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Rock The Yacht
by ROBERT MASSIMI 22 minutes ago in 70S MUSIC
MPAC.

Robert Massimi.

In what was a wonderful concert last night at MPAC in Morristown, N.J.; Ambrosia played for two hours accompanied by great artists as, John Ford Coley, Denny Laine of The Moody Blues, looking Glass and Peter Beckett of Player and The Little River Band.

The concert featured Ambrosia on stage for the entire evening with special guests coming on to sing songs of the Yacht Rock Genre. Ambrosia is from the South Bay of Los Angeles, and their style of music is different than most of the California sounds from the past. Steeped in progressive music, Ambrosia gave us a different kind of sound, which covered the gamut of musical styles that intrigued bands like The Allan Parsons Project.

Ambrosia, in its brief recording history garnered five Grammy Nominations, as well as five Hit Singles. Ambrosia still has three original members, it has since added ace guitarist Doug Jackson, the very talented Mary Harris on keyboards, and Ken Stacy on vocals and acoustic guitar. The band has never been “tighter” musically, and has enjoyed a great resurgence along America as they tour throughout 2019.

Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass and a New Jersey native was the first to perform last night. Laurie’s voice was as good as ever, as he belted out three songs, ending with a sensational rendition of “Brandy.” Laurie proved once again last evening what a sensational guitarist he is, effortlessly, his cord structure brought his songs to the forefront, and was a standout during his too short time on stage.

John Ford Coley was warm and invigorating to the audience. He joked about his old age, his time touring, and he too was magnificent as he peeled through songs like “We Never Have To Say Goodbye Again” and “Really Love To See You Tonight.” A consummate professional, Coley has been wowing audiences since the 70s.

Denny Laine of The Moody Blues churned out a Beatles song, “Magical Mystery Tour” and Wings, “Band On The Run.” This was a change up from the Yacht Rock experience, however, Laine used to perform with Wings, so it made sense that he would play at least one Wings song. A rock and roll hall of fame member, Laine showed off his skills as a guitarist and vocalist.

The last person to perform last evening was Player’s Peter Beckett. Like all the others before him, he performed three songs, his anthem “Baby Come Back,” brought the house down. Beckett, from Liverpool, England, talked about his life in music and how recording “Baby Come Back” in a garage in Los Angeles changed his life forever. He went on to help create the Little River Band, as well as play and write songs for Heart, Olivia Newton-John, Kenny Rogers, and many, many more. His talents also went further, he has written many songs for movies such as St. Elmo’s Fire and Frankie and Johnny to name just two.

The MPAC’s “Rock The Yacht” was a whirlwind of great songs from yesteryear, many fun songs that consumed the FM airways in the 70s. Elliot Lurie’s version of “Dancing In The Moonlight” made the aging audience remember just how popular this song was when it first came out. Ambrosia, too, brought back the early 80s great with “Your The Biggest Part Of Me,” “How Much I Feel” and “Your The Only Woman.”

The MPAC, which continues to have fantastic artists at this beautiful venue had a surefire winner last evening. As breezy as the music itself, this new “Yacht Rock” genre is like a fine chardonnay with a nice crisp breeze as you sail away into the gallows of yesterday. MPAC was the perfect sight for this kind of concert, a smooth easy peaceful feeling as we watched these legends perform not only their songs, but songs from other great artists that until now, have been long forgotten.

MPAC will host again this year’s American in October, as well as Joan Jett. MPAC also has great works for children, as well as plays and musicals in the up coming 2019-2020 season. A spectacular venue for any kind of performance, the MPAC continues on as a leader in live performance in New Jersey.

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The release of The Irishman is going to be on Netflix, but studios are deciding to release in theaters.
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Netflix and Big Theater Chains Haggle Over Release of Scorsese’s ‘Irishman’
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LOS ANGELES — When Martin Scorsese signed with Netflix to make “The Irishman,” the star-studded epic scheduled to have its premiere on the opening night of the New York Film Festival next month, he put himself in the crossfire of the so-called streaming wars.

The film, which may represent Mr. Scorsese’s grandest statement yet on the intersection of organized crime and American politics, is expected to be a strong contender in the 2020 Oscar race. He took his $159 million movie, with Robert De Niro in the lead role, to Netflix after his home studio of recent years, Paramount Pictures, balked at the budget.

The full extent of the theatrical rollout remains up in the air. Where, exactly, moviegoers will be able to see “The Irishman” won’t be clear until the discussions between Netflix and select major theater chains end. They have been dragging on for months. The negotiations are just the latest chapter in the conflict between the film industry’s old guard and the tech-driven upstarts.

“The Irishman,” a throwback to the 1990s Scorsese hits “Goodfellas” and “Casino,” was announced more than a decade ago at Paramount, the studio where he made “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Silence.”

Mr. Scorsese struck the deal with Netflix in 2017, and filming started soon afterward. The film, which makes use of “de-aging” special effects to keep the actors looking the right ages in a saga that spans decades, is in the final stages of postproduction as the director works to get it done in time for its Sept. 27 festival premiere.

Martin Scorsese’s next movie, “The Irishman,” a decade-spanning epic starring Robert De Niro, is coming soon from Netflix.
In his ninth collaboration with Mr. Scorsese, Mr. De Niro plays the title character, Frank Sheeran, a hit man known as the Irishman who claimed he killed the Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, whose body has never been found, in 1975. He is joined in the cast by the “Goodfellas” and “Casino” alumnus Joe Pesci, who came out of retirement to play the mob boss Russell Bufalino. Al Pacino — appearing for the first time in a film directed by Mr. Scorsese — portrays Hoffa.

Scott Stuber, the head of Netflix’s film division, is leading talks for the streaming company with at least two large chains, AMC Theatres, which operates 11,000 screens worldwide, and Cineplex, the largest exhibitor in Canada, with over 1,600 screens, according to two people familiar with negotiations. Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer and Mr. Stuber’s boss, has also taken part in the talks. The director has been pushing for a robust national theatrical release, two people with knowledge of Mr. Scorsese’s thinking said.

Two other large chains, Regal and Cinemark, told The New York Times that they were not in discussions with Netflix over “The Irishman.”

Adam Aron, the AMC chief executive, said in a statement, “Talks are underway with Netflix about our showing ‘The Irishman’ and other Netflix films, but the outcome of those conversations is not yet clear.”

AMC and Cineplex are negotiating with Netflix separately, the people familiar with the talks said. A crucial sticking point has been the major chains’ insistence that the films they book must play in their theaters for close to three months while not being made for available for streaming at the same time, which does not sit well with Netflix. Talks broke down in July, only to pick up again two weeks ago, the people said.

Netflix, Mr. Scorsese and Cineplex declined to comment for this article.

Because of the impasse over the three-month theatrical window, Netflix has yet to give any of its films the kind of blockbuster theatrical releases that companies like AMC can provide. The streaming giant’s reluctance to concern itself with weekend box-office numbers reflects its laser focus on its main mission: delivering streaming video on demand to its 151 million subscribers worldwide.

Having built itself into an entertainment powerhouse by keeping its subscribers interested and coming back for more, the company does not want to be distracted by the demands of the old-style movie business, even as it makes deals with legendary filmmakers like Mr. Scorsese.

“Netflix is in the subscriber happiness business,” said Richard Greenfield, a tech and media analyst. “They need to attract more members and make current members happier. ‘The Irishman’ is really important.”

Many Netflix movies, like the Adam Sandler vehicle “Murder Mystery,” which Netflix said had 78 million household views in its first four weeks, seem made for living-room viewing. But Netflix has also come out with more ambitious offerings, like “Roma,” the meditative black-and-white film from the director Alfonso Cuarón. “Roma” won praise from critics on its way to three Oscars this year, for best director, best cinematography and best foreign language film.

As Netflix’s movie division has matured, the company has softened its stance on theatrical distribution. Last year, it struck deals with independent movie houses and small theatrical chains like Landmark and Alamo Drafthouse, which have looser requirements than the big exhibitors on exclusive showings, for one-week runs of the Sandra Bullock thriller “Bird Box” and the Coen brothers’ Western “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” before they were made available for streaming.

For “Roma,” Netflix went further, giving it a 21-day theatrical release at the independent and small-chain theaters before its subscribers could watch it on devices or TV screens. Netflix has said there will be some kind of theatrical release for “The Irishman,” but has so far resisted going much beyond the 21 days it granted “Roma,” the people familiar with the talks said.

When he agreed to make the film for Netflix, Mr. Scorsese was aware that a wide release was not guaranteed, but he chose the company because it was “actually making our movies, from a place of respect and love for cinema,” he said in an email to The Times last year.

The trailer for “The Irishman,” released last month, has racked up millions of YouTube views, suggesting that it has greater commercial potential than “Roma.” The potential box-office revenue could be a boon for a company that has bet big on a single revenue stream, despite calls from Wall Street to diversify. Netflix stock fell by 12 percent last month after it reported its first decline in domestic subscribers since 2011.

“While direct release of smaller budget films on Netflix makes economic sense, we believe franchise-oriented films will need to include theatrical release on a large scale to optimize returns,” said the financial services company Barclays in a January report.

The coming Scorsese film also has a shot at the prize that eluded “Roma” despite Netflix’s costly awards campaign on its behalf: the Academy Award for best picture.

Oscar eligibility is not much of a factor in how Netflix handles the rollout. To qualify for the Academy Awards, a film must have a 7-day run in a commercial theater in Los Angeles County, according to rules recently confirmed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors; it can even be shown on another platform at the same time. Still, there is an Academy contingent that may look askance at Netflix if it does not play by the old rules for a cinematic feature like “The Irishman.”

Despite its craving for Oscar gold, Netflix does not want to be distracted from its core business — especially now that it will be challenged by the Walt Disney Company, which plans to unveil its Disney Plus streaming service Nov. 12, and Apple, which is starting its equivalent, Apple TV Plus, on an unspecified date this fall. Following those giants into the increasingly crowded digital-video marketplace will be WarnerMedia and Comcast, among others.

In an effort to stay ahead of its current and future rivals, Netflix spent $12 billion on original content in 2018. While the company has paid large sums to star television producers like Ryan Murphy, Shonda Rhimes and the “Game of Thrones” duo David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, it has not stinted on its movie division, which made 55 films last year, not counting documentaries and animated movies, and has brought aboard A-list directors like Noah Baumbach, Ron Howard, Dee Rees, Steven Soderbergh and Guillermo del Toro.

Even as it works to add subscribers, Netflix cannot afford to alienate top filmmakers. Mr. Stuber is mindful that the way to keep the talent happy is to get their work on the big screen. He recently bolstered the Netflix film arm by hiring two distribution executives from 21st Century Fox, Spencer Klein and Pablo Rico.

AMC and other large chains worry that if they grant Netflix a shorter theatrical window, they will have to do the same for other studios. In his statement, Mr. Aron added that he would be “delighted” to show Netflix movies, but he had a caveat: “We can only do so, however, on terms that respect AMC’s important and close relationships with our longstanding studio partners, including Disney, Warner Brothers, Universal, Sony, Paramount, Lionsgate and so many other filmmakers who are the lifeblood of our substantial business.”

Some Hollywood executives have said the theater chains must adapt if the cinematic experience is going to compete with the convenience of streaming. “Both the studios and the exhibitors have to look at every aspect of how we do business together and figure out different paradigms to move it forward,” said Chris Aronson, the former chief distribution executive at Twentieth Century Fox.

More than 95 percent of movies stop earning their keep in theaters at the 42-day mark, well short of the three-month window demanded by major chains, according to Mr. Aronson. That suggests the need for change, he said.

“The movie theaters feel that if they blink at all, it will all blow up,” said Jeff Blake, the former chairman of worldwide marketing and distribution for Sony Pictures.

Netflix’s unwillingness to promise wide releases has come with a cost. The company lost out on the rights to “Crazy Rich Asians,” the 2018 romantic comedy that grossed nearly $240 million at worldwide box offices. The director, Jon M. Chu, and the author of the novel it was based on, Kevin Kwan, decided to go with Warner Bros., saying they wanted the movie to play in as many theaters as possible.

Netflix’s stance has also put it at odds with the theatrical chain Regal, which said in a statement to The Times: “Currently, we are not in any discussion with Netflix on ‘The Irishman’ nor on any other movie. Of course, if Netflix will decide to respect the industry business model and release the movie with a proper theatrical window, we will be more than happy to discuss the booking of the movie in Regal theaters.”

Mr. Scorsese directed another film for Netflix, “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese,” a playful documentary released simultaneously in select theaters and on the streaming service in June, but he plans to make his next film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, at Paramount.

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Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said on Monday that he’s assembling a team of former Cabinet members to speak out against President Trump in an effort to find a Republican challenger to the president in 2020.

“I’m in the process of putting together a team of people that feel the exact same way that I do. This is not a ‘Never Trump’ situation, this is not just screeching rhetoric. This is, ‘OK, the guy’s unstable, everyone inside knows it, everyone outside knows it, let’s see if we can find a viable alternative,’” Scaramucci said Monday on CNN’s “New Day.”

“Moreover, I’ve got to get some of these former Cabinet officials in unity to speak up about it.”

Scaramucci would not reveal names of former officials that he said feel that Trump is unstable. But he said he expects more to come out publicly in upcoming months.

“I predict in middle or late fall there will be a trove of people that will come together in unity to say this is what’s going on. This is how the person’s acting. This is why there’s nobody inside the White House he’s taking any advice from,” Scaramucci said.

He also did not disclose names of possible candidates he’s looking to back along with the team he’s looking to assemble.

“I don’t think it’s fair to those people,” he said.

Around the same time Scaramucci spoke on CNN, Trump renewed an attack on his former staffer. He tweeted that Scaramucci is a “nut job” that he “barely knew.”

“He was a mental wreck. We didn’t want him around. Now Fake News puts him on like he was my buddy!” Trump tweeted.

Trump also tweeted that there is “great cohesion” inside the Republican Party.

Scaramucci had long defended Trump but in recent weeks has spoken out against the president’s rhetoric and actions.

Trump has drawn one official Republican primary challenger so far, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld.

Weld previously appeared on the Libertarian Party presidential ticket with former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson in 2016.

Former GOP Rep. Mark Sanford (S.C.) has also said he is weighing a possible challenge against Trump.

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A spokesperson for China’s legislature condemned statements from US senators and Congress members supporting the pro-democracy protestors.
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Water cannon trucks were kept on standby by as pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong marched through the dense city centre after assembling at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on a rain-soaked Sunday afternoon, reported South China Morning Post.

The demonstrators filled the streets as there was not enough space at the park. The police approved the rally but objected to plans to march to the central district because of previous clashes that had occurred there. However, protestors defied the police instructions and marched anyway, reported The New York Times.

By mid-afternoon, the park was filled with tens of thousands of people. Protestors brought traffic on a multilane main road in the Causeway Bay shopping district to a halt. As the crowd inched toward the park, they shouted: “People of Hong Kong, keep fighting.”

Small crowds gathered outside the Legislative Council building. Harcourt Road, a key thoroughfare that passes by Hong Kong’s legislature, has been the site of multiple clashes between the police and the protestors since the anti-government protests began in June. As streams of protestors carrying umbrellas continued to march, some people unfurled a banner from a walkway that read: “We want democracy”, reported CNN.

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Organisers said they hoped the march and the assembly at Victoria Park would be peaceful, marking a rare calm weekend during the movement that has often seen violent clashes with police. Last week, the protestors twice forced the city’s airport to shut down.

“We hope that there will not be any chaotic situations today,” AP quoted organiser Bonnie Leung as saying. “We hope we can show the world that Hong Kong people can be totally peaceful.”

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Leung’s group, the Civil Human Rights Front, has organised three big marches in Hong Kong since June. “Peace is the number one priority today,” said Kiki Ma, a 28-year-old accountant participating in the protest. “We want to show that we aren’t like the government.”

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for China’s legislature condemned statements from US legislators supporting the protestors. You Wenze called the statements by senators and Congress representatives “a gross violation of the spirit of the rule of law, a blatant double standard and a gross interference in China’s internal affairs”.

A number of senators and Congress members, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have talked of the country’s commitment to human rights and urged Hong Kong’s government to end the standoff.

Last week, Beijing claimed that criminals and agitators were stirring violence, encouraged by foreign powers such as Britain and US. On August 13, United States President Donald Trump said the country’s intelligence had informed him about the Chinese government moving soldiers to Hong Kong’s border.

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The protests had initially been organised to oppose a bill that would have allowed extraditions to China. The protests have now evolved into a backlash against the city’s government and its political masters in Beijing.

The government has refused to accept any of the protestors’ main demands, which include a complete withdrawal of the extradition bill besides an independent inquiry into the use of excessive police force against the demonstrators. They are also demanding the resignation of the city’s leader Carrie Lam.

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Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda backs removal of J&K’s special status
The former Haryana chief minister said the party had ‘lost its way a bit’, and was not the ‘old Congress’ anymore.
Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda backs removal of J&K’s special status
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Former Haryana Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday supported the Centre’s Jammu and Kashmir decisions, going against the party’s stand on the matter. He said the party had “lost its way a bit” and was not the “old Congress” anymore, NDTV reported.

On August 5, the government hollowed out Article 370 of Constitution, removing Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, and split the state into two Union Territories. Eight parties had opposed the government’s move in Parliament. However, Congress leaders such as Jyotiraditya Scindia, Janardan Dwivedi, Karan Singh, Jaiveer Shergill, Milind Deora, Aditi Singh and Bhubaneswar Kalita backed the government.

“[Article] 370 was removed and many of my colleagues opposed it,” Hooda said. “When it comes to issues of patriotism and self-respect, I will never compromise.” He added he will always support the Centre when it does something right.

The former Haryana chief minister said he was born in a patriotic family, ANI reported. In a message to those who opposed the Centre, Hooda said: “Usulon par jahan aanch aaye, vahan takrana zaruri hai, jo zinda hai to zinda dikhna zaruri hai [When principles are affected, conflict arises; if you are alive then you have to show it].”…

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The Clinton’s Are Sick And Twisted People.

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With reports that Hilary Clinton is involved in a sex ring as well, Bill and Hilary Clinton are sick demented people who care nothing about the public, only themselves. Power hungry and perverted, these Clinton’s are really sleazy people.
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EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Epstein had a painting of Bill Clinton wearing a blue DRESS and red heels and lounging in the Oval Office inside his Manhattan mansion – visitor reveals bizarre image inside pedophile’s $56m lair
Jeffrey Epstein had a painting of Bill Clinton wearing a blue dress and red heels hanging inside his Manhattan home
Source who saw it during a business meeting told DailyMailTV about its existence
The blue dress seemed to be a pointed reference to Clinton’s former intern Monica Lewinsky who wore a blue dress during their tryst in the White House
The painting was snapped inside the pedophile’s mansion in 2012, seven years before he was accused of running a sex trafficking ring of underage girls
The original painting, ‘Parsing Bill,’ is by Australian-American artist Petrina Ryan-Kleid, although it is unclear if Epstein had bought the canvas or had a print mounted
Ryan-Kleid exhibited for her degree show when she graduated with an MFA in 2012 from the New York Academy of Art.
The source, who asked to remain anonymous, was visiting Epstein to present a business proposal
She told DailyMailTV: ‘It was absolutely Bill Clinton. It was shocking… it was a very provocative, sexual picture’
Epstein and Clinton were friends, with the 72-year-old flying on the now deceased financier’s private plane – including the Lolita Express – several times
The source also claimed she saw a young Hispanic girl waiting to meet with Epstein after her business meeting, saying the girl ‘looked about 14’
Epstein was found dead by suicide on Saturday after he was arrested in July
By ISOLDE WALTERS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and CHEYENNE ROUNDTREE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

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Jeffrey Epstein had a bizarre portrait of Bill Clinton in a dress hanging in his Manhattan mansion, DailyMailTV can reveal.

The picture depicting the former president apparently lounging on a chair in the Oval Office, wearing red heels and posing suggestively in a blue dress redolent of Monica Lewinsky was in a room off the stairway of the Upper East Side townhouse.

The dress is also strikingly similar to one worn by Hillary Clinton at the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors.

The original painting is called ‘Parsing Bill’ and is by Australian-American artist Petrina Ryan-Kleid, although it is unclear if Epstein had bought the canvas or had a print mounted. Ryan-Kleid exhibited for her degree show when she graduated with an MFA in 2012 from the New York Academy of Art.

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The painting was secretly snapped inside the pedophile’s lavish $56 million home in October 2012, four years after Epstein completed his sweetheart deal for prostitution of a minor and seven years before he was accused of running a sex trafficking ring of underage girls.

The source, who asked to remain anonymous, was visiting Epstein to present a business proposal – an encounter with the pervert which included spotting a girl who seemed to be 14 waiting to see the financier.

The woman said she was shocked to catch sight of the portrait through an open door as she walked through the ornate home with her business partner.

She told DailyMailTV: ‘It was absolutely Bill Clinton. It was shocking – it was definitely a painting of him. It was a very provocative, sexual picture. He was wearing heels, a blue dress and his hand was in a weird position.

I want you: The original painting is by Australian-American artist Petrina Ryan-Kleid, although it is unclear if Epstein had bought the canvas or had a print mounted. +14
I want you: The original painting is by Australian-American artist Petrina Ryan-Kleid, although it is unclear if Epstein had bought the canvas or had a print mounted.

How source saw it: Jeffrey Epstein had a bizarre portrait of Bill Clinton hanging in his Manhattan mansion, depicting the former president lounging on a chair in the Oval Office wearing red heels and an open-necked blue dress, a source exclusively told DailyMailTV +14
How source saw it: Jeffrey Epstein had a bizarre portrait of Bill Clinton hanging in his Manhattan mansion, depicting the former president lounging on a chair in the Oval Office wearing red heels and an open-necked blue dress, a source exclusively told DailyMailTV

Inspiration? The dress is also strikingly similar to one worn by Hillary Clinton at the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors +14
Inspiration? The dress is also strikingly similar to one worn by Hillary Clinton at the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors

Epstein and Clinton were once friends, with the now 72-year-old flying on the now deceased financier’s private plane, dubbed the Lolita Express, several times and on his own account vising the town house once – making it possible he could have seen the bizarre painting +14
Epstein and Clinton were once friends, with the now 72-year-old flying on the now deceased financier’s private plane, dubbed the Lolita Express, several times and on his own account vising the town house once – making it possible he could have seen the bizarre painting
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“Fredo” Cuomo Goes Nuts.

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The Cuomo’s have bad tempers… From Mario, the father, to Andrew ,the Governor. So on Shelter Island when someone called Chris, Fredo, Cuomo went bazerk. caught on tape, Cuomo is put in a bad light.
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CNN’s Chris Cuomo erupted at a man in public who apparently called him “Fredo,” in a wild moment caught on video that went viral Monday night.

The encounter between Cuomo and the man happened at a Shelter Island bar — that appears to be Sunset Beach — on Sunday. The video, surreptitiously filmed by the man Cuomo was shouting at, was uploaded to Twitter by a user who said he was sent the clip.

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“Punk-ass bitches from the right call me Fredo,” Cuomo told the man, who claimed he thought the CNN anchor was named Fredo. “My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN. Fredo is from The Godfather.”

“They use it as an Italian aspersion. Any of you Italian?” Cuomo continued. “It’s an insult to your fucking people. It’s like the N-word for us.”

They went back and forth, and at one point Cuomo said, “I’ll fucking ruin your shit. I’ll fucking throw you down these stairs like a fucking punk.”

A CNN spokesperson told Mediaite in a statement, “Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him.”

Cuomo is receiving support from outside CNN as well. His 9 p.m. rival at Fox News, Sean Hannity, tweeted “good for [Cuomo]” in response to the video. “He’s out with his 9 year old daughter, and his wife, and this guy is being a jackass in front of his family,” Hannity wrote. “Imho Chris Cuomo has zero to apologize for. He deserves the apology.”

Cuomo is off air this week, but he will return on Monday. CNN told Mediaite his vacation was pre-planned.

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Speed It Up.

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Read Below… Golf ,Baseball and other sports need to pick it up.
Hurry Up! Sports Has a Time Problem
Golfers take ages to line up shots, baseball games last longer than ‘Godfather’ movies—it’s time to pick up the pace

Bryson DeChambeau lines up a putt on the fifth green during the third round of the Northern Trust at Liberty National Golf Club on Saturday. PHOTO: JARED C. TILTON/GETTY IMAGES

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Aug. 12, 2019 8:06 am ET
We’ve pounded on this topic in the past, and we’re going to keep pounding, because it’s important, and we’re in a hurry, with lots and lots of stuff to do:

Everything in sports…is…taking…waaaaaaaay…too…long.

How many times do I have to say this? We live in an impatient, 5G, instant download, Amazon Prime society. Nobody can stand waiting anymore. We want what we want, when we want it, and when is usually two days ago.

Hour-long wait at a restaurant? You have to be kidding me.

Movie taking two minutes to buffer on the iPad? I think I might die.

Another 850-word sports column about sporting events taking too long? Cut to the chase, Jason!

We’re all so restless and in a rush. Have you been to a baseball game recently? You can fly in a hot-air balloon from Chicago to San Diego—and then take a covered wagon back across the Rockies—in the time it takes to play the average baseball game.

I’m serious. My neighbor took his 4-year-old to a double-header this summer. By the time they got home, the kid was 6.

(The Journal’s baseball czar Jared Diamond rolls his eyes when I make fun of baseball’s pace of play. But I know for a fact that Jared brings a Harry Potter book to the press box every game—and finishes it by the fourth inning.)

Baseball has tried to improve pace of play by experimenting with a pitch clock in spring games. PHOTO: CHRIS CARLSON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
College football is worse. College football games drag on longer than, well, college. If it runs into overtime, you can tack on a couple of years of graduate school, and a medical degree. Nick Saban grows a long, shaggy beard by the end of the average Alabama game.

Even tennis is trying to speed up. Chair umpires now warn players who take too long with the bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce before their serves, even if it means getting a laser death stare from Novak Djokovic. We just had a Wimbledon men’s final with a new tiebreaker format that cut the match down to…OK, that match still lasted almost five hours, it’s probably not the best example.

Perhaps the most chronic time offender is golf. A sport invented to ruin the weekends of reasonable human beings, golf is not tailored for accelerated modern life.

You need at least four hours to play 18 holes of golf, and that’s if you’re playing briskly. Four free hours? Who do you think I am, Jay Gatsby? Do you think leisure time exists in 2019? I have to take the kids to a birthday party, shop for organic cheese sticks at Trader Joe’s, get the car washed, and it turns out the cat may finally have to go to the vet for a hairball thing.

Four hours? I can give you 20 minutes. How much golf can we do?

Even golf pros think golf can go on too long. Witness the recent controversy around the young golf star Bryson DeChambeau, a wildly talented, tournament-winning 25-year-old who sometimes moves around a golf course like, well, a tortoise on Benadryl.

A viral video made the rounds this past weekend of DeChambeau preparing for a putt at the Northern Trust. DeChambeau looks at his putt from one angle. Then he looks from another angle. Then another. DeChambeau spends more time prepping for this putt than I did for my wedding and the birth of my children combined.

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