Bella Thorne Says Freeform Called Her ‘Ugly’ While Filming ‘Famous in Love’

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Former “Famous in Love” star Bella Thorne has accused Freeform executives of calling her “ugly” while she was filming the now-canceled drama.

“One issue is when you have a girl, a young girl who is on your show, you can’t tell her that she’s ugly or she’s fat or she’s this or she’s that because that’s going to make her feel bad,” Thorne said in a Los Angeles Times profile published on Thursday.

When pressed on who made the comments, Thorne replied, “The network … In e-mails, and there was another thing that was in front of everyone on set,” referencing the aforementioned on-set incident.

Freeform did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment on Friday and declined to comment for the L.A. Times article.

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“After [the on-set incident] the cast was texting me, ‘Oh, my God, Bella. I am so sorry. That was so awkward. I feel so bad. Do you want me to come over to your room?’ ‘Oh, my God, I can’t believe they did that,’” she said. “It was all supposed to change on Season 2, and it didn’t.”

Thorne starred in “Famous in Love” for two seasons on Freeform, until the show was canceled in June. Speculation about the show’s fate had been making the rounds on social media for days before the official announcement, leading Thorne to call out Freeform on Twitter. “If this is how I find out our show is canceled..I’m going to be so upset. Very hurtful freeform. I woulda liked a phone call maybe,” she wrote.

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Series creator I. Marlene King also took to Twitter at the time to deny reports that clashes between she and Thorne were the reason for the show’s impending cancellation.

“Despite what may be out there I am not in a feud w @bellathorne. We have, and have always had, a friendly and professional relationship,” wrote King.

Thorne clarified to the L.A. Times that her issues were with the network. Thorne said executives viewed her as “uncontrollable and crazy.”

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‘A Star Is Born’ Again and Again and Again – Will the Movie Remakes Ever Stop? (Guest Blog)

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The Venice Film Festival begins August 29 and possibly the most anticipated American entry is the world premiere of “A Star Is Born” starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, who also directed the film. This is at least the fourth telling of this tale. The stars change, the style of music changes, but the story apparently has something that is evergreen — the title, coincidentally, of Barbra Streisand’s Oscar-winning song in the 1976 version.

The latest big-screen reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” was announced earlier this summer, and as we speak, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner are prepping a reimagining of “West Side Story.” It might make sense to attempt a new take on a great idea that didn’t work the first time. (The Rat Pack’s “Oceans 11” became the much better George Clooney version.) But for an iconic musical that won 10 Oscars?

The list of failed remakes is long. (Think “Charade,” “Sabrina, “The Magnificent Seven.”) Another winner of ten-plus Oscars, “Ben Hur,” came back in 2016 and bit the dust. There are those that never get it right. Neither Robert Redford nor Leonardo di Caprio could bring Gatsby to life.

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The new version of “Papillon,” starring Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”), opens in theaters August 24. “These remakes are made because a director, star or screenwriter has a modern take on the film for a new generation,” says Michael Puopolo, senior VP of international television research at 20th Century Fox distribution. Early trade reviews of the film, which originally starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, do not bode well. But their young fans may ignore the critics.

Which may be why Hollywood keeps trying.

Hollywood likes stories that have pre-existing audience awareness,” says Joe Pichirallo, currently at NYU’s Tisch School and formerly SVP at Fox Searchlight. “Plus, a successful old film presumably has a story that works creatively.”

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A significant rationale for taking a second (or third) shot on a property is the explosion in all things technical. This explains the “King Kong” and “Godzilla” reboots. But do louder pyrotechnics necessarily make for better viewing, or do they leave nothing to what’s left of our imagination?

One might also point to sexual liberties that can now be taken with stories told in primmer times. But is nudity necessarily sexier than hanging a towel between beds, or teaching a guy how to whistle?

Director Taylor Hackford, who sexed up 1947’s “Out of the Past” under the new title “Against All Odds” in 1984, warns that critics judge new versions particularly harshly. “I didn’t want to duplicate the original,” he says. “My desire was to do a new adaptation of the novel, but to update it to the hazy smog of 1980s Los Angeles. I’ll never do another remake. It’s a thankless task.”

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And then there are the PC considerations. For instance, the new Charlie bossing those Angels around will be a woman. Clearly, the thinking behind the Spielberg/Kushner take on “West Side Story” will be to make sure that when you’re a Shark… you’re a Shark all the way. (That is, the director is specifically seeking out Latinx talent to fill the Puerto Rican gang’s principal roles.)

There are also the Americanized remakes, our version of foreign films. This spring’s box office dud “Midnight Sun,” a teen romance starring Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger, was based on a 2006 Japanese film, while Sony Classics just released an American version of the Argentinian drama “Puzzle” to mostly middling reviews.

Bottom line: Most revivals do not work. One reason may be that original story ideas aren’t going to film studios. “Television is sucking all the interesting, edgy, creative ideas out of the feature market,” entertainment attorney Alan Wertheimer says.

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Lucy Stille, a literary agent at APA, says, “With studio consolidation and the decision to spend on a few movies rather than a varied slate of mid-range films, there is no financial incentive for screenwriters to write on spec.”

There are the rare happy endings when it comes to film remakes. “True Grit” may have won an Oscar for John Wayne in 1970, but the film was much improved upon years later by the Coen Brothers. Wayne, by the way, is one of the few who remade his own movie. Yes, “Rio Bravo” basically became “El Dorado,” with James Caan in the Ricky Nelson role.

Alfred Hitchcock turned his 1934 black-and-white version of “The Man Who Knew Too Much” into a revised thriller two decades later, starring James Stewart and Doris Day. Bing Crosby’s “Holiday Inn” begat Crosby’s “White Christmas.” Better? You decide.

Is any movie immune to this treatement? There has even been talk every few years of remaking “Casablanca.” We can only hope we are misinformed. Of all the scripts in all the gin joints…

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Refinery29 to Partner With Neon to Expand Into Feature Films

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Refinery29 will expand into the feature film world in a new partnership with Neon, the independent film studio behind the releases of “I, Tonya” and “Three Identical Strangers,” both companies announced Tuesday.

The two companies will join forces to identify, purchase and co-distribute films. This partnership marks the first time Refinery29 will dabble in feature films.

The first films that will be distributed by Neon and Refinery29 will be Bella Thorne’s “Assassination Nation” and Tessa Thompson’s “Little Woods.” “Assassination Nation,” which also stars Hari Nef, Odessa Young and Suki Waterhouse, will be released on Sept. 21, while “Little Woods,” also starring Lily James, was recently awarded the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival Nora Ephron Award.

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“Since its inception, Neon has established itself as a major player in the industry, disrupting the way the next generation consumes and views films, which aligns with how we speak to and challenge our audience and the media industry as a whole,” said Amy Emmerich, chief content officer, Refinery29. “Following the success of our short film series, Shatterbox, we are excited to expand our storytelling and experiential offerings and make our mark on the feature film business.”

Neon senior vice president Christina Zisa added, “We’re excited to be working with Refinery29 and launching films like ‘Assassination Nation’ and ‘Little Woods’ for the company’s smart, passionate audience of women and to bolster our shared dedication to female filmmakers and female-driven films. We couldn’t think of a better brand and partner to align with than Refinery29, as their commitment to creating and supporting content that speaks to young women today is unparalleled.”

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Under the deal, Neon will also distribute select Shatterbox short films. Shatterbox is Refinery29’s initiative to help women get behind the camera. Since its launch in August 2016, the initiative has announced the directorial debut of Chloe Sevigny’s short “Kitty,” Kristen Stewart’s short film “Come Swim” and Anu Valia’s “Lucia Before and After.”

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Bella Thorne Thriller ‘Ride’ Acquired by RLJE Films, UMC

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RLJE Films and Urban Movie Channel (UMC) have acquired the North American rights to Bella Thorne’s thriller “Ride,” both distribution companies announced Tuesday.

The film also stars Jessie T. Usher and Will Brill, and marks the feature film debut of writer/director Jeremy Ungar. “Ride” will hit theaters, VOD and Digital HD this Fall.

“With its talented young cast and thrilling plotline, we know audiences are going to be drawn to ‘Ride,’” said chief acquisitions officer Mark Ward for RLJE Films. “The story is incredibly relevant to today’s culture.”

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“Ride” follows a rideshare driver named James (Usher) and his passenger Jessica (Thorne), who pick up Bruno (Brill), which turns into a night out in Los Angeles of war for survival.

“In ‘Ride,’ Jeremy created a quintessential millennial thriller wrought with tension and fueled by our darkest fears related to the cultural phenomenon of ride-sharing,” said producer Keith Kjarval. “We could not be any more pleased to join forces with RLJE, who continue to have their fingers on the pulse of genre fans everywhere.”

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Kjarval produced alongside Tyler Jackson and Sefton Fincham. “Ride” was financed by the Fyzz Facility along with Unified Film Fund II. Robert Jones and Wayne Marc Godfrey executive produced with David Grace, Mike Rowe, Levi Sheck and Dean Buchanan.

Ward and Jess De Leo from RLJE negotiated the deal with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers.

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Bella Thorne Thriller ‘Ride’ Acquired By RLJE Films & UMC

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RLJE Films and UMC have acquired the North American rights to the Jeremy Ungar-directed thriller Ride starring Bella Thorne (Famous in Love), Jessie T. Usher (Shaft), and Will Brill (The OA).
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‘Assassination Nation’ Full Trailer Is Straight-Up Bonkers (Video)

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The first full-length trailer for the buzzy Sundance acquisition film “Assassination Nation” has dropped, and it’s all sorts of bonkers.

“This is the story of how my town, Salem, lost its mind,” says the narrator. “When 17,000 people’s texts and emails get leaked, people get really weird.”

“Assassination Nation” follows four teenage girls in a quiet town who become the focus of worldwide attention when their personal information is leaked by a hacker.

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The thriller stars Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Bella Thorne, Nill Skarsgard, Hari Nef, Abra, Colman Domingo, Joel McHale and Anika Noni Rose. It was written and directed by Sam Levinson and produced by David S. Goyer, Anita Gou, Kevin Turen, Aaron L. Gilbert, Matthew J. Malek and Manu Gargi.

“Assassination Nation” sold to Neon and the Russo Brothers’ production company AGBO for $10 million at the Sundance Film Festival, marking one of the biggest sales of the festival.

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“You may kill me, but you can’t kill us all,” says Young’s character at the end of the trailer.

Watch it above.

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‘Famous in Love’ Canceled by Freeform After 2 Seasons

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Freeform is breaking up with “Famous in Love,” choosing to cancel the series from “Pretty Little Liars” showrunner I. Marlene King after two seasons.

“We are proud to have had the opportunity to air ‘Famous In Love,’” a spokesperson for Freeform told TheWrap in a statement Friday. “After many discussions we have made the difficult decision not to renew the show for a third season. We want to thank our colleagues at Warner Horizon and our incredible producers, writers, cast and crew, especially Marlene King, for their creativity, hard work and dedication.”

The Bella Thorne-led drama aired its season finale on the younger-skewing cable network last month, an episode that will now serve as the series finale.

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Rumors of the show’s demise began swirling earlier this week (which Freeform had denied at the time). Thorne herself saw the rumors via Twitter (and SpoilerTV), writing “If this is how I find out our show is canceled..I’m going to be so upset. Very hurtful freeform. I woulda liked a phone call maybe.”

If this is how I find out our show is canceled..I’m going to be so upset. Very hurtful freeform. I woulda liked a phone call maybe. https://t.co/B6Q5BX8hkt

— BITCHIMBELLATHORNE (@bellathorne) June 26, 2018

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Thorne starred on the series as Paige, a college student who rockets to fame after auditioning for a big Hollywood movie. Carter Jenkins, Charlie Depew, Georgie Flores, Niki Koss, Pepi Sonuga, Keith Powers and Perrey Reeves also starred.

King, who served as creator and showrunner on the series, will stay with Freeform with the upcoming “Pretty Little Liars” spinoff series “The Perfectionists,” led by “PLL” alums Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish.

It is part of the network’s drama slate, which also includes the mermaid drama “Siren,” “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger,” “The Bold Type,” the upcoming “The Fosters” spinoff “Good Trouble,” as well as the final run of episodes for the YA fantasy series “Shadowhunters.”

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Bella Thorne Has Worked Every Day Since She Was 6 Weeks Old, Plus 4 More Things in Vogue Doc (Video)

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All Bella Thorne hears about herself is that she’s out of control, or that she’s crazy, with her risqué outfits and outlandish social media posts.

Vogue released a new short documentary titled “Bella,” which takes a deep look at the actress and social media star, who used to be a hyper-managed child performer who has since taken life into her own hands.

She sings, she dances, and she stars in films like the Sundance darling “Assassination Nation.” She also explains how she uses social media as a paycheck. In fact, she paid for her own house with money she earned of social media, she shares in the Vogue video.

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Directed by Emma Holly Jones, “Bella” takes audiences into Thorne’s home where she creates art, as well as backstage and on stage while she performs. She also says that, at 18, she was finally able to kiss her boyfriend in public without being reprimanded for it.

Thorne recently starred in ‘Midnight Sun” opposite Patrick Schwarzenegger, and will star in the upcoming new season of her show, “Famous in Love.”

See 5 things we learned about Thorne below, and watch the documentary above.

1. She has a fear of driving because her dad died in a motorcycle accident.

“I’ve had a fear of driving since I was little,” Thorne says. “My father died in a motorcycle accident.”

2. Her house is full of weird stuff, and she likes to sleep in a teepee.

Thorne’s house is full of art and weird figures. She has a babadook at the front of her house, but it used to be in the bathroom so guests would scream when they went to use it.

She also likes to sleep in a teepee: “I wanted to have something that felt like a safe space. This, when I get in there, I get all cozy up in this b—-.”

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3. She bought her house with money made from social media.

“Instagram is 100 percent a job to me,” she says in the video. “I started at 18 with $200 in my bank account and I bought this house a year later, and it’s all from social media.”

4. She has worked every day since she was six weeks old.

“One thing I can think my mom for, ever since I was literally six weeks old, when I started modeling, all the way to now, I’ve literally worked every single day of my life,” she says.

5. She’s very hands-on in everything she does.

“Every single detail, she wants to be hands-on in,” her sister, Dani Thorne, tells the camera. That involves press tours, interviews, meetings with studios and production companies, etc.

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eBay Removal Of Justin Cooper Photo Brings Scrutiny To Mystery Online Seller Of Child Actor Head Shots

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Film Review: ‘Midnight Sun’

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Google “xeroderma pigmentosum” and you will find no photos of pale young women who look like Bella Thorne in “Midnight Sun.” The condition, in which the body is unable to heal DNA damaged by exposure to UV rays, has side effects that might appear freakish to the average person, including an abundance of freckles, dry […]

‘Midnight Sun’ Film Review: Tragic Teens Are Ill Met by Moonlight

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Adolescent girls (and boys, too) are entitled to teen-tragedy tear-jerkers, those Kleenex-soaking tales of the fragility of life and love in an uncaring universe. But that audience deserves better than “Midnight Sun.”

Mawkish, bland and banal, this dreary love story — and it’s no “Love Story” — seems to think it can throw together dying girl and handsome prince, and that’s all there is to it. Without empathetic performances or a script that makes a lick of sense, however, the movie leaves us with an endless stretch of attractive youngsters wooing each other until she valiantly, nobly, shuffles off this mortal coil and a plaintive love song plays over the closing credits.

Our doomed waif is Katie (Bella Thorne), born with a rare, real-life condition known as XP (Xeroderma pigmentosum), which makes it impossible for her to go out into the sun. She’s been home-schooled by her widowed dad Jack (Rob Riggle), she has adjusted her sleep cycle so that she’s up all night and in bed all day, and has lived her life behind specially-tinted windows that have kept the world at bay, all except for her best pal Morgan (Quinn Shephard, “Blame”).

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So wait, if Katie can interact with people and leave the house at night, why does almost no one else in her town even know who she is? No reason, really, but you have to accept this premise in order to get to the next part: On graduation night, she goes to the local train station to play her guitar and sing, and who should come along but Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger), the boy who lives down the street who Katie has loved through her window all their lives. She’s too freaked out to talk to him at first, but he persists, and they start dating.

These are all night dates, of course, but Katie doesn’t want to tell Charlie about her XP because she just wants to be treated as a girl and not as a disease. And while that makes sense, first-time screenwriter Eric Kirsten and director Scott Speer (remaking the Japanese film “Song to the Sun”) milk this understandable deception past the breaking point just so we can eventually get to the date where the two accidentally stay out too late and then (gasp!) have to race the sun to Katie’s house.

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This plot would be easier to swallow if delivered by two performers whose romantic sparks ignited the screen with passion, but that’s not what “Midnight Sun” has to offer. Thorne and Schwarzenegger are both attractive yet lifeless here; she can be dynamically funny and bristly as bitchy bad-girls, but as this porcelain figurine, Thorne lacks a pulse. (Shephard’s best-pal character steals every scene with ease.)

And while Charlie talks a lot about possibly attending Berkeley, Schwarzenegger’s performance instead calls to mind Gertrude Stein’s famous observation about Oakland.

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There are any number of cringe-worthy scenes, from Thorne’s singularly unconvincing stab at acting “awkward” when encountering Schwarzenegger’s character for the first time to a flat-out-ridiculous moment when Charlie convinces Katie to busk in Seattle — within a few bars, she manages to attract dozens of enthralled onlookers, all swaying and clapping along to this unamplified guitar player. (The songs here are as disposable as the dialogue.)

“Midnight Sun” is never so inept as to be laughable, but if its goals are to induce weeping, it falls short there as well. They’re pretty, she’s a goner, he learns life lessons over her corpse, and the world goes ’round. We’re going to keep getting this exact same story every so often, and it’s likely going to be told far more skillfully than it is here.



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‘Siren’ Teaser: Freeform Splashes New Trailer, Cast Photo Of Mermaid Thriller

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Bella Thorne Blasted for ‘Very Insensitive’ Tweet After Deadly Mudslides

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Bella Thorne’s name is mud as far as numerous Twitter users are concerned, after she posted a tweet that was deemed “very insensitive” following the deadly mudslides that plagued southern California this week.

“Famous in Love” actress Thorne initially tweeted her annoyance over the closure of the 101 freeway on Wednesday, writing in a since-deleted tweet, “F— u 101 to Santa Barbra [sic]. I’m missing my boyfriends [sic] first date on his tour:(((“

Thorne was apparently unaware at the time that the 101 was closed due to mudslides that have left at least 17 people dead and caused a large part of the freeway between Ventura and Santa Barbara to be covered in mud.

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The actress later tweeted, “F— just caught up on some news had no idea why the 101 was shut down…get home to your family safe.” However, that clarification failed to sway the critics who descended on Thorne in the comments section.

“Should’ve apologized under the tweet, not delete it,” read one response.

“She clearly deleted it because she figured out what was going on and realized it was insensitive,” read one defense of Thorne. However, others were not as forgiving.

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“Her agent probably called her! This is not an apology,” wrote one detractor, who added, “People died! 100’s homes destroyed! And her tweet was very insensitive towards them!”

“Does she now think the traffic is because of people driving on the 101 to ‘get home to their families?’” another response asked. “The 101 is a lake right now.”

“Where have you BEEN? There’s no avoiding this news,” another response read.

“Yeah we’ll hurry and move all the dead bodies, boulders and pieces of homes off HWY 101 for you so that YOU can make it to a concert, the folks that are still missing or stuck in their homes are no. 2 to your needs,” wrote another Thorne critic, who added the hashtag, “#growup.”

Wrote another critic, “you didn’t even apologize. you’re so arrogant, selfish, and constantly looking for an excuse to get you out of trouble! Be selfless for once, my mom can’t even get home from a week of work and many people lost loved ones. have a heart.”

On Tuesday, Oprah Winfrey posted videos of the damage that the mudslides brought to her neighborhood. One video showed a fire that erupted from the broken gas line; another showed a helicopter flying overhead looking for survivors; another showed the damage on Oprah’s property, with mud at least ankle deep in her backyard.

Fuck just caught up on some news had no idea why the 101 was shut down…get home to your family safe

– bella thorne (@bellathorne) January 11, 2018

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