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Academy Awards: Movies Must Meet Diversity Standards To Be Considered for Best Picture Award

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 11:30am 9/9/2020 at 11:30am
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Musicians From Coronavirus-Infected States Exempt from NYC Quarantine Rules for MTV’s VMAs

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 2:00pm 8/25/2020 at 2:00pm
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People from 34 states must quarantine themselves for 14 days if enter New York.

That rule only applies to commoners, though. The Department of Health gave musicians from those 34 states a pass on the mandatory quarantine to attend MTV’s Video Music Awards.

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Actress Lori Loughlin and Husband Get Minimal Jail Time in College Admissions Scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 9:30am 8/22/2020 at 9:30am

Loughlin got a sentence of two months and her husband got five months. Why even bother?

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Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli sentenced in college admissions scandal case

Two of the highest-profile defendants in the college admissions scandal, which exposed the rich and famous paying big bucks for scams to get their kids...

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Cannon Frustrated as Black Community Turns on Him, Calls Him a ‘Sell-Out for Apologizing’ for Anti-Semitism

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 20, 2020 at 7:00am 7/20/2020 at 7:00am
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I blogged about Nick Cannon’s apology for his anti-Semitic comments. I noted that quite a few black people lashed out at him for the apology.

Cannon also noticed the backlash. I guess he now realizes you cannot please everyone.

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Nick Cannon Apologizes, Promises He’s ‘Committed to Deeper Connection, More Profound Learning’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 11:00am 7/16/2020 at 11:00am
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Nick Cannon apologized for his anti-Semitic remarks on his podcast while also reiterating that he wants to learn from this experience. He also admitted his words came from an “uninformed and naïve place” and “reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people.”

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ViacomCBS ‘Terminating Its Relationship’ With Nick Cannon After Anti-Semitic Comments

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 3:00pm 7/15/2020 at 3:00pm
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ViacomCBS dropped Nick Cannon after he tried to spread anti-Semitic conspiracies on his podcast. The company said it “troubled” them because he “failed to acknowledge or apologize” for his actions.

However, Cannon told Fast Company that he “can’t wait to sit down with” rabbis who contacted him about his remarks. He wants...

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Oprah, Lionsgate Pick Up Disgraced NYT ‘1619 Project’ for Film, TV

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The “1619 Project” from The New York Times received criticism due to inaccuracies. A fact-checker on the series even knocked on the paper after it ignored her expertise.

Facts don’t matter to Hollywood because Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate picked up the series to make it into a series of television shows...

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Conversation Around the Musical Hamilton Reveals the Hypocrisy of the Cancel Culture

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 5:00pm 7/7/2020 at 5:00pm
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The conversation around the musical, and now film, Hamilton proves consistency does not exist.

The musical Hamilton, based on Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, found fame and popularity on Broadway. They decided to debut the musical on Disney+ right when racism makes its way to the headlines.

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Hulu Criticized After Removing Golden Girls Episode: ‘They Were in Mud Masks, Not Blackface’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 29, 2020 at 12:00pm 6/29/2020 at 12:00pm
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This reminds me of the blog I wrote about BET Robert Johnson’s comments on white people tearing down statues, removing movies and shows, and apologizing for their race.

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That Time Jimmy Kimmel Imitated a Black Comedian and Used the “N” Word Repeatedly

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 22, 2020 at 9:30pm 6/22/2020 at 9:30pm
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So here’s the thing. If you want to criticize someone, it’s probably best if you yourself have not done the exact same thing for which you’re criticizing someone else. Continuing to criticize someone for something you yourself have also done makes you a hypocrite. That used to matter. It no...

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Celebrity-Backed Jail Bail Fund Has Spent Less Than 1% Bailing Out Protesters and Rioters

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 5:30pm 6/18/2020 at 5:30pm
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According to a report in the New York Times, the Minnesota Freedom Fund is a hot mess.
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Will Netflix and the U.S. Government Battle in Court Over Space Force Trademark?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 12:00pm 6/18/2020 at 12:00pm
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In May, Netflix premiered the comedy “Space Force,” which is based on the new branch of the military launched by President Donald Trump.  The streaming service has reportedly obtained the trademark rights for the name before the federal government.

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People Want Disney to Change Splash Mountain Since It’s Inspired by ‘Song of the South’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 12, 2020 at 3:00pm 6/12/2020 at 3:00pm
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Many people consider Disney’s Song of the South, released in 1946, the studio’s most racist film.

Disney fans started petitions demanding the Disney parks change the popular ride Splash Mountain since its inspired by the movie.

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No HBO Max? Consumers Push Gone With the Wind to the top Spot on Amazon Prime

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 12, 2020 at 7:00am 6/12/2020 at 7:00am
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I use my Apple TV when I work out and noticed Gone With the Wind at the top of the home menu.

A quick Google search told me what I suspected. HBO Max temporarily pulled Gone With the Wind so consumers went to Amazon and Apple.

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Paramount Network Cancels ‘Cops’ Show Due to Protests, Riots Against Police Brutality

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11:00am 6/10/2020 at 11:00am
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Paramount Network canceled the long-running show Cops after 32 years due to protests and riots against police brutality after a white cop allegedly killed George Floyd.

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HBO Max Temporarily Removes Gone With the Wind After Complaints it ‘Glorifies the Antebellum South’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 9:23am 6/10/2020 at 9:23am
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The death of George Floyd has really put everyone on edge lately with people demanding the removal of insensitive content and statues.

HBO removed Gone With the Wind from its streaming service HBO Max after 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley claimed it “glorifies the antebellum south.”

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Elon Musk Causes a Stir With His ‘Take the Red Pill’ Tweet

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk got Twitter buzzing when he tweeted, “Take the red pill.” Ivanka Trump caused the platform to explode when she said, “Taken!”

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