BartCop Entertainment Archives - Friday, 6 October, 2017


6 October, 2017

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Josh Marshall: Are We Really That Great? (TPM)
Massacres like this rarely happen anywhere else in the world. There's no other country without at least low-level warfare where these massacres are routine. They are routine here in the United States. They have become almost a cliche of early 21st century American culture. We let this happen. […] It is unknowable, unstoppable. It's part of something in the human condition we can grieve but never truly understand. Our public sentiments are learned helplessness and evasion.

Nick Wing: The Las Vegas Massacre Was A Ritual Sacrifice To The Second Amendment (Huffington Post)
The gun rights crowd's mask comes off after the latest horrific mass shooting.

Christina Cauterucci: "Pro-Life" Congressman Caught Telling His Extramarital Boo to Get an Abortion (Slate)
Hypocrisy sucks, but unveiling it can feel as satisfying as taking a gigantic gulp of ice-cold nervous sweat from the brow of a very bad man. Such is the sensation that the reporters at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette must be experiencing in the wake of the marvelous scoop they published Tuesday afternoon: Rep. Tim Murphy, a vocally anti-abortion congressman from Pennsylvania, asked his own girlfriend to terminate a pregnancy this year.

Josh Marshall: This Bears Watching (TPM)
[Virginia GOP Governor candidate Ed] Gillespie is the kind of Republican who you'd normally expect to see saying Republicans need to expand their support among growing demographic groups. He's not a Steve King type you wouldn't be surprised to see going full race-baiting Trumper in Virginia. But he's clearly decided this is his path to victory, a doubling down on Trumpism and the Trump base. It certainly seems possible that he might win.

Gwilym Mumford: 'I loathe these people': Rick and Morty and the brilliant backlash against TV's bad fans (The Guardian)
The Back to the Future-parodying animation has ushered in an awful new age of TV trolls - and, in a remarkable move, its creators are finally fighting back.

Stuart Heritage: Bricking it: why the Lego movie franchise is on shaky foundations (The Guardian)
The Lego Ninjago Movie can't hope to live up to the standard of either the original film or Lego Batman. Has quality already been sacrificed to quantity?

Alexis Petridis: Tom Petty: the rock star who was a music fan as much as a musician (The Guardian)
He was the master of mainstream rock songwriting with heart and brains, with a back catalogue that rang through the ages.

Jake Nevins: "Late-night TV on Trump's Puerto Rico visit: 'What planet is this man from?'"(The Guardian)
Colbert, showing footage of the president grading his administration's performance in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico an "A+", responded: "You know you can't give yourself an A+. That's not how grades work."

Rachel Withers: The Mountain Between Us Wants You to Know That the Dog, Who Is a Very Good Boy, Survives (Slate)
No word yet on whether Kate Winslet makes it through. Not that it matters. The most important character is going to be fine.

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Warren Buffet to Head Up 'Billionaires for Greece' Rescue Group


Superman Abandons Earth

Editorial and Political Cartoons


Trivia Question of the Day

This American comic actress and singer, was born Margy Reed (although some sources say her real name was Maggie O'Reed), in Butte, Montana, and made her stage debut when she was three years old. By what name is she better known?


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Throwback Thursday Trivia Question from Yesterday

On what TV series would you find this woman who was very concerned about waxy yellow buildup?

       Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman                                                      Source

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman is an American satirical soap opera that aired in daily (weekday) syndication from January 1976 to May 1977. The series was produced by Norman Lear, directed by Joan Darling, Jim Drake, Nessa Hyams, and Giovanna Nigro, and starred Louise Lasser. The series writers were Gail Parent and Ann Marcus.

The show's title was the eponymous character's name stated twice, because Lear and the writers believed that dialogue within a soap opera was always said twice.

In 2004 and 2007, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman was ranked #21 and #26 on "TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever."        Source

Mark. was first, and correct, with:
   Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

Gene said:
   Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman was the show. Very wacky and satirical. I liked the spinoff, Fernwood 2night.

Randall wrote:
   Mary Hartman Mary Hartman

Alan J answered:
   Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

Kevin K. in Washington, DC responded:
   Mary Hartman Mary Hartman

mj replied:
   In a small town in Ohio
  Fernwood one would find Mary Hartman of the eponymous show.

Stephen F said:
   Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
   Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

Deborah replied:
   I'm going with a WAG - was the show "Mary Hartman"? Because otherwise I have no idea.
  Still haven't heard if my Equifax data was breached, but I've taken steps to keep fraud at bay,, short of freezing my credit. Really pissed that they can make money from people whose security they didn't protect. I have words about it that aren't fit to print. Dammit.

Adam answered:
   Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

David of Moon Valley responded:
   Looks kinda like Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman....but i've been wrong before...
  Happy Friday one and all!

John I from Hawai`i says,
   "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman."

Daniel in The City wrote:
   Mary Hartman Mary Hartman

George M. said:
   Marty, this woman in question is the title character from the soap opera parody, "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" - which is Norman Lear's parody of the soaps, which showed just how television shapes how we think and act.
  The series lasted in syndication for two years in the mid-to-late 1970, then continued for another years without Louise Lasser as the title character, under the name, "Forever Fernwood", as a reference to the fictional town where the series was set - Fernwood, Ohio.

Rosemary in Columbus replied:
   Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman from 1970's

Michelle in AZ answered:
   One of my all-time faves; "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"

Dave in Tucson responded:
   The woman who was very concerned with waxy build up was Mary Hartman.
  Portrayed by Louise Lasser.

zorch said:
   Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

DJ Useo wrote:
   Arrr, the answer be "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman". I've actually watched them all right to the end. The story is messed up a lot, but overall it's good fun.
  Just don't expect storylines to resolve, 'cause they won't!

Joe S     answered:
   I loved that show I can tell you that! I was very sad when it was cancelled, sad. Mary Hartman Mary Hartman.

Harry M. took the day off.

Billy in Cypress took the day off.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali, took the day off.

Gary K. took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  October 6 Birthdays - Celebrities Born October 6 | Famous Birthdays

Sally has retired.

MAM     In memory.




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Michelle in AZ

Vast animal-feed crops to satisfy our meat needs are destroying planet | Environment | The Guardian

Court orders Trump administration reinstate Obama emissions rule | US news | The Guardian

Japan sends in experts to rescue world's bedraggled bonsais | World news | The Guardian

Morons rush to look up 'moron' after Tillerson lobs insult at Trump - SFGate

Nevada has the worst access to mental health services in the nation

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

Repeal the Second Amendment - The New York Times

Wild Horses and the Inmates Who 'Gentle' Them - The New York Times

Massive wave of butterflies lights up Denver weather radar | National News |

Giant python: Indonesians eat huge snake after man defeats reptile - BBC News

These Are The Most Incendiary Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein | HuffPost

California Turns Itself Into A 'Sanctuary State' | HuffPost

Man Arrested Over Mass Murder Threat At Historically Black University, Police Say | HuffPost

Inside The Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns | GQ

Fact Check: Is Chicago Proof That Gun Laws Don't Work? : NPR

Nothing More Sharply Divides Americans Than Politics. It Wasn't Always Like This : NPR

Russian hackers used anti-virus software as gateway into the NSA

AZ congressman floats an absolutely insane conspiracy theory about who is funding today's neo-Nazis

Killing for Sport is Killing for Sport. Stephen Paddock was a "Sportsman."

Blood Simple: Director's Cut review - Coens' debut is an ingeniously horrible noir masterwork | Film | The Guardian

Monarch Butterflies Arrive in Pacific Grove After Amazing Migration - Story Studio

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Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp

Corker: Tillerson, Mattis, Kelly protecting country from 'chaos' | TheHill

Republican Senator Nauseatingly Blames Las Vegas Shooting Victims for Getting Themselves Killed | Alternet

Republicans' 20-week abortion ban is pure anti-woman propaganda -

Republicans want to make Russia probe go away - but they can't -

Trump Will Always Be the NRA's Guy | Dame Magazine

Stephen Miller solidifies influence in White House | TheHill

Tim Murphy resigns from Congress - POLITICO

Angry GOP donors close their wallets - POLITICO

Trump nominates a coal lobbyist to the number two spot at EPA - ThinkProgress

September sets alarming global temperature record and negates a favorite denier talking point - ThinkProgress | Joe Romm

Charles Blow: Republicans Welcome Mass Murders Like Las Vegas | Alternet

The Sickening Proof Facebook Remains America's Single Biggest Purveyor of Fake News | Alternet

Sonia Sotomayor's simple, devastating question in Gill v. Whitford. | Slate

Share These Gun Violence Numbers with Anyone Who Will Listen | Esquire

Meet the 'Monopoly Man' who photo-bombed former Equifax CEO - Home | As It Happens | CBC Radio

John Kelly's personal cell phone was compromised, White House believes - POLITICO

Donald Trump's Voter Fraud Commission Just Suffered a Court Defeat | The Daily Beast

The 7 trips Steven Mnuchin took on government planes for $811,800 - Oct. 5, 2017 |

Tom Price resigns over private jet scandal - but Trump's golf trips cost taxpayers far more -

'Very Much a Racist': Former 'Apprentice' Producer Claims Secret Trump Tapes Are 'Unfathomably Despicable' | Alternet



Team Coco


Billy Eichner: No One Would Talk To Sean Spicer At The Emmys

Well not no one, Billy saw Young Sheldon approach the former White House Press Secretary.



from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying





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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Looks like we're gonna have another heat wave.

Tonight, Friday:

CBS begins the night with a FRESH 'MacGyver', followed by a FRESH 'Hawaii Five-0', then a FRESH 'Blue Bloods'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert is Kathy Bates.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE, (from 8/1/17) Gordon Ramsay, Brendan Gleeson, and Maggie Rogers.

NBC starts the night with a RERUN 'The Brave', followed by 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Taraji P. Henson and Miley Cyrus.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 9/26/17) are Larry David, Kiefer Sutherland, Josh Earnest, and Gregg Bissonette.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 9/7/17) are Seann William Scott, Tobacco, and Jon Rudnitsky.

ABC opens the night with a FRESH 'Once Upon A Time', followed by a FRESH 'Marvel's Inhumans', then '20/20'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel are Liam Neeson, Science Bob Pflugfelder, and Music from Old Dominion.

The CW offers a RERUN 'Masters Of Illusion', followed by another RERUN 'Masters Of Illusion', then a RERUN 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us'.

Faux has a FRESH 'Hell's Kitchen', followed by a FRESH 'The Exorcist'.

MY has 'Page Six TV', followed by 'Top 30', then an old 'American Ninja Warrior'.

A&E has 'Live PD', followed by a FRESH 'Live PD: Rewind', then a FRESH 'Live PD'.

AMC offers the movie 'Unstoppable', followed by the movie 'Live Free Of Die Hard'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-Mountains - Life in Thin Air
 [7:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Grasslands - Roots of Power
 [8:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Rivers - Friend and Foe
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 1-Asylum of the Daleks
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 2-Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 6-Spectre of the Gun
 [2:30PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
 [5:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-Plato's Stepchildren
 [8:30PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 13-Elaan of Troyius
 [10:50PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 15-Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
 [12:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 6-Spectre of the Gun
 [2:20AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
 [4:45AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-Plato's Stepchildren     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has 'Don't Be Tardy ...', another 'Don't Be Tardy ...', followed by a FRESH 'Don't Be Tardy ...', then another FRESH 'Don't Be Tardy ...', and another hour of old 'Don't Be Tardy ...', and the movie 'No Strings Attached'.

Comedy Central has 2 hours of old 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', and 'Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy'.

FX has the movie 'Trainwreck', followed by the movie 'Spider-Man', then the movie 'Spider-Man 2'.

History has 'Ancient Aliens', followed by a FRESH 'Ancient Aliens: Declassified'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW-Last Year You Weren't 40
 [6:30AM]    BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW-We've Lost Communication
 [7:00AM]    SAW
 [9:15AM]    SAW II
 [11:15AM]    SAW III
 [1:45PM]    SAW IV
 [3:45PM]    SAW V
 [5:45PM]    SAW
 [8:00PM]    SE7EN
 [11:00PM]    SE7EN
 [4:00AM]    SAW II     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [6:30AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [7:00AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [7:30AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [8:00AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [8:30AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [9:00AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [9:30AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [10:00AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [10:30AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [11:00AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [11:30AM]    Cold Mountain
 [3:00PM]    Law & Order-Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order-Happily Ever After
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-By Hooker, by Crook
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-Poison Ivy
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-Indifference
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Wannabe
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order-Act of God
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order-Privileged
 [11:00PM]    Law & Order-Cruel and Unusual
 [12:00AM]    Law & Order-Bad Faith
 [1:00AM]    Law & Order-Purple Heart
 [2:00AM]    Liar-I Know You're Lying
 [3:00AM]    Rosehaven-Episode 3
 [3:35AM]    Rosehaven-Episode 4
 [4:15AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show
 [4:45AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show
 [5:15AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Texas Chainsaw 3D', followed by a FRESH 'Z Nation', then a FRESH 'Superstition'.

TCM spends most of the night with Anthony Perkins
 [6:00 AM]      Please Believe Me (1950)
 [7:30 AM]      The Sailor Takes a Wife (1945)
 [9:15 AM]      The Secret Heart (1946)
 [11:00 AM]      The Bride Goes Wild (1948)
 [12:45 PM]      The Stratton Story (1949)
 [2:45 PM]      The Reformer and the Redhead (1950)
 [4:30 PM]      The Girl In White (1952)
 [6:15 PM]      Battle Circus (1953)
 [8:00 PM]      The Actress (1953)
 [9:45 PM]      Friendly Persuasion (1956)
 [12:15 AM]      The Tin Star (1957)
 [2:15 AM]      Tall Story (1960)

 [4:00 AM]      One on One (1977)
 [5:45 AM]      TCM Presents Elvis Mitchell Under the Influence: Sydney Pollack (2008)    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Saturday   -  10/07/17

 [6:15 AM]      The Woman from Monte Carlo (1932)
 [7:30 AM]      Gabriel Over The White House (1933)
 [9:00 AM]      Bogart: The Untold Story (1996)
 [10:00 AM]      High Sierra (1941)
 [12:00 PM]      The Westerner (1940)
 [2:00 PM]      Canyon River (1956)
 [3:45 PM]      Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
 [5:15 PM]      Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
 [8:00 PM]      East of Eden (1955)
 [10:15 PM]      Day of the Outlaw (1959)
 [12:00 AM]      Wind Across the Everglades (1958)
 [2:00 AM]      Night of the Strangler (1975)
 [3:45 AM]      Head (1968)
 [5:15 AM]      Narcotics Pit of Despair Part 1 (1967)
 [5:15 AM]      The Relaxed Wife (1957)    (ALL TIMES EDT)

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2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday unveiled its nominees for the 2018 induction class with a collection of acts covering a range of musical bases and tastes and shining a light on the best of British.

The 19-strong longlist reads like a British invasion with U.K. acts Radiohead, Depeche Mode, Kate Bush, Dire Straits, Judas Priest, the Moody Blues and Eurythmics among the contenders for the Rock Hall. It's the first appearance for all of them, with the exception of Depeche Mode, who earn back-to-back nominations.

Also earning a mention for the first time are Nina Simone, Rage Against the Machine and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, while this crops marks the fifth nomination for J. Geils Band, the fourth for LL Cool J and the Meters, the third for the Cars, MC5 and the Zombies and the second for Bon Jovi, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and Link Wray.

The public has until Dec. 5 to cast votes on the final inductees via the Rock Hall's site. The top five acts selected will comprise a "fans' ballot" that will make an impression along with those of the 800 artists, historians and music industry professionals who make up the Rock Hall voting body.




Points Out One Way Trump Shows 'True Leadership'

J.K. Rowling

The creator of a magical community thinks President-for-now Donald Trump (R-Crooked) is living in a fantasy world.

After Trump lashed out at NBC News on Twitter Wednesday, J.K. Rowling summed up the president's response to "fake news" in a single tweet, posting an image that showed all of Trump's tweets about NBC and pairing it with a hilarious caption.

"His harshest critics must acknowledge that @realDonaldTrump shows true leadership in the war on reality," she wrote.

Rowling's tweet comes a day after the president tossed rolls of paper towels into a crowd of Hurricane Maria survivors during his first visit to Puerto Rico after the storm devastated the U.S. island territory two weeks ago.

The author also called the commander-in-chief a "tiny, tiny, tiny little man" in May after he shoved aside Montenegro's Prime Minister at the NATO summit in order to shove his way to the front of a crowd.

J.K. Rowling


Newhead News


Excavation Recovers Bronze Arm

Antikythera Shipwreck

A little over two weeks of diving in September turned up a bronze statue arm, other statue fragments, pottery and ship fragments that have sat at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea for two millennia, according to an announcement made todayby the team of archaeologists and divers in charge of excavating the Antikythera shipwreck.

Bronze statues from Greek antiquity are incredibly rare, and many of those we do have were found in isolation-but that's not the case at this excavation. "What we as archaeologists are most fascinated by is that with Antikythera, we have a situation, a whole archaeological context, that allows us to explore these ancient bronzes in a much more comprehensive way than is usually possible, particularly with these underwater finds," Jens Daehner, an associate curator for ancient sculpture at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and who is not affiliated with the excavation, told Newsweek.

Last month's finds are due to add to that store of bronzes, according to the new announcement. The largest statue fragment recovered so far is a bronze right arm. But the excavating team also believes that metal-detector readingsgathered during the dives promise at least seven more bronze statues, currently still buried under rock and dirt.

Divers-professional and otherwise-have spent more than a century exploring the wreck, which is particularly famous for the Antikythera mechanism it carried, which was an early calculator for astronomical events. But the shipwreck has also been the source of some of the few bronze statues remaining from antiquity.

The statues that have been recovered so far would have been about 300 years old when the ship sank, during the first century B.C. "These are not new statues that were just shipped somewhere after a commission," Daehner says. "They would have been on the ships for other reasons-they were looted or sold off or brought over to Italy, where there was a whole context of collecting that formed during that period."

Antikythera Shipwreck



Syfy Acquires


Syfy is venturing into animation, acquiring the cult Matt Groening series Futuramafrom Twentieth Television. It marks the first fully animated series in Syfy's lineup.

Under the multi-year non-exclusive deal, Syfy will have access to all 140 HD episodes of the series, which will debut in a special weekend stunt beginning Saturday, November 11. It will continue airing regularly in primetime on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8PM-2AM ET and on Saturday mornings from 8-11AM ET.

First airing on Fox from 1999-2003, Futurama was brought back in 2007 with four direct-to-DVD movies that subsequently aired as 30-minute episodes on Comedy Central. Based on their success, Comedy Central ordered new seasons of the series which debuted in June 2010. Over the course of its run, Futurama has earned six Emmy Awards, including two for Outstanding Animated Program, seven Annie Awards, two Environmental Media Awards and two WGA Awards. You can watch a trailer from the first season below.

Created by Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen, Futurama is produced by The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

Futurama joins Syfy's series roster, which includes The Expanse, The Magicians and Channel Zero, along with the upcoming graphic novel adaptation Happy! set for premiere December 6, and Superman prequel Krypton slated to premiere in 2018. Syfy's development slate includes a series order for an adaptation of George R.R. Martin's space opera novella Nightflyers and a pilot pickup for a reboot of the 1990 cult classic Tremors.



Digby's Hullabaloo


Decades Of Sexual Harassment

Harvey Weinstein

One of Hollywood's most famous film producers sexually harassed aspiring actresses over almost three decades, according to an explosive expose in the New York Times.

Harvey Weinstein, 65-year-old creator of Miramax and producer of films including Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Shakespeare in Love and Scream, announced on Thursday afternoon that he was taking time off from Weinstein Company in the light of the allegations.

Actresses Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan were among at the women to have accused Weinstein of inappropriate behaviour.

"Women have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time, and it's simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly," said Judd.

Eight women told the New York Times that Weinstein would appear nearly or fully naked in front of them, requiring them to be present while he bathed or repeatedly asking for a massage or initiating one himself.

Harvey Weinstein



Forced To Publicly Praise T-rump


U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a press conference Wednesday just so he could tell people he thinks the president is "smart," becoming the latest in a string of officials who appeared to find it necessary to publicly praise the leader.

Tillerson spoke briefly from the Treaty Room in the White House about his loyalty to the administration and President-for-now Donald Trump (R-Buffoon). The press conference came after a report from NBC News that said Tillerson called Trump a "moron" in July and was approached by Vice President Mike Pence about how to handle disagreements with the president.

Trump expressed his displeasure with NBC in a tweet shortly before Tillerson spoke Wednesday:

Tillerson said NBC "erroneously reported" that Pence had to convince him to stay. He did not deny that he called Trump a "moron."

It's not the first time an official working under Trump has used a public appearance to praise the president. During a visit to Puerto Rico to survey damage from Hurricane Maria, Trump asked Jenniffer González-Colón, the island's representative to Congress, to repeat "nice things" she had said about Trump in interviews.



Not Protected By Anti-Discrimination Law

Transgender Workers

The Justice Department has announced that an anti-discrimination law does not protect transgender workers, potentially opening people up to discrimination in the workplace because of their gender identity.

It is the latest announcement by the Trump administration that specifically targets transgender people.

Earlier this year, Donald Trump (R-Odious) signed a directive reinstating a ban on transgender individuals from serving in the military. Transgender troops had been able to serve openly since the Obama administration lifted the ban in 2016.

In a memo dated Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R-Evil Elf) rescinded another Obama-era action aimed at expanding rights for transgender people.

The Justice Department under Barack Obama had interpreted the Civil Rights Act to protect transgender workers. But according to Mr Sessions, "Title VII's prohibition on sex discrimination encompasses discrimination between men and women but does not encompass discrimination based on gender identity per se, including transgender status."

Transgender Workers



She Died

159 Hours Of OT

Japan's public broadcaster has revealed that one of its reporters died from overwork.

NHK said that labor officials had concluded that the 31-year-old political reporter died from heart failure caused by spending long hours on the job.

Japan, known for its 'salaryman' culture and punishing work hours, has struggled for years to tackle the impact of overwork on employees' health. A government study published last year found that one in five workers is at risk of working themselves to death.

Excessive hours are such a big problem that there's even a Japanese word for death by overwork: karoshi.

According to a news story published by NHK, Miwa Sado had worked 159 hours of overtime in the month before her death.

159 Hours Of OT


Top 20

Global Concert Tours

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

    1. U2; $7,458,959; $114.10.
    2. Coldplay; $7,003,572; $89.27.
    3. Guns N' Roses; $4,835,288; $101.05.
    4. Celine Dion; $3,739,668; $142.00.
    5. Lady Gaga; $3,466,727; $118.04.
    6. Depeche Mode; $3,028,294; $79.27.
    7. Dead & Company; $2,117,213; $73.47.
    8. Roger Waters; $1,804,793; $121.70.
    9. Bruno Mars; $1,780,059; $96.07.
   10. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers; $1,613,912; $96.74.
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   18. Tool; $1,134,726; $76.95.
   19. Florida Georgia Line; $1,048,080; $51.70.
   20. Jerry Seinfeld; $1,005,081; $124.11.

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