Study: Lack of diversity in Hollywood costs industry $10B
A new study by the consulting firm McKinsey & Company estimates just how much Hollywood is leaving on the table: $10 billion. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)NEW YORK – For years, researchers have said a lack of diversity in Hollywood films doesn’t just poorly reflect demographics, it’s bad business. A new study by the consulting firm McKinsey & Company estimates just how much Hollywood is leaving on the table: $10 billion. The consulting firm deduced that the $148 billion film and TV industry loses $10 billion, or 7%, every year by undervaluing Black films, filmmakers and executives. The BlackLight Collective, a coalition of Black executives and talent in the industry, collaborate with McKinsey researchers.
Rapper Tory Lanez charged with shooting Megan Thee Stallion
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles prosecutors on Thursday charged rapper Tory Lanez with shooting artist Megan Thee Stallion during an argument earlier this year. Lanez is accused of shooting at Megan Thee Stallion's feet, hitting her, after she left a SUV during a fight in the Hollywood Hills on July 12, according to a release. The complaint states Lanez “inflicted great bodily injury” on Megan Thee Stallion. Lanez, a 27-year-old Canadian rapper and singer whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, is due to be arraigned Tuesday in Los Angeles. At the time of the shooting, Megan Thee Stallion was already a major hip-hop star following a triumphant year that saw her nominated for artist of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Megan Thee Stallion says person who shot her was Tory Lanez
LOS ANGELES – More than a month after she was shot in the feet after a party in the Hollywood Hills, Megan Thee Stallion said for the first time Thursday night that fellow hip-hop star Tory Lanez was the person who pulled the trigger. “Yes ... Tory shot me. You shot me and you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying," the 25-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Megan Pete, said in an Instagram Live video. “I didn’t tell the police nothing because I didn’t want us to get in no more trouble,” she says in the video. She said in the video that there was an argument between the people in the vehicle, and Peterson shot her when she tried to walk away.
Police: Pop Smoke's social media led killers to LA home
This aerial photo taken from video provided by Fox11 News KTTV-TV shows the Hollywood Hills home, center, where Pop Smoke, 20, was shot and killed early Feb. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. Authorities say three men and two juveniles have been arrested in connection with the home-invasion death of the rising rapper. (Fox11 News KTTV-TV via AP)
On this day: September 20
2016: Film director and screenwriter Curtis Hanson dies at age 71 in his Hollywood Hills home. He's best known for directing the movies "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle," "L.A. Confidential," "Wonder Boys" and "8 Mile." He also won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1998 for co-writing "L.A. Confidential" with Brian Helgeland.