May 8, 2021

Harvey Weinstein trial postponed until 2020 in light of fresh evidence

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By Tom Hays, Associated Press, From Independent.ie The film mogul denies all claims of non-consensual sex. Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to a new indictment that includes revised charges of predatory sexual assault, a development that caused the judge to delay the start of his trial until early next year. The change […]

A fight is brewing between two machine intelligence startups, and neither side looks all that smart

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By Connie Loizos From TechCrunch Sometimes, reading a lawsuit, it’s tempting to pick sides, to judge who is more right than wrong based on its contents. But a new lawsuit involving two venture-backed companies — both of which are rooted in machine intelligence — makes both sides sound surprisingly careless given their line of work. […]

NBC News, Megyn Kelly reach separation agreement

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AP From Newsmax NBC News announced its professional divorce agreement with Megyn Kelly late Friday, ending an association with the former Fox News Channel star whose attempt to become a network morning television star as part of the “Today” show floundered. Terms were not disclosed. Kelly was in the second of a three-year contract that […]

Zoe Saldana shares the sexism she experienced filming ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

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By Johanna Ferreira From Hip Latina If you’re a fan of Zoe Saldana, chances are you remember her first major film role as pirate Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl — I know I do! How could I forget the first time I noticed an Afro-Latina acting in a […]

Cayman Islands: Anthony Bourdain on Donald Trump, the #metoo movement, and the most disgusting thing he ever ate

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By Chris Dwyer From South China Morning Post TV presenter and author criticises the US President for his ‘stupidity, lack of curiosity and laziness’, damns those who do not report sexual misconduct in the workplace, and fears for his taste buds after eating fermented shark Maybe the perfect Cayman Islands weather helps, but looking at […]

Sexual abuse in the music industry gets spotlight with #MeNoMore

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BY SHANNON CONNELLAN From Mashable It’s the music industry’s turn to unite against systemic sexual abuse. Musician Courtney Barnett is one of hundreds of women in the Australian music industry to join a campaign against sexual harassment and assault. Over 300 Australian women have signed an open letter slamming sexual discrimination and abuse in the […]

‘SNL’s’ response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal proves that they probably shouldn’t have bothered

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BY L.A. ROSS From Mashable Saturday Night Live was roundly criticized last week for pulling punches on the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal that has rocked Hollywood, allegedly cutting jokes regarding the producer during dress rehearsal because they “fell flat,” according to the New York Times. Last Saturday’s weak effort, featuring a roundtable of actresses […]

Harvey Weinstein’s fall from grace continues as The Weinstein Company votes to oust him

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BY ANGIE HAN From Mashable Three days after a New York Times exposé detailed his decades-long history of sexual harassment, Harvey Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Company. Said the studio in a statement (via TheWrap): In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, […]