According to Variety, Dwayne Johnson’s production firm Seven Bucks Productions will never longer utilize real guns on any of its projects in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the film set.
“First of all, I was heartbroken. We lost a life. My heart goes out to her family and everybody on set. I’ve known Alec, too, for a very long time,” Johnson told the publication during the opening of “Red Notice,” his new Netflix spy thriller.
“I can’t speak for anyone else, but I can tell you, without an absence of clarity here, that any movie that we have moving forward with Seven Bucks Productions — any movie, any television show, or anything we do or produce — we won’t use real guns at all,” Johnson added.
The former WWE wrestler declared that in the future, all of his productions would use “rubber guns” and will “take care” of visual effects in post-production.
“We’re not going to worry about the dollars; we won’t worry about what it costs,” he stated.
Johnson later said that within hours of learning of Hutchins’s death, he and the Seven Bucks Productions crew discussed safety measures they would use on set.
“I think the most prudent thing and the smartest thing to do is just pause for a second and really re-examine how you’re going to move forward and how we’re going to work together,” he added.
“Any movie we do that Seven Bucks does with any studio; the rule is we’re not going to use real guns. That’s it.”
Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions, which he co-founded with his ex-wife and longtime business partner Dany Garcia, has produced several of the actor’s high-profile projects, including 2017’s Baywatch, 2018’s Rampage, and Hobbs and Shaw, a Fast and Furious spin-off.
Johnson is one of the first A-List Hollywood producers to speak out about the safety measures he and his colleagues are implementing after the fatal shooting on the set of “Rust.”
Deadline reported earlier this week that Matthew Hutchins, Halyna Hutchins’ husband, retained the Los Angeles-based law firm Panish Shea Boyle Ravipudi, specializing in personal injury and wrongful death cases.
As Kim Kardashian moves on with Pete Davidson, the 42-year-old singer John Legend criticized his former friend, rapper Kanye West.
John stated his view on why Kanye West, 44, supported Donald Trump during his political campaign when speaking with author Danny Goldberg, for his book – Bloody Crossroads 2020: Arts, Entertainment, and Resistance to Trump.
“I don’t see Kanye as a political person at all. We never talked about politics. He had never voted before 2020,” Legend said of his former pal.
He went on to explain why he feels Kanye backed the former president, noting, “He saw in Trump the kind of underdog narcissist that he sees in himself.”
John slammed Kanye after reports that the rapper’s ex-girlfriend Kim, 41, has rekindled her romance with Saturday Night Live cast member Pete, 27. Kim and Kanye were married for almost seven years until Kim filed for divorce.
Kim startled fans last month when she kissed the King Of Staten Island actor during their Saturday Night Live spoof of Disney’s Aladdin. Pete played Aladdin in the scene, confessing that he may not be able to handle his lover “sexually” because she is “a lot of woman.”
“Aladdin, don’t worry,” Kim responded. “I’m sure that you’re more than enough man for me,” she said as she went in for a kiss on the magic carpet.
Rumors of a romance began to circulate after the two were caught holding hands while visiting Knott’s Scary Farm in California. Kim recently told exclusively to The Sun that Pete is “the funniest person ever” and “makes her feel young.” The Sun confirmed the two dined together in a New York City elite restaurant, and a source said she was polite to the staff.
According to a restaurant insider, “Pete arranged a dinner on the rooftop privately. It was just the two of them.” The source confirmed that the two did not arrive with security and were able to “quietly sneak in and out.”
During her performance at Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, which took place on January 20, 2021, Lady Gaga claimed that she donned a bulletproof outfit.
In a Tuesday interview released by British Vogue, the “House of Gucci” actress discussed performing at the January presidential inauguration ceremony.
She referred to her performance at the United States Capitol as “one of the proudest days of my whole life.”
“I felt a deep fear when Trump was president, and ushering 45 out, and 46 in is something I’ll be able to tell my children all about,” Gaga told the magazine.
She proceeded by stating that she was “singing in a Schiaparelli bulletproof dress” during the ceremony and that, if she was not a performer, one of her ambitions was to become a “combat journalist.”
“When I was at the Capitol, the day before the inauguration, I remember walking around and looking for evidence of the insurrection,” Gaga continued.
The New York Times’ Michael Gold called Gaga’s inauguration appearance as the “culmination of a years-long relationship” in which Lady Gaga and President Biden “have shared the spotlight.” In the months running up to the November 2020 election, the singer campaigned for Biden, and he introduced her at the 2016 Academy Awards.
Gaga described singing the national anthem at the inauguration as “my honor” in a statement released ahead of the event. She ascended the stage prior to Vice President Kamala Harris’s inauguration and sang the “Star-Spangled Banner” while dressed in a billowing, floor-length couture Schiaparelli red gown.
She wore a long-sleeved black top highlighted with a big gold peace dove brooch and black leather gloves, which many interpreted as Hunger Games-inspired. An all-gold microphone, a twisted braid weaved with black fabric, and golden in-ear monitors highlighted by flowers around her ears completed her ensemble.
Over 100 world leaders gathered this week in Scotland for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26, to debate nature protection and strategies to mitigate the effects of climate change.
According to CNN, more than 100 countries agreed on the summit’s first day to halt deforestation by 2030. The countries that comprise more than 85 percent of the world’s forests include Canada, Russia, Indonesia, Colombia, and Congo. India, in particular, has committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2070.
US President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that his government would adopt new measures to curb methane emissions from oil and gas operations.
“This isn’t just something we have to do to protect the environment and future,” Biden stated during the meeting. “It’s an enormous opportunity for all of us, all of our nations, to create jobs and make many climate goals a core part of recovery as well.”
John Kerry, who is now President Biden’s special presidential envoy for climate, told NBC News that 100 other countries will join the United States and European Union in reducing methane emissions by 30% by 2030.
Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and the world’s second-richest person spoke at the conference on Tuesday and pledged $2 billion to nature protection and food system transformation.
“Amazon aims to power all its operations by renewable energies by 2025,” Bezos told the New York Times.
Bezos, who also owns the Blue Origin aerospace company, recently traveled to the edge of space on one of his ships. He made reference to the flight during his summit speech.
“I was told that seeing the Earth from space changes the lens through which you view the world,” Bezos stated. “But I was not prepared for just how much that was true.”
“In too many parts of the world, nature is already flipping from carbon sink to a carbon source,” he continued.
Bezos pledged $10 billion to combat climate change in early 2020 through his Bezos Earth Fund, which he says would provide funding to academics and groups striving to avert the effects of rising temperatures.
sorry no results