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“Betty Boop For Ever”: The story of an icon, on RTP2

Before Betty Boop "was born", the focus was on another cartoon character, Minnie Mouse, the housewife mouse and Mickey mouse girlfriend. But in 1930, with the United States immersed in the Great Depression and the spoken films taking their first steps, the animation cinema, by Max Fleischer, sees the first human heroine, a true sex symbol, now 90 years old. Betty Boop has a woman's body, full of curves, short black hair, sensual mouth outlined in red, wears a low cut and low-cut black dress, shows off her legs and garter on the left. The pin-up image contrasts with the baby voice that, at the rhythm of jazz, sings “boop-oop-a-doop” - is a white woman singing the music of black people. She is sexy, but she is also free, fun, hardworking and independent. The cartoon is transgressive

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Entertainment

Inside Hoda Kotb’s Surprise Love Story With Joel Schiffman

While it'd be hard to encapsulate all the traits that make Hoda Kotb so darn likable, we'd know what would top our list.  It's a little practice TODAY's beloved co-anchor squeezes in shortly after her 3 a.m. alarm rouses her awake. "First thing in the morning, I try to scribble in a journal real quick, literally for 10 minutes or less," she noted to Chico's Inside Chic in 2016. Lest she lose track of all the blessings in her life, "I write three things I'm grateful for and one great thing that happened in the last 24 hours." That tidbit needn't be something grand. "For example, I had a meaningful conversation with a stranger on the street," she noted. "Or I'm running in the park and I'm about to stop, when an old guy throws his fists up and yells, 'Keep going, keep going.' You go, 'Oh my G

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Sports

“Its Funny”: LA Clippers’ Doc Rivers Comments on Carmelo Anthony’s Situation With Blazers

Carmelo Anthony has had a long road to his current position. He was out of the league for almost a year and was passed on by almost every team in the league. However, an injury crisis within the Portland Trailblazers led to him being offered the role of a meaningful starter alongside Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. He has excelled in his NBA rebirth and is averaging 15.2 points and 6.3 rebounds this season. Melo is performing well in the bubble. He scored 21 points in their first two games and has been essential in their bubble surge for the playoffs. He has also lost weight in order to play the small forward role more efficiently. This is evidently working and Portland are 3-1 in the bubble. LA Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers spoke about Melo ahead of the Clipp...

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Sports

“Cannot Do Anything” – Frustrated Charles Leclerc Vents Out Via Team Radio Following Qualifying Disappointment

Another qualifying session, another disappointing performance from Ferrari. Substandard performance after substandard performance seems to be the regular story for the season. Both the drivers struggled, with Sebastian Vettel failing to get out of Q2, while teammate Charles Leclerc only fared marginally better, ready to start the race in P8. With the car that the Scuderia have given their drivers for the season, it’s a miracle they even have two podiums to their name. Both courtesy of Leclerc. However, it doesn’t seem like the Monegasque will be adding another podium this Sunday at least. Despite having a car that looked in much better shape than Vettel’s, it wasn’t good enough for Leclerc. Additionally, the track temperatures and tire compounds further seemed to...

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Covid-19: India reports 861 deaths and nearly 64,000 cases in 24 hours

According to the Indian Ministry of Health the total number of deaths reached 43,379 in the country, including more than 20,000 in the last 30 days. India has also recorded an average of about 50,000 new daily cases since mid-June. India has the third highest number of cases in the world, after the United States and Brazil. It has the fifth highest number of deaths, but its mortality rate of around 2% is much lower than that of the two countries hardest hit. The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed about 722,000 deaths and infected more than 19.4 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a balance made by the French agency AFP. The disease is spread by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China. After Europe succeeded China as the ce

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Sports

Darlington Raceway Gains Permission to Allow Spectators for NASCAR Race

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is understandable that even though NASCAR is back, it will not be the same. Most of the races have taken place behind closed doors, but there are a few venues that have allowed a few spectators. Next month’s Southern 500 at the Darlington Raceway will be one of this races and it will be an important one. This is because, it will kick off the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The track venue will allow a maximum capacity of 8,000 fans as long as they observe social distancing. This is according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce to NBC Sports. As it turns out, the track authorities sent a request to allow fans to attend. Naturally, they were delighted when the local government granted permission to allow fans. According to ...

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Lakers Legend Shaquille O’Neal Reveals Shrine Built for Kobe Bryant, Delivers a Special Message for Vanessa and Her Daughters

If you were a fan of the NBA in the early 2000s, you would have witnessed the dominance that Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal brought onto the court. A three-peat winning duo whose relationship took turns for the worse after which O’Neal decided to leave Los Angeles. However, the pair mended their problems and the bromance between them was heartwarming to watch.  When Kobe died, Shaq would have been one among the many whose mind stopped working. The four-time champion has spoken about his initial shock upon hearing the news, something that still hurts to think about.  From coming past a plethora of troubles to being best-friends off the court, Kobe and Shaq have endured a lot. From taking blames to receiving immense credit, they’ve seen it all. Both players can b...

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Sports

Ninja Following Fellow Streamer to Hollywood

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is one of the most well-known names in the world of gaming and even beyond. This successful streamer is nothing short of an internet superstar. We have seen a lot of ideas and stereotypes changing with Ninja coming into the limelight and becoming as famous as to be recognized by spheres outside gaming. He has appeared on shows as popular as The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, to name a few. And earning such huge popularity, he has changed how people usually perceived gamers. Further reading: “I Can Take On Clix Right Now”- Ninja Takes A Dig Currently, the blue-haired boy of gaming is eyeing his entry into the next big thing in terms of popularity, Hollywood. And the way we see i...

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