Thursday, June 20, 2024

James Cameron Needs His Own Avatar for Tonight’s Hollywood Premiere: He Has COVID


The big Hollywood premiere for “Avatar: The Way of Water” may be missing the most important guest: director James Cameron.

The director tested positive yesterday for COVID. He missed a screening for a documentary about his career as well as an Academy screening of the new movie.

Sources say Cameron tested negative, then positive. And now his presence at the movie’s premiere is in jeopardy. He may have to Zoom in. What a shame– after waiting 13 years since first film.

On the “positive” side, at least he hasn’t turned blue!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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