Sarah Paulson, Ryan Murphy attempt to 'reverse engineer' Ken Kesey's 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' in 'Ratched'
Sarah Paulson started with a simple question: Who broke Nurse Ratched?Screenwriter Ryan Murphy’s longtime favorite actress was getting ready to take on fiction’s most infamous nurse, but first had to figure out how she got there.Paulson and Murphy are collaborating once again in Netflix’s “Ratched,” a prequel series about Mildred Ratched, the unbending villain of Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” set in 1947 — more than 15 years before the book and subsequent movie.“God knows, Louise Fletcher couldn’t have been more brilliant in that movie,” Paulson told the Daily News of the actr...
New York Daily News
Many Canadian snowbirds are delaying Florida visits until COVID-19 eases
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — As if COVID-19 hasn’t done enough damage to South Florida’s tourism industry, many Canadians who for years have wintered in the Sunshine State are having second thoughts about migrating south unless the pandemic shows signs of abating.“There are hundreds of thousands of Canadians who are on the sidelines planning not to visit Florida this year due to COVID,” said Alain Forget, who heads sales and business development at RBC Bank, a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada.Their decision, he said, is contingent on how much longer the U.S.-Canadian border remains shut or if Flo...
Fred Guttenberg, Parkland dad, writes uplifting book about coping after tragedy
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Countless acts of generosity and support helped Fred Guttenberg survive the unbearable loss of his only daughter in Parkland’s high school massacre in 2018.A who’s who of political heavyweights contacted him: the Democratic presidential candidate, the speaker of the House, a congressman from Florida, the governors of Ohio and New Jersey. But the kindness of friends and strangers also propelled him through his darkest days, including a famous Hollywood actor who pledged his support, and a group of Broward fire cadets who went to the funeral.These helpers are part of Gutt...
Barton Goldsmith: Adjusting expectations in work, play, and family
Whatever your feelings and beliefs about COVID-19, it is painfully obvious to most people that life has changed and will remain different for some time to come. With the massive changes that we’re experiencing, realigning our expectations will help us cope.Writing off 2020 is not really going to help you emotionally. Putting your plans on hold is not the same as putting your whole life on hold, although it is easy to fall into the trap of believing otherwise. None of us expected this massive adversity, and we are learning how to deal with it as best we can, one day at a time, just bumping alon...
Tribune News Service
Motiongate set to reopen on September 23
Dubai: Motiongate, the Hollywood inspired theme park destination in Dubai, is set to reopen on September 23, according to Dubai Parks and Resorts. Also opening on the same day is the Lapita Hotel.With Motiongate’s resumption, there will be 27 rides and attractions that will get back into action. Of course, there will be enhanced safety measures in place, with temperature checks and face masks a must.Advanced online booking will be required for all visitors as the Park will operate on limited capacity on the rides, the F&B; attractions and on-site shops.© Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2020. All rights...
Karla Peterson: New Helen Reddy biopic is timely, watchable and frustrating
Within the first 15 minutes of “I Am Woman,” the new biopic on the Grammy-winning singer Helen Reddy, our heroine is harassed and belittled by a record company executive (“I can’t do anything with a female singer,” he says, after offering her a cocktail and invading her personal space); harassed and underpaid by a nightclub owner (“They’re men, they’ve got families,” he says, when she wonders why the guys in her backup band are being paid more than she is); and haunted by her own worries that she is being a terrible mum to daughter Traci.Sexual harassment. Income inequality. Working-mother gui...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Will Bunch: How many more Daniel Prudes must die before America ends its brutal ways of policing?
If there was ever a moment when it seemed certain that the old American way of policing was dead, it came in early June with the drone footage of a river of tens of thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters flowing down Hollywood Boulevard in liberal Los Angeles. The marchers kept coming and coming — singin’ songs and a-carryin’ signs, like a mashup of Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” (penned about 1966 protests a block away, on Sunset) with the endless headlights in “Field of Dreams.”You had to think that if California, with its progressive traditions and its solid bloc of Democra...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
From 'Clueless' to 'Sixteen Candles,' check out the best back-to-school films
Thinking about back-to-school season, I compiled a list of favorite classroom movies and realized that almost all of them have female protagonists.That could be a symptom of Hollywood misogyny — money men have always been willing to toss aside women of experience for new blood. But an unintended benefit is that the movies have given us a lot of compelling female students (along with a few dandy male ones, such as “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” hero Greg Heffley). Just as girls mature faster than boys, maybe there are more good high school movies featuring girls because girls get better faster.The genr...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are no longer attending family therapy
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly no longer attending family therapy.The former couple - who separated in September 2016 - were previously working towards a cordial co-parenting relationship but tensions have recently escalated between them ahead of next month's custody trial and they've now stopped attending the counselling sessions.The Hollywood duo are currently at loggerheads over how much time they each spend with their children.However, Maddox is able to make his own decisions about his schedule due to his age.An insider previously explained that Brad wants 50/50 joint physical...
Ex-Jets receiver Josh Bellamy charged with COVID relief fraud
A former New York Jets wide receiver had sticky hands — for COVID relief funds, prosecutors charged Thursday.Federal authorities in South Florida announced they’d intercepted Josh Bellamy’s scheme with 10 others to file at least 90 fraudulent loan applications seeking more than $24 million.Bellamy, who was officially released from the Jets Tuesday, obtained a loan of $1,246,565 for his company, Drip Entertainment LLC, from a federal relief program for small businesses impacted by coronavirus. The money was intended only for job retention and certain other expenses, but Bellamy allegedly splurg...
New York Daily News