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  • Movistar Plus Pitches ‘La Unidad’ Digitally to International Buyers March 29, 2020
    MADRID  —  Telefonica’s Movistar Plus was set to show off a pair of dramas at this year’s MipTV before the market was canceled. Now, Movistar has prepared online presentations on Monday where it will screen episodes of both series as well as conversations with producers and creatives from both series. Each show focus on terrorist […]
    John Hopewell
  • Movistar Presents New Drama ‘La Linea Invisible’ to Virtual Marketplace March 29, 2020
    MADRID – Originally planned to premiere alongside fellow Movistar Plus Original “La Unidad” at this year’s MipTV, “La Línea Invisible” will now instead screen for international buyers digitally in an online showcase hosted by the Spanish broadcaster on Monday. From “What the Future Holds” creator Mariano Barroso (“The Wolves of Washington”), the six-part ser […]
    John Hopewell
  • How DJ D-Nice’s Club Quarantine Became an Isolation Sensation March 29, 2020
    DJ D-Nice’s Instagram Live virtual dance parties have been the sensation of isolation, drawing upwards of 150,000 viewers — among them, both Democratic candidates, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, former first lady Michelle Obama, Drake, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith and even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg — and helping relieve anxiety during this time of stress […] […]
    Shirley Halperin
  • Beloved Nate ‘n Al’s Deli Closing Permanently Sunday March 28, 2020
    Nate ‘n Al Deli, a fixture in Beverly Hills and the entertainment industry for 75 years, announced Saturday that it would be closing Sunday with no plans to reopen. It had been open for takeout and delivery since restaurants closed due to coronavirus on March 15. The Beverly Drive restaurant’s Instagram message reads, “Approximately one […]
    Pat Saperstein
  • John Callahan, ‘All My Children’ Soap Opera Star, Dies at 66 March 28, 2020
    John Callahan, a soap opera star on “All My Children,” died on Saturday morning after suffering a stroke at his Palm Springs, Calif., home on Friday. He was 66. “Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated–my great friend, co-parent partner, and loving father to Kaya,” […]
    Jordan Moreau
  • ‘Uncorked’ Director Prentice Penny and Star Mamoudou Athie Talk Wine, Barbecue and Family Expectations March 28, 2020
    It’s easy to feel intimidated by wine. All those hard-to-pronounce names, so many vineyards to remember. That’s the world Elijah, played by Mamoudou Athie, wants to enter in the new Netflix movie “Uncorked,” about a young man who dreams of taking the brutally difficult master sommelier exam instead of taking over his family’s Memphis barbecue […] […]
    Pat Saperstein
  • How the Coronavirus Crisis Turned Governor Andrew Cuomo Into a TV Sensation (Column) March 28, 2020
    High on the list of things that nobody could have predicted just a few weeks ago is the emergence of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a buzzy daytime TV draw. Cuomo’s expansive daily media briefings on the state of the coronavirus pandemic that has spread quickly through the Empire State have become national news, […]
    Cynthia Littleton
  • Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Return to U.S. After Coronavirus Diagnosis in Australia March 28, 2020
    Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are back home in the U.S. after they revealed they had contracted coronavirus and were quarantined in Australia. Hanks gave an update on Twitter Saturday morning, thanking everyone who had helped them in Australia and assuring people that they are still isolating themselves in the U.S. “Hey, folks…We’re home now […]
    Jordan Moreau
  • Cardi B Pledges to Start a GoFundMe for Joe Exotic From Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ March 28, 2020
    Cardi B, like most people in the world, is hooked on Netflix’s “Tiger King.” Over the past couple of days, Cardi has been tweeting about the new docu-series, which follows the bizarre story of Joe Exotic, a private zoo owner with hundreds of exotic animals who ends up in jail for hiring a hitman to […]
    Jordan Moreau
  • Ariana Grande and the ‘Victorious’ Cast Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary on Zoom March 28, 2020
    Nickelodeon fans’ dreams came true when the cast of “Victorious” reunited to celebrate the show’s debut 10 years ago. Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice and their co-stars were supposed to get together in person to commemorate the anniversary, but due to the shelter-in-place rules around the country, the cast all hopped on a Zoom call. Grande […]
    Jordan Moreau

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  • 'Strong spring storm' to blast Upper Midwest with wintry conditions this weekend March 27, 2020
    A storm emerging from the Rockies after burying the region under heavy spring snow will turn to the Upper Midwest with wintry weather this weekend, as it triggers life-threatening severe weather and tornadoes in the south-central United States. Winter storm warnings are in effect across portions of Minnesota and Wisconsin as of Sunday morning as...
  • Record-breaking heat to persist across the South this weekend March 27, 2020
    As an expansive dome of high pressure continues to remain parked over the Gulf of Mexico and the southern United States, record-challenging heat will continue for many areas that have already smashed records this week. Going into the weekend, the stretch of summerlike heat allowed, New Orleans to set daily high temperature records six days...
  • Spring's 1st widespread severe outbreak to threaten hail, tornadoes March 28, 2020
    Severe weather began to erupt across the center of the country Saturday, with the dangers of hail, wind and tornadoes set to continue overnight. The atmosphere was already volatile and primed for severe weather going into the weekend, after thunderstorms produced large, softball-sized hail on Friday across parts of Missouri. The same storm that will...
  • Thunderstorms, drenching rain to target the Ohio Valley, Great Lakes and Northeast this weekend March 28, 2020
    Waves of wet weather will continue this weekend as drenching rain and thunderstorms spread across the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and Northeast through Sunday. Those itching to get outside for some fresh air this weekend will want to bring along an umbrella as rounds of rain are predicted. The same storm system responsible for severe...
  • LIVE: Tornado strikes Jonesboro, Ark. as severe weather outbreak unfolds in central US March 28, 2020
    Atmosphere conditions created all of the ingredients needed for severe weather to unleash softball-sized hail, wind and tornadoes across the central United States on Saturday.
  • Daily coronavirus briefing: U.S. death toll surpasses 2,000 as millions ordered to shelter-in-place March 27, 2020
    The coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a halt in the early part of 2020. After emerging in China’s Hubei province in late 2019, the number of cases skyrocketed and infected more than half of a million worldwide over a four-month span with the epicenter shifting from Asia to Europe and, as of late March, the...
  • Meteorologists say March could go out like a lion with more flooding, severe weather March 27, 2020
    Following widespread heat and severe weather in some locations this weekend, a storm system will cruise eastward with drenching rain and thunderstorms across the southern United States before March comes to a close. “A storm is forecast to make steady eastward progress across the South next week, but it will pull a significant amount of...
  • Nearly 40 million Americans brace for severe weather outbreak, tornado threat March 26, 2020
    Close to 40 million people may be at risk for severe thunderstorms over the central United States as a volatile weather pattern unfolds into Saturday, and AccuWeather meteorologists say some of the storms will be capable of spawning strong tornadoes. The situation may become especially dangerous with as the severe weather outbreak reaches its peak...
  • Storms to spread snow, increase flood threat across Alps and southeastern Europe March 26, 2020
    Amid the COVID-19 outbreak across the world, many are looking for some sunshine and fresh air, even from their patios and backyards. Those hoping for calm spring conditions across southern Europe will instead get saddled with wet, and in some areas, wintry weather. Two storms will combine to bring snow and rain to central and...
  • More rain to target Japan through Sunday morning, raising the risk for flooding March 24, 2020
    Several rounds of rain will target eastern Asia through the weekend, raising the risk for flooding and some snow. Periods of rain and thunderstorms first drenched parts of China through the middle of the week as a storm system organized over the country. The storm slowly shifted into the East China Sea. The heaviest rain...

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  • New York delays presidential primary, special election to June
    New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Saturday that the state’s presidential primary and a special election in the 27th District will be postponed from April 28 to June 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The elections will now coincide with the state’s primaries for congressional and state legislative races. The special election in the […] The post New York delays presidential primary, special election to June appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Former Sen. Tom Coburn has died at age 72
    Former Sen. Tom Coburn, a Republican maverick from Oklahoma known for spotlighting government waste and fighting the national debt, died Saturday at the age of 72. The obstetrician-turned-politician cut short his Senate career after a recurrence of prostate cancer. He retired after the 2014 elections with two years remaining in his second term. Coburn would […] The post Former Sen. Tom Coburn has died at age 72 appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Planes, pains and automobiles: How half the House made it to the stimulus vote
    Red-eye flights. Eight-hour-plus drives. Whatever it took, more than 216 House members traveled to Washington to ensure there would be a quorum for Friday’s vote on a $2.3 trillion stimulus package to combat the coronavirus and its impacts on the economy. Most of the members made last-minute arrangements to get to the Capitol after leadership […] The post Planes, pains and automobiles: How half the House made it to the stimulus vote appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Coronavirus Special Report: Evening update, 3/27
    Tonight: We take you inside the Capitol, where lawmakers cleared for the president’s signature a historic stimulus package of more than $2.2 trillion for combating the COVID-19 pandemic. It was not without drama and tension. We also bring you up to date on the latest health policy news. Show Notes: Trump signs massive $2.3 trillion […] The post Coronavirus Special Report: Evening update, 3/27 appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Indefinite recess: Hoyer says virus may dictate House return date
    There was no indication Friday of when the House would next convene for legislative business. The chamber closed up shop for an undetermined period after passing a $2.3 trillion dollar aid package to lessen the economic blow of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “I don’t know the answer to the question of when we’re going to […] The post Indefinite recess: Hoyer says virus may dictate House return date appeared first on Roll Call.
  • The pandemic is squeezing care for this congressman’s injured son
    Rep. Markwayne Mullin’s son is “stable” and expected to be released from the hospital later Friday, Meredith Blanford, a spokeswoman for the congressman, said in an email. Jim Mullin was airlifted to a Tulsa hospital after being seriously injured in a UTV accident, his father announced on Instagram. His “brothers literally had to pull him […] The post The pandemic is squeezing care for this congressman’s injured son appeared first on Roll Call.
  • ‘Pass the damn bill’ — Congressional Hits and Misses
    “Enough already, pass the damn bill,” Sen. Lindsey Graham said this week as the Senate scrambled to pass a historic coronavirus relief package, but he may as well have been talking about the House’s efforts Friday. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump got sarcastic and former Vice President Joe Biden celebrated baseball’s un-Opening Day. [ Also watch […] The post ‘Pass the damn bill’ — Congressional Hits and Misses appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Trump invokes Defense Production Act
    President Donald Trump on Friday formally invoked the Defense Production Act in order to force General Motors to produce ventilators. The company on March 20 announced an agreement with Ventec Life Systems to produce ventilators, but Trump made it clear in two separate tweets Friday that he was dissatisfied with the speed, and The New […] The post Trump invokes Defense Production Act appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Fifth lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus
    Reps. Joe Cunningham and Mike Kelly announced Friday that they had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “While I otherwise feel fine, since March 17th I have been unable to smell or taste, which I learned this week is a potential symptom of COVID-19,” Cunningham said in a statement. Loading… The two representatives join a […] The post Fifth lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Photos of the week ending March 27, 2020
    Life inside the Capitol and around the Washington area has fundamentally changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Our photojournalists bring you a glimpse of our new normal. The post Photos of the week ending March 27, 2020 appeared first on Roll Call.

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