Russian Federation gives Beauty and the Beast adults-only rating over gay character
The film hits theaters March 17.
In a statement to the AP, the Russian Culture Ministry said the 16-plus rating was put in place after lawmaker Vitaly Milonov petitioned to have the film banned. However, Gad himself responded to it by telling People Magazine that Lefou and his ultimate fate are another part of the film's "Never judging a book by its cover" message. "The minimum age is 16+".
"I'm convinced that the main task of the state regarding children is to protect childhood and youth from the filthiness of the world, to preserve children's purity, to block our children off from harmful and risky phenomena", Milonov said, according to Britain's The Guardian.
Last week, Variety touted the news, including an excerpt from the film's director, Bill Condon.
"LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston", Condon said.
Trump not the target of any probe, White House says
Over the weekend, Trump alleged on Twitter that then-President Barack Obama had Trump's telephones tapped during last year's presidential election.
Former Director of National Intelligence Knocks Trump's Baseless Wiretapping Claim
It also discusses how "the Left" is falsely stating how FISA works, providing one tweet from David Axelrod as the main example. I didn't see a statement from him. "I have no insight into exactly what he's referring to", Rubio said on Meet the Press .
Protesters converge on downtown LA for 'A Day Without a Woman' rally
Protests and marches are expected across the country today as thousands of women commemorate the struggle for women's rights. Goodwin said she hasn't forgotten that there are women in other countries who face serious challenges.
Josh Gad does damage control in an interview with People, describing LeFou's gay scene as "subtle but incredibly effective", and emphasizing the film's general "inclusiveness". And that's what has its pay-off at the end, which I don't want to give away.
During the initial furor over the announcement, Gad tweeted, "Beyond proud of this". The country removed homosexuality from a list of psychiatric disorders in 1999.
A Russian law prohibits the spreading of "gay propaganda" among minors.
Consequently, a silly drive-in theater in Alabama said they won't be showing the show, out of respect to the owner's religious values (a view that apparently isn't offended by a woman falling in love with an animal).
Beauty and the Beast is on track to make $120m on its opening weekend in the U.S. alone.
Apple to iPhone owners: We're working fast to block CIA's iOS hacks
The CIA agents on the ground also use a tool called Fine Dining , which provides 24 decoy applications for CIA spies to use. Google, which makes the Android software for smartphones, could not be reached for comment.
QB Tony Romo will be released by the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday
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To Los Angeles fault could produce 7.3 quake
New analysis of coastal fault systems in Southern California suggest the region is capable of a magnitude 7.3 natural disaster . The study appeared in the most recent issue of the American Geophysical Union's Journal of Geophysical Research .
Mass. Jewish organizations targeted in nationwide wave of threats
Spicer said that as long as the threats continue, the administration will keep condemning them and look at ways to stop them. NYPD also said anti-Semitic crimes have almost tripled so far this year, compared to the same time period last year.
Tornadoes, strong winds hit Missouri
Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Local media reports also described damage to planes and hangars at the Johnson County Executive Airport in Olathe , Kansas.
How Fighting Negan Makes Rick A Better Leader In 'The Walking Dead'
He and Michonne had previously discussed how he "owes" her a deer to replace the one he turned over to the Saviors. Michonne worries that they need to get back before the deadline that Jadis imposed, but Rick is unconcerned.
Zidane eyes Real shutout at Napoli
A repeat of that can not happen on Tuesday for their opponents will make them pay for every reprieve that is gifted to them. Check Livescore and goal updates of Napoli vs Real Madrid on Madrid's official Twitter pag on this page below.
Chance The Rapper Donates $1 Million To Support Hometown Chicago's Public Schools
But the Grammy Award-winning rapper wasn't pleased with the meeting and has made a decision to take matters into his own hands. Chance raised the funds through ticket sales for his upcoming tour, with coordination from AMG, Live Nation and Ticketmaster .
New Satellite Beams Back Its 1st Photo of Lightning from Space
In the image, brighter colors indicate more lightning energy (or more kilowatt-hours of total optical emissions) recorded. GOES-16 is now observing the planet from an equatorial view approximately 22,300 miles above the surface of the Earth.
'Significant quantity' of infant remains found at Tuam religious home
The home, run by the Bon Secours Sisters, a Catholic religious order of nuns, received unmarried pregnant women to give birth. Mr Redmond's comments come in the wake of the findings at the former Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, Co.
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