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  • Nine Home Features the Coronavirus Has Made Essential
    by PMC on 2020-06-05 in More Dirt

    There was a time when most people used their homes simply as a place to lay their heads and gather with friends and family in the evenings, before dashing off to work the next morning. Now, months into the COVID-19 global pandemic, that’s all changed — vast number of people are working from home while

  • Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Sr. Resigns, Urges Board To Fill His Seat With Black Candidate
    by Meredith Woerner on 2020-06-05 in News, Alexis Ohanian Sr., Reddit

    Co-founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian Sr. is stepping down and urging the rest of the board to fill his seat with a Black candidate. “Fifteen years ago I co-founded Reddit to find community and a sense of belonging, it’s long overdue to do the right thing,” Ohanian said via his personal Twitter account. “I’m saying

  • Post-Production Is Thriving Thanks to Technology; Will the Remote Workforce Grow After the Pandemic Subsides?
    by jazztangcay on 2020-06-05 in Production, Adult Swim, Artisans, Food Network, post-production

    Producers at Levity Live consider themselves lucky. The shows they were working on — like Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible,” Adult Swim’s “Black Jesus” and HGTV’s “House Hunters” — had all wrapped principal photography by March when the pandemic hit. There was only one problem: Post-production needed to be completed. But the company was also prepared.

  • President Trump Says George Floyd Would Be Proud of ‘Great Day’
    by gmaddaus on 2020-06-05 in News, Donald , George Floyd

    President Trump touted the jobs report Friday, and said that George Floyd would be proud of a “great day” for the country. Trump invoked Floyd’s name midway through a lengthy address in the Rose Garden, in which he took credit for a rebound in the unemployment rate. “Hopefully, George is looking down right now and

  • Sony Music Launches $100 Million Fund to Support Social Justice, Anti-Racist Initiatives
    by Jem Aswad on 2020-06-05 in News, Rob Stringer, Sony Music

    Sony Music Group has announced the launch of a $100 million fund to support social justice and anti-racist initiatives around the world. The company — which includes all of its recorded-music and content divisions and music-publishing company — will immediately begin to donate to organizations that foster equal rights, according to the announcement. In making

  • Fashion Tycoon Serge Azria Buys Diane Keaton’s Former Bel Air Estate
    by PMC on 2020-06-05 in Fashion, Moguls, Bel Air, Los Angeles, Rodeo Realty, Westside Estate Agency

    After it first popped up for sale earlier this year, so-called “Microsoft Millionaire” Chris Peters has managed to unload his historic Bel Air estate for about $16.45 million. That’s a hefty amount of money by any standard, of course, but it also represents a slight loss for Peters, who had paid a sky-high $16.5 million for

  • The Best Skincare Products that Block Harmful Blue Light
    by Celia Shatzman on 2020-06-05 in Lifestyle, blue light, skincare, sunscreen

    Your skin has a lot to be worried about. First, we learned about the dangers of UVA and UVB rays. Then we heard pollution is taking a toll on our complexion. Now, it’s all about blue-light damage. Also called high-energy visible (HEV) light, blue light is emitted from electronic devices like smartphones, computers, TVs and

  • ‘Dreamland’ Director Bruce McDonald on How His Design Team Created a Key Sequence
    by Terry Flores on 2020-06-05 in Production, Artisans, Bruce McDonald, Dreamland

    As theaters tentatively start to reopen around the U.S. without the usual glut of studio product to fill their screens, there’s an opportunity for filmmakers who previously might not have edged their way very deeply into U.S. cinemas to find a wider audience. That’s particularly true of Canadian filmmaker Bruce McDonald, whose fantasy crime comedy

  • Henry Zebrowski Snags San Fernando Valley Home
    by PMC on 2020-06-05 in Actors, Entertainers, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, Los Angeles Real Estate, Rodeo Realty, Valley Village

    A gated property along an unassuming street on the desirable border between the trendy San Fernando Valley communities of Studio City and Valley Village, Calif., was quietly sold earlier this year for just about $1.2 million to an inscrutable trust that an always impeccably informed informant swears (and we have separately confirmed) is controlled by

  • China’s Muddled Gay Rights Code Can’t Derail Demand for Indie LGBT Films
    by Rebecca Davis on 2020-06-05 in Asia, Global, News, China, Disney, Fan Popo, Lgbt, Netflix, Power of Pride

    After six decades in limbo, China last week passed its first civil code, a wide-ranging legislative package that defines a number of important citizens’ rights. While activists had hoped it would include provisions to legalize gay marriage — particularly as officials acknowledged its inclusion was one of the most requested revisions during the open public