FIRST LOOK AT BREAKING THE SILENCE: Gretchen Carlson: Breaking the Silence has shared a first look at the documentary. The two-hour special is part of a three-part series that Carlson and A E have teamed up on. This first one airs January 14th at 8 p.m., and in it, Carlson travels the country to interview ordinary women and help them tell their stories of sexual harassment and abuse. In addition to revealing stories of alleged harassment at McDonald’s, she tells her own story of allegedly being abused by the late Roger Ailes of Fox News.
DARK CRYSTAL SETS CAST: Taron Egerton, Anya-Taylor Joy and Nathalie Emmanuel have signed on to lead the voice cast of Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Helena Bonham-Carter, Mark Hamill and Andy Samberg will also lend their voices to the Jim Henson reboot, set to launch on Netflix next year. The streaming giant also released the first images of Dark Crystal Monday.
JEFF BRIDGES TO RECEIVE CECIL B. DEMILLE AWARD: Jeff Bridges will be lauded at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards. The Big Lebowski, Crazy Heart and True Grit star will receive the Cecil B. DeMille award on January 6th, 2019, at the Golden Globes. Bridges received his first Golden Globe nomination in 1984 for his role in Starman. Previous honorees have included Robert DeNiro, Audrey Hepburn and Jodie Foster.
STUDY SAYS NETFLIX IS NOT IMPACTING MOVIE THEATERS: The conventional wisdom that flagging theatrical attendance can be blamed on the growing popularity of streaming services are false, a new study claims. EY’s Quantitative Economics and Statistics Group found that people who go to theaters more frequently also consume more streaming content. Conversely, half of the people who didn’t go to a theater in the past year, also didn’t stream anything online. "The message here is that there’s not a war between streaming and theatrical," said Phil Contrino, director of media and research at NATO. "People who love content are watching it across platforms and all platforms have place in consumers’ minds." Do you go to movies less now in favor of streaming services?