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Vanity Fair does Star Wars, the Vogue thief, Esquire’s editor to exit: Publisher’s Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Ad Age Publisher’s Brief, our roundup of news from the world of content producers across digital and print. Got a tip? Send it our way. Joining us late? Here’s the previous edition. Hooray! Somebody’s gonna sell a lot of print media! OK, to Star Wars nerds, but still. Hat’s off to Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief Radhika Jones for showing that not only does her magazine still have enough juice to land an original Annie Leibovitz shoot with Star Wars stars (above), ...
Tags: New York Post, Hollywood, Australia, Advertising, Bbc, Atlantic, Vogue, Sydney, Tracy, Conde Nast, Bryan Singer, Annie Leibovitz, Dublin, Anna Wintour, Vanity Fair, Daily Telegraph




Taron Egerton Addresses ‘Rocketman’ Comparisons to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ Takes Subtle Jab at Bryan Singer

Taron Egerton says that he’s flattered by comparisons between his Elton John musical “Rocketman” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” last year’s smash hit about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. “I’m proud that we’re mentioned in the same breath,” says Egerton, who plays John in the upcoming “Rocketman,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to a five-minute standing […]
Tags: Movies, News, Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Bryan Singer, John, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Taron Egerton, Egerton, Rocketman, 2019 Cannes Film Festival


Taron Egerton’s Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’ to Premiere at Cannes

Elton John biopic “Rocketman” has been set for a May 16 world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Taron Egerton stars as John with Paramount Pictures distributing worldwide. It’s directed by Dexter Fletcher, who previously took the reins on Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” after director Bryan Singer was fired. The film, written by Lee […]
Tags: News, Festivals, Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Bryan Singer, John, Cannes film festival, Paramount Pictures, Cannes, Lee, Taron Egerton, Dexter Fletcher, Rocketman, Elton John Biopic


From Serial to Bryan Singer: why Amy Berg is the documentarian to fear

She has tackled injustice and abuse in the film industry and the Catholic church. The Oscar-nominated director reveals why she is telling the shocking story hit podcast Serial failed to coverThe Maryland court of appeals this month overturned a decision to grant Adnan Syed a new trial for the murder of his former girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. The story of Syed’s conviction in 2000 was brought to the world’s attention by the podcast Serial, which launched in October 2014. Its presenter Sarah Koenig e...
Tags: Television, Maryland, Documentary, World news, US news, Culture, US justice system, Television & radio, Serial, Factual TV, Amy Berg, Bryan Singer, US crime, Hae Min Lee, Adnan Syed, Sarah Koenig


Bryan Singer just got some bad news about ‘Red Sonja’

Singer has long been the subject of rumor, innuendo and accusations regarding sexual misconduct with minors.
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Red Sonja, Bryan Singer, Ad Friendly, Sonja


'Bohemian Rhapsody' director Bryan Singer has reportedly been fired from 'Red Sonja' following allegations of child sexual abuse

Bryan Singer has been fired from directing "Red Sonja," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Millennium Films founder Avi Lerner fired Singer because the movie could not find a domestic distributor, THR said. Earlier this year, Singer was accused by multiple people of sexually assaulting them when they were young boys in an Atlantic article. He has denied it.  Bryan Singer has been fired from directing the studio Millennium Films' "Red Sonja" movie following allegations that Singer sexually a...
Tags: Beyonce, Trends, Fox, Atlantic, Conan, Red Sonja, Bryan Singer, Marvel Comics, Jussie Smollett, Sonja, Lerner, Robert E Howard, Avi Lerner, Hollywood Reporter Millennium Films, Millennium Films Red Sonja


New Report Indicates Bryan Singer Fired From ‘Red Sonja’ Movie

Last month, we got word that Red Sonja was on hold in the wake of even more sexual misconduct allegations against director Bryan Singer. Now, it looks like Singer is officially off the movie. The news of Singer’s removal came unceremoniously, buried within a much larger story about a completely different topic. Now let us all cross our fingers and hope we never have to hear about Bryan Singer again. THR has a lengthy piece this week about the scandal surrounding Warner Bros. head Kevin Tsuji...
Tags: Movies, America, Atlantic, Red Sonja, Bryan-Singer, Warner Bros, Kevin Tsujihara, Bryan, Sonja, Lerner, Dexter Fletcher, Red Sonja Movie, Business and Industry News, Avi Lerner, Bohemian Rhapsody, Charlotte Kirk


Bryan Singer Out as Red Sonja Director

Bryan Singer out as Red Sonja director The Hollywood Reporter brings word that director Bryan Singer is no longer attached to the Red Sonja movie that’s in-development at Millennium Films. According to the trade, Singer was dropped from the project, not because of reports of him sexually assaulting underaged boys, but because the production company couldn’t secure a distributor in the US with Singer involved. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlon...
Tags: Movies, US, Red Sonja, Bryan Singer, Warner Bros, Marvel Comics, Robert Rodriguez, Sonja, Hollywood Reporter, Little China, Roy Thomas, Robert E Howard, Rose McGowan, ComingSoon, Movie News, Barry Windsor Smith


Brendan Fraser Opens Up About His Superman Audition in the Early 2000s

Brendan Fraser can currently be seen as the DC Comics character Robotman on the DC Universe series Doom Patrol. Well, you don’t necessarily see him since he’s just providing the voice of a, well, robot man. But long before this opportunity came along, Fraser was in line to play one of the biggest DC Comics superheroes of all time. Back in the early 2000s, Brendan Fraser was still enjoying the success of The Mummy franchise and the various comedies he made throughout the ’90s. He was a pretty bi...
Tags: Movies, Superman, Bryan Singer, Shakespeare, Warner Brothers, J J Abrams, Clark, Fraser, Clark Kent, Brendan-Fraser, Brett-Ratner, Kal El, Comic Book/Superhero, Reed Richards, Robotman, Superman: Flyby


"As part of an extended podcast recently, I suggested that if closeted people were instead open about their sexuality they wouldn’t abuse others."

"That, of course, is wrong. My intention was to encourage the LGBT audience I was addressing to be proud and open about their sexuality. In doing so, my point was clumsily expressed. I would never, ever trivialize or condone abuse of any kind. I deeply regret my careless remarks and apologize unreservedly for any distress I caused."Said Ian McKellen, backing off after criticism for observing that actor Kevin Spacey and director Bryan Singer "were in the closet" and "If they had been able to be o...
Tags: Law, Pedophilia, Homosexuality, Bryan Singer, Kevin Spacey, Ian Mckellan, Apologies, Ann Althouse, Said Ian McKellen


Ian McKellen has apologized for remarks about Spacey, Singer

LONDON (AP) — Actor Ian McKellen has apologized for remarks in which he appeared to suggest that allegations of sexual abuse that have been leveled against Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer resulted from the entertainers’ unease with their own sexuality. McKellen tweeted Saturday that comments made during the live #QueerAF podcast were “clumsily expressed.” He […]
Tags: London, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Bryan Singer, Kevin Spacey, Ian Mckellen, Spacey, McKellen


Splinter Bret Stephens Tried to Teach Me How the World Works Because I Called Him Remarkably Dumb |

Splinter Bret Stephens Tried to Teach Me How the World Works Because I Called Him Remarkably Dumb | Deadspin  | Jezebel Tristan Thompson Is a Real Piece of Shit | The A.V. Club Ian McKellen on what led to Bryan Singer and Kevin Spacey’s…Read more...
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Ian McKellen: Kevin Spacey, Bryan Singer Allegedly Abused Others Because They ‘Were in the Closet’

Ian McKellen is making some controversial comments about the sexual assault allegations his former colleagues Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer both face. “Both of them were in the closet,” he said on a recent live recording of the #QueerAF podcast during National Student Pride 2019. “Hence all their problems as people and their relationships with […]
Tags: News, Bryan Singer, Kevin Spacey, Ian Mckellen, Kevin Spacey Bryan


'Bohemian Rhapsody' is getting a surprise release in China after winning big at the Oscars, but fans are concerned

Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" will be released in China next month. But the news has already raised concerns among fans that the movie will be censored for its LGBT content. Actor Rami Malek's best-actor Oscars acceptance speech was censored in China. On the heels of four Oscar wins on Sunday, including best actor for Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury, the Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" will finally be released in China. The movie is scheduled for release in China on March 22, ac...
Tags: Hollywood, Beyonce, China, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Bryan Singer, Roma, Weibo, Rami Malek, Malek, Bingbing


'Bohemian Rhapsody' will be released in China, but fans are concerned it could be censored

Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" will be released in China next month. But the news has already raised concerns among fans that the movie will be censored for its LGBT content. Actor Rami Malek's best-actor Oscars acceptance speech was censored in China. On the heels of four Oscar wins on Sunday, including best actor for Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury, the Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" will finally be released in China. The movie is scheduled for release in China on March 22, ac...
Tags: Hollywood, China, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Bryan Singer, Roma, Weibo, Rami Malek, Malek, Bingbing


‘Rocketman’ Video Features Taron Egerton Actually Singing, Unlike a Certain Oscar Winner

If Rami Malek won an Oscar largely for lip synching as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, that should mean Hollywood is going to award Taron Egerton with an Oscar in the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman for actually singing…right? Egerton took the stage with the legendary musician to sing “Tiny Dancer,” and the timing of this performance strikes me as interesting: as Malek picked up his trophy on the Oscar stage, Egerton was belting out a tune and potentially kicking off a possible Best Actor ...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Bryan Singer, Musical, Paramount Pictures, Elton, Viral Marketing, Rami Malek, Malek, Taron Egerton, Dexter Fletcher, Movie Marketing, Egerton


Ian McKellen “waiting for someone to accuse” him of sexual misconduct

The Oscar-nominee spoke candidly about frequent collaborator Singer and friend Spacey, as well as addressed their charges of misconduct.
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Bryan Singer, Kevin Spacey, Ian Mckellen, Ad Friendly, Spacey


All the winners of the 2019 Oscars

This year's Oscars season has been full of controversy, but the big night is finally here. With no host but plenty of Queen, the 91st Academy Awards kicked off on Sunday at the Dolby Theater. But it was a long road up to this point. Multiple best-picture nominees have been mired in backlash, and the race is wide open. Regina King won the first award of the night for her supporting performance in "If Beale Street Could Talk." Will Netflix's "Roma" or "Green Book" take home the final prize, or so...
Tags: Hollywood, Mahershala Ali, US, Trends, Netflix, Bryan Singer, Kevin Hart, Rachel Weisz, Amy Adams, Roma, Regina King, Don Shirley, Marina De Tavira Roma Regina King, ABC Below, Gap Of Fathers and Sons RBG Makeup, Hair Border Mary Queen of Scots


The Oscars (2019)

After an embattled few months beset with controversy, the Oscars have finally arrived. For reasons beyond understanding, I do enjoy the show. Partly because I like movies, but mostly because it's fun to dunk on the Oscars. This sort of thing isn't unique to the Oscars, but this year seems especially ripe. This is partly due to the standard snubs and occasional recognition of poor art or the strange injection of political bickering into the arena (by which I mean internal Hollywood politics rathe...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Netflix, United States, Bradley Cooper, Queen, Freddie Mercury, Emma Stone, Steven Soderbergh, Christian Bale, Bryan Singer, Spike Lee, Glenn Close, Rachel Weisz, Viggo Mortensen, Academy


2019 Academy Awards: Which Hollywood streets are closing?

LOS ANGELES — Traveling through the heart of Hollywood will get progressively more difficult this week as street and sidewalk closures begin in preparation for Sunday’s Oscars ceremony. One week before the big night, Hollywood Boulevard was completely closed in both directions between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive, where crews installed the lengthy red carpet and adjacent bleachers last week. The stretch of Hollywood Boulevard will remain closed until 6 a.m. on Feb. 27. Other closures that to...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, News, Awards, Los Angeles, Sport, Traffic, Things To Do, Soccer, Bryan Singer, Academy Awards, Local News, Orange, Roma, Sunset, Highland


Why more Academy Award controversies erupted this year — and why there’ll probably always be more

As you’ve probably heard, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences can’t do anything right. At least that might be your impression if you believe the blitz of bad news that has jammed traditional and social media this year. As next Sunday’s 91st Academy Awards broadcast looms, we’re being reminded that the Oscars organization: Tried to marginalize the likes of “Black Panther” in a proposed new Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film category; Couldn’t talk anyone into hosting their par...
Tags: Hollywood, Abc, Sport, Ap, Netflix, Soccer, Harvey Weinstein, Alfonso Cuarón, Oscar, Bryan Singer, Lady Gaga, Spike Lee, Kevin Hart, Academy, Roma, Twentieth Century Fox


‘The Gifted’ Showrunner Matt Nix Thinks Season 3 Could Move to Streaming [Interview]

Matt Nix created the X-Men TV series The Gifted for Fox. He has previously spoken with /Film before season 1 and season 2 . This new season has introduced Reeva Payge and the Inner Circle as new foils for the Mutant Underground. At the Fox party for the Television Critics Association this month, Nix spoke with /Film again about the rest of the season and where he sees The Gifted going in the future. There’s a good chance it won’t stay on Fox. Where are we going headed into the sea...
Tags: Television, Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Noah, Fox, Dallas, Bryan Singer, Noah Hawley, Nix, Legion, Bryan, Reeva, Comic Book/Superhero, Lauren Shuler Donner


Accused sexual predator Bryan Singer just got pounded with some very bad news

"Red Sonja" was originally scheduled to begin shooting this spring, with a budget of $70-$80 million, with $10 million going to Singer.
Tags: Hollywood, Life, Lifestyle, Red Sonja, Bryan Singer, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Sonja, Avi Lerner, Sexual Misconduct


Bryan Singer’s New Movie Shelved After Sexual Assault Allegations

“The project is not on the slate at the moment,” the studio, Millennium Films, told Deadline on Monday.
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‘Red Sonja’ Movie Put on Hold in Wake of Recent Bryan Singer Allegations

Bryan Singer has been mired in allegations of sexual misconduct for a large part of his career, and those allegations have been boiling over in the last year, particularly after Singer was fired from Bohemian Rhapsody for failing to show up for work. Despite Singer’s problems, Millennium Films was willing to plunk down up to $10 million to hire the director to helm their long-delayed Red Sonja movie. But it seems like outcry against this has won out – for now. Millennium has now put the film on...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, America, Atlantic, Adaptation, Red Sonja, Bryan-Singer, Robert Rodriguez, Efm, Sonja, Lerner, Megan Fox, Rose McGowan, Dexter Fletcher, Christopher Cosmos, Action/Adventure


Bryan Singer’s ‘Red Sonja’ Movie Delayed Amid Controversy

Millennium Films has delayed shooting Bryan Singer’s “Red Sonja” movie this year in the wake of recent accusations of sexual assault and misconduct against him. “The project is not on the slate at the moment and is not for sale at the European Film Market in Berlin,” a spokeswoman for Avi Lerner’s studio said. Millennium […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Markets & Festivals, Red Sonja, Bryan Singer, Sonja, Avi Lerner, Bryan Singer s Red Sonja


Bafta: Queen director Singer allegations 'cast a shadow'

Bohemian Rhapsody actor from NI says allegations against director Bryan Singer "cast a shadow" over the production.
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