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Wildfires in three states leave one dead and destroy thousands of acres

Wildfires have scorched more than 8.7 million acres across the country this year, but the season is still not over. Right now, there are three new wildfires burning in the West: the Mountain View Fire, the Pinehaven Fire and one in Bear Creek Park.



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Pinehaven Fire

A 20,000-acre wildfire burning along the California-Nevada border has left one person dead. The wildfire south of Lake Tahoe has destroyed dozens of homes, according to the Mono County Sheriff.

The Mountain View Fire started Tuesday afternoon, and was pushed by strong, erratic winds with gusts of 70 miles per hour, Don Shoemaker, Bureau of Land Management incident commander said.

At least 80 homes in the town of Walker, California, have been leveled by the wildfire and about 400 residents are still under evacuation orders. The orders will remain in place as power lines have been severely damaged, Shoemaker

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KILL IT AND LEAVE THIS TOWN Opens at Anthology Film Archives NY Nov. 25

KILL IT AND LEAVE THIS TOWN Opens at Anthology Film Archives NY Nov. 25

Polish artist Mariusz Wilczyński has been making visually striking, deeply personal short animations, as well as unique live animation performances, for twenty years.

His body of work has won him widespread acclaim in Poland and tributes at institutions around the world, including MoMA, the National Gallery in London, the National Museum of Brasília, the Tokyo International Forum, and many others.

The North American premiere run at Anthology Film Archives is a special two-week virtual engagement that will be accompanied by a program of Wilczyński’s earlier short films beginning December 3, 2020.

Fifteen years in the making, KILL IT AND LEAVE THIS TOWN is Wilczyński’s first feature-length film. The winner of the Jury Distinction Award at Annecy International Film Festival and the Grand Prize for Feature Animation at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, it is a hauntingly surreal meditation on aging, mortality, and loss. Adopting a visual style that makes visible

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Conan O’Brien to Leave Late Night for HBO Max show.

The longest serving late night host is leaving late night.

“Conan,” the TBS show hosted by Conan O’Brien, will go off the air in June, and the host will move on to HBO Max, where he plans to have his own weekly variety series, Warner Media announced on Tuesday.

“In 1993 Johnny Carson gave me the best advice of my career: ‘As soon as possible, get to a streaming platform,’” Mr. O’Brien said in a statement. “I’m thrilled that I get to continue doing whatever the hell it is I do on HBO Max, and I look forward to a free subscription.”

It is something of a lateral move: TBS and HBO Max are both part of WarnerMedia, AT&T’s news and entertainment division.

Mr. O’Brien’s nightly show got a revamp last year, when it was pared down from an hour to 30 minutes, with a focus on a single guest.

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Barack Obama Jokes Wife Michelle ‘Would Leave Me’ If He Joined President-Elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet

Barack Obama is determined to help President-elect Joe Biden succeed in the White House — but he won’t be doing so in a formal cabinet position.

“I will help him in any ways that I can,” Obama, 59, said of his former vice president, 77, in a new interview with CBS Sunday Morning‘s Gayle King. “But now, you know, I’m not planning to suddenly work on the White House staff or something.”

When asked by King, 65, if he would join Biden’s cabinet, Obama jokingly responded, “There are probably some things I would not be doing, ’cause Michelle would leave me. She’d be like, ‘What? You’re doin’ what?’ “

The former president — who has largely stayed out of the spotlight during Donald Trump’s four-year presidency — also spoke to King about leading a relatively normal life since leaving the White House.

“I’m drivin’ along – I’m still not

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Warner Bros. film marketing President Blair Rich to leave studio

Joaquin Phoenix in "Joker."
Blair Rich was responsible for marketing Warner Bros. movies including “Joker.” (Niko Tavernise / Warner Bros.)

Blair Rich, the top Warner Bros. film marketing executive who led campaigns for movies including “Wonder Woman,” “Joker” and “Tenet,” is leaving the studio at the end of the year.

AT&T-owned Warner Bros., which announced Rich’s exit Friday, did not name a replacement for for the longtime executive, who has held the lead marketing position since 2018 and has been with the Burbank-based studio for more than two decades. The company said it was Rich’s decision to leave.

Rich, a highly respected film marketer, did not say why she was leaving.

“It’s been my greatest honor to spend the first chapter of my career at Warner Bros., but after 23 years it’s time for something new,” she said in a statement.

Rich’s departure comes amid a tumultuous period for the studio, which has been

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Graham Norton to leave BBC Radio 2 after 10 years

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Norton’s final programme will be on Saturday 19 December

Graham Norton will leave his Saturday morning show on Radio 2 before the end of the year, the BBC has announced.

The presenter, who has fronted the show for 10 years, will host his final episode on 19 December.

He is not leaving the BBC and will continue commentating Eurovision, judging on Drag Race UK and hosting his weekly chat show on BBC One.

Norton said he was “sad to be stepping away” from Radio 2, adding that he will “miss the listeners and their lives”.

It has not yet been announced who will replace him on Saturday mornings.

Norton took over the slot from Jonathan Ross, who left the BBC in 2010.

“Obviously I’m sad to be stepping away from my Radio 2 show,” he said in a statement.

“I’ll miss being a part

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Graham Norton to leave BBC Radio 2

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Norton’s final programme will be on Saturday 19 December

Graham Norton will leave his Saturday morning show on Radio 2 before the end of the year, the BBC has announced.

The presenter, who has fronted the show for 10 years, will host his final episode on 19 December.

He is not leaving the BBC and will continue commentating Eurovision and hosting Drag Race UK and his weekly chat show on BBC One.

Norton said he “sad to be stepping away” from Radio 2, adding that he will “miss the listeners and their lives”.

It has not yet been announced who will replace him on Saturday mornings.

Norton took over the slot from Jonathan Ross, who left the BBC in 2010.

“Obviously I’m sad to be stepping away from my Radio 2 show,” he said in a statement.

“I’ll miss being a part of the Wogan House family, as well as

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Trump’s Tactics Leave Japan Ecstatic About Biden White House

If there’s any country that won’t miss Donald Trump, it has to be Japan. 

Ironic, perhaps, considering that no government backed—and enabled—the outgoing president with greater enthusiasm. In November 2016, nine days after Trump’s shock election win, then-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rushed to Trump Tower in New York, becoming the first world leader to do so.

From that moment on until the day Abe stepped down on Sept. 16, Abe was one of Trump’s best pals—perhaps his only one—among democratic leaders. And with zero to show for it.

Trump’s exit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact was a big blow to Abe, who spend vast political capital convincing his party to join.

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Phil Collins’ wife agrees to leave his Miami mansion

MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 02: Orianne Collins and Phil Collins are seen at Little Dreams Foundation's Little Dreamers 2018 at The Lounge at The Setai on October 2, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
Orianne Collins and Phil Collins are seen at Little Dreams Foundation’s Little Dreamers 2018 at The Lounge at The Setai on October 2, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)

Orianne Cevey-Collins, the ex-wife of singer Phil Collins, has agreed to move out of his Miami mansion she had been living in with her new husband.

The warring former couple married in 1999 and had two sons before they divorced in 2008 and enjoyed a surprise rekindling of their romance eight years later.

While she had lived in his $40 million waterfront property, trouble emerged when she married new husband Thomas Bates without Collins knowing.

Read more: Phil Collins suffers stage fall on Not Dead Yet tour after being pictured in wheelchair

The Genesis frontman says Cevey-Collins, 46 and Bates, 31, had no right to live in the property, taking legal action to have them removed.

They

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Eli Roth’s Halloween movie-watching recommendation will leave you in Pieces

Eli Roth knows a lot about the history of horror. So much so that the Cabin Fever and Hostel director has his own AMC show called Eli Roth’s History of Horror. But what movie does Roth suggest folks check out this Halloween season? When yours truly recently moderated a PaleyFest discussion with the filmmaker and his friend/History of Horror talking head Quentin Tarantino, I put just that question to him. Roth’s choice? Spanish film director Juan Piquer Simón’s notorious and highly gruesome 1982 slasher film Pieces.



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“You think it can’t get any more bananas and it just goes to new levels of crazy,” Roth said, with relish. “The kills are spectacular, and the score is fantastic, and the credits are perfect, and I think it’s just a glowing work of art.”

Season 2 of Eli

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