Alyssa Milano slams Jason Aldean’s political openness after wife catches heat for anti-Biden shirts
Milano took to Instagram on Thursday and posted a headline from The Washington Post that said Aldean “used to keep his politics private. Now his toddlers are on Instagram wearing anti-Biden T-shirts.”news.yahoo.com
First, she was a survivor: #MeToo's Burke tells her story
It was a phrase she had come up with over years of working with survivors of sexual violence. We don’t pay attention to the nuances of what survival looks like or what sexual violence feels like and how it impacts our lives. It feels really isolating, particularly if you’re dealing with sexual violence. I say this in the book: little Black girls in Selma and white women in Hollywood really need the same things. But that’s OK, because what happened in October 2017 was a phenomenal moment that we shouldn’t be trying to duplicate.wftv.com
From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson — the original George Washington in Broadway's “Hamilton" — performing in a virtual “ball” is a way of participating in an essential rite of American democracy. Miranda will contribute a classical recitation, joining musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake and Bon Jovi. The inaugural committee has made sure to blend this high-powered list with ordinary Americans and inspiring stories. And the “AAPI Inaugural Ball: Breaking Barriers” celebrated the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with planned participants including actors Kal Penn, John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani and Chloe Bennet.
Biden campaign 'flooding the zone' with celebrity backers
The four-time Grammy winner isn't the only Biden playlist mainstay helping his campaign against President Donald Trump. Still, Biden has gone beyond celebrities in search of campaign surrogates. Stars generate candidate buzz, help with fundraising and can build campaign event crowds even for those online. His reelection campaign has been holding its own online events with top supporters nearly every night for months and says its online events average 2.6 million views per broadcast, though its headliners are often the presidents children. The Trump campaign has also seized on Biden's preferred venue for participating in online events, a basement studio in his Delaware home accusing the former vice president of hiding from voters.
Weinstein trial revives #MeToo, a hashtag with movement's longevity
(Reuters) - The Harvey Weinstein rape trial opened in January with celebrity appearances, noisy protests and graphic accounts of alleged assaults - and a spike in usage of the #MeToo hashtag that has become closely associated with the former Hollywood powerbroker. It speaks to the staying power and longevity of #MeToo, said Kellan Terry of research firm Brandwatch. It has peaked again with the Weinstein trial, which started on Jan. 6. The hashtag had 274,000 mentions across social media and news sites between Jan. 1 and Jan. 23, according to Meltwater. Derek Nelson, 22, of New York, was developing his MeToo social networking app for college students when the Weinstein allegations gave the name new meaning.feeds.reuters.com
City Reps Actually, a #MeToo Whodunit Treading the Blurry Lines of Consent, Assault and Guilt
Zieglers prescient play Actually, which runs Dec. 12-15 at City Repertory Theatre in Palm Coast, had debuted in May 2017 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts. As annaziegler.net says in its plot synopsis: The couple spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy, and if unspoken, can it be called consent? Its about Tom and Amber and what filters they bring to the situation. However, Wade says, This is actually a love story despite the contentious nature of the writing.flaglerlive.com
After Twitter spat, Ted Cruz, Alyssa Milano to discuss gun violence
WASHINGTON, D.C. - GOP Sen. Ted Cruz and progressive activist and actress Alyssa Milano plan to meet next Tuesday to discuss gun violence after sparring on Twitter over the issue in the wake of a mass shooting in the senator's home state of Texas. "I'll be meeting with (Cruz) on Tuesday about guns. But if we can talk with mutual respect & humility, maybe all of us come together to effect positive change. The exchange between Cruz and Milano occurred several days after a man in West Texas killed seven people and wounded 22 others in a shooting spree on Saturday. This week's spat is not the first time Milano got testy with Cruz on Twitter.