Han Solo film had even more behind the scenes drama

June 26, 2017

More reports are coming out about the drama behind the scenes of the Han Solo spin off film. As you may be aware, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were replaced by Ron Howard last week.

A break down of additional drama is below.

The Hollywood Reporter alleges multiple situations of a difference in opinion on the film between the directors and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

The directors were not filming extra takes to use in the editing process and Kennedy and Solo co-scriptwriter/producer Lawrence Kasdan were concerned about the direction Miller and Lord were going with the film.

Sources claimed the directors were beginning to feel massive pressure from Kennedy and Kasdan and limiting their creative freedom during the production process.

After filming moved from London to the Canary Islands this year, Lucasfilm replaced the editor of the film, Chris Dickens, with longtime Ridley Scott collaborator Pietro Scalia.

In addition, Lucasfilm also asked the directors to bring on an acting coach (as THR notes, while it’s not unusual for acting coaches to be hired, it’s unprecedented for a film so late in production) for star Alden Ehrenreich, after registering dissatisfaction with the performance Miller and Lord were getting out of the actor.

Kennedy requested writer Kasdan to head to the set after these changes didn’t lead to the results they were looking for on the film. Miller and Lord pushed back at his presence—said to be similar to Tony Gilroy’s late-game involvement in completing Rogue One after its own production troubles—and a day later, Kennedy made the decision to fire the directors.

One speaking to THR claims that upon the announcement to the crew that Ron Howard would step in to take over the film a day after Miller and Lord’s firing, applause broke out. But while Miller and Lord are now off the film, s claim that Howard is very willing to use much of the footage they shot to help complete the movie.

Bob Iger isn’t confirming or denying if the movie will be delayed.

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Katy Perry Tells the Whole Story Behind Her Taylor Swift Feud: “She Started It”

May 24, 2017

It seems like Katy Perry is finally ready to end her feud with Taylor Swift. During The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special on Monday night, the “Bon Appétit” singer talked candidly with host James Corden about her ongoing beef with the pop star. “There’s a situation,” she admitted. “She started it, and it’s time for her to finish it.” Katy then explained how she never “stole” backup dancers from Taylor, who hinted in her infamous Rolling Stone interview in 2014 that Katy tried to sabotage her entire tour. Katy says she tried to talk to Taylor about it, but Taylor refused to speak with her. “I do the right thing any time that it feels like a fumble. It was a full shutdown and then she writes a song about me,” Katy said, referring to “Bad Blood” from Taylor’s 1989 album. “And I’m like, ‘OK, cool, cool, cool. That’s how you want to deal with it? Karma!'”

Even though Katy appears to have retaliated with her song “Swish Swish,” which many fans think is a diss track about Taylor, she admitted that she’s ready to wipe her hands clean of the drama and move on. “What I want to say is that I’m ready for that BS to be done,” she continued. “Now, there is the law of cause and effect. You do something, there’s going to be a reaction, and trust me, daddy, there’s going to be a reaction. It’s all about karma, right? I think personally that women together – not divided, and none of this petty bullsh*t – women together will heal the world.”

What Does the Queen Have For Breakfast? Get a Peek Into Life Behind Palace Doors

May 12, 2017

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The queen has always maintained a dignified silence when it comes to her home life – she never gives interviews and rarely discloses even the tiniest tidbit of personal information – but a glance at the 800 or so companies that hold Royal Warrants provides a wealth of detail about her majesty’s private life. A Royal Warrant is an official mark of recognition that is granted to any company that has provided the queen with goods or services for five years or more, and it allows the company to display the queen’s coat of arms on its packaging and promotional materials. Prince Philip and Prince Charles are the only other two members of the family who can grant a Royal Warrant, but the most telling are those companies that provide the queen with everything from agricultural machinery to marzipan and lipsticks to helicopter engines.

Image Source: Getty / Anwar Hussein

Breakfast

Cereal is the queen’s breakfast of champions, and her choices are reassuringly traditional. Kellogg’s, Weetabix, and Quaker Oats all hold a Royal Warrant, and the various cereals are kept in Tupperware containers to keep them fresh. Her majesty’s morning tea of choice? Twinings English Breakfast; milk, no sugar.

Drinks

If one was ever to find oneself at a cocktail party at Buckingham Palace, it’s good to know what will be served – and for the most part it’s not as fancy as you might expect. Gordon’s gin, Pimm’s, Bacardi, and Bulmers cider are all warrant holders; however, there are numerous suppliers of fine wines and eight different Champagne producers including Bollinger, Krug, Lanson, and Winston Churchill’s favorite, Pol Roger (which was also served at William and Kate’s wedding).

Beauty Favorites

The queen has been a fan of Clarins ever since her coronation, when she commissioned the company to design a shade of lipstick to complement her gown. It has been reported that she favors its Ever Matte Mineral Powder Compact in Transparent Fair and Hand and Nail Treatment Cream, as well as its eye shadow palettes.

Elizabeth Arden has been a Royal Warrant holder for 55 years, and two of the queen’s favorite products are the Eight Hour Cream and Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Bold Red. Her majesty favors Floris perfume and Bronnley soap, as well as quintessential British brand Yardley and the more modern Molton Brown.

Image Source: Getty / Hulton Archive

Eco-Wares

Prince Charles is known for championing environmentally friendly products, but the queen is quietly also big on eco-fare. She uses a number of green warrant-holders including Delphis Eco, which provides environmentally friendly cleaning products, and Agri-cycle, which uses agricultural waste such as spray cans, fertilizer bags, and shrink wrap and recycles it into furniture, flooring, and containers.

The Everyday vs. the Extraordinary

The queen is known for having pretty simple tastes when it comes to what she eats at home, and her wartime upbringing is reflected in her unfussy style – so it’s no surprise that she has Heinz ketchup, Ryvita crackers, Baxters soups, and Robinsons fruit squashes at home. She’s also a fan of British High Street favorite Boots the Chemist. However, she is a monarch, and the mind-boggling roster of Royal Warrant holders also includes gold-leaf manufacturers, medal makers, chandelier refurbishers, animal pregnancy scanners, calligraphers, silk flower crafters, name-badge makers, helicopter engine manufacturers, and even a taxidermist.

British Artisanal Produce

The royal family are all big supporters of local produce, and many of the queen’s choices are very specific – bacon from Denhay Farms, sausages from Musk’s, eggs from Noble Foods, jam from Wilkin & Sons, and coffee from H.R. Higgins. It’s a good thing she doesn’t have to do the shopping herself – a simple cooked breakfast would take a whole day to accumulate.

Image Source: Getty / Arthur Edwards

Interior Design

When it comes to furnishing her properties, the queen unsurprisingly opts for luxury, tradition, and history, choosing AW Hainsworth for fabrics, Sanderson for wallpaper, Albert E. Chapman for curtains, and Heirlooms for fine linens. Charles Farris provides beeswax church candles, and in a strange quirk, A Nash supplies old-fashioned Harry Potter-style brooms for the royal sweeping. Her majesty also likes using philanthropic organizations and purchases mattresses from Glencraft – 70 percent of whose workforce is made up of people with disabilities.

Phones, Laptops, and Tablets

The queen Skypes with various members of her family and tweets to her many fans – and now we know how. Her majesty is clearly an Android kind of lady, as Samsung is listed as a Royal Warrant holder.

Sweet Treats

The queen loves chocolate (and always gives it up for Lent), but on the other 325 days of the year, she has her pick of the everyday supermarket brands Cadbury and Nestlé, along with the more high-end Charbonnel et Walker, Prestat, and Bendicks – which specializes in after-dinner mints.

Image Source: Getty / WPA Pool

The Best of the Rest

Undergarments: Quaintly billed as “corsetieres” on the Royal Warrant holders website, the incredibly fancy Rigby & Peller is the one entrusted with creating the queen’s intimates. It has also been reported that the Duchess of Cambridge has called upon the services of the company, too.

Holistic health: The queen is a traditionalist in many ways, yet Ainsworths Homeopathic Pharmacy has a Royal Warrant – so it seems the queen is also a fan of alternative therapies.

Christmas supplies: When William, Kate, George, and Charlotte gather with the rest of the family at Sandringham, they will be tearing open traditional metallic foiled wrapping paper and pulling bespoke crackers from specialist Christmas wares company Tom Smith.

What Does the Queen Have For Breakfast? Get a Peek Into Life Behind Palace Doors

February 9, 2017

Image Source: Getty / Handout

The queen has always maintained a dignified silence when it comes to her home life – she never gives interviews and rarely discloses even the tiniest tidbit of personal information – but a glance at the 800 or so companies that hold Royal Warrants provides a wealth of detail about her majesty’s private life. A Royal Warrant is an official mark of recognition that is granted to any company that has provided the queen with goods or services for five years or more, and it allows the company to display the queen’s coat of arms on its packaging and promotional materials. Prince Philip and Prince Charles are the only other two members of the family who can grant a Royal Warrant, but the most telling are those companies that provide the queen with everything from agricultural machinery to marzipan and lipsticks to helicopter engines.

Image Source: Getty / Anwar Hussein

Breakfast

Cereal is the queen’s breakfast of champions, and her choices are reassuringly traditional. Kellogg’s, Weetabix, and Quaker Oats all hold a Royal Warrant, and the various cereals are kept in Tupperware containers to keep them fresh. Her majesty’s morning tea of choice? Twinings English Breakfast; milk, no sugar.

Drinks

If one was ever to find oneself at a cocktail party at Buckingham Palace, it’s good to know what will be served – and for the most part it’s not as fancy as you might expect. Gordon’s gin, Pimm’s, Bacardi, and Bulmers cider are all warrant holders; however, there are numerous suppliers of fine wines and eight different Champagne producers including Bollinger, Krug, Lanson, and Winston Churchill’s favorite, Pol Roger (which was also served at William and Kate’s wedding).

Beauty Favorites

The queen has been a fan of Clarins ever since her coronation, when she commissioned the company to design a shade of lipstick to complement her gown. It has been reported that she favors its Ever Matte Mineral Powder Compact in Transparent Fair and Hand and Nail Treatment Cream, as well as its eye shadow palettes.

Elizabeth Arden has been a Royal Warrant holder for 55 years, and two of the queen’s favorite products are the Eight Hour Cream and Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Bold Red. Her majesty favors Floris perfume and Bronnley soap, as well as quintessential British brand Yardley and the more modern Molton Brown.

Image Source: Getty / Hulton Archive

Eco-Wares

Prince Charles is known for championing environmentally friendly products, but the queen is quietly also big on eco-fare. She uses a number of green warrant-holders including Delphis Eco, which provides environmentally friendly cleaning products, and Agri-cycle, which uses agricultural waste such as spray cans, fertilizer bags, and shrink wrap and recycles it into furniture, flooring, and containers.

The Everyday vs. the Extraordinary

The queen is known for having pretty simple tastes when it comes to what she eats at home, and her wartime upbringing is reflected in her unfussy style – so it’s no surprise that she has Heinz ketchup, Ryvita crackers, Baxters soups, and Robinsons fruit squashes at home. She’s also a fan of British High Street favorite Boots the Chemist. However, she is a monarch, and the mind-boggling roster of Royal Warrant holders also includes gold-leaf manufacturers, medal makers, chandelier refurbishers, animal pregnancy scanners, calligraphers, silk flower crafters, name-badge makers, helicopter engine manufacturers, and even a taxidermist.

British Artisanal Produce

The royal family are all big supporters of local produce, and many of the queen’s choices are very specific – bacon from Denhay Farms, sausages from Musk’s, eggs from Noble Foods, jam from Wilkin & Sons, and coffee from H.R. Higgins. It’s a good thing she doesn’t have to do the shopping herself – a simple cooked breakfast would take a whole day to accumulate.

Image Source: Getty / Arthur Edwards

Interior Design

When it comes to furnishing her properties, the queen unsurprisingly opts for luxury, tradition, and history, choosing AW Hainsworth for fabrics, Sanderson for wallpaper, Albert E. Chapman for curtains, and Heirlooms for fine linens. Charles Farris provides beeswax church candles, and in a strange quirk, A Nash supplies old-fashioned Harry Potter-style brooms for the royal sweeping. Her majesty also likes using philanthropic organizations and purchases mattresses from Glencraft – 70 percent of whose workforce is made up of people with disabilities.

Phones, Laptops, and Tablets

The queen Skypes with various members of her family and tweets to her many fans – and now we know how. Her majesty is clearly an Android kind of lady, as Samsung is listed as a Royal Warrant holder.

Sweet Treats

The queen loves chocolate (and always gives it up for Lent), but on the other 325 days of the year, she has her pick of the everyday supermarket brands Cadbury and Nestlé, along with the more high-end Charbonnel et Walker, Prestat, and Bendicks – which specializes in after-dinner mints.

Image Source: Getty / WPA Pool

The Best of the Rest

Undergarments: Quaintly billed as “corsetieres” on the Royal Warrant holders website, the incredibly fancy Rigby & Peller is the one entrusted with creating the queen’s intimates. It has also been reported that the Duchess of Cambridge has called upon the services of the company, too.

Holistic health: The queen is a traditionalist in many ways, yet Ainsworths Homeopathic Pharmacy has a Royal Warrant – so it seems the queen is also a fan of alternative therapies.

Christmas supplies: When William, Kate, George, and Charlotte gather with the rest of the family at Sandringham, they will be tearing open traditional metallic foiled wrapping paper and pulling bespoke crackers from specialist Christmas wares company Tom Smith.

Behind the scenes footage from ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ draws accusations of animal cruelty

January 18, 2017


Footage from the making of the upcoming film A Dog’s Purpose was recently obtained by TMZ. The above video shows an animal trainer on set trying to force a scared and very unwilling German Shepherd into a tank of turbulent rushing water for a scene. The person filming the clip keeps mentioning that the water is warm (though this was filmed outside in November in Manitoba so it’s still probably not a pleasant experience) but clearly the dog is freaked out and not having any of it. Once the dog finally gets into the tank he ends up completely submerged against the currents and crew start frantically trying to reach the dog as they’re yelling to cut the scene.

Since the footage released today many are accusing the director of cruelty to animals as well as drawing comparisons to the 1986 film The Adventures of Milo and Otis which filming allegedly resulted in the deaths of an undisclosed amount of puppies and kittens.

Amblin and Universal have since issued a statement that they have seen the footage and are investigating the incident.

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