Connect with us

Entertainment

Scarlett Johansson Shares Honest Feelings On Black Widow Lawsuit Drama

Published

on

Scarlett Johansson, American actress.

Scarlett Johansson’s legal battle with Disney was arguably one of the biggest stories within the Hollywood sphere over the past year. It was first reported back in July that the Oscar-nominated actress was suing The Walt Disney Company for breach of contract in regard to the simultaneous theatrical/streaming release of Black Widow. For a while, both sides made assertions about the other and, in October, it was reported that the case had been settled. Now, following the drama, Johansson is sharing some honest feelings on the situation and her position in the entertainment industry.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe alum was recently honored with the American Cinematheque Award. The ceremony included tributes from a number of her colleagues, like the F-bomb flinging Robert Downey Jr. It was also a time for the star to reflect on her past and look towards her future. Ahead of the proceedings, the Associated Press caught up with her and asked about her decision to sue Disney. The Natasha Romanoff actress responded by discussing the importance of knowing one’s worth and addressing the changing landscape within the entertainment realm:

Scarlett Johansson is correct in her assertion that Hollywood is steadily undergoing changes on this front. These days, many stars feel empowered to take action if they believe they’re not getting what they believe they’re due. Johansson’s situation certainly represents one of the high-profile instances in which such a situation has occurred. With this, some believe that this could set a precedent for other talent working with Disney (or any other studio) down the line. And should it happen again, one would hope that it doesn’t become as heated as Johansson and Disney’s conflict.

Shortly after news of the lawsuit was first reported, Disney responded, calling the actress’ actions “callous” in the midst of the ongoing pandemic. The star’s talent agency soon clapped back, accusing the company of “shamelessly and falsely” accusing her of being insensitive to the global health crisis. Other entities also chimed in on the situation like the Screen Actors Guild, which came to the defense of the Marriage Story star.

Specific details on the agreement the two sides made in order to resolve the lawsuit have not been made available. Scarlett Johannson did, however, release a statement shortly after the two sides patching things up, saying that she was “happy” that they could find common ground. She also expressed her desire to continue working with the company for the foreseeable future.

At the moment, it would seem that the starlet is already actively working on her next projects with the House of Mouse. Before the lawsuit, it was already reported that she was developing a Tower of Terror movie with the studio, which is seemingly still in development. Marvel fans will also be excited to know that she’s set to serve as a producer on a new MCU project — one that isn’t connected to Black Widow. It’ll be interesting to see what she cooks up with the company as well as how her legal battle impacts the film and TV business moving forward.

Entertainment

Adele apology: Full statement as singer postpones Las Vegas shows at last minute

Published

on

By

Adele, English singer and songwriter.

British pop superstar Adele has posted a tearful message on social media reluctantly announcing the postponement of her upcoming Las Vegas residency.

“Weekends with Adele”, a series of Friday and Saturday night concerts at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace Hotel was due to begin on Friday 21 January and run until Saturday 16 April, but the singer explained to fans that her show was simply not ready in time, having been hit by “delivery delays and Covid”. Her announcement was made just hours before the first show was due to begin.

Adele posted a video on social media and talked about the cancellations.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CY-AYtZAgp-/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

“Hiya, listen I’m so sorry but my show ain’t ready.

“We’ve tried absolutely everything that we can to pull it together in time and for it to be good enough for you but we’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and Covid.

“Half my crew, half my team are down with Covid, they still are, and it’s been impossible to finish the show… and I can’t give you what I have right now and I’m gutted, I’m gutted, and I’m sorry it’s the last minute.

“We’ve been awake for over 30 hours now trying to figure it out… We’ve run out of time and I’m so upset and I’m really embarrassed and I’m so sorry to everyone that’s travelled again. I’m really, really sorry, I’m really sorry.

“We’re on it. We’re going to reschedule all of the dates. We’re on it right now and I’m going to finish my show and I’m going get it to where it’s supposed to be.

“I’m so, so sorry. It’s been impossible. We’ve been up against so much and it just ain’t ready. I’m really sorry… sorry.”

Adele promised to reschedule the performances, which would have seen her join such greats as Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion and Britney Spears in playing the Nevada gambling Mecca, but the last-minute nature of the decision has angered fans, some of whom were already en route to catch her opening night.

“It’s my birthday and I am on an airplane right now using the last of my vacation time for a whole year to see you along with some non-refundable deposits and a week of babysitting… I’m sad you couldn’t decide this until the last minute,” one ticket-holder wrote on Twitter.

Adele was tipped to make £500,000 per night from the concerts, with tickets officially on sale from £60 to £500 but going for as much as £22,000 on resale websites.

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Pamela Anderson files for divorce from bodyguard Dan Hayhurst

Published

on

By

Pamela Anderson has reportedly filed for divorce from bodyguard Dan Hayhurst.

A source close to the couple shared the news with Rolling Stone and described their short-lived romance as a “pandemic whirlwind”.

“Pamela loves as authentically as she lives,” the source added.

The two began dating in September 2020 and three months later tied the knot at the Baywatch star’s Vancouver Island home on Christmas Eve.

Anderson, 54, reportedly filed for divorce in Canada, where they had been living, but is currently spending time with her sons at her home in Malibu, California.

Hayhurst is the actress’ fifth husband. Anderson married her first husband, Tommy Lee, in 1995 and they share two sons – Brandon, 25, and Dylan, 24. Their relationship is the basis for the upcoming Hulu series Pam & Tommy, starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan.

After Lee, she was married to musician Kid Rock for four months in 2006, poker player Rick Salomon from 2007 to 2008 and again from 2014 to 2015, and producer Jon Peters for 12 days in January 2020.

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Steve Harvey about photo of daughter Lori with Michael B Jordan: ‘I’m very uncomfortable’

Published

on

By

Steve Harvey was left “very uncomfortable” after being shown a picture of his daughter Lori and Michael B Jordan getting close.

Model Lori has been dating the Creed star since November 2020, with Jordan spending his second Christmas at the Harvey household last month.

Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday (18 January), Family Feud host Steve was presented with a picture of his daughter sat in her boyfriend’s house over the festive period.

“Look at that,” DeGeneres said to Steve. “That’s happening in front of you?”

Fidgeting, the TV presenter responded: “I’ve never seen that picture before.

“I’m very uncomfortable with that picture right there,” he added, while laughing. “I’m not really feeling that picture.”

Discussing spending Christmas with Jordan, Steve admitted that he was a fan of the actor.

“That boy come through,” he said. “He [is] trying to impress the family. I’m a father, so he bought me this big 100 cigar box of the most hard-to-get cigars. 100 of them in this big box and he gave that to me.”

Steve continued: “He gave my wife some skis. Who do that? Only way you give your potential mother-in-law some skis is because you want her to be your mother-in-law.”

Continue Reading

Trending