Tag Archives: Movie

Jussie Smollett Mocked in Racist Parody Movie Posters

Jussie Smollett is now the face of racist parody movie posters that have sprung up in Los Angeles in the wake of his alleged attack in Chicago and an unraveling narrative.

At least two posters popped up Monday at a bus station near Fox Studios in Century City, which feature Jussie’s mug photoshopped onto the backdrop of posters for “BlacKkKlansman” and “Black Panther.” Both mock claims Jussie made about the alleged attack.

The “Black Panther” poster shows Jussie as T’Challa in the ‘BP’ costume and the title has been changed to “Black Prankster.”

The “BlacKkKlansman” poster depicts Jussie from his ‘GMA’ interview with a photoshopped MAGA hat and coat on, with the phrase “This is MAGA country!” superimposed in the background. Both posters are jokingly offering Jussie for consideration for “Best Fictional Story” and “Best Actor in a Drama.

The posters have been signed by conservative street artist Sabo … the same guy that put up the Meryl Streep “She Knew” posters in 2017 after the Weinstein scandal broke.

As we’ve reported … cops believe Jussie rehearsed the “attack” with the two Nigerian brothers. A grand jury is set to hear evidence soon, and potential indictment against Jussie could be forthcoming.

TMZ Live The Rock & Emily Blunt Movie Pay Disparity

LIVE STREAM

ON TODAY’S SHOW
  • Aretha Franklin: Massive IRS Debt 
  • Kim & Kanye: Surprise $ 14 Million Condo 
  • Iggy Azalea Taking Heat For Dancer’s Seizure
  • Chris Brown: That’s Not My Monkey!

Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Movie Costars The Rock & Emily Blunt … But He Got Paid Double!!!

EXCLUSIVE

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt are both A-listers with a long list of box office hits, but when it comes to their Disney paychecks … he gets treated more than twice as nice.

The actors are set to costar in the upcoming “Jungle Cruise” movie, but according to our sources … The Rock’s hauling in way more cash for his role. We’re told he’s getting $ 22 million to play the lead male character, Frank … Emily’s only getting $ 9 mil to play the lead female, Lily.

As you know … The Rock’s a mega movie star and the second highest paid actor — just behind Daniel Craig — known for the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, “Moana” and several other huge summer blockbusters.

But … Blunt is Mary freakin’ Poppins. She’s also a Golden Globe winner and 5-time nominee, and has starred in several other hit flicks herself … like “A Quiet Place,” “Sicario,” “Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Devil Wears Prada.”

It seems Johnson’s “Jungle Cruise” pay rate matches his quote for another one of his 2020 movies — “Red Notice,” which costars Gal Gadot — but it’s unclear if her salary will also be dwarfed by his.

Despite the pay discrepancy, it appears The Rock, Emily and fellow cast member Jack Whitehall — who’s playing Disney’s first openly gay character — all got along really well.

BTW, the gender pay gap is nothing new for Hollywood. You’ll recall Mark Wahlberg got paid $ 1.5 million for reshoots for “All the Money in the World” early this year … while his costar Michelle Williams did them for free.

Mark decided to donate his salary after the public outcry.

Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Movie Coming Out Scene with Gay Character … But Avoids the Key Word

EXCLUSIVE

Disney is making strides by introducing its first openly gay character in the upcoming “Jungle Cruise” movie, which will feature a big coming out scene … but there’s one important step that’s missing.

A test screening of the film took place last week — it’ll get a wide release in 2020 — and sources who attended tell TMZ Disney avoids using the word “gay” when Jack Whitehall‘s character, McGregor, comes out to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

We’re told, at one point, McGregor has a heart-to-heart with The Rock’s lead character, Frank, about dating history … and McGregor makes it very clear he isn’t into ladies. Keep in mind, this flick isn’t set in modern times. 

McGregor explains to “Frank” his family had tried arranging marriages for him with several women, but he didn’t wanna marry any of them — or any woman, for that matter. He also says Emily Blunt‘s character, Lily (his sister in the movie), was the only one in his fam to accept him and support him regardless of the “person” he loves.

We’re told the scene was well-received by the audience, but the glaring omission of a pronoun to describe McGregor’s love interest did not go unnoticed. 

Unclear if the scene will make the final cut — but ya gotta imagine it will, given how significant a move it is for Disney to include a gay character in an action blockbuster. 

There was already backlash from the LGBTQ community over Whitehall’s casting earlier this summer — he’s a straight guy playing a gay character — and now, it’s obvious Disney’s watching its step even closer as it tiptoes into the 21st Century.

One small step for gay representation … but still plenty to go.