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Yahoo! ArtsAug 13, 2020
Team Trump Isn't Even Hiding Its Support for QAnon Kooks Anymore
The Trump campaign and a top House Republican group are rallying around a QAnon conspiracy theorist expected to win a seat in the House this November, even attacking a GOP lawmaker who criticized the conspiracy theory that the FBI considers a domestic terrorism threat. QAnon believer Marjorie Taylor Greene won a Republican primary run-off in Georgia's 14th Congressional District on Tuesday. Because Greene's district is heavily Republican, her primary win all but guarantees that a QAnon supporter will take a spot in Congress in November.Until now, leading Republicans have typically avoided openly embracing the party's QAnon supporters, who follow a series of internet clues that have been posted by a mysterious figure called "Q" since October 2017. QAnon believers embrace a theory of the world that imagines Trump is engaged in a secret war against a pedophile-cannibal "cabal" in the Democratic Party, Hollywood, and other institutions. The Shocking Secret Past of One of QAnon's Most Toxic StarsQAnon believers are obsessed with a moment called "The Storm," the much-awaited day they believe Trump will order mass-arrests of his political opponents and either imprison them in Guantanamo Bay or subject them to military execution. The FBI considers QAnon a potential domestic terror threat, and QAnon believers have allegedly committed two murders, a terrorist incident, and plotted two child abductions, among other crimes. Top GOP leaders have embraced Greene now that she has won the nomination. Donald Trump praised her in a tw

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Yahoo! ArtsAug 13, 2020
This is what it looks like in Sturgis, South Dakota, where hundreds of thousands of unmasked bikers are partying like the coronavirus isn't real
Bikers at the Sturgis Rally say they're enjoying the freedom and crowds they haven't been able to experience elsewhere during the pandemic.


Yahoo! ArtsAug 13, 2020
Mike Pence ‘Can't Wait' for Kamala Harris Showdown: ‘It's On,' He Says, Grimacing
Vice President Mike Pence cannot contain his excitement (or dread?) about facing off against Kamala Harris on the debate stage. In an interview with Sean Hannity on Wednesday night, half grimacing and half apparently swallowing back a little sob, the former Indiana governor told the Fox News host he "can't wait" to take on Harris during the vice presidential debate in Utah on Oct. 7. "I just have to tell you, I like the matchup. It's on, Sean," he said with a pained expression. After claiming the Democratic ticket had been "overtaken by the radical left," Pence spent most of the interview regurgitating Trump campaign talking points and gushing over the president, who he said is a sure bet to win the Nov. 3 election. "I can't wait to get back out there. I'll be in Iowa tomorrow telling the story of what this president has done, how we made this country stronger, more prosperous in our first three years, how President Trump has seen us through the worst pandemic in 100 years ..." "I think the American people are going to vote for four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House," he said, citing recent unrest in Chicago and Portland as a reason for voters to avoid "radical" Harris and Biden.  Asked about Harris' infamous takedown of Biden during the Democratic debates, Pence told Hannity the former California attorney general's ruthless prosecutorial skills are no match for Trump's dazzling track record: "I think she is a skilled debater, but I can't wait to get to Salt

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BBC Entertainment & ArtsAug 13, 2020
Jonathan Pryce: Netflix's The Crown casts its final Prince Philip
Oscar-nominated actor Jonathan Pryce will play Prince Philip in the 1990s in Netflix's royal drama.

Yahoo! ArtsAug 13, 2020
Agnes Chow: Hong Kong activist hailed as the 'real Mulan'
The 23-year-old democracy activist arrested under a new security law is a folk hero to her supporters.


Yahoo! ArtsAug 13, 2020
Protesters in Minneapolis say they won't clear barricades around the George Floyd Memorial until the city leaders meet their 24 demands
Some of the demands include recalling Hennepin County Attorney, Mike Freeman, and ending qualified immunity.


Yahoo! ArtsAug 13, 2020
Mother of arrested Key West boy sues city, police officers, teacher and school district
Lawyers for the mother of a now 10-year-old boy who Key West police officers tried to handcuff in 2018 at his elementary school after he was accused of punching a teacher filed a civil rights lawsuit Tuesday in federal court against the school district, the city, the individual officers involved as well as the teacher and two school officials.


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BLM activists march in support of protesters arrested overnight in Chicago (Yahoo! Arts)

Yahoo! TVAug 13, 2020
Mike Pence says he 'can't wait' to debate Kamala Harris: 'It's on'
Mike Pence sounded enthusiastic about meeting Kamala Harris on the debate stage in October.


Yahoo! TVAug 13, 2020
First live results show of 'AGT' season ends with a shocker: 'These judges have lost their minds'
'America's Got Talent' has already been wildly unpredictable this season, so of course Wednesday's quarterfinals results were no exception.


Yahoo! TVAug 13, 2020
'Big Brother' airs important Black Lives Matter conversation between houseguests
On Wednesday, "Big Brother" houseguest Kaysar Ridha made it clear that he is an advocate for racial equality.


Yahoo! BooksAug 13, 2020
Chinese Communist Party's new Red terror in Hong Kong
Hong Kong advocates for democracy are being targeted and arrested as China seeks to stamp out dissent.


New York Times MoviesAug 13, 2020
Agnes Chow, Mulan and a Hong Kong Protest Meme
Supporters of Ms. Chow, a 23-year-old activist detained under Hong Kong's national security law, flooded Twitter with images comparing her to the Chinese folk heroine.

Billboard Music NewsAug 13, 2020
Deluxe Anniversary Edition of Mac Miller's ‘K.I.D.S.' Project Features Two New Songs
The 10th anniversary special edition of late rapper Mac Miller's K.I.D.S. mixtape dropped on Thursday (Aug. 13) and it features two new songs not available on the original Aug. 13, 2010, version: "Ayye" and "Back in the Day."

NYTimes ArtsAug 13, 2020
‘Change of Life' Review: A Film From a Portuguese Master, Newly Restored
Paulo Rocha's 1966 triumph is set in a Portuguese fishing village, where residents live hand-to-mouth.

NYTimes ArtsAug 13, 2020
‘Represent' Review: Running for Office, and Seeking More Than Votes
In this documentary, three women, driven by a desire to reshape their communities, seek office.

Yahoo! BooksAug 13, 2020
For new book, Bob Woodward obtained 'extraordinary' letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward's new book about President Trump now has a name: Rage.Rage is scheduled for release on Sept. 15, and people familiar with the book's contents told CNN it goes into detail about how Trump makes decisions and his thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic, national security, and the Black Lives Matter protests.Rage will be published by Simon & Schuster, the same company behind recent tell-alls by former National Security Adviser John Bolton and the president's niece, Mary Trump. CEO Jonathan Karp told CNN Rage is "the most important book Simon & Schuster will publish this year. Every voter should read it before Nov. 3."In January, Trump announced that he sat down with Woodward for the book; he ignored earlier interview requests from Woodward when the author was working on his 2018 tome, Fear, and criticized the book after it was published. CNN reports that Woodward recorded hundreds of hours of interviews with Trump and other people close to him and the White House, and also obtained "notes, emails, diaries, calendars, and confidential documents," including 25 personal letters between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.A person familiar with the letters called them "extraordinary," and Simon & Schuster revealed that in one of them, "Kim describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a 'fantasy film.'"More stories from theweek.com The case against American truck bloat Trump's pay

VultureAug 13, 2020
Mac Miller Estate Releases Deluxe K.I.D.S. Mixtape With Two New Songs
The updated mixtape includes new songs "Ayye" and "Back in the Day" from the late rapper on its tenth anniversary.

Playbill NewsAug 13, 2020
Watch Cast of Newsies, Including Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, More, Reunite on Stars in the House August 13
The daily series from Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley benefits The Actors Fund.

Yahoo! ArtsAug 13, 2020
Andrew Yang on Democratic National Convention: 'I kind of expected to speak'
Yang voiced his apparent disappointment in not being on the list of speakers at the upcoming Democratic National Convention.


Yahoo! ArtsAug 13, 2020
Ghislaine Maxwell says she is being mistreated in jail and that she should be taken out of solitary confinement
Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell, who is in jail awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, want her released into her jail's general population.


NYTimes ArtsAug 13, 2020
To the Mathematician Eugenia Cheng, There's No Gap Between Art and Science
"The boundaries between subjects are really artificial constructs by humans, like the boundaries between colors in a rainbow."

New York Times BooksAug 13, 2020
Rebel Poet Sulaiman Layeq's Death Leaves 40 Years of Afghan Work Unfinished
He was a Marxist revolutionary and minister in Afghanistan's short-lived communist government. But Sulaiman Layeq spent the last decades of his life writing an epic poem about an Islamist insurgent.

NYTimes ArtsAug 13, 2020
Are They Still Beach Books if You're Not Reading Them on the Beach?
Of course they are — and this summer, more than ever, indulge in some page-turning escapism.

Billboard Music NewsAug 13, 2020
Kodi Lee Breaks Hearts With ‘AGT' Performance as Five Advance to Semis: Watch
During the "AGT" live results show, Lee took his seat at a grand piano for a tender performance of "Break My Heart Again" by Finneas.

Playbill NewsAug 13, 2020
Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: August 13
In 2018, Gettin' the Band Back Together opens at the Belasco Theatre.

BBC Entertainment & ArtsAug 12, 2020
Coronavirus: Netflix to stream Diana musical before Broadway debut
The life story of the princess will become the first Broadway show to premiere on the small screen.

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VultureAug 12, 2020
Game of Thrones Star Jonathan Pryce To Portray Old Prince Philip on The Crown
The High Sparrow has flown the coop to greener, more Netflix-oriented pastures.

Yahoo! TVAug 12, 2020
Diana musical will premiere on Netflix ahead of Broadway debut
The Diana musical, which tells the story of the late Princess of Wales' marriage to and divorce from Prince Charles, is scheduled to debut on Broadway May 25, 2021.


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NYTimes ArtsAug 12, 2020
Sumner Redstone, Hollywood Brawler
He embodied the impolite era of the media mogul, a time before streaming, when movie theaters and cable TV were all the rage.

Yahoo! TVAug 12, 2020
'The Crown': Jonathan Pryce Cast as Prince Phillip for Final Two Seasons
"The Crown" has found its Prince Phillip (again) to play opposite Imelda Staunton's Queen Elizabeth for the Netflix drama's final two seasons.Jonathan Pryce will take over the role from Tobias Menzies, who plays Elizabeth's husband in Season 3 and 4, the latter of which debuts later this year. Matt Smith played the young Prince Phillip during the show's first two seasons opposite Claire Foy. The fifth and sixth seasons of the Netflix drama will be the show's last.Pryce joins Staunton and Lesley Manville, who will play Princess Margaret.Also Read: 'The Crown' Season 5 Won't Premiere Until 2022Netflix had initially planned to end the show after the fifth season, before deciding to extend it to six. That means that each version of the cast will have gotten to serve two seasons on the historical drama. "As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons," Creator Peter Morgan said. "To be clear, Series 6 will not bring us any closer to present day - it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail."Pryce is known his roles as the High Sparrow in "Game of Thrones," along with a slew of other films including "Tomorrow Never Dies," "Glengarry Glen Ross" and "Pirates of the Caribbean." Most recently, he received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Pope Francis i

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VultureAug 12, 2020
Disney World Is Opening a COVID-19 Testing Center For Park Employees
Actors' Equity previously filed a grievance with Disney due to its lack of testing for park employees.

BBC Entertainment & ArtsAug 12, 2020
Amazon Prime donates to Fleabag stars' theatre emergency fund
Amazon Prime is giving £1.5m to two UK funds offering support to workers affected by the virus.

Billboard Music NewsAug 12, 2020
From Karol G's ‘Ay, Dios Mio!' to J Balvin's ‘Agua,' Here Are 5 Latin TikTok Dances You Need to Know
From Karol G's "Ay, Dios Mío!" to Rauw Alejandro and Camilo's "Tattoo (Remix)," check out five Latin challenges on TikTok you should learn.

BBC Entertainment & ArtsAug 12, 2020
George Michael: Nine-metre mural to be unveiled in London
The artwork will be unveiled in Brent in September.

NYTimes ArtsAug 12, 2020
‘Entitled' Takes a Scalpel to What Men Feel They Automatically Deserve
The philosopher Kate Manne's new book is about the ways in which male entitlement leads to a wide range of misogynistic behavior.

Playbill NewsAug 11, 2020
Stars in the House Welcomes The Cher Show's Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, and Micaela Diamond August 11
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VultureAug 09, 2020
Walt Disney World Is Cutting Back Its Hours Of Operation
Roughly a month after reopening on July 11.

Time EntertainmentJul 20, 2020
Thanks to The Last Dance, Michael Jordan Is Suddenly Everywhere in Hip-Hop
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Reuters EntertainmentMay 29, 2020
Florida officials approve Walt Disney World reopening plans
Florida officials have approved plans for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World in Orlando starting on July 11, according to a memo from a state agency released on Friday.

DVD ReviewsJan 30, 2019
Our Cartoon President: Season One with World Class Amenities
When political times are bad, humor is often the only remedy. Stephen Colbert tries to help here with an animated parody of President Donald Trump, his family and staff- first seen in small segments on his "Late Show" but expanded to a half-hour series for Showtime (where there's much less content restriction.) Everyone, on both political sides, is depicted here as caricatures as you'd see in newspaper political cartoons- Trump with an orange face and obviously fake hair, his wife Melania looking and talking a bit like "Natasha" from Rocky and Bullwinkle, daughter Ivanka as a stereotypical "valley girl" and (now-former) Attorney General Jeff Sessions oddly as a small gnome-like being, to name just a few. Each episode is given a loose plot that seems to exist mainly just to support the jokes the wri...Read the entire review




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