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  • 'That is my writing on the napkin:' Maine woman says she might be Questlove's 'Ellie'

    ...- WGME Staff
    PORTLAND (WGME) — Questlove, the famous drummer from The Roots, posted a story this weekend about how a Maine woman's act of kindness helped fuel his love for music. The drummer asked for the internet's help locating her now, almost 45 years later, to thank her. Music can touch the soul in many ways. For Ellen Bruzzese, known as Ellie, that included hitting the music lounge at the Portlander five nights a week during the 70s and 80s after finishing work at DiMillo’s. Caption: WGME.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in November 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It's just about time to swap out the cobwebs for the dried corn on the cob or fairy lights if you, like Netflix who have Christmas titles popping up as early as November 4th, want to get an early jump on December's holidays. Here's Netflix's hype reel for November: Here's what caught my eye: Easy A. Olive (Emma Stone) is a non-descript high school student who finds her life mirroring that of character Hester Prynne's in the novel "The Scarlet Letter.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of Oct. 26 - Nov. 2, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Halloween is nearly here and that means it's time to say goodbye to October and officially dive into the holiday season. This week is dominated by catalog titles and a few interesting digital releases. New Titles and Catalog Releases. (Photo: Lionsgate, Universal, Arrow, Blue Underground, Film movement, Criterion Collection)
  • Review: Netflix's 'Over the Moon' shoots for the stars, gets lost in the clouds

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Over the Moon. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Glen Keane, John Kahrs. Writer: Jennifer Yee McDevitt, Audrey Wells. Starring: Ken Jeong, Sandra Oh, Phillipa Soo. Genre: Animated, Adventure. Rated: PG for some thematic elements and mild action.
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in November 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    With November nearly upon us I'd like to ask that everyone take a moment to vote. Netflix is a great escape, but we live a real country where our voices matter. Use your voice. And then reward yourself with a little downtime. Krisha. "Krisha" sees a mother reuniting with her family, including the son she abandoned, after years lost to addiction. Some members of the extended family are prepared to welcome her back. Others refuse to believe that she's changed.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of October 19-25, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — High drama, suspense and more than a bit of horror highlight this week's DVD, Blu-ray and digital releases. Recent Series and Movies. (Photo: Paramount,Gravitas Ventures, RLJE Films, Universal) After So Many Days - This documentary follows newly married couple and music duo Jim Hanft and Samantha Yonack as they attempt to perform a show every day for an entire year. Their journey takes them around the world.
  • Okla. teacher on 'America's Funniest Home Videos' after distance learning video goes viral

    ...- TYLER BUTLER, KTUL
    TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) – Travis Sloat was 20 minutes into his digital English lesson when his eyes drifted to something he missed. Caption: (Video: KTUL) "Sure enough, yeah, 20 minutes of that and then you can see it in my eyes," he said. "The second my eyes cut that direction, the head sort of hangs. " His wife's bra was still hanging on the door handle behind him, even after he combed the background of his shot to make sure there was nothing distracting or embarrassing.
  • 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' leaving broadcast TV, heading to streaming service

    ...- FALYCIA CAMPBELL, WSYX/WTTE
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — If you're looking to watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" on television this year, you're out of luck. It will not air on ABC as it usually does but instead on Apple TV, according to a joint press release from the streaming service and a content company known as Wild Brain. The classic Halloween special started streaming globally through Apple TV on Oct. 19 and will be available for free from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.
  • Review: 'Love and Monsters' is an amusing post-apocalyptic adventure

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV Staff
    Love and Monsters. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Michael Matthews. Writer: Brian Duffield, Matthew Robinson. Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker. Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Action. Rated: PG-13 for action/violence, language and some suggestive material. Dylan O'Brien as Joel in Love and Monsters (Photo: Paramount) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: The apocalypse has separated Joel from his girlfriend Aimee. He’s in one underground refuge, she’s in another 80 miles away.
  • Review: 'The Kid Detective' is an odd, funny descent into a small-town darkness

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    The Kid Detective. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Evan Morgan. Writer: Evan Morgan. Starring: Adam Brody, Sophie Nélisse, Sarah Sutherland. Genre: Comedy, Drama. Rated: R for language, drug use, some sexual references, brief nudity and violence. Caption: Ryan Painter talks to Adam Brody about his new film "The Kid Detective" and its writer/director Evan Morgan (Video: Sony) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: 12-year-old Abe Applebaum was a celebrated kid detective.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend October 16-18, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    It's been a busy week of politics, interviews and movie watching. Here's a quick tour through what I saw. Helpsters. Created by Sesame Workshop, the people behind "Sesame Street," "Helpsters" is a delightful children's program about a group of monsters who run a business dedicated to help people solve their problems. The show helps teach problem solving and teamwork. Its 25-minute episodes feature two conundrums, at least one sing-along moment and the occasional celebrity guest.
  • Review: 'Helpsters' is a fantastic problem-solving program from the Sesame Workshop

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Helpsters. 4 out of 5 Stars. Creator: Timothy McKeon. Starring: Jennifer Barnhart, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Ingrid Hansen. Genre: Family. Available On: Apple TV+ Caption: Ryan Painter talks with Sesame Workshop's Jordan Geary and Cody the star of Apple TV+'s "Helpsters" (Video: Apple) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: Cody and her friends are Helpsters, monsters that help people solve problems big and small. Episode 1. Cody, Scatter and Michael Ian Black in “Helpsters" (Photo:Apple)
  • A first look at future Las Vegas Atari hotel

    ...- MAT LUSCHEK | KSNV Staff
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Get ready player one, the group behind the Atari inspired -- and officially licensed -- hotels has released the first renderings of what to expect when the "mothership" lands in Las Vegas. GSD Group, partnered with Gensler, an architecture and design firm, have unveiled a first look at what these Atari hotels are going to look like. Atari Hotels Exterior Front Entrance. (Photo: UberStrategist, Inc. (on behalf of Atari Hotels))
  • Review: 'Honest Thief' is a Liam Neeson action movie

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Honest Thief. 2. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Mark Williams. Writer: Steve Allrich, Mark Williams. Starring: Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh, Jai Courtney. Genre: Action, Crime. Rated: PG-13 for strong violence, crude references and brief strong language. Liam Neeson in "Honest Thief" (Photo: Briarcliff Entertainment) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Tom, better known as the In-and-Out Bandit, has stolen $9 million from a variety of banks in numerous towns.
  • Review: 'Evil Eye' is a thriller buoyed by its cultural eccentricities

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Evil Eye. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Elan Dassani, Rajeev Dassani. Writer: Madhuri Shekar. Starring: Sarita Choudhury, Sunita Mani, Bernard White. Genre: Horror, Thriller. Rated: Not Rated. Available on: Amazon Prime. Sunita Mani as Pallavi and Sarita Choudhury as Usha in EVIL EYE (Photo: Amazon Studios) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: A mother fears that her daughter’s new boyfriend is the reincarnation of a man who she had an abusive relationship with years before.
  • 'That is my writing on the napkin:' Maine woman says she might be Questlove's 'Ellie'

    ...- WGME Staff
    PORTLAND (WGME) — Questlove, the famous drummer from The Roots, posted a story this weekend about how a Maine woman's act of kindness helped fuel his love for music. The drummer asked for the internet's help locating her now, almost 45 years later, to thank her. Music can touch the soul in many ways. For Ellen Bruzzese, known as Ellie, that included hitting the music lounge at the Portlander five nights a week during the 70s and 80s after finishing work at DiMillo’s. Caption: WGME.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in November 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It's just about time to swap out the cobwebs for the dried corn on the cob or fairy lights if you, like Netflix who have Christmas titles popping up as early as November 4th, want to get an early jump on December's holidays. Here's Netflix's hype reel for November: Here's what caught my eye: Easy A. Olive (Emma Stone) is a non-descript high school student who finds her life mirroring that of character Hester Prynne's in the novel "The Scarlet Letter.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of Oct. 26 - Nov. 2, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Halloween is nearly here and that means it's time to say goodbye to October and officially dive into the holiday season. This week is dominated by catalog titles and a few interesting digital releases. New Titles and Catalog Releases. (Photo: Lionsgate, Universal, Arrow, Blue Underground, Film movement, Criterion Collection)
  • Review: Netflix's 'Over the Moon' shoots for the stars, gets lost in the clouds

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Over the Moon. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Glen Keane, John Kahrs. Writer: Jennifer Yee McDevitt, Audrey Wells. Starring: Ken Jeong, Sandra Oh, Phillipa Soo. Genre: Animated, Adventure. Rated: PG for some thematic elements and mild action.
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in November 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    With November nearly upon us I'd like to ask that everyone take a moment to vote. Netflix is a great escape, but we live a real country where our voices matter. Use your voice. And then reward yourself with a little downtime. Krisha. "Krisha" sees a mother reuniting with her family, including the son she abandoned, after years lost to addiction. Some members of the extended family are prepared to welcome her back. Others refuse to believe that she's changed.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of October 19-25, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — High drama, suspense and more than a bit of horror highlight this week's DVD, Blu-ray and digital releases. Recent Series and Movies. (Photo: Paramount,Gravitas Ventures, RLJE Films, Universal) After So Many Days - This documentary follows newly married couple and music duo Jim Hanft and Samantha Yonack as they attempt to perform a show every day for an entire year. Their journey takes them around the world.
  • Okla. teacher on 'America's Funniest Home Videos' after distance learning video goes viral

    ...- TYLER BUTLER, KTUL
    TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) – Travis Sloat was 20 minutes into his digital English lesson when his eyes drifted to something he missed. Caption: (Video: KTUL) "Sure enough, yeah, 20 minutes of that and then you can see it in my eyes," he said. "The second my eyes cut that direction, the head sort of hangs. " His wife's bra was still hanging on the door handle behind him, even after he combed the background of his shot to make sure there was nothing distracting or embarrassing.
  • 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' leaving broadcast TV, heading to streaming service

    ...- FALYCIA CAMPBELL, WSYX/WTTE
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — If you're looking to watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" on television this year, you're out of luck. It will not air on ABC as it usually does but instead on Apple TV, according to a joint press release from the streaming service and a content company known as Wild Brain. The classic Halloween special started streaming globally through Apple TV on Oct. 19 and will be available for free from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.
  • Review: 'Love and Monsters' is an amusing post-apocalyptic adventure

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV Staff
    Love and Monsters. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Michael Matthews. Writer: Brian Duffield, Matthew Robinson. Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker. Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Action. Rated: PG-13 for action/violence, language and some suggestive material. Dylan O'Brien as Joel in Love and Monsters (Photo: Paramount) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: The apocalypse has separated Joel from his girlfriend Aimee. He’s in one underground refuge, she’s in another 80 miles away.
  • Review: 'The Kid Detective' is an odd, funny descent into a small-town darkness

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    The Kid Detective. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Evan Morgan. Writer: Evan Morgan. Starring: Adam Brody, Sophie Nélisse, Sarah Sutherland. Genre: Comedy, Drama. Rated: R for language, drug use, some sexual references, brief nudity and violence. Caption: Ryan Painter talks to Adam Brody about his new film "The Kid Detective" and its writer/director Evan Morgan (Video: Sony) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: 12-year-old Abe Applebaum was a celebrated kid detective.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend October 16-18, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    It's been a busy week of politics, interviews and movie watching. Here's a quick tour through what I saw. Helpsters. Created by Sesame Workshop, the people behind "Sesame Street," "Helpsters" is a delightful children's program about a group of monsters who run a business dedicated to help people solve their problems. The show helps teach problem solving and teamwork. Its 25-minute episodes feature two conundrums, at least one sing-along moment and the occasional celebrity guest.
  • Review: 'Helpsters' is a fantastic problem-solving program from the Sesame Workshop

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Helpsters. 4 out of 5 Stars. Creator: Timothy McKeon. Starring: Jennifer Barnhart, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Ingrid Hansen. Genre: Family. Available On: Apple TV+ Caption: Ryan Painter talks with Sesame Workshop's Jordan Geary and Cody the star of Apple TV+'s "Helpsters" (Video: Apple) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: Cody and her friends are Helpsters, monsters that help people solve problems big and small. Episode 1. Cody, Scatter and Michael Ian Black in “Helpsters" (Photo:Apple)
  • A first look at future Las Vegas Atari hotel

    ...- MAT LUSCHEK | KSNV Staff
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Get ready player one, the group behind the Atari inspired -- and officially licensed -- hotels has released the first renderings of what to expect when the "mothership" lands in Las Vegas. GSD Group, partnered with Gensler, an architecture and design firm, have unveiled a first look at what these Atari hotels are going to look like. Atari Hotels Exterior Front Entrance. (Photo: UberStrategist, Inc. (on behalf of Atari Hotels))
  • Review: 'Honest Thief' is a Liam Neeson action movie

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Honest Thief. 2. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Mark Williams. Writer: Steve Allrich, Mark Williams. Starring: Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh, Jai Courtney. Genre: Action, Crime. Rated: PG-13 for strong violence, crude references and brief strong language. Liam Neeson in "Honest Thief" (Photo: Briarcliff Entertainment) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Tom, better known as the In-and-Out Bandit, has stolen $9 million from a variety of banks in numerous towns.
  • Review: 'Evil Eye' is a thriller buoyed by its cultural eccentricities

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Evil Eye. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Elan Dassani, Rajeev Dassani. Writer: Madhuri Shekar. Starring: Sarita Choudhury, Sunita Mani, Bernard White. Genre: Horror, Thriller. Rated: Not Rated. Available on: Amazon Prime. Sunita Mani as Pallavi and Sarita Choudhury as Usha in EVIL EYE (Photo: Amazon Studios) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: A mother fears that her daughter’s new boyfriend is the reincarnation of a man who she had an abusive relationship with years before.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of October 12-18, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It's an eclectic week packed with a caped crusader, a infamous hockey mask, a Breaking Bad spin-off, some anime, a pair of essential 4K releases and a few indie curiosities. Let's dive in. New Releases. New DVD, Blu-ray and Digital releases. (Photo: Warner Bros. , Well Go USA, Film Movement, MVD Visual, Sony, Lionsgate, Music Box Films)
  • Halloween Gift Guide: Tricks, treats, frights and fun

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    It's the most wonderful time of the year. Sure, we're forced to enjoy it from a safe distance, but that doesn't mean we can't share a few scares or populate our shelves with a variety of Funko Pop! figures (they make the backgrounds of our Zoom meetings all the more interesting). I took a dive into the rabbit hole and uncovered a variety of movies and collectables that speak to the many aspects of my Halloween and horror fandom. "Beetlejuice," and "Hocus Pocus" were recently released in 4K .
  • Barbie confronts racism in viral video

    ...- WKRC Staff
    UNDATED (WKRC) — A new video that discusses racism is going viral. Who is leading the conversation? Barbie, according to CNN. The video, from Mattel shows "Nikki," who is Black, and Barbie having a discussion about discrimination. Mattel says the goal of the video was to help girls understand why people across the country are rallying and marching.
  • Visit the MarketPlace at Factoria to receive a free Deluxe Plush Toy

    ...- STAR Staff
    All of us here at STAR 101. 5 are longing for the days when we can host events for our loyal listeners throughout the community again. Until we can do that safely, our friends at the MarketPlace at Factoria(3935 Factoria Square Mall SE, Bellevue, WA 98006) are giving our listeners a reason to smile! Now through October 19th, several MarketPlace merchants are giving you a chance to grab a beautiful Deluxe Plush Toy for the kiddos in your life!
  • Exotic animal collector featured on 'Tiger King' is arrested

    ...- STEVE MAUGERI | WRGB Staff
    GRANVILLE, N. Y. (WRGB) — One of the stars of the hit Netflix series "Tiger King: has been arrested. Timothy Lee Stark was arrested for having two active warrants out of Indiana. This happened in Granville, New York where police found him at a bed and breakfast. Police say Stark told them he was on vacation and had planned on turning himself in. Stark was arrested and transported to the jail by members of the Granville Village Police Department.
  • Review: Apple TV+'s 'Ghostwriter' revival continues to entertain and educate

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Ghostwriter: Season 2. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Starring: Isaac Arellanes, Amadi Chapata, Hannah Levinson, Justin Sanchez. Genre: Fantasy, Drama. Rated: TV-G. Streaming Service: Apple TV+ Caption: Ryan Painter talks with "Ghostwriter" actors Justin Sanchez and Hannah Levinson and Executive Producer Luke Matheny. (Video: Apple)
  • Taylor Swift endorses Biden, Harris for 2020 election

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Country musician-turned-pop superstar Taylor Swift has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris for the 2020 presidential election. Speaking with V Magazine, Swift said America "has a chance to start the healing process it so desperately needs" under the pair's leadership.
  • Review: Bill Murray charms in Sofia Coppola's father-daughter drama 'On the Rocks'

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    On the Rocks. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Sofia Coppola. Writer: Sofia Coppola. Starring: Bill Murray, Rashida Jones, Marlon Wayans. Genre: Drama, Comedy. Rated: R for some language/sexual references. (L-R) Rashida Jones, Marlon Wayans in Sofia Coppola's "On the Rocks" (Photo: a24/Apple) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Laura is worried about her marriage. Felix, her freewheeling father, isn’t helping the situation.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of October 5 - 11, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    It's the first busy week in recent memory as numerous series, feature films and even a pair of notable digital titles kick off the first week of October. Mulan (Photo: Disney) "Mulan" is now available for those who wanted to own the film without the strings of Disney+ tied to it. The film sees Mulan (Yifei Liu), a young woman, disguising herself as a man to take her father's place when he is is conscripted to join the Chinese Imperial Army.
  • Review: 'Possessor Uncut' is an engrossing, shocking sci-fi horror hybrid

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Possessor Uncut. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Brandon Cronenberg. Writer: Brandon Cronenberg. Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Jennifer Jason Leigh. Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Rated: R. Possessor Uncut (Photo: NEON) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: A possessor, a person who can inhabit other people’s bodies, struggles to retain her own identity as she begins to lose control of her host.
  • Texas grand jury indicts Netflix over 'Cuties' movie, claiming it sexually exploits minors

    ...- JERROD KINGERY, KEYE
    AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) – Texas lawmakers are again targeting the controversial Netflix film "Cuties," and this time the streaming giant is being indicted. Rep. Matt Schaefer of Texas House District 6 tweeted out a copy of the indictment today.
  • Review: Blumhouse's 'The Lie' is a mediocre, frightless thriller

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    The Lie. 2. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Veena Sud. Writer: Sebastian Ko, Marcus Seibert, Veena Sud. Starring: Peter Sarsgaard, Joey King, Mireille Enos. Genre: Drama, Thriller. Rated: R for language throughout, some violence and brief sexuality. Peter Sarsgaard as Jay and Joey King as Kayla in THE LIE (Photo: Amazon Studios) WARNING: Be advised. This article contains spoilers.
  • Review: WWII drama 'A Call to Spy' reveals the role of Britain's women spies in France

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    A Call to Spy. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Lydia Dean Pilcher. Writer: Sarah Megan Thomas. Starring: Sarah Megan Thomas, Stana Katic, Radhika Apte. Genre: Biography, Drama. Rated: PG-13 for some strong violence, disturbing images, language and smoking. Sarah Megan Thoman as ‘Virginia Hall’ in Lydia Dean Pilcher’s A CALL TO SPY. An IFC Films Release (Photo: IFC) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: Early in World War II, Britain quickly realized that they needed more spies in France.
  • Review: 'The Glorias' shines a light on the robust life of activist, writer Gloria Steinem

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    The Glorias. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Julie Taymor. Writer: Julie Taymor, Sarah Ruhl, Gloria Steinem. Starring: Alicia Vikander, Julianne Moore, Lulu Wilson, Janelle Monáe. Genre: Biography, Drama. Rated: R for some language and brief lewd images. Julianne Moore and Bette Midler in THE GLORIAS (Photo: LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: The life of women’s rights activist and journalist Gloria Steinem.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in October 2020

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Welcome to the mythical place known as October. I hope it treats us well. Here's a look at what Netflix thinks you'll want to watch this month. And here's a look at what I'll be watching. Outside of the "Great British Baking Show," of course. Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Taika Waitti's "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" tells the story of Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison ), a foster teen, who is sent to a remote farm after burning his way through every foster family he has been place with.
  • Mark Wahlberg donates 1.3M face masks to students, teachers across US

    ...- DANIELLE MOODY, WOAI/KABB
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (WOAI/KABB) – Actor Mark Wahlberg has donated 1. 3 million face masks to students and teachers around the country. San Antonio ISD officials say the district received 100,000 three-ply, disposable face masks to help combat the coronavirus pandemic. "We are thrilled to have caught the attention of Mark Wahlberg," officials said. "We greatly appreciate the donation as these masks help us meet the challenges of this moment.
  • Freeform releases spooky '31 Nights of Halloween' movie line-up

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – The spookiest month of the year is about to begin, and one cable channel has got you covered for all 31 nights of festivities. Freeform has released their highly-anticipated "31 Nights of Halloween" schedule. Fan favorite "Hocus Pocus" will be airing 14 times, while "Beetlejuice" will be shown 12 times. Other classics sprinkled in the mix include the "Halloweentown" series, "The Addams Family," "Matilda," "Ghostbusters" and "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride. "
  • Review: There's more depth to 'Kajillionaire' than its kooky tone suggests

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Kajillionaire. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Miranda July. Writer: Miranda July. Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Debra Winger, Richard Jenkins, Gina Rodriguez. Genre: Crime, Drama. Rated: R for some sexual references/language. (L to R) Evan Rachel Wood as "Old Dolio Dyne", Debra Winger as "Theresa Dyne" and Richard Jenkins as "Robert Dyne" in director Miranda July's KAJILLIONAIRE, a Focus Features release. Credit : Matt Kennedy / Focus Features.
  • Blake Shelton takes foster children fishing on his farm

    ...- DESTINY WASHINGTON | KOKH Staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Oklahoma native and country music star Blake Shelton invited some foster children to go fishing with him, according to the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation. The fishing trip was part of the Fostering Outdoor Oklahoma Families partnership program. (Photo: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation) The fishing trip is part of the Fostering Outdoor Oklahoma Families partnership program. Shelton is a board director on the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation.
  • Gallery: NYCC Funko Virtual Con 4.0 Exclusives

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    Fandom can be a wonderful thing and for those who are missing the New York Comic Con experience in 2020 can at least go online to take part in some of the celebrity interviews, informative panels, browse artist alley and pick up a few NYCC exclusives. Funko's 2020 NYCC exclusive lineup features everything from Star Wars toJunji Ito. You'll want to check out the amazing Miles Morales Pop! It might be the coolest thing the company has ever produced (and that's saying something).
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in October 2020

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Fans of "Parks and Recreation" only have until September 30, 2020, to binge their way through all seven seasons. On the movie front, the classic Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks romantic comedy "Sleepless in Seattle" goes at the end of the month, as does "The Patriot" and "Charlotte's Web. " However, seeing as it is October, I'll be focusing on horror films and costumespectacles. "Emelie" In "Emilie" Sarah Bolger stars as a replacement babysitter who proves to be more diabolical than she is delightful.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of September 21-27, 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — This week is dominated by television releases, but there are some strong catalog titles as well. This week sees the fourth season of insanity that is "Rick and Morty," an animated adventure centered on mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his overly-trusting grandson Morty Smith. There are clones and galactic battle with a heavy influence from Star Wars.
  • Michael Jordan becomes NASCAR team owner, with Bubba Wallace as featured driver

    ...- JACK HELEAN, WBMA
    (WBMA) – NASCAR announced Monday that NBA legend Michael Jordan and NASCAR's Denny Hamlin will now be owners of a NASCAR Cup Series team, with Bubba Wallace as a featured driver. According to the report, Jordan will be the majority owner of the team with Hamlin serving as minority owner. “Growing up in North Carolina, my parents would take my brothers, sisters and me to races, and I’ve been a NASCAR fan my whole life,” said Jordan in the news release.
  • Review: Nextflix's 'Enola Holmes' is a jovial romp for all ages

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Enola Holmes. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Harry Bradbeer. Writer: Nancy Springer (novel), Jack Thorne. Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin. Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama. Rated: PG-13 for some violence. ENOLA HOLMES. (L to R) MILLIE BOBBY BROWN as ENOLA HOLMES, SUSAN WOKOMA as EDITH. LEGENDARY 2020(Photo: Netflix)
  • Online magazine names Colin Kaepernick one of 2020's most influential African Americans

    ...- WKRC STAFF
    CINCINNATI (WKRC) – NFL quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick has been named the second most influential African American by online magazine The Root. The Root publishes an annual list called "The Root 100" of the top 100 most influential Black people aged 25 to 45 who they say have made strides and helped uplift the Black community.
  • Review: 'Lost Girls and Love Hotels' is a potent mix of alcohol, sex and self-loathing

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Lost Girls and Love Hotels. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: William Olsson. Writer: Catherine Hanrahan. Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Takehiro Hira, Carice van Houten. Genre: Drama, Thriller. Rated: R for strong sexual content, nudity, and language. Lost Girls & Love Hotels (Photo: Astrakan Releasing ) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Margaret, an American living in Tokyo, works as an English teacher at a Japanese flight attendant school.
  • Review: Noomi Rapace carries psychological thriller 'The Secrets We Keep'

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    The Secrets We Keep3. 5 out of 5 StarsDirector: Yuval AdlerWriter: Yuval Adler, Ryan CovingtonStarring: Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Chris MessinaGenre: Drama, ThrillerRated: R for strong violence, rape, some nudity, language and brief sexuality. Noomi Rapace stars as Maja in Yuval Adler’s The Secrets We Keep, a Bleecker Street release (Photo: Patti Perret / Bleecker Street)
  • Report: Singer files trademark countersuit against country group Lady A

    ...- ALFRED CHARLES | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE (KOMO) — A singer known as Lady A has filed a countersuit against the country music group formerly known as Lady Antebellum, escalating a legal dispute that has spanned music genres, according to a report by an entertainment trade publication. Variety reported Tuesday that Anita White, the Seattle-based artist who goes by “Lady A,” filed a trademark infringement countersuit in Seattle against the Nashville trio that now also goes by the name Lady A.
  • Netflix's 'Challenger: The Final Flight' is like being there, once again

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Sitting on the carpet with my sixth-grade classmates a teacher wheels in a television. We’re in a side room, close together and bubbling over with anticipation. I was a fan of space travel, never considered myself a likely candidate for an astronaut. That changed with NASA’s The Teacher in Space Project. CHALLENGER - THE FINAL FLIGHT The Challenger 7 at launch in episode 2 of CHALLENGER - THE FINAL FLIGHT. Cr. Public Domain/NASA.
  • Paul Rudd stars in New York's latest 'Mask Up, America' campaign video

    ...- WSTM STAFF
    NEW YORK (WSTM) – Actor Paul Rudd stars in New York state's latest "Mask Up, America" campaign video to encourage the public to wear masks. The state says the video is aimed at informing young people about the importance of wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. "This nation is still battling the COVID-19 pandemic and young people are not immune from it," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "We all need to do our part and wear a mask.
  • Wisconsin judge keeps Kanye West off ballot

    ...- LANDEN MOORE | WLUK Staff
    GREEN BAY, Wis. (WLUK) — A Wisconsin judge has denied Kanye West's request to appear on the state's presidential ballot. Brown County Circuit Judge John Zakowski made the decision Friday, determining West's nomination papers were indeed turned in seconds after the 5 p. m. filing deadline. Attorneys spent about three hours Wednesday night arguing exactly when West's nomination paper were filed.
  • Review: HBO Max's 'Unpregnant' is a familiar road comedy with a different destination

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Unpregnant. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Rachel Lee Goldenberg. Writer: Rachel Lee Goldenberg, Bill Parker, Jenni Hendriks, Jennifer Kaytin, Ted Caplan. Starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Barbie Ferreira, Giancarlo Esposito. Genre: Comedy, Drama. Rated: PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexual content, strong language and some drug references. HBO Max's road comedy UNPREGNANT starsHaley Lu Richardson as Lucy (Photo: HBO Max)
  • Review: Nihilistic perspective squanders 'Space Dogs' documentary's intriguing premise

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Space Dogs. 2 out of 5 Stars. Director: Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter. Writer: Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter. Starring: Aleksey Serebryakov. Genre: Documentary. Rated: Not Rated. SPACE DOGS (Photo: Icarus Films) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: A loose examination of Laika, the stray dog that was sent into space by the Soviets, and the idea that she continues to roam the streets of Moscow as a ghost. SPACE DOGS (Photo: Icarus Films)
  • Review: 'The Broken Hearts Gallery' is a funny, formulaic romantic comedy

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    The Broken Hearts Gallery. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Natalie Krinsky. Writer: Natalie Krinsky. Starring: Geraldine Viswanathan, Dacre Montgomery, Utkarsh Ambudkar. Genre: Comedy, Romance. Rated: PG-13 for sexual content throughout and some crude references, strong language and drug references. Amanda (Molly Gordon) and Nadine (Phillipa Soo) try to help Lucy (Geraldine Viswanathan, center) feel better in TriStar Pictures' THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY.
  • Sinclair Cares and The Salvation Army: Washington Wildfire Relief Fund

    ...- KOMO News Staff
    KOMO-TV and KOMO Radio are joining with the Salvation Army's Northwest Division to collect money for “Sinclair Cares and The Salvation Army: Washington Wildfire Relief. ” The fires have scorched several parts of eastern and western Washington, threatening property and homes for the state's residents. If you would like to donate to the effort to help those affected by the wildfires, your monetary gift will be appreciated. >>>>>To donate: click here.
  • Will Smith announces 2 seasons of 'Fresh Prince' reboot coming to Peacock

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — The Fresh Prince has found himself a new home. Will Smith announced Tuesday on his YouTube Channel that "Bel-Air" has been ordered for 2 season by Peacock, NBCUniversal's streaming service. "We have just officially closed the deal with Peacock with an unprecedented two-season order from a pitch," Smith said in the video.
  • Barbie unveils new doll for 'Day of the Dead' collection to honor Mexican holiday

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Barbie is celebrating Día de Muertos a little early, debuting a second doll in their collectioninspired by the Mexican holiday. Día de Muertos(Spanish for "Day of the Dead") is in early November. Families gather to celebrate the lives of their departed loved ones over the course of the two-day holiday. The lively event is a colorful one, filled with music, food, flowers, desserts, offerings to the dead.
  • Dallas artist paints 'Wakanda Forever Mural' to honor actor Chadwick Boseman

    ...- DANIELLE MOODY, WOAI/KABB
    DALLAS, Texas (WOAI/KABB) – A Dallas artist painted a mural in the Graffiti Arts District to honor actor Chadwick Boseman after his death in late August. Caption: Dallas artist paints 'Wakanda Forever Mural' to honor actor Chadwick Boseman. The actor was best known as his portrayal of superhero Black Panther. Boseman passed away from stage III colon cancer. The artist wanted fans to light up with smiles, those old and young to remember his impact on film and in popular culture.
  • Review: Netflix's 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things' is classic, essential Charlie Kaufman

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV
    I’m Thinking of Ending Things. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Charlie Kaufman. Writer: Charlie Kaufman, Iain Reid (book) Starring: Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, Jesse Plemons, David Thewlis. Genre: Drama. Rated: R for language including some sexual references. Im Thinking Of Ending Things. Jessie Buckley as Young Woman in Im Thinking Of Ending Things. (Photo: Mary Cybulski/NETFLIX 202) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) –Synopsis: A young woman goes with her new boyfriend to meet his parents.
  • Review: 'Mulan' is gorgeous, thrilling and a little disappointing

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Mulan. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Niki Caro. Writer: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Elizabeth Martin, Lauren Hynek. Starring: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Li Gong, Jet Li. Genre: Action, Drama. Rated: PG-13 for sequences of violence. Mulan (Photo: Disney) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) –Synopsis: When her father is conscripted to join the Chinese Imperial Army, Mulan, a young woman, disguises herself as a man to take his place. Mulan (Photo: Disney)
  • Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and his family test positive for COVID-19

    ...- BRYNA ZUMER | WBFF Staff
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson said in an Instagram video Wednesday that he and his entire family have tested positive for COVID-19. "My wife and my two baby girls and myself have all tested positive for COVID," he said, about his wife, Lauren, and their 2 young daughters, Tiana and Jasmine. "I can tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family, and for me personally too as well," he said.
  • Review: Nolan's 'Tenet' isn't nearly as inventive or intelligent as expected

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Tenet. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Christopher Nolan. Writer: Christopher Nolan. Starring: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki. Genre: Action, Thriller. Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some suggestive references and brief strong language. JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON stars in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action epic "TENET," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Photo: Melinda Sue Gordon / Warner Bros. )
  • Cardi B becomes the newest face of Balenciaga in their latest campaign

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - After declaring her love for those Balenciaga boots “the ones that look like socks” in her hugely popular hit record “I Like It,” Cardi B has become the latest face of the luxury fashion brand. The debut ad spot premiered Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the"The Louvre," Paris' historic art museum.
  • Netflix green lights father-daughter comedy series produced by Jamie Foxx

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - A new Jamie Foxxcomedy show is making its way to Netflix. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has officially given the green light on "Dad Stop Embarrassing Me," a father-daughter comedy starring and executive produced by Oscar winner and Grammy award-winning musician, Jamie Foxx. The series is inspired by his relationship with his daughter, Corinne Foxx, who will also produce the show alongside Alex Avant.
  • Kanye West listed on Virginia's ballot for November election

    ...- IDA DOMINGO, WSET
    RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) -- According to state election officials,Kanye West has qualified to appear on Virginia’s presidential ballot in November. West is running against President Donald Trump,Joe Biden andJo Jorgensen, joining the ballot as an independent. Last week, West tweeted that he had qualified to appear on the ballot.
  • Jay-Z and Will set to produce 'Women of the Movement' miniseries on Emmett Till's Mother

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – Jay-Z and Will Smith are setting up to bring the story of Emmett Till and his mother Mamie Till Mobley to television. “Today marks 65 years since the tragic murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till. This limited series will shine a light on the determined pursuit of justice by Emmett’s mother, Mamie Till Mobley,” Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment, told Deadline.
  • Review: 'The New Mutants' is filled with squandered potential

    ...- Ryan Painter
    The New Mutants. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Josh Boone. Writer: Josh Boone, Knate Lee. Starring: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt. Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Horror. Rated: PG-13 for violent content, some disturbing/bloody images, some strong language, thematic elements and suggestive material. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Five teenage mutants are brought together in a remote facility to learn how to control their newfound powers.
  • Review: 'Bill & Ted Face the Music' is a silly, hope-filled adventure

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Bill & Ted Face the Music. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Dean Parisot. Writer: Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon. Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Samara Weaving. Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi. Rated: PG-13 for some language. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Having failed to write the song that would unite the world, Bill and Ted travel into the future to ask themselves for a little help.
  • Review: 'The Personal History of David Copperfield' is a wondrous escape

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    The Personal History of David Copperfield. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Armando Iannucci. Writer: Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Charles Dickens (novel) Starring: Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton. Genre: Comedy, Drama. Rated: PG for thematic material and brief violence. Dev Patel in the film THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD. Photo by Dean Rogers. 2020 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in September 2020

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — With cooler temperatures and hopefully a sense of equilibrium (normality is a bit too optimistic) we head into September. The world might not be recognizable, but the "Back to the Future" trilogy is returning to Netflix. Small victories. Here's a look at six titles that caught my attention. "Freaks – You're One of Us"
  • Aaliyah's music catalogue could soon be available for streaming services

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – Aaliyah's music catalogue could be headed to streaming platforms soon for the first time. On the 19th anniversary of the singer's death, having died in a plane crash on August 25, 2001 at the age of just 22, Aaliyah's Estate made an announcement on Instagram that they have started conversations with "various record labels" about the status of the late singer's catalogue.
  • Wiz Khalifa launches new 'Hotbox by Wiz' delivery-only restaurant chain

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - WIz Khalifa is taking his talents into the restaurant business. Wiz Khalifa has just revealed his new business venture of opening a delivery-only restaurant chain called HotBox. The "Hotbox By Wiz" will allow fans to order food from an online menu created by the Grammy-winning rapper. According to Billboard, Khalifa revealed details on his latest business move Monday, Aug 24, that he’d teamed up with Nextbite, a delivery-only restaurant company, to launch the new restaurant.
  • Report: Live action 'Powerpuff Girls' series in development for CW

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – “The Powerpuff Girls” is heading back to mainstream television. According to Deadline, the super-powered trio is receiving the live-action treatment, as the classic Cartoon Network series is being reworked for The CW. The live-action adaption will feature adult versions of the three kindergarten-aged girls.
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in September 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — With September nearly upon us, it's time to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new. However, before we move on, let's celebrate a few of the titles that will be departing sometime next month. The Witch. "The Witch" is a slow-burning horror film set in New England during the 1630s. Having been banished from their community, a family of five lives unprotected on the edge of the wilds.
  • Review: 'Chemical Hearts' is a somber teenage love story

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Chemical Hearts. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Richard Tanne. Writer: Richard Tanne, Krystal Sutherland (novel) Starring: Lili Reinhart, Austin Abrams, Sarah Jones. Genre: Drama, Romance. Rated: R for language, sexuality and teen drug use. Austin Abrams as Henry Page and Lili Reinhart as Grace Town in CHEMICAL HEARTS (Photo: Amazon Prime) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: All Henry Page wanted from his senior year of high school was to be the editor of the student newspaper.
  • Zoo from 'Tiger King' docu-series permanently closes

    ...- DESTINY WASHINGTON | KOKH Staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Wynnewood Zoo announced on Tuesday the closure of the old zoo effective immediately. In a Facebook post, Jeff Lowe says he is forfeiting his USDA exhibitor's license. "The very agency that has given my facility five consecutive perfect inspections has now folded to the pressures of PETA and continue to make false accusations against me," the post read.
  • Review: 'Unhinged' is a vicious daylight horror without purpose

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Unhinged. 2 out of 5 Stars. Director: Derrick Borte. Writer: Carl Ellsworth. Starring: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Jimmi Simpson. Genre: Thriller. Rated: R for strong violent content, and language throughout. Caren Pistorius (Rachael) stars in the psychological thriller UNHINGED(Photo: Skip Bolden/Solstice Studios) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: A road rage incident spirals out of control when a psychotic man looks to teach a single mom a lesson.
  • Sinclair Cares: Iowa Storm Relief Fund

    ...- Sinclair Broadcast Group
    To donate to the Salvation Army, Sinclair Cares "Iowa Relief Fund," CLICK HERE. WASHINGTON (SBG) - Sinclair Broadcast Group is partnering with The Salvation Army in an effort to lend a helping hand to those hit hard by the recent storms in Iowa. Several homes and buildings were damaged across the state along with farms, as high winds and heavy rains destroyed acres upon acres of crops.
  • Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion are giving away $1 million towards 'Women Empowerment'

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - With the success of their hugely popular record "WAP,"Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion are looking to share some of that success with their fans. The two teamed up with Cash App to give $1 million via Twitter, to uplift female empowerment after the song received both high praise and heavy backlash following the track's release. The giveaway is happening today, Aug. 19, through tomorrow, Aug. 20.
  • Review: Russia's 'Sputnik' combines sci-fi, horror and Cold War tropes to great effect

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Sputnik. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Egor Abramenko. Writer: Oleg Malovichko, Andrei Zolotarev. Starring: Oksana Akinshina, Fedor Bondarchuk, Pyotr Fyodorov. Genre: Sci-fi, Horror. Rated: Unrated. Pyotr Fyodorov as “Konstantin Veshnyakov” in Egor Abramenko’s SPUTNIK. Courtesy of IFC Midnight. An IFC Midnight Release. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: In 1983, two cosmonauts returning from an orbital mission are attacked by a creature just as they enter the Earth’s atmosphere.
  • Barack Obama shares his 2020 summer playlist featuring Nas, J. Cole and more

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) –Barack Obama has officially released his 2020 summer playlist. Over the years, the former president has started a tradition of sharing diverse playlists. Despite the ongoing pandemic, he continues this tradition with the official release of his summer 2020 playlist to help get everyone through quarantine.
  • Kanye West will be on the presidential ballot in Utah

    ...- MCKENZIE STAUFFER, KUTV
    (KUTV) –Kanye West is officially on the presidential ballot in Utah. Vote Utah tweeted Monday that Brock Pierce, Joe Mchugh and Kanye West have all filed and qualified as unaffiliated candidates in the race to be the nation's next president. Monday was the last day candidates could file to appear on November's ballot in Utah. The hip-hop artist and rapper, and former supporter of President Donald Trump, announced his run for president on July 4.
  • Man travels from South Carolina to Florida in attempt to take WWE star hostage

    ...- GARY DETMAN, WPEC Staff
    HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WPEC) - Investigators say a man traveled from South Carolina to Florida to take a WWE star hostage. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office arrested Phillip A. Thomas II on charges of aggravated stalking, armed burglary of a dwelling, attempted armed kidnapping and criminal mischief. The sheriff's office only identified the victim as the homeowner, but CNN affiliate WFTS identified her as Sonya Deville, a professional wrestler and mixed martial artist.
  • Former Ring of Honor champion Xavier dies at 43

    ...- NBC 10 NEWS
    Former Ring of Honor wrestler John Bedoya, better known as Xavier, has died. A statement posted Sunday night on the Ring of Honor website said he passed away at the age of 43. A cause of death was not released. Xavier made his debut in 2002 and became the ROH's second world champion, a title he held for 182 days. He last wrestled in ROH in 2007 and retired from pro wrestling in 2011.
  • Holly Dolly Christmas: Dolly Parton to release first Christmas album in 30 years

    ...- Caitlyn Shelton
    Christmas is coming early this year! Country queen Dolly Parton announced plans Thursday to release a brand new Christmas album in October. "A Holly Dolly Christmas" comes out worldwide on October 2. It's Dolly's first holiday album in 30 years. “I am so excited to announce my new Christmas album ‘A Holly Dolly Christmas. ’ I have recorded several Christmas classics like ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’, as well as some new material that I hope might become Christmas classics.
  • Deion Sanders leaves NFL Network, joins Barstool Sports

    ...- JESSIE KARANGU, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders played for five teams during the course of his football career. Now, the two-time Super Bowl champion is switching teams as a broadcaster. Sanders announced Wednesday he was joining Barstool Sports, a popular online sports media company.
  • Utah's Bri Stauss talks winning 'Bachelor' spin-off show: 'I didn't think it was real'

    ...- MCKENZIE STAUFFER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — From her humble musical beginnings in Provo, Utah, to winning ABC's "The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart," Bri Stauss is rocking the music industry. Some people think to make it [in the music industry] you have to be Taylor Swift," Stauss said. "But that's not true. As long as you're happy and making a person feel something, you're making it.
  • Sunday night blaze tears through house of celebrity cook Rachael Ray

    ...- WRGB Staff
    LAKE LUZERNE, N. Y. (WRGB) — The Warren County Sheriff's Officeconfirms there is a fire at a house on Chuckwagon Trail in Lake Luzerne which belongs to celebrity cook and television personality Rachael Ray. In video sent to WRGB's newsroom, the roof was engulfed in flames. SEE MORE Fulton County Deputy Sheriff involved in car crash that sent three to the hospital.
  • Help local kids in need and donate to the Bartell Drugs School Tools for Kids campaign

    ...- STAR Staff
    It's almost time for back to school! Join STAR 101. 5 and donate today to the 18th Annual Bartell Drugs School Tools Drive from August 4th - August 31st. Due to COVID-19, more children will be learning from home and adapting to a new learning environment and we hope to make that transition a bit easier on them and their families.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio lands film and television deal with Apple

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - Leonardo DiCaprio's production company is the latest big name to join Apple's roster of studios under its umbrella officially. The actor-producer's Appian Way film company has landed a deal with the tech giant that will have the studio develop new TV series and films for Apple.
  • Sesame Street launches web series to aid families dealing with parental addiction

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) —Sesame Street has launched a new webinar series to tackle a tough subject. You may remember the children's show late last year introducing a character named Karli, a 6-year-old Muppet, whose mother struggles with substance abuse and addiction. The new series is expanding an existing initiative,Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), to help children "overcome the trauma of parental addiction.
  • Spotify's upgraded feature lets you and your friends have listening parties

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – An upgraded feature from Spotify lets you and your friends have listening parties featuring your favorite tunes, whether you're six feet apart or halfway across the world. The company launched its first beta version of "Group Session" in May, but the recently-upgraded version comes with a new twist: users around the world can now listen to the same playlist or podcast simultaneously.
  • Regal Cinemas announces plans to reopen locations in August

    ...- WRGB Staff
    ALBANY, N. Y. (WRGB) — Regal Cinemas has announced their plans to reopen theaters across the country on August 21st, just in time for the release of Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated film "Tenet. " The company has unveiled a large array of safety guidelines in an effort to keep guests safe from the coronavirus, including a face mask requirement, and enforced distancing ofauditorium seats. Two seats must be left empty in between groups.
  • Recording artist Lizzo treats frontline healthcare workers to lunch

    ...- MATTHEW SEEMAN | KSNV Staff
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — No DNA test was needed for Lizzo to thank some of the frontline workers battling the coronavirus pandemic in Las Vegas. North Vista Hospital representatives said the recording superstar bought lunch earlier this month for more than 100 healthcare providers who staff the dedicated COVID-19 units. Workers received lunch from Capriotti's sandwich shop, delivered by Uber eats, on Tuesday, July 14.
  • Drake breaks record for most top 10 entries on Billboard charts

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - Thanks to his new songs with DJ Khaled, Drake has officially broken the record for the most entries on the Billboard top 10 chart. Drake has broken the record for the most top 10 songs in the history of the US Billboard chart, overtaking the previous record-holder Madonna with his new collaborations "Popstar" and "Greece" with platinum-record music producer DJ Khaled. FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Drake performs onstage in Toronto.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci baseball card becomes best-selling card in Topps history

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – The nation's top infectious disease expert is hitting it out of the park – well, that's the case for his baseball card. Dr. Anthony Faucithrew the first pitchat the Washington Nationals' season opener against the New York Yankees last week, the first official game of the baseball season, while sporting a mask on the mound. There was even a limited edition baseball card made to commemorate the event.
  • Lollapalooza set to stream special four-day virtual festival

    ...- Khalid Laws, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to run rampant through the U. S, major music festivals are trying to find ways to still provide entertainment and joy to their fans despite not being able to physically do so in person. The annual Chicago music festival, Lollapalooza, has announced that it will indeed be happening this year, albeit with a slight twist.
  • Battling cancer, South Carolina woman pushing for Disney to create bald princess

    ...- CONNOR INGALLS | WPDE Staff
    MYRTLE BEACH, S. C. (WPDE) — Just a few months ago, life was going great for Natalie Thomas. The 25-year-old Myrtle Beach native had a husband, Timothy, and a two year old son, Nate, she adored. She loved her job as a photographer. On top of that, her family was getting ready to add a new baby girl. When she went to the hospital this January ready to welcome baby Bennett into the world, her life changed. "When I went in they told me I was not in labor," Thomas said.
  • Mike Tyson returning to the ring after 15 years

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Legendary boxer Mike Tyson is getting back in the ring after 15 years. The 54-year-old has occasionally teased a comeback by posting workout videos and it's finally scheduled to happen. The former heavyweight championwill face off against four-division champion Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition match Sept. 12 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
  • Prince Harry, Meghan file lawsuit over photos of their son, Archie

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    LOS ANGELES (SBG) — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are suing paparazzi after photos surfaced of their 14-month-old son, Archie, playing in their backyard. The couple has hired Michael J. Kump, whose other clients have included Kim Kardashian West, to represent them in the case. Caption: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are suing over photos of their 14-month-old son, Archie. (Video: CNN, POOL via CNN Newsource)
  • Alex Trebek jokingly suggests this star should replace him on 'Jeopardy!'

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Alex Trebek has chosen the person he believes could take over "Jeopardy! " in the future. She's a girl and you could say his choice is "golden. " The longtime game show host suggested Betty White, 98, be his successor. Trebek is 80 years old and has been longtime friends with White. Trebek said he jokingly selected White because the audience expects someone younger.
  • Dave Chappelle rushes to comfort Kanye West amid mental breakdown

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - We could all use a real friend like Dave Chappelle, who rushed to his friend's side in his time of need. Monday evening, July 20th, Kanye sent out a series of concerning and now deleted tweets where he called out his wife and mother-in-law, Kris Jenner. “Kim tried to bring a doctor to lock me up with a doctor,” he tweeted. “If I get locked up like Mandela Ya’ll will know why. ”
  • Johnny Cash's granddaughter looks to shut down Nashville's iconic Broadway due to COVID-19

    ...- KAYLIN JORGE | WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A petition is underway to shut down Nashville's iconic lower Broadway amid the COVID-19 health crises. Chelsea Crowell, granddaughter of Johnny Cash, started the petition on Change. org over what she says is a "very alarming" way of conducting businesses amid coronavirus. Mayor Cooper and officials are working on a new order to require businesses that serve alcohol to close at 10 p. m. The new restriction is expected to be in place by Friday, July 24.
  • Prince George turns 7; Royal family releases new photos

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    LONDON (SBG) — It seems like just yesterday the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were getting married. Since that day in April nearly a decade ago, Prince William and Kate's lives have completely transformed. The royal couple now have three children. Their firstborn, Prince George, is really growing up. The little prince turned 7 on Wednesday. Ahead of the big day, his parents released new pictures of the young heir to the British throne.
  • Timbaland & Swizz Beatz' popular 'Verzuz' series is making its way to Apple Music

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Verzuz, the hugely popular breakout live-streaming battle series started by legendary hip-hop producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, is now making its way to Apple Music. According to Billboard, each battle will be live-streamed on both the Verzuz Instagram account and Apple Music for free. After the live battle, music fans will be able to rewatch the archived battles on-demand through this new partnership with Apple Music.
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