Sunday September 23, 2018

Archive for the ‘Obvious’ Category

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…

Drag Queen Story Hour sparks protests in conservative towns

A writer in San Francisco named Michelle Tea got the idea for “Drag Queen Story Hour”: men in full drag reading children’s books to kids aimed at providing “positive and unabashedly queer role models.” Drag Queen Story Hours have been held at libraries or book stores in big cities across the country. In some smaller communities, however, the programs have sparked protests from conservative and religious groups.  More…

CNN pulls Asia Argento episodes of ‘Parts Unknown’ after sex assault allegations

CNN is pulling all episodes of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” featuring Asia Argento, following allegations that the Italian actress and activist sexually assaulted an underage former co-star.  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…

Penn lawyer who defended immigrants could face her own deportation

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2015, Esperanza Franco headed south to the border, where she worked defending immigrants who faced deportation. Now she’s the one who might get kicked out of the country.  More…

Miss America winner Cara Mund slams pageant bosses including Gretchen Carlson

Miss America Cara Mund had some ugly things to say about her top handlers Friday, including that they bullied and muzzled her — and didn’t even let her wear pink.  More…

Prosecutors consider charges for teen who pushed friend off bridge in Washington

Police say they’ve finished an investigation into an incident in which a 16-year-old girl was hurt when she was pushed off a bridge and fell 60 feet into water in Washington state. The sheriff’s office identified the suspect as 18-year-old Taylor Smith and said she’s cooperating with investigators.  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…

College grads can’t find work despite strong jobs report

According to the government’s unadjusted data, there were 56,771,000 Americans at least 25 years old in the workforce in July who had finished college — compared with 57,260,000 this past February. That’s a drop of 489,000 jobs for America’s most educated. So who is getting all the jobs? This will kill the parents writing those tuition checks, but the winners are “high school graduates, no college, 25 years and over.”  More…

Facebook lost 4,000,000,000 monthly page views over two years

Four billion. That, according to a new study shared with CNBC, is how many monthly page visits Facebook has shed in a slow-drip, but nevertheless huge, decline over the last two years. Facebook’s traffic hasn’t just fallen by about half since 2016, it is about to push Facebook down to number three after Google and YouTube.  More…

Social media is making children regress to mentality of three-year-olds

Social media and video games are creating a generation of children with the mental and emotional immaturity of three-year-olds, one of Britain’s most eminent brain scientists has warned.  More…

Jane Fonda admits she was ‘thoughtless’ in Vietnam

Jane Fonda has had a five-decade-plus career as an actress, but prior to getting involved in anti-war activism after the Vietnam War, Fonda says her life was “eventful,” but not as meaningful.  More…

Papa John’s stock dips on report that founder John Schnatter used n-word

Papa John’s founder and chairman John Schnatter allegedly made racist comments during a May conference call in which he said “Colonel Sanders called blacks n—–s” and never faced a backlash, according to Forbes, which first reported the incident.  More…

Big butts are out, says celebrity dermatologist

According to a top celebrity dermatologist, big butts may no longer be Hollywood’s hottest trend. “The fad of gigantic butt augmentation is on its way out,” Dr. Harold Lancer told Pret-a-Reporter. “People wanting distortion of their rear end is in its last death throes.” Ironically, among Lancer’s A-list clientele are two stars famous for their round rumps: Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez.  More…

Nearly half of social media users deleted one account in the past year

Social media users are becoming more private. A lack of trust in websites like Twitter and Facebook has prompted 40 percent of people with social media accounts to delete at least one of them in the past year.  More…