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‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ expanding to 45 minutes nightly

‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ expanding to 45 minutes nightly

Entertainment
April 27 (UPI) -- Comedy Central announced The Daily Show with Trevor Noah would extend episodes from 30 minutes to 45 beginning Monday. The show will air Mondays through Thursdays from 11 to 11:45 p.m. Trevor Noah has hosted The Daily Show remotely from his home in New York while practicing social distancing, under Gov. Andrew Cuomo's stay-at-home orders. He has dubbed the show The Daily Social Distancing Show and incorporated his slate of correspondents via video chat. The Daily Social Distancing Show featured the first late night interviews given by Cuomo and Dr. Anthony Fauci. Other guests of the remote show included Bill Gates, Stephen Curry, Babyface and Teddy Riley, Jennifer Garner and Govs. Gavin Newsom, Phil Murphy and Gretchen Whitmer. Noah has also suggested viewers donate to ...
WHO: Coronavirus deaths will pass 50,000 in ‘the next few days’

WHO: Coronavirus deaths will pass 50,000 in ‘the next few days’

World
The number of deaths due to coronavirus will pass 50,000 within the "next few days", according to the World Health Organization.The organisation's director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters on Wednesday evening that the growing number of COVID-19 deaths was "deeply concerning". He said: "As we enter the fourth month since the start of the pandemic, I'm deeply concerned about the rapid escalation and global spread of infection."Over the past five weeks we have witnessed a near exponential growth in the number of new cases reaching almost every country, territory, and area."The number of cases has more than doubled in the past week. In the next few days, we will reach one million confirmed cases and 50,000 deaths." His words came as the number of confirmed cases worldw...
Tokyo 2020: ‘The right decision, made just in time’

Tokyo 2020: ‘The right decision, made just in time’

Sports
There is a moment at an Olympic Games, some point after the opening ceremony and around the time where everything around you is drama and smashed records and new heroes, when you look around and think: there is no other square mile or so of the planet that has as many people staring at it as this. That's what the summer Games do. They make you feel like you're at the centre of the world. And it's why it took the International Olympic Committee so long to realise that Tokyo 2020 had to be postponed, and why there could be no other decision.The IOC has the history, the power and the self-regard to pull off something as complicated, expensive and vainglorious as an Olympics. Those same characteristics can also lea...
Kylie Bunbury to star in new ABC series ‘The Big Sky’

Kylie Bunbury to star in new ABC series ‘The Big Sky’

Entertainment
March 3 (UPI) -- Kylie Bunbury will star in a new ABC series from The Practice and Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley. The 31-year-old actress has joined the cast of The Big Sky, a new cop drama written and executive produced by Kelley. The Big Sky is based on the C.J. Box novel The Highway, the first book in Box's Cassie Dewell series of novels. Bunbury will play Dewell, a private detective who partners with an ex-cop, Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick), after two sisters are kidnapped. Ryan Phillippe co-stars as Cody Hoyt, Dewell's senior partner at their firm. The series also features Brian Geraghty, John Caroll Lynch and Dedee Pfeiffer. The Big Sky is executive produced by Kelley, Box, Ross Fineman, Matthew Gross and Paul McGuigan. McGuigan will also direct. Bunbury played Ginny Bake...
‘Lethal Weapon’ star Clayne Crawford recounts ‘the greatest year of my life’

‘Lethal Weapon’ star Clayne Crawford recounts ‘the greatest year of my life’

Entertainment
PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- One year after the TV show Lethal Weapon fired him, Clayne Crawford has bounced back with a film he feels his Rectify fans will appreciate, too. The Killing of Two Lovers, which he produced and in which he starred, is premiering at Sundance Film Festival Monday. "This has been the greatest year of my life because I actually went and made something the way that I wanted to make it," Crawford told UPI at the festival. "Sometimes, you have to walk through fire to get to the beauty, and I am in the beauty right now. I told my wife I'm 41 and this is the happiest I've ever been with my career, and it only happened because I was backed into a corner." Crawford plays David, a man separated from his wife, Nikki (Sepideh Moafi). They are trying to reconcile, but ...