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Saturday February 8th, 2020 day edition

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Colin Farrell is no stranger to doing fake cocaine in front of the camera.

The Irishman was required to snort multiple lines for Martin McDonagh's 2008 indie hit In Bruges, and Farrell (having admitted to using real cocaine along with other hard stuff on a weekly basis when he first arrived in Hollywood) was certainly convincing in the scene.

He was asked to get back into the habit for 2011's Horrible Bosses.

His character Bobby is an intolerable cokehead who only cares about stripping the assets of his late father's business to feed his lifestyle.

According to the film's prop master Mychael Bates, Farrell was so intent on staying in character that he would snort the fake cocaine between takes, but what exactly was in it?

"I always use powdered lactose," Bates revealed.

"You can snort it for real, and it doesn't affect you. »

Trump fires two major impeachment figures -- Alexander Vindman and Gordon Sondland

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The dismissals appear to be retribution for Vindman and Sondland's explosive testimonies to the House impeachment probe late last year, both of which were done under subpoena.

A person familiar with the situation says Sondland's ties to the White House and Trump had frayed badly since he testified last year.

Pressman said in a statement that it is clear he was fired for testifying in the impeachment probe. »

Tesla remotely disables Autopilot on used Model S after it was sold

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Tesla has remotely disabled driver assistance features on a used Model S after it was sold to a customer, Jalopnik reports.

It’s a peculiar situation that raises hard questions about the nature of over-the-air software updates as they relate to vehicles.

But because Tesla can update its vehicles remotely, the Model S and other Tesla vehicles can apparently lose key features. »

Harvey Weinstein's lawyer says she's never been sexually assaulted 'because I would never put myself in that position'

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In an interview Friday on The Daily podcast , Donna Rotunno, was asked whether she had ever been the victim of a sexual assault.

"I have not because I would never put myself in that position," she said on the New York Times podcast.

asked New York Times reporter Megan Twohey, co-author of "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement.". »