‘Parental Guidance’ Premiere Canceled by Fox in Light of ‘Horrific Tragedy’

The Hollywood Reporter
‘Parental Guidance’ Premiere Canceled by Fox in Light of ‘Horrific Tragedy’
Dec 15, 2012

The red carpet festivities for the new Billy Crystal/Bette Midler comedy are called off, following suit with Paramount’sJack Reacher.”

Fox has canceled tonight’s planned premiere for Parental Guidance, its new comedy starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei, in respect to the victims and victims’ families of Friday’s mass-shooting at the Sandy Hook in Elementary School in Newtone, Connecticut.

“In light of the horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut we are canceling the red carpet press event and the after party for the Parental Guidance premiere, scheduled today in downtown Los Angeles,” a Fox spokesman said. “The hearts of all involved with this film go out to the victims, their families, their community, and our entire nation in mourning.”

It is the second film premiere cancelation in as many days: Yesterday, Paramount announced that Saturday’s planned premiere in Pittsburgh for Tom Cruise starrerJack Reacher had been postponed.

Fox has also taken measures on the TV front as well, replacing Sunday’s planned airings of Family Guy and American Dad in order to avoid any potential insensitivies with regard to the Newtown tragedy.

But Saturday Night Live will proceed as planned on NBC, a spokesperson for the show tells THR. It will air live tonight at 11:29 p.m. ET, with Martin Short hosting and Paul McCartney the scheduled musical guest.

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