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Ex-New York Jets WR Josh Bellamy charged in $24 million coronavirus relief loan scheme
"Former New York jets wide receiver Josh. Bellamy was charged for his alleged role in a twenty four million dollar fraudulent pandemic loan scheme. Oh, the US Justice Department arrested him in in Florida. He's charged with getting loans. Twenty four million dollars with the loans him in ten compadres. The wide receiver, former wide receiver spent it on Gucci. Dior. Jewelry Trips on casino trip I don't know this guy white possession type receiver wes welker Cologne. He's an African American receiver oh former receiver cut comrades. Lame they didn't They didn't know anything about the legal troubles. They just happen to cut them the day before the US Justice Department arrest
Former Chicago Bears Player Josh Bellamy Charged In $24M COVID-Relief Fraud Scheme
"A former U of our football player and NFL player has been arrested. I am charged in a cove ID relief fraud scheme. 31 year old Josh Bellamy was charged in a federal criminal complaint in Florida with wire fraud, bank fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. The complaint alleges that Bellamy conspired with others to obtain millions of dollars in fraudulent PPP loans. Bellamy is alleged to have obtained a loan of more than $1 million for his own company Drip Entertainment. Prosecutors say Bellamy spent the money on luxury goods and at a Miami casino. Josh Bellamy was a receiver who played it. Louisville under then coach Charlie Strong is NFL career included stints with the Bears and Jets.
Nick Cannon out at Viacom, keeps deal with Fox
"I'm Kim, masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as my usual banter buddy on the business, Matt Bellamy and Matt this is very unfortunate situation that has developed There's a sort of a back and forth in the black media world, their business antisemitic incidents most recently I think is nick. Cannon was on a podcast, endorsed some clearly antisemitic views about Jews controlling the media, and whatever the these are old tropes. I have to say to her credit. jemele hill weighed in saying this kind of talk is unacceptable as did Kareem abdul-jabbar and a column in the Hollywood reporter, but this nick cannon incident he led to him, being fired by Viacom CBS a, he initially clapped back, and said you know. The CBS was treating him unfairly, and then seemed to have major change of heart and apologized and said he was gonNA learn, and he was sorry for the hurt he had inflicted, but. What's interesting to me? Is that while he fired? He had this show on vh. One called wild and out and other things going on CBS. He also is the host of the mass singer on Fox and you know. How surprised are you that Fox said that apology is completely acceptable. We're hanging with you on the mass singer. Yeah, I mean this really does point to an interesting dichotomy that's emerging especially when you look at a lot of the heightened sensitivity around these issues of hate, speech and inappropriate comments that have really come about over the past six to eight months. Fox seems to be an outlier here and a lot of people have put it in monthly. Yes, a lot of people have pointed to Fox News, which obviously is the home of many incendiary comments? Tucker Carlson was recently forced to go on one of those quote, unquote preplanned Fox News vacations when it was revealed that his lead writer was revealed to be posting anonymously on racist and homophobic and sexist websites. This is always been you know. The Fox News is separate from Fox Broadcasting Corporation which is run out of La. It's all owned by the Murdoch's, but Fox's always positioned itself as we have the LA operation. And then we have this Fox News thing, but here you have. Have a very specific incident on a Fox show with the host of not just a Fox show the most popular show on Fox and the Murdoch seemed to be okay with it. It sends a message that this isn't just Fox News separate from the La Company. This is all one company in the Murdoch's seemed to be endorsing a very tolerant. Shall we say view of this kind of speech? Yeah, the MURDOCHS ARE GONNA Murdoch. You know they they run the company. It's theirs and. Walk is possibly even more conservative than his father Rupert I'm not saying that a person can't apologize. Learn but I think when you make comments like this that nick cannon made. You. You don't just return with no without missing a beat. It's like okay, thanks. That's great. That just feels to me like it needs a little bit more of a pause. And why don't you go away for a little while and seek the truth and come back when you you feel that you know there's been a an interval I. Don't know if you reversed the situation and he were white host. Making these kinds of comments about say black people. That host would still have a job. That's an interesting question I. Don't know, but what is also interesting is just the state of the. The Fox company now because until last year Fox owned a movie Studio Television Studio a lot of businesses that have traditionally more liberal and more creative types in them. Now they've gotten rid of all that stuff to Disney and the Fox company is Basically Fox, news sports and the Fox Broadcasting Company, and it really has allowed them to be insulated from what's going on in the rest of media, which has been very attuned to these issues and very intolerant of this kind of hate speech. Fox's now kind of sewing its own path. Yes, now it's a little more obvious. Thank you, Matt! Belen former editorial director of the Hollywood. Reporter joins me this Monday at one thirty on the business. I'm Kim Masters, and this is the Hollywood
Academy postpones 2021 Oscars, will announce new diversity rules
"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown Twenty Years Matt Bellamy my usual Banter Buddy on the business and Matt the Ninety Third Academy Awards ceremony has been pushed from February twenty eighth to April twenty fifth for. Obvious reasons. The eligibility period for films which normally would end on December thirty first. It's been extended to February twenty eighth twenty twenty, one. Because of you know. These films have not had opportunity to play or necessarily get the kind of attention. They would normally get. That's the argument now. The Oscars has been pushed before in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, eight, due to La Flooding, and then in sixty eight because of the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King and again in one, thousand, nine, hundred, one, because of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan so I. Think it's fair to conclude that. When they pushed the Oscar ceremony something very very bad is happening as it is now, but this was necessary. However, if you're ABC, just from a business point of view, this is bad news. Also yeah I mean there's A. A couple ramifications here one is for ABC I mean this is their super bowl. They count on a ton of AD revenues about hundred forty hundred fifty million dollars in ad revenue last year that they can usually count on in February that is now pushed out of q one into cue to if the Oscars take place as planned which are that's a big question mark. Will we have big scale events with celebrities walking a red carpet even in April of next year? We don't know the second is the impact on the film released calendar because. Because assuming at some point that movies do comeback and we start to get movies released in theaters again these big year end movies that everybody sees every year and you know come out around Christmas time and get a lot of the awards attention and go on to win Oscars that window is now going to shift into the January February march window, which is going to change a lot of strategies for these film companies because you don't now have to crowd. You're movie into that year end corridor in order to make an impact with Oscar voters. Voters, you can give it a little bit more time and that February. March time period is usually a dumping ground where you don't put your best movies now. Maybe you're going to put your best movies there because you know, you can get Oscar attention as well as some box office. Yeah, and what's really still very unclear win theaters will open theaters, clinging to to July, as is as our Warner Brothers with Christopher Nolan's ten and a couple of Disney with Milan they push tenant two weeks i. don't really get how that solves anything but. It makes us so they're not I now Milan will be I will be the Guinea pig, so to speak and then Warner. Brothers we'll have tended after that, so they won't be the Guinea Pig the other thing that is. Speaking of Guinea Pigs. The academy is going to try to do require going forward diversity as a criterion for eligibility for Oscar and they haven't specified what that means I I would certainly not argue with the goal Hollywood has been very very stuck for a very long time in terms of diversity goals, but you know it's something where they have to be very careful. You can't just mandate something like that without really choosing how it works, you know and and again. I want to stress how I totally support that goal, but you're sort of a strange territory telling creative people you must do X. and we don't know what xs yet, but you know. This is something where I think. There's a swimming Zaidi that it will end up being like the most popular picture category that ultimately just sort of went away. This should work, but the question is how yeah! It's a big question because you know for years and years, the academy has always said that the diversity problem is not the academy's problem. It is Hollywood's problem, and it's just at the Oscars are reflection of what the industry is doing, so you shouldn't blame the academy for the diversity problems of Hollywood. This is a flip of that. They're saying we are taking this on. On as an organization and saying that you will not be able to be eligible for an Oscar unless you adhere to some basic diversity principles, and they have yet to articulate what those are, so they just WanNa. See what the logistics are going to
Cops and Live P.D. canceled following protests against police violence
"I'm Kim. Masters and this is the high. Would breakdown joining me is my banter buddy on the Business Matt Bellamy and Matt, the protests that have been going on around the world are really relevant to Hollywood and we see Hollywood. Reacting are trying to figure out how to react to broader concerns about racism and also concerns about the way. Television and movies have contributed to the perpetuation. Of an idea about police, and how they function, this is just filters all kinds of programming, even if it's not a cop show, and it has created a situation where the cops in the public mind get a certain amount of benefit of the doubt as the heros that they are portrayed, even if they break the rules. And, so this now is something we see cops being canceled. We see a live PD, which is hit for an e cops has been on for years and his money maker, but like PD is Annie's number, one show and Anne pulled the plug. Yeah, and they pull the plug after recently ordering one hundred sixty episodes of the show and I think that's really a testament to the soul searching that's going on at a lot of these networks, and if you look at the top ten most watched shows from the past season most viewed you look at blue bloods you look at Ncis you look at Chicago PD. You look at all. All of these police oriented shows that that really do portray these police as flawed, but ultimately heroic, and I think that's what's really going to be the subject of soul-searching, and I wonder if you know beyond the obvious like these verite shows that you can go after right now I wonder if the creatives behind some of these police, procedural shows are really going to reassess how their characters are portrayed. Yeah, I mean most of these shows are run by white men, and there's a certain accepted myth about how things work at is not based in reality, and these shows don't reckon very often with racial injustice and how the Justice System Perpetuates racism. You know it's interesting. My Colleague Lesley Goldberg talked to Warren light who runs law and order Svu and asked him you know how `bout this portrayal, and he's sort of had to say. It was clear that Dick Wolf would ever who, in he has so many shows on TV, and they run in reruns. That Dick Wolf whatever you know. Step away from that portrayal of cups and again this filters through, and it's not just about cops. I mean you just saw Hbo Max pull gone. With the wind because of racist stereotypes, the glorification of the South in the era of slavery. It'll be back. It's not being censored is still available. You can buy a lot of these shows that are being looked at but. It the they're going to bring it back with some context to make it clear that this represents a certain view of the world that is no longer acceptable view of the world and Disney did that when the Disney plus dreamer launched. They realized that some of the Older Walt Disney content was not culturally appropriate anymore, and it's easy to alter things from the past, but what's more interesting to me is when we go from here. Here, and whether these concerns that have come to the forefront today where you see the entire New York Times nonfiction bestseller list devoted to issues of race and injustice. This is clearly permeating the culture right now, and where will Hollywood take it? There's GonNa. Be a lot of scrutiny on the content of these shows going forward. Yeah, I think we're going to need some change in the executive suites, but we'll see going forward. Thank you. Thank
California to announce protocols to resume Hollywood production
"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown. Joining me is Matt Bellamy and Matt. Hollywood is just thirsting to get back to work. There are so many tens of thousands of people who work in this industry and are unemployed. And of course you know as a huge ripple effect People are trying to come up with inventive ways to go back into production. Of course the state the state is a key part of this and Gavin. Newsom our governor who has been trying hard to control the the spread of disease from this outbreak did say that as of Monday there will be some protocols in place and he believes that most counties in California unfortunately not La county where word the numbers are still not so good. They're getting better but they're not. They're behind other counties but the great majority of counties will get these protocols and he believes they'll be able to start some kind of production and that's a big deal because I think a lot of people in town figured that the restrictions on production we're GONNA last months and months and if people can start going back to production in the next weeks or so. That's a big deal. I mean we saw Over the past week you reported on a plan that Jason Blum. The horror producer has to house people in a hotel on the universal lot and to carefully go back to production We saw tyler. Perry Georgia released an extensive plan this past week where he is going to personally fly people on his private jet. He's going to quarantine them when they arrive. They'RE GONNA use protocols on the set of his shows that he does and he is going to try to create a enclosed universe for people working on his shows and that may be the new normal for a while. Productions are allowed to proceed. But there's going to be these different protocols of WHO's allowed on said where they're allowed to go when they're not working and increased sanitation protocols. Yeah I mean you do worry a little bit about human nature. I mean this producer in Thailand is actually in production now and people have armbands or wristbands of some kind that you're allowed to stand here. You're allowed to stand there you know. They're big questions looming. Like who is willing to go where I mean tyler. Perry's talking about flying people on private jet. Which is I guess in that respect. It's very good to be something more than one respect. Good to be tyler. Perry but commercial flights You know any kind of sizable crew. That's going to create such an open door for problems. And the Jason Blum production that I wrote about where they want to actually put them in a hotel adjacent to the lot and they don't have approval they say they're not gonNA go forward without approval from authorities and protocols and play. I think they'll have to run it pasta. Sag after all of these things are going to be required but that Zeh have no insurance. So that's a six point five million dollar budget. If that has to shutdown universal will be like well okay but you can't do that on a big production and you can just see the insurance companies. Who are not writing any any policies for covid. Nineteen right now. You know when they do if they do at some point will be scrutinizing for any lapse in following protocols and people. Aren't that great following protocols. No but something has to be done. I mean there was this this past week a call with the governor and some executives and people who are on the recovery taskforce talking about this issue and it's predictions are that there will be a one hundred sixteen billion dollar loss to the entertainment industry over five years and they've got to figure out how to get back to work because there is staggering unemployment in this industry and there is a way back if you take precautions and the insurance industry will come around. They may not be writing policies right now but at some point. This is our new normal until there's a vaccine the insurance industry will catch up and they will figure out how to write policies for these productions slowly and maybe with push from the federal government of some people in Congress. Get THEIR WAY. We'll see
TV advertisers are changing the channel
"I'm Kim Masters and this is Hollywood breakdown joining me as my regular Banter Buddy on the business at felony and Matt normally a lot of reporters would be gathering with a with masses and masses of advertisers in New York. This time of year for the upfront presentations when these advertisers are are given very splashy star studded presentations in places like Carnegie Hall Where CBS does presentation and these they unroll the fall shows and they they and there's huge parties. I mean this is where billions of dollars worth of advertising are are starting to get sold on the basis of the shows. I remember the year back when they played. Abc played the entire pilot for modern family. That's really rare. It's what you do when you think you have something great and you think all the advertisers will want to be a part of it and you can make a lot of money. So of course there's not a prince this year and their virtual. They're doing these things they're trying to do them. In one way or another different networks taking different approaches some of them are having sort of virtual presentations. Some of them are having smaller. Smaller group presentations virtually of course and it augurs badly all of this because advertisers are really fleeing the businesses not there. It's going to really really be devastating for television that is driven by advertising. Yeah I mean this has been analogize by a couple of analysts to the two thousand eight recession and what that did for the print advertising market which is it exacerbated trends that were already afoot and just absolutely accelerated and made them devastating to the print. Business and people think that this might be the case for traditional LINEAR AD driven networks. Where there are you know. They're the trend has been away from these massive commitments but the business has been okay because they've been able to get creative and come up with hybrid ad packages that a lot of advertisers could buy into but this year. I mean there was a Wall Street Journal piece this past week that estimated just in the third quarter between a billion and one point five billion in ad commitments are just going to go away and advertisers are experimenting more and they're seeing more traction on digital platforms and they're using this pandemic to experiment and do do things and will that Ad. Revenue Comeback knows. Yeah they have the ability advertisers in many cases to cancel existing commitments. To get out there trying to I mean they buy these ads well in advance of the TV season and they do have in some cases an chance. They did have a chance to cut back on some of their commitments before may first so things like General Motors pepsi-cola and and Pepsico and cracker barrel and General Mills. Big Huge companies have been trying to take advantage of that cancellation option to varying degrees. And and there was a survey released from something called advertiser perceptions that marketers will plan to spend thirty three percent less this year during the up fronts compared with last year and that is a six point. Six billion dollar decline. If that's right and I'll read you a quote from the one of their executives the upfront strikes at the heart of the uncertainty advertisers are struggling with. They can't commit long term but at the same time you know they do. Advertising isn't going to go permanently away if you're hoping lower to attract customers you got gotta advertise somewhere and TV. I think it's still a big tent broadcast TV. And the ratings have been up for broadcast network. They've been up everywhere during the pandemic. But we're starting to see some softening as these were made it. Home episodes become more ubiquitous. I think that's probably going to continue over the summer. In the fall. People are afraid to spend money so advertisers can advertise but people aren't necessarily buying and those companies are hurting to thank you. Matt thank you. That's Matt Bellamy joins me this Monday at one thirty business. I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown.
Following Trolls World Tour kerfuffle, AMC wont play Universal films
"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as map. Felony and Matt about three weeks ago. Universal put trolls world tour available on demand in the midst of this pandemic and this past week. Universal has been very celebratory about that that effort to do this and said that generated one hundred million dollars in premium video-on-demand P. B. O. D. And many people sort of took this to mean that. I think correctly universal likes this Jeff. Shell the head of NBC. Universal said this release demonstrated the viability of this approach to releasing films but the theater chains of the world the big ones like AMC. We're not happy because to them. This is an attack on their windows that the movie trolls would have a nice long theatrical run and make a lot of box office which they would split with the studios but nonetheless this is how they survive obviously and they're very challenge right now they immediately said we're not gonNA play any of your movies now that can't be a real threat but it shows the level of intensity around the decision that universal made. Yeah let's unpack this because there's a lot going on here yes. The theater chains were upset. Amc said No. We will not play any universal movie. Cinema world others have made kind of lesser statements. But in the same vein of this model will not stand so to speak. But it's this is such a unique situation that I really think that what Jeff Schell was doing was the opening salvo in a negotiation. This is a guy who came up through the comcast cable system. He has long been known to want to shorten the theatrical window. The window between when movies are in theaters and when they go to premium video On demand all the others and this is his opening shot he knows. This pandemic has caused a lot of upheaval. It allowed them to put this movie on demand and he wants to experiment more and he wants the theaters to come along and he knows that this is not going to end where they have placed their markers in the sand. It's going to me in negotiation and what he wants is a shortening of that window. Maybe cut the theaters in a little bit on some of that. Vod revenue. There's going to be a compromise in his view that will allow these studios to change the wind. Doing and all of this bluster is just a preamble to that negotiation in my opinion well and I think the picture that's painted here as you say. This is a unique situation in. They had this movie is quite expensive. You don't see them putting a however the next fast and furious movie or any of their really big budget movies are trying to put them on demand like this because the economics don't work. Universal may be more or less hostile to the theatrical window or some people think they really want to wipe out theaters. Which is crazy and would destroy the business as we know it. But you right now. They need that box office if they can get it back someday. When we're not in this. They had spent a lot of money on this movie. The other movies that you're seeing moved are tend to be less expensive. This one probably about ninety one hundred million they had spent thirty million or so just domestically to market in the United States so they have expenses associated with it that suggests that even though they have generated all this revenue they are not necessarily going to be rolling in money at all from this and probably will lose but he is making it sound successful because as you say he wants what he wants and that is his endgame to shorten the window so that they can get to these other. You know when you have a movie. That's played in theaters for a while. And you have to let them sit there and sit there and sit there after the big adspend and the display in theaters. You Wanna be able to get to the other stuff that you're selling these after theatrical windows on demand windows and the DVD's sales that's what they want to get to sooner while it's more fresh in people's minds so that would be the end game. And otherwise I think any other studio the idea of Doing this kind of thing with the none of them have done it with a big movie. Right and universal is not the only studio experimenting. And you see Warner Brothers. Do this with the Scooby Doo movie. You've seen some other announcements of direct to premium video on demand. And they like this because they get a way to salvage these movies at a time when there is no movie theaters and they get a larger percentage of the revenue than they would get if they had to split it fifty fifty with a theater. Yes but at the same time. They spent a great deal on this movie. It's very unclear what happened if it weren't a sequel. If it weren't something that they've spent all that money to advertise it's also unclear. How much money they will ring out of other revenue streams that normally. Follow if this is you know the way they're going to go forward like normally they get the anticipate certain amount of money if it ran in theaters in this case is is that reduced because they ran it on demand like this. All of this remains to be seen a matinee will be watching. Thank you matt thank you. That's Matt Bellamy Former editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at one. Thirty on the
Reopen for business? Movie theaters say not so fast
"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as my Banter Buddy on the Business Matt Bellamy and Matt We are seeing Governors of certain particularly Southern States notably Georgia saying that they are ready to reopen theaters. Now the question and it's a really big one is a couple of questions first of all. Do people want to go to the theaters? Do Theater owners want people coming to their theaters? there is resistance to this. So and there's a question of even with with movies being pushed big movies. What exactly are they planning to show in the theater? So there's resistance to this and it's really you know with a lack of leadership which we've talked about many times coming from the federal government. The stuff is all over the map. And we we have no idea how this is gonNa work or when it's going to work. Yeah I mean this was a perplexing one because it doesn't really matter if the governors of some of these southern states say that movie theaters can open if there's no product for these theaters to show. There's not much demand among consumers and there's not going to be much desire for these theater owners to spend the money to reopen when nobody's GonNa come so then we saw the National Association of Theatre. Owners issued a statement saying that they're not going to advise their members to open theaters until many of these larger market states like they can say it but New York California Texas some of these bigger markets they give the go-ahead for people to go back and the studios. Start saying okay to present their movies in the theaters because no studio is going to put out a hundred million two hundred million dollar movie when only a few markets are open. That's just spoils the entire release strategy. The reason these movies have been moved for. The most part is because the studios need a mass amount of people to see these movies in order for them to make financial sense and without a bunch of theatres open. It doesn't make sense to put the movies in the theaters. Yeah and they need to run an ad campaigns like they run these things well in advance now the one movie that is sort of a big ones sitting there right now is Christopher Nolan's tenant and that is scheduled for July and as we are led to understand that he feels that by then it will be okay. He is among the a-list final cut directors who is passionately committed to having his movies in theaters will not see things any other way. And everybody's watching to see whether Warner Brothers can actually do this or whether you know it could undermine the movie if they go too soon so that is the one I think where people's attention in the industry right now is focused. Yeah and from what I have heard the conversations between Warner brothers. Christopher Nolan have centered on him wanting to be first out. He is such a proponent of the theatrical experience that he sees his movies potentially being a galvanizing point for movie goers to say we if we are invited back and it's deemed safe by the governments. We are going to rally around this movie and And it will send a signal to the rest of the industry that it's okay to release these big movies and you see everyone else lining up behind him because a week later Disney his slot in Milan which was pushed from. Its March date into late July. After the Chris Nolan movie. And then there's wonder woman that's slated for August and then we get into a more regular blockbuster release schedule. That's a big if but if it does look like. The theaters can reopen in July Chris. Nolan will gladly be the first one out of the gate. Yeah that would be a queasy proposition for me. But the Chris. Nolan is a man with nerves of steel. We'll we'll see what happens. Thank you matt thank
Will new TV streamers HBO Max, Peacock, and Quibi meet their launch dates?
"Breakdown. I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown. Joining me remotely is Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter. Hello Matt Are There. So this is really. It's the Hollywood breakdown breakdown edition For for now a Lotta people are at home. Obviously as they should be as they should be. They are looking to stream things. We've talked a bit in the past about how it is that the studios don't WanNA put their really big budget movies on on demand because the finances the equations don't make sense. The streamers several are poised to come online and people have been asking. Why don't they go faster? Why DOESN'T HBO? Max Go faster? They're supposed to launch in. May they are asking you know the peacock which is the NBC universal offering. Why doesn't it go faster now? The and they were supposed to do a soft launch and then really go. I'd in July. The truth is they would love to go faster but in this environment things are going so crazy. I don't even know if this would have happened with or without corona virus. But they don't know if they even have the technology to support the onslaught to get everything ready so that is a big problem. That is if you want to know where it is. That's the answer. The question really is. Will they make the dates that they had set for themselves in the first place and everything I have heard is that they are you know scrambling everyone's working from home and the priority is to keep these launch dates? Hbo Max is the priority of at and T. and Warner media. They Really WanNa make that day. They've had to delay production on the friends reunion special which is going to be the big lure they have the friends library on. Hbo Max that is still on track. I'm told to be finished by the time that their launch date comes and with with peacock they now have no Olympics to promote the big plan for NBC Universal was to showcase peacock via the Olympics. And have some of the minor competitions on peacock but also a lot of the commentary and promoted heavily during the Olympics. That's gone they're really going to be relying now on the library content. They have the office and they have a bunch of originals and they have things that they can promote but without the Olympics. That's another challenge for them. A lot of Dick Wolf stuff and I'll note Jeff. Shell that chairman of NBC UNIVERSAL. Now the incoming chairman. Steve Burke retires has been diagnosed publicly with corona virus has said publicly that he is recovering so it just a part of the life. We're living right now. Is that kind of news. Meanwhile qube something. That Hollywood loves to talk about this. Is Jeffrey Katzenberg Meg? Whitman's big attempt to sell little short programming short videos. This is something. There was a lot of skepticism about in Hollywood. Even before this this epidemic. This pandemic will people. It's aimed at young people. Will they pay money to for this thing? Which I think. We're finding a lot of people despite their attempt to advertise it a lot and promoted still bunches of people out. There haven't heard of it and I don't know whether people will pay for Qube. Qube has certainly been paying for content. That's the interesting thing here. This is a two billion dollar venture. Most of that money is being spent on high end studio quality short form content which in Katzenberg's view has never been tried before. Yes there've been other things that have tried to get people to pay for short form content. Go Ninety was a big venture from Verizon Youtube at various premium. Tiers of trying to get people to pay hasn't really worked but Katzenberg says this is a different value proposition. Because this has stars this as people recognize creators that come from overall deals with the big studios all of that is included in Qube and it is tailor made for mobile which is where the audience is going especially young people so will people pay five dollars. Eight dollars without adds to watch this kind of content. We'll see April. Six is the launch date and they are zooming towards that they're not delaying based on the world state. And I think not even Katzenberg knows how this is going to play out. One of the many many unknowns. Thank you matt thank you.
Coronavirus and Hollywood - TV production shut down, some movies shift to streaming
"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown. Joining me is Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter. I should say joining me from home. Our respective homes. We are not the same home I want to say first of all that our hearts go out to everyone in the entertainment industry is getting so badly hurt in everyone generally but you know this is the business and the Hollywood breakdown in Hollywood has been dramatically impacted by the ongoing crisis. But we are going to also talk about The state of this business because For everyone who is now at risk and not working. The future of the business is of course of huge importance We have seen as you know Matt. Many many cancellations were talking Cannes Film Festival has finally succumbed that to the reality that they cannot hold the event. This year A lot of people are wondering what is going to become of the TV production season which is now on hold as a shutdown. I mean people can still meet and right. Virtually but production is a huge challenge. And then another question that will address as quickly as how why you aren't going to see big movies available for you on demand but I met one you One eight you sort of fill us in on the state of play with the TV business. Well it's interesting because the production of television is all shutdown so you're going to start to see delays in shows that were either not finished or were not even shot yet for instance. Fargo the new season Fargo was supposed to Premiere April. That has been moved to Some time indefinite down the line because they just didn't finish your two episodes left. There are sixty broadcast pilots that are were in various stages of production early stages of production. Mostly those of all been put on hold and the thinking is if this delay lasts until may maybe early June some of the broadcast pilots would be able to shoot and be green lit for series and get on in the fall but if we go any further than that thinking is that the fall season with all the sudden become the January season and there will be tons of repercussions for the television advertising industry from that Beyond that you know the one thing that is continuing as you mentioned is writing and a lot of these shows that had been green lit and have been given the go ahead for. Writers rooms are now meeting via zoom or other ways of getting together. So you're going to see a lot of scripts being stockpile just because people can write them but they just can't shoot them. Meanwhile from the consumer point of view you know the the networks are trying to make some adjustments to make things available that you know that any kind of create events so that people are watching something at the same time and have a sense of community. Hallmark is having a Christmas marathon That you know there are. Disney dropped frozen to more than a month earlier than planned on Disney. Plus as you know. Matt it is not so easy to a lot of people say why won't studios released new movies on and some of them are Sony and is doing it with bloodshot than the Vin Diesel. Movie which had a very abbreviated theatrical run and an universalist doing it with several movies including Emma and The invisible man and the hunt and most notably trolls but this is barely van dated it. It is not a solution that is a thing really for the movie business. As you know Matt Yeah I mean. This is a cost benefit analysis that each studio is doing now because the primary distribution method for these films movie theaters are now closed. So what do you do when the movie theaters are closed? We either find another solution to get it distributed right now or you wait and what we're seeing happening is that there is a class of film. Mid Budget lower budget that the studios are deciding to or some studios are deciding to put online make available for pay per view and digital download now and then there is a threshold over which the movies are simply being moved. And you're seeing this mostly with bigger budget movies like fast and furious nine and the minion sequel which was pushed from July into an indeterminate. Date so I think what we're GONNA see. More DELAYS AS THIS CRISIS GROWS. And then you're going to see lower budget films make it onto digital platforms and just to be clear. It's not at all certain that studios can recoup even their costs when they do this. This is a as one analyst. Put IT IT'S A. It's a sort of a policy of despair strategy of despair and and Desperation rather than a real strategy going forward however could reshape. How people consume entertainment when Finally subsides thank you
"bellamy" Discussed on Strong Black Legends
"In lifted WB. Yeah just so so much toxin me about what that was like compared to I guess mayow are just like the time directly after it. When might that blackness? Just Kinda SORTA win will. The nineties was a prolific time in entertainment. Because once again timing is everything a group of wonderfully talented actors and actresses Comedians. You had young networks that we're starting needed talent that wanted to win. You know a lot of those shows built these networks you know living color and mar in and living single and Family matters I mean we can go on and on and on they literally were the highest rated shows on a lot of those networks so black people were watching TV and supporting these. These shows. I had an opportunity to do my own show. I mean I've done probably ten or twelve different shows but I was like four or five of the lead in June enemy so I gotta chance to strike out and get back on and get another hit united so it was really good and now is is more scarce. We do have great projects but is just not as many opportunities used to be a lot opportunities. Yeah so you're sort of pivoting now. I feel like in the types of things that you'd want me because you're now filming a Netflix series race called self made inspired by the life of Madame. Cj Walker helped me about that like wet. Wow this is a different bill. Bellamy for everybody. I think I think you'll get a chance to see me again as an actor. Guy In an actor on this side. Because this role the cast bananas Octavia Spencer Plays Madame Cj Walker Blair underwood play CJ Walker. Tiffany Haddish is a daughter comedy. Jogo we got Kevin Carroll Myself. I'm Gary Morris so I play. I play sweetness. Oh so check this out. So sweetness is the numbers running but he is a bag on. How do you prepare for a role like that will? Because now you're like a bad guy criminal type you. Will you know what the feeling for sweetness is hunger? So my other character was envy. This was hunger when you're hungry. You do anything to eat right. So He's the type of guy wherever the opportunities to eat is going to eat and I just put that in and then you'll say manipulation. Whether is you know using his leverage with his power or his relationships to get to ex- he's got to eat so sweetness is there do any stay hungry there. It is you go. You go like you're GONNA be like. Oh Bill trip really excited to see this role because I'm so used to you know charismatic com no. This was a little sleep. This little sleet like they should be. They should be. They gotta give me that. Emmy PLAN GOING TO BE GOING. Go speaking out a gong to appreciate it. Thank you so much. This supported in limited series. Thank you what do you hope? People Black People in particular take away from. This think they're going to be inspired to go after their dreams. Madame CJ WALKER. Takes all your excuses away? I don't WanNa hear if Madame CJ WALKER. There was no civil rights. There was nothing in order to say okay. Well you could do that. She did it anyway. So we don't have an excuse. You WanNa dream dream but you gotta put that Dream Into Action. I think that's what does moral of the story is self made is like you know you can make yourself who you WANNA be. But you've got to work. You know I feel like this is a great time to pivot into our rapid fire. Segment that we like to do. At the end of our strong black legends Goto views just abundant ramifications. Some will be super black. Some probably going to be a little goofy your readiness okay. I thought I know the answer to this. But in your in your real life we know that you will play onscreen but offscreen. Are you the player of the one getting played? It's the same space. You can be honest Mary now so you know what? I'm usually getting play by my kids. I don't even own. Daddy would be so nice if you bought me. Oh daily means all my friends have dead so I'm probably getting played at the house So you came in what they do. Try not to go do something. Definitely that makes In this interview alone. We've gotten some great celebrity impressions. What other celebrity impressions you got up. You sleep a lot of Daves pound sign man. I say this Zahle Standing Interview. The words choices that you brought to me I really feel legendary first of all can absorb water. I'm parched. Nobody does better to me. But Dave Oh one more question if it possible to pull you black card know what I mean by that. Somebody's like Oh you don't do this particular thing. You're not really black. I'm pulling car. You don't play pulling car ORCA. That were possible. What could someone pull your black car on the only thing I could think of its own Because like you know I don't play enough and over the holidays maybe two holidays ago. Everybody was like list. Pull out and people got real Gangsta. Which is supposed to be entertainment supposed to be? It's supposed to be fun. F U N people in there talking about Popeye. You May Never GonNa play owner with me again doing the hands and you know what I'm going back to the monopoly people. Don't Yeah Yeah so before you get. Outta here what else can we look for? What's what's in the pipeline. Two Dozen Twenty. Twenty Twenty T. We got comedy Special Madame. Cj Walker Podcasts nother movie project. Tv project so twenty twenty going to be the biggest year my career. So I'm just dropping and she's going to sing like dropping out. Boom he dropped. Oh boom didn't drop the state road. That's my walk but well I can't wait for the next low me. Thank you so much fun.
"bellamy" Discussed on Strong Black Legends
"I so thrilled in a little bit nervous to welcome our next guest the one the only the iconic Bill Bellamy feel legendary. You don't think that is awesome. Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you is. It is definitely a pledge of the year. I I just after quarter because I do this every time we still hear grew. I'm so please stay here. Stay here this. Can I tell you a slightly creepy story? Okay so happened Liz. I was in New York. I live in New York City. I'm from Kentucky originally. I don't know where it was. It was some kind of hearty or release thing that I like snuck into one supposed to be there and I think you and one of my I like celebrity sightings so you know just like Oh my God my God Bill Bellamy but I was too scared to say hello to me on. This could took you very respectable distance from you from probably way too long just texted. Everybody GETS ON THE NEXT TO REMEMBER. You shut up. That is him Kisha in Rambouillet back. Well now that I know I will. I will cost you in public. I'm really unfriendly. Thank you Tom. Let's go back in history a little bit. Okay Baby Bill Bellamy income. What were you like as a kid? I think I was really are going to house very talkative in school. I remember getting in trouble all the time. I was very silly with my friends. I remember just always making my friends laugh. I never knew could be a comedian or anything. I was just like one of those. Kind of like a vivacious. Sorta intercity kids are just wanted to make my friends laugh and hang out and have a good time. Yeah so what was your exposure to stand up comedy. If you didn't know that you could be a comedian back it came. Like coincidentally I think because my parents used to listen to Richard Pryor And I remember when my parents weren't home because you know Richard we say like all the crazy stuff and I would. I put it on a record player. And just be lessening NYC trying to imagine like what is it like to tell the story I remember saying how do you tell a story so funny and and he was using bad words and stuff like but I remember he always what I loved about Richard Pryor. He always made you see each character. That's what was dope like. If he talked about Moore Bone You saw on talk about Dracula you saw Dracula does what was so interesting to me. and and now. I'm his biggest fan. The idea standup terrifies me absolutely terrifies me. Because it seems like it's like social media in real life where you get like instant feedback funny knowing if you're not funny no. I don't deal with negative emotions. Very he's always an of people who who are just like yeah. Let me get up and Travis. Do you remember the first time you just stand up? The first time I tried. Stand up I bombed. I brought five of my friends from college and I got boo two of them. Boom me I know for sure I think two maybe three of them all Larry. It was like it was a massive book David Getting off. They was booming down to four steps poop. Poop poop and then I got in the car right you served and I remember that feeling I was like I never get booed again. I remember I remember. I'll say okay okay. I took it took two in car. We've gone back. Everybody got a joke. Everybody who wasn't on stage has some say. Oh maybe you should get you to you. Wanted us to see cut to what I thought was the benefit of the loss on the learning experience was I had to be prepared. I didn't have like maybe maybe two jokes maybe three and I thought I could free stuff. Now improvisation I thought I could just go up there and just think of something funny. I wasn't ready for that. Some people can do it all the time. Yeah I can do it now. I couldn't do it then because I wasn't trained enough so I was like you know what I'm going to be prepared on the right. My little four jokes and that never happened again. I always make sure I always prepared. Those are all skills that I was able to get later being a rookie. Obviously I didn't note I stuff but that was good for me. Yeah it was a boat. So did you pretty much learn how to do? Stand up comedy by just doing it or did you like study or their Langham. Learn how to do standup from watching other people Eddie Murphy Robin Williams Bill cosby route prior Those guys that were like already moving already doing it and I was just like. Wow they stand there. And they tell these amazing funny stories and I started to start writing all the funny stuff. That happened to me You know funny stuff that I think. 'cause I always think funny stuff all day all these like writing songs like I get jokes like people probably get sauce. I'm like oh I got it right because I'm not going to remember that eventually. Those little snippets of stories became funny jokes and I would put the humor in those jokes because I have a writing team like I write all my my own material so I write my own stuff so it takes time. You know you gotta get the idea that you gotta practice the idea so once. I did start making those little inroads with my five minutes. Fifteen minutes to twenty and then when I got our of materials like I think are really because you need time to get to an hour yes a lot of time to be talking and you better be saying awaiting here the boo especially with a Def comedy jam crowd or let crowd in general. We don't let you know pretty honest people on the planet. You do not have to worry how you feel about you. You know either you or they just get on instagram it. They just put the phone up in front of you. Why you doing lab? People can be route they can. They can be but during comedy jam. Which you were prolific on there. Were no phones. There were no no digits players. How did you find your way to that stage? Well I was doing stand up in New York City and I was just like the hottest comedian in Jersey right but I had to break in New York. He's like thirty minutes difference but seriously you know we had New York comics. That was already. I was sort of like the hot young comedian New Jersey. So I used to pop in all the clubs. Like you'll do from Jersey right so I popped into a place called Uptown Comedy Harlem. One Night Charlie. Barnet was on. Stage is a true story. He was murdering killing killing. Andre Brown who owned the uptown in Harlem told me I couldn gone at night. Now get this because he was like you know. I don't know if you could follow Charlie Barnet soon. So why don't you come back next week? I said Nope I'm going on tonight. Because this joke and funniest hale and I gotta do it and he was like. You'll be what you can do it next week. I said Nah and this row booty call cut too so I wrote booty call on a piece of paper I had. My head was on a tab. I had my car double part so it was probably going to get so I was like I'm ramage right so I say dre loop. I don't care what Charlie Barnet is doing. Just put me on Knicks cool. He gets a standing ovation. So I said I I'M GONNA start with my closer so usually comics strongest job. Is Your job cinema star with my clothes. Then I'm gonNA throw that Nujoma due to jokes I got Dimitar booty colony right so I do my my Khoza Bam. I got a second job Bam I got then I dropped a new job Buddhi. Karna middle explosion aches so I ended up closing on booty. Call cut to Russell Simmons's audience so have not win on stage Russell. When they never saw me so cut to Russell comes running around the back he was like. What's your name? This amazing first of all. I want to all these. Hbo People they're amazing This is so so. She's creative director. This other with whom this thing called Def comedy jam and we WanNa get these urban comics and we want to bring.
"bellamy" Discussed on Strong Black Legends
"Is the top of the show and you already know what time it is. It's time for me to pretend that I'm your mom trying to put you on some game so I know you know about Bill Bellamy but I know about bill. Bellamy who let me tell you about Bill Bellamy Bill? Bellamy has always been the go-to guy for your smooth-talking foolish harm is probably GonNa try to steal your girl behind. Your back needs right. He got them curls he got them lips he got them suits. He got them ellipse. I mean like even when he was on Def comedy jam on the stage in the nineties. Not even playing a part that was just like his whole vibe. His whole aesthetic. If you will which is like smooth talking ladies' man and he still got it. If I may say may I say thank you? I just did. This vibe was so so perfect for his conic role of Hollywood in the movie. Love Jones which is one of his first acting GIGS. In he was just he was just a little too perfect. The role of being what we in my day would call a play. Play play Do we still met. Let's bring it back though. Ladies Manis aside this is an act. Hor Friends and family. This is a man of diversity because he can also do family friendly television. For example. Do you remember on Nickelodeon. A show called cousins gator. Guess what that was bill. Bellamy the flyers puppet you've ever seen in your life voiced by Bill Bellamy. Then it makes it. It just makes sense. Sesame Street could never sesame street wishes and if you're not thoroughly impressed yet here's a little more trivia. Bill Bellamy himself is credited with coining the term. Budi Kao the reason that I love this factoid. So much is because how often are we able to track down the origins of the things that white people still from US law started blame blaming pitas. Monroe started umph leak. July arm started renegade. Dance to all the other children are doing on the tax bill. Bellamy started BUCO. Where is his style on the black history walk of fame? I'm pretty sure that bill bill came into my life not came into my life. But I'm pretty sure that fell in love with Bill Bellamy during my light skin light. Add Brown boy phase and Bill Bilas none of those things which is a testament to how much he stands out any home. Bill Bellamy was so good at plan demand that you really wanted but you just knew that you did not need so. I really hope that you enjoy this conversation that I got to have a Bill Bellamy. He is hilarious. He can do impressions at the drop of a hat. He made me laugh so hard. And that's what we need. In the world today are laughter laughter so I hope that this makes you laugh as well.
Amid Coronavirus, Hollywood Takes a Hit
"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter and Matt. There's a lot of anxiety. A lot of fear about the corona virus and people are being instructed as to what is best to do right now but obviously this is very contagious and while many businesses and the stock market overall are being very impacted clearly. Hollywood the entertainment business is is extremely vulnerable in this situation We've seen predictions that what has already happened. could cost the industry five billion dollars from diminished box. Office Revenue Alone I think that that almost as fanciful thing to say because this is a moving target every day every time you refresh your favorite news site hopefully reliable one. You See Different News and you know we've seen the Disney close temporarily a three theme parks overseas in Asia We've seen you know the bond movie now being moved off of its date in April. That is a movie of great importance to MGM which made it and is as releasing it in the US That company doesn't have other stuff that is critical to to its well-being it's bond and they've moved it now so far nobody else in the movie. Businesses followed suit but it just feels like things are moving in a direction. This completely unpredictable. And everybody's trying to figure out what to do. Yeah I mean I think this weekend will be a key indicator in the US. At least because if you look at what happened in South Korea last weekend box office revenue. There was down eighty percent year over year. And this weekend you have a big pixar movie onward from Disney. That is opening and the projections are that it's gonNA open pretty strong but those projections don't account for the fear anxiety that's out there and are people going to take their children to a movie theater. I don't know no one knows. Yeah let's look at Disney They would seem to me to be facing a lot of difficult questions I mean. They have hotels theme parks. Cruise ships end movie theaters. All of those are question marks right now in the. Us You have spring breaks coming up. You have Easter vacation coming up. I can't imagine what actually what the CON. What the consultations within Disney are like as to win the risks tip into a place where they think they should close these parks here in the US. Which would have a huge impact on their business. Of course or you know. What is the responsible move? Do they panic people? If they say we're now going to close these parks or is it the right. Move to say abundance of caution. Let's close the part. Yeah Disney is caught in a really difficult situation here and it's the first difficult situation for the new CEO. Bob Shape Pack. He's got this to deal with. And I've talked to people at Disney and they really feel that the power of the Disney brand and what they choose to do in. This situation is going to send a message worldwide. They closed the parks in the US that says to everybody that pays attention to Disney which is basically everybody that this is a huge problem and you need to be really afraid. I think the Disney is very sensitive to doing that so far. They haven't moved any of their movies. They have not closed the. Us Parks they seem to be adhering to what the CDC is saying. Which is that. They're not recommending that schools or big public gathering places close but a lot of entertainment industry organizations like everything from Warner media to net flix. They are preventing unnecessary travel. They're pulling out of film festivals and things like South by South West and I think that is the next step. We're going to the parks universal and Disney start to close. Obviously the important thing is to be common rational and hope for the best. Thank you
Oscars still so white and so male
"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Melanie of the Hollywood reporter and Matt had emmy. Awards are upon us of course and once again. We have a controversy controversy The so white movement started in two thousand fifteen that really shamed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and sciences into trying to become more more diverse And here we are again with very poor representation of people of Color and women in various important categories so so the Hollywood reporter did something really. I think spectacular. They looked at the progress that has been made and hasn't been made in trying to diversify. I trying to represent the population of the country really in the Oscar. Nominations and awards right because over the past five years. The academy has been openly openly and aggressively recruiting inviting diverse. People or trying to and the question we asked was okay. So how is it working and the answer is it is working but the numbers are still very very depressing. If you're looking for a more inclusive academy for instance. The academy is still eighty. I four percent white. It is still sixty eight percent male. Those numbers are a lot better than they were. Seven years ago when the Academy was shockingly early ninety four percent white and seventy seven percent male. But it's still not very diverse electorate. Yeah I mean I think what was so. Striking was the conclusion of our colleagues Rebecca Keegan and A person who did data analytics for us. Benza Zimmer is they could keep going forever try at the program that they're on trying to reflect what the country's population is like but they started from such a place of Whiteness Whiteness. maleness that if they if they keep this up they will never get there right and it's interesting because when you look at the breakdown of the member that had been invited over the past five years. The numbers are actually pretty good. I mean fifty. Three percent of the actors invited over the past. Five years have been non on white forty eight percent of the directors invited over the past. Five years are non white however the numbers were so bad going into this that it really only. It's like putting a drop of food coloring in a bathtub of water. That's a good analogy. Also you know there are people sort of say. Well you know the best movies we should win and we should be colorblind. But when you're talking about people who see things from us. Generally speaking specific point of view whiteness maleness. Then that informs informs how material is received. You know that it doesn't necessarily read with Equality if you're looking from a specific cultural perspective and you know and I know Matt. Ah You know Hollywood is a club and people tend to be you know somewhat slow to put it mildly to expand the membership in the club beyond the academy. I think it's really interesting to read this piece. That is just running the New York Times where they talked to a bunch of filmmakers and individuals at the academy and various people most of them black lack of about the Oscarssowhite movement. And how it reads today and you really get a sense of how there was this moment where everything seemed so great for a year or two we know and but I thought it was really interesting for example that Berry Jenkins Who had the Oscar winning movie moonlight you know. He felt like if they hadn't made the efforts they made. Maybe nobody would have ever bothered even watching it in the academy and it wouldn't have shot so that was on the positive side and on the negative side is here we are again and we just ran what we call the brutally honest Oscar ballot which we do a series of where people are non. Asli talk about their choices. And you know you read what I read. Yeah I mean these are cringe-worthy sometimes this voter who is an older actress. Basically said that she thinks that the Oscars are in American thing and that an American directors. You should win so she was not going to vote for parasite which is a South Korean film. And that really shows that we can say you think the best movie should win except in some cases on less that's right and then maybe not thank you matt thank you. That's Matt Bellamy editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at one. Thirty on the business. I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown.
Emotional testimony at the Harvey Weinstein trial
"Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter and Matt as we are even speaking practically the Harvey Weinstein Trial L. is underway in New York dramatic testimony so far You know this started out with the prosecutors laying out a very graphic description description of the alleged behavior Harvey Weinstein Holding Women Down Raping Them. I mean I saw a tweet about one element of it and I thought jeeze if I show this tweet to people when in the office I could get a call from hr because this is Let's just say the prosecutors were not holding back that was followed by an an alleged rape victim. Annabella skewer who has said that Sometime in ninety three or ninety four a Harvey Weinstein turned up at her apartment in New York. Ah basically pushed his way in and raped her and she described that holding back tears again. Very Emotional I.. We weren't there but just reading about it. This is very emotional testimony You know and she described not only the events that she says occurred that night but you know the aftermath in which she felt that she could not come forward right and she was holding back tears at the time when she testified but this is interesting because they're starting off the trial vile with what is most likely the most important set of witnesses. There are four women that have been allowed to testify as to prior bad acts or character. Type testimony Tony. That show what. The prosecution says is a pattern of behavior of Harvey Weinstein. He does the same thing to multiple women they argue. And thus the Allegations against him for these particular claimants are true that's the strategy and it's honestly it's something that is very effective. It's what made the difference in the bill cosby. The case the prior bad act witnesses were allowed in the second trial of Bill Cosby and there was a conviction they were not allowed in the first trial and there was a hung jury. One the interesting thing about this is that it opens up these character. Witnesses to cross examination by the defense and what we're seeing now is them saying to. NFL excoriate. Did you have a drinking problem. You know did you. Were you drinking the night that this happened where you sued by a landlord all sorts of things that they're throwing at her to try to impugn her character because she's coming forward against Harvey. Yeah I mean that's not a new strategy Women who have accused men have had that kind of thing happen into them for many years. It's the way these things work. According to our legal system and I think it goes to the question of why. Don't women come forward and you you do look get where Harvey was. There was a board member who was on the Board of the Weinstein Company who testified obviously no fan of Harvey's And he talked about the power you know. Oh the power that Harvey had so they were setting the table with. This is the district attorney's Office of of WHO. This person was and why someone like. NFL ESCORA might circle back and try to do business as usual. Not just for the emotional reasons that often happen in cases of alleged assault where women women blame themselves or try to try to suppress that it ever happened or just get back to normal or get but also the actual real world consequences which we are told old Annabella skewer face as a result of Harvey's vindictiveness alleged vindictiveness against some of the women that he had attacked right and that's the big hurdle here for the prosecution is there are our emails and such saying Nice things about Harvey but this is exactly what the prosecution is doing is they're saying okay. This is why this happens and this is why you have to understand it. It certainly sounds like so far very emotional. A very powerful very hard to sit through. Thank you matt thank you. That's Matt editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday on the business. I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown.
Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein's Criminal Trial Begins in New York
"Breakdown. I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown. Joining me is Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter and Matt as people who follow the news no The Harvey Weinstein trial has finally finally gotten underway in New York. That is As this trial was getting underway with jury selection Meanwhile he was indicted in Los Angeles for two assaults of rape and a sexual assault two consecutive days in two thousand thirteen. Jackie Lacey the. Da came up with that and a party immediately respond to Harvey's lawyers By saying I assume I don't know because there was more negative publicity than there's already been which is a lot what we have to postpone the New York trial because of the these charges against me in Los Angeles and the judge wasn't having it. No the judge has been pretty adamant that this trial is going to take place in New York. He has also been pretty tough on Weinstein in the courtroom as well. He admonished him earlier this week for texting exciting or using one of his two phones in the courtroom basically saying that he's GonNa throw him in jail if he doesn't stop and do you really want to spend the rest of your life in jail for texting in a courtroom room. Yeah he had already been admonished about this business with the cell phones and he He can't seem to help himself. I mean it reminds reminds you of a summit at your teenage teenage kid. Who can't let put the phone down some adults I should say also but when you're in trial where you could potentially end up in prison for a very long time? It seems extreme now. Of course whatever the argument was about these L. A. Indictments and of course it means that whatever happens. In New York he will be facing Potentially a trial here as soon as the trial or at some point following what happens in New York. Whatever happens here The problem is of course in New York that there has been so much publicity so they have tons is a potential jurors and so far they've had to send tons of them home and this. This is promises to be quite a long trial so I think some of the jurors are probably Lee jumping up and saying yes I will have a problem being objective. It the requirement isn't that they've never heard of the Harvey Weinstein allegations the requirement that the judge is asking is. Can you be objective and people are saying nope. I don't think I can and I think partly is because that trial just looms large. Yeah we we gotta look at the questionnaire that the jurors prospective jurors are are being given and it includes things like have you ever worked in the entertainment industry you know. Have you ever known someone who's been the victim of sexual assault things like that and the jurors are coming up with with some pretty specific responses. One Juror said that she had just finished reading. Catching kill. The Ronan Farrow Book which She's believe because her to not have a very favorable impression of Harvey Weinstein and I believe this person is likely going to be dismissed. I mean those are the kinds of things that the Weinstein defense team is is up against a I think if you're if you think you could be called as a potential jury you're probably running right maybe. The sales of catching killen are spiking New York. So people can say I read that book. I really can't do this now. Harvey Weinstein has turned around and tried to get the judge who has been. You can say hard on him. I mean Harvey has really I in my opinion asked for trouble because he has done things like you know there have been questions about whether he tampered with his ankle. Monitor's since he seems to have vanished from tracking at certain points and then the issue with the cell phone and whatnot and his lawyers. I I will note His lawyer gave an interview. Donna Rotan oh In which I thought it was an argument to be made that she was attempting to intimidate. One witness the Santa Bella Figura. She basically said you know she's been an actress all her life which is true observation but then she went on to say. I thought in rather ominous sounding way. I hope she's pro. I'm sure she's prepared to answer and sit on the witness stand and that of course prompted the prosecutors say there should be a gag order which I thought was not a bad idea and the judge basically denied that but said you know I'm not going to issue a gag order but you do need to shut up and I think that was largely aimed at at Harvey's lawyer but as I was saying earlier there wasn't attempt to disqualify the judge saying he was being mean to Harvey. Yeah and I think that'll be a theme. We're GONNA see throughout this trial. Because not only are they trying to win the case. But they're also setting up a potential appeal if harvey is convicted. So more will be revealed. That's Bellamy editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at one thirty on the business. I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood
As the Skywalker saga wraps up, what's next for Star Wars?
"I'm Matt Bellamy Filling in for Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me. Is Lucas shot of Bloomberg and Lucas. I want to talk a little bit about Star Wars here because we've got the final installment of these so-called Skywalker Saga heading into theaters this weekend. The rise of skywalker and it's an interesting interesting test case here because it's going to do huge box office the you know. The predictions are between one. Seventy five and two hundred million but this this one is kind of getting pummeled by the critics. And they're focusing on this issue of Fan Service and the safe route and basically basically highlighting the fact that star wars is not really a movie. It's just a franchise that needs to check box. In order to perpetuate wait itself and I saw the film and I kind of agree. I feel like there's no way to win with these with the star wars franchise right now because you. You have these diehard fans who have certain expectations for the movie and if you try to satisfy them you're probably going to alienate the mass moviegoing audience and and it's also a reflection of Disney owning. Where they just you know. They want the franchise to make a lot of money. Yes they wanted to be creatively successful and all that. But the goal is to justify why they spent four billion dollars on Lucas film They've done that. It is probably the most over analyzed hit movie franchise where every movie makes more than a billion billion five but creatively and it has left a lot of people asking for more And they've tended to just sort of retail the stories stories from the original movies. And that's also what you're GONNA get. Frankly when you put a guy like J.J. Abrams in charge of the franchise. He's not somebody known for coming up with them whole new world he's been a very capable steward of existing intellectual property for ten fifteen years though right and they hired him to direct force awakens. which in two thousand fifteen relaunched the franchise? Chai's and was considered a big success. They then went in a bit of a divergent. Way For the last Jedi which came out two years ago and was is a critical hit but some of the hardcore star wars fan boys did not like some of the creative choices and said that you know it was taking the franchise in a different direction and it obviously made a ton of money but then they bring back J.J. Abrams for this new installment and it is back to the same old. You know hitting all the notes oats remaking the third movie of the of the Star Wars Franchise Return of the Jedi in a new and modern form and the point. Here just seems to be to wrap it all all up. Hit all the notes. And then they're going to figure out what star wars means for movies in the future because they have this very successful show on Disney plus the first TV. TV Show in the Star Wars Live Action Universe the mandatory and that is doing well and people seem to like but these three stores movies have not set up the franchise which is for the future and the question they have now is what is star wars moving forward. Yeah I expect that they'll take some time off and figure you're out of a full plan kind of Disney has done with with the marvel movies where you know five ten fifteen years into the future. These are going to be the movies. These are GonNa be the T. the TV shows. And I assume or at least I hope that both die hard star wars fans and the general public would be happy to see them. Take some risks and do I mean not that the mandatory in is a huge risk but they took characters and worlds that had been unexplored and really blew them up and that gives you a lot more room for creativity than trying to bring back Luke Skywalker and Laya or Taliban solo origin stories. Although the original characters people have firm ideas of who they are and if you try to keep reinventing that that becomes dangerous whereas we're Marvel's had a lot of success is taking the characters that were not as well known blowing them up in contrast contrast with DC which is definitely had a hard time making everybody. Happy with Superman and Batman and those that are really well known we will see a post Skywalker Star Wars. Thank thank you.
'America's Got Talent' Has Problems
"Has another Pr Mess at minimum and possibly Sibley more than a PR mess on its hands. This is not NBC News. We've talked about that a lot you know. Obviously there's Ronan Farrow's book. Why didn't they report the Harvey Weinstein Story What happened with Matt Lauer. Did they cover up for him. That has been a whole mess in and of itself But this is now NBC. The broadcast network. America's got talent. They did not pick up Gabrielle Union. For a second season she was there for only one season She was a judge and that has led to reporting following a a tweet by her or a number of tweets by her husband. dwayne Wade reporting the about a culture that in allegedly was insensitive at minimum minorities Racist if you WANNA take it. That far that she had been told repeatedly for example that some of her hairstyles were two black black. Allegedly that She had reported an offensive joke by a guest. Jay Leno to human resources but the higher ups would not We're actually formerly report it. There was an allegation published in one report that there was a ten year old black rapper that she thought had talent and she was advised not to support this child but to support white dancers because supposedly what was said was we need me. Need people that America ARACA can get behind. which would lead to a question about their definition of America but this has now turned into a flap? NBC is responding. Yeah I mean they have had to respond and they had Gabrielle Union in her representatives into a what was described as a five hour meeting with investigators to discuss this SAG Astra has said they are going to look into this. Because she's a member of that organization and you know they've got a real problem because any of these things are true and she was dismissed Complaining about it that's retaliatory. Normally in that situation you know a check is written and A settlement is made in this case. I would suspect that she would want more than money that she would want. Meaningful steps taken. Now this doesn't just involve a NBC. It involves fremantle the company that produces the show and psycho which is Simon Simon Cowles company and she among her allegations are that Simon callow made this environment. Literally unpleasant with cigarette smoke constantly smoking with nope doors on the dressing dressing rooms so you could not escape the smoke and I have to say you know you say well you know deal with it but the fact is for me. That kind of smokey environment environment literally makes me queasy and would be a problem and it's obviously unhealthy and it's obviously against the rules. But this is what happens when you have someone like Simon Cowl. Who is you know has got this huge amount of power. Yeah He created the show and he stars on it. I mean this is a textbook example if these allegations are true of the kind of coddling of talent that networks are notorious for and allowing people to get away with certain behaviors that the average person doesn't get away with and you know we think that in this time's up in metoo era that a lot of this behavior is being clamped down on but if this is true and cows being allowed to just be a colossal jerk worked to everybody then that's not okay. I'm going to quote the former. America's got talent judge Howard. Stern who said CAL sets it up so that men stay no matter how ugly they are no matter how old no matter how fat. I'm paraphrasing slightly. No matter how talentless then he says why don't they change Simon. This is the ultimate example of boy's club and I would just note math that. NBC Says It's going to investigate but in the news division. They investigated themselves and that has been a huge issue going that nobody has forgotten about I.. I think who's paying any attention and so it's going to be more of that. I don't think this problem is going to be resolved. Yeah it's the same question of whether they get an outside investigator or whether they do it internally it says we're on the same merry go round round and round. Thank you thank you. That's Matt Bellamy editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at one. Thirty on the business. I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood
Disney Plus officially arrives, with big numbers to boot
"Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown. Joining me is not Melanie of the Hollywood reporter order and Disney plus has finally been revealed to the world It did not go completely smoothly but in terms of numbers it went. Well yeah they had some glitches at launch launch and they were apologetic and they attributed it to the overwhelming demand. There was for seeing that demand for the hyping thing you know. They've been promoting this every single Disney outlet for six months now but the numbers as they came in. They said that they had ten million sign ups after the first day. And that's accumulating everything that has been presold up until now and it's also accumulating the free sign ups that you get via verizon subscription scripture to their wireless plan you get a free Disney plus subscription if you want dead but we don't know how many there are like me so the ten million is a little opaque right but it's still more than analysts suspected and the Disney stock just jumped on that news because it shows what either and all of his people have been saying that Disney is the brand brand in the entertainment space. And if anyone is going to succeed in this Netflix era on digital. It's going to be Disney. Yeah it's interesting that one of the you know I did sign up for it and then I had at this moment as a person without a little kid. I know your kid has been just. I think gambling this thing up right. Yeah Yeah but as a grownup whose child is no longer a kid like that Not only only did is sort of pause and think what I'm watching. I'm not like dying to see star wars again Of course I will at some point. Checkout them into Laurean but it didn't feel that you know based on the star our wars universe. I didn't feel that urgent and I tried to engage my college age daughter and say hey you love school musical and now there's this sort of fun thing and she was like. Yeah I'm okay so I you know it's not it's not necessarily I have this burning desire but I do think they will have no problem reaching their goals. Because of of that Cornucopia of a product that you know appeals to so many people yeah I mean Bagger has said by two thousand twenty four. They won't between sixty and ninety million subscribers to to make this thing a viable replacement for all the revenue they're giving up By not licensing this content to various television platforms and they took hit and their most recent earnings call. It was a seven hundred forty million dollar charge to the unit that houses this new direct to consumer product which is the cost of of putting all this content directly on their own platform. And not selling it so this is a major risk but so far at least it seems like Disney plus is off to a very promising beginning. Yeah meanwhile you know Disney has said it will do It will try to push push people who now subscribe to the FX Streaming Service to effects on Hulu which ultimately means that they will try to get somebody like me who might like things like fx offerings like better things absorb Lanta to pay the money for a bundle. Which is what I've been trying to avoid of Hulu? ESPN and Disney plus not for the seven dollars a month for Disney plus plus right now but for thirteen dollars a month. Which means that? I can't necessarily escape if I want to watch this. FX stuff. And I probably will want to watch some stuff. Yeah your lifelong goal of trying to not pay for. ESPN hitting by the Walt Disney Company. Because if you want the eveque shows in the FX ex- streamers now going away it's going to be bundled on Hulu as ethics on Hulu if you want that you're GonNa pay for Hulu and you're GONNA pay for Disney plus. Why not get the bundle that for thirteen dollars also includes? ESPN that's the way to keep ESPN floating even as people cut the cord. Thank you matt. Thank you that's Matt Bellamy editorial director of the Hollywood Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at one thirty on the business. I'm Kim Masters. This is the Hollywood breakdown.
"bellamy" Discussed on Power 105.1 FM
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"bellamy" Discussed on The Chad Prather Show
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"bellamy" Discussed on The Chad Prather Show
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"bellamy" Discussed on The Chad Prather Show
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"bellamy" Discussed on The Chad Prather Show
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"bellamy" Discussed on Omnibus
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"bellamy" Discussed on Omnibus
"I don't wanna give the idea that bellamy was the most forward thinking guy like everybody of that period you can find quotes that make him sound terrible he said things like a democracy like ours cannot afford to throw itself open to the world where every man is a lawmaker no every dull witted are fanatical immigrant admitted to our citizenship is a bane to the commonwealth so you want to have the right kind of immigrant if you know what i mean and he gets more specific we're all classes of society merging sensibly into one another every alien immigrant of inferior race our there it is they bring corruption to the stock there are races more or less akin to our own whom we may admit freely and get nothing but advantage by the infusion of their wholesome blood easy are you going to stop talking frassinello franso there there are other races which we cannot assimilate without lowering our racial standard which should which should be a sacred to asses the sanctity of our home now he's sorry about the irish i certainly hope it's irasinn i tell ya the irish italians lithuanians like we can we can't water downer he's trying to come up with a salute that will replace all the italian kids giving them a one finger on his way to work everywhere there mozzarella's that at the the perry mason and company publishing firm which is true by the way uh earl stanley gardner the mystery writer was a big fan of the eu's companion as a child and so when he grew up he named his detective perry mason after the publisher of the youths companion well done anyway so bellamy a product at this time but he ends up tossing out his liberty equality fraternity ideas and spends to your scratching away at a piece of paper i i think he's scares at the words i pledge allegiance to my flag for quite a while and then finally leading for inspiration to strike and then finally in a burst of inspiration he writes i pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all it's almost there you can feel the roughdraft nasa that there are three differences my flag eventually became the flat though under god not.
"bellamy" Discussed on Omnibus
"I don't want to get the idea that bellamy was the most forward thinking guy like everybody of that period you can find quotes that make him sound terrible he said things like a democracy like ours cannot afford to throw itself open to the world where every man is a lawmaker no every dole witted are fanatical immigrant admitted to our citizenship is a bane to the commonwealth so you want to have the right kind of immigrant if you know what i mean and he gets more specific we're all classes of society merging sensibly into one another every alien emigrant of inferior race although there it is they bring corruption to the stock there are aces more or less akin to our own whom we may admit freely and get nothing but advantage by the infusion of their wholesome blood easy going to stop talking france l o france so there are other aces which we cannot assimilate without lowering our racial standard which should which should be a sacred to us is the sanctity of our home now he's sorry about the irish i certainly hope it's iras and i tell you the irish italians lithuanians like we can we can't water downer he's trying to come up with a salute that will replace all the italian kids giving him a one finger on his way to work every werner mozzarella's that at the perry mason and company publishing firm which is true by the way uh earl stanley gardner the mystery writer was a big fan of the youth companion as a child and so when he grew up he named his detective perry mason after the publisher of the youths companion well done anyway so bellamy a product at this time but he ends up tossing out his liberty equality fraternity ideas and spent two years scratching away at a piece of paper i i think he's stairs at the words i pledge allegiance to my flag for quite a while and then finally waiting for inspiration to strike and then finally in a burst of inspiration he writes i pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all it's almost there you can feel the roughdraft nasa that there are three differences my flag eventually became the flat out though under god not.
"bellamy" Discussed on Omnibus
"I don't want to get the idea that bellamy was the most forward thinking guy like everybody of that period you can find quotes that make him sound terrible he said things like a democracy like ours cannot afford to throw itself open to the world where every man is a lawmaker no every dole witted are fanatical immigrant admitted to our citizenship is a bane to the commonwealth so you want to have the right kind of immigrant if you know what i mean and he gets more specific we're all classes of society merging sensibly into one another every alien emigrant of inferior race although there it is they bring corruption to the stock there are aces more or less akin to our own whom we may admit freely and get nothing but advantage by the infusion of their wholesome blood easy are you going to stop talking france l o france because there are other races which we cannot assimilate without lowering our racial standard which should which should be a sacred to us as the sanctity of our home now he's talking about the irish i certainly hope it's iras and i tell you the irish italians lithuanians like we can we can't water down he's trying to come up with a salute that will replace all the italian kids giving him a one thing or so on his way to work every mozzarella's that at the perry mason and company publishing firm which is true by the way uh earl stanley gardner the mystery writer was a big fan of the youth companion as a child and so when he grew up he named his detective perry mason after the publisher of the youths companion well done anyway so bellamy a product at this time but he ends up tossing out his liberty equality fraternity ideas and spent two years scratching away at a piece of paper i i think he's stairs at the words i pledge allegiance to my flag for quite a while and then find waiting for inspiration to strike and then finally in a burst of inspiration he writes.
"bellamy" Discussed on Omnibus
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"bellamy" Discussed on Omnibus
"And we saw all these so the all the poverty and other social ills that we have edward bellamy wrote a famous book called looking backward which depicts a utopian future of the year 2000 and became a huge for spoke it became a huge phenomenon i think it's the top selling book of the century apart from you know i'm cool tubs cabin and ben hur i've read about the book but never read the book is is so often true i'm in the same boat it's called looking backward you know and then it's the dates her backwards two thousand dash whenever it came out 1887 or something and the idea is you know it's it's people in the enlightened future looking back at the troubled time before the government had nationalized olive oil and gas industry is essentially a omnibus podcast except in book form and predicting a happier future instead of the deeply disappointing run right although we are predicting an apocalypse but we have no idea whether future links will be living in a socialist utopia we certainly hope so maybe edward bellamy's nationalism has finally taken off and you all happily go to work free the government oregon that uh your ear affiliated with the job you guys can jump future nationalist yet every person has or every being rather is wrapped in flags from head to toe all things are flags and you know with this idea in mind that you know a free primary education is the one thing that all americans should have in common bellamy thinks this is how i reach people with my philosophy of social justice i'm gonna i'm gonna get to them in the schools so he's very end up on his idea of what if we recognize the flight what if we sat pledge every morning to the flag so bellamy spends a couple of hours and his first draft is kind of a french revolution five it's all.
"bellamy" Discussed on Omnibus
"With that title it's competitor and as a sort of a marketing gimmick for this magazine it was decided that a premium for subscribing to it would be you get a flag over your schoolhouse the publisher just decided out of the whole cloth hey every american school should have a flag and we're going to be giving these away with subscriptions it was just a it was like a marketing drive so any kid at the school that subscribed the whole school get a flag i think so or if the school sold a sufficient number of subscription i salute ever it is that's a good gimmick it's better than a uh a decoder ring but it's a little funny in hindsight that every school now has a flag just because one magazine was like hey numbers are down what are we gonna in the 1890s they had not yet reached saturation so they were really looking to ramp up this flag placement campaign in the american classroom and the publishers nephew a man named james up on our tasked his coworker edward bellamy with coming up with a reason why schools and classrooms would need to have a flag did this coincide with any kind of change in the national idea of of like our collective education it seems like prior to this a local school would kind of be autonomous or you know there would be a like a like small regional school systems but eighteen 92 or or no you're talking about later now right isn't this no this isn't it in the in the eighteen 90s right this is sort of a time when we started to think of schooling as a national mandate rather than a local one i guess but i don't know of any particular you know in.
"bellamy" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Really interesting in that quote just in case or put the blame on somebody else somebody very very specific his robin i read about it in an article days after the rally when asked what prompted him to organize the rally chasing has are said i didn't do it less bellamy did westbound me as the vice mayor of charlottesville and the only black member of city council jason kessler put the blame on him at the mayor not city council not the police less bellamy i knew about westbound me before i read that club because i saw him on tv that saturday after the president's many sides press conference let's bellamy was doing interviews he's handsome black young and memorably here in a white teeshirt that said minister surpremacy on at the to like the number two n ministers society he stood out i liked it kessar lives in charlottesville and it seems like he's had a maniacal focus on bellamy for almost a year it started with the statue bellamy wanted to remove that kessler got past none of bunch happened when bellamy and others protested racism outside an italian restaurant has their showed up at any pasta on their faces kessler expose scandalous tweets from bellamy's old twitter account which cost felony his jobs and a high score and at the state board of education the bellamy supporters didn't seem to care back and forth many failed attempts by jason kessler to undo west bellamy including last december kessler showing up at a council meeting to look bellamy in the eye while blaring tom petty's i won't back down from a portable speaker so i wanted westbound me to talk to me about all that might have made me think hasn't k initial vases mommy that i don't really talk about that general may ease free to do he wants to do i told him i wanted to talk about the rally and the events leading up to the rally but only realised sitting in front of them that i assume he you knew that meant talking about the man who organized the rally and it history with him iran that kezer quote by him or kessler said he organized the rally because of bellamy and he said i didn't do it westbound me that that is the i don't really agree goods and allow adults ingenuity says 'but why would he say that the the.
"bellamy" Discussed on Yes, Girl!
"Tailender hey cory were missing someone look to food i'm sorry trolleys i here she's on vacation gas in germany last week she came in with two different pairs of shoes on time it was time was like i need to go to the airport right now with a shadow the charlie giresse girl gets arrested yes today we have the bill bellamy obama got already laughing like just say his name and i'm already laughing you you told me we had him i was like get the fuck out because he is ridiculous i still love it from like love jones new omega have comedy damn man so many so many and also we have a the traveler traveller a who's gonna tell us about finding the overseas and i know somebody that we work on wednesday her name she said than when she goes traveling now she she does tender that's when she does like tenure he is when she go because it gives her a different experience because he's already like welltravelled so just now she gets going dates assigned to not to self schumer gave lord jesus is cuba i'm not in my area feed is nothing with people in front of these old cars rolling cigars charlotte occasion vago was there i know man amazing okay here we go here we go so let's get into these topics i'm is gonna get trump out the way although he clocked in at one hundred days i'll be honest with you.