After Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday, September 18, tributes to her life and her impact poured in from around the globe. While many celebrities and public figures sent their condolences in the wake of the news, one with an especially personal connection to the Supreme Court Justice also weighed in. Felicity Jones, who portrayed Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a biopic, offered her unique insights into her legacy.
Josh Hutcherson started acting back in 2002, nabbing his first high-profile role when he was about twelve for The Polar Express with Tom Hanks. As the actor continued to gain recognition in early movies such as Kicking & Screaming, Little Manhattan, Zathura, RV and Bridge to Terabithia, a young Jennifer Lawrence took notice. They say it’s easier to picture yourself somewhere when you know someone doing it, and Hutcherson making his way into her local paper was enough to have her talking to her parents about it.
Dune – December 18th, 2020 (Post-Production)
Dune, Frank Herbert’s massive tome of a novel, hasn’t found the easiest filmmaking processes. There’s even a whole documentary about one famous filmmaker’s failed attempt to bring it to the silver screen. David Lynch succeeded — if to mixed results — with his 1984 film, but now Denis Villeneuve will make an admirable attempt to bring Herbert’s words to the screen.
With an all-star cast that includes Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgard, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, and Charlotte Rampling in addition to Zendaya, Dune is set to be another enormous blockbuster from the revered director, though it’s hard to know if we’ll actually get a chance to see it this year. While we got our first glimpse at footage courtesy of an intriguing new trailer, the movie’s release date, December 18th, is tentative in a fluid release calendar.
Here are all the TV shows to be on the lookout for this week, from the Emmys to Enola Holmes:
Sunday, September 20
Monday, September 21
Filthy Rich: “What happens when family, fortune, and power collide? Well, I’m excited for you to find out,” star Kim Cattrall wrote in a letter to press about this upcoming series. Watch the trailer, below. 9 p.m. ET on Fox
Tuesday, September 22
The Playbook: Here is Netflix’s official description for this documentary: “The Playbook profiles legendary coaches as they share the rules they live by to achieve success in sports and in life. Through emotional and in-depth interviews, each coach reveals the critical moments in their personal lives and careers that ultimately helped form their coaching philosophies.” Streaming on Netflix
Wednesday, September 23
Console Wars: Here is the official description: “An official selection of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, Console Wars takes viewers back to 1990 when Sega, a fledgling arcade company, assembled a team of underdogs to take on the greatest video game company in the world, Nintendo. It was a once-in-a-lifetime, no-holds-barred conflict that pit brother against brother, kids against grownups, Sonic against Mario, and America’s unique brand of capitalism against centuries-old Japanese tradition. For the first time ever, the men and women who fought on the front lines for Sega and Nintendo discuss this battle that defined a generation.” Streaming on CBS All Access
Enola Holmes: Millie Bobby Brown plays Sherlock Holmes’s younger sister in this upcoming film. Streaming on Netflix
Thursday, September 24
The Murders at White House Farm: “Here is the official description for this series, per HBO: “An infamous true crime story. Over 30 years ago, three generations of one family were murdered at their isolated farm. Initial evidence pointed the finger at the daughter of the family who had a history of mental illness; however, one detective refused to accept this and delved deeper into the investigation. His determination uncovered new evidence that shed suspicion on another family member. This is a dramatized true crime story based on extensive research, interviews, and published accounts, looking at the mystery behind what happened that fateful day.” Streaming on HBO Max
Friday, September 25
Utopia: “Utopia is an eight-episode conspiracy thriller about saving the world, while trying to find your place in it,” reads Amazon’s description, per a press email. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video
Saturday, September 26
Love at Look Lodge: I love a good seasonal Hallmark film. 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark
Disneyland has been closed since March. As I write this, we have hit six months since Disneyland Resort closed its doors as a result of the global pandemic, and while the Downtown Disney District is open once again to limited crowds, the theme parks and hotels have announced no plan for reopening. While it feels like a reopening announcement might be coming soon, it seems equally likely we could see the resort, as well as places like Universal Studios Hollywood, remaining closed for a few more months. The closure was the right decision at the time, and it likely still is the right decision now. Having said that, yeah, I think I’ll probably be making plans to visit Disneyland pretty soon after it reopens, whenever that happens.
The Emmys 2020 will air this Sunday, September 20, and it’s a virtual ceremony guaranteed to be unlike any other. However, in contrast to the BET Awards, VMAs, and Daytime Emmys, the 72nd Emmy Awards won’t be a massive, pretaped spectacle where winners know ahead of time. The whole thing will be live, from actors’ homes, where everything that could go wrong just might.
“It’s sort of like walking a tightrope and you’re not supposed to look down, but you do and see there’s no safety net,” executive producer Ian Stewart said during a Zoom press conference with reporters on September 16. “Things are going to go wrong because it’s never been done before. At least [host] Jimmy Kimmel loves live TV and chaos. I think he’s hoping things go wrong, to tell you the truth.”
But in all seriousness, how, exactly, are the Emmys going to pull this off? Will nominees wear evening gowns and tuxes in their living rooms, or diamond-encrusted pajamas? Here’s everything we know, including how to watch the Emmys 2020:
When and where will the Emmys air?
The 72nd Emmy Awards, hosted by Emmy nominee Jimmy Kimmel, air live this Sunday, September 20 at 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT, on ABC.
How can I watch the Emmys 2020? Is there an Emmys livestream?
You can watch the Emmys on your local ABC television channel. The Emmys stream can also be watched via online services such as Hulu+ With Live TV, Sling, Fubo, Philo and AT&T TV Now. But you need a subscription.
Who is nominated?
Fan favorites Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), Kerry Washington (Little Fires Everywhere), Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Zendaya (Euphoria), the cast of Schitt’s Creek, and many more are up for Emmys this year. For the full list of nominees, click here.
Who will make special appearances and present awards?
ABC and the Television Academy have announced Ty Burrell, Ken Jeong, Mindy Kaling, Tatiana Maslany, Bob Newhart, Jason Bateman, Sterling K. Brown, Laverne Cox, Sesame Street’s Count Von Count, Morgan Freeman, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, D-Nice, Randall Park, RuPaul, Patrick Stewart, Jason Sudeikis, Anthony Anderson, America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Gabrielle Union, J.J. Watt, Lena Waithe, and Oprah Winfrey as special presenters. Grammy winner H.E.R. will perform during the “In Memoriam” segment. ABC also says there will be “additional surprises.”
Will most of the nominees show up from home?
Yep. Producers will have 130 cameras all over the world in 10 countries to make sure every nominee who wants to be part of the show can be. That means high-tech light rings and monitors are being sent to everywhere from Tel Aviv to London, and Los Angeles to New York. “If there are 130 live feeds coming in, it’s like trying to watch 130 sports matches at a time. It’s so many things coming in—or so many things that can stop coming in,” executive producer Ian Stewart joked. “Every single bit of it will be a challenge.”
Your weekly horoscope is here. Tuesday marks the fall equinox, meaning both day and night are of equal lengths. It’s also a good time to ask yourself: Have you struck harmony and balance in each area of life? How can you tip the scales to find the middle point? What you seek is what you’ll find, so look for beauty, equality, and engagement in all people and situations, and you’ll uncover it. Read on to discover what’s in store for your sign during the week of September 21 through September 27, 2020, then get to know your rising sign.
Aries | Aries rising
It’s all about your relationships over the next month, as there’s heat in your one-on-one sector. Schedule dates with a special someone or your bestie—keep it fun and get creative with your rendezvous. The company you keep will influence you. Are you challenged yet empowered? Is it truly fair and equitable? If so, great; if not, how can you adjust those scales? Actions are everything, but words matter, so shine the spotlight on your beloved and let them know how you care.
Taurus | Taurus rising
How are your health routines and habits, Taurus? If you’ve dropped the ball over disruptions to your usual program, then this is the week to get back on track. Make it stick by teaming up with a buddy. A beautiful and harmonious environment is essential to well-being, so spruce up your workplace. And if your desk has moved to your home, it’s doubly important to set your space up well so it’s not just functional but serves you visually. Your job is under a spotlight this week, so get your ducks in a row and shout your achievements from the rooftop.
Gemini | Gemini rising
Your spheres of romance and creativity are lit from Tuesday, so take time out to spend doing things that bring you joy, light you up, and remind you of your dreams when you were young—the ones without shoulds or self-imposed limits. Whatever it is, it’s probably more fun together, so share the experience in whatever way you can. If you’ve had creative outlets on hold, this is your time to dust off your favorite one.
There has been quite a bit of mystery and intrigue (or, more accurately, uncertainty and frustration) surrounding the DCEU in recent years. While at least one question has been answered with the confirmed existence and upcoming release date of the Snyder Cut, we cannot say the same about a once proposed film about Cyborg, which would see Ray Fisher would reprise his Justice League role as the lead.
Thankfully I’m doing really well and really healthy. I remember when I was growing up and my parents always used to say, ‘If you have your health, you have everything. When you’re young and you hear that, you’re like, ‘Yeah, yeah, whatever.’ But now that you have your health and you’ve gone through a couple of things, you’re like, ‘Yes. that actually does mean something.’ You can pretty much handle anything if you have your health.
On Friday, September 18, Ruth Bader Ginsberg—Supreme Court justice, feminist, mother, and beloved grandmother, died at 87. Not only did she leave behind an insurmountable legacy, but she also left a vacant, vital Supreme Court seat. And it appears the Republicans, controversially, will try to fill it before the presidential election on November 3.
“President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate,” Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, said in a statement Friday evening just hours after Ginsberg’s passing. Senate Majority Whip John Thune echoed this sentiment, adding in his statement, “I believe Americans sent a Republican president and a Republican Senate to Washington to ensure we have an impartial judiciary that upholds the Constitution and the rule of law. We will fulfill our obligation to them. As Leader McConnell has said, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the U.S. Senate.”
The reason this move is being called hypocritical: in February 2016, McConnel blocked President Barack Obama’s choice for Supreme Court, saying it was too close to election day (it was more than 200 days out). As of September 19, we’re just 45 days from the election.
There are, however, a few dissenters in the Republican ranks. According to The New York Times, both Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine said there isn’t enough time to confirm a new justice before the election. In an apparent response to this, McConnel sent a letter to Republicans noting, “For those of you who are unsure how to answer, or for those inclined to oppose giving a nominee a vote, I urge you all to keep your powder dry.” He added Republicans should not “lock yourselves into a position you may later regret.”
There are also already potential candidates in place: On September 9, Trump announced the addition of 20 names to his consideration list, noting he’d “absolutely” nominate a new justice should a vacancy arise before the election. Publications, including The New York Times, are already making their lists of who they consider to be frontrunners, including Amy Barrett and Amul Thapar. For a complete picture, here’s what you need to know about Trump’s list of top choices to join the Supreme Court before election day.
Bridget Bade: Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In 2018, Trump added Bade’s name to his potential list of future Supreme Court nominees. In 2019, when up for nomination in the ninth circuit, The Alliance for Justice noted that Bade’s record should be “carefully examined” rather than the organization’s harsher condemnation of other nominees. According to Bloomberg Law, Bade received a “Well Qualified” rating from the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, the highest possible rating.
Daniel Cameron: Attorney General of Kentucky
Cameron is Kentucky’s first Black Attorney General. According to the Courier-Journal, the 34-year-old would be an “unlikely choice for the high court, given his age and lack of experience. He was admitted to practice law nine years ago.” Of his mention on the list, Cameron said, “it is an honor to be mentioned by President Trump.” He added, “I remain focused on serving the people of Kentucky and delivering on my promise to tackle child abuse, human trafficking, the drug epidemic, and other public safety challenges throughout the commonwealth.” Cameron is currently under the spotlight as his office will decide whether or not to charge the three Louisville Metro Police officers involved fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.
Amy Coney Barrett: Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Barrett, a former clerk to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, was also nominated by Trump for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. According to CNN, in 2013, Barrett said she believes it is “very unlikely at this point” that the Supreme Court is going to overturn Roe v. Wade. In her confirmation hearing, Barrett said she did not believe it was “lawful for a judge to impose personal opinions, from whatever source they derive, upon the law,” SCOTUS Blog reported. She additionally pledged that her personal views on abortion “or any other question will have no bearing on the discharge of my duties as a judge.” Barrett was also a member of the Federalist Society, which advocates for an originalist interpretation of the Constitution.
Paul Clement: Former Solicitor General
Clement served as solicitor general during George W. Bush’s presidency. According to CNN, he is “one of the most experienced appellate advocates in the country,” and argued more than 100 cases before the court. New York magazine once wrote of him, “The unusual thing about Clement is that, while he’s undoubtedly a conservative and a Republican, he has managed to avoid this fate. His persona is rarely conflated with the case he’s arguing.” Lisa Blatt, a veteran Supreme Court advocate and the head of Arnold & Porter’s appellate practice, told the magazine, “He just doesn’t do things that upset people. There’s no edge to him.”
Tom Cotton: U.S. Senator from Arkansas
In response to the news that he was shortlisted for the Supreme Court, Cotton tweeted, “I’m honored that President Trump asked me to consider serving on the Supreme Court and I’m grateful for his confidence. I will always heed the call of service to our nation.” He added, “The Supreme Court could use some more justices who understand the difference between applying the law and making the law, which the Court does when it invents a right to an abortion, infringes on religious freedom, and erodes the Second Amendment.” Cotton also once described slavery as a “necessary evil” and opposes the teaching of the 1619 Project.
Ted Cruz: U.S. Senator from Texas
On Friday, Cruz told Fox News, “I believe that the president should next week nominate a successor to the court, and I think it is critical that the Senate takes up and confirms that successor before Election day.” Despite being on the shortlist, Cruz has said he has no interest in joining the court. “It is deeply honoring,” Cruz told Fox. “It’s humbling to be included in the list … but it’s not the desire of my heart. I want to be in the political fight.”
Kyle Duncan: Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
In January, Daniel Goldberg, legal director at the progressive judicial nonprofit the Alliance for Justice, called Duncan an “ultra-conservative.” Goldberg explained how Duncan argued for the recent Medical Services v Russo case, which would essentially ban abortion clinics in Louisiana until he was given a lifetime appointment to the fifth circuit by Trump. A similar law was deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2016. “For the overwhelming number of cases,” Goldberg said, “the constitutional rights of the people in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi will be made by Kyle Duncan and the other ultra-conservatives on the fifth circuit.”
Steven Engel: Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel
In 2017, Sen. John McCain was the sole Republican vote against confirming Steven Engel to lead the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. In his vote, McCain cited Engel’s role in the so-called “Torture Memos” under the George W. Bush administration. “Mr. Engel reviewed and commented on this memo, which attempted to justify interrogation techniques that violate the Geneva Conventions and stain our national honor,” McCain told POLITICO. “I cannot in good conscience vote for any nominee who in any way has supported the use of enhanced interrogation.”
Noel Francisco: former Solicitor General of the United States
In July, Francisco stepped down as solicitor general. During his tenure, he helped defend several controversial issues that came to the court, Reuters reported. This included disputes over the President’s personal financial records and the travel ban and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Josh Hawley: U.S. Senator from Missouri
Hawley is another senator who has already expressed he has little interest in the job of a Supreme Court judge. “My principal role in this process, this latest process, was to state where I will begin with judicial nominees, which is asking where they are on Roe vs. Wade,” he said in mid-September. “Roe v. Wade is a window into a judge’s judicial philosophy.”
James Ho: Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Ho, like many others on this list, is also a member of The Federalist Society. According to NPR, Ho has said that today’s government “would be unrecognizable to our Founders.” He’s also condemned abortion, calling it a “moral tragedy.”
Gregory Katsas: Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Katsas is another member of The Federalist Society. In a 2016 podcast for the society, Katsas made dismissive comments about abortion rights, saying “the right to abortion, which isn’t in the Constitution, which has all these made-up protections [sic].” However, during his 2017 confirmation hearing, Katsas said, if confirmed, “I would have no difficulty fully and fairly applying [Roe v. Wade] and all other binding precedents.” The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights strongly opposed his nomination as a circuit judge.
Barbara Lagoa: Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
According to the Federal Justice Center, Lagoa’s appointment to the eleventh circuit was endorsed by William W. Large, the President of the Florida Justice Reform Institute, which advocates for conservative legal reforms. Her appointment was also praised by John Stemberger, the president of the Florida Family Policy Council, which the Justice Center describes as “an anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ group.” Lagoa is also a member of The Federalist Society. In his statement, Stemberger said, “she is smart, thoughtful, and has a conservative judicial philosophy that appreciates the limited role of the court. She is also deeply committed to her faith, her family, and her community.”