After maneuvering past the thorny U.S. Department of Justice’s potential anti-trust issues and Mexico’s reluctant regulatory approval, on Wednesday night, the 71.3 billion U.S dollars acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets by the Walt Disney Company was a done deal.
It is also likely to mark a new era in Hollywood as the Big Six is whittled down
In early 2016, with no discernible anniversary pegs or explanations, two excellent big-deal shows about O.J. Simpson appeared on TV.
One was a five-part documentary from ESPN called “O.J.: Made in America.” And the other was a drama on FX called “The People versus O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” Sarah Paulson won an Emmy playing the lead prosecutor in the case, Marcia Clark. It was not a moment the real Marcia Clark cared to revisit.
“It was the most horrible experience of my life,” Clark says.
Clark was already a successful prosecutor, but she became famous for losing a case that seemed like a slam-dunk. And in the process she was slagged by the media — mocked for her clothing and hair, called shrill, strident, emotional — classic sexism. But the 2016 O.J. Simpson resurgence had an unexpected effect on Clark — she became a
As U.S. series Pose arrives on UK television, viewers will be welcomed into the world of 1980s African-American and Latino ball culture. The series tells the story of a black transgender woman, who after a serious medical diagnosis, decides to make some major changes in her life. The groundbreaking show is set in New York City, but where was Pose filmed?
An anonymous individual is suing FX and Netflix in what appears to be an objection over the TV series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.
Although the complaint doesn’t specifically mention the show, co-defendants also include Maureen Orth, whose Vulgar Favors book formed the basis of the series, as well as Tom Rob Smith, one of the co-writers of the show.
The plaintiff recounts a 2000 settlement with Orth that resolved claims of defamation and privacy invasion.
“At a point in time presently unknown to Plaintiff, Orth, Smith, and FXN jointly collaborated on the publication of matter concerning Plaintiff which is both false, and defamatory per se, including a false implication that Plaintiff is a chronic abuser of alcohol who consumes alcohol throughout the day,” states the complaint (read here).
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Netflix, FX, Maureen Orth, and Tom Rob Smith are reportedly being sued by an anonymous person for defamation due to their portrayal in Maureen Orth’s nonfiction book Vulgar Favors, and the subsequent adaptation for television, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”
According to The Blast, the lawsuit was filed anonymously this past Tuesday. The lawsuit doesn’t directly name the show, but instead, it names the two networks, and also Maureen Orth and Tom Bob Smith. As mentioned previously, Orth wrote the nonfiction book Vulgar Favors. Tom Bob Smith wrote every single episode of the television adaptation.
In court documents reportedly obtained by The Blast, the plaintiff who is listed as J. Roe, claims that they sued Orth back in 2000 for both invasion of privacy and/or defamation. Roe goes on to claim that
A defamation lawsuit has been filed against the networks that aired “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” and the author that wrote the book the show was based on .
While the plaintiff in the case is remaining anonymous, they have filed a lawsuit against Netflix, FX, and author Maureen Orth as well as Tom Rob Smith, the writer of the show. Orth wrote the nonfiction book “Vulgar Favors” that was used to create the TV series.
While the defendants are not named specifically in the suit, the show did air on the two networks.
The plaintiff in the case contends that Orth violated a confidential settlement agreement from 2000, where they allege invasion of privacy and defamation because of the show, which portrays a character as “a chronic abuser of alcohol who consumers alcohol throughout the day,” The Blast reported.
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Prolific, Award-Winning Director/Producer Anthony Hemingway Among the Honorees at the Fifth Annual Truth Awards
LOS ANGELES — In the spirit of awards season, the Better Brothers Los Angeles (BBLA) in association with award-winning actress/activist Sheryl Lee Ralph and her non-profit organization, TheDIVA Foundation, feted African Americans in the LGBTQ+ community at the fifth annual Truth Awards. The Truth Awards was held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Los Angeles.Actress Angela Robinson of Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and Have Nots” on OWN returned as this year’s host. Plus, there was a special musical performance by RB singer/songwriter Tweet. Interestingly, this year’s