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Harvey Weinstein expelled by Oscars Academy statement

Harvey Weinstein Expelled By Oscars Academy: Statement

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expelled Harvey Weinstein, it said on Saturday, amid mounting sexual harassment, assault and rape accusations against the disgraced Hollywood mogul. An emergency meeting of its board “voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority,” it said in a statement.

October 15, 2017
Weinstein

This Dark Legacy Of Harvey Weinstein Is Far From Over

We now know, through reporting by The New York Times and The New Yorker, that Harvey Weinstein — one of the most powerful men in Hollywood and a big-time Democratic donor — bullied, demeaned and sexually assaulted women for decades. He also reportedly threatened to destroy their lives if they told anyone.

October 13, 2017
Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases A Star-Studded Puerto Rico Tribute Song, ‘Almost Like Praying’

The Tony-winning “Hamilton” creator released the song at midnight Thursday night, featuring a murderers row of Latin superstars including Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Camila Cabello, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Luis Fonsi, John Leguizamo and Rita Moreno.

October 7, 2017
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Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein’s Response To Sexual Assault Allegations Against Him Doesn’t Inspire Confidence

For decades, Harvey Weinstein has served as the real-life inspiration for every tyrannical, foul-mouthed, hot-headed fictional movie studio executive. For pretty much just as long, according to a bombshell report from the New York Times, Weinstein has been serial sexually harassing aspiring young actresses who come into his orbit.

October 7, 2017
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Lin-Manuel Miranda And Other Celebrities Slam Trump For Twitter Rant About San Juan Mayor

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and other celebrities slammed President Donald Trump on Saturday morning following Trump’s Twitter tirade targeting San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who had criticized what she called the federal government’s unhurried response to the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

October 1, 2017
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Has Breast Cancer: ‘Today, I’m The One’

“The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union,” she added. “The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”

September 29, 2017
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Megyn Kelly Is Already Rubbing Guests The Wrong Way And Failing At Her Rebranding Charade

Megyn Kelly’s rebranding effort, a campaign to transform her image from a hardline right-wing Fox News personality to an Oprah-esque morning beacon of positivity, is in full swing. Her new NBC show “Megyn Kelly Today” debuted Monday, during which she declared herself “kinda done with politics for now.”

September 29, 2017
Spicer, Press Secretary, Media

Was Spicer Emmy Cameo A Preview Of Big Media Sellout?

He crept out furtively like a swollen possum into the daylight, blinking in anticipation of a round of boos that never came. Less than two months after resigning as Donald Trump’s White House communications director, and four days after making his late-night debut on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, Sean Spicer assumed his new place in the public consciousness—as Stephen Colbert’s special guest at the 2017 Emmy Awards.

September 20, 2017

Pick The RFID-Protecting Wallet That Works For You

Not everyone is looking for the same thing in their wallet — even with RFID protection…so The National Memo Store has pulled together five different deals (all at significant discounts) to let you choose which one works best for you.

September 11, 2017
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Captain Sully To Trump: You’re Grounded

America’s most famous airline pilot has shot down President Trump’s proposal to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system. “Our air traffic control system is the best and safest in the world,” declares Captain Chesley Sullenberger in a new video produced by the Alliance for Aviation Across America.

August 16, 2017

The Well-Respected Software You Need To Finish Your Screenplay

Even A-list Hollywood screenwriters need some help getting their complex ideas into cohesive script form. That means more than just proper formatting of stage directions — and Final Draft 10, the industry-standard screenwriting program, gets that. The list of Final Draft devotees includes exalted film luminaries like Aaron Sorkin, James Cameron, JJ Abrams, Sofia Coppola, […]

August 7, 2017
Detroit Movie

Detroit Is Not A Movie

Oh, never mind. By all means, see the movie if the marketing campaign has persuaded you it’s the kind of entertainment you like. But please don’t think you are going to gain any deep insight into what happened in Detroit in 1967. Or what’s happening now. Or most importantly what you could do to reduce the destructive grip of white power on our society going forward.

August 6, 2017

Discover A More Productive Self With This Bundle Of Tips And Tricks

There are only 24 hours in a day… no really, we checked. With more than half of that time taken up with sleeping, eating, traveling and other mundanities, you’ve really only got a handful of hours a day to truly get things done. Make that precious window of time as fruitful as possible with the […]

August 2, 2017

Time To Learn How To Speed Through That Summer Reading List

To many, speed reading seems like no more than a parlor trick, a talent honed to impress onlookers like juggling or singing. Well, speed reading has some practical advantages that go way beyond being a simple talent… in fact, it’s practically a super power. Best of all, speed reading is a skill that can come […]

July 10, 2017

This Popular App Uses AI to Feed You Personalized Meditations

We’re all looking for a way to decompress and level out the daily stresses. With a host of app services aimed at soothing your soul flooding the market, Aura Premium is already distinguishing itself in this exploding field. Find out why with a lifetime subscription to this in-demand service for over 80 percent off — […]

June 28, 2017
CNN

Reporters Fall Into The “Alt-Right” Trap With Julius Caesar Stunt

While many journalists have done yeoman’s work catching up on the assortment of white nationalists, misogynists, and conspiracy theorists behind this new wave of fringe media outlets, they’ve been less effective in learning about the tactics those figures use to manipulate the press. That failing was evident over the weekend, as major news outlets reported on Friday night’s “alt-right” interruption of a performance of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.

June 20, 2017
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Trump As Caesar: Irresponsible, Nasty, Fun

Lend me your ears. You’ll be glad. Today’s subject is the controversial production of “Julius Caesar” in which a Donald Trump-like figure gets assassinated. Given today’s angry political climate, the costuming showed poor taste at the very least. Delta Air Lines and Bank of America withdrew their sponsorship, and who could blame them?

June 20, 2017

5 Headphones For Every Type of Listener

Music is a very personal experience. So it stands to reason that the method you choose for hearing your music is just as idiosyncratic. Pick the right tools for the job from this selection of awesome earbud and headphone deals available right now through The National Memo Store. FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds These pro-grade […]

June 9, 2017
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Trump’s Nightmarish First 100 Days Gets The ‘Simpsons’ Spoof It Richly Deserves

President Trump’s tumultuous first 100 days in office are the subject of this week’s episode of “The Simpsons,” according to a Facebook teaser released on Wednesday. Kellyanne Conway, press secretary Sean Spicer and first daughter Ivanka Trump, as well as advisers Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus, all make cameos in the much-anticipated half-hour episode.

April 28, 2017
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Are Democrats Out Of Touch With The Real America Or Reality TV America?

As for Real America, maybe if I’d ever seen a single episode of “The Apprentice” or “Celebrity Apprentice” I might have seen the preposterous figure of Donald J. Trump coming. But I surely did not. Did you?

January 4, 2017
New Year's Eve, NYC, Times Square

Times Square Heats Up Ahead Of New Year’s Eve Revelry

As many as two million people, surrounded by a ring of 40-ton sand trucks and some 7,000 police, are expected to gather in the “Crossroads of the World” to watch the glittering sphere complete its midnight drop, marking the beginning of 2017.

December 31, 2016
Carrie Fisher, Star Wars

Goodbye, Princess Leia: Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher Dies At 60

Beloved actress and author Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” films before becoming a leading advocate for those living with mental illness, died on Tuesday at the age of 60.

December 27, 2016
Trump, Celebrity Apprentice

Ethics Experts Concerned Over NBC’s ‘Mind-Boggling’ Ties To Trump

NBC News, MSNBC, and CNBC will be reporting on President Trump at the same time that their corporate parent will stand to benefit from Trump’s reputation and popularity. This places NBC’s journalists in an untenable position.

December 12, 2016
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When NBC Dumped Trump Because He Violated Their Core Values

The announcement that President-elect Donald Trump will remain an executive producer on “Celebrity Apprentice” defies NBC’s previous claim that they did not want to be associated with Trump because his bigoted statements had defied the network’s core values.

December 9, 2016
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NBC Will Have A Fiduciary Relationship With The President Of The United States

Donald Trump will remain the executive producer of the Celebrity Apprentice, creating an unprecedented conflict of interest for NBC News.

December 9, 2016