matthew Morrison, Jodi Benson, Grant Gustin, Will Roland, Joshua Henry, Alex Newell, Sutton Foster, Casey Cott, Corey Cott and the casts of Be More Chill, The Prom and Anna and the Apocalypse were among the many talented acts to hit the stage during the event. 50+ pictures inside from Elsie Fest….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 8th, 2018

How Casting a Girl Kept Bo Burnham’s ‘Eighth Grade’ Current

As Elsie Fisher, the star of Bo Burnham‘s directorial debut film “Eighth Grade,” flatly stated: “Eighth grade for me sucked, but whatever.” Middle school, and indeed eighth grade in particular, is not exactly “Gucci” to say the least. But for a special screening in Los Angeles Wednesday night, A24 took guests on a trip down […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 12th, 2018

"Eighth Grade" star Elsie Fisher: Social media has "made me more anxious"

In Bo Burnham's new dramedy, "Eighth Grade," Elsie Fisher stars as Kayla, a painfully shy 13-year old stumbling through her last week of middle school, while spending a good chunk of her day online, absorbed in social media. Fisher talked to Tracy Smith about how she believes easy access to the internet is accustoming young brains to be over-stimulated. Director Bob Burnham concurs......»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsJul 15th, 2018

Miss Golden Globe - 10 Notable Celebs Before Ambassador Role Started!

2018 marks the first year that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has named a “Golden Globe Ambassador” instead of the usual Miss Golden Globe. The person (or persons) selected for the position stands on stage during the Golden Globe Awards and hands out the trophies throughout the show. It is almost always a celebrity’s child. [...] 2018 marks the first year that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has named a “Golden Globe Ambassador” instead of the usual Miss Golden Globe. The person (or persons) selected for the position stands on stage during the Golden Globe Awards and hands out the trophies throughout the show. It is almost always a celebrity’s child. While most of them didn’t end up being famous, there are quite a few who have went on to be big celebrities. There have even been some “Mr. Golden Globe” choices in the mix! The Golden Globe Ambassador this year is Simone Johnson, the daughter of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Click through the slideshow to meet some of the most notable past Miss Golden Globes….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 6th, 2018

Alison Brie Gushes About Meryl Streep & "Glow" Golden Globe Nominations on "Tonight Show"!

Alison Brie made an appearance on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (December 13) and talked all about her Golden Globes nomination for her hit Netflix series GLOW! “I’m so excited about it,” the 34-year-old actress told Jimmy about scoring a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination. “I love working on the show [...] Alison Brie made an appearance on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (December 13) and talked all about her Golden Globes nomination for her hit Netflix series GLOW! “I’m so excited about it,” the 34-year-old actress told Jimmy about scoring a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination. “I love working on the show so much and all the women I work with are so amazingly supportive. I just leave it all on the floor for this show so it’s so exciting.” Alison also dishes on what it was like filming Steven Spielberg‘s The Post with Meryl “f***ing” Streep. “It’s still like a surreal fever dream that it happened,” Alison expressed, adding that Meryl was “obviously totally incredible, and so gracious and wonderful.” Alison Brie’s GLOW Co-Stars Freaked Out Over Her Golden Globe Nom FYI: Alison is wearing a Jonathan Simkhai jumpsuit, Jimmy Choo shoes and Jennifer Fisher jewelry......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 14th, 2017

Independent Spirit Awards: 'Eighth Grade,' 'First Reformed' Among Best Feature Nominees - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterIndependent Spirit Awards: 'Eighth Grade,' 'First Reformed' Among Best Feature NomineesHollywood Reporter'We the Animals' scored the most nominations for the independent film awards, racking up five noms. 'Eighth Grade'. Linda Kallerus/A24. Film Independent on Friday announced the nominees for the 2019 Independent Spirit Awards. The nominees ...Spirit Awards heap noms on 'Eighth Grade,' 'First Reformed'Minneapolis Star Tribuneall 310 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 16th, 2018

Ryan Phillippe Denies Beating Ex — Who Is Now Suing For Over $1 Million!

We now have more details on the claims that Ryan Phillippe assaulted his ex-girlfriend — and a response. As we reported, Elsie Hewitt got an Emergency Protective Order after telling police Ryan had attacked her during an argument. According to The Blast, she's not just looking for protection; she also filed a lawsuit against the Shooter star. Related: [...] We now have more details on the claims that Ryan Phillippe assaulted his ex-girlfriend -- and a response. As we reported, Elsie Hewitt got an Emergency Protective Order after telling police Ryan had attacked her during an argument. According to The Blast, she's not just looking for protection; she also filed a lawsuit against the Shooter star. Related: Mario Lopez Was Assaulted At A Las Vegas Spa By A 'Known Troublemaker' The lawsuit provides more info on the fight, detailing that Ryan was jealous after a party in which Elsie says other men were paying attention to her while he was being "ignored." Elsie says she was returning to Ryan's house to pick up some things the next day, and she found him there drunk. In fact, Hewitt claims in her lawsuit that the star is a habitual substance abuser, listing heavier drugs like "cocaine, ecstasy, psychedelic mushrooms, and steroids" among his vices, saying: "Phillippe increasingly combined these drugs with excessive alcohol consumption and often exhibited symptoms attendant of poly drug and alcohol abuse, including mood swings and bouts of anger." As for the assault, the lawsuit says Ryan grabbed her "so tightly that his grip left heavy bruises on her arm" and threw her down the stairs; then he grabbed her and threw her down the stairs again. She says he screamed at her: "Get the fuck out of my house you crazy cunt." Geez. This is all really disgusting behavior, and it really sounds like Hewitt should be pressing charges. She already has photographic documentation of her injuries in her lawsuit. As of now, all we know is that she is asking for damages north of one million dollars. Related: Kevin Hart's Extortionist Wanted To Expose Him As A Cheater So how is Ryan responding to all this? The Blast's sources say Ryan's story goes like this: He broke up with her, and she showed up to his house days later -- and it was Elsie who was under the influence. She fell down the stairs on her own as he was removing her from the premises. Hmm. These stories are definitely lining up on certain details -- and then completely off on others. And the truth is hiding in there somewhere. [Image via Instagram/Michael Wright/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 18th, 2017

‘Eighth Grade’ Star Elsie Fisher Joins Animated ‘Addams Family’ Movie

“Eighth Grade” star Elsie Fisher has joined the voice cast of MGM’s animated “The Addams Family,” which is in production in Vancouver. Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron are the respective voices of Gomez and Morticia Addams. Chloe Grace Moretz will voice their daughter, Wednesday Addams, and Finn Wolfhard is on board as brother Pugsley Addams. […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 30th, 2018

Netflix PR Chief Fired Over Repeated Use Of N-Word In Business Meetings, Claims He Was Canned "All On A Couple Words"

Not a great look for Netflix here, but shout-out to their CEO Reed Hastings for very quickly getting rid of top communications executive Jonathan Friedland after allegations and stories first surfaced! In "a lengthy internal memo" sent to Netflix employees on Friday afternoon, Hastings explained in detail the reasoning behind letting Friedland go, citing multiple uses [...] Not a great look for Netflix here, but shout-out to their CEO Reed Hastings for very quickly getting rid of top communications executive Jonathan Friedland after allegations and stories first surfaced! In "a lengthy internal memo" sent to Netflix employees on Friday afternoon, Hastings explained in detail the reasoning behind letting Friedland go, citing multiple uses of the n-word with "unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity." And Friedland doesn't appear to believe he did much wrong. Related: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Booted Out Of Restaurant We'll get to Friedland's reaction in a minute, but first, the memo from Hastings to the company about the overall incidents (below): "All: I've made a decision to let go of Jonathan Friedland. Jonathan contributed greatly in many areas, but his descriptive use of the N-word on at least two occasions at work showed unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity, and is not in line with our values as a company. The first incident was several months ago in a PR meeting about sensitive words. Several people afterwards told him how inappropriate and hurtful his use of the N-word was, and Jonathan apologised to those that had been in the meeting. We hoped this was an awful anomaly never to be repeated. Three months later he spoke to a meeting of our Black Employees @ Netflix group and did not bring it up, which was understood by many in the meeting to mean he didn't care and didn't accept accountability for his words. The second incident, which I only heard about this week, was a few days after the first incident; this time Jonathan said the N-word again to two of our Black employees in HR who were trying to help him deal with the original offense. The second incident confirmed a deep lack of understanding, and convinced me to let Jonathan go now. As I reflect on this, at this first incident, I should have done more to use it as a learning moment for everyone at Netflix about how painful and ugly that word is, and that it should not be used. I realize that my privilege has made me intellectualize or otherwise minimize race issues like this. I need to set a better example by learning and listening more so I can be the leader we need. Depending on where you live or grew up in the world, understanding and sensitivities around the history and use of the N-word can vary. Debate on the use of the word is active around the world (example) as the use of it in popular media like music and film have created some confusion as to whether or not there is ever a time when the use of the N-word is acceptable. For non-Black people, the word should not be spoken as there is almost no context in which it is appropriate or constructive (even when singing a song or reading a script). There is not a way to neutralize the emotion and history behind the word in any context. The use of the phrase "N-word" was created as a euphemism, and the norm, with the intention of providing an acceptable replacement and moving people away from using the specific word. When a person violates this norm, it creates resentment, intense frustration, and great offense for many. Our show Dear White People covers some of this ground. Going forward, we are going to find ways to educate and help our employees broadly understand the many difficult ways that race, nationality, gender identity and privilege play out in society and our organization. We seek to be great at inclusion, across many dimensions, and these incidents show we are uneven at best. We have already started to engage outside experts to help us learn faster. Jonathan has been a great contributor and he built a diverse global team creating awareness for Netflix, strengthening our reputation around the world, and helping make us into the successful company we are today. Many of us have worked closely with Jonathan for a long time, and have mixed emotions. Unfortunately, his lack of judgment in this area was too big for him to remain. We care deeply about our employees feeling safe and supported at Netflix. Much of this information will be in the press shortly. But any detail not in the press is confidential to employees. -Reed" Wow. Related: Trump Admin Files Motion To Keep Children Detained LONGER! Friedland himself released his own statement about the firing, too, tweeting (below): I’m leaving Netflix after seven years. Leaders have to be beyond reproach in the example we set and unfortunately I fell short of that standard when I was insensitive in speaking to my team about words that offend in comedy. — jonathan friedland (@jsf33) June 22, 2018 I feel awful about the distress this lapse caused to people at a company I love and where I want everyone to feel included and appreciated. I feel honored to have built a brilliant and diverse global team and to have been part of our collective adventure. — jonathan friedland (@jsf33) June 22, 2018 Uh-huh... And then -- interestingly -- he followed up those tweets with one more tweet which was VERY quickly deleted (below), but not before we were able to grab a screenshot: Uhhh... excuse us, Jonathan Friedland?! Is that all that was?? Or was it maybe something slightly more important and you should, ya know, actually take some responsibility for yourself and understand the magnitude of what you did -- multiple times -- to be directly responsible for your own firing. Thanks! [Image via Netflix.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJun 23rd, 2018