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After Sturgis superspreader, Missouri hosts thousands at Lake of the Ozarks bike rallyThe rumbling can be heard from miles away. Thousands of motorcycles have converged around the Lake of the Ozarks, where local officials are bracing for more than 100,000 visitors for the 14th annual Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks.The event is one of the last and largest of the season in the lake area. Lake Ozark Mayor Gerry Murawski said in years past they’d see about 100,000 bikers spread over the entire lake area over five days of events, scenic rides and concerts.Hundreds of bikes were parked in the center tu...
Tribune News Service
Queen Elizabeth II annuls Harvey Weinstein's royal title
Queen Elizabeth II has stripped disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of royal honors that he was awarded almost two decades ago.Weinstein was made Honorary Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2004.“(The title) shall be cancelled and annulled,” the Friday order from the Queen read. “His name shall be erased from the Register of the said Order.”The title was rescinded by a royal Forfeiture Committee. The honor can be revoked once a recipient is convicted of a crime and sentenced to more than three months in prison, officials said.Being stripped ...
New York Daily News
After 'Cobra Kai': 10 hit shows based on movies
What would Mr. Miyagi think?“Cobra Kai,” a sitcom based on “The Karate Kid” franchise, made the jump from YouTube’s pay streaming service (YouTube Premium) to Netflix on Aug. 28. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their respective roles as titular karate kid Daniel LaRusso and bully Johnny Lawrence. As adults, the roles have reversed, with Johnny reopening the old dojo to give a new group of outcasts self-confidence, while Daniel has become something of an arrogant success.With a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes for the first two seasons, it’s likely there will be more to come. (Netflix has ...
Rapper T.I. settles with SEC over fraudulent initial coin offerings
ATLANTA — Rapper T.I. has settled charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission related to his promotion of one of two unregistered and fraudulent initial coin offerings.T.I. is required to pay a $75,000 civil monetary penalty and “not participate in offerings or sales of digital-asset securities for at least five years,” according to the SEC release.The SEC said it found T.I. promoted film producer Ryan Felton’s company FLiK, according to the news release.The rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, was among five individuals who promoted one of Felton’s companies. Felton’s other com...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Arnold Spielberg, father of Steven Spielberg, dies at 103
The father of iconic filmmaker Steven Spielberg has died at age 103.Arnold Spielberg died Tuesday of natural causes, his son’s film production company, Amblin Entertainment, announced.“After more than a century of contributions and commitment to his family, friends, and career, Arnold Meyer Spielberg, father of Steven, Anne, Sue and Nancy Spielberg, passed away of natural causes on August 25, 2020,” reads Amblin’s statement. “Our deepest condolences to the Spielberg family.”Steven Spielberg — known for directing films such as “Jurassic Park,” “Jaws,” “E.T.” and the “Indiana Jones” series — was...
New York Daily News
Weinstein appears prison cell in mask as his lawyers push back extradition to LA
NEW YORK — Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, currently held in an upstate New York prison, attended a remote hearing Friday as prosecutors planned his pending extradition to Los Angeles to face another round of sexual assault charges.Weinstein has been at Wende Correctional Facility since a Manhattan judge sentenced him in March to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault.He is awaiting extradition to California to face more criminal charges stemming from two alleged sex assaults in Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles in 2013.Weinstein’s lawyers arranged a deal with Los Angeles p...
New York Daily News