Entertainment HBO regrets saying Big Little Lies cast demands 'raped' network

20:22  13 march  2018
20:22  13 march  2018 Source:   Entertainment Weekly

Report: Steelers expected to franchise tag Bell for 2nd time

  Report: Steelers expected to franchise tag Bell for 2nd time The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to use their franchise tag on star running back Le'Veon Bell for the second consecutive season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Team and player have been negotiating a long-term contract and will continue to do so before Tuesday's franchise tag deadline.

Laura Jean Reese Toth (Witherspoon), Shailene Woodley are posing for a picture © Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/HBO

An HBO executive says she regrets her choice of words when discussing the renewal of Big Little Lies.

Francesca Orsi, HBO’s senior VP of drama, was on a panel in Jerusalem at the INTV Conference when she suggested that the star-filled cast’s salary demands “raped” the network.

“From a budget standpoint, going into season 2 of Big Little Lies without any options in place, we’ve been… um… short of raped,” she said according to Deadline (perhaps meaning “sort of raped”?).

Orsi has released this statement obtained by EW: “Obviously, I am embarrassed by my poor choice of words. We are extremely proud of Big Little Lies and excited for the second season.”

UN: Some rape victims of Islamic State 'like living corpses'

  UN: Some rape victims of Islamic State 'like living corpses' The U.N. envoy for sexual violence in conflict who just returned from Iraq said Friday she found "a gross lack" of support for women and girls who were raped and forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State extremists, and survivors she met "were like living corpses." Patten told a news conference Friday, March 9, 2018, that the survivors were released early this year and told her they are confined to camps because of the double stigma of being victims of sexual violence and sexual slavery, and of being associated with IS. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File) UNITED NATIONS — The U.N.

Here’s the backstory on this: Big Little Lies was originally commissioned as a limited series that aired in 2017. But after generating acclaim and considerable love from the Emmys, HBO decided to turn it into a series (or at least, order a second season). The only problem: They had only commissioned the cast and producers — including stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern — for the limited series. So the network had to go back and make all-new deals with the cast, who now had considerable leverage over the network given the show’s popularity. Thus HBO executives may have felt they were taken for a ride at the negotiating table … which would have been a far less controversial way to express it.

Big Little Lies is expected to return in 2019.

Nicole Kidman to Star in HBO Limited Series ‘The Undoing’ From David E Kelley

  Nicole Kidman to Star in HBO Limited Series ‘The Undoing’ From David E Kelley "Big Little Lies" duo to reunite for adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz novel "You Should Have Known"The actress is set to star in and executive produce "The Undoing," an adaptation of the novel "You Should Have Known" by Jean Hanff Korelitz. The show follows Grace Sachs, a successful therapist who's on the brink of publishing her first book when a chasm opens in her life: a violent death, a missing husband and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations.

Related slideshow: Canceled, renewed or ending -- your favorite show's fate (via Photo Services)

Texas man condemned for slaying gets execution date .
HOUSTON — A 66-year-old Texas man on death row for the icepick slaying of a 20-year-old woman in Houston in 1979 has been set for execution. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg says a judge has signed an order setting Danny Bible for lethal injection June 27 in Huntsville.Bible faces execution for killing Inez Deaton. Evidence showed she went to his house in Houston to use a telephone and later was found stabbed 11 times, raped and dumped on the bank of a bayou. Her killing went unsolved for nearly two decades until his arrest in Fort Myers, Florida, for a Louisiana rape.

Source: http://us.pressfrom.com/news/entertainment/-126706-hbo-regrets-saying-big-little-lies-cast-demands-raped-network/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!