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Universal Drops ‘Fast and Furious’ Producer From Franchise



Universal has decided to cut ties with longtime Fast and Furiousproducer Neal Moritz.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Moritz and Universal have had a love/hate relationship throughout their tenure together.

Yet, the two parties have always managed to find middle ground allowing the 8-film saga to gross over $5.1 billion worldwide.

But after engaging in an intense legal battle over the upcoming Hobbs & Shaw spinoff, Universal apparently ran out of patience.

Not only did they cut Moritz from the film that’s set to hit theaters in Aug., but Universal also decided to cut the producer from future projectsplanned for the Fast franchise.

The straw that broke the camel’s back centers around a lawsuit Mortiz filed against Universal.

In court documents obtained by THR, the producer states he was instrumental in creating the concept for Hobbs & Shaw with Fast writer Chris Morgan.

As a result, Moritz feels Universal owes him a $2 million fee as well as a percentage of the money grossed from the film’s premiere dates.

This did not sit well with studio execs as they stated they would agree to these terms only if he’s willing to back away from the franchise completely.

Doing so would cut into the favorable “pay-or-play” deal he brokered with the studio.

In his “pay-or-play” deal, Moritz will still be compensated from the upcoming Fast films whether he’s involved or not.

While this is still a big payday, he will not receive producing credits or revenue generated from any characters he claimed to have introduced.

Although it is unsure how these litigations will play out, it is clear that parting ways with Moritz can be an expensive endeavor for Universal. Yet, this seems fine with the studio as it looks like they rather pay the producer to stay away than continuing their reportedly “long, torturous history” with Moritz.

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Tom Cruise Attends Wimbledon Finals with Mission: Impossible Costars



Tom Cruise attended the Wimbledon women’s singles finals on Saturday alongside Hayley Atwell and Pom Klementieff.

There the trio watched as Australian Ashleigh Barty faced off against the Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova, with Barty ultimately Winning the match

The official Twitter account for the tennis championship also shared a pair of fun videos in honour of Cruise, who wore a sharp blue suit for the outing.

A set down, it isn’t mission impossible from here to win for Karolina Pliskova,” they joked alongside one video that showed the group enjoying the big match.

Meanwhile, another video showed Cruise waving to the crowds.” Take a bow, @TomCruise,” they captioned the clip.

Hayley Atwell and Tom Cruise attend Wimbledon Championships Tennis Tournament at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2021 in London, England.
The outing came a month after production was briefly suspended due to a positive COVID-19 test on set.
“We have temporarily halted production on Mission: Impossible 7 until June 14th, due to positive coronavirus test results during routine testing,” a studio spokesperson told Entertainment Weekly, in a statement at the time. “We are following all safety protocols and will continue to monitor the situation.”

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“There’s been a spectre of death around my life : Veteran Actor RMD.



“None of my parents lived to be 60, so life for me is just about to get started.”

“There’s been a spectre of death around my life, that’s what I’ve been dealing with last year till this year. When I turned 59, it was a big deal for me, a big deal for me! My mom died at 59, my father died at 57/58.”

“So, it was like, can I break it? When people see me and I go on a weight loss, people think that… you know, it’s health. Both my parents were diabetic and hypertensive, I don’t want to be that. I don’t want to be diabetic and hypertensive, I want to be healthier. At least give me a fighting chance to change that whole cycle. Yes, I’m a Christian now, so I’ve broken that yoke but I have to also help myself.”

“Becoming 60 for me is even a bigger deal, so when July comes and I become 60. You know how the Bible says old things have passed away, I will truly become a new man because that is when I’ll make a bucket list. So all these things that you think I’ve achieved or done, for me it’s nothing, like zero.”

“So I’m going to now sit down when I’m 60 and do a bucket list … and then we’ll start.”

Credit: @chudeity

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UAR is a joke i will return when the name ‘goes back’ to Nigeria: Tekno



Nigerian singer, Tekno has announced his now based in the United States.

According to ‘Tekno, he left Nigeria because the country’s name was “changed” to UAR. He said he would only return when the name ‘goes back to Nigeria.

The tag UAR is a joke that started after the House of Representatives received a proposal from a tax consultant to change Nigeria’s name to UAR which suggests Uthe united African Republic or Uthe united Alkebulan Republic.


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