As debates over music in the age of #MeToo rage on, radio is still about the power of the people

(CNN)Baby, it may be cold outside, but this week, it’s been colder on 96.5 KOIT’s Facebook page. All this over the San Francisco radio station’s decision to pull “Baby It’s Cold Outside” from its rotation after roughly 100 complaints got the attention of program director Brian Figula. Just days before, a Cleveland radio station found itself in the crosshairs for doing the same. “For a station that’s a mass-appeal brand, like an at-work radio station, that’s a lot, and it …

Mogus long journey: From rejecting Alibabas advances to US IPO

Mogu, a Tencent-backed service that offers fashion content and products to young women, has joined a string of Chinese tech companies pressing ahead to sell their shares through initial public offerings in the U.S. before year’s end. Mogu priced its sale at $14 per share on Wednesday, toward the lower end of a marketed range. That values the unprofitable company at $1.3 billion, a drop from the estimated valuation of $3 billion after Mogujie acquired its chief competitor Meili to form …

ATF: There have been 5 attacks on Jehovah’s Witnesses in Washington state this year

(CNN)A fire last week at a Jehovah’s Witnesses’ house of worship in Washington state was arson — the fifth attack targeting the religious group this year, federal officials said Sunday. Speaking to reporters after Friday’s blaze in Lacey, Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza said that there have been “many attacks” on Kingdom Halls in the county. Snaza said it’s sickening to think of someone attacking houses of worship out of “some sort of animosity towards any religion.” The sheriff said …

‘Game of Thrones’ The Mountain star Hafthor Bjornsson talks finale, spinoffs and being World’s Strongest Man

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR KRAZY GLUE – Krazy Glue challenged world’s strongest man Hafthor Bjornsson to put the product’s strength to the ultimate test at the Man Vs. Glue event. (AP) To help keep him sharp while he trains to achieve these goals, Bjornsson took on a different kind of strength challenge than he’s used to. The star, who previously lent his strength and likeness to products like SodaStream partnered with Krazy Glue, which claims that it can hold up to …

Marriotts breach response is so bad, security experts are filling in the gaps at their own expense

Last Friday, Marriott sent out millions of emails warning of a massive data breach — some 500 million guest reservations had been stolen from its Starwood database. One problem: the email sender’s domain didn’t look like it came from Marriott at all. Marriott sent its notification email from “email-marriott.com,” which is registered to a third party firm, CSC, on behalf of the hotel chain giant. But there was little else to suggest the email was at all legitimate — the …

‘The Santa Clause’ Recap: This Is Darker Than I Remember Betches

The Santa ClauseThe Santa ClauseDie HardThe Princess SwitchWe start out at Scott Calvin’s office Christmas party, where they are celebrating the success of the Do-It-All-For-You Dolly.  Scott leaves the party and is late to meet his son and ex-wife for the Christmas Eve drop off. Scott’s son, Charlie, is doubtful Santa exists, because his stepdad Neil told him that there was no Santa. A+ parenting, Neil. What kind of an asshole tells a kid that Santa is a “state of …

What’s gone wrong at Thomas Cook?

Club 18-30 to close Thomas Cook resumes flights to Tunisia Shares fall nearly 60% in eight days The firm is being buffeted by a number of factors: financial, social and even meteorological. LSE 34.400001 Current price Price (p) Image copyright PA Image caption The UK heatwave has been blamed for falling summer bookings at Thomas Cook “I think the hot weather played a part in what happened to Thomas Cook over the summer,” says Mr Gordon. “The fact is that …

FB QVC? Facebook tries Live video shopping

Want to run your own home shopping network? Facebook is now testing a Live video feature for merchants that lets them demo and describe their items for viewers. Customers can screenshot something they want to buy and use Messenger to send it to the seller, who can then request payment right through the chat app. Facebook confirms the new shopping feature is currently in testing with a limited set of Pages in Thailand, which has been a testbed for shopping …

As Tanzania’s LGBT fear for their lives, HIV will thrive

(CNN)In one day, everything changed. The region where “HIV rates are highest among men who have sex with men is sub-Saharan Africa, the second highest is the Caribbean, and these are both regions with high social intolerance for same-sex behavior,” Chris Beyrer, the Desmond Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, previously told CNN. “It’s impossible to say there is direct causality, but there certainly is a very strong correlation.” …

California churchs untouched wooden cross becomes symbol of hope in wildfire aftermath

The wooden cross at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Paradise, California still stands after the building and the surrounding area burned down. (Google Maps) He said his family had to quickly evacuate along with the pre-school kids present the day the fire advanced toward the church grounds. Even though it was only nine in the morning, Thursday, Nov. 8, it was as dark as midnight when the pastor left. “I hate this picture. However, I also love this picture,” Merrick wrote …

‘The Office’ Cast Has A Company Reunion – But Not Everyone Was There… – Perez Hilton

Some of the old cast from the beloved NBC sitcom got together on Sunday for a much needed company reunion.  Per their party planning committee duties, Jenna Fischer (Pam) and Angela Kinsey (Angela) both posted pics of the bash on their Twitter accounts, sharing: Some of the old gang got together today… it was so great to see everyone! I turned to Ed and said, “I feel like we are at a family reunion.” He smiled and said, “We are.” …

Authorities believe body found in Costa Rica is missing US woman

(CNN)Costa Rican authorities believe a partially decomposed body found Monday is Carla Stefaniak, a 36-year-old US citizen who was reported missing last week, said Walter Espinoza, of Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation Department. A Facebook page that is being updated by a family friend says relatives have not identified the remains. “The family has yet to see the body and they were in the process of securing dental records for the examiners!” the post on Finding Carla says. “We don’t know …

This Bride’s $1,000 Guest Dress Code Is The Craziest Wedding Story Ever Betches

the woman who set a minimum price for gift givingfattened up her bridesmaids pre-weddingthe chick who read her fiancé’s cheating textsIn a  on my favorite subreddit, r/choosingbeggars, exposing an anonymous bride, a reveals a request for wedding guests to wear the most ridiculous dress code in all of history. “I am giving you a long notice of a year and a half so that you will have time to find and pick out something nice,” the bride wrote, in what …

Hundreds Of Holocaust Survivors Speak Up About Anti-Semitism At Global Hanukkah Event

Menorah-lighting ceremonies brought hundreds of survivors together in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow and South Orange, New Jersey. It’s a sight that is becoming increasingly rare, as the survivors advance in age. Kent said that for years his “horrific memories” of the Holocaust made it difficult for him to celebrate Jewish holidays and tradition. Now he thinks there are many similarities between the story of Hanukkah and the stories of Holocaust survivors.  The second annual International Holocaust Survivors Night was organized by the …

Vanderpump Rules Season 7 Episode 1 Recap Betches

GOOOOD MORNING LOS ANGELES!!! It is finally, FINALLY, Vanderpump Rules season 7 episode 1! It’s been a long off-season, filled with social media fights, TWO engagements, and even some pregnancy rumors. God, I love these trash bags. Judging off the premiere, I expect this season to be fully insane. No CouchPillowGate—like real, actual drama. Or at least, we better *clutches knife*. Just kidding, it’s all love here! (No it’s not.) On the real, this season of recapping is going to be a little …