Brands weigh in on national protests over police brutality

Posted on: June 2nd, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

As thousands of protesters take to the street in response to police killings of black people, companies are wading into the national conversation but taking care to get their messaging right

Brands weigh in on national protests over police brutality

Posted on: June 2nd, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

As thousands of protesters take to the street in response to police killings of black people, companies are wading into the national conversation but taking care to get their messaging right

Brands weigh in on national protests over police brutality

Posted on: June 2nd, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

As thousands of protesters take to the street in response to police killings of black people, companies are wading into the national conversation but taking care to get their messaging right

Trump as thug or hero? Depends on what network you watch

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

Is President Donald Trump a thug, a modern-day dictator

Trump as thug or hero? Depends on what network you watch

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

Is President Donald Trump a thug, a modern-day dictator

Trump as thug or hero? Depends on what network you watch

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

Is President Donald Trump a thug, a modern-day dictator

Judge tosses ex-basketball players’ ‘Fortnite’ dance lawsuit

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of Maryland men’s basketball players accused makers of the “Fortnite” video game of misappropriating a dance move that the ex-teammates popularized

Judge tosses ex-basketball players’ ‘Fortnite’ dance lawsuit

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of Maryland men’s basketball players accused makers of the “Fortnite” video game of misappropriating a dance move that the ex-teammates popularized

Judge tosses ex-basketball players’ ‘Fortnite’ dance lawsuit

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of Maryland men’s basketball players accused makers of the “Fortnite” video game of misappropriating a dance move that the ex-teammates popularized

Peaceful protesters get lost in action-packed coverage

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

The nation’s unrest has made for spellbinding nights of television, with news networks jumping from city to city to show cars on fire, stores being broken into and confrontations with police

Peaceful protesters get lost in action-packed coverage

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

The nation’s unrest has made for spellbinding nights of television, with news networks jumping from city to city to show cars on fire, stores being broken into and confrontations with police

Peaceful protesters get lost in action-packed coverage

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

The nation’s unrest has made for spellbinding nights of television, with news networks jumping from city to city to show cars on fire, stores being broken into and confrontations with police

Celebs take to streets for historic demonstrations

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

From Jamie Foxx and John Cusack to Emily Ratajkowski and “Insecure” star Kendrick Sampson, many celebrities decided to do more than just tweet about their outrage over the killings of black people at the hands of police

Celebs take to streets for historic demonstrations

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

From Jamie Foxx and John Cusack to Emily Ratajkowski and “Insecure” star Kendrick Sampson, many celebrities decided to do more than just tweet about their outrage over the killings of black people at the hands of police

Celebs take to streets for historic demonstrations

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

From Jamie Foxx and John Cusack to Emily Ratajkowski and “Insecure” star Kendrick Sampson, many celebrities decided to do more than just tweet about their outrage over the killings of black people at the hands of police

In speech at San Francisco "kneel-in," Jamie Foxx calls on "Hollywood friends" to take action

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/Lou Rocco(SAN FRANCISCO) — Jamie Foxx delivered an impassioned speech Monday at a “kneel-in” demonstration at San Francisco City Hall to protest police brutality and racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

The Oscar-winner called on his “Hollywood friends” to take action, advising them to get out of the comfort of their homes and let people see their faces.

“You gotta get out here,” he implored. “You can’t sit back. You can’t tweet. You can’t text. You got to get out here.”

He added, “When you’re here, and you see how people are hurting, you can understand what it is as opposed to being in your bedroom or your living room and saying, ‘Hey, I don’t like this.’”

Foxx promised the crowd he would continue to show up for whatever they needed.

“I don’t preach or anything like that,” he said. “But I just want to be here to let you know that you got somebody that you can call anytime.”

He concluded by encouraging protesters to remain steadfast.

“Let’s not forget that they may try to pull one on us,” he said. “Even now they say we didn’t see what we saw. And I continuously say, how can we see it as a murder and they see it as a misunderstanding? The work is still here.”

The actor was joined at the peaceful protest by San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Shamann Walton, officials from the NAACP and other leaders. 

By Andrea Tuccillo
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In speech at San Francisco "kneel-in," Jamie Foxx calls on "Hollywood friends" to take action

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/Lou Rocco(SAN FRANCISCO) — Jamie Foxx delivered an impassioned speech Monday at a “kneel-in” demonstration at San Francisco City Hall to protest police brutality and racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

The Oscar-winner called on his “Hollywood friends” to take action, advising them to get out of the comfort of their homes and let people see their faces.

“You gotta get out here,” he implored. “You can’t sit back. You can’t tweet. You can’t text. You got to get out here.”

He added, “When you’re here, and you see how people are hurting, you can understand what it is as opposed to being in your bedroom or your living room and saying, ‘Hey, I don’t like this.’”

Foxx promised the crowd he would continue to show up for whatever they needed.

“I don’t preach or anything like that,” he said. “But I just want to be here to let you know that you got somebody that you can call anytime.”

He concluded by encouraging protesters to remain steadfast.

“Let’s not forget that they may try to pull one on us,” he said. “Even now they say we didn’t see what we saw. And I continuously say, how can we see it as a murder and they see it as a misunderstanding? The work is still here.”

The actor was joined at the peaceful protest by San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Shamann Walton, officials from the NAACP and other leaders. 

By Andrea Tuccillo
Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

In speech at San Francisco "kneel-in," Jamie Foxx calls on "Hollywood friends" to take action

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/Lou Rocco(SAN FRANCISCO) — Jamie Foxx delivered an impassioned speech Monday at a “kneel-in” demonstration at San Francisco City Hall to protest police brutality and racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

The Oscar-winner called on his “Hollywood friends” to take action, advising them to get out of the comfort of their homes and let people see their faces.

“You gotta get out here,” he implored. “You can’t sit back. You can’t tweet. You can’t text. You got to get out here.”

He added, “When you’re here, and you see how people are hurting, you can understand what it is as opposed to being in your bedroom or your living room and saying, ‘Hey, I don’t like this.’”

Foxx promised the crowd he would continue to show up for whatever they needed.

“I don’t preach or anything like that,” he said. “But I just want to be here to let you know that you got somebody that you can call anytime.”

He concluded by encouraging protesters to remain steadfast.

“Let’s not forget that they may try to pull one on us,” he said. “Even now they say we didn’t see what we saw. And I continuously say, how can we see it as a murder and they see it as a misunderstanding? The work is still here.”

The actor was joined at the peaceful protest by San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Shamann Walton, officials from the NAACP and other leaders. 

By Andrea Tuccillo
Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

After playing dad to Chrises Evans and Pratt, JK Simmons has his eye on Pine and Hemsworth

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

AppleTV+(LOS ANGELES) — In the latest installment of PeopleTV.com‘s quarantine show Couch Surfing, actor JK Simmons says he wants in on what’s become a running Hollywood joke: the number of superstars who happened to be named Chris. 

Simmons, who appeared both in the original Spider-Man films and in the most recent, Spider-Man: Far From Home as muckraking newsman J. Jonah Jameson, plays Chris Evans’ dad in the AppleTV+ drama Defending Jacob

While he admitted he was a fan of Captain America’s alter-ego, saying he thought he’d be “a good guy to work with,” Simmons said working with Evans sparked an idea.

“My career plan now is to play the father of every handsome, blue-eyed movie star stud named Chris,” the Whiplash Oscar-winner laughed.  “So I checked off my Chris Evans box, and I just finished a film [The Tomorrow War] with Chris Pratt where I play his father, so that’s number two.”

Simmons says, “So if you’re casting out there I’m looking — Chris Pine, I’m available, and Chris Hemsworth — in either order, I mean, we don’t have to go alphabetical.”

By Stephen Iervolino
Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

After playing dad to Chrises Evans and Pratt, JK Simmons has his eye on Pine and Hemsworth

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

AppleTV+(LOS ANGELES) — In the latest installment of PeopleTV.com‘s quarantine show Couch Surfing, actor JK Simmons says he wants in on what’s become a running Hollywood joke: the number of superstars who happened to be named Chris. 

Simmons, who appeared both in the original Spider-Man films and in the most recent, Spider-Man: Far From Home as muckraking newsman J. Jonah Jameson, plays Chris Evans’ dad in the AppleTV+ drama Defending Jacob

While he admitted he was a fan of Captain America’s alter-ego, saying he thought he’d be “a good guy to work with,” Simmons said working with Evans sparked an idea.

“My career plan now is to play the father of every handsome, blue-eyed movie star stud named Chris,” the Whiplash Oscar-winner laughed.  “So I checked off my Chris Evans box, and I just finished a film [The Tomorrow War] with Chris Pratt where I play his father, so that’s number two.”

Simmons says, “So if you’re casting out there I’m looking — Chris Pine, I’m available, and Chris Hemsworth — in either order, I mean, we don’t have to go alphabetical.”

By Stephen Iervolino
Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

After playing dad to Chrises Evans and Pratt, JK Simmons has his eye on Pine and Hemsworth

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

AppleTV+(LOS ANGELES) — In the latest installment of PeopleTV.com‘s quarantine show Couch Surfing, actor JK Simmons says he wants in on what’s become a running Hollywood joke: the number of superstars who happened to be named Chris. 

Simmons, who appeared both in the original Spider-Man films and in the most recent, Spider-Man: Far From Home as muckraking newsman J. Jonah Jameson, plays Chris Evans’ dad in the AppleTV+ drama Defending Jacob

While he admitted he was a fan of Captain America’s alter-ego, saying he thought he’d be “a good guy to work with,” Simmons said working with Evans sparked an idea.

“My career plan now is to play the father of every handsome, blue-eyed movie star stud named Chris,” the Whiplash Oscar-winner laughed.  “So I checked off my Chris Evans box, and I just finished a film [The Tomorrow War] with Chris Pratt where I play his father, so that’s number two.”

Simmons says, “So if you’re casting out there I’m looking — Chris Pine, I’m available, and Chris Hemsworth — in either order, I mean, we don’t have to go alphabetical.”

By Stephen Iervolino
Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

Music industry calls for Black Out Tuesday amid unrest

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

The music industry is planning to turn off the music and hold a day to reflect and implement change in response to the death of George Floyd and the killings of other black people

Music industry calls for Black Out Tuesday amid unrest

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

The music industry is planning to turn off the music and hold a day to reflect and implement change in response to the death of George Floyd and the killings of other black people

Music industry calls for Black Out Tuesday amid unrest

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

The music industry is planning to turn off the music and hold a day to reflect and implement change in response to the death of George Floyd and the killings of other black people

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 7-13

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of June 7-13 include rapper Kanye West, singer Sturgill Simpson, actor Liam Neeson, singer Bonnie Tyler and actor Shia LaBeouf

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 7-13

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of June 7-13 include rapper Kanye West, singer Sturgill Simpson, actor Liam Neeson, singer Bonnie Tyler and actor Shia LaBeouf

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 7-13

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of June 7-13 include rapper Kanye West, singer Sturgill Simpson, actor Liam Neeson, singer Bonnie Tyler and actor Shia LaBeouf

Spike Lee on what’s different about these protests

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

It’s not the first time that Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” has been freshly urgent, but Lee’s 1989 film has again found blistering relevance in the wake of George Floyd’s death

Spike Lee on what’s different about these protests

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

It’s not the first time that Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” has been freshly urgent, but Lee’s 1989 film has again found blistering relevance in the wake of George Floyd’s death

Spike Lee on what’s different about these protests

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

It’s not the first time that Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” has been freshly urgent, but Lee’s 1989 film has again found blistering relevance in the wake of George Floyd’s death