The Nobel peace prize laureate Malala has signed a multi-year deal with Apple TV+ to create more content to inspire people around the world.
The Nobel peace prize laureate Malala has signed a multi-year deal with Apple TV+ to create more content to inspire people around the world.
After “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart on Tuesday helped announce legislation to aid military veterans who were poisoned by dangerous toxic fires called “burn pits,” a new documentary is in the works about the effects of those exposed to the fumes. The feature documentary “The Burn Pits” will be directed by Zara Hayes (“Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist,” “The Battle of the Sexes”) and comes from “40 Years a Prisoner” producer Confluential Films. Burn pits were regularly used by the U.S. military during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to dispose of human waste, chemicals, munitions and Styrofoam. An estimated 3.5 million veterans could have been exposed to the fumes, which have been linked to cancers and respiratory diseases. Thus far, the VA has denied many veterans’ benefits, even as vets suffer from diseases linked to burn pits exposure. Also Read: Jon Stewart's Apple TV+ Current Affairs Series to Debut This Fall The military no longer uses burn pits, but as of March 2019, a report from the Department of Defense noted that there were still nine active burn pits remaining. On Tuesday, Stewart and activist John Feal worked with senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Marco Rubio in proposing burn pits legislation. They are seeking to secure benefits for sick, active and retired military personnel who have been exposed to burn pits and other toxins while on active duty. This effort follows Feal and Stewart’s work to champion 9/11 first responders through the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. One of the subjects of the documentary “The Burn Pits” is Rosie Torres and her husband Leroy, who is a victim of the burn pits. Rosie Torres is the executive director of a non-profit called Burn Pits 360 that is working to improve post-deployment health outcomes for current and former military personnel. Also Read: How Oscar Nominees for Best Documentary Earned the Trust of Activists, Journalists and an Octopus (Video) “More than 3 million service members could have been exposed to toxic burn pits, yet the VA continues to deny them healthcare and compensation by placing the burden of proof on veterans suffering from rare cancers, lung diseases and respiratory illnesses,” Leroy Torres said. “The untold story of how we got here is an American tragedy. It’s time we recognize these injuries as a true cost of war and I’m thrilled to support Zara and the Confluential team in shining a light on our fight to audiences throughout the world.” “Some stories make their way into your life and demand that you tell them. For me, this is one of them. Rosie and Leroy’s story needs to be known, and I’m honored that they’ve entrusted us to join them on their journey to seek justice for millions of veterans affected by Burn Pits,” director Hayes said. “This is exactly the sort of important story that Confluential Films wants to be a part of telling. When you dig just a little below the surface of this one, you start to see the tragedy of it, and it’s a story that we feel is important for the world to understand the human toll. We’re thrilled to be able to support Zara and Rosie in bringing this story to light,” Tommy Oliver, founder and CEO of Confluential, said in a statement. Oliver and Joel M. Gonzales are producing for Confluential Films, alongside Jonathan A. Stewart and Hayes, who is also directing. Read original story ‘The Burn Pits’ Documentary in the Works Following Proposed Jon Stewart Legislation to Help Military Veterans At TheWrap
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ABC’s Rebel Wilson-hosted dog-grooming competition “Pooch Perfect” actually grew from last week in both its rating and overall audience size. While the two shows might not have a TON of natural crossover, it certainly didn’t hurt that CBS’ “NCIS” was in reruns. A little growth doesn’t mean ABC topped primetime ratings though — that distinction went to NBC. However, even with its whole run of repeats — and a new “This Is Us” on NBC — CBS drew the most total viewers on Tuesday. CBS, ABC, Fox and Univision all tied for second place in the key demo’s ratings. Also Read: Ratings: Fox's 'America's Most Wanted' Finale Gets Buried Under Singing Competitions NBC was first in ratings with a 0.5 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 3.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. CBS, ABC, Fox and Univision tied for second in ratings, each with a 0.4/3. CBS was first in total viewers 4.3 million. ABC was third with 3 million total viewers, Fox was fourth with 2.9 million and Univision was fifth with 1.4 million. Also Read: Has 'Riverdale' Held Up in the Ratings Since the Big Time Jump? Telemundo...Read original story Ratings: Rebel Wilson’s ‘Pooch Perfect’ Grows vs an ‘NCIS’ Rerun At TheWrap
Stephen Colbert on Tasering: ‘An act of torture to force compliance’. Late-night hosts discuss the killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota and vaccine hesitancy risks after the FDA paused the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
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Just because you are vaccinated, it doesn't mean that life can return to pre-pandemic normal, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Over the last week, the nation's leading infectious disease expert has discussed at lengths the things you shouldn't do after being vaccinated. Read on to find out what you should never do after your COVID vaccine per Dr. Fauci—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Signs Your Illness is Actually Coronavirus in Disguise. 1 Don't Assume You Are Fully Immune During the April 12 White House COVID-19 Response Team Briefing, Dr. Fauci presented evidence that the majority of vaccines—including COVID—do not offer 100 percent protection against the virus. "If you look at the vaccine group — at the number of breakthroughs over the number of vaccinations — and you see — or the number of breakthroughs, number of infections in the number of people — there are always breakthroughs regardless of what the efficacy of the vaccine is," he said. 2 Don't Assume That You Can't Spread the Virus During an appearance on This Week with George Stephanopoulos Dr. Fauci explained that post-vaccination, you may not know you have COVID because you are asymptomatic, but still spread it to others. "You should still be careful," said Fauci, "you could conceivably have—because the end point of the vaccine efficacy trial is preventing symptomatic disease, which means that potentially theoretically, and maybe in reality, you're going to have infection that you don't get any clinical manifestation. So you could be protected from disease and still have virus. If that's the case, then that's the reason why you hear us all, all the public health officials, saying to wear a mask. And the reason is essentially to protect other people. You may inadvertently infect someone else, even though you are protected." 3 Don't Leave Your Mask at Home During the same briefing, Fauci emphasized that while you don't have to wear a mask at home when you are around vaccinated family members, you need to put one on in public. "When you are in the home — you are vaccinated people — or you have a child, and a grandmother, grandfather, whoever it is — as long as they're in good shape, you don't have to wear a mask. But once you go out into that big bad world out there, where there are a lot of infections going on — 80,000 new infections in one day — that there is an issue there that you've got to be careful with," he said. 4 Don't Spend Time in Public Places Where People Aren't Masked Up In an interview with Insider he revealed that despite being vaccinated, you still won't find him at places like movie theaters or indoor sporting events unless masks are mandated. "I don't think I would—even if I'm vaccinated—go into an indoor, crowded place where people are not wearing masks," Fauci said 5 Don't Travel He also revealed to Insider that travel isn't on his agenda anytime soon. "I don't really see myself going on any fun trips for a while," he said. In fact, other than spending some time in private settings with some of his vaccinated friends, his life isn't changing much since before he and his wife were vaccinated. "If we could just hold on for a while," Fauci said, "we'll reach a point where the protection of the general community by the vaccine would really make it very unlikely that we're going to have another surge."RELATED: Most COVID Patients Did This Before Getting Sick 6 Keep Protecting Yourself and Others So follow Fauci's fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—wear a face mask that fits snugly and is double layered, don't travel, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
Netflix’s new sitcom “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me” stars Jamie Foxx in a story that’s loosely inspired by his relationship with his real-life daughter Corinne Foxx during her teenage years. And while the 27-year-old actress isn’t the one going toe to toe with her dad on screen, she is the one calling many of the shots behind the camera as a writer and executive producer on the comedy. “I’ve been working with my dad for a while now, we obviously did ‘Beat Shazam’ together and we work on a lot of creative projects together. But this was definitely a different role for me because I wasn’t on the other side of the camera with him. I was behind the camera and actually kind of became his boss,” Corinne Foxx told TheWrap. “I am an EP on the show and I also wrote a few of the episodes. So I think our dynamic definitely changed because now I was calling the shots and it really allowed me to, I think, grow in my career.” She continued: “I feel like before, a few years ago, or maybe a decade ago, you could only be one thing. You could only be an actor, and that was it. Now I feel like you can be so many different things. You can be an actor, you can be a producer, you can be a writer, you can be a business owner. So now I feel like I’m expanding my career to really be very 360, where I want to do it all and I want to write my own stuff and produce my own stuff. And this is super personal to me, obviously, because it’s about my life. It’s been such a rewarding experience.” Also Read: Jamie Foxx Signs Development Deal With MTV Entertainment Group The “super personal” aspect of the eight-episode show, which launched Wednesday, involved Corinne Foxx’s “weird” experience casting a fictional version of herself named Sasha, a role that was filled by “perfect match” Kyla-Drew (pictured above with Jamie Foxx). “We wanted someone who could really balance my dad out,” Corinne Foxx explained. “When we saw Kyla, she had this comfortability with him [and] she had this ability to also stand up to him. I found myself a lot in her.” “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me” centers on Brian Dixon (Jamie Foxx), a successful business owner and bachelor, who just became a full-time father to his teenage daughter Sasha (Kyla-Drew). Determined to be the best father he can be, Brian’s going to need all the help he can get from his dad (David Alan Grier) and sister (Porscha Coleman) — and Sasha’s going to need all the help she can get learning how to deal with her new, lovingly chaotic family. Also Read: Jamie Foxx to Play Mike Tyson in Antoine Fuqua-Directed Limited Series Corinne Foxx, Kyla-Drew and Jamie Foxx on the set of “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me” “It’s loosely, but pretty closely, based on my life and my experience with my dad,” Corinne Foxx said. “We really wanted to highlight the father-daughter relationship that is so universal, in that fathers and daughters have a unique relationship. Especially in a daughter’s teenagehood, where a father wants to connect with his daughter, wants to understand her, has an age gap, a gender gap, and there’s so much conflict there — and the teenage daughter wants nothing to do with her dad in her teenagehood. We found that the show we really wanted to build off of was very similar to me and my dad’s relationship growing up. ‘Dad Stop Embarrassing Me,’ that really came from him just trying to connect with me and show up for me. It wasn’t always the right way and maybe he was too over the top or too overprotective, but it all came from a place of love.” Corinne Foxx told TheWrap that it was important to her and her father that “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me,” which was filmed last summer, did not shy away from the realities of Black life in America, including the resurgence of Black Lives Matter protests and challenging on-screen depictions of Black fatherhood. “I think the landscape has definitely changed,” Corinne Foxx said. “When I grew up, a lot of times when we saw Black fatherhood on screen, the dad was absent, he wasn’t there or was incarcerated. I feel like now, the landscape is changing, the narrative is changing, which is great, and we wanted to be a part of that. We think it’s so important to highlight my experience with Black fatherhood. My dad has been super present and has wanted to be a part of every aspect of my life — maybe too much, which is how we got the show.” Also Read: 5 New Spring Shows Ranked by Premiere Viewers, From 'United States of Al' to 'Rebel' (Photos) She added: “But I think it’s super important for representation in what a healthy Black family looks like. And even though they’re not perfect, they’re also, I feel like, so reflective of so many families across America. It was really important for us to hit on some of the social aspects of what was going on in society. We shot this over the summer, when the Black Lives Matter movement was really heightened. Even though we’re a comedy, we wanted to make sure that we were touching on what was going on and that we weren’t just ignoring the struggles and the fears of Black families, and that we were writing that into the show.” “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me” Season 1 is streaming now on Netflix. Read original story Corinne Foxx on Becoming Dad Jamie Foxx’s ‘Boss’ for Netflix Sitcom: ‘Our Dynamic Definitely Changed’ At TheWrap
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TrillerNet, the parent company Triller co-owned by Ryan Kavanaugh, is acquiring Fite TV, a combat sports-focused streaming service. The deal gives Triller a major foothold in the live-event PPV and streaming space, greatly expanding the reach of Triller’s AI-powered content and distribution ecosystem and allowing the company to continue to invest in new lifestyle and entertainment programming. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the acquisition follows Triller’s purchase of music-focused streaming platform Verzuz. It comes a few days before a Triller Fight Club where Jake Paul is scheduled to fight Ben Askren. (The event launched last year with the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. fight.) Also Read: Triller Backpedals, Denying That It Inflated App's User Count by Millions Fite TV launched in 2012 and has more than 10 million users and carries combat sports including AEW, IMPACT Wrestling, NWA Powerrr, Game Changer Wrestling and other various boxing and MMA matches. “Futehas been a fantastic partner, and the synergy between the two businesses and teams was clear from day one,” Bobby Sarnevesht, chairman and co-owner of Triller, and Ryan Kavanaugh, co-owner of Triller, said in a joint statement. “With our acquisition of Fite, we bring into TrillerNET their stellar technology, valuable customer and content partner base, and one of the most experienced executive teams in this space. The deal represents our ambitions to not only expand Triller Fight Club and grow Fite’s distribution relationships, but also to reimagine what, how and when premium music, sports and entertainment is delivered to today’s audiences.” “Triller has an exceptionally visionary executive team that is revolutionizing the world of sports and entertainment. We are very excited to be a part of and play a role in this process,” said Kosta Jordanov, Fite co-founder and CEO. “As part of the TrillerNet, Fite will become the exclusive global digital distributor of all Triller Fight Club events going forward, and this content relationship is planned to expand in exciting new ways. We will continue to work with and serve all our content partners, and we look forward to bringing Triller’s significant user base and promotional clout to all the major events we carry on the Fite platform.” Read original story Triller Parent Company Buys Combat-Sports Streaming Service Fite TV At TheWrap
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Jake Paul is denying sexual assault allegations leveled against him by TikTok star Justine Paradise, and says he will be pursuing a defamation suit in response. On Friday, Paradise posted a video to her YouTube channel, spanning nearly 21 minutes, detailing an encounter she had with the YouTuber-turned-fighter more than a year ago. Paradise clarifies in her video that the experience happened “technically the Summer before COVID.” “I feel guilty, even though I was the one assaulted,” Paradise says in the beginning of the video, as to why she didn’t speak out right away. “I was too embarrassed, I was too feeling guilty, even though it’s not my fault.” Also Read: Jake Paul Denies Calling COVID 'a Hoax' -- So Reporter Produces the Receipts Paradise goes on to recount an incident that she claims happened in the bedroom of Paul’s home. According to Paradise, the two were ballroom dancing, and Paul eventually moved things to his bed. Paradise said when Paul put his hands in places on her she did not want, she moved them away, at which point she says Paul asked, “If nothing is going to happen, what’s the point?” She claimed that things escalated despite her telling Paul “no” and the YouTube star allegedly forced her to perform oral sex. “He didn’t ask for consent or anything,” Paradise alleged. “That’s not okay. On no level at all is that okay.” On Wednesday, Paul responded, vehemently denying Paradise’s claims. “Sexual assault accusations aren’t something that I, or anyone should ever take lightly, but to be crystal clear, this claim made against me is 100% false,” Paul posted in a statement on Twitter. Also Read: FBI Raid YouTube Star Jake Paul's California Mansion “Not only have I never had any sexual relationship with this individual, but this claim is solely a manufactured accusation and a blatant attempt for attention during a highly visible fight week. Make no mistake, I plan on pursuing this defamation of character case to the fullest extent of the law. There are irreparable damages from these types of accusations, and more importantly, false allegations of this nature diminish those who have truly been victims of misconduct.” Paul goes on to accuse Paradise of making the video to “promote her adult content website and Amazon shopping list — designed for people to buy her gifts” and claims she is speaking out now because Paul has a fight this week. “At the time of her story I was in a relationship, and as someone who was a momma’s boy growing up, I respect women and mothers more than anything,” Paul continued. “I most certainly have never laid a finger on a girl without their consent.” Read original story Jake Paul Denies Sexual Assault Accusations: ‘I Most Certainly Have Never Laid a Finger on a Girl Without Their Consent” At TheWrap
Taco Bell has recently announced plans for a restaurant redesign that will prioritize digital elements for their on-the-go customers. And one such futuristic location, which utilizes contactless features, has just been unveiled in New York City.The beloved fast-food chain is cutting the ribbon on its very first digital-only U.S. restaurant today, located in none other than the city's Times Square area, a prime location for brand peacocking and offbeat customer attractions. And naturally, this restaurant puts on full display the high-tech vision that Taco Bell has for its future.RELATED: 7 New Fast-Food Chicken Sandwiches Everyone's Talking About.The Times Square Cantina, located in the iconic Paramount Building, will only be fulfilling digital orders. Customers will have to place orders through their phone apps or at one of the ten self-order kiosks, and pick them up at the checkout counter or from one of the code-operated automated cubbies. This location will also sell Taco Bell merch, like keychains, pins, and pens, which can be ordered through the digitized kiosks.The chain's cantina concept has been around for several years and is a way for Taco Bell to entice its urban customers. These locations provide a more upscale experience by serving specialty alcoholic beverages and providing a view of the open kitchen reminiscent of high-end restaurants. From time to time, you'll also find exclusive menu items on offer.The new Times Square location follows the recent opening of the chain's first drive-thru cantina operated by a franchisee in Danville, Calif., which has seen great success with its outdoor socializing area. Both restaurants bring Taco Bell a step closer to reaching its ambitious goal of 10,000 global restaurants in the next decade.For more on Taco Bell, check out 5 Major Changes You'll See on Taco Bell's Menu, and don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest restaurant news delivered straight to your inbox.
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