Marvel Studios is taking a short breather in the month of May. With Disney Plus 's The Falcon … we're sorry … Captain America and the Winter Soldier just concluded, it won't be until June 11 when Loki premieres on the streaming service and then the long-delayed Black Widow opens July 9 simultaneously on Disney Plus Premier Access and theaters. Marvel Studios will then make a full-fledged exclusive return to the big screen (fingers crossed anyway) with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings , its first brand new property since Captain Marvel and continued exploration of different action-adventure-superhero sub-genres - in this case, the martial arts arena. With its nearly all-Asian cast, Shang-Chi (pronounced 'song-chee') will also expand Marvel Studios' accelerating push for diversity and representation, and given the groundbreaking commercial success of both 2018's Black Panther and 2019's Captain Marvel, that seems like a sound business decision. And while the … [Read more...] about Shang-Chi: One of the original MCU characters finally steps into the spotlight
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“I think it’s time to return gradually to the usual patterns of life - there’s no need to be terrified.” This sentence is from a column published on 11 February 2020 in NoCut News, a daily newspaper run by South Korea's Christian Broadcasting Service (CBS). Even though the sentiment is prefaced with the caveat “although we should take serious preventive actions”, it implies a return to the comfortable normality of "pre-COVID-19" from the unsettling "now". And it is a wish with which many will agree. But according to a recent column by Haim Israel, managing-director of research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, "the coronavirus is not just a temporary crisis; it’s a permanent disruptor . It’s one of those rare events in history that will completely reshape geopolitics, societies and markets .” © AP Photo / Tony Avelar COVID-19: Facebook Unveils $100m for New Journalism Project There have been lots of conspiracy theories around COVID-19, but none of … [Read more...] about Post-COVID: Will Journalists Be Just As Carried Away By Geopolitics And Techno-Nationalism?
Former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Najee Harris will enter the NFL with plenty of good advice from those who have already had massive success at the position. Harris, the No. 24 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, is friends of Marcus Peters , Marshawn Lynch , and Adrian Peterson . Harris won the Doak Walker Award as college football's top running back in 2020, rushing for 1,466 yards and 26 touchdowns in just 13 games. He also added 43 receptions for 425 yards and four more scores. At 6-foot-2, 227 pounds, Harris will bring a rare combination of size, speed, agility and athleticism to the NFL. Harris figures to see heavy snaps immediately both on running and passing downs. During a recent interview with the Steelers’ team website, Harris revealed the best piece of advice he has received so far from his very successful friends. “There’s a lot of advice I’ve gotten from them,” Harris said. “Marcus, Marshawn and Adrian, they’re all … [Read more...] about Najee Harris reveals best piece of advice from Marcus Peters, Marshawn Lynch and Adrian Peterson
POINT RICHMOND (CBS SF) — Former Raider running back Marshawn Lynch has put his East Bay mansion that sits on the Point Richmond waterfront on the market. The property is listed for a hefty $5,275,000. The Skittles loving ex-Raider reportedly bought the home in 2012 for $3.6 million. READ MORE: Project Home: Federal Court Strikes Down CDC Eviction Moratorium; What Does It Mean For Bay Area Renters? Marshawn Lynch’s Point Richmond home for sale (credit: Realtor.com) The more than 7,000 square foot home located not far from the Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline features five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a professional kitchen, a private screening room with theater seats and spectacular views of San Francisco Bay. The modern-designed home was built in 2000 with glass walls and an open floor plan. READ MORE: COVID Recovery: Bay Area Restaurants Struggle To Hire Staff Ahead Of Likely Big Mother's Day Weekend Marshawn Lynch’s Point Richmond home for sale (credit: Realtor.com) … [Read more...] about Former Raider Marshawn Lynch Puts Point Richmond Mansion on Market for Nearly $5.3M
EXCLUSIVE : Mike Merrill ( All American , American Soul ) has signed with Pantheon for representation in all areas. The actor, who plays the young, hungry talent director Christian Mosley on The CW’s All American is also currently filming a BET feature, which is scheduled for release later in the year. He also recently signed a partnership deal with the Bumble dating service, to produce new media content on his channels. Merrill’s previous credits include Tyler Perry’s series The Haves and the Have Nots , and BET’s The Bobby Brown Story . He continues to be represented by CGEM Talent. Manuel Vega , meanwhile, has signed with CESD Talent Agency . Quickly establishing himself as an actor to watch in Spanish and Latin American film and television, Vega starred in Telecinco drama Secretos de Estados , as well as MGM International Television’s hit comedy series, Herederos Por Accidente , among other projects. Most recently, he appeared in a co-lead … [Read more...] about ‘All American’s Mike Merrill Signs With Pantheon; Manuel Vega Inks With CESD