• Technology
    The Wrap

    Can You Still Use TikTok After the Trump Administration Bans App Downloads?

    After the Trump administration on Friday announced a ban on U.S. downloads of TikTok (and WeChat) to take effect this Sunday, you might be wondering: Can Americans still use TikTok?The short answer is “yes.” But here’s the deal.The Commerce Department’s ban blocks companies lie Apple and Google from making TikTok available on their app stores, starting on Sunday. (TikTok will also be blocked from updating its app in the U.S. as of Sunday, too.) Users who already have TikTok on their phones, though, will still be able to use the app. Loren Gray’s song clips and Sarah Cooper’s Trump parodies can continue.So if you have TikTok on your phone heading into Sunday, you’re still able to post all the videos you like. This applies to about 100 million people in the U.S. who are already regular TikTok users — and that figure may spike over Friday and Saturday, as people download the app just in case they want to use it moving forward.Also Read: TikTok 'Disappointed' With US Ban on New App Downloads, Pledges to Protect User Privacy and SafetyThe real key date to keep in mind is November 12. That’s when President Trump’s executive order, banning TikTok unless its parent company, Beijing-based ByteDance, sells its U.S. operations to an American company, goes into effect. If TikTok isn’t able to reach a deal that alleviates the government’s national security concerns, the app will go away on that date. Still, American users who have the app on their phone as of Sunday would be able to use TikTok until November 12.“As to TikTok, it’s just upgrades, maintenance things like that, that would be shut down at this stage,” U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Fox News on Friday. “The real shutdown would come after November 12 in the event that there is not another transaction.”Whether a deal that satisfies the Trump Administration is reached by then remains up in the air. Government officials this week have been reviewing Oracle’s bid to become TikTok’s “trusted technology partner” in the U.S., and President Trump is expected to make a decision on the matter as soon as Friday.Also Read: Trump Says TikTok and Oracle Are 'Close to a Deal'On Wednesday, President Trump said he wasn’t a fan of any deal that leaves ByteDance with a majority stake of TikTok’s U.S. business.“Conceptually, I can tell you, I don’t like that,” Trump said. “If that’s the case, I’m not going to be happy with that.”If Oracle’s deal gets the green light, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said earlier this week it would lead to a new wing of the company dubbed TikTok Global. The deal would lead to about 20,000 new American jobs, Mnuchin said. TikTok Global would also look to file for an initial public offering about a year from now, a person familiar with the deal told TheWrap on Thursday.But to clarify again what likely brought you here: if you have TikTok on your phone by Sunday, you’ll still be able to use the app up until November 12, at a minimum. And if the president ends up signing off on Oracle’s bid, the November 12 ban date won’t end up mattering.Read original story Can You Still Use TikTok After the Trump Administration Bans App Downloads? At TheWrap

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  • Entertainment

    Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston Reunite in ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Fundraiser

    The 1982 world of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" came to life Thursday night in a fundraising table read that included Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Jimmy Kimmel, John Legend, Ray Liotta, Julia Roberts, Shia LaBeouf, Morgan Freeman and Henry Golding. The hour-long streaming event took place on the Facebook page for Penn's nonprofit CORE (Community […]

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  • Politics
    Yahoo Entertainment

    Portland mayor says AG Barr's threat to arrest city officials is 'befitting of a totalitarian regime'

    Following reports that Attorney General William Barr’s Justice Department looked into arresting Portland, Ore., city officials, as well as Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan, following Black Lives Matter protests, Portland mayor Ted Wheeler responded, calling it “befitting of a totalitarian regime.” Wheeler also responded to reports that Barr urged federal prosecutors to charge protesters arrested for violent crimes with sedition. This would effectively charge them with conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government. Wheeler called such a charge a threat to the First Amendment and to the right to publicly protest. Rather than embrace these measures, Wheeler called on President Trump to embrace this as a leadership opportunity.

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  • Style

    These Are The Best Emmys Looks Of All Time

    The 72nd annual Emmy Awards are two days away, and while Sunday’s occasion would normally mean television’s finest together in one room — more specifically, the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles — this year, the first big award show of the season will look a little different. For starters, Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the Emmys from a stage surrounded by empty seats. Meanwhile, winners will have videographers dispatched to their homes to ensure that every speech results in “unique ‘on screen’ moments,” according to Variety. As for the Emmys red carpet, well, only time will tell. In lieu of photographers greeting the stars of Euphoria, Little Fires Everywhere, Succession, Watchmen, and more on the red carpet this year, we’ll be seeing them at home. And with the informal dress code — “come as you are, but make an effort,” Variety reported — we are just as likely to see celebrities in luxe pajamas as formal gowns. With the latter in mind, we’re taking a trip down memory lane — back to SJP’s feathered Oscar de la Renta from 2000 — instead.  Over the last two decades, celebrations of television shows — ranging from Friends, Will & Grace, and Sex and the City in the ‘90s and ‘00s to Mad Men, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and Game of Thrones from the 2010s — have resulted in some of Hollywood’s greatest red carpet fashion. Of the many winning Emmy red carpet looks, there was Jennifer Aniston’s white, strapless Chanel from 2004, Blake Lively’s red Versace from 2009, Kerry Washington’s orange Prada from 2014, and, of course, Zendaya’s show-stopping green custom Vera Wang from 2019.  So while, yes, this year’s Emmys red carpet won’t look anything like the 72 before it — or like any awards ceremony at all really — that doesn’t mean we can’t still divulge in a night of epic red carpet fashion this Sunday night. Whether or not it’ll be from 2020, though, remains to be determined. For now, click through our list of the best Emmys looks of all time (or at least the last 20 years) ahead. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Will Zendaya Actually Win An Emmy? We Did The MathThe Plan For The 2020 Emmys Sound Super MessyThe Emmys Are Going To Be Virtual This Year

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  • Celebrity

    Kim Kardashian Is 'At the End of Her Rope' With Kanye West After His Tweets and 'Broken' Promises to Her

    "He made a lot of promises. And now those promises are broken, less than a month later."

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  • U.S.
    The Week

    Trump's club charged Secret Service agents $500 a night for rentals even when it was closed for the pandemic

    Taxpayers' bills for Trump Organization properties have surpassed $1.1 million, The Washington Post reports.As the Post has consistently reported via Secret Service bills, President Trump and his administration have repeatedly funneled government money to the family's properties throughout his term. That has included above-market rates for rentals that ensured Secret Service agents stayed close to Trump and, most recently, payments to one club that was closed for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Post's David Fahrenthold reports via the latest round of receipts and invoices.The coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the service industry this spring, including the Trump Organization's Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club. But while the club was closed, it still charged the Secret Service more than $21,800 to stay on the property, the Post reports. That included $567-a-night charges for a three-bedroom cottage close to Trump's villa — an "unusually high for a rental home in the area," the Post writes. The invoices also detailed charges for one or two additional rooms, at $142 to $283 per night. Trump didn't visit the club during the pandemic, but his daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump did, The New York Times reported at the time.The newly obtained invoices also revealed that Trump's Turnberry resort in Scotland "once charged the Secret Service $1,300 to move furniture," and that the Trump Organization tacked on "resort fees" when agents were guarding Vice President Mike Pence in Las Vegas. Read more at The Washington Post.More stories from theweek.com How a productivity phenomenon explains the unraveling of America How the Trump-Russia story was buried The conservatives who want to undo the Enlightenment

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