GREEN LANTERN: LEGACY When Vietnamese-American writer Minh Lê began thinking about writing a story within the Green Lantern corner of DC, says Newsarama, it occurred to him that he already knew someone strong-willed who wore a green ring …his grandmother. That heritage has informed Lê’s new graphic novel, Green Lantern: Legacy, which introduces the first Vietnamese-American Green Lantern – a teenager named Tai Pham who inherits his strong-willed grandmother’s jade ring.
Legacy incorporates existing members of the Green Lantern Corps into its story, but it also expands the mythology by introducing readers to the rich community surrounding Tai and his family. On sale now. Read the full interview with Lê here. And watch the trailer below.
A DELTA JET that was preparing for an emergency landing dumped thousands of gallons of fuel over a string of Los Angeles elementary schools, causing 60 people to suffer minor skin and eye injuries.
GALAXY’S EDGE Comic-Book illustrator supreme Phil Jimenez just visited. He gushes, “That #GalaxysEdgeland at #Disneyland is bonkers beautiful. I always joke that my nostalgia gene is almost dead, but this entire place made me smile at its construction and its Easter egg surprises. An #Imagineering marvel. Many thanks to @in.sta.sam for the ticket and our brief visit to a galaxy far, far away before my plane ride back to NYC. #starwars”
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That #GalaxysEdge land at #Disneyland is bonkers beautiful. I always joke that my nostalgia gene is almost dead, but this entire place made me smile at its construction and its Easter egg surprises. An #Imagineering marvel. Many thanks to @in.sta.sam for the ticket and our brief visit to a galaxy far, far away before my plane ride back to NYC. #starwars
EPSTEIN CASE A new lawsuit claims he trafficked girls until 2018. According to the New York Times, “The attorney general of the Virgin Islands says Mr. Epstein and co-conspirators used a database to track victims as young as 11 years old.
QUENTIN TARANTINO made the ‘right decision’ by refusing to edit Once Upon a Time in Hollywood for the Chinese market. According to Indie Wire, “China blockedthe October theatrical release of “Hollywood” for unspecified reasons, although it was understood the government had an issue with the film’s controversial Bruce Lee scene. Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon reportedly filed a complaint to China’s National Film Administration due to Tarantino’s portrayal of her father, a national hero in China. Tarantino refused to edit the Bruce Lee scene out in order to secure a theatrical release in China.
“They absolutely backed me, 100%,” Tarantino recently told Deadline about Sony agreeing to skip China. “They were all disappointed, and so was I. Partly because we had Chinese co-producers and we wanted to do well by them. But there is a certain line you cannot cross. If it was just ‘Ok, Cliff slams Katie’s face into the fireplace four times…can we make it two times?’ Ok, I could do that. To actually remove an entire scene because the country finds that scene objectionable? No.”
The Mandalorian Is the Only Smart Soldier in the Star Wars Galaxy | WIRED https://t.co/zG711WAjge
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LILY TOMLIN sat down with Marc Maron on his WTF podcast. Says Maron, “Lily Tomlin received a bit of advice early in her life that she really took to heart: If you can’t be direct, why be? Lily’s direct approach to performing, exemplified by her creation of original characters, led her to early success in New York cabarets, spots on The Merv Griffin Show, and her breakout showcase on Laugh-In.”
Full ep – https://t.co/LcxGW1DP8L
— WTF with Marc Maron (@WTFpod) January 13, 2020
Lily and Marc talk about her personal and professional relationship with her longtime collaborator and now wife Jane Wagner, her roles in movies like Nashville and 9 to 5, and her friendship with Jane Fonda that continues today as they reach the sixth season of Grace and Frankie. This episode is sponsored by Avenue 5 on HBO and Capterra. Listen below.
NETFLIX is accused of funneling $430 million of its international profits into tax havens. Deadline reports, “A report by British think-tank Tax Watch said that, like other major tech companies including Google and Amazon, “there is little doubt that Netflix has structured itself to avoid paying tax.”
In a report, Tax Watch estimated that between $327.8M and $430M of profit from outside the U.S. was moved to low tax jurisdictions, such as the Netherlands, where Netflix operates a complex web of companies.
YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN Leopards absolutely LOVE getting scritches!
Leopard absolutely LOVES getting scritches! pic.twitter.com/mSVI2igS0J
— Nature & Animals 🌋🦁 (@AnimalsWorId) January 15, 2020
“They’re neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal,” study co-author Joshua Bongard, a computer scientist and robotics expert at the University of Vermont, said in a statement. “It’s a new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism.”
“When I sing ‘Personal Jesus,’ I have a vision of a sexual savior within myself or that I look for in others,” she explains. “It’s gritty and shadowy like an after-hours party. I hadn’t seen a woman cover the song, which added a different dimension. It paves the way for where I want to go musically,” shares Kash.
ROBIN GOES TO THE 32ND CENTURY in Legion of Superheroes #3 written by Brian Michael Bendis.
Jonathan Kent (Superboy) fetches his best friend Damian Wayne (Robin) from the past and brings him back to the 32nd century to help his new teammates in the Legion solve a mystery on the first artificial planet: the planet Gotham. Legion of Superheroes #3 is on sale now.
HALL OF FAME Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails and T. Rex to be inducted in Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.
PETER RABBIT 2 dropped its second trailer. The sequel to 2018’s Peter Rabbit opens in the US April 3, 2020 Starring: Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, Rose Byrne and directed by Will Gluck.
MISSY ELLIOT “Why I Still Love You” official music video is here.
DYLAN RUBIC was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness when his whole world turned around once he found out he was gay. Watch the video of the story of his life going down this hard road below the photo.
Rubic says of the video, “I hope you guys benefit from watching this video. Most of this video is my story but if you just need some wise words of wisdom, go to 12:05.