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Yahoo! TVAug 14, 2020
How Netflix's new Black superhero movie 'Project Power' addresses real-life policing and 'how police should be held accountable'
Meanwhile screenwriter Matt Tomlin weighs in on how his next superhero project, the Robert Pattinson-starring reboot "The Batman," takes a new lens to the Caped Crusader story.

‘Project Power' | Anatomy of a Scene (New York Times Movies)

Yahoo! TVAug 14, 2020
MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski Calls Out Diehard Trump Supporters: ‘How Stupid Can You Be?'
MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski went off Friday morning, urging supporters of President Donald Trump not to be so "stupid" and Republican lawmakers to "wake up" about the ways she says the president is dangerously impacting the country."There's clear disdain that I have for this president, but look at the facts," the "Morning Joe" co-host said. "Look at how he's worn us down, from his paid-off porn star to Russia lies to racism in Charlottesville, racism across the board, children in cages… I mean lie after lie after lie. Conspiracy theories. Our country right now is really at a breaking point. If we don't find a way to hold this president accountable with his attempts to undermine the Post Office and also his apparent negligence — perhaps purposeful —  on saving the American people's lives in this pandemic. You are pathetic at this point."She went on, accusing Trump of "choosing not to" keep people alive amid the coronavirus pandemic and accusing his fellow GOP lawmakers of letting it happen.Also Read: 'Morning Joe' Hosts Knock Trump for Contributing 'Not Once, but Twice' to Previous Kamala Harris Campaigns (Video)Brzezinski's anti-Trump remarks lasted the duration of a three-hour show and caught attention online Friday."How stupid can you be, at this point, if you follow this president?" she demanded at one point. "I beg you not to be, for your life!"Watch some of her Friday remarks below:SUPERCUT!@morningmika goes on wild rampage

Yahoo! TVAug 14, 2020
Corinne Olympios Thought Her Life Was "Over" After Acting Like a "Psychopath" On The Bachelor
In a new interview, notorious Bachelor villain Corinne Olympios explained why she "acted like a psychopath" to win Nick Viall's attention on the show.

New York Times BooksAug 14, 2020
Birds and Horses and Eels, Oh My! New Books About Animals
Three new books — by Jennifer Ackerman, Sarah Maslin Nir and Patrik Svensson — explore some familiar and some less known members of the animal kingdom.

Yahoo! TVAug 14, 2020
‘Big Brother' houseguest uses live broadcast for important message: ‘Justice for Breonna Taylor'
Da'Vonne Rogers took a brief moment during her live eviction vote to call for justice in the killing of Breonna Taylor.

VultureAug 14, 2020
Miley Cyrus Drops Music Video For ‘Midnight Sky' at Midnight, Naturally
The video is mostly about Miley's pixie mullet.

Playbill NewsAug 14, 2020
Watch Cast of Newsies, Including Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, More, Reunite
The reunion comes a week before Newsies streams free on Playbill, along with never-before-seen content with the cast.

Playbill NewsAug 14, 2020
Despite Reducing Capacity, the Country's First Equity-Approved, COVID-Era Theatre Productions Move Forward
A new Massachusetts mandate has capped outdoor mass gatherings at 50 instead of 100, affecting current productions of Harry Clarke and Godspell.

Yahoo! ArtsAug 14, 2020
You Need These High-Design Lawn Games to Maximize Summer Fun
Firebrand lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has hit back at an alleged snub by the Democratic party after being given just 60 seconds to deliver a speech a next week's convention.AOC responded on Twitter by posting the poem ‘I have only just a minute', written by the late Dr Benjamin E. Mays, an American Baptist minister and civil rights leader.

Yahoo! BooksAug 14, 2020
These states require travelers to self-quarantine or present negative COVID-19 test
States are opening back up, but some still require or recommend visitors self-quarantine for two weeks. Find out where.

BBC Entertainment & ArtsAug 14, 2020
Julian Bream: Classical guitarist dies aged 87
The virtuoso musician performed globally during his heyday, and was renowned for his masterclasses.

NYTimes ArtsAug 14, 2020
New in Paperback: ‘Find Me' and ‘The Revisioners'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

Yahoo! BooksAug 14, 2020
Mississippi Is What a School Reopening Shitshow Looks Like
On Monday morning, hundreds of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders filed through the doors at Grenada Middle School in north Mississippi. Looking out of her classroom, math teacher Suzanne Alexander saw kids huddled together, giddy at being with friends for the first time in months. As she walked the halls, students she hadn't seen since they moved to remote learning in March surprised her with big, enthusiastic hugs. When the bell rang at the end of the day, those same students hung out around classroom doors, waiting on friends—perhaps too intimidated, in normal middle school fashion, to be seen walking out alone. It was, she said, a very typical first day of school. And that was the problem."Right now is not normal by any stretch of the imagination," Alexander told The Daily Beast. "And they don't even think about it. But I'm thinking, ‘Oh my goodness, there are 50 kids huddled up around me.'" "We keep preaching, ‘Don't gather in groups.' Well, when you've got kids, they're going to gather in groups. That's just the nature of kids."Morgues Are Overflowing in Mississippi and Coroners Are TerrifiedLast week, as Mississippi led the country in per capita deaths from the coronavirus, schools around the state began holding in-person classes in defiance of the state's own medical experts, who had pushed for a delayed start to the year. As has frequently been the case since he took office in January, the opinion of the one person able to mandate delaying the start date for schools statewide, Gov. Tate Reeves, a R

Yahoo! ArtsAug 14, 2020
Afghan government releases 80 of final 400 Taliban prisoners
The Afghan government has begun releasing the last Taliban prisoners from a final batch of 400 who the militants want freed before they agree to start peace negotiations, a security agency spokesman said on Friday. The government agreed on Sunday to release the 400 "hard-core" prisoners after consulting a grand assembly of elders and other community leaders, known as a Loya Jirga. "The government ... yesterday released 80 Taliban convicts out of the 400 that the Consultative Loya Jirga sanctioned for release to speed up efforts for direct talks and a lasting, nationwide ceasefire," said Javid Faisal, spokesman for the National Security Council.

Billboard Music NewsAug 14, 2020
First Stream: New Music From Drake, Miley Cyrus, SuperM and More
This week, Drake and Lil Durk are certified lover boys, Miley Cyrus is healing after heartbreak and SuperM goes from 0 to 100 real quick.

5 new releases we love: Miley Cyrus is back, baby, and it's the '80s all over again (AV Club Films)

Yahoo! ArtsAug 14, 2020
Postal Service warns some mail-in votes may not be counted in Pennsylvania
The delays could present an "overwhelming, statewide risk of disenfranchisement," according to the Pennsylvania State Department.

Billboard Music NewsAug 14, 2020
Dua Lipa Drops Colorful Visual for ‘Levitating' Remix With Missy Elliott, Madonna & The Blessed Madonna
Just days after Dua Lipa's unveiled her scorching new "Levitating" remix by The Blessed Madonna featuring Madonna and Missy Elliott, the star dropped the dreamy accompanying music video on Friday morning (Aug. 14).

VultureAug 14, 2020
Orville Peck Horses Around with Shania Twain in ‘Legends Never Die' Music Video
The video also features reigning Drag Race winner, Jaida Essence Hall.

Billboard Music NewsAug 14, 2020
She's Here: Miley Cyrus Drops ‘Midnight Sky' Single & Video
After building up buzz online for the past few weeks, Miley Cyrus finally unveiled the first taste of her upcoming album, She is Miley Cyrus.

Yahoo! BooksAug 13, 2020
Rudy Giuliani: US would become ‘banana republic' if Biden administration prosecuted Trump
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has said that if a future administration under Joe Biden tried to prosecute Donald Trump, the country would become a "banana republic."During an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday, Mr Giuliani was asked "how damaging would it be for a Biden administration to criminally prosecute a former president?"

Billboard Music NewsAug 13, 2020
Dua Lipa's ‘Levitating' Remix With Missy Elliott, Madonna & The Blessed Madonna Has Arrived: Listen
Dua Lipa is showing off some major star power with the new remix of her Future Nostalgia cut "Levitating" by The Blessed Madonna featuring Madonna and Missy Elliott.

Air circulation can fight coronavirus transmission — or help it spread. Here's how to spot a faulty system. (Yahoo! Arts)

VultureAug 13, 2020
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Phoebe Robinson Is Black Frasier
Rounding up our favorite comedy podcast episodes of the week.

Yahoo! ArtsAug 13, 2020
Army missile defense battle command system takes out cruise missile threats in major test
The Army's Integrated Battle Command System took out two cruise missiles in a test. With one more major live fire event to go in a limited user test, service officials are finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel for the troubled effort.

Yahoo! ArtsAug 13, 2020
Police: North Carolina man faces murder charge in shooting death of 5-year-old boy
Darius Sessoms, 25, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant in North Carolina.

NYTimes ArtsAug 13, 2020
‘Project Power' Review: Ye Olde Bangs, Scares and Clichés
Jamie Foxx heads up this very busy and familiar action movie, which also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dominique Fishback.

AV Club FilmsAug 13, 2020
Oh, nice, The Other Two and South Side are both moving over to HBO Max
In addition to being a serviceable storage space for all those old HBO shows you've always been meaning to get to, HBO Max has also swiftly revealed itself as an important, "Oh, hey, put that over there" element of the wider popu culture ecosystem. Which is to say, it's been a great place for Warner Bros. and its…


Hank Williams Jr. & Sr., The Everly Brothers, Alabama & More Cases of Family Ties in the Country Music Hall of Fame (Billboard Music News)

Billboard Music NewsAug 13, 2020
How to Watch ‘Music Gives: Together For St. Jude' Special With Luis Fonsi, Tim McGraw & More
On Thursday (Aug. 13), St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is launching its new virtual music festival, Music Gives: Together.

Yahoo! BooksAug 13, 2020
Trump stokes 'birther' theory about Kamala Harris
The US president fuels a fringe idea, echoing his past baseless claims about Barack Obama's origins.

Yahoo! ArtsAug 13, 2020
Defying precedent, Trump says he will give Republican convention speech from the White House lawn
"I'll probably be giving my speech at the White House because it is a great place," Trump told the New York Post on Thursday.

VultureAug 13, 2020
Angela Bassett, Phylicia Rashad, and Oprah Cast in HBOs Between the World and Me
The cast is an exercise in Black excellence.

Yahoo! ArtsAug 13, 2020
Herman Cain died two weeks ago, but his social media accounts are still bashing Democrats
"How well prepared is Kamala Harris for the presidency? We take a look. We're not impressed and you won't be either," said a post on Cain's account.

Yahoo! ArtsAug 13, 2020
Longtime Illinois state senator hit with federal tax charge
Finance houses operating in the global financial hub find themselves in a very difficult position.

Playbill NewsAug 13, 2020
Phylicia Rashad, Courtney B. Vance, Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, More Set for HBO's Between the World and Me
The adaptation is based on The Apollo's staging of Ta-Nehisi Coates' work.

Oprah Winfrey, Angela Bassett Among Cast for HBO's Adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates' ‘Between the World and Me' (Yahoo! TV)

Yahoo! BooksAug 13, 2020
Harris Co. leader, classmate of Kamala Harris says she and Biden will be strong team
"She and my wife were classmates at undergraduate school at Howard University in DC," Commissioner Rodney Ellis said.

Yahoo! BooksAug 13, 2020
'From golden showers in a sex club to tax fraud': Michael Cohen releases explosive foreword to Trump book
Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former personal attorney, has released a foreword to his new book in which he calls the president "a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man," and accuses him of cheating in the presidential 2016 election.Mr Cohen also makes reference to "golden showers in a sex club in Vegas," without specifically stating that the president took part in such acts, and alludes to "catch and kill conspiracies to silence Trump's clandestine lovers."

Yahoo! ArtsAug 13, 2020
BLM activists march in support of protesters arrested overnight in Chicago
iBlack Lives Matter (BLM) protesters marched in Chigaco in an act of solidarity with more than 100 people who were arrested during unrest and violence on Sunday night.More than 100 individuals were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, looting, and battery against the police on Sunday night into Monday, NBC Chicago reported.

NYTimes ArtsAug 13, 2020
‘Sputnik' Review: A Return From Space, With a Little Something
This Russian sci-fi horror picture strongly advises that what you find in space should stay there.

Yahoo! BooksAug 13, 2020
Trump allies plan ‘largest effort ever undertaken to mobilize the Jewish vote'
Boasting that they are about to embark on "the largest, most sophisticated, most targeted state-of-the-art campaign" in history, leaders of a conservative Jewish advocacy organization announced Thursday that they plan to spend up to $10 million this fall in Florida and other swing states on behalf of President Donald Trump.

Yahoo! ArtsAug 13, 2020
California courts lift eviction and foreclosure moratorium. In the absence of a new law 365,000 households in the state are at risk of eviction.
California's Judicial Council voted 19-1 on Thursday to lift rules intended to halt most evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Time EntertainmentAug 13, 2020
A New HBO Documentary Tells the Story of a Young Black Man Killed in Brooklyn 31 Years Ago. Activists Lament How Little Has Changed Since Then
'Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn' examines how one young man's killing tipped a city already plagued by racial turmoil over the edge into violence

Yahoo! ArtsAug 13, 2020
Postal workers are sounding the alarm as mail sorting machines are removed from processing facilities
It's not just business as usual at the United States Postal Service.While President Trump is publicly saying he plans to block funding for the USPS so that Democrats can't achieve their goal of expanding mail-in voting across all states ahead of the November election, the Postal Service is also facing some internal changes.Vice News' Motherboard reported Thursday that USPS is quietly removing mail sorting machines — the very machines that are responsible for sorting ballots. There's no official explanation for the changes, and it's unclear why the machines would be removed rather than simply not used when not needed. The removals and planned removals are reportedly affecting several processing facilities across the U.S."It'll force the mail to be worked by human hands in sorting. Guarantees to STOP productivity," a Post Office source told The Washington Post's Jacqueline Alemany. "On top of cutting the overtime needed to run the machines, can you imagine the [overtime] needed to do this [the] old hard way?"Postal workers say equipment is often moved around or replaced, but not usually at such a rate, and not in such a way that would affect workers' ability to quickly process large quantities of mail. Local union officials have no idea what's going on. "I'm not sure you're going to find an answer for why," one union president told Vice, "because we haven't figured that out either."A USPS spokesperson said the move is routine. "Package volum

Yahoo! ArtsAug 13, 2020
Biden says Trump's USPS funding opposition shows he 'doesn't want an election'
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is slamming recent comments from President Trump he says prove his opponent doesn't "want an election." Biden spoke Thursday after Trump in a Fox Business interview said he is against the funding for the United States Postal Service that Democrats are pushing for in a stimulus bill, with the president suggesting this is specifically because he wants to prevent universal mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Pure Trump," Biden said of these comments. "He doesn't want an election."The Biden campaign in a statement on Thursday also accused the president of "sabotaging a basic service that hundreds of millions of people rely upon, cutting a critical lifeline for rural economies and for delivery of medicines, because he wants to deprive Americans of their fundamental right to vote safely."In the Fox Business interview, Trump, who has asserted without evidence that increased mail-in voting during the coronavirus crisis would result in widespread voter fraud, had said that without the $25 billion for the USPS that Democrats want and that he is blocking, "you can't have universal mail-in voting, because they're not equipped to have it." "Pure Trump," Joe Biden says when asked about Pres. Trump's comments on U.S. Postal Service. "He doesn't want an election." -- ABC News (@ABC) August 13, 2020More stories from QAnon is suddenly everywhere — whether people realize it or

Florida sheriff funds $35,000-a-month luxury office with 'the money we take from the bad guys' (Yahoo! Books)

AV Club FilmsAug 13, 2020
AMC locations are offering 15-cent movie tickets, in case that's how little you value your life
Americans love a hot deal, even if it's just one of those Black Friday deals that is only hot because a nearby sign and the trampled remains of your fellow shoppers say it is, so it stands to reason that one of the ways companies will be able to get consumers out of their homes and back out on the COVID-riddled…


NYTimes ArtsAug 13, 2020
9 Things to Do This Weekend
How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch.

Billboard Music NewsAug 13, 2020
She is Almost Here — Miley Cyrus Teases ‘Midnight Sky' Video
We are less than one sleep away from the new Miley Cyrus single, "Midnight Sky," which will drop at midnight on Friday (Aug. 14) with a video directed by the singer.

New York Times MoviesAug 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.

Billboard Music NewsAug 12, 2020
Dua Lipa Teases Music Video for ‘Levitating' Remix With Missy Elliott, Madonna & The Blessed Madonna
Dua Lipa is ready to show off the star power in the upcoming remix of her Future Nostalgia cut "Levitating" by The Blessed Madonna featuring Madonna and Missy Elliott with the official music video.

NYTimes ArtsAug 12, 2020
‘Storm Over Brooklyn' Review: A Flash Point of Racial Violence
This documentary on the race-related killing of the Black teenager Yusuf Hawkins in 1989 never settles on a satisfying point of view.

New York Times MoviesJul 30, 2020
7 Things to Do This Weekend
How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch.

Reuters EntertainmentJun 08, 2020
ABBA's Bjorn speaks out in support of Black Lives Matter protests
"The world is full of idiots," said ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus, as he condemned critics of the Black Lives Matter movement and voiced his support of the worldwide protests against racism and police brutality. Movie NewsFeb 05, 2019
'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical The Grinch (animated comedy; voices: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, Angela Lansbury, Pharrell Williams; rated PG) The Girl in the Spider's Web (crime thriller; Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant; rated R) Widows (drama-thriller; Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson, Brian Tyree Henry, Garret...
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