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  • ‘Nope’ Scene Stealer Brandon Perea on How His Character Changed the WGA-Nominated Script January 28, 2023
    Angel Torres, the Fry’s Electronics tech guy who joins forces with OJ and Em as they take on unimaginable forces in Jordan Peele’s “Nope,” which just notched a WGA Award nomination, was written as more of a cheery, can-do guy. But that didn’t seem right to Brandon Perea, who brought a more downbeat, angsty approach […]
  • Cinema Chain Vue International Wins Event Cinema Association’s Event Cinema Exhibitor of the Decade Award January 28, 2023
    Cinema chain Vue International has won the Event Cinema Association’s Event Cinema Exhibitor of the Decade Award. The chain is known for screening live events, including the “BTS: Permission to Dance” concert and has a long-standing arrangement to screen Royal Opera House ballets. Tim Richards, CEO and founder of Vue International, told Variety: “I am incred […]
    Naman Ramachandran
  • India’s Raveena Tandon to Headline Disney+ Hotstar Series (EXCLUSIVE) January 28, 2023
    Indian actor Raveena Tandon will headline an upcoming series for streamer Disney+ Hotstar. There are no further details at this stage from Disney+ Hotstar, which exclusively shared an image from the show with Variety. Tandon said: “I’m extremely elated to be a part of the Disney+ Hotstar family. This show is going to be very […]
    Naman Ramachandran
  • Jailed ‘Scrubs’ Writer Eric Weinberg Faces 12 More Sexual Assault Lawsuits January 28, 2023
    Twelve more sexual assault lawsuits were filed Friday against jailed “Scrubs” writer and producer Eric Weinberg, who is accused of being a serial rapist. Weinberg, 62, is also facing 18 criminal charges involving five women. Two women also filed lawsuits against him in November, alleging that he sexually assaulted them on separate occasions in 2019. […] […]
  • ‘Girl’ Review: Luminous Visuals Buoy a Heartsore Portrait of Immigrant Unrest January 28, 2023
    It’s five years since Theresa May, then the United Kingdom’s first prime minister of the Brexit era, coined the term “citizen of nowhere” to denigrate residents of the country who identified themselves more globally. Those three words swiftly became a media catchphrase to encapsulate the Conservative government’s apparent hostility toward immigrants; liberal […]
    Guy Lodge
  • Gregory Allen Howard, ‘Remember the Titans’ Screenwriter, Dies at 70 January 28, 2023
    Gregory Allen Howard, the award-winning screenwriter of “Remember the Titans,” died Friday in Miami, Fla. following a brief illness, his publicist confirmed to Variety. He was 70. Howard was best known for penning the screenplay for the 2000 classic sports film “Remember the Titans,” starring Denzel Washington and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Born in Norfo […]
    Charna Flam
  • Bob Odenkirk’s ‘Lucky Hank’ Adds Lilah Fitzgerald to Guest Cast (EXCLUSIVE) January 28, 2023
    Lilah Fitzgerald has signed on to join AMC’s “Lucky Hank” in a guest role. Formerly titled “Straight Man,” the eight-episode dramedy follows William Henry “Hank” Devereaux Jr. (Bob Odenkirk), an unlikely chairman in a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. Just as Hank’s career and home life begins to unravel, his wife Lily […] […]
  • ‘To Leslie’ Instagram Post Referencing Cate Blanchett Could Factor Into Academy Board Meeting January 28, 2023
    UPDATE: The Instagram post shared on the “To Leslie” account has been removed. The movie awards industry is buzzing following the news that the Academy is “conducting a review of campaign procedures” after Andrea Riseborough received a surprise best actress Oscar nomination for the independent drama “To Leslie.” The “grassroots” campaign enlisted numerous fa […]
    Clayton Davis
  • Grammys 2023: The Ultimate Party Guide January 28, 2023
    With the 2023 Grammy Awards a little more than a week away, invitations for the hottest pre- and post-Grammy parties and events have already begun to circulate around Los Angeles ahead of the big show at the Arena on Feb. 5. From the A-list room of Clive Davis’ soiree on Saturday night to Spotify’s annual best […]
    Thania Garcia
  • Sundance Wraps Up Its In-Person Return With Mega-Deals, High Anxiety and Controversy Over Captioning January 28, 2023
    On Jan. 22, the sales agents of WME Independent braced themselves for an all-night negotiation at the Sundance Film Festival. Once a staple of major film festivals, where million-dollar price tags soar as high as the altitude in the Utah mountains, these kind of marathon bidding wars had gone digital during the pandemic, or disappeared […]

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  • Up to 50 vehicles involved in Wisconsin pileup amid whiteout conditions January 28, 2023
    Dozens of vehicles were involved in a pileup on Interstates-39/90 between Janesville and Beloit, Wisconsin, on Friday, Jan. 27, amid heavy snowfall in the area. The Beloit Memorial Hospital confirmed it had received at least 27 patients from the crash, according to WISN 12 News. The crash occurred around 12:30 p.m. local time near mile...
  • AccuWeather forecasters break down snow chances for DC to NYC next week January 27, 2023
    As storms brew over the southern Plains and head eastward next week, colder air will make its way into the Northeast. AccuWeather meteorologists believe that a swath of snow and ice will extend along a 1,500-mile-long swath from Texas to the mid-Atlantic coast, which is likely to end the snow drought for some big cities...
  • Stormy pattern unfolding in south-central US could lead to multiple snow, ice threats January 27, 2023
    Multiple rounds of wintry precipitation could snarl travel over portions of the southern Plains and Mississippi Valley next week, as several storms develop and move through the region over a five-day period, according to AccuWeather meteorologists. At least three storms will be responsible for the threat of ice and snow from Sunday through Thursday. The...
  • Subzero cold to freeze northern Rockies, Upper Midwest in biggest Arctic blast of 2023 January 27, 2023
    Temperatures have been well above normal through the first month of the year in the north-central United States, but AccuWeather meteorologists say a fresh blast of Arctic air will deliver some of the coldest weather since Christmas this weekend. The incoming cold air mass will remain mostly to the north of the Canadian border on...
  • Championship Sunday separated by 50-degree temperature difference January 28, 2023
    As fans gather at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia and GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on Sunday, a significant difference will be prevalent between the two locations: the temperature. The NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia will be the first of the two championship games to kickoff on Sunday. This game marks the...
  • Alberta clipper to drop snow around Chicago, Detroit ahead of next Arctic blast January 25, 2023
    AccuWeather meteorologists this week continued to track a brewing storm that is forecast to deliver a swath of accumulating snow from the northern Rockies to portions of the northern and central Plains and Great Lakes this weekend. The fresh snowfall will occur ahead of a new intrusion of Arctic air that was building over northern...
  • This January could go down as 2nd most active for tornadoes January 28, 2023
    Despite being less than a month into the new year, tornado records are already close to falling after an unusually high number of twisters touched down during intense rounds of severe weather across the country. The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center estimates between 140 and 165 tornadoes touched down from the start of the...
  • Vigorous storm may produce snow, trigger severe weather in California next week January 27, 2023
    AccuWeather meteorologists say a storm will dip southward along the Pacific coast of the United States later this weekend to early next week. And while this storm may have limited moisture, it will likely cause travel disruptions as it spreads snow and triggers gusty thunderstorms, especially in Southern California. Pacific storms have been tracking inland.. […]
  • How to see a green comet that is about to zip by Earth January 26, 2023
    An ancient object that hasn’t visited the inner solar system in 50,000 years has gained the attention of stargazers across the Northern Hemisphere, and it could end up being one of the biggest celestial surprises of 2023. Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) has been shining progressively brighter in recent weeks, and experts say that it is...
  • Deadly flooding leaves thousands stranded in New Zealand January 27, 2023
    A state of emergency has been declared in the New Zealand city of Auckland after record-breaking torrential rainfall resulted in the death of at least one person on Friday. More than a foot of rain poured down across the city, prompting the closure of some major highways, multiple water rescues and even the cancellation of...

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  • ‘Howdy do, fellow kids!’ — Congressional Hits and Misses
    Both chambers returned to Capitol Hill this week as the 118th Congress finally kicked into gear. Highlights of this episode of Congressional Hits and Misses include Senate Judiciary Committee members evoking a classic “30 Rock” joke after pandering to Taylor Swift and her fans during a hearing on Ticketmaster’s alleged monopoly, members getting canceled from […] The post ‘Howdy do, fellow kids!’ — Congressional Hits and Misses appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Lieu, Auchincloss boldly go where AI so far has not: the House
    Educators may be worried that students will use a new, free artificial intelligence tool to cheat on writing essays, but lawmakers are leaning into it — or don’t consider it cheating.  The tool, ChatGPT, can almost instantly generate seemingly human-produced text based on a question or other written prompt. Two members of Congress used ChatGPT this […] The post Lieu, Auchincloss boldly go where AI so far has not: the House appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Debt limit strategy
    House Republicans are mulling a short-term suspension of the debt limit in an attempt to buy time for a bipartisan deal. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Paul M. Krawzak outline the dilemma facing the GOP as it seeks to pair a debt limit increase with spending cuts. Show Notes: The post Debt limit strategy appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Judge delays Peter Navarro trial on contempt of Congress charges
    A federal judge on Friday delayed the start of a criminal contempt of Congress trial of Peter Navarro, amid questions about a potential defense related to former President Donald Trump and executive privilege. Navarro, a White House adviser during the Trump administration, had been scheduled to go to trial next week on two charges that […] The post Judge delays Peter Navarro trial on contempt of Congress charges appeared first on Roll Call.
  • FDA falls behind in review of heavy metals in baby food
    The Food and Drug Administration is behind schedule in its own plans to address the level of lead and mercury in baby foods, and Capitol Hill Democrats are taking note. The FDA’s Closer to Zero initiative, launched in 2021, aims to lower the amount of lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic in the food supply to […] The post FDA falls behind in review of heavy metals in baby food appeared first on Roll Call.
  • House passes bill tying oil reserve sales to federal leasing
    After two days of debate on 78 amendments, the House on Friday passed by a vote of 221-205 a bill that would tie nonemergency use of the petroleum reserve to plans for increased fossil fuel development on public lands, but the measure is unlikely to become law. The bill introduced by Energy and Commerce Chairwoman Cathy McMorris […] The post House passes bill tying oil reserve sales to federal leasing appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Photos of the week ending January 27, 2023
    A new senator, football trash-talking, dads and Rep. George Santos highlighted the action on Capitol Hill this week. CQ Roll Call photojournalists Bill Clark and Tom Williams were there to capture it all. The post Photos of the week ending January 27, 2023 appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Senators fight partisan headwinds in pursuit of immigration deal
    When Sen. Thom Tillis returned to Washington this month from a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border with a bipartisan group of eight senators, the North Carolina Republican was quickly reminded of just how difficult it would be to craft a broad immigration agreement. The new chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Freedom Caucus member […] The post Senators fight partisan headwinds in pursuit of immigration deal appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Senate’s slow start to 2023 rolls on
    The Senate is taking its time getting to work for 2023. Back in Washington after a two-and-a-half week recess, the chamber adjourned Thursday afternoon without adopting an organizing resolution, meaning committees will remain in their holdover state until at least next week. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced the Democratic committee assignments for the […] The post Senate’s slow start to 2023 rolls on appeared first on Roll Call.
  • DSCC Chair Peters tapped for plum Senate Appropriations seat
    Michigan Sen. Gary Peters will serve on the Senate Appropriations Committee this Congress, the only new senator to join the panel on the Democratic side.  His assignment — which Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Thursday along with other Democratic committee rosters — is likely a reward for Peters agreeing to serve as Democratic […] The post DSCC Chair Peters tapped for plum Senate Appropriations seat appeared first on Roll Call.


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