Morning Brief: Devin Nunes Can’t Sue Twitter Over Fake Cow Account

Also a #MeToo reckoning in video gaming, Black actors demand change, and more
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» Devin Nunes can’t sue Twitter because a fictional cow tweeted mean things about him, a judge has ruled. Same goes for a parody account that pretended to be his mom. [Fresno Bee]

» Politicians and protesters agree that the LAPD needs major change. What they haven’t agreed on is what that change will look like. [Los Angeles Times]

» Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek and his wife Jean have donated $500,000 to Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, a homeless services organization based in Pacoima. The couple has called the San Fernando Valley home for 30 years. [ABC 7]

» A #MeToo reckoning appears to be sweeping the video game industry. Women are coming forward with allegations of widespread abuse and misconduct in the $150 billion industry. [Bloomberg]

» L.A. County will nearly double COVID-19 testing capacity in the coming days. Many Angelenos have reported being unable to access the free testing due to demand. [NBC Los Angeles]

» A group of more than 300 Black actors and filmmakers are calling on Hollywood to commit to divesting from police and investing in anti-racist content. Signatories to an open letter to industry leaders include Idris Elba, Queen Latifa, Janelle Monae, and other top talent. [Reuters]

» Gone with the Wind is back on HBO Max, but with some added context. A video featuring scholar Jacqueline Stewart will now run before the film, explaining how the movie fits into American history and culture. [The Hollywood Reporter]


TOP STORIES FROM L.A. MAG

» Los Angeles County Now Has More COVID-19 Cases than Any Other County in the U.S. At least 88,262 infections have been confirmed so far

» Journalist Shamed for Santa Monica Cleanup Photo Berates ‘Cancel Culture’ and the ‘Social Media Mob’ Fiona Moriarty-McLaughlin wrote an essay for USA Today about the video that angered everyone from LeBron James to Pink

» Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Put on Their Hairnets and Baked with Homeboy Industries The Duke and Duchess of dough


ONE MORE THING

rose bowl drive-in
The series kicks off with Jaws

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A Pop-Up Drive-In Is Coming to the Rose Bowl in July

Local movie theaters are gearing up to reopen in July, but if breathing other people’s air doesn’t appeal just yet, a car-bound viewing experience might be in order. Jane Rosenthal and Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Film is hosting pop-up drive-ins in New York, Texas, and at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The Rose Bowl schedule runs from July 2 through 26 and is stacked with classic movies (JawsThe Goonies), kids movies (Spy Kids, Inside Out), new indies (Andy Samberg’s Palm Springs), new documentaries (Tangled Roots), and even stand-up comedy nights.

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