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Followers pit Chicago in opposition to Fleetwood Mac in Twitter debate



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Twitter is having a really belated battle of the bands.

On Monday, Twitter consumer @Toffifay76 stirred up some scorching web drama by posing a query to her followers: “Fleetwood Mac or Chicago?”

The simple selection between the 2 beloved rock teams went viral, and has since racked up greater than 1,700 likes and 4,200 responses.

“Chicago!!!!!” voted one enthused devotee of the “If You Go away Me Now,” and “You’re the Inspiration,” artists. “I do know ppl will unfollow however I’ve at all times hated Stevie Nicks. Her voice is sort of a fog horn… Don’t @ me!!”

“Fleetwood Mac (BEFORE Buckingham & Nicks) was one of many three biggest English blues/rock guitar/guitarist track factories in historical past,” voted an opposing listener. 

Different Fleetwood followers decided that Chicago didn’t even should be in comparison with the “Rumours” creators. 

“I’m unsure why this query [exists]. These two bands usually are not in the identical league.. Fleetwood Mac! Ask which between Fleetwood Mac and Eagles. These are the 2!” tweeted one critic. 

In the long run, Fleetwood did certainly get extra votes — however not by a landslide. 

“Guys!!! I actually have loved the responses. Seems to be like: FM ~ 55%, Chicago ~ 45%, and others ~ 10%. That was a number of enjoyable,” @Toffifay76 tweeted Monday morning. 

This isn’t the primary time Fleetwood Mac has gotten an publicity increase from social media not too long ago: A viral TikTok clip of skater Nathan Apodaca ingesting cranberry juice and longboarding to the group’s monitor “Goals,” introduced Fleetwood Mac a spike in gross sales starting in September.

“Morning vibe,” skater Apodaca captioned the unique video during which he glugs a big bottle of Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice whereas skating down a freeway and singing together with Stevie Nicks on the hit off of the group’s 1977 album “Rumours.”

Fleetwood Mac formally introduced their approval of the clip, the band’s official Twitter account tweeting “We love this!” Mick Fleetwood himself even re-created the viral video. Apodaca later turned a legend himself, showing in a digital parade after the inauguration of President Joe Biden.

Chicago Performs At Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

Musicians Keith Howland, Lou Pardini, Walfredo Reyes, Daniel de los Reyes, James Pankow, Ray Herrmann, Lee Loughnane, Brett Simons, Neil Donell and Robert Lamm of the traditional rock band Chicago carry out onstage on the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Feb. 18, 2018 in Thousand Oaks, California.

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Chicago Performs For SiriusXM Live From Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles

Lou Pardini, Keith Howland, Walfredo Reyes Jr., James Pankow, Ray Herrmann, Tris Imboden, Lee Loughnane, Jeff Coffey and Robert Lamm of Chicago attend Chicago performs for SiriusXM Reside From Whisky a Go Go on June 5, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.

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2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Irving Azoff - Show

Recording artists Lou Pardini, Keith Howland, Walfredo Reyes Jr. (seated on drum riser), James Pankow, Walter Parazaider, Lee Loughnane, Jason Scheff and Robert Lamm of Chicago carry out onstage throughout the 2016 Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Trade Icons honoring Irving Azoff on the Beverly Hilton Lodge on Feb. 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Inside David Schwimmer’s ‘crappy summer time jobs’ earlier than he landed ‘Pals’




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Earlier than he made it huge on “Pals,” David Schwimmer labored on wheels for seven lengthy years.

“I used to be a roller-skating waiter in Chicago for seven years,” Schwimmer instructed The Guardian. “You make your actual cash by doing stunts. Everybody will get their burgers and fries, you then say: ‘Hey, you need me to leap over your children for 5 bucks?’ They’d have their children lie on the bottom and I’d simply bounce over them at 30mph.”

By then Schwimmer was used to laborious work as he’d been hardened by a collection of “actually crappy summer time jobs.”

“I labored at this place referred to as Steve’s Ice-cream the place you needed to combine in all of the sweet or cookie crumbs by hand on this huge marble slab for 3 bucks an hour,” Schwimmer recalled. “At 16, I labored at this copy machine place. I needed to faux to be some man from Xerox. I’d cellphone up clients and say: ‘I see you have got a Xerox 2-2500. Seems to be such as you’re operating out of toner.’ Some harmless secretary would say: ‘I don’t suppose we’re?’ and I’d say: ‘I feel you might be, let me ship you a few containers.’ It wasn’t precisely authorized. I turned up at some point and the entire place had been raided.”

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Schwimmer mentioned doing methods acquired him some additional money as a roller-skating waiter.
As a child, Schwimmer said he wanted to work in the medical field.
As a baby, Schwimmer mentioned he wished to work within the medical subject.
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Whereas he made the world fall in love with him on “Pals,” Schwimmer nearly didn’t turn into an actor in any respect.

As a baby, “I wished to be a surgeon,” he instructed the paper. “I used to be fascinated by the human physique: I knew the whole lot in regards to the lymphatic, the vascular and the skeletal techniques. I used to be a giant science geek, however I discovered that I may discuss to extra ladies in performing class than within the science lab. In order that sort of derailed my medical profession.”

One other enjoyable truth: whereas attending a summer time program at Oxford, Schwimmer opted to take a clown course, saying “[It] simply spoke to me. So I went to clown faculty, too.”

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Earlier than he made it huge on “Pals,” David Schwimmer labored on wheels for seven lengthy years.
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Tribeca Film Competition 2021 was the weirdest film fest ever




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Probably the most surreal second I’ve ever skilled at a movie pageant got here Wednesday night time in Battery Park. I used to be on the out of doors world premiere of the documentary “Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James,” a part of the Tribeca Film Competition, when the film stopped with 40 minutes nonetheless to go.

“We are going to now pause for 15 minutes to look at the fireworks,” an announcer mentioned. Huh? Cannes has by no means shot off pyrotechnics throughout a Lars von Trier debut. (Maybe they need to.)

The shock show was Gov. Cuomo’s swiftly introduced celebration of many COVID restrictions being lifted within the state. Mayor de Blasio barely knew about it, which, granted, isn’t unusual for him. 

Normally at such an occasion, all I’d have to look at is the brand new movie and some obnoxious speeches in regards to the significance of artwork. However, from begin to end, this was no regular Tribeca.

The 20th anniversary version was the primary main in-person movie pageant in the USA since Sundance in January 2020 — though there was an non-compulsory at-home factor — and it was a profitable experiment in how you can get these shindigs off the bottom once more. 

To not point out a hilarious one.

Simply because the screenings happened open air doesn’t imply the movies have been PG-ified to appease New York youngsters for whom the phrase “bedtime” is as overseas as “tractor.” 

Throughout a taut, if underdeveloped thriller known as “Catch the Truthful One” at Hudson Yards, there was nudity, a personality was waterboarded to demise, F-bombs have been thrown round like confetti and unhealthy guys have been shot level clean within the head. All of the whereas, energetic kiddos have been rolling round on scooters and posing for selfies by the Vessel.  

One boy — he was perhaps 10 years outdated — ducked underneath the velvet rope and pulled up a chair to absorb some R-rated cinema up shut. Nothing he wouldn’t see just a few blocks away at Penn Station, I suppose.

Additionally humorous was the lax masks enforcement. Bulletins repeatedly got here on-screen through the pre-shows telling audiences that face coverings have been necessary always, even exterior. Precisely no person adopted that rule. 

The movies themselves have been first rate. Tribeca is totally different from Toronto, Venice and Sundance in that its motion pictures usually will not be awards-season fodder, so that you get to expertise unconventional new expertise and voices. 

Effectively, apart from New York’s most well-known voice in 20 years, Lin-Manuel Miranda. The movie adaptation of his musical “Within the Heights,” about Washington Heights residents hustling throughout a sweltering summer season, appropriately premiered right here throughout a heatwave. The triumph was Tribeca’s finest get in years.

Vanessa Kirby, fresh off her Oscar-nominated turn in "Pieces of a Woman" is back in "Italian Studies."
Vanessa Kirby, recent off her Oscar-nominated flip in “Items of a Lady” is again in “Italian Research.”
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Of the aggressive entries, I loved “India Sweets and Spices,” a buoyant New Jersey-set rom-com a few wealthy Indian daughter who falls in love with the son of a grocery retailer proprietor. A let-down, although, was “Italian Research,” starring a characteristically luminous Vanessa Kirby as a author in Manhattan who’s forgotten each element of her life. Like her character’s recollections, the snoozy film has left my thoughts.

The documentary slate was juicy: “Rick James” delved into the singer’s dayslong coke binges, “The Misplaced Leonardo” gave new perception right into a $450 million da Vinci portray and Rita Moreno opened up about her tumultuous relationship with Marlon Brando in “Rita Moreno: Simply A Lady Who Determined To Go For It”. For followers of New York historical past, footage of 25-year-old fledgling composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein in 1950s Manhattan in “Bernstein’s Wall” was a marvel.

And the way refreshing it was to see celebrities carrying actual garments onstage at an occasion as an alternative of lounging in athleisure of their multimillion-dollar properties on Zoom. Friends Emily Ratajkowski and Amy Schumer have been candid throughout a chat by which Ratajkowski criticized the movie “That is 40,” then requested who made it.

“It’s Judd Apatow,” Schumer mentioned of her good friend and collaborator. “I don’t care, I’m able to burn that bridge to the bottom tonight.”

The strangest Tribeca ever will finish Saturday night time in an enormous manner: with the world premiere of Dave Chappelle’s new documentary at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor at 100-percent capability.

That provides me hope that subsequent 12 months, we’re gonna social gathering prefer it’s 2019.

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Residents of Hackney, East London, are whipped-up in a frenzy over the filming of the fifth installment of the “Indiana Jones” collection, “Indiana Jones and the Empire of Evil.”

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