The Daily Scoop 9-23-2016
The Daily Scoop is our morning segment that highlights stories trending on social media.
Box Office Preview
Denzel Washington recruits half of a dirty dozen in “The Magnificent Seven.” This remake of the classic western unites Washington with Star Lord Chris Pratt. They create a rag-tag team of outlaws to seek revenge for a widowed woman and protect the town of rose creek. “The Magnificent Seven” is rated PG-13.
Feathered friends deliver bundles of Toys in “Storks.” The waterfowl have been repurposed as delivery drones for an online megastore. But when “Junior” accidentally turns on the baby-maker, it produces one adorable little package that must be delivered before the boss finds out. “Storks” is rated PG.
Madina Nalwanga becomes the big one in “Queen of Katwe.” This is based on the true story of a poor girl living in the slums of Uganda. David Oyelowo plays the missionary who teachers her to play chess where the teen shows enough skill to change her whole life. “Queen of Katwe” is rated PG.
Internet queens live big-screen dreams in “Dirty 30.” Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart have millions of followers on their YouTube channels. They parlay that into this comedy romp about lifelong friends throwing a blowout bash to exercise their demons over turning the big three-oh. “Dirty 30” is in select theaters and on-demand.
Kaepernick Makes ‘Time’ Magazine
The NFL quarterback who sparked a nationwide conversation on race and patriotism is featured on the next cover of Time magazine.
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick is shown in a kneeling position on the cover of the October 3rd issue of time. Kaepernick’s kneeling protest during the national anthem before games this season began as a protest over the treatment of minorities by police. The article examines the reaction to his protest, and the fallout he is dealing with as a result.
His protest has fostered an ongoing national conversation about race relations in the country as other athletes take up his cause.
Yahoo Data Breach Affects Millions
Yahoo has confirmed a huge data breach affecting at least 500 million accounts.
The company says a 2014 data breach may have included names, email addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth. Passwords and security questions and answers were also at risk. Yahoo says credit card and bank account information was not stolen.
It’s advising any users who haven’t changed their passwords since 2014 to do so. Users should also invalidate their security questions and answers.