Daily Brief: Leslie Grace’s ‘Batgirl’ Gets The Axe For Tax

Also, where did two-thirds of LA’s $1.08 billion of COVID relief money go? Teachers? The homeless? Healthcare workers? None of the above.


» White House Declares Monkeypox A Public Health Emergency “We are prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus and we urge every American to take monkeypox seriously,” Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said to reporters during a briefing on Thursday. [NPR]

» San Francisco’s Ousted District Attorney Won’t Run Again The progressive Chesa Boudin bows out of a rematch with the former subordinate who took his job.[Politico]

» Firefighters Gain Ground on California’s Largest Wildfire of 2022 The deadly McKinney Fire in Northern California grows to nearly 59,000 acres with more heat on the way. [NBC]

» Warner Bros. Discovery Weighs Free Ad-Supported Streaming Plan Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. (WBD 4.61%▲) is exploring launching a free, ad-supported streaming service, its chief executive said, the latest effort by a streaming giant to reach a broader audience as the competition for users intensifies. [WSJ

» Berkeley City Council Will Not Lift Tear Gas Ban Amid People’s Park Protests Tear gas was banned in Berkeley in summer 2020 during nationwide protests over police brutality. [Berkeleyside]



» Study Finds Wildfires Disproportionately Impact Lower-Income Families



Larry David with "Curb Your Enthusiasm" guest star Tracy Ullman
Photo credit: John P. Johnson/ HBO

How ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Almost Killed Larry David

Larry David died on camera for the most recent Curb Your Enthusiasm season finale, but fortunately for fans, he realized afterwards, “I’m not ready to die.”

Showrunner Jeff Schaffer revealed in a new Hollywood Reporter interview that the star of the Emmy-nominated HBO comedy shot a death scene for the Season 11 finale, which—SPOILER ALERT!—ended with Larry falling in a councilman’s pool, and exclaiming underwater, “Where’s the fence?”

It was a callback to the season premiere. “Some­times we don’t know where we are going, but this season when we started with Larry finding the dead guy in the pool, right away I knew that we were going to end it with Larry falling into a pool because there was no fence,” Schaffer said.


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