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‘It Boy’ Seeks to Drop Salacious Suit Against Brad Grey and Brian Graden

A self-described Hollywood “It boy” has asked for permission to drop a salacious lawsuit that asserted sexual misconduct claims against the late Paramount CEO Brad Grey and former MTV executive Brian Graden. Rovier Carrington, who filed the suit last May, notified a federal court on Jan. 18 that he was withdrawing his claims. Judge Katherine […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Mtv, Paramount, Katherine, Brad Grey, Brian Graden, Brian Graden Rovier Carrington

A ‘Bumblebee’ Sequel May Be in Development Following International Box Office Success

Bumblebee may not have earned the buzz it deserved at U.S. box offices, but the Transformers prequel is seeing major success internationally. Thanks to a boost from the Chinese box office, Bumblebee crossed the $400 million mark worldwide, making it a solid success for Paramount. And we know what box office success translates to: a sequel. A Bumblebee sequel is reportedly in the works at Paramount following its international success, which could get even more fuel when it opens in Japan in Marc...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, John Cena, Optimus, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Action/Adventure, Travis Knight, Bumblebee, Steinfeld, Charlie Hailee Steinfeld, Bumblebee 2

China Box Office: ‘Bumblebee’ Flies to $138 Million Total

“Bumblebee” flew to its third weekend of dominance in China. But the Chinese box office remains in lackluster mode at the start of 2019. The spinoff of Paramount’s “Transformers” franchise earned $16.1 million in Chinese theaters between Friday and Sunday, according to data from exhibition and distribution consultancy Artisan Gateway. That was a 38% drop […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Box Office, Paramount, Escape Room, China Box Office, Bumblebee, Light Chaser Animation

China Box Office: ‘Bumblebee’ Flies on to $138 Million Total

“Bumblebee” flew to its third weekend of dominance in China. But the Chinese box office remains in lackluster mode at the start of 2019. The spinoff from Paramount’s “Transformers” franchise earned $16.1 million in Chinese theaters between Friday and Sunday, according to date from exhibition and distribution consultancy Artisan Gateway. That was a 38% drop […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Box Office, Paramount, Escape Room, China Box Office, Bumblebee, Light Chaser Animation

Chili Peppers drummer brings his spice, advice to Paramount middle schoolers

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith stopped by Zamboni Middle School on a rainy Thursday morning, Jan. 17, to ignite the Paramount student’s creative side and show them that a future in the arts is a viable and obtainable career path. Chad Smith in action during a recent concert. Photo: AP file As part of the Turnaround Arts program, founded in 2011 by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and former First Lady Michelle Obama, Turnaround Arts: California provides supp...
Tags: Business, News, Education, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Things To Do, Soccer, Michelle Obama, Kennedy Center, Local News, Smith, Detroit, Paramount, Turnaround Arts

Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae to Star in ‘Lovebirds’ Romantic Comedy

“The Big Sick” star Kumail Nanjiani and “Insecure” star Issa Rae will topline Paramount’s romantic comedy “Lovebirds.” The project will reunite Nanjiani with “The Big Sick” helmer Michael Showalter, who’s on board to direct from a script by Aaron Abrams, Brendan Gall, and Martin Gero. The project goes into production at the end of this […]
Tags: News, Paramount, Kumail Nanjiani, Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Michael Showalter, Martin Gero, Lovebirds, Kumail Nanjiani Issa Rae, Aaron Abrams Brendan Gall

VOTE: Southern California Girls Athlete of the Week

Each week, publications from the The Southern California News Group’s 11 properties (including the Orange County Register, L.A. Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) nominate Athletes of the Week for their respective region. Each nominee is entered into the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week county-wide vote. Click on ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, North, Monrovia, Marlborough, Paramount, High School Sports, James, Eagles, Spartans, Aztecs, Rodriguez, Hillcrest, La Canada

John Lasseter Fields Questions on Sexual Harassment From Concerned Skydance Employees

Outcry exploded following John Lasseter‘s hiring at Skydance Animation a year after the animation magnate stepped down from his roles at Disney and Pixar in the wake of unspecified sexual harassment allegations. Lasseter stepped into the role of chief at Skydance Animation merely nine days after his contract expired with Disney, which many in the industry saw as too little time for Lasseter to be held accountable for his actions. Lasseter and Skydance CEO David Ellison turned to a town hall to ...
Tags: Movies, Time, Disney, Animation, Pixar, Sexual Harassment, Paramount, John-Lasseter, Variety, Skydance, Ellis, Hollywood Reporter, Soria, Lasseter, Walt Disney Animation, David Ellison

Paramount Animation Chief Tells Staff They Do Not Have to Work With John Lasseter

Paramount Pictures Animation president Mirielle Soria called a town hall meeting for her staff on Monday, to address angst over John Lasseter’s hire to the top of Skydance Animation, insiders familiar with the meeting told Variety. Soria’s largely female team met on the studio lot to discuss the shock of last Wednesday’s Lasseter news, said […]
Tags: News, Paramount, John Lasseter, Lasseter, Paramount Animation, Skydance Animation, Paramount Pictures Animation, Mirielle Soria, Variety Soria

Christopher McQuarrie Will Direct the Next Two Mission: Impossible Movies

Christopher McQuarrie Will Direct the Next Two Mission: Impossible Movies There was a time when the Mission: Impossible directors were one and done. Brian De Palma, John Woo, J. J. Abrams, and Brad Bird each directed an installment before moving on. But Christopher McQuarrie is proving to be the exception. He helmed Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation in 2018 and returned for Mission: Impossible – Fallout in 2018. Now, McQuarrie is coming back for at least two more sequels. ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Cruise, Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Paramount, Brad Bird, Jack Reacher, Christopher McQuarrie, ComingSoon, McQuarrie, Mission: Impossible, Ving Rhames Simon Pegg, Brian De Palma John Woo J J Abrams, Valkyrie McQuarrie

Chris McQuarrie Returning for ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ & ‘8’, Will Film Back-to-Back

Chris McQuarrie, the writer/director of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and last year’s blockbuster hit Mission: Impossible – Fallout, has signed an unprecedented deal for the Mission franchise: he’s coming back to write and direct the next two movies in the long-running series, and he’s shooting them back-to-back. Will star Tom Cruise survive such a production? Missions: Accepted#MissionImpossible — Christopher McQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) January 14, 2019 The Mission: Impossible movi...
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Paramount Pictures Grapples With John Lasseter Surprise, Slate’s Future

Skydance’s decision to hire John Lasseter to head its animation division has put Paramount Pictures in a bind. The studio was not consulted about the decision to bring Lasseter on board, according to insiders. This omission is remarkable because Skydance has a distribution pact with Paramount and the two companies are pairing on a number […]
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reboot Could Begin Production this Year

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot could begin production this year In an interview with Variety, producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (A Quiet Place) have confirmed that Paramount Pictures is still moving forward with the new reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and that production could begin by the end of this year. Last June 2018, it was reported that Bad Words writer Andrew Dodge has been tapped to pen the new reboot’s screenplay. Check out the full interview belo...
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China Box Office: ‘Bumblebee’ Leads, But Trails Previous ‘Transformers’ Films

Paramount’s “Transformers” spin-off “Bumblebee” far outstripped local competitors at China’s weekend box office to bring in $25.8 million, according to figures from consulting firm Artisan Gateway. Yet despite strong praise from audiences about the film’s more character-focused storytelling and the cuteness of its eponymous Autobot, the new origin story has still under-performed compared to the […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Veteran, Box Office, Aquaman, Paramount, China Box Office, Bumblebee, Kill Mobile, The Big Shot

Aquaman Crosses the $1 Billion Mark, But The Upside Takes #1 Spot

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Aquaman crosses the $1 billion mark, but The Upside takes #1 spot STXfilms and Lantern Entertainment’s The Upside took the #1 spot at the domestic box office, dethroning Aquaman from the top spot after four weeks. The film brought in an estimated $19.59 million at the box office this weekend nearly doubling all pre-release tracking expectations for the dramatic comedy which received an A CinemaScore. Directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless), The Upside stars Ke...
Tags: Movies, China, US, Nicole Kidman, Justin Theroux, Clint Eastwood, Rob Marshall, Box Office, Alexandra Shipp, Warner Bros, Julie Walters, Liev Schreiber, Jason Momoa, Paramount, Hailee Steinfeld, Colin Firth

Taylor Sheridan to Rewrite Script for Without Remorse

Taylor Sheridan to rewrite script for Without Remorse According to Variety, writer-actor Taylor Sheridan has been tapped to rewrite the screenplay for Paramount Pictures‘ film adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse. This project will reunite Sheridan with director Stefano Sollima, who he worked with on Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan is set to lead the film and a planned sequel, an adaptation of Rainbow Six. PB = PB || {}...
Tags: TV, Movies, Ben Affleck, Cia, Harrison Ford, Kremlin, Chris Pratt, Paramount Pictures, Liev Schreiber, Paramount, Michael B Jordan, Tom Clancy, Navy SEAL, Variety, Clark, Sheridan

Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Without Remorse’ Being Rewritten By ‘Sicario’ Screenwriter

Taylor Sheridan, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of movies like Hell or High Water, Sicario, and Sicario: Day of the Soldado, is stepping into the world of Tom Clancy spy thrillers. Sheridan has been hired to rewrite the screenplay for Without Remorse, Paramount’s hopeful franchise-starter that has Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan attached to play the lead role. Read more about it below. Variety first reported the news about Sheridan rewriting this movie…though, strangely, I couldn’t fi...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Navy, Thriller, Adaptation, Jordan, Cia, Ryan Coogler, Paramount Pictures, Liev Schreiber, Paramount, Michael B Jordan, Yellowstone, Tom Clancy, Clark, Fruitvale Station

Taylor Sheridan to Rewrite Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Without Remorse’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan has come on board to rewrite Paramount’s adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel “Without Remorse,” with Michael B. Jordan starring as operations officer John Clark. The pic marks a reunion for Sheridan and his “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” helmer Stefano Sollima, who will be directing. Sheridan’s involvement clearly shows how […]
Tags: News, Paramount, Michael B Jordan, Yellowstone, Tom Clancy, Sheridan, John Clark, Taylor Sheridan, Stefano Sollima, Without Remorse

Trek Watch: ‘Star Trek 4’ Shelved, Picard Show Features ‘Radically Altered’ Timeline, Another Animated Show Coming to CBS All Access

Trek Watch! (Please read that in Paul Rudd’s Anchorman voice.) A galaxy full of Star Trek news just happened to beam itself into our laps, so I’ve rounded it up for you, dear reader. The biggest and perhaps most disappointing story is that Star Trek 4 has been shelved due to those contract disputes with Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth. Meanwhile, the CBS All Access show about Captain Picard will apparently feature Picard’s life being “radically altered.” And finally, CBS All Access is boldly goi...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Star-Trek, Sequels, Cbs, Chris Hemsworth, Patrick-Stewart, Clarkson, Paramount, Chris Pine, Kirk, Hemsworth, Romulus, Paul Rudd, Picard

Report: Star Trek 4 Might Be Shelved

After years with no updates, in 2018 it seemed like the rebooted Star Trek movie franchise was getting back on track. Star Trek 4 was happening again, and the Trek movieverse’s first female director, S.J. Clarkson, was at the helm. Then, things reportedly got bad with regards to casting. Now, there’s a chance the…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Star Trek, Game Of Thrones, Paramount, Star Trek 4, S J Clarkson, Sj Clarkson

Netflix will go head to head with Disney in 2019, with Wall Street estimating it will spend up to $3 billion on original movies (NFLX)

Barclays analysts released a report this week on Netflix estimating the streaming giant could spend $2.5 billion to $3 billion on its original movies this year. Netflix plans to release 90 movies this year. But to compete going forward, Barclays analysts argued that Netflix needs to release more of its movies theatrically. Box-office analyst Jeff Bock told Business Insider he disagreed, and said he believes Netflix is doing fine owning the streaming space.   If you think Netflix has been chur...
Tags: Hollywood, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Barclays, Sony, Will Smith, Warner Bros, Roma, Paramount, Google Trends, Business Insider, Ethan Coen, NFLX, Bock

Qualcomm’s Cockpit Platform promises to make cars smarter

Qualcomm used its CES press conference today to announce the third generation of its Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform, its latest AI-centric platform for building in-car experiences that include everything from voice-driven interfaces to good-old navigation systems, all with modern visual interfaces. The platform now comes in three tiers — Performance, Premiere and Paramount — for entry-level, mid-tier and high-end platforms. The core is the same, though, and it’s built on top of the Sn...
Tags: Hardware, Tech, Automotive, Chips, Qualcomm, Paramount, Snapdragon, Qualcomm Technologies, Cockpit, Nakul Duggal, CES 2019, Cockpit Platform, Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform, Qualcomm Vision, Snapdragon Automotive Platforms

China Box Office: ‘Bumblebee’ Buzzes to $58 Million, but ‘Creed II’ Fails to Land Punch

Paramount’s “Transformers” spin-off “Bumblebee” flew to the top of the Chinese box office its opening weekend, hauling in $58.8 million. While nothing to scoff at, the figure marks the lowest opening for the franchise in years, where other “transformers’ installments have broken ticketing records. “Transformers: The Last Knight” took in $120 million during its 2017 […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Box Office, Aquaman, Paramount, Transformers, China Box Office, Bumblebee, Creed II, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Kill Mobile

'Aquaman' is now the top worldwide grossing movie in the DC Comics Extended Universe, taking in over $940 million

With a worldwide box office total of $940.7 million, "Aquaman" is now the biggest global earner ever of any DC Comics Extended Universe release. The movie passes previous leader, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" ($873.6 million). "Aquaman" isn't doing bad domestically either, with a $30.7 million take this weekend it has won the box office for three-straight weeks. Warner Bros. is finally cashing in on its DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU) — and it's the most unlikely superhero that's br...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Disney, US, Trends, Harvard, Sony, Batman, Warner Bros, Aquaman, Paramount, Amazon Prime Video, Mary Poppins, James Wan, DCEU

First Look – Callaway 2019 Apex and Apex Pro Irons

In 2012 Callaway sold off the Ben Hogan brand but held onto various labels Hogan trademarks, including Apex. Two years later, Callaway revitalized the iconic name and launched the Apex irons – a model said to combine the beauty of a forged iron with the benefits of a distance-oriented face construction alongside the single-piece forged Apex Pro irons, which Callaway branded as “A high-tech forged players iron.”   Then, in 2016, Callaway updated both models adding Cup Face technology to the stan...
Tags: Sport, Epic, Golf, Paramount, Callaway, Hogan, MIM, Taylormade, Ben Hogan, Apex, New Releases, Tony Covey, Alan Hocknell, VFT, Callawaygolf, Ping Titleist Mizuno

The Refreshing Earnestness of Last December's Blockbuster Genre Movies

In a year filled with some fantastic genre movies, December 2018 went out on a high for me, dragging me into a theater again and again over the month. Bumblebee, Aquaman, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse each surprised me as some of my personal favorites of the year, but what surprised me most was the exuberant…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Animation, Sony, Warner Bros, Aquaman, DC Entertainment, Paramount, Transformers, Bumblebee, Sony Animation, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse

Your 2019 Mantra, According To Your Sign

2019 has finally arrived, and this year, we’re taking a proactive, "new year, all you" approach to our lives. Rather than waiting for things to just happen to us, we're going after what we want — at work, in our relationships, and within ourselves.Inspired by Paramount’s What Men Want, a movie all about taking control of your life and breaking down barriers, we're giving you that extra push you need to approach all of 2019’s challenges and successes with the same boss attitude, by giving you a ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Fashion, Music, Mexico, Leo, Iceland, Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Paramount, Scorpio, Cappy, Ariel Davis, Ariel Davis Taurus Mantra, Ariel Davis Gemini Mantra, Ariel Davis Leo Mantra

Who’s liable now? State warns distribution hubs to avoid working with truck fleets that owe back wages

The state agency that enforces workplace law has issued a warning to distribution facilities that they could be on the hook for future fines if they do business with trucking companies that violate wage laws. The warning, issued Jan. 2 by the California Department of Industrial Relations and based on a law that went into effect the previous day, names 19 trucking companies that pick up containers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. These companies owe more than $1.7 million in back pay, ...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Paramount, Southern California, Phoenix, Burbank, Gardena, Santa Fe Springs, Diamond Bar, Julie Su, California Department of Industrial Relations, Jeanne Mairie Duval, Krisda Inc

10 predictions about the media industry in the New Year

Peter Csathy Contributor Peter Csathy is Chairman of CREATV Media, a media innovation and advisory firm and the author of “Media 2.0 (18): An Insider’s Guide to Today’s Digital Media World & Where It’s Going”. More posts by this contributor Ten predictions for digital media in 2018 Netflix should be afraid of Disney’s OTT play 2018 was a year of massive mergers and acquisitions, with AT&T/Time Warner, Disney/Fox and Comcast/Sky. Th...
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The future of the media industry in the new year

2018 was a year of massive mergers and acquisitions with AT&T/Time Warner, Disney/Fox, and Comcast/Sky. The #MeToo movement made headlines, and the dominant emotion in boardroom discussions around Hollywood and beyond was fear … lots of fear in the ranks of our tech-infused world of media and entertainment (as well as in the world itself). So what does the crystal ball predict for 2019? Here are some of the narratives that will shape the world of entertainment next year and set the stage for the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Spotify, Elon Musk, New York, Hollywood, Instagram, Time Warner, China, New York City, Disney, Siri, Tech