ACTOR CLAIMS “JUSTICE LEAGUE" DIRECTOR WAS “ABUSIVE"
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ray Fisher has serious beef with the director of “Justice League.” The actor says Joss Whedon’s behavior on the set of the 2017 movie was “gross, abusive, unprofessional and completely unacceptable." In his tweet yesterday, Fisher didn't mention specifics that led to his trashing of Whedon. But the actor says Whedon was “enabled" in his alleged misdeeds by producers Geoff Johns and Jon Berg. Whedon hasn't responded to Fisher's tweet. But Berg tells Variety it's “categorically untrue” that he and Johns tolerated bad behavior on set.
ED HENRY CANNED BY FOX AFTER SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATION PROBED
NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for Ed Henry says the fired Fox News anchor is confident he will be vindicated of allegations he engaged in sexual harassment. But for now, he's a former Fox anchor — the network having canned him yesterday. The decision was announced on the show he used to co-host. Fox isn't offering details about what Henry is alleged to have done — but says it was contacted a week ago by an attorney for a woman who says Henry acted up at work. Fox says the incident was "years ago." and an independent investigation turned up enough evidence to warrant Henry's dismissal.
RELEASE OF TRUMP BOOK BACK ON TRACK AFTER APPEALS COURT RULING
UNDATED (AP) — Who knows what today will bring in the running legal battle over the publication of a tell-all book about President Donald Trump. The book was written by his niece, Mary Trump — and it's the subject of a series of requests by the president's brother, Robert. At issue is whether the niece is bound by a confidentiality agreement she signed. It would bar her from spilling the beans about her family. Yesterday an appeals court in New York State ruled that while such agreements may be valid, it isn't the court's job to enforce them. That reversed a lower court ruling the day before that, in effect, would have forced Simon & Schuster to delay distribution of the book “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.” The publisher says the book has already been shipped to distributors — and is to go on sale July 28.
PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE LOOKS LIKE THE LONE RANGER IN A MASK
WASHINGTON (AP) — From the Lone Holdout to the Lone Ranger? After spending months complaining about wearing face masks to help fight the spread of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump is changing his tune. He told Fox Business he's been wearing masks — and is fine with other people doing so, too. This is a “180" from his previous statements on the subject. He recently held two rallies where hardly anyone wore them — and ridiculed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for wearing one in public. In his comments to Fox yesterday, Trump said he looks quite fetching in a mask — and his makes him look like the Lone Ranger. In the interest of accuracy, the fictional lawman wore his over his eyes, not over his nose and mouth as health officials advise to fight the spread of COVID-19.
GEOFFREY RUSH PREVAILS IN DEFAMATION SUIT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The winning streak in court continues for Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush. An Australian court has rejected an appeal by a newspaper that was found guilty of defaming the actor. The ruling means the $2 million payout due the actor remains intact. A trio of judges ruled articles published by Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper in 2017 gave the impression that Rush was a pervert. The actor says he lost work because of the articles — and that was factored in when it came to the $2 million award and damages.