Trump knew coronavirus was ‘Deadly Stuff’

1+ In Washington, President Donald Trump told iconic journalist Bob Woodward that he knew coronavirus was more deadly and contagious than the flu while he continued to downplay its dangers to the public, according to Woodward’s new book Rage. According to The Washington Post, Donald Trump is recorded saying, “I wanted to always play it … Continue reading “Trump knew coronavirus was ‘Deadly Stuff’”

Coronavirus forces cancellation of SXSW

2+ Amid growing concern in Austin, Texas over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the city has decided to cancel South By Southwest. The major annual tech, music, and film meetup held in downtown Austin, is the latest major conference to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, and just one week before it was slated to … Continue reading “Coronavirus forces cancellation of SXSW”

Citing Coronavirus, Facebook pulls out of SXSW

1+ Add social media giant Facebook to the growing list of companies pulling out of this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival due to Coronavirus-related concerns. Monday, the company joined tech companies Twitter and Intel. Some Facebook employees were scheduled to appear on panels at the event. The company’s withdrawal from the festival comes after Facebook already … Continue reading “Citing Coronavirus, Facebook pulls out of SXSW”

One Show judging moves online due to Coronavirus

1+ In light of the global coronavirus outbreak, The One Club for Creativity today announced the precautionary measure of switching from in-person to online judging for nearly all disciplines this year for its two global awards shows, The One Show and ADC 99th Annual Awards. The One Show experienced a record year, and top creatives from 38 countries will serve … Continue reading “One Show judging moves online due to Coronavirus”

Coronavirus risk causes Twitter to pull out of SXSW

1+ With the Coronavirus spreading – CNN claims two dozen reported cases, this weekend, brands and event organizers are being forced to rethink their participation in upcoming events. One major event affected is South By Southwest which takes place in Austin next week beginning March 13. Twitter has now announced it will not attend the … Continue reading “Coronavirus risk causes Twitter to pull out of SXSW”

Bloomberg airs 3-minute Coronavirus ad

3+ As the Coronavirus spreads, the outbreak is already playing a role in the upcoming 2020 presidential election. With response to President Trump’s address regarding the virus tepid at best, Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg has aired a three-minute TV commercial Sunday night. The spot subtly criticizes Trump’s response and highlights Bloomberg’s own experience in … Continue reading “Bloomberg airs 3-minute Coronavirus ad”

Coronavirus halts production on ‘MI:7’

1+ Not much has been able to stop Tom Cruise. If you remember on the set of Mission Impossible: Fallout, Cruise kept filming after he broke his ankle leaping from one roof to another. Now, according to a statement from Paramount, the studio has decided to halt production in Venice, Italy on Christopher McQuarrie and … Continue reading “Coronavirus halts production on ‘MI:7’”

‘WandaVision’ reveals its first trailer on Emmys

1+ It’s a good day to be a Geek… especially if you are a Disney, LucasFilm or Marvel geek. Last night’s Emmy’s revealed the trailer for WandaVision, which could be the first major Marvel TV series to arrive on Disney+. If the trailer is anything to go by, it’s Marvel’s most surreal show yet. Reminiscent … Continue reading “‘WandaVision’ reveals its first trailer on Emmys”

‘The Batman’ resumes production in time for Bat Day

1+ Capes out. Cowls on. It’s time to celebrate all things Bat. After a brief hiatus (again) due to star Robert Pattinson testing positive for coronavirus, Matt Reeves’ production of The Batman is. back on. Today, Warner Bros. confirmed that cameras are again rolling. “Following a hiatus for COVID-19 quarantine precautions, filming has now resumed … Continue reading “‘The Batman’ resumes production in time for Bat Day”

Droga5 hit by round of layoffs

1+ Outlets report that Accenture Interactive owned agency, Droga5, has reportedly trimmed its U.S. staff by 7%. The layoffs were across all departments and levels. Reports say the reductions were COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic-related. “Droga5 has made the decision to transition out a number of our people as we continue managing our business for the long … Continue reading “Droga5 hit by round of layoffs”

Robert Pattinson tests positive for COVID. ‘The Batman’ shuts down production again.

1+ This just goes to show that even with the highest safety precautions, it it still going to be a challenge for networks and studios to keep cameras rolling. Now comes word from the U.K. that The Batman star Robert Pattinson has tested positive for COVID-19. According to a report in Vanity Fair, Pattinson’s positive test … Continue reading “Robert Pattinson tests positive for COVID. ‘The Batman’ shuts down production again.”

Watch ‘Supernatural’s’ Finale Season Trailer

1+ We are now a little over a month away from Supernatural‘s final episodes. October 8 to be specific. To raise anticipation (face it, it already raised)The CW has released a brand new extended trailer for the final seven episodes, previewing what’s to come as Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester make their … Continue reading “Watch ‘Supernatural’s’ Finale Season Trailer”

CinemaStreet gets back to production with COVID rules

1+ Riddle us this – How do you shoot a commercial, in the midst of a pandemic, on multiple sets, over a half-dozen cast members and a crew numbering up to 45 people, and still ensure the health and safety of all concerned? Answer – if you do it with the right set of guidelines, rigid adherence … Continue reading “CinemaStreet gets back to production with COVID rules”

‘Supernatural’ resumes production on final episodes

1+ The boys are back in action. After spending what probably seemed like an eternity in isolation due to new COVID-19 production rules, Supernatural stars Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) and Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester) have shaved off their quarantine beards and have resumed production on the final episodes of the long-running CW series. Production on the final … Continue reading “‘Supernatural’ resumes production on final episodes”

Black celebrities inspire face masks in new PSA

1+ According to medical experts, wearing a face mask is among the most important actions an individual can take to help stop the spread of COVID-19 To support Black Americans who have been disproportionately impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ad Council, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC Foundation, and U.S. … Continue reading “Black celebrities inspire face masks in new PSA”

UniLever Pakistan sing Anthem through face masks

1+ The Covid-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on the world, including Pakistan, where the virus has claimed over 6,000 lives and left a far-reaching socioeconomic crisis in its wake. Every year, on Independence Day (August 14th), the sound of the National Anthem echoes across the country. This year however, in light of the … Continue reading “UniLever Pakistan sing Anthem through face masks”

Unconfirmed: ‘The Batman’ to resume filming in 2 weeks

1+ Take with a grain of hopeful salt. But actor Alex Ferns, who is playing a newly created character in the highly anticipated Matt Reeves’ film The Batman, has tweeted that the blockbuster will resume production in two weeks. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shut down the next adventure of The Dark Knight as well as … Continue reading “Unconfirmed: ‘The Batman’ to resume filming in 2 weeks”

Laurence Fishburne on why he’s not in Matrix 4

1+ Unlike Neo (played by Keanu Reeves), it is now clear that award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne (#FreeRayshawn, Man of Steel, Ant-Man and the Wasp) was not given the choice of taking the red or blue pill to appear in the multi-million dollar reboot of The Matrix. While speaking with New York Magazine, Fishburne said that … Continue reading “Laurence Fishburne on why he’s not in Matrix 4”

Mika tears into Donald Trump during ‘Morning Joe’

1+ She tore into the President with the same intensity the Orange-faced one may inhale one of his three McDonald’s Fish Filet sandwiches. Friday morning, Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski, verbally beat down President Donald Trump, urging his supporters and enablers to “wake up and not be so “stupid.” Listing the many ways Trump is … Continue reading “Mika tears into Donald Trump during ‘Morning Joe’”

History Made: Biden picks Harris as running mate

2+ History has been made after presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden made the most important political decision of his career. The former Vice-President (8 years under Barack Obama) has announced that California Senator Kamala Harris will be his running mate. Long considered by political pundits as the top contender, the 55-year-old Oakland-born lawmaker has strong … Continue reading “History Made: Biden picks Harris as running mate”