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    Rashida Jones Denies That She Left 'Toy Story 4' Over Unwanted Advance From John Lasseter

    Rashida Jones has denied a Hollywood Reporter article that claimed she left “Toy Story 4” as a writer, along with writing partner Will McCormack, over an unwanted advance from Pixar and Disney animation chief John Lasseter. Jones instead said they left over “philosophical differences,” and asserted that their exit was over the fact that they [...]

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    Film News Roundup: Dominique McElligott, Beau Bridges Join Boyd Holbrook's 'Two/One'

    In today’s film news roundup, “House of Cards” star Dominique McElligott joins the surreal drama “Two/One,” Faith Media Distribution generates $1.2 million in box office for “True to the Game,” and Sony’s teamed with WWE Studios on “The Marine 6.” CASTINGS “House of Cards” star Dominique McElligott, Beau Bridges, Zhu Zhu, and Song Yang have [...]

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    John Lasseter Allegations Cast Shadow Over Disney-Pixar's 'Coco' Debut

    Just as the Disney-Pixar movie “Coco” began its Tuesday night previews, news broke that animation guru John Lasseter would be taking a six-month leave over allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women. Lasseter, who runs both Pixar and Disney Animation, apologized in an email to those “on the receiving end of an unwanted hug or any [...]

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    Pixar's John Lasseter Was the Subject of a 'Whisper Network' for More Than Two Decades

    For more than 20 years, young women at Pixar Animation Studios have been warned about the behavior of John Lasseter, who just disclosed that he is taking a leave due to inappropriate conduct with women. The company’s co-founder is known as a hugger. Around Pixar’s Emeryville, Calif., offices, a hug from Lasseter is seen as [...]

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    Andy Serkis Joins Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron in 'Flarsky'

    Andy Serkis is joining Lionsgate’s Charlize Theron-Seth Rogen feature film “Flarsky,” portraying a media mogul who employs Rogen’s journalist character. “Flarsky” is directed by Jonathan Levine from Dan Sterling’s script. The comedy is currently shooting in Montreal. Lionsgate has set a Feb. 9, 2019, release date. Rogen is playing the titular Fred Flarsky, battered by [...]

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    John Lasseter Takes Leave of Absence From Disney/Pixar, Apologizes for Unwanted Hugs

    John Lasseter, the head of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios and one of the most powerful figures in the entertainment industry, acknowledged Tuesday that he had crossed the line with employees. He is taking a six-month leave of absence. Lasseter sent a memo to staff apologizing for making employees feel disrespected or uncomfortable, Variety [...]

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    AT&T-Time Warner Merger: Does the DOJ Have a Case?

    The surprising Department of Justice lawsuit to block AT&T’s merger with Time Warner may end up in an epic courtroom showdown, unlike any recent antitrust challenge in recent memory. The DOJ’s 23-page complaint lays out a case that is notable for its straightforward argument: The bulked-up AT&T-DirecTV-Time Warner would have the leverage and incentive to [...]

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