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Hollywood Celebrates Earth Day With Environmental Shout-Outs

Happy Earth Day! Like Mother’s Day, Groundhog Day and other specialized occasions, Earth Day was created to draw attention to an issue. Started in 1970, Earth Day has grown into an international awareness event for the environmental movement. While it’s predictable that politicians and activist organizations would use Earth Day to virtue signal their concerns, Hollywood entertainment companies and celebrities also weighed in, some with surprisingly solid advice on ways to… 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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Amazon.com Limiting Reviews Of James Comey’s ‘A Higher Loyalty’

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Reviewers who wish to post a review on former FBI director James Comey’s new book, A Higher Loyalty, may have to find a venue other than Amazon.com. Only “verified buyers” of the book via Amazon are allowed to post, and some online chatter suggests that low ratings of the book will not make it onto the site. The restrictions apply to print and Kindle book editions. Those who try to post a review and didn’t buy the book through Amazon receive an error message: “Sorry, we… Read

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Amazon Prime Surpasses 100 Million Members

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the e-commerce giant has amassed 100 million Prime subscribers globally, a eye-catching number the company disclosed for the first time. In his annual letter to shareholders, Bezos reported the milestone, which he attributed in part to the success of Amazon’s video streaming service and the popularity of award-winning original series such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the Oscar-nominated movie The Big Sick.Prime Video continues to drive… Read

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Warned: “We Can Do It The Easy Way Or The Hard Way”

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg should expect legislators to grill him about whether the social media network needs government regulation in the wake of its recent scandals on user data and privacy. If he is evasive, one legislator has warned, “Well, we can do it the easy way or the hard way.” That was a statement from Senator John Kennedy (R-Louisiana), who appeared Sunday on CBS’ Face The Nation in his capacity as part of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He will be among… Read

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Trump Tweets: “What Does The Dept. Of Justice And FBI Have To Hide?”

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A quiet Saturday was broken by the Commander-in-Tweets’ usual afternoon volley of comments, as President Donald Trump unleashed on immigration, China’s trade surplus, and the issue of FISA abuse. Earlier, Trump sent condolences to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the tragic bus accident in that country involving a youth hockey team. The tweets: What does the Department of Justice and FBI have to hide? Why aren't they giving the strongly requested documents… Read

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NCIS Actress Pauley Perrette: “Finished Shooting My Last Scene”

The long goodbye has started for NCIS actress Pauley Perrette. TV’s most beloved forensic scientist happily tweeted out that she has completed her last scene on the show, which airs May 8. No details were revealed on the nature of quirky Perrette character Abby Sciuto’s last scene, but Sean Murray, Brian Dietzen, Emily Wickersham and Wilmer Valderrama evidently are present, judging from the tweet. Producers have promised Perrette isn't leaving NCIS after a decade and a… Read

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BuzzFeed Names Melinda Lee As First Chief Content Officer

BuzzFeed has named its first chief content officer, tapping former Meredith VP and general manager of video Melinda Lee. Lee will join BuzzFeed next month and will be in charge of the BuzzFeed Media Brands division, which includes recipe site Tasty, fashion’s Nifty, the beauty site As/Is, healthy food-focused Goodful, and millennial parents platform Playfull, the latter a joint venture with NBCUniversal. BuzzFeed Media Brands was created in December following a massive… Read

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‘Chicago Fire’ Family Mourns Death Of DuShon Monique Brown – Reactions

As news of the untimely passing of DuShon Monique Brown sank in, the cast of Chicago Fire took to Twitter to express their shock and offer support. Brown died unexpectedly Friday at the age of 49. Brown, who played the no-nonsense assistant Connie, joined the Chicago Fire cast on a recurring basis during the show's first season in 2012 and appeared in 54 episodes. She also appeared on Fox’s Prison Break as infirmary nurse Katie Welch and guested on Empire, Shameless… Read

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‘March For Our Lives’ Unites Students And Celebrities For Day Of Protest – Highlights

The March For Our Lives movement got its emphatic message across Saturday, taking to the streets worldwide and dominating news media, all to demand more gun restrictions from their legislators. In New York, an estimated 100,000 people, including actor Liev Schrieber and musician Paul McCartney, traveled from Central Park West to Midtown; in Washington D.C., protesters filled Pennsylvania Avenue from a stage near the Capitol for ten blocks down to the White House; while… Read

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Elon Musk Takes His Boldest Step Yet – He Deletes His Company Facebook Accounts

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Entrepreneur Elon Musk has always had the pioneer spirit. So it’s no surprise that the man spearheading a manned trip to Mars and building electric vehicles is in the forefront of the #deletefacebook campaign. Taking up an online challenge  from a Twitter follower, Musk has taken down Tesla and SpaceX’s Facebook accounts. That promptly flushed a combined 2.6 million likes, but Musk didn’t stop there. He also took down the Tesla-owned Solar City account. Musk had cheekily… Read