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Stocks traded mixed Friday as investors digested a disappointing April jobs report, which showed the U.S. economy added back far fewer jobs than expected last month despite easing stay-in-place restrictions.
Josh Duggar's child pornography case is expected to go to trial on July 6 in Fayetteville, Arkansas — so here's what will happen between now and then.
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PORTO, Portugal (Reuters) -The European Commission called on Friday on the United States and other major COVID-19 vaccine producers to export what they make as the European Union does, rather than talk about waiving intellectual property rights to the shots. Commission head Ursula von der Leyen told a news conference on the sidelines of a summit of EU leaders that discussions on the waiver would not produce a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the short- to medium-term. "The European Union is the only continental or democratic region of this world that is exporting at large scale," von der Leyen said.
Communist-run Cuba called in Colombia's ambassador on Friday to protest the expulsion of one of its diplomats from the Andean country amid a wave of violent protests against its right-wing government. Colombia's foreign ministry had on Thursday accused Omar Rafael García Lazo, the first secretary of Cuba's embassy in Bogota, of breaching the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, without adding further details.
A catamaran caught fire off the coast of Rome on May 7, spurring a dramatic ocean rescue of the three people on board by Italy’s national fire service, Vigili del Fuoco.Fire officials said they were alerted to the fire by the coast guard and reached the 17-meter-long vessel, which was burning about five miles off the port town of Civitavecchia, by both helicopter and motorboat.This dramatic footage released by Vigili del Fuoco shows smoke spewing from the blackened catamaran as rescuers sped towards it.According to local reports, firefighters from Civitavecchia saved all three passengers and “immediately” extinguished the fire. Credit: Vigili del Fuoco via Storyful
Just months after then-first lady Melania Trump unveiled her controversial redesign of the beloved space directly outside the Oval Office, some are calling for her successor, Jill Biden, to undo those changes and return the Rose Garden to the celebrated vision realized by the Kennedy administration in 1961.
As Season 5 of Fox’s “The Masked Singer” heads toward its conclusion at the end of the month, Variety has the scoop on the guest panelists and show formats for the final three episodes. On Wednesday, the “Spicy 6” episode saw actor/singer Tyrese Gibson unmasked as the Robopine. When “The Masked Singer” returns next week […]
The move follows Time’s Up denunciation of proposals as “sorely lacking and hardly transformational” A group of more than 100 Hollywood publicists will continue to boycott the Hollywood Foreign Press Association despite the proposed reforms to remake the embattled organization. The move follows Time’s Up denunciation of the proposed reforms set forth by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, calling the ideas “sorely lacking and hardly transformational.” “We will continue to refrain from any HFPA sanctioned events, including press conferences, unless and until these issues are illuminated in detail with a firm commitment to a timeline that respects the looming 2022 season reality,” the group said in a statement released on Friday. “We stand ready to collaborate with the HFPA to ensure that the next Golden Globes – be it in 2022 or 2023 – represents the values of our creative community,” the group added. On Thursday, the HFPA overwhelming approved a set of sweeping reforms. In the voice vote held over Zoom, 74 of the 87 members voted to approve a proposal that would increase its membership by 50% in the next 18 months, appoint professional executive leadership and hold new board elections this fall. Three members voted no, four voted to abstain and eight were absent, according to a knowledgeable individual. Earlier this week, the HFPA pledged to increase membership by 50%, hold new board elections and hire professional executive leadership. The board asked for members to approve the new reforms; otherwise it would “take more serious measures, including but not limited to the Board resigning, if the membership does not timely approve and implement the below reforms.” The HFPA has been under fire in recent months over its lack of any Black members — as well as its track record of snubbing movies and TV shows with Black creators — and deep corruption that drew backlash from the Hollywood community, prompting Time’s Up to demand an overhaul of the organization. In response to the backlash, the group hired a diversity consultant, USC professor Shaun Harper, to address “systemic” issues. But following a meeting with Time’s Up, Harper quit after he was confronted with the details of the HFPA’s problems. In addition, former HFPA president Philip Berk was expelled last month after sending an email to members with a post describing Black Lives Matter as a “hate movement.” The HFPA said it would announce a set of reforms by May 6. See the full list of reforms here. Read the full statement from the publicists below: We acknowledge the HFPA for defining the five foundational pillars – Accountability, Membership, Inclusion, Good Governance/Ethics and Transparency – it must examine, interrogate and reform in order for the HFPA to manifest the transformative change necessary to thrive as an ethical, credible and respected institution in our industry. We have specific concerns about the timeline for change as the traditional 2022 awards calendar approaches, lest we face another Golden Globes awards cycle and show under the existing problematic HFPA structure. The proposed September 1st deadline for hiring a Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer with no mention of a deadline for hiring the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Financial Officer makes it impossible for necessary changes to happen in time to impact the 2022 Golden Globes cycle. In addition there has been no mention of the status of the HFPA’s General Counsel nor of the obvious need for a Chief Operating Officer. Lastly and more historically evidentiary, talent and content creators of color will not get a fair chance under this timeline. There must be transparency about all recruitment processes and hiring decisions and the onboarding of these vital individuals must be completed well before the next HFPA season begins. Unless the Globes are to be delayed until 2023, the vetting and approval of all plan specifics and implementation guidelines, along with the seating of a new Board under new bylaws, must be accomplished without delay. This requires an explanation of the process to welcome non-HFPA members to serve on the Board and a full understanding of the drafting, oversight and vetting process of new bylaws. Similarly, membership goals and representation must be achieved more swiftly, so that new members do not remain in the minority for another year. We will continue to refrain from any HFPA sanctioned events, including press conferences, unless and until these issues are illuminated in detail with a firm commitment to a timeline that respects the looming 2022 season reality. We stand ready to collaborate with the HFPA to ensure that the next Golden Globes – be it in 2022 or 2023 – represents the values of our creative community. We are reminded of the HFPA’s 1943 motto, conceived by the original group of foreign journalists: “Unity Without Discrimination of Religion or Race”. Seventy-eight years hence, your commitment to swift and deliberate action remains essential. Read original story Golden Globes: 100 Hollywood Publicists to Continue Boycott of HFPA Events Despite Proposed Reforms At TheWrap
When Verzuz announced on March 9 that it had left Apple Music for a new partnership with the social video platform Triller, the relationship seemed like an incongruous one. While there is tons of music on Triller, there wasn’t anything really like Verzuz, which pits classic hip-hop and R&B artists and producers against each other […]
Yahoo Finance’s Sibile Marcellus breaks down the impact of the housing supply shortage.
“The Crown,” “Ted Lasso” and “The Queen’s Gambit” may be front runners, but the Oscars proved that doesn’t always mean much The long, messy and merciless Oscar season has ended with a colossal whimper, and Emmy season is upon us. But in this strangest of all awards seasons, is the race over as soon as it’s begun? Consider: Among limited series, “The Queen’s Gambit” has won the top award from the Golden Globes, the Critics Choice Awards and the Scripter Awards, and also from these Hollywood guilds or professional societies: the Directors Guild, Producers Guild, Writers Guild, Art Directors Guild, American Cinema Editors, American Society of Cinematographers, Costume Designers Guild, Cinema Audio Society and Motion Picture Sound Editors. I mean, if it has the best producing, directing, writing, art direction, costumes, cinematography, film editing, sound editing and sound mixing, what chance does anybody else have? Meanwhile, another Netflix show, “The Crown,” has been the runaway winner in the drama-series categories, taking top prizes from the Screen Actors Guild and Visual Effects Society as well as the ASC, PGA, WGA, Golden Globes and Critics Choice. Its closest rival, “The Mandalorian,” specialized in awards for below-the-line crafts: ASC, CAS, MPSE, ADG, VES. Only the comedy-series category doesn’t have a dominant front runner — and that’s because the big winner has been “Schitt’s Creek,” which is off the air and ineligible for Emmys after its sweep of the 2020 comedy categories. Guild winners “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Insecure” and “What We Do in the Shadows” are also ineligible this year, which makes Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” the de facto favorite, buoyed by its Writers Guild and Critics Choice wins. Of course, the answer to the question I posed at the beginning of this piece — is the race over as soon as it’s begun? — is clearly no. Partly, that’s because all of those guilds were using calendar-year eligibility, while the Emmys use a June 1 – May 31 year to coincide with what used to be the TV season. So even though “The Queen’s Gambit” won just about everything it was up for, it wasn’t competing against “Underground Railroad” or “WandaVision” or “Halston” or “Genius: Aretha” or any other shows that premiered in 2021 and may be fresher in viewers’ minds. In the drama categories, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” didn’t premiere until 2021, while “Pose” has just dropped its final season and “The Handmaid’s Tale” has returned for a fourth season after landing Outstanding Drama Series nominations for each of its first three, winning once. In addition, “Bridgerton” premiered in late December so it was eligible for some of the guild awards, but it became more of a sensation (and Netflix’s most-watched show) in 2021, with Regé-Jean Page becoming a breakout star and hosting “Saturday Night Live.” And the comedy category is downright confusing, because only one of last year’s nominees, “The Kominsky Method,” is even eligible. “Schitt’s Creek” and “The Good Place” have gone off the air, while in a year of production delays caused by the pandemic, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Dead to Me,” “Insecure” and “What We Do in the Shadows” didn’t air new seasons during the eligibility period. Momentum can be a fickle thing during awards season, and the 20,000-plus voters in the Television Academy are a fickle lot. So that means that yes, we have obvious favorites in Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Comedy Series and especially Outstanding Limited Series – but there’s still six weeks to go before nomination voting begins, nine-and-a-half weeks to go before nominations are announced and four-and-a-half months to go before the 73rd Primetime Emmys. So let’s just say that “The Crown,” “Ted Lasso” and “The Queen’s Gambit” are definitely going to win, in the same way that Chadwick Boseman was definitely going to win the Best Actor Oscar. Read original story Emmy Season Begins With Clear Favorites – But Are They Safe? At TheWrap
Angela Ubias and Cary Lin, Common Heir Founders, join Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Kristin Myers to discuss sustainability in the beauty industry.
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Yahoo Finance’s Emily McCormick reports the latest women employment statistics in April.
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On the heels of a surprisingly weak April jobs report, Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management CEO Phil Blancato tells Reuters' Fred Katayama that data justify the Fed's easy monetary stance. He also says investors should take some profit and put the proceeds into small cap value stocks.
As part of the rollout for the release of Coldplay’s new single “Higher Power,” Chris Martin joined Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1’s New Music Daily earlier this week. In addition to discussing the band’s creative evolution over a decades-long career, Martin broke down what it was like to work with legendary pop producer Max […]
GP Strategies (GPX) saw its shares surge in the last session with trading volume being higher than average. The latest trend in earnings estimate revisions may not translate into further price increase in the near term.
Will SpaceX founder Elon Musk blast past the pack? Whether cast members like it or not, Elon Musk is hosting “Saturday Night Live” tomorrow with musical guest Miley Cyrus. Will the Tesla and SpaceX genius score Season 46’s top rating? The short answer is: probably not. The short-er answer is: no. Election years are always highly rated for Lorne Michaels’ sketch-comedy staple, and 2020 was no exception. Unsurprisingly, “Saturday Night Live” is enjoying its most-watched season in four years — since the time Donald Trump actually won (vs. the time he swore he won but definitely did not). “SNL” is the highest-rated comedy on television this season among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen, counting one week of delayed viewing. (It ranks No. 2 in total viewers behind CBS’ “Young Sheldon.”) With stats like that, it’d be a true moonshot for Musk to surpass all of his Season 46 predecessors. The highest-rated individual “Saturday Night Live” episode thus far was the one immediately following the crazy and contested presidential election. Host Dave Chappelle and musical guest the Foo Fighters drew a 2.63 Live + Same Day rating on what was coincidentally the day the election was finally (read: mercifully) called for...Read original story The Highest and Lowest-Rated ‘SNL’ Episodes of Season 46 At TheWrap