by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"
ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE NEWS:
TELEVISION - From Variety: HBO is in early development of a prequel series to its Emmy-winning "Game of Thrones." It would be based on "Tales of Dunk and Egg," a series of novellas from author George R.R. Martin, whose books are the source material for "Game of Thrones."
BIDEN! - From USAToday: 7 moments you shouldn't miss from the inaugural concert: From Justin Timberlake to Katy Perry's epic finale.
From BET: Black Women Across The Globe Honor VP Kamala Harris With Their Chuck Taylor Sneakers And Strands Of Pearls.
TELEVISION - From Deadline: Oscar-nominee Michelle Pfeiffer former first lady, Betty Ford, in the Showtime anthology series, "The First Lady." Emmy Award winner Susanne Bier will direct the series.
BIDEN! - From YahooNews: Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Kamala Harris made history as the first woman, Black woman and Asian woman to be sworn in as vice president.
From HuffPost: People Can’t Believe Donald Trump’s Latest Public Schedule Isn’t A Parody
POLITICS-RACE - From YahooFinance: The uncomfortable truth: Why more white women didn’t rally behind the Biden-Harris campaign
COVID-19 - From Truthout: US Reaches Grim Milestone of 400K COVID Deaths Days Before Trump Leaves Office
DISNEY - From Deadline: McG will direct the pilot episode of the Disney+ reboot of the dog-cop movie, "Turner & Hooch."
POLITICS - From Truthout: The final two races of the 2020 federal election cycle were officially certified on Tuesday, with Democrats Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff declared the official winners of their respective U.S. Senate races against Republican incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Georgia.
SCANDAL-POLITICS - From Deadline: The actors union, SAG-AFTRA, finds "probably cause" to expel one of its more infamous and hilarious members, former President Donald.
STREAMING - From BleedingCool: In March, the streaming service, "CBS All Acess," becomes "Paramount+." A new line-up of series has also been announced.
BIDEN! - From YahooSports: The story of Joe Biden, high school football star.
AWARDS - From Deadline: The winners of the International Documentary Association's "IDA Awards" have been announced. Netflix's "Crip Camp," about a unique summer camp for disabled kids and its role propelling the disability rights movement, won "Best Feature."
STREAMING - From OneRing: There is now an official synopsis for Amazon's "Lord of the Rings" series.
BOX OFFICE - From Deadline: "The Marksman," starring Liam Neeson, will apparently win the MLK 4-day holiday weekend (1/15 to 1/19/21) with an estimated take of 3.7 million dollars.
MOVIES - From YahooEntertainment: How 'One Night in Miami' meeting with Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke shows 'complicated relationship' between Black men and America
BLM - From YahooNews: Black Americans react to the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol
INSURRECTION - From TheAtlantic: The Boogaloo Bois prepare for civil war.
From Deadline: Television and radio host and TV spokesman, Larry King, has died at the age of 87, Saturday, January 23, 2021. He first gained prominence with his radio show, "The Larry King Show" (1978-94). Many will remember him for his long-running CNN talk show, "Larry King Live" (1985-2010). In 1999, King won a "News & Documentary" Emmy Award for "Larry King Live" and in 2011, he won a "News & Documentary" Emmy "Lifetime Achievement Award." King won to "Peabody Awards," one for radio (1982) and one for television (1992).
From APNews: Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player, Hank Aaron, has died at the age of 86, Friday, January 22, 2021. Known for decades as the home run king, Aaron endured so many racist threats as he pursued Babe Ruth's then career home run record of 714. He surpassed Ruth when he hit number 715 on April 8, 1974, and ended his career with 755. Aaron on the Milwaukee Braves 1957 World Series champions, the year he also won the National League MVP Award. A 25-time All-Star, Aaron was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.
From Deadline: Veteran television comedy writer-producer, David Richardson, has died at the age of 65, Monday, January 18, 2021. He wrote and produced for such series as "8 Simple Rules" and "Malcolm in the Middle." He wrote episodes of "The Simpsons" and "Two and a Half Men." He had just finished working on the fifth and final season of Netflix's animated series, "F Is For Family."
From Deadline: Legendary music producer and convicted murderer, Phil Spector, has died at the age of 81, Saturday, January 16, 2021 from COVID-19 complications. Spector was known for the "Wall of Sound," an approach to pop music that hit the listener with a dense symphonic array. He wrote, co-wrote, and produced hits for "the Crystals," "the Ronettes," and Ike and Tina Turner. He later produced the Beatles album, "Let It Be" (1970). He also produced or co-produced several solo albums for Beatles members, John Lennon and George Harrison. In 2009, he was convicted for the 2003 killing of actress Lana Clarkson.
ASSAULT ON THE CAPITOL:
From RollingStone: "American Unity Is a Fantasy" - National harmony is impossible without true accountability, especially when a major political party enables sedition and white-supremacist terrorism
From Buzzfeed: BuzzFeed News spoke to two Black officers who described a harrowing day in which they were forced to endure racist abuse — including repeatedly being called the n-word — as they tried to do their job of protecting the Capitol building...
From NBCNews: Some Democrats in Congress are worried their colleagues might kill them
From Truthout: At least 28 law enforcement officers from 12 states have been identified as attendees of the so-called “Save America” rally in support of Donald Trump that sparked the storming of the U.S. Capitol building on January 6
From RSNWashPost: President Donald watched TV while the U.S. Capitol Building was under siege.
From YahooSports: A so-called "Olympic hero" was part of the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th. Swimmer Klete Keller won silver and bronze medals at the 2000 Sydney Games; gold and bronze at the 2004 Athens Games; and gold at the 2008 Beijing Games. Now, he has won Nazi gold for appearing at the white supremacist games.
From RSNNewYorker: What Should We Call the Sixth of January 2021?
From Truthout: The Right Is Planning More Armed Coup Attempts, According to the FBI
From NBC2: Police found a pickup truck full of bombs and guns near Capitol, feds say
From YahooNews: Arnold Schwarzenegger invokes Nazi Germany in powerful video denouncing Capitol Hill riot
From Fox5DC: A second police officer who responded to the Wednesday, Jan. 6th Trump-incited riot at the U.S Capitol building. Some media outlets are reporting the death of Howard Liebengood, 51-years-old, as an "off-duty" death. The local Fox affiliate, "Fox 5" TV station, is among those reporting Liebengood's death as a suicide connected to the riot.