SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Sandra Bullock-George Clooney space drama “Gravity” rocketed to the top of the box office and into industry record books during its opening weekend.
The Warner Bros. adventure debuted with $ 55.55 million in North American ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday – the biggest October opening ever and the biggest openings for… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'Gravity' Pulls in a Record $55 Million
A recent episode of Disney Channel’s comedy “Jessie” has been removed from the network’s lineup after it found itself embroiled in controversy over the show’s approach to a character’s gluten intolerance.
“[W]e received your feedback about tonight’s ‘Jessie’ episode which some of you accessed early on Video-on-Demand,” the network announced through a Facebook statement posted Friday (May 17). “We are removing this particular episode from… Continue reading Disney Channel pulls 'Jessie' episode after gluten-intolerance jokes spark controversy
Sassy, yes. Sexy, no. Disney has pulled a redesign of “Brave” character Merida after facing backlash over the “sexy” makeover.
Disney had put up the new version of Merida for her “coronation” as a Disney princess on May 11. The new Merida looked thinner, had a fuller bust, and was wearing eye makeup. Her signature wild red curls were tamer, and she sported a sash instead of a bow and arrows.
The… Continue reading Disney Pulls Redesigned Princess Merida After Backlash
FOX has decided to pull new episodes of Family Guy and American Dad, which were scheduled to air Sunday, in light of yesterday’s tragic shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
It is understood that the network decided not to air the episodes, titled “Jesus, Mary and Joseph!” and “Minstrel Krampus,” to avoid running potentially sensitive content.
Yesterday, Syfy made a similar move when it pulled a new episode of… Continue reading Fox pulls new episodes of ‘Family Guy’ and ‘American Dad’ after shooting
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A TLC reality show offering a positive portrayal of Muslim life has come under protest and at least one advertiser has pulled its support.
Hardware store giant Lowe’s has yanked ads from the series after the Florida Family Association encouraged members to email the program’s advertisers.
“The show profiles only Muslims that appear to be ordinary folks while excluding many Islamic believers… Continue reading Lowe’s pulls ads from ‘All-American Muslim’ after ‘ordinary’ portrayal protested