As Netflix boasts the success of “Bridgerton’ — the show reached 63 million households in its first month — the L.A,-based ensemble the Vitamin String Quartet has seen its music catalog surpass a billion streams. Since the release of a “Bridgerton” soundtrack in December, Vitamin String Quartet has seen a 350% increase in streams across DSPs […]
Twelve thousand doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine arrived at the FEMA community vaccination center at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, on March 2.The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the single-dose vaccine, also known as the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, on Friday, February 27.“Overall, the vaccine was approximately 67% effective in preventing moderate to severe/critical COVID-19 occurring at least 14 days after vaccination and 66% effective in preventing moderate to severe/critical COVID-19 occurring at least 28 days after vaccination,” the FDA said in a press release.“Additionally, the vaccine was approximately 77% effective in preventing severe/critical COVID-19 occurring at least 14 days after vaccination and 85% effective in preventing severe/critical COVID-19 occurring at least 28 days after vaccination.”A representative of the Harris County Public Health Department told Storyful that while the doses were initially delivered to NRG Park they would not be administered at that location. Harris County Public Health also said 6,000 of the doses would be handled by the Houston Health Department. Credit: Harris County Public Health via Storyful
Several dozen sex workers protested in front of the Dutch parliament on Tuesday against a government decision to ease coronavirus restrictions for some professions but not sex work, normally legal in the Netherlands. Last week Health Minister Hugo de Jonge announced so-called contact professions such as hairdressers and massage therapists could reopen as of Wednesday. Dutch coronavirus infection figures have been slowly on the rise in recent weeks.
Get organized just in time for spring cleaning.
Creative Artists Agency has tapped Jeffrey Freedman to be its chief administrative officer. He was previously the agency’s general counsel, a role in which he will continue to serve. In his new capacity, Freedman will oversee the agency’s global legal, human resources, information technology and real estate areas. “Jeff is an extremely talented and highly […]
Scene of a car collision that killed 15 people in California.
E.W. Scripps will launch two digital multicast networks, Doozy and Defy TV, in July, taking advantage of the broadcaster’s expanded bandwidth for channels following its acquisition of Ion Media. Doozy is aimed at women in the 25-54 demographic who are big consumers of reality TV shows such as “Storage Wars,” “Married at First Sight,” “Hoarders” […]
Wall Street was mixed on Tuesday, with Apple and Tesla losing ground, while materials and energy companies climbed.Most S&P 500 sectors traded higher, while technology shares dipped in an ongoing rotation by investors out of stocks that outperformed due to the coronavirus pandemic and into others viewed as likely to do well as the economy recovers.
Nielsen data cited by CNBC and Hollywood outlet Deadline said that just 6.9 million Americans tuned in to watch the three-hour ceremony for film and TV that was broadcast on NBC television on Sunday. Last year, the show drew a TV audience of 18.3 million. NBC did not return calls for comment on Tuesday.
Chris Cuomo held up a giant cotton swab on TV last May and poked fun at his brother, the governor of New York, during an interview. Now journalism observers wonder if CNN must clean up a lapse in journalism ethics. Cuomo anchors what has become CNN’s most-watched program, a 9 p.m. hour that in the […]
Oscar balloting for the final five nominees in the song and score categories begins March 5. But none of the music supervisors that worked on those movies will get to vote. That’s because the Academy music branch, which chooses the nominees, bars music supervisors — the people who advise and collaborate with filmmakers on songs […]
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee by a unanimous voice vote on Tuesday confirmed veteran diplomat William Burns to become President Joe Biden's Central Intelligence Agency director, Senator Mark Warner, the Democratic committee chair, said. "The overwhelmingly bipartisan vote in Ambassador Burns’ favor is a testament to the nominee’s unquestioned qualifications for the role, long experience in matters of national security, and laudable commitment to public service," Warner said in a statement. Warner said he hoped the full Senate now "will move to confirm Ambassador Burns without any unnecessary delay."
Winter weather made for a picturesque scene at the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Gustavus, Alaska, lightly sprinkling traditional tribal structures with snow.“Recent snowfall adds a beautiful adornment to the Huna Tribal House and Raven and Eagle Totem Poles,” wrote the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. “Yéil Kootéeya (Raven Totem Pole) honors all of the Raven clans and Ch’áak’ Kootéeya (Eagle Totem Pole) honors all the Eagle clans with ties to Hoonah, the native village where many Huna Tlingit live today.”The National Weather Service had issued a winter storm warning for the area on March 1. Credit: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve via Storyful
More than 75 former U.S. attorneys are throwing their support behind President Joe Biden’s nominee for associate attorney general and urging congressional leaders to quickly confirm her to the post. Vanita Gupta has been nominated for the No. 3 position in the Justice Department, a position in which she would be responsible for overseeing the department’s civil, antitrust and civil rights litigation, but also for helping to implement policy decisions on a host of nationwide issues. The Senate has scheduled the confirmation hearing for Gupta and Lisa Monaco, Biden’s nominee for deputy attorney general, for March 9.
Jahmil French, who played Dave Turner on “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” died on Monday, his agent Gabrielle Kachman confirmed to Variety. He was 29. “It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of a dear friend and client Jahmil French,” she said in a statement. “He will be remembered by many for […]
Sister, the upstart studio from Elisabeth Murdoch, Jane Featherstone and Stacey Snider, has signed esteemed production company Market Road Films to a first-look film and TV deal. Comprised of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and Emmy-winning director Tony Gerber, Market Road will develop and produce series and feature content in both scripted and unscripted categories. […]
This year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand is set to be postponed until 2022 because of continued uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the sport’s governing body said Tuesday. World Rugby cited the “challenging global COVID-19 landscape” in its recommendation to delay the tournament, scheduled Sept. 18 to Oct. 16. The recommendation will be considered by the Rugby World Cup board and World Rugby executive committee next week.
As widely anticipated, Fox News said Tuesday that it had signed former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany as a contributor to offer commentary on various network programs. McEnany, former President Donald Trump's final press secretary, didn't speak about her new role during an interview with Fox's Harris Faulkner that aired Tuesday. It was reported in January that McEnany had disclosed to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics while still in office that she would work for Fox after leaving the White House.
Watch as a cautious Pit Bill slowly walks past the family cat - who's totally harmless!
Rob Schneider is taking his comedic wits into the vocal booth. Schneider, Dolph Lundgren (“Creed II”) and Nicholas Turturro (“BlacKkKlansman,” “NYPD Blue”) have joined family comedy “Pups Alone.” The “Saturday Night Live” alum will lend his voice to the live-action feature alongside a cast that includes Jennifer Love Hewitt (“Ghost Whisperer,” “9-1-1”), Keith David (“The […]