Welcome to Jezebel’s Midweek Madness! Local menace Joan Summers is tucked away at an upstate medspa recovering from the latest awards season. I ask that, in the interest of my health and wellness, we never discuss Bohemian Rhapsody or Green Book again. Instead, let’s replay the clip of Rami Malek falling off the stage as we dive into this week’s tabloids! In Touch: Girls? She had them. Gays? She had them. Suburban moms? She definitely had them. An Oscar? She had that too! But at long last, Stefani Joanne Ally Maine Angelina Germonatta has acquired her most prized possession: tabloid superstardom! This is, at least, her sixth cover story in the last six months. She’s the first worthy challenger to Jennifer Aniston’s reign as Queen of Illicit, Fictional Love Affairs! The bulk of this “breaking news” is mostly secondhand production assistant gossip, but a recovering Little Monster™ accepts the gifts she’s given. Here’s the … [Read more...] about This Week In Tabloids: MTV Is Reviving Celebrity Deathmatch Just in Time for Lady Gaga & Jennifer Aniston’s Cover Showdown!
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A white man was arrested after being caught on camera hurling racial slurs and other expletives in a racist rant directed at a black man in Seattle, Wash. Keoke Silvano, who is Filipino, recorded the encounter on cellphone footage as a way to protect the man. “Just as a photographer, my instinct is to document. So I pulled out my cell phone and started recording,” Silvano, who happened upon the incident while walking by, told ABC13. “The main thing is if something happened either to myself or the gentleman sitting here, I would have some sort of living document of what was happening.” In the video, the man identified as 35-year-old Steven Jay Watts could be heard yelling all types of obscenities. “No cameras nigger,” he said to Silvano. “I run this country!” “Put your hands on me nigger,” he heard at another point. “I run this country, you guys are dead.” “I’m ain’t gonna put my hands on - … [Read more...] about ‘White Men Built These Streets’: Seattle Man Arrested After Going on Racist, Expletive-Filled Rant Against Black Man
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader On Leadership by Jena McGregor by Jena McGregor Email the author May 1 at 5:35 PM Email the author Mike Coupe, chief executive officer of British supermarket chain Sainsbury. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg) People do many things before starting a media interview. They take a deep breath. They make small talk. They go over their notes. Mike Coupe, the CEO of British supermarket chain Sainsbury's, apparently sings show tunes. Coupe was preparing for a television interview to discuss the company's newly announced $10 billion deal to buy Walmart's British arm, Asda Group, when he quietly, impassively, began singing … [Read more...] about ‘Dark day for Sainsbury’s CEO’: The slow burn of a regrettable ‘hot mic’ moment
Editor’s note: Welcome to The Root’ s Sunday series highlighting the best in black fiction writers: It’s Lit! Each week we’ll feature a new story across all genres—from Afrofuturism to those stories that will bring a tear to your eye. Want to submit your short story? We’re looking for well-crafted works of fiction of no more than 10,000 words. Simply fill out this Google document and we’ll contact you if your story is chosen. And yes, if it is picked, you’ll receive a payment for it! “And that was when Mr. Bailey groped you?” the human resources manager’s face showed no trace of emotion. He had put a box of tissues on the table, setting it down with a dull thud. The tissue sticking up looked like a staircase that went nowhere. “Yes,” Megan said. “He closed the blinds, locked the door and cornered me.” She tucked a lock of straight brown hair behind her ear. “He grabbed my breast with one … [Read more...] about The Takedown
On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Joanne Lipman talks about her new book, “That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (And Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together.” Lipman, previously the editor in chief of USA Today and deputy managing editor at the Wall Street Journal, spent three years researching discrimination, sexism and the failures of HR-led “diversity training” in the workplace. You can read a write-up of the interview here or listen to the whole thing in the audio player above. Below, we’ve also provided a lightly edited complete transcript of their conversation. If you like this, be sure to subscribe to Recode Decode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Overcast or wherever you listen to podcasts. Kara Swisher: Recode Radio presents Recode Decode, coming to you from the Vox Media podcast network. Hi, I’m Kara Swisher, executive editor of Recode. You may know me as someone whose idea of a … [Read more...] about Full transcript: Journalist and author Joanne Lipman on Recode Decode