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    The Young and the Restless shut down production amid the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March, and it resumed shooting new storylines in July. The CBS Daytime drama’s head writer and co-executive producer Josh Griffith sat down with Soap Opera Digest recently and detailed many of the considerations and changes the team made due to concerns over COVID-19. Griffith said that when the show stopped filming new scenes, it had about a month’s worth of storylines already written. However, during the furlough, the production team had to figure out several strategies to use for tweaking the stories in order to allow for new guidelines to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. “There were a lot of adjustments made, taking out...
    After reports of workplace abuse, the head writer for the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and one of her top executive producers have both been accused of sexual harassment and misconduct. According to BuzzFeed News, several former employees claim that head writer and executive producer Kevin Leman had sexually propositioned lower-level employees or groped them. “One ex-employee said head writer and executive producer Kevin Leman asked him if he could give him a handjob or perform oral sex in a bathroom at a company party in 2013. Another said they separately saw Leman grab a production assistant’s penis,” BuzzFeed reported. “In May 2017, another former employee also said she saw Leman grope a production assistant in a car and kiss his...
    Florida continues to set tragic records These 4 words can help you avoid food poisoning this summer Colin Jost Says Hes Undecided About His Future on SNL as He Breaks Down the Joy of the Job Colin Jost isn't sure what his future at Saturday Night Live looks like, but he does miss seeing his colleagues in person. Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad During a recent appearance on SiriusXM's The Howard Stern Show to promote his new book, A Very Punchable Face, the comedian reflected on the show, explaining how life under lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic has changed his perspective. Asked whether the upcoming season would be his last, Jost, 38, said he had...
    Tucker Carlson announced on his show Monday evening that he would be taking a long vacation. This small respite for the public sphere comes after weeks and weeks of transparent, high-pitched racism, and pro-fascistic takes on the part of Carlson. It also comes after a long weekend for the Fox News hate machine, where Carlson’s top writer, Blake Neff* was outed by CNN for being a racist, homophobic dickweed—straight, no chaser. Writing under a pseudonym, Blake posted dumb racist stuff for years, like "Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down." He also dropped N-bombs and stuff you expect from the top writer for Tucker Carlson Tonight. On Monday, Tucker addressed Neff’s departure from...
    Michael Che has set up his own sketch comedy series at HBO Max, Variety has learned. The streamer has given the series a six-episode order. Che will star in the series, with each episode set to tackle a different theme or incident — such as police brutality, unemployment, or falling in love — from a Black vantage point. “I’m really excited to be working on this show with HBO Max,” said Che. “It’s a project I’ve been thinking about for a while and we have a lot of sketches we want to shoot so please wear your masks so that we can go into production.” The series is produced by Universal TV, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Broadway...
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes called out the through-line of bigotry that runs from “racist losers” like the former head writer for Tucker Carlson Tonight to its parent network, Fox News, and up to President Donald Trump. Hayes devoted a long segment on Monday night that keyed off the news from last week that Carlson’s lead writer on his show, Blake Neff, abruptly resigned after CNN exposed his virulently racist and sexist posts on an online forum. (Carlson briefly addressed his longtime top writer’s vicious, derogatory online rhetoric on Monday night, saying it was “wrong” while also seeming to call for empathy for Neff.) “Tucker Carlson wants you to believe the concern about white supremacy in America is a hoax, which is...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson announced Monday night that he’s going on a vacation — “trout fishing” — for the rest of the week, shortly after addressing the latest inflammatory controversy that has dogged his show. His top writer, Blake Neff, resigned last week after CNN uncovered that he has been posting online in a forum filled with bigotry. The report found he had engaged with rank racism and sexism on the platform. Many argue that Carlson’s program itself is deeply racist — and it carries overt white supremacist themes — but the language on the forums was even more explicit and unequivocally bigoted. Carlson addressed the reasons Neff left only obliquely. “Blake was horrified by the story, and he...
    Tucker Carlson on Monday announced he would be taking a vacation just days after his chief writer was forced to resign for secretly posting racist, anti-LGBTQ and sexist comments to obscure online forum over the past five years.   The Fox News host said the break was 'pre planned'.  
    Fox News’ Tucker Carlson took a moment during his Monday night show to address the serious controversy over his now-former head writer Blake Neff. To recap: a CNN report this past Friday revealed that Neff posted a number of disturbing racist and sexist remarks online. Neff resigned before the report dropped, and on Saturday top Fox News executives sent out an internal memo condemning his “abhorrent conduct.” “We want to make abundantly clear that Fox News Media strongly condemns this horrific racist, misogynistic and homophobic behavior,” they wrote. “Neff’s abhorrent conduct on this forum was never divulged to the show or the network until Friday, at which point we swiftly accepted his resignation. Make no mistake, actions such as...
    Fox News’ Howard Kurtz took time on Sunday to acknowledge the news that the network fired Tucker Carlson’s lead writer in light of his deeply offensive, unearthed comments. The MediaBuzz host read out an internal memo Fox News sent out this weekend, confirming the resignation of Tucker Carlson Tonight’s top writer, Blake Neff. Kurtz noted that Neff parted ways with the network after CNN reported on a plethora of racist, sexist, bigoted comments he made online. “What Neff posted anonymously over five years is very ugly stuff,” Kurtz said. He went on to note that Neff’s comments included racist jokes involving the N-word and homophobic slurs, among other offensive posts. Kurtz also reiterated that Carlson will address the news...
    Chris Jackson/Getty Images Writer Christina Oxenberg, who reportedly had a number of run-ins with late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s associate Ghislaine Maxwell, claimed in an interview on Monday that Prince Andrew was “one of many Johns” who “were videotaped by Ghislaine.” Speaking to the Sun, Oxenberg — the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia — said, “I think she thinks she can get out, obviously she’s planning on trading [information].” “She’s really evil, she’s caused so much hellish damage for a human being, she will now try and find a way to wriggle out of it,” Oxenberg continued, adding, “Jeffrey paid her a lot of money to do this, she was patted on the head, she did it willingly, she didn’t...