Kylie Jenner Settles Out of Court With Another Artist She Allegedly Stole From

Kylie Jenner has reportedly settled a lawsuit in yet another case of an artist suing a member of the Kardashian clan for reappropriating jacking his or her stuff. This time, the reality-TV star and entrepreneur is accused of taking a visual artist’s work to promote her TV show.

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Author: Angela Helm on The Grapevine, shared by Angela Helm to The Root

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Matt Damon Says Harvey Weinstein’s ‘Womanizer’ Ways Was ‘None of My Business’

Matt Damon admits that he actually had been aware of at least one of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment claims. Earlier this month, the actor said it’s “not true” that everyone knew about the accusations. Now Damon said he just didn’t know Weinstein went to such levels to satisfy himself.

“When people say everybody knew, yeah, I knew he was an a–hole. He was proud of that. That’s how he carried himself,” Damon says on Good Morning America with George Clooney Monday, Oct. 23. “And I knew he was a womanizer. I wouldn’t want to be married to the guy, but, like, that’s not my business, really. But this level of criminal sexual predation is not something that I ever thought was going on. Absolutely not. read more

Report: Gen Z, African Americans Buying Gifts Mostly for Themselves This Holiday

 

With the 2017 holiday shopping season approaching fast, the nation’s largest retail trade group is forecasting jolly sales for traditional retailers and online merchants.

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The National Retail Federation is anticipating sales for November and December at $678.75 billion to $682 billion, representing a gain of 3.6% to 4% from last year. The figures exclude sales from automobiles, gasoline, and restaurants.

African Americans More Likely to “Self-Gift”

 

The NRF also analyzes shopping trends from the previous year. If 2016 is any indicator, more African Americans and young people are splurging on themselves this holiday. read more

All Kinds of Minds Works with All Kinds of Learners to Foster Success

Over the summer I’d learned that Donald Trump’s youngest son, Barron—once he and his mother moved to the White House this fall—would be attending an All Kinds of Minds-based private school.

 

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I’ve read several books by the AKOM founder, the late Mel Levine, and have come to admire the approach that works to demystify how children learn—all children, all people, really—not just those with special needs. By helping learners understand their own learning strengths and weaknesses, they can use their strengths to help them confront and manage any learning difficulties. read more

‘Stranger Things’ Season 2, a David S. Pumpkins Special and More TV You Must See This Week

By Karen Gomez

Other highlights include the return of ‘The Walking Dead,’ a documentary on Joan Didion, and many Halloween specials.

This week’s TV is all about the Halloween spirit: one of the biggest pop culture phenomenons of last year returns with more paranormal activity and ’80s nostalgia, while everyone’s favorite zombie show raises the stakes in its eighth season. There is also an abundance of holiday-themed specials: from a longstanding animated series tradition to an cartoon Saturday Night Live spin-off, as well as classic Universal monster films streaming online for the first time. If you need a breather between frights, there is also one documentary that dives into the legacy of an American literary icon and another that unique sheds light on the life of a cinematographer. read more

The Walking Dead Season 8 Preview and Episode 2 Scene

The Walking Dead Season 8 Preview and Episode 2 Scene

The Walking Dead Season 8 preview and Episode 2 scene

Following the season premiere, AMC has released a new The Walking Dead Season 8 preview and a scene from Episode 2. You can watch the videos below, and underneath you’ll also find what’s likely to be the most talked about scene from the premiere.

Airing on Sunday, October 29, The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 2 is titled “The Damned” and is described as follows: “The plan involving Alexandrians, Kingdommers and Hilltoppers unfolds; as Rick continues to fight, he encounters a familiar face.” read more

The Walking Dead’s 100th episode shambles along like the walking corpse the show has become

Congratulations, everybody huffily saying, “I always knew The Walking Dead was bad!” on Twitter. You were right!

It’s only fitting that The Walking Dead’s 100th episode — the show’s season eight premiere, “Mercy” — would be a dead-on encapsulation of the zombie series so far.

The hour starts out promisingly enough, cross-cutting between timelines to reveal the preparations for a big battle, the build-up to the battle itself, and then the recovery period months or even years later. (Rick suddenly has a whole lot of gray in his beard.) It boasts a technically complicated, ambitious midsection that made me say, more than once, “Can they pull this off?” And then it just sorta evaporates by the end, spinning its wheels so fruitlessly that it atomizes. read more

Yemeni journalist invited to receive free press award denied U.S. visa

A Yemeni journalist invited to the United States to receive a free press award was denied a visa, according to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Afrah Nasser, the founder and editor-in-chief of Sana’a Review, was planning on attending the CPJ’s November 15 ceremony to receive the International Free Press Award, but now may not be able to obtain a visa in time. Nasser is a Swedish and Yemeni dual national and has been rejected by the U.S. embassy in Stockholm twice. She wrote in a piece for The New Arab that she will apply for a visa for a third time, but she is “not optimistic.” read more

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The Black Person’s Guide To The Walking Dead

What’s up bruh? Why do you look so depressed?

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World Health Organization Revokes Appointment of Mugabe Amid Backlash

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In a statement Sunday Oct. 22, 2017 World Health Organization director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus announced he has decided to revoke his appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” after the choice drew widespread international criticism. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, FILE)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of the U.N. health agency has revoked his appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” after the choice drew widespread outrage and criticism.

World Health Organization director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus last week told a conference in Uruguay on non-communicable diseases that Mugabe had agreed to be a “goodwill ambassador” on the issue. Mugabe was present at the announcement.

After a flood of outrage and concern was voiced by international leaders and health experts on Mugabe’s appointment, Tedros said in a statement Sunday that he had “reflected” over the past few days and “decided to rescind the appointment.” read more

I Didn’t Know About Worker’s Comp Until a Lizard Bit Me

As summer gave way to fall, Wal-Mart transformed over the course of a few days. Beach towels and boogie boards gave way to pencils, folders and backpacks. Overnight, I got reassigned from the garden section to grocery. The change proved disastrous, or at least comical.

 

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A mere 10 minutes into my shift, I reached under some shelving to grab a small piece of trash. All at once, a sharp pain ran through my hand, and the tip of my finger became numb. “Owww!” I yelped. Whipping my head around, I caught site of the culprit. A black-and-yellow lizard darted out of the risers. read more

Is Social Security an Asset?

Back in July 2016, I wrote an article in relation to the concept of “Financial Freedom,” which is the process of acquiring assets that produce cash flow, while simultaneously keeping your personal expenses low (or manageable) to where the cash flow from your assets can cover your personal expenses. But a major debate within personal finance circles centers around Social Security along with its sister program Medicare, in regards to if these programs are indeed “assets” or are they just another form of taxation that the government imposes on the American people to waste on fruitlessly. read more

Watch ‘Geostorm,’ Then Watch These Movies

By Christopher Campbell

Actually, just skip the new movie and dive into the old.

Most weeks, my movies to watch list is tied to a new release that’s either worth seeing or is likely to be popular. This week, it’s tied to Geostorm, the feature directorial debut of  Independence Day writer/producer Dean Devlin. Unsurprisingly, it’s a disaster movie, and a disastrous one at that. I can’t recommend it even for a laugh since it’s not even so bad it’s good bad.

But I would still like to recommend eight other movies worth seeing, not all of them great but each still worthy of familiarity, in relation to and as alternatives to Geostorm. Most of them, like the new movie, also involve the concept of controlling the world’s weather via satellites, showing just how unoriginal Devlin’s movie is regardless of its poor execution. read more

Star Wars Battlefront II Single Player Campaign is About 5 – 7 Hours

Star Wars Battlefront II Single Player Campaign is About 5 - 7 Hours

Star Wars Battlefront II single player campaign is about 5 – 7 hours

On Thursday, EA released the new Star Wars Battlefront II single player campaign trailer (watch below) and now we’ve learned more about how long the campaign will last. Producer David Robillard, from one of the game’s developers, Motive Studios, has revealed to Press Start that you can expect to play between five to six hours, and at the most eight hours.

“We thought that around 5-7, maybe 8 hours is probably a good amount of time,” he said. “We wanted to stay very driven towards the Star Wars fantasy that the players are going to experience and not have it be drawn out.” read more

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