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Adele makes record-breaking return to UK chart top spot with new single

Adele makes record-breaking return to UK chart top spot with new single

Adele has returned to the top spot of the UK charts and broken the national record for most streams in a week, with her new single “Easy on Me.” The song is her third chart-topping single in the UK after “Someone Like You” and “Hello,” and Adele also has four number-ones on the US Billboard…

Crew member yelled ‘cold gun’ as he handed Alec Baldwin prop weapon, court document shows

Crew member yelled ‘cold gun’ as he handed Alec Baldwin prop weapon, court document shows

An assistant director handed Alec Baldwin a prop firearm and yelled “cold gun” before the actor fired and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza, according to court documents. The “cold gun” remark was meant to indicate that the weapon did not have live rounds, according to an affidavit for a search warrant…

From ‘Sesame Street’ to ‘Alma’s Way’: How Sonia Manzano continues to break ground and elevate Latino stories on US television

From ‘Sesame Street’ to ‘Alma’s Way’: How Sonia Manzano continues to break ground and elevate Latino stories on US television

After 44 years as the loveable Maria on Sesame Street, Sonia Manzano thought she was finally ready to move to a quieter, non-puppet inhabited neighborhood where she could spend her days writing children’s books. “I didn’t think I was going to continue in television,” said Manzano, 71, who was on Sesame Street from 1971 until…

How two friends learned to talk honestly about race while writing a book

How two friends learned to talk honestly about race while writing a book

There is a moment in the beginning of the new book from Christine Pride and Jo Piazza that is written from the perspective of a 14-year-old Black boy. He is having a nightmare about being shot by police officers and imagines the school picture his mom would use when he dies and his death would…

TV OT: The aliens are coming! The aliens are coming! Plus: ‘Curb’ and ‘Insecure’ return

TV OT: The aliens are coming! The aliens are coming! Plus: ‘Curb’ and ‘Insecure’ return

Chalk it up to the government’s revelations in recent years about UFOs, or maybe just the pendulum swinging back, again, after “The X-Files” inspired a host of imitators in the 1990s. Whatever the reason (including possibly happenstance), to paraphrase a great patriot, “The aliens are coming! The aliens are coming!” This week saw the finale…

Hollywood’s tragic history of on-set accidents
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Hollywood’s tragic history of on-set accidents

Hollywood is the land of make believe, but the very real specter of death can hover over television and movie sets. The death of 42-year-old director of photography Halyna Hutchins while working on the movie “Rust” in New Mexico after actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun is just the latest on-set tragedy. There have…

Alec Baldwin says he’s ‘fully cooperating with police’ after fatal shooting on ‘Rust’ set
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Alec Baldwin says he’s ‘fully cooperating with police’ after fatal shooting on ‘Rust’ set

Alec Baldwin has made his first public statement since a fatal shooting on the set of his new film on Thursday. “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours,” Baldwin tweeted on Friday.…

Prop guns: What they are and how they can kill
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Prop guns: What they are and how they can kill

The goal of movies and TV series is to make scenes look realistic. When it comes to prop guns, they don’t just look dangerous. Such was the case in the death Thursday of Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie “Rust” in New Mexico. The 42-year-old director of photography died after actor Alec Baldwin…