Why Disney’s delay of ‘Black Widow’ means doomsday for Hollywood

Hollywood’s hopes of a comeback this year are officially dead. Disney put the last nail in the coffin on Wednesday when it delayed several of its much-anticipated fall flicks, including “Black Widow,” starring Scarlett Johansson, and Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story.” The move, while not surprising due to the still-raging pandemic, has experts calling it […]

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Nikki & Brie Bella Get Real About Their Post-Baby Bodies | E! News

The "Total Bellas" stars are committed to embracing their changing postpartum bodies in hopes of sharing that confidence with fans. Watch! #NikkiBella #ENews #CelebrityNews #BrieBella Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive segments, celebrity highlights, trend reports and more, the […]

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UCLA’s graduate transfers could give it two more college tries

They arrived with hopes of completing one final college football season, worried it might get yanked away, never imagining they might be granted a bonus slate of games. Come for a season, stay for the 2-for-1 special? That’s a possibility for UCLA’s four graduate transfers, who could go from short-timers to needing to renew their […]

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Here’s what to expect from today’s Apple Watch and iPad event

Apple’s first keynote of the fall is here, but don’t get your hopes up for a new iPhone. Though the gadget maker typically announces its new family of smartphones every year in mid-September, coronavirus related production delays have pushed their launch into next month. Instead, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company’s Tuesday afternoon digital presentation will be […]

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Imagined as a Blockbuster in China, ‘Mulan’ Fizzles

Disney had been pinning its hopes on its $200 million live-action remake of “Mulan” as a way to finally deliver a blockbuster that resonated culturally with moviegoers in China, the world’s No. 2 film market. But when it arrived, Chinese moviegoers had a litany of complaints. The filmmakers were trying too hard to pander to […]

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Biden hopes he doesn’t get ‘baited’ into ‘brawl’ with Trump during the debates

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Thursday he hopes he can avoid getting “baited” into a “brawl” with President Trump when the two face off against each other in three general election debates in the coming weeks. “I’m looking forward to getting on the debate stage with Trump and holding him accountable,” Biden said during […]

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Angels’ Keynan Middleton still trying to regain form two years after elbow surgery

The Angels had high hopes for Keynan Middleton entering the season, believing the reliever — two years removed from Tommy John surgery — would reclaim the late-inning role he seized in 2018, when he emerged as the team’s closer in early April. Middleton, 26, did not fulfill those expectations, going 0-1 with a 5.25 ERA […]

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Ford to offer early retirement incentives in effort to cut 1,400 jobs

Ford will offer early retirement incentives with hopes of cutting its US white-collar workforce by 1,400 more positions. Kumar Galhotra, the company’s president of the Americas, told employees about the offers Wednesday morning. The company says they’re part of an $11 billion restructuring plan that started more than a year ago. Most of the reductions […]

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Kushner pushes other Arab nations to follow UAE footsteps

Jared Kushner, the senior adviser and son-in-law to President Trump, hopes other nations will soon follow in the footsteps of the United Arab Emirates after a historic flight this week between Israel and the country as part of a normalized relationship agreed upon last month. In the wake of that flight, which Kushner flew on, […]

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15 years later, Walmart to launch its answer to Amazon Prime

Walmart is launching a new membership service for shoppers this month that it hopes can compete with Amazon Prime By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer September 1, 2020, 1:44 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — Walmart is launching a new membership service that it hopes can […]

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15 years later, Walmart launches its answer to Amazon Prime

Walmart is launching a new membership service for shoppers this month that it hopes can compete with Amazon Prime By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer September 1, 2020, 4:10 AM • 2 min read NEW YORK — Walmart is launching a new membership service for shoppers this month that it hopes can compete with Amazon […]

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Mayor wants designs for promoting winter outdoor dining

Dining al fresco, anyone? Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes that when winter hits, Chicagoans will still be open to eating outdoors to support restaurants in the pandemic. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times file It’s part of Lightfoot’s plan to support local restaurants if the pandemic still constrains operations when cold weather arrives. Deep-dish pizza in a deep freeze? […]

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Ohio State’s Justin Fields launches petition to reinstate Big Ten football season

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields hopes his petition will help bring back Big Ten football. | Jason Szenes/AP The Big Ten and Pac-12 have are the only two of the Power Five conferences to announce they will not be playing football this fall. One of the Big Ten’s most prominent football players is calling on the […]

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Trump lays down gauntlet for Barr on Durham probe: Either ‘greatest attorney general’ or ‘average guy’

President Trump on Thursday said he hopes U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is investigating the origins of the Russia probe, is “not going to be politically correct” and warned that Attorney General William Barr could go down as “the greatest attorney general” or just “an average guy” — depending on what comes out of the monthslong probe. […]

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UMass is latest school to cancel fall football season

UMass is the latest program to cancel its football season. | Jim Young/AP The school hopes to be able to play in the spring. Massachusetts is the latest school from the Football Bowl Subdivision, college football’s highest level, to cancel its fall season. UMass is an independent in football and its decision affects only that […]

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Kanye West hires petitioning firm to help him get on ballot in Wisconsin

Rapper Kanye West is focusing on another state where he hopes to get on the ballot ahead of this November’s presidential election. West has reportedly hired the petitioning firm Let The Voters Decide to help the rapper/producer get the necessary 2,000 signatures needed to get on the ballot in the swing state of Wisconsin. West […]

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Trump’s Coronavirus Testing Chief Concedes a Lag in Test Results

WASHINGTON — With schools, universities and businesses pinning their hopes for reopening on rapid coronavirus testing, the Trump administration’s testing czar told Congress on Friday that getting test results within two to three days “is not a possible benchmark we can achieve today.” But even that sober assessment from Adm. Brett P. Giroir, the assistant […]

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Who can stop Giannis and the Bucks in the East? | NBA Countdown

Jalen Rose, Jay Williams and Paul Pierce evaluate the NBA title hopes for Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks inside the bubble in Orlando, Florida. (2:17) Pierce says there are three teams in the Eastern Conference that can beat the Bucks because he questions if Khris Middleton can carry Milwaukee if Giannis has an off […]

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Warner Bros. to release ‘Tenet’ on Labor Day weekend in select cities

Warner Bros. is keeping movie theaters’ hopes of a summer blockbuster movie alive. The Hollywood studio said Monday that it is releasing “Tenet,” the Christopher Nolan spy thriller in the US over Labor Day Weekend in “select cities.” Warner Bros. did not specify, which US cities will get the film, but it is safe to […]

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Galaxy fail to advance in MLS tournament after draw with Houston

The Galaxy arrived in Florida 18 days ago with high hopes and great expectations for the MLS Is Back tournament. But they’ll go home with little to show for their troubles after a 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamo on a rain-slicked field at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports on Thursday. Houston’s only goal came […]

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Pompeo suggests global coalition against China for ‘exploiting’ coronavirus

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that he hopes to build an international coalition to counter recent Chinese actions ranging from the global coronavirus to the country’s involvement in the South China Sea. Speaking from a press conference in London Tuesday, Pompeo said he and British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab discussed the Chinese Communist Party’s […]

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Jrue Holiday on pledging the rest of his NBA salary to social justice causes | The Jump

New Orleans Pelicans PG Jrue Holiday joins The Jump to discuss what he hopes to accomplish in Orlando, Florida, his plans to donate the remainder of his NBA salary to charities and black-owned businesses in the fight for social justice. Holiday also talks about the level of confidence he has in the Pelicans young core […]

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Mail delivery could be delayed as new postal head pushes cost-cutting

AP Photos Overtime will be cut for postal workers in hopes of stopping deep revenue losses from a decadelong decline in mail deliveries WASHINGTON — Mail deliveries could be delayed by a day or more under cost-cutting efforts being imposed by the new postmaster general. The plan eliminates overtime for hundreds of thousands of postal […]

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Seeking comeback, Sessions faces Tuberville in Alabama race

President Donald Trump made a last-minute attempt to end the comeback hopes of his former attorney general, Jeff Sessions, ahead of Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff, promising that former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville would have a direct line to the Oval Office if elected senator. No crossover voting is allowed in Alabama’s party primaries, so this […]

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Devastated Tahj Mowry Mourns ‘First Love’ Naya Rivera: ‘I Will Miss You Forever And Always’

Tahj Mowry is living a ‘nightmare’ as he hopes for the safe return of his childhood friend, Naya Rivera. The ‘Full House’ star confessed that he has ‘never stopped loving’ the ‘Glee’ star, and hopes to tell her this. After the third day of Naya Rivera’s search operation, the Glee star’s childhood friend Tahj Mowry, 34, penned […]

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