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What to stream this weekend: Juneteenth specials, ‘The Politician’ S2



June 19 (UPI) — Specials for Juneteenth and Father’s Day, Season 2 of Netflix’s The Politician and political thriller Wasp Network are just some of the entertainment options available this weekend as viewers stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, HBO’s Watchmen is free to watch this weekend, AMC’s NOS4A2 begins its second season and Cypress Hill is presenting a concert filmed using 360-degree video technology

Here’s a rundown of films, TV shows and concerts that will be released this weekend.


‘You Should Have Left’ — VOD

Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried star in this psychological thriller written and directed by David Koepp that hits video-on-demand services on Friday. Bacon and Seyfried portray a couple who book a vacation at a remote home where strange things begin to happen.

‘Wasp Network’ — Netflix

Penelope Cruz stars in political thriller Wasp Network which comes to Netflix on Friday. Edgar Ramirez, Wagner Moura, Gael Garcia Bernal, Ana de Armas and Leonardo Sbaraglia also star in this film which follows Cuban intelligence officers who were arrested in 1998 and convicted of espionage and murder.


‘Juneteenth: A Celebration of Overcoming’ — ABC

ABC is honoring Juneteenth in a one-hour special that airs Friday at 9 p.m. EDT. View co-host Whoopi Goldberg, ABC News Live Prime anchor Linsey Davis, Nightline co-anchor Byron Pitts and ABC News correspondents Deborah Roberts, TJ Holmes, Steve Osunsami and Janai Norman will appear on the special which will explore the history of the holiday and examine its legacy.

‘Watchmen’ — HBO, On Demand

HBOs’ Watchmen series, loosely connected to classic graphic novel of the same name, will be free to watch on and On Demand services starting on Friday and running through Sunday. Regina King stars in the action-drama which explores the legacy of systemic racism in America.

‘The Politician’ Season 2 — Netflix

Ben Platt’s Payton Hobart is running for New York State Senate and competing against Judith Light’s Dede Standish in Season 2 of Ryan Murphy‘s The Politician, which premieres on Netflix Friday. Gwyneth Paltrow, Bette Midler and Jessica Lange also star.

‘NOS4A2’ Season 2 — AMC

Zachary Quinto is back as Charlie Manx and Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen in Season 2 of NOS4A2, which premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. EDT on AMC. Season 2 takes place eight years after Season 1 following Charlie and Vic’s face-off.

Perry Mason‘ — HBO

Matthew Rhys is iconic criminal defense lawyer Perry Mason in this HBO limited series that airs Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT. This remake is set in 1932 Los Angeles and will serve as an origin story for Mason.

‘Yellowstone’ Season 3 — Paramount Network

Yellowstone begins its third season Sunday on the Paramount Network at 9 p.m. EDT. Kevin Costner stars with Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Wes Bently, Cole Hauser and Josh Holloway who joins the third season as a hedge fun manager who crosses paths with the Dutton family.

John Legend and Family: A Bigger Love Father’s Day’ — ABC

John Legend hosts a one-hour variety special to celebrate Father’s Day Sunday on ABC at 9 p.m. EDT. Legend will be performing new songs from his album Bigger Love and will be joined by his wife Chrissy Teigen, Anthony Anderson, Common, Jim Gaffigan, Ne-Yo, Shaquille O’Neal, Patton Oswalt, Scottie Pippen, Deion Sanders, Marlon Wayans, Stevie Wonder and more.

‘Tournament of Laughs’ — TBS

Jason Sudeikis hosts a new competition series titled Tournament of Laughs, which premiers Sunday on TBS at 10 p.m. EDT. The show pits 32 comedians against each other in a single-elimination tournament.


‘Lift Every Voice: A Juneteenth Special’ — YouTube

Live Nation Urban and LiveXLive will be honoring Juneteenth Friday with a live stream event that begins at 8 p.m. EDT on LiveXLive’s YouTube page. Common featuring Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins; Fantastic Negrito, Joy Oladokun, Jonathan McReynolds, Justine Skye and Mick Jenkins are set to perform with T.I. Vic Mensa and more scheduled to make appearances.

Cypress Hill 360-degree concert — MelodyVR app

Cypress Hill are delivering a live stream concert filmed using 360-degree video technology on Friday at 9 p.m. EDT through the MelodyVR app. The group will be performing “Insane in the Brain,” “Rock Superstar” and other hits.


The Last of Us Part II — PlayStation 4

The highly-anticipated sequel to 2013’s The Last of Us launches exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on Friday. Ellie, now older, is out for revenge following a traumatic event and will be traveling to new areas in the Pacific Northwest inside the game’s post-apocalyptic world.

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Reality TV stars Christina and Ant Anstead split up



Sept. 19 (UPI) — Reality TV stars Christina and Ant Anstead have split up after nearly two years of marriage.

“Ant and I have made the difficult decision to separate. We are grateful for each other and as always, our children will remain our priority. We appreciate your support and ask for privacy for us and our family as we navigate the future,” the Christina on the Coast star wrote in an Instagram post Friday.

The message included a photo of the former couple walking along a beach at sunset.

They began dating in October 2017, married in December 2018 and welcomed their son Hudson in September 2019.

Christina also has a 5-year-old son named Brayden James and 9-year-old daughter, Taylor Reese, with her ex-husband and Flip or Flop co-star, Tarek El Moussa.

El Moussa has been engaged to reality television personality, Heather Rae Young, since July.

Ant Anstead is the host of Wheeler Dealers.

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Dwayne Johnson tears down faulty security gate to get to work



Sept. 19 (UPI) — Film star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tore down the security gate at his home when it malfunctioned and prevented him from getting to work.

“Not my finest hour, but a man’s gotta go to work,” the Moana and Jungle Cruise star captioned Friday’s Instagram photo of the damaged gate he tossed on the lawn.

“We experienced a power outage due to severe storms, causing my front gate not to open,” he explained. “I tried to override the hydraulic system to open the gates, which usually works when power goes out — but this time it wouldn’t. Made some calls to see how fast I can get the gate tech on site, but I didn’t have 45 min to wait. By this time, I know I have hundreds of production crew members waiting for me to come to work so we can start our day. So I did what I had to do. I pushed, pulled and ripped the gate completely off myself. Tore it out of the brick wall, severed the steel hydraulics and threw it on the grass. My security team was able to meet the gate technician and welders about an hour later — and they were apparently, ‘in disbelief and equally scared;’ Not my finest hour, but I had to go to work. And I think I’m 100 [percent] ready to be #blackadam #ripgates.”

Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds was quick to comment on the post.

“The gate opened the OTHER way,” Reynolds quipped.

Johnson’s Jumanji co-star Karen Gillan responded with a string of faces with tears of joy emojis and remarked, “This is brilliant.”

Comedian Tony Baker joked, “The gate’s final words were ‘not like this…..’ beeeeeeeeeeeeep flatline.”

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Famous birthdays for Sept. 20: Phillip Phillips, Sophia Loren



Sept. 20 (UPI) — Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo.

They include:

— Novelist Upton Sinclair in 1878

— Sister Elizabeth Kenny, Australian nurse who pioneered the care of polio victims, in 1880

— NASA mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in 1910

— Basketball Hall of Fame Coach Arnold Jacob “Red” Auerbach in 1917

— Actor Sophia Loren in 1934 (age 86)

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— Artist Dale Chihuly in 1941 (age 79)

— Writer George R.R. Martin in 1948 (age 72)

— Hockey Hall of Fame member Guy Lafleur in 1951 (age 69)

— Actor Gary Cole in 1956 (age 64)

— Actor Kristen Johnston in 1967 (age 53)

— Musician Gunnar Nelson in 1967 (age 53)

— Musician Matthew Nelson in 1967 (age 53)

— Actor Asia Argento in 1975 (age 45)

— Actor Jon Bernthal in 1976 (age 44)

— Musician Phillip Phillips in 1990 (age 30)

— Actor Jason Drucker in 2005 (age 15)

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