#ICYMI on TheWrap: 10 Top Showbiz Stories – Hollywood’s Big Budget Film Exodus, Christian Bale as Steve Jobs, ‘The Twivergent Games’

In case you missed it, “Star Wars” plot details were revealed, LA Times firing of Jason Felch raised awkward questions, “Divergent” prepared to do battle and an earthquake caused one of the greatest viral news clips of all time

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

How ‘Divergent’s’ Shailene Woodley Used a Survivalist Weekend to Become Tris
Plus, if this YA adaptation is expected to be a hit, why is Lionsgate’s stock sliding

Hollywood’s Big Budget Film Exodus Loses California $9.6 Billion
That aspiring assistant director sleeping on your couch might have been able to afford rent by now if state’s lack of subsidies for blockbusters didn’t cost almost 50,000 production jobs.

‘Star Wars’ Plot Details Revealed: Episode VII Will Take Place 30 Years After ‘Jedi’
Disney chief Bob Iger also announces plans for “Incredibles 2” and a third “Cars.”

Head-Scratcher: Deadline’s Plea for Mel Gibson Omits TV Show Tie Between Actor, Journalist
Allison Hope Weiner did not mention that she hosts an online TV show for a company that is quietly owned by Gibson.

‘Frozen’ Surpasses ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Star Wars: Episode I’ at All-Time Box Office
With $1.03 billion at global box office, dinosaurs and Yoda are no match for the Disney hit.

 Los Angeles Times’ Jason Felch Firing: TheWrap Uncovers 8 Awkward Questions
The investigative reporter’s firing reveals a tangled web of relationships around the controversy.

Top Sony Execs Mike De Luca, Hannah Minghella Address Partnership, Rumors of Tension (Exclusive)
Also: the producer of Sony’s “Captain Phillips” and “The Social Network” explains why he took the Job at Columbia.

‘Walking Dead’ Shocker: Did They Have to Do That?
Death seems to be the zombie hit’s only trick.

Scarlett Johansson Calls Criticism Over Woody Allen Sex Abuse Allegations ‘Irresponsible’
The “Captain America: Winter Soldier” star, called out in an open letter from Dylan Farrow, says the situation is “all guesswork.”

‘Machete Kills’ Producers Slap Texas With Discrimination Lawsuit
The company behind the Danny Trejo-starring schlockfest says that the state’s film commission denied it grants because the film glorified the Mexican federale.

And you don’t have to read these three other stories, but you know you want to:

‘The Twivergent Games: The Saga: Bloody Dawn – Part 1’ Trailer: The Hottest YA Couples Prepare for Battle (Video)
“Love… is a battlefield” in TheWrap’s first original trailer paying tribute to the popular genre.

Earthquake Interrupts KTLA’s Live Broadcast: Anchors Dive Under Desk (Video)
This is not a drill – but it is what viral videos are made of.

6 Craziest Malaysia Flight Conspiracy Theories – From Alien Abductions to Courtney Love’s Reasoning (Video)
Leave it to the public to help “solve” the case that 26 countries can’t seem to crack.

Watch “The Twivergent Games,’ TheWrap’s first original trailer paying tribute to the popular YA genre


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