Far-right social media personality Tim Gionet, also known as “Baked Alaska,” has been arrested by the FBI following his involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, according to the Associated Press. Gionet was arrested in Houston, Texas on Saturday for “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority” […]
Canada's Alimentation Couche-Tard and French retailer Carrefour SA plan to discuss industrial and operational partnerships, BFM TV reported on Saturday, after the firms this week dropped takeover talks. Citing information acquired after a meeting of Carrefour's board of directors on Saturday, the TV channel said the two companies had decided to work together on the basis of "industrial cooperations". It said this might enable them to bypass a French government veto that ended Couche-Tard's planned 16.2 billion euro ($19.6 billion) takeover.
Mesut Ozil's seven-year stay at Arsenal is set to end after reports on Saturday claimed the former Germany attacker and the Gunners have reached an agreement in principle to release him from his contract.
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, currently second in the overall World Cup standings, has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a ruptured knee ligament, the Norwegian ski federation announced Saturday.
James Murdoch, the son of Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch, has spoken out against “media property owners” that spread disinformation leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. In an interview with the Financial Times on Friday, Murdoch said that the attack on the Capitol is a consequence of the election disinformation championed by […]
Elizabeth Olsen loves working with director Sam Raimi on the hugely anticipated Marvel sequel Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness.
Florian Thauvin missed a penalty as Marseille's hopes of staying in the Ligue 1 title race were dealt another blow in a shock 2-1 home defeat by struggling Nimes on Saturday.
“SNL” is back, now in its 46th season. The most recent new episode, which aired on December 19, was hosted by “Wonder Woman 1984” star Kristen Wiig, with Dua Lipa as the musical guest. That morning, Jim Carrey surprised everyone by announcing he was done playing Joe Biden, and the cold open sketch that night revealed a new Biden: cast member Alex Moffat. Carrey might not be the only recurring big name to be done with “SNL.” Since Donald Trump lost the election, Alec Baldwin very well might be done playing Trump. He hasn’t appeared since the episode immediately after the election — he held up a little “Thank you” sign at the end of it — and “SNL” won’t return with new episodes until after Biden is inaugurated. While it wouldn’t be surprising if they do one more Trump cold open to check in on him after he gets kicked out of the White House, there’s certainly a distinct possibility that we will never see Baldwin’s Trump impersonation ever again. Also Read: 'SNL': Kate McKinnon as Dr. Fauci Explains the Government's Vaccine Plan (Video) This week, on Saturday, Jan. 16, there WILL NOT be a new episode of “SNL.” There won’t be any new episodes until late January — NBC hasn’t set a date for the return yet, but it’ll be after Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20. They typically start back up on the final weekend in January — which would place the next episode on Jan. 30. But the pandemic, which is currently at its height in America, could be a complicating factor. On normal off-weeks, NBC would air two reruns on Saturday night. But as was the case last week, the NFL playoffs are altering the schedule. NBC will carry the game between the Buffalo Bills and the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night, with a timeslot that runs until 11:30 ET on Saturday night. The schedule is currently set with a rerun of Jason Bateman’s episode from the current season, but it’s certainly possible the game will run over its time slot. You can be pretty sure this season of “SNL” be very political for the full stretch. While it’s no longer an election year, somehow the tense political situation in the U.S. has managed to ramp up from the fever pitch it was at in 2020, thanks to the mob of terrorists who invaded the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. “SNL” will, as it always does, follow the discourse. Also Read: 'SNL': Cecily Strong Brings Giuliani's Drunk Fraud Witness to Fart-Filled Cold Open (Video) The premiere episode came out hard with political commentary, with the debate cold open, a very political monologue from Chris Rock, and a stunned discussion of Trump’s COVID-19 infection from Michael Che on Weekend Update. And “SNL” hasn’t slowed down with its political content, with each cold open in season 46 being about the election, its aftermath or, as we saw in the last episode, the COVID-19 vaccine. After that debate sketch in the premiere, we got two other debate sketches, one for the VP candidates and one other for the presidential candidates, as well as one about the dueling town halls from when Trump was infected with COVID-19 and refused to submit to safety measures. The show’s writers were obviously pleased with the election results as well — the cold open sketch in the episode after Election Day was certainly celebratory. That sketch also parodied the episode after the 2016 election in which Kate McKinnon took the stage as Hillary Clinton and played piano while singing “Hallelujah” — this time, Baldwin, as Trump, performed a mournful version of “Macho Man.” Also Read: 'SNL' Newsmax Sports Parody Perfectly Sums Up Pro-Trump Conspiracy Logic (Video) “SNL” tried to drift away from that political focus during season 44, but certainly didn’t shy away from politics in season 45 — a season in which the actual Elizabeth Warren popped up to play herself in a sketch. The renewed focus on politics in season 45 was not just about mocking Trump, but also lampooning the circus that was the run up to the Democratic primaries. Not that the sketch show has in any way shied away from mocking Trump. The impeachment has certainly been a common topic for cold open sketches this season. There was the one where Baldwin’s Trump went through his contacts list trying to find a fixer who could make the impeachment stop, ending with a call to Liev Schreiber playing himself — Trump thought his character Ray Donovan, a fixer on the eponymous Showtime series, was actually a real person. There was also that one where “SNL” sent up the impeachment hearings by doing a “Days of Our Lives” parody that starred Jon Hamm. As for the madness with the Democratic primary, we had numerous big cameos in the debate sketches in season 45. The show tried out multiple different Joe Bidens last year, with Woody Harrelson taking up the role a couple times and Jason Sudeikis giving it a shot as well. They also brought in many other celebs to play other candidates in the Dem primary, including Lin-Manuel Miranda as Julian Castro, Larry David as Bernie Sanders, Rachel Dratch as Amy Klobuchar, Fred Armisen as Michael Bloomberg, and Will Ferrell as Tom Steyer. Maya Rudolph also played Kamala Harris a few times, and it was only natural that they’d keep her around for season 46. That’s a lot of cameos, and “SNL” actually managed to jam nearly all of those folks into a single sketch — a 12-minute debate parody from a late November episode. Miranda did not appear in that one, but he had previously popped up as Castro in October in a parody of the Democrats’ LGBTQ town hall that was moderated by Billy Porter in character as himself. Read original story Is There a New ‘SNL’ Episode Airing This Week? At TheWrap
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats party has elected its new leader on Saturday (January 16). This put centrist Armin Laschet in pole position to succeed Merkel as the country's chief. Laschet, the premier of the country's most populous state, beat arch-conservative rival Freidrich Merz in a ballot of CDU party delegates. In his victory speech, Laschet urged democratic forces to rally against a tide of extremism that had swept through Western nations along with the coronavirus pandemic. Merkel, Europe's predominant politician and a consistent winner with German voters since taking office in 2005, has said she will not run for chancellor again. Since she stepped down as CDU leader in Dec. 2018, the party has struggled to find a suitable successor. Merkel said last year that Laschet, had quote "the tools" to run for chancellor, the closest she has come to endorsing anyone. But even as leader, Laschet is not guaranteed a run at the chancellorship, as the party could yet nominate someone else.
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France coach Didier Deschamps said he will "never forget" Karim Benzema's accusation that the decision to omit the striker from the Euro 2016 squad was giving in to "a racist part of France".
The Cambridges revealed their chic decor, which includes decorative plates and photos of Prince George.
Lindell said Trump's advisers dismissed his claims but then promised to look into them.
The lead US negotiator of the Iran nuclear accord and a battle-tested hawk on Russia were named Saturday to top posts in President-elect Joe Biden's State Department, signaling a return to a more traditional, multilateral approach after Donald Trump's chaotic presidency.
Netflix’s glamorous period series “Bridgerton” dropped last month, giving romance fans a gorgeous eight-episode escape from the pandemic. And if you’ve already started to binge the series, you probably noticed that accompanying the stunning costumes, lavish ballroom scenes and witty dialogue is a soundtrack filled with classical covers of modern songs. It might be a little hard to put your finger on exactly what song you’re listening to, as the “Bridgerton” covers truly make these pop tracks sound like they were made for string quartets. But don’t worry, because TheWrap has the complete soundtrack listing for all the covers below. Also Read: 'Bridgerton' Star Rege-Jean Page Picks a Side in Daphne and Simon's 'We Were on a Break'-Style Debate (Video) Based on Julia Quinn’s romance novel series of the same name, “Bridgerton” follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. Hoping to follow in her parents’ footsteps and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne’s prospects initially seem to be unrivaled. But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews) casts aspersions on Daphne. Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), committed bachelor and the catch of the season for the debutantes’ mamas. Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction is undeniable, and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an increasing battle of wits while navigating society’s expectations for their future. “Bridgerton” also stars Golda Rosheuvel, Jonathan Bailey, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Nicola Coughlan, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh, Polly Walker, Ben Miller, Bessie Carter and Harriet Cains. The series was created by Chris Van Dusen who also serves as showrunner on the eight-episode drama. Van Dusen executive produces along with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, under their Shondaland banner for Netflix. Directors include Julie Ann Robinson, Sheree Folkson, Tom Verica and Alrick Riley. Also Read: 'Bridgerton': Phoebe Dynevor on Those Steamy Scenes That Tell Daphne's 'Sexual Evolution' Story Here are all the songs that get classical covers in “Bridgerton”: Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood” Billie Eilish’s “bad guy” Celeste’s “Strange (feat. Hillary Smith)” Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” If you want to own any of these, you’re in luck: Lakeshore Records has released two soundtracks for the show, one for the covers, which you can find here, and the other for its original music, written by composer Kris Bowers, which you can purchase here. Read original story ‘Bridgerton': Here Are All the Modern Songs That Get Classical Covers At TheWrap
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(Warning: Major spoilers ahead for Netflix’s “Bridgerton” through the Season 1 finale.) The Shonda Rhimes-produced “Bridgerton” adaptation hit Netflix on Christmas Day, introducing fans of the Julia Quinn novels — and a whole new audience — to the romantic tales of the titular family. And narrating all the dramatic events throughout Season 1 is Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews), a mysterious member of London’s high society who writes a regular column detailing the most scandalous gossip from the coming-out season. Though she plays a pivotal role in “Bridgerton,” it’s not until the final moments of the Season 1 finale that viewers find out the identity of Lady Whistledown — but boy, is it worth the wait. Of course, if you’re not able to wait until the finale to learn who she really is, TheWrap is here to give you the answer. Also Read: 'Bridgerton' Star Rege-Jean Page Picks a Side in Daphne and Simon's 'We Were on a Break'-Style Debate (Video) Per Netflix’s official description, “Bridgerton” follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family, as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. Hoping to follow in her parents’ footsteps and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne’s prospects initially seem to be unrivaled. But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown casts aspersions on Daphne. Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), a committed bachelor and the catch of the season for the debutantes’ mamas. Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, Daphne and the Duke’s attraction is undeniable, and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an increasing battle of wits while navigating society’s expectations for their future. Also Read: 'Bridgerton': Phoebe Dynevor on Those Steamy Scenes That Tell Daphne's 'Sexual Evolution' Story “Bridgerton” also stars Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington, Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton, Ruby Barker as Marina Thompson, Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury, Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte (pictured above), Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton, Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, Ruby Stokes as Francesca Bridgerton, Will Tilston as Gregory Bridgerton, Florence Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton, Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton, Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington, Harriet Cains as Philipa Featherington, Polly Walker as Lady Portia Featherington, Ben Miller as Lord Featherington, Sabrina Bartlett as Siena Rosso, Martins Imhangbe as Will Mondrich and Lorraine Ashbourne as Mrs. Varley. With all those characters, it was possible any one of them could have been Lady Whistledown — and “Bridgerton” did try to lead us in the wrong direction a few times — but her true identity was ultimately revealed to be Penelope Featherington. Now we just have to wait and see if “Bridgerton” gets renewed for Season 2 to find out if and when the other characters in the show will learn who she is — or if viewers get to keep that secret to themselves. Also Read: 'Bridgerton': Here Are All the Modern Songs That Get Classical Covers Based on the “Bridgerton” novels by Julia Quinn, the series was created by Chris Van Dusen who also serves as showrunner on the eight-episode drama. Van Dusen executive produces along with Rhimes and Betsy Beers under their Shondaland banner for Netflix. Directors include Julie Ann Robinson, Sheree Folkson, Tom Verica and Alrick Riley. “Bridgerton” Season 1 is streaming now on Netflix. Read original story ‘Bridgerton': Who Is Lady Whistledown? At TheWrap
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman says he is optimistic Lionel Messi will be fit for Sunday's Spanish Super Cup final against Athletic Bilbao after injury forced him to miss the semi-final.
Barcelona are unlikely to make any changes to their squad during the January transfer window due to the club's presidential election being postponed, coach Ronald Koeman said on Saturday. "I've heard all sorts of things, that I'm apparently annoyed, unhappy and worried," Koeman told a news conference. Manchester City's Eric Garcia had been heavily linked with a move to the Nou Camp, while Koeman also admitted substitute goalkeeper Neto wants to leave.
Margao (Goa) [India], January 16 (ANI): FC Goa have the chance to move into the second spot on the Indian Super League (ISL) table when they take on ATK Mohun Bagan, the current occupants of that slot, at the Fatorda Stadium on Sunday.