The 16 most bogus movie stories of 2016 (and how to spot them)

“Fake news” had its shining moment on the political hill in 2016, but anyone who’s been around Hollywood long enough knows that ginned-up movie and TV “news” has been a cottage industry for more than a century. This year, Hollywood’s fake movie news was as phony and fulsome as ever.

Up in Silicon Valley, they call it “vaporware”: Projects announced so prematurely that they’re more than likely to die in development. Showbiz stories, built on dreams and funny-money, are flimsier still.

And there are dozens of progress points at which industry publications — “trades,” in the local lingo — report in. Writer hired to punch up a script? Item! Studio courts A-list actress for beloved franchise? Item!

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Via: Mashable: Entertainment

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