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Disney’s Mandalorian Firing Ignites ‘Cancel Culture’ Clash • The ouster of Gina Carano from the StarWars show draws the ire of the political right wing and marks an inflection point for Lucasfilm, whose star was warned repeatedly about her social posts
HBO Max’s Uphill Battle: What’s Been Moving the Needle So Far • The back-to-back releases of limited series TheUndoing and WonderWoman 1984 helped boost WarnerMedia’s service to 17.2million activated accounts. Analytics firm Antenna breaks down signup trends as the studio unleashes its 2021 film slate on streaming
Under Hipgnosis: Mega Music Libraries • A former music manager’s startup has bought more than 100 publishing catalogs, including a 50 percent stake in Neil Young’s, as well as hits performed by Rihanna and Shakira. Now it’s eyeing $1 billion-plus more
How I Made Up With My Agent • Twenty-two months after leaving his WME rep amid a union standoff, TV comedy writer Joel Stein calls WGA president David A. Goodman for tips on mending the relationship: ‘You can blame me’
The Long and Winding Road to Oscar Night Grows Narrower • As the Academy winnowed the field in nine shortlisted categories, excitement is beginning to mount
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Rights Available! • Hot new books with Hollywood appeal
7 Days of DEALS • Who’s inking on the dotted line this week
$2.6B Big Number • Walt Disney’s disclosed hit to its theme parks division in its recent financial quarter due to the pandemic’s global impact.
Tahar Rahim • Playing a Gitmo detainee in The Mauritanian has earned him a Golden Globe nom
Stars ‘Stand in Solidarity’ With Indian Farmers • Rihanna is among those calling attention to protests in India over farm laws that could devastate livelihoods
FIRST LOOK: MEOW WOLF ARRIVES IN LAS VEGAS
Hitched, Hatched, Hired • Inside the industry’s celebrations and news
Yes, I Did Say That! • A look at who’s saying what in entertainment
FLASHBACK! • Did I Really Say That?
Nahnatchka Khan • With a new sitcom about The Rock, the veteran showrunner explores her love of wrestling and her uphill battle to get her unique intersectionality on camera
Teenage Dream: Young Adult Hits Become Netflix’s First Franchises • While superhero and monster movies are the hallmarks of traditional film series, so far it’s largely young love that’s sparking sequels at the streamer
Oscar’s Old Boys’ Club: Are the Doors About to Open? • The Academy’s directors branch has long resisted nominating women, but with talents like Chloé Zhao, Regina King and Emerald Fennell, that could change
Plunging Into the Turbulent Politics of the ’60s • Working with director Shaka King on Judas and the BlackMessiah, cinematographer Sean Bobbitt schooled himself on the politics of the decade in order to create a ‘realistic representation,’ full of color, movement and youthful energy
Joshua Tree Is Booming ‘Exponentially’ • As creatives seek an escape from the big city, prices jump and cutting-edge architecture rises in the High Desert area: ‘75 percent of my clients are investors from L.A.’
Doubling Up in Style
‘YOU GIVE US A LITTLE WINDOW, WE’RE GOING TO KICK IT ALL THE WAY OPEN’ • WITH ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI THRUSTING KING INTO THE AWARDS CONVERSATION, SHE WRESTLES WITH HER AMBITION, HER SUCCESS AND HOW BEST TO USE HER MEGAPHONE
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