Russell Crowe’s ‘Unhinged’ was ‘toughest’ film release for top producer


Russell Crowe stars in “Unhinged.”

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Actors covet those times when they stand alone on a stage, sharing their craft with a captive audience. 

Films debuting in movie theaters rarely get an opportunity for a solo. Typically, one or two new movies vie for an audience’s attention along with holdover films from previous weeks. 

As the coronavirus continued to spread in the U.S., extending the length of time movie theaters were shuttered, veteran film producer Mark Gill saw an opening to have Russell Crowe’s upcoming feature “Unhinged” seize this once-in-a-lifetime shot. 

“If we were going to wait for every

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Retail start-up Rent the Runway is closing all of its stores for good


The fitting rooms at Rent the Runway’s flagship store in New York City.

Source: Rent the Runway

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on many retailers, pushing dozens into bankruptcy, and it will now prompt the clothing subscription company Rent the Runway to shut all of its stores for good. 

Rent the Runway told CNBC it is making the decision in order to focus its investments on digital and adding more drop boxes for customers. 

Its New York City flagship will be turned into a permanent drop-off site, while stores in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

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Bernie Madoff’s brother, co-conspirator Peter Madoff released from federal custody


Peter Madoff in 2002.

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The younger brother of infamous financier and Ponzi swindler Bernard Madoff was released from federal custody on Thursday after serving about nine years of a 10-year sentence.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed in an email that Peter Madoff was released from home confinement on Aug. 13 after being transferred from the Federal Correctional Institution, Miami on Nov. 19, 2019.

A lawyer by training and Bernie Madoff’s former compliance director, Peter Madoff in 2012 pleaded guilty to one count of falsifying records and one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud.

Those crimes helped

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1 in 3 NY restaurants won’t open post-pandemic


The Fat Radish

Source: Steve Freihon

The Fat Radish was supposed to celebrate its tenth anniversary in October. 

But now, after months of uncertainty about its future, the restaurant known for its farm-to-table British food is shutting its doors forever, joining the scores of New York restaurants that have decided to close permanently. 

Operating a restaurant in New York has always been difficult, but the pandemic introduced many new challenges, which some owners have found insurmountable. And while sales are slowly recovering, thanks to takeout, delivery and outdoor dining, Toast data found that average daily revenue for New York City

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