Actress Joan Collins Claims Her First Husband Spiked Her Drink on First Date and Raped Her
Anthony DevlinDame Joan Collins claimed her first husband, actor Maxwell Reed, raped her on their first date and attempted to pimp her out to “old rich men” for as much as $13,500 (£10,000) a night.The British actress, 88, recounted the assault in a BBC documentary on Saturday night, claiming the Northern Irish film star, who was 14 years her senior, had invited her over to his home and spiked her rum and coke. “In those days, my mother would have said I was taken advantage of,” Collins recallednews.yahoo.com
New this week: 'Sex and the City,' Juice Wrld and Will Smith
This week’s new entertainment releases include a double album from Alicia Keys and a posthumous one from Juice Wrld, Sandra Bullock playing an ex-con in the Netflix film “The Unforgivable” and Will Smith testing himself in a wildlife documentary series.
Boeing pilot involved in Max testing is indicted in Texas
A Boeing pilot involved in testing the 737 Max jetliner was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges of deceiving safety regulators who were evaluating the plane, which was later involved in two deadly crashes. The indictment accuses Mark A. Forkner of giving the Federal Aviation Administration false and incomplete information about an automated flight-control system that played a role in the crashes, which killed 346 people. Prosecutors said that because of Forkner's “alleged deception,” the system was not mentioned in key FAA documents, pilot manuals or pilot-training material supplied to airlines.news.yahoo.com
Ed McCaffrey makes long-awaited Bears debut against Colorado
Colorado's Karl Dorrell has a solid scouting report on his coaching counterpart: Reliable hands. At least, that's the way it was when both were with the Denver Broncos — Dorrell in charge of the wideouts and Ed McCaffrey as one of his receivers. It will be the long-awaited college coaching debut for McCaffrey, who was hired on Dec. 12, 2019, only to have his team sit out last season due to the coronavirus pandemic.news.yahoo.com
Boeing to pay $17 million to settle plane production issues
Federal officials say Boeing will pay at least $17 million and take steps to fix production problems on its 737 jets including the Max. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that the settlement covers the installation of unapproved sensors and other parts on some Boeing 737 NG and 737 Max planes built between 2015 and 2019. The settlement, while not a large sum for Boeing – the company had $15 billion in revenue in 2020, a down year -- is the latest black eye for the iconic American manufacturer.news.yahoo.com
FAA approves Boeing fix for jets grounded by electrical flaw
Federal regulators have approved a Boeing procedure to fix about 100 jets that have been idled for the past month because of improper electrical grounding of some components, and some of the planes could be flying again in the next few days. A Boeing spokesman said Thursday that the company issued service bulletins to airlines and will help them perform the work to fix the planes. The approval by the Federal Aviation Administration came shortly after the agency's administrator, Stephen Dickson, told a congressional panel he had “absolute confidence” in the safety of the Max and that fixing the latest problem with the troubled jetliner would be “pretty straightforward.”news.yahoo.com
Latest 737 Max problem sets back Boeing airplane deliveries
Boeing continues to grapple with an electrical problem affecting some 737 Max airliners, and the setback is hurting the aircraft maker's ability to deliver new planes. The slow pace of deliveries hurts Boeing's cash generation because airlines and other customers typically pay a large chunk of a plane's purchase price upon delivery. The Max, Boeing's best-selling plane, was grounded for 20 months after two crashes that killed 346 people.news.yahoo.com
Boeing crash victims' families push for changes at FAA
Family members who lost relatives in the second deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max met with Transportation Department officials Wednesday to renew their push for the ouster of top federal aviation officials, whom they accuse of being too cozy with Boeing. The families demanded that the Biden administration replace the head of the Federal Aviation Administration, Stephen Dickson, the FAA's top safety official, Ali Bahrami, and two others.news.yahoo.com
Asian shares mixed on China rebound, pandemic worries
Asian shares were mixed Wednesday as data showed a strong economic recovery in China but worries lingered about the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO – Asian shares were mixed Wednesday as pointed to a strong economic recovery in China but worries lingered about the coronavirus pandemic. A survey released Wednesday shows China’s factory activity rebounded in March from a three-month slowdown as export orders rose. U.S. stock indexes fell as another swell higher for Treasury yields pressured big technology stocks. AdHealth care stocks also dragged shares lower, outweighing gains by banks, industrial stocks and companies that rely on consumer spending.
Southwest Airlines orders 100 Boeing 737 Max planes
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 file photo, a worker uses a flashlight to inspect an engine on a Boeing 737 Max 8 built for Southwest Airlines at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. On Monday, mach 29, 2021, Southwest said it's expanding its all-Boeing fleet with an order for 100 737 MAX airplanes. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)NEW YORK – Southwest Airlines said Monday it is expanding its all-Boeing fleet with an order for 100 Max jets instead of buying planes from Europe's Airbus. Southwest ordered the 150-seat 737 Max 7 and expects the first 30 to show up next year. AdCombined with past orders, Chicago-based Boeing is in line to build more than 600 Max 7 and Max 8 jets for Southwest through 2031. American and United had already resumed Max flights, and Alaska Airlines began using the plane too.
Hamilton holds off Verstappen to win tense F1 season-opener
The race was effectively decided when Verstappen overtook Hamilton on Lap 53 of 56 but went too wide on a turn and off track limits. Verstappen still had a few laps to catch Hamilton and he almost did, finishing .74 seconds behind the Mercedes driver. Verstappen took a superb pole position on Saturday, the fourth of his career, and started immediately ahead of Hamilton under floodlights at the desert track. Hamilton was 1.5 seconds behind Verstappen when Mercedes took the bold strategy to switch him to hard tires on Lap 14. Bottas came in for the same tire change three laps after Hamilton, and Verstappen came in on Lap 18 but again for medium tires.
New this Week: 'Tina,' 'Runaway Bunny' & 'City on a Hill'
This combination of photos shows key art for "The Runaway Bunny," premiering March 25 on HBO Max, left, "Tina," a documentary about Tina Turner premiering March 27 on HBO Max, center, and "City on a Hill," a new series premiering March 28 on Showtime. He has grasped, at least for a proud man like Anthony, how one’s ego keeps fighting a battle it doesn’t know is already lost.”Ad— In Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin's revealing documentary “Tina,” Tina Turner surveys her tumultuous and extraordinary life. The film, which debuts Saturday on HBO and HBO Max, includes intimate interviews with the 81-year-old “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll," along with previously unseen footage, audio tapes and personal photos. The piercing Romanian documentary “Collective” was nominated for both best documentary and best international film — something only one previous film ( "Honeyland," in 2020) — has ever managed to do. Ad— AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Carrie Underwood’s upcoming album features gospel hymns important to the "American Idol" winner.
The Snyder Cut was a gamble for Warner Bros., but it may not have a big payoff for HBO Max
Justice League Warner Bros. PicturesThe hotly anticipated four-hour-long director's cut of "Justice League" arrived Thursday on HBO Max. Assembled from hours of unused footage and cut together with newly filmed scenes, the Snyder Cut is an anomaly in the entertainment industry. What may help is that HBO Max has several high-profile releases coming to its platform in March and early April. Each will spend about a month on HBO Max before heading to video on demand for a rental fee. So, Warner Bros. would need to recast the role if they wanted to bring Cyborg back into the fold for a team-up flick.cnbc.com
AT&T will start counting HBO Max against data limits, blames California net neutrality law
AT&T will no longer exempt viewership of its HBO Max streaming service from data caps after a federal court upheld California's net neutrality law, the company said in a statement Wednesday. The change will extend beyond California, since, AT&T said, "the Internet does not recognize state borders." "A state-by-state approach to 'net neutrality' is unworkable," AT&T said in a statement announcing the data cap change. Net neutrality is the idea that internet service providers should act neutrally toward the content they host, and abstain from speeding or throttling delivery speeds for certain sites or services. California's net neutrality law came in the wake of the Trump administration's decision to undo an Obama-era net neutrality rule at the Federal Communications Commission.cnbc.com
Warner Media CEO Jason Kilar explains why the company raised guidance on HBO subs
Warner Media CEO Jason Kilar is in the spotlight after AT&T increased its guidance for the growth of its streaming service. The company said on Friday that it expects HBO and HBO Max to grow from 61 million subscribers in late 2020 to between 120 million and 150 million subscribers worldwide by the end of 2025, up from its prior forecast of 75 million to 90 million. Kilar forecast that HBO Max will be one of three streaming giants to emerge, along with Netflix and Disney+, which passed 100 million subscribers earlier this month. The company hasn't yet decided which markets will include an ad-supported version. Kilar also said the ad-supported version of HBO Max will be actually more profitable than the traditional subscription service.cnbc.com
AT&T raises HBO Max subscriber forecast, sees 120 million to 150 million by the end of 2025
AT&T increased its subscriber forecast for HBO Max and HBO on Friday. The telecommunications company, which owns WarnerMedia, said it now expects global subscribers of between 120 million and 150 million for HBO Max and HBO by the end of 2025. The company also expects to see between 67 million and 70 million HBO Max subscribers worldwide by the end of 2021. AT&T had previously set a forecast of between 75 million and 90 million subscribers globally by 2025. Of the 37.7 million HBO Max-eligible subscribers, around 30 million came from wholesalers and 6.8 million were through retail channels.cnbc.com
Families of Boeing crash victims renew push for FAA changes
FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson has personally vouched for the plane's safety. A military and airline pilot before heading FAA, Dickson flew a Max in September. Boeing says Max jets have made 9,000 flights for 14 airlines without incident since returning to service late last year. Joe Jacobsen told the family that FAA delegated the review of most aspects of the flight system to a small number of Boeing engineers. The company admitted that two former test pilots hid information about changes to MCAS from the FAA.
Presidents’ Day Trivia with the stars of HBO Max’s ‘House of Ho’
HOUSTON – HBO Max’s “House of Ho” is reality series that follows the lives, loves, and conflicts of a Vietnamese American family living in Houston. In honor of President’s Day, two of the show stars, Washington and Lesley Ho, took a quiz to find out who knows the most about our former presidents. The Houston couple followed a family tradition and have two kids named after US presidents: Lincoln, and Roosevelt. “House of Ho” is streaming now on HBO Max. And to see the trailer for House of Ho, watch the video below.
Boeing posts $8.4 billion loss on weaker demand for planes
Boeing said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, it lost $8.4 billion in the fourth quarter on weaker demand for planes during the pandemic. However, the biggest piece of the fourth-quarter loss reported Wednesday was a pretax charge of $6.5 billion tied to its newest plane, the bigger 777X. It all added up to a record full-year loss of $11.94 billion. Boeing lost $14.65 per share, much worse than the $1.64 per share loss that Wall Street expected, according to a FactSet survey. Besides the 777X write-down, Boeing took several other charges including $744 million for the Max settlement with the Justice Department.
Boeing deliveries drop despite 737 Max's return to flight
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 file photo, workers stand near a Boeing 737 Max airplane parked at Renton Municipal Airport next to the Boeing assembly facility in Renton, Wash., where 737 Max airplanes are made. Boeing finished 2020 with 157 deliveries, including planes handed over to cargo airlines and military customers. Boeing delivered 39 planes in December, including 27 Maxes, of which 10 went to American Airlines and eight to United Airlines. However, Boeing delivered none of its larger 787 jets as it worked to fix manufacturing problems where sections are the fuselage come together. ___This story has been updated to correct that Boeing delivered 27 Max planes in December, not 28.
Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle charge over plane
A Boeing 737 MAX jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, takes off on a test flight from Boeing Field Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Seattle. The MAX was grounded worldwide in early March 2019 after the second of two fatal accidents that together killed 346 people aboard almost-new aircraft. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle a criminal conspiracy charge for misleading regulators about the safety of its 737 Max aircraft, which suffered two deadly crashes shortly after entering airline service. Prosecutors said Boeing employees concealed important information about the plane from the Federal Aviation Administration, then covered up their actions. Boeing began working on the Max in 2011 as answer to a new, more fuel-efficient model from European rival Airbus.
Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle charge over 737 Max
FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, A Boeing 737 MAX jet taxis after landing at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle a criminal charge related to its troubled 737 Max jetliner. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle a Justice Department investigation and admit that employees misled regulators about the safety of its 737 Max aircraft, which suffered two deadly crashes shortly after entering airline service. The first airlines began flying the 737 Max in mid-2017. Boeing said in a regulatory filing that it will take a $743.6 million charge against earnings because of the settlement.
Boeing Max returns to US skies with first passenger flight
The American Airlines flight is scheduled to land at New York’s LaGuardia Airport with about 100 passengers aboard, according to an airline spokeswoman. The airline will give customers the chance to change flights if they don’t want to fly on the Max. The first passenger flight with a revamped Max took place this month in Brazil. Reports by House and Senate committees faulted Boeing and the FAA for failures in the process of certifying the plane. FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson, a former military and airline pilot, operated a test flight in September and vouched for the plane’s safety, saying he would put his family on it.
Boeing Max returns to US skies with first passenger flight
The American Airlines flight is scheduled to land at New Yorks LaGuardia Airport with about 100 passengers aboard, according to an airline spokeswoman. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)American Airlines flew a Boeing 737 Max with paying passengers from Miami to New York on Tuesday, the plane’s first commercial flight in U.S. skies since it was grounded after two deadly crashes. American flight 718 carried 87 passengers on the 172-seat plane, and the return flight from LaGuardia Airport to Miami International Airport held 151 passengers, according to an airline spokeswoman. Brazil's Gol airlines operated the first passenger flight with a revamped Max on Dec. 9. Some relatives of people who died in the second crash, a Max operated by Ethiopian Airlines, contend that the plane is still unsafe.
'Wonder Woman 1984' debuts with pandemic-best $16.7M
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." “Wonder Woman 1984” grossed an additional $19.4 million in international markets where it began playing a week earlier. But WarnerMedia is counting on “Wonder Woman 1984” to matter more to HBO Max, which wobbled in its initial rollout. Warner Bros. nevertheless seized on the returns for “Wonder Woman 1984” as the best as could be expected, given the circumstances. Streaming numbers weren't provided for “Soul” or “Wonder Woman 1984.” WarnerMedia said nearly half of HBO Max’s subscribers watched “Wonder Woman 1984” on its first day on the streaming platform, though it didn't say how long constituted a watch.
Boeing 737 Max back in air 2 years after grounded by crashes
A Gol Airlines Boeing 737 Max plane approaches to land at the international airport in Guarulhos, near Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. Commercial flights with Boeing 737 Max jetliners resumed Wednesday for the first time since they were grounded worldwide following two deadly accidents nearly two years ago. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)RIO DE JANEIRO – Commercial flights with Boeing 737 Max jetliners resumed Wednesday for the first time since they were grounded worldwide nearly two years ago following two deadly accidents. Gol, the country’s largest airline with 36 million passengers annually, owns seven 737 Max aircraft, according to Cirium. The Boeing plane was grounded globally in March 2019, shortly after a 737 Max crashed in Ethiopia.
Waiting for passengers, American puts Boeing Max in the air
An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max jet plane is prepared for to fly from Dallas Fort Worth airport in Grapevine, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. American Airlines took its long-grounded Boeing 737 Max jets out of storage, updating key flight-control software, and flying the planes in preparation for the first flights with paying passengers later this month. “I'm really disgusted by the whole thing and the fact that American Airlines would pay for that. It's not responsible for them to put you on this flight.”Chicago-based Boeing said Wednesday it has flown more than 1,400 test flights on updated Max planes. Regulators in Europe and Brazil have cleared a path for their airlines to resume Max flights in a few weeks.
European regulator moves to clear Boeing 737 for flight
BERLIN – European regulators on Tuesday took a step closer to letting the Boeing 737 Max fly again, publishing a proposed airworthiness directive that could see the aircraft cleared within weeks after being grounded for nearly two years over deadly crashes. The publication of the directive by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency opens a 28-day public consultation period after which the agency will review the input and then approve the aircraft for flight. That happened less than five months after another Max flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air plunged into the Java Sea. The move by the EASA, which is based in Cologne, Germany, comes after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration already cleared the Boeing 737 Max earlier this month. The European directive requires the same changes as those mandated by the FAA, so there will be no software or technical differences between jets operated by American or European carriers.
'Wonder Woman 1984' to debut in theaters and on HBO Max
“Wonder Woman 1984” isn’t skipping theaters or moving to 2021, but it is altering course. After the first month for free on HBO Max, “Wonder Woman 1984” will play in theaters for an additional few weeks before being made available for rental on demand. Warner Bros. also sent its next big film, “The Witches” straight to HBO Max, which parent company Warner Media launched earlier this year. “Wonder Woman 1984” is a major tentpole for Warner Bros. Is it possible for that to happen again this Christmas with Wonder Woman 1984 between theaters and HBO Max?” Killar wrote Wednesday.
Boeing Max cleared for takeoff, 2 years after deadly crashes
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max for flight. The nation’s air safety agency announced the move early Wednesday, saying it was done after a “comprehensive and methodical” 20-month review process. U.S. airlines will fly the Max once Boeing updates critical software and computers and pilots receive training in flight simulators. The FAA says the order was made in cooperation with air safety regulators worldwide. Anton Sahadi, who lives in Jakarta, Indonesia, and lost two brothers in the Lion Air crash, said it's too early for the Max to fly again.
Deeper job cuts at Boeing as pandemic throttles air travel
Boeing said Wednesday that it will cut 7,000 more jobs as it continues to bleed money during a pandemic that has smothered demand for new airline planes. Boeing Co. outlined the job cuts on the same day it reported a $449 million loss for the third quarter, a swing from the $1.17 billion it earned in the same period last year. Thursday marks the second anniversary of the crash of a Lion Air 737 Max off the coast of Indonesia. With customers in no mood to buy expensive new planes, Boeing expects to keep burning cash. The Max was Boeing’s best-selling plane, but now the company has 450 in storage that it can’t deliver.
FAA chief tests changes to Boeing's grounded 737 Max
A Boeing 737 MAX jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, takes off on a test flight from Boeing Field, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Seattle. The MAX was grounded worldwide in early March 2019 after the second of two fatal accidents that together killed 346 people aboard almost-new aircraft. Dickson said he landed the plane twice and also did “some air work maneuvers.”The Max has been grounded since March 2019, after the second crash. Zipporah Kuria, a British citizen whose father died in the second Max crash, called Dickson's flight “a gimmick” to reassure the public. Dickson said the FAA is working closely with other global regulators and being transparent in its review of the plane.
Panel's report blasts Boeing, FAA for crashes, seeks reforms
But both the agency and Boeing have said certification of the Max complied with FAA regulations, the 246-page report said. He said the committee won't scrap the delegation program, and he hopes to reach agreement on reforms before year's end. Committee investigators said they found several instances in which Boeing concealed information about MCAS from the FAA and airlines. But there was no evidence that they reported this to the FAA, the report said. According to the report, Boeing wanted to keep details about MCAS from the FAA so it wouldn't require additional pilot training.
Regulators to examine pilot training for Boeing 737 Max jets
Aviation regulators and pilots from several countries will begin next week reviewing Boeing’s proposal for training pilots to fly the revamped 737 Max, a sign that the grounded plane is moving closer to returning to service. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that the review will start Monday at London’s Gatwick Airport and last about nine days. The review will include aviation officials and pilots from the United States, Canada, Brazil and the European Union. A spokesman for Chicago-based Boeing said the company expects to win regulatory approval to resume shipping new Max jets in the fourth quarter. Earlier Friday, Europe’s flight safety authority said the first flight tests for the Max were completed.
Selena Gomez takes the heat in new cooking show
Selena Gomez is taking the heat in the kitchen. The singer-actress slices and dices in Selena + Chef, debuting Aug. 13 on the new HBO Max streaming service. There was no one off-camera perfectly prepping the ingredients and Gomez didn't glam up her clothing or makeup while chopping and stirring. Remote cameras set up in her kitchen captured Gomez's mishaps that include flames in the oven and squirting juices. Gomez learned to use a wet towel to adjust the shape and position on the plate of a classic French omelette.
Troubles abound, Boeing losses bloom to $2.4 billion in 2Q
Boeing lost $2.4 billion in the second quarter and the company will slow production and cut more jobs as demand for commercial aircraft shrinks during the coronavirus pandemic. Aircraft lessor AerCap said Wednesday that it canceled orders for 15 Max jets; it still has 80 on order. The second-quarter loss included write-downs for production slowdowns, severance payments and temporary closures because of virus outbreaks in Boeing factories. It compared with a loss of $2.94 billion in the same quarter last year, when Boeing took a $5.6 billion charge to cover compensation it owes airlines for the Max grounding. Revenue fell to $11.81 billion, down from $15.75 billion a year earlier.
Coronavirus impact saps AT&T revenue; 3M sign-ups at HBO Max
AT&T Inc. on Thursday said the coronavirus sapped $2.8 billion from its revenue, mostly in its WarnerMedia TV and film division. WarnerMedia revenue fell 23% to $6.8 billion due to a pullback by TV advertisers, particularly as there were no live sports, and movie theaters closed. The company is hoping to navigate the shift to online video with its HBO Max service, which launched in late May. There are 36.3 million U.S. subscribers to HBO Max or HBO. The company said it had work to do to educate and motivate HBO customers that they could switch to HBO Max, which has more content.
NBC's video service Peacock stresses 'free,' looks to 2021
So now Peacock, which launches Wednesday, is hoping that blaring free in an ad campaign for the service will entice viewers wary of adding yet another video subscription to their stack, even in todays stay-at-home world. It has a free tier and a $5-a-month paid tier with more video. Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, HBO Max and short-video service Quibi have all launched over the past year. As a Comcast internet customer, she could get Peacock for free, so she did. HBO Max did not reply to a question about its subscriber count since launch.
Watch the Moment Amy Schumer Finds Out She's Having a Boy in 'Expecting Amy' (Exclusive)
"We just heard the heartbeat," Amy Schumer says in this sneak peek at Expecting Amy, "and that s**t is deep." The above clip, debuting exclusively on ET, shows two such instances: First, when a pregnant Schumer and husband Chris Fischer hear their baby's heartbeat for the first time. Later, we see the moment the couple learns they're having a boy, prompting tears, hugs and a sobbing Schumer to quip, "Down with the patriarchy! HBO MaxAll three parts of Expecting Amy are streaming on HBO Max on July 9. RELATED CONTENT:'Expecting Amy' Trailer Explores Comedy and a Complicated PregnancyWhy Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer Changed Son Gene's Middle NameAmy Schumer Says She'll 'Revisit' Having Baby No.
Heather Dubrow Says She's 'So Proud' of Daughter Max After Coming Out as Bisexual
Heather Dubrow is supporting her daughter Maximillia, aka Max, after the 16-year-old came out as bisexual. On Tuesday, the last day of Pride Month, the former Real Housewives of Orange County star's daughter took to Instagram to share her news. Heather had previously posted a rainbow flag, captioning the shot, "#love #pride," in support of Pride Month. "So for me, I have four children and they are all very, very different, and my job as a parent is to create healthy, functioning, independent humans," Heather shared. "Whether those humans are straight, gay, bi, trans, they like to wear girls clothes, boys clothes, gender-neutral clothes, I don't care.
Boeing can begin test flights of the 737 Max, FAA says
Boeing has received clearance to begin test flights of its troubled 737 Max jet, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday. The test flights of could begin as early as Monday. The move marks an important step in the process to re-certify the 737 Max, which has been grounded since March 2019, for passenger flights. Problems with the 737 Max have so far cost Boeing $18.7 billion, and that number is likely to continue to climb. The company temporarily stopped building the 737 Max in January, before the Covid-19 pandemic hit most of the world's airlines.
Gone with the Wind returns to HBO Max ... with a disclaimer
Rhett and Scarlett are back on HBO Max, along with some criticism of slavery and race relations in the South that was missing from "Gone with the Wind." HBO pulled the film classic "Gone with the Wind" from its new streaming service two weeks ago in the wake of national protests against racism and deaths of African Americans at the hands of police. "Watching 'Gone With the Wind' can be uncomfortable, even painful," says Stewart. "Still, it is important that classic Hollywood films are available to us in their original form for viewing and discussion." HBO Max also included a second feature, an hour-long panel discussion filmed at the Turner Classic Movies film festival in April of 2019, entitled The complicated legacy of Gone with the Wind. Both HBO and TCM are owned by Warner Media, a unit of AT&T, as is CNN.
Amy Schumer Tackles Comedy and a Complicated Pregnancy in 'Expecting Amy' Trailer
"This is a trailer for our HBO Max documentary about giving birth to a baby and a special and a marriage and a diagnosis and everything in between," Amy Schumer wrote on her socials alongside the preview for Expecting Amy. Expecting Amy will show it all, bouncing from comedy clubs to hospital rooms with plenty of home video footage mixed in. "I resent how much women have to suck it the f**k up and act like everything's fine," Schumer says in the trailer. Expecting Amy is streaming on July 9 on HBO Max. 2 After the PandemicWhy Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer Changed Son Gene's Middle NameWhat to Watch on HBO Max: 'Friends,' 'Rick and Morty' and More
'Friends' Co-Creator Marta Kauffman Says HBO Max's Reunion Will Likely Shoot in August
HBO Max's Friends reunion may shoot this summer! In an interview with The Wrap, Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman reveals that those working behind-the-scenes on the much-anticipated reunion are hoping to shoot the special later this summer. The reunion special, which will feature Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, was initially slated to premiere with HBO Max's launch on May 27, but was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. "We are hoping to be able to shoot in August, if all is well and there is no early second wave and the studio is open," Kauffman says. RELATED CONTENT:'Friends' Co-Creator Says She 'Didn't Do Enough' for DiversityThe Definitive Guide to Binge-Watching 'Friends' As It Arrives on HBO MaxLisa Kudrow Assures 'Friends' Fans This One Thing About the Reunion