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NFL Anthem Protest Leader Colin Kaepernick: Police Actions Are “Lawful Lynching”

As much as the National Football League was hoping the off-season would help its efforts to make fans forget about the kneeling during the national anthem protests, it’s still alive and kicking. On Saturday, Amnesty International gave former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award for his role in leading the national anthem protests. The ceremony took place in Amsterdam. Kaepernick has been unable to find a job in the NFL since… Read

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Trump Tweaks NBC’s Chuck Todd Again, Defends His North Korea Stance

President Donald Trump has turned once again via Twitter to express displeasure with one of his favorite media whipping boys, Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s Meet The Press. The president was a tad less harsh than earlier this year, when Trump called Todd a “sleeping son of a bitch” during a rally. But he still mocked the negative questioning by Todd on what the president perceives as positive results regarding his negotiations with North Korea. This morning on Meet The Press… Read

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Sylvester Stallone Asks Trump To Pardon Boxer Jack Johnson – President Considers It

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One of the stranger stories of Saturday was President Trump’s declaration that he is now taking advice from actor Sylvester Stallone. “Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson,” Trump tweeted earlier today. “His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial. Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!” Johnson was the first black… Read

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Avicii Death Examinations Yield “No Criminal Suspicion” – Oman Police

Post-mortem exams following the unexpected death of EDM star Avicii have yielded "no criminal suspicion," according to reports citing Oman police sources. The Swedish star – real name Tim Bergling – died at a Muscat Hills resort yesterday at age 28. Two post-mortem examinations have been conducted so far, with authorities apparently ruling out foul play or other criminal activities. His older brother, David, has arrived in Oman, reports state. Avicii had suffered from… Read

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Trump Rides Again: President Continues Saturday Tweetstorm

President Trump claimed earlier today that he was going to the southern White House to watch the televised funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush. But he evidently has his handheld with him while he takes in the ceremony, as a second round of Saturday tweets has emerged. In the latest, Trump promises the long-awaited pardon of former boxing champion Jack Johnson, the issue of whether former FBI director James Comey’s memos are classified, and the back-and-forth… Read

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President Trump Tweetstorm Attacks NY Times, Ends With A Sales Pitch

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President Donald Trump had an early morning tweetstorm on Saturday, taking on the New York Times and its recent reporting on his lawyer, Michael Cohen. Trump took the gloves off in his comments, which focused on perceptions that Cohen might cooperate in the ongoing investigations into Russia and other issues. He attacked New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, calling her part of a "witch hunt" against him. He also disparaged a former staffer who was part of her… Read

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Stuntman Injured By SUV Driven By Tom Sizemore On ‘Shooter’ Set Settles Lawsuit

A lawsuit brought by a stuntman pinned beneath an SUV driven by Tom Sizemore during a TV production has been settled. A notice of settlement was filed March 29 on the suit, which named Paramount Pictures and Sizemore. The parties must appear in court in July to finalize it. Terms were not disclosed. Stuntman Steve de Castro alleged Sizemore was intoxicated during filming for the USA Network show Shooter when the incident occurred.  The filming was done at Agua Dulce… Read

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Syria Air Strikes Get Mixed Reaction From Hollywood & Media

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The early reactions to the announcement that the US is bombing Syria in retaliation for chemical weapons use against civilians show a mixed bag of Hollywood, politicians and media types. Reactions have been split so far, reflecting the narrow camps that divide the country. Among the reactions so far: The way @maddow responded to Trump's attack on Syria is a shining an example of why our free press, and those who represent it, must be defended with our lives. She is our… Read

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Tronc Lays Off Former LA Times Editor-In-Chief, Several Dozen Others

Former Los Angeles Times editor-in-chief Lewis D’Vorkin and dozens of other employees of Tronc Inc. were dismissed on Thursday. The cuts, which were made in a joint meeting with all the laid off employees present, included Tribune Interactive’s Los Angeles-based video and online content teams, which operate separately from the Los Angeles Times. No information on the total number of layoffs was immediately available. D’Vorkin was the chief content officer of Tribune… Read

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Asia Argento On How “Martyrdom Of Being Misunderstood Made Me A Warrior”

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Actress, writer and director Asia Argento said the months since she stepped forward to detail sexual abuse and harassment by Harvey Weinstein have been a time of redemption and relief but also painful disappointment. Detailing her experience to New Yorker contributor Ronan Farrow, who moderated the panel “#MeToo Outrage From Europe” at Tina Brown’s 9th annual Women in the World conference, Argento described a fierce backlash against her. Critics and skeptics, especially… Read

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Bill Cosby Faces Trial Again, With #MeToo Elements Now In Play

The Bill Cosby case — which heads back to trial on Monday — is a litmus test in many ways. Perhaps the most pertinent is that it may wind up being one of the only court cases involving the men whose alleged sexual misconduct was recently exposed, helping lead to the #MeToo movement. While famous men like Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer and many others have seen their careers upended after various accusations, most haven't faced criminal charges (Weinstein is being… Read

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Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes Via Twitter For Attacks On Melania Trump, Sean Hannity

UPDATE: Sean Hannity has tweeted that he will respond to Kimmel’s truce offering on his Monday show. “I am at a tournament with my daughter,” said the tweet. “I will have a full and comprehensive response tomorrow on Hannity.”  The show airs at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. EARLIER: The Twitter and television war between talk show hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Sean Hannity is apparently over. The increasingly vitriolic exchanges between the two had escalated to the point where physical… Read