• Jeffrey Toobin Nov 12, 2020

    New Yorker Fires Writer Jeffrey Toobin After Zoom Incident

    The New Yorker has fired staff writer Jeffrey Toobin after he reportedly exposed himself during a Zoom conference last month.

  • NBC Oct 8, 2019

    Charlize Theron Dishes on Playing Morticia in ‘The Addams Family'

    Charlize Theron is neither creepy nor kooky… but she gives a pretty good impression of it as Morticia Addams in the forthcoming animated film “The Addams Family.” The Addams clan have long been a facet of pop culture. Originally published as a cartoon in The New Yorker in 1938, the macabre family hit the big time with a 1960’s hit...

  • NEW YORK Sep 18, 2019

    Right at Home: The Look of Hand-Drawn Art Is Hot in Decor

    Hand-crafted is popular these days, and many home decorators are looking for unique textiles and other furnishings that feature the look of hand-drawn art. Items like the eclectic, playful wallpapers of Brooklyn-based artist Aimee Wilder, who designed for brands like DwellStudio, Martha Stewart and Vans before starting her own studio. She’s expanded the line beyond wallpaper to include rugs, pillows,...

  • PRESIDENT Sep 12, 2019

    MIT President Addresses Epstein Donations Ahead of Planned Protest

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology President L. Rafael Reif says in a letter to the community he thanked disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein in 2012 for a donation to a professor at the school. “Although I do not recall it, it does bear my signature,” Reif said in the letter posted to the school’s website Thursday. Reif said his acknowledgment came on...

  • MIT Sep 9, 2019

    Brown University Official Suspended Amid Jeffrey Epstein Gift Probe

    Brown University has placed a fundraising director on administrative leave following a report that accused him of participating in covering up disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s connections to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. Brown spokesman Brian Clark told The Providence Journal on Sunday that Peter Cohen, director of development for computer and data science, is on leave pending a...

  • Senate Aug 25, 2019

    Former US Sen. Al Franken Tests Welcome on Speaking Circuit

    Former U.S. Sen. Al Franken is testing his welcome on the speaking circuit as he takes more steps into public life after sexual misconduct allegations derailed his political career. The Star Tribune reports that tickets went on sale Friday for “An Evening with Al Franken” Oct. 2 at Revolution Hall in Portland, Oregon. The hall says Franken will share behind-the-scenes...

  • NBC May 20, 2019

    Game of Gaffes: Water Bottles Appear in ‘Game of Thrones' Finale After Coffee Cup Mistake

    “Game of Thrones” may be “A Song of Ice and Fire,” but it was plastic water bottles that stole the show in Sunday’s finale — just three weeks after what appeared to be a Starbucks cup showed up in the fantasy world.

  • lawyer Dec 18, 2018

    CBS Denies Former CEO Les Moonves $120 Million Severance

    CBS announced Monday that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million severance package after the board of directors concluded he violated company policy and was uncooperative with an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. The decision, which came after a five-month outside investigation, capped the downfall of one of television’s most influential figures, the biggest entertainment powerbroker to...

  • CEO Dec 14, 2018

    CBS Settled With Actress Eliza Dushku Over ‘Bull' Star's Sexual Comments

    CBS reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement last year with actress Eliza Dushku after on-set sexual comments from Michael Weatherly, star of the network’s show “Bull,” made her uncomfortable when she was beginning a run as a recurring character. CBS confirmed the settlement Thursday night in a statement to The Associated Press. Dushku was written off the show after complaining...

  • Twitter Oct 9, 2018

    Daniel Radcliffe's Newest Role: New Yorker Fact-Checker

    One morning two weeks ago, Brooklyn chef Justin Bazdarich’s phone rang. A fact-checker named “Dan” was calling from The New Yorker to corroborate information for an upcoming review of Bazdarich’s restaurant, Oxomoco. On the other line was Daniel Radcliffe — the former Boy Who Lived, preparing for a new role on Broadway. Radcliffe, who is best known for his titular...

  • JUDGE Oct 2, 2018

    Text Messages Suggest Kavanaugh Wanted to Refute Accuser's Claim Before it Became Public

    In the days leading up to a public allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to a college classmate, the judge and his team were communicating behind the scenes with friends to refute the claim, according to text messages obtained by NBC News. Kerry Berchem, who was at Yale with both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Deborah Ramirez, has...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2018

    Women's Groups Speak Out Against Brett Kavanaugh Following Another Allegation

    President Donald Trump continues to back Brett Kavanaugh while the Supreme Court nominee faces sexual misconduct allegations, prompting more women’s organizations to speak out. On Sunday, a second woman came forward accusing Kavanaugh of alleged exposure at a drunken dormitory party at Yale University, according to a report from The New Yorker.

  • Donald Trump Sep 25, 2018

    Harvard Law Students Rally Against Supreme Court Pick Kavanaugh Amid Sex Misconduct Allegations

    Hundreds of Harvard Law students walked out of class Monday afternoon to protest the possibility of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh teaching a course this winter as he faces sexual misconduct allegations. The students, whose protests come less than 24 hours after a report from the New Yorker detailed allegations from a second woman, say they believe the women and...

  • SUPREME COURT Sep 19, 2018

    Bert and Ernie Are a Gay Couple, Says Former ‘Sesame Street' Writer

    Ever since “Sesame Street” started in 1969, fans of all ages have grown to love two of the original characters.
    But in a new interview, “Sesame Street” writer Mark Saltzman confirmed the two are a gay couple.

  • Twitter Sep 19, 2018

    Julie Chen Leaving ‘The Talk' After Husband Les Moonves' CBS Exit

    Julie Chen revealed on Tuesday’s show via recorded message that she is leaving “The Talk,” after eight years to spend more time with her family following her husband Leslie Moonves’s ouster from CBS in the wake of sexual harassment allegations.

  • NBC News Sep 9, 2018

    6 More Women Accuse CBS's Les Moonves of Sex Misconduct: Report

    Six additional women accused CBS Corporation’s CEO Leslie Moonves on the record of sexual harassment or assault, bringing the total number of accusers to 12, and dozens more claim company tolerated sexual misconduct, The New Yorker reported on Sunday. The allegations detailed in the article allegedly took place between the 1980s and early 2000s, according to the magazine, which originally...

  • NBC Sep 4, 2018

    NBC News: Farrow Draft on Weinstein for the Network Had Misstatements

    NBC News alleged in an internal report Monday that the writer Ronan Farrow had taken a source’s comments out of context in his reporting on sexual harassment claims against the movie producer Harvey Weinstein while he was working for the network and had misrepresented the source’s willingness to identify Weinstein by name. The allegation was included in a 10-page report...

  • aide Oct 31, 2018

    New Yorker Drops Plans to Interview Bannon at Festival

    Facing widespread outrage, The New Yorker has dropped plans to interview Steve Bannon during its festival next month. New Yorker editor David Remnick told The Associated Press in a statement shared Monday with the magazine’s staff that he had changed his mind. The former Donald Trump aide and ex-chairman of Breitbart News was supposed to be a featured guest during...

  • Los Angeles Aug 2, 2018

    CBS CEO Les Moonves Silent on Sexual Misconduct Accusations in First Public Statements

    Leslie Moonves, the chief executive of CBS, did not address misconduct allegations against him during the company’s earnings call on Thursday, his first opportunity to speak publicly since the allegations were first made public.

  • CEO Jul 28, 2018

    CBS to Investigate Allegations of ‘Personal Misconduct' Against CEO Leslie Moonves

    The CBS board of directors said on Friday that it will investigate allegations of “personal misconduct” against the network’s CEO, Leslie Moonves....
    The announcement came a few hours before The New Yorker published an article quoting six women who accused Moonves of harassment and intimidation, four of whom spoke on the record. Prior to the article’s publication, The Hollywood Reporter posted...

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