Sunday September 23, 2018

Archive for the ‘Scandal’ Category

Michael Strahan: NFL Players’ Protest Has Been “Hijacked” By Angry Fans

As a Good Morning America host and former NFL player, Michael Strahan sounded off on that peaceful protest on Ellen, and he explained why he has no issue with Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players taking a knee before games. Strahan told Ellen DeGeneres that he would have joined players in their protest, and he insisted that he would have stepped up as a leader to make sure that the players’ message wasn’t “hijacked” by angry fans.  ...

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…

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…

Asia Argento denies sexual assault tale, says payoff was Anthony Bourdain’s idea

Asia Argento said Tuesday that she never had “any sexual relationship” with a man who accused her of molesting him when he was a minor, and that her former boyfriend, the late Anthony Bourdain, urged her to agree to a financial settlement to end the accuser’s “long-standing persecution” of her.  More…

Asia Argento accused of paying hush money to silence sexual assault allegations

Actress and director Asia Argento, a leading voice in the #MeToo movement, quietly paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to her own sex assault accuser — a former child actor who once played Argento’s son.  More…

Nineteen former Miss America winners are calling for the entire pageant board to step down

Just hours after Miss America chairwoman Gretchen Carlson hit out at reigning Miss America Cara Mund over claims that she has been bullied and silenced, 19 former pageant winners have demanded that the entire board of the organization resign. Caressa Cameron-Jackson, who won the Miss America title in 2010, went on Good Morning America Monday and demanded that Carlson and Miss America Organization CEO Regina Hopper step down.  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 dismissed sex abuse case against Moonves in the 80s

A woman has reported to LA police that CBS chief Les Moonves sexually abused her in the 1980s — but prosecutors declined to prosecute the case due to the statute of limitations.  More…

CBS chief Les Moonves accused by six women of sexual misconduct in Ronan Farrow report

CBS chief Les Moonves has been accused of sexual misconduct by six women — including actress Illeana Douglas — in a new bombshell report that claims the toxic culture is widespread through the network.  More…

Meghan Markle’s estranged sister talks post-royal wedding family feud

Meghan Markle‘s estranged half-sister, Samantha Markle, admits to using the Duchess of Sussex’s newfound notoriety to make a quick buck. “Let’s face it — we all have to survive. Money makes the world go round, so if you want to call that cashing in, that’s fine.  More…

Fallen founder says Papa John’s gave in to ‘extortion’ demand

That’s a lot of dough. Papa John’s gave into the alleged extortion demand made by a Los Angeles marketing firm — forking over $1.2 million of the $6 million that was requested, the pizza chain’s embattled founder claims.  More…

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter blames n-word scandal on ‘extortion’ attempt

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter is punching back. The pizza mogul who was accused of using a racial slur during an internal conference call in May is claiming the marketing firm that set up the call tried to extort $6 million from the chain to keep quiet about the slur.  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…