Protesters in Jamaica spurn British royals ahead of official visit

1648040556 Protesters in Jamaica spurn British royals ahead of official visit

People protest to demand an apology and slavery reparations during a visit to the former British colony by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate, in Kingston, Jamaica, on Tuesday. Collin Reid/AP hide caption toggle caption Collin Reid/AP People protest to demand an apology and slavery reparations during a visit to the … Read more

Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum give a fun tour of The Lost City

Sandra Bullock Channing Tatum give a fun tour of The

Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock in The Lost CityPhoto: Paramount Pictures Breaking news: Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum have a lot of on-screen charisma. The Lost City, directed by Adam and Aaron Nee, is a good movie, but for inscrutable and ineffable reasons. The story is not particularly original, daring only in its Romancing The … Read more

British royals’ Jamaica visit stirs demands for slavery reparations

British royals Jamaica visit stirs demands for slavery reparations

KINGSTON, March 22 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Jamaica on Tuesday as part of a week-long Caribbean tour, hours after activists protested to demand reparations for slavery amid growing scrutiny of the British Empire’s colonial legacy. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Belize on Saturday to start … Read more

‘Music Man’ Sets Box Office Record for a Reopened Broadway

Music Man Sets Box Office Record for a Reopened Broadway

Broadway has a new box office leader: A starry revival of “The Music Man” grossed $3.5 million last week, the most of any show since theaters reopened after the long pandemic shutdown. The musical, with a cast led by the ever popular Hugh Jackman, is outselling “Hamilton” and every other show, triumphing over tepid reviews … Read more

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot: ‘Don’t Look Up’ Is a “One-Joke Movie,” ‘CODA’ Is “Excellent in Every Way”

1648020534 Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot ‘Dont Look Up Is a One Joke

General Thoughts The Academy has been kowtowing to ABC since Tom Sherak expanded the best picture category after the so-called “snub” of The Dark Knight and created the Governors Awards after Jerry Lewis rambled while accepting his honorary Oscar. Then, during the “Oscars So White” chapter, the Academy threw its members under the bus and … Read more

Florida Dems back down after LGBTQ caucus threatens boycott of annual gala amid Disney dust-up

Florida Dems back down after LGBTQ caucus threatens boycott of

“Our timing was not ideal,” Diaz said in a statement. “We also acknowledge that in our fight for freedom and fairness, we can always do more. In that spirit, the Florida Democratic Party will choose new dates and venues to hold Leadership Blue. We will share information about new arrangements once we have explored available … Read more

Ben Affleck shows his support for Jennifer Lopez with his son Samuel and her daughter Emme

Ben Affleck shows his support for Jennifer Lopez with his

Ben Affleck showed his full support for girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, brining his son Samuel and her daughter Emme to watch her accept the Icon Award at the 2022 iHeartRadio Awards. The 49-year-old actor was flanked by his 10-year-old son and Lopez’s 14-year-old daughter Emme at the Tuesday evening event, held at The Shrine Auditorium in … Read more

Disney Employees Walk Out Amid Furor Over Florida Legislation

Disney Employees Walk Out Amid Furor Over Florida Legislation

Several weeks ago, before the Walt Disney Company became entangled in a battle over anti-L.G.B.T.Q. legislation in Florida — one that continued on Tuesday with walkouts by Disney employees — longtime theme park executives worried there could be trouble ahead. More than 150 companies, including Marriott and American Airlines, had signed a Human Rights Campaign … Read more

NYPD: Former LI woman charged in shoving death of voice coach

A former Port Jefferson resident faces a manslaughter charge in connection with the Manhattan assault on a beloved 87-year-old voice coach who was shoved to the ground and later died of her injuries, authorities said Tuesday. Lauren Pazienza, 26, who police said lived on Old Homestead Road in Port Jefferson before moving to Astoria, surrendered with her attorney late Monday to NYPD … Read more

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accused of benefiting from slavery

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been accused of benefiting from the “blood, tears and sweat” of slaves as they arrived in Jamaica to be met by a protest calling for reparations from the British monarchy. William and Kate will celebrate the culture and history of the island, where there have been calls from … Read more