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'Law & Order' spinoff fires writer after he appeared to make threatening social media post

Entertainment - Wed, 06/03/2020 - 02:37
"Law & Order" boss Dick Wolf has fired TV writer Craig Gore from an upcoming spinoff series after Gore allegedly made threatening comments on Facebook amid widespread protests in Los Angeles.

11-year-old skateboarder posts video of horrific fall

World - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 20:49
Sky Brown, an 11-year-old British skateboarder, fell from the top of a half pipe while training. Brown hopes to participate in the 2020 Olympics on Great Britain's first skateboarding team.

Jay-Z takes out full-page ads across the country in dedication to George Floyd

Entertainment - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 20:49
Jay-Z has partnered with families who have lost sons to police violence, along with fellow activists and attorneys, to take out full-page ads in newspapers across the country to honor George Floyd.

Wanda Sykes calls on white people to 'step up' to stop racism

Entertainment - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 20:31
In a powerful video posted to Instagram on Monday, Wanda Sykes called on white people to "step up" and take on systematic racism

Halsey opens up about her experiences protesting over the weekend

Entertainment - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 20:23
Halsey took to the streets of Los Angeles over the weekend to take part in the protests in the wake of George Floyd's death.

Jimmy Fallon reflects on his blackface mistake in 'Tonight Show' monologue

Entertainment - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 19:59
Jimmy Fallon used "The Tonight Show" to have a discussion about racism in America on Monday night.

Why posting a black image with the 'Black Lives Matter' hashtag is doing more harm than good

Entertainment - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 17:27
It's Blackout Tuesday, a day promoted by activists to observe, mourn and bring about policy change in the wake of the death of George Floyd. This movement has spread on social media, where organizations, brands and individuals are posting solemn messages featuring stark black backgrounds, sometimes tagging the posts with #BlackLivesMatter.

Entertainment leaders release Covid-19 production guidelines

Entertainment - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 17:20
Hollywood is inching closer to getting back to work, with the entertainment industry's guilds and unions signing off on a 22-page guideline document designed to establish safety protocols for producing movies and TV in the age of coronavirus.

Carole Baskin awarded the zoo once owned by 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic

Entertainment - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 16:53
Carole Baskin, whose longstanding feud with Joe Exotic was chronicled in the hit Netflix docuseries "Tiger King," has been awarded the zoo once owned by her nemesis.

People from ethnic minorities are up to 50% more likely to die from coronavirus than white people, UK report finds

World - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 16:09
People from the UK's ethnic minority communities are up to 50% more likely to die with coronavirus than their white British peers, a government review has found.

'The Betty Broderick Story' gets a fresh look from 'Dirty John' miniseries

Entertainment - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 14:29
Betty Broderick was the subject of high-rated TV movies in 1992 -- back when women who killed their ex-husbands, as she did, found notoriety on major networks, not Lifetime. A new limited series under the "Dear John" umbrella, "The Betty Broderick Story," offers a much more nuanced approach to the tale -- a welcome makeover buoyed by Amanda Peet's knockout performance in the title role.

Coronavirus: Public told to cut water use amid surge in lockdown demand

Science & Nature - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 13:24
Water companies are urging people to avoid using sprinklers and paddling pools during the lockdown.

Music pauses in observation of Blackout Tuesday

Entertainment - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 13:23
The show will be paused. At least, that's the message coming from leaders and artists in the music business as part of a movement being referred to as Blackout Tuesday.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Entertainment - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 11:03
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are trying to do their part amid the protests against police brutality.

Analysis: Boris Johnson's Brexit nightmare is back at the worst possible moment

World - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:33
June 2020 is set to be one of the most important months in Boris Johnson's somewhat tumultuous first year as Prime Minister.

Five dead in new Ebola outbreak

World - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:13
Five people, including a 15-year-old girl, have died of Ebola in a fresh outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations Children's Fund said Monday. Nine cases total have been reported, UNICEF said.

India is using drones and fire trucks to fight its worst locust invasion in almost 30 years

World - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 08:49
As India continues its battle with the coronavirus pandemic a new kind of invasion is threatening to destroy vital crops and vegetation -- the worst locust swarm the country has seen in almost 30 years.

New Zealand's PM Ardern 'horrified' by George Floyd's death

World - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 08:36
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that she was "horrified" by George Floyd's death, and welcomed peaceful solidarity protests in New Zealand, but noted that they flouted social distancing restrictions.

Extinction crisis 'poses existential threat to civilisation'

Science & Nature - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 07:02
A study presents more evidence that the world is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction.
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