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Fonda says Hollywood needs more diversity after Globes honor

Just like in her career, Jane Fonda used the Golden Globes’ platform to speak on deeper issues calling for greater diversity in Hollywood while praising the “community of storytellers” as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award. While wearing an all-white suit, Fonda raised the Globes’ highest honor above her head Sunday before commending storytellers for their vital role in troubled times. She said stories let us “have empathy, to recognize that for all our diversity, we are all humans.” “We are a community of storytellers, aren’t we, and in turbulent, crisis-torn times like these, story-telling has always been essential,” Fonda said. The actor and social activist went on to call for Hollywood’s leaders to try to “expand that tent” for more diverse voices. Fonda, 83, said there’s anothe

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Golden Globes Review: Glitchy, Hollow Telecast Throws Its Hosts, Winners, and Viewers Under the Bus

Daniel Kaluuya accepting his Golden Globe Award NBC The chaotic evil energy started with the first award, when semi-surprise winner Daniel Kaluuya won for “Judas and the Black Messiah” and someone forgot to un-mute his microphone. Forget for a second that’s Zoom 101, and we’re in Month 11-ish of pandemic; turning on his microphone is quite literally the only thing the production has to make happen in that moment. But OK, one mistake, one glitch, they eventually got back to him, so let’s move forward. John Boyega won for “Small Axe”! And… no one told him what to do. I’m sure every actor dreams of winning an award on national television and starts that acceptance speech with: “Do I just talk?” Boyega recovered nicely from there, even taking to Instagram to further express his gratitude, but

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China said to speed up move to more survivable nuclear force

China appears to be moving faster toward a capability to launch its newer nuclear missiles from underground silos, possibly to improve its ability to respond promptly to a nuclear attack, according to an American expert who analyzed satellite images of recent construction at a missile training area. Hans Kristensen, a longtime watcher of U.S., Russian and Chinese nuclear forces, said the imagery suggests that China is seeking to counter what it may view as a growing threat from the United States. The U.S. in recent years has pointed to China's nuclear modernization as a key justification for investing hundreds of billions of dollars in the coming two decades to build an all-new U.S. nuclear arsenal. There’s no indication the United States and China are headed toward armed conflict, let alo

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China said to speed up move to more survivable nuclear force

China appears to be moving faster toward a capability to launch its newer nuclear missiles from underground silos, possibly to improve its ability to respond promptly to a nuclear attack, according to an American expert who analyzed satellite images of recent construction at a missile training area. Hans Kristensen, a longtime watcher of U.S., Russian and Chinese nuclear forces, said the imagery suggests that China is seeking to counter what it may view as a growing threat from the United States. The U.S. in recent years has pointed to China's nuclear modernization as a key justification for investing hundreds of billions of dollars in the coming two decades to build an all-new U.S. nuclear arsenal. There’s no indication the United States and China are headed toward armed conflict, let alo

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Report: US wasted billions on cars, buildings in Afghanistan

The United States wasted billions of dollars in war-torn Afghanistan on buildings and vehicles that were either abandoned or destroyed, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. government watchdog. The agency said it reviewed $7.8 billion spent since 2008 on buildings and vehicles. Only $343.2 million worth of buildings and vehicles “were maintained in good condition,” said the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, which oversees American taxpayer money spent on the protracted conflict. The report said that just $1.2 billion of the $7.8 billion went to pay for buildings and vehicles that were used as intended. “The fact that so many capital assets wound up not used, deteriorated or abandoned should have been a major cause of concern for the agencies fi

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Trump calls for GOP unity, repeats lies about election loss

Taking the stage for the first time since leaving office, former President Donald Trump called for GOP unity, even as he exacerbated intraparty divisions by attacking fellow Republicans and promoting lies about the election in a speech that made clear he intends to remain a dominant political force. Speaking Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he has been hailed as a returning hero, Trump blasted his successor, President Joe Biden, and tried to lay out a vision for the future of the GOP that revolves firmly around him, despite his loss in November. “Do you miss me yet?” Trump said after taking the stage to his old rally soundtrack and cheers from the supportive crowd. Trump, in his speech, tried to downplay the civil war gripping the party over the extent to which

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Can the Lakers reign again, or has the league become too fast to rein in?

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, second from left, is fouled by Golden State Warriors guard Kelly Oubre Jr., right, while shooting as forward Juan Toscano-Anderson, left, and guard Jordan Poole defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, falls and looses the ball while under pressure from Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, passes the ball while under pressure from Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, and center Marc Gasol duri...

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A Preposterous, Predictable Golden Globes Sets the Stage for ‘The Crown’ and ‘Ted Lasso’ Dominance

Jason Sudeikis was all of us when he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy series, stammering a bit in shock before cobbling together a respectable speech. Bleary-eyed, with mussed hair, the “Ted Lasso” star had seen better days, repping his sister’s dance/fitness center on his tie-dyed hoodie and looking like he’d definitely rather be sleeping. (Fair enough. Production on the next season of “Ted Lasso” is currently underway and with it being 2 a.m. in London at the time of the ceremony, we can’t blame him for being exhausted.) But the most striking thing about Sudeikis’ (much-deserved) win and acceptance speech is that it seemed so representative of life early in the pandemic, when people were harried and tired, stressed and sick with uncertainty. It was a strange mir

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Golden Globes 2021: ‘Borat,’ ‘The Crown,’ and ‘Nomadland’ are big winners

In this strangest of years for Hollywood — movie theaters gone dark, productions shut down — the 78th annual Golden Globes made multiple winners on Sunday of the lonely wanderers in “Nomadland,” a clueless clod in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, and the British royal family in “The Crown.” And while the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had been rightly called out for the lack of diversity among its members — the group did not have a single Black voter — and a long history of honoring white male directors to the exclusion of women and minorities — the 2021 Golden Globes ended up with one of the most diverse groups of winners in recent memory. By the time cohosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler said good night, Chloé Zhao, a Chinese-born woman, had won best director and best dramatic film for her w

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Jodie Foster fulfills promise to thank Packers QB at Globes

Jodie Foster thanked Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the Golden Globes, fulfilling a promise the actress had made before she won. Foster clarified Sunday night that she did not introduce Rodgers to actress Shailene Woodley, who recently confirmed her engagement to the NFL’s MVP. “I have never met Aaron Rodgers, but it is possible that I do like to talk about how much I love the Green Bay Packers,” Foster said in virtual comments backstage. “Sometimes I can talk a little bit too much about that, so of course Shailene was very aware of my enthusiasm for the team.” Foster won for supporting actress in a motion picture for “The Mauritanian,” in which she co-stars with Woodley. “I just got a very cute video from Aaron Rodgers where he says he’s going to get me back,” Foster tol...

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Sarah Paulson Wore A Custom Prada Cast To The Golden Globes

And the award for best 2021 Golden Globes red carpet accessory goes to Sarah Paulson… and her runway-ready Prada cast! Ahead of the show, the actress — who was nominated for a Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series in the Drama category for her role in Ratched — posed for Instagram in a black off-the-shoulder Prada gown, dangling silver earrings, and her arm wrapped in a cast emblazoned with the Italian luxury designer brand’s logo.  Enlisting the help of celebrity stylist Karla Welch, Paulson turned the injury into a fashion statement. The purple-hued cast, that stretched from her fingers to above her elbow, offered a fun pop of color against the retro-esque dress. “When you’re Lady Paulson, you get a custom Prada cast to go with your custom Prada dress,” Welch captione

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Can pollution regulations help an industry’s bottom line?

Steam rises from the Marathon refinery on a cold morning in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. | Steve Griffin, Deseret NewsUtah study shows it’s possible SALT LAKE CITY — A new study shows that certain industries in the right circumstances can benefit from air pollution regulations to boost their profits, running counter to the notion that all regulations are burdensome and costly to industry. That boost in the bottom line was contrasted in outcomes examined in unregulated industries in the work by Weber State University and University of Utah researchers. “It does not mean every firm is better off,” said one of the study’s co-authors, Francois Giraud-Carrier, an assistant professor of supply chain management at WSU’s Goddard School of Business and Economics. Giraud-Carrier sai

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Asia Today: India expands its vaccination drive

India has expanded its COVID-19 vaccination drive beyond health care and front-line workers, offering the shots to older people and those with medical conditions that put them at risk. Those now eligible to be vaccinated include people older than 60, as well as those over 45 who have ailments such as heart disease or diabetes that make them vulnerable to serious COVID-19 illness. The shots will be given for free at government hospitals and will also be sold at over 10,000 private hospitals at a fixed price of 250 rupees, or $3.40, per shot. Among the first to be inoculated on Monday was Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi, who is 70, got the shot at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Science. He appealed for all to get vaccinated, tweeting afterward, “together, let us make India CO...

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Golden Globes 2021: Chadwick Boseman’s posthumous win celebrated on social media

because she really meant every word Chadwick Boseman won a posthumous award for best actor for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” and it brought up a lot of emotion for those watching Sunday’s Golden Globes at home. Related: Norman Lear and Jane Fonda accept lifetime honors for TV and film “Ma Rainey” was Boseman’s last film performance. The actor, 43, died in August 2020, following a four-year battle with colon cancer. His wife, Taylor Simone Ledward accepted his award on his behalf. “He would thank God. He would thank his parents. And he would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices,” she said in her emotional speech. People took to Twitter to honor the late actor and his win. POWERFUL. "I don't have his words, but we have to take all the moments to celebrate the ones w

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Chloé Zhao is 2nd woman to win best director prize at Globes

Chloé Zhao became the second woman to win best director at the Golden Globes in a year in which three women were nominated for the first time in the category. Zhao was honored for her work on “Nomadland,” about people who take to the road and move from place to place seeking work for usually low wages. It stars two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand and includes nonprofessional actors. It also won as best motion picture drama. “I especially want to thank the nomads who shared their stories with us,” Zhao said, accepting the directing honor virtually on Sunday night. She singled out real-life nomad Bob Wells, who appears in the movie, for help with her remarks. “This is what he said about compassion,” Zhao said. “Compassion is the breakdown of all the barriers between us. A heart to heart...

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