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In 1st Issue Since Hefner's Death, Another Playboy 1st

The November issue of Playboy will be the first published since Hugh Hefner's death in September, but it's getting attention for an entirely different first: the magazine's first transgender playmate, USA Today reports. Ines Rau, 26, will appear nude as the November issue's centerfold. The French model told the New...

Retired Navy SEAL Calls Out TV Impostor

Fox News has issued an apology after airing an interview with a US veteran who, it turns out, was not the hero he claimed to be. Introduced on the network Oct. 8 as a former Navy SEAL who served in Vietnam and earned 22 commendations and two Purple Hearts, John...

'Rajuma's Story Stopped Me': Veteran Reporter Can't Shake It

Last week, reporter Jeffrey Gettleman of the New York Times wrote a harrowing account of how Myanmar soldiers ripped a baby boy from the arms of his Rohingya mother and threw the child into a fire before raping her. Now, in a first-person account, Gettleman writes that his interview with...

#MeToo: a 'Primal Scream' or 'Too Perfect Meme'?

Don't expect the #MeToo campaign to fade away after nearly 15 million posts across Facebook and Twitter. "We are going to be vocal until this stops," says Alyssa Milano, who drew attention to the hashtag highlighting sexual assault and harassment in the wake of allegations against Harvey Weinstein, per ABC...

Ad Shows Menstrual Blood for 1st Time

Periods involve blood. And in 2017, one advertiser, at least, appears ready to recognize that. Cosmopolitan reports a new ad from Bodyform shows a red liquid—instead of the standard blue liquid—being poured onto a sanitary pad. It also shows blood streaming down a woman's leg in the shower....

Trump Hits NBC Again, but GOP Senator Has a Question

President Trump isn't relenting in his criticism of NBC. "Sadly, they and others are Fake News, and the public is just beginning to figure it out!" the president tweeted Friday. It was an echo of a tweet Thursday evening in which the president said NBC was "dishonest and disgusting" and...

Report: NBC Told Farrow to Stop Reporting on Weinstein

A new report disputes NBC News' claim that Ronan Farrow's bombshell New Yorker story describing allegations of rape and assault against Harvey Weinstein was "radically different" than the version NBC canned. Citing 12 people with knowledge of the reporting, the Huffington Post reports Farrow had a woman willing to accuse...

Trump Threatens Licenses of 'Disgusting' News Networks

"It's frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write," President Trump told reporters at the White House Wednesday. "And people should look into it." Trump, speaking hours after he tweeted about challenging the licenses of "NBC and the networks" for producing "fake news,...

BuzzFeed Is No Longer 'Too Lit,' Legally Speaking

If anyone asks—especially lawyers for the New York Times —BuzzFeed's new Twitter Live show is no longer "too lit for print." Mashable reports BuzzFeed has removed the slogan for its show, AM to DM, from all graphics after the Times ' lawyers got in touch. For more than 120...

Farrow: Weinstein Threatened Lawsuit

Ronan Farrow says Harvey Weinstein threatened to sue him over his blockbuster piece that the disgraced Hollywood heavyweight raped three women and sexually harassed many others, Variety reports. Speaking to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Tuesday, Farrow says he was undeterred by the threat that came during the 10 months he...

Megyn Kelly's Show Is a 'Tragedy' for Women

Early reviews of Megyn Kelly's new morning show on NBC haven't exactly been scintillating, and an op-ed in the New York Times on Monday joins the choir, but with a twist. Much of the piece by Batya Ungar-Sargon is spent praising Kelly, or at least the "uncompromising, unapologetic, take-no-prisoners" version...

Journalist Writes Own Obituary: 'I Wish I Had Done More'

"If you are reading this, that means that I am no longer here," Mark Mooney writes in the final entry of his blog, Closing in on -30-, which he started in October 2016 after being given two years to live by a doctor. The former reporter and editor for ABC...

As Cam Newton Apologizes, So Does Reporter

Having now received an apology from Cam Newton, Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue has had to issue one of her own. The reporter, who covers the Carolina Panthers and was involved in what some called a sexist exchange with the quarterback during a press conference Wednesday, says she is "deeply...

Cam Newton: 'Funny' to Hear Female Reporter Talk Football

A question Wednesday from a female reporter brought what the Daily Dot calls a "smirk" to Carolina Panther QB Cam Newton's face and, soon after, a "wave of feminist rage," per RedState. Charlotte Observer journalist Jourdan Rodrigue asked Newton about his teammate Devin Funchess, including "the physicality of his routes"...

The Onion Keeps Running Same Post After Mass Shootings

"'No Way To Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens" reads the headline on a widely shared Onion article after the Las Vegas shooting. If the headline sounds familiar, it's because the Onion has run essentially the same piece under the same headline at least five times...

The Ratings Are In for Megyn Kelly Today

The ratings for Megyn Kelly's first week as an NBC host are in, and they are likely to be a disappointment for the network. Megyn Kelly Today debuted last Monday with 2.9 million viewers, dropped to 2.3 million Wednesday, then recovered slightly for an average of 2.5...

Accidental NPR Post Has People Clamoring for 'Ramona'

Monday was a grim day to be reading the news, but an accidental post on NPR's Facebook account turned out to be a big exception. It's deleted now, but the Daily Dot recounts: “Ramona is given new toy: Smiles, examines for 20 seconds, discards," it began. Then: “Ramona gets a...

How News of Tom Petty's Death Got So Mangled

For several hours Monday, music lovers believed Tom Petty was dead. Courtney Love, Talib Kweli, and Kid Rock were among scores of fans posting remembrances on Twitter. A memorial was scheduled for his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But the 66-year-old entertainer was still alive at the time,...

CBS Legal Exec Fired Over Comments About Vegas Massacre

A CBS legal executive who said she was "not even sympathetic" to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting massacre has quickly found herself without a job. The Daily Caller first reported Hayley Geftman-Gold's comment, posted to Facebook on a discussion thread that has since been deleted: "If they wouldn’t...

Jane Fonda Shuts Down Megyn Kelly's 'Weird' Question

Megyn Kelly is less than a week into her tenure as Today host but she's already getting a reputation for asking inappropriate questions. On Wednesday's show, Jane Fonda appeared with Robert Redford to discuss new movie Our Souls at Night, but Kelly wanted to discuss plastic surgery instead, the Los...

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