Police officers in riot gear stood opposite protesters outside Union Station, near the US Capitol building in Washington, on January 20.One person was seen holding a sign with a gruesome image flanked by the words “fruits of feminism” and “obey Jesus or hellfire.”Storyful is working to confirm details about this incident. Credit: Chris Bumbaca via Storyful
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Danny Masterson’s attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf on Wednesday to three counts of rape, a charge that could send the “That 70s Show” actor to prison for 45 years to life. Masterson was charged on June 17 with raping three women at his home between 2001 and 2003. His arraignment has […]
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Amanda Gorman, the youngest poet in U.S. history to mark the transition of presidential power, offered a hopeful vision for a deeply divided country on Wednesday with her poem "The Hill We Climb". Gorman, 22, a Los Angeles resident, joined the ranks of previous inaugural poets Robert Frost, Maya Angelou and Elizabeth Alexander, with a powerful performance at the swearing-in of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
With the U.S. Capitol encircled by thousands of armed troops two weeks after a mob laid siege to it, Biden took the oath of office administered by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts and became the oldest U.S. president in history at age 78. "We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal. We can do this - if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts." The scaled-back inauguration ceremony was stripped of much of its usual celebratory spirit. The National Mall, typically packed with throngs of supporters, instead was filled with U.S. flags in a reminder of the pandemic Biden will confront as chief executive. Speaking on the steps of the Capitol, where supporters of then-President Donald Trump clashed with police in a chaotic assault that left five dead and stunned the world on Jan.6, Biden cast his ascension as proof that the attackers had failed to disrupt the underpinnings of American democracy.
At a time when movie theaters can’t open, how do you create the moviegoing experience? It isn’t easy. In-person movie premieres were put on hold 10 months ago, as many theaters closed (temporarily, we all hope) out of caution over the spread of coronavirus. One highly anticipated film, “A Quiet Place Part II,” even had a splashy premiere in New York City last March, mere days before the city lockdown was implemented. Still unreleased, it’s now slated to open this April. As some theaters opened around the country, with social distancing measures in place, film premieres moved along with so many other events into a virtual space. Meanwhile, studios and audiences found ways to improvise in the new moviegoing reality. In December, “Wonder Woman 1984” scored the biggest opening weekend gross since the pandemic began, thanks in large part to privately-booked multiplex screenings. Other audiences found even more clever ways to replicate the movie theater – indeed even the movie premiere – experience. Even Hollywood crew members, known for their ingenuity, took things to the next level. David Fincher’s “Mank,” the black-and-white drama about the screenwriter of “Citizen Kane,” wrapped principal photography a few weeks before the COVID outbreak in the U.S., and when the film became available to stream late in 2020 on Netflix, its costume designer Trish Summerville had an idea. She decided to bring a bit of the movie’s Hollywood style and glamour to her own Southern California backyard. Also Read: The Design of 'Mank': How Costumes and Sets Energized David Fincher's Homage to Old Hollywood “The night that ‘Mank’ premiered, we got a projector and hung a big sheet in between two banana trees in the backyard,” Summerville explained to TheWrap. “So that we could actually see it and experience it. We got popcorn and champagne and watched this great film about Hollywood, with palm trees all around us.” Summerville, whose credits include “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” (“I don’t seem to get the easy ones,” she said with a laugh), posted a striking shot from the evening on her Instagram account — with the film’s opening title reflected on a glassy pool surface, backgrounded by a dark lavender sky. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Trish Summerville (@mztsummerville) Summerville credits her wife, actress Lauren Glazier (“Mindhunter”), with the DIY grandeur of the scene. “She’s really good with setting up scales, so she got the projector and the screen and said, ‘Let’s do this right.'” On Summerville’s Instagram post, Glazier duly commented with lightning, fire, and heart emojis, and an all-caps, F-bomb laced exclamation of praise for her spouse. Also Read: 'Mank' Film Review: David Fincher Sumptuously Spins the 'Citizen Kane' Origin Story They were joined by three other friends, Summerville said, including a onetime assistant director. “She’s a friend of ours who’s a timeless woman and a big Fincher fan. And then we all socially distanced in the backyard for the movie. Everyone brought their own cups for the champagne.” Summerville’s rich and imaginative costume design for “Mank” has put her name near the top of experts’ lists in the awards conversation, as the season progresses towards April’s Oscars. (The eligibility period spans from January 2020 to February 28, 2021.) This personal screening experience, Summerville said, buoyed her feelings about cinema itself. “I still remember how exhilarated I felt after seeing [Fincher’s] ‘The Social Network’ in a movie theater for the first time, and that was ten years ago now. ‘Mank’ is really a timeless film and it meant to watch it up on a screen, even in our backyard.” Read original story ‘Mank’ Costume Designer Trish Summerville Draped a Sheet Between Banana Trees to Screen the Film At TheWrap
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday's record deaths from COVID-19 are "appalling" and the death toll is likely to keep rising in the next few weeks because of the spread of a new, more infectious variant of the virus. "These figures are appalling," Johnson told Sky News.
U.S. President Joe Biden's move to scrap the Keystone XL oil pipeline, while a blow to Canada's energy sector, is a blessing in disguise for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is eager to embrace the new administration, two sources familiar with the matter said. Biden will rescind the permit to build the pipeline on Wednesday, aides said, killing the $8 billion project to pump oil sands crude from Alberta to Nebraska. "Canada hasn't had to expend any serious political capital with the Biden administration on the pipeline and can now focus on the many other areas where Trudeau feels the two nations should cooperate," the source said.
A snow squall passed through Lebanon, New Jersey, on January 20, footage shared on social media shows.The National Weather Service had forecast snowfall for the area, warning of “reduced visibility” and accumulations of less than one inch.Footage posted by meteorology student Tommy Cerra shows large flakes cascading down in the northern New Jersey borough of Lebanon. The NWS said snow may return to the area on Monday. Credit: Tommy Cerra via Storyful
The Countess of Wessex has revealed she has gone to “some very dark places” whilst working with sexual violence victims. Sophie, who turned 56 on Wednesday, described with searing honesty the “tears dripping off your chin” during a London School of Economics webinar discussing promoting peace after conflicts. The mother-of-two committed herself to supporting the UK’s work helping victims of rape, sexual violence and exploitation in war in 2019, travelling to counties affected by conflict including South Sudan and Sierra Leone. She has also been working in other fields to promote women, having founded the Women’s Network Forum in 2014 which she chairs, and bringing together a cross-industry group of senior figures to promote gender balance and equality in the workplace. And despite working hard under the radar for many years, the Countess is taking an increasingly prominent role in the absence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Speaking of meeting survivors of sexual violence, she told the online event on Tuesday: “To hear their stories, you know when you’ve got tears dripping off your chin, I mean you just, you can’t help but weep with them because they are so terrible, these stories.” “It really is heartbreaking and I’ve gone to some very dark places, you know, internally. “But I’m not living it and therefore if they can survive, if they can put one foot in front of the other, then for goodness’ sake of course I can.” The Countess took part in the panel discussion alongside women peacebuilders Visaka Dharmadasa and Abir Haj Ibrahim. It was chaired by Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, director for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics. They discussed how they had become involved in such work, how it had been affected by Covid-19 and the importance of listening to and sharing the stories of women peacebuilders, to raise awareness of their efforts. Last year, the Countess wrote about this work for an article in the Telegraph in which she accepted that it might be hard to see it as a priority when it seemed such a far cry from life in the UK. But she said that supporting women peacebuilders was one of the most uplifting things she did “There are no magic wands when it comes to negotiating peace,” she wrote. “Any and every negotiation will be fraught and difficult, requiring enormous patience and effort from all sides, open minds, a willingness to concede, but above all the desire to find peace. Including women in the process is essential and means a greater chance of sustained peace. Who wouldn't want that?”
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In one of his first official acts, President Joe Biden planned Wednesday to return the United States to the worldwide fight to slow global warming and to launch a series of climate-friendly efforts that could transform how Americans drive and get their power. “A cry for survival comes from the planet itself,” Biden said in his inaugural address. Biden was to sign an executive order rejoining the Paris climate accord within hours of taking the oath of office, fulfilling a campaign pledge.
President Joe Biden spoke for just over 20 minutes after his swearing in. Here are some excerpts from his inaugural address.
The carcass of a huge whale has been recovered from the waters off southern Italy, the coastguard said Wednesday, calling it "probably one of the largest" ever found in the Mediterranean.
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Donald Trump supporters gathered in West Palm Beach, Florida, to welcome the 45th president as his motorcade made its way to his Mar-a-Lago resort on Wednesday, January 20.Jean Sylvester shared footage of Trump’s motorcade passing by a crowd of cheering supporters lining Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach. The former president can be seen smiling in the window of his vehicle, marked with the presidential seal.Trump left Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Wednesday morning after sharing a farewell statement with the supporters gathered on the runway.He was the first president in 152 years to not attend the inauguration of his successor.Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States at noon. Credit: Jean Sylvester via Storyful