In an unusual arrangement, all 11 seasons of hit sitcom “Modern Family” will be available on both Disney’s Hulu and NBCUniversal’s Peacock starting next month. Under the multiyear shared agreement with Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution, both Hulu and Peacock have U.S. streaming rights to all 250 “Modern Family” episodes beginning Feb. 3. “Modern Family” […]
The bug-eyed psycho, especially when he’s portrayed by a skilled actor, is always good for a laugh, or a shudder, or something in between. It’s all about underplaying the overstatement. You’ve got to cue the audience to see that he’s cuh-cuh-crazy, but you’ve got to do it with just enough finesse to leave them thinking, […]
Since “Sound of Metal” hit theaters in November and Amazon Prime on Dec. 4, the film has been racking up accolades and praise. Particular attention has been paid to actors Riz Ahmed and Paul Raci, who have picked up a number of critics’ awards along the way. You can now read the script for the […]
The National Board of Review have announced their annual awards where Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” won best film, director and ensemble. Down below is the full list of winners. Best Film: “Da 5 Bloods” (Netflix) Best Director: Spike Lee, “Da 5 Bloods” (Netflix) Best Actor: Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal” (Amazon Studios) Best Actress: […]
Turkmenistan's autocratic leader has established a national holiday to honor the local dog breed, media reports said Tuesday. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov ordered the holiday praising the Alabai, the Central Asian shepherd dog, to be celebrated on the last Sunday of April when the ex-Soviet nation also marks the day of the local horse breed, according to the daily Neutral Turkmenistan.
The Television Academy Foundation has unveiled its Diversity and Inclusion Unscripted Internship Program, a new $1 million initiative targeted toward Los Angeles-area college students. The goal is to provide paid internships that might give young people from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds in Southern California an entry into the unscripted TV industry. The program was launched via […]
Janet Yellen was sworn in Tuesday as the nation's 78th Treasury secretary and the first woman to hold the office. Yellen's husband, George Akerlof, winner of the 2001 Nobel prize in economics and their son Robert, also an economist, were present for the brief ceremony.
In a classic case of co-opetition, Roku inked a deal with Amazon to bring the IMDb TV free, ad-supported streaming service to the Roku platform in the U.S. The IMDb TV service competes for viewers — and ad dollars — with the Roku Channel, a similar ad-supported VOD service. Under Roku’s standard distribution agreements, it […]
The 26-year-old, who played for Le Mans and Montpellier before joining Marseille in 2017, helped them reach the Europa League final in 2018 and a runner-up finish in the French top flight last season. British media said Villa had paid around 14 million pounds ($19.22 million) for the versatile Frenchman who has made more than 150 appearances in all competitions for Marseille.
A judge on Tuesday denied fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli’s request to get out of prison early, ruling that his case does not meet the extraordinary circumstances required for compassionate release. Giannulli, the husband of actress Lori Loughlin, is serving a five-month sentence at the federal facility in Lompoc, Calif., for his role in the college […]
Aston Villa signed French midfielder Morgan Sanson from Marseille in a deal worth a reported £15.5 million ($21.2 million) on Tuesday.
New York Rangers forward Filip Chytil will miss four to six weeks with an upper-body injury, the team announced Tuesday. Chytil sustained the injury after colliding with Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evan Rodrigues during the second period of New York's 3-2 loss on Sunday. Chytil, 21, has three points (two goals, one assist) in five games this season.
The Tesla CEO's early morning tweet about a purchase for his dog prompted a flurry of pre-market trades for the e-commerce platform.
“The Endless Trench,” Spain’s submission to the Best International Feature category of the 2021 Academy Awards, features standout performances from its two leads who spend nearly all of the film’s 148-minute runtime on screen together. A story of confinement and fear, “The Endless Trench” follows Spanish Academy Goya Award-winner Antonio de la Torre’s Higino as […]
When it comes to the head of the U.S. Treasury, this is how it started and this is how it’s going. Janet Yellen has made history as the first woman to hold the post. [Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, saying] “… the smartest thing we can do is act big.” But it’s not the first time she’s broken a glass ceiling. She was also the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, making her a steady choice to join President Joe Biden’s cabinet during one of the most turbulent economic chapters in U.S. history. The daughter of a doctor and teacher, Yellen is a New York native from Brooklyn. With a PhD from Yale, she boasts an impressive academic career - spanning stints at Harvard and Berkeley, among others. It was while in Washington working for the Fed that she met her husband, Nobel Prize-winning economist George Akerlof. It makes sense their only child is also an economics professor. Yellen served as the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve between 2014 and 2018, where she helped navigate the U.S. recovery from the 2008 financial crisis. Yellen was also deeply involved in some of the most important changes in the Fed's history. She had a hand in establishing the 2% inflation target and a 2014 speech helped move income inequality to the front burner. "I think it is one of the most important issues and one of the most disturbing trends facing the nation at the present time." To be effective, Treasury secretaries need a good ties with the central bank - and Yellen certainly has that. She's kept in frequent touch with the current chair, Jerome Powell, since she passed on the baton. She also mentored the influential New York Fed chief and San Francisco's. Her tenure also awarded her strong international connections, with many of the key financial players in Europe and elsewhere. Yellen won an overwhelming confirmation, in a strong bipartisan vote, less than a week after Biden took office – a quick timeframe by recent standards. At her hearing, she staunchly defended Biden's proposed stimulus plan and tax hikes. "Neither the president-elect nor I proposed this release relief package without an appreciation for the country's debt burden." The Treasury will try to persuade Congress to introduce measures to foot the bill - but getting everyone on-side may be a formidable task after Trump's term ran up large deficits. According to Yellen, it’s all necessary to avert a longer and more painful recession.
Silva scored the opener in last week's 2-0 win when his team mate Rodri came back into play from an offside position before taking the ball off Tyrone Mings to set up the goal, which led to furious protests and a red card for Villa manager Dean Smith. Smith, who was charged, banned and fined for his protests, questioned the different interpretations of the "obscure law" and the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) sought to clear things up with the sport's law makers, IFAB.
Johnson & Johnson expects to report results from the eagerly-anticipated clinical trial of its Covid-19 vaccine next week, the US pharmaceutical's chief financial officer told CNBC Tuesday.
The Buchwald talent agency is expanding into the sports realm with the acquisition of CSE. The goal is to blend Buchwald’s strength in TV news, broadcast hosts and sportscasters with CSE’s client base of athletes, executives and coaches to expand the enlarged agency’s reach. “By merging our reputable entertainment client initiatives with CSE’s respected athletes, […]
In the parliaments of the UK and Europe, concerns are growing about human rights violations in supply chains for goods from the Xinjiang region of China.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday will formally call on the federal government to end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role the government has played in implementing discriminatory housing policies, according to a senior administration official. The moves come as Biden is set to sign a series of orders and memorandums Tuesday as the new administration says it will make combatting racial injustice a central focus of his presidency. “America has never lived up to its founding promise of equality for all, but we’ve never stopped trying," Biden tweeted on Tuesday morning.