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  • SundanceTV/beIN Media Arabic Shorts Competition Draws More Than 300 Submissions (EXCLUSIVE) October 25, 2020
    The first Middle East and North Africa edition of the SundanceTV Shorts competition, held in partnership with beIN Media Group and the Doha Film Institute, has received more than 300 submissions from across the Arab world, as the deadline closes today. The SundanceTV initiative to foster indie filmmaking in the Middle East and North Africa […]
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  • Najwa Najjar Announces New Project ‘Kiss of a Stranger,’ a Musical to Shoot in Egypt (EXCLUSIVE) October 25, 2020
    Leading Arab filmmaker Najwa Najjar has announced that her next film project will be “Kiss of a Stranger,” from an original script she wrote during the lockdown. “Kiss of a Stranger” is a musical set during the Golden Age of Egyptian cinema in the 1930s. Taking place in the cosmopolitan city of Alexandria, where strangers […]
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  • Adele Sings on ‘Saturday Night Live’ After All October 25, 2020
    Despite multiple assurances that she would focus on acting during her appearance as host on “Saturday Night Live,” Adele burst into song several times during a spoof on “The Bachelor” about half an hour into the show. The skit found Adele, who was introduced as her superstar self, interrupting every bachelor-dating scenario by bursting into […] […]
    Jem Aswad
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ Books John Mulaney, The Strokes for Halloween Show October 25, 2020
    John Mulaney is set to return to “Saturday Night Live,” with the Strokes as the musical guest, for the Oct. 31 episode. This episode, taking place on Halloween, is also the last one before the 2020 presidential election. Mulaney, a former writer for the NBC late-night sketch comedy series, last appeared on the show in […]
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  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ Tackles Trump’s COVID Plan, Rudy Giuliani and the Mute Button in Presidential Debate Sketch October 25, 2020
    With the second presidential debate leading the “Saturday Night Live’s” Oct 24 show, that meant both Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey were once again in the spotlight. But, in a fun twist, so were Maya Rudolph and Kate McKinnon. The former cast member now known (and Emmy-winning) for her portrayal of Sen. Kamala Harris took […]
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  • Billie Eilish Sounds Alarm on Climate Change, Says ‘Vote the Orange Man Out’ in Visually Dazzling Livestream October 25, 2020
    In a visually dazzling pay-per-view livestream Saturday, Billie Eilish played something close to her usual set. But she was far from being on her usual set, as ingenious digital effects turned her soundstage into a peaceful starfield, the lair of a giant spider, the bottom of the ocean, a bucolic cartoon forest and a news […]
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  • Migos’ Offset Detained by Police After Run-In With Trump Supporters   October 25, 2020
    Rapper Offset of the group Migos was detained Saturday in Beverly Hills in an incident that reportedly involved Trump supporters who were marching in the area. Offset broadcast part of the incident to 30,000 people live on Instagram, after Cardi B, his wife, posted footage of the Trump supporters walking in Beverly Hills. Police confirmed […]
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  • Robert Pattinson Celebrates ‘Real-Life Heroes’ for COVID-19 Relief Services October 25, 2020
    Robert Pattinson may be busy shooting “The Batman” in London, but he took time on Saturday evening to celebrate the COVID-19 heroes at Go Campaign’s 14th annual Go Gala. The actor, who has served as the organization’s ambassador since 2015, was joined by gala co-hosts Lily Collins and Ewan McGregor to help raise $1 million […]
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  • ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ ‘Last Black Man in San Francisco’ Win Location Managers Film Awards October 24, 2020
    “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” have won the top feature film trophies at the seventh annual Location Managers Guild International Awards. Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” won the award for outstanding locations in a period film, and Joe Talbot’s “The ‘Last Black Man […]
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  • Simone Biles and Jewel Get Personal at Project Glimmer’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration October 24, 2020
    When gymnast Simone Biles started training, she couldn’t find many role models who looked like her. To change that lack of representation across women leaders, the Olympic gold medalist now devotes her time to empowering people of color in sports. “Growing up, I didn’t see very many Black gymnasts,” Biles, 23, said during Project Glimmer’s […] […]
    Janet Lee

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  • October snowstorm set to smash early season records October 23, 2020
    In conjunction with the record-challenging cold that is set to surge southward across the central and western United States, another potentially record-setting snowstorm is set to target millions of Americans in the coming days. This time, the dose of wintry precipitation will target areas much farther south, including some that typically don’t pick up snow. […]
  • Fall warmup coming to abrupt end in Northeast, will it return? October 24, 2020
    Many across the Northeast have enjoyed the stretch of warm weather over the past few days, as summerlike weather, especially for those across the interior will wither away as more seasonable conditions return to the region over the coming days. Record-breaking warmth graced upstate New York on Friday, with records falling in multiple cities as...
  • Record-setting cold leaves blanket of snow over north-central US October 25, 2020
    It's beginning to look a lot like winter across parts of the north-central United States as a snowstorm targets millions of Americans. The wintry mix is spreading to areas much farther south, including some that typically don’t pick up snow until much later in the season. With this storm coming on the heels of recent...
  • Brrr! Arctic air to unleash subzero temperatures over middle of US October 21, 2020
    It's beginning to look a lot like winter across parts of the north-central United States as waves of snow and frigid air have frequented the region this week, but the next blast of Arctic air will be the coldest one yet. Temperatures will tumble to the lowest levels so far this season, and in some...
  • Severe Tropical Storm Saudel threatens to unleash more rain across flood-weary Vietnam October 21, 2020
    Parts of Vietnam are still reeling from an onslaught of tropical systems in recent weeks that have worsened ongoing flooding in the country. Now, AccuWeather meteorologists say Severe Tropical Storm Saudel may target the country after bringing flooding rainfall and gusty winds to the Philippines. Saudel first formed as it neared the eastern Philippines on...
  • Tropical trouble may lurk near Bahamas by next week October 22, 2020
    After Epsilon weakened from a major hurricane over the Atlantic, the risk of new tropical development remains relatively low over the next couple of weeks across much of the ocean. However, there are a couple of areas over the southwestern part of the basin that meteorologists will be keeping a closer eye on through the...
  • How a pattern thousands of miles away in the Pacific will shape US winter weather this year October 22, 2020
    The start of meteorological winter, which will begin on Dec. 1, is more than a month away, but some parts of the country have already had a taste of the season that’s to come with early bouts of snow setting long-standing autumn records. And one phenomenon that’s occurring thousands of miles away, that is associated...
  • Hurricane Hunters captured remarkable imagery of Epsilon's 'stadium effect' October 22, 2020
    One of the strongest storms of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season had a unique feature that was only seen by a select few people on Wednesday as Hurricane Epsilon churned over the Atlantic Ocean. "Epsilon, consistent with the theme of the season, overachieved by rapidly becoming the year’s fourth major hurricane," AccuWeather Broadcast Meteorologis […]
  • Forecasters recall the 'phenomenal' intensity of a storm that was overshadowed by Katrina October 23, 2020
    By the middle of October 2005, the United States had already had its fill of notorious and catastrophic hurricanes. The hurricane season that year was hyperactive, producing storms at a prolific pace that resulted in the majority of the designated storm names being used by the end of September. The country was still grappling with...
  • Risky behaviors to be wary of during pandemic this winter October 19, 2020
    With temperatures beginning to tumble in many parts of the country and winter right around the corner, Americans have begun reaching for their thermostats. And with millions of employees working from home, more time than ever has been spent indoors this year as the public fights to curb the spread of COVID-19. But could those...

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  • Senate sets up procedural vote on Amy Coney Barrett nomination for Sunday
    The stage is set for a Sunday afternoon Senate vote to limit debate on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed a cloture motion on the nomination Friday. That sets up a simple-majority vote to wind down the debate one hour after the Senate […] The post Senate sets up procedural vote on Amy Coney Barrett nomination for Sunday appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Political stunts, difficult masks and AOC Among Us: Congressional Hits and Misses
    As the Senate Judiciary Committee sent the Amy Coney Barrett nomination to the floor, Sen. Charles E. Schumer struggled with his mask, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez livestreamed a game of Among Us and Sen. Roger Wicker felt let down by a 3-by-5-inch box box. [ Also watch: ‘This goose is pretty much cooked’ — Congressional Hits […] The post Political stunts, difficult masks and AOC Among Us: Congressional Hits and Misses appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Photos of the week ending Oct. 23, 2020
    As the general election approaches, the Senate is racing to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The vote on the floor appears likely next week, despite a vote boycott by Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Meanwhile protesters hit the streets and some fog rolled through on Capitol Hill. Here’s the […] The post Photos of the week ending Oct. 23, 2020 appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Trump vs. Biden: Either we’re ‘rounding the corner’ or heading toward ‘dark winter’ on virus
    With Election Day edging closer, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden have sharply contrasting views about the current severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and how they would shape health care over the next four years if elected. Those differences were on display during their final face-to-face debate on Thursday, which covered little new […] The post Trump vs. Biden: Either we’re ‘rounding the corner’ or heading toward ‘dark winter’ on virus appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Campus Notebook: Capitol Police arrests 28 protesters
    Despite restrictions on public access to congressional office buildings and the Capitol, protesters are still finding a way to register their presence, and several of them are being arrested by Capitol Police. On Oct. 15, the fourth day of confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination before the Senate Judiciary Committee, 28 […] The post Campus Notebook: Capitol Police arrests 28 protesters appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Latest reports show more money surging against GOP in Senate battleground races
    Whether they are betting on a party takeover or just fired up by the rushed confirmation of a Supreme Court justice, campaign contributors showered Democratic challengers in competitive Senate races with cash during the first two weeks of October, the final disclosure reports to the Federal Election Commission show. Senate Democratic challengers in each of […] The post Latest reports show more money surging against GOP in Senate battleground races appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Ratcliffe’s warning on foreign interference with US voters provokes skepticism
    The director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, in a hastily assembled news conference late Wednesday with FBI and Homeland Security officials, said that Iran and Russia had managed to steal voter registration information and were targeting voters, spreading disinformation intended to harm President Donald Trump. But Ratcliffe’s warnings immediately drew skeptical reactions from Democratic lawmakers, some of […] The post Ratcliffe’s warning on foreign interference with US voters provokes skepticism appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Brent Roske, ‘Iowa’s political bartender,’ talks Hawkeye State races
    Brent Roske is a political animal, but it wasn’t supposed to be that way. A veteran Hollywood creative type, his series “Chasing the Hill,” about a fictional congressional campaign, was supposed to get politics out of his system. It just lit the fire though, and he went on to run for Congress himself, move to […] The post Brent Roske, ‘Iowa’s political bartender,’ talks Hawkeye State races appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Senate Judiciary authorizes subpoenas for Facebook, Twitter chiefs
    Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee continued on Thursday to push for a hearing with the chief executives of Facebook and Twitter before the Nov. 3 presidential election, authorizing subpoenas to both companies for testimony related to their handling of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden story. The committee agreed, 12-0, to allow Chairman Lindsey […] The post Senate Judiciary authorizes subpoenas for Facebook, Twitter chiefs appeared first on Roll Call.
  • At the Races: October surprises are so 2016
    Welcome to At the Races! Each week we’ll bring you news and analysis from the CQ Roll Call team that will keep you informed about the 2020 election. Know someone who’d like to get this newsletter? They can subscribe here. Just when it seemed 2020 couldn’t get any weirder, Tuesday night’s news about Iranian meddling […] The post At the Races: October surprises are so 2016 appeared first on Roll Call.

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