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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline reports: Only a week after the head of the BBC pledged never to broadcast again its discredited Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, it emerges that extracts from the 1995 program will be included in a documentary to be shown on Sky and Now TV next month. The Princess, a documentary directed by Ed Perkins re-telling the late …

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Variety reports: Malaysian theater operator Golden Screen Cinemas has announced that “Thor: Love and Thunder” will not get a theatrical release in the country. In June, the release of Pixar animation “Lightyear” was canceled in Malaysia after the country’s censorship authority (LPF) asked for cuts to the film, understood to include a same-sex kiss, in order for the film to …

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Variety reports: After a long and much-publicized interruption, Chris Cuomo wants to get after it again. Cuomo, who made that phrase the mission statement for his 9 p.m. program on CNN, is taking his bulldog demeanor and lean-in anchoring style to NewsNation, the still-nascent news outlet backed by large station owner Nexstar Media, which has in recent months made a …

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Yahoo News reports: Tony Dow is on his deathbed, his family told media outlets on Tuesday after it was incorrectly reported by the 77-year-old Leave It to Beaver star’s management team that he had died. Dow’s son Christopher confirmed to PEOPLE: “This is a difficult time. Yes he is still alive but in his last hours. Under hospice care.” “My …

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The New York Times reports: Joni Mitchell, the revered Canadian singer-songwriter and one of the defining musicians of the 1960s and ’70s, surprised an audience in Rhode Island on Sunday when she appeared at the Newport Folk Festival to perform her first full set in about two decades, guitar in hand. Mitchell, never one for the limelight, has remained largely …

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Variety reports: Marvel is bringing fans back to Wakanda in the first trailer for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”‘ The trailer is strung together with a lyrical motif of “We gonna be alright” from Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” moving between images of Wakanda’s aquatic environments, futuristic technology and what appears to be a funeral with crowds of Wakandans dressed in white. “I …

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The right wing Daily Caller reports: John Rich just released his new song “Progress,” and it is absolutely going to be a mega American anthem, defining this moment in our history. While most people watch television or movies to tap into the social and political vibes of the time, music has always had a far better pulse on what real …

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TMZ reports: The mystery hunk o’ man seated inside the Jan. 6th hearing — who’s being called “Clark Kent” for obvious reasons — is taking the Internet by storm, and TMZ’s learned his previously secret identity. Sorry to disappoint folks, but he’s not a superhero … although he’s in a heroic field of work. Sources tell us he’s 23-year-old Alex …

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People Magazine reports: The court case against Ricky Martin has been dismissed. Martin’s nephew, who’d accused the “Livin’ La Vida Loca” singer of sexual abuse, asked to have the case dismissed in a Puerto Rican court on Thursday, and his request was obliged, attorneys for Martin told PEOPLE in a statement. “Just as we had anticipated, the temporary protection order …

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Deadline reports: In the days this week before the UK suffered through all-time record temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius — or 104 degrees Fahrenheit — GB News host Bev Turner made light of a meteorologist’s warnings about the coming heatwave in a televised interview that bears a striking resemblance to the much talked-about fictional TV interview in Adam McKay’s Oscar-nominated …

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Variety reports: Netflix reported its second-quarter 2022 earnings Tuesday, revealing it lost 970,000 subscribers during the three-month period that included the launch of the first part of “Stranger Things” Season 4. While that’s obviously a hit to the overall tally for the industry’s leading subscription streaming platform, it’s a far smaller hit than the loss Netflix forecast in April. The …

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Deadline reports: Time to retrofit that Stormtrooper mask. The organizers of this week’s San Diego Comic-Con are requiring “all attendee groups, including but not limited to exhibitors, guests, staff, press, professionals, volunteers, and cosplayers…to wear an approved face covering regardless of vaccination status.” The organizers add the following: “Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, fit snugly against …

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Variety reports: The New York City Council has voted to officially bestow the name “Beastie Boys Square” upon the intersection of Ludlow Street and Rivington Street in New York City– the corner popularized by the rap trio’s 1989 album, “Paul’s Boutique.” Council member Christopher Marte confirmed in an interview with local news channel Pix11 that the effort, which had been …

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USA Today reports: “Stranger Things” star Noah Schnapp is confirming a popular theory about his character’s sexuality. After Will Byers’ heart-wrenching speech in the Season 4 finale, Schnapp officially said his character is gay in an interview with Variety published Thursday. Schnapp previously left his character’s sexuality for interpretation as the show has hinted toward Will’s queerness. Now, he says …

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Variety reports: Now, in her own great tradition of being extra, Lizzo has come out with an album that feels like it provides all the clubby, poppy endorphins a populace could really require for a single summer. The neo-disco force is strong, as anyone coming into the album from the lead single “About Damn Time” will have already sussed. “Everybody’s …

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Variety reports: Is it illegal to work out naked? Chris Meloni, of “Law and Order” fame, would say no. At least, that’s according to his recent Peloton ad, which features the 61-year-old actor baring it all in a series of fitness positions. “Apparently, some people think the way I work out is strange,” Meloni says at the beginning of the …

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Variety reports: A Virginia judge on Wednesday denied Amber Heard’s motion for a mistrial in her defamation suit with former husband Johnny Depp, finding no grounds to overturn the jury’s $10 million verdict in Depp’s favor. Heard had asked the court to nullify the verdict and order a new trial, after discovering that one of the seven jurors did not …

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Variety reports: For the first time in memory, the Television Academy announced this year’s Primetime Emmys nominees without an acknowledgement of which network or platform leads the list. That left programmers like HBO and Netflix scrambling to count their nominations in the quest for this year’s bragging rights. Instead, the TV Academy argues that the shows are the thing, and …

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Deadline reports: Lawyers for Twitter called Elon Musk’s planned termination of his $44 billion takeover of the social media firm “invalid and wrongful” in a letter disclosed to the SEC after the close of today’s trading. Twitter shares slumped 11% to close at $32.65, well below the $54 a share that Musk had agreed to pay in the spring. Continuing …

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Variety reports: Disney’s “Thor: Love and Thunder,” the fourth standalone Marvel story about Chris Hemsworth’s hunky Asgardian superhero, hammered home a box office win with its $143 million debut. The movie, which is playing in 4,375 North American theaters, arrived ever-so-slightly behind estimates of $150 million, but those opening weekend returns are unquestionably something to celebrate. “Love and Thunder” also …

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