Facebook India Hires Former Head of Fox’s Hotstar Streaming Service

Facebook has hired Ajit Mohan as managing director and vice president for India, the company announced Monday. Mohan will join in early 2019. Mohan was formerly chief executive officer at 21st Century Fox’s Hotstar, India’s market leader among streaming services. Under Mohan’s leadership, Hotstar achieved between 75 million and 100 million active users a month, more […]

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Former Vice President Joe Biden Calls on Senate Not to Vilify Christine Blasey Ford Like Anita Hill

Former vice president Joe Biden is doubling down in his support of Christine Blasey Ford, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh‘s accuser.

Speaking to NBC’s TODAY on Friday, Biden told Craig Melvin that he believes that an FBI investigation should be undertaken, explaining that “we did that for Anita Hill and it took two days.”

But Biden also took the opportunity to warn senators to treat Ford better than Hill was treated in 1991. “Most importantly, Anita Hill was vilified when she came forward by many of my colleagues,” he said. Asserting that it amounted to “character assassination,” Biden added, “I wish I could have done more to prevent those questions and the way they asked them.”

“I hope my colleagues learned from that. She deserves to be treated with dignity,” he said. “It takes enormous courage for a woman to come forward, [with] the bright lights and millions of people watching and relive something that happened to her, she asserted happened to her, and she should be treated with respect.”

When asked how to balance the rights of Ford and the presumption that a person is innocent until proven guilty, Biden said, “I think the presumption should exist but what should happen is, the woman should be given the benefit of the doubt and not be abused again by the system.”

He explained that his “biggest regret” was that he was unable to shut off Senators who were “attacking Anita Hill’s character.” Senate rules prevented him from “gaveling down” his colleagues and blocking them from asking certain questions, “so what happened was she got victimized again during the process.”

Ultimately, Biden called on the Senators in the Judiciary Committee to ask the “tough” and “substantive” questions, but to keep in mind the “courage it takes for someone to come forward and relive what they believe happened to them.”

“Treat her with respect,” he said.

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Former ‘Sesame Street’ writer clarifies comments about whether Bert and Ernie are gay

Everybody’s still wondering whether Bert and Ernie are gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Mark Saltzman — the former “Sesame Street” writer who said he viewed the characters as a couple when he penned their scripts — backtracked and clarified his comments, saying his words had been…

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Christina Aguilera Teases That A Collab With Former Rival Britney Spears Might Happen!

Christina Aguilera stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday, and while there, she talked to the host about some feuds in the past, including her infamous rivalry with Britney Spears. That being said, the singer argued that if social media existed at the time, it could have helped her end those conflicts earlier.

‘When I was coming up, it was obvious, you know, that me and Britney were definitely… there was the Britney/Christina rivalry thing. If we had social media then, we would’ve probably done a song together and just squashed it.’

But when Kimmel argued that she and Britney could still work together on a song today, Christina considered it, saying: ‘It’s probably not too late for that.’

‘Hey, I’m down. If her reps say OK, you know,’ she teased a possible collaboration, much to the excitement of fans.

Speaking of feuds, Aguilera also talked about the very ugly one between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj that took place at the Harper’s Bazaar Celebrates ICONS event.

It actually happened right as the singer was performing, so she was there but did not witness it, which she wishes she did.

‘I wish I’d seen this juiciness go down. I didn’t know. I’m so that person that’s like, ‘What’s going on? What happened?!’’

She added that ‘I heard there was a fight that went down. At first, I heard it was [during] ‘Fighter,’ my song ‘Fighter,’ which is so appropriate. I was like, ‘Oh my god, that’s genius!’’

The star went on to say however that another person claimed the fight actually happened during her performance of Genie in a Bottle.

‘I was thinking probably people would think I would be upset that this happened at my show, whatever. I was just like, ‘Oh my god, I’m just sad I didn’t get a front row seat!’ That’s where the real show was,’ she joked.

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Tyler Perry Offers Former Cosby Show Actor Work on New Show After He Got Shamed for Trader Joe’s Job

Tyler Perry invited Geoffrey Owens to join his show after the former Cosby Show star was shamed for working at Trader Joe’s.

Images of Owens working at a local Trader Joe’s went viral online, prompting several comments shaming him for his job. Others, however, came to Owens’s defense and shared stories of the jobs they have had throughout their careers.

Among those who showed support for Owens is Perry, who invited the actor to join his show on the OWN network in a tweet.

“I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs,” Perry said. “The measure of a true artist.”

Perry has three shows at OWN this year, including The Paynes, The Haves and the Have Nots and If Loving You Is Wrong, Deadline reports. The Haves and the Have Nots was the No. 1 original scripted series for African-American viewers in 2017.

Speaking on Good Morning America on Tuesday, Owens said the experience shed light on the “dignity” of work and that “every job is worthwhile and valuable.” The outpouring of empathy toward his situation revealed that many working actors and artists often take on different jobs to make ends meet.

“I was really devastated,” Owens said of the shaming he received. “But the period of devastation was so short.”


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Former Apple software engineer describes demoing for Steve Jobs, and it doesn’t sound fun

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There’s been no shortage of insider stories about how demanding a boss Steve Jobs could be and how exacting a quality standard he expected everyone at Apple to adhere to during his tenure. Still, it’s always interesting to hear from insiders who have juicy, detail-rich anecdotes to share from the time when Apple’s mercurial co-founder was still in the corner office, still making demands of underlings, still training his famed reality distortion field on anyone and anything that got in the way of Apple on its march to juggernaut status.

Meet Ken Kocienda, a former Apple software engineer who developed the autocorrect feature iPhone users are so reliant on (gee, thanks Ken) as well as the on-screen keyboard in the first iPhone. He’s out with a new book today, Creative Selection, that’s meant to give an insider’s perspective on what Apple’s design process was like under Steve.

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Facebook’s former security chief: US elections at risk of being ‘World Cup of information warfare’

After three years in the trenches of Facebook’s war against disinformation, Alex Stamos brings bad news from the front: US elections are at risk of becoming the “World Cup of information warfare.”
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Trump, Sessions approved of Putin meeting proposal: former campaign adviser

President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions both supported a proposal during the 2016 campaign that Trump meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, lawyers for a former campaign adviser said in a court filing late on Friday.


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In a court filing, Trump’s former campaign adviser contradicts sworn testimony Sessions gave to Congress

Convicted former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos has publicly contradicted Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ sworn testimony to Congress, saying both Sessions and Donald Trump apparently supported his proposal that Trump meet with Vladimir Putin during the 2016 campaign, according to a court filing late Friday night.


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Former altar boy says he stole thousands from archdiocese as payback for abuse

A former Pennsylvania altar boy who was molested by a priest as a child admitted in an interview Friday to stealing thousands of dollars in what he called payback for the abuse. Mike McDonnell, now 49, said he was abused starting when he was just 10 years old. But the incident that changed him came…
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John McCain, Arizona senator and former Republican presidential candidate, has died at the age of 81.


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Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Ed King Dies at Age 68

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Ed King, a former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who helped write several of the group’s hits including “Sweet Home Alabama,” has died in Nashville, Tennessee, according to a family friend. He was 68.

Scott Coopwood said King died Wednesday due to cancer. Funeral arrangements had not yet been announced Thursday.

King joined the band in 1972 and was part of its first three albums with its distinct three-guitar sound.

He is credited on several of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s songs, including “Saturday Night Special” and “Workin’ for MCA,” and his voice can be heard providing the opening count on “Sweet Home Alabama.” The song was a response to Neil Young’s songs “Southern Man” and “Alabama,” which focused on the Southern white man’s rise on the back of slavery. The song is now considered a Southern anthem played often at sporting events and was used for a time on Alabama license plates.

“Ed was our brother, and a great songwriter and guitar player,” said Gary Rossington, a founding member of the band. “I know he will be reunited with the rest of the boys in Rock and Roll Heaven.”

King left the band two years before a plane crash killed singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines in 1977. He rejoined the group 10 years later when it reunited with Johnny Van Zant taking his brother’s place and played with the band until he retired in 1996 due to heart problems. He had a heart transplant in 2011.

King was also an original member of the California psychedelic group Strawberry Alarm Clock, which had a hit that King co-wrote called “Incense and Peppermints” in 1967.


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Former Michigan State Gymnastics Coach Charged in Nassar Sexual Abuse Investigation

(LANSING, Mich.) — A former Michigan State gymnastics coach was charged Thursday with lying to police during the investigation into the school’s handling of sexual abuse complaints against former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

Kathie Klages, who resigned in 2017 after she was suspended for defending the now-imprisoned Nassar, is now the third person other than Nassar to face criminal charges in the case. If convicted of the felony and misdemeanor counts, she could face up to four years in prison.

Charging documents don’t specify what Klages is accused of lying about, though she has denied allegations that former gymnast Larissa Boyce told her that Nassar abused her in 1997, when Boyce was 16.

Boyce had been training with the Spartan youth gymnastics team at the time. Boyce has said Klages dissuaded her from taking the issue further, even after another young gymnast relayed similar allegations.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Klages has a criminal defense lawyer. A message seeking comment Thursday was left with attorneys defending her in civil lawsuits. The charges were announced by special independent counsel Bill Forsyth, who was appointed by the state attorney general to investigate the university.

Hundreds of girls and women have said Nassar sexually abused them under the guise of medical treatment when he was a physician, including while he worked at Michigan State and Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, which trains U.S. Olympians. Nassar, 55, was convicted of molesting athletes and possessing child pornography during separate trials that began last year, and his sentences equate to life in prison.

Others charged amid the investigations into Nassar include the former dean of the university’s osteopathic medicine school, William Strampel, who had oversight of Nassar. He is accused of neglecting his duty to enforce examining-room restrictions imposed on Nassar after a patient accused him in 2014 of sexual contact.

Strampel was charged and later retired . He also has been accused of sexual harassment by three women, including two medical students, who alleged bawdy talk about sex and nude photos, and a groping incident.

In Texas, a grand jury indicted former sports medicine trainer Debra Van Horn on one count of second-degree sexual assault of a child, making her the first person other than Nassar to be charged in direct connection with the assaults. The local prosecutor has said she was charged as “acting as a party” with Nassar, but he didn’t elaborate. Van Horn had worked at USA Gymnastics for 30 years.

Investigators have said Nassar’s crimes were mostly committed in Michigan at a campus clinic, area gyms and his Lansing-area home. Accusers also said he molested them at a gymnastics-training ranch in Texas, where Nassar also faces charges, and at national and international competitions.

Michigan State softball, volleyball, and track and field athletes have also said they told a coach and trainers about Nassar’s inappropriate behavior.

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Celebrity Big Brother signs up controversial former One Show presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli after sexual harassment claims ended his TV career

CELEBRITY Big Brother’s last signing is controversial former One Show presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli, the Sun’s Bizarre TV column can reveal.

Channel 5 bosses have landed the Sikh comedian, 49, as the mystery fourteenth housemate.

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Celebrity Big Brother’s last minute signing is controversial former One Show presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli[/caption]

He was suspended by the BBC in 2009 for six months amidst allegations of sexual harassment of a researcher and his contract was never renewed.

Hardeep cancelled a number of appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, telling his 41,000 Twitter fans a “last minute TV project” had come up.

He said: “Sincere apologies for the cancellation of the rest of my fringe run.

“A last minute TV project came up.

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“My profound thanks to @AssemblyFest for yet again being frightful hosts.

“And much love to those that gave me their hour. Love love.”

The Beeb took action after he was accused of pestering a female researched on The One Show when he was working as a reporter.

He was seen as a rising star in the corporation but has struggled to land work since.

A spokeswoman for the BBC said at the time: “Producers of The One Show received a complaint regarding Hardeep’s behaviour towards a production colleague.

“She made no formal complaint and has acknowledged that One Show management took the issue extremely seriously.

“He was reprimanded and immediately apologised. He agreed to take some time away from the show to reflect on his behaviour. This leave of absence has been agreed to be six months.”

However he denied he had been accused of sexual assault but conceded he had “overstepped the mark”.


Hardeep said: “Nobody has accused me of sexual harassment. I recognise I over stepped the mark and have apologised unreservedly.”

Other TV appearances include It’ll Never Work, which won a Bafta, Meet The Magoons, Celebrity Masterchef in 2006, a celebrity edition of The Apprentice and hosted New British Kitchen with John Torode on UKTV.

He has also had stints on the radio including on Radio 2 and 4.

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Julian Assange Went After a Former Ally. It Backfired Epically.

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A botched power play by Julian Assange has led to a split within a key organization supporting whistleblowers and leaves the WikiLeaks founder more isolated than ever among his core constituency of radical transparency activists.

Assange has grown furious at a one-time ally with substantial moral authority within their movement: the journalist and activist Barrett Brown.

Since his release from federal prison on trumped-up charges related to a major corporate hack, Brown been increasingly public in voicing disgust at Assange’s embrace of Donald Trump and general comfort with the nationalist right. That has led Assange, an erstwhile transparency advocate and whistleblower champion, to retaliate.

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A former school groundskeeper says he got terminal cancer from Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller

In a groundbreaking case against agricultural giant Monsanto, a jury has awarded $ 250 million in punitive damages and nearly $ 40 million in compensatory damages to a former school groundskeeper who said he got terminal cancer from the weedkiller Roundup.


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Former GOP Leader Allegedly Kills Mom’s Dog and Claims He Received ‘a Command from God to Do It’

A former leader of the Republican Party in South Carolina was arrested after he allegedly stabbed his mother’s dog to death and claimed he’d been commanded by God to do it.

Todd Kincannon, a former lawyer who served as the executive director of the GOP in South Carolina, was arrested on July 26 at his parents’ home in Simpsonville, according to a police report obtained by WYFF News 4.

Kincannon’s mother, who has not been named, told police she was “absolutely terrified” when her son allegedly began attacking her dog, Bailey, with his bare hands, the outlet reported.

He “needlessly mutilated” his mother’s 10-year-old beagle and cattle dog mix by “choking and stabbing the dog multiple times until death,” according to warrant issued for his arrest, obtained by The Greenville News.

The former lawyer was found bloody outside of his parents home in nothing but his underwear with cuts on his arms and hands and covered in dog hair, according to the police report.

Bailey was found lying in a pool of blood in the family’s kitchen. His motive for the attack came from God, he allegedly told police.

“I know I’m the second coming of Christ and I got a command from God to do it,” he said, according to the report.

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“Every 1,000 years Jesus needs a sacrifice and blood must be spilt,” he continued.

It is unclear if Kincannon has retained an attorney.

He was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he underwent a psychiatric evaluation, according to The State.

Before his arrest, he allegedly told police he knew he would undergo an evaluation but “from a legal standpoint you know, it’s in the state constitution that God is a sovereign and I honestly think he told me to do it,” the publication reported.

The Simpsonville Police Department has an arrest warrant for Kincannon for a charge of ill-treatment of animals, The State reported.

This is not the first time the former lawyer has been arrested. His law license was revoked after he was arrested in 2015 on criminal domestic violence charges, according to WACH News.


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Former pharmaceutical exec Fred Hassan says foreign countries are getting a "free ride" with cheaper prescription drug prices. 
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Former MTV VJ Jesse Camp found after being reported missing by his sister

Jesse Camp, an ex-MTV VJ who rose to fame two decades ago, has been found nearly a week after his sister reported him missing.

The Riverside (Calif.) Police Department announced Tuesday that Camp is “no longer considered missing” and that his family is aware he’s been found.

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The White House says several ex-intelligence officials, including former FBI head James Comey, ‘politicized and in some cases monetized their public service’

President Donald Trump is considering stripping a number of former national security officials of their security clearances, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday, calling their public commentary about the ongoing Russia probe inappropriate.


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Former Firefighter Pleads Guilty After Hanging Noose Outside Black Family’s Apartment

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A White former firefighter pleaded guilty to a federal charge of interfering with a Black family’s housing rights after he hung a noose outside their apartment, CBS DFW reports. Glenn Eugene, 64, intimidated, interfered and threatened force on a Texas family because they were African-American and living above his apartment, according to court documents obtained […]

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Former Young & the Restless Actor Convicted on Serious Criminal Charges

Absolutely appalling news about a former Young & the Restless actor was reported out of Florida on Friday. Us Weekly, crediting the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News, reported that actor Corey Sligh has been convicted on one of two counts of child molestation in Georgia and is facing prosecution in Florida.

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Sligh was found guilty on one count of molesting a child under the age of 10 in Cherokee County, Georgia. According to district attorney Shannon Wallace, who spoke to the Tribune & Ledger-News, Sligh faces five to 20 years in prison on the felony conviction. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 20.

Us Weekly also noted that Bill Bishop, chief assistant state attorney for Okaloosa County, Florida, said that “one count of lewd and lascivious molestation regarding the same girl — which he still faces in Florida — carries a sentence of 25 years to life in prison if he is charged.”

Former NBA Player Tyler Honeycutt Dies From Suicide After Shootout With The Police

According to new reports, the former basketball player, Tyler Honeycutt, died after a standoff with police. The former UCLA Bruins and Sacramento Kings basketball player was 27-years-old.

Josh Rubenstein, a spokesperson for the police department, said to Us Weekly that the police had received a phone call around 5 pm regarding a man who had a gun and was behaving erratically at a Sherman Oaks address.

When the police arrived at the scene, they discovered a man in his late 20’s, and he supposedly began shooting at them. The police shot back, and after several hours, Honeycutt turned the gun on himself.

Mr. Rubenstein stated that it isn’t known if they managed to hit him with gunfire. Before his death, Honeycutt barricaded himself in the house, and SWAT, Crisis Negotiation Team, and MEU, all responded and came in full force to the scene of the crime.

The police had to evacuate around 30 different people and at 2:30 am, the police found Mr. Honeycutt unresponsive inside the house, subsequently pronouncing him dead. You can check out the LAPD’s tweet below:

After the incident went down, the police took to Twitter to say that SWAT had entered the residence and located him. Later on, they claimed that it appeared he had killed himself through a self-inflicted gunshot.

A spokesperson for the LAPD said they had also found a handgun near his body. According to TMZ, his mother was the one who called the police because Tyler was behaving strange and unpredictable.

Honeycutt, perhaps, is most known for playing basketball for the Bruins for two years, from 2009 until 2011, and played in 2011 for the Sacramento Kings.

Tyler only played professionally for one year, before he was assigned to the D-league team, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. He then went on to play with the Russian team, Khimki and won the Eurocup championship. And in 2015-16, he competed in the EuroLeague games and averaged around 6 points per game.

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Former Teen Vogue Editor In Chief Assaulted

Former Teen Vogue Editor in Chief, Elaine Welteroth, was allegedly attacked by an Uber driver in New York.

Welteroth described the violent interaction that left her with bruises, on Instagram.

She said when the driver stopped at the wrong location he refused to help her get to the proper destination. He kicked her out of the car, and called the police.  And when she got out of the car, the driver reportedly slammed her arm in the door but he told the police, she hit him.

Following the incident, Uber kicked her off of the app and flagged her as hostile.

Her social media post caught the attention of Uber board member Ariana Huffington, who reached out to Welteroth and apologized for what happened, reports the Root. 

That driver is now being investigated.

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Washington, D.C. lawyer Lanny Davis, best known for his work for the Clinton White House, is now representing Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney. Davis confirmed the news, which was first reported on Twitter by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, to The Daily Beast.

Cohen has not been charged with any crimes, but his legal problems have escalated dramatically over the past few months. In April, FBI agents raided his home, hotel room, and office in Manhattan. Lengthy court proceedings followed to determine what documents—some of which had been put through a shredder—were subject to attorney-client privilege. A court-appointed special master ultimately assessed that the feds could take a whopping 1.3 million items to potentially use as evidence, as USA Today reported.

ABC News released a lengthy interview with Cohen on the day that news broke. It was his first major public conversation since his legal problems materialized, and in it, he suggested that he would be open to cooperating with investigators.

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Say What Now? Former Trump Campaign Manager Tells Black Fox News Panelist He’s Out of His ‘Cotton-Picking Mind’ [Video]

David Bossie, a former deputy campaign manager for Donald Trump, told a Black Fox News guest he was out of his “cotton-picking mind” in the middle of a debate on rhetoric surrounding the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

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Bossie hurled the phrase — bringing to mind the work of slaves in the old South — at Democratic strategist Joel Payne on “Fox & Friends” Sunday morning after the two spoke about former CIA director Michael Hayden sharing a photo of Auschwitz on Twitter.

“Michael Hayden posted a picture of Auschwitz,” Bossie said, to which Payne replied, “Yeah, that liberal Michael Hayden, that screaming liberal Michael Hayden.”

Bossie then responded, “Look, you’re out of your cotton-picking mind.”

Payne was quick to reply: “Cotton-picking mind? Brother, let me tell you something. I got some relatives who picked cotton. And I’m not going to allow you to attack me like that on TV.”

Bossie responded with an incredulous, “Attack you how?” and continued to declare Payne “out of (his) mind.”

Ed Henry, a Fox News host and the discussion’s moderator, issued a statement once the show returned from a commercial break and said that while he wasn’t sure what Bossie meant by the phrase, it “clearly offended” Payne and others.

“I want to make sure that Fox News and this show, myself, we don’t agree with that particular phrase,” he said. “It was obviously offensive and these debates get fiery, that’s unfortunate. We like to have honest and spirited debates, but not phrases like that, obviously. And so I will just leave it at that.”

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Former Kanye Collaborator Virgil Abloh Makes History At Louis Vuitton

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PARIS (AP) — The debut Louis Vuitton collection by Virgil Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European fashion house, drew stars of all stripes to Paris for his rainbow-themed menswear show.

Kanye West was there with his wife, Kim Kardashian West, who had returned to Paris for the first time since she was tied up and robbed at gunpoint during an October 2016 jewelry heist. Model Bella Hadid weathered a prevailing hot spell behind shades, while Rihanna and Naomi Campbell arrived for the big event of Paris Fashion Week at the last minute.

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“It is a big, big day,” Bella Hadid said as she took her seat in the yellow section of Louis Vuitton’s multicolored set.

“It’s great,” chimed in Rihanna, who rocked a hip, white LV jumpsuit.

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It was clear by the mood at the show that expectations for artistic director Abloh’s debut were at stratospheric levels.

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And Abloh did not squander his moment. There was deep and thoughtful symbolism throughout the 56 multicolored looks.

White dominated the first designs. The hue, which signifies purity or new beginnings, also inspired Abloh’s first main fashion venture, the Milan-based house Off-White.

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On Thursday, it was the base color for sheer T-shirts, LV fitted jackets and loose pleated pants that were accessorized with broken white chains that hung from bags and dragged on the floor. All of the models displaying the garments were black.

Colors then flourished.

A fluorescent yellow breast-plate top began a leitmotif of cage-like garments, such as orange ribbed vests and fluorescent side bibs.

Abloh literally went over the rainbow for the show’s best looks, which channeled “The Wizard of Oz.” A black and white jacquard double-breasted tailored jacket had an image of Judy Garland on the back.

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VICTOR CRUZ IS PROUD OF HISTORIC MOMENT

Abloh’s Louis Vuitton debut was recognized as a history-making moment for fashion.

American football player Victor Cruz, 31, who has African-American and Puerto Rican roots, told The Associated Press: “I’m happy to be alive and be part of this, because this hasn’t happened before in my generation.”

Cruz, who arrived with Hadid, said having an African-American designer leading a European heritage house for the first time was “opening the door. People now have to pay attention to minorities and the culture that we are shaping for ourselves.”

“This forces them to pay attention to us now,” he continued. “Pay attention in a real way, and not just inviting us to their shows. There are more doors opening to us now.”

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Inc has sued a former employee claiming that he hacked the electric carmaker’s trade secrets and transferred large amounts of company data to third parties, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Nevada on Wednesday.


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Former mobster slams ‘horrible’ John Gotti movie

Mobster John Alite, who testified against John “Junior’ Gotti in 2009, is giving the movie about John Gotti Sr. a horrible review. The film “Gotti,’’ with John Travolta in the title role, features “bad acting’’ and “horrible writing,’’ Alite told The Post. He complained that a “good-looking actor plays [Gotti], who [was] an awkward-looking gorilla.’’…
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Former NFL Star Kellen Winslow Jr. Faces Life In Prison On Rape & Kidnapping Charges

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Former tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. may face life behind bars after his recent arrest in San Diego on charges of rape and kidnapping, Yahoo Sports reports.

The allegations reportedly include multiple victims. He is charged with two counts of kidnapping with intent to rape, two counts of forcible rape, one count of forcible sodomy, one count of forcible oral copulation, two counts of residential burglary and one count of indecent exposure, according to NBC.

Winslow was arrested last week in the San Diego neighborhood, Encinitas, after a woman called about an alleged burglary. The alleged victim took a photo of the car the suspect was driving and the description matched Winslow’s vehicle. He was held for five hours and then released on bail.

The former baller was set to be arraigned on Thursday for the burglary charges, before he was arrested again on on June 14th for the rape and kidnapping charges.

This isn’t the footballers first brush with trouble–he was arrested back in 2013 after being accused of masturbating in a New Jersey Target parking lot.

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Trump’s former campaign chairman is in jail awaiting trial. If convicted, he may never be seen outside again.

Just before dusk on Friday, a white van pulled into Northern Neck Regional Jail, a green-roofed, low-slung building about three miles from the bank of the Rappahannock River in Virginia.


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Former NFL Player Kellen Winslow Jr. Has Been Arrested on Rape Charges

(ENCINITAS, Calif.) — Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested on charges of rape and other sex crimes on the day he was to appear in court on an unrelated burglary charge.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports sheriff’s deputies arrested Winslow on Thursday at his home in the San Diego suburb of Encinitas.

The 34-year-old Winslow was charged with two counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping with intent to commit rape and single counts of forcible sodomy, oral copulation and indecent exposure. He’s free after posting $ 50,000 bail.

Defense attorney Brian Watkins declined to comment to the Union-Tribune.

Winslow was due to appear in court Thursday after being charged with burglary following an incident last month at a mobile home park. He now faces arraignment Friday.

The son of Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow, the younger Winslow spent 10 seasons in the NFL from 2004-13 with Cleveland, Tampa Bay, New England and the New York Jets. The former University of Miami star had 469 catches for 5,236 yards and 25 touchdowns in 105 games.

Once NFL’s highest-paid tight end, he was suspended in 2013 with the Jets for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. In November 2013, he was arrested after a woman told police she saw him masturbating in a parked car outside of a New Jersey department store. Winslow was arrested for possession of synthetic marijuana, and the charge was dropped after he completed court-ordered terms.

Drafted No. 6 overall by Cleveland, he broke his right leg in his rookie season, then sustained a serious right knee injury in a motorcycle accident that offseason.

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Former FCC Chairman Claims Ajit Pai Lied About DDoS Attack on Net Neutrality Forum

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai lied when he claimed a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack brought down the agency’s comments system in 2014, his predecessor says.

It’s the latest salvo in the controversy over why the FCC’s public comment forum crashed in the middle of the debate over net neutrality rules last year. Pai claimed it was attacked by hackers who deliberately overloaded the servers (a DDoS attack). He doubled down on his claim by saying that the FCC was the victim of a similar attack the last time net neutrality was considered in 2014. And, Pai claimed, the FCC covered it up.

Supporters of net neutrality rules, which Pai opposes, say the FCC is not coming clean about the real reason behind the crash. They argue it was likely a flood of comments supporting net neutrality, or even a simply technical glitch, that brought down the FCC system.

Earlier this week, former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Pai’s statements about 2014 FCC site outage were false, Ars Technica reported. No attack was officially reported and there’s a good reason for that, according to Wheeler.

“FCC officials who were there at the time said it didn’t happen,” Wheeler said during a taping of the C-SPAN show, The Communicators, according to Axios. He added, “The independent IT contractors that were hired said it didn’t happen. So if it didn’t happen, it’s hard to have a coverup for something that didn’t happen.”

Adding fuel to the fire was a report from Gizmodo on Tuesday that internal emails confirmed that the FCC did not tell the truth about any alleged DDoS attack. The emails show that FCC officials made false claims of an attack to explain the problems with the comment system.

Since Wheeler’s allegation on Wednesday, the FCC has refused to take questions from reporters, and has prevented the release of records related to the issue through FOIA requests, citing the Trade Secrets Act.

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Walmart sues to block former exec from joining Amazon

WILMINGTON, Del. — Walmart has asked a court to block a former top tax executive from joining Amazon, saying the move would violate a non-compete agreement and “irreparably harm” Walmart’s business by potentially tipping off its rival to strategic plans including potential merger targets. Lisa Wadlin told Walmart in January she was considering resigning as…
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Talib Kweli’s Former Artist Res Says Her Music Wasn’t Released Because She Refused His Sexual Advances

An artist that was formerly signed to Talib Kweli’s Javotti Media record label has took to Twitter to expose his unprofessional practices behind close doors.

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5 Former Cheerleaders Are Suing the Houston Texans for Alleged Harassment and Unfair Pay

Five former Houston Texans cheerleaders are suing the team for alleged harassment and unfair compensation, joining a growing cohort of cheerleaders who have spoken out against the NFL.

“We were harassed, we were bullied and we were body-shamed for $ 7.25 an hour,” Ainsley Parish, one of the former cheerleaders who is suing, told CNN Money. “The Houston Texans should not have given us a uniform if they did not want us to become an army.”

Discrimination attorney Gloria Allred is representing Parish and the other cheerleaders who are suing, some of whom were on the squad as recently as last year. She said at a press conference Friday that the women were “harassed, intimidated and forced to live in fear,” CNN reports. The women were allegedly told they would be fired if they spoke out against the team’s practices, directed not to communicate with players and asked to make public appearances without pay, transportation or security, CNN reports.

“We are proud of the cheerleader program and have had hundreds of women participate and enjoy their experience while making a positive impact in the local community. We are constantly evaluating our procedures and will continue to make adjustments as needed to make the program enjoyable for everyone,” the Texans said in a statement.

Three other former Texans cheerleaders are pursuing a class-action lawsuit against the team, citing similar issues. The five who more recently announced legal action are filing individual lawsuits.

Legal action has not been limited to the Texans, however. In 2017, former cheerleaders for the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders sued the NFL over low wages. Similar suits have been brought against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills, New Orleans Saints and Cincinnati Bengals, with many ending in the cheerleaders’ favor. In 2016, for example, the New York Jets had to pay nearly $ 324,000 to cheerleaders who said they were paid less than minimum wage.

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Former CIA chief unsure Trump ‘has done the homework needed’ on North Korea

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Former Playboy Centerfold Apparently Jumps To Death With Son

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NEW YORK (AP) — A former Playboy centerfold involved in a custody battle apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son to their deaths from the 25th floor of a Manhattan hotel, law enforcement officials said Friday.

Stephanie Adams and her son Vincent fell 23 floors and were found on a second-floor balcony at about 8:15 a.m. Friday in the rear courtyard of the Gotham Hotel.

They had checked into the hotel’s penthouse suite at about 6 p.m. Thursday, officials said, just hours after she told the New York Post that her husband and his lawyer were blocking her from taking her son away on vacation.

“All I want to do is take my son and get away from this nightmare for a few days,” the Post quoted Adams as saying. “But they won’t let me.”

The law enforcement officials said the 46-year-old Adams, who first posed for Playboy in 1992, was involved in a custody dispute over Vincent with her estranged husband, a Manhattan chiropractor named Charles Nicolai. They said police had been called to their home several times in the past few months. The officials were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Nicolai’s lawyer did not immediately respond to an inquiry about the case. A receptionist who answered the phone at Nicolai’s office said he would not comment and was unreachable.

Adams and Nicolai had been in “a very tough custody case,” said Raoul Felder, a divorce lawyer who represented her for a time. The standoff was contentious enough that the former couple handed off their son to each other at a police precinct, an arrangement that’s unusual but not unheard of, Felder said.

Felder said he had been friends with Adams for 20 years but stopped representing her in the divorce case a couple of months ago. Recently, she had been hoping to go to Europe to be with a boyfriend there, and that had become an issue in the case, he said.

Still, “she was never depressed while I knew her. She had certain problems, but depression wasn’t one of them,” Felder said.

Felder recalled her as “sweet and ultra-polite” — she always called him “Mr. Felder” despite their long friendship. She would sometimes stop by his office to say hello, bringing her son, who loved to play with a Superman statue in the office, Felder recalled.

And she routinely sent him birthday cards, until his birthday passed this month without one.

She also stayed in touch with Sanford Rubenstein, an attorney who represented her in a 2006 lawsuit against the police department, a taxi company and a cab driver.

Her suit said that the driver falsely told police she had a gun and that police then assaulted her. Officers forced her to the ground, although they could see she didn’t have a gun in her hand and there was nowhere she could have concealed one in her clothes, according to a judge’s decision. A jury awarded her $ 1.2 million in city money, but the judge later reduced it to $ 373,000.

Rubenstein said he knew she’d been dealing lately with a custody clash but would never have foreseen a suicide.

“She was a vibrant woman, she had strong opinions, and she loved her kid,” he said. “She loved that child. It’s unexplainable.”

Adams was Playboy’s “Miss November” centerfold in 1992. She appeared again in Playboy in 2003, and she had also worked with Elite Model Management. The New York Post profiled Adams in 2013, saying that she had by then written more than 25 self-help books, ran an online beauty products company called Goddessy Organics, and managed the finances in her husband’s office.

“The stereotypes are sexist and unfair,” Adams told the Post in the 2013 profile. “Just because I look a certain way and have expensive tastes, it doesn’t mean I’m shallow. Style and looks don’t mean lack of brains, sweetheart!”

Adams was also facing a lawsuit brought by a massage therapist who said she’d been fired from Nicolai’s chiropractic office because Adams was jealous. Adams denied the claims. Court papers filed Friday show the massage therapist agreed this week to end the claims against Nicolai. Lawyers for Adams and Nicolai in that case declined to comment. The massage therapist’s lawyer didn’t immediately return a call.

The Gotham Hotel is on 46th street, about four blocks from Grand Central Terminal.

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10 Things To Know About Former McDonald’s President and CEO Don Thompson

There’s a lot more to C-suite executive Don Thompson—the 2007 Black Enterprise Executive of the Year who gave B.E. an exclusive in-person interview after retiring from McDonald’s in 2015—than you might think.

10 Things You Need to Know About Former McDonald’s President and CEO Don Thompson

  1. He and his wife, Liz Thompson, recently created a $ 1 million endowment for Purdue University’s College of Engineering, according to a statement released by the college; $ 900,000 will go toward scholarships for underrepresented engineering students, and the rest will go to the Minority Engineering Program, or MEP.
  2. Thompson and his wife graduated from Purdue and both majored in electrical engineering.
  3. Thompson has been a Purdue trustee since 2009.
  4. Don and Liz met through MEP.
  5. Their gift to the college will help to ensure that MEP can continue to support students of color pursuing engineering at Purdue. Other colleges have adopted the MEP model, according to the statement.
  6. The Thompsons’ gift will support MEP programs like its Engineering Academic Boot Camp, designed to support the transition of underrepresented students to Purdue campus life.
  7. The Thompsons lead Cleveland Avenue, a privately held venture capital firm that invests in “innovative food, beverage, and restaurant concepts and emerging brands.”
  8. The Thompsons also head their own foundation, the Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education. Don is CEO and Liz is president.
  9. Don worked for Northrop Grumman Corp. before going to McDonald’s, where he worked for 25 years, the last three as president and CEO.
  10. He has received a number of honors, including a Humanitarian Award from the Illinois Holocaust Museum in 2012.

“Purdue University, and specifically the Minority Engineering Program, opened doors of opportunity for Liz and me,” Don Thompson is quoted as saying in the statement. “Those doors, and God’s grace, ultimately led to successful careers that yielded economic opportunities to enable us to do what we’re doing today. Not only did we meet at Purdue through the program, but MEP helped shape our grit and perseverance—first through the summer engineering camps and then through the support it offered in response to academically challenging courses. At every step, they were there for us and now we want to pay it forward.”

Learn more at the Purdue website.

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Who is Shelby Tribble? New Towie 2018 girl, Pete Wicks’ current girlfriend and former Miss Great Britain

SHELBY Tribble is set to join the cast of Towie – and she’s also rumoured to be dating Pete Wicks.

But, what else do we know about her? And when did she win Miss Great Britain? Let’s get the lowdown…

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Who is Shelby Tribble?

Shelby Tribble is the girlfriend of Towie star Pete Wicks.

She won Miss Great Britain – the oldest female pageant in the UK – back in 2014.

Shelby used to date Premier League footballer Danny Simpson.

She will join the cast of Towie for the 22nd series.

Shelby won Miss Great Britain – the oldest female pageant in the UK – back in 2014
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When will Shelby Tribble appear on Towie?

Shelby is expected to film her first Towie scenes next week as part of the first episode of the new series.

She was seen at the series launch party, cosying up to boyfriend Pete Wicks.

Shelby may make an enemy of Megan McKenna after sources close to the model reveal she has already been on dates with Pete.

A TV insider told The Sun’s Bizarre column: “Shelby is absolutely gorgeous and fits in perfectly with the cast.

“She’s already very well-known on the Essex scene after living there for years – but is originally from Plymouth.

“Shelby made a name for herself after winning Miss Great Britain in 2014 before she briefly dated footballer Danny last year.

“But in recent weeks she’s been getting close to Pete and mutual pals of the pair predict their romance will be filmed for the new series.”

Shelby’s signing on the show comes after seven members of the cast were axed in a dramatic New Year’s shake-up.

Chris Clark, Amber Dowding and Mike Hassini were three of the names to be given the boot as part of a move from producers to revamp the series.

Jack Rigden, Jordan Brook, Maddie Hooper and Ruby Lacey were also cut – leaving plenty of room for new additions.

Towie bosses have also signed Vicky Pattison’s ex-boyfriend Jordan Wright and Dean Ralph, who used to date Love Island’s Chloe Crowhurst.

Who is Shelby Tribble’s boyfriend Pete Wicks?

Pete Wicks, 28, is from Harlow Essex.

He joined the cast of Towie in 2015.

In March 2017 he had a high profile split from Megan McKenna.

He said that in a game of snog, marry, avoid he’d kiss co-star Gemma Collins because she’d be a “demon” in bed.

Things must be serious with Shelby though since he’s introduced her to his dog.

However things have been a bit tense between them lately after Shelby was seen grinding up against Liam Gatsby. 


Is Shelby Tribble on social media?

Of course she is! She’s on Twitter and Instagram.

She’s on Twitter @Shelby_Tribble

She’s on Instagram @shelbytribble

 

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Former Diplomat Susan Rice Gets A Seat on Netflix’s Board

Woman of Power and former ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice will join the board of Netflix, the company announced.

“I am thrilled to be joining the board of directors of Netflix, a cutting-edge company whose leadership, high-quality productions, and unique culture I deeply admire,” said Rice.

Rice, 53, served under two presidents—first with the Bill Clinton administration from 1993 to 2007 and under President Barack Obama who appointed her as the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., making her the second youngest person and first African American woman to represent America at the U.N.

Rice began her career at Intellibridge as managing director before joining the Brookings Institute as a management consultant focused on U.S. foreign policy, national security issues, and global poverty. Rice left the Brookings Institute in 2008 to serve as then-candidate Barack Obama’s foreign policy advisor.

A contributing editor at The New York Times, Rice currently serves as Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at American University’s School of International Service and as a non-resident senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

“We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Rice to the Netflix board,” said Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. “For decades, she has tackled difficult, complex global issues with intelligence, integrity and insight and we look forward to benefiting from her experience and wisdom.”

While Michael B. Jordan announced just a week after the Oscars that he would be adopting the “inclusion rider,” Hastings, whose company is heralded as a prime example of diversity in broadcast programming said his company has no interest in doing such a thing.

Rice’s appointment comes in a month that has seen a number black women take board level roles in some of the world’s largest organizations. Etsy added Edith W. Cooper to its board. Richelle Parham also joined Best Buy’s board of directors and Intel added medical doctor Risa Lavizzo-Mourey to its board.

Rice previously held positions as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and as a Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton, as Senior Director, and Director of the National Security Council staff.

From 2009 to 2013, Rice served as U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN and as a cabinet member. In 2013, Rice directed the National Security Council staff, where she chaired the Cabinet-level National Security Principals committee providing daily national security briefings to President Obama. She was responsible for the formulation, coordination, and implementation of all aspects of the administration’s foreign and national security policy, intelligence and military efforts.

A Washington native, Rice is married to Ian Cameron, and they have two children.

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Former Disney Channel Star Caroline Sunshine Joins President Trump’s White House Staff

Former Disney Channel star Caroline Sunshine is joining the White House press office in the role of press assistant, according to CNN.

From 2010 to 2013, Sunshine was in the Disney Channel show Shake It Up opposite Bella Thorne and Zendaya. Though she is best known for her acting career, it’s not her first job in politics.

Prior to this new role, the 22-year-old was a White House intern. She has also interned in House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office, and has been involved in other various political organizations.

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Her new job comes as President Donald Trump’s White House has seen a series of departures — in just the last month, Gary Cohn resigned from his post as Chief Economic Adviser, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired, and H.R. McMaster former National Security Adviser, and Rex Tillerson former Secretary of State were ousted from their posts. On the last day of February Hope Hicks, former White House Communications Director, announced she was leaving the White House.

Cohn was replaced by CNBC contributor Larry Kudlow, McMaster Was replaced by Fox News contributor and former U.N. ambassador John Bolton, and Tillerson was replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo.


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Best Buy Appoints Former eBay Executive To Its Board of Directors

Best Buy Co. Inc. announced that it had appointed Richelle Parham to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Parham, named to BE’s 2015 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America, is a partner at Baltimore-based Camden Partners Holdings, a private equity firm that provides growth and seed capital to lower-middle-market companies in technology, business services, education, and healthcare.

“Richelle has a proven track record in global strategy and marketing—especially personalized digital marketing—and a deep understanding of e-commerce and the fundamental needs of consumers,” said Best Buy Chairman and CEO Hubert Joly. “Her expertise and insights will have great value as we move forward with our Best Buy 2020: Building the New Blue growth strategy.”

A seasoned executive with more than 25 years’ experience in global strategy and marketing, Parham served as vice president and chief marketing officer for eBay prior to joining Camden Partners Holdings in 2016. She was responsible, globally, for eBay’s brand strategy and brand marketing, reaching 108-plus million active eBay users. She served as head of Global Marketing Innovation and Initiatives and head of Global Marketing Services of Visa, Inc. from 2008 to 2010. She spent 13 years at Digitas Inc., where she held a variety of senior leadership roles, including general manager of the agency’s Chicago office. She has been a director of Ranir L.L.C. since September 2017 and has been an independent director at Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings since 2016. She has also held senior leadership roles at Rapp Worldwide and Citibank.

“I am delighted to join the Board and look forward to working with Hubert and the other directors as Best Buy continues to execute on its vision to enrich people’s lives through technology,” Parham said.

An advocate for empowering female leaders through STEM programs, Parham sits on the advisory boards of Girls Who Code and has also been the director of Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. since 2012. Parham, 50, earned a double degree in Business Administration and Design Arts from Drexel University, where she has served as a member of the board of trustees since 2014.

Parham was named to Savoy’s 2016 “Power 300, Most Influential Black Corporate Directors,” Forbes’ 2014 “50 Most Influential CMOs in the World,” and Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business 1000.” She has received the Women of Influence award by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and has been inducted into the World Association for Cooperative Education Co-op Hall of Fame.

Since 2005, Black Enterprise has been publishing the 50 Best Companies For Diversity list, identifying corporations that have developed a culture and executing policies that promoted inclusion of African Americans within their workforce, senior management ranks, corporate boards and supplier pools.

Last summer, Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly, signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion and took the Parity Pledge, promising to interview at least one qualified woman candidate for every position, vice president and above.

So far this month, a number of African Americans have taken up board seats and corporate executive positions from Kenneth Kelly’s appointment as the new chief executive of First Independence Bank of Detroit, to Intel adding a black doctor to its board of directors and Sonia Cargan’s appointment at American Express.

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In the Midst of #MeToo, Alice Glass Scored a Legal Victory Against Her Alleged Abuser and Former Bandmate

Ethan Kath of the band Crystal Castles sued former bandmate Alice Glass for defamation in October after she released a disturbing account alleging he had physically and emotionally abused her. Late last month, the defamation lawsuit was dismissed in court.

“This is a victory for survivors of abuse and sexual misconduct in countries where abusers use the court system to further victimize and keep people silent,” Glass wrote on Twitter after the ruling. In all caps, the Canadian singer added: “WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED.”

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Glass had charged Kath with “almost a decade of abuse, manipulation and psychological control,” starting from when she was just 15 years-old. “Claudio was very manipulative towards me,” she wrote. “Over a period of many months, he gave me drugs and alcohol and had sex with me in an abandoned room at an apartment he managed. It wasn’t always consensual.” At least one other woman has also accused Kath of sexual assault.

After Glass wrote about the alleged abuse, Kath responded by dismissing her claims as the words of a mentally unstable drug addict, labeling them “extortion, false claims and accusations” and insinuating that Glass accused him of abuse because she was upset that the band had achieved success since her departure. He went on to sue Glass for defamation—but on Feb. 23, the Los Angeles Superior Court held that her “motion to strike” was granted, effectively dismissing Kath’s complaint in its entirety.

Glass’ victory in court is particularly important because of how often women and survivors are disenfranchised within the legal system. Women and survivors have nothing to gain—and often everything to lose—from speaking up about harassment, abuse and assault. They can lose jobs and important relationships in their industries, as well as ridicule, slut-shaming and victim-blaming. Even worse, they can face retaliation, threats and violence for coming forward.

Glass first accused Kath of misconduct around the onset of the #MeToo movement, as women and survivors of sexual abuse across the country—and the world—began speaking out about their experiences with sexual abuse and harassment. #MeToo and the use of social media to raise awareness about abuse, hold powerful men accountable and demand justice began largely because of the limited options women have in workplaces and the legal system to defend themselves.

While those who defend men accused of abuse frequently argue that #MeToo and believing women undermine due process, what’s rarely considered is that due to a wide range of circumstances, survivors’ testimonies are often the only evidence they are able to provide. The insistence within institutional and cultural power structures that those testimonies alone aren’t enough to justify consequences for alleged perpetrators denies survivors credibility—and has also denied many victims justice for generations.

Kylie Cheung is an editorial intern at Ms. She writes about feminism in politics and pop culture with a focus on reproductive justice. Her work appeared in Rewire, Teen Vogue, The Mary Sue and Mediaite, among others.

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Ryan Seacrest Denies Sexual Abuse Claims From Former Stylist

Ryan Seacrest has denied his former personal stylist’s new claims of sexual abuse, after she came forward publicly to detail his alleged misconduct, following an internal investigation by E! in which her complaint was dismissed.

“I don’t want to accuse anyone of not telling the truth but in this case, I have no choice but to again deny the claims against me, remind people that I was recused of any wrongdoing, and put the matter to rest,” Seacrest said in a statement to TheWrap on Tuesday.

The denial comes after Suzie Hardy, who started working as Seacrest’s personal stylist at E! News in 2006, told Variety on Monday that the TV host had sexually harassed her for years. Hardy’s claims include unwanted, sexually aggressive touching and groping by Seacrest. Hardy claimed she was fired after reporting the alleged sexual abuse to the company’s human resources department in 2013.

The sexual misconduct allegations were originally made public in November by Seacrest, who issued a statement denying the accusations.

“Recently, someone that worked as a wardrobe stylist for me nearly a decade ago at E! News, came forward with a complaint suggesting I behaved inappropriately toward her,” he said at the time. “If I made her feel anything but respected, I am truly sorry. I dispute these reckless allegations and I plan to cooperate with any corporate inquiries that may result.”

Seacrest, who hosts ABC’s Live With Kelly & Ryan, appeared on the show Tuesday but did not mention the new allegations.

E! issued a statement in January saying there was insufficient evidence to support the accusations against Seacrest. The network said Seacrest will continue to host the Oscars’ red carpet pre-show event at the 2018 Academy Awards, and a spokesperson for ABC said the network will still stand by the host.


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Former L’Oréal Exec Joins AppNexus as VP of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Experience

L’Oréal’s former assistant vice president, Antoinette Hamilton, has been tapped for an entirely new position at AppNexus that will drive diversity, inclusion, and equality at the leading advertising tech company.

In a statement released Tuesday, AppNexus announced the appointment of Hamilton as its new vice president for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Experience. Under the new role, Hamilton will spearhead initiatives “to promote a diverse and inclusive global culture within AppNexus,” reads a press release. This includes leading talent recruitment, driving thought leadership, training employees, and strategizing best corporate practices. She will also be responsible for upholding accountability at the independent tech ad firm by tracking the company’s progress on D&I KPI metrics.

“AppNexus is deeply committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion,” said AppNexus founder and CEO Brian O’Kelley, in the statement. “It’s core to our success as a company. This commitment requires a proactive effort and a holistic view that accords respect to people of different backgrounds and perspectives.”

Hamilton joined L’Oréal USA in 2004 and was named director of Diversity and Inclusion in 2009. She continued to climb the corporate ladder at the billion-dollar beauty company, later being named as assistant vice president of Diversity & Inclusion in 2015. During her tenure, she helped create a culture of inclusion through training, recruitment, best practices, and business accountability for all L’Oréal USA divisions.

“Given her record of success at L’Oréal, Antoinette Hamilton brings a builder’s mentality to an end-to-end culture of inclusion. We’re thrilled to have a leader of her caliber and experience drive our D&I initiatives,” added O’Kelley.

Hamilton said she is looking forward to leading AppNexus’ global D&I approach. “AppNexus’ executive leadership shares a robust commitment to building a diverse and inclusive future for our company,” she said. “I am excited to join a company whose values are so intrinsically woven into their overall corporate strategy and which views diversity as a lever to propel the business forward.”

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Former Adviser to President Barack Obama Joins U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a VP

A former adviser to President Barack Obama, Rick Wade, has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C as vice president of strategic alliances and outreach.

 

His new duties will include developing and implementing programs and initiatives to help the nation’s largest business advocacy group create new business relationships and partnerships across diverse audiences in America. Additionally, Wade will provide counsel on policy issues and lead special projects at the chamber.

 

“Rick’s wealth of knowledge enables him to give a megaphone to the voice of business across the country and to share the positive impacts of the free enterprise system. We’re excited to welcome him to our talented team,” stated Suzanne Clark, a senior executive vice president at the chamber.

 

Before joining the chamber, Wade was the founder and principal of The Wade Group, a global business consulting firm with offices in Columbia, South Carolina, and Washington, D.C.

 

He also was a senior adviser and deputy chief of staff for former Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke. In that role, Wade helped to expand opportunities for U.S. companies to sell their products in markets worldwide. Wade was a liaison to businesses, trade associations, and civic organizations as well as state and local governments.

 

A former senior adviser to the 2008 Obama for America campaign, he is a current member of the Democratic National Committee. Wade is a former executive at Hoffman-La Roche and Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina. He also has professional experience at the South Carolina House of Representatives, Cabinet of the Governor, and the Government and Community Relations Office at the University of South Carolina.

 

Wade received his Bachelor of Science from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from Benedict College and South Carolina State University.

 

The chamber claims it’s the world’s largest business federation, representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions.

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Former Temptations’ Lead Singer Dennis Edwards Dead At 74

One of the voices that carried the legendary Temptations has passed away.

Dennis Edwards has died. Edwards replaced David Ruffin as the lead singer of The Temptations in the summer of 1968. In a nine-year period, Edwards lead voices help usher in a new era for the Tempts with his such as “Cloud Nine,” “I Can’t Get Next to You” and, “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone.”

In 1984 Edwards got his first solo hit with “Don’t Look Any Further,” a duet with Siedah Garrett. The song and album from the same title rose to #2 on the Billboard R&B Charts.

Dennis Edwards was briefly married to Ruth Pointer of the Pointer Sisters. The couple has one daughter, Issa Pointer. Edwards was 74 years old. February 3rd would have been his 75th birthday.

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Former Championship Tour Competitor Matt Banting Set To Comeback From Injury at Vissla Sydney Surf Pro

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Coolangatta, QLD/AUS  (Wednesday,January 31, 2018) – With less than a month until the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 6000 event lands on Manly Beach, many of the world’s best surfers are gearing up to make a splash in Sydney’s biggest surf event.

With 6,000 QS points up for grabs, an estimated 220 surfers from over 20 different countries are expected to kick off their 2018 campaign in style when the event gets underway from 24 February – 4 March.

Someone who is accustomed to taking victories in Manly is 23-year-old Matt Banting – who at just 17 – made worldwide news back in 2012 when he not only claimed victory in the QS 6,000, but also the Pro Junior division at the Australian Open of Surfing.

After spending the last 12-months recovering from a pelvic injury, Banting is eager to get back to the location that cemented him as one of the world’s best and put him on the pathway to qualifying for the WSL Championship Tour in 2015.

“I think I’ve been pain-free since October 2017 and since then I’ve been focused on getting back to the level I was surfing at previously,” said Banting. “I think I was beginning to get a bit flustered by a lot of the pressure of being on tour back in 2016 and I probably took on too much. Now, I’m more focused on improving my own surfing and hopefully getting a few good results in 2018.”

“Winning in Manly back in 2012 is still one of the fondest memories I’ve ever had from professional surfing. I’ve actually started watching a lot of clips from events in Manly over the last few years and the waves have been really similar to home in previous years, so hopefully, it’s similar in 2018 and I’m prepared when the event kicks off.”

Banting will make his complete competitive return in the upcoming Vissla Great Lakes Pro pres. by D’Blanc before going into the Burton Automotive Pro and finally the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro at Manly.

In addition to the QS components of the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro, a WSL sanctioned Pro Junior event will also take place on the opening weekend of the 24 – 25 February.

All the NSW professional surfing action gets underway from early January with the World Junior Championships, followed by the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series, The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle National Final, Surfest and the Vissla Sydney Pro.

The Vissla Sydney Surf Pro will be proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The event will also be proudly supported by Vissla, Northern Beaches Council, WSL and Surfing NSW.

The 2018 Vissla Sydney Surf Pro will be held from February 26th  – March 4th. For more information, highlights and images, head to www.worldsurfleague.com and on the WSL App.

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Georgia Toffolo dating ex of Prince Harry’s former flame Chelsy Davy

QUEEN of the jungle Georgia Toffolo has a love link to real royalty — as she is secretly dating Chelsy Davy’s ex Charles Goode.

Toff” and jeweller Charles, once rumoured to be engaged to Prince Harry’s former flame,  had been trying to keep their romance quiet.

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But the smitten couple were spotted canoodling on a romantic break at the exclusive Swiss Alpine ski resort of Verbier.

I’m A Celebrity winner Toff, 23, was also seen kissing Charles, 32, at the airport before they returned home after the New Year.

Loaded Charles is third-generation jeweller at Goode & Son, a luxury brand worn by the Beckhams, Kate Moss and Kate Winslet.

The couple saw in the New Year at a £22,000-a-week chalet which overlooks the  resort.

They were also with ex-Formula One boss Paddy McNally, 77, who used to date  Prince Andrew’s former flame  Sarah Ferguson.

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A close source told The Sun: “Charles is totally smitten with Toff.

“They have been seeing each other for a while and this was their first time away as a proper couple.

“They spent New Year together at a huge party at Paddy’s chalet and they couldn’t keep their hands off each other.

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“They have been keeping it quiet but after getting so close on holiday it is clear things are getting serious very quickly.”

The couple arrived on New Year’s Eve and spent quality time skiing and watching films together.

They were also spotted stroking each other’s legs under the table at a five-star hotel on Wednesday night.

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Georgia Toffolo keeping it cool in the jungle
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The following day Charles planted a kiss on Toff’s lips after they had pizza with wine and beers at an airport restaurant.   Former Made in Chelsea star Toff picked up the £80 bill before they flew back to London.

She had been pictured holding hands with on/off boyfriend James Middleton  just a week before entering the I’m A Celebrity jungle.

But the source said: “Toff is totally over James.



“Their relationship had already come to an end but they remain friends and are on good terms.

“Charles makes Toff laugh and at the moment they want to spend every moment they can together.

“They are very similar and are well suited in society terms.

“Both love to go out and party but they are also hard working – they make a really great couple.”

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Former TV Doctor Donald Faison Talks About Saving Real Lives

Studies from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that more than 100,000 people in the U.S. would live longer lives if they received preventive care each year. To encourage more people to take advantage of annual checkups, which are usually 100% covered by health plans if a patient stays in-network, Cigna launched The TV Doctors for Doctors. The yearly campaign features prominent actors who have played physicians on television such as Neil Patrick Harris, who’s known for his role as Dr. Doogie Howser, and Patrick Dempsey and Kate Walsh, who both starred on Grey’s Anatomy. Also part of the campaign is Donald Faison, who had a leading role in the hit ABC comedy series Scrubs from 2001 to 2010.

Faison stopped by Black Enterprise to discuss his personal passion to make a real difference in the health of the country and commitment to help people prevent chronic diseases and live a healthier life. During the interview, the former star of the 1995 pop classic Clueless talked about his partnership with Cigna and why it’s important to take control of your own health. He also explained why it’s important for him to be a role model for his children and motivate them to lead healthy lives. After taking an honest look at his own health and daily habits, he realized how important it was for him to lead by example. In addition, the comedian talked about his current work-related projects.

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Former NBA Star Lorenzen Wright’s Ex-Wife Arrested In Connection With His Murder

There’s been an arrest in the murder case of NBA player Lorenzen Wright.

Seven years after Wright’s bullet-riddled body was found decomposing in a Tennessee suburb, Sherra Wright Robinson, his ex-wife, was arrested Friday night in Riverside, Calif., reports Fox13.

“Thank you Jesus! Thank you Jesus! They got her! They got her!’’ Lorenzen Wright’s mother, Deborah Marion, told a reporter. She added: “They need to bury her.’’

Marion said police confirmed the arrest to her. She said got a call from Memphis police and went with her family to police headquarters. Marion says a police official told her Sherra will be charged with first-degree murder.

As we reported earlier, Billy Turner — a deacon at the church Lorenzen and Sherra Wright attended — was arrested and charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty.

“It’s just those two right now,’’ Marion said. “But they’re still working on it.’’

Wright, who was 34 when he died, played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and LA Clippers among other teams, was last seen alive on July 18, 2010, as he left his ex-wife’s home.

Here’s what we reported about the case in 2010:

A law enforcement source confirmed to the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper the body was that of Wright, who has been missing since July 19, though the Memphis Police Department won’t officially comment. Police are referring to their investigation as a “death investigation.”

Wright recently flew from Atlanta to Memphis to visit friends and his six children, friends said.

According to sources, a 9-1-1 call was made from Wright’s cell phone on July 19. A fire dispatcher could hear the loud blasts of several gunshots. The cellphone call ended at that point.
Later it was learned that dispatchers didn’t alert patrol officers or commanders because they couldn’t confirm it came from their jurisdiction. They didn’t send a patrol officer or relay the information to Memphis police until days later.

Wright’s mother filed a missing-person report with Collierville police on July 22, 2010. Authorities in Collierville were accused of dragging their feet in the days after the report was filed, and an apparent lack of communication kept authorities from linking the 911 call to the missing-person report.

Wright’s body was found in a field near some woods, complicating the investigation because evidence had likely deteriorated in the heat of Summer. An autopsy report showed bullet fragments were lodged in Wright’s skull, chest and right forearm.

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Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan: Where Are the Former Skaters Now?

More than two decades ago, former American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed in the knee while training to compete in the 1994 Winter Olympics in a scandal that captivated the nation and ensnared her biggest rival, Tonya Harding.

An assailant, hired by Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, struck Kerrigan on the right knee with a baton after practice at a Detroit ice rink on Jan. 6, 1994. The attack left the gold medal favorite wailing and repeatedly howling “Why?” on the floor as doctors tended to her injuries, according to footage of the immediate aftermath.

Kerrigan went on to become a two-time Olympic medalist and recently competed on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, while Harding — whose troubled past is the subject of the upcoming biopic I, Tonya that stars Margot Robbie — has mostly stayed out of the spotlight.

Ahead of the big screen debut of I, Tonya on Friday, here’s a look at where Harding, now 47, and Kerrigan, 48, are today:

Tonya Harding in 2017

After she was permanently banned from competing in amateur skating competitions following Kerrigan’s attack, Harding briefly dabbled in boxing around 2004 and released The Tonya Tapes, a book about her tumultuous life and upbringing, in 2008. “Being afraid to open up and talk to someone is really difficult,” she told the Associated Press when the book was published. “That was another reason I wanted to finish the book, to get rid of my past, dealing with everything, the ups and downs, for a fresh start in the future.”

In 1994, Harding pleaded guilty to conspiring to hinder the prosecution of the attack on Kerrigan, although she has denied any role in the attack itself. She was sentenced to three years’ probation and had to pay a $ 100,000 fine as well as resign from the U.S. Figure Skating Association.

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Vivien Killilea—Getty Images for NEONTonya Harding and Margot Robbie attend NEON and 30WEST Present the Los Angeles Premiere of “I, Tonya” Supported By Svedka on December 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

While she has largely maintained her privacy in recent years, Harding spoke about the notorious attack on Kerrigan during a 2009 interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Harding told the TV host she has “moved on” and extended warm regards to Kerrigan.

“If she’d let me, I’d love to give her a hug and just tell her how proud I am of her being able to go forward with her life,” Harding said of Kerrigan. “She’s moved on. I’ve moved on. It’s part of history that will always be with us. But I’m also noted as the one and only American woman that did the first triple Axel and those are the things that no one can take away from me.”

The former skater also said her biggest regret was “being married for the first time to an idiot” and said she wished she could have had a “more stable life” growing up. She has said her mother was abusive.

Harding, who now lives in Washington State with her new husband and young son, cooperated with the creation of I, Tonya. She even appeared to be grateful for the movie, which brought her to tears, screenwriter Steven Rogers told Deadline. “She said she laughed and she cried, and there were things she didn’t like, but she’s emailed me twice just to thank me, so I think she’s happy,” Rogers said.

Robbie, the Hollywood star who portrays Harding in the film, told People last week that Harding was “incredibly lovely” during the process. “She was very sweet and very understanding,” Robbie said. The two even walked the red carpet for the Los Angeles premiere of the film on Dec. 6.

Harding’s representatives said the former skater was not immediately available for comment.

Nancy Kerrigan in 2017

Kerrigan, who won bronze at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games, recovered from the attack and took home a silver medal at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics, where Harding placed eighth. She stopped skating competitively, but she helps choreograph seasonal ice skating shows like Halloween on Ice and has performed in dozens of live and made-for-TV shows, including Disney’s Dreams on Ice. Kerrigan also got married in 1995, had three children, wrote two books on skating and became an advocate for the vision impaired and for athletes suffering from eating disorders.

“One thing is for sure,” her husband and manager Jerry Solomon told TIME on Tuesday. “She has been a role model and inspiration for many people.”

This spring, Kerrigan ditched her skates for dancing shoes as one of the celebrity contenders on Dancing with the Stars. She and her professional dancer partner, Artem Chigvintsev, were eliminated in May. “I am going to miss all this, for sure, as it was a great experience,” Kerrigan wrote in a blog post at the time.

The Massachusetts mother also appeared in a recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. In the reality TV show’s holiday special, which aired Nov. 26, Kerrigan surprises the Kardashian clan at a holiday party at one of their homes in Calabasas and skates with the youngest members of the family in a skating rink set up in the yard.

As for her more long-term projects, Kerrigan is working on an upcoming documentary that explores eating disorders in the sports world. The film is called Why Don’t You Lose 5 Pounds? and Kerrigan is the executive producer. In an interview with ABC’s Nightline this April, Kerrigan said she developed an eating disorder after the attack and had to force herself to eat. She also revealed that she has suffered at least six miscarriages over eight years after her first child was born in 1996. Kerrigan also told ABC she never got a direct apology from Harding, but that it didn’t “matter at this point.”


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