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Alec Baldwin Fired Prop Gun That Killed Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, And Injured Director

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Alec Baldwin Fired Prop Gun That Killed Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, And Injured Director

On the set of “Rust,” an Alec Baldwin picture now filming in New Mexico, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in an incident using a prop gun on Thursday. According to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, Baldwin discharged the gun. Joel Souza, the film’s director, was also injured and was being treated at a hospital in Santa Fe.

There have been no charges filed.

The Sheriff’s office and the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600, both confirmed Hutchins’ death.

“We received the devastating news this evening, that one of our members, Halyna Hutchins, the Director of Photography on a production called ‘Rust’ in New Mexico died from injuries sustained on the set,” said John Lindley, the president of the guild, and Rebecca Rhine, the executive director, in a statement. “The details are unclear at this moment, but we are working to learn more, and we support a full investigation into this tragic event. This is a terrible loss, and we mourn the passing of a member of our Guild’s family.”

The incident was reported about 1:50 p.m. Mountain Time at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, a prominent filming location south of Santa Fe, according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

“The Santa Fe County sheriff’s office confirms that two individuals were shot during the filming of a scene on the set of the movie western ‘Rust’,” the office said in a statement. “According to investigators, it appears that the scene being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged. Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.”

Hutchins, 42, was flown to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque by helicopter, where she died. Souza, 48, was airlifted to Santa Fe’s Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center.

Before shooting “Archenemy,” a 2020 feature starring Joe Manganiello, Hutchins graduated from the American Film Institute in 2015 and worked on various short films. In 2019, American Cinematographer labeled her an “emerging star.”

“She’s a wonderful, positive, creative person that was so excited to be breaking through and making movies,” said Michael Pessah, a cinematographer who was a friend of Hutchins’. “She was really on the upswing.”

The Western, which also stars Frances Fisher, Jensen Ackles, Brady Noon, and Travis Fimmel, is written and directed by Souza. The incident was photographed by KOB4’s news helicopter, which showed an old church set sealed off, and set security confirmed it was on lockdown.

Baldwin co-produces the film and stars as iconic criminal Rust, whose 13-year-old grandson is convicted of an unintentional murder. As Rust tries to break his grandson out of prison, he is pursued by a US Marshal and a bounty hunter, played by Ackles and Fimmel, respectively. As they flee, an unusual friendship grows between the outlaw and his estranged grandson.

At last year’s Cannes virtual film market, CAA Media Finance and Highland Project Group were commencing sales on the film, which Baldwin produced alongside Anjul Nigam and executive producer Matthew Helderman through his El Dorado Pictures brand. Souza’s previous feature, “Crown Vic,” was produced by Baldwin and Nigam in 2019. Elizabeth L. Barbatelli serves as an executive producer alongside Anna Granucci.

The Bonanza Creek Ranch has hosted productions such as “Hostiles,” “Cowboys & Aliens,” “3:10 to Yuma,” “Appaloosa,” and “Longmire.” New Mexico is a busy film location, and the Bonanza Creek Ranch has hosted productions such as “Hostiles,” “Cowboys & Aliens,” “3:10 to Yuma,” “Appaloosa,” and “Longmire.”

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Singapore has suspended a crypto-exchange, Over a disagreement with K-pop group BTS

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Singapore has suspended a crypto-exchange, Over a disagreement with K-pop group BTS

Singapore’s banking watchdog has halted a popular digital currency exchange over a crypto pension programme linked to South Korean boy band BTS.

Singapore’s decision to stop Bitget’s local activities comes as the city-state strives to become a worldwide cryptocurrency hub.

BTS’s agency Hybe threatened Bitget with legal action in October for the promotion of Army Coin, named after the group’s ardent fans BTS ARMY. Who made the coin is unknown.

“so they do not have to worry about surviving but instead let them do what they desire to do” the platform advertised Army Coin. Hybe stated the coin is unrelated to BTS.

The episode shows the difficulties regulators face in controlling the crypto business as regular investors accept digital currency.

Barcelona star Andrés Iniesta was criticised last week for promoting the world’s largest crypto exchange on Instagram.

Singapore, a financial and free-trading port, has been more open to technology than regional rivals Hong Kong and Tokyo.

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has awarded Binance, Ripple, and Coinbase licences to serve retail and institutional clients.

Bitget had been exempted until July, according to a source familiar with the case. Bitget and the MAS refused to elaborate on the basis for Bitget’s exclusion.

Bitget’s services were still available in Singapore until late November, when it promoted Army Coin and claimed MAS clearance on its website.

After being notified by the Financial Times, the company removed the MAS logo from its site and prevented Singaporeans from using its app or website. Bitget still claims US, Canadian, and Australian licences.

Army Coin has since been listed on CoinTiger, another Singapore-based cryptocurrency market. The coin “exists for the good of BTS” and will “truly support them financially”, according to CoinTiger.

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Famous grunge vocalist Courtney Love tweeted a vague threat this week that includes Elon Musk’s private emails, Bernie Sanders, and a character from the show “Succession.”

You may recall Elon Musk’s November under-the-belt jab at Senator Bernie Sanders.

To an 80-year-old lawmaker, he said, “I keep forgetting that you’re still alive.”

In addition to offending Musk fans, the statement insulted a man who, according to The Hill, is currently trying to help Alzheimer’s patients afford treatment.

So what does this have to do with Courtney Love? The 57-year-old singer and actress, who was once married to late Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain, tweeted on Thursday something ambiguous and colloquial:

“You know your str8, male, PayPal mafia email group?” Love tweeted. “I was on bcc for MONTHS on that thing. With that information in mind, don’t you think in a ‘civilized society’ one should embrace paying our fair share of tax? Don’t pick on Bernie. It’s Kendall Roy shit.”

Was Love in a financial group chat with Musk, perhaps a decentralised autonomous organisation (DAO)?

Initially, she only said she was a “GOOD queen” and used the hashtag “#justpayyourtaxesbuddy.” Reporters rushed to the star’s aid in the replies. She later added more hot water to her tea spill.

“Mostly gross sex stuff, entitled dudes being suck ups/toadies,” Love tweeted today. “I was sleeping w someone on it (Thielis not on it. So. Str8) it’s not his fault I got BCC’d. I like Elon the few times we’ve met…”

However, Love later deleted that last tweet, along with several others she had recently sent.

Love also seemed to like Musk in 2017, when she praised a previous SpaceX launch.

Interestingly, while Love accuses Musk of tax evasion, the Daily Mail reported earlier this year that Love owed the state around $375,000 in taxes.

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Another trailer for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad spinoff, Peacemaker, starring John Cena, has been released ahead of the show’s premiere on HBO Max next month.

“Peacemaker is an opportunity to delve into current world issues through the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world’s biggest douchebag.” Gunn said when the series was announced. For a movie that also featured the kaiju alien starfish monster Starro the Conqueror, Peacemaker was hospitalised at the end of this year’s The Suicide Squad. There’s a sense in this trailer, however, that John Cena’s Peacemaker is having second thoughts about his vow to keep peace at all costs, even if it means slaughtering men, women, and children in the process. Perhaps Peacemaker isn’t ready to get all introspective right now, as the trailer suggests.

While Cena will reprise his role as Peacemaker, Steve Agee and Jennifer Holland from The Suicide Squad will also appear in the new series. Freddie Stroma and Chukwudi Iwuji star as Vigilante and Clemson Murn, respectively, on Gunn’s show Peacemaker, which also features Danielle Brooks as a co-lead.

All eight episodes of the series have been written by Gunn, and he will direct five of them. Jody Hill (The Righteous Gemstones) and Rosemary Rodriguez will also serve as co-directors (The Walking Dead).

In the near future, HBO Max will be home to numerous major DC projects, including Peacemaker. Batgirl, starring Leslie Grace as the titular character, is also scheduled for release next year. HBO Max is currently developing the films Black Canary, Blue Beetle, and Static Shock.

On January 13th, 2022, HBO Max will air the series Peacemaker. Take a look at the latest Peacemaker trailer and poster.

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