From the AP:
Publication and licensing will end for the following Dr Seuss books: “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!,” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.” because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and protects the author’s legacy said Tuesday.
“These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press in a statement that coincided with the late author and illustrator’s birthday.
“Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families,” it said.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League, despite being arguably as definitive a statement on the Justice League as any one man could possibly hope to make, will still end on what Snyder called a “massive cliffhanger.” This, despite the fact that Snyder knows that DC has moved away from its efforts to Avengers out its personal superhero movie franchise, and that a Snyder-verse Justice League 2 is almost certainly never going to happen. But, hey: Somebody paid for all this Darkseid CGI, so they might as well use it, right?
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The life and career of former WWE Tag Team Champion “The Dynamite Kid” Tom Billington is set to be covered in an episode of Vice TV’s “Dark Side of the Ring” series.
Billington’s first wife Michelle and their children were recently interviewed for the episode, according to PWInsider. Tom’s former sister-in-law Julie Hart was also interviewed.
There is still no official word on when season three of “Dark Side” will premiere, but we will keep you updated. Below is the updated list of confirmed topics for season three, which is narrated by Chris Jericho:
Brian Pillman (season premiere, WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin interviewed)
FMW (Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling)
XPW (Xtreme Pro Wrestling)
WCW/NJPW Collision In Korea event from 1995
The Smith Family (Grizzly Smith and his children – Sam Houston, Rockin’ Robin, WWE Hall of Famer Jake Roberts)
Ion Croitoru (aka Bruiser Bedlam and Johnny K-9)
Netflix has finally revealed a release date for Zack Snyder’s zombie epic ARMY OF THE DEAD, with the streamer setting it for May 21st. His first zombie movie since his breakout remake of Dawn of the Dead, Army of the Dead stars Dave Bautista.
As per the official Netflix synopsis: “Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.”
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Disney has slapped a warning label on its streaming release of the children’s classic The Muppet Show, warning of “offensive content.”Five seasons of the show started streaming on Disney+ on Friday. Prior to each viewing, a disclaimer warns of the dangers that lay ahead.
“This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now,” the disclaimer states. “Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together,” the disclaimer says.
Fast & Furious 9 reportedly could be delayed for another year. The action series headlined by Vin Diesel began in relatively modest fashion with the original 2001 film The Fast and the Furious, but has grown in scale (and absurdity) over the years to become one the biggest movie franchises in the world
Hollywood remains in a holding pattern while waiting to see how things play out with theater attendance and distribution of the COVID vaccine. F9 has itself already been delayed several times, and is now set for release in May 2021.
As it turns out fans could have a longer wait than expected to see Diesel, Han and the family return to screens in F9. As reported by Variety, Fast & Furious studio Universal is currently in wait-and-see mode about releasing the newest franchise installment this summer and could potentially delay it until later in the year or all the way to 2022.
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Bam Margera acknowledged he needs help to treat his manic bipolar disorder ... one day after going on a "Jackass 4" boycott rant and opening up about suicidal tendencies.
The 'Jackass' star said he's visiting a bipolar specialist on Friday ... one day after, in his words, going "bat s**t bonkers f**king crazy." Bam said he didn't know for a year and a half whether he was going to be part of "Jackass 4" ... and it seems he got the answer he was looking for -- it's happening.
Bam said it's good news, for sure, and added that, in the end, everybody wins and there's no bad blood. This is a huge about-face after going on several rants Thursday morning ... from calling for a "Jackass 4" boycott to going into detail about having suicidal thoughts.
Bam Margera has urged fans to boycott Jackass 4 after he was allegedly cut from the movie.
LADBible transcribed two videos that Margera posted on Instagram before they were seemingly deleted. In the videos, the Jackass prankster apparently claimed that Paramount had cut him from the upcoming fourth movie. He alleged that the studio forced multiple breathalyzer tests on him, as well as requesting urine samples and filming him take anti-depressants, per the report.
"Who the f**k cares if I'm drunk as hell anymore? Jackass has put me through hell on f**king wheels for a year-and-a-half," Margera reportedly said. "I wrote them so many ideas, and if I'm not in the movie and they use my ideas, how do you think that will make me feel? The last thing I want to do is be in a courtroom with [director] Jeff Tremaine, I love him. But f**k, man, I'm not in Jackass 4? If anybody cares about me, don't go see their movie, because I will make mine way f**king radder if you just Venmo me a dollar."Later, Margera stated that he was feeling a lot of "pain" because Jackass was "everything" to him. He then implored people to support him in creating his own production to rival Jackass 4, saying, "If anybody cares about me at all, then throw me a f**king bone and send a dollar to this Venmo and the more you send, the radder s*** we can do, and I give everyone f**king credit for it. Like, I can't compete with their $10m, ladies and gentlemen, but if I had that, I would blow them out of the f**king water."