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Sesame Workshop Promises Bias Training for Sesame Place Staff After Viral Video Incident

A video posted by digital strategist Leslie Mac on Sunday morning shows a costumed character appearing to snub two Black children at the Philadelphia theme park.

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Sesame Workshop Promises Bias Training for Sesame Place Staff After Viral Video Incident

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, has responded to a viral video that appears to depict an incident of racial bias that occurred at Sesame Place Philadelphia over the weekend. On Sunday morning, digital strategist Leslie Mac posted a video to Twitter from her daughter Paige’s 4th birthday celebration over the weekend. In the […]

Los Angeles 2028 Summer Olympics Dates Announced

The 2028 Los Angeles Olympics kicked off a six-year countdown on Monday with the announcement of the dates for the Games’ return to the city. The opening ceremony will be July 14. Competition will run through July 30. The Paralympic Games will be Aug. 15-27. “This milestone makes the games real for every athlete actively […]

Judge Reneged on Promise in Polanski Case, Prosecutor Says

A Los Angeles judge privately told lawyers he would renege on a promise and imprison Roman Polanski for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in 1977, a former prosecutor testified, setting the stage for the renowned director to flee the U.S. as a fugitive. A previously sealed transcript obtained by the Associated Press late Sunday of […]

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Announce Marriage

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are married. The Grammy-nominated singer and actress wed her fiance, Oscar-winner Ben Affleck, according to the singer’s newsletter, On the JLo. Lopez confirmed that the duo flew to Vegas on Saturday, where they “stood in line for a license with four other couples” who had also traveled to “the wedding […]

Kanye West Pulls Out of Rolling Loud Miami 2022 Headlining Set

Kanye West will no longer be performing at Rolling Loud Miami 2022. The festival’s organizers took to social media on Sunday (July 17) to announce that the 45-year-old rapper and fashion mogul, who now goes by Ye, will not be headlining the event’s opening night on July 22. “Due to circumstances outside of our control, Ye will no […]

Bryan Cranston Hit by Line Drive During All-Star Celebrity Softball Game

Bryan Cranston was hoping to get a hit in the All-Star Celebrity Softball game at Dodger Stadium. Instead, the Breaking Bad actor got hit. Cranston was struck in the right shoulder by a line drive off the bat of Grammy Award winner Anthony Ramos as they took batting practice in side-by-side makeshift cages outside the […]

Craig Robinson Evacuated From North Carolina Comedy Club Where a Gunman Opened Fire

Comedian Craig Robinson says he’s safe after evacuating from a North Carolina comedy club Saturday after a suspect with a firearm entered the building. The Killing It and The Office star was scheduled to perform at the venue when a man entered the building around 9 p.m. and brandished a gun, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg […]

Knott’s Berry Farm Closes Early Due to “Unruly Behavior”

Knott’s Berry Farm theme park in Southern California shut down early on Saturday evening, with the company attributing the closure to “unruly behavior” and altercations between teenage guests. The park, located in Buena Park, California, a city in Orange County, was trending on social media Saturday amid reports of the closure. The official Twitter account […]

Soprano Angel Blue Drops Out of Opera in Italy Over Use of Blackface

Soprano Angel Blue says she won’t perform in an opera in Italy this month because blackface was used in the staging of a different work this summer on the same stage. The U.S. singer posted a note on her angeljoyblue Instagram page saying she will be bowing out of “La Traviata” at Verona’s Arena this […]

Bobby East, Former NASCAR Driver, Dies at 37

Bobby East, a three-time United States Auto Club (USAC) national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37. The Westminster Police Department issued a statement Saturday identifying Robert John East of San Dimas as the person stabbed in the chest at a 76 gas station […]

Rapper Kodak Black Arrested on Drug Charges in Florida

Rapper Kodak Black was arrested in South Florida on charges of trafficking in oxycodone and possession of a controlled substance. The rapper, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was booked Friday into jail in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he awaits a bond hearing. The Florida Highway Patrol said in a release that troopers pulled Black […]

Ivana Trump, First Wife of Former President, Dies at 73

Ivana Trump, a skier-turned-businesswoman who formed half of a publicity power couple in the 1980s as the first wife of former President Donald Trump and mother of his oldest children, has died in New York City, her family announced Thursday. She was 73. The former president posted on his social media app that she died […]