October 31, 2017 8:21 AM Netflix to pull plug on Kevin Spacey's 'House of Cards'
This comes as actor Kevin Spacey is embroiled in Hollywood's latest sexual misconduct scandal. LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - Netflix has announced that it will soon end the landmark political drama House of Cards, which stars Kevin Spacey as a corrupt and closeted bisexual US president. Netflix Inc did not give an explicit reason for deciding to air just one more season 189
October 30, 2017 8:35 PM ‘House of Cards’ canceled as fallout continues for Spacey
NEW YORK — The fallout facing Kevin Spacey widened Monday following an accusation that he allegedly made sexual advances on a teen boy, with Netflix pulling the plug on his hit show “House of Cards” and “deeply troubled” producers of the political thriller arriving on set to comfort cast mates. Executives from Netflix and the show’s producer, Media Rights 170
October 28, 2017 12:35 PM Twitter Plans To Prevent Revenge Porn With Stricter Policies, But Will It Work?
Social media has always had problems with filtering and monitoring inappropriate content, but those issues have been extra toxic on Twitter in particular because it's a unique type of service: it's built on microblogging, meaning it's short, it's quick, and it spreads fast. It's not difficult to find hate speech, propaganda, sexism, racism, and all kinds 165
October 28, 2017 12:49 AM Weinstein sex accusations show the power of social media and the limits of shame in our celebrity-driven world
Note to men with unseemly, to say nothing of perverse, intentions: There are no more hiding places. Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets are the town criers of our petulant, righteous age. They are where we rant, titillate, philosophize, sermonize and, in the case of the sex scandals, unmask and shame our latest objects of wrath, including 162
October 24, 2017 1:17 PM Facebook's new media guidelines are focused on stopping fake news
It tweaked News Feed's algorithm to better detect false info. As part of the second principle, the social network warns that it has added "universal signals" that improve the News Feed algorithm's ability to spot fake news. It will now keep an eye out for clickbait headlines, such as ones that tease a piece of info without revealing it ("You'll Never 76
October 23, 2017 8:31 PM Brit Marling Says Harvey Weinstein "Suggested We Shower Together"
"What could I do? How not to offend this man, this gatekeeper, who could anoint or destroy me?" Brit Marling has shared her account of meeting with Harvey Weinstein, who has been plagued with decades of allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape. "I, too, went to the meeting thinking that perhaps my entire life was about to change for the better 174
October 23, 2017 6:14 PM Weinstein scandal puts nondisclosure agreements in the spotlight
Harvey Weinstein. Bill O’Reilly. Roger Ailes. Bill Cosby. The Catholic church. All were able to skirt years and sometimes decades of allegations of sexual harassment or assault through the use of settlements or contracts that included nondisclosure agreements: legal provisions that swear employees or alleged victims to secrecy. Those cases — and especially 151
October 20, 2017 5:03 PM Weinstein’s Latest Accuser is Italian Actress Who Says He Raped Her
LOS ANGELES — Fifty-eight women in two weeks on two continents — those were the latest numbers Friday as the list of actresses, models and studio workers who have accused Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of everything from sexual harassment to rape continued to grow. The latest accuser is an Italian model and actress whose claim that Weinstein raped 149
October 19, 2017 2:31 AM Kevin Smith to donate residuals from his Weinstein-produced films to Women in Film
Kevin Smith, the director of indie hits "Clerks" and "Chasing Amy," has vowed to donate all his future residuals from his Weinstein-produced films to the nonprofit organization Women in Film. "My entire career is tied up with the man," Smith said in an expletive-filled emotional episode of his podcast "Hollywood Babble-On". "It's been a weird f------ 184
October 18, 2017 10:03 PM Sheeran cancels parts of Asian tour, S'pore shows unaffected
British singer Ed Sheeran has cancelled several shows on his Asian tour, after it was revealed that he fractured his wrist and elbow in a bicycle accident earlier this week. In an Instagram post yesterday, the 26-year-old said the injuries will leave him unable to perform live concerts for the immediate future. "Sadly, this means that the following shows 136