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Don Lemon Bursts Into Tears While Discussing Friend & Co-Worker Chris Cuomo's Coronavirus Diagnosis
CNN anchor Don Lemon got emotional Tuesday night while talking with his friend and fellow news anchor Chris Cuomo, who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
After discussing what people can do if they cannot pay their mortgages or rents with colleague Bianna Golodryga on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, the host started to tear up.
“I said I wasn’t going to do this,” Lemon, 54, said wiping away tears with a tissue.
“He’s probably at home laughing at me,” the host joked before explaining how close he is with his colleague.
“Chris and I are really good friends, we live near each other,” adding, “anyway, he’s not here, and we have this great relationship.”
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Trish Regan exits Fox Business after calling coronavirus a "scam" on air
Fox Business announced Friday that the cable news network "parted ways" with anchor Trish Regan, after she called the novel coronavirus a "scam" on-air March 9.
The big picture: Conservative commentators, including syndicated radio personality Rush Limbaugh and Fox News' Sean Hannity, have come under fire for minimizing the threat of COVID-19. "For two crucial weeks in late February and early March, powerful Fox hosts talked about the “real” story of the coronavirus: It was a Democratic- and media-led plot against President Donald J. Trump," The New York Times writes.
First NYC Nurse Reported to Die of COVID-19 Is a Gay Man
Kious Kelly has died after a battle with COVID-19.
The 48-year-old assistant nurse manager at Manhattan's Mount Sinai West is the first nurse reported to have died of the virus in New York City, reports The New York Times.
Kelly informed his sister, Marya Patrice Sherron, on March 18 that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and was breathing with the help of a ventilator in the ICU. Kelly had asthma but was described as his sister as otherwise healthy. He died Tuesday.
Teen with lesbian moms forced to listen to anti-LGBTQ “sermons” before school basketball practice
In a lawsuit filed earlier this month, two mothers in Tennessee allege that their son’s middle school basketball coach forced kids to attend his sermons in order to stay on the team.
The lawsuit, filed by the mothers who identified themselves only as “K.K.” and “K.K.,” says that their son signed up for the school’s basketball team, but no one told him that he would have to participate in any religious instruction to be on the team.
But Coach Chuck Comer then allegedly told the students that participating in a “Teens for Christ” program was a requirement for the team. Specifically, students had to show up 30 minutes before practice in the morning on Tuesdays and Thursdays to listen to Comer “read from and interpret the Bible for approximately 30 minutes.”
Even worse, the son went to one of the sermons, which was allegedly about LGBTQ people and “sin.” The teen was forced to endure “harassment on the basis of his parents’ sexual orientation” to be on the team, the lawsuit states.
Michael Rapaport Drops 24 F-Bombs In Angry Rant Against Coronavirus Revelers
Public health officials are urging people to remain inside as much as possible to prevent the spread of coronavirus, yet news footage shows crowded parks and beaches in some places.
And actor Michael Rapaport is pretty angry about the whole thing.
Readers be warned: Rapaport’s language is salty.
“Get your little, dirty, fucking grubby, selfish, YOLO fucking dumb tattooed faces in the fucking house,” he said, addressing younger people.
And parents? You’re not off the hook, either.
“Parents, get your fucking kids,” Rapaport said. “This nice guy shit? It’s done. Get your fucking kids in the fucking house.”
N.J. Man Faces Charges for Allegedly Coughing on Grocery Worker, Saying He Had Coronavirus
The adult actress Heather Vahn opens up about the emotional and physical abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of fellow porn actor Tommy Wood. And she’s not the only one.
Vahn is seated across from me at The Daily Beast’s office in Manhattan. She appears emotionally drained, breaking down in tears several times during the course of our conversation. The popular adult actress, 31, is here to discuss the horrific cycle of psychological and physical abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of Tommy Wood, a rising adult film star who recently had a feature role in the AVN award-winning Drive, and whom AVN, the adult industry’s premier trade magazine, recently branded a “fresh face.”
A little over a week ago, on March 8, Vahn tweeted out graphic images of her bruised body to her 84,000-plus followers, accompanied by a message: “this wasn’t consensual. this happened as a result of wanting to ‘talk out’ an incident and he wanted to sleep and talk in the morning. When I said no we talk now – this was my punishment. THIS MAN IS IN PORN NOW.”
The Daily Beast
Ex-MMA fighter, 45, is now charged with the murder and mutilation of the mother of his son 11 YEARS ago - one month after he was arrested for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and her friend
How Berkeley High's Whisper Network Sparked a Movement
BERKELEY, Calif.—Last month, a list appeared, scrawled with thick black marker on a stall door in a girls’ bathroom at Berkeley High School. “Boys to watch out 4,” it read. Six names followed, each appearing alongside allegations including “rapist” and “susAF” (suspicious as fuck). Written next to the list were instructions: “add names if you want,” “stay safe, ladies,” and “support each other always,” followed by a drawing of a heart with an arrow through it.
The previous week, a lawsuit had been filed by a student against the school for allegedly mishandling an on-campus sexual assault case. It was far from the first time that Berkeley High was accused of failing to protect its students; a few years earlier, the school district even became the subject of a related federal investigation. Now, a student had taken things into her own hands.
The message went up during a morning class period and, just a few bell rings later, students poured into hallways now reeking of the harsh cleaning chemicals used to strip the list from the stall door.
Okla. Police Chief Accused of Harassing Gay Shop Owners, Sticking Finger in Officers’ Butt Cracks: WATCH
A police chief in Oklahoma is accused of harassing the gay owners of a local businesses, and sticking his finger down the butt cracks of officers.
David Hanson, the police chief in Seminole, Okla., admitted using gay slurs in text messages with Todd Holliday, who runs a local office supply businesses with his husband, Justin.
But Hanson insisted he is not homophobic, saying the Hollidays are family friends and calling the slurs “cordial, off-color texts.” In one text, Hanson referred to himself as the Hollidays’ “daddy,” while other messages were “too vulgar” to be included in a story by KFOR-TV.
"We already knew." The problem with the way the world is reacting to Corey Feldman's claims.
Content warning: This story contains descriptions of sexual assault, and may be distressing for some readers. If you need support, please call the sexual assault helpline on 1800 010 120.
For decades, Corey Feldman has been fighting to lift the cloak on a pedophile ring he alleges has been operating in Hollywood.
On Monday, March 9, the 48-year-old released his long-anticipated documentary, My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys, in which he details the alleged sexual abuse perpetrated by six powerful men in Hollywood.
Feldman said Charlie Sheen raped the late actor Corey Haim on the set of Lucas. At the time of the alleged assault, Sheen was age 19 and Haim was 13-years-old. (Corey Haim passed away in March 2010 from pneumonia.)
Watch the trailer for ‘My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys’ here. Post continues below.
Bruno from Bravo’s 'Below Deck' Is Doing His First Gay Porn
The line of reality stars going into adult content continues. The latest: Bruno Duarte from Bravo’s Below Deck. If you don’t know much about Duarte, here’s the quick and dirty: he’s from Portugal, and got his start in hospitality there. Before long he was working cruise ships , where he eventually found himself as a cast member of Below Deck in season five. And for a while, no one knew he was gay, mostly because they didn’t ask.
“The thing is production didn't ever know my sexuality because they never asked,” Duarte said in an interview. “Their plan was to put me together with girls and hook me up with girls from the interior, and I wasn’t interested at all. Whether it was boys or girls, I was just not interested.”
A 14-Year-Old Girl With Disabilities Was Raped On Her School Bus After The Driver Ignored Previous Abuse, A Lawsuit Says
A 14-year-old student with intellectual and physical disabilities was allegedly sexually assaulted over a period of nearly two weeks by other special needs students on a school bus before the driver or any other adult intervened, according to a lawsuit.
The girl's mother sued her daughter's school district in Georgia federal court Tuesday. The lawsuit alleges that the Fulton County School District (FCSD) discriminated against the girl, who is referred to as "Jane Doe" in the filing to protect her privacy, "through its deliberate indifference to the sexual assaults and rape she endured" and by failing to provide safe transportation for her.
Jimmie Walker Accused of Firing Gay Opening Comic, Going on Homophobic Rant
Actor Jimmie Walker, best known for his role as J.J. Evans on the 1970s sitcom Good Times, is accused of blocking comedian Sampson McCormick from opening his show and dropping Fag-bombs in a homophobic rant.
McCormick is a guest host and stand-up comic who travels across the country telling jokes. During a recent appearance on new streaming network Fox Soul’s The Tammi Mac Late Show, he recalled working with “nasty motherf—er” Walker, adding that the worst experience of his career took place a few years back in an Alexandria, Virginia comedy club with the TV star.
“He was the most disgusting person that I’ve ever worked with in this business,” said McCormick.
Urban Hollywood 411
Disgraced ex-Rep. Aaron Schock comes out as gay
Scandal-scarred former Rep. Aaron Schock has come out as gay — admitting it has left him disowned by his deeply religious family who wants him to go through conversion therapy.
“I am gay,” wrote the 38-year-old ex-pol who resigned from Congress five years ago amid claims he misused government and campaign funds, with federal charges only dropped last year.
“For those who know me and for many who only know of me, this will come as no surprise,” admitted Schock, who noted there was plenty of “speculation” while he was in office.
“In many ways I regret the time wasted in not having done so sooner,” he said. “Life is better with nothing to fear or hide.”
Grindr Is Nobody's Friend
Since it was shuttered in early 2019, the LGBTQ-themed website Into, launched by Grindr, has frequently been positioned as a media casualty, evidence of the shambolic state of queer publishing (and perhaps the shambolic state of media, period). A sprawling 2019 Buzzfeed article by former Into managing editor Trish Bendix used her layoff as a jumping-off point to explore the state (as well as history and apparently bleak future) of LGBTQ media. More recently, a piece in Mel (a site launched by Dollar Shave Club, which is a fact I would like you to keep in your head while you read this), contextualized the disintegration of Into within a bigger picture of upheavals and downsizing at such queer and queer-adjacent outlets as Out, The Advocate, Instinct, them, and Mic.
It is not absurd to survey the landscape and report back that the earth has been scorched. It has been. It’s curious to witness a queer-media drought at a time when queer people are more visible (and perhaps more numerous, at least in terms of those who are out) than ever. In the absence of extensive data, we can only guess whether the problem is overall reader apathy, disinterest in reading about niche queer content, or issues with the specific content that has been published. None of the sites mentioned were doing consistent blockbuster numbers, regardless of whatever upswings or momentum they may have achieved via editorial tinkering.
Noose placed on Wisconsin brewery shooter's locker in 2015
Someone placed a noose several years ago on the locker of a Wisconsin brewery employee who last week opened fire on his co-workers, the brewery operator said Wednesday, confirming at least one instance of racial harassment against him as police continue to piece together his motive.
Nooses can evoke the lynch mobs that targeted black people in the South between Reconstruction and the mid-20th century.
Miller Brewing Co., which Molson Coors took over in 2008, paid $2.7 million to settle a lawsuit by black employees who alleged that racial harassment ran unchecked at its Volney, New York, plant. Among the black workers' complaints were nooses found at the plant's gate.
Two former brewery employees, Robert Powell and Lonnie Carl Jones, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for a story published Tuesday that a few months after the noose was found, several racist notes were slipped into Ferrill's locker.