Matthew McConaughey tells Texas fans ahead of Alabama game: ‘Bring the heat’
The actor - and avid Longhorns fan - narrated the Texas hype video Friday, a day before the Longhorns host No. The same Texas heat we were born in. The same Texas heat we were molded by. So, Saturday morning, bring the heat,” McConaughey said in the video to amp up the fans. Texas and top-ranked Alabama meet Saturday for the first time since a national championship matchup in January 2010.mlive.com
Matthew McConaughey as US president could get country out of current 'mess,' says Andrew Yang
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang believes that actor Matthew McConaughey could potentially get the United States out of its current “mess” if he runs for president in 2024. Speaking with comedian guest Shane Gillis while recording an episode of Yang’s podcast “Forward with Andrew Yang” on Monday, the 47-year-old businessman-turned-political candidate opened up about the state of the country’s two political parties. During the segment of the podcast episode that asked, “Do voters want an authentic president?,” Yang, who joined CNN as a political commentator in 2020, spoke about the Democratic Party, describing it as a group that expects people to follow rules and “act a certain way.”news.yahoo.com
Do Democrats Already Have Their Own Trump That Could Win in 2024?
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyThe worst-kept secret in American politics is now on full display. After interviewing nearly 50 Democratic officials about 2024, The New York Times has a message for Joe Biden: Get out!No hard feelings, though, Uncle Joe. The party isn’t angry with Biden. It’s worse than that. The party “seems to feel sorry for him,” according to the Times’ reporting. That’s right, Biden has reached the “pity” stage of his presidency.Just listen to whnews.yahoo.com
Uvalde pediatrician begs Congress to pass gun laws
The sole pediatrician in Uvalde, Texas testifies before members of Congress on the horrific scene he encountered when an 18-year-old gunman opened fire inside Robb Elementary School with an AR-15-style rifle, killing 19 children and two teachers. (June 8)news.yahoo.com
AR-15s useful to shoot prairie dogs, GOP leader says, as gun talks intensify
Senate Minority Whip John Thune's remarks follow arguments from other Republicans in the weeks after the mass shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde, Tex., and Tulsa that Americans use AR-15s to kill feral pigs, hunt hogs and get rid of raccoons.washingtonpost.com
Matthew McConaughey says the GOP's views on gun control 'address the root of the problem' but 'we also need to lean into not allowing the bad guy' to get a gun 'before we have to catch him'
McConaughey has become an outspoken figure for gun reform following the school shooting in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas, where 21 people were killed.news.yahoo.com
School police chief a no-show at Uvalde City Council meeting
The school district police chief criticized for waiting too long before law enforcement confronted and killed the gunman during a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school did not appear at a City Council meeting in Uvalde on Tuesday, despite being newly elected to the panel.
McConaughey urges gun measures in emotional White House appearance
Actor Matthew McConaughey, a Uvalde native, made an unexpected stop in the White House press briefing room Tuesday, urging Congress to act on gun control. McConaughey, who spent several days in Uvalde after the shooting, held up artifacts from the slain children.washingtonpost.com
Matthew McConaughey breaks silence on potential Texas governor run, talks abortion ban, masks
Academy Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey spoke out about a potential run for Texas governor and provided some insight into his views on abortion in an interview on New York Times podcast, “Sway” hosted by Kara Swisher. The Texas native said he does not support legislation that enacted the strictest ban on abortion since Roe v. Wade. “I’m working on what I’m trying to understand politics to be,” McConaughey said. So I think politics needs a redefining.”McConaughey also expressed concern that politics may be a “bag of rats” that he shouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole. If he decides to run for Texas governor, McConaughey has not said which party, if any, he would run with.mlive.com
Poet Amanda Gorman revisits inaugural triumph with Oprah
In this combination photo, Oprah Winfrey, left, attends the premiere of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" on April 18, 2017, in New York and Amanda Gorman attends Porter's 3rd annual Incredible Women Gala on Oct. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. Gorman revisits her inaugural poem that wowed observers, among them Oprah Winfrey, in the Apple TV+ series "The Oprah Conversation." (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, left, and Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Amanda Gorman revisits her inauguration day poetry reading that wowed observers, among them Oprah Winfrey, in the Apple TV+ series “The Oprah Conversation.”The 23-year-old Gorman “stepped into a moment in history with enormous grace and dignity,” Winfrey said in a statement. The first National Youth Poet Laureate and the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, Gorman recited “The Hill We Climb” for the Jan. 20 swearing-in ceremony for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Others who have been interviewed for “The Oprah Conversation” include former President Barack Obama, Matthew McConaughey, Stevie Wonder and author Ibram X. Kendi.
Matthew McConaughey says he "would be a fool not to" consider running for Texas governor
Matthew McConaughey is looking to help his home state of Texas in more ways than one. The unusual weather system left hundreds of thousands of Texas residents without power, heat or clean water for weeks. But the concert may just be one step in his plan to help Texas — the actor said he was also open to considering a run for state governor. The benefit is airing March 21 at 7 p.m. Central Texas time, and will be hosted by McConaughey himself. To learn about "We're Texas" and ways you can help, go to the Just Keep Livin' Foundation site, founded by Matthew and Camila McConaughey.cbsnews.com
Matthew McConaughey on "We're Texas" benefit concert, potential Texas governor run and COVID-19
Matthew McConaughey on "We're Texas" benefit concert, potential Texas governor run and COVID-19 Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey joins "CBS This Morning" to talk about "We're Texas," a virtual benefit to help out his native state of Texas after February's winter storm. Plus, the actor discusses a potential role in public office.cbsnews.com
A look at the commercials of Super Bowl LV
After all, more than 100 million people in the United States tune in to watch the Super Bowl every year. According to statista.com, Bud Light is the most popular beer for Super Bowl Sunday, taking up more than 12% of the total beer consumed. Anheuser-Busch will forego promoting Budweiser this year, with the money reserved for its Super Bowl ad donated to coronavirus vaccine awareness efforts. I brought the chips!”This spot brings together an ensemble of Super Bowl legends. Disney had released a trailer for “Black Widow” during the 2020 Super Bowl.
Marshall remembers lives lost in worst US sports disaster
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 1970, file photo, a fireman looks over the wreckage of a plane in Kenova near Huntington, W.Va. Marshall will mark the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that killed all 75 aboard on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, on the campus in Huntington. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin, File)
Marshall remembers lives lost in worst US sports disaster
(AP Photo/Henry Griffin, File)HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University commemorated the 50th anniversary of the worst sports disaster in U.S. history Saturday, a plane crash that killed most of the entire football team. “This plaza and this fountain are the heart of Marshall University,” university President Jerome Gilbert said. The victims included 36 football players and 39 school administrators, coaches, fans, spouses and flight crew. Members of the current team also visited a nearby cemetery, where six players from the 1970 team whose bodies were never identified were buried. And on Saturday, the 16th-ranked football team won, defeating Middle Tennessee 42-14.
Marshall remembers worst US sports disaster 50 years later
Among the victims were 36 Marshall football players. In the first season after the crash, Marshall won just two games. The plane crash redefined comebacks and helped shape the identity of the public university that serves 13,000 students in Huntington. Everyone on board perished: 36 football players, 39 coaches, school administrators, community leaders, boosters and the flight crew. Those not on the Marshall plane have spent the last five decades dealing with heartache, self-doubt and unanswerable questions about why they were spared.
Former athletes, sports shows take lead on social justice
Former athletes have a pipeline to advance into sports media as commentators, and many popular shows feature a Black man or woman as a host. Instead, it turned into a forum for players to express their feelings about racial and social issues after practice was canceled. Brown added that athletes who speak out need to be articulate, informed and mindful that their words have staying power. For Rose, the era of athletes sticking to sports is over in part because President Donald Trump hasnt been shy about criticizing NBA and NFL players who disagree with him. If hes acknowledging NFL players who are kneeling and he says, They deserve to be fired, that now becomes a sports topic.
Spicoli to the rescue with 'Fast Times' virtual benefit
LOS ANGELES Spicoli is making a virtual return to Ridgemont High to raise money for a pair of non-profit groups. Sean Penn, a cast member in 1982's Fast Times at Ridgmont High," will be joined by Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and other stars in a socially distanced reading of the film's script. Penn is handing the role of stoner Jeff Spicoli over to another actor, with details about who's playing what part to be unveiled at next week's event. None of those actors, nor Roberts or Aniston, appeared in the original film. It will be available on Facebook Live and TikTok via COREs Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CoreResponse.
McConaughey writing book based on life-changing adventures
NEW YORK Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey didn't want to write an ordinary celebrity book. This is not a traditional memoir, or an advice book, but rather a playbook based on adventures in my life, McConaughey, 50, said in a statement about Greenlights, which comes out Oct. 20. Adventures that have been significant, enlightening, and funny, sometimes because they were meant to be but mostly because they didnt try to be.According to Crown, which announced the book Wednesday, the actor known for films Dallas Buyers Club and Magic Mike will draw upon a diary he has kept for 35 years. He found not only stories, questions, truths, and affirmations, but also a reliable theme, Crown announced. "From growing up as an adventurous kid in a tough-love Texas home of rule breakers, to revelatory journeys to Australia, Peru, and Mali, to his early days in Hollywood and meteoric rise to fame, McConaughey shares how his life experiences have instilled in him the importance of competent values, the power of new experiences, and, as he puts it, either changing your reality or changing how you see it.
White Boy Rick Wershe is free man after 32 years behind bars
Richard White Boy Rick Wershe Jr. is now a free man after 32 years behind bars. Richard Wershe Jr.Read more: How White Boy Rick became an informant, drug dealer in DetroitIn 1987, Wershe was arrested for possessing cocaine in excess of eight kilograms. Burstein even served as a consultant for the White Boy Rick film. Watch the full documentary here to learn the story of White Boy Rick.Related: White Boy Rick Wershe Jr. denied clemency in FloridaWhite Boy Rick the Hollywood filmA film based on his life titled White Boy Rick was released Sept. 14, 2018. Matthew McConaughey starred as Richards father, Richard Wershe Sr.Watch: White Boy Rick weighs in on movieMore: Former Detroit hitman wants White Boy Rick to be released from prison
White Boy Rick Wershe to be freed today: Follow updates here
Richard White Boy Rick Wershe Jr. is now set to be released from a Florida halfway house on Monday, July 20. Richard Wershe Jr. mugshot for Florida Department of Corrections (Florida Department of Corrections)The story of White Boy Rick'Wershe was the longest-serving nonviolent juvenile offender in Michigan history. Richard Wershe Jr.Read more: How White Boy Rick became an informant, drug dealer in DetroitIn 1987, Wershe was arrested for possessing cocaine in excess of eight kilograms. Read more: White Boy Rick Wershe Jr. to return to Metro Detroit after releaseRelated: White Boy Rick Wershe Jr. denied clemency in FloridaWhite Boy Rick the Hollywood filmA film based on his life titled White Boy Rick was released Sept. 14, 2018. Matthew McConaughey starred as Richards father, Richard Wershe Sr.Watch: White Boy Rick weighs in on movieMore: Former Detroit hitman wants White Boy Rick to be released from prison
The story of White Boy Rick enters new chapter -- hes out of prison Monday
Richard White Boy Rick Wershe Jr. is now set to be released from a Florida halfway house on Monday, July 20. Richard Wershe Jr.Read more: How White Boy Rick became an informant, drug dealer in DetroitIn 1987, Wershe was arrested for possessing cocaine in excess of eight kilograms. He was then transferred to a Florida prison because of a crime he committed while behind bars in Michigan. Related: White Boy Rick Wershe Jr. denied clemency in FloridaWhite Boy Rick the Hollywood filmA film based on his life titled White Boy Rick was released Sept. 14, 2018. Matthew McConaughey starred as Richards father, Richard Wershe Sr.Watch: White Boy Rick weighs in on movieMore: Former Detroit hitman wants White Boy Rick to be released from prison
Blake Bacho: Just what we need right now dad jokes
"I love dad jokes. Instead I was scrolling through dad jokes on my phone, muffling my giggles with a pillow so as not to wake my wife. I love dad jokes. I cant just write a whole column about dad jokes I read on the internet. I need to earn my dad card by at least trying to craft a dad joke of my very own.monroenews.com
McConaughey joins the faculty at the University of Texas in Austin
AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) - This fall, award winning actor Matthew McConaughey will take on a new role: professor at the University of Texas at Austin. McConaughey, who graduated from UT in 1993, will be a "professor of practice" at the Moody College of Communication as faculty in the Department of Radio-Television-Film, according to a university news release. "We are proud to welcome Professor McConaughey to officially join our world-class faculty," said Moody College Dean Jay Bernhardt. McConaughey and faculty member and director Scott Rice have been co-teaching the Script to Screen film production class, but now the actor's name is solely on the syllabus. Working in the classroom with these students gives me a chance to prepare them," McConaughey said.
Movie review: McConaughey gives heart to ‘White Boy Rick'
Two FBI agents (played by Jennifer Jason Leigh and Rory Cochrane) pay Richard Sr. a visit one day, trying to get him to give some info about the people he sells guns to. Aesthetically, “White Boy Rick” is a spiritual sister to “The Fighter”). Demange gives a real sense of place and time in “White Boy Rick,” from the homes and the cars to the clubs and the glorious neon “Skate & Roll” sign outside one of their regular gathering spots. McConaughey is so good and emotionally affecting as Richard Sr., in both vulnerable and tough moments, that it might even catch you off guard. “White Boy Rick,” a Columbia Pictures release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for “language throughout, drug content, violence, some sexual references, and brief nudity.” Running time: 110 minutes.
"Mockingjay" cast promotes new "Hunger Games" movie in New York
"Mockingjay" cast promotes new "Hunger Games" movie in New York The media-blitz is on for the new Hunger Games movie, and Matthew McConaughey's big year is about to get even bigger. Suzanne Marques has that and more in today's Eye on Entertainment.cbsnews.com
Author Michael Connelly on new book "The Burning Room" and hit character
Author Michael Connelly on new book "The Burning Room" and hit character Matthew McConaughey starred as defense attorney Mickey Haller in the "Lincoln Lawyer," which is based on Connelly's number one best selling novel. Connelly joins "CBS This Morning" to talk about his new book and shares why he started out as a journalist before writing fiction books.cbsnews.com
Matthew McConaughey honored with major film award
Matthew McConaughey honored with major film award Matthew McConaughey received the American Cinematheque Award Tuesday night for his accomplishments in film. Also, Annie Lennox is out with a new album, "Nostalgia." Suzanne Marques reports on the day's top entertainment stories.cbsnews.com