Internet unearths decade-old interview with Ardern, Bridges on kids’ TV show

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Simon Bridges, Jacinda Ardern posing for the camera: Watch: The young politicians spoke to in beTWEEN


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Watch: The young politicians spoke to in beTWEEN

An interview with Jacinda Ardern and Simon Bridges from a decade ago has resurfaced online, showing the two young up-and-comers discussing what politics and Parliament is like. 

The clip is from the show in beTWEEN, a TV show aimed at nine to 13-year-olds. Bridges and Ardern feature on a 2010 episode all about politics – while Ardern was still a Labour list MP and Bridges just the National representative for Tauranga. 

Internet unearths decade-old interview with Ardern, Bridges on kids’ TV show

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The two fresh-faced politicians joke about debates in the House, with a 30-year-old Ardern saying they usually sit behind a table so she can “kick Simon in the shins”.

“My legs are covered in bruises!” he laughs.

Bridges says his first experience of politics was watching people in his neighbourhood put

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‘Street Food’ has become the most quietly controversial show on Netflix

'Street Food' has become the most quietly controversial show on Netflix
‘Street Food’ has become the most quietly controversial show on Netflix

On any given day, it seems there are as many people angry with Netflix as there are subscribers.

Obvious hotspots for controversy, such as cancellations, political documentaries, and 13 Reasons Why shenanigans, receive coverage from the press and, on occasion, attention from Netflix directly. But there are also subtler debates, the sort you won’t find discussed outside threads posted by passionate viewers. That’s where Street Food: Latin America, the latest project from Chef’s Table creators Brian McGinn and David Gelb, found itself after its July 21 release.

Most people don’t think of culinary TV as a catalyst for political and social tensions; covering , I certainly didn’t. But search “Street Food Netflix” on any popular social platform and you’ll find a wide array of reactions to the docuseries. Sure, there are plenty of fans gushing over its

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TikTok’s Hype House collective to get their own reality show

While TikTok continues to make headlines following President Donald Trump’s threats to ban the Chinese-owned social media service, Hype House has taken steps to pursue a reality show. 

Wheelhouse Entertainment has reportedly signed a deal with the Generation Z influencer collective to develop and produce the forthcoming docuseries “The Hype Life,” according to Deadline. 

The reality show will take viewers inside the collective’s communal 14,000-square-foot mansion in Los Angeles’s Hollywood Hills, where some of TikTok’s most high-profile teenage superstars live together and create daily content for the video-sharing app. 

Among them are Hype House founders Chase Hudson, Thomas Petrou, along with influential internet stars such as Nikita Dragun, Avani Gregg, Kouvr Annon, Nick Austin, Mia Hayward, Angel Herrera, Ondreaz Lopez and Madi Monroe. 

Each episode of “The Hype Life” will delve into the creative endeavors of the Hype House members, which have collectively amassed an audience of more than 150

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TikTok teens are making memes saying they’ll show up at the White House to confront Trump over app ban

Many TikTok creators respond to the president's proposed TikTok bans with memes and jokes.
Many TikTok creators respond to the president’s proposed TikTok bans with memes and jokes.

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  • President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters he would take action to ban popular app TikTok as early as Saturday.

  • Trump over the past month has joined other US officials in expressing security concerns over the app’s Chinese ownership and suggested the service is sharing user data with the Chinese government, though the app’s owner has denied doing so. 

  • While some TikTok creators encouraged their fans to follow them on their other social media accounts, others made memes or plans to set up a virtual private network so they could still use the app after a ban.

  • A TikTok spokesperson thanked users for their support in a video statement Saturday, and said the app is “here for the long run.” 

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters that he

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Drew Barrymore Interviews Her 7-Year-Old Self in New Talk Show Promo

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Photo credit: Youtube

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Just one month after Tamron Hall and Kelly Clarkson launched brand new talk shows back in 2019, Drew Barrymore also shared that she was launching her own daytime program.

“It is beyond my wildest dreams to have this opportunity for a daily talk show,” The Wedding Singer actress, who will be the show’s executive producer and headliner, said in a CNN statement. “I’m truly thrilled and honored to be creating this show with CBS.”

Drew has been in show business for about 40 years, starring in classic movies like Charlie’s Angels, 50 First Dates, and Ever After: A Cinderella Story. All in all, there’s no denying that her comedy background and experience in front of the camera makes her absolutely perfect for the talk show host life.

If you’re as excited about Drew’s new talk show as we are, get all

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No Show! Trump Cancels Jacksonville GOP Convention

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Drew Angerer/Getty

After weeks of warnings from health officials, President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly decided to play public health hero and cancel the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, announcing plans instead for “some things with telerallies”—just a few days after his private company quietly sought to trademark the idea.

Trump made the announcement just a few minutes in to the White House’s daily coronavirus briefing, declaring that “it’s not the right time” in light of the massive coronavirus outbreak in the state.

Trump said the RNC’s delegates would still meet in Charlotte, North Carolina, and that he would still hold a convention speech, albeit “in a different form.”

“We’re going to do other things, like ‘tele-rallies’ and other, smaller events,” he said.

While Trump attributed his decision to a desire to “protect the American people” and “set an example” amid the pandemic—which has now killed 144,000 Americans—many were

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Looking to Buy Comics? Syfy’s Mr. Scribbles Unveils ‘Checkout’ Technology in Show

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NBCUniversal wants to take comic book fans and sci-fi geeks on a shopping trip.

Viewers who watch the special “Syfy Wire After Dark” on Saturday, August 1, will have a chance to buy some of the goods featured on screen – without having to visit a store. The show, hosted by Jackie Jennings and her talking cat sidekick, Mr. Scribbles (above, pictured), marks the debut of new interactive technology NBCUniversal has been developing that gives the audience a chance to scan a code on screen with a smartphone, an action that takes them to an online shopping portal where they can complete a purchase. Viewers who see the show stream will be able to get to the shopping area even more directly, simply by clicking interactive links.

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“Fans love stuff, schwag. We love to buy all the cool

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L.A. Latino, Black students suffered deep disparities in online learning, records show

A gate in front of Los Angeles High School was locked on July 13. <span class="copyright">(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)</span>
A gate in front of Los Angeles High School was locked on July 13. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

More than 50,000 Black and Latino middle and high school students in Los Angeles did not regularly participate in the school system’s main platform for virtual classrooms after campuses closed in March, a reflection of the deep disparities faced by students of color amid the COVID-19 pandemic and of the difficulties ahead as L.A. Unified prepares for continued online learning.

The numbers, reflected in a first-of-its-kind report by Los Angeles Unified School District analysts examining student engagement during campus closures, paint a stark picture of students in the nation’s second largest school district struggling under the new pressures of online learning.

Nearly every category of students — sorted by race, income and learning needs — included large numbers who did not regularly participate in distance learning. But low-income students and

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L.A. Latino, Black students suffered deep disparities in online learning, district records show

A gate in front of Los Angeles High School was locked on July 13. <span class="copyright">(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)</span>
A gate in front of Los Angeles High School was locked on July 13. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

More than 50,000 Black and Latino middle and high school students in Los Angeles did not regularly participate in the school system’s main platform for virtual classrooms after campuses closed in March, a reflection of the deep disparities faced by students of color amid the COVID-19 pandemic and of the difficulties ahead as L.A. Unified prepares for continued online learning.

The numbers, reflected in a first-of-its-kind report by Los Angeles Unified School District analysts examining student engagement during campus closures, paint a stark picture of students in the nation’s largest school district struggling under the new pressures of online learning.

Nearly every category of students — sorted by race, income and learning needs — included large numbers who did not regularly participate in distance learning. But low-income students and Black

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Tucker Carlson criticizes racist comments of show writer but offers no apology

Tucker Carlson at Fox News studios in Manhattan on Oct. 1, 2018. <span class="copyright">(Jennifer S. Altman / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Tucker Carlson at Fox News studios in Manhattan on Oct. 1, 2018. (Jennifer S. Altman / Los Angeles Times)

Fox News host Tucker Carlson distanced himself and his program from the incendiary hate speech posted online by a former writer who worked on his top-rated program.

But critics who expected an apology from the conservative cable provocateur for the out-of-office behavior of Blake Neff, who worked on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” since January 2017, did not get one. He even delivered a parting shot at them.

“What Blake wrote anonymously was wrong,” Carlson said Monday on his program, reading from a statement. “We don’t endorse those words, they have no connection to the show. It is wrong to attack people for qualities they cannot control. In this country we judge people for what they do, not for how they were born. We often say that because we mean it. We’ll continue

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