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It turns out a ton of people wanted to watch Democratic congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar play “Among Us” — hundreds of thousands of people, in fact.While Twitch hasn’t made data on total views available, according to The Verge, traffic on the stream for AOC’s three-hour session playing the multiplayer murder-mystery video game peaked at around 435,000 people. But though things declined somewhat from that peak, viewership remained high throughout the night. For instance, according to Washington Post reporter Phillip Bump, at around 6:30 p.m. PT — about an hour into the stream — more than 330,000 people were watching. And after more than two hours of play, according to The Verge, traffic was sitting at more than 350,000.In addition, according to data available on Twitch, more than a million people total have already visited Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitch profile, which was created Tuesday, and she now has 550,000 followers.Also Read: Sam Elliott Reminds Us 'There Is Only One America' in Joe Biden World Series Ad (Video)If you want to see what all the fuss was about, visit the stream’s archive on AOC’s Twitch and watch for yourself.“Among Us” is a multiplayer murder-mystery game from indie developers InnerSloth similar to “Clue,” only with a space-themed twist, pitting up to 10 players against each other in a race to be the last one standing. At least one player in the group is randomly assigned imposter, and must sabotage the spaceship or kill all the crew members as quickly as possible. The other players have to either catch the imposter or complete “tasks” around the ship first. If a dead body is found, a player can report it, which prompts a group meeting and vote to eliminate a contestant — who spends the rest of the game floating around as a helpful ghost.Read original story AOC’s ‘Among Us’ Twitch Stream Got Hundreds of Thousands of Views At TheWrap
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During game one of the 2020 world series, Joe Biden released a new ad focused hard on the idea of national unity and American problem-solving, drawing by implication a stark contrast to the divisive and chaotic Trump era. And to really ram the point home, the ad features the reassuring narration of actor Sam Elliott. Watch the clip above now.If you can’t watch the video for yourself, here’s what the “A Star Is Born,” “The Big Lebowski” and “The Ranch” star says in the ad:“There is only one America. No Democratic rivers. No Republican mountains. Just this great land, and all that’s possible on it with a fresh start. Cures we could find. Futures we can shape. Work to reward. Dignity to protect. There is so much we can do, if we choose to take on problems, and not each other. And choose a president who brings out our best. Joe Biden doesn’t need everyone in this country to always agree. Just to agree we all love this country, and go from there.”Also Read: Biden Beats Trump in Final Town Hall Ratings - And It Wasn't That CloseElliott is the latest Hollywood star to get behind the Democratic presidential candidate in recent weeks. Other examples include several cast reunions to raise money for Biden or for local Democratic Party organizations, including “The West Wing,” “Veep” and “Parks and Rec.”Read original story Sam Elliott Reminds Us ‘There Is Only One America’ in Joe Biden World Series Ad (Video) At TheWrap
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The news division at Fox News reportedly passed on the Hunter Biden story that ended up in the New York Post that has been hammered this week for not having much of a foundation in reality. But the Fox News primetime pundits have been talking about little else over the past week. And Sean Hannity went so hard on that topic Tuesday night that he had Fox News cameras sitting outside Biden’s house in Delaware with a standing offer for a live interview on the baseless conservative conspiracy theories.“Joe Biden, you have a lot of questions to answer, and it’s time for you to answer them. What did you know, when did you know it, did you take a cut of your son’s seedy international pay-for-play schemes?” Hannity said early in Tuesday’s episode of “Hannity.”“I know it’s 9 p.m. Eastern, Joe, but if you’re still awake we have a camera right outside of your house. Right there, right now. You can walk outside your house, leave your basement bunker, feel free to step out, answer any of these pressing questions, and we will be more than happy to hear you out.”Also Read: Tucker Carlson: Democrats Are Collaborating With the Deep State to Elect Biden (Video)This bit is just the latest iteration of a bit that Hannity and other Fox News hosts have been doing for a while now, claiming that Joe Biden is hiding in his basement from scrutiny instead of appearing in public non-stop during a pandemic that has killed more than 220,000 Americans.“Now, of course we’ll have a lot more on this huge bombshell development coming up, whether or not Joe steps up to the mic is anybody’s guess. But make no mistake, tonight the president is gaining massive momentum. Democrats, despite what they say, and the media mob, what they say, they’re enablers, you, really, it’s hard to believe, November 3rd, that is two weeks from tonight, you will be the ultimate jury, and 2020 is not a coronation for Joe Biden.”Hannity spent much of the episode with the live camera feed dominating the screen, even though nothing of note happened on that feed at any point.You can watch the quoted portion of Tuesday’s episode of “Hannity” on Fox News in the video embedded up at the top of this article.Read original story Hannity Has Fox News Cameras Camped Outside Joe Biden’s House (Video) At TheWrap
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The Los Angeles Philharmonic has canceled all Walt Disney Hall concerts through June 9, 2021, the orchestra said on Tuesday.Included among the canceled concerts are previously scheduled performances from Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Yuja Wang and Emanuel Ax.“While this news may not be surprising in this climate, it is heartbreaking to keep our venues silent and not be able to share in the experience of live music with you,” a message on the L.A. Phil’s website said.Also Read: Live Nation Reports $588 Million Loss for Q2 With Absence of Live ConcertsChad Smith, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s chief executive, said in a statement on Tuesday that despite the cancelations, he expected to be able to bring audiences back for concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford next summer.“As hard as it is to lose entire seasons at the Hollywood Bowl, The Ford and now Walt Disney Concert Hall, we are responding creatively under Gustavo’s leadership, so we can continue to bring music, learning programs and important conversations to the largest possible audience in Los Angeles and beyond,” Smith said. “Together with all of Los Angeles, we will arrive on the other side of this pandemic. We now look toward next summer, when we will welcome audiences back to the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford and celebrate each iconic venue’s centenary with new meaning and purpose.”In the meantime, audiences can still listen to performances online through the L.A. Phil’s SOUND/STAGE project, which features short concerts and video interviews with artists. PBS will also air episodes of the orchestra’s “In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl” series beginning next January.Read original story Los Angeles Philharmonic Cancels All Disney Hall Concerts Through June 2021 At TheWrap
“Bachelorette” star Clare Crawley just wanted a cocktail party to end her first group date on Tuesday’s episode of the ABC dating series, but all she got was an awkward silence.Perhaps the men of her season aren’t familiar with the rules of the show, but it’s usually customary for suitors to fall all over each other in order to be the first to whisk the Bachelorette away during the cocktail party — not sit there like a bunch of preteen boys at a middle school dance.But that is, unfortunately, what happened. Crawley was so shocked that no one jumped up to pull her aside that she had to leave her first conversation to go back and ask them all what the heck they were thinking.Bachelor Nation was all aflutter on Twitter with reactions to the moment, which was so cringe-worthy it almost started a fight between Crawley and her suitors.Also Read: Clare Crawley Denies Bailing Early on 'The Bachelorette' in Awkward Kimmel Interview (Video)The ringleader of the drama was, of course, Yosef, who nearly got himself kicked off the show last week when another suitor tattled on him for allegedly hitting up multiple girls in his hometown with the same lame Snapchat message.Tonight, Yosef turned up the drama dial once again by telling Crawley that she’s “crazy” if she doesn’t think all the men are there for her.Needless to say, Crawley didn’t take to that too kindly — and guess who swooped in to comfort her? You guessed it — Dale. Oh, and let’s not even get started on that “physical touch” session that was basically just an excuse for the two of them to get freaky while wearing eye masks.One member of Bachelor Nation went out on a limb and tweeted: “Is it just me or is this season of the bachelorette awkward?”Another one posted a meme of Tyler the Creator below just two words: “the silence.”Read more reactions from Bachelor Nation below.is it just me or is this season of the bachelorette awkward— 𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕘𝕒𝕟 (@morgansokolic) October 21, 2020the silence bachelorette TheBacheloretteABC pic.twitter.com/GRyP5YKEA5— zoë’s bachelor content (@bachelorettezz) October 21, 2020That awkward silence bachelorette pic.twitter.com/qFibI5QcZ7— Bodacious Binger (@BodaciousBinger) October 21, 2020Clare: Sooo uhhhhh who’s gonna hang out with me?? bachelorette BachelorNation pic.twitter.com/m77zBeESia— kensie lynn ✨ (@mckensieshiner) October 21, 2020The other men to Chris Harrison after Clare and Dale’s very long “physical touch” session. TheBachelorette pic.twitter.com/tUPRuXPoeZ— Colleen (@colleenk727) October 21, 2020Y’all that Clare and Dale touching scene…was anyone else uncomfortable lol bachelorette pic.twitter.com/2wVBcPgS4D— Talking Gems (@gems_talking) October 21, 2020watching Clare react to Dale’s physical touch challenge TheBachelorette bachelorette pic.twitter.com/DYZKUsQ8hF— thats some hot dish (@_fondue_for_two) October 21, 2020Out of all the seasons I have watched the bachelor and bachelorette this is by far the weirdest group date I’ve seen TheBachelorette pic.twitter.com/km1IgEbXtq— Kalifornia (@Kaliellingham) October 21, 2020clare: so… anyone wanna step up? the guys: bachelor nation: TheBachelorette pic.twitter.com/QuAe6tj3fZ— Davina Yashar (@DavinaYashar) October 21, 2020Read original story ‘The Bachelorette’ Just Had the Most Awkward Silence Ever and Twitter Can’t Handle It At TheWrap
Tucker Carlson began his show on Tuesday with a lengthy rant about some folks who are currently “concocting ludicrous and potentially dangerous conspiracy theories about foreign interference in our political system.” But he wasn’t decrying the baseless conspiracy theories about Hunter Biden and the Ukrainian and Chinese governments that conservatives have been pushing recently.Instead, he was referring to those who have opposed those conspiracy theories.“Yesterday, perfect example, a group of more than 50 former US intelligence officials — who are these people? They’re the very same people who missed 9/11, who endorsed the Iraq War and the weapons of mass destruction,” Tucker said. Carlson also endorsed the Iraq War.Also Read: Tucker Carlson Wonders Why ABC Didn't Mention Hunter Biden Conspiracies at Town Hall (Video)“They’re the same people who illegally spied on American citizens for years. Those people signed a letter claiming that the New York Post story could very well be part of a secret Russian operation designed to help Vladimir Putin’s fellow Slavic dictator Donald J. Trump cling to power. Quote, ‘Our experience makes us deeply suspicious that the Russian government played a significant role in this case.’“Now, these are so-called intelligence operatives, but they offered no evidence to support that reckless claim, that very serious claim. Why didn’t they offer any evidence? Because there is no evidence. None exists. Instead they simply asserted it, which means they simply lied.”This is when Tucker finally approached his central point for this whole thread.Also Read: Tucker Carlson Makes Bogus Claim There Are No Pending Obamacare Court Cases (Video)“They lied to the American public in order to influence the outcome of a supposedly free and fair election. Isn’t that what they claim Russia does? They’re doing it. With much greater effect, and they’ve been doing it for year,” Tucker said, without explaining what it is they’ve actually been doing for years, considering Trump did win the 2016 election.“But this time, in the final days before we vote, they’re not even bothering to hide what they’re doing, or their methods. Senior figures in our vast national security state are working in concert with the Democratic Party to get Joe Biden elected,” Tucker said, without providing any evidence.“That sounds nutty even to say out loud, but it’s not nutty. It’s happening. They’re showing us what they’re doing.”Also Read: Tucker Carlson: It's 'Outrageous' the Government Is Still Hiding Evidence of UFOs (Video)Reports say that Fox News was actually offered the Hunter Biden laptop story that the New York Post ran, but turned it down because they were skeptical of the sourcing. But Carlson has talked about the Post story every day since it was published last week.You can watch the quoted portion of Tuesday’s episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in the video embedded in this article.Read original story Tucker Carlson: Democrats Are Collaborating With the Deep State to Elect Biden (Video) At TheWrap
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Nearly 80 local news sites in California are actually part of a propaganda network driven by Republican operatives and corporate P.R. firms, the New York Times reported Tuesday.As the Times, Columbia Journalism School’s Tow Center, the Guardian, Michigan Daily and the Lansing State Journal reported earlier in multiple, separate investigations, the content on these sites is largely determined by political operatives, who are clients of this “pay-for-play” network. Said network pays freelance writers to promote Republican candidates, focus on conservative topics and attack Democratic opponents, often without journalistic due diligence, transparency and fairness. The rest of the content tends to be “algorithmically generated using publicly available data sets or by repurposing stories from legitimate sources,” according to the Columbia Journalism Review.Outlets affiliated with the network operate in all 50 states and have names like “California Business Daily” or the “Fresno Leader” and, in some locations, are even published in print and delivered to doorsteps, according to the Times.Also Read: Local Newspaper Closures and Layoffs Accelerate During the Pandemic: 'Hardly Anyone Is Safe'Though other partisan “local news” networks exist for both Republican and Democratic operatives, the network featured in the most recent report from the Times is one of the largest and is largely overseen by Brian Timpone, a former TV reporter turned conservative businessman.Attempts to reach Timpone for comment were not successful, but in an interview with Deseret News last month, Timpone defended one of his companies behind the sites, Metric Media, as attempting to “rebuild and democratize community news across the country.”Here are the 79 papers in California that are a part of this network, according to the Times (see the full list of papers here):Antelope Valley Today Calaveras Guide California Business Daily Central Alameda News Central OC Times Chico Times Coachella Today East Alameda News East Contra Costa News East San Diego News East SBV Times East SFV Today East Sierra News East Ventura News Fresno Leader Gold Country Today Golden State Today Imperial CA News Kern County Times Kings County Times LA Harbor News Lake Tahoe Sun LAX Leader Madison – St. Clair Record Marin Leader Merced Times Monterey Times NE Cali News NE Sacramento News North Coast California News North Inland News North OC Times North Sacramento Today North SFV Today North SGV News Northern California Record NW LA Times NW Riverside News Oakland Record Pomona Valley News Redding Today Redwood Empire News Sacramento Standard San Diego Record San Francisco Sun San Joaquin Times San Jose Standard San Mateo Sun Santa Clara Today Santa Cruz Standard SE LA Times SFV Today SGV Standard SLO Reporter Solano Sun South Alameda News South Bay Leader South Bay SD News South OC Times South Sacramento Today South SF Bay News South SFV Today South SGV News Southern California Record Stanislaus News SW Riverside News Tulare Times Verdugos News Victor Valley Times West Contra Costa News West El Dorado News West LA Times West OC Times West SBV Times West SFV Today West SGV News West Ventura News Wine Country Times Yuba-Sutter TimesRead original story These California ‘Local Papers’ Are Part of a Shadowy Conservative Pay-for-Play Network At TheWrap
On Fairmont Boulevard where the broad, leafy avenue divides the upscale Cleveland suburb Shaker Heights from the more middle-class University Heights, a lady with her manicured white poodle is taking a selfie on her front lawn, in front of her Biden-Harris lawn sign. “I’m heading to drop off my ballot right now,” she said proudly, asking a passerby to take a picture for history. Up and down her street and in the winding streets of gracious homes behind her, Biden-Harris lawn signs dominate the views. Over on the University Heights side of the avenue, where the lots are smaller for the rows of brick houses, there are a lot more Trump-Pence signs dotting the yards. I grew up here, in Ohio, a swing state that went for Trump by eight points in 2016, and where right now it’s anybody’s call. The latest polls show Trump leading by two points, 52-48, according to the site 538.com. Also Read: Trump Is the Butt of 97% of Late-Night TV Hosts' Presidential Candidate Jokes, Study Says History dangles in the balance. I grew up writing book reports about the seven presidents that Ohio sent to the White House. And I’ve watched a proud Buckeye...Read original story A Peek Inside Ohio 14 Days Before the Election: Can Biden Pull Off an Upset? At TheWrap
If you missed Reese Witherspoon’s hilarious and heartwarming “Legally Blonde” reunion in honor of the cult-classic movie’s almost-20-year-anniversary, there’s no need to stomp your little last season Prada shoes — we’ve got the play by play right here.Hosted by “Saturday Night Live” star Chloe Fineman, the reunion streamed Tuesday afternoon on Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine YouTube channel, featuring original cast members Selma Blair (Vivian Kensington), Jessica Cauffiel (Margot), Jennifer Coolidge (Paulette Bonafonté), Matthew Davis (Warner Huntington III), Ali Larter (Brooke Taylor Windham), Holland Taylor (Professor Stromwell), Alanna Ubach (Serena McGuire), Luke Wilson (Emmett Richmond), and Witherspoon (Elle Woods).From Holland Taylor’s breakdown of the iconic scene where she tells Elle Woods “If you’re going to let one stupid prick ruin your life, then you’re not the girl I thought you were” to Jennifer Coolidge’s hilarious encounter with Witherspoon at craft services, here are all of the funniest moments that you might have missed.Also Read: Kristen Bell to Star on Netflix Limited Series 'The Woman in the House' From 'Nobodies' Creators Matthew Davis a.k.a. Warner Was Super Intimidated by Reese Witherspoon The Entire Time“I learned so much from working with you and it was such a joy and I was so out of my league,” said Davis, who played Warner Huntington III. “I literally was just off the back of a turnip truck out of Salt Lake City, Utah. I literally couldn’t get out of Utah fast enough when I stumbled my way into this movie, ‘Legally Blonde.’ I was crapping my pants every step of the way. I remember the first scene we shot together, I sat down and all of a sudden Elle Woods was there, and Elle Woods was so big and so full of life and I realized that all my choices were wrong.” The One Facial Expression That Got Selma Blair the Part of Vivian Kensington“My audition was basically like, [director Robert Luketic] said, OK make your face. You see Elle Woods and now you really see Elle Woods,” she said as all of the scenes rolled of Vivian doing her characteristically defeated look. “That was it. That was my whole audition.” Jennifer Coolidge Says Reese Witherspoon Stayed in Character, Even at Craft Services“It never occurred to me that when we’re not shooting that some people actually stay in character,” Coolidge told Witherspoon.“I was at craft services, and you were there too, and you came up behind me and I was stuffing my face with donuts,” she said. “I go, ‘Oh my God, Reese, I can’t stop eating the donuts. I can’t stop.’ And you looked at me, and you go, ‘Then just don’t. Don’t eat them.’ And you just turned around and left. And I’m like, ‘Oh my God, she’s her character at the craft services table.'”Also Read: 'Unsolved Mysteries': This 'Little Clue' Could Be Key To Solving JoAnn Romain's Case Ali Larter Almost Played a Sorority Girl Instead of Brooke Taylor WindhamWhen I first read this script I was actually coming in as one of the sorority girls,” Larter said. “I wanted to go in for Brooke Windham because I love that this woman, you think she’s a gold digger, but then you realize that this woman built an empire and she’s just fallen in love with this man.”During her audition, she knew she had to do an over-the-top performance to convince Luketic to give her the part.“I just remember it was so true to me, it was so dire to her — everything was on the line for this. I just reached over and I grabbed my ass as hard as I could and I went for it. And he was like, alright, you got it, girl. You committed.”She added: “This is what this movie really meant to me, is that anyone could really be who they wanted to be.”Also Read: Who Is 'Jennifer Fairgate,' The Unidentified Woman From Netflix's 'Unsolved Mysteries'? Holland Taylor Breaks Down Her Iconic ‘One Stupid Prick’ Scene“It’s really a moment when an older person sees a younger person who could be really knocked off their pins,” Taylor said of the famous line. “It really doesn’t take much, because I think we’ve all had that experience — hopefully, we all have — where some senior person really cuts right through and gives you a little shove.”She added that the scene was “a very sweet moment to play,” and that she never would have imagined that “20 years later, it’s still a big thing for young women.” Jessica Cauffiel Gave Alanna Ubach a Leg Up for the Part of SerenaCauffiel, who played one of Elle’s sorority sisters, Margot, was asked to read with actresses that were being auditioned to play the part of Serena when she had a surprise encounter with Alanna Ubach in the bathroom.“Right before the reading I went into the bathroom and there was a cute little petite spitfire putting on lip gloss,” she said. “She looks at me — ‘Hey! Hey, hey. I don’t like this lip gloss. Do you have red lipstick?’ she said, imitating Ubach.“And I was like what? Like we were in a bar, she asked me for lipstick, took my lipstick, put my lipstick on. And she said, ‘Are you in this movie? Are you the actress?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I’m playing Margot.’ And she goes, ‘I need to make rent. I don’t have any money.'”So Cauffiel decided to help her, and the pair planned the whole audition with choreographed, simultaneous moves before they went back in for the reading.“I threw the whole audition to get her the job. And she’s been my best friend ever since,” Cauffiel said.Read original story Here Are the ‘Legally Blonde’ Reunion’s Most Endorphin-Boosting Moments (Video) At TheWrap