Steve McQueen’s ‘Lovers Rock’ to open New York Film Festival

Steve McQueen, the Oscar-winning director of “12 Years a Slave” and “Shame,” is best known for his searing big-screen work. So it is fitting that the New York Film Festival would turn to the British auteur to kick off its 58th edition with his new work “Lovers Rock.” McQueen joins a long list of cinema […]

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Actor Wilford Brimley, known for ‘Cocoon’ and diabetes ads, dead at 85

Actor Wilford Brimley, known for his role in TV ads promoting diabetes awareness, died in a Utah hospital Saturday morning. He was 85. “Wilford Brimley was a man you could trust. He said what he meant and he meant what he said. I’m sad that I will no longer get to hear my friend’s wonderful […]

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What’s Going On With TikTok? Here’s What We Know

What exactly is going on with TikTok? The wildly popular app is known for hosting short videos where teenagers, celebrities and creators often dance or lip-sync to viral audio clips. It all seems innocuous, fun and sometimes even silly. But in recent days, President Trump has talked of banning TikTok from the United States, spooking […]

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Sarah Cooper: 5 Things To Know About TikTok Star Who Mocks Donald Trump

Comedian Sarah Cooper is known for brilliantly mocking Donald Trump on TikTok and some fans think she’s the reason he’s planning on banning the popular video app. Here are five things you should know about her. President Donald Trump, 74, announced that he’s planning on banning the popular social media app TikTok, from the United […]

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5 Things to Know About Shakuntala Devi

Shakuntala Devi (1929-2013) was best known as “the human computer” for her ability to perform lengthy calculations in her head, swiftly. One example of this, described in her New York Times obituary, took place in 1977, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where she extracted the 23rd root of a 201-digit number in 50 seconds. […]

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House Dems to investigate WH move to end ban on some gun-silencer sales

The Trump administration’s decision to end the ban on sales of firearm sound suppressors, also known as silencers, to foreign private buyers prompted an investigation by a congressional committee Tuesday. The House Oversight and Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on National Security is investigating the level of involvement that then-Deputy Assistant to the President and Counselor to the […]

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Royana Black: 5 Things To Know About Broadway Star, 47, Who Has Sadly Died From Leukemia

Broadway has lost one of its own. Royana Black, known for her roles in ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ and on the CBS sitcom ‘Raising Miranda,’ passed away due to myeloid leukemia. Here’s what you need to know. Royana Black Hubbell, who began her Broadway career when she was just 10-years-old, died “very suddenly” on July 14 […]

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Masks May Reduce Viral Dose, Some Experts Say

Researchers have long known that masks can prevent people from spreading airway germs to others — findings that have driven much of the conversation around these crucial accessories during the coronavirus pandemic. But now, as cases continue to rise across the country, experts are pointing to an array of evidence suggesting that masks also protect […]

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Carrie Underwood Glows In Makeup-Free Pic After Working Out, Plus More Pics Of Stars Exercising

Carrie Underwood is so dedicated and known for her fitness that she has her own altheisure brand. She rocked a tiny t-shirt and shorts after a workout that left her gorgeous face glistening. Carrie Underwood has always made sure to let fans be a witness to her fitness. Exercise is an essential component of her […]

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Designer Kansai Yamamoto, famed as David Bowie’s costumer, dies at 76

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, known for his avant-garde and colorful work that included flamboyant costumes of the late rock icon David Bowie, has died of leukemia, his company said Monday. He was 76. Yamamoto developed leukemia in February and was determined to recover and come back with renewed energy, said the […]

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Thailand’s first convicted serial killer cremated after six decades as a museum attraction

He was known simply as the “cannibal,” and his contorted and blackened corpse stood on chilling public display at the Forensic Museum at Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital for some 60 years. But on Thursday, Si Quey’s body was finally cremated in the Thai city of Nonthaburi as nine Buddhist monks chanted prayers and placed flowers by […]

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Fiscal conservatives revolt over price tag of coronavirus relief package

Several conservative Republicans are making their displeasure known over the price tag of the GOP’s coronavirus relief proposal after it was revealed that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s opening salvo in the negotiations would cost about $1 trillion. McConnell, R-Ky., is expected to begin rolling out the framework for what is a GOP-only proposal on Thursday, […]

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Tlaib, Omar face insurgent primary challengers: Can ‘Squad’ survive?

Two of the four members of the group known as “The Squad” – an influential group of progressive first-term minority congresswomen – are facing serious Democratic primary challengers in the coming weeks. In Minnesota’s heavily Democratic 5th Congressional District – which covers much of the city of Minneapolis and was ground zero for the nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd – freshman Rep. […]

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Eva Longoria, 45, Relaxes By The Pool In A Stunning Bikini + 4 Other Times She’s Dropped Jaws

Eva Longoria looked effortlessly stunning in her latest bikini pic! The cherished actress, however, is known for catching our attention in these types of looks that she’s rocked for years. Well hello gorgeous! Eva Longoria, 45, clearly hasn’t suffered from the dreaded “quarantine 15” that many of us have experienced during our time in self-isolation. […]

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Nicaragua’s Ruling Sandinistas Fall Victim to Covid-19, Highlighting the Disease’s Spread

Orlando Noguera was a Nicaraguan mayor best known for a crackdown on anti-government protesters two years ago that left seven people dead in his city. Now Mr. Noguera, the former mayor of Masaya, a city 15 miles south of Nicaragua’s capital, has a new legacy: He is among the dozens of fiercely loyal members of […]

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Feds probe John Travolta pal’s jetsetter lifestyle

A Hollywood playboy known for hobnobbing with celebrities like John Travolta and Manny Pacquiao is in the crosshairs of the feds over millions allegedly used to fund his lavish lifestyle, including yacht parties with bikini-clad women, The Post has learned. Assets tied to ex-con Victorino Noval, aka Victor Jesus Noval, are at the center of […]

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Logic: 5 Things To Know About Rapper Who Announced His Retirement From The Music Industry

Logic is calling it a career. The rapper – best known for ‘1-800-273-8225’ – announced that he’s retiring after he drops his new album. Here’s what you need to know. “Officially announcing my retirement with the release of No Pressure,” Logic, 30, tweeted on July 16, about a week before his next album is set […]

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Bella Hadid ‘Grateful’ To Be Quarantining With Gigi During Her Pregnancy: ‘She’ll Never Forget’ It

Bella and Gigi Hadid are known for their unbreakable bond and although Bella has had to travel for work lately, she’s been supporting Gigi’s pregnancy in every way. Bella Hadid is “grateful” to be quarantined with Gigi Hadid, 25, throughout her big sister’s pregnancy. The 23-year-old stunner has spent much time with Gigi while in […]

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Travell Mazion: 5 Things To Know About Boxer Killed In Car Crash At 24

Travell Mazion, a popular boxer known as ‘Black Magic’, was killed in a car accident in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, July 15. Here are five things you should know about him. Details surrounding the car crash that led to Travell Mazion‘s death are unclear at the moment. He was only 24 years old. Oscar De […]

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Turkey’s decision to convert Hagia Sophia into mosque strikes fears for other holy sites

Religious and political leaders are decrying Turkey’s decision to make Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, known for its Christian origin and as the secular Muslim nation’s most popular tourist site, into a mosque. Built as a Greek Orthodox Church nearly 1,500 years ago and converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of 1453, the Unesco World Heritage Site became a museum in […]

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Marlo, a Rising Atlanta Rapper With Big Connections, Is Shot and Killed at 30

Rudolph Johnson, the up-and-coming Atlanta rapper known as Marlo, who loomed large among his city’s rap heavyweights even as he remained an underground figure and ambivalent local celebrity, was shot and killed there on Saturday night, the police said. He was 30. The Atlanta Police Department said that officers had initially responded to a single-vehicle […]

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Lil Marlo: 5 Things To Know About Rapper Shot To Death In Atlanta

Lil Marlo, a popular rapper who has worked with other well known names in the business including Lil Baby, was shot to death over the weekend. TMZ reported that Lil Marlo (real name Rudolph Johnson) was gunned down in downtown Atlanta. “On 7-11-20, at around 11:30pm, officers responded to a single vehicle accident on I-285 […]

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The band Lady A files lawsuit against blues singer Anita ‘Lady A’ White

The band Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebellum, has filed a lawsuit against blues singer Anita White, who also goes by the name Lady A. According to the suit filed in a Nashville, Tennessee, court Wednesday, the case stems from White’s “attempt to enforce purported trademarks rights in a mark that Plaintiffs have held […]

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Wearing a Mask Is Simply Good Manners

A fabric mask is highly effective at preventing the spread of respiratory droplets known to carry coronavirus. Now that science has become politicized and governors with authority to pass actual laws would rather hide behind the veil of personal responsibility, here we are, appealing to conservative America’s deathgrip on Civil War–era gentility. Will this work […]

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GOP senator second to skip RNC convention this summer

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is the second known GOP senator who says he will skip the Republican National Convention this August. Alexander, 80, won’t attend President Trump’s nomination festivities in Jacksonville, Fla., even though he holds an honorary leadership role with the reelection campaign, his office said Tuesday. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, […]

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