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Rapper Drake shared a video on Instagram of his Toronto mansion flooded with ankle-deep murky water due to heavy rains on July 17, 2024. Severe weather hit Toronto and New York state, causing significant flooding and power outages. Toronto received nearly four inches of rain, leading to 167,000 power outages, road closures, and over 700 basement flooding reports. Toronto Pearson International Airport recorded its fifth wettest day with 3.8 inches of rain. Drake humorously captioned his video: “This better be Espresso Martini.”

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“Twisters,” a standalone sequel to the 1996 hit “Twister,” is projected to earn $50-$55 million in its opening weekend across 4,000 North American theaters. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung and starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, Glen Powell, and Anthony Ramos, the film cost $155 million to produce. Universal needs global success to justify the budget, with Warner Bros. handling international releases. “Twisters” has already made $11.5 million from 38 territories and will debut in major European markets soon. The original “Twister” was a massive hit, becoming the second-highest grossing film of 1996.

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Alec Baldwin’s lawyers have warned the Santa Fe sheriff and prosecutors of potential future litigation following the dismissal of the involuntary manslaughter charge against Baldwin in the Rust shooting trial. They issued preservation notices to ensure all relevant information, including electronic communications and documents, is retained. The charge was dismissed with prejudice after Baldwin’s lawyers alleged evidence was withheld. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer ruled that the withheld evidence, related to live ammunition, could have supported Baldwin’s defense that the fatal shooting was unforeseeable.

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The 2024 Emmy nominees will be announced on July 17 at 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, with a livestream on the Emmy website, YouTube, and the Television Academy’s social media. Hosts include Emmy winners Tony Hale and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Television Academy Chair Cris Abrego. Top drama contenders are Disney+’s “Ahsoka,” Netflix’s “The Crown” and “3 Body Problem,” and Prime Video’s “Fallout” and “Mr. and Mrs.”

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Los Angeles was foundational to punk-rock pioneers X, who named their 1980 debut album after the city. Brooklyn-raised bassist/singer John Doe moved to LA for its promise and lack of a punk scene. Singer Exene Cervenka sought escape from Florida, hitchhiking to Hollywood where she met Doe and guitarist Billy Zoom. They formed X in 1977, becoming local and national punk heroes. Despite internal conflicts, they are now releasing a new album, Smoke & Fiction, billed as their last. The album is a dialogue with their past, maintaining the lean, poetic, and fiery essence of their debut.

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The 76th Emmy Awards nominations will be announced in less than 24 hours. Emmy winners Tony Hale and Sheryl Lee Ralph, along with Television Academy chair Cris Abrego, will reveal the 2024 nominees in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET. Despite industry challenges, Abrego highlighted the year’s remarkable programs and performances. The event, streamed live from Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre, can be watched on the Emmys website and the Television Academy’s YouTube channel.

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In the past 24 hours, MLB saw reactions to country singer Ingrid Andress admitting she was drunk during her botched national anthem at the Home Run Derby and is now seeking rehab. Mets broadcaster Howie Rose made a controversial joke about the incident but later softened his stance. ESPN’s Pat McAfee expressed optimism, suggesting a positive outcome from Andress addressing her situation.

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A decade after their last on-air spar, Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly reunited on “The Daily Show,” appearing more amicable than adversarial. They discussed the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump, with O’Reilly calling for calm and criticizing media emphasis on the shooter’s political affiliation. Stewart pushed back, noting their history of provocative, confrontational rhetoric. Despite their differences, they maintained a humorous rapport, reflecting their long-standing dynamic of opposing viewpoints.

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