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Megyn Kelly believes that media outlets were partially to blame for the riot at the Capitol earlier this month because they “checked their objectivity” when covering Donald Trump. “They hated him so much, they checked their objectivity, and it wasn’t just CNN. All of them did. They just couldn’t check their own personal feelings about him,” Kelly said in a recent interview with BBC Newsnight. The former Fox News host then said “too many” journalists followed the “Jorge Ramos theory of covering Trump” by describing Trump and his behavior as racist, sexist and misogynistic. “He advocated, prior to Trump’s election, that we needed to cover him differently, that you needed to outwardly call him a racist, sexist, misogynist, all of it, and that that was important for history. And I think too many journalists agreed with that at their own peril,” Kelly said. “Part of the reason that we saw what happened on the Capitol here, two weeks ago, was because there’s been a complete lack of trust, destruction of trust in the media and people don’t know where to turn for true information. They don’t trust the media anymore, and it’s a major problem.” Also Read: Bill Maher: If You Can't Call Trump a Fascist, 'I Don't Know What Fascism Is' (Video) Her comments drew the ire of some viewers on social media. “Megyn Kelly reminding you that when the President lies 100s of times and encourages rejection of certified democracy that it’s logical to blame the media for their bias against liars,” John Fugelsang, the host of SiriusXM’s “Tell Me Everything,” tweeted. “Megyn Kelly lost her Fox News TV show and was forced to hire a security detail to protect her children after she asked Donald Trump one tough question at a presidential debate. She better than anybody should know that objective coverage of Trump would of course be very negative,” writer David Frum said in response to Kelly’s comments. Watch the clip below or by clicking here. "They hated him so much, they checked their objectivity." Journalist @megynkellyon the US media's coverage of President Trump, adding that the destruction of trust in the media led to the storming of the Capitol earlier this month#Newsnight pic.twitter.com/qDEUN19fea — BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) January 23, 2021 Read original story Megyn Kelly Blames Capitol Riot Partly on US Media That ‘Checked Their Objectivity’ Covering Trump At TheWrap
Republican Senator Ted Cruz got into a social media tiff with actor Seth Rogen over an unlikely spark: Walt Disney’s classic 1940 animated film “Fantasia.” one of Cruz’s followers asked what was the first film he saw in theaters. The exchange began on Thursday when the Texas Republican responded to a tweet from MGM Studios asking the first film people had seen in theaters. “‘Fantasia,'” Cruz said. “It was playing at a film revival. It scared me; I cried–I was 4. My Mom had to take me out. Good times.” On Friday, Rogen shot back: “Everyone who made that film would hate you.” (The star of “Superbad” and “Neighbors” also tweeted other criticism of Cruz, whom he called “a white supremacist fascist” and “a clown.” Cruz ignored the insults, but did respond to the criticism about the creators of “Fantasia.” “They’re all dead. So I think we’re good. And Walt Disney was a Republican,” he replied on Saturday. “Even though you behave online like a Marxist with Tourette’s (screaming “F U! F U!” is really, really clever), your movies are typically pretty funny. I’m sure you hate that I enjoy them.” Also Read: Ted Cruz Among 11 Senate Republicans to Object to Biden Certification, Demand Election Audit Rogen left that comment unchallenged. Cruz has been on the hot seat with the left these days (and some on the right). A Washington Post op-ed labeling him and Senator Josh Hawley “the Constitution’s most dangerous domestic enemies” for “fueling the doubts of a large majority of Republicans about the legitimacy of the 2020 election.” Seven of his Senate colleagues have filed ethics complaints about them, calling for an investigation and “strong disciplinary action.” This isn’t the first public squabble between Cruz and Rogen. After Cruz condemned President Biden on Twitter for rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, Rogen called the Texas senator a “fascist.” Cruz shared a screengrab of Rogen’s comment and wrote, “If you’re a rich, angry Hollywood celebrity, today’s Dems are the party for you.” Rogen swung back that time, saying, “Haha get f—ed fascist. Go encourage a white supremacist insurrection again you f—ing clown.” Read original story Ted Cruz, Seth Rogen Spar Over Disney’s ‘Fantasia': ‘Everyone Who Made That Film Would Hate You’ At TheWrap
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Turkey’s Oscar entry “Miracle in Cell No. 7” made waves in the country when it first debuted, just as the South Korean film of the same name, from which it was adapted, did in 2013. Turns out, the Korean filmmakers embraced the adaptation with open arms. “When I first watched the South Korean version, I also thought about my childhood, my father and my family,” producer Saner Ayar said during TheWrap’s International Screening Series. “And in fact, my outstanding issues with my father and everyone actually questioned their parenting skills. They thought about how they could be a better parent. There was sort of this enlightenment that everyone felt. So when we were actually making this movie, what we wanted was that when actually people watched it in the theater, they would not want to go to a dinner with their spouses, but instead they would want to run back to their houses and hug their children.” He added: “That was really the feeling we wanted to evoke in people. And when we saw all the tweets, all the comments on social media, I think we succeeded in doing so. I like how, on social media, you can see people who compare the versions. Basically, everybody who liked the South Korean film also likes the Turkish film and, and vice versa.” Also Read: 'Extracurricular' Director Made School Shooting Film as 'Warning' to Society (Video) Ayar said that they contacted the filmmakers of the South Korean film to invite them to Turkey to watch the Turkish version of the film: “They came here and we watched it together. They loved it and during the premiere, we were actually hugging each other with the producer and crying together. That was amazing.” “Miracle in Cell No. 7” was the most-watched film in Turkish theaters in 2019 with more than 5.3 million admissions — after that, it topped the charts on Netflix. Likewise, the South Korean version was the eighth film in Korean cinema history to break 10 million ticket sales, even with no big stars and a modest budget. It also won multiple awards. Turkey’s “Miracle in Cell No. 7” stars a mentally challenged man, Memo (played by Aras Bulut Iynemli), who lives with his young daughter and his grandmother on a hillside. His world is forever changed when he is falsely accused of murdering a girl. The film takes place during a very specific timeframe to bind to a historic time in the country, director Mehmet Ada Oztekin told TheWrap. Also Read: Jean-Philippe Duval Channeled Ingmar Bergman When Directing Canada's '14 Days 12 Nights' “We had picked the dates specifically, as you said,” he told TheWrap. “On July 14, 2004 in Turkey, the death penalty was abolished and also taking into account Ova’s age, and the second date that we have also specifically picked was April 1983 and the military government ended the same year in November in 1983.” Iynemli faced some challenges preparing for his role, because he had to play a character who was physically 30 years old, but mentally had the perception of a 7-year-old. “Of course, I was very curious about it and for this reason, I worked with many experts in this area,” he said. “I worked with many acting coaches and I definitely worked very closely with my director in order to reflect this to the audience … I wanted to understand how it is to be in the perception or intellectual level of a 7-year-old child. And when I’m getting prepared for a role, I certainly always try to understand the rhythm of the character, but this time, this character did not have an ordinary rhythm. As you know, children have a different rhythm than us: their enthusiasm, their curiosity. They live emotions always at the edge. So when Memo cries, he made everyone cry. When Memo laughed, he made everyone laugh. So physically, everything was very explicit about him.” Watch the full interview above. Read original story Producer of Turkey’s ‘Miracle in Cell No 7’ on Adapting Drama From Successful Korean Film (Video) At TheWrap
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Perry Botkin Jr., the Grammy-winning composer behind “The Young and the Restless” theme song, died on Monday, his publicist confirmed. He was 87. A TV and film composer whose work dominated the ’60s and ’70s, Botkin composed and arranged theme music and scores for hit series like “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley,” “Mork & Mindy” and “The Smothers Brothers Show.” The theme song for “The Young and the Restless,” best known as “Nadia’s Theme” for its association with Olympic gymnast Nadia Comăneci, was an original rearrangement of a piece he co-wrote with Barry De Vorzon and later earned him a Grammy award for best instrumental arrangement. Also Read: Larry King, Legendary TV Host, Dies at 87 On film, Botkin’s credits include “Goin’ South,” “Skyjacked,” “Tarzan the Ape Man,” “They Only Kill Their Masters” and 1971’s “Bless the Beasts and Children,” for which he received a “Best Original Song” Oscar nomination for the title song performed by The Carpenters. Botkin also collaborated with numerous other artists, including Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand, Sammy Davis Jr., Bobby Darin, Jack Jones, Peggy Lee, The Everly Brothers, The Carpenters, The Supremes, The Ronettes, Jose Feliciano and Paul Williams. Most recently, Botkin’s music was featured on the soundtrack of “Baby Driver.” Botkin is survived by his wife Liza, his son David and his grandson Daniel Tyler. Read original story Perry Botkin Jr, ‘The Young and the Restless’ Theme Song Composer, Dies at 87 At TheWrap
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Over the last several months, our understanding of COVID-19 has evolved drastically. While many people make a full recovery from a coronavirus infection, there are others who suffer lingering symptoms for months on end. During a Q&A with Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed the group of people health experts have dubbed long haulers. He revealed that 20 or 25 percent of people who have cleared the virus — some of who barely experienced initial symptoms — have "an unexplainable symptom complex that seems to be consistent among them without any laboratory data to indicate why they may be feeling that way." If you suspect that you battled COVID-19 earlier in the year, and might fall into the long-hauler category, and have what's called Post-COVID Viral Syndrome. Here are the symptoms per Dr. Fauci. Read on, and to protect your life and the lives of others, and don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID. 1 Excessive Fatigue While fatigue is one of the initial symptoms signaling an infection, the majority of long haulers continue to experience overwhelming exhaustion long after the virus is gone, per Dr. Fauci. 2 Shortness of Breath Shortness of breath is another trademark symptom of COVID-19, per the CDC. However, if the difficulty breathing doesn't subside, it could signify long hauler syndrome. "People who are in good shape, athletes, have trouble climbing a flight of stairs," Fauci explained. 3 Sleep Disturbances Many long haulers have trouble sleeping, explains Fauci. RELATED: COVID Symptoms Usually Appear in This Order, Study Finds 4 Dysautonomia Fauci explains that a phenomenon called dysautonomia, or autonomic dysfunction, can be one symptom. "Dysautonomia refers to a group of medical conditions caused by problems with the autonomic nervous system (ANS)," reports the Cleveland Clinic. "This part of your nervous system controls involuntary body functions like your heartbeat, breathing and digestion. When the ANS doesn't work as it should, it can cause heart and blood pressure problems, trouble breathing and loss of bladder control.RELATED: 7 Tips You Must Follow to Avoid COVID, Say Doctors 5 Brain Fog Brain fog is "another unfortunate word" to describe a symptom of long term COVID. It "really means they have difficulty concentrating and focusing where you're looking at a computer screen and you just can't focus on what you're doing," he explained. 6 Organ System Dysfunction Fauci added that there is another type of long-term health damage that has been documented in COVID survivors who suffered more severe cases of the virus. "If someone goes in the hospital with COVID, they get difficulties breathing, they get intubated and put on a ventilator. They get pneumonia when they recover, because they have such damage to their lungs or sometimes to their heart or to their kidney," he explained. "It may be months and months, and maybe even longer — because we don't know yet because we've only been doing this for less than a year — where they have organ system dysfunction that is residual, maybe indefinitely." 7 You May Survive COVID, But It Doesn't Mean Your Struggles Are Over Bottom line? Some people simply don't bounce back from the virus. "The idea that you get infected, either get no symptoms or you die, and if you don't die, you're okay — I think that there are going to be a lot of things that we're going to be following that people are going to have trouble even after they recover," he concluded. RELATED: The New COVID Symptom Every Woman Needs to Know 8 How to Avoid "Long COVID" Observe Fauci's fundamentals: Wear a face mask, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with, practice good hand hygiene and, to protect your life and the lives of others, don't miss the full, extended list of Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.
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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 this year, including for Outstanding Variety Talk Series for the fifth straight year. And the former “Daily Show” regular has spent much of the year chronicling not only the pandemic but also the presidential election — and getting a sewer plant in Danbury, Ct. named after him. In the Nov. 15 episode, Oliver focused primarily on President Trump’s continued refusal to concede the election to Joe Biden despite the certification of vote tallies in multiples states that gave the Democrat the clear victory both in the popular vote and in the electoral college. Also Read: 'Last Week Tonight' Calls 'Horses-' on Misuse of 2019 Segment to Push Voter Fraud Claims Not only is there no new episode this week on Jan. 17, but “Last Week Tonight” won’t return until February. Since the most recent episode was the show’s season 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
Walter Bernstein, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of “The Front” who had spent years on the blacklist in Hollywood, has died. He was 101. Bernstein died on Friday night, according to former WGA West President Howard Rodman. In the 1950s, Bernstein was blacklisted from Hollywood after he was suspected to be a communist working in the entertainment industry. “There was a little booklet called ‘Red Channels,’ which was a collection of about 150 names of people in the entertainment business, with a listing of their so-called ‘communist’ or ‘communist front’ associations, and if you were named you were automatically blacklisted,” Bernstein told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2005. “There were about eight designations for me — all true, all things I’d done. I’d written for communist magazines, I’d supported Russian war relief, I’d supported the loyalists in Spain.” Also Read: Larry King, Legendary TV Host, Dies at 87 As a result, Bernstein said he needed to rely on multiple “fronts” to get work in Hollywood — an experience that would later inspire Bernstein to write “The Front,” which starred Woody Allen as the friend of a blacklisted TV screenwriter who becomes a “front” for the screenwriter, signing his name onto scripts in exchange for money. Still, Bernstein would spend nearly a decade on the blacklist before he wrote “The Front.” His comeback, so to speak, wouldn’t happen until 1959, when he was credited as a screenwriter on “That Kind of Woman,” a film starring Sophia Loren and directed by Sidney Lumet. Bernstein would then go on to write — and be credited for writing — films like “Paris Blues,” “Fail-Safe” and “The Molly Maguires.” In his tribute to Bernstein, Rodman described the screenwriter as a “fighter for social justice.” “Without exaggeration: we shall not know his like again,” Rodman wrote. “Walter, at his core, was a fighter for social justice. From the time he was young, until his very last weeks. May his life be an example for all of us.” Bernstein is survived by his wife Gloria and his four children. Read original story Walter Bernstein, Blacklisted Screenwriter of ‘The Front,’ Dies at 101 At TheWrap
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Bernie Sanders has once again stolen the internet’s heart — this time by wearing the coat from the “I am once again asking” meme at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. And even now, an entire day later, the photo of the Vermont U.S. senator in his adorable woolen mittens seems to have awakened an insatiable hunger for more Bernie memes. While some viewers admired Lady Gaga’s “Hunger Games”-style outfit or Michelle Obama’s gorgeous plum-colored ensemble, Sanders became the Twitter darling of the moment after a sweet, curmudgeonly photo of him at Capitol Hill began circulating on Wednesday. The photo in question shows Sanders sitting in a folding chair, arms crossed and socially distanced from those around him. His expression, though mostly concealed behind his standard-issue surgical mask, is resolute in its Bernie-ness. i need this picture to become the new "i would prefer not to" stand in pic.twitter.com/IsUATStFz8 — rachel syme (@rachsyme) January 20, 2021 Also Read: Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and More Politicians Read 'Mean Tweets,' Including One by Trump (Video) Knowing Sanders’ utilitarian approach to clothing, it makes perfect sense that he would wear the same jacket to the inauguration that he wore in the now-famous video of him on the campaign trail “once again asking” for donations from supporters. His very cozy-looking beige mittens also drew the internet’s attention, and Buzzfeed News reporter Ruby Cramer even identified the Vermont woman who makes them and gifted them to Sanders years ago. “Bernie’s mittens are made by Jen Ellis, a teacher from Essex Junction, Vt. She gave them to him 2+ years ago and was surprised when he began wearing them on the campaign trail,” Cramer tweeted. “They are made from repurposed wool sweaters and lined with fleece made from recycled plastic bottles.” Also Read: Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and More Politicians Read 'Mean Tweets,' Including One by Trump (Video) How eco-friendly and weather-appropriate! “Everyone else: wearing giant, dressy black and grey coats. Bernie: This is my good jacket, and it keeps me warm. I’m wearing it,” wrote one user. Oh, and as for Bernie himself? He’s just glad that the memes “makes people aware that we make good mittens in Vermont,” he told CNN reporter Ali Zaslav. He added: “We have some good coats as well.” Cue an endless scroll of Bernie memes: We’ve gathered a whole truckload of them for you below. pic.twitter.com/4xNuw7sBQ3 — Insurectile Disfunction. (@Amanda_Kerri) January 20, 2021 Not me. Us. pic.twitter.com/ec7XgfEl7b — Guy Fieri (@GuyFieri) January 21, 2021 #BernieSanders 😅 pic.twitter.com/EAFawF4tEk — Allison Janney (@AllisonBJanney) January 21, 2021 pic.twitter.com/fDbcWoL66n — Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) January 21, 2021 I see everyone mocking Bernie's "grandpa at the post office" vibe today but those mittens are clutch pic.twitter.com/cVwINTnqR6 — Grace Segers (@Grace_Segers) January 20, 2021 Bernie with zero sartorial consideration. Just full Vermont grandfather pic.twitter.com/hCmf14AeZg — Kozza (@Kozza) January 20, 2021 Everyone else: wearing giant, dressy black and grey coats Bernie: This is my good jacket, and it keeps me warm. I’m wearing it pic.twitter.com/fZk9I90iVw — Cameron Newton (@CamBNewton) January 20, 2021 Bernie looking like “this could’ve been an email.” pic.twitter.com/Dacef6o7PE — shan.tel (@H3YLiGHTSKiN) January 20, 2021 Martin Scorsese watching a Marvel movie pic.twitter.com/U0BcpOjTVr — Eric Allen Hatch (@ericallenhatch) January 20, 2021 The way my friend texted me like “woah jojo siwa came out” and I had no idea cause I’ve spent the past hour looking at Bernie Sanders memes pic.twitter.com/QZ7uQ4XFit — Lacey Webber (@dynamiccowboy) January 21, 2021 I regret to inform you that my family is now pasting the Bernie meme into family Passover Seder photos pic.twitter.com/rgxtntom4T — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 21, 2021 Bernie dressed like the inauguration is on his to do list today but ain’t his whole day. pic.twitter.com/wCRyoxU3V2 — Reeezy (@MsReeezy) January 20, 2021 has anyone done this one yet? pic.twitter.com/Lrx9mzDU48 — Greg Dunbar (@gdun) January 21, 2021 Okay one last Bernie Sanders meme, I promise. pic.twitter.com/hnW2ElnlJE — KD ➐ (@notkdk3) January 21, 2021 How I wish I dress: How I actually dress: pic.twitter.com/8lAA8X7u78 — jorden (@jordeeeeeen) January 20, 2021 He said some of us have a JOB https://t.co/Jd162baBbU — Person of Lakyn Experience (@OgLakyn) January 20, 2021 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/MHzrIHb6hB — ⁷ ᴮᴱ🐯🍓 (@Sahra1236) January 20, 2021 I AM HERE FOR THE BERNIE MEMES! pic.twitter.com/Ahj8mf1LIj — Keggerade (@Keggerade) January 21, 2021 This one made me spit out my coffee! 🤣 pic.twitter.com/jrae8bjZ0c — 🇺🇸Suz 🇺🇸🐾🐶🐾 (@LadyVeteran25) January 21, 2021 Read original story Here Are All the Bernie Sanders Inauguration Memes You Need At TheWrap
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