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Shia LaBeouf whitewashed by Netflix for Oscar buzz film amid lawsuit

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Shia LaBeouf has been whitewashed by Netflix within the advertisements for his new film “Items of a Lady” amid a lawsuit from his ex, FKA Twigs.

The under-fire star, who’s been accused of abusing Twigs and different girlfriends, has a starring function within the Oscar frontrunner that debuts on the streamer on Thursday.

He performs a grieving dad whose daughter dies in a tragic residence start, leaving his marriage on the brink.

His co-star, Vanessa Kirby, has already scored plaudits — together with the very best actress prize on the Venice Movie Pageant — and is a certain guess to be nominated for an Academy Award, alongside Ellen Burstyn, who performs her overbearing mother.

LaBeouf, who trade consultants stated might have been positioned in the very best supporting actor class, has already been scrubbed from Netflix’s award marketing campaign.

And now, Netflix has eliminated him from its precise advertisements selling the film.

One advert on Twitter, promoted by the Netflix Movie account, says: “Vanessa Kirby and Ellen Burstyn star in Items of a Lady, a narrative a few mom’s love and loss. On Netflix January 7.”

Twigs — actual identify Tahliah Debrett Barnett — filed a lawsuit in opposition to LaBeouf in December, accusing the actor of “relentless abuse,” together with sexual battery, assault, and infliction of emotional misery.  

In an e mail to The New York Instances, which broke the story, LaBeouf stated: “I’m not in any place to inform anybody how my habits made them really feel. I’ve no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, solely rationalizations.” And, “I’ve been abusive to myself and everybody round me for years. I’ve a historical past of wounding the individuals closest to me. I’m ashamed of that historical past and am sorry to these I damage. There may be nothing else I can actually say.”

Nevertheless, he additionally advised the Instances of his ex’s claims of abuse, “many of those allegations are not true.”

Kirby just lately spoke out in assist of all survivors of abuse, telling the UK Sunday Instances: “I stand with all survivors of abuse and respect the braveness of anybody who speaks their fact. Relating to the current information, I can’t touch upon an ongoing authorized case.”  

LaBeouf, now courting Margaret Qualley, is in talks together with his advisors to enter rehab.

Netflix and reps for LaBeouf didn’t instantly remark.

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Michelle Pfeiffer forged as Betty Ford in Showtime’s ‘First Girl’

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Michelle Pfeiffer will star as Betty Ford in Showtime’s upcoming anthology sequence, “The First Girl.”

Set within the White Home, the political drama is a take a look at America by the eyes of varied first women. Season 1 will deal with Eleanor Roosevelt and Michelle Obama, along with Betty Ford. 

Pfeiffer, 62, is thought for a variety of roles in movies together with the basic “Scarface,” in addition to “Batman Returns,” “Harmful Liaisons” and up to date movies resembling “Homicide on the Orient Specific” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Since she’s recognized for her signature blonde locks and Ford had a brief brunette coif, they’ll need to work some Hollywood magic for a resemblance.

Ford was the primary woman from 1974 to 1977 whereas her husband Gerald Ford was president, and her most well-known legacy is talking candidly about substance abuse — later founding the well-known Betty Ford Middle, post-White Home — and elevating consciousness to varied social causes resembling breast most cancers, abortion rights and equal pay. 

Pfeiffer will be part of Viola Davis, who will play Michelle Obama. Casting has not been introduced for Eleanor Roosevelt. 

“The First Girl” doesn’t but have a premiere date. 

Betty Ford and her husband, former President Gerald Ford, in 1981.
Betty Ford and her husband, former President Gerald Ford, in 1981.
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Billie Eilish sings in Spanish for brand spanking new track with Rosalía

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Billie Eilish is making good on her promise to launch new music after taking break day through the pandemic.

On Thursday, the 19-year-old icon together with Spanish artist Rosalía, 27, dropped a brand new video for his or her long-awaited collaboration “Lo Vas a Olvidar,” a Spanish-language track the 2 ladies wrote collectively — properly earlier than COVID-19 halted all the pieces.

Eilish talked to Apple Music host Zane Lowe concerning the two-year run-up to the discharge.

“That is just like the longest lead-up on Earth,” she mentioned throughout a digital interview on Thursday. “We wrote a lot of the track in January of 2019. I’m so excited.”

The “Dangerous Man” singer went on to handle the massive query: Does Los Angeles native communicate Spanish?

“I don’t actually know what I’m saying,” she admitted whereas discussing what it’s wish to sing in one other language. “I’m not enunciating in the identical means I’d with my very own stuff.”

Rosalía, who grew up in Barcelona, performed tutor to Eilish. “She was teaching me by means of it,” she mentioned, including that the expertise “opened up … an entire new world of considering.”

Respiration a sigh of aid, she instructed Lowe that Rosalía was impressed along with her uptake, telling Eilish she “sound[s] utterly pure.”

“Hopefully she’s not mendacity to me.”

Billie Eilish, 19, and Rosalía, 27, dropped a new video for their long-awaited collaboration "Lo Vas a Olvidar."
Billie Eilish, 19, and Rosalía, 27, dropped a brand new video for his or her long-awaited collaboration “Lo Vas a Olvidar.”
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COVID-19 scuttles Glastonbury Pageant for second straight yr

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LONDON — Britain’s Glastonbury music pageant has fallen sufferer to the coronavirus pandemic for the second yr in a row.

Organizers Michael Eavis and Emily Eavis mentioned Thursday that “Despite our efforts to maneuver heaven & earth, it has change into clear that we merely won’t be able to make the Pageant occur this yr.”

“We’re so sorry to allow you to all down,” they mentioned in a press release.

They mentioned everybody who had put down a deposit on tickets for the 2020 pageant, which additionally was canceled, would have the ability to attend in 2022.

The pageant has been held virtually yearly since 1970, drawing as much as 150,000 individuals to the Eavis’ Worthy Farm in southwest England.

Final yr’s 50th anniversary occasion, which had been as a result of characteristic Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, the Pet Store Boys and Paul McCartney, was canceled in March because the virus started to comb the U.Okay.

Father and daughter Michael and Emily Eavis thanked followers “in your unimaginable continued assist and let’s look ahead to higher instances forward.”

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