Lena Dunham Apologizes After Defending Girls Writer Accused of Sexual Assault

Lena Dunham has issued an apology after she came under intense scrutiny online after she publicly defended a former Girls writer who has been accused of sexual assault.

“As feminists, we live and die by our politics, and believing women is the first choice we make every single day when we wake up,” Dunham wrote on Twitter. “Therefore I never thought I would issue a statement publically supporting someone accused of sexual assault but I naively believed it was important to share my perspective on my friend’s situation as it has transpired behind the scenes over the last few months.

“I now understand that it was absolutely the wrong time to come forward with such a statement and I am so sorry,” she said. “We have been given the gift of powerful voices and by speaking out we were putting our thumb on the scale and it was wrong. We regret this decision with every fiber to our being.

“Every woman who comes forward deserves to be heard, fully and completely, and our relationship to the accused should not be part of the calculation anyone makes when examining her case,” Dunham wrote. “Every person and every feminist should be required to hear her. Under patriarchy, ‘I believe you’ is essential. Until we are all believed, none of us will be believed. We apologize to any woman who have been disappointed.”

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On Friday, actress Aurora Perrineau accused writer Murray Miller of allegedly sexually assaulting her in 2012 when she was only 17. Later that day, Dunham and Girls co-creator Jenni Konner issued a statement voicing their support of Miller and insinuating that Perrineau “misreporteted” her alleged rape.

“While our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3% of assault cases that are misreported every year,” the pair said at the time. “It is a true shame to add to that number, as outside of Hollywood women still struggle to be believed. We stand by Murray and this is all we’ll be saying about this issue.”

Dunham was almost immediately criticized by feminists online for her response, which they saw as hypocritical given her outspoken feminist stance and support for victims of sexual assault.

Many called back to a tweet of hers in August when she made the claim that women don’t lie about rape. “‘Believe women, unless they say something about a friend of mine, in which case they are liars,’ ” one user wrote.

Never call yourself an advocate for women again because you’ve just proven that you are NOT,” another critic said.

Reps for Dunham, Miller and Perrineau did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment about the initial statement and accusations.

Perrineau, daughter of Lost star Harold Perrineau, filed a complaint Friday about the alleged attack with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, according to The Wrap, which first reported the news. The 23-year-old claimed that she was 17 when she met Miller at L.A.’s Standard Hotel with friends. Admitting she “consumed some alcoholic beverages,” she alleged Miller, then 35, asked them for a ride home, where they all went inside, reluctantly on her part, after arriving.

In her statement for a polygraph test taken in September, she claimed she awoke naked in his bed where he was “having sexual intercourse with me,” against her consent.

Miller’s attorney, Matthew Walerstein, told The Wrap he “categorically and vehemently denies Ms. Perrineau’s outrageous claims,” adding that his legal team had “gathered overwhelming evidence directly contradicting these false and offensive claims” and that Perrineau “sought substantial monetary damages” from Murray before going to police.

Perrineau’s mother Brittany Perrineau said that no one had asked Miller for money.

“At no time have we ever asked Murray Miller for one dollar. There was never a demand for money ever made from anyone on behalf of Aurora or our family,” she said.


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Say What Now? Anti-LGBT Lawmaker Resigns After Getting Caught Having Sex with a Man in His Office

Wes Goodman, the Republican state legislator for Ohio, who is married to a woman that happens to be the assistant director of an annual anti-abortion rally known as March for Life, has resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office.

Wes is locally known for his deep Christian faith and anti-LGBT viewpoints.

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The right-wing legislator, who pushed “family values”, was reportedly witnessed having sex with a man inside his office who was not employed by the legislator.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, the observer told Ohio House Chief of Staff Mike Dittoe what had happened on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Dittoe responded by telling House Speaker Republican Cliff Rosenberger who in turn met with Mr Goodman.

The 33-year-old, who has been branded the “conscience of the conservative movement”, resigned for “inappropriate conduct” shortly after the meeting took place.

Mr Goodman, whose Twitter biography describes him as “Christian. American. Conservative. Republican. Husband to @Beth1027”, has regularly claimed “natural marriage” occurs between a man and a woman. 

“Healthy, vibrant, thriving, values-driven families are the source of Ohio’s proud history and the key to Ohio’s future greatness,” reads his campaign website which has now been taken offline.

“The ideals of a loving father and mother, a committed natural marriage, and a caring community are well worth pursuing and protecting.”

Mr Goodman was elected to represent the 87th District, in north-central Ohio, just last year. Prior to that, he worked as an aide to US Representative Jim Jordan, a highly conservative, anti-LGBT Republican. 

The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT advocacy group in the US, named Mr Jordan in their Hall of Shame in 2014 for attempting to block marriage equality in the District of Columbia.

Mr Goodman, whose Twitter is now private and whose Facebook page has been taken offline, expressed his commitment to so-called family values in a statement back in 2013. “Faith, family, service, stewardship, strong education, and investment in our local communities are what Ohioans value. My wife Bethany and I value those same things and are ready to get to work to serve you,” he said.

The lawmaker acknowledged he was stepping down in a statement. “We all bring our own struggles and our own trials into public life,” he said. 

“That has been true for me, and I sincerely regret that my actions and choices have kept me from serving my constituents and our state in a way that reflects the best ideals of public service,” he continued. “For those whom I have let down, I’m sorry. As I move onto the next chapter of my life, I sincerely ask for privacy for myself, my family, and my friends.”

“I was alerted to details yesterday afternoon regarding his involvement in inappropriate behaviour related to his state office,” Mr Rosenberger said in a statement. “I met with him later in the day where he acknowledged and confirmed the allegations. It became clear that his resignation was the most appropriate course of action for him, his family, the constituents of the 87th House District and this institution.”

When we first saw this headline we were hoping said lawmaker was Mike Pence — but unfortunately it wasn’t. Not this time.

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Carrie Underwood is on the road to recovery after breaking her wrist last Friday. The country superstar had surgery on Tuesday to address the injury, a result of falling on steps at her Nashville home just two days after co-hosting the 51st annual CMA Awards.

In characteristic Underwood fashion, she's come through the ordeal with her sense of humor fully intact. 

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How to Get Hired After Being Fired

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Being told that you are going to be let go is one of the worst things any employee can hear. Not only are you out of a job, you now have to explain to a prospective employer why you were let go, likely putting you at a disadvantage when compared to other candidates.

At this point, it’s normal for you to feel disheartened, discouraged, and unsure about where to start. Fortunately, how you format your Cover Letter and Resume and how you approach your dismissal in an interview can improve your chances of finding new employment.

In this post, we address how you can stand out among your fellow candidates and get offered a job by overcoming obstacles related to your dismissal in your Cover Letter, Resume, and interview.

Why Were You Fired?

First things first. The reason why you were let go is essential to how you will address it in your Cover Letter, Resume, and interview.

Keep in mind that people are let go for plenty of reasons that are completely unrelated to performance.

For instance, the company you work for could be downsizing or closing. Even something like there not being enough work for you to do is a valid reason for your employer to dismiss you.

When it’s performance related, however, it can be tricky, but handling being fired in your Cover Letter and Resume is significantly easier than discussing it in an interview. If you were fired for a specific reason, the best thing to do is ask yourself why and if that is something you can change.

Be practical and realistic. If you were fired for being habitually late but haven’t made any effort to be more punctual, perhaps it’s time to work on that aspect of yourself. That way, you can present an honest answer when your interviewer inevitably asks, “How will that issue affect you at our company?”

Moreover, changing unprofessional practices now will prevent you from being dismissed for the same reason in the future.

In short, start preparing for your job search by asking yourself why you were fired or let go and, if it was related to your performance, what you can do to stop it from happening again.

Writing a Cover Letter Post-Termination

The purpose of a Cover Letter is to show a prospective employer that you are a worthy candidate for a position in their company; you discuss your achievements, your education, and your relevant experience—not your weaknesses or professional fiascos. Those conversations are better saved for an interview.

It’s worth mentioning that some sources say, if you were dismissed for something other than your behavior, to include this information in the Cover Letter. This may be good advice to combat a well-known termination, like when the company you work for unexpectedly goes belly up.

However, a great Cover Letter focuses on selling you and setting you apart from other candidates, so you can snag that follow up phone call from the interviewer. Not to mention, Cover Letters are usually only a page and often not more than four paragraphs. So, why waste that precious space?

Staying Professional in Your Resume After Being Fired

Consider two things when writing your Resume after being let go:

  1. How long did you work there?
  2. Was that job related to the one I am looking for?

Let’s say you only worked for a company for a month and were fired for something unpleasant like a bad attitude, it might be a good idea to leave that position off your Resume. This especially holds true if the job is irrelevant to the position you are currently looking for.

That said, use your judgment. Many employers expect to see a chronological work history with very few gaps, so cutting huge chunks of your work history is ill-advised. Also keep in mind, you may have to explain those gaps in the interview.

Handling a Termination in the Interview

The interview is your final opportunity to outshine your fellow candidates and land a job. How you answer tough questions could make or break your chances.

Non-performance related dismissals are fairly easy: just be direct about your situation. Your interviewer should be versed enough in business to know that things like downsizing or seasonal dismissals happen and do not reflect poorly on the employee.

That said, when you’re unexpectedly let go for reasons other than your own actions, it can be upsetting. Avoid debasing the company you worked for, even if you found out you were let go by going to work to a closed door and a sign reading “out of business”. Always stay positive and professional while discussing a dismissal.

When you were fired due to your behavior, things get a bit more difficult. But, again, the best option is to discuss the situation professionally. You may be tempted to explain what happened by bringing up problems with the company that let you go or the boss that fired you, but this can make you seem unprofessional.

Instead of making excuses or passing blame, focus on what you learned from the situation and how you’ve improved yourself or your skillset to mitigate this problem in the future. Essentially, turn a failure into a triumph by expressing how you evaluated and bettered yourself.

If you want to give your interviewer proof that you’ve corrected the fault that got you fired and know of an old manager who can confirm it, consider asking them to write a Letter of Recommendation. This will help you when you say the issue you were once fired over is no longer a problem.

In the end, how you approach it is up to you, but demonstrating growth and being honest will, at the very least, show your potential employer that you’re a ready professional that can handle adversity.

Hearing “You’re Hired!” After “You’re Fired!”

It can be hard to find a new job after hearing “you’re fired!” It could leave you skeptical about your future and in a funk that makes finding a new job much more difficult.

Improve your chances of being hired by a new company by using these tips on how to present yourself in your Cover Letter, Resume, and interview after being dismissed.

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Fantasia Returns With First Holiday Album ‘Christmas After Midnight’

Fantasia is back with a new album, a new record label and a fresh nationwide tour for the holidays.

The singer not only released her first yuletide album, “Christmas After Midnight.” The set doubles as the first project under her Rock Soul Entertainment banner via Concord Records.

She’ll support the project with a national tour that launches in Dallas on Nov. 19.

“Now that Rock Soul is completely my baby and my vision, I’m going to do things I’ve always wanted to do,” says the “American Idol” champ, “without feeling like I can’t look or sing a certain way. Everything happens for a reason and this was the right time.”

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Recorded at two historic venues — Los Angeles’ Capitol Studios and Nashville’s Blackbird Studios — “Christmas After Midnight” pays homage to singers such as Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, reports Billboard. The album’s mix of rock, soul, jazz, funk and blues reinterprets 12 tracks, including “This Christmas,” “The Christmas Song,” James Brown’s “Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto,” “Merry Christmas, Baby” and “Hallelujah.” Cee Lo Green teams up with the North Carolina native on the playful single “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” The album was produced by Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas).

Fantasia dedicated the album to her grandmother Addie Collins, whose birthday was on Christmas Day. “She’s gone home now,” says Fantasia, “but she played a very big part in my life and career. She loved people so much and gave more than she received—which is what my favorite holiday is all about.”

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Al Franken Agrees to Ethics Investigation Into Himself After Groping Allegation

After first dismissing the sexual misconduct allegation against him as little more than a joke gone wrong, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) issued a longer statement unequivocally apologizing for his actions and saying he will cooperate with an ethics investigation into his behavior. “I look at [a photograph of himself grabbing at Leeann Tweeden’s chest] now and I feel disgusted with myself. It isn’t funny. It’s completely inappropriate. It’s obvious how Leeann would feel violated by that picture. And, what’s more, I can see how millions of other women would feel violated by it.” Franken added: “I am asking that an ethics investigation be undertaken, and I will gladly cooperate.” The senator concluded: “The truth is, what people think of me in light of this is far less important than what people think of women who continue to come forward to tell their stories.”

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UCLA Players Return Home After President Trump Intervened When They Were Detained Over Shoplifting Claim

LOS ANGELES — Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting returned home, where they may be disciplined by the school as a result of the international scandal.

Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley arrived at Los Angeles International Airport late Tuesday afternoon after a 12-hour flight from Shanghai. They ignored reporters’ shouted questions while making their way through a horde of media outside and getting into a van that took off from the departure level.

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the matter “has been resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities.”

The players were detained in Hangzhou for questioning following allegations of shoplifting last week before the 23rd-ranked Bruins beat Georgia Tech in their season-opening game in Shanghai as part of the Pac-12 China game. The rest of the UCLA team returned home last Saturday.

A person with knowledge of the Pac-12’s decision said any discipline involving the trio would be up to UCLA. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the conference doesn’t plan any sanctions.

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said the school is weighing its options.

“I want to be clear that we take seriously any violations of the law,” he said in a statement. “In this particular case, both Athletics and the Office of Student Conduct will review this incident and guide any action with respect to the involved students. Such proceedings are confidential, which limits the specific information that can be shared.”

There was no immediate word on the trio’s status for the team’s home opener Wednesday night against Central Arkansas.

The school said the three players, along with coach Steve Alford and athletic director Dan Guerrero, will make their first public comments about the matter at a campus news conference Wednesday, but won’t take questions.

Scott thanked President Donald Trump, the White House and the State Department for their efforts in resolving what he called “the incident with authorities in Hangzhou, China.” He indicated that UCLA made “significant efforts” on behalf of its athletes.

It wasn’t clear under what terms the players were freed to return to the U.S.

“We are all very pleased that these young men have been allowed to return home to their families and university,” Scott said.

Trump said Tuesday he had a long conversation about the three players’ status with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

Ball, Hill and Riley were expected to have an immediate impact as part of UCLA’s highly touted recruiting class. Instead, they are being talked about solely for their actions off the court.

Ball, a guard whose brother Lonzo is a rookie for the Los Angeles Lakers, averaged 33.8 points as a high school senior. The elder Ball played one season in Westwood and left early for the NBA draft.

The Balls’ outspoken father, LaVar, was in China at the time of the incident. He spent some time promoting the family’s Big Baller Brand of athletic shoes with his youngest son, LaMelo, while his middle son was detained.

Forwards Hill and Riley, both four-star recruits, figure to bolster 7-foot senior Thomas Welsh in the frontcourt.

The Bruins traveled to China as part of the Pac-12’s global initiative that seeks to popularize the league’s athletic programs and universities overseas. The China Game is in its third year, and while the scandal was developing the league announced that California and Yale will play in next year’s edition.

The game is sponsored by Alibaba Group, the Chinese commerce giant that both UCLA and Georgia Tech visited before the shoplifting incident occurred.


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Jordan Peele Calls ‘Get Out’ A Documentary After Golden Globe Deems It A Comedy

Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” was first marketed by Universal as a horror movie upon its Feb. 24 release. This week, the racially-charged box office smash is being submitted to Golden Globes voters as a comedy – and Peele is not amused.

“Get Out is a documentary,” Peele tweeted on Wednesday morning.

The Hollywood Foreign Press, which presents the Golden Globes annually, agreed to accept the submission of “Get Out” in its comedy/musical category, where it might square off against such potential nominees as “The Big Sick,” “I, Tonya,” “The Disaster Artist,” “Lady Bird” and “The Greatest Showman.” Awards pundits have already pegged it a likely contender regardless of its placement.

Released to theaters in February after a strong showing at Sundance the previous month, “Get Out” was a runaway hit, grossing a massive $ 33.4 million across its opening weekend en route to a $ 253.4 million worldwide haul on a miniscule $ 4.5 million budget. Its financial strides have only helped its cause in the race for awards attention, and, after the Academy invited a record 774 new faces to join its ranks this summer, several invitees told EW the film was high on their list of best picture choices at this early stage of the game.

Nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards will be announced Monday, Dec. 11, with the awards telecast to follow on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC.

Peele spoke to “CBS This Morning” Wednesday about exploring the “deep horror of racism” in “Get Out,” saying, “There are no jokes in the movie.”

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One woman walked right out on her date after she found out he voted for Trump, and, like, same

One woman walked right out on her date after she found out he voted for Trump, and, like, same


One woman walked right out on her date after she found out he voted for Trump, and, like, same

Dating apps can be a tricky way to find your one true love and the current political climate is only upping the ante for singles looking to mingle.

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Take for instance, the saga of a long-suffering woman who went on a date with a man she met on a dating app, only to discover that he was a Trump voter, something she found so unsavory that she had to end their date immediately. Her Trump supporter date, a man by the name of Bryan Leib, who also happens to be the treasurer for the Philadelphia Young Republicans, spoke to Philadelphia’s The Inquirer to muse on where the date went downhill.

According to Leib, the date had been going well until she asked who he voted for in the past election; when Leib revealed that he had voted for Trump, the date came to an abrupt close.

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“She stopped in her tracks and said, ‘You know what, Bryan? This has been a lot of fun, but I think we’re two completely different people,’” he said. “And she literally got up and left.”

The course of true love never did run smooth.



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After Aaron Hernandez, CTE Has Become the NFL’s Biggest Problem

On Thursday, Dr. Ann McKee, the Boston University neuropathologist who has diagnosed chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in dozens of deceased NFL players, gave a slide presentation that left physicians in the audience gasping.

McKee showed that Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end, who was convicted of murder in 2015 and committed suicide in prison in April of this year, had levels of CTE — a degenerative brain disease associated with repeated impacts to the head — never seen in someone younger than 46 years old.

Hernandez was 27 when he died. Images of his brain left no doubt that he had a significant buildup of tau proteins (named after the Greek letter) that destroy brain tissue in the frontal lobe — the area of the brain that moderates behavior, judgment and decision making — and the hippocampus, which controls memory.

The NFL, the unquestioned king of American sports about a decade ago, is facing all sorts of problems this season. Ratings are down 5.5% through the first nine weeks of 2017, according to Nielsen.

President Trump has regularly chided the league for refusing to punish athletes who, in an effort to raise awareness of social injustices, choose not to stand during the national anthem. Some fans are boycotting the league because of the anthem controversy. Papa John’s, the pizza chain, is blaming the NFL’s failure to quell the anthem issue for lagging sales of its pies. Colin Kaepernick has meanwhile filed a collusion grievance against the league; Kaepernick, the ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback who started the protest movement last year, remains unemployed while teams sign quarterbacks with far inferior performance metrics.

Then there’s the dizzying Ezekiel Elliott case, which has wormed its way through the court system, stealing even more attention from the games on the field. In August, the NFL suspended Elliott for six games due to an alleged domestic violence incident. Elliott has appealed the decision in court and has been able to stay on the field during the litigation; on Thursday, however, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit terminated a temporary stay on the suspension.

Elliott will now sit out at least the next four games: he’ll return to court on Dec. 1. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, aggrieved by Goodell’s punishment of his star running back, has reportedly threatened to sue the NFL over Goodell’s contract. He’s claiming that members of the NFL’s compensation committee misled owners about the number of votes needed to approve an extension for Goodell. (Jones was once one of Goodell’s biggest supporters. But Goodell wasn’t benching a marquee Cowboy in those days.)

As if the off-field activity wasn’t painful enough for the NFL, the on-field product hasn’t been all that compelling. Injuries have wiped out the seasons of a bevy of superstars, like New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, and Deshaun Watson, the Houston rookie quarterback who was tearing up the league before he tore a knee ligament in practice on Nov. 2. Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone in October; he could return this season.

To be sure, some of these woes and squabbles largely serve as sideshows. But the Hernandez case can do much more damage to the NFL long-term. Football is now a public health issue; safety remains an existential threat to the game. Hernandez wasn’t some grizzled veteran offensive lineman who pounded heads on every play from scrimmage. He spent only three years in the NFL.

In her presentation, McKee offered one crucial caveat. She said she couldn’t “connect the dots” between Hernandez’s severe diagnosis and his violent behavior. She said Hernandez also had a genetic marker associated with brain diseases. Still, the results raised alarms. “We can’t take the pathology and explain the behavior,” McKee said. “But we can say collectively, in our collective experience, that individuals with CTE, and CTE of this severity, have difficulty with impulse control, decision-making, inhibition of impulses for aggression, emotional volatility, rage behaviors.”

The question on the minds of so many parents across the country — would you let your son play football? — just got much more difficult to answer. Or maybe not. Maybe now it’s a harder no.

 


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Trump Backs Intel Agencies After Saying He Believes Putin on Russian Meddling

President Donald Trump on Sunday walked back his comments in which he suggested he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin’s denials on election meddling over the assessment of the U.S. intelligence community. “As to whether I believe it or not, I’m with our agencies, especially as currently constituted,” Trump said at a press conference alongside the Vietnamese president, making a clear distinction between the current and past leaders of those agencies. “As currently led, by fine people, I believe very much in our intelligence agencies.” Trump came under scrutiny for saying of Putin’s denials, “I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it.”

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Twitter to Suspend Verified-Profile Program After White Nationalist Backlash

Twitter announced Thursday that it is choosing to suspend its verification program altogether after it came under fire for verifying known white nationalist Jason Kressler earlier this week.

On Tuesday, Kressler, who organized the deadly alt-right rally in Charlottesville this past summer, proudly tweeted about receiving the coveted blue checkmark.

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Target To Offer Shoppers A Breather After Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is offering shoppers a breather after holiday shopping on Thanksgiving.

The Minneapolis-based discounter says it will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and then close at midnight local time. Its stores will then reopen at 6 a.m. local time on Friday until 10 p.m., 11 p.m. or midnight local time.

That’s different from last year when it kept the stores open straight through the night.

Target again will offer Black Friday deals on Target.com on the morning of Thanksgiving. In a lead-up to the holiday, it will dangle select deals starting Monday, as it has for the past four years.

Like other retailers, Target is trying to figure out what makes sense for its customers who are jumping back and forth between online and the stores. It learned that while shoppers like the opportunity to shop on Thanksgiving and Black Friday at its stores, the crowds thinned out in the wee hours of the morning. Store executives also said the new hours gives employees a chance to refresh merchandise.

Most Macy’s stores will open at 5 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving and close at 2 a.m., similar to last year. It will reopen 6 a.m. local time on Black Friday.

But some stores are sticking with marathon shopping hours.

Toys R Us will open its doors at 5 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving and remain open for 30 straight hours of shopping.

Like many retailers, Target is also pushing more incentives for customers to come back to the store and trying to make it easier to get deals.

For the first time, when customers spend $ 50 on the day after Thanksgiving, they will receive a coupon for 20 percent off a future shopping trip. And nearly all of Target’s Black Friday online deals will be eligible for pickup at the store, up significantly from last year.

Also, new this year: discounts will be applied automatically at checkout, with no coupons or codes required. Target also wants to reward its most loyal guests. On the day before Thanksgiving, holders of its branded credit card will get access to more than 100 Black Friday deals, compared to a handful in past years.

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Sprint, T-Mobile call off merger after months of talks

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc said on Saturday they have called off merger talks to create a stronger U.S. wireless company to rival market leaders, leaving No. 4 provider Sprint to engineer a turnaround on its own.


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Black Woman Visciously Attacked After Rejecting The Advances Of Cat Callers

In another tragic case of fragile masculinity, a Detroit woman was maced and beaten after rejecting the advances of street harassers, WDIC reports.

The young woman, who does not want to be identified, was getting off the bus at her local community college when she was attacked.

“A guy was walking behind her when she got off the bus, I guess a little distance behind her,” said the woman’s stepmother Ingrid Pittman. “He hollered out to her, ‘Can you give me a hug?’ She started walking faster, and he started walking faster behind her. She started to run.”

According to Pittman, a vehicle resembling a black jeep pulled up on the side of her stepdaughter and three guys exited the car.

“They were trying to get her in the vehicle, and with her kind of fighting back, they Maced her in the face, beat her up and left her on the ground.”

The victim was found unconscious in the parking lot.

The suspects are still at large. Police are now asking the community for clues to locate the assailants.

If you have tips, you can email the Westland Michigan Police Department at crimetips@wlpd.net.

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After Las Vegas Shooting, Live Music Organizers Look Cautiously Forward

In the weeks since a shooter killed 58 people and wounded more than 500 others at Las Vegas' Route 91 Harvest festival, Kevin Lyman, producer of the long-running Warped Tour, has been thinking a lot about security at his outdoor festival. In recent years,

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Netflix cuts ties with Kevin Spacey after sexual misconduct allegations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Netflix severed ties with Kevin Spacey on Friday, saying it will not be involved in any production of “House of Cards” if the actor, who faces allegations of sexual misconduct, continues to appear in the show.


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Tyrese Ends Feud With Dwayne Johnson After ‘Heart To Heart’ Talk

Tyrese Gibson has yet to speak directly to his “Fast and Furious” co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson since posting several lengthy tirades against the actor, but he has spoken with one of the actor’s “associates” to apparently end the feud.

The beef seemingly started after news of Johnson’s “Fast and Furious” spinoff delaying “Fast and Furious 9” by a year, meaning Tyrese – who says he’s broke from his legal battles with ex-wife Norma Gibson – wouldn’t see his “Fast and Furious 9” coin for another year as well.

But Tyrese appeared to end the spat with one final Instagram message. “I️ had a real Heart to Heart with one of Dewayne’s [sic] associates and this will be my last post about him,” he said on the social media platform, adding, “I️ respect the associate who called.”

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The next “Fast and Furious” film – the ninth of a planned 10 film run – was originally set to premiere in April 2019, but Universal has since delayed it until April 2020 to make room for the spinoff featuring Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters, which will be released on July 26, 2019.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Netflix severed ties with Kevin Spacey on Friday, saying it will not be involved in any production of “House of Cards” if the actor continues to appear in the show, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey is seeking unspecified treatment, according to his representatives, following allegations of sexual misconduct that have forced a halt in production of his Netflix show “House of Cards” and a social media backlash.


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NPR chief placed on leave after sex harassment accusations

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Kevin Spacey Won’t Receive the International Emmy Founders Award After Sexual Harassment Allegations

The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced Monday that it will not present Kevin Spacey with its 2017 International Emmy Founders Award.

The news comes the day after Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp came forward with the allegation that a then-26-year-old House of Cards star Kevin Spacey tried to have sex with Rapp when he was 14-years-old.

Late Sunday, Spacey issued a public apology, though he said he didn’t remember the incident. He also used the statement to come out as gay.

“The International Academy has announced today that in light of recent events it will not honor Kevin Spacey with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award,” the organization said in a statement.

The Academy had announced the award in June, saying that the Oscar winner and House of Cards actor was “an individual who crosses cultural boundaries to touch humanity.”

The award was scheduled to be presented at the International Emmy Awards Gala on November 20.

The rescinded award follows Netflix’s announcement that it would end House of Cards, in which the 58-year-old stars, after its upcoming sixth and final season.

Netflix and producer Media Rights Capital released a statement regarding the news: “Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey.
“In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.”

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After One Month, Fenty Beauty Is Valued At $72 Million

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Rihanna has always been the queen of killing it–and her Fenty Beauty line is no different!

In terms of earned media valueher popular makeup line has been valued at $ 72 million in its first month!

According to Newsweek, this crazy impressive figure represents the potential value the new makeup brand would have raked in if one was to have paid for all the exposure on media platforms including social sites like Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. But here’s the deal: She didn’t.

There have been hundreds of beauty bloggers, influencers and everyday women writing or recording their own testimonials for free about how amazing these products are and how its 40 foundation shade range can match anyone’s skin. On Youtube, there have been roughly 132 million people (myself included) who have watched Fenty Beauty tutorials last month alone!

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According to WWD, the brand earned the third spot for September, beating out other major brands such as NYX, Benefit and Urban Decay. Even better: Fenty Beauty sales surpassed Kylie Cosmetics during the same month.

Clearly the singer’s massive success proves how powerful and profitable diversity can be.

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[WATCH] Cardi B. and Offset Are Engaged After He Proposes Live at Powerhouse Philly

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Now this is real life ‘Love and Hip Hop!’ Rappers Cardi B. and Offset are officially engaged! Earlier tonight during their performance at Powerhouse Philly, Offset of rap trio Migos, got on bended knee and proposed to his special lady, Cardi B. The duo, both 25, confirmed their relationship earlier this year after they were spotted coupled up attending a Superbowl party together. The “Bodak Yellow” femcee opened up briefly about her relationship with the ‘Slippery,’ rapper during an interview on Angie Martinez back in March of this year:

“He’s a good person. And you want to know something? [Offset] makes me feel very motivated, and he is supportive of my career.”

During that same interview, Cardi also opened up wanting children by 27, and her fear of marriage after almost getting married to her ex, who is currently incarcerated.

“Marriage is something that is scary to me. Two years ago, I was going to marry [my ex Tommy.] Inside [jail] too. But my friend told me, ‘Cardi, you know that if you guys decide to get divorced, half of your money is his. Or if you guys are still together, and he has a kid, you have to pay the child support.’ And I was like, ‘Hold up, I work too hard!’ But it almost went down!’”

Fast forward seven months later and it appears all that fear and pride has been placed aside! Cardi is officially engaged. From breaking records on Billboard to becoming a power couple with Offset, it’s safe to say that Cardi B. is having the best year ever — and the year ain’t even over yet!

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Spain cracks down hard after Catalonia declares independence

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — In one of the most momentous days in recent Spanish history, Spain fired Catalonia’s regional government and dissolved its parliament Friday after a defiant Catalan declaration of independence that flouted the country’s constitution.
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Rick Ross Fed Models Chicken Wings After Performance

Rick Ross is a man who wears many hats. The Miami rapper combined his musical profession with his Wingstop franchise owner tag during a recent performance in NYC. 

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Music mogul Rick Ross is putting a stop to the phrase “don’t feed the models,” doling out chicken wings at American Eagle Outfitters’ 40th anniversary bash at AE Studio on Tuesday.

Following a performance, we hear that Ross brought in food from his restaurant Wing Stop, passing out chicken wings to the crowd.

“Rick brought actress Billie Lourd, models Jordyn Woods and Iskra Lawrence up on the stage to feed them,” says the spy. “He was hand-feeding Iskra wings.”

Ross performed “Hustlin’,” “The Boss” and “New Flame.”

But who got blessed with the lemon pepper wings, though?

On a related note, it looks like Rozay is rocking with American Eagle. The bag has been secured.

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Kellogg’s Changing Corn Pops Box After Its Design Was Branded Racist on Social Media

Kellogg’s has apologized after its design was branded racially insensitive.

The famous food brand was called out on Twitter by Hugo Awards-nominated author Saladin Ahmed, who noticed a concerning aspect of the Corn Pops cereal box design while having breakfast with his son.

“hey @KelloggsUS why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor? this is teaching kids racism,” Ahmed, 42, tweeted on Tuesday morning.

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Ahmed tweeted again, writing, “yes its a tiny thing, but when you see your kid staring at this over breakfast and realize millions of other kids are doing the same…”

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The company responded a few hours later, tweeting at Ahmed, “Kellogg is committed to diversity & inclusion. We did not intend to offend – we apologize. The artwork is updated & will be in stores soon.”

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Ahmed was appreciative, tweeting, “genuinely appreciate the rapid response.”

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As well as featuring the only brown corn pop as a janitor, the rest of the artwork shows lighter Corn Pops shopping, skateboarding, playing in an arcade and splashing about in a fountain.

Kelloggs told USA TODAY in a statement that the company respects all people while being committed to diversity.

“We take feedback very seriously, and it was never our intention to offend anyone,” spokesman Kris Charles said. “We apologize sincerely.”

He said the design of the cereal boxes had been updated and will appear on store shelves soon.

Ahmed is the current writer of Marvel Comics’ Black Bolt series as well as the author of the 2012 fantasy novel Throne of the Crescent Moon, which was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel.


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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush apologized through a spokesman on Wednesday for what an actress described as a sexual assault but which Bush said was intended as a friendly pat and a joke to put her at ease during a picture-taking session.


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A high schooler who “joked” about whipping slaves on Snapchat got his own butt whipped on Thursday.

Last week, the Buchanan High School student of Fresno, CA made light of slavery on Snapchat. In the post, the boy and his peers pretended they were slave-owners. One of the posts read, “I caught my house n**ger looking at chevys on Craigslist so I lynched him and his kids.” The message was accompanied by a picture of a slaveholder whipping a slave.

The Snapchat pics gained national attention and the boy was reprimanded by his schoolIt’s not yet clear whether he was placed in in school suspension or was told to stay home as a consequence for the racist posts.

But when he returned to school this week, what is clear is that he was in for an a** whipping.

A video showed a Black student approaching the boy before swinging at the boy.

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The Fight to Rename a Kentucky Airport After Muhammad Ali Continues

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Earlier this month, Black Enterprise reported on the more than yearlong, uphill battle a Kentucky-based educator, Robert Holmes III, has faced in hopes of honoring Muhammad Ali in Louisville, the city where “The People’s Champ” was born and raised. Back in June 2016, Holmes launched the Global Friends of Muhammad Ali, a grassroots effort that is committed to renaming the Louisville International Airport to “Muhammad Ali International Airport.” The group started a petition on Change.org, calling on Ali fans to support an initiative that would pay tribute to the legendary boxer. After being shared on MPowerChange.org, it collected over 14,000 signatures.

 

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Despite receiving an overwhelming number of signatures and even support from members of the Ali family, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s spokesperson Chris Poynter told Black Enterprise that “there is no active committee looking at the matter of renaming the airport.” He added that the power to change the name lies within the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, which “will ultimately make any decision to rename the airport.” The Louisville Regional Airport Authority, however, also confirmed that it “has no current plans to change the name of Louisville International Airport (SDF).”

In addition, Fischer’s office reached out to BE emphasizing that the city has already paid homage to their hometown hero in a variety of other ways. “Louisville has several major Ali memorials already, including the Muhammad Ali Center (a major institution) and a prominent street named after The Champ. By focusing only on the airport, you leave the impression that the Champ’s hometown isn’t honoring his legacy, which is the furthest from the truth,” said Poynter.

Holmes, however, dismissed the mayor’s response as “a great attempt at a political spin to dodge the question. It’s obvious that Louisville has done things to honor its greatest citizen, but that’s not the [issue].” Holmes added that other cities, like New Orleans, have renamed their airports after superstar natives. “If they can name their airport after Louis Armstrong, who’s a jazz musician, certainly Louisville should be able to coalesce around the idea of renaming the airport.”

According to Holmes, the opposition to rename the airport boils down to the fact that Ali was an outspoken black man who voiced opposition to racism and war. “I feel that there is a racial component to it and I think that’s one of the reasons why people don’t want to touch it,” he says. “Because he was a very brash, young man in very turbulent times during the 60’s and the early 70’s. He spoke his mind and he stood his ground and he stood up for what he believed in. He stood up against social injustice and racial disparities not only all over the world, but he also spoke about the racial disparities right here in his hometown.” After winning the heavyweight championship, the boxing legend “returned back to Louisville, [but] he didn’t receive a total warm welcome from the entire city. There were segments of the white community that did not celebrate Muhammad Ali and you still have that today.”

Although Mayor Fischer’s office told Black Enterprise that the airport authority will make the ultimate decision to rename the airport, Holmes pointed out that the mayor maintains power to appoint “several members of the board.”

“If he wanted to make that decision, to say that I want to rename this airport in honor of Muhammad Ali, I don’t believe it is that hard,” said Holmes.

 

 

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Towie’s Amber Turner’s mum to become regular character on show after impressing bosses with her no-nonsense attitude

AMBER Turner’s mum is to become a regular character on Towie after impressing bosses with her no-nonsense attitude.

Dan Edgar was branded a “p****” by Suzanne after she refused to let him see her daughter in last night’s episode – following his cheat confession.

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Dan Edgar was branded a ‘p****’ by Suzanne after she refused to let him see her daughter in last night’s show

And now bosses say that she is the perfect addition to the show and will be joining the cast on a permanent basis.

A TV insider said: “Amber’s mum has made a huge impact since joining the show.

“The viewers have loved her scenes – especially after seeing her give Dan a piece of her mind in Wednesday’s episode.

“She is amazing on camera and Towie is all about characters that are willing to say what they think.

“The show has evolved into a multiple generational show and bosses are always keen to have family members on board.”

Amber was new to the series this year after joining the show – and she quickly captured audiences with her fiery attitude.

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Amber’s mum told her that she will ‘b**** slap her into next week’ if she reunited with her ex
The beauty was first to impress producers with her fiery attitude

Her mum coming on board has helped her settle into the cast after first facing a backlash following her split from ex-Jamie Reed and fallout with Chloe Meadows.

The reality beauty has been left heartbroken this week after Dan admitted to betraying her – but her mum was quick to step in to bring Dan down a peg or two.

She has been left devastated this week after Dan admitted to cheating on her
Amber's mum was less than impressed as she refused to let Dan in to speak to her daughter

She told the hunk when he came to visit Amber at their house: “I don’t want you to speak to her, sorry.”

She also reminded her daughter that she would “b**** slap her into next week” if she reunited with her ex.



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You’ll want to try the “Yes Half Hour” after reading this mom’s experience

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In response to actress Jennifer Garner posting on Instagram about the “Yes Day” she had with her kids, one mom has tested out a more feasible concept: The “Yes Half Hour.”

Amy Betters-Midtvedt — a mom of five from Appleton, Wisconsin — tried out this abbreviated version with her 6-year-old son, Sam, because theoretically, the Yes Half Hour wouldn’t lead to bankruptcy, nor would it result in a Yes Day hangover like Gardner’s. It seems like the perfect compromise.

“He is most likely to get lost in the shuffle and had been begging to buy some spooky Halloween decorations,” Betters-Midtvedt told BabyCenter by email. “I said yes and watched his eyes light up. When we were shopping, I made the decision to live like Jen (clearly we’re BFFs so I call her Jen in my head…ha!) and say nothing but yes to him for the half-hour shopping trip.”

On Oct. 9, the Hiding in the Closet with Coffee blogger went for it. And she shared the results on her Facebook page, along with a photo.

As she explained in her post, Betters-Midtvedt dedicated Sam’s Yes Half Hour to shopping for Halloween decorations at Walmart — with some parameters. She had told him about their adventure before school on Monday morning to get him excited about it, and they also discussed the budget and what items would be a priority.

“He was beside himself with joy when he came out of school,” Betters-Midtvedt wrote on Facebook. “And as we pulled up to the store he asked if he could pick out a scary dinner too. I said yes. And decided I was going to say yes to whatever he wanted as we shopped as long as it was within reason. The joy in this kid the whole time we were shopping was awesome.”

She said yes to mummy hotdogs, two kinds of Doritos, Halloween-themed mini soda cans and an army guy Halloween costume. As well as: French toast gaels, strawberry cream cheese and “those annoying string spider webs that will never come out of my bushes.”

“Yes to him…my boy,” she wrote. “He was a gem the whole time and felt like a million dollars walking into the house and getting cheers from the big kids for the awesome dinner he picked out … He felt heard and proud and loved being in charge.”

Now, Betters-Midtvedt says she plans on carrying out a surprise Yes Half Hour with each of her four older kiddos. And she encourages other parents to consider giving it a try, too.

“Here’s to the YES HALF HOUR my friends,” she concluded in her Facebook post. “It can happen anywhere and any time. You don’t have to be a planner or a millionaire and I’m guessing you’ll be a little less tired afterward then our friend Jen looked to be. We can all rock the yes for a half hour and the look on our kids faces will make us feel cooler than a Hollywood mom (I’m guessing).”

I love this idea! (Although, to be completely honest, I think I’d opt for carrying out a Yes Half Hour at a dollar store instead. Because mama’s cheap.) During the crazy school/work week, sometimes I feel like all my kids hear from me is “no.”

“No, we can’t go to Chuck E. Cheese today.”

“No, you can’t have candy for a snack.”

“No, I’m not buying you a toy; all we need to get right now is milk.”

“Sorry, I can’t play a game with you right now. Mommy has to work.”

Even though it’s perfectly reasonable for me to turn down these never-ending requests, the “nos” add up quickly. And so does the mommy guilt. I do make an effort to say “yes” more often on the weekend. But still. Having one-on-one time with each of my kids for 30 minutes  — without having to actually say “yes” all day long — seems like the perfect way to make their day without breaking the bank. I’m in!

What do you think of the Yes Half Hour? Would you consider trying it with your kids?

Images used with permission from Amy Betters-Midtvedt

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Tamar Braxton Rushed To The Hospital After Allergic Reaction

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The Bluebird of Happiness singer was apparently rushed to the hospital Wednesday night after having a bad reaction to her flu medication.

Braxton bowed out of several appearances in the past few days while promoting her latest album in New York. Apparently she was so sick that she lost her voice, prompting a doctor’s visit. She was prescribed the throat steroid, Prednisone, but was rushed to the hospital after experiencing severe swelling.

Clearly frustrated, Braxton posted a photo of her hand with the caption #teamoverit, #notagain. In 2015, Braxton had a near death experience when she was hospitalized for blood clots.

We wish the singer a speedy recovery!

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Domestic violence is a hidden yet harsh reality for many women who show up at work every day. In fact, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner.

To honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we asked survivor and entrepreneur Maleeka Hollaway for tips on rebuilding your career after leaving your abuser.

 

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“We got married in 2010 and were divorced by 2014. During that time, I was a manager at a fast-food place, we had a huge fight and I had to purchase makeup to cover up scratches and small bruises. My employees could see right through my makeup. On another occasion, my earlobe was split during yet another argument and I had to go to the emergency room, which caused me to call in late again to work,” says Hollaway, CEO of OMG, a creative firm specializing in coaching, branding, and communications.

Don’t be so quick to start over.

Allow yourself time to process what you’ve been through so that you can properly heal. Starting over requires a renewed, refreshed, and reset spirit. Getting to that place takes time.

Use your story to your advantage.

Telling your story can open new doors for you personally and professionally. I shared my story in my co-authored book, 20 Beautiful Woman-Volume 2People told me how it helped them and would also ask me for advice. This led me to obtain certifications in life coaching and business success coaching and launch OMG. People think that an abused person is weak-minded. That’s not always the case. I would have never launched my business had I let my story stay inside of me.

Create who you want to be.

Don’t allow others to put a label on you. Your story is not who you are, it’s what you lived through. If you want others to respect you as a good decision maker, make better decisions. You create the person you want to be known as in spite of your past.

Consider your lessons learned.

When re-building your career, consider the first part of the word, “re.” This means that you’ve built your career once, so you can do it again. The goodness in this rebuild is that you know so much more than you did before. If you’re in management, you probably learned that life situations happen and should be considered before making reprimands on that employee who always seems to “have a hard time.” Be the person you know you needed back then.

For help with a possible domestic violence situation, call 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE).

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Tamron Hall has found herself in the middle of the widening Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal. The Hollywood producer has been accused to sexually harassing, assaulting and raping a growing list of women that includes Hollywood actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron, Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie and more.

Unfortunately, Hall, after leaving NBC when she learned she’d be bumped from her highly rated Today Show time slot to make room for ex-Fox host Megyn Kelly, signed a deal for a daytime talk show with the Weinstein Company. Now that Harvey has been fired from the company, what happens with Hall’s show?

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In an exclusive interview with HuffPost, Hall said she was in her home state of Texas visiting Safe Haven Shelter for Women when she found out about the Times exposé, and said she found the allegations and what Weinstein admitted to directly to be “horrifying.”

“It’s a woman’s worst nightmare to be in a situation where you believe someone more powerful has control over your life,” Hall said. “I immediately thought about the women who have suffered in silence and were paralyzed by fear; fear that I’ve seen with domestic violence survivors; fear that I’ve seen when I interviewed women who were raped on their college campuses.”

Hall said she first got to know Weinstein last February shortly after she decided to leave NBC and MSNBC when they announced that they were replacing her and Al Roker with Megyn Kelly for the third hour of the “Today” show. While Weinstein never behaved inappropriately with her, Hall said the only thing that matters is what he has admitted to doing and what his women accusers have said.

Hall spoke to Weinstein at 5 a.m. the morning after the Times story came out and confronted him with the allegations and his admission, she said. She described her approach to Weinstein in the call as one of “take no prisoners.” And while Weinstein apologized to her and told her he needed help, Hall is now working with her agents to figure out next steps on a talk show development deal she signed with The Weinstein Co. three months ago.

Hall’s sister Renate was killed in 2004 after a series of violent altercations with a boyfriend who became a person of interest in the case. Despite that, the murder remains unsolved.

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Vice President Mike Pence Leaves Football Game After Players Kneel During National Anthem

Vice President Mike Pence left a football game in Indiana Sunday after players from the San Francisco 49ers reportedly knelt during the national anthem.

“President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” Pence said in a series of tweets. “While everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I don’t think its too much to ask NFL players to respect the flag and our national anthem.”

Pence, the former governor of Indiana, was attending a game of the Indianapolis Colts, who were playing a home game against the San Francisco 49ers — Colin Kaepernick’s former team. It appeared only members of the 49ers knelt during the anthem, not the Colts, according to the Indianapolis Star. Pence pointed this discrepancy out in a tweet, posting a picture of himself and his wife Karen standing during the anthem, and writing, “We were proud to stand – with all our colts- for our soldiers, our flag, and our National Anthem.”

Last year, Kaepernick, who was playing as a quarterback for the 49ers at the time, routinely knelt during the National Anthem as a silent protest against racial injustice in America.

Kaepernick’s protest morphed into a kneeling movement last month after President Donald Trump sparked controversy when he referred to NFL players who took a knee during the anthem as “sons of bi—es” during a campaign rally in Alabama. More than 100 NFL players and owners linked arms and knelt before and during the anthem following Trump’s attack.

Trump said in a tweet that he had asked Pence to leave the stadium if any players kneeled during the national anthem, claiming such actions were disrespectful.


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Jemele Hill Suspended 2 Weeks By ESPN After Alleged Call For Cowboys Boycott?

ESPN is on the verge of cancellation, at least by Black Twitter. The network just announced that Jemele Hill has been suspended two for violation of its social media policy. 

A few weeks ago, controversy ensued when the sports analyst was reprimanded for having the audacity to call Donald Trump a White Supremacist on Twitter. Being that the Moron In Chief does White Supremacist things, Twitter formed like Voltron to defend Hill at all costs, especially after the White House called for her firing.

But today (Oct. 9), a statement from ESPN’s PR department says Hill has been suspended for a “second violation.”

“Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines,” says the statement. “She previously acknowledge letting her colleagues and copnay with an impulsive tweet. In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweets may negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences. Hence this decision.”

Was anyone suspended when ESPN held a mock slave auction, though?

Word is that Hill alluding to a boycott of the Dallas Cowboys after Jerry Jones warned that players who kneeled during the National Anthem would get benched is what drew the ire of the ESPN higher-ups.

However, earlier today she said she wasn’t calling for a boycott.

Internets is already chiming in (see below and on the flip).

This story is developing.

 

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Mike Pence Exits Indianapolis Colts Game After Anthem Protest

Vice President Mike Pence, who attended Sunday's Indianapolis Colts game, left the game early after several players staged an anthem protest.

"I left today's Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem," Pence said in a

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Weinstein Co board ousts Harvey Weinstein after harassment allegations

(Reuters) – The Weinstein Co has fired co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein, effective immediately, following reports of sexual harassment allegations against the executive, who was one of Hollywood’s biggest power brokers, the film production company said on Sunday.


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Nelly Released After Rape Allegation: ‘Ya’ll Known Damn Well I Ain’t Do No Dumb S–t Like This’

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Nelly has spoken out against the rape claim against him and basically said what we reported his lawyer saying when the story first broke: he’s completely innocent and is a victim of targeting. In fact, he’s been released from jail and was NOT charged in the wake of his Saturday morning arrest in Washington state.

Nelly tweeted the news of his release Saturday: night:

The St. Louis rapper says he’s beyond shocked at the “false allegation” and is confident he’ll be exonerated once the facts are in. He says he’s been targeted by the accuser, but apologized to his loved ones for the embarrassment and for putting himself in a bad situation. He also vows to take legal action against the “defaming claim” and reaffirms he’s not been charged with a crime yet.

Here’s what was first reported:

Wow, we hope it’s NOT true! That’s about all we can say after learning that rapper Nelly has been arrested on second degree rape charges.

The charge was filed after the rapper was accused by a woman of sexually assaulting her on his tour bus, his attorney confirmed.

Fox Seattle affiliate Q13 reports the accuser claims she met Nelly, 42, — whose birth name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. — after a show in Seattle and invited her on his tour bus.

The assault was reported at 3:45am, and Nelly was arrested at 7am Saturday morning in Auburn, Washington, according to Q13.

Tonight Nelly is still scheduled to perform in the nearby town of Ridgefield as part of his tour with Florida-Georgia Line.

In a statement, Nelly’s lawyer says:

“Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation. Our initial investigation clearly establishes this allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. I am confident, once this scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to address and pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”

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Harvey Weinstein Fired From the Weinstein Company After New Misconduct Allegations

Film producer Harvey Weinstein has been fired from his eponymous film studio, The Weinstein Company. “In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company—Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar—have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately,” the Weinstein Company’s board of representatives said in a statement released Sunday night. The announcement comes after the New York Times reported last week that Weinstein had reached at least eight settlements with women he had sexually harassed. More allegations of sexual misconduct emerged over the weekend, including from British artist and writer Liza Campbell, who said Weinstein had asked her to join him in the bath.

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Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk on Friday pushed back the unveiling of the company’s big rig truck until mid-November, tweeting that the electric vehicle maker was diverting resources to fix production bottlenecks of its new Model 3 sedan and to help Puerto Rico. Musk said Tesla’s Model 3 was “deep in production hell” echoing…
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Ryan Murphy Says American Horror Story: Cult Mass Shooting Scene Edited After Las Vegas Tragedy

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SNL’s Michael Che Goes Off on ‘Penis Enlargement’-Needing Gun Nuts After Las Vegas

Saturday Night Live was not the first late-night show to weigh in the mass shooting in Las Vegas. In this week’s cold open, they invited country singer Jason Aldean to cover Tom Petty as a tribute to victims. But a much more forceful statement came during “Weekend Update.”

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Hurricane Nate targets U.S. Gulf Coast after raking Central America

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Hurricane Nate strengthened on Saturday as it churned through the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to power into the U.S. central Gulf Coast to the east of New Orleans as a Category 2 storm after killing at least 30 people in Central America.


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She Created Her Product, a Weave Dryer, After Her Grandma Came to Her in a Dream

On Episode 8 of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Michalyn Porter, Ph.D., pitched her product, Weave Dryer, in the Funderdome. On the show, entrepreneurs pitch in a head-to-head competition to “The Funderdome” (a live studio audience) for the chance to win up to $ 100K in capital. The pitch that gets the most votes wins the money. Before the winner is announced, both competitors get the chance to “cash out” for a lower sum of money.

(Michalyn D. Porter, Ph.D., holds the Weave Dryer. Image: weavedryer.com)

 

Brandon Andrews of Values Partnerships sat down with Porter after the show for a one-on-one interview about his startup and his appearance on the show.

Women around the world wear hair weaves. How does the Weave Dryer enhance their hair experience?  

The Weave Dryer enhances the users experience because it provides a way for ladies to completely dry the hair all the way to its roots. The nozzle also gently dries hair faster than sitting under a hooded dryer. It’s absolutely the best and healthiest way to eliminate the possibility of having wet hair on your scalp when wearing extensions.

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How did you develop the product? Did you sketch it? Where did you find a manufacturer? Walk us through the process. 

 

I couldn’t dry my hair extension foundation braids underneath my weave. Every time I shampooed my hair it would always become consumed with water. I love wearing weaves but became so frustrated and angry that I couldn’t dry the foundation properly. One night, I shampooed my hair and tried to dry my hair as best that I could. I went to bed upset with a wet head hoping my tracks would be completely dry in the morning. That night, I had a dream. I was with my grandmother and she handed me a cup looking object that had straws with holes attached. She told me to put the object on the end of my blow dryer. Then I woke up. I grabbed a cocktail napkin by the bed and sketched a drawing of what I saw in my dream. I showed the drawing to my husband and he freaked out and told me to find a patent attorney. I worked with a company called Invention Home to secure a Utility Patent. I went online and found a reputable hair tool manufacturer in China. Twelve months later, I went into production. Now the product is sold on my website.

It was a huge opportunity for me to have a platform called Funderdome to pitch and showcase my dream, the Weave Dryer. I prepared for the pitch by naturally talking about the benefits of the Weave Dryer and sending videos to the producers. I listened to their suggestions and incorporated everything they gave me into my pitch.

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What did you learn from your experience on the show? 

 

I learned that there are many women who experience the same problem while wearing hair extensions. My invention is saving the health of many women. I also learned that even though I cashed out, this opportunity gave me a chance to tell the world about the Weave Dryer.

How do you plan to grow your business in 2017?  

The sales since the show have been amazing. I plan to grow my business by working with other hair tool brands to license my invention, the Weave Dryer.

 

 

 

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After the Crash: How Photography Healed a Mind

Jared Moossy can’t remember the first three months after he emerged from the coma. The Austin-based filmmaker, then 35, was critically injured in a motorcycle crash about two years ago. He was riding at about 70 mph before the head-on collision, with a sedan steered by a drunk-driver. He technically died twice that day, in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, but lived into the next one, then the next one, and so on. From the six months that followed, he can remember moments—things like color and shape and form. Walking without a cane for the first time, the color and texture of the ground, being excited. On his wedding day that December, he could remember putting on his pants, incorrectly buttoning his shirt, wearing boots. He can remember his wife-turned-caretaker, Claudia Billy Baca, packing his lunch and helping him walk, pushing him to go to rehab classes and driving him there. But specific memories, not so much, “and that’s the biggest thing.”

In an instant his life had separated into “before” and “after.” Prior to impact, he traveled frequently, and often to war. He considers each photograph as “a journal entry.” After years on the road, on his motorcycle, he had tens of thousands of entries. After impact, as he recovered from physical injuries, he sought out a way to heal the mental ones, too. “I can remember saying it all the time,” he recalls: “There’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Go towards the light.”

That light was photography. At one point in mid-2016, when Moossy and Baca were in their kitchen, he asked her if a longtime friend had gotten married. They had attended the ceremony. “Before.” He opened Instagram and found a picture. It triggered a memory: not every detail, but a lot of the trip. So he waded into his archive: a close look back at his travels, professional career and personal life. “Every case is different and every injury and brain is different,” he says. But “it started refreshing things.”

Moossy tries to rationalize it all. “It’s really scary and weird to know that there’s not just a day, but a huge chunk of my life, that I will never know.” At the same time, “I’m happy that I don’t because it helped me heal.” That’s what makes him “A Lucky Man,” the namesake of the new documentary by Reel Peak Films about the powerful role of photography during his recovery. Beyond a tale of healing, it chronicles his love story with Baca. “If it wasn’t for her, I’d be dead. If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t have healed the way I did,” he says. “I asked her to spend my life with me and there’s a reason why.”

The idea behind the project started as a thank-you note. Moossy wanted to send out a message of appreciation to all those who had supported him. A short video, a minute or so. “I wanted people to visually see that I was getting better,” he says, “as opposed to an email.” In 2016, after a conversation with filmmaker Shaul Schwarz and TIME director of photography Kira Pollack, Moossy and Baca welcomed Schwarz and cinematographer Christina Clusiau into their home. He didn’t pick up a camera then, and over the next few months took time to understand what his involvement should be: how to balance subject, shooter and director?

And so began the search for Jared. “I went on this search for myself, which is something that I realized I had been doing for a year and a half,” he says “Me understanding that I am not who I was.”

Jared Moossy is a filmmaker based in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Instagram @jaredmoossy.


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Cheryl Tweedy and Simon Cowell reunited on X Factor 9 years after first working together

X FACTOR boss Simon Cowell and Cheryl Tweedy have reunited for the first time in two years.

The stars were pictured in Nice, France, where the Geordie singer is Simon’s special guest for his Judges Houses round on the ITV show.

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And it didn’t take long for the pair to talk about their new common ground – babies.

A source said: “Simon and Cheryl bonded over parenting during a private jet and helicopter flight to the house.

“She curtsied for him she first got onto the plane – it was her way of breaking the ice.

“Despite the break they’ve had from each other, they’re still clearly very close.”

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New mum Cheryl, 34, is making her first appearance on the X Factor since she ended her second stint as a judge in 2015.

There is talk the former Girls Aloud singer, who had first son Bear with One Direction star Liam Payne in March, could return to the show permanently as a judge next year, potentially replacing Nicole Scherzinger.


 

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