Cosby spokesman creates video comparing comedian's conviction to racist cops
A spokesman for Bill Cosby posted a bizarre, 100-second Instagram video Friday equating racist police officers to allegedly biased jurists who in 2018 convicted his client of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman.“In this 21st century, we have witnessed the senseless murders of black men and women at the hands of a few bad law enforcement officers — but (that’s) not all,” says spokesman Andrew Wyatt. “We have witnessed the unjust conviction and incarceration of a true American treasure and citizen, actor-comedian Bill Cosby, and we are witnessing a pandemic unlike anything we have seen in o...
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Cher visits Pakistan to save the 'world's loneliest elephant'
She believes in life in the wild.Pop goddess Cher met with the prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, on Friday, to help save Kaavan — known as “the world’s loneliest elephant.”The legendary singer and Oscar-winning actress was celebrating the departure of Kaavan, who’ll soon leave a Pakistani zoo for an animal sanctuary in Cambodia.“Just came from meeting to thank Prime Minister Imran Kahn for making it possible for me to take Kaavan to Cambodia,” the 74-year-old Grammy Award-winner tweeted. “Kaavan will be able to leave for Cambodia on the 29.”Four Paws International, an animal welfare orga...
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Holiday TV: Singing with Dolly Parton, decorating with 'Mr. Christmas' and more
Yes, anxious viewers, there will be a network-television airing of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” this year. Also, the 56-year-old “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” And for all you wild and crazy youngsters out there, “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” will be barreling your way, its unfathomable charms still a mystery after 20 years.While it is true that all of us desperately need to get out of the house, most of us still want (need?) to take refuge in the holiday-TV bubble. And bless their pointy little heads if the TV elves aren’t doing everything they can to keep us swaddled in tinsel, twin...
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Auto review: It's a bird, it's a plane … it's the 702-horse Ram TRX supertruck
Flying at over 65 mph in a 2021 Ram 1500 TRX — four feet off the ground — is when you realize that there’s not much pickups can’t do anymore. Hold that image, and let me catch you up.The 702-horsepower TRX — pronounced T. rex — is the most powerful truck made.But it’s much more than a rocket-sled. It’s like the recent crop of insane high-performance supercars I’ve tested — McLaren GT, Porsche 911 Turbo, Chevy Corvette C8 — that defy the laws of on-road physics while surrounding you in luxury. The TRX is an off-road weapon with the interior of a Bellagio Hotel suite.This remarkable versatility ...
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Second gentleman, first Jew, New Jersey-raised: Doug Emhoff is making history
Doug Emhoff wasn’t always this way. He wasn’t always the type to go around talking about how much he loves his wife, let alone quit his high-powered job to travel the country talking about how much he loves his wife.When he was married to Kerstin, not Kamala, Doug Emhoff was more likely to throw himself into his work as a Los Angeles entertainment lawyer, play golf, sit on a couch, and watch sports on television. A guy, devoting billable hours to a fight over the origins of the Taco Bell Chihuahua, otherwise not out to change the world.His signature piece of life advice, still ringing in the e...
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Minnesotan behind 'Toy Story' and 'Up' on his latest Pixar movie 'Soul'
MINNEAPOLIS — Pete Docter’s life has a way of making its way on screen. The Minnesota native and chief creative officer of Pixar Animation Studios regularly draws from his own experiences, even if the results aren’t always as personal as his latest work, “Soul,” which he co-wrote and -directed. (It debuts on Disney+ in December after a couple of delayed attempts to open in theaters.) Like him, the movie’s music-teacher protagonist reaches middle age, having achieved some but not all of the things he hoped to, and wonders if he took the right path.“Soul” joins “Toy Story” (which reaches back to...
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Garth Brooks offers 'Fun' to cap tough year, after Detroit became unplanned last tour stop
DETROIT — Garth Brooks couldn’t have known it at the time. Back in late February, none of us did.But when the country star stepped onstage for more than 70,000 concertgoers at Ford Field on Feb. 22, he and those Detroit fans became part of an unlikely and unfortunate milestone.Brooks’ high-energy, hits-laden affair inside the Detroit Lions’ house that night wasn’t just the last big live-music event in Detroit. It turned out to be the final stadium concert in the United States — and one of the last major concerts anywhere in the world — before the pandemic brought regula life screeching to a ha...
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Artist hopes mural of 23-year-old killed in June shooting makes others pause before causing harm
CHICAGO — A golden frame filled with the cosmos went up on a brick building near the Western Blue Line. Its creator, speckled in paint, finished off glints of light on the stars. In a few clean lines, he wrote, “memorial mural in progress.”For longtime Chicago artist Tyrue “Slang” Jones, the project was personal.Brandon McGhee, 23, was walking near that wall in June, after a hot summer day spent visiting his mom, when he was shot and killed in one of the most violent weekends Chicago has seen in recent years. McGhee went to the same grammar school as Jones’ kids. McGhee’s mother, LaDonna Lane,...
My worst moment: 'Transparent' star Amy Landecker on being fully exposed and the embarrassment of sex scenes
In the Showtime drama “Your Honor,” which premieres next month, Bryan Cranston plays a New Orleans judge whose wife was murdered a year before the events of the show begin. Amy Landecker plays the detective who investigated that unsolved murder, and she is pulled back into the family’s orbit when the judge’s son is involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident.“I’m a huge fan of twisty-turny, juicy stories,” Landecker said. “It’s murder and mystery and intrigue. There’s trials and cover-ups. I was reading the scripts ravenously trying to find out what happens, so I think people will enjoy it.”The s...
Alex Trebek recorded powerful Thanksgiving message for 'Jeopardy!' ahead of his death
Beloved “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek offered an uplifting vision for the future of the world in a video he taped shortly before his death to be aired as part of the game show’s Thanksgiving episode.“You know, in spite of what America and the rest of the world is experiencing right now, there are many reasons to be thankful,” said Trebek in the prerecorded clip, which was shared Thursday on the “Jeopardy!” Twitter page.“There are more and more people extending helpful hands to do a kindness to their neighbors,” Trebek continued, “and that’s a good thing.”Trebek died Nov. 8 at age 80 following a...
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