Melanie Thandiwe Newton is a British actress, who has appeared in British and American films. Newton is known for her starring roles, such as the title character in Beloved, Nyah Nordoff-Hall in Mission: Impossible 2, Christine in Crash, for which she received a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Linda in The Pursuit of Happyness, Condoleezza Rice in W. Laura Wilson in 2012, Val in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Since 2016, Newton has played the sentient android, the madam Maeve Millay, in the HBO science fiction-western series Westworld, for which she earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and 2 Critics Choice Awards, as well as Golden Globe Award, Saturn Award, Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. In 2017, she portrayed DCI Roz Huntley in the BBC drama series Line of Duty, which earned her a nomination for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress. Newton was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to film and to charity.
Newton was born in Westminster, England, the daughter of Nyasha, a Zimbabwean princess of the Shona tribe, Nick Newton, an English laboratory technician and artist. Her birthplace has been incorrectly reported to be Zambia in some biographies, but she has confirmed in interviews that she was born in London; the name "Thandiwe" means "beloved" in Ndebele, Xhosa or Swati, "Thandie" is pronounced in English. Regarding her childhood, Newton remarked at a TED conference, "From about the age of 5, I was aware that I didn't fit. I was the atheist kid in the all-white, Catholic school run by nuns. I was an anomaly." Newton was brought up in London and Penzance and studied dance at the Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. Between 1992 and 1995, Newton attended Downing College, where she studied social anthropology. After the film Flirting, Newton played a faithful house slave "Yvette" in the Brad Pitt/Tom Cruise film Interview with the Vampire. Newton appeared in the Merchant Ivory production of Jefferson in Paris as Sally Hemings, followed by Jonathan Demme's drama Beloved, based on Toni Morrison's novel, in which she played the title character, the ghost of a young slave girl whose mother murders her to save her from slavery.
The film starred Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. Newton starred as Nyah Hall, again opposite Cruise, in Mission: Impossible 2, her next role was in the low-budget film It Was an Accident, written by her husband, screenwriter Ol Parker. Between 2003 and 2005, Newton played Makemba "Kem" Likasu, love interest of Dr. John Carter on the American television series ER, she reprised the role for the series finale in 2009. In 2004, she appeared in The Chronicles of Riddick and Crash. Newton won a BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actress in 2006 for her role in Crash, she played Linda Gardner, in The Pursuit of Happyness. In 2006, Newton performed on radio in a pantomime version of Cinderella. In 2007, Newton co-starred with Eddie Murphy in the comedy Norbit as his love interest, opposite Simon Pegg as his ex-girlfriend in the 2008 comedy Run Fatboy Run. Newton next portrayed US National Security Advisor-turned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in W. Oliver Stone's film biography of President George W. Bush.
The film was released 17 October 2008. Newton was an introducer at Wembley Stadium on 7 July 2007, for the UK leg of Live Earth, she was due to introduce Al Gore to the concert, but he was delayed, leaving Newton to tell jokes in an attempt to entertain the audience. Newton next portrayed fictional US First Daughter Laura Wilson in 2012, a disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich and released 13 November 2009. In July 2011, Newton delivered a TED Talk on "Embracing otherness, embracing myself." She discussed finding her "otherness" as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, as an actress playing many different selves. In 2012, she starred alongside Tyler Perry in the romantic drama film Good Deeds. In 2013, Newton starred in the first original drama series for DirecTV's Audience Network, she left Rogue during the third season. In 2015, she starred in the US miniseries The Slap. In 2016, Newton began portraying Maeve Millay in HBO science fiction drama series Westworld, for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, among other accolades.
In 2017, she served as a narrator for the documentary entitled Bill Cosby: Fall of an American Icon, an expose on the sexual assault charges laid on Cosby, which aired on BBC One. Newton appeared as Val in the Star Wars film Solo: A Star Wars Story, released in May 2018. Newton married English writer and producer Ol Parker in 1998, they have three children: daughters Ripley and Nico, son Booker Jombe. Newton had home births with all three of her children, she is vegan and was named PETA's "Sexiest Vegan of 2014" in the UK. In 2006 Newton contributed a foreword to We Wish: Hopes and Dreams of Cornwall's Children, a book of children's writing published in aid of the NSPCC. In it, she wrote vividly about her childhood memories of growing up in Cornwall, the way in which the county's cultural heritage made it easy for her to "enrich every situation with layers of magic and meaning."In 2007 Newton sold her near-new BMW X5 and replaced it with a Toyota Prius after Greenpeace stuck a "This gas-guzzling 4x4 is causing climate change" sticker on her BMW.
In 2008 Newton visited poverty-stricken Mali, describing it as a "humbling experience." She visited the village of Nampasso in the Ségou Region of the country. In 2013 Newton led the One Billion Rising flash mob in London, f
Gary Leonard Oldman is an English actor and filmmaker who has performed in theatre and television. Known for his versatility and expressive acting style, Oldman is regarded as one of the greatest actors of his generation. Among other accolades, he has won an Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, two Critics' Choice Awards, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, along with nominations for an Emmy Award and the Palme d'Or. In 2011, Empire readers voted him the recipient of the Empire Icon Award. Oldman began acting in theatre in 1979, made his earliest screen appearances in Remembrance and Meantime, he continued to lead a stage career, during which he performed at London's Royal Court and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, with credits including Cabaret, The Massacre at Paris, Entertaining Mr Sloane, The Country Wife and Hamlet. Oldman rose to prominence in British film with his portrayals of Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy, Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears, a football firm leader in The Firm and Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.
Identified with the "Brit Pack", he achieved greater renown as a Hell's Kitchen gangster in State of Grace, Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK and Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Oldman went on to star as the antagonists of several films, including True Romance, The Fifth Element, Air Force One and The Contender, he meanwhile played Ludwig van Beethoven in Immortal Beloved. In the 21st century, Oldman is known for his roles as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter series, James Gordon in The Dark Knight Trilogy, George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, a human leader in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. Films in which he has appeared have grossed over $11 billion. In addition to acting in film, Oldman directed Nil by Mouth. Oldman was born in New Cross, the son of Leonard Bertram Oldman, a former sailor who worked as a welder, Kathleen, he has stated. Oldman attended West Greenwich School in Deptford, leaving school at the age of 16 to work in a sports shop.
He was a pianist as a child, a singer, but gave up his musical aspirations to pursue an acting career after seeing Malcolm McDowell's performance in the 1971 film The Raging Moon. In a 1995 interview with Charlie Rose, Oldman said: "Something about Malcolm just arrested me, I connected, I said,'I wanna do that'."Growing up in south London, Oldman supported his local football club Millwall, followed Manchester United so that he could watch his idol, George Best. In 2011, Oldman would learn from his mother that his father represented Millwall after World War II, with Oldman stating: "Just after the war, she ran a boarding house, for football players, Millwall players, and I knew. But two weeks ago my mum said,'Oh yeah, your dad played for Millwall; when he was young he had a couple of first team games'." Oldman studied with the Young People's Theatre in Greenwich during the mid-1970s, while working jobs on assembly lines, as a porter in an operating theatre, selling shoes and beheading pigs in an abattoir.
He unsuccessfully applied to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, which welcomed him to try again the following year, but advised him to find something else to do for a living. When asked by Charlie Rose if he had reminded RADA of this, Oldman joked that "the work speaks for itself", he won a scholarship to attend the Rose Bruford College in Sidcup, Southeast London, from which he graduated with a BA in Acting in 1979. Oldman describes himself as'shy but diligent worker' during his time there, where he performed roles such as Puck in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. After leaving school, Oldman was the first in his class to receive professional work. Oldman stated on The South Bank Show that it had nothing to do with being better than someone else, rather his diligence and application, he made his professional stage debut in 1979 as Puss, alongside Michael Simkins and Peter Howitt, in Dick Whittington and His Cat, at York's Theatre Royal. The play ran in Colchester with Glasgow's Citizens Theatre.
In 1979, he starred in Cabaret. From 1980 to 1981, he appeared in The Massacre at Paris, Desperado Corner, Robert David MacDonald's plays Chinchilla and A Waste of Time, he performed in a 6-month West End run of MacDonald's Summit Conference, opposite Glenda Jackson, in 1982. That year, Oldman made his film debut in Colin Gregg's Remembrance, would have starred in Don Boyd's Gossip if that film had not collapsed; the following year, he landed a starring role as a skinhead in Mike Leigh's film Meantime, moved on to Chesterfield to assume the lead role in Entertaining Mr Sloane. Afterwards, he went to Westcliffe to star in Saved. Saved proved to be a major breakthrough for Oldman. Max Stafford-Clark, artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre, had seen Oldman's performance and
Debra Renee Wilson known as Debra Wilson Skelton or Debra Skelton, is an American actress and comedian. Wilson is known for being the longest-serving original cast member on the sketch comedy series Mad TV, having appeared for the show's first eight seasons, she has done voice work for various productions including Avatar, American Dad!, Family Guy, Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, The Proud Family, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and The Boondocks. Wilson was raised in New York City, in the neighborhood of Ozone Park, Queens. Wilson attended the New York City High School of the Performing Arts. After graduation, she continued her studies at Syracuse University, working in television and radio broadcasting. Wilson was a pre-school teacher during the 1980s for the All Saints Church, in Sunnyside, Queens, her acting debut was on the television pilot The Apollo Comedy Hour. Following this success she became a series regular on The Uptown Comedy Club and co-hosted Can We Shop? with Joan Rivers. She continued her work in television working as a spokesperson for Burger King, guest starring in New York Undercover.
Her major feature film debut was Let It Be Me. Wilson was one of the original eight cast members of Mad TV when the series aired in 1995. Wilson came to the show with a background in sketch comedy and television. Mad TV was her third TV series. Wilson was credited for creating some of the most popular recurring characters on the show. Among her characters were Latina bimbo Melina, Reality Check's Tovah McQueen, Stick Chick Autumn, Kappa Kappa Kappa sorority sister Hayden Brooks, Alexis Dubane, blaxploitation actress Cocoa Latette, Lowered Expectations Host and Ms. Not Nice, her best known character was the fast talking "Black American Princess" Bunifa Latifah Halifah Sharifa Jackson. Her most recognized impressions on the show were of Whitney Houston, her Oprah impersonation is so well regarded that in fact she has played Oprah or Oprah-like characters in other media, most notably Scary Movie 4 and The Proud Family. Since her debut on MADtv, Wilson has done voice acting on episodes on numerous television shows, landing some recurring roles on such shows as Clone High, Family Guy, The Mr. Potato Head Show.
She voiced Captain Lisa Cusak in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "The Sound of Her Voice". Wilson has made numerous independent films, including Naked Angel, Jane White Is Sick and Twisted, Skin Deep, Soulmates, she was in an episode of Without a Trace as a doctor, has appeared three times as working girl Divine in episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She and Sullivan have done commercials for Pepsi's Sierra Mist, she appeared as herself on the February 15, 1999, episode of WCW Monday Nitro accompanying MADtv castmate Will Sasso in his professional wrestling match against Bret Hart. She appeared on the UK "Whose Line Is It Anyway" - Season 10, Episode 9, she was the co-host of TV Guide Channel's TV Watercooler with John Fugelsang, until she was replaced by Teresa Strasser in October 2006. She was a co-host on GSN Live until she left in January 2010. Wilson performed Off-Broadway with the improvisational comedy troupe Noo Yawk Tawk directed by Richmond Shepard at The Village Gate.
Wilson married writer and director Cliff Skelton in April 2006. They separated in 2010 citing irreconcilable differences. Debra Wilson on IMDb Debra Wilson at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
Bokeem Woodbine is an American actor. He won a Black Reel Award and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Critics' Choice Television Award for his role as Mike Milligan on the second season of Fargo. Woodbine portrayed Daniel in season 2 of the WGN series Underground and Herman Schultz/Shocker in the film Spider-Man: Homecoming. Woodbine was born on April 1973 in Harlem, New York, he attended the prestigious Dalton School on Manhattan's Upper East Side, before transferring to the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in the city. With the encouragement of his actress mother, Woodbine entered show biz at age 19 as a stand-in and extra in Ernest Dickerson's directorial debut, the hip-hop classic Juice, starring Tupac Shakur and Omar Epps. In the following year, he made his TV acting debut in the CBS Schoolbreak Special entitled "Love Off Limits." His appearance was noticed by casting director Jaki Brown-Karman who recommended him to Forest Whitaker for the latter's directorial effort, the HBO television movie Strapped.
Since he has worked with other major African American filmmakers such as Spike Lee, Mario Van Peebles and the Hughes Brothers in the films Crooklyn and Dead Presidents, respectively. In 1996 he appeared in Tupac's music video for "I Ain't Mad at Cha" and formed a friendship with the rapper, they subsequently reunited in Vondie Curtis-Hall's directorial debut, Gridlock'd, released four months after Tupac's death. Entering the new millennium, Woodbine was featured as a regular on the NBC midseason sitcom Battery Park and played Dr. Damon Bradley, who turned out to be a serial rapist, in the short-lived CBS medical drama City of Angels, the latter of which earned him a nomination for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Additionally, he appeared in the Wu-Tang Clan's music videos for their songs "Protect Ya Neck", "Gravel Pit", "Careful". Woodbine went to portray prolific saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman in the Taylor Hackford-directed and Jamie Foxx-starring Oscar-winning biopic Ray, about legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles.
The movie Life as can't get right. The movie Freeway as Chopper; the movie Jason's lyric as Joshua. Over the next few years, Woodbine made minor appearances in both television. On the small screen, he could be seen in an episode of Fox's ongoing crime-drama Bones and ABC's short-lived cop drama The Evidence, as well as two episodes of Spike TV's Blade: The Series, based on Marvel Comics' character and popular film series; the next year, Woodbine appeared with his Blade: The Series co-star, Sticky Fingaz in his musical drama film A Day in the Life, starring Omar Epps and Mekhi Phifer, two films by Jesse V. Johnson: the low-budget sci-fi/action movie The Last Sentinel, the action film The Butcher, opposite Eric Roberts, he landed a series regular, as Leon Cooley, an inmate on death row, in the TNT crime/drama series Saving Grace, starring Academy Award–winning actress Holly Hunter in her first TV series. In 2009 onward, Woodbine appeared in the blaxploitation film Black Dynamite and followed it up the next year with the M. Night Shyamalan-produced supernatural thriller Devil.
He has appeared as an officer on the critically acclaimed series Southland. He next appeared in the 2012 remake of Total Recall and Riddick the next year. In December 2015, he received a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries for his role as Mike Milligan in Fargo. In 2017, Woodbine appeared in the Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios film Spider-Man: Homecoming, as Shocker, one of four villains, alongside Michael Keaton, Logan Marshall-Green and Michael Chernus. In 2018, Bokeem starred in the series Unsolved. Officer Dupree was part of a task force that investigated the murders of rappers Notorious BIG and Tupac Shakur. Bokeem Woodbine on IMDb
Laurence John Fishburne III is an American actor, producer and film director. He is known for playing Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy, Jason "Furious" Styles in the 1991 drama film Boyz n the Hood and Tyrone "Mr. Clean" Miller in the 1979 war film Apocalypse Now. For his portrayal of Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It, Fishburne was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Two Trains Running, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in TriBeCa. Fishburne became the first African American to portray Othello in a motion picture by a major studio when he appeared in Oliver Parker's 1995 film adaptation of the Shakespeare play. Fishburne starred including Deep Cover and King of New York. From 2008 to 2011, he starred as Dr. Raymond Langston on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and from 2013 to 2015 starred as Special Agent Jack Crawford in the NBC thriller series Hannibal.
In 2013, he portrayed Perry White in the Zack Snyder-directed Superman reboot Man of Steel and in 2016 reprised his role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as part of the DC Extended Universe. Fishburne played Bill Foster in the film Ant-Man and the Wasp, released in 2018 as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fishburne was born in Augusta, the son of Hattie Bell, a junior high school mathematics and science teacher, Laurence John Fishburne, Jr. a juvenile corrections officer. After his parents divorced during his childhood, he moved with his mother to Brooklyn, New York, where he was raised, his father saw him once a month. Fishburne is a graduate of Lincoln Square Academy in New York. For most of his early career, he was credited as Larry Fishburne. In 1973, Fishburne had his first acting role portraying Joshua Hall on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, his most memorable childhood role was in Cornbread, Earl and Me, in which he played a young boy who witnessed the police shooting of a popular high school basketball star.
He earned a supporting role in Apocalypse Now, in which he played Tyrone Miller, a cocky 17-year-old Gunner's Mate 3rd Class from the Bronx, nicknamed Mr. Clean; when production began in March 1976, he was just 14 years old, having lied about his age to get the part. Filming took so long that he was 17 years old upon its completion. Fishburne periodically on stage. In the early 1980s, he worked as a bouncer at punk rock clubs, he appeared in the early 1980s movies Band of the Hand, Death Wish 2 and The Cotton Club, had a minor role in the critically acclaimed Steven Spielberg film The Color Purple. Fishburne had a recurring role as Cowboy Curtis on Paul Reubens' CBS children's television show Pee-wee's Playhouse, he appeared in the M*A*S*H episode, "The Tooth Shall Set You Free". In Spenser: For Hire, he was a guest star for the second-season episode "Personal Demons", he appeared alongside Kevin Bacon in Quicksilver. His stage work during the 1980s included Short Eyes, Loose Ends, both produced at Second Stage Theatre in New York City.
In 1987 he played a part in the third A Nightmare On Elm Street film as a hospital orderly. Fishburne featured in Red Heat beside James Belushi. Fishburne starred as "Dap" in Spike Lee's School Daze. Fishburne's character was a depiction of an African American, culturally inclined college student at a black college. In 1990, Fishburne played Jimmy Jump in the controversial King of New York, in 1991, starred in Boyz n the Hood; the following year, in 1992, he won a Tony Award for his stage performance in the August Wilson play Two Trains Running and an Emmy Award for his performance in the opening episode, "The Box," of the short-lived anthology series television drama TriBeCa. He starred in Deep Cover alongside Jeff Goldblum. In 1993, he received his first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It. Fishburne won an Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture" for his performance as West Indian Professor Maurice Phipps in the 1995 American drama ensemble film, Higher Learning.
He played the title role in Othello, the second African-American actor, after Paul Robeson, to perform the role. In 1997, Fishburne starred in the science fiction horror Event Horizon alongside Sam Neill. Fishburne is best known for his role as Morpheus, the hacker-mentor of Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, in the 1999 blockbuster science fiction film The Matrix. Fishburne provided the voice of Thrax in Osmosis Jones in 2001, he reprised his role as Morpheus in the Matrix sequels The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions in 2003. He featured as a stretcher-bearer in one version of the video for The Spooks' song "Things I've Seen" and appeared with Tom Cruise as Theodore Brassell, IMF superior of Cruise's character in Mission: Impossible III. Fishburne has worked with actress Angela Bassett on four projects, he said. I haven't experienced it with anyone else. A freedom happens when we work together." In 2006, they appeared onstage in a Pasadena Playhouse production of August Wilson's Fences. He played terrorist leader, Ahmat, revealed to be CIA in the 2006 film Five Fingers.
He provided the voice of the narrator in the 2007 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, TMNT. The same year, he provided the voice of the Silver Surfer in 2007 film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. On February 24, 2007, Fishburne was honored with the Harvard Foundation's Artist of the Year award at t
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company. The newspaper has a centrist audience. Founded by Al Neuharth on September 15, 1982, it operates from Gannett's corporate headquarters on Jones Branch Drive, in McLean, Virginia, it is printed at five additional sites internationally. Its dynamic design influenced the style of local and national newspapers worldwide, through its use of concise reports, colorized images, informational graphics, inclusion of popular culture stories, among other distinct features. With a weekly circulation of 1,021,638 and an approximate daily reach of seven million readers as of 2016, USA Today shares the position of having the widest circulation of any newspaper in the United States with The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. USA Today is distributed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, an international edition is distributed in Asia, Canada and the Pacific Islands.
The genesis of USA Today was on February 29, 1980, when a company task force known as "Project NN" met with Gannett Company chairman Al Neuharth in Cocoa Beach, Florida to develop a national newspaper. Early regional prototypes included East Bay Today, an Oakland, California-based publication published in the late 1970s to serve as the morning edition of the Oakland Tribune, an afternoon newspaper which Gannett owned at the time. On June 11, 1981, Gannett printed the first prototypes of the proposed publication; the two proposed design layouts were mailed to newsmakers and prominent leaders in journalism, for review and feedback. The Gannett Company's board of directors approved the launch of the national newspaper, titled USA Today, on December 5, 1981. At launch, Neuharth was appointed president and publisher of the newspaper, adding those responsibilities to his existing position as Gannett's chief executive officer. Gannett announced the launch of the paper on April 20, 1982. USA Today began publishing on September 15, 1982 in the Baltimore and Washington, D.
C. metropolitan areas for an newsstand price of 25¢. After selling out the first issue, Gannett expanded the national distribution of the paper, reaching an estimated circulation of 362,879 copies by the end of 1982, double the amount of sales that Gannett projected; the design uniquely incorporated color graphics and photographs. Only its front news section pages were rendered in four-color, while the remaining pages were printed in a spot color format; the paper's overall style and elevated use of graphics – developed by Neuharth, in collaboration with staff graphics designers George Rorick, Sam Ward, Suzy Parker, John Sherlock and Web Bryant – was derided by critics, who referred to it as "McPaper" or "television you can wrap fish in," because it opted to incorporate concise nuggets of information more akin to the style of television news, rather than in-depth stories like traditional newspapers, which many in the newspaper industry considered to be a dumbing down of the news. Although USA Today had been profitable for just ten years as of 1997, it changed the appearance and feel of newspapers around the world.
On July 2, 1984, the newspaper switched from predominantly black-and-white to full color photography and graphics in all four sections. The next week on July 10, USA Today launched an international edition intended for U. S. readers abroad, followed four months on October 8 with the rollout of the first transmission via satellite of its international version to Singapore. On April 8, 1985, the paper published its first special bonus section, a 12-page section called "Baseball'85," which previewed the 1985 Major League Baseball season. By the fourth quarter of 1985, USA Today had become the second largest newspaper in the United States, reaching a daily circulation of 1.4 million copies. Total daily readership of the paper by 1987 had reached 5.5 million, the largest of any daily newspaper in the U. S. On May 6, 1986, USA Today began production of its international edition in Switzerland. USA Today operated at a loss for most of its first four years of operation, accumulating a total deficit of $233 million after taxes, according to figures released by Gannett in July 1987.
On January 29, 1988, USA Today published the largest edition in its history, a 78-page weekend edition featuring a section previewing Super Bowl XXII. On April 15, USA Today launched a third international printing site, based in Hong Kong; the international edition set circulation and advertising records during August 1988, with coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics, selling more than 60,000 copies and 100 pages of advertising. By July 1991, Simmons Market Research Bureau estimated that USA Today had a total daily readership of nearly 6.6 million, an all-time high and the largest readership of any daily newspaper in the United States. On September 1 of that year, USA Today launched a fourth printsite for its international edition in London for the United Kingdom and the British Isles; the international edition's schedule was changed as of April 1, 1994 Monday through Friday, rather than from Tuesday through Saturday, in order to accommodate business travelers.