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BBC to Launch "Pop-Up" News Service on Facebook to Circumvent Thailand"s Military Censorship

The organization has decided to tap Thais' huge appetite for social media to ensure service and journalistic free speech in the country. read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterApr 21st, 2017

BBC to Launch "Pop-Up" News Service on Facebook to Circumvent Thailand"s Military Censorship

The organization has decided to tap Thais' huge appetite for social media to ensure service and journalistic free speech in the country. read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterApr 21st, 2017

Laverne Cox Goes Off On Donald Trump"s Transgender Military Ban With A Message Of Unity

It's almost as if Donald Trump intentionally tweets to outrage the entire country he's president of. That's exactly what happened on Wednesday when POTUS announced that the government would no longer "accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity of the U.S. military." This discriminatory announcement ignited the fury of politicians, celebrities, and military personnel [...] It's almost as if Donald Trump intentionally tweets to outrage the entire country he's president of. That's exactly what happened on Wednesday when POTUS announced that the government would no longer "accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity of the U.S. military." This discriminatory announcement ignited the fury of politicians, celebrities, and military personnel alike for undermining the service of 15,000 trans troops -- let alone the readiness of the biggest, most expensive military in the world. Related: John McCain Clarifies Trump's 'Unclear' Tweets On Trans Military Ban Among those who issued responses included trans icons like Chelsea Manning and Caitlyn Jenner. Now, Laverne Cox has issued a statement on the potential impact of Trump's tweets. In a statement, the Orange is the New Black actress addressed her personal experiences meeting trans service members and encouraged citizens to send a message that trans lives matter, despite what the Drumpf administration thinks. Read her full response (below): "I have met many transgender Americans over the years who have served or are currently serving our country in the military. I have heard from them humiliating stories of being misgendered and experiencing various kinds of mistreatment when they are willing to put their lives on the line in ways many of us would never do including our current President. This latest reversal of another Obama administration policy continues to send the message to trans Americans that our lives, our safety and service are less valuable and unwanted in this country, the country I love and hold so dear. Let's all come together and send the message to trans Americans that despite what this president and administration proclaims that trans lives, safety and service are valuable, that they matter." Preach! [Image via FayesVision/BecherWENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 26th, 2017

Retired Military Leaders Openly Criticize Donald Trump"s Transgender Military Ban!

Standing up for what's right. More than 50 retired generals and admirals from different branches of the U.S. military have spoken out against Donald Trump's decision to bar transgender Americans from serving in the armed forces. Specifically, the former military leaders criticized POTUS' ruling and noted that, if implemented, the decision would have a negative impact [...] Standing up for what's right. More than 50 retired generals and admirals from different branches of the U.S. military have spoken out against Donald Trump's decision to bar transgender Americans from serving in the armed forces. Specifically, the former military leaders criticized POTUS' ruling and noted that, if implemented, the decision would have a negative impact on the military's readiness. Video: Late Night Hosts Bid Farewell To Fired Scaramucci In a letter sent to the Palm Center, officers argued: "This proposed ban, if implemented, would cause significant disruptions, deprive the military of mission-critical talent, and compromise the integrity of transgender troops who would be forced to live a lie, as well as non-transgender peers who would be forced to choose between reporting their comrades or disobeying policy. As a result, the proposed ban would degrade readiness even more than the failed 'don't ask, don't tell' policy." Hear! Hear! The letter didn't stop there as the note added: "Patriotic transgender Americans who are serving—and who want to serve—must not be dismissed, deprived of medically necessary health care, or forced to compromise their integrity or hide their identity." We couldn't have said it better ourselves. In case you forgot, the Trumpster alleged that having trans service people in the military "burdened" the U.S. as their medical costs were "tremendous." This isn't actually the case, especially since only a few skipped trips to Mar-a-Lago could help cover the trans soldiers' health care. Hopefully, the Commander-In-Chief will see this letter and reconsider his controversial decision. Fingers crossed. [Image via Media Punch.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 1st, 2017

Department Of Defense Advises Military To Ignore Trump"s Transgender Ban Until He Actually Explains It!

On Wednesday, Donald Trump blindsided America with a decision to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. The Department of Defense was just as caught off guard as the rest of the country — so much that it plans on completely ignoring the policy change until POTUS actually clarifies what he meant by it! Video: [...] On Wednesday, Donald Trump blindsided America with a decision to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. The Department of Defense was just as caught off guard as the rest of the country -- so much that it plans on completely ignoring the policy change until POTUS actually clarifies what he meant by it! Video: Late Night SOUNDS OFF On Trump's Transgender Military Ban! The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made up of senior uniformed leaders in the DoD, advised that the U.S. military will not make any changes to its transgender policy until Trump goes through the proper channels. Chairman Joe Dunford said in a memo to military leaders on Thursday: "I know there are questions about yesterday's announcement on the transgender policy by the president. There will be no modifications to the current policy until the president's direction has been received by the secretary of defense and the secretary has issued implementation guidance. In the meantime, we will continue to treat all of our personnel with respect." Seeing as the Clown in Chief lacks any ability to do things by the book, this could take a while. Things were hectic at the Pentagon on Wednesday following the president announcing plans to reinstate the transgender military ban lifted over a year ago under Barack Obama. But Defense officials were especially worried after Trump's first tweet, fearing that he was getting ready to announce strikes on North Korea or some other huge military action. Related: Trump Declares That America Is A GOD WORSHIPPING Country! Many were left biting their nails for nine minutes between Trump's first and second tweet -- as the president loves to keep us in suspense, like this is one giant fucking episode of The Apprentice. Ugh. Even after Trump's following tweets revealed a personnel change, Pentagon officials did not get much more clarity. Vice Admiral Robert Burke, who is chief of Naval Personnel, also sent a memo Thursday noting the office of the secretary of defense "is working to quickly discern the President's intent." Makes us wonder what "Generals and military experts" Trump spoke with before making this decision... Burke also revealed that currently serving trans members will continue to receive medical treatment, writing: "Treating service members with dignity and respect is something we expect from our Sailors at all times." At least our defense leaders know how to respect and honor the troops that serve our country. Wish we could say the same for the president!.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 27th, 2017

John McCain Provides A More Detailed Explanation After Donald Trump"s "Unclear" Tweets On Transgender Americans In The Military

Donald Trump is humiliating everyone, even John McCain. As we reported, POTUS recklessly fired off tweets on Wednesday morning announcing his decision to ban transgender Americans from the military, citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption" and really not much else. Shortly after, the 80-year-old Arizona Senator released a statement slamming Drumpf's decision to make major policy announcements [...] Donald Trump is humiliating everyone, even John McCain. As we reported, POTUS recklessly fired off tweets on Wednesday morning announcing his decision to ban transgender Americans from the military, citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption" and really not much else. Shortly after, the 80-year-old Arizona Senator released a statement slamming Drumpf's decision to make major policy announcements via Twitter and arguing there shouldn't be any change of policy until Congress concludes and reviews an ongoing study by the Defense Department. Related: Senate Applauds McCain After Brain Cancer Diagnosis McCain's full statement read: "The President's tweet this morning regarding transgender Americans in the military is yet another example of why major policy announcements should not be made via Twitter. The statement was unclear. The Department of Defense has already decided to allow currently-serving transgender individuals to stay in the military, and many are serving honorably today. Any American who meets current medical and readiness standards should be allowed to continue serving. There is no reason to force service members who are able to fight, train, and deploy to leave the military—regardless of their gender identity. We should all be guided by the principle that any American who wants to serve our country and is able to meet the standards should have the opportunity to do so—and should be treated as the patriots they are. The Department of Defense is currently conducting a study on the medical obligations it would incur, the impact on military readiness, and related questions associated with the accession of transgender individuals who are not currently serving in uniform and wish to join the military. I do not believe that any new policy decision is appropriate until that study is complete and thoroughly reviewed by the Secretary of Defense, our military leadership, and the Congress. The Senate Armed Services Committee will continue to follow closely and conduct oversight on the issue of transgender individuals serving in the military." At this point, we're sure Donald tweets out whatever bullshit comes to mind just for shock value. It's also important to note that the Department of Defense is the largest single employer of trans people in the country with an estimated 15K currently serving. Thoughts???.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 26th, 2017

Protestors Head To Times Square Against Donald Trump"s Transgender Military Service Ban!

The people are fighting back! As we reported, on Wednesday, Donald Trump released a statement on Twitter where he announced transgender individuals will no longer be allowed to serve in the military. Later that day, a couple hundred of protestors gathered outside the U.S. Army Career Center in Times Square to denounce the President's latest discriminatory policy. [...] The people are fighting back! As we reported, on Wednesday, Donald Trump released a statement on Twitter where he announced transgender individuals will no longer be allowed to serve in the military. Later that day, a couple hundred of protestors gathered outside the U.S. Army Career Center in Times Square to denounce the President's latest discriminatory policy. Many held up signs that read "Resist!" Related: Twitter Reacts To Donald Trump's Transgender Military Ban! Several organizations -- including Equality New York, GLAAD, and the New York Civil Liberties Union -- made their presence known at the demonstration. U.S. Army veteran and trans woman Tanya Walker told the crowd: ″It is our duty to fight... It is our duty to win. We must love each other and protect each other." Jacqueline Swannick, trans woman and former Army medic, told the Huffington Post: "Transgender people should be able to serve just like everyone... It sends a very bad message that we're not equal to other Americans." Marches were also held in San Francisco and Portland. Ch-ch-check out the pics from the protest (below)! Here standing with NYers to say #TransRightsAreHumanRights - all civilians and military should be united in saying #NoTransBan pic.twitter.com/wmDsv1kXMr — Carlina Rivera (@CarlinaRivera) July 26, 2017 Rally for #transgender #equality in protest of today's headlines in Times Square. #nyc #dumptrump #trans #transexual #human #humanrights #equality #military #protest #nonbinary #partisan #unite #lgbt #strongertogetherA post shared by Jordan (@jordanstovall) on Jul 26, 2017 at 2:26pm PDT Rally against the #transban in Times Square right now! #TransRightsAreHumanRightsA post shared by New York Civil Liberties Union (@nyclu) on Jul 26, 2017 at 2:44pm PDT Happening now in Times Square #pride #resist #loveislove #bekind #protest #lgbtq #humanrights #beatricemoritzphotography #transrightsarehumanrightsA post shared by Beatrice Moritz (@beatricemoritz) on Jul 26, 2017 at 2:59pm PDT Trans people are not a disruption. Trans service-members deserve better from their commander-in-chief. #resistA post shared by Malia Renée Brown (@maliab24) on Jul 26, 2017 at 2:54pm PDT " to note: There are currently more than 15,500 transgender people serving in the military today." -ACLU #TransRightsAreHumanRights #socialjusticeA post shared by Samara (@samara_ues) on Jul 26, 2017 at 2:32pm PDT [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzJul 26th, 2017

‘The Night Shift’ Keeps The Faith With Military Themed Episode

One of The Night Shift's trademarks as a medical drama is weaving military driven stories into its narrative fabric. For the episode "Keep The Faith," each person that was brought in is either currently working in the military or a veteran. "It was a lot of fun to be able to pay tribute [...] One of The Night Shift’s trademarks as a medical drama is weaving military driven stories into its narrative fabric. For the episode “Keep The Faith,” each person that was brought in is either currently working in the military or a veteran. “It was a lot of fun to be able to pay tribute to that and to be able to bring all those people on board and hear their stories and have them be a part of something that was special where we wanted to, in our own small way, say thank you,” said Brendan Fehr who plays Dr. Drew Alister in the series. Actor Josh Kelly, a former Army Ranger, guest stars in the episode as a decorated military vet turned politician who has a past connection with Drew (Fehr). “This episode was the only episode I’ve been in (wherein) I saw how hard they work on making things right,” added Kelly. “Even the dialogue is very carefully, meticulously looked at and it’s right. It’s Army. It’s military. I was really impressed.” Click on the media bar to hear Brendan Fehr elaborate on how, in one sense, he tries not to take his job too seriously. On the other hand, he understands and values the importance of storytelling (Kelly is also heard in the clip): The Night Shift, co-starring Eoin Macken and Jill Flint, airs Thursday nights on NBC. Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakAug 10th, 2017

Late Night SOUNDS OFF On Donald Trump"s Transgender Military Ban — WATCH!

Donald Trump got a collective "fuck you" from the late night community on Wednesday night after his decision to recklessly announce (via Twitter, no less) that transgender soldiers would be banned from the military. Remember, these are brave individuals volunteering to risk their lives to protect our freedoms — something Trump deferred FIVE times in his [...] Donald Trump got a collective "fuck you" from the late night community on Wednesday night after his decision to recklessly announce (via Twitter, no less) that transgender soldiers would be banned from the military. Remember, these are brave individuals volunteering to risk their lives to protect our freedoms -- something Trump deferred FIVE times in his youth. Here to put all of this into perspective are Stephen Colbert, Chelsea Handler, Trevor Noah, Samantha Bee, Jimmy Fallon, and of course, Seth Meyers. Bless 'em. Related: Anthony Scaramucci Quoted Joe Paterno & It's Something Else First up, NBC's The Tonight Show brought in transgender comedian Patti Harrison to offer her two cents. She said: "Trump says transgender people in the military would be a tremendous disruption. And I get it. If you constantly draw attention to yourself, spend all day distracting everyone and cost taxpayers millions of dollars, the perfect job for you isn't the military, it's the president of the United States." Watch her full reaction (below): Jimmy invites transgender comedian Patti Harrison to #FallonTonight to address Trump's transgender military ban pic.twitter.com/C6rEMclpgQ — Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) July 26, 2017 Over on CBS, Colbert asserted on The Late Show that Trump was "really off his meds" (below): Bee didn't hold back on TBS' Full Frontal -- slamming Trump's "version of Don't Ask, Don't Tell" starting at the 4:30 mark (below): Chelsea Handler teased the return of her Netflix show on Friday with an apology to the transgender community (below): Meyers brought in four of his female writers to comment on the situation. They brought up important arguments like, "Where the fuck is Ivanka Trump now?" and, "Why does the military need SO much Viagra??" (below): Last but not least, The Daily Show reminded us that Trump's trips to Mar-A-Lago are way more expensive than taking care of our transgender soldiers (below): Keep fighting, bbs. [Image via YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 27th, 2017

Donald Trump Says Transgender People Will No Longer Be Allowed To Serve In The Military

Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse. On Wednesday morning, Donald Trump announced his decision to take a million steps back and implement a sweeping ban on transgender people from serving in the military. This comes after his mission to remove protections for transgender students earlier this year. A real "ally" huh, Caitlyn Jenner??? Related: Senate [...] Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse. On Wednesday morning, Donald Trump announced his decision to take a million steps back and implement a sweeping ban on transgender people from serving in the military. This comes after his mission to remove protections for transgender students earlier this year. A real "ally" huh, Caitlyn Jenner??? Related: Senate Applauds John McCain As He Returns To Washington POTUS tweeted: After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow...... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017 ....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming..... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017 ....victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017 We're pretty sure the thousands and thousands of transgender soldiers who serve our country proudly cause way less "disruption" and "cost" than you do, Drumpf. Thoughts??? [Image via Johnny Louis/WENN.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzJul 26th, 2017

MTV Invites Transgender Service Members to VMAs 2017

MTV has extended an invitation to have transgender military service men and women at the 2017 MTV VMAs this coming Sunday. Pentagon Spokesman Lt. Col. Paul Haverstick told CNN, “MTV has requested service member participation for this year’s VMAs. At this time the Department of Defense is reviewing the parameters of the request.” CNN added [...] MTV has extended an invitation to have transgender military service men and women at the 2017 MTV VMAs this coming Sunday. Pentagon Spokesman Lt. Col. Paul Haverstick told CNN, “MTV has requested service member participation for this year’s VMAs. At this time the Department of Defense is reviewing the parameters of the request.” CNN added that active military persons are not normally allowed to participate in high profile, public events, especially if they have a political twist. This invitation seems to be in response to Donald Trump‘s attempt to ban transgender service people from serving. The VMAs, hosted by Katy Perry, are set to air this Sunday (August 27)......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 24th, 2017

Haley Bennett Talks “Rewarding” Experience of ‘Thank You For Your Service’

Based on journalist David Finkel's acclaimed 2013 nonfiction book, Thank You For Your Service sheds a spotlight on how PTSD has affected the lives of military vets who have returned home from the Iraq War. Miles Teller stars as Adam Schuman, one of the soldiers of the 2-16 Infantry Batallion and Haley Bennett plays Adam's [...] Based on journalist David Finkel’s acclaimed 2013 nonfiction book, Thank You For Your Service sheds a spotlight on how PTSD has affected the lives of military vets who have returned home from the Iraq War. Miles Teller stars as Adam Schuman, one of the soldiers of the 2-16 Infantry Batallion and Haley Bennett plays Adam’s wife Saskia. “One of the reasons why I wanted to be a part of Thank You For Your Service is my personal connection with the military and also the display of courage and sacrifice and love that these families portray,” said Bennett. “And to be able to collaborate with the actual real life people was such an incredible and unique experience that connected us in a really special way.” Click on the media bar below to hear Bennett talk about the “difficult” yet “rewarding” process of taking part in Thank You For Your Service: Directed by American Sniper screenwriter Jason Hall, Thank You For Your Service is now playing in select theaters. Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakOct 31st, 2017

Identities Of The Remaining Texas Church Shooting Victims Have Been Released

Officials have identified the remaining victims of Sunday's mass shooting. As we previously reported, at least 26 people were killed on November 5 after Devin Kelley opened fire during a service at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Some of the victims' identities had already been released, including a pastor's daughter, a pregnant mother, and even [...] Officials have identified the remaining victims of Sunday's mass shooting. As we previously reported, at least 26 people were killed on November 5 after Devin Kelley opened fire during a service at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Some of the victims' identities had already been released, including a pastor's daughter, a pregnant mother, and even the gunman's own grandmother-in-law. Related: First Baptist Survivor Details Playing Dead During Shooting Now, more information is coming to light about the faithful souls who were mercilessly killed in the deadliest shooting in the state's history. Here's what we know about the remaining victims: Haley Krueger (above) dreamed of becoming an NICU nurse and was described by family friends as a "beautiful, vibrant teenager" who "loved babies." The 16-year-old regularly attended services at First Baptist and had even arrived early Sunday morning to help prepare breakfast for the parishioners. Joann Ward, 30, (above) reportedly died trying to shield her children from bullets inside the church. Her daughters Emily Garza, 7, (above, middle) and Brooke Ward, 5, (above, top) were killed in the gunfire. According to a Facebook post by a family friend, Rihanna Ward, 9, said that her mother "pushed her down when she saw the shooter open fire." Michael Ward, Joann's brother-in-law, carried her son Ryland, 5, from the building after the shooter fled. Michael said he wasn't sure if Ryland would survive as the children were all sitting in the back of the church and were the first the shooter struck when entering the building. Ryland was shot four times and in surgery late Sunday. Robert Scott Marshall, 56, and his wife Karen, 57, (above) had recently retired and moved to Texas. They were trying out churches on Sunday when the gunman opened fire. Related: Trump Says Texas Church Shooting 'Isn't A Guns Situation' According to family members on Facebook, the couple had met in the military over 30 years ago, serving in the US Air Force in North Carolina. The gunman had also served in the Air Force before getting dishonorably discharged over an assault case. Another slain Air Force veteran was Robert Corrigan, who had moved to Sutherland Springs from Michigan several years ago with his wife Shani (above). The couple had two sons on active duty in the military and were friends with several of the victims from the Holcombe family -- as well as the shooter's mother-in-law, Michelle Fields. Tara McNulty (above) was with her two children when the shooting began on Sunday. Her kids, Hailey and James, survived, but have a long way to recovery. Tara worked as a bartender at The Aumont Saloon and was described as a "very kind-hearted person" by her boss on Facebook. Dennis Johnson and his wife Sara (above) were hailed as "the great couple" who loved their church by friends on Facebook. Sara was a receptionist at Pfeil's Home and Garden Materials and was originally from Jasper, Florida. Richard, 64, and Theresa Rodriguez, 66, (above) loved going to their church and working in their garden. The couple married in 2006 years after Richard lost his first wife. Regina Rodriguez told People her father attended church every Sunday and was always the center of attention. So many beautiful, kind souls claimed by such an evil act. Though the First Baptist worshippers are going through insurmountable pain and heartbreak, they also remain faithful that those who have suffered have gone to a better place. We'd like to think the same. [Image via GoFundMe/Facebook.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 7th, 2017

Macaulay Culkin & Brenda Song Step Out In El Lay & Start Up Dating Rumors After Returning From Filming Together In Thailand!

Do we have a blossoming romance on our hands? Macaulay Culkin made a rare appearance out in El Lay over the weekend while joining former Disney darling Brenda Song for dinner at Craig's! Now… before you get too excited, it's important to mention that these two child stars just returned stateside after spending six weeks in Thailand [...] Do we have a blossoming romance on our hands? Macaulay Culkin made a rare appearance out in El Lay over the weekend while joining former Disney darling Brenda Song for dinner at Craig's! Now... before you get too excited, it's important to mention that these two child stars just returned stateside after spending six weeks in Thailand together filming Seth Green's new movie, Changeland! Related: Macaulay Finally Addresses Those Rampant Heroin Rumors In fact, the cast got together (on what looks like to be the same evening) to compete in an escape room -- as you can see in costar Clare Grant's Instagram (below): We escaped six weeks in Thailand together, of course we crushed our first Escape Room together. #ChangeLandMovie #60outescaperoomsA post shared by Clare Grant (@claregrant) on Jul 24, 2017 at 8:43am PDT Regardless of what's going on between these two, we're happy to see the Home Alone actor looking healthy and happy! What do U think of this possible pairing?? SOUND OFF in the comments (below)! [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: topSource: tmzJul 25th, 2017

Ansel Elgort Goes Skinny Dipping in Thailand! (Video)

Ansel Elgort is not shy about showing off his body and he took to Instagram to share a video of him wearing nothing at all while taking a dip in the pool! The 23-year-old actor is currently in Thailand while touring the world for his movie Baby Driver. He has his longtime girlfriend Violetta Komyshan [...] Ansel Elgort is not shy about showing off his body and he took to Instagram to share a video of him wearing nothing at all while taking a dip in the pool! The 23-year-old actor is currently in Thailand while touring the world for his movie Baby Driver. He has his longtime girlfriend Violetta Komyshan by his side to experience the amazing trip. “Rainy season in Thailand,” Ansel captioned the video, in which he is seen skinny dipping in the rain. He also shared a video of him lying shirtless in the grass while Violetta is seen in a bikini. “I know how lucky I am to be waking up in different amazing places every day. Places I’ve only dreamed of going to. I am appreciating every moment surrounded by people I love, promoting a film I couldn’t be more proud of. I can’t wait for you all to see Baby Driver. I am overwhelmed by the continued support and love you all show me. Thank you. Next stop… BRAZIL!” he wrote to his fans. A post shared by Ansel Elgort (@ansel) on Jul 21, 2017 at 9:09am PDT Click inside to see the other video… A post shared by Ansel Elgort (@ansel) on Jul 21, 2017 at 9:46pm PDT.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 22nd, 2017

Facebook Developed Censorship Tool for Possible Launch in China (Report)

Facebook has been developing a censorship tool that could help the company launch in China, according to a New York Times report. The development of the tool has been controversial within the company, with multiple staffers leaving, according to the repor.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 23rd, 2016

Donald Trump May Pursue A Military Intervention In Venezuela & Twitter Is Freaking Out!

First North Korea, now Venezuela?? On Friday, Donald Trump told reporters he may pursue a "military option" in Venezuela due to their current political crisis. On July 31, the United States sanctioned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro after the country illegitimately elected a new legislative body run by his Socialist Party loyalists. In the past four months [...] First North Korea, now Venezuela?? On Friday, Donald Trump told reporters he may pursue a "military option" in Venezuela due to their current political crisis. On July 31, the United States sanctioned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro after the country illegitimately elected a new legislative body run by his Socialist Party loyalists. In the past four months of civil unrest, hundreds have been killed and thousands have been arrested. Related: Someone Switched Donald Trump & Kim Jong Un's Hair The President said: "The people are suffering and they are dying. We have many options for Venezuela including a possible military option if necessary." When pressed further, the businessman declined to give any more details. "We don't talk about it but a military operation - a military option - is certainly something that we could pursue." Almost immediately, Twitter erupted with reactions. See the best ones (below): We’re going to war with North Korea and Venezuela? This is what happens when your president learns geography from the Miss Universe pageant. — Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) August 11, 2017 In case you've been away from tv for the last 30 minutes, Trump now has us at brink of war w/North Korea AND Venezuela. Have a nice weekend. — Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) August 11, 2017 trump talking about war w/North Korea AND Venezuela. An infantile smirk on his face. I hope you're happy with that trump vote. #dangerous — msue ⭐️ (@marlasue01) August 11, 2017 For those just joining us: We are now on the brink of war with North Korea and Venezuela thanks to Trump #FridayFeeling pic.twitter.com/C0ypPLEDwU — Fiona Adorno (@FionaAdorno) August 11, 2017 I'm not going to war till I get verification that this orange motherfucker can locate North Korea AND Venezuela on a map. — Daniel 3000 (@Daniel5Rivera) August 11, 2017 North Korea and Venezuela ? When or how tf did Venezuela get into this?? pic.twitter.com/XjwSbqDV8d — 🌸🌺 (@PsLoveAlyxx) August 12, 2017 Why can't Trump understand that threatening war w North Korea and Venezuela wont stop Muellers investigation into the 🇷🇺Mob WH#TrumpRussia — Olga_Lautman NYC ✨ (@olgaNYC1211) August 11, 2017 War with North Korea and VENEZUELA now? We've increased troops & civilian casualties 10x in Afghanistan. But TELL us how HRC is a warmonger. pic.twitter.com/lYHbwP2b78 — BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 12, 2017 [Image via Newspix.pl/WENN.].....»»

Category: topSource: tmzAug 11th, 2017

Is Donald Trump"s Transgender Military Ban Really Just About Paying For That Wall?!

More disturbing details on Donald Trump's snap decision to ban transgender Americans from the military via Twitter. According to a Politico report, POTUS traded having medical care for transgender soldiers in order to pay for his border wall with Mexico. Related: Late Night SOUNDS OFF On Trump's Transgender Military Ban The outlet reports numerous congressional and White House [...] More disturbing details on Donald Trump's snap decision to ban transgender Americans from the military via Twitter. According to a Politico report, POTUS traded having medical care for transgender soldiers in order to pay for his border wall with Mexico. Related: Late Night SOUNDS OFF On Trump's Transgender Military Ban The outlet reports numerous congressional and White House sources have said: "Trump's sudden decision was, in part, a last-ditch attempt to save a House proposal full of his campaign promises that was on the verge of defeat." From what it sounds like, House Republicans were internally debating the issue of tax dollars paying for gender reassignment surgeries and other other medical treatment... and then Trump decided to jump the gun and ban trans people altogether. As a senior House Republican aide said in an email: "This is like someone told the White House to light a candle on the table and the WH set the whole table on fire." Meanwhile, the military spends five times as much on Viagra and it would on medical care for transgender troops. Let that sink in. Thoughts??.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 27th, 2017

Taylor Swift cancels Bangkok, Thailand concert due to coup

Taylor Swift has had to cancel her concert stop in Bangkok, Thailand due to a military coup in the area. The concert’s promoters, BEC-Tero posted the news of the cancellation on their website: Read more on Taylor Swift cancels Bangkok, Thailand con.....»»

Category: topSource: icydkMay 27th, 2014

Laverne Cox Responds to Trump"s Ban on Transgender Troops in the Military with Powerful Statement

Laverne Cox has released a statement about Donald Trump‘s new series of tweets declaring that transgender individuals will be banned from serving in the US Military. “I have met many transgender Americans over the years who have served or are currently serving our country in the military. I have heard from them humiliating stories of [...] Laverne Cox has released a statement about Donald Trump‘s new series of tweets declaring that transgender individuals will be banned from serving in the US Military. “I have met many transgender Americans over the years who have served or are currently serving our country in the military. I have heard from them humiliating stories of being misgendered and experiencing various kinds of mistreatment when they are willing to put their lives on the line in ways many of us would never do including our current President,” Laverne told Entertainment Weekly. “This latest reversal of another Obama administration policy continues to send the message to trans Americans that our lives, our safety and service are less valuable and unwanted in this country, the country I love and hold so dear.” Laverne is an advocate for LGBT rights and was a supporter of Hillary Clinton‘s during the election......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 26th, 2017

This Is Us Used The N-Word Without Censorship Last Night & Fans Are Shooketh!

This is… not usually something we hear on network television. But hearing the n-word in Tuesday's episode of This Is Us is what made the story so powerful — at least according to the fans! This week's hour chronicled Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca's (Mandy Moore) fight to legally adopt their African-American son Randall (Sterling K. Brown). Related: [...] This is... not usually something we hear on network television. But hearing the n-word in Tuesday's episode of This Is Us is what made the story so powerful -- at least according to the fans! This week's hour chronicled Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca's (Mandy Moore) fight to legally adopt their African-American son Randall (Sterling K. Brown). Related: Mandy Reveals How She Caught Her Fiancé's Eye! In the show's usual nature of exploring real world issues, The Most Disappointed Man touched on race and discrimination in the judicial system circa 1981. [These are spoilers!] The Pearsons were expecting a breezy court proceeding to make the Big Three official, but were caught off guard when the judge (Delroy Lindo) didn't think that two white parents should be raising a black child. He told the white couple: "I don't believe that child belongs in your home. That child belongs with a black family Mr. and Mrs. Pearson. How else will he see himself? Understand who he is?" Judge Bradley evoked even more emotion by using the n-word without censorship. He later explained to Jack and Rebecca: "I never understood what my blackness meant until a white man called me a n*****." Damn, NBC! Related: Kellogg's Changing Corn Pops Box After Being Accused Of 'Racism' The cast live tweeted the bombshell line, and even teased the audience with information alluding to the judge's own prejudices. Moore and Brown shared on Twitter: This is not what Jack and Rebecca were hoping/expecting to hear from Judge Bradley. #ThisIsUs — Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) November 8, 2017 See all the family photos that line Judge Bradley’s wall (families that he’s finalized)? Notice how none are mixed race?🤔 #ThisIsUs — Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown) November 8, 2017 The Pearsons ended up successfully adopting Randall with the help of a different judge, but not before Rebecca penned a strongly-worded letter to Judge Bradley, signing it as "Randall's mother." Still, the judge's refusal to rule the adoption into law stuck with many fans -- some of whom understood where he came from. See what viewers had to say about the thought-provoking episode (below). The N word was just used on the NBC channel, without any censorship. Woah #ThisIsUs — Wilmer (@W1lmerSarmiento) November 8, 2017 Excuse me judge.... how dare you?? Jack and Rebecca are the most loving couple ever!!! #ThisIsUs — Tri (@LadyTri86) November 8, 2017 I have no words for this judge besides this 👇🏻 @NBCThisisUs #ThisIsUs pic.twitter.com/ivkfPb5kW8 — Halley K (@NKOTBSB97) November 8, 2017 "That child belongs with a black family." REALLY!!! That child belongs with a family who will love him regardless of his skin color. #TakeASeatInTheCornerJudge #ThisIsUs — Ms. Stacey L. Bracey (@thebraceygroup) November 8, 2017 honestly this is us is one of the first shows I've ever seen that doesn't make social workers and judges into one dimensional villains #thisisus — 🌻🌻🌻 (@ssdepop) November 8, 2017 He'd rather Randall be in a foster home? #ThisIsUs pic.twitter.com/NDFOVWd9J1 — nellawafer (@panhalfrican) November 8, 2017 #ThisIsUs just dropped the N word and I'm all for it! — Podrick Payne (@FredE_Cornbread) November 8, 2017 Your honor, say what?!?!?!?! #ThisIsUs pic.twitter.com/Fkw0yVN00E — This Is Us (@NBCThisisUs) November 8, 2017 Sry, Judge Bradley. Big Three 4 lyfe! [Image via NBC.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 8th, 2017