ESPN has suspended “Sports Center” anchor Jemele Hill for two weeks after the company said she violated their social media guidelines policy two times in the past two weeks. Hill, who had previously called President Donald Trump a “white supremacist,” criticized Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a series of tweets Sunday after he had warned his players not to kneel during the national anthem. She also suggested a boycott of Dallas Cowboys’ advertisers.
A new official trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuted Monday night. The 2 1/2-minute preview showed Daisy Ridley’s Rey training with Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker, but it ends with her saying, “I need someone to show me my place in all this.” Directed by Rian Johnson, the movie is due in theaters Dec. 15.
Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott’s original classic, was anticipated to a huge box office success. However the sci-fi flick struggled on its opening weekend, estimated to have earned just $42 million this weekend. It’s believed the film cost $200 million to make. The film itself has received positive reviews from critics and audiences, but it has failed to pull in the big numbers on its release date in the United States.
Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein made headlines this week after allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. Now the Weinstein Company’s board of directors have announced his termination. Weinstein was notified of the decision via e-mail and his brother, board member Bob Weinstein, was one of the signatories. Harvey was one of the company’s founders.
Tyrese Gibson spoke out in an Instagram post about the delay in the Fast and Furious 9 filming, and seemingly blamed his costar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson for holding up production. Gibson’s outbursts have stemmed from rumors of a spinoff focusing on Johnson’s Fast character, Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs. Fast and Furious 9 was set to be released in April 2019, but Universal Studios postponed the premiere date for undisclosed reasons.