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Yahoo! BooksJul 11, 2020
Storm clouds hang over Trump's attempted campaign reboot
Friday was supposed to be the day President Donald Trump's campaign reboot itself got a reboot. Amid uncertainty over whether he can still draw big and enthusiastic crowds to his signature rallies in the coronavirus era, Trump postponed a planned Saturday rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, citing a tropical storm expected to hit a swath of the Eastern United States. "With Tropical Storm Fay heading towards the Great State of New Hampshire this weekend, we are forced to reschedule our Portsmouth, New Hampshire Rally at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease," Trump tweeted.

Yahoo! BooksJul 11, 2020
Florida's COVID-19 data is unreliable, confusing and hazardous to our health
Florida was once hailed as the gold standard in COVID-19 data transparency and accessibility. Now its system is seen as corrupt and inaccessible.

Yahoo! BooksJul 11, 2020
Trump gets some good election news: GOP voter registrations outpace Dems
A slowdown in adding new voters to the rolls during the pandemic has played to Republicans' advantage.

Billboard Music NewsJul 11, 2020
5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (July 11)
From a campaign to raise awareness about the COVID-19 pandemic to Myke Tower's powerful "Michael X" and Greeicy's epic Michael Jackson tattoo, here are the five uplifting moments this week.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 11, 2020
Filippinos starve as President Duterte vows not to ease the world's longest lockdown
Jeepney buses, with their cheerfully gaudy exteriors and packed-in seats, are a national symbol of the Philippines, a form of public transport known affectionately as 'kings of the road'. But almost all of them have been forced off the roads by possibly the world's longest and strictest coronavirus lockdown. The situation has left many of the drivers destitute and desperate, with fellow citizens stepping in to raise money for them via Facebook groups. Jowel Palaña, 41, a jeepney driver in Manila, told the Telegraph: "Every single day has been a struggle." He has not been able to work as a driver since March 15, when the lockdown began. Instead, he swept the streets in exchange for food from his local district leaders. He was unable to travel to see his wife, three children and their extended family outside the city - or send them any money to survive - for months.

USA Today: BooksJul 11, 2020
5 books not to miss: Colin Jost's 'Very Punchable Face,' David Mitchell's 'Utopia Avenue'
"SNL" star Colin Jost opens up in his new memoir "A Very Punchable Face," and David Mitchell visits the golden age of rock in "Utopia Avenue."        

Playbill NewsJul 11, 2020
Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: July 11
The Tony Award-winning production of Oslo opened Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Yahoo! BooksJul 10, 2020
'Abandoned the rule of law': Lawmakers react to Trump granting clemency to Roger Stone
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle reacted to news that President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of longtime confidant Roger Stone.

Billboard Music NewsJul 10, 2020
First Country: New Music From Jimmie Allen, Tim McGraw, Brett Eldredge, Margo Price & More
Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Jimmie Allen and Brett Eldredge are among those releasing new music this week.

Yeasayer Drop Copyright Lawsuit Against The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar for ‘Black Panther' Hit ‘Pray For Me' (Billboard Music News)
Margo Price & Questlove React to Lady A Filing a Lawsuit Against Anita ‘Lady A' White: ‘Does the ‘A' Stand for Antebellum or A-hole?' (Billboard Music News)

Yahoo! BooksJul 10, 2020
Texas gov. warns of potential lockdown if Texans don't wear masks
"The worst is yet to come," Governor Greg Abbott warned.

Texas GOP Chair Says Party Could Consider Censure Resolution Against Gov. Abbott At State Convention (Yahoo! Books)

Yahoo! BooksJul 10, 2020
Jared Kushner said the US would be 'really rocking again' by July. 7 states are shutting back down, and new COVID-19 cases have set records 6 times in July's first 10 days.
In Kushner's confident Fox & Friends appearance back in April, he also proclaimed the US was "on the other side of the medical aspect" of the virus.

VultureJul 10, 2020
Police Drama Series Set In The Batman Universe Descends on HBO Max
From director Matt Reeves and Boardwalk Empire's Terence Winter.

HBO's Run Comes to a Dead Halt After One Season (Vulture)

Yahoo! BooksJul 10, 2020
Huge sandbar party on Fourth of July may have spread COVID-19, Michigan officials say
The holiday weekend on the lake kept law enforcement busier than any of the previous 10 years.

VultureJul 10, 2020
Cristin Milioti Explains the Time-Loop Science Behind Palm Springs
Turns out her character, Sarah, had a three-page speech on quantum physics that was cut from the final film.

Yahoo! TVJul 10, 2020
‘Run' Canceled By HBO After One Season
HBO will not be proceeding with a second season of Run, its romantic comedic thriller starring Domhnall Gleeson and Merritt Wever. The decision comes month and a half after the series, from creator/executive producer/showrunner Vicky Jones, ended its seven-episode first season on HBO. It followed lengthy back-and-forth discussions about a potential second installment, which included […]

Yahoo! BooksJul 10, 2020
Fourth day of virus protests in Serbia
The protests were held as the Balkan nation announced a record daily death toll from COVID-19. Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said earlier Friday the Balkan state recorded 18 fatalities and 386 new cases over 24 hours in what she described as a "dramatic increase". At the same time, Brnabic condemned as "irresponsible" protests held in Belgrade and other cities on Thursday, after demonstrations in the capital on the previous two days had spilled over into violence.

Yahoo! BooksJul 10, 2020
Amber Alert issued for missing 3-year-old girl from KCK
An Amber Alert was issued late Friday morning for 3-year-old Olivia Ann Jansen, who was last seen at her home in the 4400 block of Gibbs Road in Kansas City, Kansas.

NYTimes ArtsJul 10, 2020
TikTok Users Respond to Potential U.S. Ban: ‘It Would Be Like Losing a Little Bit of Me'
Gen Z and millennial users have found community on the app, particularly during the last few isolating months. And for some of them, it's their livelihood.

Billboard Music NewsJul 10, 2020
Lady A (The Singer) Details Her Side of Feud With Lady A (The Band)
On Friday (July 10), blues singer Lady A released a detailed statement giving her side of the breakdown in negotiations between herself and the band Lady Antebellum.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 10, 2020
Amazon told employees to delete TikTok from their phones — then walked back the policy and said it was an 'error'
Amazon said the email was sent to some employees in error and that employees don't have to delete TikTok.

Yahoo! TVJul 10, 2020
Naya Rivera praised by 'Glee' fans for lesbian character amid disappearance: 'She saved my life'
Why Naya Rivera's "Glee" character was so important to the LGBTQ community — especially young lesbians.

Billboard Music NewsJul 10, 2020
First Stream Latin: New Music By Anitta, Karol G, Los Dos Carnales & More
"First Stream Latin" is a compilation of the best new Latin songs, albums and videos recommended by the Billboard Latin editors.

Time EntertainmentJul 10, 2020
Loved Palm Springs? Here Are 20 More Romantic Comedies That Put a New Spin on an Old Genre
Hulu's existential 'Palm Springs' is just the latest original entry in the evolving genre. Here are more unconventional rom-coms, from 'Meet the Patels' to 'The Lovers.'

Billboard Music NewsJul 10, 2020
First Out: New Music From Kim Petras, Donna Missal, Tayla Parx & More
From Kim Petras and Kygo's stunning new music video to Donna Missal's long-awaited sophomore album, check out some of our favorite new releases this week.

Billboard Music NewsJul 10, 2020
Singer Anita ‘Lady A' White Responds to Trademark Lawsuit: ‘I Am Not Going to Be Erased'
Lady A, the singer, has responded to Lady A, the band, following their headline-making lawsuit over trademark of the name the two acts now share.

AV Club FilmsJul 10, 2020
J.K. Simmons on Palm Springs and why he loves working with Andy Samberg
J.K. Simmons and Andy Samberg first shared the screen in 2009's I Love You, Man as father and son, and Simmons has been a fan ever since, going so far as to call the former SNL star a "bridge between [generations]." Now, they're together once again in Hulu's excellent new time-loop comedy, Palm Springs. Though Simmons…


BBC Entertainment & ArtsJul 10, 2020
Naya Rivera: CCTV of star boarding boat
The Glee star went missing on Wednesday after hiring a boat with her four-year-old son in California.

Yahoo! TVJul 10, 2020
TV Spinoff of ‘The Batman' About Gotham City PD in the Works at HBO Max
Gotham City is coming to HBO Max. The streaming service has given a series commitment for a spinoff of Matt Reeves' upcoming "The Batman" that will be set inside the Gotham City Police Department.Per HBO Max, the untitled series "will build upon the motion picture's examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City.""Boardwalk Empire" creator Terence Winter will write the project, with Reeves and his 6th and Idaho production company producing with Warner Bros. TV. Reeves and Winter will executive produce alongside "The Batman" producer Dylan Clark.Also Read: 'The Batman' Director Matt Reeves Signs Overall TV Deal With Warner BrosReeves is helming Warner Bros.' newest take on the Caped Crusader, which will see Robert Pattinson take over the role. "The Batman" is scheduled to hit theaters in October 2021, and also stars Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, John Turturro, Jeffrey Wright, Peter Sarsgard and Andy Serkis. It is not clear yet if any of the film's cast will appear in this new series, though Wright is portraying Police Commissioner Jim Gordon."This is an amazing opportunity, not only to expand the vision of the world I am creating in the film, but to explore it in the kind of depth and detail that only a longform format can afford — and getting to work with the incredibly talented Terence Winter, who has written so insightfully and powerfully about worlds of crime and corruption, is an absolute dream," said Reeves.The series would be the second to focus on the Gotham police

Playbill NewsJul 10, 2020
Rob McClure Passes the Baton to Kalena Bovell to Lead a Ragtime Reunion, Including Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell
The latest episode of #ConductorCam honors the Black Lives Matter movement.

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Patrick Vaill, More Set for Dear New York Special, Airing July 11 (Playbill News)

BBC Entertainment & ArtsJul 10, 2020
Naya Rivera: Glee star likely drowned in tragic accident, police say
Naya Rivera was reported missing after going on a boating trip with her four-year-old son.

VultureJul 10, 2020
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Recap: Family Matters
India may be gone from the competition, but she is not done stirring the pot.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 10, 2020
Texas Lt. Governor Is Determined to Sacrifice Everyone but Himself for GOP Convention
Nobody howled louder than Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick when Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner barred the state GOP from holding its convention there amid a COVID-19 explosion."This is nothing but a political hack job by Mayor Turner," Patrick told Laura Ingraham on Fox News.Patrick failed to mention that he and Gov. Greg Abbott and various other GOP elected officials had earlier opted out of actually joining the 6,000 party stalwarts who signed up for the July 16th gathering at the George R. Brown Convention center. They had instead planned to address the gathering via video."All the elected officials are switching from a live, in-person speech to videos," state GOP executive director Kyle Whatley said during a virtual town hall on Tuesday night. "They're doing that for us in order to focus all the attention on the business of the meeting and to get everybody in and out of here as quickly and as safely as possible."  Surely, virtual appearances would require as much attention as live. But video might in fact prompt everybody to leave quicker. Each virtual speech would carry the unstated message that the official was leery of actually being there. And those who did attend would be left with the question, "Then what the heck am I doing here?"Even such big and bright stars of the Texas conservative firmament as Rep. Dan Crenshaw approved of the mayor's decision."A prudent move for public health," Crenshaw said.Patrick had already made a prudent move for his own health

Yahoo! BooksJul 10, 2020
‘This Was a Mistake': Not All of Trump World Is Pleased With the President Commuting Roger Stone's Sentence
Roger Stone, a longtime Trump confidant convicted of lying to Congress about his connection to WikiLeaks and intimidating another witness to do the same, had his sentence commuted by President Trump on Friday—just a few days before he was set to report to jail.President Trump had raised the possibility of clemency almost immediately after Stone, 67, was convicted last November, often complaining—without evidence—that Stone had been treated poorly by law enforcement or targeted unfairly.In a statement announcing Stone's clemency, the White House described Stone as "a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency." "Mr. Stone, like every American, deserves a fair trial and every opportunity to vindicate himself before the courts. The President does not wish to interfere with his efforts to do so," the White House wrote. "At this time, however, and particularly in light of the egregious facts and circumstances surrounding his unfair prosecution, arrest, and trial, the President has determined to commute his sentence. Roger Stone has already suffered greatly. He was treated very unfairly, as were many others in this case. Roger Stone is now a free man!"Ex-Roger Stone Prosecutor: DOJ Under ‘Heavy Pressure' to Spare Trump's FriendGrant Smith, a lawyer representing Stone, told The New York Times his client was "incredibly honored that P

BBC Entertainment & ArtsJul 10, 2020
Jada Pinkett Smith tells Will Smith of her 'relationship'
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith were talking on her Facebook chat show Red Table Talk.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 10, 2020
Christian groups say Trump has closed the door on persecuted Christian refugees
"Christians need to speak out on this issue," said David Curry, CEO of Open Doors USA.

Playbill NewsJul 10, 2020
Katori Hall Takes On Strip Clubs, Power, Sex, and The South in Her Explosive New Series P-Valley
The Tina book writer and The Mountaintop playwright adapts her play Pussy Valley into an sizzling and raw show for Starz.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 10, 2020
Trump's planned order on 'dreamers' will not include amnesty, White House says
"This does not include amnesty," White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement, after Trump said in a television interview his planned order would include a road to citizenship for such immigrants, known as "Dreamers." In the interview with Spanish-language TV network Telemundo, Trump said his executive order would involve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program that protects hundreds of thousands of such immigrants from deportation.

AV Club FilmsJul 10, 2020
At long last, we know why James Gandolfini and SpongeBob were such good buddies
The tabloids love when celebrities are good friends. They'll feature cute stories about Ben Affleck and Matt Damon hanging out, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler goofing off, or Brad Pitt and George Clooney playing pranks on each other. And yet, despite this, the most wholesome celebrity buddy pairing of all has gone ignored…


Billboard Music NewsJul 10, 2020
Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith Address Recent Headlines, Past Separation on ‘Red Table Talk'
In the latest episode of her Facebook Watch series, Pinkett Smith and her husband sat down to talk about her affair with singer and songwriter August Alsina: "I felt like it was important to really come to the table to clear the air."

VultureJul 10, 2020
Good God, Lemon, It's the 30 Rock Reunion Trailer
Stream it on your iPhone 40.

Yahoo! BooksJul 10, 2020
Last call: Las Vegas to shut bars down again Friday night to thwart coronavirus spike
Las Vegas bars, including restaurant bars, will shut down again on Friday night, just five weeks after The Strip reopened to visitors.

NYTimes ArtsJul 10, 2020
Earl Cameron, Barrier-Breaking British Actor, Is Dead at 102
In the 1950s and '60s, when Black leading men and women were virtually nonexistent on British screens, he became a star. He continued to make movies into his 90s.

VultureJul 10, 2020
Jada Pinkett Smith Confirms Relationship With August Alsina on Red Table Talk
"I got into a different kind of entanglement."

Yahoo! ArtsJul 10, 2020
Trump scrubs New Hampshire rally as campaign struggles to reboot
Trump's reelection campaign, once expected to be a juggernaut, is adrift as it faces unexpected challenges unique to this extraordinary election year.

NYTimes ArtsJul 10, 2020
Murder, Murder, Everywhere
In Marilyn Stasio's new column, the bodies pile up so fast it's hard to keep count.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 10, 2020
Tuberculosis vaccine may be limiting COVID-19 deaths; dormitory screening urged
A tuberculosis vaccine routinely given to children in countries with high rates of that bacterial disease might be helping to reduce deaths from COVID-19, researchers reported on Thursday in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. After accounting for differences in factors that might affect vulnerability to the virus - such as income, education, health services and age distribution - the researchers found that countries with higher rates of Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccinations for tuberculosis had lower peak mortality rates from COVID-19. A good example was Germany, which had different vaccine plans before East Germany and West Germany were unified in 1990, the researchers said.

Yahoo! TVJul 10, 2020
'30 Rock' Reunion: Liz Lemon Yells at a Non-Mask Wearer in First Teaser
If you want to walk around New York City without a mask on these days, just be careful: Liz Lemon is not having it. The 30 Rock cast is reuniting for a one-time special — airing next Thursday, July 16 at 8/7c on NBC — and based on the new teaser NBC just released, the […]

Billboard Music NewsJul 10, 2020
Lil Nas X Teases Fiery New Song ‘Call Me By Your Name'
The crooner took to social media on Friday (July 10) to lead his fans into the weekend with a new song tease.

New York Times BooksJul 10, 2020
David Mitchell's Vast and Tangled Universe
Daniel Mendelsohn discusses Mitchell's career and new novel, "Utopia Avenue," and Maria Konnikova talks about "The Biggest Bluff."

Playbill NewsJul 10, 2020
Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Montclair State University Join Playbill Live to Talk College Theatre Auditions
Faculty from the two college theatre programs will be taking your questions live at 1 PM ET.

Billboard Music NewsJul 10, 2020
Kanye Tackles Coronavirus, Death Penalty, O.J. Simpson, Drug Addiction in Three New Freestyles
During a rambling four-hour interview earlier this week, Kanye West dropped three ragged freestyles that touched on the coronavirus, the death penalty and his struggle with prescription drugs.

New York Times BooksJul 10, 2020
David Mitchell Brings His Novelistic High Jinks to the Swinging '60s
"Utopia Avenue," by the British master of intricate literary puzzles, features a band on the make, lots of inside jokes and references to the author's previous works.

Billboard Music NewsJul 10, 2020
First Spin: The Week's Best New Dance Tracks From Tiga & Hudson Mohawke, Hayden James, DJDS & More
The week's best new dance tracks featuring Tiga & Hudson Mohawke, Hayden James, DJDS & more.

VultureJul 10, 2020
A Short History of The Old Guard Comic Universe
All the character backstories you need.

Billboard Music NewsJul 10, 2020
From Juice WRLD's Posthumous LP to Summer Walker's EP & More, What's Your Favorite New Music Release? Vote!
The new music that came out this week told the stories of Life on Earth, life on the other side and life in outer space.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 10, 2020
Trump abruptly postpones weekend campaign rally in New Hampshire
His campaign, already wary of another low turnout, blamed the decision on an impending tropical storm.

NYTimes ArtsJul 10, 2020
Gina Prince-Bythewood Made a Summer Blockbuster. It's About Time.
With "The Old Guard" on Netflix, the director of "Love & Basketball" becomes the first Black woman to make a comic-book film: "We don't get the assumption we can do it, so we have to prove we can."

Metacritic Movie ReviewsJul 10, 2020
The Old Guard
Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it's up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary. Rated: Not RatedRelease Date: Jul 10, 2020

Yahoo! TVJul 09, 2020
‘The Crown' Will Get a Sixth Season After All, Taking the Show Into Early 2000s
More than five months after revealing "The Crown" will end after season five, Netflix has said its hit show about Britain's Royal Family will, in fact, extend to a sixth season that will take the series into the early 2000s. The streaming giant announced the change of plans on Twitter on Thursday, highlighting that creator […]

NYTimes ArtsJul 09, 2020
‘The Old Guard' Review: Fighting to the Death, and Beyond
Charlize Theron leads a group of immortal warriors in Gina Prince-Bythewood's fresh take on the superhero genre.

Playbill NewsJul 08, 2020
What Do Critics Think of the New Series P-Valley, Based on Katori Hall's Play?
The Starz series follows the lives of those working in a small-town Mississippi strip club and its guests.

USA Today: BooksJul 08, 2020
A bizarre White House dinner with Donald Trump and more cringeworthy moments from Mary Trump's book
Mary Trump's memoir is a carnival of horrors. Here are some of the most awful and awkward moments depicted in "Too Much and Never Enough." Entertainment NewsJun 23, 2020
What to Watch on FandangoNOW: ‘Trolls World Tour' Dance Party Edition, Movies Celebrating Summer and More

Want to know what's coming soon to digital and what to watch right now on FandangoNOW? Here is your weekly guide to the latest releases:   What are the latest new releases to watch right now? Following its Home Premiere release, the hit animated sequel Trolls World Tour is now available to own digitally. Bonus features include music videos, deleted scenes, guided tours, dance tutorials and a new short film starring Tiny Diamond. Plus, you have the option to watch the movie...

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Time EntertainmentJun 11, 2020
‘We Feel Like We Have Been Awakened.' Citing a Racial ‘Blindspot,' Country Group Lady Antebellum Is Changing Its Name
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Grammy-winning country group Lady Antebellum is changing its name to Lady A, with members saying they are regretful and embarrassed for not taking into consideration the word's associations with slavery. The band, made up of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, made the announcement Thursday on their social media. Read more:… Movie NewsFeb 02, 2019
The Week in Movie News: Sundance Buzz, 'The Batman' and 'Suicide Squad 2' Updates and More
Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS DC's The Batman and Suicide Squad 2 get release dates: Ben Affleck was confirmed to be exiting the role of Batman and James Gunn was confirmed as the director of Suicide Squad 2 as DC updated their release calendar to include The Batman and the Suicide Squad sequel both arriving in 2021. Read all about what DC has in store the next few years here.    GREAT NEWS Sundance hits are coming to a theater near you: With Amazon and Warner Bros. spending big at this year's Sundance Film Festival, a number of popular premieres are heading your way soon, including Blinded by the Light and The Report. Read about the major deals and...
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