The true genius of ‘Jane the Virgin’

(CNN)The Best Show on Television is coming to an end Wednesday. Don’t take it from me. Vulture has bestowed that honor on “Jane the Virgin” and the CW series has a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score. I recognized early on that the true genius of the show was its ability to bring a Latino family into our living rooms and onto our streaming devices in a way that marks a coming of age for this country and American television. The show has touched me as no other, not only for taking me on a familiar journey through my childhood and adulthood, but for showing Hollywood and this country that we can celebrate Latino culture as a part of who we are. …

James Murdoch: ‘I Really Disagree’ With Some Of Fox News’ Views

James Murdoch ― son of conservative media titan The Wall Street Journal, the Fox News ― is proving that not everyone in the family wants to ascend that particular throne. New Yorker interview published Monday, the younger Murdoch spoke out against authoritarian regimes and disinformation campaigns, decrying societal divisions in a quote that writer Jane Mayer described as sounding “an awful lot like a person describing Fox News.” “There are views I really disagree with on Fox,” he added. But he said he wouldn’t cast his world view “as some reaction to that.” Unlike his younger brother, Lachlan Murdoch has defended Fox News, whose primetime hosts often praise President white nationalist rhetoric. New York Times DealBook conference whether he was embarrassed by …

Edward Snowden Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Edward Snowden, who admitted to leaking information about US surveillance programs to the press. Father: Lonnie Snowden, former Coast Guard officer Mother: Elizabeth Snowden, federal court administrator Other Facts:Dropped out of high school. The Guardian reported that in 2009, Snowden got the first of several jobs with private contractors that worked with the National Security Agency (NSA). Timeline:May 7, 2004 – Enlists in the Army Reserve as a Special Forces candidate. September 28, 2004 – Is discharged from the Army Reserve without completing any training. 2013 – Works for Booz Allen Hamilton for less than three months, assigned to a team in Hawaii. Snowden is terminated on June 10, 2013. May 16, …

As A Stripper, Here Is What I Hope You Learn From ‘Hustlers’ | Betches

From the moment I saw the Hustlers trailer, I was overcome with a mix of emotions. First of all, I was beyond excited to see JLo, Constance Wu, Cardi B, Lizzo, and the rest of the cast shake their asses and work their magic on the big screen. But with all this excitement came a bit of fear. As a stripper myself, I was delighted to see strong women representing us in the mainstream media, but I was also worried that Hollywood may do what they do best and misrepresent us. And seeing as the premise of the film was that a group of strippers came up with an elaborate scheme to fleece rich men for thousands of dollars, I was also concerned …

Rare Deep-Sea Jellyfish With Red Creature Clinging To Its Body Caught On Film

Everyone likes a good sea creature – the weirder, the better. This ethereal, deep-sea fella certainly is that in bagfuls, even looking like a luminous knapsack itself. To make matters even more arresting, a brilliant red creature is seen clinging onto and possibly munching on its companion’s larger, sheet-like jelly. The eye-catching jellyfish is called a Deepstaria, discovered 790 meters (nearly 2,600 feet) down in the enigmatic depths of the Pacific Ocean. The red critter is an isopod – a relative of the pillbug – that is known as a bottom-feeding crustacean. The relationship between the two deep-sea creatures is unknown for certain, but it is thought the isopod either eats Deepstaria’s jelly or else hides from predators within its delicate …

Rare Deep-Sea Jellyfish With Red Creature Clinging To Its Body Caught On Film

Everyone likes a good sea creature – the weirder, the better. This ethereal, deep-sea fella certainly is that in bagfuls, even looking like a luminous knapsack itself. To make matters even more arresting, a brilliant red creature is seen clinging onto and possibly munching on its companion’s larger, sheet-like jelly. The eye-catching jellyfish is called a Deepstaria, discovered 790 meters (nearly 2,600 feet) down in the enigmatic depths of the Pacific Ocean. The red critter is an isopod – a relative of the pillbug – that is known as a bottom-feeding crustacean. The relationship between the two deep-sea creatures is unknown for certain, but it is thought the isopod either eats Deepstaria’s jelly or else hides from predators within its delicate …

Brad Pitt Opens Up About His Faith Journey: ‘I Cling To Religion’

Brad Pitt opened up about how his faith has evolved over the years ― and how he’s “very optimistic” about the possibility that everyone is connected.  religion. October issue of GQ. Pitt has started attending Christian revival meetings, where His religious questioning continued when he enrolled as a journalism student at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He dropped out of college during his last semester to pursue an acting career in Los Angeles.  Pitt said he then called himself an atheist for a while, as an act of rebellion. Eventually, he shifted into a more spiritual mindset. Like Pitt, a growing number of Americans have become disenchanted with organized religions. About Mike Blake / Reuters Brad Pitt poses for a picture …

‘Dad described the plot of Psycho at the dinner table’: how my parents taught me to love film

The Guardian film critic on how his mother and father shaped his relationship with cinema My parents are dead now, and I think about them both every day. They loved the cinema, and would go all the time as a young couple. My mum had a crush on the young Marlon Brando after seeing him in On The Waterfront and as Mark Antony in Julius Caesar. But it was my dad who was the more voluble about film, if not necessarily the more opinionated. Albert Desmond Bradshaw came to London from Belfast in the 1950s to be a photographer. That was where he met my mum, Mollie, who was working as a secretary. They lived in Highgate, north London and …

‘I got the guy!’ My 17-year manhunt for a $50m art criminal

For years, documentary-maker Vanessa Engle has been on the trail of a notorious swindler who escaped from prison and disappeared into thin air. Then one day, the phone rang … You probably havent heard of Michel Cohen. Do a search and you get The Funeral Murders, a small story in the US press. Cohen had been arrested, by Interpol, in Rio de Janeiro; he was in jail in Brazil. I thought OK, nows my chance, maybe the Brazilian authorities will let me into the prison, I can get the whole story, its going to happen, says Engle, reliving the excitement. She was on another project, but there was no hurry because he would be in prison for a long time. …

AT&T chief executive defends the company’s costly media acquisition strategy

New York (CNN Business)AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson on Tuesday deflected criticism that the company is too big and paid too much for its media businesses. Ellliott disclosed that it has taken a $3.2 billion stake in AT&T (T). In a letter to AT&T’s board, Elliott took issue with the company’s streaming strategy, saying that “there is still confusion over strategy and a growing sense that AT&T doesn’t have a plan” — particularly with regards to the HBO cable network and the company’s upcoming HBO Max streaming service that is set to launch in October. But Stephenson said he was excited about HBO Max, arguing that it’s not Disney, Netflix or Hulu and that it will take advantage of all the …

Mercury Prize-winner Dave: What you need to know

Image copyright BL@CKBOX/YouTube Dave made his debut in May 2015 with an attention-grabbing freestyle on the YouTube channel Bl@ckbox. Hard-hitting, honest and vulnerable, it had all the hallmarks of his future hits. But he bided his time before committing to an album – releasing 11 singles and two EPs over the next four years. Along the way he caught the attention of rap superstar Drake, who jumped on the remix for Wanna Know. Dave later featured on Drake’s More Life mixtape, and the two collaborated on the Netflix drama Top Boy, in which Dave plays drug dealer Modie. Drake later revealed he’d discovered the South London MC by absentmindedly browsing YouTube and stumbling across a playlist called “best new songs …

Fixing a tattered reputation like Harvey Weinsteins is dirty work, but pays so well | Catherine Bennett

Lisa Bloom and her kind cant be squeamish when whitewashing the rich and powerful Odious Harvey Weinstein is, of course, chief villain of the brilliant and deeply satisfying new book, finally unmasked the alleged his trial is pending serial rapist. Shortly after publication, however, much interest has alighted on another, less familiar figure in this story, who was once as fully committed as Weinstein to silencing and shaming survivors, intimidating reporters and rebuilding his good name: a US lawyer called Lisa Bloom. At the same time as it offers inspiration and guidance to investigative reporters in pursuit of powerful bullies, She Said with its startling new evidence about Blooms involvement also supplies a priceless introduction, for novices, to the business …

Marianne Williamson entertained 9/11 conspiracy theories in 2012 interview

(CNN)Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson once entertained 9/11 conspiracy theories on a radio show hosted by a prominent “truther” who claimed that the World Trade Center attacks were orchestrated by a “Zionist organized crime outfit.” “I don’t know if you knew it, but I was chased out of the academy back in 2006 for talking about, uh, the questions surrounding what really happened on September 11, 2001,” Barrett said to Williamson on the show. “I’ve lost two jobs, one tenure track job at the University of Wisconsin and I’m unemployable at the American academy right now. So, if we have a fascist country — if that means that you can’t even come close to telling the truth about the most …

1999 Was The Pinnacle For The Dark Teen Comedy. Then It Disappeared.

As the Halloween dance rages — a gymnasium of high schoolers in cheap costumes bouncing around to the sounds of The Offspring — one teen arrives with murder on the brain. Anton (Devon Sawa) cuts through the crowd, vaults onstage and waves the bleeding stump of his arm at his schoolmates. “Everybody go home! There’s a psycho killer here!” he shouts, as annoyed kids laugh and pelt him with garbage. “I cut off my hand, and it’s going to kill you all!” The lead singer wrestles the mic away from Anton and tries to restart the show, but he can’t: The possessed, bodiless hand has dropped onto his head and ripped off his scalp.  This is the climax of “Idle …

Brad Pitt opens up about fathers, sons and confronting Harvey Weinstein

(CNN)Twice declared People magazine’s “sexiest man alive,” Brad Pitt might be an expert in American ideals of masculinity. “And with that, to different degrees, some of us more than others, carry pain and confusion from that. I think it almost takes a lifetime to understand what was yours, and what was theirs,” he told Amanpour. “My dad always said he wanted to give me a better life than he had coming from extreme poverty, and he did it. And it makes me think, as a dad, what do I have to offer that’s better than I had, to my kids?” he added. The film explores themes of father-son relationships, masculinity and vulnerability and loneliness — a topic Pitt was eager …

Angela Watercutter 09.19.2019 01:29 PM Facebook Email Disney CEO Bob Iger talks about his relationship with Steve Jobs in his new memoir, The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons From 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company.Photograph: Tolga Akmen/Getty Images Twitter Happy Thursday, welcome to The Monitor, WIRED’s pop culture news roundup. It’s been a somewhat quiet week on the entertainment news front, but there are still some chatter-worthy updates, including something very exciting for Boondocks fans. Let’s get started. Disney CEO Bob Iger Would’ve Combined Mouse House With Apple Well, this is interesting. In an excerpt from his new biography left his seat on Apple’s board. The Boondocks Is Getting a Revival on HBO Max The Boondocks, the …