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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ returns to Hulu on April 25 (and here’s a new trailer)

 The first season of The Handmaid’s Tale has been a home run for Hulu — the series has been embraced by awards voters, and it was one of the streaming service’s most-watched dramas last year. This weekend, Hulu has been working to build up anticipation for the 13-episode second season, with the release of the first images and the announcement that the show will return sometime… Read More

Architecture

Trump’s racist ‘sh*thole’ comment: Who censored and who didn’t?

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Trump’s racist comment about “shithole” countries shocked with its crudity, leaving the press figuring out how to deal with the word.

The U.S. president used the word to refer to Haiti, El Salvador and other African countries. Trump questioned why its people were were coming to America, and asked lawmakers why the U.S. didn’t accept more people from Norway, a majority Nordic (white) country.

In the original Washington Post report, “shithole” appears in all its unsightliness throughout the article and in its headline.  Read more…

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Tech

Jimmy Iovine says he’s not leaving Apple

 Last week, Billboard reported Jimmy Iovine, the person who sold Beats to Apple in 2014, was set to leave Apple in August. Well, Iovine says that’s not true, Variety reports. In a conversation with Variety, Iovine noted that there’s more Apple Music and Beats would like to do, saying he’s “committed to doing whatever Eddy [Cue], Tim [Cook] and Apple” need him to do… Read More

Tech

Facebook, not Twitter, will live stream this year’s Golden Globes’ red carpet pre-show

 Facebook has scored the exclusive rights to live stream this year’s Golden Globes’ red carpet pre-show – a deal that last year went to Twitter. On Tuesday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions announced the two-hour event would be exclusively available on the Golden Globes Facebook page from 6 to 8 p.m. ET (3 to 5 p.m. PT) on Sunday… Read More

News

CNN is killing its Snapchat news show only four months after its debut

 CNN is giving up on its Snapchat news show, which launch only four months ago. “The Update,” as the program was called, had been designed for Snapchat’s vertical video format, but didn’t feature video produced only for Snapchat, nor did it have dedicated anchors. Instead, the news featured on “The Update” was a curated selection of CNN’s reporting from… Read More

Business

Team behind Time’s Person of the Year issue was all women

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The “Silence Breakers” who spoke out about sexual assault and harassment in show business, media, and the workplace, made it onto the cover and into the pages of Time’s annual Person of the Year issue and it was a group of women who made the special issue possible.

Time national correspondent Charlotte Alter pointed out after Wednesday’s reveal of the most influential person, or in this case widespread group of people, that the magazine came together with the help of many women.

From the idea to highlight the #MeToo movement and the people who spoke out about abuse to the story reporting and writing to the fact-checking — it was all womenVideo and photo designs were also put together by women.  Read more…

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Entertainment

Power and Fame Can’t Save Sexual Predators Anymore

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. Another week, another titan of the media industry is toppled from his lofty throne. I can’t say I’m particularly gutted to learn that Matt Lauer is the latest media bigwig […]

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Entertainment

Bette Midler demands apology from Geraldo Rivera for alleged sexual assault

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The #MeToo movement gained a powerful voice today when Bette Midler posted about an accusation of assault she first made back in 1991. 

Those were different times, but now, in this moment of cultural reckoning, Midler’s assertion that sexual assault is “not funny” is finally being heard. 

In a series of tweets, Midler shared a clip of an interview with Barbara Walters in which she recounted how Geraldo Rivera groped her without her consent when they met for the first time:

Tomorrow is my birthday. I feel like this video was a gift from the universe to me. Geraldo may have apologized for his tweets supporting Matt Lauer, but he has yet to apologize for this. #MeToo pic.twitter.com/TkcolFWfA2

— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 30, 2017 Read more…

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Tech

Meredith to buy Time with help from the Koch brothers, but says they won’t have any influence

 It’s official—Meredith Corporation will buy Time Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at $2.8 billion. Meredith said today it agreed to pay $18.50 per share for all outstanding shares of Time Inc. As reported earlier this month by the New York Times, the deal, which is slated to close in the first quarter of next year, includes equity financing from the billionaire Koch brothers,… Read More