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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline reports: Twitter hit daily active users of 192 million for the three months ended in December, up 27% year on year and five million more than the previous quarter as the social media giant beat Wall Street’s forecast on the top and bottom line. User numbers did not include Twitter’s January decision to block former President Donald Trump – …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Four Seasons Total Landscaping, the innocuous small business in Pennsylvania that shot to prominence when it became the unlikely stage for a press conference fronted by Rudy Giuliani four days after the U.S. presidential election, will be the subject of a feature doc giving a first-hand account of the rollercoaster series of events. Four Seasons Total Documentary …

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Deadline Hollywood reports:  Actress, author and spokesmodel Suzanne Somers gently confronted a near-naked home intruder who appeared while she was streaming a makeup tutorial from her Palm Springs, Calif. home. The 74-year-old Somers was on Facebook Live Friday evening when the incident occurred. She paused during the recording and told nearby husband, Alan Hamel, that she heard strange noises off-camera. …

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ABC News reports: It’s every musician’s dream: Performing front and center at the Super Bowl halftime show. It’s 12 minutes on the world’s biggest stage at the world’s biggest game. Before The Weeknd takes the stage on Super Bowl Sunday, here’s a look back at some of the best halftime performances of all time. With an entrance fitting for the …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Focus Features is developing Rachel Maddow’s Bag Man as a feature film with Ben Stiller directing. Bag Man is based on Rachel Maddow’s podcast about the true story of one of the most brazen political bribery scandals in American history, which played out before the country while nobody was paying attention. Is it possible for an American …

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Rolling Stone reports: Evermore, a Utah theme park, is suing Taylor Swift for copyright infringement over the singer’s December album of the same name. Evermore Park, a Medieval fantasy-themed experience park located in Pleasant Grove, filed the suit Wednesday alleging that her album and associated merchandise has caused “actual confusion” among park patrons. Upon releasing her ninth studio album, Swift …

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Variety reports:  The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations have been announced. Netflix dominated the competition with 42 total nominations for its movies and shows. Amazon followed with 10 nods, while Hulu also picked up 10 nominations. The top contenders in the motion picture drama category include “The Father,” “Mank,” “Nomadland,” “Promising Young Woman” and “The Trial of the Chicago …

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Vice News reports: It is abnormal to begin a review with a line from another review, but these are mildly abnormal times, the line accidentally exposes the entire media backdrop to HIV, and It’s A Sin is an abnormality of the highest order: a first-rate TV drama about the British AIDS crisis in the 80s and 90s. “This all takes …

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Variety reports: In the wake of Evan Rachel Wood’s announcement that Marilyn Manson “horrifically abused” her for years when they were in a relationship, Loma Vista Recordings, which released Manson’s latest album, has parted ways with the singer. “In light of today’s disturbing allegations by Evan Rachel Wood and other women naming Marilyn Manson as their abuser, Loma Vista will …

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Axios reports: About 7,000 Hong Kongers have fled to the U.K. since China imposed a national security law on Hong Kong and the British government expects more than 300,000 to obtain extended residency rights over the next five years. The announcement comes as the U.K. opened the new visa scheme Sunday — a day after China said it would no …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Sophie, one of the most important figures in the last decade of underground pop and dance music, has died. A statement tweeted by their Future Classic label on Saturday morning (Jan. 30) confirms the artist’s passing, explaining, “Our beautiful Sophie passed away this morning after a terrible accident. True to her spirituality she had climbed up to …

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Mediaite reports: Louise Linton, the wife of former United States Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin, dropped an incredibly thrilling and campy trailer for her upcoming dark comedy Me You Madness. Linton stars in her directorial debut as murderous billionaire and self-identified “materialistic, narcissistic, self absorbed misanthrope” Catherine Black, who ends up developing a “soft spot” for Ed Westwick’s character …

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Variety reports: Armie Hammer will no longer star in the upcoming Paramount Plus series “The Offer,” which tells the behind the scenes story of the making of “The Godfather,” Variety has learned from sources. It was announced in early December that Hammer was attached to lead the show in the role of Al Ruddy, who produced “The Godfather” back in …

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CNBC reports: Apple delivered its largest quarter by revenue of all time on Wednesday at $111.4 billion in its first-quarter earnings report for fiscal 2021. It’s the first time Apple crossed the symbolic $100 billion mark in a single quarter, and sales were up 21% year-over-year. Apple’s results for the quarter ending in December weren’t just driven by 5G iPhone …

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Via press release: GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced that the nominees for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be announced in a livestream on GLAAD’s TikTok page on Thursday, January 28 at 12pm ET. This marks the first time TikTok has ever live-streamed a nominations announcement for an …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: The Jungle Cruise, a fixture of Disney’s theme parks since the 1950s, is getting an overhaul designed to address years of complaints that it presents a racist view of indigenous people. The changes will be made both at Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida, with the aim of completing them this year. Disneyland remains closed …

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The Washingtonian reports: A few days into the job, and President Joe Biden has already made his first restaurant visit. After attending mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Sunday, his motorcade made a bagel pitstop at Call Your Mother in Georgetown, according to pool reports. The President didn’t actually get out of the vehicle—a Secret Service agent ducked in …

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Variety reports: Kenneth Branagh will play U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a new Sky TV series detailing Britain’s muddled response to the COVID-19 crisis. The five-part drama will be directed and written by “The Trip” helmer Michael Winterbottom. Entitled “This Sceptred Isle,” the show will be produced by Fremantle, Richard Brown’s Passenger and Winterbottom’s Revolution Films. The project — …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Phil Spector’s estate is poised to oversee music assets likely worth tens of millions of dollars following his death on Jan. 16, according to Billboard calculations. Those assets include his songwriting credits on 186 songs, per the BMI song database; ownership of the Philles Records catalog of 12 albums including releases by The Ronettes and The Crystals; …

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Variety reports: Michelle Pfeiffer has signed on to star as Betty Ford in the upcoming Showtime series “The First Lady,” Variety has learned. In addition, Susanne Bier has signed on to direct and executive produce the anthology series. Pfeiffer joins previously announced cast member Viola Davis, who will star as Michelle Obama. The first season of the series will also …

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