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October 3, 2018

hash () — METOO, ONE YEAR LATER

NEW YORK (AP) — Hard to believe around this time a year ago, few people had heard of the #MeToo movement. But now, it seems everyone is aware of it — and the movement has made serious changes in the way men and women interact. In the year since sexual harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein (WYN’-steen) forced him out of Hollywood, many other prominent men in the entertainment world have lost their careers, like Les Moonves, Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose. And Bill Cosby, accused of sexual assault by dozens of women over the decades, is now a convicted felon and is behind prison bars. The scandal has also made people look differently at allegations made by women against powerful men. In the past, such claims of misconduct were often ignored or explained away — but are being taken much more seriously now.

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031596-v-353:52-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor)-“I’m Oscar Wells Gabriel”-A year after Weinstein, Hollywood is still soul-searching (3 Oct 2018)

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031598-c-0-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor)-“more seriously now”-A year after Weinstein, Hollywood is still soul-searching (3 Oct 2018)

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#METOO - SPREADS BEYOND ENTERTAINMENT WORLD

NEW YORK (AP) — To be sure, the #MeToo movement picked up momentum because of sexual misconduct in Hollywood. But the results of it have spread beyond the world of entertainment, as powerful men in politics, business and elsewhere have faced reckoning for the way women are treated. But since Hollywood was ground zero in the #MeToo movement, the biggest effects are felt there. British actress Carey Mulligan says it’s something that can be seen, felt and heard. She notes that these days, if someone says or does something out of line, she feels empowered to call them out on it.

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031597-v-333:84-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor)-“I’m Oscar Wells Gabriel”-A year after Weinstein, Hollywood is still soul-searching (3 Oct 2018)

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TRUMP SAYS #METOO HAS MADE MEN VULNERABLE TO ACCUSATIONS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The #MeToo movement has come a long way in the past year. But, to hear President Donald Trump tell it, it has gone too far. Trump says it’s at the point that men fear being brought down by a false accusation of sexual misconduct. He told reporters at the White House before heading to a Mississippi rally this is “a scary time” for young men because, as Trump put it, they can be guilty of something they may not be guilty of. At the rally, he doubled down on his remarks, mockingly pretending to be a boy complaining to his mom about a false accusation. Trump added, “It’s a damn sad situation.”

Trump’s oldest son, Donald Jr., is sounding the same theme. He tells the London Daily Mail he has boys and girls — but that these days, he fears more for his sons being falsely accused — than for his daughters being the victim of an actual sexual assault.

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031498-w-361:68-(Warren Levinson, AP correspondent, with President Donald Trump)-“I’m Warren Levinson”-Trump: Kavanaugh hearings show it’s a hard time for young men (2 Oct 2018)

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031496-a-122:16-(President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters)-“very difficult time”-Trump: Kavanaugh hearings show it’s a hard time for young men (2 Oct 2018)

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PRESIDENT TRUMP MOCKS KAVANAUGH ACCUSER

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Last week, President Donald Trump called Christine Blasey (BLAH’-zee) Ford “a very credible witness.” Now, not so much. Trump suggests he doesn’t believe the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her decades ago. Trump had an audience at a campaign rally in Mississippi last night laughing uproariously as he mocked what he called holes in Ford’s testimony. In his riff, he criticized Ford for saying she didn’t remember some details of the assault, while recalling she “had one beer.” Ford didn’t respond, but her lawyer did. Michael Bromwich says what Trump did was “vicious, vile and soulless.” The attorney added, “is it any wonder” Ford and other women fear coming forward with claims of sexual misconduct. In her testimony, a shaken Ford told the Senate panel — and the world — she has an “indelible” memory of Kavanaugh and his friend laughing at her as they assaulted her.

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031585-w-411:84-(Jackie Quinn, AP correspondent, with President Donald Trump)-“I’m Jackie Quinn”-The Latest: Lawyer slams Trump for mocking Ford at rally (3 Oct 2018)

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031563-a-186:00-(President Donald Trump)-“I don’t know (4th reference) (cheers fade)”-‘A scary time’: Trump taps fears of #MeToo run amok (3 Oct 2018)

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031564-a-255:60-(President Donald Trump)-“damn sad situation”-‘A scary time’: Trump taps fears of #MeToo run amok (3 Oct 2018)

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031566-a-178:56-(President Donald Trump)-“for our country”-‘A scary time’: Trump taps fears of #MeToo run amok (3 Oct 2018)

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031562-r-138:00-(Sound of crowd chanting for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, during President Trump’s GOP campaign rally)-“Kavanaugh”-‘A scary time’: Trump taps fears of #MeToo run amok (3 Oct 2018)

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MUSICAL PROTEST AGAINST BRETT KAVANAUGH SET FOR TONIGHT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some celebrities will be at the Supreme Court tonight — to tell the world they don’t want to see Brett Kavanaugh end up working there. Among those involved in a musical protest against Kavanaugh are Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu (EHR’-ih-kah BAH’-doo), Maxwell, Michael Stipe and Esperanza Spalding. Non-musical protesters include actress Maggie Gyllenhaal and TV producer Norman Lear.

“ROSEANNE” CAST LOOKS AHEAD TO “THE CONNERS”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cast members of the “Roseanne” revival are looking forward to their spinoff “The Conners.” Sara Gilbert, John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf discuss Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet in a story that will appear in the Oct. 15 edition of People magazine. The three are grateful to Barr for agreeing to have no ties to the new show, which Goodman says was a “big deal” to “give us a chance.” Goodman says he had hopes of resurrecting “Roseanne” after ABC fired Barr for posting the tweet, which she apologized for but has said was misinterpreted. Metcalf says there was “a lot of risk involved” in the spinoff, but they decided to take the chance. Gilbert says the cast hopes to channel any sadness from what they lost into the new show.

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031638-r-364:32-(theme song to 2018 edition of “Roseanne”)-”(music fades)”-‘Roseanne’ cast looks ahead to ‘The Conners’ (3 Oct 2018)

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031637-w-345:60-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH’-tah), AP entertainment correspondent, with music)-“I’m Margie Szaroleta”-‘Roseanne’ cast looks ahead to ‘The Conners’ (3 Oct 2018)

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ARRESTS MADE IN CELEBRITY BREAK-INS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You know how police warn us not to go trumpeting online about when we’re away from home — because burglars could use that information to rip us off? Apparently, some Hollywood types aren’t listening. Police in Los Angeles have arrested four people in a series of break-ins that targeted the famous. Among those who’ve had stuff swiped are Rihanna, Christina Milian, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Rams wide receiver Robert Woods. And the head of the LAPD’s Commercial Crimes Division suggests some of the victims may have placed a target on themselves. Lillian Carranza says victims were picked based on social media postings and travel schedules indicating when the celebrities would be away. Authorities expect more arrests.

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031574-w-413:52-(Tim Maguire, AP correspondent, with LAPD Captain Lillian Carranza)-“I’m Tim Maguire”-4 arrested in connection with LA celebrity burglaries (3 Oct 2018)

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031570-a-208:56-(Captain Lillian Carranza, commanding officer, Los Angeles Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division, at news conference)-“avoid being recognized”-4 arrested for series of Los Angeles celebrity burglaries (3 Oct 2018)

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031571-a-195:36-(Captain Lillian Carranza, commanding officer, Los Angeles Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division, at news conference)-“of Los Angeles”-4 arrested for series of Los Angeles celebrity burglaries (3 Oct 2018)

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031572-a-79:68-(Captain Lillian Carranza, commanding officer, Los Angeles Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division, at news conference)-“but additional suspects”-4 arrested for series of Los Angeles celebrity burglaries (3 Oct 2018)

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031569-a-139:20-(Captain Lillian Carranza, commanding officer, Los Angeles Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division, at news conference)-“as potential targets”-4 arrested for series of Los Angeles celebrity burglaries (3 Oct 2018)

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TINA TURNER SHOW HEADING TO BROADWAY

NEW YORK (AP) — Move over, Donna Summer, Carole King and Cher. There’s another diva heading to Broadway — Tina Turner. Producers of “Tina” say a new musical based on the life of the legendary artist will land on the Great White Way in the fall of 2019. Performance dates, casting and all further details will be announced in the coming months. “Tina” made its world premiere in London in April. It has a story by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins and is directed by Phyllida Lloyd. It includes the songs “Private Dancer,” ″River Deep, Mountain High,” ″Better Be Good to Me” and “Proud Mary.” It will continue a trend in jukebox musical biographies, a list that also includes the recent shows “On Your Feet!” and “Jersey Boys.”

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031641-w-248:88-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH’-tah), AP entertainment correspondent, with music)-“I’m Margie Szaroleta”-Tina Turner show to join Cher, Summer and King on Broadway (3 Oct 2018)

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MAC MILLER BENEFIT SET

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the biggest names in music are doing a benefit show for late rapper Mac Miller. Live Nation says among those performing will be Chance the Rapper, John Mayer and SZA. They will be joined by Travis Scott, Miguel and Ty Dolla $ign for the Oct. 31 event in Los Angeles to benefit the Mac Miller Circles Fund. Miller was found unresponsive in his home last month and declared dead soon afterward. An autopsy has been done, but no cause of death has been announced. Miller was 26.

“PEGGY SUE,” WOMAN FROM BUDDY HOLLY SONG, DIES

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The woman name-checked in the 1958 Buddy Holly song “Peggy Sue” has died. Her full name: Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham of Lubbock, Texas — and hospital officials say she died Monday at age 78. As famous as the song was, it almost had a different title. Gerron married the drummer from Holly’s rock band, The Crickets — and it was he who got Holly to change the title from “Cindy Lou,” Holly’s niece.

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031526-r-378:72-(Sound of Buddy Holly, performing “Peggy Sue”)-”(music fades)”-Real Peggy Sue, of 1958 Buddy Holly song fame, dies in Texas (2 Oct 2018)

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BASEBALL ATTENDANCE DROPS - AGAIN

NEW YORK (AP) — They still play “Take Me Out to The Ballgame” at big-league ballparks. But it seems fewer opt to get their peanuts and Cracker Jack there. MLB says the “crowd” for games is less than before. Average attendance this year was 28,830, lowest since 2003. That also ends a streak of 14 straight seasons in which average attendance was above 30,000.

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031533-v-424:08-(Ed Donahue, AP correspondent)-“I’m Ed Donahue”-MLB attendance down 4 percent as 6 ballparks set lows (2 Oct 2018)

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HOCKEY - TV

UNDATED (AP) — The National Hockey League season opens tonight. And with the new season comes changes in how the way the game will be presented on TV. NBCSN is dropping its “Wednesday Night Rivalries” and will instead call its weekly signature game “Wednesday Night Hockey.” The network had used Wednesdays to pair teams that have historic rivalries. But that tended to focus on more established clubs, rather than those with the game’s biggest young stars. What’s more, many hockey fans viewed the “rivalries” as being somewhat contrived.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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