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Chris Pratt’s wife defends movie star from mean tweets

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Katherine Schwarzenegger has come to the defense of her husband, Chris Pratt, after a mean tweet initiative bumped him from a list of the top ‘Chrises’ in Hollywood.

Filmmaker Amy Berg posted images of Pratt, Chris Pine, Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth and added the caption: “One has to go.”

Followers jumped on the challenge, Pratt landed the most votes, and so Berg replaced his headshot with one of Irishman Chris O’Dowd, adding, “I feel like this is harder.”

Pratt’s wife didn’t find the tweets amusing at all and she has responded to an E! News Instagram post about the Hollywood Chris ranking, stating: “Is this really what we need? There’s so much going on in the world and people are struggling in so many ways.

“Being mean is so yesterday. There’s enough room to love all

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Purdue Pharma to Plead Guilty, Pay $8.3B to Settle Opioid Probe

Purdue Pharma will pay $8.3 billion and plead guilty to three felonies to settle federal charges related to how it marketed its addictive painkiller OxyContin, which has been partly blamed for accelerating the opioid crisis. 

The company’s owners, the Sackler family, will pay $225 million in a separate civil settlement with the U.S., court papers and U.S. officials said, according to Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal. 

In the main settlement Purdue will pay $225 million since it doesn’t have the assets to cover the whole figure, The Journal reported. The federal government will cede most of the rest of the penalty to provide more money to states, counties and North American tribes, the paper reported. 

Purdue Pharma still faces thousands of civil claims by local and state officials over the overprescription of Oxycontin, which many have linked to the opioid crisis.

Estimates tie more than 200,000 U.S. deaths to

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Quibi’s Demise Spurs Hand-Wringing for TV Partners

When CBS News launched a new version of its popular “60 Minutes” for Quibi earlier this year, it was seen as a much-needed way to extend a venerable TV brand into the media venues younger viewers covet. The six-minute “60 in 6” featured an array of new correspondents and tackled QAnon, race relations and more.

Now CBS faces the prospect of keeping the show going with another partner or under its own steam.

The demise of Quibi, the short-form video service led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, will cause complications for a wide range of TV partners who supplied new and often innovative programming to the streaming upstart, which promised to deliver top-quality entertainment in episodes that would last ten minutes or less. NBC News, the BBC,  Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Kevin Hart, Queen Latifah and Chrissy Teigen were among the popular actors and media entities that latched

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Stocks slip on Wall Street as virus aid deal remains elusive

U.S. stocks capped another wobbly day of trading with modest losses Wednesday as Wall Street waited for any signs of progress as lawmakers in Washington negotiate over how to deliver more aid for the economy.

The S&P 500 slipped 0.2% after shifting between small gains and losses for much of the day. The benchmark index is on track for its first weekly loss after notching gains in each of the past three weeks. Losses in industrial stocks, health care companies and elsewhere in the market outweighed solid gains by communication services stocks. Treasury yields were mixed.

Much of Wall Street’s focus has been on Washington, where White House officials and Democrats are negotiating on another round of support to prop up the still-struggling economy, though the prospects for a deal that delivers aid soon remain cloudy.

“As long as the parties involved give the market a headline suggesting they’re still

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Legally Blonde Cast Reunites for 20th Anniversary as Third Film Gets Official Release Date

Reunited and it feels so good!

For the first time in two decades, Reese Witherspoon and the cast of 2001’s hit comedy Legally Blonde reunited in a special hosted by Saturday Night Live‘s Chloe Fineman that aired Tuesday on Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine’s YouTube page. The special is in support of World Central Kitchen.

Witherspoon, 44, was joined for the virtual group chat by original castmates Luke Wilson, Holland Taylor, Jennifer Coolidge, Selma Blair, Ali Larter, Jessica Cauffiel and Alanna Ubach.

“Feeling like the luckiest guy in America right now,” Wilson, the lone male at the reunion, jokingly said.

Reminiscing, Witherspoon admitted that none of the cast expected the movie to become so iconic.

“I don’t think any of us knew what this film was going to turn out to be or how much it was going to inspire young women and young people across the world,” the Oscar winner

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Truth Seekers stars Nick Frost and Samson Kayo give us their spooky movie recs

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As roommates back in the ’90s, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were big fans of The X-Files. Now, a quarter of the century on, the Shaun of the Dead stars are two of the creators behind a show with strong Mulder-and-Scully vibes.

In the comedic supernatural show Truth Seekers, Frost stars as Gus, a broadband repairman with an unsuccessful side job investigating ghostly goings-on.

“He has his own YouTube channel called the Truth Seeker,” says the actor. “He debunks conspiracy theories or he goes looking for the Loch Ness Monster. The best bit of paranormal activity that he had before [the show starts] was watching a door slam over the course of nine hours.”

Things get much creepier after Gus is teamed at work with a younger partner, Elton, portrayed by Samson Kayo.

“Elton thinks it’s going to be a regular day’s work,” says Kayo.

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Protests roil Providence after moped crash that witnesses say involved police car

Protests erupted in Providence, Rhode Island, on Tuesday night as some residents in the city blamed police for a crash that left a moped rider severely injured.

Jhamal Gonsalves, 24, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital on Sunday night after the crash and is listed in critical condition, a hospital spokesperson said.

His family said that he arrived at the hospital unconscious and is on a breathing tube, according to NBC Boston.

Cellphone video of the incident shows Gonsalves riding a small black moped down a street as a police car follows him. Gonsalves appears to make a right turn before suddenly crashing. The police car comes to a stop.

Jhamal Gonsalves.via WJAR

The video doesn’t show what caused Gonsalves to crash.

Some witnesses said his moped was struck by the police car, NBC Boston reports.

Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare and police Col. Hugh Clements Jr. both

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J Balvin Will Play a Fortnite Show on Halloween

Epic Games announced early Wednesday (4 a.m. ET to be precise) that J Balvin will be the latest star to have a gig on Fortnite. The Colombian singer is set to headline the game’s “Fortnitemares” event on on Halloween, and the show will air in Fortnite’s casual “party royale” mode.

Balvin’s show, which will be pre-recorded at Epic Games’ studio in Los Angeles, represents another first for Fortnite, as it will be shot using extended reality (XR) technology. Balvin will be recorded using LED walls and camera tracking, which will give the star a more real-life in a virtual world look instead of the digital avatars showcased before, the company tells Rolling Stone. 

“I am always looking for innovative ways to connect with fans that have been so incredibly supportive of my career and music, as well as gain exposure to future fans,” Balvin said in a statement accompanying

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Finneas Drops New Song, ‘Can’t Wait to Be Dead’

Finneas, Billie Eilish’s brother and musical collaborator, has dropped a new solo song today with the cheerful title “Can’t Wait to Be Dead.”

However, he clarifies, “I’m happy for this song to mean anything to anyone who listens to it, but to me, it’s a song about my relationship with the Internet. Especially in an election year. Especially during a pandemic. Sometimes, the internet makes me laugh, sometimes it makes me cry, sometimes it makes me hopeful. But sometimes, it really makes me wanna be dead.”

The song’s official video will premiere Thursday (Oct. 22).

Finneas, who won six Grammy Awards in January for his work on Eilish’s debut full-length “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?,” has been releasing a steady stream of new material over the past few months. Those include a trio of songs with Eilish, a solo EP last fall and a single a

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U.S. FCC Lawyer Says Agency Can Change Rules on Social Media Liability Shield | Technology News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top lawyer at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Wednesday the telecommunications regulator has legal authority to redefine the immunity shield protecting social media companies that could make it easier for users to file lawsuits challenging content removal decisions.

In July, President Donald Trump’s administration asked the agency to limit protections for social media companies under Section 230, a provision of the 1996 Communications Decency Act that shields them from liability for user-generated content and allows them to remove lawful but objectionable posts.

FCC General Counsel Tom Johnson said in a blog post Wednesday “the scope of the Section 230 immunity shield must be interpreted by someone… the only question is whether the FCC or a federal court will do the interpreting.”

Johnson added that if the FCC narrows social media companies’ liability shield it “would simply allow private parties to bring lawsuits, as appropriate,

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