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Mon
11
Sep
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Mike Hodge --SAG AFTRA's New York Chapter President Dead at 70

Mike Hodge

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

The New York City entertainment scene has taken a direct hit.  Mike Hodge from “Law and Order.” 

Hodge, the president of SAG-AFTRA’s New York chapter died on Saturday night.  The announcement was made by the union’s first VP of the New York chapter, Rebecca Damon on social media Sunday. 

Damon said, "For me, and I am sure for many of you who were his closest friends, this is particularly heartbreaking as we have lost not just a president, but a father figure and a big brother. Mike was a towering presence whose kindness and good nature made each of us better."

Hodge’s film career included director, “Blue Steel, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Malcolm X, The Mirror Has Two Faces, and Ransom.”

Mike Hodge appeared in recurring roles on Law & Order and Law & Order SVU, he was 70-years-old.  

Fri
08
Sep
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Game of Thrones highlight Piracy Prevalence

Game of Thrones Piracy Problem

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

“Game of Thrones” has become a phenomena on the Television landscape. Season seven was a truncated schedule that ran seven episodes instead of the traditional 10. More than 16.1 million viewers legally viewed the show either live or later on HBO’s streaming service.

But thats not all. The season was viewed more than 1 billion times via illegal means. Pirated views are broken down by episode.

Here are the full piracy numbers, as reported by MUSO:

Episode one: 187,427,575

Episode two: 123,901,209

Episode three: 116,027,851

Episode four: 121,719,868

Episode five: 151,569,560

Episode six: 184,913,279

Episode seven: 143,393,804

Thu
07
Sep
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Jamie Fox & Katie Holmes reason for Secrecy

Katie Holmes, Jamie Foxx, and Tom Cruise

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The Thinkering news previously covered two top tier entertainers, Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes.  Reports of rumors about their courtship has hummed in the background for years, five years to be exact. 

According the rumor mill, Holms former husband Tom Cruise restricted the couple from going public for at least five years.  Fox and Holms have apparently just crossed the five-year mark back in June.  Holmes is said to have agreed to keeping her boyfriend private and away from their daughter for a half decade. 

In return she received $4.8 m for child support and $5 m for spousal support. The divorce terms were agreed upon within 10 days. 

Cruise has been talked about in a negative way for being associated to Scientology.  

Wed
06
Sep
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Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes a Real thing

Jamie Foxx

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Every wonder if all those rumors about renascence man Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes were real.  Well, recent reports suggest they might be as the couple kept the first four years of their affair under wraps.  Media has often reported the two being at the same place at the same time but never obviously together. 

That’s over. 

The two are no longer hiding. 

The accomplished entertainers were recently seen frolicking about on a Malibu beach, hand in hand and all in love.   Holmes was previously married to A-lister Tom Cruise, the two share a daughter together.  Foxx has two daughters; the 7-year-old was recently seen with the actor at the 2017 BET Awards in LA.  

Tue
05
Sep
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Lil Wayne Cancels Vegas Show

Lil Wayne

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

For years’ rumors have persisted about Lil Wayne’s health and the precipitous effects of Promethazine, his rapped about drug of choice.  The Rapper cancelled his Sunday night show after suffering multiple seizures in Chicago earlier on Sunday.   Again the New Orleans rapper has been hospitalized following seizures due to Epilepsy. 

In a written statement, the performer’s representatives said, "Due to unforeseen circumstances Lil Wayne will be canceling his previously scheduled performance," Las Vegas' Drai's nightclub said in statement Sunday. "Our priority is the health and well-being of our artists. Everyone at Drai's wishes Lil Wayne a speedy recovery during this time.”

Reports suggest Wayne was found unconscious in a Chicago hotel room after seizing and was transported to a local hospital where he suffered another event. 

Fri
01
Sep
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Public Enemy at Odds

Public Enemy

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

The Famous rap New York Rap group Public Enemy, has turned from fighting the power to fighting each other.  Flavor Flav the groups hype man is suing Chuck D. and Public Enemy for Royalties, Performance fees, and merchandising fees. 

Flav, 58, who has also been a popular TV star says Chuck and several producers owe him money and he is going to court to get it. IN the meantime, Chuck is expecting him to go to work, Public Enemy is in the middle of a tour and Flavor Flav is an important part of what’s done on stage.  The hype man wrote more than 50 Public Enemy songs have not been receiving regular songwriting royalties, nor recording royalties. 

Thu
31
Aug
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Houston Telethon planned for Hurricane Relief

Bun B

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

With Houston underwater, we almost forgot how much star power is in the city.   A hurricane Harvey Houston Telethon has been scheduled for 12 September.  Houston rapper Bun B and Ariana Grande’s Manchester benefit concert organizers have collaborated for Hurricane relief. 

Its early yet but talk about a live televised show is being kicked around.  Jamie Foxx is said to be interested in participating in the event.   The Thinkering will keep you up to speed on the Houston Telethon.  

Wed
30
Aug
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Kathy Griffin Rethinks Severed Head controversy

Kathy Griffin

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass 18817

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Kathy Griffin is reneging on her apology for posing with a severed head of the President.   She recently said, “I’m no longer sorry. The whole outrage was BS, the whole thing got so blown out of proportion,” she told Australian morning show “Sunrise” on Tuesday, also calling Trump a “fool.”

The “D-List” comedian was faced with criticism when an image of her with the severed head began to circulate the internet.  The backlash forced the funny woman to send out a video hours after the image surfaced saying she, “sincerely apologized.”

While promoting her new comedy tour, “Laugh Your Head off,” she appeared on an Australian show and answered questions about the controversial image.  

Tue
29
Aug
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Kevin Hart offers Help and asks for help to Help Houston

Dwayne Johnson

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Kevin Hart is calling out his celebrity friends to help him to help Houston and other cities affected by Hurricane Harvey.   The 38-year-old actor communicated via social media his desire to donate $25,000 and upped that amount to $50,000 as he called out others who are in a position to influence. 

Friends that were personally mentioned included T.I., Nelly, Usher, Ludacris, the entire Houston Rockets team and Chris Brown upstaged the group by giving $100,000, His co-star in Jumanji Dwayne Johnson also answered the call. 

Harvey’s rains continue to cause flash flooding and leaving residents stranded and homeless.  Prognosticators are expecting 50 inches of rain before relief comes.  

Mon
28
Aug
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Season Finale Game of Thrones

Night King

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The seventh season of the TV hit series the Game of Thrones ended last night with the night king acquiring an ice throwing dragon that he hoisted up from the bottom of the lagoon after spearing it down. 

The season started on 16 July and last through 27 August featuring 7 not the normal ten episodes of spell bounding fantasy.   Season Seven was filmed primarily in Norther Ireland, Iceland and Spain. 

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