John Legend suggests Hollywood boycotts states that ban abortions
Jun 11, 2019
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John Legend suggests Hollywood boycotts states that ban abortions

Emmy award-winning singer John Legend said Monday that Hollywood should consider boycotting states that implement anti-abortion laws, saying he's not sure whether a boycott would actually work but “it’s a conversation that needs to be had," Associated Press reported

His remarks: “Particularly when these studios are hiring people and bringing people to the state and saying, ‘Come work with us here in this state,’ but if you get pregnant there you’re going to be treated like a second-class citizen,” Legend said in an interview Monday.

“That’s a tough conversation to have with your staff. And so I think hopefully the pressure that the studios are putting on will help Georgia and other states see the error of their ways.”

“I don’t know that it will definitely work, but I know that money talks,” the Grammy-winning singer added.

“There’s no way we can have equality in any other realm if women don’t have the ability to make these kinds of decisions on their own without the state getting involved,” Legend said.

“It’s a grassroots thing where people let their politicians know what they think about these laws and what they think about the idea of women having freedom to make decisions about their bodies and when they want to have kids,” he said. “The bottom line is we need to respect women and let women make their own decisions.”

States like Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, and Georgia have approved bans on abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is around the sixth week of pregnancy.

None of the bans have been enforced as all are facing legal challenges.

Florida city pays $600,000 to hackers who seized its computer system

The city council voted unanimously to pay the ransom as a last resort to regain control of city computers, including their 911 system.

They plan on spending an additional $1 million to upgrade their system to avoid this issue in the future.

FBI assisting Dominican government in investigation of tourist deaths

Samples from the mini bar, the shower, and the sink water, and toxicology tests of the victims being overseen by the FBI.

Filming on Anne Hathaway's film 'The Witches' suspended after stabbing

Two members of the crew were involved in a dispute, one of the two stabbed the victim sending him to the hospital.

No word on whether Anne Hathaway was on set at the time.

Is Trump being body-shamed when he’s compared to later-years Elvis “lumbering across the stage, sweating.” Are there still people it’s okay to mock for their appearance?
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Is Trump being body-shamed when he’s compared to later-years Elvis “lumbering across the stage, sweating.” Are there still people it’s okay to mock for their appearance?

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Dems get inside Trump inner circle with Hope Hicks interview

Update: Democrats Say Former Trump Aide Hope Hicks Refuses Questions During Closed-Door ‘Farce’

The closed-door interview Wednesday with Hope Hicks, a former communications director for President Donald Trump, marks the first time House lawmakers are hearing from someone linked to his inner circle since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

MEDIAWATCH: NBC News national-affairs analyst airs wild opinions on Trump rally
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MEDIAWATCH: NBC News national-affairs analyst airs wild opinions on Trump rally

John Heilemann was a guest on "Morning Joe" Wednesday as they discussed Trump's re-election rally the night before. After Joe Scarborough said, "This is Elvis in '77, just kind of lumbering across the stage, sweating," Heilemann added, "in Graceland, in front of like the six televisions, with a big, huge bottle of Quaaludes, and a bottle of vodka, and the shotgun."

Heilemann is a national-affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.

TSA officers attacked at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

The suspect attempted to rush pass the checkpoint and was confronted by TSA officers.

During the scuffle several officers were injured, one seriously enough to be sent to the hospital.

The subject was booked on charges of criminal trespassing, resisting arrest misdemeanor assault, according to TSA and Phoenix police officials.

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A train carrying grenades and bombs has derailed in Nevada

First responders found a "white powdery substance" on the ground near the wreck.

While no explosions or fire have been reported, smoke was seen rising from some of the damaged cars.

No explanation for the derailment has been released.

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