“Toy Story 4” Is Closer To Happening -
Woody and Buzz are coming back!
Pixar has tapped Stephany Folsom, the disputed writer for “Thor: Ragnarok,” to do the honors for “Toy Story 4.” This will be her first major writing credit and the second time someone has been tapped for the project.
Rashida Jones and Will McCormack left the project amid the scandal enveloping Pixar head John Lasseter. Jones says that wasn’t the reason for their exit, it was philosophical differences.
There’s no word on production or release dates for the project.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Megyn Kelly Staffer Reportedly Fired After Reporting Toxic Work Environment -
One of the top staffers is out at “Megyn Kelly Today.”
Page Six reports that Kevin Bleyer was fired as a writer after reporting to NBC News human resources department that two top execs were bullying lower level staffers.
His memo to HR said “I’m sad to say … the executive incompetence continues — as does the dysfunctional management, abusive treatment, maddening hypocrisy, staggering inefficiencies, acidic and deficient communication, and relentless scapegoating. Jackie Levin persists in creating a toxic and demeaning environment, and Christine Cataldienables and reinforces it.”
The memo goes on to describe in detail the abuses. Megyn Kelly is not accused of such behavior.
An NBC News rep responded by saying “Jackie and Christine are being attacked unfairly. They are both excellent and experienced producers, and have the full support of everyone here.” And went on to say of Bleyer, “He was let go for one reason only: he was the wrong fit for this role, as a comedy writer at a morning news broadcast.”
Source: Page Six
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Def Leppard Is On Streaming As of Today -
Def Leppard is finally onboard with digital streaming.
Starting today, the rock band's entire catalog is available on Apple Music, Amazon, Spotfy and over half a dozen other platforms.
Singer Joe Elliott says the band took so long because they wanted to make sure it wasn’t a “fad” and that it was a good business model. Elliott says they opted to go with the full catalog because it would be wrong to short the fans.
Source: USA Today
Paula Deen Is Heading Back To TV -
A once popular TV chef is making a comeback.
Five years after a racism scandal derailed her career, Paula Deen is back. The butter loving Southern cook will host the syndicated “Positively Paula” on RFD TV.
The show is filmed inside her own kitchen with friends and family popping by. It will air Tuesdays at 7 pm.
Source: New York Daily News