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Drive-in movie theaters making a comeback amid coronavirus pandemic
"Has sure been a long time, since most of us have been to a movie theater, at least the ones indoors with the big seats on the popcorn. But the nation's nearly 330 drive in movie theaters are making a comeback with pandemic precautions. Pushing their popularity has always been my dream to like, go to a drive in and like A diner and now my tension, And it's that sense of nostalgia that Dr Solomon whose father own movie theatres as well, he grew up during the Depression, and that was a great escape from people was to go see films. That's a little bit of what it's gonna be for people now is to come out on escape, a silver lining found On the silver screen
Joey Chestnut Wins Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest for 13th Time, Sets New World Record with 75
"Joey Chestnut continues his reign as the hot dog eating champion of the world. Chestnut set a new record at this year's annual Nathan's hot dog eating contest at New York's Coney Island Chestnut, 8 75 hot dogs, buns and all in 10 minutes, beating his competitors by 33 dogs. It's chestnuts 13th time taking home the mustard yellow belt over the past 14
Kanye West tweets he's 'running for president of the United States,' references '2020 vision'
"It appears there is another name in the running for president in November, Kanye West tweeting out His intentions. On the Fourth of July, he wrote that we must now realize the promise of America by trusting God unifying our vision and building our future. Tesla's CEO Elon Musk, announced soon after that, that West has his full support.
UK judge says Amber Heard can be in court for Depp testimony
"The American actors ex wife Amber heard from attending his libel trial against a British tabloid newspaper till she's called to give evidence in a court order published today. The trial judge said, excluding heard from the London courtroom before she testifies in the case would inhibit the defendants in the conduct of their defense. Depth is suing the Sun's publisher and executive editor over a 2018 article claiming the actor was violent and abusive to hurt. He denies the allegations. The trial scheduled to start Tuesday, and will last Three weeks. W W. J NEWS TIME. 3
Union tells actors not to work on pandemic film 'Songbird'
"Hollywood movie actors may now return to work on songbird in upcoming feature film described as a pandemic thriller. On Thursday, the Screen Actors Guild American Federation of Television and Radio Artists ordered union actors off the job, saying the film's producers had not signed all necessary agreements and have not been upfront about safety measures for the production. One of the first to ramp up after Corona virus forced closures yesterday, SAG after issued a terse statement saying that do not work order for songbird. Has been rescinded, and union members are free to work on this production. Effective immediately.
Boston Pops to Air Virtual 4th Of July Special; No Live Fireworks
"Day to you A lot of annual fourth of July. Events are canceled this year for safety reasons and the pandemic, But not everything is a no go. W B Z Sherry Small tells as some are still on, but in a very different way, we're hearing a lot of this Fourth of July weekend is cancelled pandemic, putting the kibosh on most traditional celebrations. Yes, the big fireworks spectacular on the Esplanade won't happen, but the Boston Pops Will still perform virtually a Boston pops salute to our heroes honoring covert 19 frontline workers and those who have lost their lives, airs on television radio and streamed online. They're more events to streamed on YouTube and Facebook is James Taylor's sold out concert. Fenway in 2015. There's a 90 minute online virtual tour of the historic Freedom Trail on Facebook, a 21 gun salute from the USS Constitution in virtual tour of Old Ironsides and fireworks. Shows from New York and Washington, D C will air on television. Sherry Small
Groundhog Day Star Says They Were Approached About a TV Series Sequel
"Vu all over again. Dejavu, Mrs Lancaster. I don't think so. But I could check with the kitchen. Well, it's ground Hog day again. One of the featured actors in the Bill Murray movie Ground. Hog Day says he's been approached for a TV show sequel. Siri's Stephen Tobolowsky says he's been asked to take on the role of Ned Ryerson once more and head back to pucks, Itani. Stephen Tobolowsky is and just just just awesome. He's places supporting role in one day at a time Right now he's also on the Goldbergs who plays the principal wins news time.
YouTube TV vs. Sling TV: Which Streaming Service Is Better?
"I've been subscribing a YouTube TV about a year as a cable alternative that cost less than cable, TV and offers a way better experience, but youtube just announced a huge thirty percent price hike for the service, and I'm rather upset about it. As are many others as have been noted on social media, I'm Jefferson Graham let me fill you in on. Today's talking tech now. When it launched in twenty seventeen YouTube TV thirty five dollars a month, and gave you a host of cable channels more than enough as far as I was concerned, but way fewer the hundreds on cable. You know the ones we never watch. You didn't have to rent. Stupid. Cable boxes or DVR's everything was streaming, and that cloud dvr offered unlimited storage, not only that you could start a show on TV and watch the rest on your phone or tablet without missing a beat. But then youtube started adding more channels in upping the fee. Before the latest price hike, it'd ballooned up to fifty dollars monthly. Beginning July thirtieth for current subscribers, the TAB is now a whopping sixty five bucks. Youtube tried to soften the blow by announcing new channels like MTV and comedy central, but that does nothing for me. How about an option to stay at fifty dollars? Sands MTV because I don't want my MTV and like Trevor Noah, but I can live without comedy central to so as I mentioned. I'm rather upset. As, my friend Peter Chatty noted on twitter. All of the sudden Youtube TV is sounding an awful lot cable, which is why we got YouTube TV in the first place. So what are we going to do well? The cheapest option is to switch to sling TV which just announced that. If you sign up by August I, it will freeze pricing the thirty dollars monthly for twelve months good. But slaying doesn't have as many channels for instance no CBS or NBC local, so if you like to dvr shows on those networks, you'll have the spring for an external dvr. It's a lot of work. The Air TV model that sling sells for a hundred dollars requires an external, hard drive Ka Ching add another hundred dollars, or so, who live TV is fifty five dollars, but I don't believe for a minute that the rates are not going up soon. So I started shopping cable TV again I did some Internet searches and played around with the comcast and spectrum websites, which reminded me why left cable in the first place the come on raids started around sixty bucks in once you added in the equipment rental for Modem, TV boxes and DVR's plus all those fees, and you're now north of one hundred twenty five dollars so now youtube. TV doesn't seem so bad. I'm still furious. Google and I don't understand why the company can't cut slight viewers like me slack and offer them package with fewer channels. But. You know what I'm not going back to cable.
Vanilla Ice weekend concert canceled in Texas
"Rush out, start taking supplements right now. Banel Isis, canceling his plan weekend concert in Texas. Basically, I'm not going. I listen to my fans. I hear all you people out there. I didn't know The numbers were so crazy in Austin, but we were hoping that it would be a lot better by fourth of July because we booked this concert a long time ago. The rapper posted a video on Twitter, saying it's important to take Corona virus seriously because infection numbers are on the rise. Vanilla Ice also says people need to stay home and be healthy well, also noting he hoped there would be a cure by New Year's. He previously defended holding the concerts, saying it was outdoors with
Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback
"Drive in movie theaters are making a comeback amid the pandemic, and the format is about to get a huge boost, courtesy in the nation's biggest a discount chain. Wal Mart the other day announced a partnership with TriBeCa Enterprises to convert 160 store locations around the country and to makeshift drive in theaters. The screenings planned for August through October will allow viewers to have a socially distance big screen experience amid the
‘The Outpost’: A War Film Remembers the Fallen
"There's a lot of talk about this film That's based on a book that was written by Jake Tapper called the Outpost and the Holy Moly. I mean, for those of us looking for a molecular altering war drama in this age of sheltering in place. Isn't this movie The outpost? It's an Afghanistan war drama film directed by the always reliable and former film critic Rod Laurie. And, as you said, Based on the 2012 nonfiction book, The Outpost and Untold Story of American Valor by Jake Tapper. And It's about the Battle of Cam Desh, which I knew nothing about which happened in 2009 in northern Afghanistan when 300 Taliban attacked the American outpost, Keating Which was built in a remote valley that was completely surrounded by the Hindu Kush mountains. And this was one of several outposts that the I learned this from watching. The movie is one of several outposts of the US Army established in 2006 in northern Afghanistan, whose purpose was to connect with the locals and stop the flow of weapons and Taliban fighters from Pakistan. So, but this outpost was literally at low ground. It was surrounded by mountains, so in a way the American soldiers who were stationed there We're sitting ducks for the Taliban. In fact, as the movie says, in the beginning of one analyst maintains that this particular outpost must might just as well have been called Camp Custer because everyone at the outpost was probably going to die. So at least you the viewer right from the get go because they Tell you a lot of this. In the beginning, you know the kind of war story you're going to be in for and what's going to follow, and this movie was anti war and anti war movies. They come very powerful, very visceral, very intense. And in one sense, it's nothing we haven't seen before. When I was watching it. I thought of movies like Paths of Glory in all quiet on the western Front of Gallipoli. But that doesn't take away from the fact that from the You know this story and the power and the intensity of what is an extremely well crafted and well acted movie. In a way it's torturing us having to sit through. This is kind of like Black Hawk down. It kind of reminded me of that, too, because you know, it ain't going to turn out well for these soldiers. There's a slow burning build up and the seeds are slowly sewn to a build up of what amounts to a 45 on screen. Massacre, but it's awfully good. I mean this movie if you have the stomach for it, and it brings, you know brings with it. A message seems to have to repeat it constantly and books and in movies and in history books you know before humanity decides it wants nothing more to do with wars and alternative. The conflict. It's It's a powerful anti war statement that says war is Hell. War's pointless wars. Ridiculous and you know, but we seem to Be constantly involved in them. And anyway, the movie was scheduled to premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival this year, but it was canceled because of the cove it on 19 pandemic, But it's going to be released via video undermanned beginning today. So happy for the July everybody, holy cows. We put you through the wringer. You know, it's funny to remember you were you were talking earlier We were talking What? We have been talking about this about missing the big screen experience. Yes, yes and When this When this length came to review, there was a letter attached to it. I'm sure everybody got this all the critics, but I just wanted to read because the cracks because, Hey, hey, this is Rob Laurie, the director of the outpost. I am excited. You're going to be one of the first people to see our film, on the other hand is, I am sure doesn't surprise you. It's a bit of a bummer that I am unable to show this to you. The way was originally intended on the big ass screen with the full visual scope and sound every inch of this film was designed to make it a fully immersive experience. Dance boy Waas mean I even on the small screen. It was particularly the battle, which takes up the second half of the film. So from the person who made this film to a fellow film lover, I would ask you to please try and replicate the theater experience as much as possible. And by that, I mean that you watched the movie and a single uninterrupted way and on the largest possible screen with the best multi channel sound system you have available. Please take care to watch it in a darkened room with appropriate minimal theater lighting is there are a few nights Seems that may get lost otherwise, and on a technical note, I would kindly ask that you make sure the streaming player is set to stream at 11080 p or better this will ensure the best possible picture within the limitations of the player. In other words, please if you can know, watching it on your iPhone or your laptop that Zai anyway, I just thought that was it was a hoot. That's really funny, but I get it. I mean, I understand why he wants you to watch it in the best quality that you possibly can. Absolutely and Well, I did watch it on a computer. It was a big computer screen. But I'm telling you, I can't imagine seeing this on the big screen. I mean, you'd never be the same under really You'd have to be literally carried out. It's that powerful a movie. I really recommend it. But just with the caveat that you know it's a tough watch. But it it really takes you into this hopeless battle. Um, And there's a little bit of one little, maybe one or two rays of light at the end, But oh, and I also want to say, I want to mention this to everybody Thinking of watching the movie stated it is the end credits come 10 minutes before the actual movie. Watch it to the end to the end, because there's a lot of Great stuff in the end credits that I don't even want to go into. But it might be easy to just turn it off. At one point. Where are we watching? It is called almost and it's on. It's on. It's on video D as of today, Okay? Okay. Happy Fourth of July outpost. Okay, outpost,
Willie Nelson's July Fourth picnic is virtual in virus era
"Nelson's annual Fourth of July Picnic is still going down this year. But like most things do to covert concerns. It will be virtual fans. Khun Tune into the nearly 50 year old music bash Saturday via Livestream. Some of the performers include Cheryl Crow, Ziggy Marley, Steve Earle, The Nelsons, Fellow Texas based singers also Lyle Lovett. Robert Earl Keen and Kinky Friedman.
Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein, Popular Twitch Streamer, Dies at 31
"Popular twist. Dreamer Byron wreck full. Bernstein dies thirty one. This is only Schaefer at writing. Byron Wreck Full Bernstein a popular video game stream around which has died according to social media post from his ex-girlfriend's and brother. Was Thirty one, according to blue magical, his ex girlfriend, and one of the people who who initially confirmed his death on social. Media Bernstein died by suicide. Bursting went by the name wreck full on twitch where he was, he was best known for his work restaurant world of warcraft streams, and had over nine hundred and thirty six thousand followers most recently, Bernstein had been working as a developer on his own video game ever which was set released later this year. Greg, this is a story that I saw very going up on twitter. And this one of the ones where I I wasn't really familiar with WHO wreck was, either you know read through the story and was very saddened to see that he was huge switched remarried and. died by suicide in a way that I think is the reminder like. In? The same way that any company can be I guess corrupted. By you know whatever might be going on there, in the same way, anybody can go community going through problems. Anybody can be going through depression. Anybody can be struggling and so two that like you have good oppose that you put up on the forms. Rego saying that you're not allowed to kill yourself, and if you want to expand on on that at all, but yeah I mean.
The revolution comes again: Miranda and Kail on 'Hamilton'
"One of the most awaited movies of the summer is a play it was supposed to premiere next year in theaters but because of the corona virus pandemic it's streaming now on Disney plus my name is sandy we have lightning in a bottle with this company creator Lin Manuel Miranda says it was hard to get a ticket to Hamilton on Broadway in he wanted more people to see and basically self finance a three day in the movie and it took a long time to get that into place around also says Hamilton can speak to the nation's current racial inequities having full conversations in that regard in this moment where nothing is business as usual is a silver lining to the pandemic Miranda says he identified with Alexander Hamilton mostly because he was an immigrant I met Donahue
Boston Typewriter Orchestra Performs Symphony from Afar
"A unique orchestra makes the Dean's list for bringing music to our ears and ingenious way. For the last 16 years, The Boston typewriter Orchestra has been delighting delighting audiences audiences across across New New England England by by performing performing original original songs songs and and covers covers composed composed exclusively exclusively of of typewriters. typewriters. And And although although a a few few of of the the members members Musical Musical backgrounds, many of them have on Ly ever performed with their typewriters. Since the Koven 19 outbreaks have cancelled the world's concerts until further notice. The Boston typewriter Orchestra has been no exception and hasn't been able to play for the public For several months. However, the orchestra recently reunited over a video call so they could perform a new song called Imprisoning Your Think Rhino. Boston Typewriting Orchestra. Thank you for bringing a smile to our faces and attack tap tap to our
'Harry Potter' fan sites distance themselves from J.K. Rowling over gender identity comments
"Two of the biggest Harry Potter fan sites are distancing themselves now from author J. K rolling following her comments about transgender rights websites, Muggle Net and the leaky cauldron say they would no longer provide links to Rollings personal website, use photos of her or write about her other works. The site's issued a joint statement. Saying that Rollings harmful beliefs about transgender people are out of stab with a message of exceptions and empowerment they find in her books Now. Last month, J. K Rolling issued an essay about her beliefs on transgender rights that was sharply criticized by the LGBTQ community as being completely
Cameo now lets you book 10-minute Zoom calls with celebrities
"People pay celebrities, entertainers, musicians. And influencers to record messages for them. Now the service is expanding into live Zoom calls. Every single athlete actor celebrity at the core is really a gig. Economy work, Stephen Go. Llinas is co founder and CEO of the biggest things Get Paper Game. Musicians get paid per show. Stand up Comedians Get Paper Act, which raises the question of how much should it cost for a 10 minute zoom call and our celebrities setting the right price. We have price for their talent. Modern and almost these Tom slick, like in real estate, where they can see people that are similar statue. Maybe teammates of theirs on a sports team are a similar calibre musician and another band. A 10 minute zoom call with comedian Gilbert Gottfried was recently listed for $150 while actor Charlie Sheen was going for $500. I'm Charlie Pellet. Bloomberg Radio. Radio.
Kerry Washington on Hollywood's Diversity Problem
"The entertainment industry begins the slow process of returning to work. Will there be as Carrie? Washington says a real shift in institutional practices can there be a different and more diverse Hollywood. We know because of the coronavirus. There will be changes in how people do their work. But. What about the work itself? How far will the industry reset? Actually go? This is Hollywood the sequel. Welcome to our new podcast from La Studios. Each week were sitting down with some of the sharpest minds in the entertainment business to talk about where Hollywood might be headed as it returns to work. We'll get into the external changes for production marketing distribution, and with the movie theater business in tatters. What even defines ahead? We'll also explore the biggest question of all. Will there be systemic change that finally corrects the inequalities that may have been acknowledged, but hardly repaired. And that's where we'll begin this first episode with actor and producer. Kerry Washington. You know her from the TV series scandal. We spoke initially in mid-may, and we'll share that conversation in a bit, but after the killings of George Floyd Brianna, Taylor Ahmad Arboretum and the protests against police, brutality and systemic racism that followed we wanted to get carries thoughts on how this moment might affect the entertainment industry and America itself. I think one of the things that is challenging to. METABOLIZE is that. Not, that much has changed for black people in the last couple of weeks. But there's a different response to it. And so I think. The sentiments of the moment that feel revelatory. I don't feel like those feelings belong to me this. This is not a moment of revelation, but I'm watching the revelation. Unfold around me for people. And I'm grateful that that as a not even as a country, but that the world is showing up for black lives. In a different way. But this is what what has been the reality, this level of danger and anger and fear and. Maybe trauma lack of safety like these have been the realities for black Americans since there were black Americans. There are fundamental differences between a moment and a turning point and I'm wondering optimistically even. Is there a way that real change not only in the country, but also in the business that you work in. Can come out of this. I think so. I think I can hope so. You know I mean we're not. None of us have a crystal ball. It'll be the historians that tell us years from now whether this was a flash point a turning point. But I? I it feels it certainly feels for me like something is different, and like we have to be willing to look at ourselves. Regardless of what industry were in. Do you hope comes out of it? What are you hope changes I? Mean what what would you say would mark progress or change? I think a more radical acceptance of Anti Racist, society policies and culture because I think what people are realizing is that it's not enough to just not be racist that because our institutions. Were built. In the fabric of racism because our country was born, you know with. Black Americans being designated a fraction of human being like it's. It's not enough to just not be racist. We have to be actively anti-racist. and for that desire to come from. A deep. Understanding that we all deserve full rights of humanity. Yes all lives matter, but accepting that to be an anti-racist society. We have to affirm that black lives matter. I think that's I. think that's where we're at I think people are finally kind of. That and our institutions need to understand that not just. Interpersonal relationships, it's important that we're having those conversations that our dinner tables in in our classrooms, but also at the highest levels in our systems of government in our systems that are supposedly built for public safety. We have to ask ourselves. Who Do we deem the public? And who do we deem the enemy? so. I, I'm hoping that I'm hoping that that this all of this new. revelatory reflection lends itself to transformation, not just the hearts and minds, but also institutional practices, and those institutions can include you know arts organizations like the theater industry. Because there's this letter Hashtag, we see you which calls out racism in the theater. It signed by people like Sterling K.. Brown is Array Lin Manuel Miranda I. Think you shared it on twitter. What comes out of that and the best possible outcome to me. It seems really obvious like. We look at ourselves to get better and do better. That's the that's the practice of self. Reflection is to ask ourselves how we can do better so I mean even the language of inclusivity and diversity right like when we say that we're committed to diversity its diverse from what we're still centering whiteness as the most important thing and allowing or inviting diversity around that or when we talk about inclusivity. They're still an in out, so we're still centering certain kinds of people and you know maybe in tiny fractions allowing admitting other people to the table, so there's just so much of it that needs to be reexamined and and look at
A Conversation With Country Star Mickey Guyton
"Star Mickey gotten about the state of the genre, and her new single black like me. So, Mickey, we have this tweet from Ric Ward, Who says, I think the lines of country music get blurred. What makes it country I thought the little Naz Exxon Old Town Road was country, but it was kicked off the country charts and before you answer, let me just remind listeners. The old town road Song was a major hit, and it debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and the Hot Countries Songs chart. But then Billboard removed Old Town Road from the list of hot country songs and informed Columbia Records. That's laws Exes label that his Inclusion in that list was a mistake. What do you make of that battle over what is and what is not country music like an answer you that question right now, the whole over the last Eight years I have been hearing Trot beats an army melodies and country music and I've seen men wearing flat billed hats and Timberlands. And Doing a lot of what black culture does. So that is where the lines have gotten blurred and It has been Kind of frustrating for me because As a black woman who has grown up on that music. It was just very odd to me that they would call Little Naz Exxon, not country, but everything else is country. From other men, and that was a huge Dilemma for me. I had a really hard time. Writing songs myself because What was considered country for some people wasn't considered country for me. And that's where the lines have been drawn are blurred. Do you think that line has been drawn based on race that if a white artist had done old town road, it would have stayed in the country charts. I am. Because it wasn't an artist. I don't want to say absolutely. Yes, but I think that would have been a huge factor. Yes. This is something that you have without naming names. You have called out others in your industry for and I again want to go back to this interview that you did You said. I've been called the n word within this industry on DH. If you don't say something, it's saying that you don't care about me that I don't belong. Here is what that says to me. Yeah. What? What do you want your fellow artists in country music to say, I want them to say that they support black lives. Period. Saying you support black lives isn't saying you don't support Blue lives. It's not saying that you don't support all lives. When you don't say that there are black people. There are very few black people within this industry that air trying to find their footing within this industry. And if you're saying your acceptance of us You're not. And you're not saying that. That's how I feel. And I was very nervous when blackout Tuesday happened. I was terrified. I didn't know. If anybody was goingto say they support black lives because I understand that it's scary, especially with in country music because we don't typically express Our opinions on anything. And at that moment, it was more important. To rock the boat and say that you support black lives to let people know within the industry that we matter. Because there's been so many times that we haven't There's been times where I've been at a concert in Sol Confederate flags. Flown waving in my face. And I felt very alone in those moments. And this was a moment and a chance in a time for them to show that racism is not accepted within the country Community period. This is something that you have been grappling with. For most of your life. It seems like you grew up in mostly white neighborhoods in Texas. Yeah, why did you end up going to private school? I went to private school because I grew up and lived in Crawford, Texas. And where I lived in Crawford, Texas. Former Gore governor at the time was Governor George Bush's ranch was right next to my subdivision. And the school that I was supposed to go out there didn't want black kids to go to that school. So my parents had to work to put me in private schools and even in private schools, I still experience racism. There was a time I remember the map of Africa was pulled down and one of my private schools Trinity Lutheran. And two little white kids were saying In a different way. And I remember looking at my teacher and I still don't even understand what that meant. But I knew it was a word that we're not supposed to say. And the teacher didn't chastise them. She just said it's actually pronounced and that was it. Yeah, that's a lot. Luke Tweets. Keep doing you, Mickey. Music is beautiful, and so are you. You're just adding to that beauty of it. Don't stop. Don't ever
Christina Ricci files for divorce from husband of 7 years
"There's another Hollywood divorce to talk about Christina Ricci is doing the split from her husband of seven years the actress has filed documents in Los Angeles Superior Court to dissolve her union with James Hewitt again she cited irreconcilable differences as the reason and apparently cannot reconcile the idea of shared parenthood with her ex partner to beat her divorce filing seeks sole custody of their son who is five years old the couple met when he was running a camera for her TV series Pan Am in twenty eleven they began dating the following year I married in twenty thirteen which is best known for her work as a young starred in movies like Casper and The Addams Family the movie she's done as an adult include black snake moan and buffalo sixty six I'm Oscar wells Gabriel