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2020 Elections: In Two Midwest Rallies, Trump Rails Against Left

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President Trump, down in the polls with less than three weeks to go before Election Day, on Saturday campaigned in the contested Midwest, ripping into several liberal foils as the crowd called for their imprisonment.

“Ilhan Omar, she doesn’t love our country too much, I don’t think so,” he said in Muskegon, Mich., referring to a freshman congresswoman who is one of the first Muslim women in Congress.

Later, he joined in a crowd chant of “lock her up,” referencing another favorite target, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. He criticized restrictions she has put in place during the pandemic, saying, “The schools have to be open, right?”

Mr. Trump’s longstanding criticism of Ms. Whitmer is particularly freighted now because, according to the F.B.I., an armed

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‘Halloweentown’ Star Kimberly J. Brown Pays Tribute To The Fan Favourite Movie

“Halloweentown” star Kimberly J. Brown has hardly changed since the release of the hit Halloween movie 22 years ago.



Debbie Reynolds et al. posing for the camera: Disney Channel/Reel Fx Creative/Kobal/Shutterstock


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To celebrate the anniversary, Brown shared a TikTok video of her trying on her outfit from the film.

“Just wanted to see if it still fits,” she captioned the clip.

Brown also paid tribute to the film in a throwback photo from 1998 on Instagram.

“In 1998, this 13 yr old girl spent her summer playing the teenage witch granddaughter of Debbie Reynolds in the @disneychannel film #Halloweentown, having no idea what special magical life the film would have yearrrsss after it premiered,” Brown said.

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In 1998, this 13 yr old girl spent her summer playing the teenage witch granddaughter of Debbie Reynolds in the @disneychannel film

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U.S. official went to Syria seeking Americans’ release: newspaper

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A White House official traveled to Damascus for secret meetings with the Syrian government seeking the release of at least two U.S. citizens believed held by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

The newspaper, citing unnamed Trump administration officials, said Kash Patel, a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump and the top White House counterterrorism official, flew to Damascus earlier this year.

The White House and the State Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The newspaper, citing Trump administration officials and others familiar with the negotiations, described Patel’s trip as the first time such a high-level U.S. official had met in Syria with the isolated Assad government in more than a decade.

The United States suspended operations at the U.S. Embassy in Damascus in February 2012 after Assad began a crackdown in 2011 on protesters calling for an end

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The Unhinged Scene at Tootsie’s As Miami Coronavirus Curfew Is Lifted and the City Parties Hard

MIAMI—Shortly after midnight on Sunday, a line of at least 50 men and women snaked from the entrance of Tootsie’s Cabaret to the sidewalk lining the perimeter of the massive strip club in Miami Gardens, a small city in South Florida that has clocked nearly 5,000 coronavirus cases since the coronavirus pandemic began. Two Miami Gardens police cars directed traffic to a satellite parking lot because Tootsie’s main lot was completely full.

Less than 24 hours earlier, Tootsie’s owners had won a court injunction at least temporarily nullifying Miami-Dade County’s 12 a.m. curfew. The party was just getting started.

Johnny Fernandez, a 33-year-old Miami Gardens resident waiting in the line and sporting a wide grin, explained young Miamians like him were nocturnal creatures. He wasn’t surprised to see so many people waiting to get inside Tootsies after being forced for months to stay indoors during the wee hours on weekends.

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U.S. official visited Syria seeking Americans’ release: newspaper

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A White House official traveled to Damascus for secret meetings with the Syrian government seeking the release of at least two U.S. citizens believed held by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

The newspaper, citing unnamed Trump administration officials, said Kash Patel, a deputy assistant to U.S. President Donald Trump and the top White House counterterrorism official, flew to Damascus earlier this year.

The White House and the State Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The newspaper, citing Trump administration officials and others familiar with the negotiations, described Patel’s trip as the first time such a high-level U.S. official has met in Syria with the isolated Assad government in more than a decade.

The United States suspended operations at the U.S. embassy in Damascus in February 2012 after against Assad in 2011 began brutal crackdown on protesters calling for

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Over 50,000 march in Belarus against authoritarian leader

Tens of thousands of people marched down the streets of Belarus’ capital on Sunday, demanding the ouster of the country’s authoritarian leader who won his sixth term in office in an election widely seen as rigged

More than 50,000 people took part in the rally in Minsk, according to the Viasna human rights center. Demonstrators carried banners mocking President Alexander Lukashenko, who has run the country for 26 years, and chanted “Go away!”

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Halloweentown Star Kimberly J. Brown Recreates Witch Outfit on Film’s 22nd Anniversary

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Halloweentown star Kimberly J. Brown is celebrating the beloved movie’s 22nd anniversary!

On Saturday, the actress shared a video on TikTok, recreating her iconic witch outfit from the film to commemorate the October 17, 1998, premiere anniversary and the spooky month of October.

In the clip, Brown pulls out a witch hat, and right as she places it on her head, her outfit transforms into the costume. “Just wanted to see if it still fits,” she captioned the video.

Brown later shared a throwback photo of herself and shared a sweet note about working on the classic Halloween movie.

“In 1998, this 13 yr old girl spent her summer playing the teenage witch granddaughter of Debbie Reynolds in the @disneychannel film #Halloweentown, having no idea what special magical life the film would have yearrrsss after it premiered,” she wrote.

“And here I am, on its 22nd anniversary, profoundly

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Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Another Round’ Wins Best Film at BFI LFF

Thomas Vinterberg’s film “Another Round,” starring Mads Mikkelsen, has taken home the top prize at this year’s BFI London Film Festival.

“Another Round” won the Audience Award for best film, while “The Painter and the Thief,” directed by Benjamin Ree won best documentary; Tommy Gillard’s “Shuttlecock” was the best short film and “To Miss the Ending,” directed by Anna West and David Callanan, was awarded best XR/immersive art.

“Another Round” tells the story of Martin, played by Mikkelsen, a tutor, husband and father who was once brilliant but becomes only a shell of his former self.

“Thank you to the audience at the London Film Festival for bringing this award to us. We are very proud to receive this from a British audience; it’s a great honour. We are so sad that we can’t be there,” Vinterberg said of his award.

First-time feature director Cathy Brady was named the Screen

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Michael B. Jordan To Produce ‘Static Shock’ Movie Based On DC Comics Character

Michael B. Jordan is taking his talents to the DC Comics universe. The actor is joining Warner Bros. and DC Comics Static Shock as a producer. 

The Hollywood Reporter announced Friday (October 16) that Jordan would join filmmaker Reginald Hudlin on the project. Jordan is slated to produce the film under his Warners-based moniker, Outlier Society.

 “I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that,” Jordan tells THR. 

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“Outlier Society is committed to bringing to life diverse comic book content across all platforms and we are excited to partner with Reggie and Warner Bros on this initial step,” he continued in his statement. 

Static first appeared in 1993’s Static no. 1 through Milestone Comics, a now-defunct company founded by Black writers and artists to help ensure that comics

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Fury Road director shuts down rumours the movie didn’t have a script

From Digital Spy

The director of Mad Max: Fury Road has denied rumours the film didn’t have a script.

The movie was released to critical and commercial acclaim in 2015, but has since been plagued by speculation that it didn’t have a legitimate script.

Said rumours originated after a picture of 3,500 storyboards laying out the film in almost total entirety emerged online.

But, speaking following similar rumour-debunking tweets from Mad Max: Fury Road co-writer Brendan McCarthy, director George Miller has assured fans that the film “of course” had a script.

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“I’m not sure how the notion that Fury Road had no script came about,” he told IndieWire.

“Of course there was a script!

“How else could we have presented the project to a studio, cast and crew

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