Breaking News: FKA twigs has filed a lawsuit against Shia LaBeouf, her former boyfriend, accusing him of sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress. https://t.co/iaNRICGstG
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 11, 2020
-Whoa. FKA twigs has filed a lawsuit against Shia LaBeouf, her former boyfriend, accusing him of sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress. She says last Valentine’s Day, after returning from a trip where she woke up and he was choking her, he removed his seatbelt while speeding toward Los Angeles and threatened to crash unless she professed her love for him. When they stopped at a gas station, she says he assaulted her, throwing her against the car while screaming in her face before forcing her back into the car. Karolyn Pho, another of LaBeouf’s exes, described similarly tumultuous experiences in the lawsuit. In an email to NYT, LaBeouf said “I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalizations. I have been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years. I have a history of hurting the people closest to me. I’m ashamed of that history and am sorry to those I hurt. There is nothing else I can really say.”
-This is amazing news for Telefilm Canada: Rather than choose who does and who doesn’t receive development program funding this year, the federal agency has decided to fund every filmmaker who applied and is eligible.
–Jenny Slate revealed she’s expecting her first child.
-Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is bringing back some familiar aunts.
-To end this crappy year on a high note, Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys released a new song together.
–JK Rowling criticized the ‘climate of fear’ surrounding the trans conversation. I honestly don’t know why she just doesn’t stop.
–George Clooney was hospitalized after losing weight for Netflix’s The Midnight Sky. “I think I was trying too hard to lose the weight quickly and probably wasn’t taking care of myself.”
-Disney made a ton of announcements yesterday, including news that Amy Adams is returning for Enchanted 2, Hayden Christensen is returning as Darth Vader for a new show, Chris Evans will voice a new Buzz Lightyear movie, Lauren Graham will star in a Mighty Ducks series, Rachel McAdams will reprise her role in the new Dr Strange film, Tatiana Maslany was confirmed as She-Hulk, and Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood & Bone (a book I ADORED) is being adapted by Lucasfilm. Plus, here’s the trailer for the new Loki series starring Tom Hiddleston, and the first trailer for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
-Dune director Denis Villeneuve slammed the 2021 HBO Max release plan: “AT&T has hijacked one of the most respectable and important studios in film history. There is absolutely no love for cinema, nor for the audience here.”
–Taylor Swift debuted her latest surprise album to glowing reviews.
-The Dickinson Season 2 trailer just dropped.
–Meryl Streep and Jennifer Trainer star in the Museum Town trailer.