Entries in The New York Times (2)


Samuel L. Jackson Questions Critic Who Gave Negative 'Avengers' Review

ABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) -- Marvel's The Avengers has been well-received by critics in general, but star Samuel L. Jackson is more focused on a negative review published by The New York Times.

The Times critic A.O. Scott wasn't overly impressed by the movie, writing, "[W]hile The Avengers is hardly worth raging about, its failures are significant and dispiriting. The light, amusing bits cannot overcome the grinding, hectic emptiness, the bloated cynicism that is less a shortcoming of this particular film than a feature of the genre."

Jackson, who plays Nick Fury, the man who assembles The Avengers,  tweeted his fury over the review on Thursday. He wrote, "#Avengers fans, NY Times critic AO Scott needs a new job! Let's help him find one! One he can ACTUALLY do!"

Scott isn't too bothered by Jackson's reaction, telling E! News, "I don't think Mr. Jackson is actually trying to get me fired....Rallying 'fans' against skeptical critics is a time-honored tactic, and I don't take it personally."

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Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes to 'New York Times' for Criticizing Oscars Article

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Whoopi Goldberg on Wednesday apologized to The New York Times for dismissing its report on the lack of African-Americans in this year's Oscar-nominated films as "sloppy."

Earlier this week, Goldberg said on ABC's The View that she was hurt "terribly" that the Times article cited some of the previous African-American Oscar winners by name but failed to mention her best supporting actress Oscar win in 1991, for Ghost.

The Times later said it stood by its story and that its intention was not to list every African-American Oscar winner in the article.

On Wednesday's edition of The View, Goldberg said, "I personally found the article really confusing, and as I said, I also was quite hurt that Cuba Gooding Jr., Louis Gossett Jr., and myself were not included in this expose about black Hollywood. But for saying it was shoddy reporting, I apologize, New York Times."

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