Following the Cannes Film Festival’s announcement last year that it would no longer host films that did not commit to “being distributed in French movie theaters” the streaming giant’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, confirmed to Variety that Netflix will not screen any of its upcoming full-length narratives at the film festival. Sarandos told Variety that, “there’s a risk in us going in this way and having our films and filmmakers treated disrespectfully at the festival. They’ve set the tone. I don’t think it would be good for us to be there.” French theater exhibitors reportedly took issue with Cannes allowing Netflix projects into the main competition despite the films failing to secure wide theatrical release dates in the region. National law in France mandates that films can’t appear on home streaming platforms for 36 months after their initial theatrical release.
Roseanne and Shameless star Emma Kenney says she’s seeking treatment for her “battles.” The 18-year-old actress said in a statement, “I was running with a really fast crowd. I was being naive and very immature, and I was doing things I should not be doing because it was illegal and I’m not 21. It wasn’t healthy, and it was making me feel even worse — anxious and depressed. It was just a slippery slope that I did not want to go down. And I knew that I needed to stop it.” For eight seasons, Kenney has played Debbie Gallagher, the youngest daughter of the family at the center of Shameless. She spent her current hiatus from Shameless starring as Darlene’s (Sara Gilbert) oldest child, Harris, on ABC’s Roseanne revival, which has already wrapped filming.
Mariah Carey is revealing for the first time that she has been battling bipolar disorder. “Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,” Carey told People Magazine. “It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music.” Carey said she thought she had a severe sleep disorder, but soon discovered otherwise. Mariah said that she was first diagnosed in 2011 but “didn’t want to believe it.” She added that she finally got treatment after “the hardest couple of years I’ve been through.”
Amal Clooney discusses balancing new motherhood with her career as an international barrister and her marriage to Hollywood A-lister George Clooney in the latest issue of Vogue magazine. The international human rights lawyer, 40, offered Vogue a peek at her life for the magazine’s May cover story. Clooney, who gave birth to twins Ella and Alexander last June, revealed that they are already speaking. “We’ve had some ‘Mamas’ and ‘Dadas,’” Clooney told the magazine, adding, “George was very careful to ensure that ‘Mama’ was the first word.” Speaking about meeting her now-husband, Amal says “I was 35 when I met him,” she said about George. “It wasn’t obvious that it was going to happen for me.” But once she and George met, she said, “It felt like the most natural thing in the world. Before that experience, I always hoped there could be love that was overwhelming and didn’t require any weighing or decision-making.” The couple married a year later, in September 2014.
Actor T.J. Miller was arrested on Monday for allegedly calling in a fake bomb threat on a train last month. Authorities have charged Miller with intentionally conveying false information about an explosive device on a train to law enforcement. On March 18, Miller was aboard an Amtrak train traveling from Washington D.C. to New York when authorities say Miller called a 911 dispatcher in New Jersey to report that a female passenger with brown hair and a scarf had a bomb in her bag. Investigators inspected the train, but found no explosive devices on board. An attendant from the first class car of the train was interviewed where Miller had been sitting, and claimed the actor had appeared intoxicated upon boarding in Washington and consumed multiple drinks on the train, also telling investigators that Miller had a few “hostile exchanges” with a woman sitting in the same first-class car. Investigators determined the woman was not carrying explosives or doing any of the things that Miller had claimed. Authorities arrested Miller when he flew into LaGuardia Airport. He was released from custody on Tuesday morning after posting $100,000 bond. If convicted, Miller could spend up to five years in prison.