☀️ MI:7 opens... fine, as Jim Caviezel has Summer's massive sleeper hit 🤯
Another MIA Specialty opening / MLB All Star game hits new low / National Amusements renegotiating debt
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty (connect with me on LinkedIn here if ya like), and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on MONDAY July 17, 2023.
Where it’s time to get to know the name Carlos Alcaraz. Or at least that’s what Elaine told me yesterday at lunch… as the 20-year-old Alcaraz beat all-time great Djokovic for the Men’s WIMBLEDON title yesterday.
Just me, or does a name like Carlos Alcaraz also totally sound like a badass name for a new character addition to the Fast 11 cast? I mean part 11 is time to freshen a franchise up with an International Sports crossover plotline anyway no?
ALSO: A congrats to Markéta Vondroušová (and yes, I totally copied & pasted her name from the CNN story for the proper accent marks), who won the Women’s WIMBLEDON title.
PLUS: A shoutout to the WNBA’s Sabrina Ionescu, who sank an astounding 25 of 27 three-pointers in the league’s All-Star competition this weekend 🤯, a new record for both the WNBA and NBA.
THEN: SONY signed a 10-year agreement with MICROSOFT to keep their Call of Duty game on PLAYSTATION, as they too now seem resigned to the ACTIVISION deal going through.
AND: Barry Diller suggested on CBS’s Face the Nation that top HOLLYWOOD execs and the “most-paid” actors take a 25% paycut as a ‘good faith’ gesture to narrow the pay disparity gaps in town, and get WGA & SAG deals done.
That noise you just heard was 1988 Barry Diller throwing a phone at 2023 Barry Diller.
IF: You ever wonder why I never really post anything involving surveys of people on their intentions… well, I was cleaning out my inbox this weekend and came across this gem of an item from mid-June: