Angela Watercutter 09.19.2019 01:29 PM Facebook Email Disney CEO Bob Iger talks about his relationship with Steve Jobs in his new memoir, The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons From 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company.Photograph: Tolga Akmen/Getty Images Twitter Happy Thursday, welcome to The Monitor, WIRED’s pop culture news roundup. It’s been a somewhat quiet week on the entertainment news front, but there are still some chatter-worthy updates, including something very exciting for Boondocks fans. Let’s get started. Disney CEO Bob Iger Would’ve Combined Mouse House With Apple Well, this is interesting. In an excerpt from his new biography left his seat on Apple’s board. The Boondocks Is Getting a Revival on HBO Max The Boondocks, the …

Ahead Of Do-Over Election, Embattled Netanyahu In Fight Of His Political Life

With Netanyahu locked in a razor tight race and facing the likelihood of criminal corruption charges, a decisive victory in Tuesday’s vote may be the only thing to keep him out of the courtroom. A repeat of the deadlock in April’s election, or a victory by challenger Benny Gantz, could spell the end of the career of the man who has led the country for the past decade. Throughout the abbreviated campaign, Netanyahu has seemed to create new headlines at will. One day he is jetting off for meetings with world leaders. The next, he claims to unveil a previously undisclosed Iranian nuclear site. Then he vows to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. Nearly every day, he issues …

China’s young climate heroes fight apathy and the party line

Zhao Jiaxin and Howey Ou are trying to convince Beijing to take radical carbon-cutting action One is a student engineer who became obsessed after watching an incendiary film about air pollution. The other is a 16-year-old who went on Chinas first climate strike. Zhao Jiaxin and Howey Ou are part of a small but growing minority of young Chinese determined to press their country towards more radical carbon-cutting action. The pair are also Chinas sole winners of carbon neutral green tickets the leading carbon emitter. It generates 60% of its electricity from coal-fired power and coal consumption and carbon emissions have risen for two years in a row after a plateau between 2014 and 2016. Emissions are expected to rise …

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California Winery Reverses Course After Refusing To Host Same-Sex Wedding

their refusal to host a same-sex couple’s wedding, saying the local community’s response to the news helped them to see they were “wrong.”  The Lawrences “have very strong personal religious beliefs regarding marriage, which is for marriage to be between heterosexual couples only,” the email added. As such, Biddle and Reyes would be permitted to hire the venue for their reception, but not their ceremony.  according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “I will still have a beautiful wedding when my time comes. I just want others to be aware of this venue … so our LGBTQ community knows about this venue so when they do start looking [for wedding venues], they can be aware.” Nikki Levy, a Los Angeles film executive best …

The Year That Broke TV And Paved The Way For The Reality Show Era

Consider this: In 1999, there was no Tiffany “New York” Pollard. The exploits of Bethenny Frankel and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps were unknown to us. Millions of people did not tune in every night to see the sexcapades of twentysomething strangers looking for love on a secluded island. TV — particularly the reality television landscape — was completely different. Variations of what we’ve come to know as reality television date back to the game shows of the 1940s and 1950s, such as “What’s My Line?” and “This Is Your Life,” where guests would be surprised with a retrospective of their life in front of a live studio audience, complete with appearances from old acquaintances and long-lost family. There were also …

Boris Johnson Mocked For Channeling The Hulk In Brexit Ramblings

Boris Johnson said Britain will break out of the European Union’s “manacles” like The Incredible Hulk if a deal cannot be struck by the end of next month. In an interview with the Mail On Sunday, Johnson – who will meet European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Luxembourg this week – likened Britain to the fictional scientist Bruce Banner, who transforms into the monstrous green Hulk when he is angry in the Marvel superhero comics and movies. “Hulk always escaped, no matter how tightly bound in he seemed to be – and that is the case for this country. We will come out on October 31 and we will get it done.” The PM struck a confident tone on reaching …

Youth clubs ‘key to tackling drug gang rise’

People in the Seaside area of Llanelli were once so scared to leave their homes due to the amount of crimes linked to drugs, they organised a public meeting to tackle the problem. A drug user’s story Image caption The Seaside area of Llanelli has been given special funding to help tackle drugs after a public meeting Mr Llewelyn said: “I think it’s fantastic that the community has come together. “These organised crime groups want to disrupt communities, so the community coming together, with the support from this funding, should hopefully help things to improve.” The commissioner believes the best way of fighting the gangs is to make communities like Seaside more resilient and resistant to their influence. “We can …

‘She Said’ shifts the ground beneath our feet

(CNN)The epilogue to “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement” is written around a scene that would land on the cutting room floor even of a feminist dream film. And, of course, what it didn’t. In “She Said,” the Harvey Weinstein saga takes on a new life. The publication of the Weinstein story in the New York Times in the fall of 2017 is the book’s apex, but Kantor and Twohey give us the before (candidate Donald Trump) and the after (Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh). Situating the downfall of Weinstein in between the stories of these other powerful men complicates the story, turning a narrative of sisterhood and female power into a more complicated, …

Trump blitzes into California for major $15M fundraising push, irritating celebrities, activists

President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One in Albuquerque on his way to California on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) About 100 protesters lined the road about a mile from Trump’s luncheon site in Portola Valley, with demonstrators inflating giant Baby Trump and Trump Chicken balloons. Trump, for his part, tweeted a cheery message as he departed New Mexico on Tuesday to fly to the state: “Just departed New Mexico for California, where we are delivering results!” The tweet included statistics about the state’s unemployment rate and job creation. TRUMP OR WARREN? FIGHT ERUPTS OVER WHO HAS THE BIGGER CROWD SIZES Talking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump got in some fresh digs about the state’s problem with homelessness, saying, …

Christopher Eccleston: ‘I’m a lifelong body-hater’

“I never have. I always thought of it as a filthy secret, because I’m northern, because I’m male and because I’m working class.” From the age of six he was concerned he had a “pot belly” and “knobbly knees”. The father-of-two was diagnosed with clinical depression after splitting from his wife Mischka in 2015 and says it was then that he considered taking his own life. “I was in a state of extreme anxiety, convinced I was either going to die or I was going to kill myself,” wrote the actor, who was working on the BBC drama The A Word at the time. Follow us on Facebook, or on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk.

Fly men to the moon: Ad Astra and the toxic masculinity of space films

Brad Pitts saga is the latest sci-fi film to fall back on stereotypes of heroic men and emotional women Brad Pitt has not minced his words while talking about his new space epic Ad Astra, in which he plays a stoic, closed-off astronaut with daddy issues. What we were really digging at was this definition of masculinity, he recently stated, and lamented having grown up in an era where we were taught to be strong, not show weakness, dont be disrespected. That is bang on-message with #MeToo Hollywood, but Ad Astra also brings home how gendered the space film has always been. Factually minded films from this genre The Right Stuff, Apollo 13, First Man have had little choice but …

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The Two Popes: Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce divine in papal faceoff

Hopkinss Benedict XVI and Pryces Francis I make for a winning Vatican odd couple in this succession drama whose careful script ends not with a bang but a wimple Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce find some tremendous actorly form in this humorous, indulgent, lop-sidedly sentimental Pope-off which becomes a Pontiff bromance adapted by Frank Cottrell-Boyce from Anthony McCartens stage-play and directed by Fernando Meirelles. Its an entertaining if preposterous imagining of private meetings supposedly taking place a decade ago between Pope Benedict XVI, formerly the Austrian Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Hopkins) and the Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (Pryce) as the Pope was pondering his sensational decision to retire, and before Bergoglio the supposed liberal and critic of the incumbents conservative views …

‘The Phantom Menace’ Was The Prequel To Today’s Fan Culture

Leonardo DiCaprio is at a Toys R Us right now buying “Star Wars” merch.  Despite his doubts, Callister rushed out to the Santa Monica toy store, making it in time to snap the internet-famous photos of “Over the years, I’ve had crazy calls, but generally they’ve been serious news stories,” Callister told HuffPost. “I didn’t really expect that call and that early in the morning to basically see an A-list celebrity buying ‘Star Wars’ toys. I didn’t even know Toys R Us stayed open that late.” This was “Phantom Menace” mania, and not even Jack Dawson from “Titanic” was immune to It had been 16 years since the previous “ “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” would go on to become …