Tim Cook: ‘We won’t give a platform to violent conspiracy theorists’

Tim Cook: ‘We won’t give a platform to violent conspiracy theorists’Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at the Anti-Defamation League's Annual Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate where he declared white supremacists and conspiracy theorists have no place on the company's platforms.



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Draymond Green reportedly told Kevin Durant: ‘We don’t need you. We won without you. Leave’

Draymond Green got into an argument with Kevin Durant so feisty, it caused a Warriors player to predict Durant will now leave Golden State in free agency next summer. Green blurted to Durant something along the lines of, “We don’t need you. When Green and Durant bickered last year in a similar, though less heated, incident, it was claimed Green was using “reverse psychology” to motivate Durant.

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Jenifer Lewis: ‘We, as Women, Do Not Apologize to Kavanaugh’

Jenifer Lewis said it’s time to stop joking during her opening remarks at Variety’s Power of Women event in Los Angeles, presented by Lifetime. With midterm elections on the horizon, the actress criticized the “mentally ill” Trump administration, condemning the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh last week as well as Thursday’s bizarre meeting between […]

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Beyoncé in Vogue: ‘We Will All Lose’ Without Diversity

“That is why I wanted to work with this brilliant 23-year-old photographer Tyler Mitchell,” she told Vogue for this year’s September issue.
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Tony Goldwyn on Sexual Harassment: ‘We Have to Keep Talking About It’

Tony Goldwyn says he has been “surprised” by the response he’s gotten since coming forward with his own story of sexual harassment. The “Scandal” star had shared his experience while on a recent red carpet, in light of Lupita Nyong’o’s story in the New York Times. “I thought [Lupita’s story] was so powerful and was […]

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Mick Jagger Drops a Pair of Politically Charged Songs and Videos: ‘We Obviously Have a Lot of Problems’

Just one day after his 74th birthday, Sir Mick Jagger has given a gift to his fans—two politically charged tracks with videos to match.

The pair of songs, Gotta Get A Grip” and “England Lost,” were written in response to what Jagger calls “confusion and frustration with the times we live in.” According a statement that accompanied the release, the music was born of the “anxiety, unknowability of the changing political situation.” It’s one that he fears won’t improve in the near future. “We obviously have a lot of problems. So am I politically optimistic? …No.”

The bluesy, ominous tracks—with a throbbing rhythm section and raw, urgent vocals—are reminiscent of some of the Rolling Stones‘ darker work in the late 1960s, another time of social unrest and government tumult.

“England Lost” takes its inspiration from a soccer match where an English team did exactly that, but Jagger uses the game as a metaphor for the nation’s place in a post-Brexit world stage. “It’s about a feeling that we are in a difficult moment in our history. It’s about the unknowability about where you are and the feeling of insecurity. That’s how I was feeling when I was writing. It’s obviously got a fair amount of humor because I don’t like anything too on the nose but it’s also got a sense of vulnerability of where we are as a country.”

“Gotta Get a Grip,” includes lyrics that seem particularly barbed in the wake of Donald Trump’s political ascent: “Everybody’s stuffing their pockets, everybody’s on tape/The news is all fake/ Let ’em eat chicken and let ’em eat steak/ Let ’em eat s—, let ’em eat cake.” Taking on xenophobia and over-the-top opulence, his sneer recalls Roger Waters or David Byrne at their most caustic.

“The message I suppose is – despite all those things that are happening, you gotta get on with your own life, be yourself and attempt to create your own destiny,” Jagger continues in his statement.

A “reimagined” version of the song features the British rapper Skepta, and “Gotta Get a Grip” has four additional remixes by Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, Matt Clifford, Seeb and Alok.

Jagger first wrote the tracks in April and wanted to share their messages immediately, rather than wait to complete the lengthy album-making process. “Doing a whole album often takes a long time even after finishing it with all the record company preparations and global release set up. It’s always refreshing to get creative in a different fashion and I feel a slight throwback to a time when you could be a bit more free and easy by recording on the hoof and putting it out there immediately. I didn’t want to wait until next year when these two tracks might lose any impact and mean nothing.”

Both songs are available for purchase here.


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‘We Are Not Heartless People’: Green Day on Performing After Fatal Stunt

About 30 minutes before the punk band’s set at the Mad Cool Festival in Spain, an acrobat fell to his death. But Green Day says it was unaware.
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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Defends Festival Set Following Acrobat’s Death: ‘We Are Not Heartless People’

Following criticism of Green Day for carrying on with their show at the Mad Cool Festival in Madrid on Saturday after an acrobatic performer died, singer Billie Joe Armstrong said the band did not know of the tragedy until after their set.

Pedro Aunion Monroy, 42, was performing an aerial stunt inside a cube being suspended by a crane when he fell 100 ft. in front of thousands of people. He died from his injuries, according to the BBC.

“Many of you are wondering why we continued to play our show after the accident,” Armstrong explained in a statement obtained by PEOPLE and posted on Green Day’s website. “Green Day did not hear about the accident until after our show was over. We didn’t even know there was an acrobat performance at all.”

He continued, “These festivals are huge. There are so many things happening at the same time it’s impossible to keep up with every performer/artist.”

Armstrong said that the band was warming up at the artist compound about half a mile away from the festival stage before the show.

He shared that they were delayed about 15 minutes from going on due to what they were told was a security problem.

“Security issues are a normal occurrence and procedure at any show. We were NOT told why which is also normal. We waited as we were instructed,” Armstrong said. “Still, we had no clue there was any such accident.”

The rocker said everything seemed “normal” during the show and the fans were having a good time.

“We got off stage and drove back to our artist compound. It was there when we were told the shocking news about Pedro,” he said. “All of us were in disbelief. I don’t know why the authorities chose not to tell us about the accident before our concert. All we know is what was said after our concert.”

He continued, “This has never happened in the 30 years Green Day have been performing live. If we had known prior to our performance we most likely would not have played at all. We are not heartless people. The safety and well being at any of our concerts absolutely comes first. What happened to Pedro is unthinkable. Once again we are heartbroken for his friends and family.”


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Mayim Bialik on How She Tackles Talking Puberty with Her Sons: ‘We Don’t Want Them to Have Shame About Their Bodies’

Mayim Bialik is answering all the questions every young girl has about growing up in her new bookGirling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular – but how does she talk to her own sons about puberty?

The Big Bang Theory star and neuroscientist tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, “We’ve always spoken to our children very frankly and in biologically appropriate terms.”

“We don’t want them to have shame about their bodies or fear about women’s bodies,” says Bialik. “While we tend to be a pretty socially conservative house in terms of how we dress and how we talk about modesty for boys and girls, we’re very matter of fact with them. We know that a daddy cell meets a mommy cell and all those things. ”

Bialik – who shares sons Frederick, 8, and Miles, 11, with ex Michael Stone – addresses female puberty taboos, as well as teen sexuality, body image and stress in Girling Up.

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The guide to how girls grow up was, in part, inspired by Bialik’s own youth as a “late bloomer,” and, she says, being “raised in a house where no one talked about any of this stuff.”

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Now, as a trained science communicator, Bialik says she approaches things with her kids matter-of-factly.

“ know all about genetic signaling, and when sex is determined and we’ve talked about the hormonal basis for gender identity and things like that,” she tells PEOPLE.

“And they have plenty of questions – my ex-husband tells me they only ask me and he’s grateful for that. I’ll text him late at night, like, ‘Guess what I was just asked!’ and he’s like, ‘They don’t ask me those things.’ ”

And, luckily, keeping things “frank” seems to have worked. Says Bialik, “Miles was my first editor!”

Bialik’s book, Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular, is on sale now.

For more from Mayim Bialik, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.


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Kelly Slater, Shepard Fairey Featured in Fair Trade USA’s ‘We Wear Fair Trade’ Campaign

To mark the anniversary of the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse, Fair Trade USA will launch a digital photo campaign called “We Wear Fair Trade” with its apparel partners Patagonia, Outerknown, Obey, Athleta and Prana, on Fashion Revolution Day, April 24.
The trade group, which provides the Fair Trade mark to products that adhere to a strict checklist of sustainable and ethical labor practices, has moved beyond food products such as coffee, bananas and chocolate to apparel and home goods, starting in 2010.
With its brand partners, the group has created a photo campaign, shot by outdoor photographer Jeff Johnson, to encourage consumers to choose Fair Trade Certified clothing.
The series of still portraits features thought leaders and athletes wearing their favorite Fair Trade Certified products. These include Patagonia chief executive officer Rose Marcario, the brand’s freediving ambassador Kimi Werner and surfing ambassador Dan Malloy; Outerknown founder Kelly Slater and chief creative officer John Moore; Obey founder and artist Shepard Fairey; Athleta president and ceo Nancy Green; and Prana climbing ambassador Chris Sharma, and surfing ambassador Kelly Potts.
“We launched based on consumer demand,” said Maya Spaull, senior director of apparel and home goods at Fair Trade USA. “People were wanting to know where their

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Londoners Stand Together After Parliament Terror Attack: ‘We Are United and We Are Not Afraid’

Following Wednesday’s deadly attack in the U.K. near Parliament, Londoners are making their strength known in the face of terror.

At least four people were killed — including a police officer — and 20 more injured after the car and knife attack, which Metropolitan Police believe was orchestrated by a sole individual, who is among the dead. Authorities have described the violence as terrorism.

As the investigation continues, city residents took to social media to band together, embracing former Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s iconic adage, “Keep buggering on.”

On Twitter, heartbroken users shared a re-imagined tube logo emblazoned with the phrase, “We are not afraid.”

Echoed one woman, “The love and bravery shown today was far greater than any hate. We are united and we are not afraid.”

Another assured that she wouldn’t let fear keep her from the capital city, writing, “I will be out & about shopping & carrying on with daily life in LONDON this Saturday #TheseColoursDontRun  #IstandWithLondon.”

“London’s just going about its business,” said another Twitter user. “Pubs and theatres still full. Trains packed. Everyone looks a little sadder but #WeAreNotAfraid.”

A group of schoolchildren from St John & St Francis Church School in Bridgwater who were touring Parliament at the time of the attack sought to bring joy through music, according to the school’s Twitter account.

“We’re all sat in the centre of the #housesofparliament,” the school wrote. “We are safe, happy and lightening the mood with a sing song.”

In a video message, London Mayor Sadiq Khan similarly asserted, “Our city remains one of the safest in the world.”

“London is the greatest city in the world and we stand together in the face of those who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life,” Khan said.

He continued, “We have, and we always will. Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism.”


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Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman on Changing Hollywood: ‘We Have to Start Seeing Women on Film as They Really Are’

“For 25 years, I’ve been the only woman on set so I had no one to talk to,” Reese Witherspoon said, as she sat with her many female co-stars of HBO’s “Big Little Lies” at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Saturday. “They call it the Smurfette syndrome,” the Oscar-winner joked of being the… Read more »

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