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A couple months ago, Ernest Greene released a new Washed Out album called Purple Noon. Greene and his band recently recorded a performance for SiriusXMU’s live sessions in which they did “Too Late” from the album and covered Sade’s Love Deluxe track “Cherish The Day.” They did their dreamy take on the track surrounded by a whole lot of candles that were stuffed into wine bottles, which feels like an appropriate environment to delve deep into Sade.

Earlier this month, an expansive vinyl box set for Sade was announced and that came along with a tease of the possibility of new music.

Check out Washed Out’s cover below.

And here’s them doing “Too Late”:

Washed Out’s Purple Noon is out now via Sub Pop.

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Disney to Lay Off 28K Employees as Theme Park Business Continues to Suffer

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Disney has announced that it will be laying off 28,000 employees. While the company maintains one of the biggest media empires on the planet, they have been hit particularly hard in 2020, with its theme park business taking a nosedive. Disneyland and Disney World, among others, closed for much of the year over health and safety concerns. At best, operating at a reduced capacity.

In a statement from Josh D’Amaro, head of parks at Disney, the company said they will be making the cuts in light of uncertainty brought on by the situation at hand. D’Amaro says the situation has been “exacerbated in California by the State’s unwillingness to lift restrictions that would allow Disneyland to reopen.” Approximately 28,000 domestic employees will be affected. The majority of them, about 67 percent, are said to be part-time. D’Amaro had this to say.

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“Over the past several months, we’ve been forced to make a number of necessary adjustments to our business, and as difficult as this decision is today, we believe that the steps we are taking will enable us to emerge a more effective and efficient operation when we return to normal. Our Cast Members have always been key to our success, playing a valued and important role in delivering a world-class experience, and we look forward to providing opportunities where we can for them to return.”

Disney, with its huge stable of properties such as Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and more, makes a great deal of money from movies and merchandise. But the box office has been all but extinct this year. Even setting that aside, Disney Parks accounted for 37 percent of the company’s $69.6 billion in total revenue from 2019. With the parks struggling, that is a tremendous amount of money lost.

A letter from Josh D’Amaro was also sent to employees. The layoffs are described as “difficult” and “heartbreaking.” But it was also said to be the only feasible option that the company has currently. The letter, in part, reads as follows.

“As you can imagine, a decision of this magnitude is not easy. For the last several months, our management team has worked tirelessly to avoid having to separate anyone from the company. We’ve cut expenses, suspended capital projects, furloughed our cast members while still paying benefits, and modified our operations to run as efficiently as possible, however, we simply cannot responsibly stay fully staffed while operating at such limited capacity. As heartbreaking as it is to take this action, this is the only feasible option we have.”

It was reported earlier in the year that Disney was losing millions daily by Disneyland and other parks being closed. This is also just the latest round of layoffs. Last year, following the merger with Fox, thousands of employees were also let go in part to reduce redundancies within the new corporate structure.

It was recently reported that Disney is actively working with California officials to help get Disneyland open again. But based on these layoffs the short-term outlook is not good. We have included the statement from Josh D’Amaro in its entirety. This news comes to us directly from Disney.com.

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Rachel Lindsay & Becca Kufrin Weigh In After The New ‘Bachelorette’ Suitors Are Revealed

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On Tuesday, ABC revealed the 31 bachelors attempting to capture the heart of Clare Crawley in the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette”.

It didn’t take long for Crawley’s predecessors Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin to share their opinions in the latest edition of their “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast.

One suitor who caught their eye was Brandon, a realtor from Cleveland, with Kufrin admiring his “swag” in his official photo.

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“He said, ‘You know what? I don’t need your direction.’ No dead arms or nude shirts over here,” added Lindsay. “One hand in the pocket, the other one gracing the front of the body. He’s got his hip out… he’s smizing with his eyes. Brandon’s hot!”

“I can’t even talk looking at Brandon,” admitted Kufrin.

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ABC/Craig Sjodin

They also shared their thoughts on Garin, a journalism professor from North Hollywood.

“I’m shocked they let him on the show because he’s a professor of journalism… the man teaches at USC. These are some educated men!” said Lindsay

“I like him, he seems deep,” added Kufrin.

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ABC/Craig Sjodin

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Fans can get the duo’s take on all 31 of the men in the latest edition of “Bachelor Happy Hour”.

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Biden Releases 2019 Tax Return Hours Ahead of First Presidential Debate

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Joe Biden released his 2019 tax return hours before the first presidential debate on Tuesday.

ICYMI: Trump’s Taxes Reveal Massive Losses, Avoidance, Loans, and a 2016, 2017 Income Tax Bill of $750: NYT

CNBC reports: “The returns show that Biden and his wife, Jill, reported $944,737 in taxable income last year and paid $299,346, or a 31% tax rate, in federal income taxes. The release was a strategic move, coming less than 48 hours after The New York Times published a bombshell investigation based on more than a decade’s worth of Trump’s tax returns, showing that he paid just $750 in individual federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017.”

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