New this week: 'Cry Macho,' McCreery and 'The Morning Show'
This week’s new entertainment releases include new music from Lindsey Buckingham and Scott McCreery, as well as the return of Clint Eastwood, who has gone back to his Western roots with “Cry Macho,” starring as a former rodeo star hired to bring a young man in Mexico back to his father in the U.S. Fans of TV's “The Morning Show” will also get to see Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell and Billy Crudup kick off Season 2.
'Arrested Development' actor Jessica Walter dies at 80
FILE - In this May 17, 2018 file photo, Jessica Walter attends the LA Premiere of "Arrested Development" Season Five in Los Angeles. Walter, who played a scheming matriarch in television series, has died. The actor's best-known film roles included playing the stalker in Clint Eastwood's 1971 thriller, Play Misty for Me." “She was a force, and her talent and timing were unmatched," Tony Hale, her “Arrested Development” co-star said on Twitter. She loved playing difficult women because “those are the fun roles.
American passenger recalls trying to kill train attacker
Passengers who wrestled and disarmed an Islamic State gunman aboard a high-speed Amsterdam to Paris train are recounting how their split-second decisions helped prevent what could have become a mass slaughter. “I was honestly trying my best to kill or restrain him,” Skarlatos said, recounting the chaotic Aug. 21, 2015 scene aboard the highspeed Amsterdam to Paris train.. The attack suspect, Ayoub El Khazzani faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if he is convicted of attempted terrorist murder. Skarlatos' lawyer stressed that El Khazzani was still a potential danger when his client tried to shoot him. Then, he said, “I sat on him.”The train rerouted to Arras, in northern France, where El Khazzani was arrested.
At Paris trial, passengers recall disarming of train gunman
At the trial's opening earlier this week, defense lawyer Sarah Mauger-Poliak said El Khazzani “regrets having allowed himself to become indoctrinated” by extremist propaganda. Authorities say El Khazzani boarded the train in Brussels armed with the Kalashnikov, nine clips with 30 rounds each, an automatic pistol and a cutter. Once aboard the train, El Khazzani lingered in a restroom between cars and then emerged bare-chested with his weapons, according to investigators. His wife, Isabelle, said subduing El Khazzani was "a five-man job” and that she regarded her husband as a hero. With the attacker under control, the train rerouted to Arras, in northern France, where El Khazzani was arrested.
Trial in France for extremist foiled by 3 Americans on train
El Khazzani, a 31-year-old Moroccan, spent several months in Syria and boarded the train in Brussels armed to the hilt, authorities say. The man considered the likely mastermind of those attacks, Abdel Hamid Abaaoud, was the behind-the-scenes force in the train attack, planned in Syria, according to the prosecution. The train attacker, El Khazzani, “knowingly followed Abaaoud, but it’s been years since he was in a jihadi mindset,” his lawyer, Sarah Mauger-Poliak, said in a phone interview. El Khazzani bought a train ticket at the Brussels station on Aug. 21, 2015 for a 5:13 p.m. departure. El Khazzani told investigators that Abaaoud wanted him to kill only the American military men, a line he was likely to maintain during the trial.
Paris train attack hero makes bid for Congress from Oregon
This summer, the worst wildfires on record burned in Oregon, with climate change and overgrown forests worsening fire conditions. A possible factor in Skarlatos' favor: Thousands of students at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, who would normally vote in those towns, are learning remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic. His name recognition went only so far, said Christopher McKnight Nichols, associate professor of history at Oregon State University. Of his campaign war chest, over 60% comes from out of state, DeFazio said during their debate. Several GOP state lawmakers display the group's regalia in their Capitol offices.
Clint Eastwood sues CBD sellers over use of his name, image
LOS ANGELES Clint Eastwood sued several companies that sell CBD supplements on Wednesday, alleging that they are falsely using his name and image to push products he would never agree to endorse. The suit says phony news articles on Eastwood and his supposed championing and selling of CBD have been spread via email and social media. The headline on one such story reads: Big Pharma In Outrage Over Clint Eastwoods CBD ... He Fires Back With This!Another headline says, Breaking News: Clint Eastwood Exposes Shocking Secret Today." The story includes links to purchase what it claims are Eastwood's CBD products and quotes from a fabricated interview where Eastwood says he has moved on from the film business.
Floyds death hastens shift in police pop culture portrayals
In this image released by NBC, Jason Beghe portrays Hank Voight, left, in a scene from the crime series "Chicago PD." The divide between crime fiction and real life dates back to the genre's origins, more than 200 years ago. Law enforcement violence and corruption were extreme in the mid-19th century and some police forces were rooted in the patrols that used to chase down runaway slaves. Meanwhile, The police in early crime fiction were depicted as good, courageous, and brilliant, says Otto Penzler, the crime fiction publisher and bookseller. Over the past 50 years, the image of law enforcement has sometimes mirrored debates between liberals and conservatives.