On Monday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change. Bezos, the world’s richest man, said in anInstagram post that he’ll start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits. Bezos says he will call his new initiative the Bezos Earth Fund.
An Amazon spokesman confirmed that Bezos will be using his own money for the fund. Bezos, who founded Amazon 25 years ago, has a stake in the company that is worth more than $100 billion.
Amazon, the company Bezos runs, has an enormous carbon foodprint. Amazon officials said last year the company would work to have 100% of its energy use come from solar panels and other renewable energy by 2030.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed on Monday. Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue, an outcome that drew cheers from a committee room packed with gun advocates. Four moderate Democrats joined Republicans in Monday’s committee vote, rejecting legislation that would have prohibited the sale of certain semiautomatic firearms, including popular AR-15 style rifles, and banned the possession of magazines that hold more than 12 rounds.
Earlier proposals to ban possession of AR-15-style rifles or to require owners to register them with state police have been scrapped. Moderate Democrats in the state Senate have said for weeks they are uncomfortable passing legislation that would affect so many current gun owners.
An estimated 8 million AR-style guns have been sold since they were introduced to the public in the 1960s. Lawmakers in both the House and Senate have already advanced several other gun-control measures and should finalize passage in the coming days.
Cam is returning to country radio with the release of her new single, “Till There’s Nothing Left.”
“Till There’s Nothing Left” is the lead single to Cam’s upcoming sophomore album, which is slated to drop this summer. The inspiration for the song came from Cam’s relationship with her husband of four years, Adam Weaver. Cam also released the video for the track directed by Dano Cerney and filmed at the Hitching Post Western Saloon in Portland, Tenn.
Luke Bryan dropped the title track to his upcoming seventh studio album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here, which will be released on April 24. “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here” follows the release of No. 1 lead single, “Knockin’ Boots” and current Top 10 single, “What She Wants Tonight.”
The fifth Indiana Jones film will begin filming this spring, star Harrison Ford has revealed. Ford, who has played the character of Jones since 1981, was announced to be returning to the role for the new film last week.
In a new interview with CBS News, Ford revealed that the new film, which Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy recently described as “not a reboot” but “a continuation,” will begin filming in two months.
Ford has played Indiana Jones since 1981 in all of the franchise’s four films – Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade and The Crystal Skull.
Indiana Jones 5 was originally due to come out in July last year, before being pushed back to July 2020, and then given a final later release date of July 9, 2021.
Keanu Reeves is coming back as “The One” for the upcoming ‘Matrix’ movie and new photos of Keanu, Carrie-Anne Moss (who played Trinity) and director Lana Wachowski on the set of ‘The Matrix 4,’ which has been filming in San Francisco these past couple weeks or so.
So far there is no sign of any of the other stars who’ve been linked to the project, including Jada Pinkett, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II or Laurence Fishburne. Fishburne hasn’t been announced as being involved yet, but fans hope that Morpheus will be back.
Search and rescue crews on a recovery mission Sunday following an avalanche a day before on Muddy Pass near Vail, Colorado. According to law enforcement, three mono-track riders from Eagle County triggered a large avalanche Saturday afternoon. All three males were buried, but one victim managed to dig out of the slide. The other two never surfaced, officials say.
The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release Sunday: “Currently, there is an active search and recovery mission underway for the other two individuals involved.”
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported Sunday morning about rising avalanche danger in the northern mountains on Sunday. They say the danger will spread to the central mountains on Monday.
An Ohio man who fatally shot his ex-wife and her husband says they ambushed him and his current wife in the driveway of their home, causing a shootout between all parties.
Authorities responding to the property found Hollywood stuntwoman Cheryl Sanders, 59, and her husband, Reed Sanders, 56, dead outside the home of her ex-husband, Lindsey Duncan. Duncan said he and his wife, Molly, were returning home and stopped to pick up mail and a delivery at their gate when a man in a mask and a hoodie appeared and held a gun near her head.
The initial investigation indicated that after the first alleged assailant was shot, the ex-wife also arrived, armed, and was killed in an exchange of gunfire. According to reports, Reed and Cheryl Sanders had traveled to Ohio to confront Duncan in an ongoing dispute. They were fighting over college funds for Lindsey and Cheryl’s daughters. Cheryl Sanders’ stunt credits include “Die Hard 2,” “Back to the Future 2” and “Charlie’s Angels.”
Carly Pearce released her self-titled sophomore album on Feb. 14, and the 13-track offering features a collaboration with husband Michael Ray called “Finish Your Sentences.”
The new duet was initially sent to Carly by Thomas Rhett and Big Machine Label Group president Scott Borchetta, while she and Michael were in the early stages of dating. “Finish Your Sentences” was written by Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett, Ashley Gorley and Jesse Frasure.
Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles — also known as Sugarland — will hit the road this summer for the There Goes the Neighborhood Tour.
The 26-date tour kicks off on June 4 in Toronto, Ontario, making additional stops in Dallas, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Cincinnati and more. Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tenille Townes and Danielle Bradbery will provide support on select dates.
In addition, Sugaland is releasing a 3-song EP, Bigger, Louder, Live, on Feb. 28 that includes live versions of “On a Roll,” “Bigger” and “Babe.”