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Monday May 18th, 2020 night edition

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Carl Weathers criticized Sylvester Stallone's acting during his audition for Rocky — an insult which he says helped land him the role of Apollo Creed.

Now, nearly 40 years later, Weathers says the torch of the beloved franchise has been passed, and he couldn't be more proud.

"With this movie, I am close to it without being close to it at all," Weathers tells THR.

"I wanted to see what they did with it, and I was pleasantly surprised," says Weathers.

Recalling his audition for the first film, the actor says his start in the iconic franchise was not auspicious.

"There was nobody to read with, and they said you're going to read with the writer [Stallone]," Weather says, beginning to chuckle.

"Rocky has been knocked down and he gets back up, and Apollo Creed gives that look like, 'What the hell? »

Coal industry will never recover after coronavirus pandemic, say experts

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The global coal industry will “never recover” from the Covid-19 pandemic, industry observers predict, because the crisis has proved renewable energy is cheaper for consumers and a safer bet for investors.

The lockdown has exposed its frailties even further, wiping billions from the market valuations of the world’s biggest coal miners.

Despite Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to “dig coal”, there are now more job losses and closures in the industry than at any time since Eisenhower’s presidency 60 years ago. »

Scheer didn't follow through on renouncing U.S. citizenship

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During the fall federal election campaign, Scheer confirmed that he had dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship after it was first reported by The Globe and Mail, saying he was in the process of renouncing his American citizenship.

When the story of his dual citizenship first broke in October, Scheer said he met with embassy representatives in August to renounce his citizenship and had submitted his paperwork to formalize it.

However, that paperwork was never formalized, and so Scheer continues to hold dual citizenship status. »

'Friends' star Lisa Kudrow responds to criticisms of show's 'all-white cast,' saying sitcom 'should be looked at as a time capsule, not for what they did wrong'

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"Well, it would not be an all-white cast, for sure," she told British newspaper The Times in an article published Saturday.

She also shared what she thought Phoebe, her character, would be doing in quarantine: "She would be militaristic about creating art.".

Lisa Kudrow, known for playing Phoebe Buffay on "Friends," said that she stands behind the beloved '90s sitcom that continues to garner fans. »