BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 4 December, 2017


4 December, 2017

(Updated Daily)

[304 days in a row]


Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Dahlia Lithwick: Is It Too Late for Robert Mueller to Save Us? (Slate)
It might not be enough for the special counsel to hand us a smoking gun and an indictment.

Hadley Freeman: Has Hollywood changed? Mel Gibson's bulletproof career would suggest not (The Guardian)
Clearly it takes an awful lot to destroy a high-profile straight white man's career.

Deborah Orr: My problem with Viagra? It feeds men's obsession with macho performance (The Guardian)
I'm all for the erectile dysfunction drug being available over the counter. But this doesn't mean women have to tolerate men's fantasy-driven sex antics.

Alison Flood: White House library lowers the tones with its Christmas book tree (The Guardian)
Apart from the fact that the president will never read them, the only thing the books in this festive display have in common is that they're coloured green.

Alison Flood: New Marvel editor-in-chief under fire for using Japanese pseudonym (The Guardian)
CB Cebulski, newly appointed to prestigious role at the comics giant, has admitted writing under the name Akira Yoshida.

Michele Hanson: Of course pets need Christmas presents - but why get swanky with them? (The Guardian)
You already know what they want: anything edible, noisy and wrapped up. Your dog doesn't give a sniff whether its ball thrower is a £24 retro wooden model.

Daniel Marans: Here Are 6 Of The Most Radical Provisions In The GOP Tax Bill (Huffington Post)
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Superman Abandons Earth

Editorial and Political Cartoons


Trivia Question of the Day

In Norse mythology, what kind of animals pull Thor's chariot?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

The Narcissus is the birth flower for what month?

       December                                                      Source

December is the twelfth and final month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars. It is the seventh and last month to have the length of 31 days.

December's birth flower is the narcissus.        Source

Randall was first, and correct, with:
   appropriately: December

Alan J said:

Mark. wrote:
   Narcissus is the birth flower of December.

Gene replied:

mj responded:
   I'm going with
  March, since that's when they show up here.

Adam answered:

Deborah said:
   I recall Narcissus and Daffodils blooming in South Jersey in March, after crocus and before tulips. About 18 years ago I forced some paperwhite Narcissus around Christmas, and then tossed them into the front garden, where they have naturalized and spread. They flower between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so the long answer to your question is December.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
   The daffodil, also known as the Narcissus, is the birth month flower of March.

Ed K replied:
   Whatever month dear leader Trump was born in.

zorch answered:

David from Moon Valley (temporarily in England) took the day off.

Daniel in The City took the day off.

Harry M. took the day off.

Billy in Cypress took the day off.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

Kevin K. in Washington, DC took the day off.

Rosemary in Columbus took the day off.

Joe S     took the day off.

Stephen F took the day off.

George M. took the day off.

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

John I from Hawai`i took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

Michelle took the day off.

Gary E.K. took the day off.

Sandra in Maine took the day off.

Gary K. took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  December 4 Birthdays - Celebrities Born December 4 | Famous Birthdays

Sally has retired.

MAM     In memory.




Middle Class Political Economist

Now a Blogger-Columnist at US News and World Reports "Economic Intelligence"



Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

A lonely Texas road, a dead border patrol officer. Trump cried murder - but was it? | US news | The Guardian

'This is the world's cheapest place to scrap ships' - but in Chittagong, it's people who pay the price | Global development | The Guardian

Vaquita porpoise facing extinction after £3m rescue plan abandoned | Environment | The Guardian

Not Just My Imagination: NPR Shuts Out Progressive Views on the GOP Tax Scam

How many people are authorized to pretend to be the president? Public has a right to know.

12 House Republicans Urge Congress to Cut ANWR Oil Drilling from Tax Bill | InsideClimate News

BBC - Future - The ambitious plan to stop the ground from sinking

Hollywood, rocked by sex scandals, takes a hard look at change - NBC News

THINK: Fresh Opinions, Sharp Analyses and Powerful Essays | NBC News

Rep. Jones: Pentagon must release info on Afghan sex abuse of boys - NBC News

Report: Aetna agrees to $69B sale to CVS Health - AOL Finance

Emily Wilson's 'Odyssey' Scrapes The Barnacles Off Homer's Hull : NPR

VP Pence Weaves a Tale of Trump the Believer

Another POTUS poll- let's flood it!

Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet - The New York Times

The Ghost of Steve Bannon - The New York Times

Norman Baker, Adventurer, Dies at 89; Crossed Atlantic on Reed Raft - The New York Times

Thanks, Michelle!



Reader Comment

Current Events

Predator & his twitter acct

Seriously, who controls what? Predator has made his idiotic twitter crap part of the official record so is it or isn't it him? Or who is acting as president while he's in the john? (And we ALL know Dowd is lying to try to save Predator from his own confession of guilt--much like Predator's stupid brag to Lester Holt about why he fired Comey!) Added bonus--1 file attached.

How many people are authorized to pretend to be the president? Public has a right to know.

Friend Stuart shared the below--not just tonight's gorgeous supernoon, but there will be TWO more in January!

A Supermoon Trilogy | Science Mission Directorate

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Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp

Trump's motorcade greeted with chants of 'lock him up' in NYC | TheHill

Trump's military buildup still a mirage - POLITICO

Roy Moore Textbook Argues Women Aren't Morally Fit For Office - The Intellectualist

Will the GOP tax bill cost Donald Trump 'a fortune'? No | PolitiFact

'The West Wing' cast hits Huckabee Sanders for comparing herself to character | TheHill

Trump's uncontrollable tweeting triggers deeper anxiety among advisers - POLITICO

Congress faces frantic week with possible shutdown, taxes, Russia - POLITICO

This is a tax bill, not tax reform | TheHill

FCC's net neutrality repeal sparks backlash | TheHill

The Republican Tax Bill Is Not Trump's Fault | Esquire

Report: FBI Agent Axed From Russia Probe Over 'Anti-Trump Texts' - The Daily Beast

How Popular Is Donald Trump? | FiveThirtyEight

Pay very close attention to what Trump's lawyer is saying. He's making absolutely no sense. - ThinkProgress

The Atrocious Big Pharma Record of the New HHS Nominee | Alternet

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from Marc Perkel

Marc's Guide to Curing Cancer

So far so good on beating cancer for now. I'm doing fine. At the end of the month I'll be 16 months into an 8 month mean lifespan. And yesterday I went on a 7 mile hike and managed to keep up with the hiking group I was with. So, doing something right.

Still waiting for future test results and should see things headed in the right direction. I can say that it's not likely that anything dire happens in the short term so that means that I should have time to make several more attempts at this. So even if it doesn't work the first time there are a lot of variations to try. So if there's bad news it will help me pick the next radiation target.

I have written a "how to" guide for oncologists to perform the treatment that I got. I'm convinced that I'm definitely onto something and whether it works for me or not isn't the definitive test. I know if other people tried this that it would work for some of them, and if they improve it that it will work for a lot of them.

The guide is quite detailed and any doctor reading this can understand the procedure at every level. I also go into detail as to how it works, how I figured it out, and variations and improvements that could be tried to enhance it. I also introduce new ways to look at the problem. There is a lot of room for improvement and I think that doctors reading it will see what I'm talking about and want to build on it. And it's written so that if you're not a doctor you can still follow it. It also has a personal story revealing that I'm the class clown of cancer support group. I give great interviews and I look pretty hot in a lab coat.

So, feel free to read this and see what I'm talking about. But if any of you want to help then pass this around to both doctors and cancer patients. I need some media coverage. I'm looking for as many eyeballs as possible to read these ideas. Even if this isn't the solution, it's definitely on the right track. After all, I did hike 7 miles yesterday. And this hiking group wasn't moving slow. So if this isn't working then, why am I still here?

I also see curing cancer as more of an engineering problem that a medical problem. So if you are good at solving problems and most of what you know about medicine was watching the Dr. House MD TV show, then you're at the level I was at when I started. So anyone can jump in and be part of the solution.

Here is a link to my guide: Oncologists Guide to Curing Cancer using Abscopal Effect

Oncologists Guide to Curing Cancer using Abscopal Effect





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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

The raccoons are back bowling on the roof.

Tonight, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a RERUN 'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH 'Man With A Plan', then a FRESH 'Superior Donuts', followed by a FRESH '9JKL', then a RERUN 'SWAT'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Billy Bush and Gwendoline Christie.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Denis Leary, Maya Rudolph, Bob Odenkirk, and Stereophonics.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'The Voice', followed by a FRESH 'The Wall'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Keegan-Michael Key, Claire Foy, Sports Illustrated's 2017 Sportsperson of the Year, and St. Vincent.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Samantha Bee, Matt Smith, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, and Brooks Wackerman.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Paula Poundstone, the Shelters, and Dominic Minghella.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'The Great Christmas Light Fight', followed by a FRESH 'The Good Doctor'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Chris Pratt, Margot Robbie, and Chris Stapleton.

The CW offers a FRESH Supergirl', followed by a FRESH 'Valor'.

Faux has a FRESH 'Lucifer', followed by a FRESH 'The Gifted'.

MY has 'Page Six TV', followed by 'Top 30', then an old 'L&O: SVU'.

A&E has 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH 'The First 48: Gangland', then a FRESH 'The First 48: Innocence Lost', and 'The First 48: Murder In The Family'.

AMC offers the movie 'GoodFellas', followed by a FRESH 'Ride With Norman Reedus', then a FRESH 'Robert Kirkman's Secret History Of Comics'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: THE HUNT - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Hunger At Sea - Oceans
 [7:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: THE HUNT - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-Nowhere To Hide - Plains
 [8:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: THE HUNT - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Race Against Time - Coasts
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 6-The Almost People-Part 2.
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 7-A Good Man Goes to War
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 8-Let's Kill Hitler
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 18-Ashes to Ashes
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 19-Child's Play
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 20-Good Shepherd
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 21-Live Fast and Prosper
 [6:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 24-Life Line
 [7:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 25-The Haunting of Deck Twelve
 [8:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 26-Unimatrix Zero, Pt. 1
 [9:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 1-Unimatrix Zero, Pt. 2
 [10:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 2-Imperfection
 [12:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 18-Ashes to Ashes
 [1:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 19-Child's Play
 [2:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 20-Good Shepherd
 [3:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 21-Live Fast and Prosper

Bravo has 'Vanderpump Rules', another 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESH 'Vanderpump Rules', then a FRESH 'Relation Shep', followed by a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has all old 'South Park' all night.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Frankie Shaw.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Opposition is Kwame Alexander.

FX has the movie 'Spy', followed by the movie 'Ted 2', then the movie 'Ted 2', again.

History has 'Manson Speaks: Inside The Mind Of A Madman' (part 1), followed by the FRESH 'Manson Speaks: Inside The Mind Of A Madman' (part 2).

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    THE THREE STOOGES-Grips, Grunts and Groans
 [6:30AM]    THE THREE STOOGES-Slippery Silks
 [6:45AM]    DREDD
 [11:00AM]    DREDD
 [4:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Afterglow
 [4:31PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Kitty and Eric's Night Out
 [5:02PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Parents Find Out
 [5:33PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Kiss of Death
 [6:04PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Kelso's Serenade
 [6:35PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Jackie Moves On
 [7:06PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Holy Crap!
 [7:37PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Red Fired Up
 [8:08PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Cat Fight Club
 [8:39PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Moon Over Point Place
 [9:10PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Afterglow
 [9:41PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Kitty and Eric's Night Out
 [10:12PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Parents Find Out
 [10:43PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Kiss of Death
 [11:14PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Kelso's Serenade
 [11:45PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Jackie Moves On
 [12:15AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Holy Crap!
 [12:45AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Red Fired Up
 [1:15AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Cat Fight Club
 [2:00AM]    DREDD
 [4:00AM]    BRAKE     (ALL TIMES EST)

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    M*A*S*H
 [6:30AM]    M*A*S*H
 [7:00AM]    M*A*S*H
 [7:30AM]    M*A*S*H
 [8:00AM]    M*A*S*H
 [8:30AM]    M*A*S*H
 [9:00AM]    M*A*S*H
 [9:30AM]    M*A*S*H
 [10:00AM]    M*A*S*H
 [10:30AM]    M*A*S*H
 [11:00AM]    M*A*S*H
 [11:30AM]    M*A*S*H
 [12:00PM]    M*A*S*H
 [12:30PM]    Ghostbusters II
 [3:00PM]    Turner & Hooch
 [5:30PM]    The Sixth Sense
 [8:00PM]    The Shining
 [11:30PM]    Carrie
 [1:45AM]    Christine
 [3:45AM]    Silver Bullet
 [5:45AM]    Barney Miller-The Accusation    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'The Book Of Eli', followed by the movie 'Ocean's Thirteen'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Dan Rather, Ana Gasteyer, and Ty Segall.

 [6:00 AM]      There Was a Crooked Man (1970)
 [8:15 AM]      I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
 [10:00 AM]      So You Think You're Not Guilty (1950)
 [10:15 AM]      Cool Hand Luke (1967)
 [12:30 PM]      Caged (1950)
 [2:15 PM]      A Man Escaped (1956)
 [4:00 PM]      The Hill (1965)
 [6:15 PM]      Brute Force (1947)
 [8:00 PM]      Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
 [9:45 PM]      Fat City (1972)
 [11:30 PM]      Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
 [1:45 AM]      Golden Boy (1939)
 [3:30 AM]      The Harder They Fall (1956)
 [5:30 AM]      MGM Parade Show #4 (1955)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Tuesday   -  12/05/17

TCM spends the night with Lana Turner
 [6:00 AM]      M (1931)
 [8:00 AM]      The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
 [10:15 AM]      Fury (1936)
 [12:00 PM]      Hangmen Also Die (1943)
 [2:30 PM]      Clash by Night (1952)
 [4:30 PM]      Moonfleet (1955)
 [6:15 PM]      While the City Sleeps (1956)
 [8:00 PM]      They Won't Forget (1937)
 [10:00 PM]      Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)
 [11:45 PM]      Dancing Co-Ed (1939)
 [1:15 AM]      These Glamour Girls (1939)
 [2:45 AM]      Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
 [5:15 AM]      Honky Tonk (1941)

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Chanukah Americana: One Family's Search for the Perfect Menorah | Collectors Weekly


Releases Vast Archive

Neil Young

Neil Young on Friday opened an exhaustive online archive of his half-century career, as the rock legend charged ahead on a politically loaded new album.

In a project whose breadth has no parallels among musicians of his level of fame, Young made all of his albums available for streaming alongside the accompanying lyrics, credits and artwork as well as videos and tour information.

In a delight for fans of the ever-prolific Canadian with years of rumored obscurities, the Neil Young Archives includes around 10 unreleased albums although most are not yet fully uploaded.

Envisioning the archives as a high-tech version of collections that authors and fellow rock elders generally establish at universities, Young said he would continually update the site, accessible at

Young wrote that he had spent years designing the site, which will be free through June 30 after which Young said he will charge a "very modest" fee.

Neil Young



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Cast Embroiled In Spat

The West Wing

Like any true political junkie, Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R-Spokesliar) is a devoted fan of the hit TV series, The West Wing.

But it looks as if the admiration is not mutual.

Comparing herself to C.J Cregg, the press secretary to fictional president Jed Bartlet, was too much for the cast to bear.

Bradley Whitford, who portrays Josh Lyman, Bartlet's deputy chief of staff, was swift to turn to Twitter. He told Ms Sanders bluntly that she was no C.J.

Allison Janney who portrays C.J. was grateful that "Josh" had her back.

The West Wing


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Lost Painting

Frida Kahlo

After taking an overnight bus to Poznan in Poland for an exhibition on Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, two Portuguese sisters are now standing in front of a curious blue suggestion box.

"Who can tell us what happened to the missing painting or where we can find it?" reads a sign next to a photo of Kahlo's largest work, "The Wounded Table", a mysterious surrealist masterpiece that vanished without a trace in Warsaw more than half a century ago.

A black-and-white replica of the horizontal oil painting, a double self-portrait with Kahlo represented both as herself and a wounded table dripping with blood, can be seen until January 21 at "Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Polish Context".

The exhibition at the ZAMEK Culture Centre -- a castle built for Kaiser Wilhelm II and later meant to be a residence for Adolf Hitler -- spotlights the famed married couple's little-known links to Poland.

Prignitz-Poda points out that while the painting is considered great today and would be worth around $20 million (17 million euros), back then its "surreal absolutely cruel depiction of the double Frida" went against the preferred socialist realist style.

Frida Kahlo



Crossing The Equator: Shellbacks and Pollywogs Aboard The USS Princeton (1957) - Flashbak


Resumes Acquisition Talks With Rupert


US media and entertainment giant Disney has renewed discussions for the purchase of some of rival 21st Century Fox's assets, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

Talks between the two began several weeks ago but fizzled due to disagreements over price, according to the newspaper.

Fox and WSJ parent News Corp share common ownership in the family-led empire created by mogul Rupert Murdoch (R-Evil Incarnate).

Other companies such as Comcast, Verizon and Japan's Sony have also expressed varying levels of interest, the report added, citing people familiar with the matter.

The discussions are focused on the Twentieth Century Fox movie and TV studio, some international assets like Fox's 39 percent stake in British satellite TV operator Sky, India's Star TV, and some US cable networks -- but not Fox News -- long seen as a jewel in the Murdoch family crown.



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Trusts Mining Interests


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday it would not act on a proposal to require hardrock mining companies to show they can afford to clean up their sites.

"EPA is confident that modern industry practices, along with existing state and federal requirements address risks from operating hardrock mining facilities," EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt (R-Corporate Handmaiden) said in a statement.

The financial responsibility proposal, issued by the administration of President Barack Obama, was supported by Democrats and environmental groups, but opposed by the mining industry and Republicans.

It would have required companies mining metals such as gold, silver, copper and lead to show they had the financial means to clean up their sites once they finished mining by issuing bonds or buying insurance. It was partly aimed at taking the burden off Washington to clean up sites when miners declare bankruptcy.

It represents the latest move by Pruitt, an appointee of President-for-now Donald Trump (R-Corrupt), to reverse or weaken a series of regulatory actions by the Obama administration, often at the request of the affected industries.




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Sue Venezuela

Koch Brothers

The capitalist Koch brothers want the socialist president of Venezuela to pay up.

Two companies that belong to Koch Industries, the energy conglomerate of the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, are suing Venezuela to collect $409 million awarded by an international arbitration panel.

Koch Minerals Sarl and Koch Nitrogen International Sarl filed the lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Both companies argue Venezuela has not paid any part of the award granted in October by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, after then-President Hugo Chavez expropriated FertiNitro in 2010.

The lawsuit by the Koch brothers -well-known for their strong advocacy for conservative causes- came only days after the Venezuelan government and the state oil company, PDVSA, defaulted on billions of dollars' worth of bonds.

Koch Brothers


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Tax Dollars At Work


The House Benghazi committee used $150,000 in taxpayer money to settle a lawsuit filed by a former aide who alleged he was fired in part because he was not willing to focus his investigative work on Hillary Clinton, documents released Friday show.

Air Force Reserve Maj. Bradley Podliska also complained that the committee's leadership discriminated against him, because they were unhappy he had to leave work to perform military service during the panel's inquiry into the deadly 2012 attacks at U.S. facilities in Libya.

The dollar amount of the settlement was made public Friday by the House Administration Committee as part of wider release of records detailing taxpayer-financed payments made over the years to settle claims of sexual harassment, discrimination and other prohibited behavior by members of Congress.

Gowdy said in 2015 that Podliska was fired for mishandling classified information. Podliska denied that and claimed Gowdy defamed him.

Podliska's attorney said his firing violated a law that protects service members and veterans from workplace discrimination based on their military service or status.




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Former Public Radio Host

John Hockenberry

A former public radio host in New York City who left his show earlier this year has been accused of sexual misconduct by an author and some of his former colleagues.

Suki Kim said she met former WNYC "The Takeaway" host John Hockenberry in 2014 as a guest on the radio program. He later sent her a series of emails that made her uncomfortable, asking for her home address so he could write her letters and entitling a subject line: "Need another dose of you," she wrote in an article published on New York Magazine's website.

He left the radio show in August, saying it was time to move on.

After the accusations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein broke, Kim decided to ask Hockenberry's former colleagues about whether they ever felt uncomfortable, she wrote. One former colleague, Kristen Meinzer, told her that he made unwanted advances and wrote her sexually-explicit notes through social media. She eventually left the show.

Others reported similar behavior but did not want to be named in the story. Kim, author of "Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea's Elite" had complained to the station in February.

John Hockenberry


Inside the World's Only Private 787 Dreamliner (10 Photos) «TwistedSifter


Weekend Box Office


In a sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend at the box office, Pixar's "Coco" remained the top film for the second straight week while a number of Oscar contenders packed theaters in specialty release.

"Coco" again easily led all films with $26.1 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday. The acclaimed animated tale based on the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) has dominated new releases both domestically and abroad. It has already racked up a global gross of $280 million, including record-breaking totals in Mexico and an impressive $75.6 million in China.

With no major wide releases, Warner Bros.' "Justice League" also held in second place with $16.6 million in its third weekend. With a domestic total of $197.3 million in three weeks, the DC Comics superhero team-up release isn't going to catch Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok." The better-received "Thor" sequel has proved far mightier, with nearly $300 million in five weeks of release.

The family film "Wonder," about a fifth-grade boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial abnormalities, likewise stayed in third with $12.5 million. The sleeper hit of the season, also starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, has taken in $88 million in three weeks for Lionsgate.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

    1. "Coco," $26.1 million ($69 million international).
    2. "Justice League," $16.6 million ($35.7 million international).
    3. "Wonder," $12.5 million ($7.8 million international).
    4. "Thor: Ragnarok," $9.7 million ($6.5 million international).
    5. "Daddy's Home 2," $7.5 million ($15.6 million international).
    6. "Murder on the Orient Express," $6.7 million ($23.1 million international).
    7. "Lady Bird," $4.5 million.
    8. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," $4.5 million.
    9. "The Star," $4 million.
   10. A Bad Moms Christmas," $3.5 million ($3.7 million international).



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