Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today- July 20
Mo’Nique Vs Netflix: The Lawsuit Battle to Move Forward
US court has given Mo’Nique’s discrimination lawsuit against Netflix the green light. The comedian claims that the streaming giant’s $500,000 offer for a 2018 stand-up was less, compared to that of “bigger” stars like Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle. In a January hearing, Netflix says that Mo’Nique failed to explain why she deserved the same pay when she complained about the “discriminatory low-ball offer”.
“The lawsuit cited offers for other comedians, including alleged $70 million deals, $60 million deals, $20 million deals and $16 million deals with Eddie Murphy, Dave Chapelle, Ellen DeGeneres, and Jeff Dunham respectively”, according to NBC news.
The judge gave the case a nod to move forward on Friday, noting that the streaming platform’s initial response was against its very own “standard practice of negotiating in good faith that typically results in increased monetary compensation…”. Netflix declined to comment on the ruling.
Let her get big money for acting then. As for the comedy special, nothing she did previously in that sphere was nothing to write home about. If Wanda Sykes was offered that much, she would have a case.
— Timothy Graham (@Greachain) July 17, 2020
Monique out here working and preaching for y’all and all y’all do is disrespect her. This case alone already making it better for other Black actors and y’all still talking shit. Why we can’t just support each other? Netflix got y’all on payroll? Tf https://t.co/FZJmOgyl4t
— Cordero (@RideALambo) July 17, 2020
Kat Williams said “ it’s like tickets sales. You sell six million Netflix pays u six million. You sell 12 million they pay u twelve million.” Monique doesn’t have the fanbase to get higher than that right now. What’s gunna happen is she’ll get a payout & lose any ties to Netflix. pic.twitter.com/bW0FZxMZJm
— BruceWayne407 (@YoungKo60411746) July 17, 2020
Netizens Bid Farewell to Fallen Star ‘Papa Shirandula’
Kenyans are flocking to social media paying tribute to actor Charles Bukeko, alias Papa Shirandula, who was laid to rest today. The popular actor passed on Saturday after “experiencing breathing difficulties”, the family announced. He was declared dead on arrival at Karen Hospital, Nairobi.
Papa’s body arrived in “Busia County in the wee hours of Monday morning ahead of his burial”, according to Daily Nation. Here are some of the reactions;
— Kachero🇰🇪 (@KacheroGivens) July 19, 2020
Papa shirandula was iconic and tv comedy legend. We will miss you on our screens. KENYA WILL MISS YOU.
SAY REST IN PEACE TO PAPA👇 pic.twitter.com/rlNDiGFvcZ
— Sir. Esimba🇰🇪 (@I__amEsimba) July 20, 2020
Fare thee well Papa Shirandula😢😢 pic.twitter.com/1Lxv3cZkb4
— Mwangí Denny™ (@denniscollins_1) July 20, 2020
‘Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’ Game Trailer Released
The official trailer of Ubisoft’s anticipated game “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” has been released. Features in the upcoming cinematic video include heightened battles dubbed “assaults”, settlement upgrades and a modernized combat system. The proponent, Eivor, will also be played as either male or female – he is, however, depicted as male in the trailer.
The site narrates the game: “Become Eivor, a Viking raider raised to be a fearless warrior, and lead your clan from icy desolation in Norway to a new home amid the lush farmlands of ninth-century England. Find your settlement and conquer this hostile land by any means to earn a place in Valhalla. England in the age of the Vikings is a fractured nation of petty lords and warring kingdoms. Beneath the chaos lies a rich and untamed land waiting for a new conqueror. Will it be you?”
“Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” launches November 17 on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Stadia and PC.
Fate will take Eivor far from home, to a broken land of power, mystics, and legends.
— Assassin’s Creed (@assassinscreed) July 16, 2020
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) July 12, 2020
— GameSpot (@GameSpot) July 19, 2020