• social media December 2, 2019 2:53 pm

    Dwyane Wade Dismisses Criticism of Son's Appearance as ‘Stupidity'

    Dwyane Wade responded to social media users who criticized the appearance of his 12-year-old son, Zion Malachi Airamis, in a recent family photo. The retired NBA star dismissed what he described as “post-Thanksgiving hate” in a tweet over the weekend. “Stupidity,” Wade wrote, is a part of “this world we live in — so I get it.” “But here’s the...

  • Donald Trump December 2, 2019 2:01 pm

    Trump Campaign Won't Allow Bloomberg Reporters at Events

    President Donald Trump’s campaign says it will no longer give passes to Bloomberg News reporters to cover its rallies and other campaign events. Campaign spokesman Brad Parscale said Monday that Bloomberg, in the wake of founder Michael Bloomberg’s own Democratic presidential bid, has “formalized preferential reporting policies.” Bloomberg’s Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait says that’s not true.

  • food December 2, 2019 11:46 am

    Learn the Secrets to a Perfect Dinner Party From Questlove

    If you’re lucky enough to be invited to a dinner party hosted by Questlove, be aware that nothing has been left to chance. The guest list has been carefully chosen, as have all the dishes. The music starts off with piano-heavy tunes and then builds as the evening goes on. The amount and quality of the booze is also carefully...

  • Eric Hinton November 26, 2019 10:13 am

    Sam Hunt: Sorry for Driving Drunk After Tennessee Show

    Country singer Sam Hunt has apologized for drinking and driving. The Tennessean reports Hunt tweeted Friday that he made the “poor and selfish” decision to drive himself home after a friend’s show in Nashville last week. Hunt was arrested Thursday and charged with driving under the influence and violating open container law.

  • Pennsylvania November 25, 2019 1:16 pm

    Bill Cosby Vows No Remorse, Expects to Serve 10-year Maximum

    Bill Cosby says he’s prepared to serve his 10-year maximum sentence for sexual assault rather than show remorse for a crime the comedian says he didn’t commit.

  • Eric Hinton November 25, 2019 10:24 am

    Hoda Kotb Announces Engagement to Joel Schiffman

    Hoda Kotb and her longtime boyfriend, Joel Schiffman, are engaged! The Today co-anchor announced the joyous news on the show Monday that they will be tying the knot after six years together. “I have to tell you something that a friend of mine, a friend of ours, asked me to let you guys in on a secret,” Hoda said. “I’ll...

  • Eric Hinton November 25, 2019 8:51 am

    Diahann Carroll's Legacy as a Trailblazer Remembered

    At the poignant memorial service for Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress was remembered for all the things that made her famous — her glamour, her sublime talent, her beauty and her elegance.

  • Eric Hinton November 22, 2019 3:30 pm

    Lily Tomlin Sorry She Agreed to End ‘Grace and Frankie'

    Regrets? Lily Tomlin has at least one: Her decision to end her Netflix sitcom “Grace and Frankie,” which co-stars Jane Fonda. “Well, Jane and I are kind of sad about it, you know, because, I mean, we talked about doing it,” Tomlin explained on Thursday night before she was honored by the Paley Center for Media along with Bob Newhart,...

  • Facebook November 22, 2019 12:11 pm

    Sacha Baron Cohen Slams Facebook, Other Social Media Companies

    Sacha Baron Cohen slammed Facebook and other large social media platforms as “the greatest propaganda machine in history” in a searing speech Thursday night. Addressing the Anti-Defamation League’s Never Is Now summit, the actor — who is known for using his satirical personas such as Borat, Bruno and Ali G to highlight bigotry around the world — tore into technology...

  • Eric Hinton November 22, 2019 11:04 am

    TV Comedy Greats Take a Bow, Make 'em Laugh at Ceremony

    Like the 97-year-old Lear, who made his name — and TV history — with groundbreaking sitcoms like “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” the other honorees at Thursday’s Paley Center for Media ceremony proved that talent is ageless. Carl Reiner, 97; Bob Newhart, 90; Carol Burnett, 86, and Lily Tomlin, 80, each won over the room with their humor and memories.

  • Eric Hinton November 21, 2019 4:18 pm

    Coldplay Decides Not to Tour for Environmental Reasons

    The British band Coldplay has decided not to launch a global tour because of environmental concerns. Frontman Chris Martin told the BBC Thursday that the band is not going on tour to promote its latest album because it wants to take time to determine how a tour can be beneficial to the environment.

  • NFL November 22, 2019 12:41 am

    Garrett's Suspension for Helmet Attack Upheld After Appeal

    Myles Garrett’s goal was to be NFL’s top defensive player this season. He won’t finish it. Garrett’s indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet was upheld Thursday by an appeals officer who decided the severe penalty on the Cleveland Browns star defensive end is fair. One of the league’s most dominant edge...

  • Eric Hinton November 21, 2019 12:24 pm

    Country Star Sam Hunt Arrested for DUI in Tennessee

    Country singer Sam Hunt was arrested for driving under the influence and violation of the open container law after police in Nashville stopped him for driving the wrong way down a one-way road. Hunt was arrested Thursday morning, booked into jail and released on $2,500 bond, according to WKRN-TV.

  • United Kingdom November 20, 2019 2:57 pm

    Prince Andrew to Step Back From Public Duties

    Following days of turmoil that have damaged the British royal family’s reputation, Prince Andrew has decided to step back from public duties with the queen’s permission because of his association with a notorious sex offender. The second son of Queen Elizabeth II said in a statement Wednesday that it has become clear to him in recent days that his association...

  • Eric Hinton November 20, 2019 5:06 pm

    Hollywood Exec Suggested Julia Roberts Play Harriet Tubman, Biopic Screenwriter Says

    A Hollywood executive wanted Julia Roberts to portray Harriet Tubman in the leading abolitionist’s biopic, the screenwriter of the new film “Harriet” said. After studying Tubman’s life in college, where she helped lead enslaved people to freedom on the Underground Railroad, screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard was determined to adapt Tubman’s story into a feature film, he told Focus Features, the...

  • San Francisco November 20, 2019 5:30 pm

    Transgender Day of Remembrance: At Least 22 Trans People Killed in 2019

    Three years after a Massachusetts jury acquitted William Palmer on murder charges in the death of 23-year-old Chanelle Pickett, who was killed on Nov. 20, 1995, another black transgender woman was found dead in nearby Allston, a suburb of Boston. Rita Hester, 35, died on Nov. 28, 1998, after being stabbed 20 times, according to NBC News. Across the continent,...

  • China November 20, 2019 5:34 pm

    Last Campus Protesters Hold out as Hong Kong Schools Reopen

    Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown, but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last anti-government protesters remained holed up on a university campus, surrounded by police. City officials tried to restore a sense of normalcy as primary and secondary classes resumed. Workers began cleaning up debris blocking a major road tunnel, but it was unclear...

  • Eric Hinton November 19, 2019 1:21 pm

    Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt Reprise ‘90s Hit `Mad About You'

    Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt thought long and hard about whether to do a reboot of “Mad About You,” the NBC sitcom staple of the ‘90s. After years of dismissing the idea, “Mad About You” is back. The limited series debuts Wednesday on Spectrum Originals for the company’s on-demand subscribers.

  • Donald Trump November 19, 2019 10:51 am

    Stephen Miller Planted Anti-Rubio Stories in Breitbart During 2016 Campaign, Leaked Emails Show

    White House senior adviser Stephen Miller had more editorial influence over the right-wing news website Breitbart during the 2016 presidential campaign than previously known and attempted to push articles attacking then-presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., according to a new batch of leaked emails shared with NBC News. The emails, which were first given to the Southern Poverty Law Center...

  • Eric Hinton November 19, 2019 6:35 am

    Chick-fil-A to Stop Funding Controversial Groups After LGBTQ Protests

    Chick-fil-A announced it will take a different approach to its charitable giving in 2020 following years of protests from LGBTQ groups that have taken issue with the Atlanta-based food chain’s donations to organizations that do not support gay rights. “Staying true to its mission of nourishing the potential in every child, the Chick-fil-A Foundation will deepen its giving to a...

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