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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.

NYTimes ArtsJul 13, 2020
Body of Naya Rivera Is Found at California Lake, Authorities Say
Ms. Rivera, 33, disappeared last week after going boating on Lake Piru with her young son.

Glee Stars Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, and More Celebrities Remember Naya Rivera (Vulture)
Remembering Naya Rivera's Standout Glee Performances (Vulture)

Billboard Music NewsJul 13, 2020
‘Glee' Stars, Kehlani, Bebe Rexha & More Mourn the Loss of Naya Rivera
Glee star Naya Rivera was declared dead on Monday (July 13), days after the actress went missing while boating in Lake Piru, California, with her 4-year-old son, Josey.

BBC Entertainment & ArtsJul 13, 2020
Naya Rivera: Police identify body as missing Glee star
The actress went missing on Wednesday after going boating with her son at a lake in California.

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

Yahoo! BooksJul 13, 2020
Oregon, other states putting names of ousted police online
In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in police custody, Oregon has released the names of over 1,700 officers whose transgressions over the past 50 years were so serious that they were banned from working in law enforcement in the state. The online posting last week came after the state Legislature created a law requiring the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training to establish a statewide public database of officers whose certification has been revoked or suspended. "Those who are revoked have tarnished the badge and no longer have the trust of their community, their agency, or our agency as the certifying body," department director Eriks Gabliks told The Associated Press.

AV Club FilmsJul 13, 2020
Tom Bergeron is leaving Dancing With The Stars
An unexpectedly huge shake-up is happening at ABC's Dancing With The Stars, and not the kind of shake-up where a celebrity gets pretty good scores from the judges but fails to get any votes from the viewers and gets sent home, because that happens all the time. We're talking legitimately unexpected (and not, for the…


Dancing With the Stars' Tom Bergeron Out as Host After 15 Years (Yahoo! TV)

Yahoo! BooksJul 13, 2020
Trump's bizarre COVID-19 claim: 'Biden and Obama stopped their testing'
President Trump on Monday defended the nation's coronavirus testing record and rising case numbers.

Yahoo! BooksJul 13, 2020
Harvard's international students are begging the school to let them come to campus in the fall, citing fears of being stuck in unstable home environments if they're forced to leave the US
Between Harvard going fully remote in the fall and new ICE guidelines, international students face being deported and worry about keeping up.

VultureJul 13, 2020
Body Found At Lake Piru Days After Naya Rivera Went Missing
The Glee star is presumed dead.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 13, 2020
'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child': Pressley slams DeVos on reopening schools
"I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child," Pressley said in reply to DeVos' remarks on reopening schools amid the pandemic.

Billboard Music NewsJul 13, 2020
Music Exec Andrew Jackson Partners With Sony Music Australia for Joint Venture Label Avoca Drive
Andrew Jackson has partnered with Sony Music Entertainment Australia to launch Avoca Drive, a joint venture label with A&R executives in both Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 13, 2020
American Airlines reaches out to US senator maskless on flight
American Airlines said Monday it had contacted top Republican Senator Ted Cruz about its coronavirus prevention policies after a photo of the Texas lawmaker without a mask on a flight went viral on social media. "While our policy does not apply while eating or drinking, we have reached out to Senator Cruz to affirm the importance of this policy as part of our commitment to protecting the health and safety of the traveling public," AA said in a statement. Aides to Cruz told US media that he was drinking a coffee at the time the photo was snapped.

Billboard Music NewsJul 13, 2020
Which Musical Diva Should Kygo Collaborate With Next? Vote!
Vote for which pop vocalist Norwegian producer Kygo should collaborate with next.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 13, 2020
A New York grad died after rushing into rough ocean water to save the lives of two friends
Mark Alston, 23, said his brother was always "really caring." Jalan Alston rushed to save two friends struggling in the water at the New Jersey shore.

Billboard Music NewsJul 13, 2020
Sony Music Creates Philanthropy & Social Impact Role, Names Towalame Austin EVP
Sony Music Group has created a new position in its highest ranks, naming Towalame Austin as its first executive vp philanthropy and social impact.

Billboard Music NewsJul 13, 2020
Tini, Abel Pintos & Hundreds More Support Argentina's Music Industry Employees With ‘En La Casa' Festival
Billboard Argentina's "En la Casa" online festival Thursday (July 9), organized to help the country's music industry workers, featured performances by Tini, Abel Pintos and hundreds more.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 13, 2020
It's so hot at Death Valley National Park that cars are breaking down
It's the hottest place on Earth for a reason.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 13, 2020
A squirrel tested positive for the bubonic plague in Colorado. Are people at risk?
The bacteria that causes the bubonic plague is naturally occurring in Colorado.

Yahoo! BooksJul 13, 2020
Online school? In-person? How parents are making their own fall 2020 decisions as COVID-19 squabbles continue
Parents weigh decisions for their kids as school reopening deadlines approach. One thing is clear: They're not listening to skirmishing politicians.

Billboard Music NewsJul 13, 2020
On This Day in Billboard Dance History: Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers Got Lucky
Seven years ago today, Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" was enjoying its 13-week run at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

A Timeline of Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith & August Alsina's ‘Entanglement' (Billboard Music News)

Billboard Music NewsJul 13, 2020
All 19 Songs From Pop Smoke's New LP Chart on Billboard Hot 100
As Pop Smoke's posthumous debut LP Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon arrives as his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated July 18) with 251,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, all 19 of the set's tracks land on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.

DaBaby's ‘Rockstar' Rules Hot 100 For Fifth Week, Pop Smoke's ‘For the Night' Debuts in Top 10 (Billboard Music News)

Yahoo! BooksJul 13, 2020
Fact check: Trump campaign accused of T-shirt design with similarity to Nazi eagle
A Trump campaign shirt is being criticized for having a design resembling a Nazi eagle. But there are uses of eagle imagery by the U.S. government.

Judge seeks more details on Trump's clemency for Roger Stone (Yahoo! Books)

Billboard Music NewsJul 13, 2020
50 Cent Talks Executive Producing Pop Smoke's Posthumous Album, Defends Addition of Karol G Feature
In an interview with Billboard, 50 Cent spoke on executive producing Pop Smoke's debut album, comparisons between the two rappers and why he brought Karol G on-board.

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!

Here Are All the Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During the Coronavirus Crisis: Week of July 13 (Billboard Music News)

Yahoo! BooksJul 13, 2020
Hundreds of Army and Air Force Recruits Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 Since March
The U.S. Air Force and Army basic military training programs have seen hundreds of recruits test positive for COVID-19.

Playbill NewsJul 13, 2020
Stream André Holland and Phylicia Rashad Doing Shakespeare, a Virtual Obie Awards, More This Week
Arts organizations and theatremakers continue to make the Internet their stage during the pandemic.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 13, 2020
America is not prepared for schools opening this fall. This will be bad
We're just weeks from schools opening, and they aren't ready. Parents, children, teachers - everyone will be affected The public school district in Charlottesville, Virginia, has proposed a model for schooling this fall that resembles what most districts are trying to do. Because state health officials recommend putting three to six feet between students, and because classrooms were already crowded and schools over-enrolled, the district leadership has decided to alternate attendance. Half the student population will attend Mondays and Wednesdays. The other half will attend Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fridays will be for teacher preparation and deep cleaning.As a working parent of a school-age child, the prospect of my child attending school for two days a week, and staying home alone to do school work (or not) the three days a week, is frustrating. I have the means, flexibility and job security to cope with it. My kid will be able to get lunch every day. She has good wifi and multiple computers at home. But she would still have to write off an entire year of high school as a wasted opportunity. The course quality will be lousy and she'll have minimal social engagement. No club meetings. No homecoming. No "Friday night lights". It's heartbreaking. But because we have the resources, she will be fine in the long run. It will be even harder for other people. Consider my neighbor. She's a single parent with three school-aged children in three different schools. She works for an hourly wage as a fo

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.

VultureJul 13, 2020
Billboard Will No Longer Count Merch and Ticket Bundles Toward Chart Rankings
"It is Billboard's belief that the resulting charts will more accurately reflect consumer choice."

Yahoo! ArtsJul 13, 2020
Boeing lands the first order of the F-15EX
The first award covers an initial lot of eight jets.

Billboard Music NewsJul 13, 2020
Billboard Announces New Chart Rules: No More Merch & Ticket Bundles
Billboard is changing the rules to its Billboard 200, Hot 100 and other album and song charts. The announcement comes in an effort to rectify how sales are counted with respect to album bundles with merchandise and concert tickets, as well as instant digital sales attached to purchases for physical albums delivered at a later…

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

Yahoo! ArtsJul 13, 2020
Mount Rushmore: Isn't it time to talk about its Native American history????????
As the U.S. and NFL reckon with their relationship to Native Americans, Mount Rushmore remains almost completely devoid of important history.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 13, 2020
Javonni Carson: Nine-year-old shot four times while filming TikTok videos
A fourth-grade boy shot four times in Atlanta was filming TikTok videos with his two siblings when an unknown gunman fired into a crowd during a drive-by shooting, his mother said.Javonni Carson, 9, who was one of three people injured in the attack, has undergone surgery and is expected to recover, mother Keyona Carson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 13, 2020
Woman races across 4 lanes of traffic, dives into canal to save child, Oregon cops say
The toddler's grandmother has been cited for child neglect.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 13, 2020
Police officer allegedly pointed gun at handcuffed black man's head after he refused to give his identity
A sergeant in a Florida Sheriff's office has been arrested and fired after he allegedly pointed a gun at an African American man's head because he would not identify himself.Janak Amin, of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office was fired on Friday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, after he threatened the life of a man who was already in police custody, according to the Daily Mail.

VultureJul 13, 2020
Disney Summons More Star Wars Content, Orders Animated Clone Wars Sequel Series
The Bad Batch will hit the streaming service in 2021.

Billboard Music NewsJul 13, 2020
Body Found in Search at California Lake Where ‘Glee' Star Naya Rivera Went Missing
A body was recovered Monday at Lake Piru in Southern California, the site where Glee actress Naya Rivera went missing last Wednesday.

AV Club FilmsJul 13, 2020
Police searching for Naya Rivera say a body has been found in Lake Piru
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department—which has been the main force behind the search for Glee star Naya Rivera, who went missing at Lake Piru on July 9—say a body has been found at the Southern California lake. "The recovery is in progress," reads a tweet from the VCSD. "A press conference will take place at 2 pm…


Yahoo! BooksJul 13, 2020
Daniel Lewis Lee: US judge delays first federal execution in 17 years
The execution of Daniel Lewis Lee in Indiana is stopped just hours before it was due to go ahead.

Yahoo! TVJul 13, 2020
‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch': New Animated Series To Debut On Disney In 2021
Disney has ordered the next Lucasfilm animated series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch with a premiere set for 2021. Clone Wars architect and The Mandalorian EP and director Dave Filoni will return for Bad Batch as EP, alongside Athena Portillo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Brad Rau (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance) and Jennifer Corbett […]

Time EntertainmentJul 13, 2020
Crooked Hallelujah Is a Love Letter Celebrating the Resilience of Indigenous Communities
"I pad around my house in the morning, turning on faucets and lights to assure myself that the apocalypse is still self-contained over a thousand miles away at my mother's doorstep." This line in Kelli Jo Ford's innovative debut novel Crooked Hallelujah comes in the book's final section, unassumingly titled "Near Future." Up to this…

Yahoo! BooksJul 13, 2020
U.S. judge delays first federal executions in 17 years
A U.S. federal judge issued an injunction on Monday delaying what would have been the first federal execution in 17 years, scheduled for later in the day, thwarting at least for now the Trump administration's goal of reviving capital punishment at the federal level. Judge Tanya Chutkan of the U.S. district court in Washington ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to delay four executions scheduled for July and August to allow continuation of the condemned men's legal challenges against a new lethal injection protocol announced in 2019.

NYTimes ArtsJul 13, 2020
How to Shoot a Sex Scene in a Pandemic: Cue the Mannequins
TV shows like "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Riverdale" and "The L Word: Generation Q" are trying to figure out how to responsibly film physical intimacy in the time of coronavirus.

NYTimes ArtsJul 13, 2020
In ‘Pew,' a Mysterious Stranger Tests a Small Town's Tolerance
The genderless, racially ambiguous and seemingly mute narrator of Catherine Lacey's third novel makes the people of a Southern town nervous.

BBC Entertainment & ArtsJul 12, 2020
I May Destroy You: How modern TV's most talked-about sex scenes were filmed
Ita O'Brien worked as intimacy co-ordinator on I May Destroy You, Normal People and Sex Education.

VultureJul 12, 2020
Snowpiercer Season-Finale Recap: Devil in the White City
Welcome to Chicago, Snowpiercer.

‘Perry Mason' Season 1, Episode 4 Recap: A Final Verdict (NYTimes Arts)

AV Club FilmsJul 12, 2020
Meet the losers of the Star Trek universe in the first trailer for animated series Lower Decks
Star Trek spaceships are pretty big, but the TV shows and movies generally just focus on the dozen or so crew members who work on the bridge or in the medical bay. CBS All Access' new animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks is taking a different approach, putting the primary emphasis on the people who work on, well,…


Yahoo! TVJul 10, 2020
Trump says 'deaths are way down' on day Fla., Texas, Calif. report record COVID-19 deaths
Record deaths in Sunbelt states contradict Trump's claims, and positivity rates are on the rise across the country.

Reuters EntertainmentJun 12, 2020
Large trove of history-making 'Ed Sullivan Show' archives to stream online
A trove of historic TV performances by The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Beach Boys and others on "The Ed Sullivan Show" will be made available around the world starting on Friday under a deal to bring the program's large archive to online streaming.

Time EntertainmentJun 11, 2020
‘The Struggle Continues.' Spike Lee Talks to Joy-Ann Reid About His New Movie and Black History
The Oscar-winning filmmaker talks about the hope he finds in the protests during a TIME100 Talks discussion
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