Hollywood's COVID Protocol
While a lot of people seem to have moved on from worrying about the COVID-19 pandemic, Hollywood still is saying not so fast. Major studios, along with unions, have agreed on terms that will extend COVID production protocols through January. Under the new terms, studios will retain the core requirements established in the summer of 2020 but will now allow modifications as conditions worsen or improve. Studios will begin easing up on some of the most strict rules in places where infection rates are low.
T.Swift Riles Social Media
Taylor Swift had edited a newly released video for Anti-Hero from her Midnights album after public backlash. A scene in the video depicts Swift stepping on a scale and it reading "fat." The scene was omitted after fans called the singer out on social media. Swift joins Beyoncé and Lizzo as artists who've recently come under fire and changed their art after public pressure.
Katie Holmes Takes the Stage
Katie Holmes is heading back to the stage. She's set to star in an off-Broadway play titled The Wanderers. She'll play a Hollywood star who inadvertently impacts the marriage of a newlywed Orthodox Jewish couple. Holmes first appeared in a Broadway play in Arthur Miller's All My Sons in 2008. Preview performances for her latest show will launch in January 2023 with opening night following the next month on February 16 at the Laura Pels Theater.