Rebecca Rubin

film and media reporter, Variety

News Editor for Variety.

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Actor Tom Cruise was taped screaming at two crew members on the set of “Mission Impossible 7” in London. He was angry because they weren’t following COVID-19 safety protocols.

On film and TV sets, are crews following COVID safety protocols?

Actor Tom Cruise was taped screaming at two crew members on the set of “Mission Impossible 7” in London. He was angry because they weren’t following COVID-19 safety protocols.

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Disney says it’ll charge people $29.99 to stream its live-action remake of “Mulan” on Disney+.

Disney charges $30 to stream new ‘Mulan.’ What does it mean for future big-budget releases?

Disney says it’ll charge people $29.99 to stream its live-action remake of “Mulan” on Disney+.

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One of the nation’s worst COVID outbreaks is in LA County, where the positivity rate over the last week is nearing 20%.

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Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise among people experiencing homelessness in LA County. Group shelters are having a particularly hard time controlling the spread.

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It was a very different prediction for cannabis going into this year before the pandemic hit. With uncharted territory, no one really knew how the business would be affected.

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“Today I had this gentleman, and I asked him if he wanted me to call somebody,” Erin McIntosh recalls. “He said he had nobody.

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Dodger Stadium reopened today as a coronavirus vaccine site, with the capacity to vaccinate up to 12,000 people a day.

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Jolly Old St. Nick is still coming to town this pandemic Christmas — straight to living rooms via Zoom, Skype, etc.

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We can watch everything in our pajamas. We can do our jobs with unprecedented efficiency. We hate it. We miss movie theaters. We miss big screens. We miss uncomfortable seats.

A hint of Christmas spirit is still alive in the quaint, Danish tourist town of Solvang, and despite stay-at-home orders, some people can’t help but see it for themselves.

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LA County broke another record on Wednesday, reporting more than 22,000 new coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, Moderna’s vaccine may be available as early as next week.

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