Warner Bros. is planning an Aquaman horror spin-off set in The Trench

Warner Bros. is planning an Aquaman horror spin-off set in The Trench

According to a Hollywood Reporter exclusive, Warner Bros. is making plans for a spin-off to its billion-dollar hit Aquaman — in the form of a modestly budgeted horror movie with none of the original main cast involved. The film, set around the underwater kingdom known as The Trench, would be produced by Aquaman’s director, James Wan, and its co-producer, Peter Safran, who has a long production history on horror films like The Conjuring and many…

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6 takeaways from acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s hearing

6 takeaways from acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s hearing

The day-long testimony was a messy, partisan affair. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s much-anticipated hearing before the House Judiciary Committee was a messy affair, filled with some fiery exchanges, partisan bickering, and few revelations about Whitaker’s role overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation or the rest of the Justice Department. Whitaker had threatened Thursday not to show up for the prescheduled hearing after the Democrats on the committee authorized a subpoena, leading to a day…

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Justin Fairfax, in line for governor of Virginia, faces sexual assault allegations

Justin Fairfax, in line for governor of Virginia, faces sexual assault allegations

Two women have accused the Virginia lieutenant governor of sexual assault. Justin Fairfax is in line to be governor of Virginia. But now he’s facing allegations of sexual assault. Gov. Ralph Northam has been facing pressure to resign over a racist photo that recently surfaced from his 1984 medical school yearbook page. Fairfax, the state’s lieutenant governor and fellow Democrat, would be next in line if Northam does resign. The first sexual assault allegation became…

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The most powerful moment of the Whitaker hearing had nothing to do with Mueller

The most powerful moment of the Whitaker hearing had nothing to do with Mueller

Rep. Pramila Jayapal grilled the acting attorney general about family separation — and he had no answers. The most powerful moment during Matthew Whitaker’s testimony before Congress had nothing to do with the point of the hearing, which was supposed to be about whether he’s interfering in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Instead, the moment came when Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) asked Whitaker about his involvement in a Justice Department policy that resulted in thousands…

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House Democrats’ new plan for a $15 minimum wage, explained

House Democrats’ new plan for a $15 minimum wage, explained

The Raise the Wage Act is the most ambitious effort yet to overhaul the federal minimum wage. First it was Seattle, then San Francisco. Later, it was the entire state of California, then Massachusetts, New York, and Washington, DC. In January, New Jersey became the latest state to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour. Now Democrats in Congress are pushing for a $15 minimum wage in every state. On Thursday, the House Committee…

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Second woman accuses Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault

Second woman accuses Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault

“Mr. Fairfax’s attack was premeditated and aggressive,” Meredith Watson says in a statement. A second woman has come forward to accuse Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault. Earlier this week, Vanessa Tyson, a professor of politics at Scripps College, issued a statement saying that Fairfax assaulted her in 2004, during the Democratic National Convention in Boston. Fairfax has denied her allegation, which was first reported by the conservative website Big League Politics, saying…

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Watch Netflix’s One Day at a Time. Please.

Watch Netflix’s One Day at a Time. Please.

The comedy’s warm and funny season three expertly weaves stories across a year of its family’s life. There are few TV shows that build stories across an entire season as effectively as One Day at a Time, a seemingly simple family sitcom that spends the back half of its seasons casually detonating carefully planted emotional time bombs that leave both the characters and the audience wondering why they’ve been so blindsided. And in season three…

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Rep. Devin Nunes repeated a 4chan meme on national television

Rep. Devin Nunes repeated a 4chan meme on national television

Last night on Laura Ingraham’s show, The Ingraham Angle, a strange thing happened (stranger than usual, I mean). Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) stopped by for an interview, ostensibly to talk about Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) latest actions regarding the ongoing Russia probe. “This is clearly an investigation again, without a crime. We’ve looked for two years — didn’t find anything, at all,” Nunes said, which is misleading at best. He went on to speak about…

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Ralph Northam won’t resign as Virginia governor over blackface scandal

Ralph Northam won’t resign as Virginia governor over blackface scandal

The cascading blackface and sexual assault scandals roiling Virginia politics, explained The crisis in Virginia state politics hasn’t subsided, but it looks like Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam won’t be stepping down. Northam has been under pressure to resign after photos from his 1984 medical school yearbook surfaced, showing people in blackface and KKK robes. But the governor told his staff on Friday that he would not resign over the scandal, according to reports from Talking…

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Amazon copies brick-and-mortar stores by launching a new home shopping channel

Amazon copies brick-and-mortar stores by launching a new home shopping channel

Amazon is taking another page out of the brick-and-mortar playbook, this time by launching its own shopping channel to promote products on the platform called Amazon Live, as first spotted by TechCrunch. The copying of physical stores’ strategies may be extra stinging to retailers because Amazon controls about half of the United States’ e-commerce market, ahead of more traditional stores like Best Buy, Macy’s, and Walmart. On the list of companies that Amazon has crushed…

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