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Kiss to play ‘coldest place on earth’ as part of farewell tour in 2021

Kiss will play “the coldest place on the earth” as part of their farewell tour.



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Gene Simmons and co were due to hit the road this summer to continue the extensive last jaunt around the globe.

However, because of the coronavirus pandemic, they are having to postpone their European shows until June and July 2021, with the 17-date run now due to kick off on June 2 in Antwerp, Belgium.

And Gene, 71, has revealed one of the gigs out of the 150 they are yet to complete will require them to wear their thermals.

Speaking on Los Angeles radio station 95.5 KLOS, the ‘Heaven’s On Fire’ rocker said: “We’ve already booked Europe outdoors. Most of the shows have already sold out. We start in summer.

“The vaccines are gonna be out there for everybody, oh, by January, February, March at the latest, but we’re gonna

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Upscale TV Dramas Take Pride Of Place at China’s Virtual Pavilion

Chinese companies unveiled a slate of high production value drama series ranging from historical war epics to contemporary shows set against the backdrop of modern cityscapes to lure foreign buyers at Singapore’s Asia TV Forum (ATF) on Tuesday.

Presented as part of the China Pavilion, the 30-minute showcase streamed at the virtual ATF and highlighted six series. Half of them were period dramas, including one propaganda title.

The presentation opened with the action-packed trailer of “Glory and Dream,” a 30-episode series starring Rocky Hou as the young version of the late Communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong. It revolves around the founding of the Chinese Communist Party. Sales are handled by Perfect World Pictures.

This was followed by two period war epics “The Qin Empire IV” and “Longest Day in Chang’an.” From Tencent Video. “The Qin Empire IV” is set against the backdrop of the warring state period in ancient China

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Dixon Place Presents BLACKBLADE – A Fantasy Radio Play

Dixon Place Presents BLACKBLADE - A Fantasy Radio Play

Dixon Place presents a new fantasy radio drama: BLACKBLADE is written by Arif Silverman and directed by Lillian Wooten White, available through the Dixon Place website from December 13th through January 10th. Tickets are available at https://ci.ovationtix.com/35526/production/1034340; there will be a talkback with the artists on December 13th at 8:30pm EST.

Told in four short episodes, BLACKBLADE reveals the climax of a decades-long witch hunt through various perspectives: a charismatic wayfarer who has seen more of the world than almost anyone else alive; the bartender of a famed tavern with a wild history of violence; two of the most brutal, feared assassins the world has ever known. Featuring ancient forests, mythical creatures, and unearthly magic, BLACKBLADE tells the story of a world wracked with power struggles and environmental crisis.

BLACKBLADE is the second part of a theatrical fantasy series called THE TITAN CYCLE, conceived and written by Arif Silverman, and

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DOJ appeals ruling that said it can’t take the place of Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation suit

The Justice Department is appealing a court ruling that denied its move to substitute itself for President Donald Trump as the defendant in the defamation lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll, the former magazine columnist who has accused the President of raping her.



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The appeal is a sign that the Justice Department is continuing to back Trump in court even after he lost the presidential election.

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Last month, Judge Lewis Kaplan rejected the Justice Department’s attempt to replace Trump in the lawsuit. The Justice Department sought to intervene in the case, which, if approved, would have likely led to the dismissal of the case because the government cannot be sued for defamation.

“We are not at all surprised that the current Department of Justice, which filed its motion to intervene in E Jean Carroll’s case at the request of the White House, is appealing Judge Kaplan’s

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In 2020, Neo-Nazis and Serial Killers Have No Place in a Newspaper’s Obituary Section

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n Thursday, Nov. 12, the obituary section of The New York Times gave prominent space to Tom Metzger, a neo-Nazi and the founder of the California Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Above the 1,000 word obituary, Metzger was presented in a black and white photo from 1980, sitting behind a desk, quietly examining paperwork. It was an image so unremarkable it took me a full minute to notice the shotgun propped up on the California flag behind him.

The very next day, The Guardian granted serial killer Peter Sutcliffe—who mutilated and murdered at least 13 women and girls (police suspect the number is higher)—a lengthy obituary. At 1,150 words, it was accompanied by a large black and white photo of Sutcliffe wearing a suit. (This photo choice at least had the decency to involve the back of a police van.)

There’s no doubt that the deaths of both

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Erdogan says Turkey’s place is in Europe before EU summit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey sees itself as a part of Europe, but he has called on the European Union to keep its promises on issues such as Turkey’s membership bid and refugees

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that Turkey sees itself as a part of Europe, but he called on the European Union to “keep your promises” on issues such as the country’s membership bid and refugees.

He spoke before an EU summit due to be held next month. In recent weeks, EU members have raised the prospect of sanctions against Turkey over its gas exploration missions in the eastern Mediterranean.

“We always see ourselves as part of Europe,” Erdogan said in a virtual speech to ruling party members.

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CBS Settles for 3rd Place on Night of 4 Season Premieres

It was another Monday night battle between NBC and ABC

CBS premiered its new seasons for two sitcoms and two dramas last night and ended up in third place anyway. “The Neighborhood” did pretty well and “Bob Hearts Abishola’s” Nielsen numbers were fine, but “All Rise” and “Bull” couldn’t keep up.

In any event, with “The Voice” facing off against “Dancing With the Stars,” Monday’s primetime was destined to come down to NBC vs. ABC.

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Fort Hood is named for a Confederate traitor. Could ‘Fort Benavidez’ take its place?

The Green Beret compound pulsated with activity as gunships covered with bullet holes limped back from the fight. Benavidez pulled the body of a soldier from one aircraft and surveyed the damage.

Another helicopter’s blades whirred, preparing to take off for a last-ditch effort to rescue the team. The crew needed a bellyman — a soldier who protects the crew and scoops up soldiers from hot landing zones.

Benavidez, a stout pack of dynamite who earned the call sign Tango Mike Mike — That Mean Mexican — had only a knife as a weapon and a bottle of Tabasco. He produced a medical bag. “I’m in,” Benavidez said, according to the book “Legend,” which recounts the incident.

The next few hours of May 2, 1968, would make Benavidez an instant icon of the Vietnam War after fighting nearly to the death on the fringes of a Cambodian jungle.

That battle

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Third ‘Quiet Place’ Movie in Development, John Krasinski Exiting Director’s Chair

Though the second film in the franchise is still yet to come out, the powers that be at Paramount are already putting in motion a third movie set in the universe of A Quiet Place

Variety reports that Jeff Nichols has been hired to write and direct the film, and that the plot is based on an original idea thought up by John Krasinski. Note that Krasinski directed and co-wrote both Quiet Place films so far, also co-starring in the first one.

As for Nichols, his resume includes writing/directing credits for the dramas Loving, Mud, and Midnight Special, among others. 

The original Quiet Place, which came out in 2018, co-starred Emily Blunt (see: Krasinksi’s real-life wife) and made over $340 million at the worldwide box office off a sub-$20 million budget. In addition to that being more than enough to get future films made, the release also

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New A Quiet Place movie in the works for 2022 based on John Krasinski’s idea

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John Krasinski has quietly been expanding plans for a Quiet Place cinematic universe.

Gears have been set in motion to have Mud and Midnight Special filmmaker Jeff Nichols write and direct a new movie set in the world of the 2018 sci-fi horror movie with a 2022 release in mind, EW has learned.

It’s not clear at this stage whether the film is a formal sequel to A Quiet Place Part II or more of a spin-off, and plot details are being kept under wraps. We do know it’s based on an idea by Krasinski, who directed and wrote the screenplays for the first two movies.

A Quiet Place, which Krasinski developed from a story idea by Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, imagined in a world overrun by vicious mutant beasts that hunt by their enhanced hearing, forcing everyone else to live in silence out of

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