What I’m Reading

Here are some of the blogs and newsfeeds that I’m probably reading right now.  Do you have a favorite blog that you’d like to recommend I add to the list?

  • Al Franken has been cut from PBS’s Dave Letterman special
    Al Franken’s contribution has been cut from an upcoming PBS special honoring David Letterman, Variety reports. The former Saturday Night Live star and current senator will be edited out of tomorrow night’s broadcast of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize For American Humor Salutes David Letterman, which was originally…Read more... ... read more
    Source: The A.V. ClubPublished on 11-19-17By William Hughes
  • Jeffrey Tambor is leaving Transparent amid claims of sexual harassment
    The actor, who’s won two Emmys for his role as Maura Pfefferman, says he can’t continue on the show due to “the politicized atmosphere” on set. Barely two weeks after allegations of sexual harassment emerged against Jeffrey Tambor, the lead actor of the acclaimed Amazon series Transparent, the actor has… ... read more
    Source: Vox Dot ComPublished on 11-19-17By Aja Romano
  • Damn it, tech bros, don’t try to “disrupt” tipping
    Look, we get that the bullshit surrounding the practice of tipping can suck, especially in industries—most notably food service in the U.S.—where it’s implemented in place of paying workers an actual living wage. Tipping can be awkward, it’s mathematically inconvenient, and it’s rife with opportunities for shitty…Read more... ... read more
    Source: The A.V. ClubPublished on 11-19-17By William Hughes
  • Chris Miller and Phil Lord discuss their unceremonious exit from the Han Solo movie
    Getting fired is no fun, but for former Han Solo movie directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the glass is half full. The pair were unceremoniously removed from Solo: A Star Wars Story in June, three weeks before filming was due to be finished. A statement at the time cited… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 11-19-17By Johnny Lieu
  • Al Franken cut from PBS’ David Letterman tribute after groping allegations
    PBS is cutting Sen. Al Franken from their broadcast of the Kennedy Center's ceremony for Late Show host David Letterman, reports The Wrap. Franken, a Saturday Night Live alumni, had given a speech in Letterman's honor at the Mark Twain Prize ceremony on Oct. 23 in Washington D.C.  As of… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 11-19-17By Shannon Connellan
  • Elon Musk suggests the new Roadster could get a ‘rocket’ car upgrade package
    Always a fan of theatrics, Elon Musk unveiled a surprise new Roadster at Tesla's Semi Truck event on Thursday night.  And though the unexpected rollout already has tech media talking, Musk threw another detail into the mix on Sunday, claiming on Twitter that the Roadster might (big emphasis on "might,"… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 11-19-17By Laura Vitto
  • Things We Saw Today: Batman Hears the Hard Truth About His Messed-Up Crime-Fighting Priorities
    I know I already shared one Saturday Night Live (SNL) clip today, but this was too good not to highlight. In the above skit, Bruce Wayne is holding his annual food drive when he hears some honest feedback about Batman’s obsession with brutalizing low-level criminals. “Can you tell him… ... read more
    Source: The Mary SuePublished on 11-19-17By Marykate Jasper
  • Jeffrey Tambor on sexual misconduct allegations: ‘I don’t see how I can return to Transparent.’
    Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor has announced that he can't see himself returning to the Amazon series following allegations made by costar Trace Lysette and Tambor's former assistant Van Barnes. Tambor, who denies both allegations, told Mashable through a spokesperson that the "politicized atmosphere" of the set has led him to… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 11-19-17By Max Knoblauch
  • Two months after Hurricane Maria, thousands march in Washington for Puerto Rico
    It's been two months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, leaving the island without power and causing the longest blackout in United States history. Thousands of protesters marched throughout Washington D.C. on Sunday in the "Unity March for Puerto Rico," a show of support for ongoing disaster relief efforts after… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 11-19-17By Max Knoblauch
  • Trump’s Negligence Is Still Hurting Puerto Rico, So Hundreds Marched to Demand Action
    Yuge crowd. Yuge. #UnityMarchforPuertoRico pic.twitter.com/ueedKhD3Hq — Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 19, 2017 Today (Sunday), hundreds of marchers walked through Washington, D.C. and gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to demand action on behalf of Puerto Rico. The U.S. territory was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September, and Trump’s unforgivably… ... read more
    Source: The Mary SuePublished on 11-19-17By Marykate Jasper
  • 2017 Dodgers In Review: OF Alex Verdugo
    PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MLB 25 .174 .240 .304 46 1 -0.2 Minors 495 .314 .389 .436 118 6 N/A   What Happened In 2017: Had a taste of the majors with a 15-game September call-up. —— After hitting .314/.389/.436/825 with 27 doubles, six home runs, 50… ... read more
    Source: Dodgers DigestPublished on 11-19-17By Stacie Wheeler
  • Jeffrey Tambor quits Transparent amid harassment claims
    Deadline is reporting that two-time Emmy-winner Jeffrey Tambor has left his starring role on Amazon’s Transparent, in the wake of multiple accusations of sexual harassment that have been levied against him. Tambor issued a statement about his departure today, once again denying the allegations, and claiming that he’s…Read more... ... read more
    Source: The A.V. ClubPublished on 11-19-17By William Hughes
  • Trump “jokes” about leaving American citizens to rot in foreign prison because their dad was rude to him
    Well, it finally happened: Two of the loudest, brashest voices in modern American media have finally collided with each other, setting off a new Golden Age of petty, asinine bullshit in which the rest of us are all now forced to live. In one corner: Self-promotion sensation LaVar Ball, who’s… ... read more
    Source: The A.V. ClubPublished on 11-19-17By William Hughes
  • Mom gives her daughter’s college diploma the photoshoot it deserves
    Let's face it, moms will go above and beyond expectations for their child no matter what.  Manuela Torres-Orejuela asked her mom for pictures of her college diploma, but received a full-on photoshoot instead. If your parents aren't praising your accomplishments like this than you're doing something wrong.  SEE ALSO: Texting… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 11-19-17By Chelsea Candelario
  • The Last Jedi Will Deal With Some Very Empire Themes
    Entertainment Weekly recently posted a bunch of new images from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as well as two articles about the upcoming film. If you’re one of those readers who avoided the trailer after Rian Johnson tweeted to “absolutely avoid it” if you wanted to “come in clean,”… ... read more
    Source: The Mary SuePublished on 11-19-17By Marykate Jasper
  • Lena Dunham issues a hollow apology for defending a ‘Girls’ writer accused of rape
    Following serious backlash, Lena Dunham is walking back a previous statement made in support of Girls writer Murray Miller, who's been accused of raping then-17-year-old actress Aurora Perrineau when he was 35.  After The Wrap's initial Friday report on the allegations, Dunham and Girls co-creator Jenni Konner sent a joint… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 11-19-17By Laura Vitto
  • ‘Justice League’ had DC’s worst box office yet. What does Warner Bros. do now?
    The DC Extended Universe is in deep crisis. With $96 million on opening weekend, Justice League is by far the weakest box office performer of all the DCEU films. This was supposed to be their Avengers. Instead, it was their Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem. SEE ALSO: Maybe the problem with… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 11-19-17By Josh Dickey
  • Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner accused of sexual misconduct against a then-17-year-old woman
    Def Jam founder Russell Simmons and director/producer Brett Ratner have both been accused of sexual misconduct in connection with an incident from 1991, with a then-17-year-old woman accusing Simmons of sexually assaulting her while Ratner stood by and watched. The L.A. Times reported this morning on the account of…Read more... ... read more
    Source: The A.V. ClubPublished on 11-19-17By William Hughes
  • Junior league goalie scores on empty net and everyone absolutely loses their minds
    When a hockey player scores on an opponent's empty net, there's typically a tempered celebration. The game is over, the win is sealed — everyone can relax. When that scoring hockey player is a goalie, however, you gotta sound the hell off like its the best goal you've ever seen… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 11-19-17By Max Knoblauch
  • Zack Snyder Fans Have Started A Petition to See His Cut of Justice League
    As you may have noticed in our mentions any time we criticize 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zack Snyder fans are really into his vision for the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). And so, as the combination Snyder-Whedon cut of Justice League premieres to just-okay reviews, and deleted Snyder… ... read more
    Source: The Mary SuePublished on 11-19-17By Marykate Jasper
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