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Jonathan Cheban robbed at gunpoint in New Jersey, Internet says ‘Foodgod’ wants to be BFF Kim Kardashian so bad



Jonathan Cheban, 46, known as Kim Kardashian’s best friend who officially goes by the name ‘Foodgod’, was robbed in New Jersey during the weekend as reported by People and many other outlets.

Cheban is known to love his food and he became famous after appearing on ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’. According to reports, the former publicist was with his mother and a friend at Englewood Cliffs when the robbery took place, his representative told the magazine. The robber who allegedly pointed the gun at Cheban’s mother’s head took Cheban’s Richard Millie watch worth $250,000. The incident is said to have occurred on August 2, 2020, at 8.30 pm. The “two male suspects” fled the scene on foot. This is of course a tragic story and the full news of the incident is yet to be revealed, but internet users wasted no time in wondering if this was staged. Many accused Cheban of wanting to be like his reality star best friend Kim.

As TMZ broke the news and tweeted their article on Twitter, captioning it, “‘Foodgod’ Jonathan Cheban Robbed at Gunpoint in New Jersey,” one of the first comments was, “He wants to be Kim Kardashian so bad.” And many agreed with this. Users were referring to the time when Kim was robbed in Paris four years ago. At first, the reality star blamed herself for flashing her jewelry on Snapchat and making herself vulnerable to the robbers, but later it was revealed that she was in fact followed for a while before the incident took place. The internet of course, is as cruel as ever, and dragged Cheban through the dirt with some showing no remorse or empathy.


One user wrote, “He looks more like the guy who did the robbing getting arrested… just a thought,” with another adding, “*Laughs In Jussie Smollett*” with a gif of the actor referring to the incident where Smollett had planned his own brutal attack. 



Many were insinuating that Cheban may be lying about the incident. According to reports, a composite of a suspect and picture of Cheban’s watch has been released by the police. “The first suspect – who is described as a dark-skinned Hispanic male, in his late 20s to early 30s wearing a purple shirt, light blue jeans, and white and gray sneakers – approached the victim in the driveway of the residence on East Bayview,” read a release according to People.

“I want to see the Video! These ‘celebs’ usually have video cameras around their house. And ‘Oh Please’ a watch worth $250,000 and you wear it to the mall. Nice Try Cheban #TMZ #[email protected] @HarveyLevinTMZ @TMZLiveSkype,” wrote one user. 

Another added, “Jonathan cheban apparantly got robbed yesterday and they took his 250k watch. He makes a show of said watch in two of his insta stories just hours before said robbery but also is said to not wear expensive items on him since Kim Kardashians robbery I smell a rat.”


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‘Remember the Audience is Vast and Diverse’




Journalist and podcaster Sonari Glinton asked panelists Wednesday at TheWrap’s “Building Inclusion from Within roundtable: Using Your platform for Change” to give two pieces of advice – one for executives and for the people of color that are trying to find their way into the industry.

“I would say to executives actually look at the numbers, 44% of the globe speaks English and they look like this panel. Remember the audience is vast and and diverse.”

“I would say to the people that entering in no one is holding your opportunity, you’re holding it,” says actor and producer William Catlett. “Be relentless in creating and the door will open for you.”

On what advice Catlett would give executives, “Hang out with more brothers, hang out with more sisters. You will find out that you have more in common than you do not have in common.”

“Good people don’t always look like you,” added Catlett.

Social entrepreneur and conscious content creator Jlove Calderon to executives “What side of history do you want to be on?” and to people who are trying to come up “what you believe you create, so stay in your highest consciousness and if you are a creator, create.”

Comedian and podcaster Maz Jabroni’s advice to executives “Don’t be lazy if you’re looking for talent or you’re on YouTube, find someone who doesn’t look like you. Check out their material, check out their podcast. You’re going to find a lot of talent out there that you didn’t know existed.”

In terms of what advice he offers up and comers “There is no reason not to create. You hit record on your camera and you’re a star.”

Actor, producer, and television personality Kalen Allen’s advice to executives, “Look at the material, look at the numbers, look at the receipts, and hire people of color in decision making positions and make sure they’re given a voice in the room and at the table.”

Allen’s advice to content creators “Build a brand, and build a platform that can sustain itself without the approval of somebody else. Create something that can stand on its own because if you do that then it will be able to last forever, if you create something that is dependent on somebody giving you a yes or a no, baby that ain’t the way to go.”

Film producer Effie T. Brown’s advice for person that is coming into the business “You need to know your what and your why.”

“What you want to do, and why you want to do it, and sometimes that may change as you get older, but you need to be very clear about that,” added Brown.

On advice for executives, “With love in my heart, I want you to take a deep breath and I want you to realize that change is upon us. Whether we like it or not,  it it is happening. We can not stop it, it is inevitable and the world is no longer domestic and small. The world is global. The world is bigger than just black and white.”

For over a decade, TheWrap’s The Grill event series has led conversations on the convergence between entertainment, media and technology, bringing together newsmakers to debate the challenges and opportunities facing content in the digital age.

TheWrap has created a digital-first experience for TheGrill 2020. This year’s event will focus on the future of theatrical, streaming revolution, building inclusion from within and the growth in podcasting and gaming.  Attendees will have access to keynotes, panel conversations, roundtable discussions and virtual networking.

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/Filmcast Ep. 585 – The Devil All the Time




David, Devindra, and Jeff talk about the winners and losers at this year’s virtual Emmys. For the feature review, the cast goes over The Devil All the Time, the latest Netflix movie directed by Antonio Campos.

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CS Video: Back to the Future’s Bob Gale Remembers Designer Ron Cobb




CS Video: Back to the Future’s Bob Gale Remembers Designer Ron Cobb

This week saw the death of fan favorite movie artist Ron Cobb, designer on such films as Alien, Conan the Barbarian and Star Wars, at the age 83. had the chance to speak 1:1 with Back to the Future writer/producer Bob Gale for the forthcoming October 20 4K blu-ray release, and he talked to us about working with the late Ron Cobb on the iconic design for the time traveling DeLorean. Check out the touching and insightful look at Cobb’s work in the video below!

Click here to pre-order the Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy 4K boxed set!

RELATED: RANKED: The 12 Best Designs by the Late Ron Cobb

Great Scott! In 1985, Director Robert Zemeckis, Executive Producer Steven Spielberg and Producer/Screenwriter Bob Gale embarked on a three-part journey through time that broke box-office records worldwide and catapulted Back to the Future into one of the most beloved trilogies in motion picture history. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the groundbreaking first film with Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever on October 20, 2020 – just in time to celebrate “Back to the Future Day” on October 21!

This collection is loaded with bonus material including a bonus disc that comes with over an hour of brand-new content such as rare audition footage from Hollywood stars Ben Stiller, Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Cryer, Billy Zane, Peter DeLuise and C. Thomas Howell, a tour of the film’s props and memorabilia hosted by co-writer/producer Bob Gale, a sneak peek at the new musical show, and a special episode of the popular YouTube Series “Could You Survive The Movies?” Join Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and a time traveling DeLorean for the adventure of a lifetime as they travel to the past, present and future, setting off a time-shattering chain reaction that disrupts the space-time continuum!

Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy will include all three movies in collectible discbook packaging plus a bonus disc including all-new bonus content. For the first time, the past, present and future collide in eye-popping Ultra HD resolution for a time-traveling celebration. New 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray™ deliver the highest quality picture, more colors than ever before, and immersive, multi-dimensional sound. From filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, this unforgettable 35th anniversary collection features hours of bonus features and is an unrivaled trilogy that stands the test of time making this a must-own for everyone’s movie library. All three Back to the Future films will also be available on 4K Ultra HD digitally for the first time ever and Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy will also be available on DVD.

RELATED: Back to the Future Cast & Creators Reunite on Reunited Apart with Josh Gad

Three premium collections will be available at select retailers for a limited time only:

BACK TO THE FUTURE 35TH ANNIVERSARY TRILOGY LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET (4K UHD): Includes exclusive levitating Hoverboard replica (Amazon Exclusive)

BACK TO THE FUTURE 35TH ANNIVERSARY TRILOGY LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET (Blu-ray): Includes exclusive levitating Hoverboard replica (Target Exclusive)

BACK TO THE FUTURE 35TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION TRILOGY (4K UHD): Includes three newly designed steelbooks (Best Buy Exclusive)
For more information on these exclusives, please visit the individual retailer’s stores and websites.

BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE ULTIMATE TRILOGY will be available on 4K Ultra HD combo pack, which includes 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, & Digital Code and on Blu-ray which includes the Blu-ray & Digital Code.

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