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Yahoo! BooksSep 18, 2019
Israel in suspense after exit polls show tight race
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz awaited results from the country's general election on Wednesday after exit polls showed them locked in a tight race, leaving the country in suspense. "In the coming days, we will enter into negotiations to establish a strong Zionist government and to prevent a dangerous anti-Zionist government," he told supporters at a post-election rally in Tel Aviv.

Playbill NewsSep 18, 2019
Off-Broadway's Only Human, Starring Gary Busey, Meets the Press
The new musical comedy will begin performances October 8 at Theatre at St. Clements

Time EntertainmentSep 18, 2019
ABC's Bachelor Franchise Just Celebrated Its First Same-Sex Engagement
"I came here to find myself. But I found myself in you," said Demi Burnett

Historic 'Bachelor in Paradise' finale as the first same-sex couple gets engaged (Yahoo! TV)

Yahoo! ArtsSep 18, 2019
New poll finds Harris' support has plunged 13 points in Iowa
In July, Harris was tied with Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden for first place in the state.

Yahoo! BooksSep 18, 2019
Trump Orders More Sanctions on Iran After Attack on Saudi Arabia
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. President Donald Trump ordered tighter sanctions on Iran days after strikes on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil installation rattled energy markets and raised the specter of a slide toward regional war."I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!" Trump said in tweet.Trump didn't say what the new measures may involve. The U.S. has already imposed sweeping sanctions on much of Iran's economy -- especially its oil sales -- since exiting the landmark 2015 nuclear deal last year in an effort to curtail Tehran's regional influence and military capabilities. Tightening U.S. penalties have battered the Iranian currency, driving up prices and causing shortages. Iran is gradually scaling back its commitments under the deal and has said it won't reopen talks without sanctions relief.The confrontation has sporadically convulsed the Gulf, with the strikes on oil tankers, an American drone and a key pipeline pushing the region to the brink of open conflict. Saturday's attack on the heart of the Saudi oil industry drove tensions to new heights.Trump's announcement comes hours before Saudi Arabia unveils what it says is evidence of Iran's involvement in the attack, which shook crude markets and slashed output at OPEC's largest producer. U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is also due to arrive in the kingdom on Wednesday.While Trump hasn't directly blamed Iran for the attacks, Pompeo has, and U.S. officials have said the location of the dama

Playbill NewsSep 18, 2019
Downton Abbey's Carson and Molesley Spill Details About the New Movie, Cast Chemistry, and Why They Both Owe So Much to Theatre
Jim Carter and Kevin Doyle answer Playbill's burning questions about the epilogue to the hit British drama and their days onstage.Plus, how a production of Guys and Dolls led to Jim Carter's 36-year marriage to Imelda Staunton.

NYTimes ArtsSep 18, 2019
What's on TV Wednesday: A New Late-Night Show and ‘American Horror Story'
The YouTube star Lilly Singh helms a new late-night show on NBC. And "American Horror Story" returns on FX.

Billboard Music NewsSep 18, 2019
George Strait, Loretta Lynn, Luke Combs & More Honored at 2019 Nashville Songwriter Awards
"I believe songwriting is a gift from God," George Strait said upon accepting the president's keystone award at Tuesday's...

Yahoo! BooksSep 18, 2019
Trump gives California grief - but also takes its money
President Donald Trump rarely passes up the chance to throw a sharp elbow at left-leaning California, but he showed Tuesday he's more than happy to cash in there with a lunch-dinner-breakfast-lunch fundraising blitz expected to scoop up $15 million from wealthy Republicans in two days. "There's not been a president in living history that is as unpopular in the state of California as Trump," said Mike Madrid, a GOP political consultant who is an outspoken Trump critic. With protesters not far away, Trump kicked off his moneymaking Tuesday with a $3 million Bay Area luncheon, to be followed by a $5 million Beverly Hills dinner at the home of real estate developer Geoffrey Palmer.

Playbill NewsSep 18, 2019
Read Reviews for the West End Premiere of the Musical Big
The stage adaptation of the ‘80s film officially opened at the Dominion Theatre September 17.

Playbill NewsSep 18, 2019
A Look at the World Premiere of Becoming Nancy at the Alliance Theatre
The production, starring Zachary Sayle, Jessica Vosk, and more, opens in Atlanta September 18.

BBC Entertainment & ArtsSep 18, 2019
John Humphrys: What's it like to face the Today presenter?
As the presenter retires from the BBC's Today programme, politicians reflect on his tough interviews.

John Humphrys to host his final edition of Radio 4 Today programme (BBC Entertainment & Arts)

Yahoo! ArtsSep 18, 2019
2020 Vision Wednesday: Trump raised $15 million in California in one day. That should worry Democrats.
When President Trump arrived in California Tuesday, Democrats saw his arrival as a platform for protest, but there's another reason his visit should concern them.

Billboard Music NewsSep 18, 2019
Voices Of Service Perform Inspirational Cover of Leona Lewis' 'Footprints In The Sand' On 'America's Got Talent': Watch
Voices of Service use music to light the way for many soldiers suffering with PTSD. During the finale of America's Got Talent on Tuesday night,...

Child Opera Singer Emanne Beasha Shines on 'America's Got Talent': Watch (Billboard Music News)

Yahoo! ArtsSep 18, 2019
6 things to know about teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg has addressed a UN summit, sailed across the Atlantic rather than fly, and been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize -- and she is only 16 years old.

Playbill NewsSep 18, 2019
World Premiere of Ross Golan Musical The Wrong Man Begins Off-Broadway
The MCC Theater production, directed by Thomas Kail, begins previews September 18.

Playbill NewsSep 18, 2019
Zachary Sayle, Jessica Vosk, More Star in World Premiere of Becoming Nancy, Opening September 18
Jerry Mitchell directs and choreographs the musical at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre.

Metacritic Movie ReviewsSep 18, 2019
Midnight Traveler
When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili's head, he is forced to flee the country with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing the family's uncertain journey firsthand, Fazili documents their harrowing trek across numerous borders revealing the danger and uncertainty facing refugees seeking asylum juxtaposed with the unbreakable love shared amongst the family on the run.Rated: Not RatedRelease Date: Sep 18, 2019

Billboard Music NewsSep 18, 2019
Grayscale, Bat for Lashes & Barns Courtney Debut on Emerging Artists Chart
Philadelphia-based pop-punk group Grayscale debuts at No. 13 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated Sept. 21), thanks to the band'...

NYTimes ArtsSep 18, 2019
Why Can't New York City Build More Gems Like This Queens Library?
The Hunters Point Community Library is one of the finest public buildings New York has produced this century. But it cost more than $40 million, took a decade and almost died.

AV Club FilmsSep 18, 2019
Elizabeth Warren offers a confident, "No thanks, I got this" to Stephen Colbert's campaign advice
It's campaign season everybody, in that it's still more than an entire goddamned year until Election Day. That means that the ever-so-slowly narrowing field of Democrats jostling to be the one to hurl Donald Trump into the Potomac (politically speaking) will be on every television show with a working microphone and…


How to Solve the Stephen King Adaptation Puzzle (NYTimes Arts)

TV by the NumbersSep 17, 2019
Monday cable ratings: NFL maintains its lead, ‘WWE RAW' holds steady
Once again, it was the NFL at the top of…

‘American Ninja Warrior' adjusts down: Monday final ratings (TV by the Numbers)

BBC Entertainment & ArtsSep 17, 2019
Seinfeld and Big Bang Theory deals prove old is gold in streaming wars
Seinfeld and The Big Bang Theory follow Friends and The Office in sealing huge streaming deals.

NBC's streaming service has a name, lots of revivals—including "You say the peacock" jokes (AV Club Films)

Yahoo! BooksSep 17, 2019
Israeli Exit Polls Show Netanyahu's Election-Redo Gambit Failed
(Bloomberg) -- Israel's election do-over looked set to produce a dramatic deadlock between legally embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political opponents, with no clear sign who will form the country's next government.The lack of a decisive victory would be a stunning setback for Israel's longest-serving leader, who gambled on a revote to strengthen his political hand -- and possibly keep himself out of jail -- after a disappointing result in April. It would also thrust Israel into further political turmoil and drag out policy paralysis at a time when diplomatic and regional security challenges are mounting.Netanyahu's nationalist Likud and former military chief Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White are running neck and neck, the exit polls indicated. But each would need to bring in governing partners, and neither has the support of 61 of parliament's 120 lawmakers, the polls showed. The political horsetrading will be hot and heavy in the coming days as Netanyahu, who is battling corruption charges, and Gantz each try to line up the most support. There's also pressure to yoke their parties in a national unity government, a move that might require Netanyahu to step aside -- or be forced out.While the exit surveys suggest Netanyahu, popularly known as Bibi, may lose his grip on power, it's too early to eulogize him. Netanyahu is known as "the magician" for his deft political maneuvering, and he's likely to try to peel off some backing from the opposing center-left camp."The results here are

NYTimes ArtsSep 17, 2019
A Same-Sex Couple Changes Bachelor Nation
Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty's love story on "Bachelor in Paradise" was handled with nuance and authenticity, two words that run counter to the show's reputation.

Playbill NewsSep 17, 2019
Broadway Revival of American Buffalo Will Star Tony Winner Laurence Fishburne and Oscar Winner Sam Rockwell
The David Mamet play will begin previews in March 2020.

TV by the NumbersSep 17, 2019
Sunday cable ratings: ‘Fear the Walking Dead' ticks back down, ‘Power' holds
It was a relatively uneventful night in the Sunday cable…

TV by the NumbersSep 17, 2019
TV Ratings Monday: ‘Dancing with the Stars' premieres steady, ‘American Ninja Warrior' hits season highs
Broadcast primetime live same-day ratings for Monday, September 16,…

Playbill NewsSep 17, 2019
Off-Broadway's Fear Meets the Press
The world premiere of Matt Williams' new psychodrama begins performances at the Lucille Lortel October 15.

BBC Entertainment & ArtsSep 17, 2019
Lord of the Rings returns to New Zealand with Amazon TV show
The TV series produced by the US e-commerce giant has been tipped to be the most expensive ever made.

New Zealand to be Middle-earth again in Amazon's The Lord of the Rings series (Reuters Entertainment)
Amazon's Lord Of The Rings will be filmed in Middle-earth—err, New Zealand (AV Club Films)

TV by the NumbersSep 17, 2019
Late-night ratings, Sept. 9-13, 2019: ‘Late Show' stays even
It was a steady week in the late-night ratings for…

AV Club FilmsSep 17, 2019
Brad Pitt journeys into inner and outer space in James Gray's sci-fi stunner Ad Astra
When we go to space, how much of our baggage will we bring with us? The question hangs over James Gray's Ad Astra, a mesmerizing sci-fi drama that takes us to a future where humanity has started to colonize the solar system and the stars have begun to lose some of their luster. There are Applebee's and souvenir stands…


Billboard Music NewsSep 17, 2019
Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs & More Named CMT Artists of the Year
The 10th annual CMT Artists of the Year is fast approaching and Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Dan Shay and Thomas Rhett will be...

Rolling Stone Movie ReviewsSep 17, 2019
‘Ad Astra' Review: Brad Pitt, Lost in Space
The star and writer-director James Gray concoct a cerebral sci-fi film about fathers and sons that's absolutely enthralling

Billboard Music NewsSep 17, 2019
Detroit Youth Choir Deliver Joyous Cover of 'Can't Hold Us' on 'America's Got Talent': Watch
The Detroit Youth Choir has touched hearts each and every time they've appeared on America's Got Talent. An early round proved so...

AV Club FilmsSep 17, 2019
Netflix releases trailer for Living Undocumented series produced by Selena Gomez
Today, Netflix released a trailer for Living Undocumented, a new documentary series about eight undocumented immigrant families living in the United States. According to a press release, the idea is to use their stories—which range from "harrowing to hopeful"—to "illuminate and humanize the complex U.S. immigration…


Billboard Music NewsSep 17, 2019
Steve Martin's Bluegrass Award Faces Uncertain Future
One morning last week in Boston, Victor Furtado woke up to a mailman's knock. He was handed a little unmarked package. "I opened it up...

Yahoo! ArtsSep 17, 2019
Netanyahu's main election rival, Gantz, says it appears prime minister lost
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main election challenger, centrist party chief Benny Gantz, said on Wednesday it appeared from exit polls that the Israeli leader was defeated but that only official results would tell. Gantz, a former general, stopped short of an outright claim of victory.

Billboard Music NewsSep 17, 2019
'Devil Wears Prada' Musical Sets Pre-Broadway Premiere in Chicago Next Summer
The musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada — Lauren Weisberger's best-selling novel that was turned into a hit 2006 film...

BBC Entertainment & ArtsSep 17, 2019
Criminal on Netflix: The restrictions of film and TV confined to one location
A new Netflix series is set entirely in a police interrogation room.

Billboard Music NewsSep 17, 2019
Watch Mary Wilson Make a Supreme Debut, Foxtrotting to 'Baby Love' on 'Dancing With the Stars' Premiere
Mary Wilson returned to TV with her debut on ABC's Dancing With the Stars on Monday night for the show's season 28 premiere. She and her...

Watch Lauren Alaina Show Off Her Moves to a Shania Twain Classic on 'Dancing With the Stars' Premiere (Billboard Music News)

AV Club FilmsSep 17, 2019
A filmmaking family is forced into exile in the tense Sundance winner Midnight Traveler
Over the past few years, the plight of political refugees has been a divisive social issue in nations around the globe, with some of our more nationalist, rabble-rousing leaders downplaying the complicated circumstances that force families to flee their homelands, and instead suggesting that anyone moving from a…


‘Midnight Traveler' Review: A Refugee Family's Search for Safe Harbor (NYTimes Arts)

TV by the NumbersSep 17, 2019
‘Sunday Night Football' and 2020 Democratic Debate lead the week: Broadcast top 25 and network rankings for Sept. 9-15
"Sunday Night Football" and a live 2020 Democratic Candidates Debate…

AV Club FilmsSep 17, 2019
A Law & Order of one's own: Netflix delivers a satisfying procedural with Criminal
Congratulations to Netflix: After over seven years of commissioning original series, it finally got around to creating its own Law & Order. This isn't intended as a slam on its new international production, Criminal, but rather a compliment. The long-running NBC procedural didn't run for 20 seasons, and launch…


Billboard Music NewsSep 17, 2019
Selena Gomez-Produced 'Living Undocumented' Docuseries a Go at Netflix
Netflix will put human faces to the immigration debate with a documentary series called Living Undocumented. The series, which premieres...

Billboard Music NewsSep 17, 2019
U2 to Make India Concert Debut, Marking Turning Point for Country as Global Touring Destination
MUMBAI — U2 will perform its first-ever concert in India on Dec. 15, closing the 2019 leg of its The Joshua Tree tour in Mumbai. In so doing,...

Trump says homeless people are living in 'our best highways' and building entrances and people have told him they want to 'leave the country' over it (Yahoo! Books)

Playbill NewsSep 17, 2019
7 Performances You Missed at The American Theatre Wing's 2019 Gala Honoring Jonathan Larson and Family
Plus, read an excerpt from an unearthed grant application by the Rent writer himself.

NYTimes ArtsSep 17, 2019
2019 Festival Albertine to Take On Climate Change
Bill McKibben will be the curator of the festival, dedicated to fostering French-American intellectual exchange, which this year focuses on the environment.

Playbill NewsSep 17, 2019
Inside the American Theatre Wing's Say Yes to Artists Gala Honoring Jonathan Larson and Family
Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, Nikki M. James, and more came out to celebrate September 16.

New York Times BooksSep 17, 2019
Chris Rock Is Writing a Book on Race and Relationships
"My First Black Boyfriend," an essay collection by the comedian and filmmaker, is coming out next year.

AV Club FilmsSep 16, 2019
The apocalypse goes to high school in the teaser for new Netflix series Daybreak
Sure, to many teens, high school can include many events that seem like the end of the world—like gym class, pep rallies, and turnabout dances—but in the upcoming Netflix series Daybreak, Armageddon is also on the class schedule. As Netflix describes it, "In this post-apocalyptic, genre-bending series, the city of…


Playbill NewsSep 16, 2019
Brandon Victor Dixon, Nikki M. James, Daphne Rubin-Vega Are Part of Say Yes to Artists Gala, Celebrating Jonathan Larson and Family
The American Theatre Wing Gala features the work of Jonathan Larson Grant recipients.

TV by the NumbersSep 13, 2019
Thursday cable ratings: NFL blockades the chart, ‘Flip or Flop' rises
While the candidates seeking the Democratic Presidential nomination battled it…

Roger Ebert Movie ReviewsSep 11, 2019
55th Chicago International Film Festival Announces Gala and Special Presentation Selections
In his novel "Gun Island," Amitav Ghosh challenges readers to deploy all their powers, rational and magical, to confront the demons of climate change.

TV by the NumbersSep 10, 2019
Saturday cable ratings: College football and U.S. Open lead sports-heavy day
The Saturday cable ratings were, once again, dominated by live…

TV by the NumbersSep 04, 2019
‘The Big Bang Theory' rerun adjusts up, ‘Dateline' adjusts down: Monday final ratings
Final broadcast primetime live same-day ratings for Monday, September… Movie NewsFeb 08, 2019
‘Wicked' Sets 2021 Release Date; Here's Everything We Know
Somewhere, over the next few years, a movie of Wicked will finally be made. Universal Pictures has long held the rights for an adaptation of the hit Broadway show, which itself is based on the popular novel of the same name that revises the story and characters from The Wizard of Oz. The studio has set a few different release dates throughout this decade, but now the screen version is aiming for a late 2021 opening.  That gives Universal a couple years to still finalize the details and get the movie into production, but in the meantime here's everything we know about Wicked: What is the movie about? Wicked is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum's original book and the popular 1939 movie) focused on the origin of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West...
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