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November 13, 2018

CNN SUES TRUMP, WHITE HOUSE OVER CREDENTIAL FOR JIM ACOSTA

NEW YORK (AP) — The war of words between CNN and the Trump White House has been ratcheted up another notch or so. CNN has sued the Trump administration, demanding that the press credentials for White House correspondent Jim Acosta be returned. The suit says the move by the White House last week to revoke Acosta’s access to the West Wing violates the constitutional right of freedom of the press. For its part, the White House says the move was taken because Acosta put his hands on a White House aide who tried to take a microphone from Acosta’s hand. But CNN claims in its suit that Acosta was singled out because the president doesn’t like his questions. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the White House will vigorously defend against the lawsuit.

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DAVE GROHL - CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — The lead man for the Foo Fighters is doing his part to help the firefighters battling the California wildfires. Dave Grohl served up barbeque at Fire Station 68 in Calabasas last night. The meal helped sustain those battling the Woolsey fire, which stretches from north of Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean. Some of the firefighters thanked Grohl on Instagram.

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MILEY CYRUS-CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

NEW YORK (AP) — Though Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth lost their home in a deadly California wildfire, they are donating $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation through Cyrus’ charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation. A Cyrus representative tells The Associated Press that the couple’s “community and state are very special to them and they want to give back to the place that has created so many beautiful memories for themselves and others.” Cyrus and Hemsworth’s home was in Malibu. The statement says they “are very grateful to be safe along with their animals.” Fires have been burning swaths of southern California since Thursday, forcing evacuations and threatened thousands of homes. The statement says the donation “will be used for those in financial need, emergency relief assistance, community rebuilding, wildfire prevention and climate change resilience.”

ALICIA SILVERSTONE - CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Silverstone says she knows “a lot of people” who were affected by and evacuated from the California wildfires. She says other people she knows are trying to stay put as the flames approach. She says the situation is “really bad.” The actress blames the fires on global warning. She says scientists have been trying to warn people about this for some time now — and time is running out to try to address the problem. Silverstone spoke at the 2018 Glamour Women of the Year Awards, held last night in New York City.

GLAMOUR WOMEN OF THE YEAR

NEW YORK (AP) — “Game changers, rule breakers and trailblazers” — that’s how those honored at this year’s Glamour Women of the Year are being described. Among the honorees are Chrissy Teigen (TY’-gen), Janelle Monae, Emma Gonzalez and Aly Raisman. Among those presenting awards at last night’s event in New York were Claire Danes, John Legend, Lupita Nyong’o and Padma Lakshmi. One of the women praised at the event wasn’t on hand to attend. Monae said she couldn’t wait to read “Becoming” — the memoir written by former first lady Michelle Obama. Monae calls her “exceptional.”

MIRA SORVINO - SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mira Sorvino says wiping out sexual misconduct has to begin with teaching children how to properly behave around members of the opposite sex. The Oscar-winning actress says she’d like to start working with students to make them understand the idea of consent and physical rights. She says educating young men and women will, in the long run, work better that the “naming and shaming” approach we have now. Sorvino says preventative efforts will work better than waiting for such conduct to be exposed and punished, often long after the misconduct takes place. Sorvino was one of the first to come forward with sex abuse allegations against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

ARREST MADE IN SCHWIMMER LOOK-ALIKE CASE

LONDON (AP) — Ross was arrested? British police say they have busted a suspect in their hunt for a shoplifter who bears an uncanny resemblance to the character played by David Schwimmer on “Friends.” Police in Lancashire say a 36-year-old man was pinched in London on suspicion of theft. When the suspect’s images were first posted online, social media users said he looked like Schwimmer. In response, the actor posted a Twitter video where he spoofed the surveillance video — and told authorities he was in New York at the time.

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA - CORRECTIVE

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 11 about the MacDowell artist colony’s annual Chairman’s Evening, The Associated Press reported erroneously that “Hamilton” playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda would be speaking at the event in Manhattan next month with visual artist Carrie Mae Weems. Playwright Tony Kushner will be appearing with Weems.

HERE IS THE CORRECTED STORY:

NEW YORK (AP) — “Angels in America” playwright Tony Kushner and prize-winning visual artist Carrie Mae Weems are set for a public chat next month.

Kushner and Weems will appear together Dec. 4 at the annual “Chairman’s Evening” of the MacDowell artist colony.

The event will be held at the High Line Hotel in Manhattan and will be moderated by MacDowell chair Michael Chabon, the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist.

Chairman’s evenings feature artists from different media in conversation.

Previous chairman’s evenings have included Paul Simon, Martin Scorsese and Ta-Nehisi Coates.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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