Mark Wahlberg donated his $1.5 million ‘All The Money’ fee to Time’s Up

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In the wake of an uproar over the $1.5 million Mark Wahlberg was paid for his All The Money In The World reshoots, the actor announced Saturday that he will donate the money in his costar Michelle Williams’ name to the Time’s Up legal defense fund.

Wahlberg’s hefty reshoot fee made headlines earlier this week after it was reported that Williams earned just $1,000 for her time. 

SEE ALSO: Michelle Williams reportedly paid less than 1% of Mark Wahlberg’s fee for ‘All The Money’ reshoot

The cast of All The Money In The World reshot multiple scenes after director Ridley Scott cut actor Kevin Spacey from the film following multiple sexual assault allegations. Christopher Plummer replaced himUSA Today first reported the massive pay discrepancy on Tuesday. Read more…

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Apple’s ‘I’m sorry’ for throttling old iPhones isn’t good enough for Congress

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The drama surrounding Apple’s old iPhone batteries isn’t over yet. 

Four U.S. House Republicans sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday asking for answers on batterygate. 

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In December, Apple admitted to throttling the speed of older iPhones to increase battery performance, a long-time conspiracy theory among iPhone users that turned out to be true. As a result, Apple issued an apology to its customers, and announced reduced pricing for out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement, from $79 to $29. 

But the apology and explanation from the billion dollar company wasn’t enough for House Republicans, who want more answers on the subject, according to Reuters.  Read more…

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‘The Walking Dead’ will return for Season 9 with a familiar face as the new showrunner

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Scott M. Gimple is out (sort of), Angela Kang is in.

The Walking Dead will return for a ninth season with Kang, a writer on the show since Season 2, occupying the showrunner’s seat. She’s the series first female showrunner, following Gimple, Glen Mazzara, and Frank Darabont.

SEE ALSO: ‘Walking Dead’ pulls a ‘Game of Thrones,’ departs from comics with major character death

Gimple, who has been the showrunner since Season 4, brought stability to the AMC series after tumultuous early years when lawsuits and creative differences between key decision-makers loomed over all. He’ll now move into the role of Chief Content Officer for AMC’s Walking Dead brand, which includes both the main series and the Fear the Walking Dead spinoff. Read more…

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Dude discovers genius way to get some rest and relaxation at the airport

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Finding a moment of peace and relaxation before a flight or during a layover at the airport may seem impossible, but people have figured out some pretty inventive ways to tune out while traveling.

Sure, some people dive for the noise-cancelling headphones, or maybe a large hood to keep as much of the outside away. But what’s to be done if you really need to stretch your legs? 

While some people will get right down on that disgusting airport floor, which has been stomped on by countless dirty shoes from around the world, this airline passenger decided to take things to the next level.

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Liam Neeson’s ‘witch hunt’ comments miss the point of the #MeToo movement

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A note to men in Hollywood: You don’t get to call this a witch hunt.

In an interview with Liam Neeson that aired Friday on Irish network RTE’s The Late Late Show, host Ryan Tubridy turned the conversation to the sexual misconduct reckoning in Hollywood and referenced a comment Neeson made this week that “there’s a revolution happening.”

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“What is happening over there, and is it long overdue, and are you happy to see things moving the way they’re moving?” Tubridy asked. 

“Yes,” Neeson started, adding: “There is a bit of a witch hunt happening, too.”  Read more…

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COSMOS with Neil deGrasse Tyson will return for another season

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COSMOS is officially returning for another season.

And yes, everyone’s favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, will be hosting. The season will air in spring 2019 on FOX and Nat Geo. 

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Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will serve as executive producer of the show, just as he did when it was revived back in 2015. It featured plenty of mind-blowing science facts, animated history lessons, and Tyson riding around in a weird silver spaceship. 

Yup. We got the band back together. Another season of Cosmos is officially real. “COSMOS: Possible Worlds” To air on @FOXTV & @NatGeoChannnel in a year — Spring 2019. Be therepic.twitter.com/BGFJG11Pim

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 13, 2018 Read more…

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FALSE ALARM: Panic ensues as Emergency Alert Service issues missile threat for Hawaii

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Residents of Hawaii woke up to a terrifying notification on Saturday morning when the Emergency Alert Service issued a ballistic missile warning, telling residents to “seek immediate shelter.”

“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” the alert, which was delivered at approximately 8:07 a.m. HST, reads.

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HAWAII – THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. I HAVE CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIALS THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILEpic.twitter.com/DxfTXIDOQs

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Eliza Dushku says she was ‘sexually molested’ at age 12 while working on ‘True Lies’

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“When I was 12 years old, while filming True Lies, I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood’s leading stunt coordinators.”

So begins Eliza Dushku’s heart-wrenching #MeToo Facebook post, which she shared early on Saturday morning. The post goes on to relate, in great detail, the way Kramer allegedly first groomed her and then lured her to his Miami hotel near the set of the 1994 film.

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It’s a graphic and frankly disturbing read, made all the moreso by our knowledge of just how young Dushku was at the time. But, like much of what’s come out of Hollywood (and plenty of other industries) in this moment of reckoning for sexual predators, it’s an important document. Read more…

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A rooster named Frog runs to greet its human getting off the school bus

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The unlikely cute animal of the day today is a rooster. A rooster named Frog. 

According to the YouTube description, every day after school, Frog rushes to greet his human Savannah as she gets off the bus. As you can see from the clip, Frog executes this ritual with enthusiasm and impressive speed.

After Savannah gets off the bus, she quickly picks up Frog and the two lovingly walk to the house.

For more fresh Frog content, check out his YouTube and Instagram, because it’s 2018, and roosters have social media platforms. Read more…

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Oprah’s Golden Globes speech is the newest addition to Spotify’s MLK Jr. playlist

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Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2015, Spotify built a playlist of the civil rights leader’s speeches in his honor. This week, ahead of the January 15th federal holiday, a new speech appears at the top of the playlist: Oprah’s Golden Globes acceptance speech. 

You know the one. 

SEE ALSO: Oprah’s Golden Globes speech was the emotional call to action America needs

On Sunday, Oprah accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award with a speech about the power and importance of representation in media and the Time’s Up initiative. She also shared the story of Recy Taylor, an African American woman who was raped in Alabama in 1944 by five white men, none of whom were charged with a crime.  Read more…

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