The Democratic-controlled Congress is moving quickly to install retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as President Joe Biden’s secretary of defense, brushing aside concerns about his retirement inside the seven-year window that safeguards civilian leadership of the military. All signs point to quick action in the Senate after that, putting Austin on track to be confirmed as secretary by week's end. Austin, a 41-year veteran of the Army, has promised to surround himself with qualified civilians and include them in policy decisions.
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“Bios,” an upcoming sci-fi movie starring Tom Hanks and an pup named Goodyear, has been delayed. The movie, from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, was initially scheduled for April 16, 2021. It has been pushed back four months and will now open on Aug. 13. “Bios” is taking the place of an untitled Blumhouse Productions […]
President Biden speaks about his administration’s plans for the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, wrapped up in a winter coat and mittens at the presidential inauguration, is now a fashion icon for looking like he was running an errand at the historic event. Amid a sea of designer coats, the 79-year-old senator made a sartorial statement on Wednesday by showing up in a jacket by snowboarding equipment company Burton and home-made wool mittens, carrying a large brown envelope. "Your uncle Bernie stepped out to the bodega for a cream cheese and lox bagel and got trapped at an inauguration," Lester Kiewit wrote in a tweet.
Stampede Ventures and wiip have partnered to adapt the first book in Gareth L. Powell’s epic sci-fi novel series “Embers of War” as a television show, Variety has learned exclusively. Gary Graham is attached to adapt the book for the screen, with Breck Eisner onboard to direct. Both will also executive produce along with Greg […]
Tom Hanks’ “Bios” will move from April 16 to August 13, Universal Pictures announced on Thursday. Amblin Entertainment’s film will take the place of an untitled Blumhouse film on Universal’s release calendar. Miguel Sapochnik (“Game of Thrones,” “True Detective”) will direct, from an original screenplay by Craig Luck, who will be making his feature-film writing debut, and Ivor Powell. Also Read: Meet Helena Zengel, Tom Hanks' Scene-Stealing 'News of the World' Co-Star “Bios” follows an ailing inventor, the last man on Earth, who builds an android to keep him and his dog company as he goes on a journey across the country. Caleb Landry Jones, Samira Wiley, Laura Harrier and Skeet Ulrich also star. Also Read: Tom Hanks Says Movie Theaters Will 'Absolutely' Survive - But Marvel-Like Franchises Will Dominate The film is produced by Kevin Misher (“Public Enemies,” “Fighting With My Family”), Jack Rapke (“Cast Away,” “Flight”), Jacqueline Levine (“Allied,” “The Walk”), and Powell. Robert Zemeckis, Craig Luck, Miguel Sapochnik, Andy Berman and Adam Merims are executive producing. Currently, the Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” will hit theaters on August 13, as well as Ben Affleck’s “Deep Water.” Read original story Tom Hanks’ Sci-Fi Film ‘Bios’ Pushed From April to August At TheWrap
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William Morris Endeavor (WME) has signed business news agency Bloomberg Media for representation, according to a spokesperson. WME will work with Bloomberg Media to translate the media brand’s journalism and news franchises into film and television projects for third-party platforms. Bloomberg Media is a global multi-platform news brand providing news, analysis and intelligence on business, finance, technology, climate change, politics and more. Reaching influential audiences worldwide, it consists of properties like Bloomberg Quicktake and Bloomberg Businessweek magazine, as well as editorial brands such as Bloomberg Green and most recently Bloomberg CityLab, which it acquired in 2019. Also Read: WME Partner Tanya Cohen Joins Management Firm Range Media Partners Bloomberg Media is now the latest media company to sign with a Hollywood agency. In recent years, The Atlantic and the New York Times signed with management and production company Anonymous Content, while WME previously signed New York Magazine. Bloomberg’s reporting has earned the company a Pulitzer Prize, George Polk awards, Loeb awards and other distinguished honors. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news about the signing. Read original story WME Signs Bloomberg Media to Develop Film, TV Projects At TheWrap
SNP ministers have embarked on a “humiliating climbdown” after signing up to the UK’s Brexit freeports plan just weeks after it was condemned by party activists. The Scottish Government had repeatedly expressed skepticism over proposals to offer special tax breaks and develop streamlined customs procedures at at least seven Singapore-style ports in England, and had refused to agree to calls to adopt them north of the border. However, Ivan McKee, the SNP trade minister, on Thursday said that a version of freeports would be delivered, despite describing them in October as a “shiny squirrel” designed to distract from the damage of Brexit. He claimed the Scottish version of freeports would be different, rebranding them “greenports” which would have a focus on reducing carbon emissions and protecting working conditions.
Joe Biden may have to find another way to stay fit at the White House, as experts worry the president's Peloton interactive fitness bike could create security risks.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed on Thursday that a witness implicated soldiers in the 2014 disappearance of 43 students in the southern state of Guerrero that rocked the country. The witness, known as "Juan," said soldiers detained a group of the students, interrogated them at the army base in the town of Iguala and then handed them to a drug gang, according to a copy of his testimony reported by newspaper Reforma. Former defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos, recently arrested on U.S. drug charges that were later dropped, long refused to allow investigators access to soldiers at the base over their possible involvement in the massacre.
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Texas father Kyle Istook and his daughter, Violet, took part in a viral TikTok challenge that ended with them both laughing hysterically, all thanks to a simple household item: a fitted sheet.After seeing other parents attach sheet corners to their hands and feet, then engulf a toddler, Istook posted his own video. The footage shows him seated on the floor with a black fitted sheet wrapped around his body, leaving just his head sticking out.“All right, come on,” Istook says before Violet charges her dad, who extends his arms and legs and “swallows” her into the sheet.“That was one time,” Violet says as the pair laugh together on the floor of her bedroom.“My daughter loved the game so much she wanted to keep doing it for 30 minutes,” Istook told Storyful. Credit: Kyle Istook via Storyful
The French health ministry reported 22,848 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, down from 26,784 on Wednesday, but hospitalisations continued to rise. The number of people in intensive care rose by 24 to 2,876 while the total number of patients hospitalised for the disease was up 49 over 24 hours at 25,735. Health ministry data also showed 346 people had died from the virus in hospitals on Thursday, up from 310 on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll to 71,998, the world's seventh-highest.
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In the days before outgoing President Trump finally revealed his long list of last-minute pardons and commutations at around 1 a.m. ET on Wednesday, several names in the entertainment world had been mentioned as likely candidates: some accurate (rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black, Death Row Records cofounder Michael “Harry O” Harris); some inaccurate (Joe […]
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