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The NRA Turned Parkland Shooting Victims Into a Record-Breaking Fundraiser

In the wake of the Parkland shooting and a wave of student-led protests calling for tighter gun controls, the NRA painted itself—and the Second Amendment—as a fragile endangered species. The con worked. According to Federal Elections Commission filings reported by the Miami Herald, the NRA broke a 15-year fundraising…Read more......

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Thandie Newton is getting equal pay for Westworld too, won’t accept less ‘f-k that’

Embed from Getty Images Last week we heard that Evan Rachel Wood had achieved pay equity for her work on Westworld, starting in season three and due to an initiative by HBO to provide equal pay for women on longer running series. Wood seemed genuinely touched and taken aback, saying that when she was married to fellow actor Jamie Bell he always made more money than her, even when she worked more. She seemed resigned to that, although she said that she was always fighting for equal pay and had turned down projects that were underpaid. Thandie Newton, who is slaying it as Maeve on Westworld, tol...

politics


“The ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ trailer is here & it looks so good!” links

The trailer for Crazy Rich Asians is finally here! Yay! [Pajiba] Kanye West isn’t good at designing shoes. [Dlisted] I wish I had the body to pull off Kerry Washington’s ‘90s outfit. [Go Fug Yourself] How many pre-wedding celebrations is Gwyneth Paltrow going to have? [LaineyGossip] Swedish DJ Avicii passed away late last week. Rest in peace. [Buzzfeed] Dakota Johnson needed therapy after Suspiria. [The Blemish] Real Housewives of the Potomac recap. [Reality Tea] Chimamanda Ngozi has some questions for Hillary Clinton. [Jezebel] Macklemore & his wife welcomed a baby girl. [Wonder...

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Teens Respond to Parents’ Anti-Sex Ed Protests With Radically Sensible #SexEdLive

Across the country, as part of The Sex Ed Sit Out, parents pulled their kids out of school yesterday to protest “graphic, gender-bending sex education.” (As usual, the self-parody absolutely performs itself.) As the protest’s chief organizer, Elizabeth Johnston, told Breitbart, “A few of us moms were disgusted by the…Read more......

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Meghan Looks More Radiant Than Ever as She and Harry Step Out in the London Sunshine

Prince Harry continued his busy week of Commonwealth-related events on Wednesday as he attended a reception for the Commonwealth Youth Forum. And this time around, he had his fiancée Meghan Markle at his side. The royal couple were all smiles as they made their way into the event at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London. It was great to see the stylishly dressed pair enjoying a spot of sunshine after so many earlier appearances wrapped up against the cold. They must be crossing their fingers that the beautiful weather the UK is currently experiencing continues right up to their M...

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Will the ‘Murphy Brown’ revival earn Tyne Daly a seventh Emmy?

Is a seventh Emmy in the cards for Tyne Daly? The six-time champ has joined the cast of CBS’ upcoming “Murphy Brown” revival, putting her in the running to move up on the all-time performance winners list. Daly will play Phyllis, the sister of departed bar owner Phil from the sitcom’s original run. Pat Corley, who played Phil, passed away in 2006 at 76. Phyllis has taken over the bar and, as CBS describes, “it’s evident that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” An Emmy favorite, Daly has won six trophies — four for her lead role on “Cagney & Lacey,...