Tuesday October 23, 2018

Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

John Goodman: The Show Has A ‘Hollow Center’ Without Roseanne

John Goodman said he misses his friend “Rosie real bad” despite being happy to return in “The Conners.” “It felt great to be back, but there’s a hollow center. I miss Rosie real bad,” said Goodman. “I know for a fact that she’s not a racist,” he said, going on to imply that ABC should not have canceled her show so suddenly. “I’ll put it this way, I was surprised at (their) response.”  More…

Kleenex forced to rebrand ‘Mansize’ tissues after sexist complaints

After being on shelves for more than 60 years, Kleenex maker Kimberly Clark said it will re-brand its “Mansize” tissues after a rise in consumer complaints cried the product was sexist. The consumer products company said due a “consistent increase of complaints on gender concern” the product will now be called “Kleenex Extra Large.”  More…

ABC fears The Conners will flop without Roseanne Barr

Top ABC brass may have acted too swiftly by pulling the plug on Roseanne – and they now fear the show’s replacement spin-off will flop without its star. ‘We didn’t think it through properly. What Roseanne did was wrong but we shouldn’t have rushed to fire her.’  More…

Death limo was listed for sale on Craigslist two days before crash

The stretch limo involved in the upstate crash that killed 20 people was put up for sale by its owner just two days before the deadly wreck, according to a report Tuesday. Prestige Limousine tried to unload the customized 2001 Ford Excursion for $9,000 in an ad posted on Craigslist.  More…

Limo had unlicensed driver, failed inspection before deadly crash

The limo that crashed upstate, killing 20 people, failed a safety inspection just last month — and its driver wasn’t licensed to be behind the wheel, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.  More…

Porsche sales executive stole $2.5 million from customers, lawsuit claims

One of the nation’s top Porsche dealerships has promised to pay back $2.5 million in deposits that were allegedly stolen from customers by a former marketing vice president, whose whereabouts are unknown.  More…

Cruel Dunkin’ Donuts worker dumps water on sleeping man

A worker at an upstate New York Dunkin’ Donuts poured a pitcher of water on a customer sleeping inside the store — and then laughed at the soaking wet man as he gathered his belongings, video shows.  More…

MGM offers deal to Vegas mass shooting victims it’s suing

MGM Resorts International drew criticism Tuesday for saying hundreds of survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting, who are being sued by the casino operator, could opt to have the money that will be used to serve them a lawsuit instead donated to a charity.  More…

Kathy Griffin Says Les Moonves Never Wanted A Woman In Late Night, Curses Out Julie Chen In Latest Twitter Thread

Kathy Griffin has come back with a vengeance — literally — since her bloody-Trump-head picture and its aftermath almost cost her her career in 2017. Since attempts to silence her were made by the president and even people in entertainment (mostly men), Kathy Griffin 2.0 has come out swinging, defending not only her right to free speech but defending the women in entertainment who still have to cede control to men in power.  More…

Julie Chen steps away from CBS’s ‘The Talk’ after Les Moonves fiasco

Julie Chen announced Monday she’s taking some time off from CBS’ “The Talk,” a day after her husband, Les Moonves, resigned as chairman of the network amid a fresh wave of sexual misconduct allegations. “I am taking a few days off from The Talk to be with my family,” Chen said in a statement to Deadline.com.  More…

Colin Kaepernick Named Face of Nike’s 30th Anniversary of ‘Just Do It’ Campaign

Nike selected former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of its "Just Do It" campaign, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Darren Rovell of ESPN reported the choice of Kaepernick, who started the movement to kneel during the United States national anthem to protest racial injustice in August 2016.  More…

A call to boycott In-N-Out meets its own resistance

The head of the California Democratic Party called for a boycott of the famed In-N-Out burger chain after a public filing revealed that the company had recently donated $25,000 to the state’s Republican Party. This is despite the restaurant chain gave at least $80,000 this election cycle to Californians for Jobs and a Strong Economy, a committee focused on electing business-friendly Democrats to the state Legislature.   More…

Catholic Church helped priest get Disney World gig despite sexual abuse

A Pennsylvania priest tortured an altar boy for over a year, sexually abusing him and beating him with a metal cross, then left the church for a gig at Walt Disney World — with a reference from the Diocese, a grand jury report found.  More…

Developer scores big win against union over Hudson Yards project

Related Cos. chairman Stephen M. Ross just pulled off a strategic coup against the organized labor bloc he’s battling with over Hudson Yards. He’s gotten the largest union, which represents carpenters, to split ranks from the others — allowing the developer to negotiate directly with the carpenters without first having to sign a multi-union project labor agreement, or PLA.  More…

Union accused of tricking developer into paying ‘coffee boys’ $42 an hour

Manhattan’s largest development company says it was snookered into paying union workers $42 an hour — and a lot more for overtime — just to deliver coffee at its Hudson Yards megaproject. Adding insult to injury, the concrete workers’ coffee boys — who are paid $42.48 an hour, plus $27.39 worth of benefits — actually charge their colleagues for beverages and food, meaning that “although categorized as employees, they are actually vendors.”  More…