TV Land pulls Dukes Of Hazzard from lineup.
TV Land has pulled reruns of Dukes of Hazzard in light of the recent uproar over the Confederate flag, which is emblazoned on the roof of the show's iconic General Lee 1969 Dodge Charger, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The show has faced criticism over the depiction of the controversial flag in the wake of the June 17 shooting in Charleston that left nine dead, and what many viewed as South Carolina's delayed decision to take the flag down.
Warner Bros.' consumer division announced on June 24 that it will stop licensing toy cars and models featuring the General Lee with the flag.
In a recent interview with THR, Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider defended the series' use of the flag. "Labeling anyone who has the flag a ‘racist’ seems unfair to those who are clearly 'never meanin' no harm,' " he said. His co-star Ben Jones has also come out in defense of the flag, saying it represents the "indomitable spirit of independence."
Dukes of Hazzard ran on CBS from 1979 to 1985.
The end of Bennifer...
Some sources close to the couple tell TMZ that Ben's gambling and drinking had gotten to be too much for Jennifer and she "couldn't take it anymore." Ben's gambling has been well documented. He often takes part in high-stakes table games and was even banned from the Hard Rock in Las Vegas last year for counting cards. Other sources say the two just just want to live different lives and have gotten to a point where they have different interests. They also apparently spent two years in therapy and actually separated 10 months ago.
New Star Trek movie now has a name!
Director Justin Lin revealed the title last night on Twitter. Lin, who directed three of the Fast and the Furious movies, is taking over the director's chair from J.J. Abrams, who directed the last two Star Trek movies. Abrams, however, will stay on to produce the new movie.
There is a new Spidey in town..
The 19-year-old Holland was announced as the new Spider-Man today (Tuesday). The British actor, best known for his roles in The Impossible and the TV miniseries Wolf Hall, will debut as the web-slinger in next year’s Captain America: Civil War. A standalone Spider-Man movie, the second reboot of the franchise, will hit theaters on July 28th, 2017.
In another change from the Andrew Garfield movies, the new Peter Parker will return to high school.
In February Marvel and Sony announced that the two companies will collaborate on bringing the popular character to the screen.