Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are joining the original song Oscar race with a stealth entry. David Fincher's "Mank" hits Netflix on Friday, featuring "(If Only You Could) Save Me," a song written by the film's composers and performed by Adryon de León that will be submitted for the upcoming Academy Awards, and other guild […]
Sony Music Entertainment has acquired Human Re Sources, J. Erving’s Los Angeles-based artist distribution and services company, from the music and tech company Q&A. It will become part of The Orchard, Sony’s global independent music distribution and artist and label services company. According to the announcement, Human Re Sources will continue to sign and develop […]
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The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, reversing what supporters called a failed policy of criminalization of pot use and taking steps to address racial disparities in enforcement of federal drug laws. Opponents, mostly Republicans, called the bill a hollow political gesture and mocked Democrats for bringing it up at a time when thousands of Americans are dying from the coronavirus pandemic.
President-elect Joe Biden is pushing ahead with his call for massive economic stimulus as the economic recovery from this spring's coronavirus lockdowns falters amid a nationwide spike in COVID-19 cases. Biden was to deliver remarks Friday afternoon reacting to November's national jobs report, which showed a sharp decrease in U.S. hiring even as the nation is about 10 million jobs below pre-pandemic levels. “This is a grim jobs report,” Biden said in a statement ahead of his speech.
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Wildlife conservation officials in Kenya are working to save eight giraffes stranded on an island in Lake Baringo by transporting them to a nearby nature preserve on a custom-made steel barge.Footage by Save Giraffes Now (a Texas-based nonprofit that teamed up with Kenya Wildlife Service and the Northern Rangelands Trust to carry out the complicated rescue mission) shows giraffe Asiwa being brought from the flooded island to her new home at a Ruko Community Wildlife Conservancy sanctuary.The animals are part of a group of Rothschild’s giraffes that were sent to the remote Kenyan Rift Valley in 2011 in an effort to save the animals from poachers and to increase the subspecies’ population, People reported.According to reports, the eight giraffes ended up isolated after recent heavy rains turned the peninsula they were living on into an island.Asiwa was the first giraffe to cross the water on the barge, and a second giraffe named Pasaka has since been rescued.“There is great urgency to execute this rescue,” said David O’Connor, president of Save Giraffes Now. “We couldn’t have asked for a better result, and we’re eager to move the others soon. With giraffes undergoing a silent extinction, every one we can protect matters.” Credit: Tyler Schiffman & Ami Vitale/Save Giraffes Now via Storyful
(Warning: This post contains spoilers for the standalone Christmas episode of “Euphoria,” titled “Trouble Don’t Last Always.”)While fans are still patiently awaiting the COVID-delayed second season of “Euphoria,” the HBO drama found a way to give them the next best thing in a standalone Christmas episode that follows Zendaya’s Rue in the immediate aftermath of the Season 1 finale.In case you’ve forgotten, that episode ended with Rue relapsing and apparently overdosing after she decided not to run away with Jules (Hunter Schafer) and start a life together in the city following all of the drama the teen couple endured throughout the show’s first season.Also Read: 'Euphoria' Christmas Special Teases Aftermath of Rue's Season 1 Finale Relapse (Video)During the “Euphoria” special — which launched on HBO Max Friday ahead of its linear debut on HBO Sunday at 9/8c — we find out Rue is alive, but definitely not well, as she spends Christmas Eve in a diner with her sponsor, Ali (Colman Domingo), talking about her recent life-threatening relapse and whether or not she even wants to get clean at all.But before that, “Euphoria” gives fans a taste of what life could have been like if Rue had gotten on the train with Jules.The episode, which is written and directed by series creator Sam Levinson and titled “Trouble Don’t Last Always,” opens with Jules asleep in bed in an apartment we haven’t seen before. Rue comes over to kiss her good morning and wish her girlfriend “good luck” on a big presentation she has at a fashion-design academy, and the two declare their love for each other while Jules gets ready for the day.Also Read: 'Euphoria' Christmas Special to Air on HBO in DecemberBut after Jules leaves with a big show of support from her girlfriend, Rue goes to grab drugs she has hidden in the apartment and gets high.After this bit, the “dream” ends and we see Rue getting high in the bathroom of the diner before coming out to talk to Ali, at first lying to him about getting clean and then confessing what she’s really been up to.This episode is the first in a pair of standalone “Euphoria” installments HBO plans to launch. No date has been set for the second episode.Readers can watch the “Euphoria” special now on HBO Max or on Sunday at 9/8c on HBO.Read original story ‘Euphoria’ Christmas Episode Reveals What Could Have Been If Rue Had Left With Jules At TheWrap
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Actors Nika King (“Euphoria”), Corinne Foxx (“Safety”) and Hayley Orrantia (“The Goldbergs”) will host WrapWomen’s 2020 Power Women Summit, the largest gathering of women in media and entertainment. With the theme “Inclusion 360,” the event will take place virtually December 8-10.Sharon Waxman, founder and CEO of TheWrap will kick off the Power Women Summit on December 8. Day Two’s main stage programming will be hosted by King, who is also the founder of Jeli Technologies. Then on Day Three actor and activist Corinne Foxx will host the day’s program. Each day’s programming will tie to a specific theme: Storytellers, Boss Mode and Game-Changers, respectively. The event will conclude on December 10 with a concert to raise money for COVID relief – hosted by actor and singer Hayley Orrantia, who will also perform.Nika King can currently be seen in the Emmy-winning HBO series “Euphoria,” opposite Zendaya. Nika has also been featured on “2 Broke Girls,” “Greenleaf,” “Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History” and more. In addition to acting, King is the founder of Jeli, a tech start-up that is committed to diversity, inclusion and equity in the entertainment industry. Also Read: Regina King Joins Spotlight Conversation at Power Women Summit 2020Corinne Foxx is following in the footsteps of her award-winning father, Jamie Foxx. She is currently the co-host and deejay on the hit FOX television show, “Beat Shazam”and recently launched her own podcast, “Am I Doing This Right?” Up next, Foxx will star in the Disney+ drama “Safety”and will also star in and produce the Netflix father-daughter comedy “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me,” alongside her father. Hayley Orrantia rose to fame as ‘Erica Goldberg’ in ABC’s longstanding sitcom, “The Goldbergs,”which is currently in production for its eighth season. Off screen, Orrantia is widely recognized for her career in country music. In 2020 she released her hit single “Find Yourself Somebody,” which found success on the top country playlists across Spotify and Apple Music. The Power Women Summit, presented by the WrapWomen Foundation, is the largest annual gathering of the most influential women in entertainment, media and technology. The Summit aims to inspire and empower women across the landscape of their professional careers and personal lives. This year’s all-virtual PWS provides three days of education, mentorship and networking around the globe to promote “Inclusion 360,” this year’s theme.Full program below:Also Read: Aubrey Plaza Joins Power Women Summit 2020TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8th: STORYTELLERS9AM-10AM | Morning Activity: Body Positive Yoga ClassJessamyn Stanley, Author, Advocate, Founder, The Underbelly Yoga 10:30AM-12PM | Main StageOpening Remarks by Sharon Waxman, Founder & CEO, TheWrapPoetry Reading by Aija Mayrock, Author, The Survival Guide to BullyingKeynote Address by Anita Hill, Chair, Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing EqualityTribute to SurvivorsDrew Dixon, Record Producer, Writer, Silence Breaker Sheri Sher, Author & Rapper, “Mercedes Ladies” Moderated by Sunny Hostin, Co-Host, “The View” Performance by the Cast of “The Right Girl”Introduction by Louisette Geiss, Writer & Lyricist, “The Right Girl” Musical Broader Focus: View From the Director’s Chair presented by LifetimeRobin Givens, Director, “A Murder to Remember” Kim Raver, Director & Executive Producer, “Tempting Fate” Elisabeth Röhm, Director, “Girl in the Basement” Kyra Sedgwick, Director & Executive Producer, “Story of a Girl” Ashley Williams, Director, “Circle of Deception” Moderated by Tanya Lopez, EVP, Scripted Content, Lifetime & LMN Filmmaking in COVID presented by Loeb & LoebIvy Kagan Bierman, Partner, Loeb & Loeb, LLP Moderated by Sharon Waxman 12:30PM-2:30PM | Breakout Sessions & WorkshopsThe Future is Now: Next Gen Hollywood RoundtableAlisha Boe, Actor, “13 Reasons Why” Beanie Feldstein, Actor, “Booksmart” Alexxis Lemire, Actor, “The Half of It” Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Actor, “Never Have I Ever” Storm Reid, Actor, “Euphoria” Kelly Marie Tran, Actor, “Raya and the Last Dragon” Genneya Walton, Actor, “BlackAF” Moderated by Jenny Maas, TV Reporter, TheWrap Defining Your Career with Aubrey Plaza, Actor, “Black Bear”Moderated by Sharon Waxman Behind the Scenes: Creators, Showrunners, ProducersDavid Collins, Creator & Executive Producer, “Queer Eye” Leslye Headland, Writer, Director, Showrunner, “Russian Doll” Elle Johnson, Co-Showrunner & Executive Producer, “Self Made” Smriti Mundhra, Creator & Executive Producer, “Indian Matchmaking” Ilana Peña, Creator & Showrunner, “Diary of a Future President” Tanya Saracho, Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, “Vida” Liz Tigelaar, Showrunner & Executive Producer, “Little Fires Everywhere” Moderated by Cathy Schulman, Academy Award-Winning Producer 2:30PM-4:30PM | Mentorship Sessions (for attendees who upgraded their pass)5PM-6PM | Evening ProgramPerformance by Laura PausiniIntroduction by Diane Warren, Songwriter Spotlight Conversation with Gina Prince-Bythewood, Director, “The Old Guard”Moderated by Dana Goldberg, Chief Creative Officer, Skydance “On the Record” Screening Q&A with Filmmakers presented by HBOMaxKirby Dick, Co- Director, Writer, Producer, “On the Record” Amy Ziering, Co-Director, Writer, Producer, “On the Record” Moderated by Sharon Waxman WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9th: BOSS MODE9AM-10AM | Morning Activity: Coffee & Conversation Camila Alves McConaughey, Entrepreneur & Founder Women of Today Moderated by Carolyn Kylstra, Editor-in-Chief, SELF Magazine 10:30AM-12PM | Main StageIntroduction by host Nika King, Actor & Founder, Jeli TechnologiesSpotlight Conversation with Abigail Disney, Filmmaker & Social Activist, Level Forward & Fork FilmsModerated by Sharon Waxman Performance by Citizen QueenRedefining Corporate CultureDalana Brand, VP People Experience, Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Twitter Christy Haubegger, EVP & Chief Enterprise Inclusion Officer, WarnerMedia Dalila Wilson-Scott, EVP & Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation Christine Simmons, COO, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Moderated by Nina Shaw, Founder, Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality Trans Representation in Tech & MediaImara Jones, Creator, TransLash Media Angelica Ross, President, Miss Ross Inc. Moderated by Mey Rude, Pride Media Spotlight Conversation with Regina King, Actor, Director, Producer presented by CadillacModerated by Steve Pond, Awards Editor, TheWrap 12:30PM- 2:30PM | Breakout Sessions & WorkshopsHow to Be a Boss: Dealmakers, Deciders, and DisruptorsKim Kelleher, President, Commercial Revenue & Partnerships, AMC Networks Jo Lambert, Head of Consumer, Verizon Media Lori Silfen, EVP & Head of Music, MGM Debbie White, Vice Chair, Music Industry, Loeb & Loeb, LLP Moderated by Nicole Walters, CEO of NapNic, LLC Own Your WorthSafiya Noble, Author & Co-Director, UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry Co-hosted by Alicia “ACE” Easter, Owner & Founder, ACE Yoga LA Co-hosted by Jennifer Pastiloff, Author, On Being HumanLessons for Success: Empowering Female EntrepreneursOlivia Culpo, Actor & Entrepreneur Katie Rosen Kitchens, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, FabFitFun Whitney Port, TV Personality & Entrepreneur Lisa Price, Founder, Carol’s Daughter Alexis Ren, Model & Entrepreneur Moderated by Samantha Barry, Editor-in-Chief, Glamour The Women of YouTube: Driving Diverse Content on the World’s Largest Video Platform presented by YouTubeSusanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube Kelly Merryman, Vice President, Content Partnerships, YouTube Vivien Lewit, Global Head of Artist Relations, YouTube Lele Pons, Creator & Singer Saweetie, Rap Artist Moderated by Beatrice Verhoeven, Senior Film Reporter, TheWrap 2:30PM-4:30PM | Mentorship Sessions (for attendees who upgraded their pass)5:00PM-6:00PM | Evening ProgramTelling Our Stories Filmmaker Showcase and Panel presented by StarzModerated by Sharon Waxman Winner Announcement by Karen Bailey, Senior Vice President, Starz Entertainment THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10th: GAME-CHANGERS9AM-10AM | Morning Activity: Workout with 73-Year-Old Fitness InfluencerJoan MacDonald,TrainWithJoan 10:30AM-12PM | Main Stage Introduction by host Corinne Foxx, Actress, Activist, CEOOpening Performance byNorah, Yarah and Rosa Mukanga, Let It HappenSpotlight Conversation with Congresswoman-Elect Cori Bush (D-MO)Moderated by Soledad O’Brien, CEO, Soledad O’Brien Productions Hollywood Women Changemakers Panel presented by CadillacAmy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming, HBO Francesca Orsi, Senior Vice President, Drama Series, HBO Moderated by Sharon Waxman Journalists on the Front Line presented by IWMFIntroduction by Elisa Lees Munoz, Executive Director, International Women’s Media Foundation Yakeen Bido, Idlib City-Syria, Independent Journalist Gulchehra Hoja, Journalist, Radio Free Asia Moderated by Nima Elbagir, Senior International Correspondent CNN Celebrating Progress, Not Perfection with Jameela Jamil, Activist, Actor, Host & Founder, I WeighModerated by Dr. Deepika Chopra, OPTIMISM DOCTOR & Founder of Things Are Looking Up 12:30PM- 2:30PM | Breakout Sessions & WorkshopsBreaking Barriers Roundtable: Using Your Platform for ChangeEzinma, Classical-Fusion Violinist Isis King, Model/Actor Elle B. Mambetov, CEO & Fashion Designer, Mambetova Holdings/Elle B Zhou Candace Parker, WNBA Player & Olympian Michelle Pesce, International DJ Moderated by Daisy Auger-Dominguez, Chief People Officer, VICE Media Group Making Music That MattersCam, Artist/Songwriter Tyler Johnson, Producer/Songwriter A Letter to My Children: The Road to a Brighter FutureSimona Grace, Founder, Moms in Office Chriselle Lim, CEO, Bümo Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director of National Domestic Workers Alliance Aliza Pressman, Co-Founding Director & Director of Clinical Programming, Mount Sinai Parenting Center Shannon Watts, Founder, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Moderated by Tamron Hall, Host & Executive Producer, “Tamron Hall” 2:30PM-4:30PM | Mentorship Sessions(for attendees who upgraded their pass)5:00PM-6:00PM | Evening ProgramClosing Performance: Tribute to Heroes of COVIDK3 Sisters Band Cam Renaissance Youth Center Choir Melissa Etheridge GEM Annie Lennox Citizen Queen Yuna Hosted by Hayley Orrantia, Actor, “The Goldbergs” & Singer About Power Women Summit: The Power Women Summit, presented by the WrapWomen Foundation, is the largest annual gathering of the most influential women in entertainment, media and technology. The Summit aims to inspire and empower women across the landscape of their professional careers and personal lives. This year’s all-virtual PWS provides three days of education, mentorship, workshops and networking around the globe to promote “Inclusion 360,” this year’s theme.To register for a pass: wrapwomen.com/power-women-summitFor more information on WrapWomen and sponsorship, please contact email@example.comSponsors include Lifetime, WarnerMedia, Cadillac, Loeb & Loeb, YouTube, MGM, NBCUniversal, Verizon Media, Spotify, Netflix, Starz-Lionsgate, AMC Networks, Amazon Studios, Twitter, Greenberg Glusker, Sony, GEM, Skydance LA Film School and Apple. Read original story Nika King, Corinne Foxx and Hayley Orrantia Host Power Women Summit 2020 At TheWrap
Issa Rae and Adam McKay are teaming up to adapt the Serial Productions podcast "Nice White Parents" into a half-hour series at HBO, Variety has learned. The project has received a pilot commitment at the premium cabler. The show is described as a satirical look at the conflict and comedy that arise when highly resourced […]
When executive producer John Wells was working on the final season of "The West Wing" in 2006 he recalls having a very "easy" end point because the show began with the first year of Jed Bartlett's presidential administration and, seven years later, it would be poetic to end with him leaving the office and a […]
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How do you create sound design for a film that hinges on silence? That was the challenge for composer-sound designer Nicolas Becker on writer-director Darius Marder’s drama “Sound of Metal,” in which Riz Ahmed plays Ruben, a heavy metal drummer who is slowly losing his hearing. The Amazon Prime release is available Dec. 4. Becker […]
It’s a long time until the April 25 Oscars, but hopefully “The Trial of the Chicago 7” will maintain its momentum. The film about the 1968-’69 turmoil in America was written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, and offers great work by the cast and artisans. Some critics may carp about a few details, but the […]
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British skipper Alex Thomson officially retired from the solo round-the-world Vendee Globe race when he stepped ashore in Cape Town on Friday morning, as French skipper Sebastien Simon also declared that his race was over.
With the political opponents of President Nicolás Maduro boycotting Sunday's election for the National Assembly, his socialist party is expected to dominate the vote, giving him control of the last major institution in Venezuela outside his grasp. Both votes are playing out in the waning days of the Trump administration, which leaves office with Maduro firmly entrenched despite its efforts to bring about his departure through diplomacy and sanctions.