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Canadiens HC Dominique Ducharme must isolate for 14 days after positive COVID test
Although the NHL has relaxed many rules pertaining to its COVID protocol, a positive test still warrants a 14-day isolation period. Especially when the Canadiens were fortunate enough to not have any other positive tests among its players and staff, the league wants to maintain the health and safety of the team as well as the integrity of its semifinals. © Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Dominique Ducharme is out for the next two weeks after testing positive for COVID. With that said, losing Ducharme is a blow for Montreal.
Kevin Smith's "Clerks III" has been acquired for release by Lionsgate, and the second sequel to Smith's indie comedy classic will begin filming next month.
Lionsgate took worldwide rights to "Clerks III," and the film that Smith wrote and will direct is in pre-production now in New Jersey.
The complete "Clerks" cast, including Jeff Anderson as Randal, Brian O'Halloran as Dante, Jay Mewes as Jay, Kevin Smith as Silent Bob, and Rosario Dawson as Becky, will all return for the third film.
Liz Destro and Jordan Monsanto are producing.
Smith way back inabout the story for "Clerks III," saying that it was inspired by the director's own heart attack from 2018 that led to the director's own inspiring comeback.
Stephen Colbert & Christine Baranski Get Jump On Broadway With Sondheim Duet
Stephen Colbert and Christine Baranski couldn’t wait for Broadway’s return, so they created a little Sondheim spark of their own Wednesday night by duetting on “Side by Side by Side,” a number from the composer’s Company. “You can’t sing over Zoom,” The Late Show host said in reaction to his in-person interview with Baranski, a longtime Broadway star now appearing on the CBS All Access series The Good Fight.
"Randal has a heart attack, decides that he came so close to death, and his life has meant nothing, there's nobody to memorialize him, he has no family or anything like that," Smith previously told TheWrap. "And in the recovery, while under fentanyl, he comes to the conclusion at mid-life, having almost died, having worked in a movie store his whole life and watched other people's movies, he tells Dante, I think we need to make a movie. So Dante and Randal make 'Clerks.' That's the story of 'Clerks 3.'"
The synopsis for the film is following a massive heart attack, Randal enlists fellow clerks Dante, Elias, Jay, and Silent Bob to make a movie immortalizing his life at the convenience store that started it all.
"There's a saying from the Tao that goes something like 'To be great is to go on. To go on is to go far. To go far is to return.' Thanks to Lionsgate, we get to return to where it all started with almost the whole cast that started it all," Smith said in a statement. "And for the first time since the first time we ever made a movie in 1993, we're shooting the entire flick on location in New Jersey, as an ode to both the enduring allure of cinema and the resourcefulness and lunacy of its storytellers. Years ago, Dante and Randal made me a filmmaker - so now it's time I return the favor."
COVID-19 updates, July 5: No fall lockdown in Quebec, but unvaccinated people might not have access to certain services – Dubé
Updated throughout the day on Monday, July 5. Questions/comments: email@example.com Top updates 35-39 age group hits milestone – 75% have received first vaccine dose ‘It’s very freeing:‘ Quarantine rules ease for fully vaccinated Canadian travellers Ottawa spent nearly $20 million on COVID-19 tracking app — with inconclusive results Quebecers can get 2nd dose after four weeks instead of eight, Dubé says No fall lockdown in Quebec, but unvaccinated people might not have access to certain services – Dubé Quebec reports 49 cases – fewest in almost 11 months Habs fans can get vaccinated outside the Bell Centre today, starting at 5 p.m. Canada to receive 3.
"The 'Clerks' movies are audience favorites and many of Kevin's films, like 'Dogma,' 'Red State,' and the 'Jay and Silent Bob Reboot' are a beloved part of our library that continues to delight Kevin's devoted fans. We're thrilled to be presenting the next chapter in the 'Clerks' saga to moviegoers worldwide," Eda Kowan, executive vice president, acquisitions and co-productions for Lionsgate, added.
"Clerks" from 1994 made waves at Sundance for its indie, black and white, low-budget charms about the day in the life two store clerks who pester customers, talk about movies and ponder the bigger questions in life. The film launched Smith's career, and he followed it up with a sequel in 2006. His last film was 2019's "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot," which is a spinoff movie starring two of the fan favorite characters from "Clerks" and stars Smith as Silent Bob. Smith is also working with Netflix on "Masters Of The Universe: Revelation," which will debut this week on July 23.
Eda Kowan acquired the project and will oversee the film for Lionsgate. Kowan, Grace Duplissea, and Kaycee Holcomb negotiated the deal for Lionsgate. Destro and Jackie Eckhouse at Sloss Law negotiated the deal on behalf of Kevin Smith and the producers.
first reported the news.
Canadian business community largely supportive of vaccine passport system .
TORONTO — The Canadian business community appears to be largely supportive of the Quebec government's move to impose the country's first vaccine passport system. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce says vaccine passports or digital vaccination certificates would help to prevent future waves of the pandemic from forcing a resurgence of financially disastrous lockdowns by enabling those with low risk to participate in events, move freely and go about their daily lives.