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President Donald Trump Touring Ventura Fire Area, Meeting Thousand Oaks Mayor

Expected to visit Northern California, President Donald Trump has added a visit to Southern California and the Ventura County fire areas to his itinerary. Air Force One touched down at Naval Air Station Point Magu at 3:07 PM, a location just north of Los Angeles. Trump planned to meet with Andrew Fox, the mayor of Thousand Oaks, site of a mass shooting followed by the wildfires. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean was also invited to the meeting. President Trump visited the… Read

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Busy Philipps Was “Really Traumatized” By Cox Brothers ‘Blades Of Glory’ Betrayal

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Of the many stories that have emerged from Busy Philipps’ memoir This Will Only Hurt a Little, the debacle over the 2007 movie Blades of Glory has perhaps been a little overlooked. But, speaking at Vulture Festival in LA on Saturday, Philipps said having her rightful credit on the film usurped and denied by then boyfriend Craig Cox and his brother Jeff was actually “really traumatic and disastrous”. Philipps said she experienced “PTSD panic” when she first stumbled on a Ne… Read

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Andrew Gillum Ends Florida Governor Bid, Concedes On Facebook Live

Democrat Andrew Gillum posted a live video on Facebook Saturday afternoon in which he congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis for winning the Florida governorship and vowed to remain active. Gillum initially conceded to DeSantis on election night, but retracted that when it appeared that a recount was in order in the tight race. The recount by machine showed DeSantis leading Gillum by more than 30,000 votes, an insurmountable lead. Gillum, who received heavy celebrity… Read

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Instagram Has Fixed Its Temporary Outage, Password Problems

Instagram suffered a temporary outage for Android users on Saturday, briefly leaving the site inaccessible to mobile users. The service now says the issue is fixed, according to the Gizmodo website."Some users temporarily had trouble using Instagram on Android earlier," the company said in a statement to Gizmodo. "This was caused by a bug that we quickly fixed." Instagram advised users who are still experiencing problems to clear their cache or reinstall the app. The… Read

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NFL’s ‘Heidi” Game Remembered, Changed Pro Football TV Rules

Today marks the 50th anniversary of a moment that forever changed television coverage of the National Football League – it is the anniversary of the infamous “Heidi Game.” The contest pitted the New York Jets against the Oakland Raiders, two bitter rivals in the American Football League, the upstart league in the pre-NFL merger era. The Jets, led by quarterback Joe Namath, took a 32-29 lead in the hard-fought game with less than a minute to play. That’s when trouble… Read

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YouTube Now Streams Ad-Supported Movies Including ‘Legally Blonde’, ‘Rocky’

With little fanfare, YouTube started streaming popular ad-supported movies for free. Last month, movies like Legally Blonde and pics from the Rocky franchise (Rocky I-V to be specific) popped up on the streaming service. This is a new move for YouTube as they used to only offer movies and TV shows for purchase or rental. It also comes after Roku introduced its own free, ad-supported movie selection called The Roku Channel which is available on the web. Walmart’s streaming… Read

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Donald Trump Visits California Wildfire Zone: “This Is Very Sad To See”

Donald Trump paid a visit to the Skyway Villa Mobile Home and RV Park in Paradise, Calif. with Gov. Jerry Brown, Governor-elect Gavin Newsom and Paradise mayor Jody Jones. Upon evaluation of the devastation, Trump said: "I don't think we'll have this again to this extent.” He added, “Hopefully this is going to be the last of these because this was a really, really bad one.” He went on to praise everyone involved with containing the fire and those taking care of those who… Read

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Author Junot Diaz Cleared Of Misconduct, Will Resume Pulitizer Board Duties

Author Junot Díaz will stay on the Pulitzer Board after a law firm’s investigation of misconduct "did not find evidence warranting removal.” Diaz has been accused of forcibly kissing a woman, and two other women said he had made angry and derogatory statements to them. He denied the allegations. Diaz stepped down as chairman of the Pulitzer board in May, but retained his seat while the investigation continued. The Washington, D.C. law firm Williams & Connolly reviewed the… Read

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‘Big Mouth’ Renewed For Season 3 On Netflix

Netflix has wrapped its gums around a Season 3 renewal for Big Mouth, its animated comedy about Nick, Andrew and their inappropriate hormone monster. The adult-targeted toon followes a group of middle schoolers who battle with the emotional baggage that comes with growing up, including hormones at full tilt and the awkward realities of self-discovery, body image shame, sex ed classes and more. Big Mouth, a Netflix production, is created/executive produced by Kroll, Andrew… Read

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Ira Sachs Drama ‘A Family Vacation’ Starring Isabelle Huppert Gets New Title, Release Date

French producer Saïd Ben Saïd unveiled a new title, poster and release date via Twitter for Ira Sachs’ next movie starring Isabelle Huppert. Previously titled A Family VacationSach’s upcoming pic now goes by the name of Frankie. The pic is set to open in France September 25. The family drama, written by Sachs and his longtime co-writer Mauricio Zacharias (Love Is Strange, Little Men), is about three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of… Read

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‘Last Man Standing’, ‘Blue Bloods’ Lead Friday Ratings; ABC Duo & ‘Midnight, Texas’ Hit Season Highs

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Fox’s Last Man Standing (1.1 rating in adults 18-49 demo, 5.95 million viewers in Live+same day) was again Friday’s top-rated show in primetime among adults 18-49, despite slipping a tenth to a season low.  Meanwhile, CBS’ Blue Bloods (0.9, 8.56M) — the night’s most-watched show and hitting a demo season high — and Hawaii Five-0 (0.8, 7.86M), along with MacGyver (0.7, 6.23M), helped the network dominate the total viewers metric. Thanks to Last Man and lead-outs The Cool Ki… Read

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Bill Maher Addresses Stan Lee’s Death, Says Adults Pretend Comic Books Are “Sophisticated Literature”

This week, comic book legend and pop culture icon Stan Lee died and while his fans, colleagues, and members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe mourned his death, Bill Maher addressed his death from another angle. On the Real Time With Bill Maher blog, Maher recognized that the world is mourning Lee’s death but then, with his on-brand outspoken rhetoric, went into the relationship adults have with comic books. “Now, I have nothing against comic books – I read them now and… Read