Movie production stops after Bill Murray accused of inappropriate behavior
Jen Yamato, Los Angeles Times (TNS)LOS ANGELES — Filming on Aziz Ansari’s directorial debut “Being Mortal” was shut down this week following a reported complaint over inappropriate behavior by co-star Bill Murray. Adapted from Atul Gawande’s nonfiction book “Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End,” the film stars Ansari, Murray and Seth Rogen. Filming began nearly a month ago in Los Angeles. Searchlight Pictures on Wednesday confirmed that the “Being Mortal” production had been suspended, but would not comment on an ongoing investigation. “Some of the language was inexcusable and unacceptable, and I was not going to just sit there and take it,” Liu told the Los Angeles Times Asian Enough podcast.mlive.com
Barrymore sets high standard in her models as talk show host
NEW YORK – Drew Barrymore is setting a high standard for herself as she joins the world of daytime talk show hosts on Monday. “We’re all human beings on this planet going through our lives and our journeys and there’s a way to connect through that,” Barrymore said. I’ve never lived in that space.”“The Drew Barrymore Show,” retrofitted for the coronavirus era, is being distributed by CBS Television. Bill Carroll, a veteran television consultant and expert in the syndication market, said he’s impressed that Barrymore is shooting high. Yes, some may regard Barrymore as slightly loopy and hippie-dippie (“we’re all human beings on this planet”), but it’s more endearing than annoying.
How a coffee shop business turned into Australia's fastest-growing $1 billion start-up
Airwallex's cofounders, from left to right, Xijing Dai, Lucy Liu, Jack Zhang and Max Li. When Jack Zhang and Max Li were looking for a side-hustle to supplement their day jobs, they did like good Melbournites and opened a coffee shop. However, it did brew an idea which would go on to become the fastest-growing $1 billion start-up in Australia's history. Zhang and Li are co-founders of Airwallex, an international payments platform which in three short years has achieved the much-coveted unicorn status. So, they teamed up with college friends Lucy Liu, Xijing Dai and Ki-Lok Wong to come up with a solution.cnbc.com