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This Week In Entertainment: Jay-Z, Netflix, and More


Jay-Z May Have Slammed Kanye In New Song

In a feature in a new Meek Mills song, rapper Jay-Z seems to take aim at both President Trump and fellow rapper Kanye West. After a feud that started back in 2016, both rappers took shots at each other. It started when Kanye publicly bashed on both Jay-Z and his wife Beyoncé. Things seemed to be getting better when West posted a picture on Instagram of the couple.

Many people speculated that the rapper was bashing on Kanye for supporting President Trump. Others assumed it was an attempt to place blame on Trump for setting the two rappers against each other. However, Jay-Z posted on Twitter that the line was meant to be taken as a sign not to pit the two together. He called Kanye his younger brother in the process.

 New Netflix Show Comes Under Fire

The new Netflix Italian drama “Baby” is getting slammed by the National Center of Sexual Exploitation. The NCSE says the show glorifies and promotes sexual trafficking. The show tells the story of two teenage girls from Rome that get drawn to Rome’s underworld.

The story, loosely based on a real event that took place in 2014, shows the two girls engage in underage prostitution. Viewers took this to show a “coming-of-age” story and glamorizing the idea of prostitution and sexual exploitation. Similar sentiments were shared with another Netflix Show, “Thirteen Reasons Why”, which was said to glamorize suicide as a revenge method.

Zac Efron’s New Ted Bundy Look

Former “High School Musical” star Zac Efron made waves on social media for his look for notorious serial killer Ted Bundy. The actor stars in a biopic about the killers life. Efron says the movie isn’t an attempt to glorify the killers life, but showcase how manipulative Bundy was as a person.

Efron also says that he didn’t take the character of Bundy home, and after shooting was easily able to step back into his life. “It’s a different kind of film,” he said. The film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Classic Christmas Movie Being Called Bigoted

People lashed out at HuffPost after the news site called the classic Claymation movie Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer “seriously problematic” because it features sexism and bullying. In a video posted by the site, they highlighted many instances within the film where they felt bigotry was occuring.

This video quickly came under fire, as people flocked to social media to bash on the site. They call HuffPost blind for not seeing the obvious lesson learned by the characters in the end. Even President Trump’s son Donald Jr weighed in on the situation, saying “Liberalism is a disease” in a tweet.

Tom Hanks Eyeing A New Role

Veteran actor Tom Hanks is in talks to take a role in a live action adaptation of the Disney Classic. This comes as another push into remaking Disney classics for the modern audience, following 2017’s Beauty and the Beast and 2016’s The Jungle Book. Hanks, who will star in the upcoming WWII film “Greyhound” as well as voicing Woody in the next Toy Story sequel, is eyeing the role of Gepetto.

This character serves as the father figure of the titular character after creating the puppet. The film currently has an unknown release date. However, Disney fans can look forward to three upcoming releases, Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King.