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Bernie Sanders Hospitalized for Artery Blockage, Cancels Events

Bernie Sanders Hospitalized for Artery Blockage, Cancels Events

Senator was hospitalized Wednesday and treated for an artery blockage after suffering from chest pains, his campaign confirmed. The presidential hopeful is canceling forthcoming events and appearances until further notice.“During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted,” Sanders senior adviser Jeff Weaver said in a statement. “Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days....

October 2, 2019
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Rotten Tomatoes Revamps Movie Audience Scores to Focus on Verified Ticket Buyers

Rotten Tomatoes Revamps Movie Audience Scores to Focus on Verified Ticket Buyers

is dramatically changing its Audience Score methodology for movies: The site’s standard user rating will now reflect only moviegoers who can prove they’ve bought a ticket to see it in a theater.It’s another troll-fighting move by Rotten Tomatoes, designed to curb coordinated “review bombs” aimed at pushing down the Audience Score for films that certain bad-faith actors dislike. In February, and changed the “Want to See” rating from a percentage score (which had been subject to tampering by trolls) to show the raw number of Rotten Tomato moviegoers who said they intend to see the movie.But...

May 23, 2019
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How Austin Butler Beat Out Harry Styles, Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller to Play Elvis

How Austin Butler Beat Out Harry Styles, Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller to Play Elvis

As ’s “” continues to wow audiences, is winning rave reviews and Oscar buzz for his portrayal of the iconic showman.Casting director Denise Chamian, CSA, first spotted Butler’s talent in 2013 when she was casting Wes Ball’s film “The Maze Runner.” Butler didn’t get a part because he played a little too young, but he remained on her radar.Butler came close to playing Rooster in “Top Gun: Maverick,” which Chamian also cast, but lost out to Miles Teller. However, the tables would turn when Chamian put Butler forward for Elvis in Luhrmann’s film. While Luhrmann had his own ideas for the film’s...

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Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO

Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO

Ecommerce giant announces succession plan after delivering blowout Q4 2020 resultsannounced that founder will step down as CEO in the third quarter of 2021, moving into a new role as executive chair., currently CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS), will become Amazon.com’s CEO at that time. The ecommerce giant made the announcement alongside blowout fourth-quarter 2020 , its biggest-ever quarter of revenue — a staggering $125.6 billion — and net income, with $7.2 billion.In prepared remarks, Bezos said it was an “optimal time” for the CEO transition, because Amazon is “at its most inventive...

February 2, 2021
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Vox Media Acquires New York Magazine

Vox Media Acquires New York Magazine

is taking over and its related sites such as .According to the , Vox Media agreed Tuesday to acquire New York Media, the company which oversees the print magazine, in an all-stock transaction. Neither company confirmed the deal’s price tag.“No one had to do this,” Pamela Wasserstein, the chief executive of New York Media, told the Times. “It’s a brilliant, in our view, opportunity, so that’s why we leaned into it. It’s not out of need. It’s out of ambition.”Jim Bankoff, Vox Media’s chief executive and chairman, also confirmed that the merger would not result in editorial layoffs or the loss...

September 25, 2019
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Taika Waititi to Direct New 'Star Wars' Film

Taika Waititi to Direct New 'Star Wars' Film

will direct a new “” movie for theatrical release, which he’s co-writing with “1917” scribe Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Disney and Lucasfilm announced on Monday.The studio also confirmed that a new untitled “Star Wars” TV series is in the works at Disney Plus from “Russian Doll” creator Leslye Headland, which last month.The film news affirms reports that Waititi was developing a “Star Wars” movie, on the heels of his well-received work directing the season finale of the hit Disney Plus “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian.”It’s unclear if Waititi’s film is one of Disney’s three untitled “Star...

May 4, 2020
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HBO Max Sets Official Launch Date

HBO Max Sets Official Launch Date

WarnerMediahas set the start date for : It’s slated to barrel into the streaming wars on May 27.The subscription-streaming package, with some 10,000 hours of content out of the gate, will debut May 27 in the U.S., priced at $14.99 monthly (the same as HBO Now). WarnerMedia announced the launch date Tuesday after earlier running online ads with the info.HBO Max — with the tagline “Where HBO meets so much more” — will include all the programming from HBO; a slate of new original series; third-party licensed content like “Friends,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “South Park” and all Studio Ghibli...

April 21, 2020
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Danny Goldman, Voice of Brainy Smurf and 'Young Frankenstein' Star, Dies at 80

Danny Goldman, Voice of Brainy Smurf and 'Young Frankenstein' Star, Dies at 80

, a film and TV actor, and the voice of Brainy Smurf in the Hanna-Barbera animated series “,” died Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 80.Goldman’s agent Doug Ely confirmed the news on Facebook. In his post, Ely remembered the actor as “one of a kind” and recounted details of their long friendship.“It’s with great sadness that I must tell you that Danny Goldman has passed away. He passed peacefully at home today amongst family and friends, after having suffered a couple of strokes around New Years,” Ely’s statement reads.“I’ve known Danny since 1980 when I first became an agent and he 1st started...

April 13, 2020
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Emmys: Netflix Dominates in 2020, With a Whopping 160 Nominations; HBO's 'Watchmen' Leads Programs

Emmys: Netflix Dominates in 2020, With a Whopping 160 Nominations; HBO's 'Watchmen' Leads Programs

Courtesy of HBOThe Emmy smackdown between and has taken another dramatic turn. As the Television Academy announced the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations on Tuesday morning, Netflix came out on top swinging with a whopping 160 nominations, followed by rival HBO in second at 107 nods. Netflix’s history-making tally is the most ever for a network — even surpassing what any of the Big 3 broadcast networks ever did when there was no real competition.HBO still had reason to celebrate, however, as limited series “Watchmen” scored 26 nods, the most of any program. On the comedy side, Amazon...

July 28, 2020
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Death Cab for Cutie’s ‘Georgia’ EP Raises $100,000 for Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight Action Organization

Death Cab for Cutie’s ‘Georgia’ EP Raises $100,000 for Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight Action Organization

Last Friday, — exclusively on Bandcamp for one day only, with all proceeds going to Fair Fight Action, Stacey Abrams’ voter’s rights organization that promotes fair elections around the country through voter education, election reform, and combating voter suppression.The EP netted proceeds of more than $100,000 within that brief window of time, according to figures released Tuesday.WOW. Because of your generous donations we raised over $100,000 for ! This exceeded our wildest expectations. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for buying The Georgia E.P. and raising money for voting...

December 15, 2020
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