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    Cyber Monday online sales dropped for the first time ever as consumers experienced fewer discounts and began their holiday shopping earlier than in previous years. Consumers spent $10.7 billion on Monday, a 1.4% decrease compared to the same day in 2020, according to Adobe Analytics, CNBC reported. Monday’s figure marks the first time that Adobe recorded a decrease in spending on one of the nation’s busiest online shopping days since the firm first reported on e-commerce in 2012. The holiday shopping season will still see record-breaking e-commerce activity overall, though, as consumers began purchases earlier than in previous years, Adobe Analytics reported. #BidenBlueChristmas updates Three revealing data points: 1. Cyber Monday sales fall for first year, ever 2. Online Black Friday sales down vs. 2020 3. In-person Black Friday traffic -28% vs. pre-pandemic 2019https://t.co/2r4MHtd2eu — Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) November 30, 2021 Consumers spent $109.8 billion on e-commerce platforms between Nov.1 and Monday, an 11.9% year-over-year increase, Adobe reported. Consumers bought over $3 billion worth of goods over just 22 of the days between Nov. 1 and Monday. “With...
    Waukesha held a moment of silence Sunday, one week after a man plowed a vehicle through a Christmas parade Canada reports North Americas first cases of omicron COVID-19 variant Get Paid $200 by Signing Up for This New Card. (Yeah, Seriously) Ad Microsoft Pay No Interest Until 2023 With a Better Card Ad Microsoft $200 Sign Up Bonus Just In Time For The Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/21 SLIDES © Courtesy of Jana Kramer/Instagram (2) Making spirits bright! Candace Cameron Bure, Joanna Gaines, Bindi Irwin and more celebrities aren’t waiting until December to get into the holiday mood — they started decorating as soon as Halloween ended. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! It’s happening, people!!!” the Full House alum, 45, wrote via Instagram on November 10,...
    OLD SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It was something we haven’t seen in a long time as people packed Old Sacramento to kick off the holiday season.  Christmas carols filled the air, Santa could be seen on a balcony performing with Theatre of Lights, and with a loud countdown, the 60-foot tree lit up with the flip of a switch. “It’s really good to see the people out here and everyone engaging out here and being so friendly.  It’s warming,” said Leah Saeturn. READ MORE: 'Part Of Being A Firefighter': Cal Fire Crews Man Stations This Thanksgiving HolidayAfter a year off, canceled because of the pandemic, the annual tree lighting event made a major holiday comeback. And for the first time, some actually didn’t mind hunting for a parking space. “It was like the first time having everything be crowded and to have to go and find parking. It gives you the chills of holidays happening again,” said Matthew Hopson. READ MORE: Stanislaus County White Supremacist Among Group Held Legally Responsible for Charlottesville ViolenceThe 60-foot White Fir from Siskiyou County boasts 24,000...
    (CNN)It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the nation's capital.First lady Jill Biden will kick off the evergreen annual process of decking the White House halls on Monday afternoon when she receives the official 2021 White House Christmas tree. The 18-and-a-half-foot Fraser fir hails from Peak Farms of Jefferson, North Carolina, and will be presented by Rusty and Beau Estes, the National Christmas Tree Association's 2021 grand champion growers -- a title they also received during the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations. Dale Haney, the White House's superintendent of grounds, and James Pinkerton, the White House garden supervisor, traveled to Peak Farms earlier this year to personally select the tree from the national Christmas tree contest winners. After the tree arrives at the North Portico via jingle bell-bedecked horse and carriage and is inspected by the first lady -- a merry tradition since 1966 -- it will be placed in the oval-shaped Blue Room of the White House and decorated with a theme that will be unveiled after the Thanksgiving holiday."Every year, the room's chandelier is...
    TENNIS star Emma Raducanu is enjoying her first holiday in SEVEN years following a remarkable 2021 season. The 19-year-old's phenomenal year saw her crowned as the US Open champion, while she has also reached No 19 in the world rankings. 3Emma Raducanu took to social media to show her riding a jet ski while on holidayCredit: Instagram / @emmaraducanu 3British tennis star Emma Raducani has broken into the top 20 following her US Open successCredit: EPA Raducanu also reached the fourth round at Wimbledon in the summer on her Grand Slam debut. In doing so, she became the youngest British woman to reach the last-16 in the Open Era. And in September she created history by becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era after wowing at Flushing Meadows. Raducanu is now relaxing on a well-earned break, with the teenager sharing a video of herself on a jet ski. Uploading the clip to her 2.1 million Instagram followers, Raducanu can be seen whizzing around on the sea. Captioning the post, she said: "It’s meee!!...
    WCCO-TV’s Esme Murphy reports: “Ahead of the big holiday weekend COVID cases are surging in the region. In Minnesota alone new cases are up 53% over the last 14 days. Minnesota hospitalizations due to COVID are up nearly 40% over the last 14 days. There are concerns the Thanksgiving holiday could lead to an even greater surge and most hospitals are back to putting off elective surgeries. The increase in hospitalizations is coming not just from a rise in COVID patients but also non-COVID emergencies, as well as preventative health checks many patients have been putting off.” This also at MPR, “Minnesota’s latest COVID-19 data shows a pandemic hitting new highs for 2021, putting more pressure on hospitals with no signs yet of retreat. Key metrics are at or near their highest levels since December. The rate of COVID-19 tests coming back positive is hovering at just under 10 percent, according to MPR News calculations, about twice the rate officials find concerning. … the struggle continues to get first shots into more Minnesotans. Wide gaps remain in the vaccination rates...
    BOSTON (CBS) – For the first time in two years, the Boston Pops Orchestra will perform its holiday concert series in front of a live audience at Symphony Hall. Live shows were canceled last year because of the COVID pandemic. The 2021 Holiday Pops season will run from December 2-24. Anyone attending the concerts will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. For children under five years old, a negative COVID test will be required. Masks will also be required, but there will be no social distancing. Anyone sitting at a table will be required to wear their masks whenever they are not actively eating or drinking. Seven matinee performances for children are scheduled, designed to be shorter with no intermission. A sensory-friendly concert will also be held on Dec. 5 for those with autism and their families. “We bring the music of the holiday season to our audiences, but it’s our audiences—by their participation, enthusiasm, and expressions of gratitude—who bring all of us a sense of purpose and inspire a deep appreciation of community...
    FREELAND, Md. (WJZ) — First Fruits Farm in Freeland Maryland is 204 acres of charitable giving, helping put millions of pounds of produce on plates each year. The non-profit Christian ministry farm was founded by Rick Bernstein and his wife 25 years ago. READ MORE: Islamic Advocacy Organization Advises Muslim-Owned Business to Stay Vigilant After Series of Burglaries“We grow food and give food away in Jesus name,” said Berstein. Over the years they’ve fed people from Baltimore, to South Carolina, even as far west as Oklahoma, by donating their harvest to local food banks. “You know I don’t live in West or East Baltimore, I don’t live in Winchester, West Virginia, but we work with people there in their communities that are blessing people in their community,” said Berstein. This time of year it’s all about potatoes, Bernstein estimates their harvest around 1.3 million pounds this year but they also grow things like broccoli, brussel sprouts, tomatoes and cabbage. READ MORE: 'We've Got To Keep Up': President Biden Touts Infrastructure Bill During Visit To Port Of BaltimoreIt’s all harvested by...
    EMMA RADUCANU is going on her first proper holiday for SEVEN YEARS – before the real hard work begins. Following a painful defeat, both physically and emotionally, in the second round of Upper Austria Ladies Linz on Tuesday night, Raducanu is laying down the tennis racket for once. AFP 2 Emma Raducanu is taking her first holiday in seven years AFP 2 She is also excited to be working with new coach Torben Beltz Not since a long weekend away in 2014 has she managed to switch off completely from the sport. But two months after that incredible US Open triumph, Raducanu believes she has earned some proper R&R. Then it’s back to the grind, working with new German coach Torben Beltz on her fitness and endurance levels. Raducanu, who suffered a hip spasm in her last match of the year, turns 19 on Saturday and she will use the break to celebrate belatedly her A Level results. She said: “It’s my birthday soon and it’s the end of the season. “I haven’t been on holiday for seven...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Target is giving consumers a reasons to shop on Halloween — and it’s not for costumes or candy. The Minneapolis-based retailer announced Thursday that it’ll start offering week-long Black Friday deals on Oct. 31. The sales will be labeled “Holiday Best” and the deals will be available in stores, online and through same-day delivery services. In the coming weeks, more deals will be added as the holidays approach. “We know many of our guests are looking to shop early this season, and that value is incredibly important to them, especially during this time of year,” said Christina Hennington, Target’s executive vice president and chief growth officer, in a statement. “That’s why we’re introducing our week-long Holiday Best deals, giving guests confidence they’re getting great value, and making the deals available online and in stores so guests can shop however is most convenient for them.” The first round of deals (Oct. 31-Nov.6) will include $100 off Beats wireless headphones, which generally sell for $199.99. The savings also include about $200 off an HP 15.6-inch laptop...
    Party Pics: Hollywood Gov. Gavin Newsom declares drought emergency across California, calls for statewide conservation It was a short game on ring night for Jrue Holiday.  He was ruled out of the season opener against Brooklyn Nets, just after 17 minutes of action. He seemed to have injured his leg and the team made it official a few minutes later, ruling him out for the rest of the game with a right heel contusion.  Injury Update: Jrue Holiday - right heel contusion - will not return tonight— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) October 20, 2021 The point guard subbed out of the game with 3:13 left in the first half and had 12 points (5-7 FGs) to his name at that point.  This injury is some tough luck for Milwaukee, who were already playing the opening game without key role players in Bobby Portis (hamstring), Semi Ojeleye (calf), Rodney Hood (foot) and Donte DiVincenzo (ankle).  MORE: Top 50 storylines for 2021-22 season | Ranking Top 10 peaks from NBA's 75 greatest Going by games played over the past four seasons, Holiday has been a...
    In this article WMT BBY TGT A Walmart worker organizes products for Christmas season at a Walmart store in Teterboro, New Jersey.Eduardo Munoz | ReutersWalmart will not only dangle discounts on giant TVs, air fryers and Legos this holiday season. It will also push its subscription service, Walmart+. The retail giant said Monday that the program's members will be first in line for Black Friday deals this holiday season. Those customers can start shopping online sales four hours earlier than other shoppers throughout the month of November. By granting that special access, Walmart is betting it can boost its membership — particularly at a time when many holiday shoppers are already worried about out-of-stocks caused by global supply chain challenges. One-third of consumers are worried about stock availability and not being able to buy what they want or need during the holiday season, according to Accenture's holiday shopping survey of approximately 1,500 U.S. consumers in August. The same percentage said they plan to do holiday shopping earlier this year. A sizeable number — 36% — said they already have...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks sure didn’t get much time to celebrate their first NBA championship n a half-century. Just three months after Giannis Antetokoumpo’s 50-point performance secured a title-clinching victory over the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the Bucks will be raising their championship banner and beginning a new season on Oct. 19. The offseason was particularly brief for Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, who left for Tokyo shortly after the championship parade and won gold medals with the U.S. Olympic team. “It was crazy,” Holiday said. They got just a little time to come home and rest before beginning the process of trying to repeat. They realize the necessity of maintaining the same tenacity that helped carry them to the franchise’s first championship since 1971. The Bucks open the season against the Brooklyn Nets, who would have eliminated them in the second round of the 2021 playoffs if Kevin Durant’s foot hadn’t crept across the 3-point arc while making a shot in Game 7. “It’s a challenge,” Middleton said. “I think we have...
    It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. Sure, the calendar on the wall says it’s still only September, but pop stars are already busy getting ready for the holiday (music) season. Journey legend Steve Perry is one of the first out of the gates with the release of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” the new single from the forthcoming holiday offering “The Season.” The album — Perry’s first full-length seasonal outing — is due out Nov. 5 on Fantasy Records. Yet, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” is available to stream now via Spotify, Amazon Music and other retailers. People can also watch the video on YouTube. “I hope when people hear this record, they’re teleported in the same way I was when I recorded all these songs — I hope it brings them back to those golden moments with their loved ones and gives them that feeling of joy and connection and comfort that we all need so much,” Perry says. The album continues eight tracks, consisting of six Christmas tunes and two New Year’s Eve favorites. The songs...
    The Milwaukee Bucks are staying home for Christmas, which is becoming an annual perk for reigning NBA champions. The NBA released the schedule for the Dec. 25 quintuple header on Tuesday, and the Bucks will play host to the Boston Celtics in the second of the day’s games. It marks the eighth consecutive season in which the reigning champion has gotten to play at home for the holiday. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Also set for Christmas this year: Atlanta opens the day at New York, Golden State visits reigning Western Conference champion Phoenix, Brooklyn plays at the Los Angeles Lakers, and Denver goes to Utah in the day’s finale. The full season schedule will be released Friday afternoon, the NBA said. The league is returning to an 82-game season after playing a 72-game slate last season because of the pandemic, and it is expected that the Toronto Raptors — who spent last season playing home games in Tampa, Florida — will be allowed to play in their home city again this season. Atlanta’s Christmas game will...
    THE Crown has offered Netflix fans their first glimpse of Princess Diana, William and Harry on the set of season five. The late princess will be played by Elizabeth Debicki, who takes over the role from Emma Corrin. The best series on Netflix The best movies on Netflix New on Netflix: What to watch this week   5Elizabeth Debicki has been picture on the set of The Crown as Princess Diana for the first timeCredit: Rex 5Elizabeth filmed alongside actors playing Prince William and Prince HarryCredit: Rex Season five will feature the breakdown of Diana's marriage to Prince Charles, after they welcomed their two sons. Elizabeth, 30, was seen dressed in character as Diana in jeans, a shirt and navy blazer as she filmed with her young co-stars at Ardverikie Lodge, which doubles as Balmoral in the show. Elizabeth could be seen with shorter blonde hair like Diana's, while the children playing prince's William and Harry wore matching blue striped rugby shirts and jeans. The trio strolled around the grounds while members of the...
    CHELSEA stars have jetted off to the Republic of Ireland for a week of pre-season training. But the Blues are still without a number of players who remain on holiday following Euro 2020. 4Chelsea have jetted to the Republic of Ireland for a week-long pre-season training campCredit: Instagram / @chelseafc 4Chelsea are without a number of Euro 2020 stars including Mason Mount and JorginhoCredit: Instagram / @chelseafc 4Chelsea will jet back for their friendly against Bournemouth next weekCredit: Instagram / @chelseafc The likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley and Danny Drinkwater enjoyed a training session at Cobham this morning. They were joined by regulars including Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi. And the group then boarded a flight to Dublin on Tuesday afternoon, with the Blues spending a week training in County Kildare ahead of their friendly with Bournemouth on July 27. However, Chelsea are still missing a number of players who were called up to this summer’s Euros. The likes of Mason Mount, Reece James and Ben Chilwell are still having a well-earned rest after helping England finish runners-up to...
    ARSENAL star Kieran Tierney has returned to pre-season training a week earlier than scheduled. After taking part in Euro 2020 with Scotland, the full-back was granted four weeks off by the Gunners. 5Kieran Tierney is being put through his paces up in EdinburghCredit: Getty 5The Scot is happy to be back after only three weeks of holidayCredit: Getty But after just three, he has opted to join his team-mates at the Oriam Performance Centre in Edinburgh. Tierney spent his first day back being put through his paces in an individual training session. But he could be available for Saturday's clash with Rangers at Ibrox. The 24-year-old's return came just a day after Arsenal's humbling 2-1 defeat to Hibernian at Easter Road. A side featuring the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Willian, Mohamed Elneny, Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette and Emile Smith Rowe fell to the Scottish Premiership side. Boss Mikel Arteta will be hoping for a better display against his old side Rangers at the weekend. And Tierney's availability will only help matters, as a veteran of many Old Firm derbies during...
    More On: brooklyn nets Why Kevin Durant loving this Bucks matchup Former Nets star now ‘one of the wild cards’ for Bucks James Harden has made dramatic Nets transformation Inside look at critical Nets-Bucks matchups Steve Nash described Jrue Holiday on Friday as “an incredibly versatile defender,” but the Bucks must decide which member of the Nets’ star backcourt tandem — James Harden or Kyrie Irving — their point guard will be matched up against in their second-round playoff series. Holiday was acquired by the Bucks just before the 2020-21 regular season began, and the 12-year NBA veteran turned out to be their missing piece, with effective play at both ends of the court, including in Milwaukee’s first-round sweep of the Heat. “I’ve known Jrue since high school. We’ve been competing since high school,” Harden said Friday on a Zoom call ahead of Saturday’s series opener at Barclays Center. “He can move his feet very, very good, and he’s strong. That right there in itself as a guard, you can move your feet, you’re athletic and you’re strong to...
    J&J vaccine production could restart in U.S. within days, Emergent executive testifies Biden calls for significant de-escalation today in 4th call with Israels Netanyahu The Eastern Conference’s third-seeded Milwaukee Bucks and sixth-seeded Miami Heat meet in the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs. It is a rematch of a second-round series the Heat won last year, 4-1. How they got here Milwaukee Buks The Bucks paid handsomely to acquire one-time All-Star Jrue Holiday in an offseason splash that was undercut by news that Bogdan Bogdanovic did not in fact agree to be signed and traded to Milwaukee. Otherwise, they flew under the radar during another remarkably successful regular season. Consecutive playoff shortcomings wore the sheen from two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and his small-market powerhouse. The consensus approach was to wait and see how both perform in the playoffs. The playoffs are here, and Antetokounmpo and his Bucks are still really freaking good. He averaged an efficient 28-11-6 in just 33 minutes a game, and they finished third in the Eastern Conference behind the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jrue Holiday says it was an easy decision to sign a contract extension in his first season with the Milwaukee Bucks. Holiday pretty much knew he wanted to stay in Milwaukee for years to come once he spoke to team officials shortly after they paid a steep price to acquire him. General manager Jon Horst made it apparent how much the Bucks valued the veteran guard. “I feel like you can tell when somebody’s like super excited or happy about something, and you could hear it in his voice,” Holiday said Monday, one day after agreeing to terms on a four-year extension that would be worth at least $134 million if he exercises his option for the final season. “At that point, I’m like, ‘Man, he really wanted me to be here.’ “I’m really not the type to be wooed and all that. I don’t need to be courted or whatever, but it felt good to be appreciated. It felt good to be wanted.” Under the terms of his new deal, Holiday receives base salaries of $30.1...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday has agreed to a four-year contract extension that would be worth at least $134 million if he exercises his option for the final season. The move represents the latest step in the Bucks’ heavy investment in their trio of Holiday, two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and two-time All-Star Khris Middleton as the franchise chases its first NBA title since 1971. “Jrue is one of the top guards in the NBA and we are thrilled to sign him to this extension,” Bucks general manager Jon Horst said in a statement Sunday. “Adding him to our team has made us better on both ends of the floor. He’s an elite defender and an impactful offensive player with the ability to score, shoot and facilitate.” Holiday had a $26.7 million player option remaining for the 2021-21 season as part of the five-year, $126 million contract he signed with the New Orleans Pelicans in July 2017. Under the terms of this deal, Holiday declines that option but receives base salaries of $30.1 million next season, $32.4...
    Playing without Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks rolled to another win. Jrue Holiday led the way. Holiday had 28 points and 14 assists to help the Bucks breeze past the Indiana Pacers 140-113 on Monday night for their seventh consecutive victory. Milwaukee played without Antetokoumpo due to a sprained left knee, but the Bucks still shot 61.5% (24 of 39) from 3-point range and 56.4% overall. "When somebody like our best player is not playing that night, we kind of lock in," Holiday said. "Everybody has to do a little bit more. It's a testament to the team we have." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Coach Mike Budenholzer was unsure about Antetokounmpo's status for Wednesday's game against Boston. Budenholzer said he thinks the reigning two-time NBA MVP got hurt during a 120-113 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. "We’re hoping it’s shorter rather than longer, but we’ll see how these first 48 to 72 hours go and we’ll know more then," Budenholzer said before Monday’s game. With Antetokounmpo out of the lineup, Pat Connaughton made his first start of...
    Marlow: Well, the holidays are officially upon us. And while I’m dreading whatever virtual New Year’s celebration I’ll be strong-armed into attending, there will at least be some at-home screening options to tide us over—and with so many options, where do you start? Kevin: Wow, fine, I'll rescind my invite to watch the ball drop over Zoom. Marlow: For you KFal, anything. One film I would not recommend seeing is Wonder Woman 1984, an overstuffed disaster of a sequel that also has the downside of being interminably long (151 minutes). While I think people were particularly unkind toward it owing to it being a live streaming event on HBO Max, where people could tweet running commentary (unlike a theatrical release), it’s a total mess—nothing is explained other than things we already know, the depiction of the Middle East is maddeningly retrograde, they spend two seconds on Themyscira (a highlight of the first film), Kristen Wiig is wildly miscast, and her transformation into Thundercat Cheetah had me chuckling in disbelief. What a missed opportunity. Kevin: I still can’t believe we got...
    This will be Amanda Kloots' first Christmas without her late husband Nick Cordero, who tragically died from complications of COVID-19 in July. With less than a week to go until Christmas Day, the fitness trainer took some time out to reflect on the one and only Christmas the couple got to spend with their son.  And she captured the love and joy of the holiday spent together as a family in a lovely photo of the Broadway star cradling their now 18-month-old boy, Elvis. Priceless memories: Amanda Kloots reflected on her first holiday season without late husband Nick Cordero by remembering their one and only Christmas spent together with their son Elvis Cordero was absolutely beaming with pride and joy in the adorable snap that was taken about three months before he was diagnosed with the coronavirus in March 2020. 'One of my favorite pictures of Nick and Elvis,' Kloots, 38, shared with heartfelt emotion.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Sharon Osbourne, 68, reveals she's tested positive for... Amanda Kloots breaks down in tears as...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff BUTLER, Pa. (KDKA) – Freedom Farms is giving away free Christmas trees “no questions asked” to those in need this holiday season. The farmer’s market in Butler posted on Facebook, saying it’s offering free trees to healthcare workers, first responders or anyone struggling through this holiday season during a pandemic. They say people can come to the market and pick out a tree without needing to come into the store. Freedom Farms is located on Pittsburgh Road in Butler. (Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Steve Willing)
    Editor’s Note: Watch the first two episodes of this three-part livestream series here. On Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m., KSAT anchors Steve Spriester and Isis Romero will host experts from Trinity University to discuss and answer your questions about medicine, spirituality and mental health during this holiday season. The conversation will begin at 6:30 p.m., during our KSAT News at 6 broadcast, and then continue on KSAT.com, our newsreader app and KSAT-TV streaming platforms. The full stream will be available at the top of this article. Send us your questions in the prompt below for Dr. Jose Plata, medical director for Trinity University’s COVID-19 clinic. BackgroundIt is something that has hit our community in so many different ways, that it’s hard to cover in just one night. So, KSAT’s Steve Spriester, Isis Romero and Myra Arthur will take 3 consecutive Wednesdays in December to tackle the different ways the coronavirus has changed our lives, and where we go from here. The conversations will begin during our KSAT News at 6 broadcast and online at 6:30 p.m., and then continue...
    It’s time to get euphoric again. Sort of. HBO teen drama “Euphoria” has returned with the first of two specials, this one in time for the holidays — though the mood is more melancholy than merry. “Euphoria” ended its first season in August, and Season 2 has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. (It’s scheduled to begin filming in 2021 but no premiere date has been announced.) The first special, titled “Part 1: Rue,” premiered Friday on HBO Max and will hit regular HBO Sunday at 9 p.m.  As a brief refresher, Season 1 followed several teens with intersecting lives, including recovering drug addict Rue (Zendaya, 24, who scored an Emmy for the role), her trans-girl love interest Jules (Hunter Schafer), violently angry jock Nate (Jacob Elordi, “The Kissing Booth”) and budding camgirl Kat (Barbie Ferreira). At the end of the season, Jules left Rue after a tearful goodbye, and Rue had a relapse after three months of sobriety.  Emmy winner Zendaya stars in the “Euphoria” holiday special.HBO The dark drama is an odd choice for a show with a holiday...
    More On: zendaya Zendaya returns in grim trailer for ‘Euphoria’ holiday special Emmys 2020: Winners celebrate with official virtual portraits Zendaya fans upset over Emmys ‘upset’ Biggest upset: Zendaya wins Emmys 2020 over Jennifer Aniston, Laura Linney It’s time to get euphoric again. Sort of. HBO teen drama “Euphoria” has returned with the first of two specials, this one in time for the holidays — though the mood is more melancholy than merry. “Euphoria” ended its first season in August, and Season 2 has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. (It’s scheduled to begin filming in 2021 but no premiere date has been announced.) The first special, titled “Part 1: Rue,” premiered Friday on HBO Max and will hit regular HBO Sunday at 9 p.m.  As a brief refresher, Season 1 followed several teens with intersecting lives, including recovering drug addict Rue (Zendaya, 24, who scored an Emmy for the role), her trans-girl love interest Jules (Hunter Schafer), violently angry jock Nate (Jacob Elordi, “The Kissing Booth”) and budding camgirl Kat (Barbie Ferreira). At the end of the season, Jules...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jrue Holiday took notice along with the rest of the NBA when he discovered the substantial package of players and picks the Milwaukee Bucks sacrificed to acquire him. The Bucks traded guards Eric Bledsoe and George Hill, first-round draft choice R.J. Hampton and two future first-round selections as part of a four-team trade that brought them Holiday. The Bucks gave the New Orleans Hornets the right to swap two future first-round picks as well. “Them giving up all the pieces that they did, it really, really made me feel like they wanted me to be here,” Holiday said Thursday. “That’s always a good feeling.” The Bucks hope the addition of the 6-foot-4 guard to a nucleus that already included two-time All-Star forward Khris Middleton helps persuade two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to sign a supermax extension. The Bucks were able to offer a five-year deal worth over $220 million to Antetokounmpo, who has until Dec. 21 to accept. Otherwise, he would become a free agent at the end of the season. Holiday was part of the Bucks’ offseason...
    (CNN)The White House kicked off its holiday party season on Monday, marking the start of more than a dozen festive group gatherings, even as the coronavirus pandemic ravages the country. There are some safety protocols in place for the events, but most, if not all, of the holiday parties will still flout US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for size restrictions, as well as Washington, DC, restrictions for indoor gatherings, which is currently capped at 10 people. The Trump White House itself has already been the epicenter of at least three Covid-19 outbreaks among staff and allies, and a series of events such as holiday gatherings will likely put in peril several hundred more guests, workers and staff.Hours after White House Christmas decorations were unveiled, first lady Melania Trump hosted a "thank you" party and tour for several dozen of the volunteers who helped decorate the people's house for the season, a White House official confirmed to CNN. The volunteers, who traveled to the White House for the week from across the country, were tested as part of...
    First lady Melania Trump on Monday morning revealed this year's White House Christmas decorations and theme: "America the Beautiful." The unveiling comes less than two months after secret recordings from June 2018 were aired by CNN, in which she complained about preparing for the holidays at the White House. The first lady announced the decorations on Twitter with a 1-minute video showcasing the festive halls and rooms of the White House. The White House also issued the video and a press release about the reveal on Monday. "During this special time of the year, I am delighted to share 'America the Beautiful' and pay tribute to the majesty of our great Nation," the first lady tweeted. "Together, we celebrate this land we are all proud to call home." During this special time of the year, I am delighted to share “America the Beautiful” and pay tribute to the majesty of our great Nation. Together, we celebrate this land we are all proud to call home. #WHChristmas pic.twitter.com/fdZmB3rdXL— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 30, 2020 This year's official White House Christmas tree stands in the...
    Rue is back. HBO has released the first trailer for the “Euphoria” holiday special, which picks up after the events of Season 1. Dripping with melancholy, the teaser shows a diner meetup between Rue (Zendaya) and Ali (Colman Domingo), whom she met at her Narcotics Anonymous meetings. “Why’d you call me?” asks Ali to a downcast Rue. In August, Season 1 saw a tense ending with a rift between Rue and her new friend and love interest, trans girl Jules (Hunter Schafer), as well as a relapse. The first season of the edgy teen drama followed recovering drug addict Rue; violently troubled jock Nate (Jacob Elordi); and erotic One Direction fan-fiction writer and budding camgirl Kat (Barbie Ferreira), among others. Zendaya became the youngest lead actress Emmy winner at 24 when she scored a statue for the role, beating more seasoned actresses in the category, including Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”) and Laura Linney (“Ozark”). It was followed by a brief tizzy online when her fans got confused about why her victory was referred to as an “upset.” Season...
    HERALD SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Despite a year and holiday season of change amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one sign of normalcy remains: the Macy's holiday windows.This year's light show was unveiled Thursday and will stay lit throughout the holiday season.The theme for this year's display is "Give, Love, Believe" and Macy's is using the show as a way to celebrate the spirit of so many after a tumultuous year.ALSO READ | 'Secret Sister' holiday gift exchange popping up on Facebook again is a scam, BBB says"It is a thank-you letter to all essential workers, New Yorkers, first responders, marchers for equality that showed their true grit in this very challenging year," said National Windows Director Manny Urquizo.This year's display includes social distancing markers for everyone who wants to stop by and take a look.ALSO READ | Tiny owl found inside Rockefeller Christmas tree after 3 days with no food or waterEMBED More News Videos The little owl has since been appropriately renamed Rockefeller as it receives the TLC needed to recover. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news*...
    Lockdowns coming again: Latest in your state Tulsa mayor says Oklahoma governor and surrounding communities are ignoring the pleas for help coming from overburdened hospitals Celtics, Hayward delay option deadline until Thursday Gordon Hayward and the Boston Celtics agreed to push back his deadline to exercise his $34.2 million player option for next season. © Reuters/Kim Klement FILE PHOTO: NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Miami Heat According to multiple reports, Hayward and the Celtics are discussing options for his contract with the new deadline moved from 5 p.m. ET Tuesday to Thursday. The new deadline comes one day after the 2020 NBA Draft is held, which led to speculation in Boston that Hayward is part of a proposed trade involving draft picks. Or it could buy the team time to adjust Hayward's contract. The Athletic reported Tuesday that the Celtics offered Hayward and their three first-round picks in the 2020 draft to the New Orleans Pelicans for guard Jrue Holiday. The Pelicans instead traded Holiday to the Milwaukee Bucks. Hayward, 30, averaged 17.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists per...
    BOSTON (CBS) — You can cross Jrue Holiday off the Celtics’ offseason wish list. He’s heading to one of Boston’s Eastern Conference rivals instead. The Celtics were reportedly discussing trades with the Pelicans for the gifted two-way guard, but the Milwaukee Bucks swooped in to steal him late Monday night. Milwaukee is doing everything it can to make Giannis Antetokounmpo happy and surround him with a better supporting cast, so they traded away a lot of its future to land the Pelicans guard late Monday night. The Bucks are reportedly sending Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and three first-round picks to New Orleans, along with a pair of pick swaps. If you think that sounds like a lot, well it is. The deal for Holiday rivals what the Pelicans got from the Los Angeles Lakers for Anthony Davis last season. It’s a massive price tag for Holiday, who has a player option for next season. But that’s the price the Bucks were willing to pay to get a better group around Giannis, who they hope will sign a five-year supermax with...
    21 Pregnancy Gifts Expecting Moms Actually Want College football COVID-19 updates: ASU vs. Cal canceled as coach Herm Edwards, Sun Devils players test positive Get a first look at High School Musical: The Musical: The Series holiday special and season 2 It's time to get'cha head in the holiday game with High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. © Provided by Entertainment Weekly Eric McCandless/Disney + EW has your exclusive first look at Disney+'s meta High School Musical show as it dishes out some Christmas/Hanukkah/nondenominational winter cheer in an upcoming holiday special, as well as some season 2 sneak peeks. The special, titled High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special, reunites the cast for a 45-minute episode featuring performances of their favorite Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's songs along with their childhood holiday memories, stories about their best and most embarrassing presents, their family traditions, photos, and New Year's resolutions. And the special came about simply because showrunner Tim Federle missed everyone during the extended coronavirus shutdown. "I was like, I miss the cast, I could use a...
    Federal judges increase oversight of USPS to ensure ballots delivered on time Every states most famous restaurant Mariah Carey kicks off holiday season with fun festive video © Provided by Entertainment Weekly Danny Feld/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Mariah Carey has declared the start of the holiday season as only the Queen of Christmas can do. Pandora Premium: Ad-Free & On-Demand Get 90 Days Free Ad Pandora With Halloween costumes still warm, Carey celebrated the upcoming festivities with an Instagram video in a snow-filled room decorated with Christmas trees and holiday cheer. "It's time!" she exclaims while dressed in a themed onesie pajama. A message at the end requests, "But let's get through Thanksgiving first." Jennifer Hudson is just as excited to get the party started, too. She replied to Carey's video with plans of her own. "No need, let's go!" she said in the comments. "My Christmas music starts today!" Carey released her first holiday album Merry Christmas in 1994 featuring the smash single "All I Want For Christmas Is You," both of which top the charts...
    Tatar, Kotkaniemi scores twice, Canadiens rout Flyers 5-0 Merry Christmas Wishes and Messages to Send to Friends All Season Long U.S. Postal Service Adds First Surcharges Ahead of Holiday Rush (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Postal Service is rolling out its first peak-season surcharges for commercial package deliveries as the agency seeks to cope with costs from the coronavirus pandemic and an expected surge in holiday demand. © Bloomberg A runner wearing a protective mask walks by United States Postal Service (USPS) collection boxes near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. President Trump yesterday directly tied his opposition to a proposed $25 billion financial lifeline for the Postal Service to his criticism of efforts to encourage mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic. The increases range from 24 cents to $1.50 per package and will last from Oct. 18 to Dec. 27, the post office said Friday in a notice to the Postal Regulatory Commission. The higher prices will affect Amazon.com Inc., smaller retailers and couriers such as United Parcel Service Inc. that rely on the...
    HAVEN is opening until the end of November for the first time to allow Brits a longer holiday season this year. Of the 36 parks, which often close in October, 16 of them will welcome guests until November 30 as part of their Haven Hideaway package deals. 3Haven has extended their opening until November 2020 for the first timeCredit: ©2016, Marc Wilson, All rights reserved With camping and caravan pitches as well as self-catered homes, Brits can stay in destinations including Cornwall, Devon and Yorkshire in England, as well as destinations in Wales and Scotland. Four nights in November with Haven Holidays from £59 - book here Gerard Tempest, Director of Guest and Proposition at Haven commented: “We’re delighted to be able to extend our 2020 season and with that, the chance for a UK getaway. "With a number of travel restrictions in place, and previous closures to holiday parks throughout the UK, there are many guests that weren’t able to enjoy the holiday they had previously planned for 2020. "We hope that by extending our...
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