Leonardo DiCaprio and the production companies for 'The Wolf of Wall Street' are being sued for defamation by former financial lawyer Andrew Greene, who contends one of the movie's characters, "portrayed as a criminal, drug user, degenerate,” was loosely based on him.
Alexander Skarsgard, who won a spate of awards this year for his role in the TV series ‘Big Little Lies,’ stars as a mute bartender in a just-released Netflix film set in 2052, ‘Mute.’ When his girlfriend goes missing, Skarsgard goes on a hunt to find her with the help of seedy characters played by Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux.
In the sequel to the novel on which the upcoming film ‘Annihilation’ is based, characters, played by Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh, are of Asian and Native American descent. Both actresses have said they didn’t know until recently about the controversy that their characters were whitewashed.
Justin Timberlake has said he’s resolved things with Janet Jackson after revealing her breast at the Super Bowl Halftime show in 2004. The incident sparked public outrage with the hashtag #JusticeForJanet and seemingly sending her career into a tailspin.