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Miley Cyrus Gets Her Groove on With New Single ‘Midnight Sky’ — Watch the Music Video!

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Back at it! Miley Cyrus released her new single, “Midnight Sky,” and its music video at midnight on Friday, August 14.

The Grammy nominee, 27, cowrote the track with Dua Lipa, Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh, and she directed the colorful, retro-inspired visual herself.

“It’s been a long night and the mirror is telling me to go home / But it’s been a long time since I’ve felt this good on my own,” Cyrus sings. “Nine years went by with my hands tied up in your ropes / Forever and ever, no more.”

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The Hannah Montana alum has been teasing “Midnight Sky” on social media for more than a week. She started on August 4 by sharing a clip from her 2007 video “Start All Over” with the caption, “Meet Miley Cyrus….. again. #SheIsComing #ButForRealThisTime.” Then, hours before the official release, she uploaded a montage looking back on her most iconic videos including 2008’s “7 Things,” 2009’s “Party in the U.S.A.” and 2013’s “Wrecking Ball.”

“Midnight Sky” is the latest single from Cyrus’ forthcoming seventh studio album, She Is Miley Cyrus. The LP is also expected to include “Mother’s Daughter” and “Slide Away,” two songs she released in 2019. The latter was inspired by her split from Liam Hemsworth, whom she married in December 2018 after nine years of dating on and off. The Last Song costars called it quits in August 2019 and finalized their divorce in January.

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After a monthlong romance with Kaitlynn Carter, Cyrus moved on with Cody Simpson in October 2019. They were quarantined together in Los Angeles for much of the COVID-19 pandemic before news broke of their split hours before “Midnight Sky” dropped. Prior to their breakup, Cyrus made her directorial debut with the video for Simpson’s song “Captain’s Dance With the Devil.”

“[Quarantine] really opened my eyes to how much is possible on your own,” the singer and poet, 23, told Vanity Fair in May. “I think it’s something that a lot of us are learning during this time … how much is possible with what you have around or just with your own visions in your own bedroom — what you can create.”

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What About DWTS Was Weirdest? Is Conners Romance Kaput? No One Noticed Lovecraft Skin? And More Qs

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We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Lovecraft Country, Dancing With the Stars, Saturday Night Live and The Mandalorian!

1 | We know Julie and the Phantoms is a kid-friendly show, but were you surprised/frustrated that the entire season unfolded without a single kiss?

2 | On The Duchess (spoiler alert for all episodes!), do you suspect Katherine’s new baby might actually belong to Dr. Evan, after their unprotected (albeit brief) sex in Episode 2? And in Episode 5, were you surprised Netflix left in so much footage of The Handmaid’s Tale, when it airs on rival streamer Hulu?

3 | Watching Lovecraft Country‘s “body swap” episode, were you distracted by practical concerns like: Did no one notice all these piles of excess skin lying around?

4 | Power Book II: Ghost fans: Were you bummed to see Dexter‘s David Zayas dispatched with so quickly? Uncle Frank didn’t even last an episode!

5 | Which aspect of Dancing With the Stars‘ pandemic-friendly ballroom was weirdest to witness: The contestants watching each other from the rafters with lots of social distance between them… the extra-lonnnng judges’ table… or the piped-in cheers and boos from a nonexistent audience? And did you cringe when new host Tyra Banks (unsuccessfully) tried to pass off Len Goodman’s clearly pre-taped message as live?

6 | As much as we enjoyed ABC’s wordplay-filled promo for The Bachelorette, aren’t “Clare-ity,” “Clare-ify” and “Clare-ification” all the same pun?

7 | Could ABC’s promos for the unscripted Emergency Call any more pointedly aim to mimic Fox’s 9-1-1?

8 | In ABC’s (cough) “non-partisan” #VOMO: Vote or Miss Out comedy special, who do you think was the “pizza,” and who was the “soup,” in J. B. Smoove’s school cafeteria analogy? And were you more surprised by just how many celebs appeared on stage, alongside Kevin Hart, or by the inclusion of a (distanced) studio audience?

Mandalorian Trailer9 | Watching the Mandalorian trailer, how hard did you laugh when the Child smartly retreated into his domed pram, sensing that a whistling birds attack was imminent?

10 | Is Paramount+ really the best name that ViacomCBS could come up with for the rebranded CBS All Access? And what’s with all the pluses (see also: Apple TV+, Disney+)? Hulu dropped the “Plus” years ago!

11 | How disappointed do you think Saturday Night Live‘s main ensemble is that the current president and entire Democratic ticket are all being played by non-cast members this season?

Mom Will Sasso12 | Mom fans, are you hoping to see more of Will Sasso as Jill’s boyfriend Andy in Season 8, now that his ABC sitcom United We Fall has been cancelled?

13 | NBC pretty conspicuously removed the “The” from the title of its Weakest Link adaptation — and yet promo guy says “The Weakest Link.” So… which is it?

14 | Conners fans, how worried are you about the fate of Dan and Louise’s relationship now that ABC has handed a series order to Katey Sagal’s legal drama Rebel?

'Stumptown' Season 1 Finale - Episode 1815 | If Stumptown hadn’t seen its Season 2 renewal reversed this week, who would you have cast as Dex and Ansel’s long-estranged mom? And at a certain point, given all the recent rescinded new seasons, should we report a TV show’s renewal as a “renewal”?

16 | Though we loved the ACM Awards’ approach — spread the performances across several Nashville country-music landmarks — couldn’t the show have ditched the Google Earth animation after the first couple of uses?

17 | Is Big Brother “Small Stars” quite possibly one of the worst seasons in the show’s history? Do you wish Tyler had been evicted instead of Ian, just so we could’ve seen a flipped vote and some fireworks? Lastly, are you tired of the show giving houseguests “good edits” when the feeds show something entirely different? (Lookin’ at you, Nicole!)

18 | If you could drop one Departure subplot, would it be The Tragic Accident From Kendra’s Past or Kendra’s Problematic Stepson? Also, don’t you wish Manifest — in which a plane time traveled! — involved a fraction of the investigation as this show?

19 | In the first of this Thursday’s Raised by Wolves episodes, what kept the Mithraics from at least trying to chop up Mother while she was synced to her pod? Why even give her the option of waking up?

20 | What, was “DC Universe+” taken?

The Boys Season 2 Episode 521 | Were The Boys moving about too freely in public during Episode 5, considering they’re wanted by the authorities? (Someone could have recognized Butcher while he was walking Terror!) And are you still reeling from Kimiko ripping off that gangster’s face? (We’ll spare you the screencap.)

22 | During the latest Ted Lasso, did you pick up on the fact that — spoiler alert! — the photographer who captured Roy and Keeley’s first date was also the photog Rebecca hired earlier this season to take compromising photos of Ted and Keeley? Or were you genuinely surprised when Keeley marched into Rebecca’s office to confront her, having found the previous tabloid snaps on the photographer’s memory card?

23 | Do you feel for Drew Barrymore trying to launch a quirky daytime talk show in these times, without a studio audience and the positive reinforcement that comes from their reactions?

Hit the comments with your answers — and any other Qs you care to share!

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Rogue Company’s incredible story revealed

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Publisher Hi-Rez Studios has a rich history with free-to-play titles. As a company that’s “all about games,” its portfolio includes not only Rogue Company but Smite, Paladins, and Realm Royale. Smite, available on PC and modern consoles, has proven a particular success. Former Hi-Rez CEO Erez Goren discussed this in a 2013 Reddit post, stating, “Smite is one of those rare games that’s actually growing every month, and is also profitable.” Additionally, he mentioned the interest of many outside publishers, including Tencent, and described the massive company as “the most prestigious partner we can have for our type of game.

With Smite, Hi-Rez has familiarized itself with the saturated esports arena, though the company’s humbler beginnings include 2010’s Global Agenda and 2012’s Tribes: Ascend, both of which are free-to-play multiplayer titles, with the latter releasing to a decent reception. While Rogue Company is a different type of free-to-play multiplayer experience, Hi-Rez has reliably nurtured its other properties, most notably Smite, to the point of profitability.

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Trump Says He Was Unaware of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Death

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Donald Trump gave a political speech Friday night about the Supreme Court and its power regarding “the sanctity of life” and the second amendment … before learning that Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died.

Shortly after the announcement of the death of RBG, President Trump held a rally in Bemidji, Minnesota, where he spoke about the importance of the Supreme Court and the Justices on its bench in the matters of abortion rights and gun rights.

Moments later, as “Tiny Dancer” played in the background, Trump was standing under a wing of Air Force One speaking with the press when he seemed surprised to find out Ginsburg had passed, saying, “She just died? Wow, I didn’t know that. She led an amazing life. What else can you say? She was an amazing woman, whether you agree or not. She was an amazing woman who led an amazing life.”

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But the crowd at the rally where Trump spoke for more than 90 minutes knew of the beloved justice’s death. “You could hear people in [the] crowd shouting that Ginsburg had died but he didn’t seem to hear them,” PBS correspondent Yamiche Alcindor said.

“We will defend the dignity of work and the sanctity of life. That’s why the Supreme Court is so important,” Trump said at the campaign rally, according to Alcindor. “The next president will get one, two, three or four Supreme Court justices. I had two. Many presidents have had none. They’ve had none because they are there for a long time. They tend to be appointed young. They are there for a long time. But the next one will have anywhere from one to four. Think of that. That will totally change when you talk about life, when you talk about the second amendment.”

He went on to say, “When you talk about things that are so important to you. You’re going to be stuck for 40 years, 35 years, a long time. So this is going to be the most important election, in my opinion, in the history of our country. You’ve got to get it right because if you don’t get it right, we will not have a country anymore.”

More than 30 minutes before Trump spoke, the White House flag had been lowered to half-staff in memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump’s senior communications adviser Ben Williamson tweeted 30 minutes before Trump’s speech.

ABC News reported that Trump is expected to announce a nominee to fill Ginsburg’s seat in the coming days. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said following Ginsburg’s death, “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”

He explained, “In the last midterm election before Justice Scalia’s death in 2016, Americans elected a Republican Senate majority because we pledged to check and balance the last days of a lame-duck president’s second term. We kept our promise. Since the 1880s, no Senate has confirmed an opposite-party president’s Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year,” McConnell said in a statement following Ginsburg’s death.

“By contrast, Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary. Once again, we will keep our promise.”

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