EA Sports, the video game company that makes Madden football, announced the return of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick on Tuesday. In addition, despite having not playing for more than three years, the company ranked him higher than half the starting quarterbacks in the league.
Kaepernick was afforded a rating of 81, which is better than half the league’s current starting quarterbacks.
Only sixteen quarterbacks rate higher than Kaepernick in the Madden 21 ratings, according to a tweet by Dov Kleiman.
But Kaepernick hasn’t played a game professionally since the end of the 2017 season.
The COVID-19 pandemic can claim another victim: traditional Halloween trick-or-treating.
According to guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the practice of going door-to-door asking for candy on Oct. 31 is a “higher-risk” activity that should be avoided.
Among the other higher-risk activities are crowded costume parties, indoor haunted houses and going on hayrides.
The CDC does offer some medium- and lower-risk alternatives.
For example, instead of handing out candy hand-to-hand, participate in “one-way trick-or-treating where individually wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance.”
The CDC says small group costume parties held outdoors are medium risk, as would be visiting a pumpkin patch or a haunted forest.
However, if screaming will likely occur, “greater distancing is advised. The greater the distance, the lower the risk of spreading a respiratory virus, the CDC warns.
Editor-in-chief of The Atlantic Jeffrey Goldberg has been accused of lifting President Trump’s “losers” quote from the ending of the movie Godfather II.
Goldberg claimed, citing four anonymous sources, that Trump had referred to Americans who died in battle as “losers” and “suckers,” but the veracity of this was challenged by numerous people, including former White House national security adviser John Bolton.
The Biden campaign has exploited the allegation to undermine Trump’s support amongst veterans.
However, a Twitter user who goes by the name ‘ghost of Daniel parker’ has sensationally claimed that Goldberg, who has a history of being deeply interested in the mafia and Godfather, lifted the quote from a Godfather II scene.
The 2020 Emmy Awards not only hit their lowest ever viewership on Sunday night, but also managed to score the lowest viewership for any major awards show in history, according to Nielsen.
The award show averaged a 1.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic and 6.1 million viewers total for ABC, dropping roughly 12 percent from last year’s total viewership. This year’s low ratings come after last year’s historic low for a top TV awards show, during which the host-less ceremony aired on Fox with a 33 percent decline from the previous year.
The show featured Jimmy Kimmel trying to make his post-cancellation comeback by getting screamed at and told to shout, “Black Lives Matter!”
Brock Pierce, the former child star of the 1996 kiddie comedy “First Kid,” who grew up to become a cryptocurrency billionaire, has been moving aggressively to shake up the 2020 presidential race and position himself as an independent third-party alternative to President Trump and Joe Biden.
Pierce’s five-year run on the big screen included gigs starring alongside Emilio Estevez in the first two “The Mighty Ducks” movies and as the son of a president in “First Kid” with Sinbad. And he landed some rave reviews.
“Pierce is excellent in his first major film role,” Leonard Klady wrote in his Variety critique of “First Kid.” “He’s completely centered as a performer, capturing the complexity of his character with a deceptive simplicity one rarely sees in kid actors.”
That junior political comedy brought Pierce what he’s hoping was just his first taste of DC politics.
“Bill Clinton had a cameo in the movie and Sonny Bono had a cameo and I got to spend some time in the Oval Office,” Pierce recalled.
The Halloween Horror Nights rumor mill is bubbling today, with fans eager for some form of spooky action in the parks with the start of Halloween season.
Rumored to being next week, two houses are expected to open during the day at Universal Studios Florida. If you look closely at recent park hour changes, September 19 now lists an 8:00 PM close for the park. The new offering would be available only on Saturdays at first, and then Wednesday through Saturday starting in mid-October. No details are available on the logistics of exactly how these houses would work in light of new health and safety measures.
Denis Villeneuve is one of the most exciting filmmakers working today, and it looks like his hot streak is going to continue with his next big movie.
As of a few weeks ago, the filmmaker behind Arrival, Sicario, and Blade Runner 2049 was still hard at work on Dune, the first part of a planned two-movie adaptation of Frank Herbert’s massively influential 1960s sci-fi novel. But even though he’s in a self-described “sprint to finish the movie” before its December release date due to complications from the COVID-19 pandemic, Villeneuve and several members of the cast participated in a press conference last month, where they unveiled an early look at the trailer and explained what we can expect from this long-awaited big-screen adventure. Here’s what we learned from the event.
Stephen Colbert moderated the virtual press conference, which featured Villeneuve and stars Timotheé Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, Zendaya, and Sharon Duncan-Brewster. A shorter version of the full conversation was released with the trailer today, but you can get the full story below.
An eyewitness said he tried to warn a security guard named Mohammad Agha about the suspicious behavior of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi before the terrorist blew himself up, killing 22 people, but was “fobbed off.”
The concertgoer approached the suicide bomber shortly before the attack because he looked “out of place” at the Ariana Grande performance.
“It doesn’t look very good you know, you with a bag in a place like this. What are you doing?” he asked the terrorist.
“I’m waiting for somebody, mate. Have you got the time? What time is it?” replied Abedi.