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‘Big Brother: All-Stars’ Finale Crowns a Winner

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the season finale of “Big Brother: All-Stars.”

In lieu of its usual live studio audience, “Big Brother” wrapped its 20th summer and yet another season of twists, surprises and controversies by awarding its second-ever “All-Stars” winner.

Host Julie Chen Moonves kicked off the night with Part 2 of the final Head of Household competition in which Cody Calafiore and Enzo Palumbo faced off to compete against Nicole Franzel who won last week’s Part 1 endurance game.

In a game of “Camera Hogs,” the two male players identified the faces of evicted houseguests and matched their photo with clues displayed on postcard boards. Then, they had to walk across a log, while avoiding getting knocked down by large pig heads swinging from side-to-side.

After making it across the bridge, Cody and Enzo had to hit a buzzer to take a

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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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How to prepare for a big media interview, from a PR veteran

  • LaToya Evans is a PR veteran who’s worked for major presidential campaigns as well as brands like Cisco, IBM, Philips, Walmart, and Bank of America.
  • To prepare for a major media interview without a communications team, you should first research your interviewer, including topics they’ve covered, whether they’ve ever gone negative, and their interview style.
  • You’ll also want to set the parameters for the discussion with the reporter for what topics are off limits.
  • Make sure your backdrop and clothing represent your brand.
  • Repeat questions and sentences you struggle with, as those clips can be used for a sizzle reel later.
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The right media opportunity can help executives position themselves as thought leaders, generate buzz for their businesses, and attract potential investors.

But connecting with a reporter is only the first step toward reaping the benefits of press coverage — the rest requires

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Lifetime Has Big Plans to Snare Holiday Movie Viewers

Thanksgiving is still about a month away, but at the Lifetime cable network, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

The A+E Networks-backed outlet on Friday launched its annual “It’s A Wonderful Lifetime” holiday-movie extravaganza, which puts 1200 hours of content appropriate to the season on its schedule across ten weeks.  But good cheer (and soapy stories of the sort for which Lifetime is known) aren’t going to be enough.

To make sure the network keeps viewers engaged, executives have enlisted a bevy of advertisers as well as celebrity home expert Sandra Lee to take part in tailored vignettes slated to show up in promo and commercial breaks; enlisted some of its top stars to take part in virtual live events; tapped Fran Drescher and others to take over Thursday’s 8 p.m. movie with a bingo game that asks viewers to play along at home and gives them a

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Liberal media, Big Tech and progressives pursue a relentless revolution against free speech

This past month, America’s “progressives” showed they will do anything to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. This includes having social media, along with “legacy” media, spike articles by America’s fourth largest newspaper, The New York Post.

But that’s not all. These Marxists are even vowing revenge on Trump supporters if they get back the reins of power.

“When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” tweeted Robert Reich, former Labor Department secretary under Bill Clinton and adviser to Barack Obama. “It would erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.”

His call was echoed by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, who said, “The most humane and reasonable way to deal with all these people, if we survive this, is some kind of truth and reconciliation commission.”

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The Big Ten’s return fattens up the schedule

The Big Ten on Saturday finally shows up to the weird, awkward party that is college football in 2020, and suddenly the schedule below starts looking more like it does in normal times, because nothing — nothing — says “autumn Saturday” like Rutgers-Michigan State at noon.



Jim Harbaugh remains Michigan's coach despite near-constant speculation about his future.


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Jim Harbaugh remains Michigan’s coach despite near-constant speculation about his future.


Jerry Brewer: College football is nearly all the way back, but that doesn’t mean anything’s normalSouthern Miss will play football with an interim interim head coach

North Carolina and North Carolina State haven’t entered their annual matchup as ranked teams since 1993, and maybe that’s a good thing: That matchup was marred by a helmet-swinging brawl during the game and an impromptu postgame wrestling match between Tar Heels assistant coach Donnie Thompson and Wolfpack offensive coordinator Ted Cain. Mack Brown, who was UNC’s head coach back then and returned for

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Why Donald Trump releasing his ’60 Minutes’ interview is a big mistake

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President Trump cut short an interview with ’60 Minutes’ correspondent Lesley Stahl and has since leaked the session before its Oct. 25 airing.

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Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of this article misspelled Lesley Stahl’s name.

After teasing it for a day or two, on Thursday President Donald Trump released an unedited version of the upcoming “60 Minutes” interview he did with Lesley Stahl.

Why?

Trump spent most of the week complaining that the interview, which is scheduled to air during Sunday night’s episode, was “FAKE” and “BIASED.”

Spoiler alert: It wasn’t.

In fact in the video, which Trump posted on his Facebook page, Stahl comes off as patient, if probing — exactly what she is supposed to do, in other words. Trump, on the other hand, is defensive and whiny, as if he were offended to have to talk about his record as president in anything

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The big movie theater chains are offering pretty sweet deals to lure customers back



a person sitting in front of a laptop: Coronavirus impact


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Coronavirus impact

  • The coronavirus’ impact on the movie theater industry has been unquestionably brutal on two fronts — COVID-19 has decimated consumer demand to visit theaters, as well as leading scores of movies to push their release dates forward.
  • Those delays ensure that even if consumers felt it was safe to visit a theater right now, there wouldn’t be much of anything new to see.
  • This is why a number of the major cinema chains are rolling out deals that allow patrons to enjoy private screenings, free from any other guests.

No question, the coronavirus‘ impact has been particularly brutal on the movie exhibition business, with cinemas in many parts of the US now finding themselves in the unfortunate position of being back open — but with few new movies to show. And, even worse, they’re also facing a scarcity of customers, since many people still

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Fall Festivals Amid COVID-19 Highlight Big Screen Experience

The common ground between American film consumers and critics is when the two get to converge at a film festival. Equally measured in their “first look” at a film that has yet to open in a theater near you, the two get to take in the spectacle of a movie, sharing in those experiences and reacting to it on Film Twitter or with one another outside a theater. With the COVID-19 pandemic, that loss has yet to be quantified. It’s hard to execute a plan of “word of mouth” when no mouths are present. The Toronto, Telluride and New York film festivals all did their best with their combined effort to go virtual (and in some cases, still host in-person screenings at drive-in theaters).

The regional festival circuit doesn’t usually get the glitz of world premieres for awards season kickoffs, and has tried to navigate the pandemic with the new

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‘Big pile’ of eels dumped in New York City park; impact not yet known

NEW YORK — Andrew Orkin was taking a break from his evening jog to sit by Prospect Park Lake when he turned around and was startled to see a tangle of wriggling snakes.

“And quite a big pile — fully alive,” said Orkin, a music composer who lives near the Brooklyn park.

They turned out to be eels that had escaped from one of two large plastic bags that split open as a man dragged them to the shoreline. After dumping the eels in the lake, the man walked away, explaining to bystanders that “I just want to save lives.”

The illegal release late last month became a curiosity on social media, but the dumping of exotic animals in urban parks isn’t new. In cities across the country, nonnative birds, turtles, fish and lizards have settled into, and often disturbed, local ecosystems.

New Yorkers free thousands of non-native animals every

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