Europe Pledges Help To Northern Iraq
Europe Pledges Help To Northern Iraq
YouTube Comedian Hannah Hart Joins Kin Community
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Europe stepped up support Tuesday for thousands of people fleeing advancing Islamic militant forces in northern Iraq, pledging more air drops, aid money and non-lethal equipment to ease suffering and bolster fighters battling the Sunni insurgency. Britain and France dropped water, food and solar lamps to afflicted Yazidis sheltering on Mount Sinjar amid fears of a massive humanitarian catastrophe. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen reiterated Germany's reluctance to provide arms, saying it went against the government's principles to send weapons into war zones, but indicated that this position might be revisited.
Hannah Hart is bringing her YouTube comedy series “My Drunk Kitchen” and other creations to Kin Community, a femme-targeted multichannel network. She is repped by Brent Weinstein at UTA, Ken Treusch at Bleeker Street Entertainment and Ryan Pastorek at Morris Yorn. Under the in multiyear pact with Hart, Kin Community will handle brand integration and media opportunities for Hart’s digital properties as well as provide production support for new programming initiatives. Hart, who goes by the online handle “harto,” has nearly 2.2 million followers for her MyHarto YouTube channel.
The National Hockey League has turned to Major League Baseball to stream its league games. A six-year digital media deal will see MLB Advanced Media replace NeuLion as the operator of digital NHL productions. Reportedly valued at $1.2 billion in rights revenue, the deal hands MLBAM the rights to distribute live out-of-market games. The rights include the NHL GameCenter LIVE and NHL Center Ice subscription services in the U.S. and certain international markets. MLBAM will operate NHL.com, the league's seven native language sites, the websites of the league's 30 teams and NHL digital apps. The deal was unveiled by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.
Child actress-turned-reality TV star Kim Richards has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting in California on Sunday. The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” castmember, who is the aunt of hotel heiress Paris Hilton, was taken into custody after a security guard at a Target store in Van Nuys called the Los Angeles Police Department claiming Richards had attempted to take goods without paying. She was booked and released from Van Nuys jail on Monday after posting $5,000 bail. The 50 year old recently ended a rehab stint to tackle substance abuse after she was arrested in April for causing a disturbance.
The attorney for the family of a black motorist who died while in custody in Texas says they need additional information from authorities in Waller County before they can complete their independent medical examination. Cannon Lambert, the attorney for the family of Sandra Bland, spoke Tuesday at a news conference in Houston to announce the filing of a lawsuit against the Waller County sheriff's office and others. He said they are still waiting on many items from authorities regarding Bland's July 13 death in her jail cell, which authorities have said was a suicide by hanging.
Walt Disney on Tuesday reported record quarterly earnings of $2.5 billion, though it missed expectations on the top line while beating them on the bottom line. , according to Disney, the slight miss in revenue was due to an unfavorable foreign exchange rate that impacted sales at Disneyland Paris. Disney said that its film studio did well in its fiscal third quarter despite Tomorrowland, the $190 million film starring George Clooney that released in May and earned just $204 million worldwide. The conglomerate reported its financial results just after its stock touched an all-time high.