The Daily Populous

Friday October 18th, 2019 day edition

image for Inside LeBron James' and Adam Silver's make-or-break moments in China

As most NBA fans know by now, it all started with an image Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted on Oct. 4 to show support for protesters in Hong Kong.

The Rockets, who drafted former NBA and Chinese player Yao Ming, are the most popular U.S. team in China.

As the teams crossed 15 time zones and the Pacific date line, the reaction to Morey's tweet continued to escalate.

"We had zero knowledge of it before we took off," LeBron James said of the backlash.

"We started to kind of get a sense of what was kind of happening," James said Monday.

His question was related to Morey -- and the commissioner's handling of the Rockets' GM.

Morey is waiting to see if he truly weathered the storm or if his job could still be on the line. »

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Stephen Colbert Extends CBS Contract To Host ‘The Late Show’ Through August 2023

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CBS has reached a contract extension with the comedian to continue as host of its top-rated The Late Show with Stephen Colbert through August 2023.

CBS’ new deal with Colbert joins the recent contract extension with The Late Late Show host James Corden as the network has secured its late-night lineup for the next few years.

“I’ve been asked by CBS to host The Late Show until 2023, and I have every intention of honoring their subpoena,” he quipped. »

Banksy street stall prints, sold for $60, set to make small fortune at Bonham's

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Coming from a pop-up stall in Central Park, among many others selling cheap tourist souvenirs, they were outrageously expensive at $60 each.

Gift shops were selling artists' posters, greeting cards, mugs and coasters for a fraction of the price.

A man who had bought two canvases from the stall, proved, by mid-afternoon, to be only the second customer for the prints. »

'The Batman' Casts Paul Dano as The Riddler

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Filmmaker Matt Reeves has found his Riddler for The Batman.

Paul Dano has signed on as the classic villain, Warner Bros. announced Thursday.

Jonah Hill was at one point eyeing a role as either The Riddler or The Penguin, but the deal did not come to fruition. »