Things to Know: $1.9T package heads toward House approval
Scott Applewhite)Here’s what’s happening Friday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY:— A $1.9 trillion package aimed at helping the country rebuild from the coronavirus pandemic seems headed toward House passage. — Tennessee has asked federal law enforcement to investigate the alleged theft of coronavirus vaccine doses in the state’s most populous county. In a Friday news conference, health officials also said a volunteer improperly vaccinated two children despite the shot not being cleared for minors. AdON THE HORIZON: The U.S. is poised to get a third vaccine against COVID-19, and health officials are girding for questions about which one is best. ___Find AP’s full coverage of the coronavirus pandemic: https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic
NYC steakhouse stunt: A wax Don Draper hanging at the bar
A wax statue of actor John Hamm stands by the bar with a drink at Peter Luger Steakhouse on Friday, Feb, 26, 2021, in New York. The statue, on loan from Madame Tussauds, will help fill out the restaurant during COVID-19 occupancy restrictions. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)NEW YORK – It’s a promotion that could be straight out of the “Mad Men” Don Draper playbook. Other figures on loan from Madame Tussauds include Michael Strahan, Jimmy Fallon, Al Roker and Audrey Hepburn in Holly Golightly of “Breakfast at Tiffany's” mode. After that, they'll return to the recently reopened Madame Tussauds in midtown Manhattan.
Detroit is ‘very cool’: Actor Jon Hamm implores people to visit city after filming new movie
Enter: No Sudden Move, a feature film set in Detroit in the 1950s that has brought a star-studded cast to Metro Detroit for filming this fall. Beginning in September, stars like Jon Hamm, Don Cheadle and Benicio del Toro began production in Downtown Detroit and surrounding neighborhoods. “We all stayed in a hotel in Downtown Detroit...and, by the way, Detroit: If you get the chance, go visit. “But also strange making a movie where everybody has to be in masks until three seconds before they start rolling the cameras. The movie is slated to release on HBO Max, but no official release date has been set at this time.
Jon Hamm gushes over Detroit on ’Fallon,’ dishes on shooting movie there with Don Cheadle
Jon Hamm says he loves Detroit and now he loves Coney dogs. “I was back on a film set in Detroit during the election,” Hamm told Fallon. He then told Fallon one of the places he and Cheadle went to eat at. Hamm went on to say, “The Coney dogs. In fact, I went to Lafayette with Cheadle.”The two also talked about “Wild Mountain Thyme,” starring Hamm, Emily Blunt and Christopher Walken.mlive.com
On the search for stars while they film a movie in the D
There is a new feature film being made here in Detroit! No one is more excited than Kila Peeples, who is on a mission to see some of the stars of this movie. She explained some of the highlights about the movie, and how some local businesses are helping to welcome the cast and crew to the D. The film is called No Sudden Move, it stars Don Cheadle, Jon Hamm, David Harbour of Stranger Things fame, and many more famous actors. Kila spoke to Megan Lewis from DeVries & Company in Eastern Market and Tara Grey, owner of Gus and Grey Handcrafted Delights, who are creating baskets of artisans foods to welcome the stars. Watch the video above to hear how the cast is “jammin” in the D.
TV gives viewers a split-screen comparison of Trump, Biden
President Donald Trump wipes his face during a break in an NBC News Town Hall, at Perez Art Museum Miami, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Miami. NBC News chief executive Cesar Conde said Thursday that NBC scheduled Trump out of fairness after Biden did a town hall at the same time last Thursday. There were apparently still hard feelings, given that Muir twice mentioned a nameless “another network” holding a Trump town hall. “Has there ever been two more different presidential candidates than Trump or Biden?” asked The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler in a tweet. At a rally in North Carolina on Thursday, Trump called NBC “the worst" and said he was being set up with the town hall.
Filming begins in Detroit for major motion picture ‘No Sudden Move'
DETROIT – A whole bunch of trucks, cables and tents popped up in Rosedale Park on Tuesday, but it wasn’t a construction crew. For the first time in years, a major motion picture is being shot in Detroit. It centers around a group of small-time criminals who are hired to steal what they think is a simple document. There were lots of trucks, tents and people. The film is directed by Steven Soderbergh, who also directed “Out of Sight” in Detroit in 1998.
Fey asks to pull '30 Rock' episodes that featured blackface
NEW YORK At the request of co-creator Tina Fey, four episodes of the comedy 30 Rock are being removed from circulation because they featured characters performing in blackface. The series aired on NBC from 2006 to 2013, but episodes are still being shown in television syndication and on streaming services including Hulu, Amazon Prime, iTunes and Peacock. Two of the four eliminated 30 Rock episodes originally aired in 2010, with the others first shown in 2008 and 2010. They include the East Coast version of an episode first shown live. Fallon, who did not appear in such makeup on 30 Rock, apologized last month after online circulation of an earlier Saturday Night Live skit where he wore blackface to impersonate Chris Rock.