Gina Carano gets new gig with Ben Shapiro's The Daily Wire after Disney firing
Gina Carano attends the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Gina Carano may have been fired from her Star Wars gig by Disney on Wednesday, but she's already got a new project lined up. The comment was just the latest social media controversy Carano has faced in recent months. "Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the 'Star Wars' universe: not a princess, not a victim, not some emotionally tortured Jedi. "She was instrumental in making 'Star Wars' fun again.cnbc.com
"Mandalorian" actress Gina Carano dropped by Lucasfilm and talent agency after controversial tweets
The actress, who plays Cara Dune on the "Star Wars" TV series, has been dropped by Lucasfilm, and thus the sci-fi franchise as a whole. "Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future," a Lucasfilm spokesperson told Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday. "Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable." Carano's termination from the series comes a day after the actress shared two controversial political posts to social media that generated swift backlash among fans. "Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children.cbsnews.com
Gina Carano fired from 'Mandalorian' after social media post
FILE - This Oct. 19, 2019, file photo shows Gina Carano at the Disney Plus launch event promoting "The Mandalorian" at the London West Hollywood hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. In a statement Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, Lucasfilm said Carano is no longer a part of The Mandalorian cast after many online called for her firing over a social media post that likened the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the U.S. political climate. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Lucasfilm says Gina Carano is no longer a part of “The Mandalorian” cast after many online called for her firing over a social media post that likened the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the U.S. political climate. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable," the statement read. She also mocked the use of gender pronouns, listing “beep/bop/boop" in her social media bio.
New this week: 'This Is Us,' Baby Yoda, 'The Craft' redone
(NBC via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Many things will be different about Halloween this year, but the annual rush of horror films is much the same. It stars Sope Dirisu and Wunmi Mosaku as a Sudanese refugee couple finding new horrors in life in England. But Neon, the “Parasite” distributor, last week put a restored version into theaters and on Tuesday brings it to VOD. One is Natalie Margolin “The Party Hop,” which she wrote during quarantine in one week in early April.