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Les Moonves’ $11.5K Settlement With City Of LA Rejected By Ethics Commission; Stormy Meeting Over Ex-CBS Boss'”Misuse” Of 2017 LAPD Sexual Assault Report

deadline.com Los Angeles’ Ethics Commission has rejected Les Moonves’ $11,250 settlement with the city over information leaked to the once powerful CBS CEO by a LAPD officer about sexual…

Why you probably shouldn’t blow up a pipeline

vox.com Seventeen years ago, the British novelist John Lanchester puzzled over a “strange and striking” fact: No one was blowing anything up to fight climate change. This was…

Emilia Clarke Receives Royal Honor for Brain Injury Charity Work

vanityfair.com The Mother of Dragons was joined by her mother at Windsor Castle Wednesday, when actor Emilia Clarke and her mother Jenny Clarke were honored by being officially made MBE…

Romantic norms are in flux. No wonder everyone’s obsessed with polyamory

vox.com Getty Images In the conversation about open marriages and polyamory, America’s sexual anxieties are on full display. Everyone’s talking about polyamory. You might have read…

US News Industry Faces Bleak Start to 2024

cjr.org The US news industry didn’t catch a break in the new year. Over 500 news workers were laid off in January, according to an employment tracker report. This figure doesn’t…

Meet Sam Altman, the OpenAI CEO who learned to code at 8 and is a doomsday prepper with a stash of guns and gold

businessinsider.com Sam Altman is well known in the startup scene in Silicon Valley. Courtesy of Sam Altman OpenAI just launched its text-to-video program called Sora. Before that, he was well…

Meet the man who has tasted everything on the Cheesecake Factory’s ridiculously long menu

siliconvalley.com By Marisa Gerber, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The Cheesecake Factory’s official taste tester leaned toward a massive mound of steaming, parsley-flecked rice and jabbed…

Yasmin McDonald Joins CAA As Books Agent

deadline.com Yasmin McDonald has joined Creative Artists Agency as an Agent in the Books department after more than 11 years at the UK’s United Agents, where she was a Partner and led…

Can the US get its chips mojo back?

morningbrew.com The Biden administration is going where every New Yorker spent their long weekend: upstate. The Commerce Department said yesterday it’ll send $1.5 billion to chipmaker…

Reddit user content being sold to AI company in $60M/year deal

9to5mac.com It’s being reported that a deal has been struck to allow an unnamed large AI company to use Reddit user content for training purposes … The deal is said to be worth around…

The journalism of Alexei Navalny

cjr.org A week ago, the former Fox News host Tucker Carlson—who had recently been in Russia interviewing (if that’s the right word) President Vladimir Putin, touring around Moscow,…

Research: 3 in 4 U.S. adults can discern real political news headlines from fake ones

niemanlab.org Pop quiz: Which of these headlines appeared atop a real news story? (A) “Zelenskyy pleads to US Congress: ‘We need you right now’” (B) “Biden signed bill to mandate climate…

Why Donald Trump is gaining ground with young voters

economist.com As tastemakers, the two previous American presidents could not present a sharper contrast. Barack Obama, with his elegance and irony, still issues year-end lists of the best…

‘Treasure’ Review: Lena Dunham And Stephen Fry Team Up For A Strangely Flat Father-Daughter Road Movie

deadline.com When Australian writer Lily Brett published her novel Too Many Men in 2001, critics marvelled at the light, comic tone she had managed to strike in a novel about the lasting…

‘Treasure’ Review: Lena Dunham and Stephen Fry Revisit Painful Family History in a Well-Meaning but Maudlin Father-Daughter Tale

variety.com After several years working in German TV and locally-oriented film projects, Julia von Heinz had a significant breakthrough with “And Tomorrow the Entire World” — a taut,…

OpenAI boss Sam Altman wants $7tn. For all our sakes, pray he doesn’t get it

theguardian.com Once upon a time, nobody outside tech circles had heard of Sam Altman. But then his company, OpenAI, launched ChatGPT, and suddenly he was everywhere – touring the world,…

A man who has lived in a New York City hotel rent-free for 5 years may finally have to move out

businessinsider.com By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . You can opt-out at any time. Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on…

Thor Star Anthony Hopkins Found Acting In Marvel Movies Pointless

looper.com Learn More Sir Anthony Hopkins is a highly decorated Welsh actor who may or may not despise the core requirements of his chosen profession. During a 2021 interview with The…

As New York’s mayor, I watched Trump evade consequences for years

msnbc.com New Yorkers are no stranger to Donald Trump’s legal problems. Starting decades ago, knowledgeable residents of the Big Apple witnessed the Trump family cheat and rig the…

Loophole got man a free hotel stay for five years. Now, he’s claiming to own the building

theglobeandmail.com For five years, a New York man managed to live rent-free in a landmark Manhattan hotel by exploiting an obscure local housing law. But prosecutors this week said Mickey…

Premier Sondheim Interpreter Melissa Errico Shares Short Film for New Version of ‘Good Thing Going’

billboard.com In late 2021, musical theater giant Stephen Sondheim passed away at 91, leaving behind one of the most imposing catalogs in all of the Great American Songbook canon.…

Berlin: Grace Glowicki’s ‘Booger’ Body Horror Pic Lands at Dark Sky Films

hollywoodreporter.com Dark Sky Films has acquired the U.S. rights to Booger, Mary Dauterman’s debut feature starring Grace Glowicki. The distribution deal comes as Visit Films introduces the body…

The wild life of Alexey Navalny, who challenged Putin and appears to have died in prison

businessinsider.com Alexei Navalny attends a rally in support of political prisoners in Moscow, Russia. Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Russian dissident Alexey Navalny became…

The Tragic True Life Story Of Patrick Stewart

looper.com Learn More In 2020, Patrick Stewart added his name to the growing list of superstar actors who returned to their most iconic roles when he headlined "Star Trek: Picard." Two…

Why Emilia Clarke Thought That She Would Be Fired From Game Of Thrones

looper.com Learn More Why Emilia Clarke Thought That She Would Be Fired From Game Of Thrones As Daenerys Targaryen on "Game of Thrones," Emilia Clarke faced a number of terrifying…

New York City legal loophole got him a free 5-year Manhattan hotel stay

fortune.com For five years, a New York City man managed to live rent-free in a landmark Manhattan hotel by exploiting an obscure local housing law. But prosecutors this week said Mickey…

48-year-old who lived rent-free in Manhattan hotel for 5 years pushed his luck too far: claiming he owned the whole thing, DA says

fortune.com For five years, a New York City man managed to live rent-free in a landmark Manhattan hotel by exploiting an obscure local housing law. But prosecutors this week said Mickey…

Loophole lets man live rent-free for 5 years in landmark New York hotel

cbsnews.com For five years, a New York City man managed to live rent-free in a landmark Manhattan hotel by exploiting an obscure local housing law. But prosecutors this week said Mickey…

A loophole got him a free New York hotel stay for five years. Then he claimed to own the building

apnews.com For five years, a New York City man managed to live rent-free in a landmark Manhattan hotel by exploiting an obscure local housing law. But prosecutors this week said Mickey…

Did Putin just endorse Joe Biden?

semafor.com Semafor Signals Supported by Insights from the BBC, Izvestia, and Proekt The News Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday appeared to signal that he would prefer a…

Trump lawyers don't want prospective jurors in 'hush-money' case to be asked if 2020 election was stolen

businessinsider.com Former President Donald Trump addresses the media outside of a hearing on his felony hush money trial at Manhattan Criminal Court on Feb. 15, 2024. ANGELA WEISS/Getty Images…

Tribeca Festival Reschedules Robert De Niro Celebration “De Niro Con” to Coincide With 2024 Festival

hollywoodreporter.com The Tribeca Festival has once again rescheduled its “De Niro Con” celebration of festival co-founder Robert De Niro. The event will now take place from June 14-16 to…

This nonprofit is using virtual reality to train Ukrainian journalists to cover the war safely

niemanlab.org Before February 2022, Halyna Yakushko was a lifestyle correspondent for a daily show at Ukrainian broadcaster 1+1. “I was doing reports about fashion, Eurovision, and…

Is Anthony Edwards the Next Face of the NBA?

vanityfair.com Anthony Edwards doesn’t need much time to get the hang of something. Then again, Edwards doesn’t just “get the hang” of anything. He achieves mastery in record time, swiftly…

How to benefit from the conversations you have at work

economist.com Successful workplaces are usually characterised by good communication. Bosses provide a clear sense of where they want the firm to go; employees feel able to voice…

He Polarized Readers by Writing About His Late Wife’s Affairs. Now He’s Ready to Move On

vanityfair.com From his hotel room in downtown Atlanta, Blake Butler could almost see the field where his late wife, the poet Molly Brodak, shot and killed herself in March 2020. “Every…

The Habit Burger Grill’s new director of culinary innovation tells how he got the gig

siliconvalley.com Jason Triail is a native New Yorker, but when it comes to The Habit Burger Grill he’s all about California. Triail is the new director of culinary innovation at the…

Take the Cash or Fight? Media Moguls Split on AI Deals

hollywoodreporter.com A highly amusing, albeit scathing New York Times restaurant review of Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen & Bar that went viral in 2012 is being used by attorneys acting for the…

NY Times hires Business Insider’s Schwartz

talkingbiznews.com Business Insider staffer Mattathias Schwartz will be joining The New York Times as legal correspondent, covering the federal judiciary. Schwartz has been a contributing…

Moving to New York City? Be ready to drop more than $10,000 up front to rent an apartment

marketwatch.com New York City has long been a tough town for renters, but the city just hit two milestones that show just how difficult it is to find and pay for an apartment these days.…

Could you tell if an AI chatbot dumped you?

washingtonpost.com What a cold and heartless way to end things. You might feel this way if you have ever been dumped via text message. But what if your ex took it a step further and used an AI…

Roy Wood Jr. Says Hasan Minhaj Was ‘Going’ to Be ‘Daily Show’ Host Before It ‘Fell Apart’ Amid Joke Controversy; Wood Planned to Stick Around Longer

variety.com Roy Wood Jr. said on fellow comedian Mike Birbiglia’s “Working It Out” podcast (via Entertainment Weekly) that he was going to remain on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” as…

Grover the Muppet becomes a journalist, shining a light on the plight of the industry

npr.org Grover the Muppet becomes a journalist, shining a light on the plight of the industry Grover, the self-described "cute, furry little monster," has famously held a wide…

I’m not trying to destroy art, says man planning to do just that if Assange dies in jail

theguardian.com He’s attracted global media attention and criticism after vowing to destroy some of the world’s most precious artwork if Julian Assange dies in prison. But Andrei Molodkin,…

Trump Org CFO May Have Committed A Wee Spot Of Perjury, Ooopsie!

dealbreaker.com At this point, Allen Weisselberg is functionally a meme. The Trump Organization’s longtime CFO is perpetually just about to flip on Trump and give prosecutors the goods.…

Roy Wood Jr: ‘Hasan Minhaj Was Going to Be the Guy’ at ‘The Daily Show’ Until New Yorker Article

thewrap.com Roy Wood Jr confirmed that fellow “The Daily Show” correspondent Hasan Minhaj was set to take over as host of the satiric news program, until September’s New Yorker article…

Russia historians say the Tucker Carlson interview solidified one thing about Putin

businessinsider.com In this pool photograph distributed by Russian state agency Sputnik, Russia's President Vladimir Putin gives an interview to US talk show host Tucker Carlson at the Kremlin…

Feinberg Snapshot: How the Grammys and Other Recent Events Are Impacting the Oscar Race

hollywoodreporter.com The actor received public praise from Walter Naegle, the life partner of the late Bayard Rustin: “You’ve brought Bayard’s spirit to a world audience — the intelligence,…

The glamorous life of tech billionaire Jack Dorsey, who is known for eccentricities like eating one meal a day and taking ice baths

businessinsider.com Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter. David Becker/Getty Images Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006 and the company made him a billionaire. He stepped down as Twitter CEO in 2021…

AI models consistently favor using nuclear weapons in war games

semafor.com Semafor Signals Supported by Insights from Foreign Affairs, The Economist, and Izvestia The News Artificial intelligence models chose to initiate arms races, deploy nuclear…

The many contradictions of Sam Altman

economist.com Call it the “Burning Man” theory of tech. Every so often, the hopes and dreams of a technological visionary are almost torched by those who surround them. In 1985 Steve Jobs…

Why print magazines endure

simonowens.substack.com Welcome! I'm Simon Owens and this is my media industry newsletter. If you've received it, then you either subscribed or someone forwarded it to you. If you fit into the…

American Fiction, The Marvels, and every new movie to watch at home this weekend

polygon.com Greetings, Polygon readers! Each week, we round up the most notable new releases to streaming and VOD, highlighting the biggest and best new movies for you to watch at home.…

The Lion in Winter

thewrap.com Martin Scorsese figures he has one or two more movies left in him, but he’s making sure that the final act of his career is an epic one Photography by Catherine Opie By…

Rian Johnson Is Frustrated By One Common Star Wars: The Last Jedi Misconception

looper.com Rian Johnson Is Frustrated By One Common Star Wars: The Last Jedi Misconception Few filmmakers cause a stir among "Star Wars" fans like Rian Johnson. Following his…

The Final Days of ‘Coyote vs. Acme’: Offers, Rejections and a Roadrunner Race Against Time

thewrap.com In early January, “Coyote vs. Acme” producer Chris DeFaria got a startling phone call from a Warner Bros. executive. “They just want to get this behind them,” the executive…

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