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Director's Death Leaves Lifelong Project in LimboSo what happens in 2026? That's the big question left in the wake of the death of director Michael Apted , best known for his ongoing Up series of documentaries . If you're unfamiliar, just know that it's "the greatest documentary television series of the last century," writes Alissa Quart at the...
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In this image provided by Kensington Palace shows a video call on Jan. 13, 2021 with Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, bottom of screen, and, top row from left, Carly Kennard and Jules Lockett, both of London Ambulance Service, Conal Devitt of Formby Primary Care Network and Manal Sadik, Associate Director for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Widening Participation at Guys and St. Thomas Hospital. Center row from left, Phil Spencer from Cleveland Police, Tony Collins, Just 'B' volunteer helpline call handler and CEO of North Yorkshire Hospice Care, and Caroline Francis, Just 'B' helpline support worker and nurse at North Yorkshire Hospice Care. The royal pair spoke with frontline workers and counsellors about the mental health impact of the COVID-19 crisis for those working on the frontline, and why it is vital that they are able to reach out for support at such a critical time. (Kensington Palace via AP)
Prince William worried about strain on UK emergency workersPrince William says he is concerned about the mental health of U.K. ambulance drivers, police officers and other first responders who are being exposed to extraordinary levels of trauma and death as coronavirus cases soar
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DPS State Troopers stand on guard outside of a COVID-19 testing tent at the north entrance of the Capitol on the first day of the 87th Legislature, Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021 in Austin, Texas. More than 100 Texas troopers, including dozens wearing tactical vests and carrying riot gear, stood on guard outside the state Capitol on Tuesday as lawmakers returned to work amid FBI warnings of armed protests at statehouses across the country. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
Journalists prepare for protests where they could be targetsWith protests planned at state capitols across the country, news organizations are planning in case they descend into the type of chaos that enveloped the U.S. Capitol last week
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#ShantyTok Is the Latest Online CrazeThis year has already gotten off to a strange start , and now, what CNET calls another "unexpected development": #ShantyTok. Meaning, TikTok has been inundated by sea shanties, work songs crooned by sailors in centuries past on merchant vessels. The origin of the fad appears to be traceable to Nathan Evans,...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020 file photo, E. Jean Carroll talks to reporters outside a courthouse in New York. Justice Department lawyers asked a federal appeals court Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 to replace President Donald Trump with the United States as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit brought by Carroll who says he raped her in the 1990s. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
US lawyers ask 2nd Circuit to nix Trump from defamation suitJustice Department lawyers have asked a federal appeals court to replace President Donald Trump with the United States as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who says he raped her in the 1990s
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Saved by the Bell Stars React to Dustin Diamond's Cancer NewsThe news of Dustin Diamond's stage 4 cancer is making the rounds, and some former colleagues are now offering up their good wishes. On Thursday, People magazine put up an Instagram post with news of Diamond's diagnosis, and fans flooded the comments with good thoughts for the 44-year-old actor, who...
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This 2018 image released by Jeremy Daniel shows Philip J. Smith at the 30th anniversary celebration for "The Phantom of the Opera," in New York. Smith, who rose from box office treasurer at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway to chairman and co-CEO of the theatrical giant Shubert Organization, has died from complications from COVID-19, according to his daughters. He was 89. (Jeremy Daniel via AP)
FILE - Daniel Suarez stands next to his car before a NASCAR cup series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. in this Monday, June 10, 2019, file photo. New NASCAR team Trackhouse Racing has brought entertainer Pitbull on as an ownership partner for an organization making its debut next month at the Daytona 500. Trackhouse was launched late last year by former driver Justin Marks. The team has hired driver Daniel Suarez. It will not be NASCAR’s first pairing of a Hispanic driver and team owner. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Mr. WorldWide to NASCAR: Pitbull joins Trackhouse ownershipNew NASCAR team Trackhouse Racing has brought entertainer Pitbull on as an ownership partner
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FILE - Bong Joon-ho arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Los Angeles. The “Parasite” director has been selected as jury president of the 78th Venice International Film Festival, organizers said Friday. The Oscar-winner will preside over seven jurors to hand out the festival’s top awards, including the prestigious Golden Lion. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
'Parasite's' Bong Joon Ho to head Venice Film Festival jury“Parasite” director Bong Joon Ho has been selected as jury president of the 78th Venice International Film Festival, organizers said Friday
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This image released by HBO Max shows Anne Hathaway in a scene from "Lockdown." (Susie Allnutt/HBO Max via AP)
Review: 'Locked Down' mirrors our quarantine experiencesDoug Liman’s “Locked Down,” one of the first and most ambitious films to be conceived and shot during the pandemic, is like our own quarantine experiences
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This image released by NBC shows Jane Levy, left, and Skylar Astin in a scene from "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist." Season two of the musical series airs Tuesdays on NBC. (Sergei Bachlakov/NBC via AP)
Skylar Astin finds new notes to hit on ‘Zoey’s Playlist’After making a name for himself in “Pitch Perfect” and “Pitch Perfect 2," and then joining the final season of the CW's “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Skylar Astin wasn't actively looking for another musical role
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FILE - Bong Joon-ho arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Los Angeles. The “Parasite” director has been selected as jury president of the 78th Venice International Film Festival, organizers said Friday. The Oscar-winner will preside over seven jurors to hand out the festival’s top awards, including the prestigious Golden Lion. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
'Parasite's' Bong Joon Ho to head Venice Film Festival jury“Parasite” director Bong Joon Ho has been selected as jury president of the 78th Venice International Film Festival, organizers said Friday
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FILE - Oprah Winfrey makes opening remarks during "Oprah's 2020 Vision" tour on Feb. 29, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. Winfrey will have a biographical documentary released on Apple TV+. The streaming platform announced Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, that the two-part documentary will focus on Winfrey's life. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Oprah Winfrey documentary to release on Apple TV+Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will have a biographical documentary released on Apple TV+
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FILE - Joanne Rogers attends a special screening of "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood" on Nov. 17, 2019, in New York. Rogers, the widow of Fred Rogers, the gentle TV host who entertained and educated generations of preschoolers on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” has died. She was 92. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Joanne Rogers, widow of TV's famed Mister Rogers, dies at 92Joanne Rogers, the widow of Fred Rogers, the gentle TV host who entertained and educated generations of preschoolers on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” has died
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This image released by NBC shows Jane Levy, left, and Skylar Astin in a scene from "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist." Season two of the musical series airs Tuesdays on NBC. (Sergei Bachlakov/NBC via AP)
Skylar Astin finds new notes to hit on ‘Zoey’s Playlist’After making a name for himself in “Pitch Perfect” and “Pitch Perfect 2," and then joining the final season of the CW's “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Skylar Astin wasn't actively looking for another musical role
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This image released by Amazon Studios shows Kingsley Ben-Adir in a scene from "One Night in Miami." (Patti Perret/Amazon Studios via AP)
Q&A: Kingsley Ben-Adir breaks out as Malcolm XBritish actor Kingsley Ben-Adir may not be a household name yet, but that’s poised to change with his scene-stealing performance as Malcolm X in Regina King’s “One Night in Miami
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 25, 2017 file photo, singer Simon Neil performs with his band Biffy Clyro at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England. British musicians are demanding that the UK government faces the music after new post-Brexit regulations failed to consider their unique work lives and left them in the lurch. Nearly 260,000 people — including U.K. artists Laura Marling, Louis Tomlinson and Biffy Clyro — have signed a petition for the British government to negotiate a review of the rules for musicians touring in the 27-nation European Union. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP, File)
Brexit hikes costs, hassle for UK musicians touring EUBritish musicians are demanding that the UK government faces the music after new post-Brexit regulations failed to consider their unique work lives and left them in the lurch
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