Italy Searches for Allegedly Abducted 6-Year-Old Boy, Lone Survivor of Deadly Cable Car Crash


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The boy, Eitan Biran, had been living with his paternal aunt before the alleged kidnapping. Last month, Eitan’s maternal aunt in Tel Aviv filed the necessary papers to begin the adoption process, insisting they could not check on the child’s wellbeing and therefore had to take matters into their own hands. A lawyer representing Eitan’s paternal aunt said Eitan was “snatched from the family he grew up with, and from the doctors still treating his trauma.”

In May, a devastating cable car crash killed 14 people on the Piedmont region’s Mottarone Mountain, two of whom were Eitan’s grandparents. Eitan was the sole survivor of the accident.

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Actress argued that the film should have been released in cinemas and not on Disney+

The actress claimed that in her contract for the film it was stated that the film would be released only in cinemas, but was finally released on the Disney+ streaming platform as well as in theatres.

Johansson therefore argued that there had been a breach of contract, with the fact most of earnings would have come from box office sales.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Johansson tried to sue Disney for 100 million dollars as compensation for the loss in earnings from the production.

The film did end up making 80 million dollars in its first weekend in the box office, although Johansson believes that it would have made far more had it not been available on Disney+, where it made 60 million.

She did attempt to find a solution before filing a lawsuit against the entertainment giant but couldn't get a response, forcing her to fight the company.

McClain's takeaways from Texans' win over Jaguars

MovieWeb 12 September, 2021 - 07:18pm

After the Texans’ upset victory, the players were so excited for coach David Culley they presented him with a game ball. They knew how long he waited for a chance to be a head coach in the NFL.

Twenty-seven years may have been worth the wait considering how the Texans dominated the Jaguars and how decisively Culley outcoached Urban Meyer in his first game in the NFL.

“I'm going to enjoy this for 24 hours, and after those 24 hours, we're going to get on to Cleveland,” Culley said about the next game on the road against the Browns.

In typical Culley fashion, he didn’t want to talk about himself after the game. He wouldn’t even disclose to the media he’d gotten a game ball. The players had to do it.

“We presented him with the game ball,” middle linebacker Christian Kirksey said. “I’m happy to see him get his first win. We know how much it means to him. He keeps everybody going. He’s such a positive person and has a bunch of energy, and he deserves it.”

Kirksey was told that Culley didn’t tell the media he’d received the game ball.

“That’s the type of person he is,” Kirksey said. “He’s humble and all about us. That’s what you need in a leader and a head coach. Coach is a good person. When you see how much he loves the game and how much he loves his players, it’s the best feeling in the world to see him smiling and get that first victory as a head coach.”

Receiver Brandin Cooks put on a splendid show Sunday working with quarterback Tyrod Taylor for the first time. They collaborated on five receptions for 132 yards (26.4 average), including a 52-yard catch on a broken play.

Jacksonville’s defensive players had to be relieved Deshaun Watson wasn’t playing. Watson had led the Texans to six consecutive victories over the Jaguars. In two games against Jacksonville last season, Cooks combined for 11 catches, 244 yards and two touchdowns.

In other words, it doesn’t matter who’s throwing him the ball – Cooks has obliterated the Jaguars’ pass defense.

Check out the streak Cooks has been on. In his last three games, including losses to Cincinnati and Tennessee at the end of last season, Cooks has 23 catches for 439 yards and three touchdowns. That’s an average of 7.7 catches for 146.3 yards. He’s got a chance for a fourth consecutive 100-yard game at Cleveland.

Center Justin Britt played his first game. Guards Tytus Howard and Max Scharping were starting at new positions. The linemen helped the running game generate 160 yards on 41 carries and control the ball for 35:04 compared to Jacksonville’s 24:56.

The Jaguars had one sack that wasn’t the line’s fault. Taylor dodged the rush and took off around the right side and got pulled down for a 2-yard loss by defensive end Josh Allen.

The line, under new coach James Campen, controls the tempo for the offense. Sunday’s performance bodes well for the linemen in their quest to rebound from a mediocre 2020.

In recent seasons, the Texans were notorious slow starters. In 2020, they were outscored 103-60 in the first quarter and 155-124 in the second. Against the Jaguars, they jumped to a 14-0 lead on running back Mark Ingram’s 1-yard run and running back David Johnson’s 7-yard catch and never looked back.

The closest Jacksonville got was a 14-7 deficit early in the second quarter, but the Texans pulled away and stretched the lead to 27-7 at halftime.

“I think it's very important to always get off to a fast start,” Culley said. “A fast start for us would have been to (not) turn the ball over (and) on defense, make them go the long way. We did that in the first quarter. We didn't have anything negative happen to us to keep us from getting the fast start that we knew we needed to have.”

General manager Nick Caserio signed former Carolina kicker Joey Slye, who had been waived by the Panthers in the roster reduction to 53, to replace the injured Ka’imi Fairbairn. Fairbairn is on injured reserve for at least another two games.

Slye did an outstanding job against the Jaguars, rewarding the faith shown in him by Caserio and special teams coordinator Frank Ross. Slye kicked field goals of 40, 26 and 25 yards. Nothing too special about that other than he didn’t miss.

What blew people away about Slye’s performance was the way he showed off his prodigious right leg. He kicked off eight times, and the Jaguars didn’t return one. And Slye’s kickoffs weren’t just deep in the end zone – they were out of the end zone on the fly.

Last season, his second with the Panthers, Slye scored 120 points, including making 29 of 36 field goals. Most impressive, he had 71 touchbacks, tying him for third in the NFL. The Texans are in good hands with a leg like Slye’s.

McClain has a plaque in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio as the 2006 winner of the Dick McCann Memorial Award presented annually by the Pro Football Writers of America to a writer for his long and distinguished coverage of the NFL. He is past president of the Pro Football Writers of America. In 2019, he was voted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame's second class of media inductees and also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Baylor Line Foundation.

He's a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Seniors Committee and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

In 2015, he was named as a Gridiron Legend in Texas, becoming the third member of the media behind Dave Campbell and Mickey Herskowitz. In 2019, he was voted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame's second class of media honorees.

McClain can be heard six times a week on the Texans' flagship station Sports Radio 610 in Houston. He also appears on numerous sports talk shows around the country.

McClain also has appeared in eight movies: The Rookie, The Longest Yard, Spring Breakers, Secretariat, Invincible, Cook County, The Game Plan and Make It Rain.

Marvel's ‘Eternals’ Will Debut Exclusively in Theaters

MovieWeb 12 September, 2021 - 11:31am

Marvel's ‘Eternals’ Will Debut Exclusively in Theaters

Thanks to the success of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals will be released exclusively to theaters and not Disney+.

So far, only Black Widow has been given a simultaneous theatrical-and-Disney+ release, with the Marvel outing made available through Premier Access, and it resulted in much controversy. Lead star Scarlett Johansson has since filed a lawsuit against Disney over loss of earnings caused by the release of the movie to their streaming platform, and states that "Disney intentionally induced Marvel's breach of the agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel. It's no secret that Disney is releasing films like Black Widow directly onto Disney+ to increase subscribers and thereby boost the company's stock price - and that it's hiding behind Covid-19 as a pretext to do so."

The controversy does not stop there however, with Disney CEO Bob Chapek describing the exclusive theatrical release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings under the new 45-day window as an "experiment", a comment which was not met well by lead actor Simu Liu. Thankfully, and deservedly, the so-called experiment has paid off, and now it seems that the Eternals will follow Shang-Chi into the quasi-uncertainty of a more traditional release.

Eternals will introduce audiences to a whole new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and picks up following the events of last year's comic book blockbuster event, Avengers: Endgame. Enter the Eternals, a species of immortal aliens from a distant planet who arrived on earth thousands of years ago and have been protecting humans since the dawn of time. Created by the Celestials, a race of powerful extra-terrestrial cosmic beings who have secretly lived on Earth for over 7000 years, the Eternals must reunite to protect humanity from their evil counterparts, the Deviants.

Eternals is written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Chloé Zhao, with Patrick Burleigh also contributing to the screenplay. Starring an epic ensemble cast including Hollwood icon Angelina Jolie as the fierce Eternal warrior, Thena, Richard Madden as Ikaris, the tactical leader of the Eternals, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, an Eternal who can shoot cosmic energy projectiles from his hands, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, an Eternal with the gift of super-speed, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, who poses super-intelligence, Salma Hayek as Ajak, the leader of the Eternals, and Don Lee as Gilgamesh, the strongest Eternal, the movie should be far from lacking in standout performances.

Eternals is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 5, 2021, as part of Phase Four of the MCU, and it sounds like you'll need to leave your home and go the theater to see it. This news comes to us courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter editor Matthew Belloni's What I'm Hearing newsletter.

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