Entertainment news roundup: Vietnam blocks Sony action movie ‘Uncharted’ on South China Sea map; Alec Baldwin Says His Contract Protects Him From Any Liability While Filming ‘Rust’ and More

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Vietnam blocks Sony action movie ‘Uncharted’ on South China Sea map

Vietnam has banned Sony action film ‘Uncharted’ from domestic distribution on a stage featuring a map showing a disputed line declared by China to assert its claim to large parts of the South China Sea, reported official media on Saturday.

The U-shaped “nine-dash line” is used on Chinese maps to illustrate its claims to large areas of the resource-rich South China Sea, including swaths of what Vietnam considers its continental shelf, where he awarded oil concessions.

Alec Baldwin Says His Contract Shields Him From ‘Rust’ Filming Liability

Actor Alec Baldwin said in a legal filing on Friday that his contract with the film “Rust” shielded him from financial liability in the fatal shooting of the film’s cinematographer. Baldwin has been named as a defendant in several civil lawsuits, including that of Halyna Hutchins’ husband, who was killed in October when a gun the actor was using during a rehearsal fired live ammunition.

Actor Jussie Smollett sentenced to probation and jail for masterminding hate crime

A Chicago court on Thursday sentenced actor Jussie Smollett, former star of the television series “Empire”, to 30 months probation and 150 days in prison for organizing a hate crime against himself. In December, a jury found Smollett, 39, guilty of five of the six disorderly conduct charges he faced, one for each time he was accused of lying to police.

(With agency contributions.)

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