Month: January 2019

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Leaders of a group that’s been critical of industrial farming say they’ll again push Iowa legislators to ban any expansion or new construction of confined animal feeding operations. Jess Mazour of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement says they’ve been asking for changes in existing state rules for where large-scale livestock barns may be built. “We’ve […]

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, a likely 2020 presidential candidate, says the Democratic Party must reconnect with America’s working class. “We talk to the progressive base, but we’ve got to talk to workers whether they’re from Keokuk to the Quad Cities or whether they’re from Youngstown to Akron,” Brown told Radio Iowa in a telephone interview […]

A bill that would end tenure for professors at the three state universities has cleared the first procedural hurdle in the Iowa Senate and key lawmakers say they want to “keep the conversation alive.” Senator Brad Zaun, a Republican from Urbandale, said too many courses are being taught by teaching assistants rather than professors. “My […]

Photo by: Ian Watson/USA Network(LOS ANGELES) — After she was one of the briefcase models on Deal or No Deal, but before she became the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle starred on USA’s now-8 season-old legal drama Suits. With the show’s ninth and final season forthcoming, will the newly-minted Royal — and soon-to-be mom — […]

ABC/Randy Holmes(WASHINGTON) — Chris Pratt has taken to social media to boast about one of his own — no, not his adorable son Jack…a very special sheep. “I hate when celebrities brag on here…but I have to,” Pratt said on Instagram. “Our ewe (female sheep) named ‘Cacao’ just took home a blue ribbon at Fiberpalooza!!!! […]

Neal Preston/Warner Bros.(LOS ANGELES) — A Star Is Born has hit a new box office milestone. According to Box Office Mojo, star Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut has now surpassed 1992’s The Bodyguard as the highest-grossing movie of all time that stars a musician. The site’s data shows that The Bodyguard, starring Whitney Houston, earned $411 […]

Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — At $5.24 million for the average 30 second commercial spot, the Super Bowl is too rich for the blood of most companies’ ad budgets. But a combination of savviness and luck let French eyewear company Vuarnet piggyback right into one of the buzziest ad buys of the big […]

Clay Enos (Courtesy of TNT)(NEW YORK) — In the TNT inspired-by-true-events limited series, I Am the Night, Golden Brooks says she plays a very different type of mother than she’s used to portraying. In the new series, Brooks — who starred as the struggling single mom Maya Wilkes in the popular ’90s UPN sitcom Girlfriends […]

Photo: Travis Graalman(LONDON) — Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ final performance, which took place on the roof of Apple’s London offices during the recording sessions for Let It Be. However, it has just been announced that Peter Jackson, the Oscar winning director of the Lord of the Rings series, will be launching […]

ABC/Randy Holmes(BOSTON) — Bryce Dallas Howard has been named the 2019 Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding student theatrical group, according to The Harvard Gazette. The honor, awarded to performers who have made a notable contribution to entertainment, will be given to the Jurassic World star on Thursday. Previous recipients of the […]

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