If you've been having a hard time stuck at home during the pandemic, consider yourself lucky you haven't been attacked by a chainsaw (unless you have, in which case ... carry on). During a podcast conversation with ex-Aussie Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Cate Blanchett revealed just such a thing happened to...
While continuing to look for full-time work during the coronavirus-related recession, many unemployed in the US are doing odd jobs, like selling baked goods, to help make ends meet. (June 3)
Lea Michele has been accused of mocking trans model Plastic Martyr for using the women's bathroom at the 2010 Emmy Awards. According to the Daily Mail, this is just the latest in a string of accusations against Michele. Plastic claimed Lea made her feel 'like a circus freak' by questioning her decision to use the women's bathroom. She said: 'I was just trying to get out of there. I said, ''Excuse me,'' and she's standing there blocking my reach. 'She goes, ''Excuse me?'' and she looks at her friends, looks at me again, and says, ''Excuse you, you're in the woman's bathroom''.' Plastic claims Lea and her friends all laughed at Plastic and verbally harassed her.
Kanye West Establishes College Fund for George Floyd’s Daughter Floyd, a 46-year-old black man killed by a white police officer on May 25, had a 6-year-old daughter, Gianna. A representative for West revealed to CNN that the 42-year-old rapper has stepped in to help George Floyd’s family. West has established a 529 education plan for Gianna, which will fully cover her future college tuition. West also reportedly donated $2 million to the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Arbery, a black man, was fatally chased down and shot by three white men on Feb. 23 in Brunswick, Georgia. Taylor was killed in March by three police officers who entered her home by force and shot her at least eight times. According to TMZ, West has made a separate donation to cover the legal fees for the families of both Arbery and Taylor. Convictions have yet to be made in the Arbery case and no arrests have been made for the killing of Taylor, although the FBI has opened an investigation.
HelloFresh announced that it is parting ways with celebrity spokesperson Lea Michele. According to Business Insider the move comes after former co-stars accused Lea of hypocrisy and on-set bullying behavior. The grocery delivery business first announced its partnership with Michele in January 2020. The singer last posted about HelloFresh on Instagram on May 20. The accusations against Lea include bullying, racism, micro-aggresions, and threats to defecate in co-stars wigs. "We take this very seriously, and have ended our partnership with Lea Michele, effective immediately." a HelloFresh spokesperson told Business Insider.
"Victory lap." That's the term used by the AP and CNN to describe President Trump's reaction to Friday's surprisingly strong jobs report . "This shows that what we've been doing is right," Trump said in the Rose Garden, referring to the White House push to reopen the nation amid the pandemic....
Trump Announces US Will Cut Ties With the WHO In a press conference, Trump said the World Health Organization (WHO) has not made reform changes requested by the U.S. President Donald Trump, via press conference Trump has repeatedly criticized the organization for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The president added that the U.S. will now send funds that would normally go to the WHO to other global health needs. Trump has also alleged that the WHO helped China cover up information regarding the coronavirus. He's even said that China, where the virus originated, controls the WHO. The withdrawal comes soon after the U.S. COVID-19 death toll crossed the 100,000 mark.
An NCAA infractions committee panel has ruled former Oklahoma State assistant men’s basketball coach Lamont Evans violated ethical-conduct rules by accepting up to $22,000 in bribes from financial advisers
Advocates for police reform and racial and social justice hope to maintain the momentum for those efforts that kicked into high gear following the death of George Floyd. (June 5)
A Nebraska mayor who insisted she wouldn't apologize for an online comment has offered her mea culpa after all. NBC News reports the trouble started when Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert earlier this week put in place a city curfew due to protests over the death of George Floyd . Soyeon Sohn,...
A longtime tenured psychology professor at the University of Central Florida is under fire after a series of online posts. Per the New York Times , Negy, who has written a book about "white Americans under siege," recently put up multiple tweets that he acknowledged "will infuriate folks." Among them, this:...
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump on the economy and remarks Trump made about George Floyd on a day when the government reported surprising job gains for last month. (June 5)
On Thursday, Joe Biden told a Thursday online town hall that 10 to 15% of Americans are "just not very good people." Business Insider days Biden's comments echoed Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" gaffe from 2016. "Do we really think that this is as good as we can be as a nation? I don't think the vast majority of people think that." "There are probably anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the people out there that are just not very good people." "But that's not who we are. The vast majority of people are decent."
Black officers find themselves torn between two worlds when it comes to the protests against police brutality happening around the U.S. While they are part of the “thin blue line” of policing, the officers say they also understand the anguish expressed by demonstrators
Kourtney Kardashian Will Teach Her Kids About White Privilege Kardashian has three children — Mason, Penelope and Reign — with her ex, Scott Disick. She feels it's important to talk about white privilege with her kids amid the Black Lives Matter movement. Kourtney Kardashian, via Instagram Kourtney Kardashian, via Instagram
President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and their son Barron were rushed to a secure bunker last Friday. The first family was taken to the safe space after protesters breached temporary fences outside the White House, According to Business Insider, four protesters were detained by Secret Service following the incident. The security breach elevated the safety alert level within the White House from "yellow" to "red." Trump denies that they were taken for safety reasons and insists he visited the bunker simply to inspect it.
First, the esteemed Lancet medical journal retracted a major study on Thursday about hydroxychloroquine. Then, the New England Journal of Medicine did the same with another big study related to COVID-19 and blood pressure drugs. Both retractions have a common denominator: They relied on data supplied by a US analytics...
New York Allows Store Owners to Deny Entry to People Without Masks Governor Andrew Cuomo's new executive order gives establishment owners permission to issue bans. Andrew Cuomo, via Twitter Andrew Cuomo, via press briefing New York has been hit the hardest in the U.S. with over 360,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Nearly all of the state has started reopening except for New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio says they will likely begin the process within weeks. According to Cuomo, not enough younger people are wearing masks in public areas. He partly attributes this to the early and inaccurate thought that COVID-19 poses less of a threat to young people. Coronavirus can infect people of all ages. Cuomo has often stressed that masks are critical for protecting and respecting other people.