ARMIE HAMMER BEING INVESTIGATED IN LOS ANGELES RAPE CASE
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Police in Los Angeles are looking into a woman’s rape claim against Armie Hammer. Authorities aren’t providing many details, or saying who made the complaint – but they say the actor is the main suspect in a claim reported to them last month. Hours before the LAPD announced this, a woman went public with a claim that she was raped by Hammer in April, 2017. The attorney for that woman, Gloria Allred, says she turned over information her client provided her to police. But Allred wouldn’t say if her client’s case is the one being investigated by the LAPD. Meanwhile, an attorney for Hammer denies the allegation.
AMC THEATERS OPENING NEARLY ALL ITS THEATERS
UNDATED (AP) – Last June, AMC Theaters warned it was on the verge of going under because of the pandemic, as states closed venues and people hunkered down at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now the theater chain is close to reopening all its theaters around the U.S. It says starting today, 98% of its theaters will be back in operation. Getting the chain closer to full capacity is the reopening of dozens of theaters in California. And, AMC says, even more theaters in the Golden State are expected to open by next Friday.
NFL REACHES DEAL WITH STREAMING SERVICE
UNDATED (AP) – Over the decades, the NFL has made deals with TV networks, then cable stations – and more recently with satellite TV. Now the league is getting into the stream as part of its latest deals. The NFL has reached a series of rights agreements with its TV partners. The deals go into effect in 2023, will run 11 seasons – and will be worth $113 billion. One of the newest carriers will be Amazon Prime Video, which will be home to 15 “Thursday Night Football” matchups.
NEWSMAX HIRES FORMER TRUMP ADVISER JASON MILLER AS COMMENTATOR
NEW YORK (AP) – The ultra conservative network Newsmax is hiring a former senior adviser to President Donald Trump as one of its talking heads. The network says Jason Miller will join as a contributor who will provide commentary on a variety of issues. Also getting a deal with the far-right leaning outlet is Andrew Giuliani. If the last name sounds familiar, it should; he’s the son of ex-New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a Trump advisor and attorney. Andrew Giuliani, like Miller, served at the Trump White House and will be a commentator with Newsmax.
TEEN VOGUE EDITOR LEAVES AMID OLD TWEETS CONTROVERSY
NEW YORK (AP) – Alexi McCammond says her past anti-Asian and homophobic tweets have overshadowed her work. And because of that, she’s leaving as top editor of Teen Vogue, even before she officially starts. McCammond, 27, says she and publisher Conde (KAHN’-dee) Nast agreed they should part ways. She says she takes “full responsibility” for her tweets and plans to grow in the years to come both as a professional and a person.