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Johnny Depp lands film role as playboy king Louis XV after explosive Amber Heard trial

Following Depp’s dramatic defamation trial victory over ex-wife Amber Heard, the streaming giant famed for successes like “Stranger Things,” “Bridgerton,” and “Squid Game” is planning to license and stream the actor’s upcoming film.

It is unclear what Depp will make on his latest film, but the once in demand actor has an up-front starting fee of $20 million for any role. Depp was pictured on July 6, 2022 meeting his fans in Hesse, Germany

Bloomberg News reported on Thursday that Netflix will provide financial support for the French period epic “La Favorite,” in which Depp will play King Louis XV.

According to a source close to Netflix, the streaming service will only license the movie to France for a window of 15 months following its theatrical premiere. Netflix did not comment.

The film, which was directed by Maiwenn Le Besco, is scheduled to hit French theatres in 2023 and become available on French Netflix 15 months later. Whether or when the movie will be accessible on Netflix internationally is unknown.

The film will be directed by Maiwenn Le Besco, who will also star opposite Depp in the movie
Portrait of Louis XV

 “La Favorite” marks Depp’s first movie role since Hollywood shunned the actor after Heard made domestic violence accusations against him. n a harrowing defamation case against Heard, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages in June.

Heard, who made comparable claims, received a $2 million award from the same jury. The actress from “Aquaman” has stated she will appeal.

Amber Heard is seen in Fairfax, Virginia during the trial with Depp. Heard was awarded $2 million

Netflix and other streaming services are anticipated to invest a portion of their earnings in regional films as a result of a recent agreement with French film guilds. Due to its popularity with French television programs like “Lupin” and “Call My Agent,” the streaming behemoth announced that it would spend a total of $40.7 million on French films in 2022.

Asterix & Obelix: l’Empire du Milieu, a comedy directed by Guillaume Canet, and “Chien et chat,” a film by actress and filmmaker Reem Kherici, are among the next French movies that Netflix has chosen.

Source: nypost.com

Disney and Netflix announced they will reimburse travel expenses for employees seeking an abortion

The Walt Disney Co. and Netflix joined a number of other major US corporations in announcing that they will cover travel expenses for employees seeking abortion care following the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v Wade.

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade yesterday (June 24), Disney contacted its staff to let them know that any employee who cannot obtain care where they live—including abortions—will be eligible for the “family planning” benefit.

Protests erupted across the US yesterday following the Supreme Court's decision (Credit: Alamy)

Disney will pay the travel expenses for anyone who cannot access abortion securely in one location as part of its commitment to its employees. Family members of Disney employees are eligible for the newest family planning benefit, according to the corporation.

In a statement to The Washington Post, Disney said: “We have communicated directly with our employees today that we recognize the impact of the ruling and that we remain committed to providing comprehensive access to quality and affordable care for all of our employees, cast members and their families, including family planning and reproductive care, no matter where they live.”

Roe v. Wade: Disney, Amazon to Reimburse Abortion Travel Expenses |  IndieWire

Disney has about 80,000 employees working for the company in Florida out of its 195,000 worldwide. A law outlawing the majority of abortions beyond 15 weeks was approved by Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in April and will take effect on July 1. Abortion was previously permitted up until 24 weeks.

Additionally, Netflix announced it would provide up to $10,000 in travel expenses to staff members and their dependents who needed an abortion, gender-affirming surgery, or cancer treatment.

Other significant media and entertainment organizations have also declared they will pay for employees’ travel expenses.

The chief executive of Paramount Global, Bob Bakish, and the chief people officer, Nancy Phillips, informed the staff in a memo on Friday that they would pay for travel expenses for workers who needed abortions. They highlighted a number of benefits including: “Reproductive health care through company-sponsored health insurance, including coverage for birth control, elective abortion care, miscarriage care, and certain related travel expenses if the covered health service, such as abortion, is prohibited in your area.”

Warner Bros. Discovery will be expanding its healthcare benefits to cover employees traveling to another state for reproductive care. Variety also confirmed Comcast, the owner of NBCUniversal, has a travel benefit in place to cover employees’ medical services and procedures that aren’t available near an employee’s home. 

A spokesperson for Meta has announced the tech giant will also reimburse travel costs but need to work out how to do so without breaking any laws. They said: “We are in the process of assessing how best to do so given the legal complexities involved.”

The Roe v. Wade ruling, which was upheld for 50 years and gave millions of women the legal right to an abortion, was reversed by the Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday.

A ban on abortions might be enacted in up to half of the states as a result of the court’s decision; 13 states, including Texas and Louisiana, have trigger laws in place that will take effect immediately after the Supreme Court rules. Rudy Giuliani was slapped by an angry supermarket worker over Roe v. Wade abortion ruling.

Source: unilad.co

Harry and Meghan hire a leftie director to helm the Netflix reality show

To produce their Netflix documentary series, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen the left-leaning, Oscar-nominated director Liz Garbus. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have collaborated with Garbus on the program, which they have been developing for over a year as part of their multi-million dollar arrangement with the streamer, as we exclusively disclosed.

During the couple’s journey to New York City in September of last year, Garbus was visible in the background with a small camera team that had hidden their equipment in an apparent effort to conceal the top-secret project.

During their three-day trip to New York, the Sussex family slept in a lavish apartment at United Nations Plaza that belonged to prominent attorney Barry Bloom.

The USS Intrepid in Manhattan hosted a red carpet gala honoring veterans. The cameras also accompanied them to a luncheon at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.

While preparing to record the Sussexes, Garbus was seen with colleagues slipping camera gear out of the UN quarters hidden under coats and luggage. The duo was seen traveling to the veterans’ gala in an Airstream van with her film crew. In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Garbus’ Instagram account pleads for abortion rights and refers to Stacey Abrams, a Democratic contender for governor, as a “great” leader.

The royal family is typically thought to be apolitical, but since Harry and Meghan left the royal family and relocated to the US, they are eager to support progressive causes, particularly in the fight against climate change. Meghan also collaborated with renowned feminist Gloria Steinem to make cold calls to voters during the 2020 presidential election in an effort to get them to the polls.

With a focus on true crime, voter suppression, and the justice system, Garbus has created a successful career as a documentarian and filmmaker. She also directed the final season of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” for which she received an Emmy nomination in 2021.

HBO’s “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” and Amazon’s “All In: The Fight for Democracy” were both produced by Story Syndicate, the Brooklyn-based production company that Garbus co-owns with her husband Dan Cogan. Both of these movies were released in 2020.

Garbus also directed “Cousteau” for Nat Geo/Disney+, “Lost Girls” for Netflix, an early smash hit, and documentaries on Anthony Fauci and Pete Buttigieg for Amazon. She was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary in 1999 for “The Farm: Angola, USA,” as well as in 2016 for “What Happened, Miss Simone?”

Earlier this month, Harry and Meghan were met with a mixture of boos and cheers on their first official royal event.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

15 Heartbreaking Confessions of People Who Got Awfully Dumped in Love!

1. This person who just can’t catch a break:

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2. This person whose breakup was very intimate:

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3. This person whose breakup lasted less than 10 seconds:

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4. This person whose ex had a million trillion things they’d rather do:

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5. This person who at least got invited:

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I think it would be awesome

I think it would be awesome

Another part of me just wants to sit in bed and watch netflix while i eat pizza

watch netflix while i eat pizza