Day: October 27, 2020

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Walter Wallace shooting in Philadelphia: 30 officers injured protests

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Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street Monday afternoon after yelling at him to drop his knife, authorities say.

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Police in Philadelphia said 30 officers were injured during violent protests Monday night that broke out after police fatally shot a 27-year-old Black man who authorities said had a knife.

More than 300 people marched through the streets of Philadelphia late Monday into early Tuesday to protest the shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., whose shooting was captured on video. Dozens of officers were injured with rocks, bricks and other projectiles, and a 56-year-old female officer was hit by a pickup truck and hospitalized with a broken leg, WCAU-TV reported.

A police car was set on fire and officers used batons to push crowds back, according to video shared on social media. The crowd then largely dispersed.

Several businesses were looted and about

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Seattle radio host Dori Monson back on air after suspension following transphobic tweet

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KIRO radio host Dori Monson is back on the air following an almost three-week suspension from Bonneville Seattle after he made a transphobic tweet during the Oct. 7 gubernatorial debate.

Monson revealed the news and issued an apology in a post on MyNorthwest.com. He also apologized on Oct. 8 during

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CBS names Ducksworth to lead NAACP partnership for more diverse TV



a woman smiling for the camera: Sheila Ducksworth has been appointed head of a CBS/NAACP partnership. (CBS)


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Sheila Ducksworth has been appointed head of a CBS/NAACP partnership. (CBS)

CBS Studios and the NAACP named Sheila Ducksworth to lead their partnership focused on creating more inclusive programming.

Native New Yorker Ducksworth will oversee the development and production of scripted, unscripted and documentary content for broadcast, streaming and cable platforms, CBS said Tuesday. The former Will Packer Media executive, who was involved in producing “Night School” for NBC, will assume her new role on Nov. 9.

Ducksworth, a Yale graduate and industry veteran, will lead a joint venture focused on elevating Black artists in front of and behind the camera. The partnership was formed in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests and promises by Hollywood to improve representation.

“We are excited to draw upon her leadership and experience to establish a production venture that is committed to telling compelling, inclusive stories, while expanding the range

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Here’s what we know and what we don’t about the schedule on eve of Big East media day

The college basketball season is supposed to start Nov. 25, according to the most recent NCAA decisions, but during the coronavirus everything is fluid.

There’s a word that has become commonplace, and cringe-worthy.

So even with less than a month, there are few answers for UConn men, who have stacked exciting recruiting classes back to back and are entering the Big East, creating a new wave of excitement and optimism around the program.

But what coach Dan Hurley has called “the most anticipated season we’ve had in a while” is shrouded by the unrelenting workings of COVID-19. The Huskies do not have a nonconference schedule in place, and are waiting for the Big East to reveal its plans. That could come at the conference’s media day, to be staged virtually, on Wednesday morning.

There is still confidence that there will be some sort of season for UConn men. Here is

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Suresh Gopi shares the first glimpse of his 250th film Ottakomban; Take a look



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The well known actor from the southern film industry, Suresh Gopi shared the first glimpse of his upcoming film titled Ottakomban. The film is the lead actor’s 250th film. The actor enjoys a massive fan following. The popular star from the southern film industry, shared a post on his Instagram account wherein the fans can take a look at what the film has in store. Going by the film Ottakomban’s first look, the fans can expect an action filled flick with Suresh Gopi playing a challenging role in the film.

The news reports further go on to state that the Suresh Gopi starrer was meant to kick start the shoot in the month of August. But due to the rising cases of COVID 19 the film did not start rolling in August. The southern film industry actors like Mohanlal, Mammootty, Manju Warrier, Kunchacko Boban, Fahadh Faasil,

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Streaming TV gets a new entrant

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T-Mobile is launching TVision, a multi-tiered streaming service with live TV news and sports starting at $40 monthly and an entertainment-focused tier for $10 monthly. (Photo: T-Mobile)

T-Mobile is expanding its effort to take over your TV.

TVision, a new TV streaming service starting at $40 monthly, will give T-Mobile customers a way to get live news and sports without renting a cable box or signing annual contracts.

The $40 basic TVision package includes 30 or more TV channels including CNN, Fox News, ESPN, FS1, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox Business Network, TBS, TNT, Disney – and in some markets local ABC, Fox and NBC channels (no CBS channels). You can also store 100 hours of cloud recordings and watch more than 10,000 on-demand programs.

Higher-priced tiers come with more sports channels including The NFL Network, NBCSN, Golf Channel and regional sports networks ($50 monthly), and NFL Red Zone and eight

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22 state attorneys general oppose proposed Trump immigration rule on foreign students and media

Nearly two dozen state attorneys general are opposing a rule proposed by the Trump administration that would impose new restrictions on international students, exchange visitors and foreign media and limit the amount of time they can spend in the U.S.  

The rule, proposed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last month, would put a fixed term of between two and four years for international students and exchange visitors with the option to renew their permissions to stay in the U.S.  

International media would only be allowed to enter the U.S. for a period of up to 240 days.

The 22 attorneys general criticized the move as “xenophobic” and the time limits as “arbitrary, unnecessary, and unduly burdensome.”

Currently, international students, exchange visitors and foreign media under the specific F, J and I visas, respectively, can stay in the U.S. as long as they are in compliance with the terms

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Diane Weyermann Steps Down From International Feature’s Exec Committee

Diane Weyermann, the content chief for Participant Media, has stepped down as co-chair of the international feature film’s executive committee, Variety has confirmed.

Weyermann decided to leave her role as co-chair of the executive committee due to her professional relationship with the documentary “Collective,” which has been selected to represent Romania in this year’s International Feature Film competition. “Collective” was produced by Participant.

Alhough Weyermann is not personally credited on the film and was not responsible for the financing, Participant—for which she is head of documentaries—co-acquired the film and is handling its release.

The Academy president David Rubin has appointed the Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier (“The Night Manager”), who is currently the governor of the Directors Branch, to co-chair the committee alongside Larry Karaszewski, the governor of the Writers Branch.

One of Scandinavia’s most celebrated auteurs, Bier previously won an Oscar with her Danish drama “In a Better World” and

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New Power Rangers Movie Brings in Titans TV Show Writer

The new Power Rangers movie is moving right along as Hasbro and eOne have found a writer to reboot the franchise for the big screen once again. Bryan Edward Hill of Titans fame will pen the screenplay, with Jonathan Entwistle on board to direct. This will be the first movie within the franchise since Lionsgate’s 2017 YA take on the series, which failed to connect with audiences on a global scale. Now, it’s back to the drawing board in a big way.

According to a new report, Bryan Edward Hill will write the Power Rangers reboot. Hill is known for his work on Titans, which is currently filming its third season. Hill also worked as a writer on Ash vs. Evil Dead and has a movie, Zone 414, in post-production. Hill is very much a writer on the rise, with several yet-to-be-produced projects for major studios under his

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Jennifer Lopez, Armie Hammer to Star in ‘Shotgun Wedding’

Jennifer Lopez and Armie Hammer will tie the knot in Lionsgate’s action-comedy “Shotgun Wedding.”

The film finds Lopez as Darcy and Hammer as Tom, a couple who gathers their families together for a destination wedding. Things start to go south, however, after the two get cold feet. But that’s not the worst thing about the wedding from hell — the ceremony goes completely off the rails when the entire party is taken hostage.

According to the official, pun-filled press release: “‘Til Death Do Us Part’ takes on a whole new meaning in this hilarious, adrenaline-fueled adventure as Darcy and Tom must save their loved ones — if they don’t kill each other first.”

Jason Moore will direct from a screenplay by Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether. The film will be produced by Mandeville’s Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman, who previously teamed with Lionsgate on the sleeper hit “Wonder.” They will

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