Disney World reopens with plenty of room on Main Street, USA
ORLANDO, Fla. — After 117 days, Disney World was back open Saturday to the general public after the coronavirus pandemic swiftly shut down the tourism capital of the planet.People who snagged advance reservations in addition to tickets or annual passes could visit the Magic Kingdom or the Animal Kingdom Saturday. Epcot and Hollywood Studios will be open again starting Wednesday.“Disney World is a world very different than the one that closed back in March,” said Robert Thompson, founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University. “Going to Disney W...
DeSean Jackson penalized by Eagles for anti-Semitic Instagram post, will remain with team
PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles have penalized receiver DeSean Jackson for “conduct detrimental to the team” in the wake of his inflammatory anti-Semitic Instagram post last weekend.The announcement was made by the Eagles Friday on social media. The penalty wasn’t disclosed, but league sources confirmed it was a fine. Contacted by The Inquirer, the Eagles declined comment.In the post, Jackson praised Louis Farrakhan and shared a passage that included a fake Adolf Hitler quote. Jackson has faced harsh criticism from fans and the Jewish community at large since then. He apologized multiple times, said...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Television Q&A: Do actors get paid for reairing shows?
You have questions. I have some answers.Q: I am curious: With SO MANY TV shows being reaired, are payments made to the actors over and over? I understand how they get paid for the initial showing of an episode of “Law & Order” (for example). But we’re years after they first aired, and some episodes are being reaired sometimes on multiple channels. Are the actors continuing to receive money?A: The answer can be complicated, as you can see when reading one of the agreements with performers’ union SAG-AFTRA found online. I asked a SAG-AFTRA spokesperson for help and here are the basics. Actors (o...
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Halfway through a memorable year in television, here are the 10 best shows so far
We’re only halfway through the year, but chances are good that the best TV of 2020 has already premiered. With production at a standstill, it’s unlikely we’ll see more new high-quality programs anytime soon.Fortunately, there are plenty of dynamite choices to keep you occupied and make this a year to remember — in a good way.‘Brockmire’Turning baseball’s bad boy into a sober, doting father could have been a botched play. But this final inning, in which the bombastic title character inexplicably becomes the MLB commissioner, is an out-of-the-park home run. IFC, Hulu‘The Eddy’“La La Land” direct...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Mike Golic's time on ESPN Radio is over, and Dan Le Batard's is running out
NEW YORK — ESPN is shaking up its syndicated national radio lineup, although only one of the changes will come through to listeners in New York. “Golic and Wingo,” which airs from 6 to 10 a.m. nationally and on 98.7 in New York, is being replaced by “Keyshawn, Jay and Zubin.”Mike Golic Sr. and Trey Wingo have been ESPN fixtures for decades; both have contracts that are up at the end of the year. Their show ends this month.Golic, a former NFL lineman, was one of the titular “Mike & Mikes” from 2002-17 before the other Mike, Greenberg, decamped for TV. As part of the radio changes, Greenberg is ...
New York Daily News
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction with the Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston airing as HBO, HBO Max special
The Doobie Brothers, Depeche Mode, Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G., Nine Inch Nails, T-Rex, Jon Landau, and Irving Azoff will get their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 induction after all, though it’ll be in a revised form.The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the live ceremony that had been scheduled for May and then postponed until November is canceled. But a cable TV special honoring the inductees will air Nov. 7 on HBO and streaming on HBO Max.The changes all come in wake of the current pandemic.Get more information at rockhall.com.———©2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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'Greyhound' review: Tom Hanks' World War II Navy tale a good fit on Apple TV Plus
I can’t say how “Greyhound” might look and feel on a big movie screen, because it’s premiering July 10 on Apple TV Plus, a pandemic change of plans described in one recent interview as “absolutely heartbreaking” by the screenwriter and star, Tom Hanks.But honestly, it’s a pretty good fit for home viewing. Clocking in at under 90 minutes, not counting the credits, the drama comes by its name honestly. Like the canine, it’s trim, narrow of scope, and it runs efficiently and well despite a barrage of on-screen time stamps and vessel identification markers.In other words: close-up of Hanks looking...
Dennis Anderson: Nature's storytellers are a threatened species as well
MINNEAPOLIS — Unless people know where they’ve been, it’s difficult for them to know where they are. This always has been true and might be even more so now, given the speed at which change is occurring.I was thinking about this recently as I reread the October 1950 edition of Sports Afield, one of a collection of old sporting magazines I keep.The magazine had a painting by the late Minnesota wildlife artist and raconteur Les Kouba on the cover, touting a story inside titled “Nordern Bluebills” by the late, and legendary, Minnesota outdoor scribe Jimmy Robinson.Viewed through a 2020 lens, the ...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Driver accused of hitting Seattle protesters, killing 1, held on $1.2 million bail
SEATTLE — Bail was set Monday for the driver suspected of hitting two protesters, killing one, on Interstate 5 in Seattle over the weekend, while a King County sheriff’s deputy was put on leave over a social media post that mocked the demonstrators’ death and injuries.The driver, who the Washington State Patrol identified as 27-year-old Dawit Kelete, is being held on $1.2 million bail, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.At an initial hearing Saturday for Kelete, who is Black, a judge found probable cause for vehicular assault against two victims. Charges are expected to...
The Seattle Times
US 'looking at' banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok
The United States government is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps such as TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.Pompeo made the comment during an appearance on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”“With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cellphones, I can assure you the United States will get this one right too, Laura,” Pompeo said. “I don’t want to get out in front of the president, but it’s something we’re looking at.”Pompeo warned that anyone who downloaded the app, which was downloaded more than 315 million times in the first three months of 2020, was handing over pers...
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