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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Tweets ‘Veep’ Co-Stars’ ‘Roar’, Shares Chemo Update

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has finished Round #2 of chemo in her battle with breast cancer and, as her Veep costars point out in a funny, sweet music video tribute, she’s still got the eye of the tiger. “Chemo #2: finito,” Louis-Dreyfus posted yesterday on Instagram. “We are NOT f*cking around here.” The actress followed up today by tweeting the video of Tony Hale and Timothy Simons (Veep‘s Gary and Jonah, respectively) lip-syncing to Katy Perry’s “Roar.” (Watch it below). “How… Read

Business

Twitter Policy Changes Under Review: Glorification Of Violence, Unwanted Sexual Advances Targeted

Protests and boycotts followed Twitter’s blundering overreaction to Rose McGowan last week, when the social-media platform temporarily suspended the actress’s account after she posted a phone number during her ongoing campaign against sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood. Now, CEO Jack Dorsey is going public with a slew of pending policy and enforcement changes. After pledging to “take a more aggressive stance in our rules and how we enforce them,” Dorsey has… Read

Business

‘Five Points’: Indigenous Media & Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street Set Original Series For Facebook Watch

Indigenous Media and Kerry Washington's Simpson Street are teaming to produce Five Points, a 10-episode original drama series created and written by Adam Giaudrone (Being Mary Jane, Black Lightning) for Facebook Watch. Five Points follows about five students at a South Side Chicago high school who each experience a life-changing event from a different point of view. It will take all of their unique perspectives to understand the truth. The exec producers are Jon Avnet… Read

Film

America Ferrera, Gabrielle Union & Others Share Stories Of Sexual Abuse & Harassment

Since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke and the #metoo campaign took off over the weekend, more celebrities — and countless others — have shared their stories of sexual abuse and harassment on social media. Facebook says more than 12 million people have discussed the hashtag. Among them is Superstore star America Ferrera, who revealed the “shame and guilt” of having been assaulted by a grown man when she was 9 years old. Read

Business

The Scaramucci Post Pulls “How Many Jews” Holocaust Poll After Twitter Torching

Anthony Scaramucci

The shortest-tenured White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is back in headlines again, and not in a good way – again. This time it’s over a poll put up on his The Scaramucci Post, launched after Scaramucci’s 10-day tenure as President Donald Trump’s chief media massage-er. The poll asked how many Jews were killed in the Holocaust, with multiple-choice options ranging from “Less than 1 million” to “More than 5 million.” It was pulled as it was closing in… Read

Business

Alyssa Milano Tweets “Me Too” Hashtag Insipired By Tarana Burke, Raising Awareness Of Sexual Abuse

It seems as though great Charmed minds think alike. Alyssa Milano, like her fellow Charmed alumna, Rose McGowan has taken to social media to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault in her own way. In the wake of all of the allegations surfacing in Hollywood, the actress started #MeToo on Twitter to put a much-needed spotlight on the issue. The “Me Too” movement was initially launched by activist Tarana Burke, who started metoo.support, a website that supported… Read

Business

James Corden Responds To Rose McGowan, Asia Argento Over Weinstein Jokes – Update

Update with Corden response James Corden has responded to criticism from Rose McGowan and Asia Argento over his Harvey Weinstein jokes at a charity gala Friday night. “To be clear,” Corden tweets, “sexual assault is no laughing matter. I was not trying to make light of Harvey’s inexcusable behavior, but to shame him, the abuser, not the victims. I am truly sorry for anyone offended, that was never my intention.” (See tweets below). Previous Rose McGowan and Asia Argento… Read

Film

Ryan Gosling Calls Weinstein “Emblematic”, Alliance Of Women Directors Denounces “Abuse Of Power” – Hollywood Reactions

Harvey Weinstein

Editors Note: We have deleted a tweet from this report purported to be from Quentin Tarantino after we discovered it came from a fake account. We regret the error. REFRESH for updates Ryan Gosling said today he’s “deeply disappointed” in himself for “being so oblivious” to Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and abuse of young women. He’s just one of the latest Hollywood voices weighing in on the Weinstein scandal. In an interview with The New York Times, Tom Hanks… Read

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Facebook And Instagram Go Dark Across North America And Europe

Facebook

Talk about inopportune timing. At the same moment the company faces intense scrutiny from government officials and regulators over its role in spreading false news reports and enabling attacks on the electoral system, Facebook and its Instagram subsidiary are suffering widespread outages today. The details are still emerging, but since just after 11 AM ET, portions of the U.S. (in particular, the East and West Coasts) and Europe have seen the social platforms go dark. The… Read

Business

Harvey Weinstein: Rose McGowan, Lena Dunham And More React To Bombshell Abuse Allegations

Refresh for updates… A long-expected New York Times exposé on the Weinstein Company co-chairman Harvey Weinstein that includes allegations of decade of sexual harassment hit the web today, and Hollywood types were quick to react to it. The detailed and exhaustively researched article is devastating to the longtime movie mogul and high-profile Democratic backer and fundraiser who co-founded Miramax and later TWC with his brother Bob Weinstein. Here is a sampling of social… Read

International

Donald Trump Decries “Ingrates”; San Juan Mayor Says “Frankly, My Dear…”

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, whose media profile bounded ever higher yesterday with insults from the president of the United States, an interview by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and a portrayal in the Alec Baldwin cold open sketch of Saturday Night Live, continued to stand up to an angry Donald Trump today. This afternoon, hours after Trump may or may not (but, really, may) have referred to her as a “politically motivated ingrate,” Cruz tweeted her thanks to the Department… Read

International

Lin-Manuel Miranda To Trump: “You’re Going Straight To Hell”; Other Scathing Responses To President’s Tweets

Refresh for updates President Donald Trump’s self-pitying, finger-pointing series of tweets this morning accusing San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of “poor leadership” and being “nasty to Trump” have drawn even harsher-than-usual criticism from Beltway pundits and Hollywood/New York celebrities. “Poor leadership would be hiding at a country club golfing while fellow Americans are suffering and dying,” tweeted Morning Joe‘s Joe Scarborough. Hamilton playwright Lin-Manuel… Read