Women Are Twice As Likely To Experience “Every Form Of Bias”

A survey conducted by the Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality has found that women throughout the entertainment industry and across every demographic are faced with “every form” of bias and discrimination as they navigate their careers.

The commission, chaired by Anita Hill, released its survey concerning bias in the entertainment industry three years after its formation, as the #metoo and #timesup movements raised awareness and in Hollywood. While the trends it has uncovered aren’t that surprising to anyone familiar with the industry, the breadth and depth of the problem as revealed by the survey data is shocking.

The report opens with a stark summary:

“Those who are underrepresented across the entertainment industry (women/non-binary, people of color, LGBTQ identifying, and individuals with a disability) continue to face significant bias. On average, underrepresented groups reported experiencing two to three times as much bias as majority men.”

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Taylor Swift Wears “Voter” Necklace Endorsing Joe Biden

Taylor Swift is making her 2020 presidential endorsement in the most Taylor way possible: with a plateful of incredibly decorated cookies and some dainty jewelry. The Folklore singer recently opened up to V magazine about her intentions to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and on Oct. 7, she shared her plans for the evening’s debate between the California senator and Mike Pence.

“Gonna be watching and supporting @kamalaharris by yelling at the tv a lot,” she captioned her photo. “And I also have custom cookies.” Over the last few years, Taylor has become more vocal about the importance of participating in elections. She told V, “I will proudly vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in this year’s presidential election. Under their leadership, I believe America has a chance to start the healing process it so desperately needs.”

To echo that sentiment, Taylor let her accessories send

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Cleveland Shops to offer first gift card sale of the year

CLEVELAND — Northeast Ohio is once again coming together during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Cleveland Shops, an organization of locally owned stores, has announced its first gift certificate sale of the year, hoping to help drive-up business in anticipation of the holiday season.

Each location has a limited number of gift cards to sell, either 5-$100s or 10-$50s. $50 certificates will be sold at $35 and $100’s at $70.

The list of local shops involved includes: Alson Jeweler’s, Lisa Moran Ltd., Casey’s Irish Imports, Paisley Monkey and Kilgore Trout to Cara’s Boutique, Marshall Carpet One, Mar-Lou Shoes, Cleveland Lighting, Calvetta Brothers, J3, Knuth’s Shoes, Geiger’s and more.

“Plans for this launch have been over a year in the making,” says Gordon Geiger, President of Cleveland Shops and owner of Geiger’s in Chagrin Falls, Lakewood and Downtown. “We believe that the time is right. We’ll help our members kick off the holiday

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Donating to charity could win you a 2020 Tesla Model 3

Donating to a good cause has always felt good. But if donating to a charity could put you in the driver’s seat of a brand new car, how much better would you feel?

For the first time ever, StackCommerce and The Futurist are joining forces and giving away a 2020 Tesla Model 3 to one lucky winner who donates to charity. By donating $10 to Playing For Change Foundation, you will receive 100 entries for a chance to win.

The giveaway benefits the Playing For Change Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Founded in 2007, Playing For Change uses music education to create positive change for children and communities all over the world who need it the most. More than 2,000 children across 10 different countries have benefited from access to music and arts education in their schools and programs with the help of the foundation.

In addition to helping

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Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty Highlighter Review

I’m a sucker for a good highlighter; I love how ethereal it makes me feel and the glow it gives off. It’s perfect for the no-makeup look, which is something I strive for every time I reach for my makeup. I feel like adding a highlighter to my face instantly makes me look a little more dressed up, like putting on a pair of earrings or a necklace. So naturally, I couldn’t wait to test out Selena Gomez’s much-hyped Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer.

The liquid highlighter comes in eight colors, ranging from darker hues to one that is almost iridescent. My favorite pick is Mesmerize because it matches my skin tone and gives off a natural glow, which is something I look for in a highlighter. I have tested many beauty products in my time as an editor, but this formula felt so easy to use and didn’t

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Cynthia Bailey Says She’s ‘Not Sure’ NeNe Will Attend Wedding Amid ‘Issues’ With RHOA

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Rihanna apologizes for sacred Islamic verse at Savage x Fenty fashion show

Pop star Rihanna has apologized to the Muslim community after she was criticized for using a song at her fashion show that included a sacred Islamic verse.

What happened:

  • Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty fashion show debuted on Amazon Prime on Oct 2.
  • The event included models of different sizes, races and genders.
  • At one point, models danced to a song that included audio of someone reading the Hadith, which is “the holy narrative of the Prophet Mohammad that is deeply revered by the Muslim community,” NBC News reports.

Rihanna issued an apology soon after.

  • “I’d like to thank the Muslim community for pointing out a huge oversight that was unintentionally offensive in our savage x fenty show,” Rihanna wrote in an Instagram story. “I would more importantly like to apologize to you for this honest, yet careless mistake. We understand that we have hurt many of our Muslim brothers and
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NASA astronaut steps down from Boeing Starliner crew so he’ll be on Earth for daughter’s wedding

A former NASA astronaut is bowing out of Boeing’s first crewed space flight due to the gravity of an upcoming family commitment— his daughter’s wedding.



Christopher Ferguson in a blue shirt: Chris Ferguson is showing that space is not his top priority.


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Chris Ferguson is showing that space is not his top priority.

In a post on his personal Twitter account Wednesday, Chris Ferguson said he was stepping down as commander of the Boeing Starliner crew and skipping next year’s trip to the International Space Station so he could keep his feet “planted here firmly on Earth.”

He called the decision “difficult and personal,” but one that “prioritizes my most important crew — my family.”

“I’m deeply committed to human space flight. I’m dedicated to the Starliner program, and I’m passionate about the team that has built her. But next year is very important for my family,” Ferguson, who previously piloted the Space Shuttle Atlantis, said in a video attached to his post.

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Mel Reid hopes to keep the party going at Women’s PGA

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Mel Reid can be excused for feeling a bit sluggish when she woke up for a practice round at Aronimink. The fatigue carried over to the point where she wanted to blow off practice later in the day.

Winning a tournament — as Reid did Sunday at the ShopRite LPGA Classic for her first LPGA Tour title — can take a lot out of a player.

Reid soaked up the championship party, from leaving the course drenched in champagne to turning her Waterford crystal trophy into a keg and chugging beer out of it with caddie Ryan Desveaux.

Philly just might have to extend last call at McGillin’s.


“We obviously partied quite hard on Sunday,” Reid said on Wednesday. “Des, more than me. I was trying to be a little more sensible.”

For good reason. Reid, a 33-year-old from England, is among the contenders to

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Porsha Williams Shows Support for Cynthia Bailey Before Wedding

Porsha Williams is making sure that Cynthia Bailey is getting plenty of love and support as she prepares to tie the knot. The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member recently took to Instagram to celebrate the bride-to-be ahead of her big days.   

On October 6, Porsha shared a heartfelt tribute to Cynthia on social media, posting a photo of the duo flashing smiles while posing with their arms around each other. “Ayeeee, Mrs. Hill to be is in the building,” she wrote in the caption alongside the photo, also adding an emoji of a bride. “So happy for you.”

The sweet shout-out comes just days before Cynthia’s wedding to fiancé Mike Hill, which is set to take place on October 10. Cynthia, who has remained busy adjusting her wedding plans to accommodate coronavirus protocols, shared her gratitude for Porsha’s support in the comments section.

“Thanks P!!! Appreciate the love

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