Elizabeth Warren accused Bernie Sanders of calling her a liar before a national television audience during a tense, post-debate exchange in which she refused to shake his outstretched hand, according to audio released by CNN.
The Democratic presidential rivals are strong progressives who had steadfastly refused to attack each other for more than a year on the campaign trail. But that changed Monday, when Warren said that, during a private meeting between the two in 2018, he disagreed with her that a woman could win the presidency.
Sanders, a senator from Vermont, has denied that, and did so again during Tuesday night's presidential debate, which was hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register and held in Iowa, whose first-in-the-nation caucuses are Feb. 3. Warren stood by her account and said it was time to confront the larger issues of sexism in politics.
That exchange lasted only a few minutes. But after the debate was over, Warren, a Massachusetts senator, approached Sanders, who put out his hand for her to shake. Instead, she confronted him, and the two talked briefly in tense tones.
Neither campaign would confirm what was said Tuesday night, but CNN released the audio Wednesday. As she is refusing his extended hand, Warren repeats, "I think you called me a liar on national TV." Sanders gently brushes her with his hand, then says, "Let's not do it right now."
"You want to have that discussion?" he continues. "We'll have that discussion." Warren replies, "Anytime."
Sanders then adds, "You called me a liar," before concluding, "All right, let's not do it now."
The exchange was interrupted by fellow candidate and environmentalist Tom Steyer, who said, "I don't want to get in the middle of it" and greeted Sanders as the senator walked away. In Las Vegas on Wednesday, Steyer said his attempt to offer a greeting and thanks to both senators turned awkward.
"Look, what goes on between those two senators is between them. You know, that's really a private matter, which is why I wouldn't comment on it before. I honestly think it's between them," he said.
Warren's and Sanders' aides have for days attempted to de-escalate the feud as some progressives worry that ill will between the cause's two leading voices will ultimately hurt both of them and could benefit more moderate Democratic presidential hopefuls like former Vice President Joe Biden and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Release of the audio is likely to ensure the political fight continues — at least for now.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas will star opposite Richard Madden in the U.S. edition of "Citadel," a drama series to be produced in conjunction with programs from several other countries.
"The idea is to create a truly global, action-packed spy series," Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke said. "It's a totally innovative, multifaceted international approach to storytelling, and we can't wait to tell you more as it comes together."
Local-language productions are being done in Italy and India, with another announced Tuesday in Mexico. Amazon called the U.S. version the "mothership" of the project, with production set to begin this summer.
Film star Chopra Jonas was in the ABC TV series "Quantico." Madden starred in the award-winning BBC and Netflix series "Bodyguard."
The other "Citadel" productions will "enhance the experience of engaging with the show," Salke said. Further details and release dates were not announced.
Also announced by the streaming service during its presentation at a TV critics meeting:
— Meagan Good is among the stars of an upcoming Amazon comedy from "Girls Trip" creator Tracy Oliver.
The untitled, half-hour series revolves around four African American college friends in pursuit of their dreams, the streaming service said.
Good ("Star," "Think Like a Man") plays the "stylish, sunny" Camille, who teaches an anthropology course on sex and love at Columbia University. Also starring are Grace Byers ("Empire"), Jerrie Johnson ("Good Trouble") and Shoniqua Shandai ("I Am the Night").
Byers plays trust-fund baby and fashion designer Quinn; Shandai portrays aspiring singer Angie and Johnson plays Tye, described as "an alpha fierce, queer successful app developer."
The series reunites Oliver with "Girls Trip" director Malcolm D. Lee, who will direct the first two episodes. Pharrell Williams is joining the show's executive producers, which include Oliver and Amy Poehler,
— Amazon is touting the cast of a new "The Lord of the Rings" series as multi-generational actors "from around the globe," including British-Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi and Australian actor-musician Tom Budge.
But the streaming service declined to say which characters — or the races — they or other cast members announced Tuesday will be playing. Other details of the production also are being kept under wraps but "everything is moving forward," Salke said.
The series will "explore new storylines" preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Fellowship of the Ring," Amazon said.
Other actors in the series based on Tolkien's works include Joseph Mawle, who played Benjen Stark on "Game of Thrones," Morfydd Clark ("His Dark Materials") and Ismael Cruz Cordova ("Ray Donovan," Mary Queen of Scots").
ZEE5, the digital entertainment destination, is going to start local production in Bangladesh with the release of a new movie, web series and a talent hunt event.
The official announcement was made at a programme held at a city hotel on Tuesday.
Archana Anand, chief business officer of ZEE5 Global, one of the biggest online-based platforms, shared some of their plans and initiatives taken especially for Bangladesh in deep collaboration with key local partners.
She said the launch of ZEE5's first Bangladeshi originals (a web series and movie being produced in partnership with local production house Asiatic's Good Company and to be released within few months and will have all local star cast.
Bangladesh is in fact the very first market in which ZEE5 is rolling out its local content production, she said.
A romantic movie titled 'Jodi..Kintu..Tobuo' directed by Shihab Shaheen will take the audience on a journey of what happens when a groom gets cold feet before his weeding day while the web series 'Contract' based on a novel written by Mohammad Najim Uddin is another original series directed by Kriahnendu and Tanim and will be a cat and mouse thriller about a contact killer, a police cop and an underworld don.
Alongside, ZEE5 also shared details of its upcoming talent hunt titled Bangladesh's Global Superstar to be launched within January while this talent hunt will give an opportunity to conquer the OTT entertainment industry with a chance to feature in ZEE5 originals.
Participants will have to upload their audience auditions on the brand's website www.global-superstar along with some basic details about themselves.
The platform is also planning to open an office in Bangladesh to reach the local talent in the global stage, Archana Anand said.
Commenting on the announcement, CEO of ZEE International and ZEE5 Global said localisation is a very key part of their agenda this year as they look to establish deeper relationship with markets.
The platform launched across 190+ countries in October, 2018 and has content across 17 languages.
ZEE5 also offers 60+ popular Live TV channels.
Pop TV has ordered a comedy pilot focused on the most irresponsible and lazy person getting impregnated by immaculate conception.
"Mother Mary" co-stars Rachel Bloom, who won a Golden Globe for "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," which ended last spring after four seasons. She plays the mother of the Antichrist.
Bloom also serves as an executive producer along with her husband, Dan Gregor, who is a writer on the pilot. The couple is expecting their first child.
Betsy Sodaro, who developed the character, stars as a reimagined version of Mary in the pilot that will shoot in February. Sodaro also works as a writer and an executive producer.
Reactions from some of the nominees for the Academy Awards:
"Ultimately, I've been able to be fortunate enough to get to work with some pretty great filmmakers. That's always been the driving force with me. First, of course, the story and character, from an actor's perspective. I feel like we see films through the eyes of the director. The director's medium. I've been able to work with some amazing directors. Quentin is in the lineage of one of the best of our times. It's amazing to be a part of this film that's a celebration of our actors and a celebration of the countless people behind the scenes," — Leonardo DiCaprio, nominated for best actor for his role in "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood," which was nominated in just about every category including best film, directing and supporting actor and screenplay.
"It makes me feel very, very, very young." – Antonio Banderas said in an interview about being a first-time nominee at age 59. He earned a best actor nomination for his role in "Pain and Glory."
"I feel a little giddy. It's so crazy. I was on a plane to Japan, so I found out after everyone else. I was able to log into Wifi and suddenly my phone started going crazy, with all the messages coming in. I had to recalibrate my entire brain. ... I don't think I expected any of it. To actually have realized it is just a dream. I actually HAD a dream where there were no nominations." - Cynthia Erivo, a double nominee for her acting and singing in "Harriet," in an interview.
"I think they're probably more interested in me taking them to the park with their scooters, or making a fort, or playing in a teepee. I'd be worried if my 4-year-old was thinking, 'What are we going to do about these Nazis?" – "Jojo Rabbit" director Taika Waititi, on whether his daughters are old enough to be aware of his film on intolerance in Hitler's Germany and its Oscar nominations.
"We never thought we would be in the awards conversation. This is so meaningful because this nomination comes during such a strong year of writing. It's surreal." - Rian Johnson, director of "Knives Out," which was nominated for best original screenplay, said in an interview.
"I didn't expect to be quite as emotional as I was when I heard the news. To be acknowledged by your peers is just the best thing. I am so grateful to them. I am thrilled too for my fellow pope Anthony Hopkins. We had such a good time together. We both thrived on Anthony McCarten's superb script and the inspirational direction of Fernando Meirelles. Huge thanks for the support of Netflix and Tracey Seaward and everyone who worked on the production of this very special film," — Jonathan Pryce, nominated for best actor for his role in "The Two Popes," said in a statement.
"This movie was a labour of love for many people — myself included — so to see it recognized in this way is very moving for all of us. I would like to thank the Academy on behalf of my fellow producers, and on behalf of every single person who put their heart and soul into this film. Thank you," — Sam Mendes, director of "1917," earning three Oscar nominations for best picture, director and original screenplay, said in a statement.
"I'm just so thrilled that our Little Women has been recognized by the Academy. Greta made something so special that I'm just thankful to have been a part of, let alone nominated for. Thank you to my academy peers for loving and appreciating this film that is so close to my heart," — Saoirse Ronan, nominated for best actress for her role in "Little Women," said in a statement.
"You gotta believe," - director Matthew A. Cherry, whose "Hair Love" was nominated for best animated short film, said on Twitter. The film delves into a story about an African-American father who learns how to style his daughter's hair for the first time.
"Making BOMBSHELL is one of the great highlights of my career. I wish that the story in this film never needed to be told, but I am so proud of the entire team on this film for telling it with such grace, sensitivity, and humanity. Thank you to my fellow producers, our incredible director Jay Roach and our brilliant screenwriter Charles Randolph, and a multi-talented group of actors and artists who gave 100% of themselves and their craft in making this film. I feel really lucky and blessed to do what I do and work with the people I get to work with, and I am ever thankful to the Academy," - Charlize Theron, nominated for best actress in a leading role in "Bombshell," said in a statement. ___
"I hope our Little Women does for another generation of girls and women what it did for me: lights a fire to write your book, make your movie, sing your verse. From all of us Little Women and Men, thank you to the Academy," - Greta Gerwig, director of "Little Women" that was nominated for best adapted screenplay, said in a statement.
"The biggest thing was telling this full story and bringing Woody's story to a close. That's what stands out the most. We concluded Woody's arc. This was a character that a lot of people grew up with. That's why this film stood out." - "Toy Story 4" director Josh Cooley said in an interview. The film is nominated for best animated feature and original song.
"I would like to say MERCI to the Academy. I always dreamt to say this sentence one day! Thank you to all of you who voted for international movies and for France and for us. We are all MISERABLES in the sense that we are all immigrants. But we can all do the revolution, me I am doing it with my camera. I believe in the power of cinema as a tool to challenge the politics and even sometimes to inspire revolution and above all bring real lasting changes. Walt Disney had a saying: 'All our dreams can come true . . . if we have the courage to pursue them.' We had a dream and now it's time to make it true. THE MISERABLES need you, the world needs you to continue to have dreams ... that's also what we call the magic of cinema! Be ready THE MISERABLES are coming to Hollywood," — director/co-writer Ladj Ly of "Les Misérables," nominated for best international feature film, said in a statement.
"I stayed up literally all night waiting for the nominations. Some people say they don't wake up for them. I don't believe them. I had friends over, we had a sleepover party, we had pizza and hung out, it was so much fun. It doesn't get old, I assure you." -- Diane Warren, nominated for the 11th time for best original song.