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Watch Regina King Learn She Might Direct New Superman Movie

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Ah, the magic of live TV.
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Regina King was apparently the last to learn that Regina King might be on the shortlist to direct the upcoming Superman movie for DC and Warner Bros. In a live interview on MSNBC with Tiffany Cross, King seemed shocked to hear that she’s in the running to the direct the film, which currently has J.J. Abrams attached to produce and Ta-Nehisi Coates attached to write. “You’re rumored to be on the short list to direct Superman. You and Barry Jenkins, both of your names have been thrown out there,” Cross said, referencing a recent Hollywood Reporter article about Warner Bros.’ search for a director and star for Superman. “Anything you want to tell us? Is there any news you can break this morning about those conversations?” King looked genuinely baffled as she replied, “Tiffany, that is news to me. You have broke the news to me. A news break, live on MSNBC! Yeah, no, I have not heard that until just now.”

Per The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming Superman installment will feature a Black Superman, with Warner Bros. and DC “committed to hiring a Black director” for the film. The article speculates that, along with King, other directors on the shortlist include Barry Jenkins, Ryan Coogler, Steven Caple Jr., J.D. Dillard, and Shaka King. The project, however, is still in early stages and specifics are scarce. We can only hope further details are also revealed on live television in the coming months.

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I met Donald Trump at 14 and flew with Prince Andrew, claims Ghislaine Maxwell’s accuser

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s accuser told a court in New York on Wednesday how she was introduced by Jeffrey Epstein to Donald Trump at his Florida resort and took part in one of his beauty pageants, as the defence challenged her memory of the alleged abuse she suffered.

On the third day of the trial, “Jane” – now an actress in her 40s – was asked by Ms Maxwell’s lawyers whether she had been introduced to the former US president in Palm Beach.

“He [Epstein] took you to Mar-a-Lago when you were 14, you claim?” asked Lara Menninger, acting for the defence.

“Yes,” Jane said.

“He [Epstein] took you in a dark green car and you met Donald Trump there, correct?” Ms Menninger asked.

Jane spoke about a teen pageant she took part in years later wearing a $2,000 (£1,500) dress gifted to her by Epstein.

Jane, referred to as “Victim One” in Ms Maxwell’s indictment, told how at the age of 14 she had flown on Epstein’s private jet with high-profile figures including Prince Andrew, who was dragged into proceedings a day earlier during testimony given by the financier’s pilot.

Jane did not allege any wrongdoing by the Duke or Mr Trump. Ms Maxwell has denied six counts related to her alleged involvement in Epstein’s sexual abuse of teenage girls.

Jane said on Tuesday that she had sexual encounters with Epstein at his Palm Beach home multiple times a month when she was 14, 15 and 16. Other people participated, she said, including the heiress, 59, who touched her breasts.

Ms Menninger asked Jane about apparent discrepancies between her descriptions of Ms Maxwell’s role and earlier conversations with prosecutors before Ms Maxwell’s July 2020 arrest.

“When you spoke with the Government in December 2019, with your lawyers there, you told the Government you were not sure whether Maxwell ever touched you during these encounters, correct?” Ms Menninger asked. “I don’t recall,” Jane replied.

“You told the Government you were not sure if Ghislaine kissed you,” the defence continued. “I don’t recall,” she said. “You told the Government you had no memory of Ghislaine being present when you claim Epstein engaged in any sexual contact?” “I don’t recall,” she said.

Alison Moe interjected with objections nearly 30 times during cross-examination, with many sustained.

‘My timeline was wrong,’ alleged victims admits

Ms Maxwell’s defence pointed to a statement Jane gave the US Government about flying to New York with Epstein and Ms Maxwell when she was 14 in 1994 to see The Lion King. However, they said she must have been mistaken as the musical did not open until 1997.

“My timeline was wrong,” Jane admitted. Ms Menninger spoke about other young women who Jane claimed were present during the abuse.

One aspect of Ms Maxwell’s defence is attempting to undermine accusers’ recollection of events. Her attorneys are expected to call psychologist Elizabeth Loftus as a witness, to discuss how people can form “false memories”.

The prosecution attempted to paint a picture of an alleged victim changing her story to include accusations against the British socialite only after the late financier’s death in 2019.

Jane’s first meeting with authorities was in late 2019. On Tuesday, Jane said she did not tell anybody about any abuse because she was “terrified” and “felt gross and ashamed”.

“These memories came to you after two years?” Ms Menninger said, insinuating she and others were scapegoating Ms Maxwell for Epstein’s crimes. “Memory is not linear,” Jane answered.

Jane ended her time in the witness box saying she was hoping to “finally find some closure to all of this”.

Siblings show their support for Ghislaine

After court was adjourned for the day, Ms Maxwell’s brother Kevin expressed relief at seeing his sister for the first time in more than 500 days.

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Andhra Pradesh sees 184 Covid cases, 1 death | Visakhapatnam News

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VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Pradesh reported 184 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday. The toll increased to 14,443 as one more patient succumbed in Krishna district and 183 patients were declared cured on Wednesday.
There are currently 2,149 active cases with 20,56,501 cumulative recoveries and 14,443 fatalities.
Chittoor reported 39 new infections on Wednesday, followed by Visakhapatnam (28) and Vizianagaram (27).
Five districts posted single-digit case numbers.

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Doom Patrol Season 4 Release Date, Cast And Plot

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No information regarding the plot of Season 4 of “Doom Patrol” has officially been confirmed, although again, due to the nature of Season 3’s ending, it’s highly likely that the team will take on larger missions due to their shared acceptance of their role as a super-team of sorts. It’s possible that we could see some recurring characters like Dorothy (Abi Monterey) and the Dead Boy Detectives make more appearances as well.

There are plenty of issues left unaddressed in Season 3 for Season 4 to tackle as well, including Robotman’s new body, Rita’s possibility of becoming a villain now that she has embraced her darker side, and Laura De Mille’s struggles in truly being a hero. Either way, the plot of Season 4 is likely to see the entire “Doom Patrol” squad deal with their newfound responsibility as a super-team, including finding the best ways to make it work as a cohesive unit. Expect to hear more about the details of “Doom Patrol” Season 4 next year.

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