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Britney Spears 'cried for two weeks' because of documentary: 'I was embarrassed by the light they put me in'

The singer said she hasn't watched all of 'Framing Britney Spears.'

1/4/2021 6:00:00 AM

Britney Spears didn't watch all of the much buzzed about documentary Framing Britney Spears , but she was hurt by it.

The singer said she hasn't watched all of 'Framing Britney Spears .'

AdOnly 3% of people can do this! Click to try it yourselfThe Wrap‘Masked Singer': Grandpa Monster Says It’s ‘Almost Too Perfect’ Nicole Scherzinger Mistook Him for His Brother(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Wednesday’s episode of “The Masked Singer.”) YouTuber Logan Paul was the celebrity eliminated and unmasked on tonight’s installment of “The Masked Singer” Season 5. But before he took his Grandpa Monster head off, judge Nicole Scherzinger confidently guessed the contestant’s true identity was another internet star: Logan’s brother, Jake Paul. “It was almost too perfect with how close she got,” Logan Paul told TheWrap ahead of his unmasking on Wednesday’s episode. “A part of me was disappointed because I don’t love being mistook for Jake, as I’m sure he doesn’t like being mistook for me. We’re our own people who have completely separate identities. We’re yin and yang. The exact same and the exact opposite. So when she said it, I was under the mask and my heart sank a little bit. But I knew it was going to provide a good opportunity to confront her, if you will, during the unmasking, and I think we had fun with it.” And Logan definitely rolled with it as soon as he took his mask off and Scherzinger saw how close she came to being right, while getting it dead wrong. Also Read: 'The Masked Singer': Nicole and Jenny Are Confident Black Swan Is Demi Lovato (Exclusive Video) “I kind of bit my tongue and definitely stared her down and I said, like in a joking way, ‘You thought I was Jake?’ She was almost disappointed in herself, even though she shouldn’t have been, because it was a great guess,” Paul said. “I definitely had a moment with her. But then she slipped up again, she said something about ‘your brother fighting Floyd Mayweather [Jr.],’ because there was a clue about me fighting and that’s when I lost it. ‘Nicole, Nicole, that’s me! I’m doing that! Please.’ And I told the cameras to zoom in to my face and I said, ‘America, I am Logan. I am not Jake.'” Earlier in the episode, Paul performed Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation,” which is what first made Scherzinger think he was his brother Jake because of his “bad reputation.” When we asked Logan if Nicole’s reasoning there made him feel any better about the incorrect guess, he confirmed it actually does. “In that way, in you saying it now and me hearing it, yes, yeah, sure,” he said. “It does actually, thank you.” Also Read: 'Masked Singer': Here's Your First Look at Tonight's 'Crustacean' Wildcard Contestant (Exclusive Video) As fans of “The Masked Singer” know by now, every celebrity who goes on the Fox singing competition has a different reason for doing so. Logan Paul’s was twofold: 1) He loved the format, and 2) He did not survive his attempt to appear on its spinoff series, “The Masked Dancer.” “I had never sat down and watched a full episode, mostly because I don’t watch traditional television, but I obviously have seen the clips online,” Paul told TheWrap. “And as a fellow creator, if you will, I think the format of the show is brilliant — the anonymous nature of singing and guessing, and [the way it’s] produced is awesome. Truthfully, my PR team was able to get me on ‘Masked Dancer’ first, the spinoff.” He continued: “So I went to my ‘Masked Dancer’ rehearsal, I did about an hour of dancing and got home and called them and said, ‘Get me off this show. I cannot dance. I am not having fun. I’m sweating. This is a nightmare.’ And they did. I said, but if you can get me ‘Singer,’ I would be interested in that. And they came through. So when they presented me with ‘Masked Singer,’ it seemed like a no-brainer because of how scared I was of singing on a stage that big, which is how I know I should do something.” “The Masked Singer” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox. Read original story ‘Masked Singer': Grandpa Monster Says It’s ‘Almost Too Perfect’ Nicole Scherzinger Mistook Him for His Brother At TheWrap

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2 hours ago‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ Editor Walks Us Through Film’s Complex Riot Flashback (Video)Film editor Alan Baumgarten could embark on a second career as a juggler. Not that he has an interest in bowling pins or the circus, but the longtime cutting craftsman has made a specialty of, well, juggling many characters and non-linear plots into clean, coherent audience experiences. Baumgarten was nominated for an Oscar for 2013’s “American Hustle” and again this year as one of the six nominations (and perhaps the most no-brainer nod of them all) notched for Aaron Sorkin’s vast ensemble drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” The film depicts an inflammatory political and cultural period in 1968 and 1969, and contains more than two dozen characters, from lawyers and defendants to judges and government officials. Though the size of the cast was formidable, Baumgarten’s greatest challenge came in a six-minute scene that narrow-focused on two characters and a complex flashback to a riot outside the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Also Read: Sacha Baron Cohen on Playing the 2 Sides of Abbie Hoffman in 'Trial of the Chicago 7' (Exclusive Video) Baumgarten explained to TheWrap five crucial editing elements that came together to build the scene, an energetic dramatization of a moment that forms the crux of the film. You can watch the full scene below. $bp("Brid_17219783", {"id":"21259","width":"640","height":"400","video":"749484"}); Clarity is the most important thing “My biggest concern was clarity,” Baumgarten said. “But the way this whole sequence was structured by Aaron helped me a lot.” As the scene begins, the audience knows that defense attorney William Kunstler (Mark Rylance) has received a damning piece of evidence against one of the Chicago 7, Tom Hayden (Eddie Redmayne), about what occurred months earlier at the Democratic Convention. “So Kunstler takes the role of the prosecutor for a mock interrogation,” Baumgarten said. “What then unfolds is a lot of complicated footage, but once we’ve established that this is a mock interrogation and positioned the characters clearly in the scene, then we can intercut between Kunstler and Hayden and the flashback. The audience catches on quickly and can follow the rhythm back and forth.” Also Read: 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' Film Review: Aaron Sorkin's Vital Drama Delivers Both Talk and Action Don’t be afraid to shift tone Halfway through the scene, the storytelling role is picked up by Hayden’s fellow defendant Abbie Hoffman (Oscar nominee Sacha Baron Cohen). But not in the mock interrogation. Instead, we see Hoffman describing the Chicago riot while onstage in front of an audience, at a different date and time. “You could have done the whole scene as just an argument between Kunstler and Hayden,” Baumgarten said. “But the added element of Abbie further increases the energy level, just at the right time. And his tone is much more buoyant, which is also very helpful for the audience. It’s a very serious subject but Abbie brings a certain amount of welcome levity.” Also Read: 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' Fact Check: Did Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin Really Wear Judge Robes to Court? Not everything needs to be explained The scene does feature some black-and-white archival footage from Chicago in August 1968, when protestors and the police violently clashed. The police had closed access to several bridges that led to the convention center, a piece of historical detail that Baumgarten felt might he needed to address in the clip. “The geography of the crowd’s movements took some time for me to figure out,” he said. “I spent a few days on it, trying to determine which street was which and which bridge was which. And Aaron came in and basically told me, ‘Bam, bam bam. All we need to know is that these bridges were blocked by police.’ And he was right. The exact path of the protesters wasn’t as essential as knowing that their path was obstructed.” He added, “In order to distill the most essential material, there was no room for anything excessive or unnecessary.” Good dialogue can enable a wilder visual approach Though part of it depicts a riot, Baumgarten didn’t want the scene to be a jumbled collection of crowds fighting onscreen. Yet, he knew that fast cuts would enhance a visceral, tense quality. That intensity was only possible, he said, thanks to Sorkin’s screenplay. “The through-line in the sequence is clearly all in the dialogue between Kunstler and Hayden. What they are engaging in is more than an argument. It’s the revelation of a story about what happened in Chicago. So, in terms of the editing, Aaron didn’t mind that the scene was a bit more loose and wild, with very quick cutaways between archival news footage. With those anchors in the dialogue to keep the audience in place, we were much more free visually to give a rush of energy in the scene with quick cutting.” Experience can be the most valuable tool Baumgarten’s credits as an editor include ribald comedies like “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” and “Meet the Fockers.” The latter film began his long collaboration with director Jay Roach, which continued with HBO’s “Recount,” about Florida’s role in the 2000 election, and the biopic “Trumbo.” “The comedies I’ve made have helped me a lot in terms of understanding timing,” he said. “Comedies are all about how you make words land. You can manipulate footage or hold reaction shots to make things funnier. Or more dramatic. And my experience on ‘Recount’ and ‘Trumbo’ was very useful in taking on ‘Chicago 7.’ They’re all recreations of historical events, using archival footage and real-life characters in a really rich and creative way.” Baumgarten, who also worked on “Molly’s Game,” Sorkin’s first film as a director, has just begun a new job this month: He’s editing “Being the Ricardos,” Sorkin’s upcoming film about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem. “The Trial of the Chicago 7” is streaming on Netflix. The 93rd Academy Awards air on April 25. Read original story ‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ Editor Walks Us Through Film’s Complex Riot Flashback (Video) At TheWrap

3 hours ago‘Head of the Class’ Reboot Gets Series Order at HBO MaxBill Lawrence’s “Head of the Class” reboot has been picked up to series at HBO Max, the streamer announced Wednesday. The half-hour multi-camera comedy is an adaptation of the ABC comedy that ran for five seasons in the 1980s. It centers on a group of overachieving high school students who meet their greatest challenge — a teacher, Alicia Adams (“One Day at a Time” star Isabella Gomez), who wants them to focus less on grades and more on experiencing life. Jorge Diaz (“The Long Road Home,” “East Los High”), Jolie Hoang Rappaport (“Watchmen,” “Just Add Magic” series, “Cousins for Life”), Gavin Lewis (“Little Fires Everywhere,” “Prince of Peoria”), Dior Goodjohn (“Glee,” “Raven’s Home,” “The Unicorn”), Brandon Severs (“Diary of a Future President”), Adrian Matthew Escalona and Katie Beth Hall (“Happy!,” “Better Call Saul,” “Bull”) also star. Also Read: HBO Max to Adapt True-Crime Docuseries 'The Staircase' Into Limited Series Starring Colin Firth Bill Lawrence is the executive producer on the series alongside writers Amy Pocha and Seth Cohen (“Paradise PD,” “American Vandal”) and Jeff Ingold of Lawrence’s Doozer Productions. Doozer’s Liza Katzer is co-executive producer. Phill Lewis (“One Day at a Time,” “Mike & Molly”) directed the pilot. The original “Head of the Class” premiered in 1986 and ran for five seasons on ABC until 1991. Created by Rich Eustis and Michael Elias, the show followed a group of brainiac high schoolers at Millard Fillmore school in New York City, taught by their wacky substitute history teacher Charlie Moore (Howard Hesseman). After season 4, he was replaced by a new teacher named Billy MacGregor (Billy Connolly). Other original cast members include Dan Frischman, Dan Schneider, Tony O’Dell, Tannis Vallely, Khrystyne Haje, Brian Robbins, Robin Givens, Kimberly Russell and Leslie Bega. Deadline first reported the news of the series order. Read original story ‘Head of the Class’ Reboot Gets Series Order at HBO Max At TheWrap headtopics.com

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