Month: June 2017

In another superhero summer, adult woes fester

Will Hollywood finally hit a day of reckoning with ageism and sexism? Hollywood may be happy this summer that Wonder Woman, one of its box office blockbusters not only has sustained a seemingly endless parade of comic superhero sagas, it also has given the industry a success story to— weakly— fend off long-standing, self-evident claims about sexism in the movie business. But ageism, a twin bane of Tinsel Town, festers still. And with 1 in 3 prime occupants of theater seats in the United States 50 or older, and the business under legal fire for discriminating against its seasoned...

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‘Panda’ suit hits grizzly end for artist-fraudster

Jayme Gordon, an artist who claimed he was the creator of the smash cartoon character Kung Fu Panda and whose lawsuit against the DreamWorks studio had made a rare advance toward trial, has gotten an unusual legal comeuppance. The courts have booted his litigation. And prosecutors have kicked Gordon into the can, with a judge recently sentencing him to two years in prison for fraud. Did Grand Master Oogway and Master Shifu magically materialize out of the movie and into real life to reverse the fortunes of Gordon, who actually had gotten the wealthy and powerful Jeffrey Katzenberg in a deposition?...

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Who gets last laugh in battle over Conan jokes?

U.S. judge, ruling jests can get ‘thin’ copyright protection, advances to trial a writer’s suit claiming that O’Brien, his team infringed on timely quips posted on Twitter about Tom Brady, Caitlyn Jenner, Washington Monument Comedian Conan O’Brien, NFL quarterback Tom Brady, transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner, and the Washington Monument all walk into a bar one day. And O’Brien says … Wait, wait, why is gag-writer Alex Kaseberg not laughing at or liking much this joke set up? It may be because the one-time writer for comic legend Jay Leno has accused O’Brien and his one-liner squad of  stealing jokes...

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