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Gretchen Carlson To Former Fox Colleague Bill O’Reilly: “Who Are U Fooling?”

Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox & Friends co-host whose sexual harassment lawsuit against honcho Roger Ailes set off a domino reaction of allegations and departures from the news channel, is calling out her former colleague Bill O’Reilly for portraying himself as a victim of “big money.” “Who are u fooling?”, Carlson tweeted today. “U think we believe u paid $32 million for allegations that were ‘false and politically driven’?” Yesterday O’Reilly jumped on reports from… Read

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Disgraced Chef Mario Batali Apologizes…With Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls

Mario Batali, fired this week from ABC’s The Chew after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment, apologized to fans and followers of his email subscriber list yesterday, blasting out a “no excuses” statement that, bizarrely concluded with a recipe for a “holiday-inspired breakfast”: Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls. The message started predictably enough. “As many of you know, this week there has been some news coverage about some of my past behavior,” Batali wrote. “I… Read

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Sandy Hook Five Years Later: Celebrities, Pundits & Politicians Remember

On the fifth year mark of the horrific mass shooting that left dead 20 children and six adult staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the tragedy is being recalled and its victims honored by Hollywood celebrities, politicians and many of the journalists and pundits who covered the massacre. CNN’s Jake Tapper is tweeting remembrances of each and every victim, while stars like Michael Keaton and Reese Witherspoon are holding Washington to account. Here’s… Read

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Hollywood Reacts To Disney-Fox: Ryan Reynolds, James Gunn Weigh In

Refresh for updates The Disney-Fox deal didn’t escape the notice of Deadpool today, with star Ryan Reynolds tweeting an early frontrunner for funniest reaction to the corporate mega-deal. Take a look here, along with responses from James Gunn and James L. Brooks. We’ll update with other reactions as they arrive. Apparently you can't actually blow the Matterhorn. pic.twitter.com/2bEAAcZrUv — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 14, 2017 Simpsons say "hi" to… Read

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Keaton Jones Facebook Video Gone After Mom’s Confederate Flag Photos Surface: Is Hollywood Still “KeatonStrong”?

The feel-good story of celebrity support for bullied 11-year-old Keaton Jones took some unfortunate if familiar turns today, with the surfacing of old social media posts suggesting racism in his mom’s recent past. Hollywood, though, seems to be standing by the boy. “I”m still #KeatonStrong,” tweeted Orange is the New Black‘s Nick Stevenson, while in a video accompanying the tweet he says to Kimberly Jones, “Shame on you. I really want to swear so bad” and “A lot of people… Read

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Celebrities Praise Keaton Jones: Chris Evans Invites Bullied Boy To ‘Avengers’ Premiere

UPDATE, Monday The Facebook page of Kimberly Jones has been closed to views following the surfacing of previous tweets. For details, go here. Previous, Sunday Seems half of Hollywood is reaching out to Keaton Jones – meaning the other half just hasn’t yet seen the bullied Tennessee boy’s heartbreaking Facebook video. “You got a pal in the Hulk,” tweeted Mark Ruffalo, while Chris Evans has just invited Keaton to next year’s Los Angeles premiere of Avengers: Infinity… Read

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Plaxo, Comcast’s Early Social Network, Logs Off

Plaxo, a digital address-book organizer that presaged social networking in the early 2000s, has been shut down by Comcast. In a message on its home page, Plaxo bid a straightforward farewell, saying no new accounts can be created and service will wind down on Dec. 31. Consumer data will be purged beginning on Jan. 1, 2018. “Thank you for subscribing to Plaxo,” it read. “We appreciate the support you have given us over the years and we wish you all the best.” Comcast… Read

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Matt Lauer Apparently Quits Social Media Amid Firestorm

#Wheredidmattgo?A day after Matt Lauer was fired by NBC the now-former Today host appears to have deleted all of his social media accounts and been excised from those of his ex-employer. The online world quickly noticed today that the disgraced morning-show stalwart’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts have gone inactive. The moves come as the media world and general public are digesting news about the latest powerful guy to be caught up in the sexual assault and har… Read

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Net Neutrality Takes (Real And Fake) Pour In As FCC Chief Rips Social Media “Vitriol”

Facing a blizzard of online comments, many of which stridently oppose proposed rollbacks of net neutrality rules but many of which have turned out to be phony, FCC chairman Ajit Pai denounced social media "vitriol" for widening political and social divides between Americans. Pai's remarks today at the Media Institute in Washington came just two weeks before the FCC votes on a complete reversal of Obama-era regulations preserving broad access to the Internet. As digital… Read

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White House: Dems Have Responsibility To Behave Better Than Donald Trump About “Urgent Matters” Meeting

“It’s disappointing that Senator Schumer and Leader Pelosi are refusing to come to the table and discuss urgent issues,” Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Tuesday afternoon after the two Dem leaders pulled out of a White House meeting. “The president’s invitation to the Democrat leaders still stands, and he encourages them to put aside their pettiness, stop the political  grandstanding, show up and get to work. These issues are too important,” the… Read

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Donald Trump Slams CNN International, Touts Loony Conspiracy Website

President Donald Trump tweeted his thanks last night to a website that listed all of his accomplishments – “Fired corrupt and incompetent FBI Director James Comey,” made the list. “Wow, even I didn’t realize we did so much,” wrote Trump. “Wish the Fake News would report! Thank you.” The site he thanked is Maga Pill – the name, with ties to white nationalism, combines Trump’s Make America Great Again catchphrase with a Matrix reference – and if “Fake News” sites followed… Read

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Forget That Tweet: Donald Trump Was “Happy” To Intervene On Behalf Of UCLA Players

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Forget what you may have read on Twitter. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said today that President Donald Trump “was happy to intervene” on behalf of the three UCLA basketball players arrested in China on shoplifting charges this month. After initially doing a victory lap, and encouraging the young athletes to “have a great life,” Trump singled out the controversial father of one of the players, LaVar Ball. He appeared to downplay the president’s role… Read