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  • Richard Herd, ‘Seinfeld’ Actor Who Played Mr. Wilhelm, Dies at 87 May 26, 2020
    Veteran character actor Richard Herd, best known for portraying Mr. Wilhelm on “Seinfeld,” died Tuesday at his Los Angeles home of complications from cancer. He was 87. The Boston native broke into show business as a stage actor in New York. He made his film debut in 1970s “Hercules in New York.” Herd was cast as […]
    Dave McNary
  • Family of Nick Eisele, Allegedly Killed by UConn Murder Suspect, Sets up Funeral Fund May 26, 2020
    The family of Nick Eisele — twin brother of Big Hassle Media publicist Michael Eisele and one of two people allegedly murdered over the weekend in Connecticut by Peter Manfredonia  — has created a GoFundMe account to help pay for funeral expenses. Eisele, 23, was killed at his home in Derby, Ct. early Sunday. Manfredonia, […]
    Jem Aswad
  • Composer Johnny Mandel Lists Longtime Estate on Malibu’s Point Dume May 26, 2020
    Grammy- and Academy Award-winning composer Johnny Mandel is ready to pen his last Malibu tune, having plunked his longtime blufftop estate onto the market with an eye-catching $20 million list price. Owned by the Mandel family since 1971 — when records show it was acquired for an unfathomable $120,000 — the sublime property appears to […]
    James McClain
  • Jerusalem Film Festival Postpones 2020 Edition to Late August (EXCLUSIVE) May 26, 2020
    While many fests have been canceled this year due to the coronavirus crisis, the Jerusalem Film Festival has postponed its 37th edition to kick off Aug. 20. The festival, which was initially scheduled to take place in mid-July will instead run Aug. 20-30, in compliance with the health guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health […]
  • Jimmy Fallon Faces Backlash For Wearing Blackface in Resurfaced ‘SNL’ Clip May 26, 2020
    Jimmy Fallon is facing backlash after a 20-year-old video of him in blackface portraying Chris Rock on “Saturday Night Live” resurfaced online. The hashtag #jimmyfallonisoverparty began trending early Tuesday with Twitter users calling out the “Tonight Show” host for the “racist” skit, which first aired in 2000 and also features “SNL” alum Darrell Hammond. I […]
    Elizabeth Wagmeister
  • Disney, CBS Sued Over ‘Criminal Minds’ Sexual Harassment by California Department of Fair Employment May 26, 2020
    The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has filed a discrimination suit against Disney and CBS Studios, alleging the companies allowed “Criminal Minds” cinematographer Greg St. Johns to get away with sexual harassment for 14 years. According to the suit, St. Johns habitually touched men on the groin and butt, and kissed and caressed […] […]
  • Safdie Brothers, Elara Pictures Set First Look TV Deal With HBO May 26, 2020
    Josh and Benny Safdie and Elara Pictures have signed a two year first look deal with HBO, Variety has learned. The Safdies formed Elara with their long time collaborators Sebastian Bear-McClard and Ronald Bronstein in 2014. Dani Bernfeld is joining the company as partner to produce across film and TV. A24 will executive produce all […]
    Joseph Otterson
  • ‘Doctor Strange’ Director Scott Derrickson Boards ‘Labyrinth’ Sequel May 26, 2020
    “Doctor Strange” helmer Scott Derrickson will direct the sequel to Jim Henson’s fantasy musical “Labyrinth” for TriStar Pictures. Lisa Henson of The Jim Henson Company is producing. Brian Henson is executive producing. Derrickson is executive producing with his frequent collaborator, C. Robert Cargill. Blanca Lisa, vice president of feature film production, […]
    Dave McNary
  • Anna Kendrick, Paul Feig Celebrate HBO Max’s ‘Love Life’ With Virtual Premiere Party May 26, 2020
    Paul Feig has already taken quarantine happy hours to the next level, hosting cocktail-making classes with his wife, Laurie, on Instagram Live. So when it came to bartending the virtual after-party for the premiere of his new series “Love Life” on Thursday night, Feig was a natural. Feig produced the HBO Max romantic comedy starring […]
    Angelique Jackson
  • Producer Bob Yari Lists L.A. Contemporary May 26, 2020
    An opulent contemporary residence just off über-trendy Melrose Boulevard in L.A.’s popular Beverly Grove neighborhood has come for sale with a price tag just under $4.7 million. Now listed with Dustin Nicholas at Nicholas Property Group, the concrete and glass pavilion was for sale last year at $4.9 million and, earlier this year, for rent […]

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  • Tropical disturbance to aim for Carolinas after soaking Florida May 26, 2020
    A disturbance that drenched Miami and surrounding areas of Florida over the Memorial Day weekend, leaving streets underwater, is still being monitored into early Wednesday for potential tropical development as it drifts about 100 miles off the coast of northern Florida and the Carolinas. AccuWeather forecasters began tracking the feature now off the southern […]
  • Southwest baking under scorching heat wave May 25, 2020
    A recent pattern change has allowed stifling heat to build gradually across the southwestern United States. As the week continues, meteorologists caution that the heat will further intensify over the region, which will allow numerous daily records from Sacramento to Phoenix to be challenged. Temperatures began to climb on Sunday with some locations in the...
  • Daily coronavirus briefing: Travel advisory issued after video of huge pool party goes viral May 11, 2020
    The coronavirus pandemic altered life as humans knew it in 2020, and as much of the world starts to examine how and when to resume daily activities, it’s clear that there are many challenges to overcome before normal daily life can resume in full. The outbreak, which originated in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, officially...
  • Mother Nature to switch gears into summer across the Northeast to finish May May 25, 2020
    After the first two weeks of May featured well below-average temperatures across the Northeast and East Coast, Mother Nature will conclude the month on a much different note as summerlike conditions are expected to settle in. A combination of meteorological entities will play a key role in the prolonged warmup across much of the eastern...
  • SpaceX, NASA face one final obstacle before crewed launch Wednesday May 26, 2020
    History will be made this week at Cape Canaveral, Florida, as SpaceX launches astronauts into space for the first time. Not only will this be the first time that the privately owned company is sending astronauts into space, but it will be the first time that astronauts have launched from the United States in nearly...
  • Developing East Pacific tropical system to bring flood risk to Central America May 26, 2020
    Forecasters are focused on a brewing tropical system in the East Pacific, and depending on the path the system takes, it could be one for the record books. The first tropical system of the 2020 East Pacific hurricane season developed back in late April, when Tropical Depression One-E formed well west of Mexico. This depression...
  • Severe storms to rattle portions of Upper Midwest May 26, 2020
    A storm system that set off severe weather in northern Texas and portions of the southern Plains on Memorial Day was pressing into the Midwest on Tuesday. Meteorologists will be monitoring the development of strong to severe thunderstorms across parts of the region throughout the afternoon and evening, including some areas that got a round...
  • Rounds of flooding rainfall to target south-central US into midweek May 24, 2020
    The threat for flooding will escalate across the south-central United States this week as rounds of heavy rain and storms batter the region. Many cities across the South Central states have already recorded more than their average amount of rainfall for the entire month of May. Less than two weeks ago, several locations, including Dallas...
  • Here they come: 17-year cicadas to emerge in 3 states this spring, summer May 19, 2020
    Following a 17-year period of underground development, periodical cicadas are set to burst above ground in the coming days and weeks, with three states in particular expected to be hotspots for the bugs to emerge and sing their own song of summer.    Periodical cicadas can appear in 17 or 13-year intervals and cicadas of...
  • EF1 tornado with 100 mph winds blasted San Antonio over Memorial Day weekend May 26, 2020
    Memorial Day Weekend plans were tossed aside in San Antonio, Texas on Sunday evening when an EF1 tornado twisted through the area.

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  • Memorial Day 2020: Presidential race still leaning Biden
    ANALYSIS — More than two months ago, even before COVID-19 became all-consuming in our lives, I wrote a column arguing that the presidential race had changed from a toss-up/tilting Democratic to leaning Democratic. That significant change had nothing to do with the coronavirus. Instead, it followed from changes in the fundamentals of the 2020 presidential […] The post Memorial Day 2020: Presidential race still leaning Biden appeared first on Roll Call.
  • U.S. government’s most experienced watchdog steps down
    Glenn Fine, a top official in the Pentagon inspector general’s office, stepped down Tuesday in the latest installment of a recent drama over internal oversight in the Trump administration. Fine, who is one of five inspectors general to have been recently demoted or dismissed by President Donald Trump, issued a statement underscoring the importance of […] The post U.S. government’s most experienced watchdog steps down appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Photos: A most unusual Memorial Day weekend
    This Memorial Day weekend was a time to remember the fallen as well as to document parts of the Mid-Atlantic region slowly returning to a new normal. CQ Roll Call photojournalist Caroline Brehman spent a day in Ocean City, Md., as the beach town struggles to reopen for the summer season. Closer t0 home, photojournalist […] The post Photos: A most unusual Memorial Day weekend appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Victims’ lives turn on coming military sexual assault debate
    It happened almost four years ago, but the pain for Adrian Perry was still brutal last week as she spoke through tears on the phone about how her young daughters had been sexually abused. It is a personal story that dramatizes a policy debate. The abuse had happened in the summer of 2016, at Camp […] The post Victims’ lives turn on coming military sexual assault debate appeared first on Roll Call.
  • USDA, FDA advise businesses in need of protective equipment
    The agencies that oversee the U.S. food supply offered advice Friday to food and agriculture businesses in search of cloth face coverings, disinfectants and protective equipment to continue operations and reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 outbreaks. In a joint announcement, the Agriculture Department and the Food and Drug Administration said manufacturers and suppliers should treat […] The post USDA, FDA advise businesses in need of protective equipment appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Doggy doo, rucksacks and Starbucks: Congressional Hits and Misses
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump traded jabs about dog poop and morbid obesity, while Sen. Joni Ernst gave a Memorial Day tribute with an enormous rucksack on the Senate floor. Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy continued to advertise his favorite Starbucks on Capitol Hill, and Reps. Jared Huffman and Alan Lowenthal admired […] The post Doggy doo, rucksacks and Starbucks: Congressional Hits and Misses appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Photos of the week ending May 22, 2020
    President Donald Trump dropped by the Senate for lunch, two new House members were sworn in, and a man yelled at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. CQ Roll Call’s photojournalists were there to capture all that and more this week. The post Photos of the week ending May 22, 2020 appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Rep. Tim Ryan’s plan for TikTok domination
    “Bella, do you think I’m cool now?” Rep. Tim Ryan asked his daughter. The lawmaker was on the phone with Heard on the Hill discussing his fresh new TikTok account when the 16-year-old walked in. “My daughter has been doing these,” he explained. “I kinda knew about it, but not a whole lot.” With approval […] The post Rep. Tim Ryan’s plan for TikTok domination appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Coronavirus Special Report: What’s next for the Paycheck Protection Program?
    In tonight’s episode, we examine the latest on the Paycheck Protection Program. Then, we look at how some lawmakers are trying to prevent companies from being held liable if their employees contract the coronavirus on the job.  Show Notes: Senate deal on small-business loan fixes on hold, for now DOT says House letter on IG […] The post Coronavirus Special Report: What’s next for the Paycheck Protection Program? appeared first on Roll Call.
  • ‘I was drugged and raped’ at Marine Corps ball, Virginia candidate says in new TV ad
    Claire Russo was attending the Marine Corps ball in 2004 when she was drugged and raped by a superior. And that’s the first thing many voters in Virginia’s 5th District will learn about her, because the Democratic candidate talks about it in a 30-second television ad released Thursday. “I refused to let him stop me […] The post ‘I was drugged and raped’ at Marine Corps ball, Virginia candidate says in new TV ad appeared first on Roll Call.


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