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New York Times MoviesJul 14, 2020
Grant Imahara, Engineer Who Co-Hosted ‘MythBusters,' Dies at 49
Mr. Imahara also worked behind the scenes on the "Matrix" sequels, among other films, and operated the robot R2-D2 in the "Star Wars" prequels.

Billboard Music NewsJul 14, 2020
Lea Michele Pays Emotional Tribute to Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith
Lea Michele took to social media on Monday (July 13) to mourn the tragic passing of her Glee co-star Naya Rivera and remember Cory Monteith.

Why Naya Rivera's Glee journey is still important (AV Club Films)
Naya Rivera Is Found Dead at Lake Piru, Officials Say (NYTimes Arts)

Yahoo! TVJul 14, 2020
Mythbusters Grant Imahara's Cause of Death Revealed, Co-Hosts React: 'Goodbye Buddy'
"I don't even know what to say. My heart is broken," Grant Imahara's Mythbuster co-host, Tory Belleci, said following his death on Monday

BBC Entertainment & ArtsJul 14, 2020
Naya Rivera: Glee cast and other stars pay tribute
Lea Michele and Jane Lynch are among those paying respect, after the actress's death was confirmed.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 14, 2020
Claudia Conway, 15-year-old daughter of Kellyanne and George Conway, announced she will be deleting her social media accounts per her parents' request
Claudia Conway garnered hundreds of thousands of followers across all of her social media platforms, which largely include anti-Trump posts.

VultureJul 14, 2020
4 Charged With Murder in Death of Rapper Pop Smoke
Two adults and two teens are facing murder and robbery charges.

Pop Smoke: Four charged with rapper's murder (BBC Entertainment & Arts)

Yahoo! BooksJul 14, 2020
I'm from Florida. Our coronavirus crisis doesn't surprise me
‘America's weirdest state' offers an extreme case of the country's broader failure to take the pandemic seriouslyI have spent the past three months in my home state of Florida, during which time I've watched it become the hottest of coronavirus hotspots on the planet. This week began with the announcement that the state registered over 15,000 new infections in a single day, which was almost 3,000 more daily cases than any state previously had recorded since the pandemic began. If Florida was a country, according to Reuters, it would have the world's fourth-highest tally of new Covid-19 cases over that 24-hour span, trailing only the US, Brazil and India.Florida has a well-deserved reputation as America's weirdest state, so perhaps the pandemic punishment being meted out to us right now shouldn't come as a shock. A 1948 Fortune magazine study observed: "Florida is a study in abnormal psychology, useful in signaling the … hidden derangements of the national mood." A lot of bad trends in American life find their most bizarre and refined forms in the Sunshine state, which is why "Florida Man" has become shorthand for the bad behavior of too many state residents. As far as the present pandemic is concerned, the simplest and most convincing explanation for why Florida is experiencing an explosion of Covid-19 cases it that it is an extreme case of the broader American failure to take the pandemic seriously.Considerable blame rests with the state's Republican governor, Ron DeSantis. A former member of the House Freedom

Yahoo! TVJul 14, 2020
Charlize Theron reveals 'heartbreaking' conversations she's had with her Black daughters about racism
With systemic racism and police brutality being at the forefront of the national consciousness, Theron felt it was a topic she needed to discuss with them.

Billboard Music NewsJul 14, 2020
DaBaby's ‘Rockstar' Leads Songs of the Summer Chart For Fifth Week, Jack Harlow's ‘Whats Poppin' Hits Top 10
DaBaby's "Rockstar," featuring Roddy Ricch, continues atop Billboard's Songs of the Summer chart, logging a fifth week at No. 1 on the ranking (dated July 18).

Luke Combs Just Made Top Country Albums Chart History (Billboard Music News)

NYTimes ArtsJul 14, 2020
Hannibal Buress Meets the Moment
In ways large and small, the stand-up's new special, released free on YouTube, taps into the national mood, once again showing what a talent he is.

Billboard Music NewsJul 14, 2020
Kelly Clarkson Covered ‘The Climb' and It Was Sublime
Kelly Clarkson knows exactly what we need right now.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 14, 2020
The mother of Korean Air's infamous 'nut rage' executive was convicted of assaulting her chauffeur
Lee Myung-hee, 70, the widow of Korean Air's founder was convicted in an incident with echoes of her daughter's meltdown over macadamia nuts.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 14, 2020
He was mad at his neighbor's parking. He beat the neighbor, his dog with ax handle, cops say
"GPD doesn't do anything. I'll handle it by myself like they do on the east side."

BBC Entertainment & ArtsJul 14, 2020
Diversity: Arts in Wales 'failing to meet mark'
The Arts Council of Wales admits its strategy to promote diversity has not gone far enough.

Yahoo! BooksJul 14, 2020
South China Sea dispute: China's pursuit of resources 'unlawful', says US
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China is treating the disputed waters as its "maritime empire".

Playbill NewsJul 14, 2020
The 2020 Obie Awards, Celebrating the Best of Off-Broadway, Stream July 14
Cole Escola hosts the virtual event, featuring Shaina Taub, Michael R. Jackson, Cynthia Erivo, and more.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 14, 2020
Federal appeals court puts hold on first federal executions in 17 years; legal battle to continue
Iran's supreme leader has addressed the country's parliament amid growing divisions and unanswered questions over the explosion at the Natanz nuclear facility earlier this month.

NYTimes ArtsJul 14, 2020
Andy Samberg Makes Each Day Count With Thundercat and ‘Not Too Much' Bourbon
The star of "Palm Springs," on Hulu and at drive-in theaters, also puts A Tribe Called Quest and "Queer Eye" on his list of essentials.

NYTimes ArtsJul 14, 2020
Young, in Love and Trying to Bring Down the Third Reich
"The Bohemians," by the German historian Norman Ohler, recounts the lives of Harro and Libertas Schulze-Boysen, an idealistic young couple, who helped lead the anti-Nazi resistance.

NYTimes ArtsJul 14, 2020
When Miami Was Awash in Drugs, Crime and Social Unrest
"The Year of Dangerous Days," by Nicholas Griffin, delves into the refugee crisis, race riots and drug trade that dominated the city in 1980.

VultureJul 13, 2020
Glee Stars Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, and More Celebrities Remember Naya Rivera
Rivera's co-stars, friends, and admirers share their memories and condolences.

Yahoo! BooksJul 13, 2020
Pro-Police Agitators and Black Lives Matter Protesters Clash in Brooklyn
The pro-police rallies came weeks after the New York City Council cut the NYPD's budget by $1 billion. The cuts came in light of national calls to defund police departments in response to the killing of George Floyd and other unarmed Black people at the hands of police officers.

Naya Rivera: Police identify body as missing Glee star (BBC Entertainment & Arts)

Time EntertainmentJul 13, 2020
4 Charged in Death of Rapper Pop Smoke in Alleged Robbery
The 20-year-old New York rapper was killed Feb. 19 at a home in the Hollywood Hills

Yahoo! BooksJul 13, 2020
Black Lives Matter street mural in front of Trump Tower vandalized with red paint, quickly repainted
Police are looking into a criminal mischief complaint after someone splashed red paint on the mural on Fifth Avenue.

VultureJul 13, 2020
Glee Star Naya Rivera Dead at 33
Her body was recovered from Lake Piru on Monday.

Naya Rivera dead at 33: Officials confirm body recovered from Lake Piru is 'Glee' star (Yahoo! TV)

New York Times MoviesJul 13, 2020
Kelly Preston, Actress and Wife of John Travolta, Dies at 57
Ms. Preston, who was married to John Travolta, was known for her role in "Jerry Maguire" as the hardhearted fiancée of the Tom Cruise character.

Yahoo! BooksJul 13, 2020
German study finds no evidence coronavirus spreads in schools
Schools do not play a major role in spreading the coronavirus, according to the results of a German study released on Monday. The study, the largest carried out on schoolchildren and teachers in Germany, found traces of the virus in fewer than 1 per cent of teachers and children. Scientists from Dresden Technical University said they believe children may act as a "brake" on chains of infection. Prof Reinhard Berner, the head of pediatric medicine at Dresden University Hospital and leader of the study, said the results suggested the virus does not spread easily in schools. "It is rather the opposite," Prof Berner told a press conference. "Children act more as a brake on infection. Not every infection that reaches them is passed on." The study tested 2,045 children and teachers at 13 schools — including some where there have been cases of the virus. But scientists found antibodies in just 12 of those who took part. "This means that the degree of immunization in the group of study participants is well below 1 per cent and much lower then we expected," said Prof Berner. "This suggests schools have not developed into hotspots." The study was carried out at schools in three different districts in the region of Saxony.

Billboard Music NewsJul 13, 2020
The Streets, Juice Wrld Challenge For U.K. Albums Chart Title
Mike Skinner is streets ahead on the midweek U.K. albums chart.

Yahoo! BooksJul 13, 2020
US brands Beijing's South China Sea claims illegal
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday the United States would treat Beijing's pursuit of resources in the dispute-rife South China Sea as illegal, ramping up support for Southeast Asian nations and triggering a furious response from Beijing. It was the latest forceful statement by President Donald Trump's administration to challenge China, which he has increasingly cast as an enemy ahead of November elections. "We are making clear: Beijing's claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them," Pompeo said in a statement.

Yahoo! BooksJul 13, 2020
Judge seeks more details on Trump's clemency for Roger Stone
A federal judge on Monday demanded more information about President Donald Trump's decision to commute the prison sentence of longtime ally Roger Stone. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered that the parties provide her by Tuesday with a copy of the executive order that commuted Stone's sentence.

Judge seeks clarity on the scope of Trump's clemency order for Roger Stone (Yahoo! Arts)

Playbill NewsJul 13, 2020
Schedule of Upcoming and Current Free Live Stream Broadcasts
Your guide to where and when to watch captures of live plays and musicals, from the National Theatre and more!

VultureJul 13, 2020
Kelly Clarkson's Cover of ‘The Climb' Is a Balm for Your Quarantine Despair
She's got you in your time of despair.

Billboard Music NewsJul 13, 2020
Here Are All the Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During the Coronavirus Crisis: Week of July 13
If the heat of July has you wanting to park yourself in front of the AC and veg out, you're not alone -- and there's plenty to keep you entertained at home as musicians get ready for their livestream sets this week.

BBC Entertainment & ArtsJul 13, 2020
Actress Kelly Preston, John Travolta's wife, dies aged 57
The actress and wife of John Travolta died after a "two-year battle with breast cancer", he says.

Reuters EntertainmentJun 01, 2020
Zimbabwean film industry makes Netflix debut with 'Cook Off'
Zimbabwean film Cook Off, a romance about a struggling single mother who finds love during a cooking competition, premiered on Netflix on Monday, a debut that its makers hope will propel the country's small film sector to global audiences.
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