Marines knew infantryman shared extremist content online months before investigation, records show
SAN DIEGO — When Marine Corps leaders first found out a Camp Pendleton-based infantryman was claiming to be chairman of a nationalist organization and was sharing extremist material on social media, they counseled him to leave the group and remove some his posts but kept him among their ranks and sent him on deployment, recently released documents show. Six months later — one day after the San Diego Union-Tribune asked about the Marine, then-Lance Cpl. Thomas Cade Martin — the Corps launched a formal investigation that determined his actions violated military rules against extremism, reduced h...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
September date set for 73rd Emmys show
The Television Academy and CBS have picked a date to roll out some version of a red carpet for the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards. The annual TV awards show will take place Sunday, Sept. 19, the partners said Tuesday. Last year’s Emmys aired on ABC as the first of the major awards shows to pull off a live telecast amid the coronavirus pandemic with nominees beamed in from remote locations. This year’s CBS show is also set to stream live and on-demand on the new Paramount+ streaming service set to go live Thursday. The Emmy Awards last aired on CBS in 2017 with host Stephen Colbert. There was no im...
New York Daily News
‘Degrassi’ star Jahmil French dead at 29
Actor Jahmil French, best known for playing Dave Turner on teen drama series “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” has died, his spokesperson confirmed to the Daily News Tuesday. He was 29. “I can confirm my good friend, co-worker, and all around inspiration, Jahmil French, passed away yesterday,” producer Joshua Safran, who worked with French on Netflix’s “Soundtrack,” tweeted. I will have more to say about him later. Right now we’re all just processing this devastating news.” The actor’s cause of death has not been publicly released. French appeared in nearly 150 episodes of “Degrassi: The Next G...
New York Daily News
Ebony, the voice of Black America for 75+ years, set for digital relaunch Monday
Ebony, the Chicago-born magazine that served as the voice of Black America for more than 75 years, is set for a digital rebirth Monday under new owners. Bought out of bankruptcy for $14 million in December by Louisville-based Bridgeman Sports and Media, a company owned by retired Milwaukee Bucks forward Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman, Ebony will relaunch with a startup mentality, a lean operation and lofty aspirations. The storied publication’s print format and its Chicago roots will be relegated to the past. “We’re going to ask for grace, because we did this quickly,” said Michele Ghee, 54, a med...
Heidi Stevens: Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen turn an unlikely friendship into a deeply personal podcast. Their timing is perfect
It’s a pleasure, in an age dominated by sound bites and tweets and graceless nicknames, to listen to the likes of Bruce Springsteen, a resolute poet, and Barack Obama, an elegant orator, discuss our nation’s past and present, constructs and character. The singer-songwriter and the former president of the United States have teamed up for a new podcast called “Renegades: Born in the USA.” The first two episodes are available on Spotify now. “You can’t get to where you want to go if you don’t know where you are,” Obama says toward the end of the second episode, “American Skin: Race in the United ...
Television Q&A: Will 'Younger' be returning for another season?
You have questions. I have some answers. Q: Can you tell me if the TV show “Younger”, starring Sutton Foster, will return for a seventh season? A: It will, but in a new location at first. Paramount+, the revamped version of streaming service CBS All Access, will have the seventh and final season of the series at a date to be announced. Later this year, after the Paramount+ premiere, the seventh season will also be shown on TV Land, the home of the show’s first six seasons. (Those six seasons are also on CBS All Access, which evolves into Paramount+ on March 4.) Q: Can you tell me why everyone ...
Tribune News Service
'Ted Lasso': What we know about next season, Kansas City connections, those biscuits
Everyone was skeptical of "Ted Lasso." After all, it was based on a TV commercial with a one-note premise: Kansas football coach is transplanted to England to coach a sport he knows nothing about: their version of football, aka soccer. Then people started watching the series and realized there was far more to it, thanks in large part to its co-creator and star, Jason Sudeikis, the "Saturday Night Live" alum who grew up in Overland Park. Now that "Ted Lasso" and Sudeikis are vying for two Golden Globes on Feb. 28 — for best comedy TV series and best actor — the most-watched show on Apple TV+ ha...
The Kansas City Star
'Girl in the Basement' inspired by true, traumatic stories
It was a case that drew headlines all over the world when it was revealed that a father had imprisoned his daughter in a cellar for 24 years and fathered her seven children. That abomination really happened in Austria and was exposed in 2008. But it’s only a template for Lifetime’s new “Ripped from the Headlines” movie premiering on Saturday. It proved a stiff challenge for actress Elisabeth Rohm (“Jane the Virgin”) to move behind the camera in her directorial debut for this morbid tale, “Girl in the Basement.” “It’s really a mixture of many different stories of abduction, sexual assault, impr...
Tribune News Service
Flyers’ hassles continue in Lake Tahoe, thanks to bad ice upending made-for-TV game vs. Bruins
STATELINE, Nev. — The NHL decided to bring its game to Nevada, lugging the Flyers and Bruins almost 3,000 miles for a made-for-NBC event that now won’t be on a national broadcast. Already forced to fly cross-country in the middle of a crunching schedule thanks to the pandemic, Sunday’s Flyers-Bruins game has been pushed back more than five hours and now will start at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. The move to a late window also kicks the game off NBC’s main network and onto sister cable channel NBCSN, which people around Philly still confuse for NBC Sports Philadelphia. It’s a gamble that’s come up snake ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Baffling 'crop circles' frozen into surface of Alabama creek prompt debate on origins
Mysterious swirls found atop a frozen Alabama creek have challenged meteorologists and rattled social media, with some likening the formations to alien-created crop circles. The hypnotic spirals were discovered Feb. 18 spread across Anderson Creek, a 200-yard-wide tributary of the Tennessee River in north Alabama. Wynelle Kirkham of Rogersville, 45 miles west of Huntsville, shared multiple photos of the circles on Facebook, with only a one word comment: "Wow!" "First thing I do in the mornings when I get up is open our shutters to look at the water from our bedroom window. I was so surprised,"...
The Charlotte Observer