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'Gods of Egypt' backlash: Director, studio apologize for racial miscasting

1 hour agoHealth : Booster Shots

Will 2015 be remembered as the beginning of the end of racial miscasting in movies? Following outcry — and often apologies — over casting choices this year in "Aloha" and "Pan," the studio and director behind the upcoming fantasy epic "Gods of Egypt" have issued mea culpas for choosing an almost...

'Gods of Egypt' Director: Sorry My Cast is So White

The makers of the forthcoming film Gods of Egypt apologized for showcasing a predominantly white cast amid criticism over lack of diversity in a film based on Egyptian mythology. The fantasy epic, slated for release in February, stars...Show More Summary

Don't Let Fear Lead Us to Repeat the Mistakes of Guantanamo!

Within the past month, we have seen the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, claim responsibility for blowing up a Soviet airliner in Egypt; killing 40+ people in Lebanon; and triggering the deadly attacks and killings in Paris, where at least 130 people died and 200 were injured. Show More Summary

Gods of Egypt Director Apologizes for Depicting the Whitest Egypt; Ava DuVernay Subsequently Tweets About It

Discussing the whitewashing of the decidedly not-white country of Egypt in his new film Gods of Egypt, director Alex Proyas said, “The process of casting a movie has many complicated variables, but it is clear that our casting choices should have been more diverse. I sincerely apologize to those who... More »

Director And Movie Studio Apologize For Whitewashing The Hell Out Of ‘Gods Of Egypt’ Movie

Alex Proyas and Lionsgate Apologize For Lack Of Diversity In ‘Gods Of Egypt’ After releasing the Gods Of Egypt trailer last week and getting backlash for the lack of diversity in a movie about gods in an African country, director

Some Blended Family Preciousness: Swizzy And Alicia Keys Take Egypt And Lil Kaseem To A Knicks Game

Alicia Keys And Swizz Beatz Celebrate Thanksgiving With Kids Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz had a blast Friday watching the NY Knicks take on the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden. They brought along their son Egypt, his brother Kass...

High Chance That 2 Rooms Are Hidden Behind King Tut's Tomb, Egypt Says

8 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

One of the hidden chambers found in a new scanning project may be the tomb of Queen Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century B.C.

Gods Of Egypt Director And Studio: "Our Casting Choices Should Have Been More Diverse"

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When the trailer for Gods of Egypt came out earlier this month, everyone noticed a couple of things: it’s cast was predominantly Caucasian, which is weird, considering where and when it was set. Now, the studio and director have admitted that they could have done better there. Read more...

Scans of King Tut tomb suggest 90 percent chance of hidden chamber

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Scans in King Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings point to a hidden chamber, the country’s antiquities minister said Saturday, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti’s resting place. “We can now say that we have to find behind the burial...

Jerusalem visit of Egypt's Coptic pope stirs divisions

By visiting the city, Tawadros II has broken a boycott in place since 1979 to protest Israeli occupation.

Egyptian Military Helicopter Crashes Outside Cairo – Army Spokesman

A military helicopter of the Egyptian Armed Forces crashed early Saturday outside Egypt’s capital due to a technical malfunction, a military spokesman said.

Gunmen kill four policemen in Egypt's Giza

Masked men riding a motorbike open fire at security checkpoint in Giza, killing the policemen, local media reports.

Gunmen kill four Egypt security personnel south of Cairo: sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - Gunmen killed four security personnel in an armed attack in Saqqara, 22 miles south of Cairo, three security sources said on Saturday.

Egypt’s Self-Destructive Terror Denials

20 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Cairo seems to think if it keep denying the increasingly obvious facts about Sinai crash that kiss 224 people on a Russian jet, the problem will just fade away.

‘Gods of Egypt’ director, studio sorry for mostly white cast

22 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

A major Hollywood studio is no longer in de-Nile over accusations of whitewashing an upcoming film set in Ancient Egypt.

"Gods of Egypt" Director, Studio Apologize for Lack of Diversity

Director Alex Proyas and Lionsgate have apologized for the lack of diversity in "Gods of Egypt's" cast.

Alex Proyas and Lionsgate Apologizes for ‘Gods of Egypt’ Whitewashing

23 hours agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Gods of Egypt just can’t catch a break. The buzz surrounding the film is currently toxic, following the garish posters and a trailer that left people scratching their heads. Then, the film was criticized for its prominently white cast. Show More Summary

Secure, guided tour of Egypt’s sights

Secure, guided tour of Egypt’s sights Egypt has been on my bucket list, but this was the first time in years that we saw an organized trip offered, so we felt it was safe to travel there. Don’t miss: A ride on the Nile on a falouka sailboat...Show More Summary

Lionsgate Responds to Criticism That Gods of Egypt Movie Is Too White

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Amid some online criticism that the cast for Gods of Egypt is too white, the movie's director and Lionsgate have issued apologetic statements.

'Gods of Egypt' Director Apologizes for Film's Lack of Diversity

Alex Proyas, the director of the upcoming fantasy film Gods of Egypt, has released a statement apologizing for the movie’s lack of diversity. The film stars Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Rufus Sewell, and Courtney Eaton. It is about a mortal who tries to save the world by enlisting the god Horus in an [...]

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