How to Host Virtual Disney+ Viewing Parties With GroupWatch – Lifehacker

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Disney+ just launched its GroupWatch feature for US customers, which lets up to seven people watch the same Disney+ show or movie together remotely and complete in sync. Plenty of other streaming apps and media companies offer similar watch party features, but Disney+’s GroupWatch is more streamlined—and more limited—by comparison.

For starters, each viewer will need their own Disney+ account (one account per device). You can watch on any device that supports Disney+, but you’ll need a PC or mobile phone to create or join GroupWatch links.

The feature is also disabled for Disney+ Kid profiles, so you’ll need to give your child permission to use the main account if they want to watch with their friends.

Unlike watch party features for Netflix, Facebook, or Movies Anywhere, Disney+ doesn’t have text or voice chat options, though users can react to scenes with a limited selection of emojis. Get that frown emoji ready though, because Disney+ lets every viewer in the little watching party control the content—that means anyone can pause, rewind, or fast forward at any time, which could get confusing (and annoying).

To create a GroupWatch link:

  1. Open DisneyPlus.com in your desktop or mobile browser.
  2. Sign in, then click the content you want to watch.
  3. Click the GroupWatch icon under the title.
  4. Click the “+” button next to your profile picture in the GroupWatch screen.
  5. Copy the GroupWatch link and send it to the other viewers via your messaging app of choice.
  6. At this point, you can also swap over to another Disney+ device if you’d rather watch there.
  7. Once everyone’s in, press “Start Stream” to begin watching.

To join someone else’s GroupWatch link:

Click or tap the link on your smartphone or PC. If you’re signed into Disney+ on another device, Disney+ will ask if you want to watch there or keep watching on the device you’re already using.

Minari trailer: Steven Yeun leads A24’s celebrated new drama – Polygon

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After debuting and picking up major accolades at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in January (remember January?), A24’s new drama Minari is finally on the horizon. At the time, we said the film “swells with life-affirming observations and deep performances.” The first trailer captures every bit of that grandeur.

Directed by Lee Isaac Chung (Abigail Harm), Minari picks up with a Korean-American family as they relocate from California to a small Arkansas farm in hopes of making a sustainable life for themselves. With a glimmer of the American Dream in his eyes, the patriarch Jacob (Steven Yeun) begins treating the land, while his wife and children figure out what the heck to do in the middle of nowhere in the 1980s. The young son is at the center of this new cosmos, as he struggles to consider his Korean heritage while acclimating to life in the Ozarks. Yeun and newcomer Alan Kim give two mesmerizing, complex, and often hilarious performances, but it’s also an ensemble piece, with Han Ye-ri, Noel Kate Cho, and veteran actress Youn Yuh-jung all rising to the occasion of this small, tender film.

Since wowing audiences at Sundance, Chung snagged a follow-up project: a live-action remake of Your Name, produced by J.J. Abrams. Once you see Minari, the choice will make absolute sense.

Minari does not have a set release date, though sources tell Polygon it’s due out by February 2021, in time for the new Oscar eligibility window. A24 clearly sees the movie as a contender, and the trailer makes it obvious why.

Demi Lovato Teases New Song amid Split from Max Ehrich: Music Is Always There for Me – msnNOW

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Shepard Smith on the presidential debate, what to expect from his show The News with Shepard Smith – CNBC Television

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Sacha Baron Cohen uses Borat promotion to mock Donald Trump during debate – Fox News

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Sacha Baron Cohen took advantage of the attention the first presidential debate of 2020 attracted to lambaste Donald Trump with a promotion for his new film.

The outlandish stunt comedian is forging ahead with a sequel to his 2006 comedy, “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.” The film saw him star as a fictional journalist from Kazakhstan coming to the United States to see what the country is like.

Deadline reported Tuesday that a sequel to the film will premiere at the end of October on Amazon Prime Video, just before the election. In an effort to drum up support for the new sequel, Cohen began a fake Twitter account for the Republic of Kazakhstan on Sept. 27. On the night of the debate, the account released a video mocking Trump as a favored candidate in the country.

“Congratulation to great friend of the Kazakh people @realDonaldTrump for winning debate today! Impressive and amazing result for a strong premier who always put America and Kazakhstan first!” the tweet accompanying the video reads.

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The video begins with a voiceover speaking over clips of Trump on the campaign trail calling him the “strongest premier in history.” It goes on to jab the president over issues of race, the #MeToo movement, his coronavirus response and his lack of military service. Several times it reminds viewers that he “did not have a stroke.”

Deadline notes that the upcoming sequel to “Borat” was made very surreptitiously, with Cohen scrambling a team together to shoot as soon as COVID-19 restrictions were eased. Although he reportedly followed all the safety protocols in place, he took great pains to ensure that the movie was both done before the election and filmed in secret.

In fact, the video about Trump was the first outlandish tweet from the Republic of Kazakhstan Twitter account, which previously had seemingly dull updates about meetings between leaders and policy talks.

Sacha Baron Cohen will be releasing a sequel to 'Borat.'

Sacha Baron Cohen will be releasing a sequel to ‘Borat.’
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“Our Housing Minister will be gathering a committee to move forward proposals for a new house building program to commence in the new year,” one tweet read, for example.

However, after the video mocking Trump was released, the account began to skew more toward comedy, joking that it was unable to watch the full debate because the WiFi it was stealing from neighboring Uzbekistan stopped working.

Sacha Baron Cohen mocked Donald Trump in a video to promote the sequel to 'Borat.'

Sacha Baron Cohen mocked Donald Trump in a video to promote the sequel to ‘Borat.’
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Baron Cohen has a history of making movies in the style of “Borat,” which tricked real people into interacting with the star’s wild personas. Over the summer, he attempted to trick Rudy Giuliani into an interview that ultimately led to the former New York City mayor calling the police.

BTS Is Taking The Stage For Performance At 2020 Billboard Music Awards – soompi

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BTS, also known as the group with the No. 1 song in the United States right now, will be returning to the Billboard Music Awards stage!

BTS is performing on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” all this week with five different performances across five nights. During the broadcast of the latest episode, when BTS performed “HOME” on the show, a commercial was shown for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards that shares that the group will be performing at the ceremony!

This is the third year in a row that BTS has performed at the Billboard Music Awards, after they premiered “Fake Love” at the 2018 event, becoming the first Korean artist to perform at the ceremony. They then performed “Boy With Luv” with Halsey at the 2019 show.

BTS is in the running for two trophies at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards: Top/Duo Group and Top Social Artist. They became the first Korean artist to win the Top/Duo Group award last year, and it was their third year in a row being crowned as Top Social Artist.

The group most recently released their massive hit English-language single “Dynamite” in August, and it’s currently at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in its third total week at the top. It’s also a smash worldwide, with the song reigning on Billboard’s new Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts. In Korea, “Dynamite” continues to sweep all major music charts with a “perfect all-kill.”

BTS recently announced that their new album “BE” is coming out on November 20.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards airs on October 14.


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AC/DC Confirm Return of Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams, Phil Rudd – Rolling Stone

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After months of rumors, AC/DC finally confirmed that frontman Brian Johnson is returning to the band along with drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams.

The band shared a new image of them alongside guitarist/co-founder Angus Young and nephew Stevie Young, who took over for the late Malcolm Young on guitar in 2015.

The band has been teasing this reunion on Twitter all week with a series of short videos that show the red AC/DC lightning bolt logo flickering back to life. There’s no official word on what the band is announcing beyond the return of these three members, but they are using the hashtag #PWRUP and that may refer to a new single or album they are on the verge of rolling out. A couple of weeks back, photos emerged that showed the band on the set of a new video.

Johnson left AC/DC near the end of the Rock or Bust Tour in 2016 due to hearing problems. He was replaced by Axl Rose for the remaining shows. Rudd left before the tour even began (although he played on the Rock or Bust album) after being arrested in his native New Zealand where he was charged with “attempting to procure a murder” and possession of methamphetamine. Some of the charges were eventually dropped and he was sentenced to eight months of home detention.

Williams never missed any AC/DC shows, but he quietly announced he was leaving the band at the conclusion of the Rock or Bust tour. “Losing Malcolm, the thing with Phil and now with Brian, it’s a changed animal,” he said in 2016. “I feel in my gut it’s the right thing.”

The band members have kept extremely low profiles over the past four years, although they were photographed outside of a Vancouver recording studio in 2019.

 

Mac Davis, country singer known for writing popular Elvis Presley hits, dead at 78 – Fox News

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Country musician Mac Davis, known for writing enduring Elvis Presley hits like “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto” has died at age 78.

His longtime manager Jim Morey said in a statement on Facebook that Davis died on Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn., after heart surgery and was surrounded by family and friends.

Davis had a long and varied career in music for decades as a writer, singer, actor and TV host and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006. In addition to penning Presley hits, he was responsible for his own track “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me.” He was named 1974’s entertainer of the year by the Academy of Country Music and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“Thank you, dear Lord Jesus, for letting us know the man to whom you gave the most incredible talent,” said Reba McEntire in a statement. “He entertained and spread joy to so many people. What a wonderful legacy he left all of us with his music. Mac was one of a kind. I’m so blessed to have been one of his many friends.”

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Born in Lubbock, Texas, and raised in Georgia, Davis was inspired by fellow Lubbock native Buddy Holly, but it was Presley who gave him his first musical big break. Davis worked as a staff songwriter in Los Angeles for Nancy Sinatra’s publishing company when in 1968 Presley cut “A Little Less Conversation.”

FILE - Musician Mac Davis appears at the Texas Film Awards in Austin, Texas on March 6, 2014. Davis, a country star and Elvis songwriter, died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 after heart surgery. He was 78. 

FILE – Musician Mac Davis appears at the Texas Film Awards in Austin, Texas on March 6, 2014. Davis, a country star and Elvis songwriter, died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 after heart surgery. He was 78. 
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Although it had a little success at the time, the song became a bigger hit after Presley’s death, being covered by more than 30 artists and became Davis’ most licensed TV soundtrack song. The song reached the top of the U.K. charts in 2002 after it was used in a Nike commercial and was featured in the hit movie “Ocean’s Eleven.”

Davis also helped craft the song “Memories” that was a cornerstone of Presley’s big 1968 comeback TV special.

Davis got a recording deal of his own in 1970, recording “Hooked on Music,” “It’s Hard to be Humble,” and “Texas in my Rearview Mirror,” and getting crossover success on pop charts. He had his own TV series, “The Mac Davis Show” on NBC, and also acted in TV and film, including alongside Nick Nolte in the football film “North Dallas Forty.” He even starred on Broadway, in “The Will Rogers Follies” and toured with the musical. The group Gallery had a hit on his song “I Believe in Music.”

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He also wrote songs recorded by Kenny Rogers (“Something’s Burning”), Dolly Parton (“White Limozeen”) and Ray Price (“Lonesomest Lonesome”). He was still writing later in life, getting co-writing credits on songs by Avicii ( “Addicted to You”) and Bruno Mars (“Young Girls.”)

“He was the songwriter behind some of the most iconic and timeless songs that transcend genres and generations and was named a BMI Icon in 2015,” said BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neil. “Beyond his extraordinary talent, Mac was a dedicated friend and advocate for songwriters everywhere.”

FILE - Musician Mac Davis performs at the Texas Film Awards in Austin, Texas on March 6, 2014. Davis, a country star and Elvis songwriter, died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 after heart surgery. He was 78. Davis started his career writing hits for Presley, including “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto.” The Lubbock, Texas-native had a varied career over the years as a singer, actor and TV host and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006. He was named ACM entertainer of the year in 1974 after the success of songs like “Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me.” 

FILE – Musician Mac Davis performs at the Texas Film Awards in Austin, Texas on March 6, 2014. Davis, a country star and Elvis songwriter, died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 after heart surgery. He was 78. Davis started his career writing hits for Presley, including “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto.” The Lubbock, Texas-native had a varied career over the years as a singer, actor and TV host and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006. He was named ACM entertainer of the year in 1974 after the success of songs like “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me.” 
(Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)

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“A small town boy who’d achieved the greatest kinds of fame, he remained a good guy, a family man,” said country star Kenny Chesney. “That was Mac: a giant heart, quick to laugh and a bigger creative spirit. I was blessed to have it shine on me. And Mac, who was joyous, funny and created a family around him, never stopped writing great songs, creating music and inspiring everyone around him.”

“Today our country community lost an amazing entertainer, songwriter and artist,” said Sarah Trahern, CEO of CMA. “I remember watching Mac’s TV show as a kid as well as his three years co-hosting the CMA Awards with Barbara Mandrell, which proved his command of the TV medium as well as the music.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea still enjoy each other and want to hang out after 40 years – Daily Mail

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Oscar-nominated songwriter Jon Bon Jovi said the secret to his 31-year marriage with Dorothea Hurley is ‘mutual respect’ and ‘working hard at it.’

‘Having grown up together and grown together. And we really like each other. We want to hang out,’ the Bon Jovi frontman said in the new issue of People, on newsstands Friday.

‘I was immediately drawn to her from the minute I saw her – and that’s never changed – 40 years ago.’

Oscar-nominated songwriter Jon Bon Jovi said the secret to his 31-year marriage with Dorothea Hurley is 'mutual respect' and 'working hard at it' (pictured March 2)

Oscar-nominated songwriter Jon Bon Jovi said the secret to his 31-year marriage with Dorothea Hurley is 'mutual respect' and 'working hard at it' (pictured March 2)

Oscar-nominated songwriter Jon Bon Jovi said the secret to his 31-year marriage with Dorothea Hurley is ‘mutual respect’ and ‘working hard at it’ (pictured March 2)

The Bon Jovi frontman said in the new issue of People: 'Having grown up together and grown together. And we really like each other. We want to hang out'

The Bon Jovi frontman said in the new issue of People: 'Having grown up together and grown together. And we really like each other. We want to hang out'

The Bon Jovi frontman said in the new issue of People: ‘Having grown up together and grown together. And we really like each other. We want to hang out’

The married couple – both 58 – originally met in 1980 while attending Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey where ‘she let me cheat off her in history!’

‘I always said I was good at spotting potential too. I have a gift,’ his ‘rock’ Dorothea gushed.

‘He’s cute. I’m shallow. I’ll admit it!’

Jon added: ‘We enjoy each other and we never fell for the trappings of what celebrity can do. We’ve witnessed that happen over the years to people that were close to us and people that we knew from afar.’

Bon Jovi continued: 'I was immediately drawn to her from the minute I saw her - and that's never changed - 40 years ago' (pictured in 1988)

Bon Jovi continued: 'I was immediately drawn to her from the minute I saw her - and that's never changed - 40 years ago' (pictured in 1988)

Bon Jovi continued: ‘I was immediately drawn to her from the minute I saw her – and that’s never changed – 40 years ago’ (pictured in 1988)

'She let me cheat off her in history!' The married couple - both 58 - originally met in 1980 while attending Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey (pictured in 1988)

'She let me cheat off her in history!' The married couple - both 58 - originally met in 1980 while attending Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey (pictured in 1988)

‘She let me cheat off her in history!’ The married couple – both 58 – originally met in 1980 while attending Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey (pictured in 1988)

His 'rock' Dorothea gushed: 'I always said I was good at spotting potential too. I have a gift...He's cute. I'm shallow. I'll admit it!'(pictured June 28)

His 'rock' Dorothea gushed: 'I always said I was good at spotting potential too. I have a gift...He's cute. I'm shallow. I'll admit it!'(pictured June 28)

His ‘rock’ Dorothea gushed: ‘I always said I was good at spotting potential too. I have a gift…He’s cute. I’m shallow. I’ll admit it!'(pictured June 28)

The former high school sweethearts have run the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation since 2006, which aims to end hunger and homelessness through their pay-what-you-can Soul Kitchen restaurants and food bank.

‘If we could put a roof over someone’s head or put food in their belly [then] it’s quite simple: We don’t need a scientist to find the cure [for COVID-19],’ Bon Jovi (born John Bongiovi) explained.

Dorothea continued: ‘It’s a partnership. When we see injustice or people suffering, you want to help. We’re very blessed, and we have the ability to do that.’

The inseparable pair have raised four children together – daughter Stephanie, 27; and sons Jesse, 25; Jacob, 18; and Romeo, 16.

Jon added: 'We enjoy each other and we never fell for the trappings of what celebrity can do. We've witnessed that happen over the years to people that were close to us and people that we knew from afar' (pictured in 2019)

Jon added: 'We enjoy each other and we never fell for the trappings of what celebrity can do. We've witnessed that happen over the years to people that were close to us and people that we knew from afar' (pictured in 2019)

Jon added: ‘We enjoy each other and we never fell for the trappings of what celebrity can do. We’ve witnessed that happen over the years to people that were close to us and people that we knew from afar’ (pictured in 2019)

2018 family portrait: The inseparable pair have raised four children together - daughter Stephanie, 27; and sons Jesse, 25; Jacob, 18; and Romeo, 16

2018 family portrait: The inseparable pair have raised four children together - daughter Stephanie, 27; and sons Jesse, 25; Jacob, 18; and Romeo, 16

2018 family portrait: The inseparable pair have raised four children together – daughter Stephanie, 27; and sons Jesse, 25; Jacob, 18; and Romeo, 16

'Happy birthday mother!' Jesse (not pictured) Instastoried a candid snap of his beloved mother celebrating her 58th birthday cakes on Tuesday night

'Happy birthday mother!' Jesse (not pictured) Instastoried a candid snap of his beloved mother celebrating her 58th birthday cakes on Tuesday night

‘Happy birthday mother!’ Jesse (not pictured) Instastoried a candid snap of his beloved mother celebrating her 58th birthday cakes on Tuesday night

And the American Reckoning rocker shared a throwback b&w snap on Tuesday in honor of his ladylove, captioned: 'Happy Birthday to my number one, since day one'

And the American Reckoning rocker shared a throwback b&w snap on Tuesday in honor of his ladylove, captioned: 'Happy Birthday to my number one, since day one'

And the American Reckoning rocker shared a throwback b&w snap on Tuesday in honor of his ladylove, captioned: ‘Happy Birthday to my number one, since day one’

Jesse Instastoried a candid snap of his beloved mother celebrating her 58th birthday cakes on Tuesday night.

And the American Reckoning rocker shared a throwback b&w snap on Tuesday in honor of his ladylove, captioned: ‘Happy Birthday to my number one, since day one.’

Jon even wrote a track inspired by Dorothea and their family called Story of Love, which appears on his Grammy-winning band’s postponed 15th studio album Bon Jovi: 2020 dropping this Friday.

‘I’m happiest if I like what I do for a living, I’m doing right by my family and I’m making the world just a little bit better,’ the Do What You Can singer noted.

Dropping this Friday! Jon wrote a track inspired by Dorothea called Story of Love, which appears on his Grammy-winning band's postponed 15th studio album Bon Jovi: 2020

Dropping this Friday! Jon wrote a track inspired by Dorothea called Story of Love, which appears on his Grammy-winning band's postponed 15th studio album Bon Jovi: 2020

Dropping this Friday! Jon wrote a track inspired by Dorothea called Story of Love, which appears on his Grammy-winning band’s postponed 15th studio album Bon Jovi: 2020

The Do What You Can singer noted: 'I'm happiest if I like what I do for a living, I'm doing right by my family and I'm making the world just a little bit better' (pictured September 19)

The Do What You Can singer noted: 'I'm happiest if I like what I do for a living, I'm doing right by my family and I'm making the world just a little bit better' (pictured September 19)

The Do What You Can singer noted: ‘I’m happiest if I like what I do for a living, I’m doing right by my family and I’m making the world just a little bit better’ (pictured September 19)