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Swarthmore native Zinzi Clemmons accuses Lena Dunham of 'hipster racism,' quits project Swarthmore native Zinzi Clemmons accuses Lena Dunham of 'hipster racism,' quits project
- November 21, 2017

The backlash against Dunham and Konner's statement was swift and severe among Dunham's critics, many of whom noted that her blunder was only the latest in a long-standing pattern of gaffes followed by self-flagellating apologies . Dunham's comments conflict with her previous statements calling for women to be believed when they allege sexual assault and arguing that women "don't lie about rape". (more...)
Selena Gomez accused of lip syncing at AMAs Selena Gomez accused of lip syncing at AMAs
- November 21, 2017

Wearing a sexy white slip, sneakers with socks and a glittering cross around her neck, the star kicked off her performance by crawling across the stage. "I think it's safe to say that most of you know a lot of my life whether I liked it or not", Gomez began her liberating and candid speech . However, others were quick to jump to Selena's defence, with one writing: "Can people not trash Selena Gomez about her performance because she was apparently lip synching (sic)?" Selena has ... (more...)
Morrissey Under Fire Over Claims Kevin Spacey Was Morrissey Under Fire Over Claims Kevin Spacey Was "Needlessly Attacked"
- November 21, 2017

Morrissey , who did state his disapproval of all sexual assault, went on to seemingly victim shame the courageous people who have come forward with their stories. Morrissey made a similar argument in regards to Weinstein and the now dozens of women who have come forward accusing the producer of abuse. Says Morrissey , people could realize what was happening and let it happen, alluding to sex, but the process they could not like or they felt ashamed. (more...)
Harrison Ford Helps Rescue Woman After She Crashes Off The Highway Harrison Ford Helps Rescue Woman After She Crashes Off The Highway
- November 21, 2017

The woman reportedly suffered minor injuries in the crash. Ford and others were able to help the female driver out of the vehicle, Alonzo said. The Star Wars and Indiana Jones legend was one of the motorists who immediately pulled over to help the woman out of the crashed vehicle. (more...)
Second Woman Claims Al Franken Groped Her Second Woman Claims Al Franken Groped Her
- November 21, 2017

The allegation comes days after Franken apologized to Leann Tweeden, a Los Angeles-based television anchor, after she accused him sexual misconduct during a 2006 tour of the Middle East to entertain United States troops. "I felt gross. It'd be like being walking through the mall and some random person grabbing your butt", she said. Still, she said, "the reason I want to say something is if someone sees that I said something, maybe it would give them the courage to say something too". (more...)
Gigi Hadid Will Not Attend The Victoria's Fashion Show Gigi Hadid Will Not Attend The Victoria's Fashion Show
- November 20, 2017

On Thursday, Gigi Hadid announced on Twitter that she won't be walking in the fashion show . While she was initially informed that she'd be able to gain access, the decision was apparently reversed after the government caught wind of a controversial incident from 2015, in which Perry donned a bright, glittery dress with sunflowers on it during a performance in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. (more...)
Model Claims Russell Simmons Sexually Assaulted Her At 17 Model Claims Russell Simmons Sexually Assaulted Her At 17
- November 20, 2017

However, Simmons' attorney Brad D. Rose said that the apology was in the "context for the embarrassment and upheaval the weekend caused her" related to her "infidelity". Simmons has responded to allegations, which were reported in the Los Angeles Times , in a Facebook post . Khalighi claimed she confronted both men at separate times about the alleged incident and that they apologized for their actions. (more...)
Large crowd greets Santa Claus as he arrives at Albany Mall Large crowd greets Santa Claus as he arrives at Albany Mall
- November 20, 2017

The parade starts at 6:10 p.m. on Uptown Boulevard. This year's theme is "Christmas in Toyland". Route: Eastbound along Livingston Ave, Main Street West at Town Hall, and ending at the Ontario Street intersection. The Kin Club does the Santa Claus float every year, and Club president Cindy Williams says they do it "because it brings the community together, it gets everybody in the Christmas spirit, and it seems like it's a launch into the holiday season". (more...)
Rep says David Cassidy in hospital, 'surrounded by family' Rep says David Cassidy in hospital, 'surrounded by family'
- November 19, 2017

The 67-year-old actor-singer told People magazine at the time that his family has a history of dementia and he had sensed "this was coming". Cassidy is conscious, however, and surrounded by family. The rep adds that Cassidy was in pain and taken to the hospital on Wednesday. I want to enjoy life'. Cassidy has had numerous personal problems in the decades following his initial success, ranging from substance abuse to bankruptcy. (more...)
AC/DC's Malcolm Young dies at 64 AC/DC's Malcolm Young dies at 64
- November 19, 2017

With enormous dedication and commitment, he... "As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man". From the beginning, he always knew what he wanted to accomplish, and with his younger brother, he has conquered the music scene by giving the best of himself at every concert. (more...)
Katy Perry banned from China 'indefinitely' days before Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Katy Perry banned from China 'indefinitely' days before Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
- November 18, 2017

Her outfit wound up causing widespread outrage because the sunflower had been adopted the year before by anti-China protesters. Perry earned the ire of many Chinese back in 2015 when she wore the Taiwanese flag during a performance at her concert in Taiwan, reports Page Six , which cited sources privy to the event. (more...)
Charles Manson Reportedly Hospitalized In Bakersfield Charles Manson Reportedly Hospitalized In Bakersfield
- November 17, 2017

Manson is serving life without parole for leading his murderous "family" in slaying seven people during a two-night murder spree in 1969 Los Angeles. The 83-year-old's health has deteriorated in recent years, and in January he was deemed too frail to undergo surgery to fix an intestinal lesion, RTE reported at the time. (more...)
Miranda Kerr And Evan Spiegel Are Having A Baby Miranda Kerr And Evan Spiegel Are Having A Baby
- November 16, 2017

The Australian beauty - whose due date isn't known - previously spoke of how she did her best to stay healthy during her first pregnancy. "We're just a modern family now", she shared then. Orlando thinks he's great. Seeing his little face light up when he sees me! Kerr had announced the engagement on July 20, 2016. Flynn acted as a ring bearer and joined his mother and step-father for their first dance. (more...)
Rose McGowan turns herself in on drug charge at Dulles Rose McGowan turns herself in on drug charge at Dulles
- November 16, 2017

A warrant for her arrest was issued in February, after an incident at Washington Dulles International Airport. McGowan also said that during the course of her flight, she had left her wallet on the airplane seat unattended, as she went to the bathroom. (more...)
Nintendo's Mario Brothers To Be Turned Into a Movie Nintendo's Mario Brothers To Be Turned Into a Movie
- November 15, 2017

One of the main requirements for Nintendo, according to the report , is a certain degree of creative control over its signature character, perhaps the most recognizable video game face of all time . It's easy to see why Nintendo hasn't made a film in a while; most movies based on video games are bad . The live-action film starred Bob Hoskins as Mario (Tom Hanks was originally signed on, but the studio felt Hoskins was more bankable ), John Leguizamo as Luigi and Dennis Hopper as King ... (more...)
There is now a hijab-wearing Barbie for the first time ever There is now a hijab-wearing Barbie for the first time ever
- November 15, 2017

The doll is part of the Barbie "Shero" line that honours women who break boundaries. Ava Duvernay , Emmy Rossum, Gabby Douglas and Misty Copeland also have dolls modelled off them. On its website, Mattel writes that the new Ibtihaj Muhammad doll serves as "an inspiration for countless little girls who never saw themselves represented in sports and culture". (more...)
Judge Who Sentenced Meek Mill Is Currently Under FBI Investigation Judge Who Sentenced Meek Mill Is Currently Under FBI Investigation
- November 15, 2017

Supporters call for justice for imprisoned rapper Meek Mill during a rally outside the Criminal Justice Center on November 13, 2017 . The people of Philadelphia came out to show support for Meek Mill on Monday, with a rally held for the rapper in protest against his lengthy prison sentence . (more...)
Gigi Hadid: I don't have it all figured out Gigi Hadid: I don't have it all figured out
- November 15, 2017

Adding, "She's inspirational to me and she's inspirational to all women. You're never alone, and you're never stuck, no matter how down you feel". "Find what puts a pep in your step". "It's about the women we surround ourselves with and the characteristics we value, the inspiration and motivation women everywhere can give us to be better". (more...)
Kylie Jenner just had a 'pyjama party' themed baby shower Kylie Jenner just had a 'pyjama party' themed baby shower
- November 14, 2017

While the mystery of whether Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian are pregnant lives on, we do have at least one-confirmed Kardashian baby coming our way: Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West are expecting their third child in January via surrogate . (more...)
Taylor Swift's 'Ready for It': Will play at Arrowhead next year Taylor Swift's 'Ready for It': Will play at Arrowhead next year
- November 14, 2017

The trek follows United Kingdom and European shows past year in the wake of the groups 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction. Swift is slated to perform at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 22. Registration is open through Tuesday, Nov. 28, on the ticket outlet's website. Visit TaylorSwift.com for more. " Reputation ." Swift's sixth album, was released on Friday, November 10. (more...)
Salman Khan's Race 3 goes on floor Salman Khan's Race 3 goes on floor
- November 12, 2017

As speculations suggest, the third installment of the movie Race will bring Salman Khan and Anil Kapoor together onscreen. Presented by Tips Industries Ltd, " Race 3 " is produced by Ramesh S. Eariler there were reports that Race 3 team will shoot the title song on the first day, but that didn't happen. Race 3 is Jacqueline's second film in the franchise. (more...)
Padmavati song Ek Dil Ek Jaan Padmavati song Ek Dil Ek Jaan
- November 12, 2017

Padmavati is based on the story of Chittor's queen Rani Padmini. The new poster of Padmavati featuring Shahid Kapoor is out. Shivam Pathak, who has composed music for Mary Kom, voices the song with a spellbinding quality. "Shahid is upset with the way the makers are publicizing the film and highlighting Ranveer more than him, so he will come on other shows in solo appearances". (more...)
Heather Unruh to detail family member's sexual abuse allegations against Kevin Spacey Heather Unruh to detail family member's sexual abuse allegations against Kevin Spacey
- November 09, 2017

Unruh said her son did not report Spacey immediately because of "embarrassment and fear". Kevin Spacey attends the Build Series to discuss his new play "Clarence Darrow" on May 24, 2017 in NY. CNN managed to talk to a couple of current and former employees of the show who either experienced being sexually harassed by Spacey or witnessed his rude behavior over the last several years. (more...)
Weinstein Hired Private Security Firms to Track His Accusers, Report Alleges Weinstein Hired Private Security Firms to Track His Accusers, Report Alleges
- November 08, 2017

Weinstein about one of his accusers - at a time when Mr. Weinstein was denying any harassment of any woman - it was information which I would never have allowed AMI to publish on the internet or in its magazines". McGowan, for her part, told Farrow that this whole experience was like living through the film Gaslight: "Everyone lied to me all the time ", she said. (more...)
Disney Ends Blackout of LA Times Critics After Public Backlash Disney Ends Blackout of LA Times Critics After Public Backlash
- November 08, 2017

The Times ran an exposé on Disney and the Anaheim economy that let to the House of Mouse banning the paper from attending preview screenings of its movies. The New York Film Critics Circle will vote on its annual awards on November 30. The Disney studio banned the Los Angeles Times from access to its screenings and talent last week, calling the 136-year-old publication's coverage "biased and inaccurate". (more...)