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Clint Eastwood to produce and star in film about Detroit drug mule

Reports say Clint Eastwood, 87, is set to direct, produce and star in "The Mule," a film about Detroit's Leo Sharp, an elderly drug mule who went to prison for drug trafficking after being captured at age 87. Sharp, a decorated World War II veteran and world-renowned horticulturist, died in December 2016 at age 92. He was freed months before his death because he was dying of an undisclosed medical condition.  

Woody Allen said he should be the ‘poster boy’ for the #MeToo movement

In an interview with Argentinian news outlet Periodismo Para Todos, director Woody Allen said he is a “big advocate” of the Me Too movement, and that no actresses have accused him of any wrongdoings. “I should be the poster boy for the Me Too movement. Because I have worked in movies for 50 years. I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses and not a single one — big ones, famous ones, ones starting out — have ever, ever suggested any kind of impropriety at all. I’ve always had a wonderful record with them.” Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow has publicly alleged for years that Allen sexually abused her as a child. He’s denied this. 

‘Orange is the New Black’ season 6 gets premiere date

After the prison riot at Litchfield Penitentiary last season, fans of “Orange is the New Black” will be able to find out what is up with their favorite characters when season six premieres July 27. A season 6 teaser for the Netflix show showed the Litchfield cafeteria in ruins, and text on the screen reading “to the max” may indicate that the inmates are going to maximum security following the riot, which was sparked by the death of Samira Wiley’s character, Poussey, who died after being restrained by a guard. The Jenji Kohan show is set to last at least through season seven.

Also ...

Jack White, Justin Timberlake and Mariah Carey will headline the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas on Sept. 21-22. Ryan Seacrest is set to host. Tickets go on sale June 15.

Jazz Jennings, YouTube personality and star of TLC's reality series "I Am Jazz," announced that she has a date for her gender confirmation surgery. The transgender teen, 17, said she's sharing her journey "to help educate others about the process." 

Compiled by Melody Baetens

mbaetens@detroitnews.com

Wednesday's birthdays

Robert Englund, 71

Steve Vai, 58

Jason Issacs, 55

Paul Giamatti, 51

Staci Keanan, 43

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