"Happiest Season" standout Aubrey Plaza will star opposite Jason Statham in Guy Ritchie's untitled thriller, formally titled "Five Eyes." Statham will portray an agent recruited by the global intelligence alliance Five Eyes to track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapon that threatens to disrupt the world order. Reluctantly paired with a […]
There’s been very little joy to the world in 2020, but hopefully the holiday season — and a COVID-19 vaccine — can bring back some optimism. What better place to start than Rockefeller Center in New York City? And while we’re here, let’s illuminate a huge evergreen tree.NBC will light up the country’s Christmas tree, and hopefully children’s faces everywhere, with its “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special on Wednesday, Dec. 2, airing from 8 p.m. ET/PT to 10 p.m. There is no encore scheduled.For cord-cutters, the special will stream live on NBC.com and the NBC app, but there is no YouTube accompaniment. Multiple streaming services, like Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV and Sling, to name a few, carry NBC — so there’s another option.Also Read: NBC's 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' Sets Date to Light Up That Sad-Looking Tree (Photo)One alternative readers definitely do not have is to attend in person: There will be no public access to this year’s tree lighting ceremony.While you won’t be there, “Today” show co-anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin and Al Roker will be, emceeing the festivities.Kelly Clarkson, Goo Goo Dolls, Earth, Wind & Fire, Brett Eldredge, Jimmy Fallon, Tori Kelly, Leslie Odom Jr., Dolly Parton, Pentatonix, Dan + Shay, Gwen Stefani and Meghan Trainor will perform from various locations on the NBC special, as will the cast from the Tony Award-winning hit “Ain’t Too Proud.” The Radio City Rockettes are also set to perform.Also Read: Crowd-Free Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Tops 20 Million Viewers“Christmas in Rockefeller Center” is produced by Brad Lachman Productions. Lachman serves as executive producer, Bill Bracken will co-executive produce and Debbie Palacio directs.Prior to the primetime telecast, an early and additional live hour of the special will be broadcast on all NBC-owned stations and on many affiliates. The regional hour, which starts at 7 p.m. Manhattan time, will be co-hosted by Mario Lopez along with NBC4 New York’s Natalie Pasquarlla and David Usherye.Following “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” NBC will air the “Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – At Home Holiday Special.” That finishes out primetime at 10 p.m. local time, and that little programming note finishes out our “How to Watch” story.Read original story How to Watch the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting At TheWrap
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Wednesday that humanity is waging a suicidal war on nature and that there is no way to address the climate emergency without global leadership from the United States. In a keynote speech at Columbia University in New York, Guterres declared: "The state of the planet is broken." He said global carbon neutrality needed to be achieved within the next three decades, global finance had to be aligned behind the 2015 global accord to fight climate change, and there needed to be a breakthrough on adaptation to protect the world, especially the most vulnerable people, from climate impacts.
The incoming U.S. administration will have to make an early decision on what approach it will take with North Korea and not repeat the delay of the Obama era, a former U.S. official who has advised President-elect Joe Biden said on Wednesday. Kurt Campbell, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia under President Barack Obama and seen as a contender for a senior position under Biden, said the administration he had served in began with a "rather prolonged period of study" on how to handle Pyongyang. "One of the key challenges of Biden administration is the need to make an early decision about what to do with respect to North Korea," Campbell said.
Venezuela's opposition is discussing scaling back the interim government of opposition leader Juan Guaido that has won diplomatic recognition by dozens of countries that disavowed President Nicolas Maduro, nine legislators told Reuters. Guaido, the leader of Venezuela's opposition-controlled parliament, in 2019 called Maduro a usurper following his disputed re-election and assumed a parallel presidency based on articles of the constitution that make the head of the National Assembly next in line to rule the country. Guaido's lawmaker allies have said they will continue to insist that they are legitimate parliamentarians after Jan. 5, arguing that their constitutional mandate remains intact because Sunday's vote is rigged.
Mask-wearing will persist indefinitely in Britain despite the roll-out of a Covid vaccine, the deputy chief medial officer has indicated. Professor Jonathan Van Tam warned on Wednesday evening that the approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech jab in the UK did not herald the end of the virus, telling a Downing Street press conference: "I don't think we're going to eradicate coronavirus ever. I think it's going to be with humankind forever." Prof Van Tam hinted at the prospect of annual winter inoculations against Covid becoming the norm in years ahead. Comparing it to flu, he said: "I think we may get to a point where coronavirus becomes a seasonal problem." He suggested face coverings would remain a staple of daily life, saying: "Do I think there will come a big moment where we have a massive party and throw off masks and hand sanitiser and say that's it, it's behind us, like the end of the war? No I don't." Habits learned during the pandemic which "clearly stopped the spread of other respiratory viruses" as well as coronavirus "may perhaps persist for many years and that may be a good thing if they do", he said. Since July, face coverings have been mandatory in England when on public transport, visiting shops and inside hospitality venues, but not while seated at a table to eat or drink. People who refuse to wear one and have not been granted a medical exemption can be fined up to £6,400.
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Nuptials Nick Kroll and Lily Kwong were married on Nov. 19 in Big Sur, Calif. Kroll is the star and co-creator of “Big Mouth”; Kwong is a landscape artist and founder of Freedom Gardens. Matt Polk and Devin Keudell were married on Nov. 20 in Provincetown, Mass. Polk is a theatrical and film/TV press agent and president of Polk & Co.; […]
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Frankie, a labradoodle puppy, was welcomed by Lede Co.’s Lori Burns on Nov. 12. Klaus, a German Shepherd, was adopted on Nov. 3 by Jason Ball, VP of news at KTLA-TV, and Troy Jones, principal at EY. Buddy, a one-eyed shih tzu was brought home on Nov. 11 from Florida’s Big Dog Ranch Rescue by Allied Global Marketing […]
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Boris Johnson could receive a coronavirus jab live on air, Downing Street has suggested, as the Government seeks to enlist celebrity “influencers” to help encourage takeup of the vaccine. The Prime Minister’s press secretary Allegra Stratton said it was not something he would “rule out”, although she added he would not want to jump the queue. Mr Johnson, 56, is expected to be vaccinated in the eighth wave of vaccinations, according to the prioritisation list released by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on Wednesday. The Queen, 94, is expected to be in the second group, although Downing Street stated that the issue was a matter for Buckingham Palace. It came after Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, said he would be happy to be filmed taking the vaccine if it was approved, adding that it would be “worth it” if it convinced others to get a jab. Asked if Mr Johnson was also happy to receive the vaccine on camera, Ms Stratton told reporters: “We all know the character of the Prime Minister, I don't think it would be something that he would rule out. "But what we also know is that he wouldn't want to take a jab that should be for somebody who is extremely vulnerable...who should be getting it before him."
The nighttime birth of a rare Philippine mouse-deer was recorded at the Zoo Wrocław in Poland on November 10, the first such birth captured on video, according to the zoo.The zoo said a mouse-deer birth had never been recorded because the animals are so secretive.After installing surveillance cameras, the zoo was able to capture activity of the mouse-deer, which is endemic to the Philippines, according to the zoo.Footage released by the Zoo Wrocław shows the birth and moments afterward, and will provide answers to questions about the elusive animal’s birthing habits, they said. Credit: Zoo Wrocław via Storyful
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Lewis Hamilton's unexpected absence will add extra spice to a Sakhir Grand Prix that represents a new challenge for the seven- times world champion's Formula One rivals in Bahrain this weekend. "I’m devastated that I won’t be racing this weekend," said Hamilton, who had been on course to take 100 career poles and match the record for 13 wins in a season jointly held by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel. The starting grid will be without its biggest name under the floodlights, with only Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen having raced in the pre-Hamilton era, but that opens up opportunities for others.
LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $85 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent told multiple news outlets on Wednesday. James, who turns 36 later this month, led the Lakers to their first title in a decade and 17th overall inside the NBA bubble in Orlando in October, taking home the Finals MVP honors in the process. The Akron, Ohio native, who also won two championships with the Miami Heat and one with the Cleveland Cavaliers, joined the Lakers in July 2018 in a move that shifted the balance of power in the league toward Southern California.