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Inside Daily Brief (Jan 20th, 2016)

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NEWS

Disney pushed back the release date for “Star Wars: Episode VIII” from May to December 2017, putting it in direct competition with James Cameron’s “Avatar 2,” the sequel to the highest-grossing film of all time (not accounting for inflation.)

SLASHFILM

[ @lons: Note the part where the post says it’s entirely possibly “Avatar 2” will itself be pushed back, and that Disney may already know this is going to happen… ]

 

As the manslaughter trial of the NYPD officer who shot Akai Kareem Gurley in a Brooklyn housing project stairwell begins, Buzzfeed News looks back on the life and tragic final moments of 28-year-old Gurley.

BUZZFEED


After declining steadily throughout the day, hitting a low of 3.7%, markets in the U.S. rebounded significantly in the final hour, down just 1% at close of trading.

NEW YORK TIMES

 

Gawker Media hopes to “fortify its finances” with a new round of funding ahead of the coming legal battle against Hulk Hogan, who has filed a $100 million privacy lawsuit against the company.

TECHCRUNCH
 


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FLUFF

Sarah Palin’s 20 minute, information-dense, clarity-light endorsement of Donald Trump may have raised the Internet’s collective hackles, but on balance, surely inspired the day’s most mellifluous Vines.

VINE

VINE

 

Reacting to the #OscarsSoWhite movement and what she considers a “double standard” that advances segregation, “Clueless” star Stacey Dash called for the end of BET and Black History Month on Fox News.

THE DAILY BEAST

 

Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to the late Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey by covering “Take it Easy” with the E Street Band last night in Chicago, mere days after performing a similar tribute to David Bowie in Pittsburgh.

ROLLING STONE

 

Today has officially been declared “David Bowie Day” in New York, to be commemorated with a ceremony tonight during at the final performance of his stage show, “Lazarus."

PITCHFORK
 


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