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‘Jungle Cruise’ With Dwayne Johnson And Emily Blunt To Premiere In Theatres And On Disney+
Disney’s live-action take on the popular theme park ride “Jungle Cruise” will debut in theatres and on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 30. Filmed in 2019, the movie’s 2020 release was postponed due to the pandemic. “Jungle Cruise” tells the story of river guide Frank Wolff (Dwayne Johnson) who is hired by Dr. Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) to guide her downriver on his ramshackle boat on her quest to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities and power to change the future of medicine. The search for the tree brings the voyagers face-to-face with not just the dangers of the rainforest, but supernatural ones, too.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department under former President Donald Trump seized data from the accounts of at least two members of the House Intelligence Committee in 2018 as part of an aggressive crackdown on leaks related to the Russia investigation and other national security matters, according to a committee official and two people familiar with the investigation.
Prosecutors from Trump’s Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for the data, according to the people, who were granted anonymity to discuss the secret seizures. The revelations were first reported by.
Disney Restructures, Expands Media & Entertainment Distribution Tech Team To Support Digital Growth
Disney’s Media & Entertainment Distribution Technology group has promoted and hired a handful of executives and realigned it business to better support the entertainment giant’s continued growth, the company said Monday. The sweeping division known as DMED, is responsible for next-gen direct-to-consumer and linear distribution, advertising technology, engineering, operations and Disney’s digital product portfolio. A new structure creates eight core groups: Advertising Platforms; Business Operations; Consumer Experiences & Platforms; Content Operations; Content Platforms; Design; Engineering Services; and Media Engineering.
The records of at least twelve people connected to the intelligence panel were eventually seized, including Chairman Adam Schiff, who was then the top Democrat on the committee. California Rep. Eric Swalwell was the second member, according to spokeswoman Natalie Edelstein.
The records of aides and family members were also shared, including one who was a minor, according to the committee official. Apple informed the committee last month that their records had been shared, but did not give extensive detail. The committee is aware, though, that metadata from the accounts was turned over, the official said.
While the Justice Department routinely conducts investigation into leaks, including of classified information, opening such an investigation into members of Congress is extraordinarily rare. The Trump administration's attempt to secretly gain access to data of individual members of Congress and others related to the panel came as the president was fuming over investigations — in Congress and by then-special counsel Robert Mueller — into his campaign's ties to Russia. Trump called the probes a “witch hunt” and regularly criticized Schiff and other Democrats on Twitter.
‘A Quiet Place 2’ & ‘Cruella’ Battle For No. 1 At Global Weekend B.O. As Theatrical Marketplace Hopes For Summer Recovery
When it comes to forecasting any opening weekend at this summer’s box office, the major studios should take a cue from the Joe Biden administration: under-promise and over-deliver on results. Not just here in the U.S. but around the globe, the box office remains in a funk. Several hurdles muddy the waters: The two biggest B.O. capitals in the U.S., LA and NYC, continue to have auditorium capacities capped, three major provinces in Canada are still closed until July TBD, and an assortment of mixed messaging is out there about what films are available in theaters and in the home.
“The news about the politicization of the Trump Administration Justice Department is harrowing,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in a statement. “These actions appear to be yet another egregious assault on our democracy waged by the former president.”
Video: GOP blocks bipartisan probe of deadly Jan. 6 riot (The Canadian Press)
Schiff, now the panel’s chair, confirmed in a statement Thursday evening that the Justice Department had informed the committee in May that the investigation was closed. Still, he said, "I believe more answers are needed, which is why I believe the Inspector General should investigate this and other cases that suggest the weaponization of law enforcement by a corrupt president.”
The Justice Department informed the intelligence panel in May that the matter had not transferred to any other entity or investigative body, the committee official said, and the department confirmed that again today.
Emma Stone Admits It Was 'Difficult' to Play Cruella de Vil Without Character's Cigarette Holder
"I don't want to promote smoking, but I'm also not trying to promote skinning puppies," Emma Stone joked of her characterIn an interview with The New York Times, the 32-year-old Oscar winner said that it was "difficult not to have" Cruella's iconic cigarette holder in her hand while filming.
The committee has continued to seek additional information, but the Justice Department has not been forthcoming in a timely manner, including on questions such as whether the investigation was properly predicated and whether it only targeted Democrats.
The news follows revelations that the Justice Department had secretlyat The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN as part of criminal leak investigations. Following an outcry from press freedom organizations, the that it would cease the practice of going after journalists’ sourcing information.
Associated Press writer Eric Tucker contributed to this report.
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Seth MacFarlane To Produce And Star In ‘Ted’ Prequel Series .
Seth MacFarlane is bringing back the beloved foul-mouthed teddy bear, Ted. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Peacock streaming service has order a live-action, 10-episode “Ted” prequel series from the “Family Guy” creator, with MacFarlane set to return as the voice of Ted. The star is also attached to pen the script and exec produce the series. RELATED: Seth MacFarlane Is Rebooting ’80s Teen Blockbuster ‘Revenge Of The Nerds’ MacFarlane first brought "Ted" to the big screen in 2012 as his directorial debut. It starred himself as Ted, the anthropomorphic teddy bear brought to life, and Mark Wahlberg as his real-life best friend.