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A Bruce Lee biopic appears to be coming together; a fashion critic from the uber popular E! Network show “Fashion Police” has called it quits; and Google’s scope and size is appearing to be much larger than you think, but some people are not happy.
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Bruce Lee is considered by many to be the most influential martial artiste of all time. Lee – a Chinese action film star and Hong Kong American – is about to get his day in the sun thanks to his family. Lee’s daughter Shannon, along with the family’s entertainment company Bruce Lee Entertainment, is partnering with “Last Vegas” producer Lawrence Grey to bring the biopic to the big screen.
This next chapter for the legendary martial artist would be the first film based on his life. But they are other projects in the works surrounding the legend that are in development and have already been released.
There is a TV series coming that will be helmed by Justin Lin, the “Fast and Furious” director. There is also a reality show that will be launched in China, and it will be run by “John Wick” producers Keanu Reeves and Stephen Hamel of Company Films. Also, they are a set of novels based on writings by Lee, and most recently there has been the successful mobile video game launch titled “Bruce Lee: Enter the Game,” which is available on iTunes and Google Play.
Shannon Lee and Grey are very excited about the biopic project coming to fruition. There is still no word on who will be playing the martial arts legend, and the release date for the film has not been announced either. Also behind the project is Ben Everard and veteran producer Janet Yang.
Shannon was only four when her father died at the age of 32. Shannon attests that her father was more than just a martial artist, action film star and filmmaker. She suggests that he was a philosopher and great teacher.
Lee became a house hold name because of his popular films such as “Way of the Dragon,” “Enter the Dragon” and “The Green Hornet” TV series. And he has created the martial arts style of Jeet Kune Do.
From nun-chucks and fast fists to fashion and insults, that is the controversial departure of Kelly Osbourne from E! Channel’s hit show “Fashion Police.” There was more drama going on after the 87th Oscars than there was on the night of it. The reason for Osbourne’s sudden departure stemmed from fellow co-host Giuliana Rancic’s comments about Zendaya’s hair at the Oscars’ red carpet event.
Rancic stated, about Zendaya’s hair, that “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil and weed.” Osbourne has vehemently denied that she made the “weed” comment. Days after Rancic’s comments the whole affair got out of control.
Osbourne then took to Twitter to rant about her disgust and disapproval of Rancic’s comments stating: @KellyOsbourne “I DID NOT MAKE THE WEED COMENT. I DO NOT CONDONE RACISM SO AS A RSULT OF THIS IM SEREIOULSY QUESTIONONIG STAYING ON THE SHOW!” This was only one of the comments that Osbourne made on Twitter.
During that time, Zendaya released a statement via her Instagram calling the veteran Fashion Police co-host comments “disrespectful,” and that the aforementioned racist remarks were “largely stereotypical” and “outrageously offensive.” Then Rancic apologized on E! News. And, Osbourne seemed satisfied by the whole ordeal calling Rancic’s apology, via Twitter, “it takes a strong woman to apologize and an even stronger woman to forgive.”
But the damage was done. By Friday the E! Network announced that Osbourne will be pursuing other opportunities. Osbourne has been on the series for five years.
From a round house kick and beaded gowns, to the rise of Google which could eclipse both these news items as well as a neighborhood. Back in 1999, when Google Inc. arrived to Mountain View, California, they came bringing possibility, improvement to the area, job creation, and more of a Google presence. The search engine and scientific exploration company has definitely brought all of the above, but it has also brought a level of control and influence over the neighborhood.
Flash forward to now, Google is expanding and it wants to propose new headquarters. The expected structures will be that of canopy-like buildings. Designing these structures are the people that brought the fiery cauldron at the 2012 Olympics. Google’s current space and size in Mountain View is that of three Empire State buildings.
Here is the breakdown of the search engine’s size. The company currently has 200,000 employees; it has its own fleet of buses for employees going to and from the company; and Google owns and leases approximately 7.3 million square feet.
But one of the largest technology entities in the world wants more space. Mountain View, which is located 40 miles south of San Francisco, has a population of 80,000. The populace is apprehensive of Google’s growth. Google’s expanse has added to most if not all of the horrendous traffic that residents face now. One resident stated that they remembered when they could see the landscape years ago, now it is filled with buildings.
Another resident also stated that they have to schedule their doctor’s appointment around the time that the traffic is less congested.
The city fears being overrun. Politicians and local nature conservancy groups in the area are attempting to stop the expanse of what Google calls new housing units, but residents are adamant that this is the technology company’s way of advancement. With these 5,000 planned housing units, the residents fear that Google is planning on bringing in more employees and therefore more traffic.
Google’s plans for “Googleplex” has to go to a board and then voted on before the foundation is even dug up.