Day: November 6, 2020

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El Gouna Film Festival Confirms 6 Coronavirus Cases Among Attendees

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There are rising concerns over a number of coronavirus cases believed to have originated at last week’s El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt.

“I’m seeing a growing number of people who attended the Gouna Film Festival are learning they got COVID-19,” warns a Facebook post circulating among those who attended the Oct. 23-31 event. “If you were there, please isolate and get tested. If you test positive, please let everyone you met know so they can isolate and get tested.”

The decision to host parties made El Gouna stand out from other physical events held in Europe in recent months. The festival also tested all foreign guests, which Venice and San Sebastian didn’t pursue. One could reasonably argue organizers did more to protect other guests from asymptomatic cases.

However, Al Jazeera reported Friday that several regional celebrities — who weren’t tested by organizers

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J.Lo Proves That You Can Indeed Wear Sweatpants to Dinner

From Harper’s BAZAAR

Jennifer Lopez is the master of elevating a laid-back look.

On Thursday, the singer and actress was photographed stepping out of the Sunset Tower Hotel for dinner in Los Angeles in a bright white, graphic sweatsuit courtesy of Mayfair the Label. The cozy coordinating set included oversized jogger style sweatpants and a crewneck sweatshirt which read “It Costs Zero Dollars To Be a Nice Person” on the back. Lopez paired the look with Nike Jordan high top sneakers, a black protective face mask, and her signature hoop earrings, while making us all feel better about our growing collection of sweats we’ve accumulated during quarantine . Also in tow? The singer’s favorite accessory: a customized and monogrammed, blinged-out water bottle—because superstars need to stay hydrated.

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Photo credit: BACKGRID

It wasn’t the first time Lopez opted for a casual look courtesy of the brand. Back in August, the singer

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First Country: New Music From Jason Aldean, Billy Ray Cyrus, Barry Gibb and Jason Isbell

Barry Gibb and Jason Isbell, “Words of a Fool”

The first release from Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook Vol 1, is also the only previously unreleased track on this collection — which pairs The Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb with some of country’s biggest names on recordings of the sibling trio’s greatest hits. This poignant, organ-drenched waltz sounds like it’s existed forever. Isbell and Gibb, of course, acquit themselves well here — but if a song ever cried out for George Jones to come back and sing, this is it.

Billy Ray Cyrus, The Singin’ Hills Sessions – Mojave

Understandably emboldened by the tremendous success of his appearance on the remix of Lil Nas X’s Grammy-wining “Old Town Road,” Cyrus opens this EP, the second in his The Singin’ Hills Session series, with a twangy country version of LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out” that totally upends the

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People With Limb Differences Call Out ‘The Witches’ Movie for Its Portrayal of Disabilities

Fans of Roald Dahl have been looking forward to the movie adaptation of his 1983 children’s fantasy novel The Witches. But since it was released last month—via on-demand services due to the COVID-19-enforced closure of movie theaters—not all feedback has been positive.



Anne Hathaway standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: "When I look at the pictures of [Anne Hathaway] with her witch hands, it brings tears to my eyes because I see MY hand in the photos."


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“When I look at the pictures of [Anne Hathaway] with her witch hands, it brings tears to my eyes because I see MY hand in the photos.”

The movie stars Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch, and she’s depicted with just claw-like hands with three fingers on each. This has led to backlash from campaigners and people with limb differences, who have accused the movie of portraying disabilities as “something to be scared of” and labeling the depiction as “shockingly out of touch.” (Notably, Dahl’s novel didn’t refer to the character as having missing fingers—the witches had claws instead of nails, which

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Timeline: Key events leading to Ethiopia’s crisis in Tigray

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia is mobilising troops from around the country and sending them to the northern Tigray region to fight a powerful ethnic faction that led the ruling coalition for decades.

United Nations and regional officials have expressed alarm about the fighting, which they fear could lead to all-out war in Africa’s second most populous nation.

Here is a timeline of key events leading up to the conflict:

May 1991 – The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) topples Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam, head of a Communist junta that ruled the country from 1974. The coalition is led by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), guerrilla fighters who marched from their homeland in Ethiopia’s north to the capital Addis Ababa.

August 1995 – The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is proclaimed. The EPRDF sweeps to power in poorly contested elections, and TPLF leader Meles Zenawi becomes Ethiopia’s first

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Carrie Underwood and Josh Groban to Perform at iHeartRadio Holiday Special

Get ready for some Christmas carols!



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Stars Carrie Underwood and Josh Groban will perform during iHeartRadio’s Holiday Special on Nov. 25, PEOPLE can exclusively announce.

The virtual concert, hosted by Mario Lopez, is in celebration of iHeartRadio’s celebration of Christmas classics. The special will broadcast on iHeartMedia’s AC, Hot AC and Classic Hits stations nationwide. Viewers can also stream the event on the Venues app and iHeartRadio’s YouTube and Facebook pages.



Carrie Underwood, Josh Groban are posing for a picture


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Carrie Underwood, Josh Groban

Along with Groban and Underwood, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be performing three holiday classics from the Preservation Hall in New Orleans.

The new concert comes several months after Underwood, 37, released her first-ever Christmas album titled My Gift in September. The record even featured a sweet cameo from her son Isaiah, 5½, who appears on “Little Drummer Boy.”

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Marin Ireland talks horror movie The Dark and the Wicked and gives update on Y: The Last Man

In the just-released horror film The Dark and the Wicked, Marin Ireland plays a woman who comes home to her family’s remote farm to help care for her ailing father.

“A patriarch of a family is dying and they’re on a farm in the middle of nowhere in Texas,” says Ireland, whose previous credits include The Irishman and The Umbrella Academy. “The children — the sister and the brother — come home to be with their mother and to be with their dying father. The mother feels like something else is happening in the house, she feels like something very very bad is going on in the house, and that creeps into everything, and becomes the central issue the kids are trying to figure out.”

The movie is written and directed by Bryan Bertino and shares an atmosphere of unrelenting dread with the filmmaker’s breakthrough release, 2008’s The

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Gold Heads for Biggest Weekly Gain Since July as Biden Closes In

(Bloomberg) — Gold headed for the biggest weekly gain since July and copper rose as Joe Biden tightened his grip on the race for the White House, while investors also weighed prospects for further Federal Reserve stimulus.

Bullion broke out of a narrow trading range seen over the past month as uncertainty over the election and renewed stimulus hopes boosted demand for the haven. Democrat Joe Biden was on the cusp of victory in his race to unseat President Donald Trump Friday after ongoing vote counts put him ahead in several key battlegrounds, including Pennsylvania.

Bullion gave up some of the early advances as “stocks have come off highs and the dollar is making a modest comeback. There also seems to some notable profit-taking that started around $1,960,” said Tai Wong, head of metals derivatives trading at BMO Capital Markets.



chart: Gold set for biggest weekly gain in three months as Democrats close in


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System of a Down drops two new tracks to highlight Armenian unrest

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System of a Down is out with new music for the first time in 15 years.

Why now? Members of the heavy metal group, who are of Armenian descent, said the current conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan brought them together.

Proceeds from “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz” will go to the Armenian Fund, assisting with humanitarian efforts in the region. The tracks can be purchased at Bandcamp. 

“The time to do this is now, as together, the four of us have something extremely important to say as a unified voice,” members of the band — Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian and John Dolmayan — said on Instagram. “These two songs, ‘Protect The Land’ and ‘Genocidal Humanoidz’ both speak of a dire and

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How News Media Keeps Waiting and Waiting to Make Historic Election Call

News organizations were preparing on Friday for a possibly decisive call in the 2020 presidential race, even as President Trump and his allies continued to lie about the integrity of the election and make baseless claims about voter fraud.

Cable news networks had their A-list anchors at the ready in anticipation of a historic call, but the urgency of the morning gave way to a hurry-up-and-wait mood as ballot counters in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania continued their work.

The anchors made plenty of references to President Trump’s narrowing path to victory as onscreen graphics showed Joseph R. Biden Jr. closing in on the 270 electoral votes needed to secure the White House, but the network decision desks were in charge. With no decisive call and hours to fill, the solution was to vamp.

“We have not gotten to the point where he has gotten the actual 270, but those

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