In June 2015, a pair of convicted killers vanished from their cells inside a maximum security prison in upstate New York. It seemed only a matter of time before their brazen escape, and the 23-day manhunt that followed, got its Hollywood close-up. What might surprise you is just who's behind that close-up. "I was out of the country shooting 'Zoolander 2' when it happened, so I wasn't as familiar with it," said Ben Stiller, one of the funniest actors on the planet, the star of three separate billion-dollar comedy franchises ("Night at the Museum," "Madagascar," and "Meet the Parents") – not to mention favorites like "There's Something About Mary," "Tropic Thunder," and those "Zoolander" movies. "So, this is what's confusing: It's sort of like, 'There was a big prison break. We should make this into a great drama. Let's get the 'Zoolander' guy to take a look at it!'" said correspondent Tony Dokoupil. "Yeah, some people might think that this could actually be funnier than … [Read more...] about Ben Stiller on directing the prison-break drama “Escape at Dannemora”
Peter Holley, The Washington Post Published 12:32 pm PST, Saturday, November 10, 2018 The fast-growing electronic scooter company Lime has decided to immediately remove one of the company's brands from every city across the globe after determining the scooters could break apart while in use. The decision to suddenly pull the scooters off the streets arrived several weeks after the company said the same model occasionally breaks apart "when subjected to repeated abuse." But on Friday - in response to questions from The Washington Post about the scooters breaking apart under the strains of normal riding conditions - Lime said it was "looking into reports that scooters manufactured by Okai may break and are working cooperatively with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the relevant authorities internationally to get to the bottom of this." Okai is a Chinese manufacturer that makes scooters and other products. Nobody could be reached at an email address or a … [Read more...] about Electric scooter giant Lime launches global recall of one of its models amid fears the scooters can break apart
Opinion split as 'hideous' metal Christmas tree takes pride of place as Northern Ireland town breaks with festive tradition BelfastTelegraph.co.uk It may still be early November, but a row has already broken out over a "hideous" new Christmas tree in Ballymena. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/opinion-split-as-hideous-metal-christmas-tree-takes-pride-of-place-as-northern-ireland-town-breaks-with-festive-tradition-37512675.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37512672.ece/13b92/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-11-10_new_45617893_I1.JPG Email It may still be early November, but a row has already broken out over a "hideous" new Christmas tree in Ballymena. The metallic tree has been erected in the town's 'Harmony Hub', the structure which replaced a bandstand in the town centre earlier this year. With the official Christmas lights switch-on due on Thursday, residents were quick to voice their views. Ulster Unionist councillor Stephen … [Read more...] about Opinion split as ‘hideous’ metal Christmas tree takes pride of place as Northern Ireland town breaks with festive tradition
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Columnists at two establishment media outlets, Poynter and the BBC, have broken ranks to criticize CNN’s Jim Acosta’s unprofessional grandstanding. The White House pulled Acosta’s press pass this week after the left-wing anchor made a spectacle of himself at President Trump’s Wednesday afternoon press conference. To open the event, the president spoke about his desire to work with Democrats and to cool the campaign rhetoric.Acosta, however, only wanted to keep things ugly. Early in the presser, Trump called on Acosta. Rather than ask a question, though, Acosta chastised the president. The migrant caravan is “not an invasion,” he lectured. “They’re hundreds and hundreds of miles away, they’re not an invasion,” he said in a forum where the media is supposed to ask the president questions, not make speeches. Still, Trump responded; and Acosta argued with him again. Trump responded again; Acosta kept arguing. By all modern … [Read more...] about Nolte: Poynter, BBC Break Ranks to Blast Jim Acosta’s Unprofessionalism