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triviawayne wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:30 pm
Production of The Amazing Race is halted due to the coronavirus
They'll be able to field a category full of cancelled events before this is contained.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronaviru ... -closures/
Mobile World Congress, concerts including BTS in Seoul, Geneva Auto Show, and Disneylands in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo.

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Volante wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:22 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:30 pm
Production of The Amazing Race is halted due to the coronavirus
They'll be able to field a category full of cancelled events before this is contained.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronaviru ... -closures/
Mobile World Congress, concerts including BTS in Seoul, Geneva Auto Show, and Disneylands in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo.
Two more I know of:

Game Developers Conference has been cancelled.
The Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix has been postponed (and the logistics involved most likely will lead to outright cancellation).

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Volante wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:19 pm
Might be a bit hot for J!, but maybe a good LL film clue.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51684494
Several actresses have walked out of the César awards ceremony in Paris after Roman Polanski ... won best director [for An Officer and a Spy, or J'accuse in French]
Just for the record, if you watch the video, there were men walking out too.

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There is a real Joe behind Trader Joe’s, he has died.

I could see a clue mentioning his name with the required response being the chain of stores.

https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/stor ... -joes-dead
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econgator wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:50 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:22 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:30 pm
Production of The Amazing Race is halted due to the coronavirus
They'll be able to field a category full of cancelled events before this is contained.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronaviru ... -closures/
Mobile World Congress, concerts including BTS in Seoul, Geneva Auto Show, and Disneylands in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo.
Two more I know of:

Game Developers Conference has been cancelled.
The Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix has been postponed (and the logistics involved most likely will lead to outright cancellation).

Since this is all developing and will get bigger, should we have s separate thread for major cancellations with a link in this thread?
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The Japan Baseball League is playing the rest of their version of spring training in front of empty ballparks due to the virus.

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Jack Welch, who was CEO of General Electric from 1981 to 2001, died at age 84. He ranks in the top tier of celebrity CEOs and was hailed as one of the great managers in business history. He was also nicknamed "Neutron Jack" for the amount of downsizing he presided over at GE:

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/02/jack-welch-obit-ge.html

The current dispute between Chuck D and Flavor Flav of Public Enemy might make the group part of current events. I can see their song "Fight the Power" and the film Do the Right Thing, which featured that song, coming up in trivia. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Chuck D's name is Carlton Ridenhour, and Flavor Flav's name is William Drayton. I'm pretty sure one of their albums, Fear of a Black Planet, has come up before.

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James Lipton, host of the interview show "Inside the Actors Studio" (as well as the dean emeritus of the institution it was named for, the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in NYC), died on Monday at age 93.
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Sofia (Gloria on Modern Family ending after 11 seasons) Vergara - new judge on America's Got Talent (upcoming Season 15) joining Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, & (returning after a season away) Heidi Klum. Terry Crews will be hosting again. The show began in 2006.

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Nexhmije Hoxha, ‘Lady Macbeth’ of Albania, Dies at 99

A political partner with her Communist dictator husband, Enver Hoxha, they isolated their small Balkan nation, executed dissidents and drove the economy to collapse. Of the many spouses of dictators, one writer said, she was “the most evil, the most perverse.”

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Puerto Rican nationalist Rafael Cancel Miranda, the last living member of a group of 4 Puerto Rican nationalists who fired at congressmen on the floor of the U.S. House chamber, wounding 5 Members, has died.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ob ... story.html

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NASA revealed the name of the new Mars rover: Perseverance. The newest rover is set to launch in July. The name was submitted by a Virginia 7th grader, Alex Mather, as part of a contest.

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Hachette Book Group chose to drop Woody Allen’s autobiography, Apropos of Nothing, after dozens of the company’s employees staged a walkout in protest of the book’s acquisition. The book had been acquired by Hachette's Grand Central Publishing imprint.

For J! purposes, it's worth noting the title of Allen's memoirs, given that the book will almost certainly be picked up by another publisher. If not, it's very possible that Allen would decide to self-publish the book.

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Mick Mulvaney is out as White House Acting Chief of Staff, after serving as "acting" for just over a year. Mark Meadows, a North Carolina congressman, will become the 4th Chief of Staff in the Trump tenure.
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Distinguished Swedish actor Max von Sydow has died at age 90. He is known for such films as The Seventh Seal (the Ingmar Bergman film in which von Sydow's knight plays a game of chess with Death), The Exorcist, and Dune; more recently, he had a minor role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and played the Three-Eyed Raven on Game of Thrones.
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May Stephen King book with four novellas: If It Bleeds

July movie with Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt based on Disneyland attraction: Jungle Cruise

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_HvoipFcA8

"Raiders of the Lost Rock" or "Rockmancing the Stone?"

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The World Health Organization officially designated the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as a pandemic.

https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1237777176159817730
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The NCAA announced that the upcoming Men’s and Women's Basketball Tournaments, a.k.a. March Madness, will go spectator-free amid growing coronavirus concerns. The NCAA will hold the games in front of essential staff and family members only.

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The NCAA wrestling championships scheduled for next weekend will also be sans fans.

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NBA is suspending their season.

Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have tested positive for the virus.

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