Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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Ellen DeGeneres apology is panned by former employees: she turned our trauma into a joke
Ellen DeGeneres, 62, should have considered laying off the jokes. The daytime talk show host returned to TV Monday after a summer plagued by a toxic work environment scandal. During the show’s season premiere monologue, Ellen  
Defund the Police activist Alyssa Milano calls 911 after seeing an armed gunman on her property

First responders came to the aid of Alyssa Milano, 47, at her 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 8,000 square foot, $2.5 million home in the upscale gated community of Bell Canyon that sits just 20 minutes north of Los Angeles.  

Ellen DeGeneres employees (current and former) said her on air apology missed the mark
Ellen DeGeneres publicly apologized Monday amid allegations of misconduct on her show, but current and former employees say they found her monologue to be disingenuous and tone-deaf given the severity of their experiences.
Mask fanatics are the real science deniers
Lockdowns were once called an “unproven” hypothesis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, its models of efficacy being invalidated by “empirical data.” The World Health Organization called forced isolation and quarantine
Harry and Meghan face backlash as they break royal protocol by intervening in US election
Harry and Meghan Markle faced a backlash for speaking out about the upcoming U.S. election and "effectively telling Americans to vote against President Trump" despite the British royal family's strict political neutrality.
Meghan and Harry's brazen disregard for royal neutrality in politics and elections
Piers Morgan: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have spoken out about the upcoming U.S. election, in a stark break with British tradition that prohibits royal involvement in politics. The Queen should strip them of all their royal titles.
Vanessa Bryant: we are often let down by the most trusted people
Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa posted a meme on her social media account lamenting being "let down by the most trusted people" a day after she condemned her mother’s "audacity" for claiming she was kicked out of the family home.
Sophia Loren to star in a movie for the first time in 11 years
talian actress Sophia Loren, 86, will star in a feature film for the first time in a decade. Netflix's Italian-language drama, The Life Ahead, will debut November 13. The film is directed by the star’s son, Edoardo Ponti.
Judd Apatow: Trump is a mass murderer and should be impeached for murder
Judd Apatow, known for films The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Anchorman, and Talladega Nights, said President Donald Trump is “a mass murderer,” and should be “impeached for murder.”
Judd Apatow, known for The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Anchorman, and Talladega Nights, declared President Donald Trump is “a mass murderer,” and said the president should be “impeached for murder.”
The Truth in 11 Minutes: Defense lawyer posts video of Kyle Rittenhouse
An organization raising funds for Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal defense, #FightBack Foundation, published a video this week outlining the events of the night the 17 year old fatally shot two rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
TV Ratings: Ellen DeGeneres season 18 premiere scores same numbers as last year
The Ellen DeGeneres Show season premiere scored a 1.9 household rating, the same number as last year. In terms of the key syndication talk show demographic of people aged 25-54, Ellen ticked up fractionally to a 0.9 from a 0.8 in 2019.
Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Rolling Stone, Billboard are now one company
Roger Friedman: "The companies that own Variety and the Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Billboard, Rolling Stone and all the secondary awards shows like the Golden Globes and American Music Awards are now ONE. Their
Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary Ruth screening for buyers
Documentary film about Supreme Cort Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg titled Ruth was co written and directed by 1995 Oscar winner Freida Lee Mock. It was executive produced by Geralyn Dreyfous, Sandra Lee and Cara Kennedy Cuomo.
Meghan Markle blasts book Finding Freedom that fawned on her and Harry
A gushing biography of the Duchess of Sussex is inaccurate and anodyne, her lawyer said yesterday. In court papers, Jenny Afia said the authors of Finding Freedom relied on creative licence to produce their best selling account of Meghan and Harry’s lives.
Elton John won't resume farewell tour in US until Jnuary 2022
Elton announced the resumption of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour on January 19th in Houston. Before that he’ll play dates in Europe and the UK in the fall of 2021 if, of course, this whole mess is over.
JK Rowling directs fans to website selling posters saying: transwomen are men
JK Rowling, 55, is embroiled in a transphobia row after she directed fans to a website selling badges and stickers saying "transwomen are men". She tweeted a photograph of herself wearing a T-shirt saying: "This witch doesn't burn".
Cynthia Nixon: I cannot imagine we would re-elect Trump
Cynthia Nixon: “So much of the election of Donald Trump and the pandemic has exposed not only how deeply conservative a country we are, but how retrograde we are, particularly when it comes to white supremacy. I cannot imagine we would re-elect him.
Walter Williams on reparations: should African nations pay for selling innocent black people?
Walteer Williams on slavery: "Colleges teach our young people that the U.S. became rich on the backs of free black labor. That is utter nonsense. Slavery does not have a very good record of producing wealth. The truth is just the opposite.
New song worships George Floyd not Jesus: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
The hymn “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” is believed to have originally come from a long poem, often attributed to Bernard of Clairvaux of France, written in or around 1153. The words were adapted over the centuries into hymns,
Andrew Lloyd Webber: commercial theatre can't work with social distancing measures
Andrew Lloy Webber insisted commercial theatre explained the negative effects of COVID-19 on the theatre industry, stating: 'Well I mean I've been in theatre for 50 years and never seen anything like it and the stories are really heart breaking.
Man transforms himself into ‘black alien’ by having nose removed, splitting his tongue, tattoos his eyeballs
Anthony Loffredo, 32, has transformed himself into a "black alien" by having his nose removed, splitting his tongue and having his eyeballs tattooed. He overed himself in tattoos and piercings to make himself look like a real life alien.
Woody Allen‘s Rifkin’s Festival opens the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain
Woody Allen, 85, won't attend because of the pandemic travel restrictions. Gina Gershon will be on hand but Wallace Shawn, Richard Kind, Douglas McGrath, Tammy Blanchard and Steve Guttenberg can’t make the trip.
Hunter Biden, Burisma and corruption: report
A bombshell report on Hunter Biden was released and has found “potential criminal activity” associated with human trafficking and millions in “questionable financial transactions” with corrupt individuals around the world (wife of the former mayor of Moscow).
Archaeologists unearth mosaic showing what might be Jesus feeding the 5,000 with 5 loaves
A mosaic said to depict one of the Bible’s most enduring stories has been uncovered in the Holy Land. The mosaic, which dates back 1,500 years and is said to depict the Feeding of the Multitude, was found by a team of archaeologists
Quote of the day
Gore Vidal

“As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate.”

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