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Tom Holland confirms role as Fred Astaire

Tom Holland confirms role as Fred Astaire

While promoting his new Spider-Man film, Tom Holland confirmed he has another big role coming. In an interview on the red carpet for an event promoting “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in London, Holland casually told reporters “Oh, I am playing Fred Astaire.” “The script came in about a week ago,” he says in a video…MORE

‘The Forever Prisoner’ explores how the US compromised its values after Sept. 11

‘The Forever Prisoner’ explores how the US compromised its values after Sept. 11

If a goal of the Sept. 11 terrorists was to undermine American values, “The Forever Prisoner” makes the case on that score, at least, the bad guys won. Focusing on the treatment of Abu Zubaydah, a former associate of Osama bin Laden held in detention since 2002, director Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary argues the US…MORE

‘Landscapers’ plants Olivia Colman and David Thewlis on a flawed foundation

‘Landscapers’ plants Olivia Colman and David Thewlis on a flawed foundation

The blueprint for “Landscapers,” a four-part British miniseries airing on HBO, turns out to be considerably sturdier than the construction, somewhat wasting the dream pairing of Olivia Colman and David Thewlis. It’s still an interesting detour into bizarre true crime, but so stylized as to blunt the overall impact by being too cute for its…MORE

Hong Kong warns Wall Street Journal of legal action over election editorial

Hong Kong warns Wall Street Journal of legal action over election editorial

Hong Kong has warned the Wall Street Journal that it may have broken electoral law by “scaremongering” in a recent editorial about the upcoming vote for the city’s legislative council. On Monday, the US newspaper printed a letter from Hong Kong’s Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Erick Tsang, under the headline “Hong Kong Issues…MORE

January 6 committee postpones depositions with Michael Flynn and Trump’s personal assistant

January 6 committee postpones depositions with Michael Flynn and Trump’s personal assistant

One-time Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and the former President’s personal assistant, who were scheduled to be deposed by a congressional committee Monday, have been granted short postponements, a committee aide tells CNN. The depositions were postponed as Flynn and Nicholas Luna “engage” with House select committee’s investigation into January 6, the aide said.…MORE

New York to mandate Covid vaccines for all private sector workers

New York to mandate Covid vaccines for all private sector workers

All private sector employers in New York City will now be required to implement a Covid-19 vaccine mandate by December 27, the city’s mayor Bill De Blasio announced Monday. Public sector workers were already subject to vaccine mandates. This new move, which De Blasio announced Monday on MSNBC, means everyone who works in the city…MORE

Bitcoin’s plunge is another sign of market angst
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Bitcoin’s plunge is another sign of market angst

Over the past week, as markets were churning on fears that the Omicron variant could derail the global economic recovery, bitcoin prices stayed surprisingly stable. Then came the weekend. What’s happening: The cryptocurrency at one point plunged more than 20% on Saturday. It’s now trading at roughly $48,600, down from about $57,000 at the beginning…MORE

DoorDash thinks speedy grocery delivery is the future
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DoorDash thinks speedy grocery delivery is the future

DoorDash is jumping on the speedy delivery trend. Starting Monday, the company is offering 10- to 15-minute delivery in New York City from a new Dashmart, which stocks groceries, household goods and packaged restaurant products. Customers within the delivery zone will see the new option under a “convenience” tab in the app or on the…MORE

KFC is testing a new dipping sauce in these three cities

KFC is testing a new dipping sauce in these three cities

Kentucky Fried Chicken is testing a new dipping sauce in three US cities. Beginning Monday, customers in Washington, Atlanta and Dallas can add “Sweet Hot Capital City” mambo sauce to their orders for a limited time. The chain describes the flavor as “sweet, spicy and tangy,” and one that “perfectly compliments” its fried chicken. DC…MORE

Lucid Motors subpoenaed by the SEC. Shares plunge
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Lucid Motors subpoenaed by the SEC. Shares plunge

Upstart electric vehicle maker Lucid Motors disclosed Monday it has received a subpoena from the SEC, sending its shares plunging 14% in premarket trading. The company said the probe “appears to concern” the SPAC deal that took it public earlier this year, along with “certain projections and statements.” Lucid raised $4 billion through its combination…MORE

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