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Outrage after Spider-Man allowed to film in closed Atlanta high schools | US news

Marvel’s untitled third Spider-Man movie has been granted special permission to shoot at two high schools in Atlanta, sparking backlash from parents whose children have been barred from in-person learning at the schools for more than eight months.

“Too bad kids don’t generate the millions a movie does, or they’d be back in front of their teacher in a classroom rather than a computer screen,” one parent wrote on Twitter, as reported by the Washington Post.

“In-person school is not only safe, it’s necessary for learning,” the parent added.

As coronavirus cases soar in the US, Atlanta authorities have said public school students will not return to in-person learning before January. Spider-Man filming at Frederick Douglass and Henry W Grady high schools could begin as early as January and March respectively.

A moratorium on film production at school properties has been in place since March. Spider-Man is the first film

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have Allowed Pregnant Princess Eugenie to Live in their U.K. Home

UPDATE: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are letting Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank stay at Frogmore Cottage, but according to The Telegraph, Meghan and Harry will continue to retain financial responsibility for the estate. Moreover, the outlet reports they plan to stay there with Princess Eugenie’s family when they travel to the U.K.

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John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask Respond to HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Casting Controversy, Saying Anyone Should Be Allowed to Play the Role

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Sydney season of Hedwig and the Angry Inch has been postponed following controversy surrounding the casting of Hugh Sheridan in the lead role.

This came after transgender activists opposed Sheridan’s casting, stating that a transgender person should have been cast instead.

Now, the show’s creators, John Cameron Mitchell and writer Stephen Trask, have responded to the controversy, stating that Hedwig is not a trans character, and the role does not need to be played by a trans person, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

“The character does go on a gender journey, but it is sparked by a coerced, non-consensual surgery,” Mitchell and Trask said in their joint statement. “A young fem gay boy is bullied into a gender assignment by his boyfriend and his government in order to preserve the sacred binarchy.”

The pair went on to say that, while they are pleased that transgender

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George Soros laments investment in Palantir and says he will sell the rest when allowed

Investor and philanthropist George Soros delivers a speech on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on Jan. 23, 2020.


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It’s common for fund managers to talk up their investments. Billionaire investor George Soros is taking the opposite tack.

His family office, Soros Fund Management, issued a statement criticizing one of its holdings, Palantir Technologies
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after a Securities and Exchange Commission filing revealed it had a roughly 1% stake in the data analytics company.


“SFM does not approve of Palantir’s business practices. SFM made this investment at a time when the negative social consequences of big data were less understood. SFM would not make an investment in Palantir today.”


— Soros Fund Management statement

That’s a statement issued on Soros’s Open Society website. The statement went on to explain that the investment was made by a portfolio manager at the firm

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Ellen Pompeo Reveals the Word She Wasn’t Allowed to Say on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ in Season 1

Ellen Pompeo is opening up about the history of Grey’s Anatomy in a new interview following the show’s shocking season 17 premiere.

The actress, who plays Meredith Grey, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live following the premiere on Thursday night (November 12).

Ellen revealed that in season one, ABC wouldn’t let her and cast members say the word “vagina,” though there was no issue with the word “penis.”

“There was a big fight — I may be butchering this story but — there was a big fight because with standards and practices, which I’m sure you deal with on occasion, you can say ‘penis,’ but you couldn’t say ‘vagina,’ at the time,” Ellen said in the interview.

She continued, “And that’s why … That’s where the term ‘va-jay-jay’ came from. [Shonda Rhimes] made up ‘va-jay-jay’ because standards and practices would not let us say ‘vagina.’ And Shonda‘s argument

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Kodak admits an internal error allowed former executives to make more than $5 million selling stock options they never owned


  • Former Eastman Kodak executives sold about $5.1 million in stock options they didn’t own due to faulty company controls, the company said. 
  • Five former employees exercised roughly 300,000 in stock options that they only received through “inadequate” controls and “unauthorized issuance,” chief financial officer David Bullwinkle said in a Tuesday earnings call.
  • Kodak will try to recover about $3.9 million from the former executives for the fair value of the shares at the time of their sale. Another $3 million may be recuperated from the withholding of taxes on behalf of the five former employees.
  • In July, a federal loan deal helped Kodak’s stock price soar 2,100%, but federal investigations have brought the name back to earth. 
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Eastman Kodak revealed on Wednesday that a series of internal errors allowed five former executives to sell roughly $5.1 million

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