October 10th, 2017

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Salman Rushdie is critical of childhood gender transition



  • Rushdie stated that he has friends who have transitioned and notes that they seem happier, however, he does say: "to put it crudely, if there’s a boy who likes playing with dolls and wearing pink shirts it shouldn’t necessarily mean that he has to have gender reassignment surgery. Until quite recently that would never have occurred to anyone, so I think we maybe need to just back off a little bit.”

  • PinkNews comments that "Rushdie’s approach has been a lot more reasoned than others such as Germaine Greer."


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ONTD, what are your thoughts on this issue?


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George Clooney: “Our little satellite is gonna fuck up some bad guys”

How celebrities interfere in the pursuit of global justice


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The Sunday Times reports that the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno Ocampo, asked George Clooney for his help gathering evidence of atrocities in Libya during the 2011 civil war

Clooney co-founded a project that keeps commercial satellites above South Sudan to monitor for war crimes.

The Blacksea.eu reports that Lisa Shields, vice president of the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR),informs Ocampo of the first results in January 2011.

Clooney writes to her that “our little satellite is gonna fuck up some bad guys..heh”
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10 Of The Most Hated Characters In Literature.

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Ramsay Bolton



From: Game of Thrones

About: Ramsay Snow is the bastard son of Lord Roose Bolton, known as the Bastard of Bolton or the Bastard of the Dreadfort. A depraved sadist, he is renowned for his savage cruelty: he openly rapes and kills peasant women for sport, tortures prisoners, and enthusiastically engages in the Bolton custom of flaying their enemies alive. He is described as ugly, with blotchy skin and dry, dark hair.

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What book character do you hate?? // Book Post!

New Jigsaw Movie Posters



Imax Movie Poster


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New Yorker Alleges Harvey Weinstein Raped Three Women




The New Yorker published a bombshell report on Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday, that alleges the embattled mogul raped three women, including actress Asia Argento.

“I know he has crushed a lot of people before,” Argento said in the story. “That’s why this story—in my case, it’s twenty years old, some of them are older—has never come out.”

Mira Sorvino, who won an Oscar appearing in “Mighty Aphrodite” for Miramax, Weinstein’s company, also told Farrow that Weinstein “harassed her” and pressured her to have a sexual relationship while she appeared in films for his company, Miramax. At the Toronto Film Festival in 1995, she claims he propositioned her, and later showed up weeks later at her apartment.

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EL James Won't Let "50 Shades of Grey" Go


Vintage books has accepted another EL James reimagining of "50 Shades of Grey" after the success of 2015's "Grey" (the first 50 Shades book from Christian Grey's perspective). The book will be called "Darker" and will delve deeper into Christian's past revealing his "most painful memories" to round him out.

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Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Mindy Kaling, and others speak out about Weinstein






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Colin Firth: Harvey Weinstein 'a frightening man to stand up to'



Colin Firth who starred in Weinstein's The King's Speech condemned the movie producer by providing the following statement:

“It’s with a feeling of nausea that I read what was going on while I was benefiting from Harvey Weinstein’s support. He was a powerful and frightening man to stand up to. It must have been terrifying for these women to step up and call him out. And horrifying to be subjected to that kind of harassment. I applaud their courage"

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Georgina Chapman is leaving Harvey Weinstein




In a statement to People Magazine, the designer said, "My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time."

The couple have been married since 2007 and have two children.


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Jenelle Evans threatens to quit 'Teen Mom 2

Jenelle Evans threatens to quit 'Teen Mom 2,' claims MTV treats stars like they're 'in a freak show and in cages'



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After six years on "Teen Mom 2," Jenelle Evans is ready to send MTV's crew packing amid concerns of misrepresentations and exploitation of her marriage and abilities as a parent.

"Yes, me and David (Eason) have our ups and downs but yesterday's episode was uncalled for," the mother of three said in a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday.

"I have decided I'm probably calling it quits for filming this show. I told Morgan (Freeman, a producer on the show) it's getting to (SIC) out of hand and it's not healthy for us anymore, just harming us mentally," Evans continued. "They treat us as if we are in a freak show and in cages. WE aren't human beings to @MTV what-so-ever."

-Claims the network is editing it to make it look like she's being physically abused

-Says they're adding incorrect subtitles to things her 3 year old son, Kaiser, is saying to make her look bad

-Evans and Eason share 9-month-old daughter Ensley. She is also the mother of sons Jace, 8, and Kaiser, 3, the latter of whom she shares with ex-fiancé Nathan Griffith.

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he freaked me the freak out on last nights episode! i wouldnt be surprised if he made her make this announcement after seeing how creepy he came across. i hope she and all dem bbs are okay...
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Carly Rae Jepsen Officiates Friends Wedding


Is there anything Carly Rae Jepsen can't do? Add Queen of officiating weddings to the long list. Over the weekend, Carly Rae Jepsen married two of her best friends in a beautiful ceromony. The "Roses" singer shared a picture of the wedding via Twitter. Her friend Alexis shared on Instagram, "@carlyraejepsen gave us the most beautiful ceremony it could not have been more perfect ❤️." Carly will kick off her tour with Katy Perry on The Witness Tour The Witness: Starring Carly Rae Jepsen on January 5th, 2018 in New Orleans, LA at the Smoothie King Center and ends on February 5, 2018 in Vancouver Canada at Rogers Arena.

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ONTD, will you be seeing Carly on Tour with Katy?


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Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Others Say Weinstein Harassed Them





-Gwyeth refused his advances, she said, and confided in Brad Pitt, her boyfriend at the time. Mr. Pitt confronted Mr. Weinstein, and soon after, the producer threatened her not to tell anyone else about his come-on. “I thought he was going to fire me,” she said.
- Angelina Jolie, who said that during the release of “Playing by Heart” in the late 1990s, he made unwanted advances on her in a hotel room, which she rejected.
“I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did,” Ms. Jolie said in an email. “This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable.”

- Rosanna Arquette, Judith Godrèche, Katherine Kendall,Dawn Dunning have also come forward with similar stories.

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Official Trailer



In 1958 New York, Midge Maisel’s life is on track– husband, kids, and elegant Yom Kippur dinners in their Upper West Side apartment. But when her life takes a surprise turn, she has to quickly decide what else she’s good at – and going from housewife to stand-up comic is a wild choice to everyone but her. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is written and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls).

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" premieres on November 29th on Amazon.

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YouTuber Jake Paul Sued For Prank That Left a Man with Damaged Hearing


Professional nobody and YouTube trash, Jake Paul, continues his reign of terror - this time leaving an unsuspecting pedestrian with hearing damage after a prank. In the video, Paul blasts a real load car horn and captures reactions of people on the street.

According to the suit, "Paul and crew rolled up on the guy as he was leaving a store in WeHo and the obnoxiously loud horn ended up damaging his hearing. He says his encounter with Jake’s crew is included in a video posted on Paul’s YouTube channel.”

Jake Paul and his company are being sued by the plaintiff for damages for the injury and emotional distress.

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St. Vincent releases a new single "Pills" feat. Cara Delevingne, Jenny Lewis and Kamasi Washington



- Album comes out on Friday.
- Cara sings the hook, Jenny does I don't know what cause I don't hear her, and Kamasi is the sax at the end. St. Vincent, Soundwave, and Jack Antonoff produced.


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Banana Republic fires racist manager who told employee her box braid were "too urban and unkempt"




Last week, 19-year old Destiny Tompkins took to her Facebook page to expose her manager at Banana Republic, who told her he would not schedule her for work shifts until she took her box braids out.

From Tompkins Facebook:

so today I went into work at Banana Republic at the Westchester Mall and after the district manager (a white woman) popped in for a visit, I was told to go to the office to speak with my manager, Michael (Mike), who is a white man. I came in and he questioned me about the dress code and immediately, I thought there was something wrong with my outfit but he sat me down and questioned my hair instead. He told me that my braids were not Banana Republic appropriate and that they were too “urban” and “unkempt” for their image. He said that if I didn’t take them out then he couldn’t schedule me for shifts until I did. When I tried to explain to him that it was a protective style for my hair bc it tends to become really brittle in the cold, he recommended that I use shea butter for it instead. I have never been so humiliated and degraded in my life by a white person. In that moment, I felt so uncomfortable and overwhelmed that I didn’t even finish my work shift and ended up leaving. When my friend’s mom called the store to find out my manager’s last name (only been working there a month so idk it), he refused to give it to her. Box braids are not a matter of unprofessionalism, they are protective styles black women have used for their hair and to be discriminated against because of it is truly disgusting and unacceptable. Make this public bc they need to be exposed for their blatant racism and discrimination. There’s no reason why a white person should feel allowed to tell me that I can’t wear my hair the way that I want bc it’s too black for their store image. Banana Republic

After her story went viral, Banana Republic released a statement, noting that the manager had been fired for being a racist shitbag:

"This week, one of our store managers questioned an African American employee’s braided hair style. Our team began an immediate investigation and the manager involved was promptly removed from the store. Today we concluded the investigation and can confirm that the manager has been terminated from the company. Banana Republic has zero tolerance for discrimination. This situation was completely unacceptable, counter to our policies, and in no way reflects our company’s beliefs and values."

Tompkins has not clarified if she will be returning to her job at the clothing store.

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It's just a hairstyle, right?
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Pink Tweets Hopeful Message at Tr**p & Gets Backlash

Singer Pink or P!nk took to her social media to say a few things about politics...


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Valor 1x02 Promo



Nora (Christina Ochoa) and Gallo (Matt Barr), with the secret still hanging over them, seek further information on the escaped prisoner from Somalia. With Jimmy’s (W. Tre’ Davis) rescue mission ramping up, Nora and Gallo, along with new Delta Force members, led by Sgt Adam Coogan (guest star Bryan Craig), perform a demo mission for Ian’s (Charlie Barnett) mother, Simone Porter (guest star Valerie Pettiford), who is a public figure with great power. Meanwhile, Jess (Corbin Reid) struggles to work through her feelings.

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What did you think of CW's new military drama, ONTD?

The deafening silence of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on Harvey Weinstein




Weinstein has been a high profile donor to Democratic Officials for decades

He hosted President Obama at his home for a fundraiser during the 1012 cycle.

In 2013, Michelle Obama praised Weinstein for his involvement in a student film symposium at the White House. "I want to start by thanking Harvey Weinstein for organizing this amazing day," she said. "Harvey. This is possible because of Harvey. He is a wonderful human being, a good friend and just a powerhouse."

Malia Obama, the couple's daughter, interned at The Weinstein Company

What explains the notable silence from the Obamas and the Clintons?

Likely, friendship, says CNN

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The Killers no. 1 Reign Just Won't Let Up, Band Thank Fans


The Killers continue their no. 1 streak on the charts. Besides having the no. 1 album in the US, UK, & Australia, they tweeted fans thanking them for making their album, "Wonderful Wonderful," no. 1 Worldwide with 208.000 equivalent sales. The band also Tweeted about their first no. 1 in 11 years since "When You Were Young" with "The Man" dethroning Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still" on The Alternative Charts. "The Man" earns the #1 spot on the strength of its 3,109 tracking period spins on radio and is one of their most successful singles in years.

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Top 20 Pics of Danny Devito's Feet


If you follow Danny Devito on twitter, you’ll notice that he regularly tweets out a picture of his foot at various locations. I’ve selected some of my personal favorites. Please enjoy! #trollfoot

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ONTD, do you have a foot fetish?

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Disney Shelves "Gigantic' Over Creative Differences




-Disney has shelved Gigantic, which was to be released in 2020
- The story would have been a version of Jack and the Beanstalk, featuring a female giant
- "It's impossible to know when we begin a project how the creative process will unfold, and sometimes, no matter how much we love an idea or how much heart goes into it, we find that it just isn’t working" via Ed Catmull, Pixar President
- Next films to be released from Disney Animation are Wreck-It Ralph 2 in 2018 and Frozen 2 in 2019

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Eminem trashes Trump and all his supporters even his fans during Cypher

Mods, can you ignore my previous submission? This one has the whole verse! Sorry about that



Em blasts Trump and his supporters during the BET cypher

get him boo!

https://twitter.com/BET/status/917918947017666561
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"Insecure" actress Amanda Seales sparks fierce debate about classism after tweet about passports



Amanda Seales, who plays Tiffany on HBO's Insecure, decided to post a few tweets yesterday telling black people that if they're spending money on Jordans instead of getting a passport, they're "losing." She was then called out by a shit ton of people for being classist, telling black people how to do poverty "properly," and for apparently not realizing that there's no point in getting a passport if you can't afford to travel.

Amanda spent the day doubling down and later released a statement: “I make it very clear in my following tweets that the point was to say that if you can afford a surplus of material things and value them more than gaining economic growth and security — i.e. attaining a passport, credit, a practical living space for wellness, etc. — you’re being short-sighted in what you consider to be success/maturity. Per usual, people added contexts that weren’t intended or implied and the spirit of love intended was misinterpreted as elitist, bourghie [sic], classist, etc. Three things I only play on TV. Nonetheless, I stand by my comments and those that get it, got it, and those that don’t, don’t. All love. I’m not for everyone but I am for everyone winning.”
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Hilarie Burton had to laugh so she wouldn't cry when Ben Affleck groped her on TRL




A fan recalled that Ben Affleck had once groped Hilarie Burton on Total Request Live. This appears to have happened in early 2003 (possibly 2001?) Affleck is ten years older than Burton and their ages would have been 18/28 or 20/30 at the time of the assault.



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Gretchen Mol calls out the Blind Item about her





"For 10 years or so, I’ve been aware of rumors that I had some kind of transactional relationship with Harvey Weinstein. They seemed to start on a gossip website that made money by peddling ‘blind’ items. A few facts had been taken from my Wikipedia page, were combined with stories about a movie mogul who was known for harassing women, quotes from “reliable sources” were added and a malicious, viral rumor was born."


"No. I did not exchange sexual favors with Harvey Weinstein, or anyone, for advancement in my career. I was never paid any settlement. The truth is that I have never been alone in a room with Harvey Weinstein. The extent of my interactions with him has been a handful of polite hellos at various premieres and award shows. This is in no way a defense of this person, it is merely a statement of fact."

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Blind Items are crap and hurtful imo
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The US Mens National Soccer Team FLOP HARD, don't qualify for the World Cup



- The US played Trinidad and Tobago tonight.
- Their 2-1 defeat made them 5th in a group of 6. They didn't qualify.


I'M LIVING! I know they won't but I want the Women's team to call these bitches out.

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The CW blesses us with amazing Riverdale ads


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[the weird one]

[idek]

[what does this even mean]

[the only decent one]

[huh]

[what are you doing Kev]

[season premiere review from EW]


- praises KJ's acting
- Cheryl tortures her bedridden mother
- sees "strange psychosexual BDSM elements" in every child/parent relationship
- Betty tells her mom about her [Betty's] "would-be sexual exploits"