Jose Antonio Vargas’ Nonprofit Hires Entertainment Media Director

“I am delighted to join Jose and Define American, an incredible organization that is on the forefront of the U.S. immigration conversation during such a pivotal time for our country,” Voorhees said in a statement. “I am confident that together we can leverage the power of media and entertainment to create a new rhetoric and cultural relevancy […]

How Amy Schumer’s Real Life Struggles Helped Inspire

Her Emmy-nominated show Inside Amy Schumer is a smash hit. Her first feature, Trainwreck (which she stars in and co-wrote with Judd Apatow) hit theaters Friday. And to top it off, her fresh take on sexual humor and gender equality have turned her into a veritable feminist icon.

The 10 Best Music Videos of 2016

What makes a music video a music video anymore? More than any year before it, 2016 pushed the medium quite literally to new lengths. It used to be that an artist could upload a standard three-ish minute video for their single to YouTube and watch the views roll in. Not anymore: This year saw musicians […]

Emmy Award Winning Show creates a Field Guide for Young Dinosaur Enthusiasts

Dino Dana’s field guide for your child. Fans of the Amazon Prime TV show Dino Dana will be so excited to have a Dino Field Guide of their own, put together by the incredible show’s creator and executive producer, J. J. Johnson. Full of colorful illustrations and fascinating science facts, this dinosaur book is sure […]

Emmy-Winning Songwriter, Fountains Of Wayne Cofounder Adam Schlesinger Dies From Coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy and Grammy-winning musician and songwriter Adam Schlesinger, known for his work with his band Fountains of Wayne and on the TV show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” died Wednesday after contracting the coronavirus, his attorney said. Schlesinger died at a hospital in upstate New York, his longtime lawyer Josh Grier told The Associated […]

Obi blames social media for misgivings over his nomination as Atiku’s vice

“When you sought to visit me in Abuja, I chose to visit you instead because you were a governor, chairman of the zone’s governor’s forum all before me and presently, the vice presidential candidate of our party.

Alibaba Strikes $100M Huayi Film Deal; 90,000 Sign Petition Against Oscar Nomination For ‘Detained’ — Global Briefs

Alibaba Pictures Group, the film division of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has agreed a deal with film studio Huayi Bros, which includes a loan of $103M (RMB700M). Alibaba said the agreement was part of a plan to be more closely involved in major movies released during China’s four key holidays: Chinese New Year (around January-February), the […]

Trump nominates former GSA watchdog as inspector general for coronavirus response

Pelosi said the committee she formed is designed to address the “here and now,” specifically concerning the allocation of the historic amount of federal funds directed to the economic recovery, and compared it to the committee chaired by then-Sen. Harry Truman in 1941 to investigate waste, fraud and abuse in defense spending in the early […]

Kerala reports first Covid death of 69-yr-old man

To a question, Shailaja said samples of the aged couple admitted to the Kottayam Medical College Hospital had still not turned negative after repeat tests, though those of their family members have turned negative after testing positive earlier.

Trump, McConnell push ahead with judicial nominations amid coronavirus, presidential election

Walker would replace the retiring Griffith, who is stepping down in September. Griffith is a George W. Bush appointee so Walker’s confirmation would not change the ideological balance of the D.C. Circuit, which has a majority of judges appointed by Democratic presidents. There’s been no evidence to back a claim that McConnell might have “pressured” the federal […]