Samantha Bee Fallout: TV Academy Blocks Media From Tonight’s Honors Ceremony Lauding ‘Full Frontal’ | Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: In the wake of the Samantha Bee controversy whereby she called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c**t”, the Television Academy has put the kibosh on any press tonight attending its 11th Annual Television Academy Honors ceremony, which is lauding her Full Frontal TBS series.
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Cambridge Analytica’s Parent Company Helped Shape Saudi Arabia’s Reform Movement – The New York Times

The government of Saudi Arabia, trying to diversify its economy and open up its society, called in the SCL Group, a secretive consulting firm, to help plot the kingdom’s reform plans.
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Roseanne Barr Unimpressed With Samantha Bee Apology; “Forgives” Sara Gilbert | Deadline

Add Roseanne Barr to those not impressed with Samantha Bee’s apology. Days after Roseanne Barr’s ABC sitcom got cancelled after she tweeted calling former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape, though she apologized for her “bad joke,” Samantha Bee apologized to Ivanka Trump after calling the W…
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Student Punished for ‘Implied Threat’ After Putting High School on Craigslist

While some of his classmates wanted to execute senior pranks that would potentially disrupt classes, Missouri high school student Kylan Scheele opted for some tomfoolery that was a little more chill.

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Microsoft continues to hone its latest reorg with more employee shuffles | ZDNet

Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President Kudo Tsunoda is leaving his position as head of Mixed reality, ‘3D for Everyone,’and associated apps and services as part of the latest moves.
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An Entire Birth Was Filmed in VR so Parents-to-Be Could Know What to Expect – Adweek

An Entire Birth Was Filmed in VR so Parents-to-Be Could Know What to Expect

Gjensidige Insurance created the video to help calm expectant parents and sent headsets to all maternity clinics in Sweden.

Box-Office Preview: How Far Will ‘Solo’ Drop in Post-Memorial Day Weekend? | Hollywood Reporter

A trio of smaller films open opposite the ‘Star Wars’ spinoff and ‘Deadpool 2’ — Shailene Woodley’s lost-at-sea drama ‘Adrift,’ Johnny Knoxville comedy ‘Action Point’ and genre pic ‘Upgrade.’
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