Serial rapist Bill Cosby released from prison today

Serial rapist, disgraced comedian, and actor Bill Cosby has been released from prison today.  Do we sound angry? The Reel 360 Team is. His conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault was overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, ending over two years of prison time of his three to 10-year sentence. The court cited … Continue reading “Serial rapist Bill Cosby released from prison today”

Why “Cancel Culture” is disguised as Accountability

Ostracism is when someone is forced out of professional and social circles, aka Cancel Culture. What is Cancel Culture exactly? When a person does something degrading, offensive, racist, sexist, dehumanizing, and we remove them from a position, role, or status. So, what we are actually referring to is, ACCOUNTABILITY. You know, being held responsible for … Continue reading “Why “Cancel Culture” is disguised as Accountability”

Rush Limbaugh died and here’s why I’ll miss him…

Conservative media icon broadcaster, Rush Limbaugh, passed away today after losing his fight with brain cancer. He was 70-years-old. And while I realize there are those who will greatly miss the man who used his king of talk-radio perch to shape the politics of a new generation of the ultra right, as a biracial man … Continue reading “Rush Limbaugh died and here’s why I’ll miss him…”

‘Better Call Saul’ dominates WGA Awards

The Writers Guild of America announced their nominations for the 2021 WGA Awards in the categories of TV, New Media, News, Radio/Audio and Promotional Writing during 2020. Winners will be honored March 21 in a virtual ceremony. AMC’s Better Call Saul dominated with five nominations. Other nominees include Amazon Studios’ The Boys, Disney+’s The Mandalorian, … Continue reading “‘Better Call Saul’ dominates WGA Awards”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & normalized rape culture

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared her recent experience on Instagram at the U.S. Capital on Jan 6, 2021 that was incited by the Trump mob. As many may find triggering to watch, and hear her personal traumatic experience. It’s the awakening of what needed to be seen. As AOC shared that week, her eyes watered and … Continue reading “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & normalized rape culture”

2020 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year

It’s almost over. Dear 2020, the Reel 360 team must not-so-politely ask you to get the f*ck out of our collective lives. Don’t pout. Don’t be insulted. We endured you for 365 days. We even reported on what you had to offer which wasn’t much. Now it’s time for you to go. When we sat … Continue reading “2020 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year”

Ad Age names TikTok Marketer of the Year

 Ad Age unveiled its 2020 Marketers of the Year list, with TikTok taking the #1 spot. The Marketers of the Year list, widely seen as the definitive guide to the leading forces in marketing each year, includes McDonald’s in the #2 spot, Lowe’s at #3, The Lincoln Project at #4 and Etsy at #5. “Despite … Continue reading “Ad Age names TikTok Marketer of the Year”

Avengers assemble to defend Chris Pratt

In a strange turn of events, Avengers member, Chris Pratt who came outin support of President Donald J. Trump for a second term has now been voted “The Worst Chris” on social media. This has caused his Avengers co-stars, who just held a virtual campaign event for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, to come out and … Continue reading “Avengers assemble to defend Chris Pratt”

Comedy icon Carl Reiner passes at 98

Carl Reiner will be missed. The 98 year old passed away from natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills Monday night.  Having starred in Broadway musicals before furthering his career as a producer, writer and director, Reiner has left a prolific legacy.  While perhaps best known for the The Dick Van Dyke Show,  along … Continue reading “Comedy icon Carl Reiner passes at 98”

Porter delivers ‘State of the LGBTQ Union’ on Logo TV

“Last year, I told you that the state of our union is strong.” No, that is not an excerpt from President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. While the President was addressing a visibly divided Congress, Pose star Billy Porter was addressing a solidified LGBTQ nation on Logo TV with his … Continue reading “Porter delivers ‘State of the LGBTQ Union’ on Logo TV”

2019 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year

It seems like just yesterday that we were reporting on Jussie Smollett’s alleged attack in Chicago. Actually, it was 300 or so days ago. The Empire celebrity was one of the many stories Reel 360 and our sister publication Reel Chicago covered in 2019. And there was much to cover. Reel 360 expanded from mainly … Continue reading “2019 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year”

Media, Hollywood reacts to El Paso, Dayton shootings

The media and Twitter were full of reactions just hours after the horrific mass shootings that took place over the weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. While in a speech this morning, President Trump blasted white supremacy, he took a cue from Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, who blamed video games as the inspiration … Continue reading “Media, Hollywood reacts to El Paso, Dayton shootings”

‘Green Book’ takes Best Picture at hostless Oscars

‘Green Book’ and Olivia Coleman surprise Oscar experts with wins in Best Picture, Original Screenplay and Best Actress. Okay, so I was wrong. Six times. But I take solace in knowing that other Oscar prognosticators were wrong too, when it came to predicting who would win Best Picture and Best Actress. On a night that … Continue reading “‘Green Book’ takes Best Picture at hostless Oscars”

Angelina Jolie, DGA Awards, Box Office, SNL in the news

  Angelina Jolie wins at Annie’s The Vince Lombardi trophy wasn’t the only award handed out this weekend. In Los Angeles, The Directors Guild of America and The Annie Awards honored their own for excellence in directing in film and television and animation, respectively Angelina Jolie wore a silver gown and brought two of her … Continue reading “Angelina Jolie, DGA Awards, Box Office, SNL in the news”