Comedian Ricky Gervais Draws Criticism for Graphic Anti-Trans Jokes in New Netflix Special

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English comedian Ricky Gervais drew criticism for making anti-transgender jokes in his new stand-up comedy special on Netflix called “SuperNature,” which debuted on May 24. Within hours of the release, Gervais received backlash for his graphic transphobic jokes, which Variety …

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Former Spanish King Juan Carlos to Return to Spain After Two Year Exile

Fourth EstateFormer Spanish King Juan Carlos (file photo) | L Rekia

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos will come home to the country on Thursday after nearly two years in exile in the United Arab Emirates. The Royal Household said that Juan Carlos informed King Philip VI he would like to make …

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Searchlight Pictures Suspends ‘Being Mortal’ Production Over Reported Complaint Against Bill Murray

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Searchlight Pictures suspended production of its new movie, “Being Mortal,” over a complaint about actor Bill Murray’s inappropriate behavior on set. In a letter to the cast and crew on April 20, the film studio said they decided to suspend …

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Johnny Depp Testifies Severing Finger in Fight with Amber Heard

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Actor Johnny Depp told the court on April 20 how he severed his finger during a fight with former wife Amber Heard as the defamation trial continues. On his second day of testimony in a Fairfax, Virginia court, Depp said …

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A$AP Rocky Detained at Los Angeles Airport in Connection with November 2021 Shooting

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Police detained rapper A$AP Rocky at the Los Angeles International Airport on April 20 in connection to a November 2021 shooting. In a statement, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said that officers arrested the 33-year-old rapper, whose legal name …

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Johnny Depp Testifies He Has Never ‘Struck Any Woman in My Life’ in Defamation Trial Against Amber Heard

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Actor Johnny Depp testified on April 19 in his defamation trial against former wife Amber Heard that he never hit her during their brief marriage. In a court at Fairfax, Virginia, Depp told the jury that although he and Heard …

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Alex Jones’ Infowars Files Bankruptcy in Texas Court

Jared HoltInfowars' Owner Alex Jones in a 2018 Press Conference - Jared Holt

Far-right conspiracy website Infowars has filed for bankruptcy after its founder Alex Jones was found liable for damages in three lawsuits last year after claiming that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax. Infowars and two of Jones’ other …

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Elon Musk Sued Over Late Disclosure of Twitter Stake Purhase

Elon Musk was sued over delaying the disclosure of his newly purchased stake in Twitter, a move they alleged has kept the company’s share price down and saved Musk around $143 million. Former Twitter shareholders led by Marc Bain Rasella …

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Will Smith Resigns From the Academy Over Chris Rock Slap

Fourth EstateWill Smith appears to strike Chris Rock in the face after the comedian made a joke about the actor's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, onstage during the 94th Academy Awards.

Actor Will Smith announced on Friday that he will resign from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after slapping presenter Chris Rock on stage during the Oscars last week. “I have directly responded to the Academy’s disciplinary hearing …

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