‘The Kominsky Method’ Creator Chuck Lorre Promises ‘Glimmer of Hope’ in Season 2 – The Contenders Emmys

The prolific television writer, producer and director sat down with series co-star Michael Douglas and Deadline's Pete Hammond to discuss where the comedy has gone and where they plan to take it in the future. "There's hope in Season 2," Lorre quipped Sunday at the Contenders Emmys.
The comedy marks the first time Douglas has starred on a TV series since The Streets of San Francisco, which ran from 1972 to 1977.
"There was a lot of loss and melancholy in the first eight episodes, and it just felt right to take these characters in a different direction," Lorre explained.
"When I read the first script, when Chuck sent it to me, I said 'this is funny,' I can relate," Douglas said about his return to television, adding, "It belittles most of the stuff that I get to see in feature films."
When The Kominsky Method returns for its second season, series creator Chuck Lorre says fans of the Netflix series will see something different.
"We had one lunch together and that was it," Douglas said.
Lorre said in the past, he looked to the audience to see what worked and which jokes landed. Not this time. Lorre writes every episode, noting that this is the first show he's done in 30 years without a live studio audience.
While Douglas and Arkin have great chemistry on-screen, the two didn't know each other before joining the series.
"This was an opportunity to just write and trust it, which was difficult," he said. "That was a big leap for me."
'There's a glimmer of hope for Alan [Arkin's] character," he continued.
The Kominsky Method centers on an aging actor-turned-acting coach (Douglas) and his agent and friend (Arkin). It co-stars Sarah Baker and Nancy Travis, with the quartet all set to return as series regulars in Season 2.
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Pinterest Files For An Initial Public Offering Of Stock On NYSE

Pinterest's main source of revenue is advertising by businesses that promote pins to users searching for particular items or experiences. The company has raised $1.5 million from prior investors has a valuation of $12.3 billion, according to PitchBook Data, Pinterest claims 250 million users explore the site each month.
Based in San Francisco, Pinterest claimed revenue of $756 million last year, up 60 percent from 2017, but that amounted to a lost of $63 million. However, the loss was down from the massive $130 million in losses from 2017. Pinterest said Friday it will list on the New York Stock Exchange using the ticker symbol “PINS.” The filing has not said how much the company seeks tor raise or the number of shares available.
The company was founded by CEO Ben Silbermann and chief product officer Evan Sharp in 2010.
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Digital scrapbook Pinterest has filed for an initial public offering of stock, joining what should be a busy IPO season for tech stocks. Pinterest is a big site for so-called influencers, who use it to tout fashion, interior design, and travel tips, among other topics.

‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Actress Lorenza Izzo Boards ‘Women Is Losers’

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Feliciano is repped by Authentic Talent and Literary Management. Izzo is repped by Paradigm Talent Agency and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.
Never have I felt stronger the powerful result from when women come together to tell their story. I am excited to partner with Andrea, Lissette and the amazing team on this fantastic project," said Izzo. “As a Latina woman going through a transformational process myself, this is an incredibly important and exciting project to be a part of. I feel honored to play Celina and portray a brave flawed admirable woman who broke the mold and paved the way for the rest to follow and in that sense, expose and explore so many issues for women still happening today.
She is someone we pass on the streets, the silent hero whose story is rarely told in focus in film. “Lorenza will play a character inspired by Lissette’s mother, who had to make the best of what she was given. Through her character we will see the everyday struggle the modern woman faces in the workplace, her community and home: raising a child, pay parity, domestic abuse, being judged and stereotyped for being true to herself; and although our modern woman lives in 1967, she’ll resemble women we know in our everyday lives and Lissette and I are thrilled for Lorenza to bring her to life," said Women Is Losers producer Andrea Chung.
Against all odds, while working multiple jobs, this young single mother, daughter of South American immigrants, fights the system and becomes a successful landowner. This was during a time when salaries were half of a man’s and single mothers weren’t given loans (which unfortunately remains the same today). Izzo, who was recently seen in the $131M-plus grossing Amblin feature The House With a Clock in its Walls, and stars next in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood plays Celina, a young Latina whose promising future is cut short with an unexpected pregnancy during the mid 1970s in San Francisco.
Ramos, Ghalib Datta, Alan Pao and Brooks Robertson (Co-EP) and Feliciano who is also directing and writing. Pic is executive produced by Izzo, Cecilia B.
EXCLUSIVE: Lorenza Izzo will star in Bowery Hill Entertainment's feature Women Is Losers from Tribeca Institute and NYU Alum, Lissette Feliciano. Production is already underway in San Francisco.

New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Aquaman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Talks Going From City Planner To Movie Star

He has since landed some sweet roles that are prepping him to be the leading man he is meant to be. Long before he was starring in movies about circus oddities and underwater superheroes, he was utilizing his architecture degree from UC Berkeley and working as a city planner in San Francisco. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II didn't always have his eyes set on being an actor. He left the city planning life behind and attended the Yale School of Drama and went on to appear in Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down.
Even before the James Wan-directed Aquaman, he starred in several A-list features including Baywatch with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron as well as The Greatest Showman with Hugh Jackman. To even further stretch his range, he will star opposite Dakota Fanning in the Zeresenay Berhane Mehar drama Sweetness in the Belly based on the bestselling novel by Camilla Gibb. In the second episode of New Hollywood Podcast's Aquaman series, we talked to Abdul-Mateen about his journey from city planner in San Francisco to an actor in Hollywood. He was generally a co-star doing his thing, but now he is making his way to the main spotlight in strong ensemble pieces from high-profile directors — not only with Aquaman but with HBO's forthcoming adaptation of Watchmen from Damon Lindelof as well as Jordan Peele's thriller Us, which he stars with fellow Yale School of Drama alums Lupita Nyong'o and friend of the podcast Winston Duke.
Abdul-Mateen sat down with us to talk about his start in Hollywood, his influences, and how he was the Aquaman cast member who spent the most time drenched in water. Listen to the episode below to see what he revealed about these projects cloaked in secrecy.” /> We also tried our hardest to get him to tell us anything about Watchmen and Us.

Facebook And Other Social Media Services Meet On Potential Midterm Election Meddling

Allegedly on the agenda: progress reports on preventing misinformation, current problems, and a vote on whether such meetings should be held more regularly. Reps from Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Snapchat were expected to attend the meeting.
Even as conservative voices are being rapidly tossed by the services or allegedly shadowbanned, a process to restrict comments – an issue that President Donald Trump vowed to look into – the meeting of a dozen firms took place in San Francisco at Twitter's offices, according to several media reports.
Google announced in the last two days that it removed 58 accounts believed to belong to Iran's state broadcaster, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).” />
Facebook was the key coordinator, according to BuzzFeed News, which claimed to have obtained an email detailing the meeting. The email, from Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook's head of cybersecurity, called it "a follow-on discussion."
"As I've mentioned to several of you over the last few weeks, we have been looking to schedule a follow-on discussion to our industry conversation about information operations, election protection, and the work we are all doing to tackle these challenges,' Gleicher reportedly wrote in the email.
Online media titans met today in San Francisco to discuss how to prevent meddling in the upcoming midterm elections.
The meeting among competitors to discuss their actions follows a similar gathering in May, when representatives from Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Oath, Snap and Twitter reportedly met with Christopher Krebs, an undersecretary at the US Department of Homeland Security, and Mike Burham from the FBI's foreign influence task force. That meeting also discussed the midterm election.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Will Be Questioned By Congress Committee

He tweeted that "social media giants are silencing millions of people" and said his administration would look into it. President Donald Trump is among those complaining about social media's growing war against conservatives.
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This committee intends to ask tough questions about how Twitter monitors and polices content, and we look forward to Mr. When decisions about data and content are made using opaque processes, the American people are right to raise concerns. House Energy and Commerce Chairman (R-OR) Greg Walden said in a statement that Twitter "is an incredibly powerful platform that can change the national conversation in the time it takes a tweet to go viral. Dorsey being forthright and transparent regarding the complex processes behind the company’s algorithms and content judgment calls."
Dorsey and other social media outlets have been under fire for outright banning conservative voices from their platform, censoring comments, and instituting "shadowbanning," in which a comment is visible to the poster but does not circulate to the following. Dorsey denied those practices in an earlier interview, but admitted his company is "left-leaning."
That led to calls for a Congressional hearing. Earlier this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced the same committee regarding his company's practices, being grilled over its privacy policies and other issues.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee September 5 regarding his company’s practices.
There have been calls from some pundits to treat social media as common carriers, which would put new regulations in place regarding their practices. A consortium of social media met in San Francisco on Friday to discuss ways to avoid alleged meddling in the coming mid-term elections, a continuation of an earlier meeting.

Sammy Davis Jr. – The Rhythm Of Life lyrics

Daddy started out in San Francisco,
Tootin’ on his trumpet loud and mean.
Suddenly a voice said, “Go forth, Daddy.
Spread the picture on a wider screen. “

And the voice said, “Daady, there’s a million pigeons
Ready to be hooked on new religions.
Hit the road, Daddy. Leave your common-law wife.
Spread the religion of the rhythm of life. “

And the rhythm of life is a powerful beat,
Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet,
Rhythm in your bedroom, rhythm in the street,
Yes, the rhythm of life is a powerful beat.

To feel the rhythm of life,
To feel the powerful beat,
To feel the tingle in your fingers,
To feel the tingle in your feet.

Daddy spread the gospel in Milwaukee,
Took his walkie-talkie to Rocky Ridge,
Blew his way to Canton, then to Scranton,
Till he landed under the Manhattan Bridge.

Daddy was the new sensation, got himself a congregation,
Built up quite an operation down below.
With the pie-eyed piper blowing, while the muscatel was flowing,
All the cats were go, go, going down below.

Daddy was the new sensation, got himself a congregation,
Built up quite an operation down below.
With the pie-eyed piper blowing, while the muscatel was flowing,
All the cats were go, go, going down below.

Flip your wings and fly to Daddy,
Flip your wings and fly to Daddy,
Flip your wings and fly to Daddy,
Fly, fly, fly to Daddy.

Take a dive and swim to Daddy,
Take a dive and swim to Daddy,
Take a dive and swim to Daddy,
Swim, swim, swim to Daddy.

Hit the floor and crawl to Daddy,
Hit the floor and crawl to Daddy,
Hit the floor and crawl to Daddy,
Crawl, crawl, crawl to Daddy.

And the rhythm of life is a powerful beat,
Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet,
Rhythm in your bedroom, rhythm in the street,
Yes, the rhythm of life is a powerful beat.

To feel the rhythm of life,
To feel the powerful beat,
To feel the tingle in your fingers,
To feel the tingle in your feet.

To feel the rhythm of life,
To feel the powerful beat,
To feel the tingle in your fingers,
To feel the tingle in your feet.

Flip your wings and fly to Daddy,
Take a dive and swim to Daddy,
Hit the floor and crawl to Daddy,
Daddy we got the rhythm of life,
Of life, of life, of life.
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Man!

Tony Bennett – I Left My Heart In San Francisco (Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 Album)

The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gray
The glory that was Rome is of another day
I’ve been terribly alone and forgotten in Manhattan
I’m going home to my city by the Bay
I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars
The morning fog may chill the air, I don’t care
My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you, San Francisco
Your golden sun will shine for me

Emily Kinney – Michael lyrics

[Verse 1]
I never could believe in God
But always willing to give it a shot
If there is such thing as magic human souls
Well, then mine looks a lot like Michael
Yes, my soul looks a lot like Michael

[Verse 2]
Manhattan baby, drop-out, drug abuse
Naively feel I’ve walked around in his shoes
He looked so thirsty when my heart is full
So, I pour every drop out to Michael
Yes, I pour out my soul to Michael

[Chorus]
Oh, San Francisco savior
Do you remember me?
In a backseat on a golden bridge
Kissing

Let’s forget about the tears I’ve cried
And let’s hold on to that first night

[Verse 3]
Under the table he took my hand
We sat across from the Green Day band
All of those boys but I could only see his face
Think how me and Michael, we are just the same
Yes, me and Michael, we are just the same

[Bridge]
I might’ve had a boy, and he a girlfriend
But on nights like those nights, rules always bent
I’d give up anything to feel understood
I’d give up anything to feel understood
I’d give up anything to feel understood
I’d give up and run away if Michael would

[Chorus]
Oh, San Francisco savior
Do you remember me?
Oh, San Francisco savior
Berkeley’s been breathing
Oh, San Francisco savior
Please remember me
In a backseat on a golden bridge
Kissing

[Outro]
Let’s forget about the tears I’ve cried
And let’s hold on to that first night