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‘Fight Club’ has a new ending in China. And this time, the authorities win

Chinese fans of David Fincher’s cult classic were enraged over the weekend when they noticed a version of the movie available on popular Chinese streaming platform Tencent Video completely removes its iconic ending. The finale of “Fight Club” shocked audiences when the film hit theaters in 1999. In a massive twist, the narrator, played by …

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Bob Dylan sells his entire catalog of recorded music to Sony Music

The recording company described the deal for 60 years worth of music as a “landmark agreement” in a statement. The deal was concluded in July last year, but announced Monday. The deal includes “the entirety of Bob Dylan’s recorded body of work since 1962,” according to Sony Music, beginning with his self-titled debut album and …

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Brian Williams turns down CBS News’ attempt to recruit him for the ‘Evening News’

Just years ago, in 2015, the notion that Williams would be rebuffing an offer to helm one of the big three nightly news programs would have been unfathomable. His reputation was in ruins for embellishing his stories as a journalist. He was booted from “NBC Nightly News” and accepted what was then a significant demotion …

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Abigail Disney takes her fight to her family’s turf

The activist granddaughter of Disney co-founder Roy Disney (Walt’s brother) has made a movie lambasting the way the Walt Disney Co. (DIS) treats its theme park employees. Abigail Disney co-directed “The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales” with Kathleen Hughes, and Disney’s brother Tim Disney is listed as an executive producer. Their sister, Susan Disney …

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Sarah Palin tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of New York Times defamation trial, judge says

New York (CNN Business)Sarah Palin has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19, potentially delaying the start of the trial in her defamation suit against the New York Times. Her positive test was disclosed by Judge Jed Rakoff, who is overseeing the trial, in court on Monday morning according to Reuters. Rakoff said he learned of the …

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Turkish journalist detained after ‘insulting’ President Erdogan in a TV interview

Sedef Kabas was arrested in Istanbul on Saturday following a live interview on the opposition TV channel Tele1 last Friday, according to Turkey’s state broadcaster Turkish Radio and Television, TRT Haber. Kabas used traditional Turkish proverbs to make references to Erdogan without actually giving the President’s name. “A crowned head gets wiser, but we see …

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‘SNL’ looks back on Pres. Joe Biden’s first year in office on its version of ‘The Ingraham Angle’

Cast member Kate McKinnon embodied the conservative host, telling her audience of Biden’s term so far, “Can we all admit it’s a disaster?” McKinnon’s Ingraham listed problems, like high inflation and gas prices before tossing to a heavily edited soundbite that makes it seem like White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is saying, “We are …

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