Day: November 5, 2020

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Chuck Lorre’s ‘B Positive’ Puts a (Slightly) More Urgent Spin on the TV Odd Couple: TV Review

When most people get too drunk, they might do an embarrassing dance or text someone they know they really shouldn’t be texting. When Gina (Annaleigh Ashford) gets too drunk, however, she becomes “Becky,” an enthusiastic hellion who ruins weddings, falls out of windows and, in a moment of enlightened benevolence, offers up her kidney to some guy she vaguely knew in high school. That she doesn’t back off that offer once she wakes up (relatively) sober says a lot about Gina as a person beyond her wildness — and yet at least in its first two episodes, “B Positive” has some trouble realizing that there’s a lot more to Gina than it often allows.

Created by “Mom” writer Marco Pennette, and based on his own experiences of getting a kidney transplant, “B Positive” primarily focuses on Drew (Thomas Middleditch), the aforementioned “some guy” who learns in the series’ opening minutes

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Why Highlander Is the Perfect Movie to Remake According to Original Star Clancy Brown

Audiences were introduced to the immortal warriors of Highlander way back in 1986, and while the franchise has since fizzled out, the first movie remains hugely popular with many excited to see what John Wick director Chad Stahelski does with his long-gestating reboot. Well, one fan who cannot wait to revisit the fantastical world of Highlander is the original’s villain Clancy Brown.

“It seems to me it’s the perfect movie to remake. You look back on it and that stuff is so cheesy that we did. Reimagined with today’s digital technology? That would just be great. I can’t wait for it to be done.”

Highlander follows the swordsman Connor MacLeod, who hails from the Scottish Highlands, and is known as the Highlander. MacLeod discovers that he is one of several immortal warriors who can be killed only by beheading. After initial training by another highly skilled immortal swordsman, Ramírez, MacLeod

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Johnny Depp loses libel case against newspaper that called him ‘wife beater’ | News

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Johnny Depp loses UK libel case over 'wife-beater' claims

FILE – In this Tuesday, July 14, 2020 file photo, American actor Johnny Depp gestures to the media as he arrives at the High Court in London. The UK High Court has ruled against Johnny Depp in his libel suit against the owner of the Sun newpaper over wife-beating allegation, it was reported on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)




LONDON (AP) — A British court ruled Monday against Johnny Depp in his libel case against the owner of the Sun tabloid newspaper, which labelled him a “wife beater.”

In a ruling, Justice Andrew Nicol said Depp has “not succeeded in his action for libel.” He added that the defendants had shown what they published was “substantially true.”

Depp sued News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the newspaper’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that accused him

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Jim Crow-era water fountains remain outside a Mississippi courthouse

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. – An effort in Jones County, Mississippi, to relocate segregationist water fountains that were installed during the Jim Crow era was met with resistance from voters.

A referendum was placed on the ballot, asking Jones County voters whether to remove the fountains, which are outside the county courthouse in Ellisville, or let them stay.

The unofficial and incomplete tally on Thursday shows the measure failed 16,370 votes to 12,869 votes.

In Jones County, there are 44,362 registered voters. Of those, 30,202 voted as of Thursday — a 68% turnout so far.

Absentee ballots are still coming in, however, so vote totals are expected to change, Circuit Clerk Concetta Brooks said Thursday. 

Jones County, Mississippi, residents voted on whether or not to remove segregated fountains from in front of the Jones County Courthouse in Ellisville, Miss., pictured here July 21, 2020.

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After intense criticism, Philip Guston exhibition rescheduled for 2022-24

“Philip Guston Now” will now open at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts on May 1, 2022, and run until Sept. 11, 2022. It then will travel to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (Oct. 23, 2022, to Jan. 15, 2023) and Washington’s National Gallery of Art (Feb. 26, 2023, to Aug. 27, 2023). The Tate Modern in London will be the final stop (Oct. 3, 2023, to Feb. 4, 2024).

“Navigating the exhibition schedules of four institutions, amid a global pandemic, has been complicated, but we are glad to be able to share a new schedule for the tour of ‘Philip Guston Now’ beginning in 2022,” NGA Director Kaywin Feldman said in a statement. “This additional time will allow us to slow down, get past covid, and bring the Gallery’s community together in person for challenging conversations that will help inform how we rethink the exhibition.”

In announcing the

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The Good Place ‘s William Jackson Harper to take over as lead of Love Life season 2

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William Jackson Harper is heading to HBO Max.

On Thursday, the streaming service announced The Good Place actor will take on the lead role in the second season of its romantic comedy anthology series, Love Life. Harper succeeds season 1 star Anna Kendrick who played the main character Darby, a woman who endeavored to find the one throughout her 20s and 30s.

Like the show’s first season, the second will also be set in New York City and focus on Harper’s character as he comes out of a years-long relationship with the woman he thought he was going to be with for good. Left reeling, he finds himself navigating the treacherous seas of dating once again. Fans of the first season will be happy to hear that the new episodes will see the reappearance of some characters from season 1, with Kendrick’s Darby appearing occasionally. Kendrick

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FA chairman Greg Clarke ‘supported push by big clubs’ to control TV deals

The Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, told senior representatives of the Premier League and its big six clubs that he supported the clubs’ efforts to secure greater voting power for TV deals, club sources have told the Guardian.

Clarke is said to have made his supportive remark in the meeting called by the league’s chairman, Gary Hoffman, with Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal on Tuesday 13 October, two days after the leaked “Project Big Picture” plans were published in the Telegraph. The Premier League’s chief executive, Richard Masters, also attended.

Related: Revealed: Greg Clarke’s real role in controversial Project Big Picture talks

According to club sources, Hoffman told the clubs that he understood their argument for the Project Big Picture proposal that voting on “strategic issues”, such as TV deals, should be controlled by nine longer-term club members of the Premier League, with six carrying a

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Forget a Runway Show. Gucci’s Launching a Film Festival

In the wake of the pandemic—and climate crisis—that have disrupted the usual globe-spanning circus of fashion shows, the industry’s powerhouses have been pondering (and often abandoning) plans to shake up the fashion-show format.

Perhaps no fashion house seems to have thought as hard about the conundrum as Gucci, whose creative director, Alessandro Michele, posted a soul-searching letter on Instagram last May that declared the fashion brand would stage just two collections per year. He’s been tweaking and iterating since then. In August, the brand hosted a 12-hour livestream of the (admittedly rather mind-numbing) campaign photo shoot for its Resort 2021 collection, the last vestige of the fashion business as usual. It was an exorcism: The fashion show and its attendant “events” as we knew them were demons to be cast out.

On Thursday, the house made an exciting new proclamation of what the future looks like: a seven-day film festival

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Oil price path depends on coronavirus control: Kemp

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own)

FILE PHOTO: The sun is seen behind a crude oil pump jack in the Permian Basin in Loving County, Texas, U.S., November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant

LONDON (Reuters) – Global jet fuel consumption remains severely affected by the uneven recovery in aviation; cargo volumes have rebounded but cross-border passenger flying remains blocked by quarantine restrictions in many countries.

In the United States, commercial jet fuel production over the four weeks to Oct. 30 averaged just 0.7 million bpd compared with compared with 1.6 million bpd a year ago, a decline of 54%.

Globally, jet use has probably fallen by between 2 million and 3 million bpd compared with the last year, and the lack of aviation demand has become the single-largest loss of consumption in the oil market.

The deeper and longer slump in passenger aviation is

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Sam Smith Says It’s ‘Beautiful’ to Be Back on Stage During COVID Pandemic’s ‘Hard’ Times

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Sam Smith is back singing on stage – and loving every second.

The “Breaking Hearts” singer, 28, chatted with BBC’s The One Show about the struggles of lockdown during the pandemic and how they loved performing again on the U.K’s version of Dancing with the Stars.

“It’s definitely weird times to do it but it’s been lovely to sing,” they said about their “Diamonds” performance. “To have dancers in front of me while I sing is wonderful. It’s beautiful. It’s been great.”

The TV performance allowed Smith to return to the stage as the United Kingdom has established a universal lockdown until Dec. 2.

RELATED: Sam Smith Reveals They Had a Hair Transplant: ‘I Don’t Feel Like I Have Anything to Hide’

“I found it hard,” Smith said the show about having to socially distance for most of the year. “I’ve been traveling for eight

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