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Jean-Joseph Danger Le Chiffre beat his 83-year-old father to death after learning he had been cut out of will, authorities say A Colorado Springs man legally changed his name to match the James Bond villain from “Casino Royale” before beating his 83-year-old father to death with a baseball bat, police said Friday during a court hearing. Jean-Joseph Danger Le Chiffre (born Patrick Joseph Sandoval) pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges in the July 2020 killing of Gilbert Sandoval, according to the Denver Gazette. Judge Chad Miller ordered Le Chiffre held without bond ahead of a planned trial. According to authorities, the 55-year-old former lawyer conspired with his mother, Gabriella Sandoval, to kill his father (from whom she was estranged) after learning that Gilbert planned to slash his son’s inheritance. “She was tired of how Gilbert treated her, was part of it, and the other part was financial — that Mr. Le Chiffre had been cut out of the will,” Detective Marcus Lehmkuhl testified, adding that she lured her estranged husband to her home and sent him into the basement where her son ambushed him with a Louisville slugger that was found at the scene. Gabriella Sandoval initially told police that she had killed her husband after he attacked her with a knife — but Lehmkuhl said she was so frail that officers had to escort her around the house. And prosecutors said she recanted her self-defense claims in a deposition last August. That cast suspicion on Le Chiffre, whose chosen name matches the Bond bad guy played by Mads Mikkelsen in the 2006 film “Casino Royale” as well as the 1953 Ian Fleming novel that kicked off the Bond series. Read original story Colorado Man Legally Changed Name to Bond Villain Le Chiffre Before Killing Dad, Police Say At TheWrap
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Marking the first time “Saturday Night Live” will air live outside the U.S. “Saturday Night Live” will be available to livestream internationally for the first time ever Saturday, when Elon Musk hosts. Musk tweeted the link to the livestream at 4:39 p.m. ET, hours before his “SNL” episode begins at 11:30 p.m. ET., writing “Special link to view SNL outside USA.” Per NBC, tonight’s “SNL” will be livestreamed internationally via YouTube in more than 100 countries around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. “‘SNL’ is a global phenomenon and this livestream marks the first time audiences around the world will experience the show simultaneously along with the US,” Frances Berwick, chairman of entertainment networks at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said in a statement. “It’s incredibly exciting to create this worldwide event with host Elon Musk and musical guest Miley Cyrus. We thank our international partners and YouTube for helping us make it happen.” Readers can watch the episode right here once it goes live at 11:30 p.m. ET. “SNL” revealed on April 24 that Musk would be hosting its May 8 show featuring musical guest Miley Cyrus. The booking of the polarizing tech CEO has not been welcomed with open arms from some “SNL” players. Bowen Yang posted a photo on Instagram of a tweet from the Tesla CEO that read, “Let’s find out how live ‘Saturday Night Live’ really is,” to which Yang replied, “What the f— does this even mean?” And shortly after Musk’s hosting gig was announced, Aidy Bryant posted a retweet from Sen. Bernie Sanders calling it a “moral obscenity” that “the 50 wealthiest people in America today own more wealth than the bottom half of our people.” Both Yang’s and Bryant’s posts were deleted. While Musk’s gig at Studio 8H did not appear to be well-received by every “SNL” cast member and writer, as TheWrap exclusively reported on April 30, none of them were planning to boycott the May 8 episode. That day, Page Six had reported “Saturday Night Live” cast members won’t be forced to appear alongside Musk when he hosts the show. That’s true, our source said, except that unwritten rule is not Musk-specific. If a cast member or writer was upset or uncomfortable performing with any host, executive producer Lorne Michaels would let them sit that one out. Musk has drawn fans for his tech ideas and eccentric appearances on podcasts like “The Joe Rogan Experience.” On the flip side, he’s been slammed on Twitter for spreading COVID-19 misinformation during the early days of the pandemic, his rants against media outlets that have run investigative articles against Tesla, and a threat on Twitter to revoke stock options from his employees if they moved to unionize (he was forced to take the tweet down by the National Labor Relations Board). Read original story Elon Musk’s ‘SNL’ Episode to Livestream Internationally on YouTube At TheWrap
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“For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, gentle presence in our lives,” the former president writes The Obama family has lost a loyal, beloved member of their family — Bo, their Portuguese Water Dog, who died Saturday after a battle with lung cancer. Bo was 12. “Today our family lost a true friend and loyal companion. For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, gentle presence in our lives–happy to see us on our good days, our bad days, and everyday in between,” former President Obama tweeted on Saturday, accompanied by a photo of him with his furry BFF running down a corridor in the White House. “He tolerated all the fuss that came with being in the White House, had a big bark but no bite, loved to jump in the pool in the summer, was unflappable with children, lived for scraps around the dinner table, and had great hair,” Obama wrote in another tweet as caption to a photo of a smiling Bo surrounded by children and loving all the attention. President Obama concluded solemnly, “He was exactly what we needed and more than we ever expected. We will miss him dearly.” Getty The former first lady echoed the sentiment on Instagram. “This afternoon was a difficult one for our family. We said goodbye to our best friend — our dog, Bo — after a battle with cancer,” she wrote alongside an album of photos of their lovable pooch. She continued: “On the campaign trail in 2008, we promised our daughters that we would get a puppy after the election. At the time, Bo was supposed to be a companion for the girls. We had no idea how much he would mean to all of us.For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, comforting presence in our lives. He was there when the girls came home from school, greeting them with a wag. He was there when Barack and I needed a break, sauntering into one of our offices like he owned the place, a ball clamped firmly in his teeth. He was there when we flew on Air Force One, when tens of thousands flocked to the South Lawn for the Easter Egg Roll, and when the Pope came to visit. And when our lives slowed down, he was there, too–helping us see the girls off to college and adjust to life as empty nesters.This past year, with everyone back home during the pandemic, no one was happier than Bo. All his people were under one roof again–just like the day we got him. I will always be grateful that Bo and the girls got to spend so much time together at the end.As a family, we will miss Bo dearly. But we are thankful that he lived such a joyful life full of snuggles, games of fetch, and evenings spent lying on the couch.We also know we weren’t the only ones who cared for Bo, and are grateful for all the love you showed him over the years. Please hug the furry members of your family a little closer tonight–and give them a belly rub from us.–Michelle, Barack, Malia, Sasha, and Sunny” Getty Born Oct. 9, 2008, Bo — named after a cousins’ pet cat and also R&B singer Bo Diddley — joined the Obama family when he was just six months old as a gift from their close family friend, Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts. Obama had promised his young daughters Malia and Sasha (10 and 7, respectively, at the time) a puppy as a reward for coping with his hectic presidential election campaign. Bo was chosen because his breed does not shed hair, making him a perfect match for the girls, especially Malia who suffered from allergies. Shortly after Bo became an official Obama, four children’s books were published and a stuffed animal was made in his likeness. In early 2016, a North Dakota man, Scott Stockert, was arrested for planning to kidnap the first dog. During the course of police questioning, Stockert he was Jesus Christ and his parents were John Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, according to Time. Bo has an 8-year-old “sister,” Sunny. Read original story Obama Family Dog Bo Dies: ‘True Friend and Loyal Companion’ At TheWrap
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Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, John Oliver has been broadcasting his weekly “Last Week Tonight” from home in a white-backgrounded “blank void” that looks very different from his usual New York City studio. Now in its sixth season, the HBO show picked up four Primetime Emmy Awards last year, including for Outstanding Variety Talk Series for the fifth straight year. And the former “Daily Show” regular has spent much of last year chronicling not only the pandemic but also the presidential election — and getting a sewer plant in Danbury, Connecticut, named after him. Also Read: 'Last Week Tonight' Calls 'Horses-' on Misuse of 2019 Segment to Push Voter Fraud Claims There is a new episode of “Last Week Tonight” this week, May 9. Oliver is back in his usual time slot at 11 p.m. EST on HBO after brief hiatus at the end of April. In last season’s finale, Oliver also took the opportunity to recap some of his personal highlights from the momentous year of 2020. “We sponsored a marble league, we made stamps to help the Postal Service, we tracked down this magnificent piece of rat erotica,” he began. “I got into a fight with Danbury, Connecticut, which resulted in them naming a sewage plant after me.” He also recapped his yearlong taunting of Oscar-nominated actor Adam Driver, who gamely called in to inquire about “this strange, strange bit that you’ve somehow pulled me into” and then dragged Oliver into offering a very begrudging apology. Also Read: John Oliver Can't Believe He Still Has to Talk About 'This Asshole' Donald Trump (Video) Oliver closed the season finale with a more spectacular bit, getting up from his seat in the “blank void” to reveal a giant stage-set in some remote ravine-like location. As he walked toward the camera and away from the set, we saw that it was in fact shaped like a giant 2020 sign — which he promptly blew up in a fireball. “Let tomorrow be about solutions,” Oliver said to close the show, and the season, and the year. “Today is about vengeance. F— you, 2020. Get f—ed.” Read original story Is There a New ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ Airing This Week? At TheWrap
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Amazon is the latest in a string of companies to condemn the HFPA for its lack of diverse membership Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke says it will not proceed with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association or its Golden Globe Awards until the HFPA resolves its diversity and inclusion problems. “We have not been working with the HFPA since these issues were first raised, and like the rest of the industry, we are awaiting a sincere and significant resolution before moving forward,” Salke said in a statement Friday night. Amazon is the latest in a string of companies to condemn the HFPA for its lack of a diverse membership. Friday, Netflix cut ties with the organization by requesting a meeting to discuss reforms, saying that the HFPA don’t go far enough to address its problems. The HFPA said it would “love” to sit down with Netflix to discuss the arrangement, in a letter sent by president Ali Sar to Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos. Recently 100 companies banded together to boycott the organization, which has no black members and a history of snubbing the work of Black creators in awards seasons. Time’s Up demanded an overhaul of the HFPA which then lead the group to hire USC professor Shaun Harper to examine its “systemic” issues. Harper soon quit once he was confronted with the scope of HFPA’s problems. Earlier in the week HFPA promised it would double the size of its membership, elect new board members and hire professional executives to lead the organization. The HFPA also said it would consider taking “serious measures” if the new reforms weren’t approved by the membership, including the current board resigning. Read original story Golden Globes: Amazon Studios Joins HFPA Boycott Until ‘Sincere and Significant’ Reform At TheWrap
“Real Time” host is annoyed that Republicans seem to be out-partying liberals Bill Maher is really annoyed that conservatives appear to be out-partying liberals and during the “New Rules” segment on the latest episode of “Real Time,” he basically begged Democrats to do more drugs and have more sex and to stop being “fun-suckers.” And he also wants Republicans to get back to being religious fundamentalist wet blankets. “Republicans can’t spend decades chastising liberals for being too permissive about sex and drugs, and then be completely silent about Matt Gaetz,” Maher said at the start of the bit. He then summarized the ongoing — and absolutely hilarious — scandal involving the Florida congressman, particularly the reports of his illegal drug use and hiring prostitutes at hotel parties. “Okay. Wild hotel suite parties — that’s our thing,” Maher said with joking indignation. “Democrats are the party of free love and fun and forgetting where you parked your car. Republicans cannot be the conservative, stick-up-your-ass party, and then take our drugs and f— our women.” Maher argued that America “works best like a mullet. Republicans do business in the front. Democrats party in the back,” and as examples cited JFK alleged hard partying during his presidency. “Now the politician who comes closest to carrying on that legacy is Matt Gaetz? No.” Maher complained about former Republican congressional leader John Boehner, who “now sells pot for a living. My old job,” and about unhinged lunatic Marjorie Taylor Green, who he reminded the audience is “reportedly into polyamorous tantric sex.” He also brought up Ashli Babbitt, the capitol insurrectionist who was killed while trying to overthrow the government on Jan. 6. She “turns out to have been in a ‘throuple’ with her husband and another woman,” Maher said, and then for good measure showed a photo of Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels. “If it was fun, Republicans were against it. They got apoplectic over Clinton getting a blowjob. They invented abstinence-only education. Mitt Romney has never seen himself naked,” Maher continued. “John Ashcroft, I’m not kidding, once covered the tits on a statue. Rick Santorum wears a sweater vest! Newt Gingrich once said, quote: ‘Democrats were the party of total hedonism, total exhibitionism, total bizarreness, total weirdness.’ Well, on a good night I suppose.” Maher argued that “we need to restore the natural order of things. I don’t want to live in a world where liberals are the uptight ones and conservatives do drugs and get laid. Once upon a time the Right were the ones offended by everything. They were the party of speech codes and black lists and moral panics, and demanding some TV show had to go. Well now that’s us. We’re the fun-suckers now.” Maher complained that liberals now “suck the fun out of everything. Halloween. The Oscars. Childhood. Twitter. Comedy. It’s like woke kids on campus decided to be all the worst parts of a Southern Baptist. And that’s wrong — because it’s cultural appropriation.” Maher made the point that a lot of Democratic heroes from the past had very off color private lives, but now “Democrats are now the party that can’t tell the difference between Anthony Weiner and Al Franken.” As an example of the problem, he brought up former congresswoman Katie Hill. Hill, “like Ashley Babbit was found to be in a throuple, and pictured holding a bong, and that was too much for our new puritanical Democratic party. Quite the opposite: This should be our logo.” Then a photo of Hill holding a bong turned into a stylized logo. “We’re the throuple people! The bong people! The tantric sex gurus. Not f—in’ Matt Gaetz, us,” Maher said as he wrapped the bit up. “We did f—ing in the mud, and bra burning, and turn on and tune in and drop out. They’re the party who won’t bake wedding cakes for gay people.” “It’s time to switch back. Because frankly, you’re not good at being us, and being you sucks,” he said at the end. Watch the whole thing at the top of the page. Read original story Bill Maher Wishes Dems Would Do More Drugs and Have More Sex Than Matt Gaetz (Video) At TheWrap
Actress says Golden Globes organization “was legitimized by the likes of Harvey Weinstein” Scarlett Johansson urged her peers in Hollywood to “step back” from the widely scrutinized Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Saturday, “unless there is necessary fundamental reform within” the organization behind the Golden Globe awards. “As an actor promoting a film, one is expected to participate in awards season by attending press conferences as well as awards shows. In the past, this has often meant facing sexist questions and remarks by certain HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment,” the actress said in a statement to TheWrap. “It is the exact reason why I, for many years, refused to participate in their conferences. The HFPA is an organization that was legitimized by the likes of Harvey Weinstein to amass momentum for Academy recognition and the industry followed suit.” Johansson, whose starring role in Marvel’s “Black Widow,” one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year, makes her remarks against the Globes organization pack even more of a punch, continued: “Unless there is necessary fundamental reform within the organization, I believe it is time that we take a step back from the HFPA and focus on the importance and strength of unity within our unions and the industry as a whole.” Johansson’s remarks are the latest made against HFPA, which has been condemned for its lack of diverse membership by not just individuals like Johansson, but also streaming services Netflix and Amazon. Recently, 100 companies banded together to boycott the organization, which has no Black members and a history of snubbing the work of Black creators in awards seasons. Time’s Up demanded an overhaul of the HFPA which led the group to hire USC professor Shaun Harper to examine its “systemic” issues. Harper soon quit once he was confronted with the scope of HFPA’s problems. The HFPA is also undergoing leadership changes — president Philip Berk was ousted in April after he described Black Lives Matter as a “hate movement.” Earlier this week, HFPA promised it would double the size of its membership, elect new board members and hire professional executives to lead the organization. The HFPA also said it would consider taking “serious measures” if the new reforms weren’t approved by the membership, including the current board resigning. Read original story Scarlett Johansson Calls for Hollywood to ‘Step Back’ From the HFPA At TheWrap
“I condemn hate speech and discriminatory views of every kind,” actor writes Academy-Award nominated “Judas and the Black Messiah” star LaKeith Stanfield has apologized for his participation in and moderation of a Clubhouse chat this week that included anti-Semitic remarks, saying he condemns “hate speech and discriminatory views of every kind.” “Yesterday I entered an online chat room on Clubhouse about the teachings of Louis Farrakhan. When the room’s participants noticed me, I was quickly made a moderator of this room,” the Oscar nominee said in a statement posted to Instagram on Friday. “At some point during the dialogue the discussion took a very negative turn when several users made abhorrent anti-Semitic statements and at that point, I should have either shut down the discussion or removed myself from it entirely.” The “Atlanta” star continued: “I condemn hate speech and discriminatory views of every kind. I unconditionally apologize for what went on in that chat room, and for allowing my presence there to give a platform to hate speech. I am not an anti-Semite nor do I condone any of the beliefs discussed in that chat roorm[sic].” According to a story published Friday by The Daily Beast, the Clubhouse chat room in question stemmed off of another room that had been shut down by a moderator due to offensive anti-Semitic remarks, including references to Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam. The second room was titled, “Someone Ended the Room About Farrakhan.” “I’m not even Jewish,” Kareem Rifai, who was in the second Clubhouse chat — the one during which Stanfield was made a moderator — told The Daily Beast. “I’m an ally to Jewish people and I was there for my Jewish friends who were there because I’m sure it was very traumatic for them. Honestly, I can’t describe it… I felt sick to my stomach for most of it.” Rifai added: “Some of the things that were said were worse than things that I’ve read or heard about neo-Nazis saying, it was insane.” A Jewish woman who had been involved in the chat and asked to remain anonymous told The Daily Beast it “was a shame” that Stanfield “entered the room and that he decided the position of a moderator was the correct role for him within the space.” “His reputation being on that stage was on the line,” she said. “Twitter was watching and he was not calling out the anti-Semitism that was happening. Seventy-nine thousand people had the ability to come into a space where Hitler rhetoric was being used because he was in the room. Seventy-nine thousand people had the ability to come into a room where they were using the words of Farrakhan and saying it was OK against the Jewish people.” Read original story LaKeith Stanfield Apologizes for Moderating Anti-Semitic Clubhouse Chat At TheWrap
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