"I did physical fight training with Justin Fortune, who trains Manny Pacquiao. If someone drops out of the next Logan Paul fight, maybe I'll hop in," Peck told Variety at the Disney Plus series premiere event on Thursday.
"As an actor, it requires you to be so present and throw out any plans that you might have had for the scene, because the dogs don't know your plans." "The amount of listening it took, I've never experienced that before," Lengies said.
Vanessa Lengies, who plays Peck's love interest and dog trainer Erica, said working with animals was "transformative" for her.
In preparing for his eponymous starring role in "Turner & Hooch," Josh Peck got the Manny Pacquiao treatment.
While the series shares the same name as the original movie, the cast and executive producers note that it's a continuation of the story, not a reboot.
Taking place at Westfield Century City, the pooch-filled premiere event featured set pieces from the show and dog-friendly "Puptails," including the "Muttjito" (beef bone broth garnished with mint) and the "Blueberry Pawtini" (turkey bone broth garnished with duck jerky and a blueberry).
French Mastiffs are also known to bring on a healthy dose of slobber, and Lengies mentioned urine as a common occurrence as well.
"He's such a legend that all I can do is try to steal from him a little bit, because I just want some of his greatness to rub off on me." "Tom Hanks is the goal, right?" Peck said.
"Dogs force you to get out of your plan and out of your comfort zone, which is really great for a guy like me, who likes to run his scenes in the shower the night before," Peck said with a smile.
"The dogs would certainly pass gas sometimes in the middle of a scene, and usually I could power through it, but I'm not that professional," Peck said. "I'd be like, 'I'm sorry, can we just take a moment and let the air literally clear?'"
Peck also had a unique experience working with canine co-stars: He worked alongside not one dog but five, all playing the role of lovable French Mastiff, Hooch.
As co-star Lyndsy Fonseca put it: "You can't fake it around a dog because they're gonna call bullshit."
"We wanted to be respectful and try to honor the original story but at the same time contribute to it and take it further," said executive producer and director McG. "So it's both nostalgic and something new."” />
A U.S. Marshal looking to advance his career, Turner finds his life turned upside down by an oversized, slobbering dog named Hooch. In "Turner & Hooch," based on the Tom Hanks film from 1989, Peck plays Hanks' character's son, also named Scott Turner.
While the presence of animals on set certainly lightens the mood, it also comes with its own unique challenges.

“I’m aware of what happened to Zhao, but I don’t think something like this would happen to me, because the politics in my film are about relationships, about making people empathize with others with whom they wouldn't normally sympathize."
As censorship tightens in the mainland, the "Moneyboys" model of a China-born director with foreign citizenship making a China-set film shot outside the country with foreign funding and crew may become an increasingly common avenue for cinematic explorations of otherwise taboo Chinese subjects.
“I was told, 'It’s better when your first movie is about China. If there are two people, an Austrian director and you, both first-time directors trying to make a film about relationships between Austrians, of course they would rather give it to the other guy than you,'” he says.
He elaborates: “Film is not really politics: it has some politics, of course, but not the kind of outside politics where you go to a demonstration. I just want the best actors to play the characters; to forbid anything or to question that minimizes the artistic work.” Everything in film is there to tell a story, but the stories have political messages and issues packed within them.
Yi still has family in China, and uses a pseudonym to keep his work separated from his private life and avoid the risk of being unable to return. He hopes that his future films will be able to screen there, and acknowledges the political tightrope that may force him to walk — particularly when other China-born artists like Chloe Zhao have been unofficially banned on nationalist grounds even for making work completely unrelated to the country.
At the last minute, however, he moved production to Taiwan, which required a rush to adjust the story but also cut costs and brought in financing from the Taipei Film Commission. First-time director Yi waited nearly ten years for the chance to shoot “Moneyboys,” intending all along to do so in China. He doesn't attribute the shift to censorship, saying that the choice was made for budgetary reasons before he submitted the script to China to get approved for a shooting permit, and because it was easier to work with Taiwan's more Westernized production system.
Yi’s Un Certain Regard title “Moneyboys” is a moving exploration of Chinese rural-to-urban migration that feels authentically emotional despite being peppered with incongruous moments and details. C.B.
China decriminalized homosexuality in 1997 and declassified it as a mental disorder in 2001, and while mores are slowly changing, gay content is still regularly censored in film, TV and online media — most recently via the mass deletion of social media accounts for LGBTQ student groups and research associations at most major universities just last week.
For a director who has spun such an intimate portrait of gay love, Yi at times appears less versed than one might expect on the politics of its representation or the state of LGBTQ issues in China and Taiwan, the latter of which in 2019 became the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.
When he realizes that they accept his money but not his homosexuality, their relationship breaks down. Linguistic inconsistencies also rear their head unexpectedly to jar viewers otherwise immersed in the film’s melancholic mood, with Beijing accents mingling with lilting Taiwanese intonations in the same village where neither should be at home. Although set in China, "Moneyboys" was filmed entirely in Taiwan. The film follows Fei (Kai Ko), who moves from the countryside to different Chinese megacities to support his family as a hustler. And while leading man Kai Ko delivers a nuanced, heart-rending portrayal of the hustler Fei and real chemistry with his male love interests Long (Bai Yufan) and Xiaolai (JC Lin), none of them publicly identify as homosexual.
"Many heterosexual actors wanted to be part of the project because they were touched by the story and wanted to support the LGBT community, and that empathy…is a [positive way] of spreading more understanding of LGBT issues worldwide," Yi says. "I also think playing a homosexual role gives heterosexual male and female actors the opportunity to fulfil their curiosity and satisfy their subconscious desires to live [the experiences] of LGBT people."
The third film will be set in the ’60s and shuttle between Paris and other non-China international locales. Yi envisions “Moneyboys” as the first installment of a thematically linked trilogy of films, each pulling further away from China than the last. Yi also has scripts written for two bigger-budget sci-fi films that zoom even further out from the sticky realities of the present. He’s finished the script for the next title: Paris-set “Purelands,” which centers on a French-Austrian student involved in protecting a group of female prostitutes from northern China.
Equal Opportunities?
Shooting in China, he admits, would have yielded a “totally different” film, but he’s satisfied with the final results.
Bai, who adroitly plays a young villager who follows Fei into the world of prostitution, is a rising commercial star in China who also appeared this month in a very different sort of film: the historical propaganda film “1921,” a tribute to the Chinese Communist Party. While he is on screen at Cannes learning to turn tricks, Bai is in theaters in China as the staunch military leader Ye Ting, who joins the Communists after leaving the Kuomintang, the party that has since become one of Taiwan's most powerful factions.
I want to do the right things and respect everyone there, but I’m also an artist, and want to do the right thing as an artist,” he says. “I feel for my country.
Yi first planned a documentary about money boys, but later morphed it into a fiction over concerns that it might put subjects at risk in a country where prostitution remains illegal and there are few legal rights for LGBTQ citizens.
“I think homosexuality in China is not a big issue, because it’s common. In the 1990s, they already said it’s not a disease, or something like that.” Yi wasn’t sure if an actor could openly identify as gay in China, but notes that while in Beijing he saw many women holding hands in the streets.
In Hollywood, the question of whether straight or cisgender actors should play gay or trans characters is an ever-evolving hot-button issue. Although Yi hadn’t considered the topic, when pressed he says that while the intention behind the idea of reserving gay roles for gay people was a good one, “it also leads to problems" by being too reductive.
“I didn’t make a film of total realism. If I wanted to have a realistic film, I would have done direct cinema or documentary. I made this with an artistic mindset and with the situation I was given, which forced me to adapt,” Yi says.
“I think there should be equal opportunities to take on roles no matter what your identity, as long as you’re good at your craft and willing to take on the challenge.” “The character is what the director chooses him to be…Homosexuals should also play straight men, and so on, as long as the actor develops the character well,” adds Ko. His stars both concur. Lin says what matters most is how convinced the audience is.
His first project was a coming-of-age story set in Austria with European main characters, but it was abruptly killed two years in after certain backers pulled out without explanation. Yi didn’t initially set out to make a film about China at all.
He explains: “I don’t want to be reduced to my Chinese origins as a filmmaker.”” />
Times have changed, but not drastically so.
'Reduced to My Chinese Origin'
There is past precedent for Chinese actors playing controversial gay roles pushing on unabated to mainland stardom. For instance, Chen Sicheng and Qin Hao, the leads of Lou Ye’s 2009 Cannes competition title “Spring Fever,” are now top industry figures even though that film resulted in Lou receiving a five-year ban from filmmaking.
“I went through all that, but I realized it really was better to do my first film in my homeland, where I had travelled many times and knew people better.” Yi has made his peace with that setback.
Yi was born in China but immigrated to Austria as a teen, and is most comfortable in German. A Sinology major, he first encountered the topic of gay prostitution nearly two decades ago while studying abroad to improve his language skills at the Beijing Film Academy, where he discovered that a classmate was hustling on the side to help his ill mother.

We wanted to share with you that after nearly 17 years with ABC, Brian Morewitz has decided to leave to pursue new opportunities. As you know, Brian has overseen the development and production of some of the network’s most prolific dramas in recent years, including "Brothers and Sisters," "Revenge," "Big Sky," "The Good Doctor," "The Rookie," "A Million Little Things," "Castle," "Nashville," "Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," and the critically acclaimed and Emmy-winning limited series "American Crime." He is an extraordinarily creative and dedicated executive whose contributions are appreciated by all who work with him. In our relatively short time together, we’ve come to value Brian as a thoughtful and compassionate leader, and friend.
There's no word yet on how Morewitz will be replaced, or who will assume his drama duties. Craig Erwich, who serves as ABC Entertainment president in addition to his role as head of programming at Hulu, announced the departure, along with ABC development and content stategy Simran S. Sethi, in a memo to staffers:
Hi team,
Thanks,
Craig and Simran
News like this is never easy to share or receive, so if you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us with anything you need. We wish Brian success in his new endeavors and hope you all take the opportunity to celebrate and thank Brian for his many accomplishments over the years, and cheer him on for what’s ahead.
He began his career as a story editor for New Line Cinema.” /> Prior to ABC, Morewitz was SVP at Escape Artists, where he helped develop feature films, including Nicolas Cage’s “Knowing” and “S.W.A.T.” He also held other development positions within the motion picture industry, including SVP of Black and Blu Entertainment and VP of Lucas Foster Productions.
Morewitz had been with ABC for almost 17 years, and had been in his most recent position since March 2016, when he was promoted by then-entertainment president Channing Dungey. Brian Morewitz is out as senior VP of drama at ABC, the network confirms to Variety.
He had served as VP of drama development for ABC before his elevation, a job he first assumed in November 2004. Morewitz oversaw the development and production of all drama pilots and the launch of new drama series for ABC Entertainment.

Here's the latest statement from the HFPA:
"The HFPA remains dedicated to the transformational change it outlined in its May reform plan and timeline. Yesterday, the organization put several more key pieces in place to move forward with reform.
“We want to be clear that a fundamental pillar of our reform plan is accountability,” that statement read. All members – both new and old — will be expected to follow this new code of conduct, and will be held accountable if they do not."” /> Such behavior is unacceptable and disciplinary action will be taken for violations of our new Code. “The HFPA condemns any and all forms of harassment, discrimination and abuse. On May 20, HFPA members approved a new Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct.
The HFPA also approved new gift, travel and conflict of interest policies. Under these new policies, HFPA members shall not be permitted to accept promotional materials or other gifts from studios, publicists, actors, directors or others associated with motion pictures and television programs.
The news is the latest step in the HFPA's ongoing response to charges of questionable practices and a lack of diverse membership, issues that led NBC to announce that it would not air the Golden Globes in 2022.
We will continue to update the industry on our progress as we vote on new bylaws that will create an inclusive, diverse, and accountable organization — one that our members, stakeholders, and partners will be proud of.”
Now, the org says that its members "have completed virtually all of the reforms agreed upon in May — including establishing a functioning hotline (with grievances to be investigated by an outside group), approving a new code of conduct, and bringing on trusted DEI advisors. We will continue to update the industry on our progress as we vote on new bylaws that will create an inclusive, diverse, and accountable organization — one that our members, stakeholders, and partners will be proud of.”
The news is in response to frequent criticism that the Golden Globes votes can be influenced by things such as a trip to France to visit the set of the Netflix's “Emily in Paris," which later received a Globes nomination in best comedy. (Ironically, the show also recently received an Emmy nomination.)
With these updates, our members have completed virtually all of the reforms agreed upon in May — including establishing a functioning hotline (with grievances to be investigated by an outside group), approving a new code of conduct, and bringing on trusted DEI advisors.
Under these new policies, HFPA members shall not be permitted to accept promotional materials or other gifts from studios, publicists, actors, directors or others associated with motion pictures and television programs." The org confirmed in a statement on Friday that it has approved "new gift, travel and conflict of interest policies. One of the biggest knocks against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — that its members can be swayed by trips, gifts and other freebies — is going away.
The HFPA, which hands out the Golden Globe Awards, has been under fire for months, following an initial exposé by the Los Angeles Times about both the small, insular organization’s questionable financial practices, as well as paltry record of diversity and representation (including an entire lack of Black members). The group has already released a framework for reform that includes measures to increase the number of people of color in its ranks. The org had already instituted new restrictions on gifts that the members could receive and payments for work on their committees.
Official ballots will now go out via mail to the membership, with a final vote tally in early August. HFPA membership approved the draft bylaws for a final vote with no amendments, demonstrating its continued commitment to foundational change.
July 15

When his art dealer (Alexandre Gavras) stops by to check in on his progress, the wound-up painter ambitiously proposes to create a new canvas every day — a recipe for burnout, if ever there was one. More stunning still is the way Bonnard inhabits the supernova intensity of the character’s mood disorder. Early on, Damien’s restlessness makes it virtually impossible for him to sleep, so he gets up in the middle of the night and tinkers in the garage.
No one utters the word “bipolar” until practically the end of Belgian director Joachim Lafosse’s “The Restless,” but you can sense that’s what the character Damien is dealing with from the opening scene, when a father-son day on the sea takes a startling turn. After steering a rented boat a certain distance offshore, the ever-impulsive Damien (an astonishing, exhausting performance from Damien Bonnard) spontaneously dives overboard, leaving his boy, Amine (Gabriel Merz Chammah), alone at the helm. “I’m swimming back — you take the boat,” he says, leaving the boy with no other choice.
Bonnard may be the movie’s showboat, but she's its anchor — no surprise, considering the sheer number of unfathomably rich roles for women Lafosse’s  filmography has yielded so far (see also “Private Property” and “Our Children”). No one is more understanding of Damien’s condition than Leïla, but even her love has its limits, and the tragedy of “The Restless” comes in watching her fight to regain some shred of her identity when confronted with the rapidly collapsing supernova of her husband’s unmedicated “high.” As the movie advances, told through a series of deeply painful vignettes, it falls to Leïla to rein in Damien’s undeniably destructive behavior, risking a form of self-immolation in the process. It’s no easy task to play near-total emotional exhaustion without pulling audiences into the black hole that threatens to consume such a character, but Bekhti finds the pinpoint of light at the end of that tunnel and powers us toward it through sheer force of will.
Over the course of two hours, “The Restless” represents Damien in all his states: up, down, but mostly sideways, barreling unpredictably through life, a rogue electron (to borrow the metaphor of another 2021 Cannes contender, “Annette”) who could go nuclear at any moment. Unmanageable though it may be, such wild energy seems essential to this tortured artist’s creativity. When Damien finds himself under its influence, he paints, translating the world into big, brilliant canvases, vaguely Van Gogh-like in their capacity to turn an empty room or seemingly benign portrait into something pulsing and radioactive.
Compelling as the moment-by-moment fate of this family may be, what grips us most is watching Bonnard and Bekhti become these two characters — twin planets, each possessing a magnetic-to-behold sense of gravity, who orbit harmoniously at times, and at others smash violently into one another. Though he clearly empathizes with young Amine, Lafosse shows full-blown appreciation for Damien’s wife, Leïla (Leïla Bekhti), who must play mother to her husband as well as her son.
In keeping with the most personal of his previous films, “Private Lessons” and “After Love,” it’s not one of those filmmaking-as-therapy grudge sessions, but a wrenchingly fair-minded look at complicated family dynamics. Lafosse’s ninth feature — and the first to land the deserving “Our Children” helmer an overdue competition slot at Cannes — was inspired by his father, a photographer who lived with bipolar disorder.
Damien’s work has much the same power, and it can be breathtaking to watch Bonnard go at it. Damien’s studio and style were both modeled after Belgian visual artist Piet Raemdonck, with whom Bonnard collaborated to create several large tableaux — a sign of the actor’s commitment as well as his unique background: Bonnard studied fine art during an earlier chapter of his life, which convinced Lafosse to alter his original intention of making Damien a photographer so that the role might benefit from such useful “preparation.” He’s not merely pantomiming the act of creation, the way actors so often do (with the camera coyly hiding behind the canvas) but participating in it, as DP Jean-François Hensgens pushes deep into his personal space with the intimacy of an unsimulated art-house sex scene.
This irony isn’t lost on Lafosse, who weighs Damien’s dual obligations — to his family and to his art — with full awareness that there’s no sustainable way for the two to coexist. At least, not yet, though the director’s sensitivity to such issues suggests how far our comprehension has progressed since, say, the movie “Lust for Life” used such a euphemistic title to describe it.” /> Obviously, one needn’t be crazy (or “neurodivergent,” to use a more acceptable term) to achieve artistic genius, but there’s little denying that some developmental disorders offer certain advantages as well. Once her husband is back on lithium, his whirlwind work ethic inevitably crashes to a state of near-catatonia, and the painting ceases almost entirely.
“The Restless” presents this startling rift in parental responsibility from the son’s point of view, suggesting that the episode — the kind of judgment lapse that might qualify as “fun-loving” in an American man-child comedy but feels genuinely alarming here — almost certainly has its origins in Lafosse’s own upbringing. Who’s to say what a “normal” dad is like when the only one you know is your own? But neither do they understand them, limited as their perspective of mental health might be at that age. Like that real-world Laurel and Hardy episode when Mom called the paramedics, who had to chase Dad around the house, or the time where Dad showed up at school and tried to hand out cupcakes to the entire class, children don’t forget such incidents.

AMC Networks has reached a $200 million settlement deal with Frank Darabont and CAA in the long-running profit participation lawsuit over "The Walking Dead."
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Litigation around allegations of sweetheart deals that short change profit participants have become a specialty for Hollywood litigators for years now ever since the regulatory landscape changed in the late 1990s to allow vertical integration of networks and studios.
They will continue to receive a share of future profits from streaming deals tied to "The Walking Dead" and spinoff "Fear the Walking Dead." But for all other "Walking Dead"-related content, the settlement buys out the plaintiffs' rights. The deal calls for AMC to pay Darabont and CAA a total of $200 million.
It also reflected the conflict spurred by industry consolidation as AMC served as both the production entity behind "Walking Dead" and the network, which led to the lawsuits claiming that AMC did not pay its own studio fair market value for the show that at its peak was the most-watched entertainment program in all of TV. "The Walking Dead" lawsuit became the latest forum for conflict over traditional Hollywood accounting techniques.
After Darabont and CAA filed the first salvo, "Walking Dead" executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, comic book creator Nate Kirkman, showrunner Glen Mazzara and exec producers David Alpert and Charles Eglee filed a similar suit in 2017. The Darabont/CAA suit unfolded in New York. That suit is still pending in Los Angeles Superior Court.
AMC Networks disclosed the settlement in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Friday.
When the lawsuits ensued, AMC held that profit participation revenue The $200 million settlement includes $57 million worth of profit participation revenue that AMC had intended to pay the plaintiffs under the terms of the original contracts for "The Walking Dead." Darabont, the writer-director who launched the show in 2010 that became a juggernaut for AMC, filed suit against the company in 2013 after he had been dismissed from the show.

The Beatles Yellow Submarine Yellow Playmate Cooler
Beatles Posters Stickers
Decorate anything from your laptop, water bottle to notebooks with these vibrant, large stickers featuring artistic images and graphics from vintage Beatles posters and magazine features. The pack comes with 24 different stickers, sized 2.5" x 3.5".
Happy Socks Limited-Edition Yellow Submarine 6-Pack
The best-selling Trivial Pursuit features 600 entertaining questions that will captivate Beatles fans of any age, with detailed fun facts that will educate even the quickest of fanatics.” />
'Linda McCartney: The Polaroid Diaries'
The Beatles Anthology
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The Beatles' Progress' by Michael Braun 'Love Me Do!
From Philip Norman's "Shout!" to Hunter Davies' "Beatles Book," readers can get a candid, honest glimpse into the lives of the English rock band once they're done streaming the Hulu series. Thankfully, the Beatles' journey —  from their humble Liverpool beginnings to their incredible rise to Beatlemania fame to their acrimonious breakup in 1970 — has been meticulously tracked from avid fans and anthologists alike. If you're a longtime Beatles fan that's already done your research, though, there's plenty of fun Beatles collectibles and merch to buy to celebrate the band, from an adorable Yellow Submarine-themed Igloo cooler to a limited-edition Huckberry print of the musicians.
 
The Beatles Huckberry Print
It is, in effect, the only Beatles autobiography, offering the most candid glimpse into the lives of one of the most historic rock bands of all time. The extraordinary project was put together by Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo themselves, with the help of Yoko Ono following John Lennons's death, and includes first-hand accounts of their personal upbringings and rise to fame as a group. The "Beatles Anthology" is a must-read for anyone who lived through Beatlemania or is curious about the psychedelic hippie craze of the 1960s, centered around the seminal music of bands like the Beatles.
Any guitar player inspired by Lennon and Harrison's impressive riffs will love this collectible tin, that comes with 15 high-quality guitar picks printed with iconic Beatles imagery.
 
Yellow Submarine Car Sticker Decal
Crosley Anthology Vintage Turntable – Beatles Edition
'Shout: The Beatles in Their Generation' by Philip Norman
Place it on your rearview window and you might even make friends with the car behind you while stuck in traffic. Spread some Beatles love while on the road with this adorable Yellow Submarine decal sticker.
Winning Moves: The Beatles Trivial Pursuit Game
It features Thermecool insulating technology and holds up to nine cans perfect for a quick day trip. Inspired by the band's iconic hit song "Yellow Submarine," the Little Playmate is decorated with graphics of the bright yellow vessel that transported John, Paul, George and Ringo undersea to Pepperland. If you're in need of a cooler as the summer heat sets in, and you're a fan of the Fab Four, then this Igloo cooler is for you. If you're looking for a larger cooler, check out our round-up of the best coolers.
Happy Sock's limited-edition box comes with six pairs of high-quality socks, each designed with different psychadelic imagary inspired by "Yellow Submarine's" historic, colorful album art.
 
The epic tale charts the English stars from their humble beginnings in Liverpool, to their astonishing heights of fame, to their acrimonious split. Acclaimed music anthologist and writer Philip Norman utilizes years of research and first-hand interviews with those close to the Fab Four in this expansive biography, published 11 years after the iconic rock band split up and, most notably, a year after John Lennon's assassination. This edition is updated to include Paul McCartney's 1997 knighting and Lennon's 1980 assassination.
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Here are the best items we found online, for every type of Fab Four fan.
Quality prints are a sophisticated way for music-lovers to decorate the house and showcase their taste without being ostentatious. This black-and-white Huckleberry print shows a rare photo of the four Beatles wading through a pool in 1964. Shot by John Loengard for the Life Picture Collection, it's part of a limited-edition set of 495 prints, numbered and certified with a story of the image on the back of the print.
John Lennon has cited Braun's biography as the most honest account of the band's hey-day, even better than Hunter Davies' much more popular, and also very good, biographical "Beatles Book." Braun takes readers through a nothing-is-off-limits ride-along with the band-members, showcasing each musician's famous wit, even when it gets them in trouble at times.
Plus, it's 25% off now. This fast-selling package also comes with two extra "Masters" collections of non-album tracks and a DVD to add to your collection, in addition to never-before-seen photos and notes to go along with each album. There's no better way to celebrate the Beatles than with a box set, including every single one of the rock band's 21 studio albums.
A built-in bluetooth receiver allows you to stream music wirelessly to its stereo speakers, which uses an Audio Technica stylus for improved sound quality. This three-speed Cosley turntable comes in an adorable baby blue hue, printed with a classic black-and-white image of the Beatles on the inside of the lid.
The set comes with pieces to build a portrait of any four of the Beatles, whose end product measures to be a 15.5" square, to be displayed on your wall or shelf anywhere in your home. This LEGO building kit is part puzzle, part game and part art.
From the inspiration behind their historic album "Sgt. In a new Hulu documentary "McCartney 3, 2, 1," out July 16, the 79-year-old rockstar spills never-heard-before anecdotes and facts about the Fab Four while in conversation with mega-producer Rick Rubin. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club" to the influence the Beach Boys had on their own music, the six-part series serves as a retrospective tell-all that is sure to compel viewers to dive deeper into the making of the iconic band.
Following her best-selling "Taschen" monograph, "The Polaroid Diaries" features quirky portraits of her husband and their four kids, luminous landscapes across Arizona and Scotland and celebrity cameos from people in their A-list circle, such as Steve McQueen and Adam Ant — all shot on Polaroid film. See Paul McCartney and his family in a way you never have before through the lens of Linda McCartney, acclaimed photographer and first wife to the Beatles star.
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Asked by a reporter at the White House Friday what his message was to platforms like Facebook regarding COVID-19 misinformation, Biden replied: “They’re killing people.” He was addressing reporters on the South Lawn of the White House.
“Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated, and that’s — they’re killing people," the president continued.
Facebook has touted efforts to improve access to information about vaccines and how to get vaccinated, making it easier for people to share their support for vaccines, "and reducing misinformation about vaccines." The company claims that millions of people have visited the Facebook vaccine-finder tool since it launched in March.
Earlier in the day, White House press secretary Jen Psaki had criticized Facebook for not doing more to stop vaccine misinformation, calling it a "life-or-death issue." About Facebook, she said, "They’re a private sector company. It’s clear there are more that can be taken." They’re going to make decisions about additional steps they can take.
In addition, Facebook in May said it had given more than $30 million worth of ad credits to help governments, nongovernmental organizations and other groups "reach people with COVID-19 vaccine information and other important messages," resulting in more than 10 billion ad impressions globally.
6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, recently sued Facebook, Twitter and Google with that allegation as the crux of his complaint.” /> Republicans have also been critical of Facebook and other internet services — but the ire on that side of the aisle has stemmed from the belief that big tech companies are censoring conservative viewpoints. Donald Trump, who was broadly deplatformed over his role in the Jan.
Biden's comments came after U.S. At a press conference, he specifically cited Facebook's News Feed for contributing to the spread of misinformation. "They’ve designed product features, such as ‘like’ buttons, that reward us for sharing emotionally charged content, not accurate content," he said. Vivek Murthy released a report July 15, which in part called on internet platforms to more aggressively crack down on COVID misinformation. Surgeon General Dr. "And their algorithms tend to give us more of what we click on, pulling us deeper and deeper into a well of misinformation."
Facebook didn't respond to a request for comment.
President Biden took a sharp jab at Facebook and other social networks, saying that they are "killing people" by facilitating the spread of misinformation about coronavirus vaccines.

You can say "if only" all you want about a dozen different artists, but "Faith" makes it clear Pop Smoke had a real future, with its show of soul and progress.” />
also fine. There also isn’t much of a focus on pure trap, or the horror-scape death-disco vibe repeated again and again on “Stars"… That means that there aren’t quite as many “woos” – Pop’s vocal tic, a rhythmic punctuation not unlike Michael Jackson’s “shamon” – on “Faith” as there were strewn across the heavens of “Stars,” save for a dusky R&B duet with Chris Brown on “Woo Baby.”  Fine.
The posthumous album is, sadly, as much a part of the hip-hop ethos as is sampling vintage soul snippets or rapping raw lyrics ripe with braggadocio. Be it rap veterans with opulent production values such as DMX, 2Pac and Mac Miller, or newer artists on the lo-fi tip such as XXXTentacion and Juice WRLD "releasing" fresh music (the latter with another new album, “The Party Never Ends,” due out shortly), each have proved that a post-mortem existence can seem almost as dynamic and  relevant — or at least sales-worthy to fans — as if they were still alive.
The crown is only for the king, they’re trying to put it on a clown.” Dag.  While a rough-hewn Future, on the brusque “Mr. Jones,” actually sounds as if he’s pushing Smoke to rap out in his most menacing aggressive tones (kudos to producer CashMoneyAP for editing that track with such live, battle-rapping display), the haunting drone of “8-Ball” allows Kid Cudi and Smoke to offer their own brands of sadly austere lyricism about luck, loss and love. Humorously, Smoke seems amazed by his good fortune in moving from the pavement to the penthouse on “Tell the Vision” (“We come from the trenches…. Fifty cent cake, now we eatin’ Phillippe’s steak"). Here, though it's featured guest Pusha T who gets the most controversy out of the drilling cut, by applauding Smoke’s platinum status, while dissing recent top album seller Tyler, The Creator with “Look, Tyler got the album of the year, for now…. The ambient twirl and chamber folk backgrounds of “Bout a Million” (produced by Axl) give a throaty Smoke, 21 Savage and 42 Dugg ample room to explore the luxurious track’s contours, with each rapper intertwined within the track like a Moebius Strip. While a wealth of guests rarely bodes well, it's worth mentioning that most of Smoke/Victor’s chosen features are sly and clever additions to Pop’s husky flow and round-the-way poetry.
Rico Beats heads up that team, one that includes fellow producers and featured guests such as Kanye West (his "Tell The Vision" with Smoke and Pusha T is rumored to include musical elements once intended for a West album), the Neptunes (whose Pharrell lends his sweet, high registered croon to “Spoiled”), Swizz Beatz, 808Melo, Jahil Beats and more. Instead, we get the mournful, gospel-strewn soul of “Good News,” the drone-inspired Middle Eastern elegance of “8-Ball,” the giddily pop-hoppy “Spoiled,” and the mood-swinging musicality of Smoke’s vocal flow on the freestyle-centered “Coupe” and “Beat The Speaker.” All of these show off the Victor production team’s dedication to broadening Smoke’s sonic and melodic palette.
Credit Pop Smoke's manager, label owner, friend and curator Steven Victor, who not only made sure that the late rapper’s swagger, cackling laugh and deep voice were fully present on “Faith,” but that the new record advanced and even bettered what the trap-and-drill-focused production team did on “Shoot for the Stars.” To the unfortunate extent that this can be loosely seen as a genre, no one is more closely associated with it than Pop Smoke: he never had a pre-posthumous album. What’s boldest about “Faith” is that despite being fully Frankenstein-ed from volumes of verses the rapper left behind is that it never feels limp or stitched together. The 20-year-old with a dusky baritone and a taut lyrical mix of snark and smarts as his signatures was murdered in a robbery at his rental property in February 2020, and both Pop Smoke albums — his 2020 debut, “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon,” and this weekend’s new album release, “Faith” — have come out after his untimely end.
With his heaving, gruff voice in full display, “More Time” speaks volumes about what it means to be a bold man in the badlands, as Pop Smoke certainly saw himself, but pauses to applaud, and warm to, his mother’s wishes, if just for one moment. “Mama’s begging me to pray to Allah… but, ma, I’m sorry, I’m just stuck in my ways.” Fortunately for Smoke heads, “Faith” is bookended by Pop alone, on the too-brief, holy-rolling soul of “Good News" and the sparsely produced, stop-and-start, cackle-and-woo-laden “Merci Beaucoup," with the dramatic "More Time" in between them.
What Dua Lipa is doing on a Pop Smoke track, there’s no telling, save for the fact that their “Demeanor” teaming is a dud, as is the lifeless bragging of "Manslaughter" featuring Rick Ross and The-Dream.

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