HARVEY WEINSTEIN ORDERED TO BE EXTRADICTED TO CALIFORNIA
UNDATED (AP) – Attorneys for Harvey Weinstein will have time to appeal a judge’s ruling that the disgraced Hollywood mogul can be sent to California to face new sexual assault charges. Prosecutors say the transfer from western New York to the Los Angeles area is set for the end of this month or early next month. And that will leave an appeals window open for Weinstein’s legal team. His lawyers asked a judge to delay the move to extradite Weinstein because of his health. But prosecutors said – and the judge agreed – that he can get treatment in California, just as he can in New York state.
NEW SITCOM FLIPS SCRIPT ON SITCOMS
NEW YORK (AP) – A new sitcom flips the script on sitcoms in a way that makes viewers both laugh and think. Annie Murphy stars in the AMC series, “Kevin Can F Himself.” It looks like a traditional sitcom, complete with a laugh track and corny jokes. But in some scenes, Murphy faces a single camera as the lights dim and rips her TV hubby’s childish ways. She says she never would have taken the gig if it was a traditional sitcom.
LISA BANES DIES FROM HIT-AND-RUN INCIDENT IN NEW YORK CITY
NEW YORK (AP) – Still no arrests in the hit-and-run case that cost Lisa Banes her life. The actor who starred in “Gone Girl” died 10 days after being struck by a motorcycle or motorized scooter as she was crossing a New York City street. Seth McFarlane is among those mourning Banes. He said “her stage presence, magnetism, skill and talent were matched only by her unwavering kindness and graciousness.”
UNDATED (AP) – So, how many streaming services does it take before a person decides they have too many? Don’t stress trying to figure out the answer; a British research firm already has. It’s seven, according to OMIDA. It found consumers will subscribe to up to seven services – before they get tired of juggling all those usernames and passwords. If it turns out seven is the tipping point, it will have implications for the streaming industry. For example, streamers will likely team up to keep subscribers in the fold. It would also make it harder for new streamers to get a foothold in the marketplace.