They may come from prestigious families and study at Harvard, but former First Daughter Malia Obama and her British beau showed they’re just a couple of regular teens while strolling around Soho over the weekend.
In their first public outing to the city since they became an Ivy League item last fall, Malia and boyfriend Rory Farquharson were the picture of young love.
Farquharson, whose brown hair was styled to rakishly flop over one eye and who wore an eye-popping sky-blue down coat, stopped for a smoke at one point.
The pair, both 19, also engaged in what every teenager does these days, even on dates — stare at their phones.
Malia was captured in a video in November kissing Farquharson during a tailgate party at the Harvard-Yale football game.
The Daily Mail quoted insiders saying Farquharson was considered “quite a catch’’ in high school, having attended UK’s prestigious Rugby School, which charges about $42,000 a year and is famous for its emphasis on the contact sport.
The Harvard student also plays golf, which might help him score points with his girlfriend’s famous dad, who has been known to hit the links.
The former president has said he doesn’t lose sleep over whom Malia or her kid sister, Sasha, 16, dates.
“There’s only so much these guys can do,” he said jokingly a few months before his eldest daughter hooked up with Farquharson on campus.
“They have Secret Service,” he quipped.
Sundance: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Calls for Constitution That Is “Ever More Inclusive” at ‘RBG’ Premiere
The 84-year-old Supreme Court Justice brought the house to its feet at Sunday evening’s world premiere of ‘RBG,’ the documentary about her life and legacy.
Legal mind extraordinaire.
Women’s rights icon.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg brought the house to its feet — three times to be exact — at Sunday evening’s world premiere of RBG, the documentary about her life and legacy.
Much to the delight of the audience, the soft-spoken justice showed no signs of slowing down.
“I hope that I can continue to be a part of making that ‘a more perfect union,'” the 84-year-old Supreme Court Justice told the jam-packed Marc Theater, referencing the famous opening line of the Constitution. “It’s the responsibility of women to get out there and give a good show, to help give courage to young women and girls to get out there too,” she said.
Ginsburg said she was heartened by the increasing number of women occupying legislative jobs and urged women — especially younger women — to continue to fight for representation.
Theatrical rights are up for grabs and, given RBG’s reception, Ginsberg could become an inadvertent film star during polarizing times in the vein of An Inconvenient Truth’s Al Gore.
Showing her lighter side, Ginsberg offered some funny asides about the Sundance Film Festival.
Totenberg’s chat with Ginsburg covered personal ground over political, as she questioned the justice about her own experiences with sexual harassment, the cultural touchstones that influence her life, and how she wound up securing her first clerkship after graduating the top of her class at Columbia Law School.
But the law is now on the side of women or men who encounter harassment, and that’s a good thing.” Totenberg asked Ginsburg if she ever experienced sexual harassment in her career.
“The answer is yes,” the justice said.
How dare you.’ And that was the end of that.” Totenberg questioned whether Ginsburg was worried about a backlash hitting the #MeToo movement.
When I see women appearing everywhere, I’m less worried about backlash than I was 20 years ago.” Totenberg then asked Ginsburg about movies, in keeping with the business of the festival.
“I don’t know if I would love it if I saw it today for the first time, but back then I watched it five times in a row,” Ginsburg said.
It wasn’t until one of her professors, who arranged many clerkships for graduates, offered her future boss a carrot and a stick, that she got a position.
All this time, I thought the judge hired me because he had two daughters and this was how he wanted the world to be for them.
Once we got the job, we did as well, if not better, than the men.” Ginsburg ended the chat by answering the main question on the audience’s mind: how’s your health?
“As long as I can do the job full-steam, I will be here.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor for Veep at the 2018 SAGs on Sunday, January 21, but the actress, who just completed her last round of chemo for breast cancer, did not attend the show.
Presenters Connie Britton and Mandy Moore accepted the award on her behalf.
“Julia, we’re thinking of you and we love you and we are happy to accept the Actor on your behalf.” The cast of Veep also took home the trophy for Best Television Comedy.
So honored to win.
So proud to be a union member.
Miss being at the table with you all.
“1 in 8 women get breast cancer.
“The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union.
“My beauty boys @henryhallmusic @charlie_hall made this for me today, my last day of chemotherapy,” Louis-Dreyfus captioned the clip, in which her boys lip-sync and dance to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” She added: “Pretty swell, right?
Ain’t they sweet?” The clip begins with text across the screen that read: “Mom’s Last Chemo Day!!!
James Franco has his sister-in-law squarely in his corner at the SAG Awards … ’cause she just defended him amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
At the 2018 #SAGAwards, Alison Brie addressed the allegations of sexual misconduct made against her brother-in-law, James Franco: “It remains vital that anyone that feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward.”
pic.twitter.com/dG5uJJVko7 — E!
News (@enews) January 21, 2018 Alison Brie — who’s married to James’ younger brother, Dave Franco — was talking to Giuliana Rancic Sunday at the Shrine Auditorium when she was asked about Time’s Up and the accusations against her brother-in-law.
She had a diplomatic response at first, saying the Francos supported anyone who felt victimized coming forward and speaking — but then made it clear … she supports her family, adding that not all of the info being reported about James was accurate.
As we reported … Franco stands accused of sexual misconduct by at least 5 women.
He’s denied the allegations against him, and has since avoided public events … including the 24th annual SAG Awards.
At the start of the new year, reports circulated claiming the Six actress was secretly dating Faris’ ex, Chris Pratt, and that the Mom star was allegedly furious over it.
While Munn said she doesn’t typicallyrespond to tabloid fodder, she wanted to shoot down the story directly to Faris herself via text. “Since we know each other, I wanted to reach out to you personally to tell you the story about me and Chris dating has 0% truth,” Munn penned, according to a photo of the text she shared on Instagram.
It wasn’t long before Munn got an answer. “Oh my god—this town is so f–king crazy-you are so sweet to text,” the CBS star wrote back. “I love you-having said that if you were my new sister in law I would be thrilled…let’s please catch up soon.” “Not every woman is scorned and upset after a breakup,” Munn wrote on her social media page. “Not every woman is ‘furious’ at another woman for dating her ex…So even if I was dating [Chris], some tabloids got me and [Anna] all wrong…women respect and love each other a lot more than some people like to think.” “Refrain from judgment, be the rock of understanding, be the well of empathy,” she told the crowd of thousands from the microphone. “We all have the power to make sure our daughters, nieces, granddaughters, great-granddaughters grow up with the mentality that if you come for one of us, you come for all of us.”
As a thank you for her wisdom and charm, hundreds of people from around the world pitched in to surprise Grandma Eileen on her 101st birthday.
The beloved senior is renowned for giving advice to stressed out New Yorkers from her home in Seattle, Washington 3,000 miles away.
Her grandson, Mike Matthews, set up a makeshift therapist’s booth on the streets of the Big Apple so pedestrians could Skype with Eileen and ask for her guidance.
Additionally, Eileen has a Facebook and Instagram page on which she answers questions from youngsters all over the world.
Then last month, Matthews took to social media and asked if Eileen’s fans could help them celebrate her birthday by sending in letters.
Thanks to a little social media magic, the senior’s Post Office box was flooded with dozens of heartfelt notes, cards, and letters.
Heather Matthews, Eileen’s granddaughter-in-law, told Good News Network: “It was so fun to surprise Grandma Eileen today with her party and the letters.
She was shocked when she found out they were there to see her.
I was so excited I couldn’t sleep last night!” Heather added: “She doesn’t understand why people love her, but as her family, we totally can understand.
She’s a very lovable person and you are drawn to her and feel an instant connection.” (WATCH Eileen’s heartwarming reaction below) Click To Share The Sweet Story With Your Friends – OR,
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In a post from a This Is Us fan group on Facebook, one viewer asked if anyone thought Kate took the batteries out of the Pearson family home’s smoke detector.
Why she would’ve needed them is still a mystery, but that might be a huge clue as to why she seems to blame herself for Jack’s death more than any of her siblings do.
If that sounds like a reach, we get it, but there’s one scene from last week’s episode that has us thinking this theory holds water.
We see Jack and Rebecca sitting on the couch having an innocent conversation about their teenage daughter that starts with Rebecca asking Jack to talk to her: “I need you to talk to Kate, something is up with her.”
Earlier on in the episode, Rebecca asks Jack to remind her to pickup batteries at the mall.
It definitely looks like the batteries were purposefully taken out of it, making it abundantly obvious that it will be a big component of how Jack dies.
Some of the more popular reasons for Kate taking the batteries out of the smoke alarm have to do with her struggle with her weight, as well as the argument Kate had with Rebecca after the dress she tried on didn’t fit. “Perhaps Kate took the batteries out of the alarm because she is [sneaking] smoking to help lose weight,” one fan commented under the theory.
Hopefully we get to the bottom of the great fire alarm caper once and for all by the end of the season.
Dolores O’Riordan was mourned by hundreds this weekend in her native Ireland during an open coffin public reposal — where bystanders said goodbye to the Cranberries singer.
Dolores’ body was on display Sunday at St. Joseph’s Church, where mourners flocked to pay their respects to the Irish rock star.
The casket remained open, and some fans reportedly said she looked “at peace” … according to the Irish Times.
Her mother and six siblings were in attendance, and her Cranberries bandmates left a floral tribute beside her coffin which read … “The song has ended, but the memories linger on.”
As we reported … Dolores died this past week while recording in London.
Her rep said she died “suddenly” and cops are treating the death as “unexplained” for now … no further details have been released.
Friends of hers told us she’d been “dreadfully depressed” as of late, and was also suffering from back pain.
Dolores will be laid to rest next to her father Tuesday at Caherelly Cemetery in County Limerick, Ireland.
The Norwegian government has just passed a total ban on all fur farming.
The legislation, which was announced by the Norwegian Animal Rights Organization (NOAH) on last week, will make it illegal for the country’s 340 fur farms to continue business.
The facilities will have until 2025 to close down entirely.
RELATED: California Becomes First State to Ban Pet Shop Sales of Non-Rescued Animals The ban’s approval was adopted after a 30-year campaign conducted by Norwegian animal rights organizations against the inhumane practice.
Camilla Björkbom, chairman of the Animal Rights Society, says that the legislation sends a strong message to other Scandinavian countries such as Sweden.
“We welcome the Swedish Government’s proposal to investigate the welfare of minkers on Sweden’s fur farms, but today we see that Norway shows that a ban on fur farming is possible.
This is a great news … because it sets a good example for Sweden and the upcoming Swedish investigation.” MORE: Watching Birds Near Your Home is Good For Your Mental Health “Norway is talking about today’s message to the growing number of countries in Europe who discontinue fur farming.
By 2017, the Czech Republic and Germany have also decided to shut down fur farms,” Björkbom said.
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Troye Sivan is taking the music industry by storm.
At only 22 years old, the singer has over 10 million combined followers on social media, a diehard fanbase amongst millennials, and some pretty jaw-dropping pipes.
Shortly after releasing his single “My, My, My!”
earlier this month, Troye made his debut on Saturday Night Live as the show’s musical guest over the weekend.
If his show-stopping performance was your first introduction to the singer, don’t worry — here are a few facts to know about the talented musician.
He gained popularity on YouTube before finding musical success.
He’s got 4.4M subscribers on his channel, which features everything from vlogs to collaborative challenges with other popular YouTubers.
He was born in South Africa, but he’s lived with his parents in Australia since he was a toddler.
He’s openly gay and uses his various platforms to raise awareness about LGBT issues.
He acts on the side and played a young Hugh Jackman in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Chris Pratt and Olivia Munn have been spotted on a romantic dinner date in Los Angeles.
Just one month after Chris officially filed for divorce from his wife Anna Faris, it looks like the actor has moved on with actress Olivia Munn.
An eyewitness has told Entertainment Tonight that the 38-year-old was spotted enjoying a “romantic” dinner with Olivia in Los Angeles on Friday at popular restaurant Craig’s in West Hollywood, California.
The source added that the pair were alone, and acting “totally romantic.” “He had his arm around her at one point,” the eyewitness said, before adding that it didn’t look like they were trying to hide their PDA.
However, the pair made sure that they weren’t photographed as they reportedly entered the restaurant through the kitchen.
Earlier this month, a source told OK!
Olivia and Chris appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden in 2016, where they spoke about being on their double date.
“It started as a convenient rebound but blossomed into something very real and exciting.
She and Chris really like each other,” the source said.
Chris and Anna, who share their son Jack, announced their separation in August 2017 after eight years of marriage Anna is now reportedly dating cinematographer Michael Barrett.
A Denver anchorman made headlines last month for a touching opening segment – and it wasn’t what he said that touched hearts, it’s what he wore on his back.
Kyle Clark of Colorado-9 News opened up one of his shows by saying that he was wearing a blazer that had been sent to him by a viewer named Connie Larson.
The jacket used to belong to her husband Doyle.
While Connie had always detested the jacket, they had always joked that Clark should wear it for his show.
LOOK: Instead of Cleaning the Fridge as Requested, Home Nurse Finds it Empty –and Fills it When 54-year-old Doyle passed away in December because of a brain tumor, Connie sent the jacket to Clark and explained its sentimental value.
“I do understand if this jacket is ‘too ugly’ for even your wardrobe but know that it always made us smile each time we saw what you chose to wear each night,” wrote Connie.
Clark donned the old brown and black blazer for his show and asked his viewers to donate to the American Brain Tumor Association in Doyle’s name.
He then kept his word and picked two random donors as the recipients of his own jackets.
If you would like to continue the compassionate trend, you can donate to the American Brain Tumor Association in Doyle’s name by visiting the charity’s website.
(WATCH the video at Colorado-9 — NOTE: auto-playing ad) Click To Share The Sweet Story With Your Friends – Photo by 9 News
The “Blinking White Guy” GIF was one of the most popular (and saltiest) memes out there in 2017.
And now, the blinking white guy himself has emerged for an interview on Good Morning America.
Okay, maybe “emerged” is a strong word.
Scanlon, a video producer and podcaster for the video game website Giant Bomb, has been around the internet for a while.
But this year — a year during which people were constantly incredulous — that blinking GIF caught fire even outside the gaming community. “We don’t really have a way of communicating body language over the internet … memes are kind of that,” Scanlon says in the interview.
He also supplies a few of his now-trademark blinks — which are pretty different from the original, to be honest.
Not to call him a one-blink wonder or anything.
For more Drew, more blinks, and more memes, you can watch the full GMA segment below.
You know, like those nature trail camera traps that show lions, tigers, and bears frolicking through the forest.
But sometimes they catch even more exotic imagery like…rivers.
Rivers may be commonplace, but crazy things can happen on them.
In upstate New York, a camera captured an incredible ice jam on the beautiful Ausable River.
The National Weather Service tweeted out a time-lapse video of a section of the river transforming from tranquil to chaotic, and the images are pretty remarkable.
Ice jam on the Ausable River in Au Sable Forks NY.
Video starts at noon (17:00Z) and ends at 3pm (20:00Z).
They happen fast!
#icejam #nywx pic.twitter.com/vO5HJQeCcU Ice jams occur when rivers that are covered with ice get additional water from rain or melting snow, rise quickly, and the ice breaks into big chunks.
Nature is awesome!
Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update”got some guests from across the pond this week, when Prince William and Prince Harry visited the show to comment on Donald Trump’s recently cancelled trip to England.
But the appearance, quickly turned into a jab fest between the two British brothers, played by Alex Moffat and Mikey Day, respectively.
Most of the jokes revolved around the headline-making buzz cut that Prince William received this past week.
You look like British Larry David.
It’s not good.
Shave it!” Harry said.
The pair then got into an argument about the difference between Ron “Beasley” and Ron “Weasley,” before making up over their chant of “Windsor Boys!” and a hilarious secret handshake.
“The only difference between that show and this is people watch this one,” William quipped.
Oh yeah, Kate’s handbag!” William wouldn’t let comments about his wife, Kate Middleton, slide, joking, “Beautiful woman, great mom, whenever the kids are being fussy and not going to bed, she puts on an episode of Suits and they’re out!” Watch the clip to see the hilarious sketch!
For more from the royals, watch the video below!
Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has won its third weekend box office title with ease, topping newcomers “12 Strong” and “Den of Thieves,” with $20 million at 3,704 North American locations.
Fox’s “The Post” finished fourth with $12 million at 2,851 venues and its fifth weekend of “The Greatest Showman” remained a solid draw in fifth with $11 million at 2,823 screens.
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has shown remarkable staying power, declining only 28% this weekend and lifting its 33-day North American total to $317 million — the 61st highest of all time.
It’s Sony’s fifth highest domestic grosser of all time, trailing only the first three Spider-Man titles and last summer’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” “Jumanji” is also singular in winning the box office in its third, fourth and fifth weekends after finishing second in its first two weekends to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” “This is an unprecedented and unusual box office trajectory for a wide release blockbuster,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst with comScore.
“Another great performance by the seemingly unstoppable ‘Jumanji’ powers the pre-Oscar nominations weekend while bolstered by a pair of solid debuts from ’12 Strong’ and ‘Den of Thieves,’ but this was not enough to beat a tough weekend over weekend comparison to the year ago stellar performance of M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split,’” Dergarabedian said.
“12 Strong,” starring Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon, had been tracking in the $14 million to $17 million range.
The movie is based Doug Stanton’s 2009 bestseller “Horse Soldiers,” which centers on CIA paramilitary operations officers and U.S. Special Forces sent to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Bruckheimer began developing the film in 2009 while at Disney.
It showed respectable staying power with a 37% decline from its first weekend in wide release and has totaled $45.2 million domestically.
The domestic total has hit $113.5 million while the international box office is at $118 million.
Shoppers leave the store through those same gates, without pausing to pull out a credit card.
Their Amazon account automatically gets charged for what they take out the door.
Image Image Image There are no shopping carts or baskets inside Amazon Go.
Instead, customers put items directly into the shopping bag they’ll walk out with.
“We’ve just put associates on different kinds of tasks where we think it adds to the customer experience,” Ms. Puerini said.
Image Image Image Most people who spend any time in a supermarket understand how vexing the checkout process can be, with clogged lines for cashiers and customers who fumble with self-checkout kiosks.
At Amazon Go, checking out feels like — there’s no other way to put it — shoplifting.
With permission from Amazon, I tried to trick the store’s camera system by wrapping a shopping bag around a $4.35 four-pack of vanilla soda while it was still on a shelf, tucking it under my arm and walking out of the store.
It won’t say whether it plans to open more Amazon Go stores, or leave this as a one-of-a-kind novelty.
A more intriguing possibility is that it could use the technology inside Whole Foods stores, though Ms. Puerini said Amazon has “no plans” to do so.
This 12-year-old boy can do more than just play “Wonderwall” on the guitar – he can play 44 different instruments.
Neil Nayyar of Oak Grove, California holds the Assist Foundation’s world record for being the youngest person to proficiently play the highest number of musical instruments.
The prodigy didn’t become a musical genius overnight, however – Neil enjoys spending six hours per day practicing all of his musical tools.
While the seventh grader learns most of his music by ear, he also gets lessons from seven teachers in his local area—and five teachers on Skype.
The instruments range from rock and blues standards; trumpet, drums, and bass; to orchestra utensils, like the flute and the harp; to more worldly additions, such as the bulal tarang and the shenhai.
TALENTED: Woman Can Smell Parkinson’s Disease, May Lead To Breakthrough For Detection “Learning is always endless.
You keep learning—lifelong,” his father Rajan Nayyar told Good News Network.
That will be another world record.” WATCH: Touring Group of Acro-Cats Has Helped to Save 200 Other Felines After that, Rajan says that Neil plans on growing up to become a “composer, author/educator or music director”.
“We feel very happy whenever we see any human being do some thing exceptional,” added Rajan.
“We hope Neil’s story will encourage kids of his age, and inspire the parents to encourage their kids’ hidden talents and make the world more happy place.” (WATCH the video below) Pass On The Positive Tune: Share The Cool Story With Your Friends – Photo by KTXL
It used to be people were happy enough to just have to push a button in their car and have the garage door open.
We’re living in the 21st century, surely there must be a better way!
Well, if you’ve got a home automation system setup and a spare ESP8266 laying around, [aderusha] may have your solution with MQTTCarPresence.
The theory of operation here is very clever.
When the engine is started, the ESP8266 is powered up and immediately connects to the WiFi network and pushes an MQTT message to Home Assistant.
When Home Assistant gets the notification that the ESP8266 has connected, it opens the garage door.
When [aderusha] drives out of the garage and away from the house, the ESP8266 loses connection to the network, and Home Assistant closes the door.
The same principle works when he comes home: as the car approaches the house it connects to the network and the garage door opens, and when the engine is shut off in the garage, the door closes again.
The hardware side of the setup is really just a WeMos D1 mini Pro board, though he’s added an external antenna to make sure the signal gets picked up when the vehicle is rolling up.
He’s also designed a very slick 3D printed case to keep it all together in a neat little package.
A year on from Donald Trump’s inauguration women have taken to the streets once again, as a follow up to last year’s Women’s March.
Proving that this movement here to stay, thousands of women turned out to voice their displeasure with the current administration in Washington D.C. and just like last year, they have made some hilariously creative and clever signs.
It has been a tough year for many of these protesters, who have seen attacks on their reproductive rights, the rise of far-right movements and an immigration reform that is dividing families as well as the nation as a whole.
Despite this, the protests took place peacefully and with an optimism and good humor that bodes well for future female activism.
With more women now signing up for office than ever, and the rise of movements like the ‘Me Too’ campaign highlighting the insidious mistreatment of women by powerful men in Hollywood, it seems that women’s voices are being heard in the fight for a fairer, more equal society.
Scroll down to check out some of the wittiest, most creative and downright brutal signs from the march.
Let us know what you think in the comments, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite!
Donald Trump tweeted out his support for the march, despite the fact that many of the protests were directed squarely at him
Before Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth, she married the handsome foreign Prince Philip from Greece, who also happens to be her third cousin.
According to Sally Bedell Smith’s biography titled Elizabeth the Queen, Philip came from a tumultuous background despite his lineage.
By age 8, he’d headed to England for boarding school.
With generous good looks and confidence, Philip made his way to England with the help of royal relatives.
He would later be invited to have lunch with the royal family, and that’s when Elizabeth reportedly fell for him.
During World War II, Philip served in the Mediterranean and Pacific, and he and Elizabeth wrote each other letters.
By 1946, he was back in London and making regular visits to Buckingham Palace.
Their wedding was held at Westminster Abbey on Nov. 20, 1947.
During their 70 years of marriage, most of them during Elizabeth’s reign as the monarch, Prince Philip has been as constant as the queen herself, although he’s a bit more controversial, making a few insensitive gaffes.
But when he’s not giving the press an unfortunate quote to run, he’s either by the queen’s side, working as a patron for several charities, or, until recently, enjoying carriage racing.
Looks like Chris Pratt is moving on — with Olivia Munn.
The 38-year-old actor was spotted enjoying a “romantic” dinner with Munn in Los Angeles on Friday, an eyewitness tells ET.
The pair dined at popular Hollywood restaurant Craig’s in West Hollywood, California.
According to ET’s eyewitness, Pratt and Munn, 37, were alone, and acting “totally romantic.” “He had his arm around her at one point,” the eyewitness says, adding that it didn’t look like the two were trying to hide their PDA.
Pratt and Munn, did, however, take precautions not to be photographed.
ET’s eyewitness thinks the couple “probably came in from the kitchen.”
ET has reached out to reps for Pratt and Munn for comment.
Pratt filed for divorce from his wife, Anna Faris, in December, after the pair announced their separation in August after eight years of marriage.
Faris has since dated cinematographer Michael Barrett, but has remained friendly with Pratt as they co-parent their son, Jack.
The second, nationwide Women’s March took place on Saturday amid the government shutdown and saw the return of Scarlett Johansson, who voiced support last year for Planned Parenthood, in Los Angeles.
This year, the highest grossing actress of all time’s speech revolved around the Time’s Up movement.
More specifically, she took aim at what she views as James Franco’s hypocrisy in wearing a Time’s Up pin while accepting a Golden Globe.
Johansson never specifically utters Franco’s name during her fiery speech, but it’s clear who she’s talking about, and her reps later confirmed that her words were directed at Franco: “How could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?
… I want my pin back, by the way.” Johansson was one of the 300 Hollywood women who signed the Time’s Up coalition’s open letter addressing rampant sexual harassment and systemic inequality rampant throughout workplaces.
Her fury towards Franco revolves around his well-documented, Instagram-based flirtation with a 17-year-old girl in 2014.
In the wake of his Globes win, Franco was also accused of inappropriate behavior by several women, which led to the actor answering uncomfortable questions on the late-night talk show circuit while promoting The Disaster Artist.
In contrast, Johansson was anything but uncomfortable while addressing her own experiences with power imbalances.
“Suddenly I was 19 again,” she said.
“And I began to remember all the men who had taken advantage of the fact that I was a young woman who didn’t yet have the tools to say no, or understand the value of my own self-worth.” She then declared an end to “pandering” and feeling guilty about being considered difficult or making someone feel bad by saying no.
But the stage Fisker and the car stood on didn’t say Fisker Inc.
Pizza Hut announced a partnership with Toyota.
Lyft joined forces with Aptiv to give showgoers rides in autonomous cars.
As cars learn to drive themselves, they require components from new sorts of companies, many of them startups.
“With all the new technologies merging, you have to have partners, because you can’t be expert in everything,” Fisker says from his corner of the Quanergy booth.
They don’t have data on how people really use cars, traditionally just handing over the keys at the dealership, and they don’t know how they’ll use them in the future.
Fisker may understand electric propulsion, but he’s no lidar expert.
One of the smoothest of the many, many, self-driving demonstration rides at CES came from Aptiv, a Delphi-spinoff that partnered with Lyft to give attendees 400 rides in an autonomous BMW 5 Series.
This is the dilemma for automakers: They want to capitalize on the branding of their suppliers (Ding!
Nvidia seems to be the chip supplier of choice, with partnerships announced with Uber, VW, Aurora, and Baidu, as well as Zenuity.
50 years ago today, Jimi Hendrix recorded his version of the Bob Dylan song ‘All Along the Watchtower’.
Sitting in on the session at Olympic Studios in London, just six months after Dylan’s original recording, were Rolling Stone Brian Jones and Dave Mason from Traffic.
The single by the Jimi Hendrix Experience peaked at No.20 on the US charts and was ranked 47th in Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
(1968) MORE Good News on this Date: The Kiwanis club was formed in Detroit as a networking group for young professional businessmen; today, the group has 606,000 members in 96 nations who also dedicate themselves to serving children and improving the world (1915) Albania declared itself a republic (1925) Operatic tenor Placido Domingo, one of the famous trio known as “The Three Tenors,” turns 75 today (1941) U.S. President Jimmy Carter pardoned nearly all American Vietnam War draft evaders, some of whom had emigrated to Canada (1977) Pope John Paul II began his first visit to Cuba (1998) A 72-year-old hardware store was inundated with customers when a grassroots “cash mob” delivered a boost to the local family-owned Ohio business (2012) The Women’s March for civil rights drew more than a million marchers in D.C. and around the U.S. (2017) 32 years ago today, the first National Hugging Day was celebrated, founded by a minister and social services worker in Michigan.
The Hugging Day website name “Most Huggable in 2006” Jana Doolittle of Clio, Michigan, a third grade teacher at Carter Elementary who asks her class daily “Does anyone need a hug today?” (Watch the popular Free Hugs music video) And Happy Birthday to the sexy, smart, and sporty Geena Davis, who turns 62 today.
The actress, most known for her role in Thelma and Louise and A League of Their Own, won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Accidental Tourist in 1988.
The Mensa member who has campaigned for more and better women’s roles in children’s programming also fronts the Women’s Sports Foundation.
Davis was one of 300 women who vied for a semifinals berth in the US Olympic archery team and placed 24th just two years after being introduced to the sport.
In 2007 she was honored for her work on gender in the media, receiving the Hollywood Hero award – WATCH that video, here.
Ever since men and women flooded the Golden Globes red carpet two weeks ago with signs of all-black sartorial solidarity and “Time’s Up” pins, there has been questions swirling around some of the men claiming to be allies of the movement against sexual misconduct.
Actress Scarlett Johansson, giving her second barn-burning speech at a Women’s March in as many years, called out Globe winner James Franco on Saturday saying: “I want my pin back, by the way.” In addition to winning a Golden Globe two weeks ago, Franco, who wore a Time’s Up pin while claiming his prize, also garnered a lot of attention thanks to some comments on social media during the ceremony including some pointed, since-deleted tweets from actress Ally Sheedy.
Franco denied the allegations.
The actor has now been publicly addressed by Johansson, one of the original signers of the Time’s Up announcement letter and a major donor to the cause.
Her comments start at the 1:25 mark.
Johansson posed further questions on much-debated topics such as abuses of power and what some deem grey areas of consent before saying she felt a “rage” bubbling up inside her on behalf of women who have been abused and also, she admitted, on behalf of herself.
Johansson then related her own personal experience: “Suddenly I was 19 again and I began to remember all the men who had taken advantage of the fact that I was a young woman who didn’t yet have the tools to say no, or understand the value of my own self-worth,” said Johansson who appeared in her first film at the age of 10.
“I had many relationships both personal and professional where the power dynamic was so off that I had to create a narrative that I was the cool girl who could hang in and hang out, and that sometimes meant compromising what felt right for me.” “No more pandering,” Johansson concluded.
“No more feeling guilty about hurting someone’s feelings when something doesn’t feel right for me,” she said.
“I have made a promise to myself to be responsible to my self, that in order to trust my instincts I must first respect them.”
Dylan Minnette is singing like a canary. “There’s a whole life that Hannah had, and there’s more we can learn about her.
As far as what fans can expect for his character, Clay, Minnette revealed he’ll still be recovering from the aftermath of Hannah’s suicide and the tapes she left behind. “I think that the impact of Hannah and the tapes on Clay’s life will never ever go away no matter how hard he tries.
I don’t think anyone expects Clay to just kind of think of Hannah and be like, ‘No, it was nothing.'”
So, I think it’s necessary and I was excited about a season two. “I think we learn pretty much almost everything we needed to know about what Clay and Hannah’s relationship was [in season one]. “I think that’s interesting because in season one, whenever there was a flashback, it was either Hannah or Clay’s flashback and either Clay or Hannah or both were always in it. “That’s something you’ll learn pretty quickly when the season starts.
Now we really can’t wait for season two!
Not only have the two been engaged for a few weeks now, but come to find out Sheeran and Seaborn’s relationship timeline goes back a good 15 years, as the two were childhood friends before reconnecting in 2015. “I’ve known Cherry since I was 11,” Sheeran explained to People back in March 2017.
July 2015: Attending Taylor Swift’s Annual Party While speaking with People in the aforementioned interview, Sheeran reflected on how his and Seaborn went from childhood friends to being romantically involved.
At the time, Seaborn was referred to as a longtime friend or “pal” of Sheeran by media outlets, but some began speculating that they could’ve recently began dating.
May 2016: Traveling & Holding Hands While Sheeran and Seaborn began dating in July 2015, they kept their romance relatively private for another year or so.
It was during the summer of 2016 that they began traveling together and being seen in public.
Another of Swift’s friends, Abigail, shared the banners that Swift had made for a few of her besties including Lauren, as well as one in the back that appears to be wishing Sheeran and Seaborn a happy anniversary.
July 2017: More Summer Travels Sheeran doesn’t post a lot of photos of Seaborn to social media, but in July of 2017, he shared a shot of them traveling in South America.
He shared a photo of himself and Seaborn with a caption reading, “Got myself a fiancé just before new year.
So far the couple hasn’t announced a wedding date, but given their relationship timeline and the fact that they were living together for about a year before becoming engaged, it doesn’t seem so far fetched to expect that Sheeran and Seaborn might get married sometime before the end of 2018.
Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images; _OliviaTamburro/Twitter After what felt like a decade of fan speculation, Kim Kardashian revealed that her third child with Kanye West is named Chicago.
The surprise seemingly came out of nowhere, until fans realized was so bonkers, it could be true.
If he was, he better have gotten permission from Kimye.
— but looking at it now, it seems like Rob was subtly hinting at Kim and Kanye’s baby name, which was officially revealed two days later.
Rob’s sister would never do something as obvious as giving her baby a “trendy” name, particularly when it’s an established celebrity trend, but it wouldn’t be too wild to think it he was hinting at Bear at the time.
Plus, only celebrity boys have been named Bear thus far.
Fans know now that the couple chose Chicago, though.
Elder sister Khloé Kardashian, with whom Rob has always been close, is expecting her first child with Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson.
Will he post an even more oblique hint, or come right out and say, “Khloé is going to name her baby [insert name]?”
While it’s easy to read into Rob’s bear emojis tweet, it’s unlikely that he’d go behind Kim and Kanye’s back to drop hints about the name Chicago West.
(CNN) – Natalie Portman said experiencing “sexual terrorism” at the age of 13 made her feel the need to cover her body and inhibit expression.
The award-winning actress shared her traumatic experience Saturday while addressing a crowd of thousands gathered in downtown Los Angeles for the Women’s March.
Portman remembered turning 12 on the set of “Léon: The Professional.”
It was her first film.
She played a young girl who befriended a hit man in hopes of avenging the murder of her parents, she said.
A year later, when the movie was released, she opened her first fan letter.
It was a “rape fantasy” from a man. “A countdown was started on my local radio show to my 18th birthday — euphemistically the date that I would be legal to sleep with,” she said.
I understood very quickly, even as a 13-year-old, that if I were to express myself sexually I would feel unsafe and that men would feel entitled to discuss and objectify my body to my great discomfort.”
Portman said she adjusted her behavior, rejected roles with kissing scenes and emphasized her “bookish and serious” side.
Twitter Handle’s Taken … Kim Kardashian and Kanye West might have another baby gift coming their way soon … all they have to do is ask.
Jon Wyatt — a grain trader and farmer who owns the Twitter handle @Chicagowest — tells TMZ … he’s willing to hand it over to Kim and Kanye for their new baby girl if they want it, because selling it “just kind of seems wrong.”
We’re told so far, the couple hasn’t reached out to Jon about his Twitter account … nor has anyone else.
As for why Wyatt has the @Chicagowest handle … he says his name was taken when he signed up for Twitter, and he’d just decided to leave Chicago and move out west to the mountains.
Kim and Kanye revealed their baby’s name is Chicago — Kanye’s hometown — on Friday, but she’s already going by the nickname Chi (Shy).
Jon tweeted out his congrats.
Congratulations to Kanye and @KimKardashian!
Women’s March demonstrations are taking place all across America this weekend, and the second annual event is packed with more passion and power … as the movement has only grown and evolved over the past year.
Marches are being held in New York, D.C., Chicago, L.A., Atlanta, Philly and even in Rome Saturday on the anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Much like 2017, women are speaking out against the Prez, but are also advocating for fair treatment, equal pay, and to end sexual misconduct and harassment amid the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.
In L.A., several leading ladies delivered emotional speeches to the crowd … like Viola Davis, Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. “When I raise my hand, I am aware of all the women who are still in silence.”
– Actress Viola Davis references the #MeToo movement during the Women’s March in Los Angeles https://t.co/5VT3NOgntA pic.twitter.com/vLyBTPyMy9 — CNN (@CNN) January 20, 2018 Other celebs marching Saturday include Alyssa Milano, Asia Argento, Eva Longoria, Whoopi Goldberg, Halsey, Yoko Ono, and many others.
Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March.
Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2018 Despite being one of its main focuses of criticism, Trump called attention to the Women’s March … saying it’s a perfect day to “celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation” of his presidency.
Pretty sure he missed the point.
There was a time when politicians did not want to appear on TV outside of the news.
it wasn’t dignified.
Things have changed.
Three candidates from the last presidential election hosted Saturday Night Live, and President Obama appeared on the web series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.
Our current president once hosted his own reality TV show, among other entertainment projects.
We can trace the crack in the custom back 50 years, to the 1968 season premiere of the sketch comedy show Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.
I will never forget the entire family’s jaws dropping when we saw presidential candidate and former vice-president Richard Nixon say “Sock it to me?”
in a clip of barely two seconds.
Laugh-In writer Paul Keyes, a fervent Nixon supporter and media adviser, convinced the candidate to make the brief cameo while campaigning in Los Angeles.
According to television historian Hal Erickson, Nixon told his advisers that he didn’t know what ‘bippy’ meant, and didn’t want to find out.
I’ve got some awesome news from our GNN west coast office… We’ve partnered with a super-cool morning host in L.A. to produce a new radio segment featuring my work as “The Good News Guru”, a title I happily received from the Washington Post nine years ago.
I know you will love Ellen K. She is a down-to-earth sweetheart who is also ‘the Voice’ of the Oscars and Grammys.
She’s got the number one rated morning show in Los Angeles, and it’s dubbed as Feel Good Radio.
My new partner, Anthony Samadani, worked with her on his TV show, Hatched, which she ‘voiced’—and now we’ve finally got things cooking at KOST-103.5.
She provided a #FeelGood story about Keanu Reeves for a new GNN video, highlighting his generous acts of charity and kindness, which are even more admirable because he keeps them on the down-low to avoid accolades.
I visited her studio last week (see the video below) and told her how I came to become a Good News Guru and why I’m so happy to be working with her.
Check out our premiere Good News Guru episode here at KOST, from January 19, and listen to our weekly call from her studios every Friday at 9:54 am EST / 6:54 PST online at her homepage— click to Listen Live— or from your car or radio if you live in LA.
Onward and Upward!
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