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Published: Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 1:05 AM
— Oprah’s gift for inspiring others was in full view Sunday as she became the first black woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th annual Golden Globes. Her moving speech brought the audience to its feet.
The 63-year-old media industry mogul was honored at the Golden Globes by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for her contributions to entertainment.
She was introduced by Reese Witherspoon, who worked with her on the film “A Wrinkle In Time.” On stage, she said, “Oprah’s hugs could end wars.”
“For generations, Oprah has celebrated strong female characters on and off screen, and has been a role model for women and young girls for decades. Holding titles such as chairman, CEO and founder, Oprah is one of the most influential women of our time, and this honor is well deserved especially in this 75th anniversary year of the Golden Globe Awards,” said Witherspoon.
In her speech, Oprah shared inspirational words with all those watching.
“And it is not lost on me, that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this award,” said Oprah.
"And it is not lost on me, that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this award." - Oprah receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/8kv9u6JfGL— PopCrush (@PopCrush) January 8, 2018
She touched on the unofficial theme of the night: Time’s Up.
Celebrities coordinated their black wardrobe as a part of the Time’s Up movement. According to the New York Times, the organized campaign aims to fight sexual harassment, assault and inequality for women in all workplaces.
Oprah spoke to the men guilty of sexual assault, abuse and harassment in the workplace, saying, “Their time is up!”
She closed her speech with a prediction for the future.
“So I want all the girls watching here, now that a new day is on the horizon!” said Oprah.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 4:16 PM
— The daughter of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell released a recording of a duet with her late father as a Father’s Day tribute, Rolling Stone reported.
Toni Cornell, 13, released the duet of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” written by Prince and popularized by Sinead O’Connor in 1990, along with a note on YouTube and Instagram thanking her father.
"You gave me courage when I didn't have any. You believed in me when I didn't. I miss your love everyday," Toni Cornell wrote. "Recording this song with you was a special and amazing experience I wish I could repeat 100 times over and I know you would too."
Chris Cornell debuted an acoustic version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" in September 2015 and cut a studio album after Prince’s death in April 2016, Rolling Stone reported.
Chris Cornell died May 18, 2017, in Detroit while on tour. He was 52. His death was ruled a suicide, Rolling Stone reported.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 1:13 PM
MacFarlane’s science fiction comedy-drama series “The Orville,” is broadcast on Fox. He also created the long-running “Family Guy” animated show that is aired by the network. On Saturday, MacFarlane took issue with Carlson’s comments that urged viewers not to trust news reports from “big stations.”
“If you're looking to understand what's actually happening in this country, always assume the opposite of whatever they're telling you on the big news stations,” Carlson said in his Friday night telecast.
MacFarlane was responding to CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter, who called Carlson’s comments “sad” on Twitter.
“In other words, don’t think critically, don’t consult multiple news sources, and in general, don’t use your brain. Just blindly obey Fox News,” MacFarlane tweeted. “It’s business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company.”
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 10:12 AM
— Country music star Scotty McGreery married his longtime girlfriend, Gabi Dugal, in the North Carolina mountains on Saturday, People reported.
McCreery, who was the 2011 winner of “American Idol,” wed near Grandfather Mountain, WRAL reported.
Dugal is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and works as a pediatric nurse at Duke University Hospital, WRAL reported.
“We’ve been dating six years and have known each other our whole lives,” McCreery told People. “That kind of story doesn’t happen too often nowadays.
“I support her dreams and she supports mine.”
The couple met as kindergarten students in Garner, North Carolina, WRAL reported.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 7:10 AM
LOS ANGELES — AMC announced it won't air Chris Hardwick's talk show after an ex-girlfriend wrote a blog post that appeared to accuse the TV host – without naming him – of emotional and sexual abuse.
In a statement Saturday, the network added that the "Talking With Chris Hardwick" host will not moderate panels for AMC and BBC America at San Diego Comic-Con.
"We have had a positive working relationship with Chris Hardwick for many years," the statement said. "We take the troubling allegations that surfaced yesterday very seriously. While we assess the situation, 'Talking With Chris Hardwick' will not air on AMC, and Chris has decided to step aside from moderating planned AMC and BBC America panels at Comic-Con International in San Diego next month."
Hardwick also hosts "The Wall" on NBC, which issued a statement saying it was "continuing to assess the situation" and would "take appropriate action based on the outcome," USA Today reported.
The news came after Chloe Dykstra, an actress and model who used to date Hardwick, wrote a blog post for Medium accusing an ex-boyfriend of emotionally and sexually abusive behavior. Although she did not use the ex-boyfriend's name, descriptions of the man's career and age appeared to match Hardwick, The Associated Press reported.
According to Deadline, Hardwick issued the following statement Friday:
"These are very serious allegations and not to be taken lightly which is why I’ve taken the day to consider how to respond," the statement read. "I was heartbroken to read Chloe’s post. Our three year relationship was not perfect – we were ultimately not a good match and argued – even shouted at each other – but I loved her, and did my best to uplift and support her as a partner and companion in any way and at no time did I sexually assault her."
The statement continued: "When we were living together, I found out that Chloe had cheated on me, and I ended the relationship. For several weeks after we broke up, she asked to get back together with me and even told me she wanted to have kids with me, 'build a life' with me and told me that I was 'the one,' but I did not want to be with someone who was unfaithful. I’m devastated to read that she is now accusing me of conduct that did not occur. l was blindsided by her post and always wanted the best for her. As a husband, a son, and future father, I do not condone any kind of mistreatment of women."
Legendary added: "Chris Hardwick had no operational involvement with Nerdist for the two years preceding the expiration of his contract in December 2017. He no longer has any affiliation with Legendary Digital Networks. The company has removed all reference to Mr. Hardwick even as the original Founder of Nerdist pending further investigation."