Universal, Cinemark agree on earlier home release for movies

By Lisa Richwine

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Cinemark Holdings Inc <CNK.N> has reached a deal that will allow Comcast Corp’s <CMCSA.O> Universal Pictures to offer its films in U.S. homes as soon as 17 days after they debut in theaters, the companies said on Monday.

The multi-year agreement is similar to one that Universal made earlier this year with AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc <AMC.N>, the world’s largest theater chain, embracing a major shift from traditional movie release patterns.

Under the new agreement, Universal could offer movies for sale via premium video-on-demand after they have played for at least three weekends in theaters, a statement from the companies said. That would shrink the exclusive window a movie plays in cinemas to as short as 17 days rather than the roughly 90 days that has been common practice.

Movies that open with more than $50 million at box offices would be exclusive

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‘Dick Johnson Is Dead’ Wins Top Prize at Critics Choice Documentary Awards

Kirsten Johnson’s playful “Dick Johnson Is Dead” has been named the best nonfiction film of 2020 at the fifth annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards, which were announced on Monday morning.Johnson also won the Best Director award for her Netflix film, in which she deals with the impending death of her father by staging his death in a variety of ways.Melissa Haizlip won the Best First Documentary Feature award for “Mr. SOUL!,” while other awards went to “My Octopus Teacher” for cinematography, “Totally Under Control” for editing, “The Way I See It” for music and “David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet” for narration.“MLK/FBI” was named Best Archival Documentary, “John Lewis: Good Trouble” Best Historical/Biographical Documentary, “Boys State” Best Political Documentary” and “My Octopus Teacher” Best Science/Nature Documentary.There were two ties: “Ali & Cavett: The Tale of

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Hooker Furniture to Host Third Quarter Earnings Call on December 10

MARTINSVILLE, Va., Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hooker Furniture Corporation (Nasdaq-GS:HOFT) will present its fiscal 2021 third quarter financial results via teleconference and live internet web cast on Thursday morning, December 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time. The dial-in number for domestic callers is 877.665.2466 and the number for international callers is 678.894.3031. The conference ID number is 9423979.

Hooker’s fiscal 2021 third quarter began on August 3, 2020 and ended on November 1, 2020.

The call will be simultaneously web cast and archived for replay on the Company’s web site at hookerfurniture.com in the Company section under Investor Relations.

Hooker Furniture Corporation, in its 97th year of business, is a designer, marketer and importer of casegoods (wooden and metal furniture), leather furniture and fabric-upholstered furniture for the residential, hospitality and contract markets. The Company also domestically manufactures premium residential custom leather and custom fabric-upholstered furniture. It is

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Casabella Interiors Sweeps the PRISM Design Awards with Five Wins Across Three Categories

CAPE COD, Mass., Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Casabella Interiors took home five awards at the PRISM Design Awards gala on Nov. 8th –winning more awards than any other firm in this year’s competition. The PRISM Awards recognize the finest projects and outstanding achievements of builders, remodelers, developers, project owners, architects, land planners, marketing/advertising firms, interior designers, and other professionals in the home building industry. 

Casabella swept two categories: The Best Bathroom Remodel Over $125,000 and Best Interior Design of a Private Residence: Bedroom / Bathroom.  Says Michele Chagnon-Holbrook, owner of Casabella Interiors, “The scope of our awards this year, and the projects they represent, from total demolition to new build to renovation, speaks to our capabilities as masters of the concept-to-build design experience.”

Chagnon-Holbrook and her team took home a Gold Award for their spa-inspired master bathroom “A Bespoke Reinvention” that featured floating vanities,

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Mark Buehrle, Torii Hunter, Tim Hudson and Barry Zito Are Hall of Fame Finalists

The Baseball Hall of Fame announced its new ballot on Monday, with 11 first-time candidates to go along with 14 holdovers, including four who got more than half of the votes from writers last winter: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling and Omar Vizquel. At 70 percent, Schilling was the closest to reaching the 75 percent needed for election.

The new class seems unlikely to produce any players who will end up with a plaque in Cooperstown, N.Y., but all left an impression on the game. Here’s a quick salute to each of this year’s new finalists.

LHP | 16 seasons | 59.1 WAR

No pitcher has thrown two perfect games, but Buehrle flirted with doing it consecutively for the White Sox in July 2009. Five days after spinning one gem against Tampa Bay, he stayed perfect for 17 batters in Minnesota until a two-out walk in the

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Tampa Remodeling Franchise Creates Affordable Dream Kitchens

TAMPA, FL – Kitchen Tune-Up, a national kitchen remodeling company known for five service options to update kitchens and cabinetry, has arrived in Tampa.

Meeting the growing demand from homeowners seeking to update and upgrade the look of their kitchens, Tampa’s Kitchen Tune-Up is serving communities throughout Hillsborough County.

Local residents Brandi and Derk Shultz have launched Kitchen Tune-Up’s operations along with the support of the company’s home office located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The award-winning company has established itself as the industry leader with more than 32 years of success behind it.

“Our goal is to make kitchen updates hassle-free for homeowners in Tampa,” said Brandi Shultz. “We want to show our neighbors that making a change in their kitchen can be fun and easy. They’ll enjoy the experience every step of the way and will start dreaming of their next home improvement project the minute we finish.”


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Listen to LVRN’s New Christmas Album ‘Home for the Holidays’ f/ Summer Walker, 6lack, and More

Christmas has come a little early this year, as rap label Love Renaissance has just dropped their first-ever holiday album Home For the Holidays featuring the lyrical talents of Summer Walker, 6lack, Shelley formerly known as DRAM, Westside Boogie, and several others.

Once spooky season ends, that means it’s time to start defrosting The Polar Express and crack open all of the holiday projects, immediately. LVRN enlists the talents of some of the best vocalists in the game right now like Summer Walker and 6lack to help us fully embrace the holiday spirit, even in the middle of November and I’m here for it. The two provide their own unique lyrical stylings to new holiday songs like “Ghetto Christmas,” while Shelley and Eli Derby assist on Christmas classics like “Feliz Navidad” and “This Christmas.”

On the same day as the release of Home For the Holidays, LVRN also linked

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Walmart caters to home cooks with SideChef recipe partnership

  • Thanks to a new partnership with home cooking platform SideChef, Walmart shoppers will be able to order entire lists of ingredients on over 10,000 recipes.
  • A total of 3,300 Walmart stores in the United States will participate in this new service.
  • Walmart’s senior director of content and influencer marketing Sarah Henry said in a statement that the company wants to give “time back” to aspiring home cooks.
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For an aspiring home cook, the prospect of wandering through grocery aisles picking up ingredients can be daunting. And during a deadly global pandemic, spending an inordinate amount of time in stores is less appealing to consumers than ever. 

Now Walmart is teaming up with digital home cooking platform app SideChef to help shoppers tackle new recipes and the sometimes overwhelming “headspace of the food intent journey,” according to Walmart executive Sarah Henry. 

Walmart’s customers will

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Wayfair Black Friday deals: furniture, appliances, lighting

A new round of holiday savings are finally live at Wayfair now that the brand has revealed some of its Black Friday deals.

As part of its early Black Friday savings, Wayfair is taking up to 80% off its bestselling lighting, furniture and more.

There are markdowns on traditional floor lamps, gorgeous area rugs and storage solutions.

You can also enjoy discounts on bedding and mattresses — like this Serta Sleeptrue hybrid mattress that is over $400 off.

With prices starting at just $9.99, you can stock up on all the home goods for unbeatable prices.

GE appliances are included in the Black Friday savings, including refrigerators, microwaves and dishwashers.

And you can still take advantage of major markdowns on kitchen goods during the Kitchen Essentials Sale and holiday items during the annual Holiday Sale.

So to give you some added help as you take a look at all deals,

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Walnut, CA woman fired after getting COVID-19, lawsuit says

A California woman is suing her former employer, alleging that she was fired after testing positive for COVID-19.

Priscilla Perez filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Nov. 12 against One Perfect Choice furniture store in Walnut. She is seeking damages from the company after she says they discriminated against her on the basis of disability, intentionally inflicted emotional distress and wrongfully terminated her.

McClatchy News reached out to One Perfect Choice for comment but did not receive a response Monday.

Perez said she tested positive for COVID-19 at the end of June and took time off from her job as an office assistant to recover, according to the lawsuit. When she returned to work, the lawsuit says, her boss “began giving her the runaround” and “told her to file for unemployment benefits.”

Perez’s manager told her the company couldn’t afford to continue employing her, the lawsuit

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