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    The Gucci family is not pleased with the depiction of their relatives in the new film “ House of Gucci.” In a statement issued this week, they said the narrative is “anything but accurate” and that the filmmakers did not consult them at all. The Guccis, who have no association anymore with the global luxury brand bearing their name, have been concerned about the Ridley Scott film from the beginning. Now that it’s out, they’re taking issue with specifics, including the idea that Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted and imprisoned for hiring a hitman to kill Maurizio Gucci, is depicted as a victim in a male-dominated company. “House of Gucci” goes beyond the headlines of the 1995 murder and subsequent trial. Based on a book by Sara Gay Forden, it begins in the late 1970s and follows the relationship of Reggiani (Lady Gaga) and heir Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) from courtship and marriage to separation and his murder. The story paints Reggiani as a Lady Macbeth-type who helped Maurizio rise and take control of the company from his uncle Aldo...
    Kris Bryant is not the only free agent the Seattle Mariners are looking at, per FanSided MLB insider Robert Murray. The Seattle Mariners have already made two splash moves this offseason by acquiring infielder Adam Frazier from the San Diego Padres and signing AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray to a five-year contract. Despite these two big moves, the team who was so close to clinching a postseason berth are apparently going all-in on the 2022 season. FanSided MLB insider Robert Murray reported earlier this week that the Mariners had interest in former Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants utility player Kris Bryant. But they are not stopping there, as Murray reports on Tuesday that Seattle is also looking at Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story. In addition to Kris Bryant, the Seattle Mariners are expressing interest in free-agent infielder Trevor Story, according to sources familiar with the situation. Seattle has already added Robbie Ray and Adam Frazier, but continue to seek an impact bat. — Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) December 1, 2021 Mariners interested in free agent shortstop Trevor Story Story...
    I sat down with “Yellowstone” star Luke Grimes to talk about season four, and he dropped a bomb about the show’s ending. As you all know, I’m a monster fan of the hit show with Kevin Costner and Grimes has blown up since taking the role of John Dutton’s youngest son Kayce. (REVIEW: ‘Yellowstone’ Stuns With Major Reveal About Jamie And Garrett In ‘Under A Blanket Of Red’) Sat down with @Yellowstone star Luke Grimes to talk about season four, what the future holds and much more. Interview will be out tomorrow! PS: This interview is a first ballot hall of fame selection for great hair all around. pic.twitter.com/fmUgKdlK1m — David Hookstead (@dhookstead) November 30, 2021 During our interview, we touched on Kayce’s story arc, what he thinks about his character and he dropped a bit of info about the show’s ending. Apparently, Taylor Sheridan knows exactly how “Yellowstone” will end but it’s such a secret that not even Grimes knows what’s ahead for Kayce when the credits roll for the last time. Give it a watch below....
    ABC7 is always on the lookout for real people working in their communities to Build a Better Bay Area... the advocates, the underdogs, the agents of change. We call them our ABC7 Allies in Action, and we hope you are as inspired as we are by their stories! HIP HOP HERO: One man is setting the stage for community empowerment through Hip Hop culture, and he's passing the mic to youth in the Bay Area. Musical artist and community organizer, Khafre Jay merged activism and expressive arts to found HipHopForChange. The nonprofit organization uses Hip Hop culture as a vehicle for education and storytelling, uplifting voices through performance. Watch his story here! YOUTH CHANGEMAKER: Activist Tiana Day inspires youth to stand up, take charge, and be the positive change they'd like to see in the world. Her nonprofit organization Youth Advocates for Change hosts fundraising events, organizes rallies, and records podcasts--all with youth voices at the forefront. Watch her story here! MAN WITH A MISSION: One man is helping to mobilize the Mission District during these challenging...
    Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., arrives at federal court in San Jose, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF. — In her first day facing questions from the prosecution, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes admitted that she tried to get News Corp's Rupert Murdoch to kill a story that the Wall Street Journal was preparing to publish about her company in 2015. "You personally went to the owner of the Wall Street Journal to try to quash the story," Robert Leach, an assistant U.S. attorney, asked of Holmes. "I did," Holmes replied. The article from the Journal's John Carreyrou, who's no longer with the paper, was finally published on Oct. 15, 2015, and opened the investigative floodgates that eventually led to Theranos' demise in 2018 and the indictment of Holmes on criminal fraud charges. Holmes faces 11 counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud for her role at the blood-testing company, and could spend up to 20 years in prison if convicted. She pleaded not guilty...
    The identities have been released of two female passengers who were killed in a single-vehicle crash on a Long Island roadway. The crash happened on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 6:50 a.m. in North New Hyde Park on Marcus Avenue near the intersection of Union Turnpike.  Upon arrival, Nassau County Police Department officers discovered a 2009 Toyota Corolla overturned against a pole.  The two victims were ejected from the vehicle and suffered serious trauma, according to police.  They were both pronounced dead by a Northshore/LIJ ambulance medic at the scene, said police.  They have now been identified as Glen Oaks, Queens residents Pallavi Saini, age 39, and Parshotam Kaur, age 71. The male driver, age 41, was removed from the vehicle and transported to an area hospital where he remains in serious critical condition, said police.  The investigation is ongoing. Original story: Two Women Killed In Single-Car Crash Near Long Island Intersection This continues to be a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    CNN has suspended its highest-rated anchor, Chris Cuomo, indefinitely after new details emerged about the measures he took while advising his brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, amid the sexual harassment allegations that led to his resignation. Chris Cuomo, who had acknowledged his role in helping his brother, utilized his own sources to undermine the New York Attorney General’s investigation into the claims and get out ahead of the scandal, while working closely with Andrew Cuomo's chief aide, Melissa DeRosa, documents released by the AG on Monday, Nov. 29 revealed. CNN announced the move early Tuesday evening, Nov. 30. His weekday show, "Cuomo Prime Time," had aired weekdays at 9 p.m. "The New York Attorney General's office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo's involvement in his brother's defense," a CNN spokesperson said Tuesday evening. "The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions." "When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother's staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly. But we also...
    NOT EVERY mother-in-law-daughter-in-law relationship is perfect, but one woman shared that hers is nearly unsalvageable.  She revealed that her mother-in-law said she is the reason her dad left her family as a kid, among other disturbing allegations, but the woman has found peace with the situation.  3A woman claimed her mother-in-law dislikes her for no reason and has gotten in her face on several occasionsCredit: Getty 3The daughter-in-law has gone to therapy due to the hostile treatment and now understands why her mother-in-law acts the way she doesCredit: Getty The woman, who shared her story anonymously on Reddit, explained that her mother-in-law started acting cold once she and her husband tied the knot, and her comments became more hostile over time.  “It progressed to her saying since my father left when I was young that might be a sign to not have children since I must have been too intolerable as a child that I drove him away,” she recalled. The poster said their relationship reached a boiling point when her mother-in-law accused her of “poisoning” her son and turning...
    More On: stephen sondheim Barbra Streisand asked to sing Stephen Sondheim tunes at Grammys 2022 Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski and Audra McDonald do a boozy ‘Lunch’ Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday special comes down with technical issues The best way to get into a Quentin Tarantino film is to write him a letter Stephen Sondheim’s immense impact on the world of musical theater was felt at the New York premiere of Steven Spielberg’s version of the composer’s “West Side Story” on Monday night. The movie’s cast and crew shared their memories of the Broadway luminary, who died last Friday at 91 — and who spent his final days watching his magnum opus once again come to life on the silver screen. “[In] one of the last messages I received from him, he just gushed over the film,” Justin Peck, the New York City Ballet’s resident choreographer, told Page Six. “Stephen said to me, ‘On behalf of the original authors, we’re so proud of what this film is, and I’m so happy that it’s been made.’ That was all...
    7 Classic Reebok Sneakers That Never Go Out of Style Report: Pirates, two-time Gold Glove C Roberto Perez agree to one-year, $5 million deal $200 Sign Up Bonus Just In Time For The Holidays Ad Microsoft Experts Urge Americans to Refi Before 2022 Ad Microsoft $200 Sign Up Bonus Just In Time For The Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/17 SLIDES © Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock Rita Moreno and Steven Spielberg attend the premiere of "West Side Story" in New York City on Nov. 29, 2021.
    US has tools to combat omicron variant; Dutch found 2 cases before South Africa raised an alarm: Latest COVID-19 updates School shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan leaves 3 dead, several injured $200 Sign Up Bonus Just In Time For The Holidays Ad Microsoft Experts Urge Americans to Refi Before 2022 Ad Microsoft $200 Sign Up Bonus Just In Time For The Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/26 SLIDES © Hulton Archive // Getty Images Josephine Baker: The life story you may not know Josephine Baker’s rise from a child street performer on the impoverished streets of St. Louis to one of the most successful Black artists of her time is a thrilling life tale. She lived a life...
    Eighteen miles south of the Central Valley home that was her prison, down Highway 99 past almond orchards and trucks overloaded with hay bales, sits the Madera County Superior Court. The four-story steel-structure with its light granite exterior boasts 10 courtrooms, large flat-screen monitors and a glass-skinned atrium. The courthouse opened in 2015 in this county of 160,000, part of a decades-long effort to shift funding and oversight of local courts to the state and ensure equal access to justice for all Californians. “The Madera Courthouse was designed to demonstrate the transparency and dignity of democracy, providing a place to facilitate the workings of the American ideals of justice,” the architect’s website says. Calley Garay, a 32-year-old mother of three young boys, came here in June 2020 seeking protection against her abusive husband. Julio Garay warned her that a restraining order was nothing more than a piece of paper and wouldn’t keep him away, court records show.  But the beatings were getting worse, the threats more ominous, and local law enforcement was still investigating her allegations. She needed help. So...
    NBA player Enes Kanter Freedom, an outspoken critic of Turkey's authoritarian regime and human rights advocate, spoke to "America’s Newsroom" Tuesday about changing his legal name to include ‘Freedom’ in celebration of his new American citizenship. "It was probably the greatest moment of my life," the Boston Celtics player told co-hosts Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino. In 2017, Kanter Freedom, an immigrant from Turkey, had his passport seized during a layover in Romania after the Turkish embassy canceled his passport. Kanter Freedom said despite a "rough" six years working towards naturalization, Americans have opened their arms and given him a warm welcome.  CELTICS' ENES KANTER TO CHANGE HIS NAME AMID OUTSPOKEN RANTS AGAINST CHINA: REPORT "I think it was a dream come true," added Kanter Freedom. "I was like wow I cannot believe I’m finally, you know, gonna call somewhere home. So, that definitely meant so much to me, you guys have no idea." Nov 28, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter (13) gestures as he reacts to an officials call against Toronto Raptors in the...
    I know that I’m an old scribbler, past my prime. I began my now-48-years as a professional journalist in 1973, when the main thing was to get your facts right, then to present them in descending order of importance, and to talk to both sides of a matter in dispute (which, in terms of political stories, often meant someone from both major political parties). If you did that right, you could turn in your copy and walk away, trusting the readers to decide for themselves who or what to believe about the items in dispute. At least that’s what we (sort of) practiced and preached. Those days are over. Nowadays, I fear, we start off assuming that one side (the one we favor) is telling at least a reasonable approximation of the truth and the other side is pretty much lying. I don’t mean to over-romanticize the glorious past. But it seems that now we, more than previously, are locked in partisan bubbles where all the truth is on one side and all the lies on the other side (which...
    But what really happened? While campaigning in Iowa on Jan. 31, 2020, Biden slammed Trump for "hysterical xenophobia" and "fearmongering" on the same day Trump announced travel restrictions banning foreign nationals who had been in China from entering the U.S. "We have, right now, a crisis with the coronavirus,” Biden said. "This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia — hysterical xenophobia — and fearmongering to lead the way instead of science." Contrary to Psaki's claims, Reuters reported at the time that Biden was not referring to Trump's tweets, but rather to Trump's policies. From Reuters: Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden on Friday criticized President Donald Trump for reducing U.S. oversight of global health issues before the coronavirus outbreak in China, which has spread rapidly to several countries including the United States. ... Biden said Trump had rolled back progress on global health oversight that occurred when he was vice president from 2009 to 2017. In particular, he cited “draconian cuts” the White House proposed to the budgets...
    More On: ansel elgort Ansel Elgort denies sexual assault allegation through Instagram post Who is Violetta Komyshan? 5 things to know about Ansel Elgort’s girlfriend Ansel Elgort posts naked thirst trap for charity Timothée Chalamet’s rap name, famous ex and more fun facts revealed Ansel Elgort attended the “West Side Story” premiere with girlfriend Violetta Komyshan amid rumors that the longtime couple broke up. Elgort, 27, and Komyshan, 25, were seen arriving together at the premiere with big smiles on their faces. They posed for the photographers together and then Komyshan was seen leaving the carpet while Elgort — who plays Tony in Steven Spielberg’s adaption of the musical — continued on to do several interviews. But his ballerina girlfriend seemed to be enjoying the evening and was seen standing to the side proudly watching her man as he worked the carpet. Elgort went for a classic look in a black tuxedo with a coordinating bowtie, while Komyshan stunned in a sparkling gold strapless gown that hugged her curves. The duo, who have dated for...
    Rita Moreno returned to the red carpet for the premiere of Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake on Monday evening, 60-years after starring in the original.  The celebrated actress joined a comparatively new crop of stars for the event in New York City, with the film already being lauded as a potential Oscar-contender.  Rita, 89, has the rare honour of starring in Robert Wise's original 1961 classic based on the iconic Broadway musical,  as well as Spielberg's faithful rendering of the much loved classic.  But while she won as Oscar for her role as youthful Anita first time round, she returns as new character Valentina in the forthcoming remake - an effort on the director's part to acknowledge the original source material by incorporating one of its biggest stars. High glamour: Rita Moreno returned to the red carpet for the premiere of Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake on Monday evening, 60-years after starring in the original Then and now: Rita won an Oscar for her role as Maria in the 1961 original (left), but plays new character Valentina in Steven...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City rolled out the red carpet Monday for the premiere of the “West Side Story” movie. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars newcomer Rachel Zegler, from Hackensack, New Jersey. READ MORE: Harlem's Josephine Baker About To Be Given France's Highest Honor, A Resting Place In The PantheonSpielberg was among those a Monday night’s premiere. Also attending was Rita Moreno, who had a featured role and starred in the 1961 film version. Zegler spoke about how the film has been updated. “The reality of 1957 Manhattan was not a good one for people who came from low income communities. So the conversation about gentrification has been opened up vastly. That’s such an important part of our film,” she said. READ MORE: Broadway Community, Fans Gather In Times Square To Pay Tribute To Stephen SondheimThe cast also paid tribute to the lyricist for the original stage production and film, the late Stephen Sondheim. He died Friday at the age of 91. “It is very sad that he can’t be here tonight, but the...
    JILL Biden faced an awkward moment as she read a Christmas story to children on Monday after one boy told her about his dead hamster. The first lady had invited the youngsters to the White House to read from her picture book when one told her his pet had got stuck under a cage door. 3Jill Biden read a Christmas story to children on Monday 3The first lady had invited the youngsters to the White House to read from her picture book when one told her his pet had died "Oh my word. Ok, let’s move on to happier things," Dr Biden replied. In the awkward clip the first lady had been speaking with the seven-to-eight-year-olds from a school in Maryland about their pets. As children told her about their dogs, cats and horses, one boy said: "We used to have hamsters and hedgehogs but one went under the cage door and then suffocated." Dr Biden - who teaches at  Northern Virginia Community College - had invited the children to the White House as part of...
    Right-wing media outlets failed miserably when they published the false story that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has purchased a $25 million mansion in South Florida — which, the argument goes, makes her a hypocrite in light of how vehemently Democrats have criticized Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Florida's COVID-19 policy. Although the Pelosi/Florida mansion story has been totally debunked, that hasn’t stopped MAGA media from mindlessly repeating it. And in an article published by The Bulwark on November 29, Never Trump conservative Jim Swift slams those outlets for failing to do their research. “Watching how the fake news blew through the conservative ecosystem is illuminating,” Swift explains. “The lib-owning idea went something like this: Nancy Pelosi and her ilk have overreacted to COVID-19 at every turn. Ron DeSantis is a freedom-loving governor of the greatest state in America. And now, Pelosi was all but admitting that DeSantis was right by spending $25 million on Florida real estate. What an elitist hypocrite!” Founded by Charlie Sykes and Bill Kristol after the Weekly Standard’s demise, The Bulwark itself is a conservative website. But it...
    Across the Atlantic, as in France, were the first ideas about the renaissance of popular music Western story Have come through Spielberg. Let’s admit it now, it’s hard to be excited about Steven Spielberg’s perception, especially since it’s a genre (despite the vast diversity of his filmmaking he’s a genre) and a re-reading of the famous musical. Western story Released on Broadway in 1957 and already adapted into cinema in 1961. Inspired Romy Yo and Juliet De William Shakespeare, lHe depicts the competition of two rival bands in the American Upper West Side. On the one hand, the RIF-led jets are white Americans belonging to the working class. On the other hand, the Bernardo-led sharks are second-generation immigrants and mostly from Puerto Rico. When Tony, Riff’s boyfriend, Bernardo’s sister, falls in love with Maria, the leader of the sharks, a great impossible love story is born. Whether it’s those who love Broadway boards or the many kids who were marked by a blaster cast of ghosts in the 80s. Of whom Steven Spielberg became the father ET is beyond Earth,...
    A four-alarm fire burned through a building on the Upper East Side on Tuesday morning.The fire broke out on First Avenue near 95th Street around 5:15 a.m.The flames started in the Dragon One restaurant before spreading to a neighboring restaurant and up through the five-story apartment building above.The ceiling of the first floor collapsed.So far, there is no report of any injuries.Firefighters remained on the scene battling the stubborn fire more than an hour later.The cause of the fire is under investigation.There are traffic disruptions in the area due to the firefighting efforts.ALSO READ | 2 men impersonating NYPD officers rob home in the Bronx: New videoEMBED More News Videos New video has been released of two men who posed as NYPD officers to tie-up and rob homeowners in the Bronx. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube
              more   Red Oak Community School, an elementary school located in the Columbus area, will sponsor a story time for children, which will be hosted by two “drag queens.” The event, which will take place on December 4, has been promoted to include children of all ages. “Are you ready for a new family-friendly, LGBTQ+ holiday tradition? Come out to our outdoor Holi-drag Storytime! Local queens Mikayla Denise and reigning Miss District West- Bianca Debonair will read stories for children of ALL ages. Each ticket will come with a voucher for a free hot chocolate or hot apple cider and a candy cane!” the website to purchase tickets states. “Ticket sales are live! We’re so excited for this amazing event! Hope to see you there!” the school added in a social media post promoting the event. A link to purchase tickets also appears on the school’s website. According to the school’s website, their mission is to prepare students “to be environmental stewards and champions of social justice” and fosters “students’ sense of their place and power in the natural...
    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- It's a movie premiere that was a long time coming and fittingly it took place on the Upper West Side.The Stephen Spielberg adaptation of "West Side Story" premiered Monday night at Lincoln Center in Manhattan after being delayed for a year because of the pandemic.This is the second time the 1957 Broadway show has been adapted for the big screen.RELATED | Marvel's 'Hawkeye' Disney+ series premieres at special screening in New York CityEMBED More News Videos A special fan screening of Marvel Studios' new series "Hawkeye," took place at AMC Lincoln Square on the Upper West Side of Manhattan Monday night. Monday's premiere comes three days after the death of the show's lyricist, Stephen Sondheim.The reimagining of the beloved musical tells the story of two New York City teens who fall in love, despite having affiliations with rival street gangs.Rachel Anne Zegler is the American actress, singer, and YouTuber who plays the lead role of Maria Vasquez.Disney will release the film in theaters on December 10.ALSO READ | Meet Ji-Young, the 1st Asian American...
    "I own me." This sentence, comprised of three short words, seems inarguable. But when attorney and author Faith Jones says them aloud, as she does in her 2019 TED Talk and in her new book, "Sex Cult Nun: Breaking Away from the Children of God, a Wild, Radical Religious Cult," they symbolize a lifetime of experience, learning and healing. Jones was born into and raised within the powerful Children of God, later known as the Family, a religious group founded by her grandfather David Berg. She, like her parents and everyone else in their peripatetic community, was expected to be obedient and to distrust outsiders. It was, perhaps inevitably, a climate rife with abuse and exploitation. That Jones struck out on her own, attending Georgetown University and eventually becoming an attorney, is a testament to her internal strength and resolve. That she has since made it her mission to empower other women to similarly claim ownership of their lives is remarkable. Salon spoke to Jones recently about her memoir, and her lessons in creating healthy boundaries and recovering from the...
    "You also have a right to not support it," Hart concluded. "But the energy that’s put into wanting to change or end someone, it’s getting out of hand.” The newest protest against Chappelle originated from some students at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where the comedian went to high school. Students are protesting the school's plans to name a theater after Chappelle after he has donated and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for his alma mater. Chappelle has responded to the controversy by challenging his critics to raise more money for the school than his supporters. He said that if they are successful he'll refuse to put his name on the theater. Hart is on a campaign to publicize his new dramatic limited series on Netflix entitled, "True Story," starring himself and Wesley Snipes. Here's Hart's comments on the Chappelle controversy: Kevin Hart talks new drama series ‘True Story’; says ‘I stand with Dave’ amidst controversy www.youtube.com
    Conservative writer Jim Swift, a alum of the Weekly Standard who now writes at The Bulwark, has written a comprehensive takedown of right-wing media outlets straight-up inventing a story about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Over the last week, conservative outlets ranging from the Trump-aligned Big League Media to the more respectable Washington Examiner have pushed a story about Pelosi buying a $25 million mansion in Florida, despite the fact that there's no evidence she's done so. "The lib-owning idea went something like this: Nancy Pelosi and her ilk have overreacted to COVID-19 at every turn," writes Swift. "Ron DeSantis is a freedom loving governor of the greatest state in America. And now Pelosi was all but admitting that DeSantis was right by spending $25 million on Florida real estate. What an elitist hypocrite!" Swift looked into the sourcing of the Pelosi house story, however, and found it to be tissue-thin, including one report that relied on "several south Florida Twitter users" who claimed that they had "sources confirming that Pelosi is in fact buying the house." Swift noted that...
    Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Trysten Hill received a two-game suspension. Here is the reason why. The Dallas Cowboys had an eventful Thanksgiving Day game against the Las Vegas Raiders. Days removed from the 36-33 loss, a player on the Cowboys’ defense was handed a punishment by the NFL. And no, it was not for the involvement in that fight following a second-half punt. Dallas defensive lineman Trysten Hill was suspended two games without pay by the league for “violations of unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules” following a postgame altercation with Raiders offensive guard John Simpson. As you can see in the video below, courtesy of The Athletic’s Jon Machota, Hill approached Simpson and threw a punch at him once the game was over and the score was final. Cowboys DT Trysten Hill has been suspended two games by the NFL for this altercation after last week’s game against the Raiders https://t.co/hjVvHsi1ku — Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 29, 2021 Cowboys defensive lineman Trysten Hill was suspended two games Here is the letter and reasoning Hill received for his suspension from...
    Stamping Ground, Kentucky (CNN)Matthew Davidson's death was not unique. It was just one of more than 100,000 deaths to drug overdoses in the US from May 2020 to April 2021 -- a record while the country was gripped by the pandemic. His life mirrored those of many people trapped by addiction -- in and out of rehab; jail time; distressed and upset family and friends.Of course to his mom, he was always special. When she wants to feel close to him again, Karen Butcher wraps herself in a quilt made of her son's favorite shirts. And to try to help others avoid her fate, she steels herself and talks openly to CNN.Matthew Davidson enjoyed making people laugh, his parents remembered.Helping other young addicts is how she lets Matthew's death offer hope. "They let Matthew's legacy be one of helping other people not go down that same path," she said.Karen said Matthew was a gift to her from the start -- born seven years after his brother when she had waited and longed for a second child. Read MoreHe was a...
    A newly discovered sling stone in Israel that tells the story of war, blood shed and death some 2,000 years ago provides more evidence of the Hanukkah story.  Hanukkah, an eight-day Jewish celebration, honors the rededication during the second century BC of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where Jews rose up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. The stone features the name Diodotus Tryphon, an ancient Greek king who reigned over the Seleucid Empire between 142 and 138 BC. Tryphon is said to have executed Jonathan, one of Mattathias' sons, who was Judah Maccabee's successor as leader of the Maccabees and High Priest of Judea. A newly discovered sling stone in Israel that tells the story of war, blood shed and death some 2,000 years ago provides more evidence of the Hanukkah story. The stone features the name Diodotus Tryphon, an ancient Greek king who reigned over the Seleucid Empire between 142 and 138 BC Hanukkah commemorates the Maccabean, or Hasmonean, victories over the forces of the Seleucid king Antiochus IV Epiphanes who reigned from 175 to 164 BC...
    Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James praised comedian Kevin Hart for his dramatic performance in the Netflix limited series “True Story.” LeBron James frequently shares passionate opinions on Twitter, including his takes on his favorite television shows. While he loved the Netflix hit Squid Game (but hated the ending), James had nothing but praise for comedian and close friend Kevin Hart for his recent performance in another Netflix production, True Story. If y’all haven’t checked out #TrueStory yet on @netflix y’all are missing out!! It’s by far one of the best shows out right now! @KevinHart4real my brother you killed that man!! Proud to call you my brother cause that performance was PHENOMENAL!! ????????✊????❤️???? — LeBron James (@KingJames) November 29, 2021 James believes that True Story is “by far one of the best shows out right now”, saying that he’s proud to call Hart his brother because his performance was “phenomenal.”LeBron James a fan of Kevin Hart in Netflix series ‘True Story’LeBron James has long been a fan of Hart’s performances, spanning back to when James and Shaquille O’Neal...
    DENVER, CO – JULY 02: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies walks through the dugout during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field on July 2, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) Despite being a St. Louis native, the Cardinals couldn’t convince Max Scherzer to come home. So, what should they do now? It’s tough to blame the Cardinals for not going north of $40 million per season. The Mets’ astronomical offer was tough to turn down for Scherzer, as well, who will now call Queens home until his age-40 season, barring an opt-out after the second season. Max Scherzer’s deal with the Mets is done, per source. Three years, $130 million, an opt out after the second season. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 29, 2021 St. Louis could find three pitchers on the current free agent market willing to split the money Scherzer eventually received, but that’s not going to cut it with Cardinals fans. After falling short in the postseason, the Cardinals need to continue to improve upon obvious weaknesses...
    A WOMAN has revealed her wedding horror story: Her ex-boyfriend proposed to his new girlfriend at her own sister’s wedding. The poster is completely heartbroken over the matter, but her family is against her and even called her “bitter” for being upset. 3A woman invited her sister's ex and his girlfriend to her wedding, and they got engaged at the rehearsal dinnerCredit: Getty 3The sister is shocked and hurt by the situation, but her family says she needs to move on The woman, who explained her upsetting situation in an anonymous post to Reddit,  said her ex-boyfriend ghosted her after one-and-a-half years of dating and then immediately got together with their mutual friend, who she called “E” for the sake of her story. “One day on my way back from work I saw him coming out of the movies with an acquaintance of mine [and they were] kissing and holding hands,” she wrote.  The woman claimed E had previously been very disapproving of her relationship wth the man and even told her he was out of her league. “I was...
    Banks is being held on a $75,000 bond. What else? Hernandez's father — who, along with his wife, now has custody of the couple's two young children — told the station that his daughter was always smiling and always happy. "She was having problems with him," he admitted. "But she would always go back to him." He recalled, "She was just here on Monday. She was playing with the kids. They called us in the middle of the night to tell us she was dead.” Neighbors told police that they could hear screaming from the couple's apartment at least once per week.
    Podcast host Joe Rogan criticized the legacy media’s fabrication of the Russian collusion narrative during a Friday episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” with retired United States Navy Officer, Jocko Willink. “No one is being held accountable. The collusion between the media and the government is pretty apparent. Especially the left-wing media and the left-wing government. It’s pretty f****** apparent that there’s some narratives that get shared back and forth,” Rogan said. Willink went on to claim that the Russian collusion story was “created by the democratic party,” or insiders within the Democratic Party. (RELATED: ‘This Is Cult Sh*t’: Joe Rogan Flames Liberal Media Over Its Coverage Of Rittenhouse Trial) Joe Rogan calls out the total fabrication of the Russian collusion narrative. pic.twitter.com/z81uNXSkzR — Mythinformed MKE (@MythinformedMKE) November 28, 2021 Rogan compared the media’s fabrication about Russia collusion to their avoidance of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden’s, laptop story prior to the 2020 Presidential Election. “They have talking points and they don’t talk about things they’re not supposed to, like the Hunter Biden story. Something that’s actual news,”...
    Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images Victoria Pedretti, the star of Netflix’s You, has exited the upcoming film adaption of Alice Sebold’s Lucky after the man accused of raping the author had his conviction overturned. New York State Supreme Court Justice Gordon Cuffy exonerated Anthony Broadwater on Nov. 22 after he was wrongfully accused of the 1981 rape of The Lovely Bones author. Pedretti was set to star in Lucky, based on Sebold’s 1999 memoir of the same name, which details the author’s rape while she was a freshman at Syracuse University. Pedretti left the production following the exoneration, according to Variety.  Executive producer Timothy Mucciante had previously left the production in June after he began to question the story, as he found “discrepancies between the memoir and the script,” according to the New York Times.  “I started having some doubts, not about the story that Alice told about her assault, which was tragic, but the second part of her book about the trial, which didn’t hang together,” Mucciante told the Times. He even hired a private investigator, Dan Myers, who found evidence pointing to Broadwater’s innocence and...
    (CNN)Rita Moreno will be back on the big screen in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of "West Side Story," next month.It's another milestone for Moreno, soon 90, who rose to fame for her role as Anita in the original musical film in 1961. Her performance in the film also earned her an Academy Award for best supporting actress.Moreno appeared on "60 Minutes" on Sunday to talk about the new "West Side Story," her life, resilience and love.Moreno is also one of the rare Hollywood stars to be an an EGOT winner; along with the an Oscar from "West Side Story," she won an Emmy for her performance on "The Muppet Show," a Grammy from "The Electric Company," and a Tony for "The Ritz."She says she became a star because she worked harder -- and longer -- than anyone else.Read More"I never stopped rehearsing. In fact, somebody told me recently that they were a dance extra on the mambo at the gym scene. And one of the girls turned to her when we had ten minutes off, and she says, 'Look at Rita...
    Jews around the world gathered Sunday night to mark the first of eight nights of Hanukkah - a joyous holiday symbolized by the lighting of menorahs, spinning of dreidels, fried latkes, and exchanging of gifts. The Jewish holiday is known as "the festival of lights" and usually kicks off in late November or mid-December. The holiday commemorates the miracles performed during the Maccabean revolt against Israel's Greek king, who wished to limit their religious practice and the rededication of the second temple in Jerusalem. President Biden marked the first night with a tweet, calling the story of Hannukah "one that is inherently Jewish and undeniably American."   ( ) HOW PEOPLE CELEBRATE HANUKKAH AROUND THE WORLD "At its core, Hanukkah recounts a story at the heart of the human spirit — one that is inherently Jewish and undeniably American," he wrote. "From my family to yours, we wish you and your loved ones a Chanukah Sameach, a Happy Hanukkah!" The president will be hosting a small in-person Hannukah party at the White House this week on December 1. The Hanukkah party has...
    (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.Friday's satirical headline by The Onion said it best: "Nation Nearly Strings Together 3 Good Days In Row."The blessing of Thanksgiving on Thursday was followed by a curse on Friday: Urgent news about the new Covid variant named Omicron. The reality is that "we know almost nothing about the Omicron variant," as this headline on The Atlantic's website helpfully states. But the abrupt reactions to the news -- stock selloffs, travel restrictions, endless Twitter threads -- made Omicron the top story of the weekend across all sorts of news websites and networks.Now the world is in a sort of information holding pattern, as reflected by this banner on CNN Sunday afternoon: "QUESTIONS & CONCERNS BUT STILL SPARSE DATA ON NEW COVID VARIANT." Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci put it this way: "South Africa has gifted us an early warning with Omicron. But earlier the warning, the less we know."Author and podcaster Derek Thompson, one of the smartest voices out there about the...
    Welcome back to our impromptu and sporadically scheduled pandemic guide to anime. If you've missed any of our earlier entries, you can find them all here: (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6) That housekeeping out of the way, we'll quickly get to it. We spent the last two go-rounds looking at animated horror of the ghosts, zombies, and monsters variety. If you aren't into that, rejoice: we're done. Now we're going to go in a completely opposite direction. Today's topic will be: Harry Potter and the Kiki's Delivery Service Wait, no. Fantasy. The topic of the day is fantasy, specifically of the sort that features magic, witchcraft, and similar goings-on. Having said that, there is a lot of anime that falls into the realm of swords-and/or-sorcery. With some dedication, we might be able to put together a list of one hundred such shows, depending on how much we were willing to bend the tropes. So we'll target this list very specifically to people who liked the Hayao Miyazaki masterpiece Kiki's Delivery Service, the drop-dead...
    The next day, Limbaugh called Golden into his office. Golden recalled, "Rush has an envelope. He pushes the envelope to me, he says, 'Here.'" "Inside it, there's a check for $5,000," Golden revealed. Golden stressed to Carlson that the benevolent gesture happened before Limbaugh rose to prominence and became wealthy. "I want you to keep in mind, this is before Rush Limbaugh signed any big syndicated deals," Golden told Carlson, the Daily Wire reported. "This is before Rush Limbaugh-the-multi-millionaire, this is before Rush Limbaugh-I'm-on-the-track-to-blazing-success — this is before any of that. This is before there's a Bo Snerdley, because Bo Snerdley didn't exist then; this was James Golden, this black kid from Queens sitting in the newsroom, who used to take Rush's stories." A choked-up Golden divulged, "What Rush said to me was, 'I don't want you to tell anybody about this, this is between you and me; this is not a loan, this is a gift, because good things need to happen to good people once in awhile.'" Carlson, taken aback by the heartwarming story, admitted, "You're...
    On occasion, for professional reasons, I must wade into the right wing-o-sphere. It is filled with the kind of rabid misinformation and fearmongering you might expect. The part that is most bothersome, however, is not that most of the stories are bogus in their presentation, it is that many of the stories are presented with such a bias as to completely change the meaning of the facts within the story. A case in point is a story that was generated from conservative talk radio host Jason Rantz and picked up by Fox News and subsequently pumped into the Apple News feed and Yahoo. The headline was damning: “Seattle 13-year-old watches father die as police funding cuts delay emergency response.” That is awful. So awful that Tucker Carlson gave Rantz a shot at primetime misinformation from the Fox News teat. Everything about this story sounds sad. Have protesters’ calls for police departments to have their funding used towards other social services somehow led to this poor young teen losing his father? Have vaccine mandates by local municipalities led to this child losing his father? No....
    New York, NY (CNN)The Ahmaud Arbery trial may not have happened without Larry Hobbs, a writer and reporter at The Brunswick News in Georgia. "Every national and global news story begins locally, sometimes with a single reporter who's determined to follow up and get to the truth," CNN's chief media correspondent Brian Stelter said on Reliable Sources Sunday. "That's what happened in the case of Ahmaud Arbery."I reported on Ahmaud Arberys death last year. I finally exhaled last week.Hobbs was among the first to pick up the story of a Black man who was shot to death while jogging in the afternoon on a residential street. His first lead started with a Facebook notification — somebody posted they heard reports of the shooting on a police scanner. But police offered few details, and there were initially no arrests."This was a burglary apparently," Hobbs said on "Reliable Sources" Sunday. "Burglaries don't typically in my experience take place in the middle of the afternoon, especially on a Sunday when everybody's home ... That just raised a lot of red flags." Read MoreIt...
    Multiple Biden administration officials on Sunday weighed in on the newly discovered omicron COVID-19 variant. The variant, first discovered in South Africa, has already forced multiple nations to implement travel restrictions in response. Read The Hill's complete coverage below. Fauci: Omicron variant will 'inevitably' hit US By CAROLINE VAKIL   Anthony FauciAnthony FauciSunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variant emerges; supply chain issues and inflation persist NY governor declares state of emergency to prepare for omicron US to restrict travel from eight African nations over new COVID-19 concerns MORE said on Sunday that the omicron COVID-19 variant will “inevitably” hit the United States, noting that it has already been detected in several other countries.“When you have a virus that has already gone to multiple countries, inevitably it will be here,” Fauci, who serves as President BidenJoe BidenGOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips Five House members meet with Taiwanese president despite Chinese objections Sunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variant emerges; supply chain issues and inflation persist MORE’s chief medical adviser, said. Read the full story here...
    KEVIN Hart's new Netflix series has left fans "in tears" courtesy of the comedian's new "serious side." The funnyman, 42, has somewhat changed tack for gritty release True Story, which sees him play stand-up The Kid - who initially appears pretty similar to his off-screen persona. 5Kevin Hart has attracted huge praise for his role in gritty Netflix series True StoryCredit: Alamy 5Kevin's character Kid has similarities to the star off-screen, including being a stand-upCredit: Alamy Yet the plotline takes a dark turn and sees Kid battle to save his career alongside on-screen brother Carlton, played by Wesley Snipes. The seven-episode mini series sparks some similarities with Kevin's life, with his character being Philadelphia-based, and in frequent conflict with his sibling. Yet the plot twists occur as Kid breaks his record of sobriety and wakes up next to the body of a dead woman, before the plotline depicts his continual attempts to cover up his find which, of course, leads to yet more issues. Indeed, the new series is not actually based on a true story and was written by...
    Jewish people around the world Sunday will mark the first of eight nights of Hanukkah – lighting menorahs, spinning the dreidel, exchanging gifts and, of course, watching TV. It seems that for every holiday that people celebrate, regardless of religion or culture, there are a handful of movies and TV episodes that tackle the subject matter in one way or another. Fortunately for Jewish people across the country, Hanukkah is no exception.  As families gather to celebrate as well as pass the time with each other by watching some TV or a good film, many may want to keep things in the spirit of the holiday and on a certain theme. To help, below are a handful of movies and TV shows that can help you enjoy Hanukkah in 2021. Movies: Full-Court Miracle "Full-Court Miracle" is one of the best movies to watch this Hanukkah season.  (Disney) This movie offers fun for the whole family and stays true to the holiday. Paralleling the story of the Maccabees, "Full-Court Miracle" focuses on a young freshman at a Hebrew school in Philadelphia who...
    By Matt DeLucia, CBS2 Meteorologist/Weather Producer Today will be mostly cloudy, although there will be some brighter breaks here and there. READ MORE: US Officials: Only A Matter Of Time Before Omicron COVID Variant Found In AmericaSome scattered rain and snow showers remain possible this afternoon, but overall, there will be less coverage than earlier this morning. Highs will range from 30s far N&W to low 50s south. The city will top out in the mid 40s. READ MORE: 2 Islanders Games Postponed Amid COVID-19 OutbreakIt’s a similar story tonight with a slight risk of passing drops and flakes. Lows will drop into the 20s and 30s overnight. It remains chilly for Monday and the winds will pick back up a bit with gusts to 30 mph in the afternoon. That’ll keep wind chills in the 30s for most of the day. We get a gradual bump in temps through the week, making it back into the 50s by Thursday. MORE NEWS: New York Weather: CBS2's 11/28 Sunday Morning UpdateEnjoy the rest of your weekend!
    A WOMAN has reunited a series of long-lost letters from the early 1900s with the great-niece of the letter’s original recipient, unveiling the story that led to the letters being discarded. Chelsey Brown, 28, found the letters dated 1915 at a flea market in early November and was intrigued to learn more about the “wonderful” friends who had written to each other. 4A New York City woman discovered a bunch of 1915 letters at a flea marketCredit: Jam Press 4She decided to return them to the original ownerCredit: Jam Press The jolly letters included a friendly discussion on reading Les Misérables but gave no legible evidence of the receiver Elma’s surname, only her address. Using census records, the New Yorker searched Elma’s address to learn her second name and then discovered a family tree with no direct descendants but several living relatives on MyHeritage. “The letters both gave me a big smile as they seemed to be from friends, and they truly captured the era within the words," Chelsey told Jam Press. “When reading the text, you feel as if...
    She claimed to have ancestral ties to the Metis indigenous peoples of Canada, but a recent report revealed that a top health official’s kin more accurately hailed from Russia, Poland and Czechoslovakia. "My name is Morning Star Bear," Carrie Bourassa told a TED Talk audience in 2019 at the University of Saskatchewan, according to the CBC report. "I’m Bear Clan. I’m Anishinaabe Metis from Treaty Four Territory," she continued, trying to further establish her indigenous credentials. CANADIAN SCHOOL DISTRICT CANCELS SPEECH BY ISIS RAPE SURVIVOR, NOBEL WINNER DUE TO ‘ISLAMOPHOBIA’ FEARS But Bourassa’s colleagues at the university sensed something was wrong after she added more tribal claims to her story and began dressing in indigenous attire, the New York Post reported. Carrie Bourassa's claims of indigenous ancestry led to suspensions from two government roles, according to a report. (University of Saskatchewan) When they pressured Bourassa to provide more substantive proof of her background, she changed her story, claiming to have been adopted by a Metis friend of her grandfather, the report said. Earlier this month, the Independent of...