Film academy president accused of sexual harassment

Film academy president accused of sexual harassment


Months into the reckoning of Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the group behind the Oscars) is looking into its own leadership.

John Bailey, who was elected president of the organization last year, is being investigated for sexual harassment, reports Variety

The Academy started looking into Bailey after receiving three claims against him. The exact nature of the allegations remains unclear, and the victims’ names are being kept under wraps. 

Bailey was elected into the position last August, succeeding Cheryl Boone Isaacs. He’s happened to preside over a challenging time in the industry: In October, the New Yorker and the New York Times published their exposés of Harvey Weinstein, igniting a firestorm that would eventually evolve into the #MeToo movement. Read more…

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This startup is building an eBay for digital assets like CryptoKitties

While there are plenty of ecommerce platforms that offer the option to buy and sell standard goods and services, there haven’t been many aimed at creating a marketplace for crypto-assets. Rarebits, an ecommerce startup working with digital assets, is trying to cut ‘in’ this gap by creating a peer-to-peer marketplace for crypto-based assets and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) like Crypto Kitties and CryptoCelebrities. The platform, which is currently in beta testing, allows users to discover and trade new crypto-assets. It also lets them monitor recent market trends and insights in a convenient way. Rarebits also has its own wallet where users…

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The Best Makeup Palette for Your Skin Tone

Best makeup palette for fair skin

revolve paletteFair and porcelain complexions-a la Nicole Kidman and Michelle Williams-as gorgeous as they can be, do have a tendency to look dull. For a healthy flush, apply a blush to the apples of your cheeks. And sweep highlighter on cheekbones, cupid’s bow, inner eyes, and brow bone for a hint of luminosity. “Kosas Color & Light Fine Pressed Powder in Papaya 1972 is a lovely peach and soft ivory duo that’s great for defining and illuminating fair skin,” says Suzy Gerstein, makeup artist. (Here’s how to find the best blush for your skin tone)

HTC’s U12 Plus flagship leaks ahead of May launch

VentureBeat’s Evan Blass has shared an image of the upcoming HTC U12 Plus flagship that the Taiwanese hardware brand has been working on for a slated May unveiling. If Blass is on point as he usually is, the U12 Plus will feature slim bezels on the front, a horizontal dual camera system and a fingerprint sensor on the rear. A previous leak of the device’s details mention that the U12 Plus will get a 6-inch WQHD+ resolution screen, along with the recent Snapdragon 845 chip that powers the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Sony’s Xperia XZ2. It’s said to be paired…

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It’s official: Russia is targeting critical American infrastructure with ‘malicious cyberattacks’

Russian cyber operatives are attacking critical American infrastructure such as energy grids, nuclear facilities, aviation systems, and water processing plants, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The report details numerous attempts, since at least March of 2016, where Russian cyber operatives targeted government entities and multiple US critical infrastructure sectors. Cybersecurity researchers at Symantec first described the threat in a report last September, noting the malware may actually be linked to an earlier wave from 2014. Analysis by both the FBI and DHS then confirmed a group of “distinct indicators and behaviors”…

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Terry Crews hasn’t heard from ‘Expendables’ co-stars following assault claims


Although Terry Crews has had plenty of support from the public following his own #MeToo moment, making accusations of sexual assault last year, he’s still waiting on a few phone calls.

To recap, Crews accused William Morris Endeavour agent Adam Venit of groping him at an industry party back in 2016. 

Crews is currently suing Venit, who denied the accusation. In light of the claims, The Expendables producer Avi Lerner allegedly called Crews’ management to tell the actor to drop the case against Venit if he wanted to avoid “problems” on the sequel. Read more…

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