Tuesday December 12, 2017

Archive for the ‘Obvious’ Category

Matt Lauer is ‘broken and ashamed’ following ‘Today’ firing

A week after getting the boot by NBC, disgraced “Today” anchorman Matt Lauer is still reeling, according to a report. “He is weak and broken and ashamed by his own admission,” one of his former “Today” show colleagues told People magazine.  More…

In wake of Weinstein, men wonder if hugging women still OK

Steve Wyard thought he knew what sexual harassment looked like: a put-out-or-lose-your-job overture. Now he’s not so sure. "Have we gotten to the point now where men can’t say, ‘That’s a nice dress’ or ‘Did you do something with your hair?’" says the veteran sales associate for a Los Angeles company. "The potential problem is you can’t even feel safe saying, ‘Good morning’ anymore."  More…

Matt Lauer leaves NYC to explain firing to 16-year-old son

After being fired by NBC for sexual misconduct with a colleague, Matt Lauer left town and headed to see his 16-year-old son, Jack, to “explain what happened and why he was fired in person.” Lauer is close to his eldest son, according to sources, and drove to his school Wednesday morning for a man-to-man talk about the scandal that ended his 20-year career at “Today.”  More…

Fans of Ann Curry reveling in Matt Lauer’s demise

Fans of former “Today” show co-host Ann Curry are reveling in Matt Lauer’s downfall. Lauer, axed Wednesday over sexual misconduct allegations, was seen as a major force behind Curry’s ouster as co-anchor in 2012. “Ann Karma has paid Matt a visit today. I’ve always believed he orchestrated your removal from The Today Show.  More…

Officers who dragged doctor off United flight have been fired

Two Chicago aviation security officers were fired and a third resigned for their roles in dragging a Kentucky doctor off an overbooked United Airlines flight for refusing to give up his seat. Dr. David Dao of Louisville broke his nose, lost teeth and suffered a concussion in the April 9 fiasco.  More…

Charlie Rose off the air over alleged sexual misconduct

Charlie Rose is facing swift backlash from broadcast networks Monday after lurid allegations were launched against him by staffers. CBS has suspended him from “60 Minutes” — and both PBS and Bloomberg will discontinue their nightly airing of “Charlie Rose” — following the report published by The Washington Post.  More…

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in jail

President Trump blasted the father of one of the ?three ?UCLA ?basketball ?players released after being picked up on shoplifting charges in China ?and said he should have “left them in jail” after LaVar Ball suggested the president had little to do with helping ?his son? get out of the country.  More…

Ex-ESPN reporter blasts GQ over ‘joke’ Kaepernick award

On Monday, GQ magazine released its special issue naming former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year.” “Wear socks depicting police officers as pigs; wear Fidel Castro as a fashion statement IN MIAMI; sue NFL for collusion when gf compares owners to slave owners… Win Citizen of the Year,” Britt McHenry wrote. “Serve in the US Military…nothing. What a joke, GQ. #Kaepernick.”  More…

Louis C.K. gets dumped by FX, management company and publicist

The FX cable network — which carries Louis C.K.‘s hit comedy show “Louie” — has cut all ties with the actor following reports of sexual misconduct. FX said in a statement Friday that they are severing their relationship with both Louis C.K., 50, and his production company Pig Newton.  More…

Woman who gave Donald Trump the middle finger fired from her job

A woman whose picture went viral after she raised her middle finger at Donald Trump as his motorcade passed her on her bicycle has been fired from her job. Juli Briskman was cycling in Virginia last month when she offered the gesture in a gut reaction to Trump’s policies, she said. “He was passing by and my blood just started to boil,” she told the Huffington Post. “I’m thinking, Daca recipients are getting kicked out.  More…

Netflix officially cuts all ties with Kevin Spacey

The “House of Cards” fell on Kevin Spacey. Netflix announced Friday it has cut all ties with the actor, in the wake of sexual harassment and assault allegations made against him.  More…

Robots are replacing fast food workers at new Shake Shack

It’s the future of fast food bytes in the Big Apple. Robots will replace humans and cash won’t be accepted at a soon-to-open Shake Shack in the East Village, reps for the popular burger chain said Monday.  More…

Ex-DNC chair rolls over: Donna Brazile reveals how Hillary Clinton ‘rigged’ the Democratic primary

Donna Brazile, former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Hillary Clinton gained control of the political party before she won the presidential nomination in an effort to squeeze out Bernie Sanders. She began investigating whether Clinton “rigged the nomination process” as emails hacked from the DNC and published by WikiLeaks last year had suggested.  More…

As expected: Kevin Spacey seeking treatment amid sexual misconduct claims

Kevin Spacey is seeking treatment amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct – including from actors and former staffers at a London theater where the “House of Cards” star was artistic director. “Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment,” Spacey’s rep said.  More…

Papa John rips NFL for anthem protests response

Better ingredients, better pizza; more NFL anthem protests, less sales. That was the message Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter sent Wednesday. “The NFL has hurt us,” Schnatter said during a conference call, according to ESPN. “We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this.”  More…