(CNN) — James Franco has reportedly been cast as Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, and many Latino actors aren’t happy. Most notably, the prolific John Leguizamo, who recently voiced Bruno in Disney’s “Encanto,” blasted Franco’s casting on Instagram. Leguizamo argued that the role should have gone to a Latino actor instead. READ MORE: China Launches Long-Range Airstrike Drills Around Taiwan On Fourth Day Of Military Exercises “How is this still going on?” Leguizamo asked on Friday. “How is Hollywood excluding us but stealing our narratives as well? No more appropriation Hollywood and streamers! Boycott! This F’d up! Plus seriously difficult story to tell without aggrandizement, which would (be) wrong! I don’t got a (problem) with Franco but he ain’t Latino!” Franco is set to star as Castro in the upcoming “Alina of Cuba,” with production set to start later this year, per reports. The movie follows the life of Alina Fernandez, Castro’s daughter. Leguizamo isn’t the only … [Read more...] about James Franco Has Been Casted As Fidel Castro And Many Latino Actors Are Upset Says John Leguizamo
Let's be clear up front: No one knows for sure whether Archibald Butt and Francis Davis Millet were in a romantic relationship. In the times and society in which they lived, for such a thing to become known would have meant ruin. Here's what we do know. Butt never married. Millet was estranged from his wife and had a previous relationship with a man. Butt and Millet lived together in a mansion in Washington's tony Georgetown neighborhood, where they threw parties for the city's elite - including Butt's boss, President William Howard Taft. And in the weeks before they died on the Titanic, they were vacationing together in Europe. "The enduring partnership of Butt and Millet was an early case of 'Don't ask, don't tell,' " historian Richard Davenport-Hines wrote in 2012, referring to the policy that once required gay members of the military to keep their sexuality secret. A National Park Service page for the White House memorial fountain in their honor says they were "widely … [Read more...] about Two prominent men died on Titanic – were they secretly a couple?
Click here to read the full article. The “ Sexy Beast ” prequel series at Paramount+ has found its cast, Variety has learned. The original U.K. drama will star James McArdle (“Mare of Easttown,” “Angels in America) as Gal Dove and Emun Elliot (“The Rig,” “The Gold) as Don Logan, the roles played by Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley respectively in the original 2000 film. More from Variety Paramount+ Unveils U.K., Ireland Exclusive Acquisitions Including 'La Brea,' Jake Johnson's 'Minx' Paramount+ Tops 43 Million Subscribers in Q2, Adding 3.7 Million in Quarter Paramount+ Unveils Final Season Trailer for 'The Good Fight' (TV News Roundup) The show follows Gal and Don as best friends and small-time thieves living the good life in ‘90s East London. The series will explore Gal and Don’s complicated relationship as Gal finds himself descending into the seductive madness of the London criminal world during the vibrant and volatile 1990s, while falling in love … [Read more...] about ‘Sexy Beast’ Prequel Series at Paramount+ Finds Its Leads as Main Cast Fills Out
Click here to read the full article. Kevin Smith spoke out against Warner Bros.’ axing of “ Batgirl ” during the latest episode of his “Hollywood Babble-On” YouTube show. The filmmaker called it “an incredible bad look” for the studio to drop the rare comic book tentpole to be headlined by a Latina actor, especially when Warner Bros. is still moving forward on the release of its Ezra Miller-led tentpole “ The Flash .” “It’s an incredibly bad look to cancel the Latina Batgirl movie,” Smith said. “I don’t give a shit if the movie was absolute fucking dog shit – I guarantee you that it wasn’t. The two directors [Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi] who directed that movie did a couple of episodes of ‘Ms. Marvel,’ and it was a wonderful fucking show and they had more money to do ‘Batgirl’ than they had to do an episode of ‘Ms. Marvel’ and stuff.” More from Variety 'Scoob!: Holiday Haunt' Producer Reveals Score Being Recorded After Film's Axing: 'Already Paid for the … [Read more...] about Kevin Smith Slams Warner Bros. for Axing ‘Batgirl’ but Still Releasing ‘The Flash’: ‘That Is Baffling’
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 11 Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 14-20: Aug. 14: Singer Dash Crofts of Seals and Crofts is 84. Singer David Crosby is 81. Country singer Connie Smith is 81. Actor-musician Steve Martin is 77. Actor Antonio Fargas (“Starsky and Hutch”) is 76. Bassist Larry Graham of Sly and the Family Stone is 76. Actor Susan St. James is 76. Romance novelist Danielle Steel is 75. Keyboardist Terry Adams of NRBQ is 74. Cartoonist Gary Larson (“The Far Side”) is 72. Actor Carl Lumbly (“Alias”) is 71. Actor Jackee Harry (“Sister, Sister,” ″227″) is 66. Actor Marcia Gay Harden is 63. Singer Sarah Brightman is 62. Actor Susan Olsen (“The Brady Bunch”) is 61. Actor Halle Berry is 56. Actor Ben Bass (“Rookie Blue”) is 54. Actor Catherine Bell (“JAG”) is 54. Keyboardist Cody McCarver of Confederate Railroad is 54. Guitarist Kevin Cadogan (Third Eye Blind) … [Read more...] about Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 14-20
1 Community Corner Officers and residents gather at mobile memorial in Hometown to remember fallen officers James Kouski Jr., Gary Hibbs and Ella French. Lorraine Swanson , Patch Staff Posted Reply Chicago police officers gather Sunday in front of CPD Officer Ella French's on the Beyond The Call of Duty mobile memorial. Officer French died one year ago Sunday. The names of 608 police officers who died in the line of duty in 2021, on the Beyond the Call of Duty mobile memorial. Fallen police officers' images wrap around the Beyond the Call of Duty mobile memorial. A Chicago police officer stands in front of the photo-wrapped trailer of the Beyond The Call of Duty mobile memorial. A blue rose decorates the photo of Lt. James Kouski Jr., who was hit by a drunk driver April 3, 2021, while investigating a separate accident. Chicago Heights P.O. Gary Hibbs died March 12, 2021, when he … [Read more...] about Beyond The Call Of Duty Remembers Local Officers Lost In Line Of Duty
An Alabama town got rid of their entire police department after an officer allegedly sent a racist text about slaves, according to a report. The Vincent City Council voted Thursday to disband the department and fire Police Chief James Srygley and Assistant Chief John L. Gross, according to AL.com . “We passed a resolution with intent to pass an ordinance to disband the police department,” Mayor James Latimore reportedly said. The vote came after text messages surfaced on social media purportedly showing an officer, identified as “752” texting “what do y’all call a pregnant slave?” according to the report. An unidentified recipient then responded “?” and “??” “BOGO Buy one, get one free,” the user identified as “752” responded. It’s unclear who was involved in the communications, but the city of Vincent had listed three people, Srygley, Gross and Lee Carden, as members of its police department, AL.com reported. The site now remains blank . Carden submitted his … [Read more...] about Alabama Town Gets Rid Of Entire Police Department After Racist Text About Slaves Surfaces
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for August 8 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Substitute Josh Dasilva’s late strike salvaged a point for Brentford as the visitors came from two goals down to draw 2-2 in their Premier League opener at Leicester on Sunday. Dasilva curled home the equalizer with four minutes remaining for Brentford, which had been outplayed for most of the match. Leicester had taken a well-deserved 2-0 lead after goals in each half from Timothy Castagne and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall before Ivan Toney pulled one back in the 62nd minute. Leicester dominated the first 45 minutes to such an extent that the lead could have been much bigger than 1-0 at the interval. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Brentford's Josh Dasilva, right, celebrates scoring his side's second goal … [Read more...] about Brentford rallies for draw against Leicester behind Josh Dasilva’s late goal