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  1. controversies
    Dave Bautista Finds Working for Disney ‘Nauseating’ After James Gunn’s FiringBy firing Gunn, the actor tweeted, the company essentially bowed to “a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis.”
  2. New York Times Critic Gets Dragged for Misgendering in Head Over Heels ReviewBen Brantley has since apologized.
  3. controversies
    Trans Actors Slam Scarlett Johansson Rub & Tug Casting“Actors who are trans never even get to audition for anything other than trans characters. That’s the real issue.”
  4. Montreal Jazz Festival Cancels White People Singing Slave SongsBecause come on, really? Seriously?
  5. controversies
    Priyanka Chopra Apologizes for Quantico Episode Featuring Indian Terrorists“I sincerely apologise. I’m a proud Indian and that will never change.”
  6. controversies
    Samantha Bee Apologizes Again for Ivanka Trump Controversy: ‘I Regret It’“I should have known that a potty-mouth insult would be inherently more interesting to them than juvenile immigration policy.”
  7. controversies
    Jon Stewart Warns Samantha Bee Not to Fall for Faux Conservative Outrage“Don’t be fooled into trying to make concessions that you think will mollify them.”
  8. controversies
    Rita Ora Apologizes for Bisexual-Themed ‘Girls’ Following Criticism“A song like this just fuels the male gaze while marginalizing the idea of women loving women.”
  9. netflix
    Jeffrey Tambor Will Appear on Arrested Development Season 5Tambor was recently fired from Transparent after an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.
  10. controversies
    WHCA Issues Statement to Members Criticizing Michelle Wolf’s Monologue“I also have heard from members expressing dismay with the entertainer’s monologue and concerns about how it reflects on our mission.”
  11. The Rachel Divide Is a Rorschach Blot for Its ViewersSome people think it’s a hatchet job, others that it gives Rachel Dolezal’s commitment to social justice too much credence.
  12. legal battles
    John Paul Getty III’s Sister Threatens Legal Action Over FX’s TrustAriadne Getty claims the show makes her family seem complicit in his kidnapping.
  13. controversies
    Jeffrey Tambor Calls Amazon’s Investigation of Harassment Claims ‘Deeply Flawed’“I deeply regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone and I will continue to vehemently defend myself.”
  14. controversies
    Annihilation Director on Whitewashing: There Was ‘Nothing Cynical’ About CastingThe characters were given no racial designations in the book his movie is based on.
  15. food allergies
    Peter Rabbit Filmmakers Apologize for Making Fun of Blackberry AllergiesParents have complained about a scene where Peter Rabbit uses a slingshot to force-feed a blackberry to a farmer who is allergic to the fruit.
  16. controversies
    Dr. Phil Denies Show Helped Guests With Addictions Get Drugs and Alcohol“The show does not give drugs or alcohol to its guests and any suggestions to the contrary is errant nonsense.”
  17. controversies
    Judd Apatow Comes to Lena Dunham’s DefenseHe says Dunham is “the greatest person” he’s ever met.
  18. controversies
    SNL Pulls Creepy Safelite AutoGlass Sketch From Reruns and YouTubeBeck Bennett appears in the sketch as a windshield-repair technician turned obsessed stalker.
  19. Daddy’s Home 2 Is Trash. Period.The sequel to 2015’s Daddy’s Home, starring Mel Gibson, Mark Wahlberg, and Will Ferrell, is a toxic, not at all benign movie.
  20. jeremy piven
    HBO Releases Statement Regarding Jeremy Piven AllegationsPiven “unequivocally” denies the sexual-harassment allegations.
  21. controversies
    Safelite AutoGlass Understandably Not Thrilled About That One SNL Sketch“Although we can take a joke, this one was a step too far. Our techs are our heroes. #notcool”
  22. What Hollywood Really Thinks About the Harvey Weinstein ScandalA producer, an agent, and a filmmaker who’ve worked with Weinstein weigh in on whether he’ll survive the allegations — or whether he’s toast.
  23. MoviePass Works. Why Is Hollywood So ‘Meh’?“If we’re doubling the frequency of the customers who’ve been abandoning you, you’d think they’d cut us in on some of your increased profits.”
  24. controversies
    Jen Kirkman Clarifies That Louis C.K. Didn’t Harass Her“There are rumors out there that Louis takes his dick out at women. He has never done that to me.”
  25. mother!
    Paramount Responds to Mother! BacklashIf you’re not into it, they’re not that concerned.
  26. controversies
    Kid ‘n Play’s Christopher Reid Apologizes for Colin Kaepernick Sketch“The skit and photo were not meant to disrespect Colin’s message or political stance.”
  27. controversies
    Kid Rock Lashes Out at Civil-Rights Group Protesting His Detroit Concerts“I am a homeowner and taxpayer in the city of Detroit, so suck on that too!”
  28. book drama
    Author of YA Book Cut From Best-seller List Claims No Attempt to Game the SystemLani Sarem says, to her knowledge, there was no plan to boost Handbook for Mortals’ sales numbers.
  29. controversies
    The Hellboy Reboot Already Has a Whitewashing Controversy on Its HandsThe character is the grandson of a WWII-era Japanese Imperial assassin.
  30. Death Note Director Adam Wingard Is Ready to Talk About WhitewashingAlthough says he was surprised by the criticism of the film.
  31. controversies
    Daniel Dae Kim Addresses His Hawaii Five-0 Pay-Dispute Exit“It’s possible to be grateful for the opportunity and have respect for your colleagues and still maintain a steadfast sense of your self-worth.”
  32. weekend box office
    Marred by Controversy, Detroit Is Off to a Sluggish Start at the Box OfficeWas the movie hurt commercially by an intensifying backlash?
  33. hats
    Caitlyn Jenner Apologizes for Wearing MAGA HatIf you’d like to know why Jenner wore a MAGA hat, allow her to provide a lengthy, rather strange explanation.
  34. controversies
    HBO Issues Statement Addressing #NoConfederate Twitter Protest“The project is currently in its infancy so we hope that people will reserve judgment until there is something to see,” the network says.
  35. controversies
    Radiohead Finally Performed in Israel, and It Was Their Longest Show in YearsThey played 27 songs in total.
  36. israel
    Never Forget Radiohead’s Relationship With Israel Goes Way BackRadiohead are still largely indebted to Israel for helping make “Creep” a hit.
  37. controversies
    Bill Maher Says That His Use of the N-Word Was ‘Not a Racist Mistake’He thinks that most people agree with him.
  38. controversies
    Blind Director Responds to Criticism for Casting Alec Baldwin As a Blind ManBaldwin’s casting was criticized by the Ruderman Family Foundation.
  39. lena dunham
    Training Facility Defends Lena Dunham’s Decision to Re-Home Her DogThe Zen Dog says that Dunham’s dog, Lamby, exhibited several significant behavioral problems.
  40. controversies
    The ADL Criticizes Jay-Z’s ‘The Story of O.J.’ Lyrics for Anti-SemitismThe Anti-Defamation League is concerned the song promotes damaging stereotypes of Jewish people.
  41. controversies
    Disability Advocate Slams Alec Baldwin’s Blind: ‘Treats Disability As a Costume’Alec Baldwin plays a blind novelist in Blind, a thriller co-starring Demi Moore.
  42. shakespeare in the park
    What It Was Like to Star in the Trump-Themed Julius CaesarCorey Stoll, who played Brutus, writes about his experience in the controversial production.
  43. trouble in paradise
    DeMario Jackson Reportedly Not Returning to Bachelor in ParadiseThe contestant was accused of engaging in an allegedly nonconsensual sexual encounter with Corinne Olympios.
  44. controversies
    Protesters Interrupt Trump-Themed Production of Julius Caesar“You are all Goebbels,” one protestor shouted, referencing Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s minister of propaganda.
  45. gun violence
    Jerrod Carmichael Says NBC Shouldn’t Have Pulled Carmichael Show’s Gun Episode“What it says is you don’t think that America is smart enough to handle real dialogue.”
  46. trouble in paradise
    Former Bachelor Franchise Producer Says ‘There’s a Lot of Sex That Never Airs’“It’s par for the course that there is a drunken hookup that went too far — that certainly goes on all the time.”
  47. the controversies never cease
    J.P. Morgan Chase Pulls Ads Over Megyn Kelly’s Upcoming Alex Jones InterviewNBC is now facing a backlash over Kelly’s upcoming sit-down with the well-known conspiracy theorist.
  48. controversies
    Public Theater Artistic Director Addresses Trump Julius Caesar on Opening Night“Like drama, democracy depends on the conflict of different points of view. Nobody owns the truth.”
  49. controversies
    Ice Cube Will Appear on Real Time, Address Bill Maher’s Use of the N-Word“You’ll see me on there Friday, and I’ll say what I gotta say.”
  50. controversies
    Bill Maher Says the N-Word on Real TimeWhile interviewing his guest Nebraska senator Ben Sasse
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