*Zoë Kravitz is calling out Hulu for lack of diversity after the streaming platform cancelled her series, “High Fidelity.”
The actress shared an Instagram post in which she thanked the cast, crew and viewers alongside a slideshow of photos from the series, writing sarcastically, “At least Hulu has a ton of other shows starring women of color we can watch. Oh wait.”
Hulu canceled “High Fidelity” after just one season.
Why spend all this time, money, and energy updating and changing the gender on source material that, in hindsight, is pretty dodgy about women?” Maps wrote. “Is High Fidelity really so beloved (or its brand name so powerful) that they couldn’t have started from scratch on a series about music obsessives who aren’t exclusively straight white men?”
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Meanwhile, several celebrities also spoke out about the show’s cancellation in the comments section of Kravitz’s post, per PEOPLE.
“I rarely find shows that genuinely impress me. This one did,” Lena Waithe wrote. “I told you how much I loved this show. And I still do. This one definitely deserved another season.”
Questlove stated, “WHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTT!!!?????????!!!!!!!!!!!??? Why do I always find out about tragic s— this way?!” while musician Moses Sumney said, “Y’all wrote the hell out of it. I’m sad to not discover what happens next! But grateful for all the melancholic joy it gave.”
Kravitz, who also executive produced the series, wrote, “I wanna give a shout out to my #highfidelity family,” in her Instagram post. “Thank you for all the love and heart you put into this show. i’m in awe of all of you. and thank you to everyone who watched, loved and supported us.”
Kravitz’s mother, Lisa Bonet, appeared in the movie version of “High Fidelity” which starred John Cusack.
The original film centered on the mid-life’ crisis of Rob, a thirty-something record-store owner who must face the undeniable facts – he’s growing up, per IMDB.
In Zoe’s reimaging, she plays a fan of music, pop culture and Top Five lists who runs a local record store in her hometown and has a thing for mostly white boys.
“I’ve always been a fan of the book and the film regardless of the fact that she was in it,” Kravitz told E! News earlier this year. “But I think it’s a cool thing that she was a part of it. And it feels like a very cool, serendipitous, full-circle situation for sure.”
Here’s Why Rapper Bobby Shmurda Was Denied Parole
*Court documents have been released showing why Bobby Shmurda was denied parole in September.
We previously reported… the rapper will continue to serve his max prison sentence until December 2021, according to Variety.
Bobby has been locked up since December 2014, when more than 15 defendants were charged with various crimes, including murder, attempted murder and drug dealing. Shmurda was facing a maximum sentence of 8 – 25 years on charges of conspiracy to commit murder, reckless endangerment, and drug and gun possession, EUR previously reported.
TMZ obtained court docs from the parole hearing and board members denied the Bobby’s release after he’s had “multiple” violations in jail. The New York-native is accused of having a shank, fighting, and drug possession.
Here’s more from TMZ:
Shmurda sees his situation differently with transcripts revealing that he made his own case to be freed. He said he doesn’t have impulsive behavior anymore, considers others in his decision-making, and walks away from bad situations when they occur. After telling the parole board that he wants to resume his music career when he’s released and become involved in outreach programs with troubled youth, he also said that he now sees himself as a “leader” rather than a follower. Additionally, he wants to get a high school G.E.D. when he gets out.
Unfortunately, he has to serve his entire seven-year sentence before that happens.
“Following his Sept. 15, 2020 interview with the Board of Parole, Ackquille Pollard was denied release and given a hold until the maximum expiration of his sentence on December 11, 2021,” a spokesperson from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision told Complex in September.
50 Cent Partners with Eli Roth to Produce Three New Horror Movies
*50 Cent is now venturing into the horror film game.
The rapper’s G-Unit Film & Television has joined forces with Eli Roth’s Arts District Entertainment and 3BlackDot film studio to produce three horror films.
Roth is best known for “Cabin Fever” and “Hostel,” while 3BlackDot is co-financier of “Queen & Slim”
The partnership will allow them to create the films “others are too afraid to make,” according to Roth, per The Hollywood Reporter.
“Both 50 and James (Frey) have never shied away from controversial, boundary-pushing material and have made massive global cultural impacts from their raw creative energy,” Roth said in a statement. “We want to bring that same fun and danger to this new fantastic slate of elevated scary films. We want to make the movies others are too afraid to make.”
y’all gonna have to check me and (PR) out, I call him (Pretty boy Roth)but you can call him Eli. we are making a few huge horror films ya digg? you might want to work or just watch it’s cool. #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi pic.twitter.com/AhZbnJoeCS
— 50cent (@50cent) October 16, 2020
“Eli, James, Roger, Michael, and 3BlackDot will be great partners in G-Unit Film and Television’s takeover of the horror genre. I can’t wait to show the world what we’re building,” 50 added.
Details of the projects have yet to be revealed.
In related news, you can dive into the history of horror with Roth in his AMC docuseries “Eli Roth’s History of Horror.”
Roth serves as executive producer and host the series, currently its second season.
“Horror has always been the black sheep of the film genre,” Roth tells Page Six in a new interview. “And nobody has ever really catalogued the genre in a way that put the movie into a historical perspective and showed what they were really about. I always say the blood stains your eyes, but once you get past that, you can see incredible technique, style, skill, performances.”
Kanye West Slams SNL After Issa Rae’s Diss of Him: ‘I’m Praying for Her’
*Kanye West has called out “Saturday Night Live” for using actress Issa Rae to mock him.
In case you missed it, Rae hosted the longrunning sketch comedy series on Saturday and she took a shot at Kanye’s presidential campaign during her opening monologue.
Later one, Rae played NAACP attorney Jamele Demmings in one sketch, where she’s joined by Kenan Thompson as news anchor J. Louis Tibbs and Ego Nwodim as a freelance writer named Lisa Crowder.
Thompson asked Rae’s character who she’s voting for in the upcoming election. Her response, “I’m voting for everybody Black.”
She then explained why, saying “For too long our people’s voices have not been heard. It’s our duty to stand together and take our power back.”
Ive always said SNL uses black people to hold other black people back My heart goes out to Issa Rae I’m praying for her and her family I know that the twenty years of service that I’ve paid in the entertainment field has furthered our ability to be more successful pic.twitter.com/kExwUVVsqv
— ye (@kanyewest) October 18, 2020
Rae’s character dosen’t care if the candidates have any experience, as long as they’re Black. But there’s one candidate she can not support, Kanye West.
“Kanye? F- him!” she said.
On Sunday, West took to Twitter to criticize SNL for using Rae, Thompson and Nwodim to try to “hold other black people back.”
“Ive always said SNL uses black people to hold other black people back. My heart goes out to Issa Rae. I’m praying for her and her family. I know that the twenty years of service that I’ve paid in the entertainment field has furthered our ability to be more successful,” he wrote.
Many Issa fans lit up Ye’s comments to defend her, with one Twitter user writing, “Something is seriously wrong with you Kanye. Issa Rae is a wonderful, conscious, “woke” African American actress. She gives back and is respected by her peers and fans alike. You on the other hand are the opposite, you loose more of our respect with each tweet.”
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