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Mahershala Ali to Produce, Star in Swan Song Drama for Apple TV+

Mahershala Ali to produce, star in Swan Song drama for Apple TV+ Variety is reporting that Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Green Book) will produce and star in Swan Song, a genre-bending drama film for Apple TV+ that will be produced by Apple and Anonymous Content. RELATED: Mahershala Ali to Guest-Star in Hulu’s Ramy Season 2 Swan Song is set in the near future and explores how far someone will go, and how much they’ll sacrifice, to make a happier life for the people they love. Oscar-...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Movies, Mahershala Ali, John Malkovich, Hulu, Ali, Ben, Benjamin, Jacob, Cleary, MCU, Johnathan, Movie News, Adam Shulman, Benjamin Cleary

Daily Podcast: Mulan, Onward, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Curse, Halloween Kills & The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

On the February 19, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and TV news, including Mulan ’s PG-13 rating, Onward ’s early buzz, the blu-ray release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Curse, Halloween Kills and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier . In the News : Chris:  ‘Mulan’ is Rated PG-13, a First For Disney’s Live-Action Remakes Ben: ...
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Family Of Pardoned Construction Exec Donated Over 200K To Trump’s Reelection Campaign

One of President Donald Trump’s pardons apparently came with a hefty price tag. On Tuesday, the White House announced a slew of pardons and commutations for various white-collar criminals, including Paul Pogue, the founder of Pogue Construction, who pleaded guilty in 2010 for cheating the government out of over $473,000 in taxes and was sentenced to three years of probation. Pogue made “significant charitable contributions,” according to the White House’s glowing praise of the now-pardoned fe...
Tags: News, White House, House, Paul ryan, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, Pardons, Republican National Committee, Trump, Rnc, Ben, Donald J Trump, FEC, Ashleigh, Pogue, Cristina Cabrera

Harrison Ford Talks About His Rise of Skywalker Cameo

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Harrison Ford Talks About His Rise of Skywalker Cameo In a recent interview with USA Today to promote his upcoming adventure Call of the Wild, which hits theaters this week, Harrison Ford opened up about that surprise cameo appearance in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. “When JJ asked me to do it, I said, ‘Are you kidding? I’m dead!'” Ford explained. “He said, ‘Sorta dead. You can do this.’ He hadn’t written anything at that time. But he said, ‘This is going to be great...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, News, Film, Carrie Fisher, Ford, Harrison Ford, Usa Today, Adam Driver, John Williams, Force, Kylo Ren, Billy Dee Williams, Jj, Leia Organa, Ben Solo

STROKE OF GENIUS: Yamaha RD350 by Jake Shellito

Written by Tim Huber. While it’s not his first custom two-wheeler, Jake Shellito’s entire bike building career had been leading up to this candy red Yamaha project. The result of a mild fascination and curiosity that later became a near-obsession, this two-stroke build can be traced back to Jake’s first-ever build — more specifically; an RD tank.   “I first learned about Yamaha’s RD line after I bought a ’75 RD250 gas tank with an awesome paint scheme  at a salvage yard. While researching t...
Tags: Colorado, US, Motorcycles, Ohio, Yamaha, Jake, Ben, Brembo, Café Racer, Honda Grom, Sam Bendall, V Force, Koso, RD350, Tim Huber, Moto Foto

Why Does Lent Call Us to Remember Death?

“Remember that you are dust and into dust you shall return.” – Eccl. 1:20 “I’ve had this premonition,” my dad began musing as my family gathered together to share a holiday meal, “that when I die, it will be sudden, like in a car accident or heart attack.” My father has always been introspective and a deep thinker, but this caught everyone off guard. He isn’t the type to believe in premonitions or abstract ideologies, instead being the pragmatic and logical engineer we all love. I noticed...
Tags: Death, Featured, Religion, Time, Lent, Catholic, Sarah, Ashes, Advent, Ben, St John the Baptist, Faith & Spirituality, Memento Mori, Pope Francis One, Jesus Advent, Ralph Darabos

Jenny Offill talks ‘Weather,’ climate change and presidential elections ahead of Los Angeles book event

Jenny Offill spent years paring down her new novel “Weather” into short powerful fragments saturated with meaning, emotion and humor. Offill said she aimed to write sudden flurries of action followed by quieter sections to mimic the changes in the weather. “I was thinking how people say that a novel is atmospheric — and I was like, well, what would that look like if it was really atmospheric?” said the author, who will be coming to Skylight Books in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 19. “And then a...
Tags: Books, New York, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Queens, Philadelphia, Syracuse, Ben, Lizzie, Sparky, Skylight Books, Jenny Offill, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR

Daily Podcast: Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges Reunion, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Escape From New York Remake, and More

On the February 18, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest film and TV news, including Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai , Leigh Whannell ’s Escape from New York remake, The Saint reboot director, and Martin McDonagh ’s new movie.  Opening Banter :    In the News : HT – ‘Gremlins’ Director Joe Dante Will Consult on HBO Max’s Animated ‘Gremlins: Secrets o...
Tags: New York, Movies, Mogwai, Bruges, Martin Mcdonagh, Ben, Ben Pearson, Dexter Fletcher, Joe Dante, Jacob Hall, Hoai Tran Bui, Inisheer, Film Daily Podcast, Sam Hume, Direct Paramount, HBO Max

Ben Affleck Tried to Drink Away the Pain. Now He’s Trying Honesty.

The actor speaks frankly about everything from his addictive behavior and his divorce to why he lied about that back tattoo.
Tags: Movies, News, Ben Affleck, Garner, Ben, Jennifer, Affleck, The Way Back (Movie

Churches face 'transfer of ownership' by socialist government: Bishop

Churches face 'transfer of ownership' by socialist government: Bishop A new chapter of the state's oppression of religion in the Balkans began last December, when the socialist government of Montenegro passed a law allowing the government to strip a longstanding, recognized church of its property and potentially transfer it to another sect under more amenable leadership. In the wee hours of the morning shortly after Christmas, politicians in Montenegro pas...
Tags: Religion, Bishop, St Petersburg, Montenegro, Eastern Europe, Balkans, Ben, Orthodox Church, Orthodox, Roman Catholic Church, Serbian Orthodox Church, St Isaac, Bolsheviks, Serbian Orthodox, Milo Đukanović, Democratic Party of Socialists Đukanović


The great innovators began as imitators and emulators, but their glory is they went beyond attempts to reproduce their models: think of Louis and Joe Oliver, think of Bird and Chu Berry, of Ben and Hawk.         … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Innovation, Jazz, Tribute, Louis Armstrong, Emulation, Homage, Ben, Louis, Bohemia, Ben Webster, Charlie Parker, Joe Oliver, Coleman Hawkins, Fats Waller

My Toile scrap quilt is done!

Here is the big picture. It is hard to see the toile images in the blocks, so I have put some detail photos at the end of the post. I am very happy with it! It is all made out of fabric from my stash: mostly from my scrap bins. I will admit that I cut out a few larger toile images to have some bigger blocks in the center. And the back is made of more toile scraps; mostly from the slipcovers from the sofa in my childhood home (60′s – 70′s). Amongst the scrappy bits of red and white toile, was a...
Tags: Crafts, Ben, Quilt, Other Projects, Finished Projects, Toile

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with the Great Marilyn Maye!

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to cabaret superstar and musical theater actress Marilyn Maye about her 1967 album 'Step To The Rear.' They also discuss Jerry Herman, 'Mame, 'Hello, Dolly', Mel Torm, Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook, Tommy Tune, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Billy Stritch, Tedd Firth, Provincetown, The Anchor Inn, Palm Springs, Feinstein's54 Below, Birdland, and The Art House. Marilyn tells stories from her career as a singer and recording artist, and shares h...
Tags: Theatre, Feinstein, Daniel, Ben, Marilyn, Birdland, Johnny Carson, Marilyn Maye, Ben Rimalower, Jerry Herman

DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK: Ben is Rollin' with TINA's Leandra Ellis-Gaston!

In this latest episode, Ben is rollin' on the riverwith the choreography of Tinaand the help of Leandra Ellis-Gaston. Can you keep up [Author: Ben Cameron]
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Weekend Round-Up: Macabre Cakes, Cute Penguin Photos, And A CIA Plot For The Ages

Big Ben isn't encrypted, but perhaps it should be?
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SPOTTED: Ben & Jerry’s Exclusive Flavor Chocolate Peanut Butter Split Ice Cream

I love banana ice cream. I loved it in Ben & Jerry’s One Love. So combining it with chocolate ice cream and mini peanut butter cups sounds like a winner. The combination of those flavors remind me of the Elvis Reese’s Peanut Butter and Banana Cup that was released over a decade ago. (Spotted by Jim R at Safeway.) Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email ([email protected]) ...
Tags: Shopping, Safeway, Ben, Ben Jerry, Jerry, Spotted on Shelves, Elvis Reese, Jim R

What Joaquin Phoenix got right at the Oscars

What Joaquin Phoenix got right at the Oscars Actor Joaquin Phoenix has been lambasted for his acceptance speech at the 2020 Academy Awards, in which he lent the weight of his celebrity to stamping out the grave evil of domesticating cattle. However, Phoenix made a vital, if less noticed, point that every person should accept and appreciate. It’s worth saying at the outset that this is not to say that the condemnation of Phoenix, who accepted an Oscar for h...
Tags: UK, Religion, David Letterman, Arkansas, Fda, Joaquin Phoenix, Phoenix, Adam Smith Institute, Charles Koch, McDonald, Ben, Baldwin, Eastern Orthodox Church, Tammy Baldwin, Dairy Farmers of America, Wesley J Smith

Zuckerberg’s Priority; BackRub & Burbn; 3 Strategies for Women

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. …while I’m glad I did annual challenges over the last decade, it’s time to do something different. This decade I’m going to take a longer-term focus.   Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO 3 Strategies Women Can Use to Be Heard at Work -- This Fortune article details three ways women can deal with mansplaining, bropr...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Leadership, Instagram, Australia, Sydney, Shark Tank, Odeo, Zuckerberg, Max, Ben, Bill Gallagher, Better Book Club, John Ratliff

Fast facts: President Trump's proposed budget for FY2021

Fast facts: President Trump's proposed budget for FY2021 On Monday, President Donald Trump released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2021. The proposal touches on every area of economic activity, from taxes to spending, to regulation and the value of work. While the budget is a welcome step toward reduced spending, lower regulation, and a growth-oriented dynamic economy, bolder reforms are needed to establish fiscal solvency and restore the government to...
Tags: Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, California, Mexico, Senate, Religion, America, Nasa, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Medicare, Epa, Nancy Pelosi, Mars

NZME radio changes: Jono and Ben to The Hits Breakfast, Toni Street, Sam Wallace and Laura McGoldrick's new gigs

Some of the nation's most famous radio voices will occupy new slots in 2020, as NZME rolls out major lineup changes. From April, popular comedy duo Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce will host The Hits Breakfast, with the current breakfast... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Sam Wallace, Ben, Jono, NZME, Ben Boyce, Jono Pryor, Laura McGoldrick

Water Cooler: To All The Boys, Survivor, Emperor’s New Groove, Sonic The Hedgehog, Fighting With My Family, Boss Level, Birds of Prey, The Pharmacist, Dracula

On the February 13, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. Opening Banter : What are you guys doing for Valentine’s Day? At The Water Cooler : What we’ve been Doing : Peter has been learning how to set-up film lights . Check out David Chen’s youtube channel ....
Tags: Movies, Resistance, Peter, Ben, Jacob, David Chen, Ben Pearson, Ramy, Peter Sciretta, Joe Carnahan, Jacob Hall, Water cooler, Hoai Tran Bui, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Sam Hume

The full extent of World War II damage to Big Ben has only just been discovered

Workers have discovered "extensive" World War II bomb damage on the tower that houses London's famous Big Ben clock, which will force the cost of restoring it to rise by £18.6 million ($24.3m).
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CNN anchor rips into homophobe on live TV

CNN host Jim Sciutto was not having any of conservative pundit Ben Ferguson’s homophobic nonsense when he appeared on his show this week. While talking about Rush Limbaugh’s recent remarks on Pete Buttigieg’s sexual orientation, Ferguson defended the right-wing radio host by implying Buttigieg’s “masculinity” was inferior to Donald Trump’s. “I don’t think it matters that he’s gay,” said Ferguson. “I think that the thing that you are talking about here is two different issues. One, is anyone goi...
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Ferguson, Homophobia, Donald Trump, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Poppy Harlow, Ben, Pete, Rush Limbaugh, Jim Sciutto, Ben Ferguson

Sonic the Hedgehog Review

Rating: BEGIN SLIDESHOW 5/10 Cast: Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog (Voice) Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik James Marsden as Tom Wachowski Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski Adam Pally as Billy Robb Neal McDonough as Major Bennington Directed by Jeff Fowler Written by Patrick Casey & Josh Miller Summary: In another world, Sonic the Hedgehog lives on an island paradise filled with lush wildlife and architecturally pristine landscapes formed to accompany his speedy skills. While free to roam ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Nintendo, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sega, Tom, Ben, Carrey, Movie News, Robotnik, Jeff Fowler, Patrick Casey Josh Miller, Tom Wachowski, Robotnik James Marsden, Maddie Wachowski Adam Pally

Wartime bomb damage and asbestos inflates Big Ben repair bill to £80m

Conservation work on Elizabeth Tower is ‘more complex than anticipated’The repair bill to fix parliament’s Elizabeth Tower that houses Big Ben has increased by £18.6m to nearly £80m following the discovery of asbestos, second world war bomb damage and pollution problems.Conservation work on the 177-year-old structure, which is supposed to be completed at the end of next year, led to the discovery by the project team after intrusive surveys, parliamentary officials have disclosed. Continue readin...
Tags: UK News, House Of Lords, House Of Commons, Ben, Elizabeth Tower

Asbestos and damage discovery inflates Big Ben repair bill to £80m

Conservation work on Elizabeth Tower is ‘more complex than anticipated’The repair bill to fix parliament’s Elizabeth Tower that houses Big Ben has increased by £18.8m to nearly £80m following the discovery of asbestos, bomb damage and pollution problems.Conservation work on the 177-year-old structure, which is supposed to be completed at the end of next year, led to the discovery by the project team after intrusive surveys, parliamentary officials have disclosed. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, House Of Lords, House Of Commons, Ben, Elizabeth Tower

UK's Big Ben tower more badly damaged by Nazi bombs than thought

Britain's Big Ben tower at the Houses of Parliament was more badly damaged by German bombs during World War Two than originally thought, experts said on Thursday, as the bill for its restoration rose by 18.6 million pounds ($24 million). The House of Commons and House of Lords Commissions said they had been told that to restore the tower to its previous splendor, the budget would need to rise from 61.1 million to 79.7 million pounds. Ian Ailles, Director General of the House of Commons, said t...
Tags: UK, News, Britain, House Of Commons, Parliament, Ben, House of Lords Commissions, Ian Ailles

Zachary Levi Will Rock Out with Cole Sprouse in ‘Undercover’

Zachary Levi went from being a nerdy spy in Chuck to a kid-turned-superhero in Shazam!, and now he’s about to become an aging rocker desperate for a paycheck. Undercover is a new music-driven family comedy from Lionsgate and Mandeville Films that will have Zachary Levi joining a wedding cover band led by Riverdale star Cole Sprouse, one-half of the twin brothers (now grown up) who starred in Big Daddy with Adam Sandler. View this post on Instagram ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Lionsgate, Casting, Disney, Musical, Jack, Levi, Adam Sandler, Undercover, Shazam, John Cusack, Cole Sprouse, Tony, Ben, Zachary

Former Steelers star Brown apologizes to 'Big Ben'

Former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown apologized to NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Wednesday, more than a year after their relationship collapsed in Brown's final Steelers campaign. Roethlisberger called out Brown for running a bad route in a 2018 loss to Denver and their friendship deteriorated from there, Brown posting in February 2019 that he felt "Big Ben" had disrespected him. "No conflict just a matter of respect!
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Mike Volpi on the art of board membership

Mike Volpi Contributor Share on Twitter Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm's San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy officer at Cisco Systems. More posts by this contributor How open-source software took over the world Much has been made about the roles and responsibilities of board members these days. This is especially tr...
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