“TENET” DELAYED INDEFINITELY
NEW YORK (AP) – Don’t hold your breath waiting to see “Tenet.” After setting – and missing – three release dates, Warner Bros. has decided to indefinitely delay putting the movie in theaters, as the coronavirus crisis rages on. The studio had set Aug. 12 as the latest release date, after first pegging it for July 17 and then July 31. With many parts of the country reeling by a spike in COVID-19 cases since making efforts to reopen, some state and local officials are walking back plans to have people return to a pre-pandemic normal. For now, Warner isn’t even announcing a new target date for Tenet’s release.
AMBER HEARD SAYS JOHNNY DEPP MADE HER FEAR FOR HER LIFE
LONDON (AP) – It was just Amber Heard’s first day of testimony in a libel case being filed by her ex-husband Johnny Depp. But boy, was it an explosive one. Heard accused the actor of both physical and verbal abuse. During her time on the stand, Heard related a series of incidents in which she claims Depp attacked, making her fear for her life. She says once Depp threw a magnum of champagne at her – and hurled a phone at her. During his testimony, Depp accused his ex of hitting him. But Heard says any blows she struck against Depp were to defend herself against what she described as his drug- and booze-fueled rampages. All of this is part of a lawsuit in which Depp is suing the London tabloid The Sun over an April, 2018 article that labeled him a “wife beater.” The Sun has put Heard on the stand to use the truth as its libel defense.
ALEX TREBEK ON CANCER TREATMENT
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Alex Trebek says he’s still in the fight against pancreatic cancer – and is making progress against the disease. The longtime “Jeopardy!” host says he has responded well to treatment for his cancer – and expects to be around in February, when he’d mark his two-year survival mark. In an interview that aired on “Good Morning America” yesterday, Trebek says testing indicates he’s “on the right track” – and that his doctor is counting on him making it to the two-year mark. Meanwhile, Trebek has another milestone right around the corner; he turns 80 tomorrow, the day after his memoir is published. It’s titled, “The Answer Is … Reflections On My Life.” Trebek has hosted “Jeopardy!” since 1984.
FOX NEWS LAWSUIT TARGETS THREE OF NETWORK’S STARS
NEW YORK (AP) – Two thirds of the Fox News Channel’s prime-time lineup has been hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit. The suit is filed against Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson – and another Fox host, Howard Kurtz, is also named. The suit is filed by Cathy Areu, a frequent on-air guest on Fox. In her suit, Areu claims that in March, 2018, Hannity put $100 on a desk on his set and challenged the men on his staff to take her on a date. She says after being on Carlson’s show in December, 2018, the host told her he was staying in a New York hotel without his wife and kids. And last year, she says Kurtz invited her to his hotel room to discuss a full-time job at Fox. When she invited him to dinner with her and a friend instead, Kurtz declined. Fox says it has looked into the allegations in the lawsuit, and calls the claims frivolous and untrue.