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Writers strike ends, Usher to headline Super Bowl halftime show and an alligator can't attend a Phillies game | Bonus sports & entertainment episode

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Welcome to the weekly bonus episode of Hot off the Wire, where we look back at some of the top headlines from the week in the world of sports and entertainment. 

As always, be sure to check out our latest episode of Streamed & Screened, a podcast dedicated to movies and television. 

This week Bruce Miller and I discuss the end of the writers strike and a number of streaming and movie options to hold you over until new programming arrives.

Listen to the latest episode of Streamed & Screened here. 

This week’s top headlines include:

  • The writers strike is over and actors will resume negotiations with studios, giving hope that Hollywood production will soon be back to normal. 
  • Usher will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in Las Vegas.
  • Actors David McCallum and Michael Gambon along with baseball legend Brooks Robinson died this week.
  • And the Phillies said no to an emotional support alligator.

Those stories and more from The Associated Press. 

But first, Bruce Miller talks about the upcoming film “Fair Play” from Netflix during the latest episode of Streamed & Screened. 

— Compiled and narrated by Terry Lipshetz from Associated Press reports

About this program

Host Terry Lipshetz is a senior producer for Lee Enterprises. Besides producing the daily Hot off the Wire news podcast, Terry conducts periodic interviews for this Behind the Headlines program, co-hosts the Streamed & Screened movies and television program and is the producer of Across the Sky, a podcast dedicated to weather and climate.

Lee Enterprises produces many national, regional and sports podcasts. Learn more here.

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