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The Challenge’s Tori Deal, Jordan Wiseley End Engagement After 1 Year

Closing a chapter. Tori Deal and Jordan Wiseley have called it quits on their relationship more than one year after getting engaged.

The Challenge stars confirmed their split in emotional posts via Instagram on Friday, November 27. Deal, 27, shared a photo of herself hugging Wiseley, 30, whose back is to the camera.

“I thought I knew love when Jordan and I were together, but there is a different kind of love that two people feel when they decide it’s time to experience life apart,” Deal wrote. “Even though Jordan and I are going to be moving forward in separate ways, our love, support, and connection with one another only grows stronger and deeper. To all the fans that have followed us, your support means the world. Please don’t look at this breakup as a failure, because we’re not looking at it this way.”

The Challenge’s Tori Deal and Jordan Wiseley End Engagement After 1 Year
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D Smoke Reacts to Two Grammy Nominations: ‘I Feel a Great Deal of Responsibility’

“I had to re-celebrate over and over again, because that project is such a collective body of work from the producers I collaborated with to the features,” says D Smoke, 35. “I had to get on the phone with Snoop Dogg and thank him for doing that feature [on “Gaspar Yanga”] that just put us in front of so many people.” The song’s music video has over 10 million YouTube views.

The rapper born Daniel Farris says everyone from Jesse Collins (veteran TV producer and creator of  Rhythm + Flow) to John Legend to T.I hit him up after the news broke to share their congratulations. As a result, he says: “It’s a beautiful moment to have, regardless of what the outcome is.”

D Smoke says while he loves being part of the best new artist class this year — alongside other rappers like Megan Thee Stallion and Chika

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Private Equity Eyes German Soccer as League Mulls Media Deal

(Bloomberg) — Germany’s elite soccer body is attracting fresh private equity interest in its overseas media rights, as cash-hungry European leagues explore ways to unlock value from the world’s most popular sport.



a large stadium: A general view shows the empty stadium during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen in Munich, on November 21, 2020.


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A general view shows the empty stadium during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen in Munich, on November 21, 2020.

Advent International and BC Partners are among suitors that have approached Germany’s DFL sporting organization about potentially acquiring a minority stake in Bundesliga International GmbH, which manages the rights for the nation’s top two divisions, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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DFL officials plan to discuss at a Dec. 7 meeting whether to pursue a sale process, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing confidential information. Other potential bidders could include Bain Capital, CVC Capital Partners, General Atlantic and KKR

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Private Equity Circles German Soccer as League Weighs Media Deal

(Bloomberg) — Germany’s elite soccer body is attracting fresh private equity interest in its overseas media rights, as cash-hungry European leagues explore ways to unlock value from the world’s most popular sport.



a large stadium: A general view shows the empty stadium during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen in Munich, on November 21, 2020.


© Photographer: Lukas Barth/AFP/Getty Images
A general view shows the empty stadium during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen in Munich, on November 21, 2020.

Advent International and BC Partners are among suitors that have approached Germany’s DFL sporting organization about potentially acquiring a minority stake in Bundesliga International GmbH, which manages the rights for the nation’s top two divisions, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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DFL officials plan to discuss at a Dec. 7 meeting whether to pursue a sale process, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing confidential information. Other potential bidders could include Bain Capital, CVC Capital Partners, General Atlantic and KKR

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Comedy Film QUESTIONS Gets Nationwide Release By Distributor New Deal Releasing

Comedy Film QUESTIONS Gets Nationwide Release By Distributor New Deal Releasing

Distributor New Deal Releasing announces the official nationwide release date for the film “Questions” starring Avery Kidd Waddell ( Road Trip, The New Guy), Danny Wooten (Something New, Altered Perception), Derrex Brady (S1mOne, HeadShop), and Marcuis Harris (The Crossing, Vice Principals).

“Questions” will be available on VOD platforms on November 24, 2020, including territories: US, CA, UK, Singapore, Philippines, etc. In the film, Omar (Avery Kidd Waddell), in three years, hasn’t figured out what makes his girlfriend tick so that he can save the relationship. Now he has one week to figure out what makes all women tick so that he can save himself. “Questions” is a comedy about finding answers.

“Questions” also stars Greg Serano (Power, Legally Blond), Christina Webber (Beyond the Lights, Greys Anatomy), Kiya Roberts (50 Central, Major Deal), Jennifer Ferdinand (Castle, Parenthood), Yazmin Monet Watkins (John Carter, Muppets), Jahmeela Biggs (First, Killing Lazarus), and Carmen Serrano

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‘David Makes Man,’ ‘All Rise’ Showrunner Dee Harris-Lawrence Signs Warner Bros. TV Overall Deal



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Dee Harris-Lawrence has signed a multi-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group.

Harris-Lawrence is currently an executive producer and showrunner on the OWN series “David Makes Man” as well as executive producer and co-showrunner on the CBS legal drama “All Rise,” both of which are produced by Warner Bros.

“I am thrilled to be continuing my relationship with Warner Bros,” Harris-Lawrence said. “They’ve been collaborative and supportive on both ‘David Makes Man’ and ‘All Rise,’ and I am looking forward to the next chapter of creating new content and amplifying visionary storytelling.”

Under terms of the deal, she will continue work on both current shows while also developing, creating and producing new scripted programming for the studio across all platforms.

Harris-Lawrence was named one of Variety’s 10 TV Scribes to Watch in 2019. Prior to her work

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Biden team pushing Democrats to strike quick stimulus deal with GOP: report

  • President-elect Joe Biden’s economic advisors fear another recession is looming, The New York Times reported.
  • The impasse over another stimulus package and the prospect of millions of people losing unemployment benefits are leading them to press congressional Democrats to pass another aid package very quickly, The Times said.
  • The surge in virus cases is causing another wave of restrictions and closures that experts say could deal a blow to the economic recovery.
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President-elect Joe Biden’s economic advisors are reportedly pressing congressional Democrats to quickly strike a stimulus deal with Republicans, fearing the US is on course for a recession as virus cases surge and a new aid package remains elusive.

The New York Times reported on Sunday that the Biden team was also increasingly worried about the prospect of millions of Americans losing unemployment benefits next month, along with the expiration of federal

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UK-EU trade deal would avoid years of acrimony, says funds industry

LONDON (Reuters) – A trade deal between Britain and the European Union would help open the door to cross-border financial services from January and avoid years of acrimony, industry officials said on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: Puzzle with printed EU and UK flags is seen in this illustration taken November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Financial services are not part of talks that continue this week in a bid to conclude a free trade agreement (FTA) before Britain’s access to the bloc under transition arrangements ends next month.

“It’s very important for the financial services industry that there is a deal, it will completely change the atmosphere,” Nicolas Mackel, CEO of Luxembourg for Finance, told an online event.

“If there were to be no deal, relations would be acrimonious for at least one or two years, and it would be very difficult to envisage any bridges to be built across the Channel,”

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Hulu Strikes U.S. Deal For Frank Grillo Action Sci-Fi Movie ‘Boss Level’

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EXCLUSIVE: Hulu has struck an eight-figure deal for U.S. distribution rights to the Joe Carnahan-directed action sci-fi movie Boss Level starring Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts, Mel Gibson, Will Sasso, Ken Jeong, Annabelle Wallis and Michelle Yeoh.

The completed film will debut as a Hulu Original in 2021 after the streamer finalized a deal in the low-eight-figure range, we understand.

Captain America and The Grey star Grillo leads cast as former special forces agent Roy Pulver, who is trapped in a time loop that constantly repeats the day of his murder. Pulver manages to uncover clues about a secret government project that could unlock the mystery behind his death but must find Colonel Ventor (Gibson), the head of the government program, while outrunning assassins determined to keep him from the truth, and save his wife (Watts).

Script comes from Carnahan, Chris Borey and

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Universal-Cineplex Deal Is Latest Sign Cinema Pain Won’t End Soon

As the days left in 2020 decrease, so does the optimism among movie theaters that their businesses will soon return to normal. 

Exhibit A: Universal on Friday unveiled its new multi-year deal with Cineplex, Canada’s largest movie theater chain, to shorten the theatrical window of its films to as little as 17 days. Typically, theaters demand an exclusive window of 75-90 days.

Exhibit B: Universal earlier last week struck a similar deal with Cinemark to shorten the theatrical windows of its films to 17 days for films that open to less than $50 million and 31 days for films that open higher. 

These two deals, which had the road paved for them thanks to this summer’s Universal-AMC pactwould probably have been laughed at if proposed years prior. Just look back as recently as April, when theater chains like Cineworld boycotted Universal after Jeff Shell suggested

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