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Here’s Who Dumped Trump After Charlottesville (Video)

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President Trump saw support drop precipitously this week after he botched his response to the events last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a white supremacist rally called “Unite the Right” turned violent. And then he made things even worse with a follow-up press conference on Tuesday. The result: all week long advisors, supporters, and employees fled his administration. It started Monday with chief executives of Intel Corp, Merck & Co Inc, and Under Armour Inc, who resigned from Trump’s American Manufacturing Council. All of them said, or implied, they were leaving because of how Trump responded to Charlottesville, where on. »


- Itay Hod

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Joel Silver Sued for Wrongful Death by Family of Assistant Who Drowned in 2015

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Joel Silver is being sued for wrongful death by the family of Carmel Musgrove, the producer’s former assistant, who drowned in Bora Bora in 2015 during a celebrity-packed celebration of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s honeymoon. The lawsuit also names Silver’s company, Silver Pictures, and the company’s employee, Martin Herold, as defendants. Also Read: Jk Rowling Mourns 'Harry Potter' Star Robert Hardy: 'Such a Talented Actor' Musgrave, who was 28 at the time of her death, had travelled with Silver and his entourage to Bora Bora and was there for several weeks performing work-related duties. She died sometime between 12:00 Am, »


- Ross A. Lincoln

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Katie Couric Releases Footage of Charlottesville Rally Violence: ‘It Breaks My Heart’ (Video)

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Katie Couric released intense footage on Friday that she filmed at the recent Charlottesville, Virginia, rally. In addition to the scenes that were filmed for her upcoming National Geographic documentary series, Couric also shared an essay about her experiences. She said that attending the “Unite the Right” event was “especially personal” for her because she was a student the University of Virginia, and her late sister represented the area for several years as a state senator. “There’s been so much said and written about what happened there, I felt I needed to give my own account of my three days in. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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What China’s Latest Crackdown Means for Hollywood

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China’s regulators announced a major crackdown on cross-border acquisitions Friday, saying that investments in entertainment, sports and hotels would be restricted and putting an official stamp on an informal policy that has caused the firehouse of Chinese money pouring into Hollywood over the last couple years to dry up. Earlier Friday, the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission, in conjunction with its State Department, published documents outlining its plans to “restrict” dealings in “real estate, hotels, studios, entertainment, sports clubs and other overseas investment.” It’s a significant blow to companies like Dalian Wanda Group, which had been one of China’s most. »

- Matt Pressberg

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Here’s Everyone Who Dumped Trump This Week (Photos)

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In the wake of Trump’s response to violent white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, several business leaders, council members and media personalities severed ties with the president. Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier stepped down from Trump’s council on manufacturing jobs on Monday over the president’s response to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. This move set off an avalanche of resignations from other business leaders. Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich followed Frazer’s lead on Monday. Alliance for American Manufacturing president Scott Paul became the fourth business »


- Ashley Boucher

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‘Deadpool 2’ Crash Details Released in Preliminary Incident Report

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The first official details of a stuntwoman’s death on the set of “Deadpool 2” were released on Friday, revealing the circumstances surrounding the motorcycle accident on the Vancouver, Canada, set earlier this week. Joi “S.J.” Harris was killed on Monday when she was thrown through a plate glass window after losing control of her motorcycle, according to a preliminary report from British Columbia’s workplace safety organization WorkSafeBC. According to The Canadian Press, Harris’ stunt involved driving a Ducati 939 Hyperstrada out of the open doors of a building, across a concrete pad and down a ramp that had been built over three. »


- Reid Nakamura

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How ‘Black Mirror’s California Dreams Put Dystopian Netflix Series in Emmy Race

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In its original British incarnation, “Black Mirror” was always a bleak and stylish prediction of what technological advances could do to us sorry humans. But when Netflix nabbed the show from the U.K.’s Channel 4, showrunners Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones gave it a decidedly American makeover, to award-worthy effect. Two of the show’s episodes received Emmy nominations, with “San Junipero” landing nods for Outstanding Television Movie and for Brooker’s screenplay. (Individual episodes qualified as TV movies under Emmy rules.) “It was the first Episode I wrote for Netflix,” Brooker said of “San Junipero.” “It was partly a deliberate bid on. »


- Matt Donnelly

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Roman Polanski Loses Bid to Have Sexual Assault Case Tossed

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The long legal saga of Roman Polanski took another — and discouraging, for the director — turn on Friday, as a judge shot down Polanski’s bid to have the case against him stemming from a 1977 sexual assault dismissed. In the order, handed down Friday, Judge Scott M. Gordon called out Polanski’s “continued refusal to obey court orders” and “ad hominem attacks” on judicial officers involved with the case. “The Defendant in this matter stands as a fugitive and refuses to comply with court orders . As eloquently described by Ms. Geimer, his conduct continues to harm her and compounds »


- Tim Kenneally

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Common Talks Legacy of Ava DuVernay’s ’13th’ and His Song ‘Letter to the Free’ (Video)

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After previously making the short list for Best Original Song at the Oscars, Common‘s “Letter to the Free” from the Ava DuVernay Netflix documentary “13th” is now campaigning for an Emmy. Written specifically for the film, which traces the history of mass incarceration back to slavery and the 13th Amendment, “Letter to the Free” missed out on an Oscar nomination earlier this year (Common won with John Legend for “Glory.”) Now, as Emmys season heats up, it’s getting another shot at some awards recognition. But as the rapper sees it, this is just the beginning of the song’s life. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor: Vegas Hot Spots Spar for Coolest Celebrity Parties

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All eyes around the world are going to be on Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor come Aug. 26, when the fighting legends finally enter a ring together. The most recent Vegas mega-fight — Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao in May 2015 — sucked in a more diverse lineup of household name celebrities than any of Hollywood’s awards shows since. Jay-z, Beyonce, Ben Affleck, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert De Niro and Michael Keaton mixed with Hollywood executive heavyweights like Les Moonves, Ted Sarandos, Brett Ratner and Kevin Tsujihara for the boxing phenomena. Also Read: Conor McGregor Trolls Floyd Mayweather With Giant Knockout Punch Mural Also Read: Jay. »


- Mikey Glazer

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‘The Defenders:’ Charlie Cox Tells Us Why ‘Stakes Are Higher’ Than Ever for Daredevil

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Summer’s long-awaited street-level superhero show “The Defenders” has finally landed on Netflix, and Charlie Cox says the stakes are higher than ever for his character Matt Murdoch/Daredevil and the other street heroes of New York: Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter). “We’re now face to face with not just the warriors of ,” Cox told TheWrap in a phone interview. “I think the stakes are higher because we’re now encountering the very heads of these organizations — as we try to say, without laughing, the ‘five fingers of The Hand. »


- Ashley Boucher

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Sonny Landham, ‘Predator’ and ’48 Hrs’ Actor, Dies at 76

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Sonny Landham, the brawny journeyman actor best known for tough guy roles in films like “48 Hrs.” and “Predator,” has died. He was 76. The actor died from congestive heart failure Thursday at a Lexington, Kentucky, hospital, his sister Dawn Boehler said, according to the Associated Press. Landham played a small part in Walter Hill’s 1979 street-gang thriller “The Warriors” before Hill cast him as the trigger-happy criminal Billy Bear in 1982’s “48 Hrs.” Also Read: Shane Black's 'The Predator' Pushed to Late Summer 2018 However, Landham who was part Cherokee and Seminole, is perhaps best known for playing the Native American tracker Billy. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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So What Exactly Is Going On with Daredevil at the End of ‘The Defenders’?

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(Note: This post contains spoilers for the finale episode of “The Defenders.”) The final episode of “The Defenders” finds Daredevil, aka Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand (Finn Jones) going all-out in a battle to destroy The Hand once and for all. But in order to be sure the villainous organization is destroyed and New York is safe from its plans, the heroes have make a pretty drastic move: They’re forced to blow up a building. Jessica, Luke and Danny manage to escape the building at Midland Circle in the final moments. »


- Phil Hornshaw

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‘What Happened to Monday’ Review: Noomi Rapace Is Woman Times Seven in Sci-Fi Dystopia

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“What Happened to Monday” is as much a title as it is a question about itself. Directed by Tommy Wirkola (“Dead Snow,” “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”), the Netflix original production lands somewhere in a creative middle ground. Part fugitives-on-the-run thriller, part post-apocalyptic familial drama, Wirkola’s latest is a perplexing amalgamation. Its identity is the absence of one. Set in a not too distant future where families are limited to one child, due to overpopulation, the story opens on the Settman household. After the passing of their father, Terence Settman (Willem Dafoe), a family of seven sisters (all played by. »


- Sam Fragoso

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Watch Alex Jones Get Coffee Tossed in His Face by Seattle Pedestrian (Video)

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For someone who frequently decries “fake news,” Infowars host Alex Jones sure does like to promote it. In his latest episode, Jones takes to the streets of Seattle to, well, we’re not really sure. He starts off talking about the media’s perceived failure to label the Barcelona terror attack as an act of Islamic terrorism. Then he invites pedestrians to engage in conversation with him — and fight him. Also Read: Alex Jones, Trump and Hipster Music Don't Mix - But You'll Love It Anyway (Videos) The worst (read: funniest) part comes about three-and-a-half minutes into the video. As a man yells. »


- Ashley Eady

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‘Conjuring’ Universe Surpasses $1 Billion at Global Box Office

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New Line Cinema’s “Annabelle: Creation” has taken the “Conjuring” universe past the $1 billion benchmark at the global box office, the studio announced Friday. “We are thrilled with the success of ‘Annabelle: Creation’ and enormously proud to continue bringing this hugely popular ‘Conjuring’ franchise to theaters everywhere,” said Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and distribution at Warner Bros. “We congratulate our colleagues at New Line Cinema, our astute marketing and distribution teams, and everyone who put their collective creative energies together to tell such wonderfully frightening stories for movie audiences around the world to enjoy.” “Creation” on its own has. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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300 of Steven Mnuchin’s Yale Ex-Classmates Urge Him to Quit Trump

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Close to 300 members former Yale classmates of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have signed a letter asking him too resign from his post following President Trump’s defense of white supremacists. In the letter, which was posted at lettertostevemnuchin.com, Yale class of 1985 said that the president has aligned himself with groups that do not reflect the values of the famed Ivy League college. “President Trump has declared himself a sympathizer with groups whose values are antithetical to those values we consider fundamental to our sacred honor as Americans, as men and women of Yale, and as decent human beings,” the letter. »


- Itay Hod

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Steve Bannon Vows He’s ‘Going to War for Trump,’ Returns to Breitbart

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After departing from his role at the White House, Steve Bannon said on Friday he’d return to Breitbart News and will go to “war for Trump against his opponents.” “Just got off the phone w/ Bannon: ‘If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America,” Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Joshua Green tweeted. Green also confirmed that Bannon’s return to Breitbart would be effective immediately, with Bannon “chairing tonight’s editorial call” for the conservative media outlet. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Larry David Is No Batman in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Season 9 Trailer (Video)

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We could all certainly use a hero right about now, but Larry David sure isn’t it. The first trailer for the upcoming ninth episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” has made its way onto the web, and if the footage is any indication, the only thing David is interested in saving is his energy. In the trailer, the camera scans dreary evidence of a society in decline as a voice gravely intones, “There is one hero that never stays silent. Who fights against injustice wherever he finds it. And the world needs him now more than ever.” Also Read: HBO Hackers Leak 'Curb. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Investor Carl Icahn Steps Down as Trump Special Adviser

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Carl Icahn, the billionaire activist investor who surged to prominence with a hostile takeover of Trans World Airlines in the 1980s, has stepped down as a special adviser to President Donald Trump on regulatory issues, he said in a statement posted on his website. Scores of Republican politicians and business leaders have distanced themselves from the president after his comments following the terrorist attack in Charlottesville, with the president’s business advisory councils choosing to disband, and former Republican elected officials Mitt Romney and Arnold Schwarzenegger blasting Trump’s excuse-making for participants in a march that attracted neo-Nazi and white supremacist elements. »


- Matt Pressberg

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