Day: November 8, 2020

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Korean War Film ‘Sacrifice’ Maintains Lead

China had a relatively quiet box office weekend, in which holdover Korean War-set title “Sacrifice” led for the third week in a row thanks to $14.4 million in sales, according to data from industry tracker Maoyan.

This week’s most notable new release was the blood-stained, tear-soaked, seaside-set local crime thriller “Back to the Wharf,” which came in second with a $7.09 million debut. It stars Zhang Yu (“Dying to Survive,” “A Cool Fish”) and was directed by Li Xiaofeng. His first feature, the 2014 period drama “Nezha,” premiered in the New Currents section at the Busan International Film Festival that year but made just $82,130 in Chinese theaters.

Patriotic omnibus film “My People, My Homeland,” now well over a month in theaters, came in third with $4.86 million. It has now grossed a cumulative $416 million (RMB2.75 billion), making it one of the world’s biggest films of the year and

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What We Know About the Mysterious Pituto in Netflix’s Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta?

Set in a prestigious gated community in Argentina, Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta? is a bewildering true-crime watch full of odd twists and turns. One of the most shocking (and suspicious) moments comes in the form of a “pituto,” which the docuseries translates from Spanish as “thingy.” It’s what Horacio, the late María Marta García Belsunce’s brother, called a mysterious piece of lead. When his half-brother John Hurtig and stepfather Dino moved María Marta’s body, they discovered the pituto beneath her. Later telling investigators that he believed it was a shelf lug, John flushed it down the toilet. The pituto, it turned out, was none other than the tip of a bullet – a bullet that matched the five found in María Marta’s head. It’s a critical piece of evidence, so let’s dig into what episode two revealed about it.

Many of the dots didn’t connect for prosecutor Diego Molina

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Photos: ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek

Game show host Alex Trebek poses on the set of “Jeopardy!” on April 17, 2010, in Culver City, California.

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Updated 4:18 PM ET, Sun November 8, 2020

Game show host Alex Trebek poses on the set of “Jeopardy!” on April 17, 2010, in Culver City, California.

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Alex Trebek, the genial “Jeopardy!” host with all the answers and a reassuring presence in the TV game-show landscape for five decades, has died. He was 80.

“Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” said a statement shared on the show’s Twitter account Sunday. “Thank you, Alex.”

The cause of death was not immediately announced. Trebek revealed in March 2019 he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, triggering an outpouring of support and well wishes at the time.

Over 37 seasons, Trebek

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Foo Fighters Premiere New Song on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Capping off a surprising run of recent veteran rock act bookings on “Saturday Night Live,” Foo Fighters utilized their eighth career appearance on the NBC show last night (Nov. 7) to debut “Shame Shame,” the first single from their 10th album, “Medicine at Midnight.” The project will be released Feb. 5, 2021 via Roswell/RCA.

The Dave Grohl-led group also dusted off its ever-timely 2003 hit “Times Like These” during the Dave Chappelle-hosted episode, which came just hours after former vice president Joe Biden defeated incumbent Donald Trump to become the next president of the United States.

The verses of “Shame Shame” have an uncharacteristic stop/start beat, with Grohl’s vocals evincing a hint of soul, while the restrained chorus references “another season of loneliness” and burying emotions “beneath a mountain of emptiness.” The Foos were joined on-stage by two of the three female backing vocalists who augmented the band on tour

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Band debuts new single ‘Shame Shame’

The Foo Fighters performed their new single “Shame Shame” from upcoming studio album “Medicine at Midnight” on the latest episode of “Saturday Night Live” hosted by Dave Chappelle.



a group of people performing on stage in front of a computer: Dave Chappelle hosted "Saturday Night Live" with musical guest Foo Fighters


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Dave Chappelle hosted “Saturday Night Live” with musical guest Foo Fighters

The single — which was officially released as the episode aired — will appear on the rock band’s 10th studio album due out February 5. The band also performed their 2002 hit song “Times Like These.”

The “SNL” episode aired the same day as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were projected the winners of the presidential race, and actors Jim Carrey and Maya Rudolph did not miss a beat.

“Thank you very much, America! We did it!” Carrey’s president-elect said, opening the show. “Can you believe it? I honestly kind of can’t. It’s been so long since something good happened.”

Carrey’s Biden also said he would

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Musicians Remember ‘Wonderful, Kind Soul’ Who Hosted ‘Jeopardy!’

Alex Trebek has died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. The beloved Jeopardy! host, 80, was surrounded by family and friends as he passed away early on Sunday (Nov. 8), the game show announced in a tweet. Trebek — who was celebrated not only for his flawless deliveries on the show, but also his rapping of lyrics featured on Jeopardy! — first revealed his diagnosis to fans in March 31, 2019, and continued to work as he received treatments for cancer, maintaining positive attitude throughout.

Remembrances from musicians of the TV personality began pouring into social media shortly after Trebek’s death was announced. Among them were KISS’s Gene Simmons, who tweeted, “Alex Trebek, Rest In Peace. A wonderful, kind soul. You will be missed,” along with a video of the game-show host dressing up as the rocker.

John

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Rural success gave him win over Biden

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Here’s a look in Florida as of Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla – Former Vice President Joe Biden might have won the presidency after days of counting, but Election Day was a flop for Democrats in Florida.

Much has been made of how the Democrats hemorrhaged support from Hispanic voters in Miami-Dade County. But that alone does not explain why Biden lost the state by about 375,000 votes, a substantial gap in a state known for paper-thin margins.

An analysis of post-election data shows that several factors played into the Democrats’ bad day.

Biden did underperform in heavily Hispanic Miami-Dade County, as Republicans were successful in casting the former vice president as a socialist threat in communities where people have up close and personal memories of socialism and communism. Turnout in areas that went for President Donald Trump surpassed turnout in areas that went

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Finneas’ ‘Where The Poison Is’ Takes Aim At Donald Trump

Finneas may be best known for his production work with his sister, Billie Eilish, as the two racked up a slew of awards for Billie’s debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go. His talents as a solo artist should not be overlooked, however, and he’s been steadily adding to his catalog recently. Following last month’s “Can’t Wait To Be Dead,” the pop singer made his return with a politically-charged track, and a very timely one at that, called “Where The Poison Is.”

On the new track, Finneas delivers a number of references to the current state of life in the United States. He discusses the coronavirus pandemic, singing, “When the month of March felt more like 40 years.” He also takes a shot at President Trump on multiple occasions on the song. Finneas shared his displeasures with Trump’s handling of the coronavirus saying, “When all

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Strictly Come Dancing eliminates second celebrity in Movie Week

The second celebrity to leave this year’s Strictly Come Dancing has been revealed.



Tess Daly standing on a stage: Strictly Come Dancing eliminates second celebrity in Movie Week, as the BBC One show continues.


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Strictly Come Dancing eliminates second celebrity in Movie Week, as the BBC One show continues.

After Saturday night’s (November 7) Movie Week performances, the couple with the lowest judges’ scores were also the ones to leave – Jason Bell and Luba Mushtuk.

Their Paso Doble to the Star Wars theme by John Williams earned them just 12 points from judges Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Craig Revel Horwood, sending them into the dreaded dance-off alongside Nicola Adams and Katya Jones.

Nicola and Katya performed their Jive to ‘Greased Lightning’ from Grease, which had earned them 19 points from the judges on Saturday’s show.



Jason Bell et al. on a stage: Strictly Come Dancing, Nicola Adams, Katya Jones, Luba Mushtuk, Jason Bell


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Strictly Come Dancing, Nicola Adams, Katya Jones, Luba Mushtuk, Jason Bell

After both couples performed again, Craig was impressed that they had

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Lame-duck Congress and Trump face huge challenges in coming weeks

Even before Biden takes office on Jan. 20, Congress must contend with a Dec. 11 government funding deadline. Failure to reach a deal would result in a government shutdown, and Trump has not signaled whether he would sign a new spending bill.

At the same time, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have both expressed the desire to pass new economic and health-care relief measures to address the surging coronavirus pandemic — something Congress has not been able to do since the spring. But it is uncertain whether they will be able to find common ground in the weeks ahead: McConnell is pushing for a narrow and targeted bill, while Pelosi continues to insist on a broader and bolder relief package.

Lame-duck sessions of Congress can be ceremonial affairs, particularly as one presidential administration prepares to exit and a new one prepares to take

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