Mediator was pulled from the market in 2009
Mediator was pulled from the market in 2009
The Houston Rockets are investigating a cyber attack that attempted to install ransomware on the basketball team's internal systems, and the organization is working closely with the FBI, team officials said. "Our internal security tools prevented ransomware from being installed except for a few systems that have not impacted our operations," the statement added.
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SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched Season 5 Episode 6 of “The Masked Singer,” which aired April 14 on Fox. Everywhere Mark McGrath goes, people will stop and they’ll see… the Orca. The Sugar Ray singer and former “Extra” host was the latest celebrity to be revealed on “The Masked […]
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(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Wednesday’s “The Masked Singer.”) Nick Cannon made his official return as “The Masked Singer” host Wednesday after being revealed as the Bulldog in a twist elimination set off by guest host Niecy Nash last week. And his first hour back for Season 5 was the all-important Group A finals, in which Russian Doll, Seashell, Robopine (f.k.a. Porcupine) and Orca went head to head with each other and a new “Wildcard” competitor in hopes of landing a slot alongside the remaining Group B contestants in the Super 8 round. By the end of the night, only four were left standing. Each contestant performed once more in front of panelists Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke and Nicole Scherzinger, as well as the now-returned Cannon, who was recovering from COVID-19 earlier this season. And once the regulars had gone, it was time for the introduction of surprise competitor Yeti, who sang New Edition’s “If It Isn’t Love.” After everyone had taken the stage, the judges and at-home audience cast their votes for Wednesday’s top Group A contestant, selecting who will move on to compete with Group B’s finalists in the Super 8 round and who would be eliminated. Also Read: Nick Cannon to Return as 'The Masked Singer' Host Next Week They ended up cutting Orca, who had performed Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” He was unmasked to reveal singer Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray. Before Orca’s ousting, the judges had guessed he could be Kelly Slater, Dave Grohl or Billie Joe Armstrong. Last week’s “Masked Singer” episode was the Group B finals, in which contestants Chameleon, Black Swan, Piglet, Crab and “Wildcard” Bulldog duked it out for a Super 8 spot. But the episode saw a twist in that all four of the regulars got to move on, as Nash threw out the votes and chose to eliminate Bulldog, who was unmasked to reveal Cannon. Yes, it was a planned cut, but for the good cause of surprising you with Cannon’s return as host. “The Masked Singer” Season 5 began with 10 scheduled contestants, broken into two groups, with four “Wildcard” competitors joining in total. Also Read: 'The Masked Singer': Here Are the Best Guesses for Crab, Show's 2nd 'Wildcard' Contestant So far, unmasked contestants include Orca, Bulldog, Grandpa Monster (Logan Paul), Raccoon (Danny Trejo), Phoenix (Caitlyn Jenner) and Snail (Kermit the Frog). Next week, Group A and Group B’s remaining contestants — Russian Doll, Seashell, Robopine (f.k.a. Porcupine), Yeti, Chameleon, Black Swan, Piglet and Crab — will take the stage together for the first time in the Super 8 round as they compete to make it one step closer to the finale. Per Fox, “The season five contestants boast a combined 26 Grammy nominations, nine multi-platinum singles, four Academy Award nominations, three Super Bowl appearances, six gold medals and two world records.” “The Masked Singer” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox. Read original story ‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals Another Contestant in ‘Wildcard’ Elimination: And the Orca Is… At TheWrap
(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Wednesday’s “The Masked Singer.”) “The Masked Singer” unmasked its latest contestant tonight, revealing that Orca was “singer” Mark McGrath, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the band Sugar Ray. We put quotation marks around “singer” there because McGrath said he puts them around the word as it applies to himself — and he explained why he was “never going to win” the Fox singing competition, despite the fact that he is a “singer.” Also Read: 'Masked Singer' Host Nick Cannon Teases Jenny McCarthy for Guessing Jamie Foxx - AGAIN (Exclusive Video) “I was supposed to do the show and initially I said no way. To be honest with you, it scared the heck out of me because it’s a singing competition,” McGrath told TheWrap. “Now I know you’re saying, ironically, ‘But Mark, you’re a singer?’ Now, I use the word singer in quotation marks, always, when you refer to me. I have a tone, let’s say. You know, Bob Dylan has a tone. Anthony Kiedis has a tone. I’m not comparing myself to them, but there are people who have tones in this business that aren’t technically five-octave Mariah Carey singers.” Eventually, McGrath turned that “no way” into a yes and decided to take a chance on the singing competition. “And then I’m like, how many times in your life do you have a chance to be challenged?” he said. “To scare yourself? And also be in a mask, and you have a chance to have some anonymity and maybe finesse your way a few inches in the show? Now, Mark McGrath was never going to win ‘The Masked Singer,’ not in a million years. It’s a singing competition — world-class singers win it, as they should. But Mark McGrath — and I don’t know why I’m speaking in third person — but I certainly thought I could have a lot of fun. It’s one of my kids’ favorite shows. And like I said, it scares me, it’s a hurdle, it’s a challenge.” Also Read: Nick Cannon to Return as 'The Masked Singer' Host Next Week So McGrath agreed to the whale of a gig and decided not to worry too much about his tone. “My voice, it is what it is. Back when I was recording [Sugar Ray’s] ‘Fly,’ that became our first hit, our producer said to me, ‘Listen Mark, you don’t have that great of a singing voice. You’re musical in your speaking voice. So let’s stay in that margin. If you do, I think we can sell 2 million copies of this single alone,'” McGrath said. “And I’ll be darned, I listened to our producer and then it happened.” Much like other professional singers — sorry, in McGrath’s case, “singer” — who have competed on the show before him, McGrath lobbied to perform one of his own songs while under the mask. And just like those who have tried before him, the producers shot him down. Also Read: 'Masked Singer' Reveals New 'Wildcard' Contestant in Twist Elimination: And the Bulldog Is... “I said please. I begged them to do a Sugar Ray song. I begged them because no one had ever done it before,” McGrath said. “I think Seal wanted to do [his own song when he competed on Season 2], but didn’t get to. But I fought for it. I said, ‘Guys, please, I promise I can fool them. I know it.’ They entertained the idea for a little bit but it slowly went away, along with some of my other bad ideas (laughs).“ “The Masked Singer” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox. Read original story ‘The Masked Singer': Orca Says He Was ‘Never Going to Win’ Because of His ‘Tone’ At TheWrap
Argentine President Alberto Fernández was given his medical all clear on Wednesday after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier in April, though he never displayed more than mild symptoms and continued to work through a period of isolation. Fernández, 62, had received two doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 at the start of the year. His all-clear came the same day Fernández announced fresh restrictions in the South American country to tame a sharp spike in cases during a second wave of the virus.
Residents in Prairieville, Louisiana, were pelted with hail on Wednesday, April 14, as severe thunderstorms passed through the area.On Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service forecasted winds of up to 60 mph and the possibility of quarter-sized hail stones in areas near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.This video, taken in Prairieville, shows hail stones pattering down onto lawns, driveways and streets in a residential area. Credit: Steven Sasser via Storyful
YouTube star-turned-pro-boxer Jake Paul previews his April 17 bout vs. Ben Askren and opens up on his dark period over the last few years saying fame isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Apr.14 -- A group including the state-backed Japan Investment Corporation is considering a possible buyout of Toshiba Corp., according a local report. This adds yet another potential bidder for the Japanese conglomerate. Toshiba’s chief executive officer, Nobuaki Kurumatani, stepped down this week after confidence in his leadership plummeted. The decision came as factions within the conglomerate mounted resistance to a potential buyout offer from CVC Capital Partners -- where Kurumatani previously worked. Pavel Alpeyev reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."
Major League Soccer's 2021 season kicks off on Friday with league chiefs believing the competition has emerged stronger than ever after the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Six known cases of a rare clotting disorder called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in women between the ages of 18 and 48 might be linked to the vaccine, health officials said. Dozens of health experts met Wednesday to discuss in detail what they know.
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“SNL” is now nearing the end of its 46th season. The most recent new episode, which aired on April 10, was hosted by “A Promising Young Woman” star Carey Mulligan, with Kid Cudi as the musical guest. It featured a cold open sketch about a local news broadcast discussing the Derek Chauvin trial, in which cast members Kenan Thompson and Ego Nwodim try to convince their white colleagues not to be so optimistic about how the trial will go. There hasn’t been much in the way of celebrity cameos in the new year, and, for now, cast member Alex Moffat will continue to play Joe Biden. He played the role for a second time on April 3 in a sketch that also saw Martin Short make a surprise appearance as Kamala Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff. Though the reception for Moffat’s Biden has not been enthusiastic thus far, it’s likely that “SNL” will stick with him in the role for the rest of the season and then secure a big name for the role for next season. Also Read: 'SNL' Cold Open Has Some Bleak Thoughts About Derek Chauvin Trial (Video) This week, on Saturday, April 17, there WILL NOT be a new episode of “SNL.” The show just finished a three-episode run, so it’ll be on break for a couple weeks before bringing the season to a close in May. As is usually the case when the show is off, you’ll be able to check out two reruns on Saturday night. First, at 10 p.m., we’ll get the 1998 episode hosted by Steve Buscemi with Third Eye Blind as musical guest. Then, at 11:30, we’ll get a rerun of an episode from earlier in the current season. You can be pretty sure this season of “SNL” be at least somewhat political for the full stretch. While it’s not an election year anymore, somehow the tense political situation in the U.S. managed to ramp up from the fever pitch early in 2021. And, well, it’s tough to pass up having Aidy Bryant play Ted Cruz as often as possible, which the show keeps doing. While the sketch show has certainly had a whiff of “just trying to return to normalcy” in the new year, politics remains at the core of the cultural discourse. And that Matt Gaetz story isn’t going away. Also Read: 'SNL': Lil Nas X Gives God an Easter Lap Dance (Video) Perhaps the biggest splash of season 46 was the addition of Jim Carrey as the show’s resident celebrity Joe Biden during the election cycle. But Carrey dropped out of the role after Trump lost, and “SNL” has now twice had Moffat play the part. Moffat’s Biden has been met with a pretty tepid response both from the studio audience and viewers at home, but that’s to be expected after only big stars have played Biden on SNL for years. It’s been a strange transition out of the Trump era for “SNL,” which has adopted a softer tone the last couple months. For example, the show has done three separate COVID-19 game show sketches in 2021, two of which were cold open sketches. And Moffat’s Biden has only made a single appearance since the real Biden was inaugurated in January. Read original story Is There a New ‘SNL’ Episode Airing This Week? At TheWrap
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Former “Bachelor” star Colton Underwood came out as gay in an emotional interview on “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, a revelation that sent shockwaves throughout the “Bachelor” fandom. “I’ve ran from myself for a long time and I’ve hated myself for a long time, and I’m gay. I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it,” Underwood said in the interview with Robin Roberts. “The next step in all of this was sort of letting people know. I’m still nervous, but it’s been a journey for sure.” Underwood starred on the 23rd season of “The Bachelor” in 2019, having previously appeared on “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise.” The former professional football player’s decision to remain a virgin was a core part of the narrative throughout all of his appearances to his final rose ceremony. Underwood chose Cassie Randolph to receive his final rose and the couple dated for nearly two years before their messy public split last year. Also Read: 'Bachelor' Fans Are Fine With Colton Underwood Coming Out - But Not With How He Treated Cassie “Do I regret being ‘The Bachelor’? And handling it the way that I did?” Underwood said in the interview. “I do think I could have handled it better, I’ll say that. I just wish I wouldn’t have dragged people into my own mess of figuring out who I was.” But what does this mean for “The Bachelor” franchise overall? Here are three questions for the show raised by Underwood’s interview: ABC/Randy Holmes 1. Will Colton return? Within minutes of Underwood’s interview airing on ABC, certain segments of the “Bachelor” fandom on social media were already calling for him to be brought back for a gay season of the dating show that made him famous. It’s not hard to see why ABC and “The Bachelor” might want him back. Underwood’s original season — with the heavily hyped “Virgin Bachelor” narrative and the fence-jump heard ’round the world — was one of the more talked-about seasons in recent memory that didn’t include a franchise-shaking racism controversy. In terms of viewership, Underwood’s season performed solidly, about even with the 2.4 rating and 7.9 million total viewers of the seasons before and after. The “Good Morning America” interview has only raised Underwood’s profile and a shift to a same-sex format, even temporarily, would be a huge shift that would draw even more attention to the show. But it would almost certainly alienate some fans, including those who aren’t keen to forgive the allegations of stalking and harassment made by Randolph, the woman who won Underwood’s season of “The Bachelor” and dated him for nearly two years. Also Read: 35 Juiciest 'Bachelor' and 'Bachelorette' Moments of All Time (Photos) 2. Can the “Bachelor” franchise become more inclusive? Should Underwood return, he wouldn’t be the first openly LGBTQ contestant in the show’s history, but he would be one of only a handful. Jaimi King was openly bisexual when she appeared on Nick Viall’s season in 2017, a first at the time. And in 2019, “Bachelor in Paradise” made franchise history when Demi Burnett, a contestant from Underwood’s season, proposed to her then-girlfriend Kristian Haggerty on the show. Burnett had come out as bisexual after her stint on “The Bachelor” and returned for “Paradise,” which saw her torn between former “Bachelorette” contestant Derek Peth and Haggerty (not a “Bachelor” franchise veteran). The decision to bring Haggerty onto the show was hailed as a win for LGBTQ representation at the time, with GLAAD calling it a move that “has the power to upend preconceived notions of LGBTQ people like Demi who are attracted to more than one gender.” Host Chris Harrison said in an interview that he was “proud” the franchise was “pushing these issues a little bit” and “raising the level of debate,” but he also gave a caveat: “I always say ‘The Bachelor’ doesn’t create and drive social issues. We’re a microcosm of what’s happening in the world.” Overall, the “Bachelor” franchise has been slow to expand the scope of its vision of fairytale romance. The show’s race problem is well-documented, and as recently as 2014, ABC and producers Warner Horizon were forced issue a statement condemning homophobic comments from one of the show’s stars on the mere possibility of a gay Bachelor. As Underwood’s “Good Morning America” revealed, “The Bachelor” is still held as the pinnacle of heteronormative romance in the mind of both its audience and contestants. “I literally remember praying to God the morning I found out that I was ‘The Bachelor’ and thanking Him for making me straight,” Underwood told Roberts. Also Read: Billy Eichner to Colton Underwood in 2019: 'Maybe You're the First Gay Bachelor and We Don't Even Know' (Video) 3. What about Cassie? Underwood’s interview was met with wide support from the “Bachelor” nation, including the show’s producers and ABC. “We are so inspired by Colton Underwood’s courage to embrace and pursue his authentic self,” read a statement attributed to the “Bachelor” executive producers. “We applaud Colton and celebrate his strength and courage to live his truth,” said the studio and network. As “Bachelor” fans on Twitter have noted, Randolph received no similar public support from the show when her relationship with Underwood ended with a restraining order and accusations of stalking and harassment. Underwood has apologized to Randolph for his behavior, saying in the interview with Roberts, “I messed up, I made a lot of bad choices … I wish that I would’ve been courageous enough to fix myself before breaking anyone else.” But does the “Bachelor” franchise itself owe more to its contestants? It’s a similar question to the one the show faces on the matter of race. It took 13 seasons for Rachel Lindsay to become the first Black star of “The Bachelorette,” and it was 24 seasons before Matt James led “The Bachelor” earlier this year. Both seasons were marred by racism scandals, with the blowup surrounding the recipient of James’ final rose, Rachael Kirkconnell, growing serious enough to cause the departure of Harrison as host. “Bachelor” producers have vowed to “do better to reflect the world around us,” but do individual instances — like the race controversy of James’ season or the homophobic backlash against Burnett or the messy ending to Randolph’s relationship with the man she was paired with by the show — indicate deeper problems within the franchise itself? ABC/John Fleenor Read original story 3 Questions Colton Underwood’s ‘GMA’ Interview Raises for the ‘Bachelor’ Franchise At TheWrap
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An emu at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois, zoomed around his new, larger enclosure upon being moved for the spring season.Footage shared by the Brookfield Zoo shows emu, Echo, racing around his new space.“Today, for the first time this spring, Brookfield Zoo’s two male emus were given access to their larger outdoor habitat that they share with the western grey kangaroos on the south side of Australia House,” wrote the zoo in a press release sent to Storyful. “Dill, who is 25, took it at a slower pace, but 6-year-old Echo ran around stretching his legs.” Credit: Lynette Kleisner/CZS-Brookfield Zoo via Storyful
In the spirit of “Thelma and Louise,” a lesbian fugitive and the woman she’d kill for hit the road with three stilettos and a blood-red BMW in “Ride or Die.” A glammed up, erotically-charged cocktail of amour fou and true romance directed by Ryuichi Hiroki and written by Nami Kikkawa, the Netflix production gives agency […]