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Boris Johnson is facing calls to overhaul the way peerages are awarded, after he handed more out more places in the House of Lords and overrode the appointments watchdog. The prime minister nominated seven Conservative figures to get law-making privileges, including old party Treasurer and donor Peter Cruddas, ex-minister Richard Benyon, and former MEPs Daniel
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I’m feeling a little nervous. Not about the borders being shut, nor about the new variant of Covid-19 sweeping the nation (although, I have experienced my fair share of fear over them both). No, I’m nervous that people are thinking all of this will magically be over once the clock strikes midnight on 31st December.
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The Recording Academy has announced its 2021 Special Merit Awards. Receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards are: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, the late jazz musician Lionel Hampton, opera singer Marilyn Horne, Salt-N-Pepa, Selena, and Talking Heads. In addition, Ed Cherney, Benny Golson, and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds will receive Trustees Awards, while Daniel Weiss is recognized
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EXCLUSIVE: As 2020 winds to a close, talent reps are fighting with Warner Bros for back end compensation their clients would have earned had WarnerMedia waited out the pandemic instead of putting a year’s worth of theatrical films on HBO Max alongside U.S. theaters. And only telling filmmakers, casts and even financiers moments before the
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CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk poses during a television interview after his company’s initial public offering at the NASDAQ market in New York, June 29, 2010. Brendan McDermid | Reuters LONDON —Tesla stock is too expensive and in bubble territory compared to its performance, according to Vitali Kalesnik, partner and head of research in
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St. Vincent performed a cover of the Beatles’ 1968 track “Martha My Dear” during the Ally Coalition’s Annual Talent Show. The livestreamed event raised money for homeless LGBTQ+ youth and featured performances from Sleater-Kinney, Brittany Howard, Lana Del Rey, Hayley Williams, and more. Watch the cover below. Earlier this month, St. Vincent revealed in an
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Shortly before noon EST on Saturday, history was made when Pennsylvania—and its 20 electoral college votes—was called for Joe Biden, pushing him over the 270 electoral college votes needed to beat the sitting president, Donald Trump. Celebrations ensued across the United States, and the world, with jubilant Biden supporters dancing, singing and popping bottles of
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Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple. John Chiala | CNBC The Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges Tuesday against Ripple, the fintech company best known for cryptocurrency XRP, and two of its executives, for allegedly violating investor protection laws. The SEC alleged that Ripple, co-founder Christian Larsen and CEO Bradley Garlinghouse, raised more than $1.3 billion through an
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EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Rhys Meyers and John Malkovich are starring in pandemic thriller The Survivalist for Yale Productions, with the project having recently wrapped in the Tri-state area. Jon Keeyes directed the movie from an original script by Matthew Rogers. It takes place a year and a half after the fall of civilization from a virus
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In a very competitive situation. Blumhouse has won the screen rights to a Dec. 13 New York Times story which chronicled one desperate mother’s revenge spree in Mexico, when she avenged her daughter’s murder by taking on the drug cartels and tracking down the perpetrators by herself. She saw ten of them apprehended by police
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Moulin Rouge! The Musical will kick off its North American tour in February 2022, two years after the originally scheduled opening date that was knocked out by the Covid-19 pandemic. Producers are now targeting Feb. 26, 2022, for the start of performances at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre. Opening night will be March 11, 2022,
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