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Working from home didn’t work for the Emmys

Entertainment | Pandemic takes away Hollywood’s sequins, leaves self-infatuation and elitism
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 9/22/20, 06:33 pm

TV personality Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 72nd Emmy Awards on Sunday in the largely empty Staples Center in Los Angeles while nominees waited at home to discover whether they had won. Winners gave their acceptance speeches via livestream and, in most cases, received their trophies through prearranged delivery.

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The reasons for college football’s return

Sports | Political pressure was just one of several factors
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 9/22/20, 03:09 pm

Of the five NCAA athletic conferences that make the most money, four have committed to putting players on the gridiron this fall. The last holdout, the Pac-12, looks like it is headed for a fall football return, as well.

“We feel we’ve got a responsibility to our student-athletes and our programs to explore that possibility,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said. “So that’s what we’re doing.”

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Real-world consequences for Netflix

Entertainment | Cuties angers customers … and Congress
by Megan Basham
Posted 9/15/20, 08:15 pm

When Netflix apologized last month for its promotional artwork for Cuties, a French film about a group of 11-year-old girls who perform sexually suggestive dance moves, it assured subscribers the poster did not accurately represent the movie’s content. Now that the movie, rated TV-MA, has debuted, many feel artwork did represent the film, and the content itself is even worse.

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