Chris Jones: 'Diana: A New Musical' hits Netflix — and the old walls between screen and theater tumble
Once upon a time, there were movies, television and theater. And we all knew the difference between them.Movies were what you saw on a Saturday night with popcorn in your lap and a date at your side. Television was something you watched in your living room or bedroom, several nights a week. And theater was human-to-human communication. You know, a live show with a costly ticket.For the most part, America’s dramatic entertainment industry has been organized around these divisions. Each had their own labor unions (SAG, AFTRA and Actors’ Equity) and awards shows (Oscars, Emmys and Tonys). Writers...
Mike Norvell denies FSU misled players about COVID-19 test results
Florida State coach Mike Norvell vehemently denied accusations by a current player who posted on social media the officials are lying about how the coaching staff is handling safety protocols during the coronavirus pandemic.“Disappointed to see or to hear about the message put out there, but we’ve been very transparent throughout this process,” Norvell said of social media posts from receiver Warren Thompson, who criticized the program.Thompson, a redshirt sophomore from Armwood High, posted he had been lied to “several times” by the coaching staff regarding COVID-19 test results.“It has been ...
Television Q&A: Will 'The Orville' return?
You have questions. I have some answers.Q: “The Orville,” the Seth MacFarlane show where he was in front of the camera, was very good and we were sad to not see it come back. Any word on it coming back?A: It will be back only, as I have mentioned before, in a different place. The next season of the show will be on Hulu. It was expected to appear in late 2020, giving MacFarlane time to work on what’s reportedly a complicated and ambitious production. But work on the new season was halted by the pandemic, so there’s no clear answer as to when it will reappear.Q: After watching three seasons of “...
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The history of Clemson's social media ban and why players can now speak out on Twitter
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Darien Rencher helped start a movement to try to save the college football season over the weekend. The two organized the “WeWantToPlay” initiative that went viral earlier this week.Lawrence’s tweet outlining the conditions under which college football players hope to have a season in 2020 had more than 15,000 retweets and 62,000 likes as of Wednesday afternoon. It was shared by President Trump on Monday, with Trump’s tweet receiving an additional 40,000 retweets and 136,000 likes.A Clemson player having a social media post go viral during f...
The State (Columbia, S.C.)
Pay promises, threats of jail. How Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line made crew work without wages
MIAMI — As crew members started to make it safely off of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Celebration ship in mid-April, stories about life on board surfaced on social media.Facebook and Instagram comments described how the company stopped paying working crew on board after it canceled passenger cruises on March 14 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.On April 18, below an Instagram image of the company’s ship with a sunset in the background, came this plea for help: “Through this message we want to ask for help on behalf of 8 Salvadorans stranded on the Grand Celebration cruise … We want to let you...
After COVID-19 delay, Chris Rock-led season of FX's 'Fargo' to premiere Sept. 27
Following its COVID-19-related delay, “Fargo” is finally returning to the airwaves.The Emmy Award-winning drama series will return for a fourth season with a two-episode premiere on Sept. 27 at 10 p.m. EDT.In March, the limited anthology series was rescheduled from its original April 19 premiere due to the coronavirus crisis.This season, the popular FX drama is set in 1950 Kansas City and follows two criminal syndicates fighting for a piece of the American dream.The most interesting twist for this iteration is the addition of a Black clan into the murky mayhem.Cast against type, comedian Chris...
New York Daily News
Neil Young spends thousands to leave 'corrupt' Facebook, Google
In the midst of his battle against President Trump, Neil Young has decided to take on a couple of other sizable entities — Facebook and Google.The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who lived in the Bay Area for decades before departing for Southern California a few years back, has announced he’ll be spending thousands of dollars to disconnect his popular Neil Young Archives music site from the two online giants.Young’s beef with Facebook has been going on for quite some time, with the rocker working on trying to “disengage (the archives) from the corrupt social platform” for several months, accordi...
The Mercury News
Joel Embiid 'mad at the whole world' to start the season: 'I was not myself'
ORLANDO, Fla. — Joel Embiid confirmed something that we already knew.The 76ers center discussed not having fun earlier this season on the latest episode of The Old Man &The Three Podcast with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter. Redick played two seasons with the Sixers before signing with the New Orleans Pelicans last summer. He and Embiid have remained close.“I won’t lie,” Embiid said, “during the season, I was not myself. I was not there. I just wasn’t comfortable. The offense wasn’t the same, basketball was not the same to me.”That had to do with Redick signing with the Pelicans and the Sixers tradi...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Commentary: You are being judged — not just watched and tracked — 24/7
In 2014, China announced it would set up a system to judge its citizens: on their trustworthiness, their public and social media behavior, the wisdom of their purchasing habits, how often they play video games, their interactions with law enforcement and government officials, whether they clean up after their dogs and more. Many pundits and academics saw this as an extraordinary step by an authoritarian state to enforce conformity on its 1.3 billion-plus residents.China isn’t doing this just to nudge people to be better citizens. Instead, it is punishing or rewarding them based on their “socia...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Nation and world news briefs
Seattle agrees not to use crowd weapons against media, legal observers, medics at protestsSEATTLE — The city of Seattle has agreed that a court order should bar police from targeting journalists, legal observers and medics with crowd weapons.The city also has agreed that the order should bar police from using the declaration of a riot as justification for indiscriminate force at protests.Seattle made those concessions in an agreement filed jointly Monday with lawyers for protesters who are suing the city for allegedly allowing the police to use unnecessary violence in controlling and suppressi...
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