The Orpheum Will Stop Its Annual Screening of "Gone with the Wind"

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August 28, 2017
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The Orpheum Will Stop Its Annual Screening of "Gone with the Wind" Due to Insensitive Racial Content 

Every year, the Orpheum Theatre, here in Memphis, Tennessee screens the classic 1939 flick "Gone with the Wind"

As you probably know, the movie takes place during the Civil War, and includes some troubling portrayals of the South, and of slavery.

This year's screening was on August 11th, the same day as that white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.  And now, the Orpheum has decided that it won't be showing "Gone with the Wind" anymore, because of its "insensitive" content.

Now, this isn't ALL because of Charlottesville.  The Orpheum deals with negative feedback about the movie every year.  But it was worse this year.

A spokesman says, quote, "This is something that's been questioned every year.  But the social media storm this year really brought it home."

 

A Celebrity Round-Up at the Mayweather vs McGregor Fight

First of all, Demi Lovato got plenty of love for her version of the national anthem, and Irish singer Imelda May performed the Irish anthem since McGregor is from Dublin.

A lot of celebrities were at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to watch the fight, including Bruce Willis, Ozzy and Sharon Osborne, Jamie Foxx, Diddy, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez (yes they were together), Mike Tyson, LeBron James, and Steve Harvey.

Mayweather is now 50-0 and he claims this was his final fight.

 

Taylor Swift's New Song Broke Spotify and YouTube Records

TAYLOR SWIFT released her new song "Look What You Made Me Do" on Thursday night, and the world went NUTS over it.

On its first day, it was streamed more than 8 million times on Spotify, and got 19 million views on YouTube.  Those are both records.

"Billboard" says it could sell 500,000 copies in its first week, which would be the biggest sales week for a track since ADELE's "Hello" in 2015.

One quick note:  "Look What You Made Me Do" samples "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred.  So she gave them a songwriting credit -- and a floral arrangement