Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting
Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fired a fatal gunshot from a prop gun that he had been told was safe, seven camera crew members for the movie he was filming walked off the job to protest conditions and production issues that included safety concerns.
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
The world also said goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement who died in July. Other former political figures who died this year include Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, New York Mayor David Dinkins, Arizona Gov. Here is a roll call of some influential figures who died in 2020 (cause of death cited for younger people, if available):___JANUARY___David Stern, 77. The guitarist who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four. He fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music.
TV's 'Warrior' latest proof that Bruce Lee still holds sway
(Cinemax via AP)PHOENIX – Even nearly 50 years after his death, Bruce Lee can still make ripples. Shannon Lee isn’t giving up on finding a new home for “Warrior,” which will eventually be available on HBO Max. “I think he’s really getting his due as a creative — someone who knows how to story-tell,” Shannon Lee said. “It’s just little things that the writers put in there to pay homage to Bruce Lee without being a caricature, which I think is the danger zone whenever you get to the subject of Bruce Lee,” Nguyen said. “He believed in celebrating people’s cultures and backgrounds and not holding it against them,” Shannon Lee said.
Bruce Lee Gets the 30 for 30 Treatment in ESPN's 'Be Water': Watch the Trailer
Now ESPN is putting the spotlight on the life and legacy of Bruce Lee with his own 30 for 30, Be Water. The documentary traces Lee's rise to fame as the greatest martial artist of all time as well as the racism he faced when he arrived in Hollywood. "Bruce Lee is the epitome of the American story," director Bao Nguyen said in a statement. Not just about Bruce Lee but also how America has treated the 'other' in the past." Be Water features interviews with Lee's closest family and friends, as well as fellow martial arts greats like Tony Liu and Dan Inosanto and onetime student Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Strong finish for ESPN's Jordan doc, 'The Last Dance'
The last two episodes of the 10-part Michael Jordan documentary, strung out over the last five Sunday nights, averaged 5.9 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. ABC averaged 3.9 million viewers, NBC had 3.5 million, Fox had 2.8 million, Univision had 1.5 million, ION Television had 1.2 million, Telemundo had 900,000 and the CW had 660,000. Fox News Channel was the most-watched cable network in prime time, averaging 3.39 million viewers. ABC's World News Tonight led the evening newscasts with an average of 10 million viewers last week. NBC's Nightly News had 8.8 million viewers and the CBS Evening News had 6 million.
Tarantino defends depiction of Bruce Lee in new film
Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(CNN) - Quentin Tarantino has come under fire for the depiction of martial arts legend Bruce Lee in his new film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." "Could Cliff beat up Bruce Lee? Brad would not be able to beat up Bruce Lee, but Cliff maybe could," Tarantino said. "If you ask me the question, 'Well, who would win in a fight: Bruce Lee or Dracula?' If I say Cliff could beat Bruce Lee up, he's a fictional character, then he could beat Bruce Lee up."
Quentin Tarantino Addresses Controversy Over Bruce Lee Portrayal in 'Once Upon a Time in
Despite the controversy it's caused, Quentin Tarantino is standing by his depiction of Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. "If you ask me the question, 'Who would win in a fight: Bruce Lee or Dracula?' If I say Cliff can beat Bruce Lee up, he's a fictional character, so he could beat Bruce Lee up." "What Bruce Lee is talking about in the whole thing is that he admires warriors. "If Cliff were fighting Bruce Lee in a martial arts tournament in Madison Square Garden, Bruce would kill him," he added.