- EntertainmentGood Housekeeping
Fans are furious about this.
Jimmy Fallon is facing backlash after a 20-year-old video of him in blackface portraying Chris Rock on "Saturday Night Live" resurfaced online. The hashtag jimmyfallonisoverparty began trending early Tuesday with Twitter users calling out the "Tonight Show" host for the "racist" skit, which first aired in 2000 and also features "SNL" alum Darrell Hammond. In […]
- U.S.The Independent
The husband of a leading protester campaigning to “reopen” North Carolina has said he and his fellow protesters are “willing to kill people” as they fight to overturn their state’s lockdown order.Adam Smith, whose wife Ashley was arrested at a recent protest in the state capital of Raleigh, said in his video that the only just response to the lockdown was to treat it as a fight against tyrannical government domination.
- EntertainmentThe Week
Houston, we have a problem.Netflix's highly-anticipated new comedy Space Force, which stars Steve Carell and comes from The Office creator Greg Daniels, is being hit with unexpectedly brutal reviews from critics ahead of its streaming debut.The series, inspired by President Trump's announcement of the creation of a new branch of the military called Space Force, is "largely unfunny" with "little to warrant a recommendation," and "there is an absence of a point of view," writes The Daily Beast.Time agrees the show is "a bust," while Entertainment Weekly describes it as "an innocuous and startlingly unfunny sitcom" that "often plays like a show that was reverse-engineered around a title" and is surprisingly apolitical despite the subject matter. Variety says it's "just okay" and sometimes "buckles under the weight of its own ambition," while The Hollywood Reporter says the show "isn't close to consistent," and Consequences of Sound deems it a show "for people either desperate for new Office content, or who still find 'covfefe' funny."Some slightly more positive reviews for Space Force were still fairly lukewarm, as IndieWire gave it a B rating while describing it as "serviceable."This is Carell's first regular starring role in a comedy series since his departure from The Office, and it comes to Netflix as the streamer is set to lose The Office's streaming rights. Space Force is also the second Carell-starring streaming show that looked like a sure bet on paper but was met with unexpectedly mixed-to-negative reviews from critics after Apple's The Morning Show. For those interested in giving Space Force a shot, its liftoff is set for May 29.More stories from theweek.com Trump shares disturbing meme of Biden's campaign in a coffin Obama administration economist predicts 'best jobs and growth numbers ever' ahead of the election Trump keeps falsely accusing Joe Scarborough of murder, and it's long past weird
Disney, CBS Sued Over ‘Criminal Minds’ Sexual Harassment by California Department of Fair Employment
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has filed a discrimination suit against Disney and CBS Studios, alleging the companies allowed "Criminal Minds" cinematographer Greg St. Johns to get away with sexual harassment for 14 years. According to the suit, St. Johns habitually touched men on the groin and butt, and kissed and caressed […]
A staggering number of laid-off workers are receiving MORE money from unemployment benefits than when they were employed
As federal lawmakers debate another relief package for the coronavirus pandemic that's put approximately 35 million out of work, a new study shows how generous (or not) the added unemployment benefits were in the initial stimulus bill addressing the crisis. Two-thirds (68%) of jobless workers would bring home more money from their state unemployment insurance and $600 weekly supplement from the feds than they would on the job, according to University of Chicago researchers. In fact, one in every five eligible workers would receive benefits that were at least double their lost earnings, added the researchers, who emphasized that they weren't taking a position on whether the benefits were too much or too little.
Cheyenne Jackson said he’s dreaded the day this “horrible secret would be revealed” for years, so he’s sharing it now to free himself from “shame.”