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  1. white house correspondents’ dinner
    All About Michelle Wolf’s Divisive Joke About Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Eye ShadowNot everyone laughed at the comedian’s joke from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
  2. 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.
  3. power
    Fresno State Professor Speaks Out for First Time Since Barbara Bush BacklashRanda Jarrar stands by her comments, saying: “women of color routinely have their tone policed, their justified anger painted as hatred.”
  4. art
    A Mexican Court Has Blocked Sales of the Controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie DollMattel has faced criticism ever since the doll was released last month.
  5. uh oh
    Donald Trump Jr. Sent Suggestive Twitter Messages to a Model While MarriedIn which bacon became the subject of flirty tweets.
  6. 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.
  7. New York Restaurant Quickly Cancels NRA Fundraiser After BacklashThe event at Gargiulo’s was announced just two weeks after the Parkland school shooting.
  8. controversies
    A Coney Island Restaurant Will Host an NRA Fundraiser Next MonthRaffles are planned for at least seven different firearms.
  9. controversies
    Jennifer Lawrence Says the Media Is ‘Sexist’ for Suggesting She Wear a CoatYou know the old saying: her internal body temperature, her choice.
  10. 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.”
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.”
  14. controversies
    SNL Pulls Creepy Safelite AutoGlass Sketch From Reruns and YouTubeBeck Bennett appears in the sketch as a windshield-repair technician turned obsessed stalker.
  15. 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.
  16. jeremy piven
    HBO Releases Statement Regarding Jeremy Piven AllegationsPiven “unequivocally” denies the sexual-harassment allegations.
  17. 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”
  18. 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.
  19. controversies
    The Fake-Bullet-Hole Bar Finally Took Down Its Controversial WallThe owner had refused to, despite demands from locals since July.
  20. 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.”
  21. 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.”
  22. mother!
    Paramount Responds to Mother! BacklashIf you’re not into it, they’re not that concerned.
  23. 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.”
  24. 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!”
  25. 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.
  26. controversies
    The Hellboy Reboot Already Has a Whitewashing Controversy on Its HandsThe character is the grandson of a WWII-era Japanese Imperial assassin.
  27. controversies
    People Are Still Protesting the Bullet-Hole Bar in Crown HeightsOne neighborhood resident doesn’t believe Summerhill is long for this world.
  28. Death Note Director Adam Wingard Is Ready to Talk About WhitewashingAlthough says he was surprised by the criticism of the film.
  29. 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.”
  30. 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?
  31. 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.
  32. the new laguna beach
    Siesta Key Star (Sort of) Explains the ‘Shark-Dragging Controversy’A Floridian nightmare.
  33. 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.
  34. controversies
    What’s Next for Summerhill, the Bar That’s Infuriated Crown Heights?It seems unlikely that it can continue with business as usual.
  35. controversies
    Radiohead Finally Performed in Israel, and It Was Their Longest Show in YearsThey played 27 songs in total.
  36. controversies
    Crown Heights Neighbors Holding an Open Forum to Protest a Controversial New BarOrganizers say the bar’s owner profits “by perpetuating violent and ridiculous stereotypes.”
  37. israel
    Never Forget Radiohead’s Relationship With Israel Goes Way BackRadiohead are still largely indebted to Israel for helping make “Creep” a hit.
  38. controversies
    Bill Maher Says That His Use of the N-Word Was ‘Not a Racist Mistake’He thinks that most people agree with him.
  39. controversies
    Blind Director Responds to Criticism for Casting Alec Baldwin As a Blind ManBaldwin’s casting was criticized by the Ruderman Family Foundation.
  40. 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.
  41. trolls
    Milo Yiannopoulos Is Suing Simon & Schuster for $10 MillionThis comes after they backed out of publishing his book.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. controversies
    Protesters Interrupt Trump-Themed Production of Julius Caesar“You are all Goebbels,” one protestor shouted, referencing Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s minister of propaganda.
  47. 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.”
  48. 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.”
  49. Register Your Megyn Kelly Complaints With the White HouseIn 2017, being a journalist means interviewing people close to power whose ideas might be reprehensible or flat-out insane.
  50. 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.
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