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Atlanta, Georgia, is among the most popular cities in the world for filming movies. All of that might change, however, due to the recent abortion bill which was signed into law by Republican Governor Brian Kemp.

The bill, which outlaws abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, has drawn ire from around the country due to its clear disregard for the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling, as well as the fact that many women don't even know they're pregnant by the time their fetus develops a heartbeat (around 6 weeks).

When the bill was being voted on by Georgia's general assembly, stars Alyssa Milano, June Diane Raphael, and George Takei spoke out against it. The bill still managed to pass the house in a 92 to 78 vote before being signed into law by Kemp.

Now, Killer Films, the production company behind Vox Lux, First Reformed, and Carol will "no longer consider Georgia as a viable shooting location until this ridiculous law is overturned" according to CEO Christine Vachon.

David Simon, creator of The Wire and CEO of Blown Deadline Productions, expressed a similar sentiment:

"I can't ask any female member of any film production with which I am involved to so marginalize themselves or compromise their inalienable authority over their own bodies. I must undertake production where the rights of all citizens remain intact.
Can only speak for my production company. Our comparative assessments of locations for upcoming development will pull Georgia off the list until we can be assured the health options and civil liberties of our female colleagues are unimpaired."

Mark Duplass of Duplass Brothers Productions called on Hollywood to boycott Georgia until the law is no longer in effect:

"Don't give your business to Georgia. Will you pledge with me not to film anything in Georgia until they reverse this backwards legislation?"

CounterNarrative films got on board with Duplass's plan, writing on Twitter:

"No Georgia filming on any of our projects until this law is gone."

The MPAA, which represents the five major film studios (Paramount, Warner Bros., Universal, Columbia, and Disney), is a bit more hesitant, waiting to take action until the law is either upheld or struck down by the courts. MPAA senior vp of communications

Chris Ortman commented:

"Film and television production in Georgia supports more than 92,000 jobs and brings significant economic benefits to communities and families. It is important to remember that similar legislation has been attempted in other states, and has either been enjoined by the courts or is currently being challenged.
The outcome in Georgia will also be determined through the legal process. We will continue to monitor developments."

The new bill is set to go into effect this upcoming January 2020, though it will almost certainly be challenged in the courts prior to that.

Previously, laws placing limitations on abortions have been struck down by the Supreme Court, but many states are now trying to legislate the issue once again in hopes that newly-appointed conservative justice Brett Kavanaugh will shift the balance of the court in their favor.

Threats of boycotts against Georgia have sprung up in the past in response to the state's controversial conservative laws, including a proposed bill which would have allowed adoption agencies to turn away same-sex couples.

However, the generous tax kick-backs the state offers film productions is incredibly alluring to producers and the impact of such boycotts is often relatively small.

Many people online are calling for filmmakers to boycott the state:

Perhaps this issue will be the one Hollywood finally takes note of, especially if the courts uphold Georgia's new law, effectively overturning Roe v. Wade and re-banning abortion in the nation's conservative states.

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Warning: There may be spoilers if you have not watched the series finale of Game of Thrones.

Emilia Clarke wanted to ensure Daenerys Targaryen would nail that war-mongering scene in the final episode of Game of Thrones.

The 32-year-old actress – who portrays Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains (that's one character) – did what was necessary to convincingly portray the chilling moment as she spoke in Dothraki and Valyrian.

Who was her inspiration? Dictators like Adolf Hitler, of course.

Speaking with Variety, Clarke said she had to learn many fake languages for her speeches, but Daenerys's final address for her troops was by far the most challenging.

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A father-of-three whose finger was "ripped clean off" when his wedding ring caught on the top of a fence he was climbing over told how the accident was so incredible his wife thought it was an April Fool's joke.

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Halsey has paid off a fan’s speeding ticket after the woman claimed she was driving too fast because she was enjoying her new single "Nightmare".

Twitter user Francesca claimed she was driving home from Pennsylvania State University when she was stopped for speeding.

“I got pulled over… for the first time ever and when asked why I was going 99 in a 70 I was dangerously close to admitting I was bangin out to Halsey’s new song Nightmare,” she said on social media.

“What’s your Venmo. I’ll pay your ticket. Drive safely please!” Halsey said on Twitter.

The singer’s music video for Nightmare, starring Debbie Harry and Cara Delevingne, was released on May 16, and has already reached over 15.5 million views on YouTube.

The original tweet was liked over 4,000 times, and caught the attention of Halsey herself, who transferred Francesca 250 US dollars for the ticket.

Needless to say the interaction has gotten quite a lot of attention. We all stan a queen that supports her fans as much as they support her.

Once the receipt had been paid, Francesca said she “will never forget your kindness and will continue blasting your music forever (just at a safer speed). I’ve never been more grateful or felt less deserving.”

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A woman in New York has been praised by police for alerting them to a possible suicide attempt after she mistook a closed umbrella for a person wearing a "Handmaid's Tale" costume. Casey McCormick tweeted she thought she saw “a woman dressed as a handmaid about to jump from a building” and called 911.

The sighting turned out to be a table umbrella which, from a distance, looked much like a handmaid from the seminal Margaret Atwood novel "The Handmaid’s Tale".

The New York Police Department’s news account made it clear on Twitter that McCormick had done the right thing in alerting the authorities.

“Blessed be the umbrella. Thank you Casey and the @POPSUGAR team for alerting us to this crime, glad we could save the day,” they tweeted. “Jokes aside, if you’re ever hesitant about calling 911 – don’t be! We take all calls seriously, and worse case we get to go home with a great story.”

“Better safe than sorry!” one Twitter user replied.


Actress Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about her addiction to porn before starting a relationship with current husband Will Smith.

The conversation centered on the subject of pornography and its affect on relationships on Monday's episode of Red Table Talks on Facebook.

The discussion began backstage with her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne Banfield Norris when Smith said that 40 million people watch porn on a daily basis.

"Back in the day I had a little porn addiction," the 47-year-old admitted, but emphasized, "I wasn't in a relationship when I had a porn addiction, believe it or not, thank goodness."

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