Here’s New LA Times Owner Patrick Soon-Shiong’s First Letter to Employees

David McNew/Getty Images A day after billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong agreed to purchase the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune and the California News Group in a $500 million deal, Soon-Shiong addressed employees in an email later shared on Twitter by L.A. Times staffers. Intended to reassure employees still edgy from months of turmoil that things … Read more

Watch John Oliver and Stephen Colbert Try to Trick Trump Into Talking to Mueller (Video)

“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver was a guest on Wednesday’s episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” and unsurprisingly, talk between the two former “The Daily Show” alums turned to their mutual arch enemy, Donald Trump. Earlier Wednesday, CNN reported that the president is willing, and wants, to talk to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. … Read more

‘Altered Carbon’ Creator Explains How Her Show Isn’t ‘Blade Runner’ — or Anything Else

Netflix/Warner Bros Netflix’s news sci-fi series “Altered Carbon” (based on the book of the same name by Richard Morgan) has been compared to “Blade Runner” since before it even premiered. And with good reason: It certainly looks a lot like the classic 1982 neo-noir film. But that’s okay, “Altered Carbon” creator, Laeta Kalogridis, tells TheWrap … Read more

Justin Lin to Direct ‘Magnum P.I.’ Reboot Pilot for CBS

Justin Lin has signed on to direct the pilot for a CBS reboot of the hit 80’s action adventure series “Magnum P.I.,” which is being written by Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim, showrunners for the successful revival of “Hawaii Five-O.” The revival will see Thomas Magnum, who was played in the original series by Tom … Read more

David Leitch Frontrunner to Direct ‘Untitled Fast & Furious Spin-Off’

“Deadpool 2” director David Leitch is the frontrunner to direct the “Untitled Fast & Furious Spin-Off,” an individual with knowledge told TheWrap. The film will focus on Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters, Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, from the popular franchise. Chris Morgan, who has written the scripts for every “F&F” film since “Tokyo … Read more

Eric Holder: Trump Is Lying About Being Pro-Law Enforcement, And His FBI Attacks Prove It

(Michael Bonfigli / The Christian Science Monitor)WASHINGTON ― Former Attorney General Eric Holder, who Republicans portrayed as anti-law enforcement for discussing police racial bias and investigating troubled police departments, said GOP attacks on the FBI and the Justice Department show the Trump administration’s claimed support for law enforcement is hollow.“I would hope that people will … Read more

Trump orders Pentagon to plan military parade in Washington

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At least 9 killed, buildings damaged after magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes northeastern Taiwan

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck 21 km (13 miles) north-northeast of Hualien, Taiwan, Tuesday night, the United States Geological Survey reported.Damage was reported to buildings and roads in Hualien, according to local media outlets. Images showed the city’s Marshal Hotel toppled over. People were reportedly trapped inside, the Associated Press reported.Focus Taiwan has reported that the … Read more

Black Lives Matter Activist Who Snatched Confederate Flag Killed In New Orleans

A Black Lives Matter activist who made headlines last year when he leaped through police tape to grab a Confederate flag away from a protester was fatally shot in New Orleans early Tuesday morning.A Black Lives Matter activist who made headlines last year when he leaped through police tape to grab a Confederate flag away from a … Read more

Mercedes apologises to China after quoting Dalai Lama

Mercedes-Benz has apologised for “hurting the feelings” of the people of China for quoting the Dalai Lama on Instagram.The German auto giant became the latest of several international companies that have backpedalled recently for offending Chinese consumers with advertising or information that clashes with Beijing’s official position on Tibet and other Chinese-claimed regions.Mercedes’ seemingly benign … Read more