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Source: Global News

Sarah Ferguson addresses ‘rivalry’ with late Princess Diana in new essay

Wednesday 14:30 GMT

Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson has written an essay addressing the downfalls of social media and the way women are “constantly pitted against” one another in the press — something she says she experienced as a member of the Royal Family.

Magazine, 59-year-old Ferguson addressed the way she and the late Princess Diana were portrayed as “rivals” in the media, and how that affected her well-being. The essay is part of the magazine’s #HelloToKindness campaign, an effort by the publication to end online bullying.

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Source: Fox News

Klobuchar downplays Green New Deal as 'aspirational,' addresses binder-tossing report

Thursday 00:35 GMT

Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who launched her presidential bid at a snow-covered address in Minneapolis on Sunday, told Fox News on Tuesday that the "Green New Deal" proposal is merely "aspirational" and that she would likely oppose specific elements of the plan if they came up for a vote.

Klobuchar's comments made her one of the only 2020 Democratic presidential contenders to openly cast doubt on the Green New Deal's viability.

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Source: Fox News

Nick Cannon rips Sarah Silverman, Kimmel, Fallon for blackface while addressing former whiteface backlash

Thursday 03:19 GMT

Nick Cannon weighed in on the ongoing conversation about blackface in America by calling out other celebrities who have engaged in blackface humor in the past.

The 38-year-old actor took to Instagram earlier this week to call out comedians Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Sarah Silverman — all of whom have done blackface in the past. “Happy ‘BLACKFACE’ History Month!!! I’m sure we can expect some more 'Apologies' by Monday…” Cannon wrote on Instagram caption.

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Source: Global News

Aziz Ansari addresses sexual misconduct allegations for first time

Thursday 16:20 GMT

Aziz Ansari said at a standup show Monday in New York that a sexual misconduct allegation was humiliating, but he hopes he’s become better since.

READ MORE: Aziz Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegation: ‘I took her words to heart’. Vulture reports that Ansari told a crowd of about 200 at the Village Underground that it was a “terrifying” topic that made him feel “upset and humiliated and embarrassed,” and that ultimately he “just felt terrible this person felt this way.” “But you know, after a year, how I feel about it is, I hope it was a step forward,” Ansari told the crowd.

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Source: The Week

The unaddressed sins of Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar

Thursday 20:55 GMT

This sort of honesty wouldn't be easy, but it would be refreshing — and it could be these former prosecutors' only chance to win the support of rightly skeptical voters whose commitment to criminal justice reform predates this campaign.

Though neither candidate has much in the way of position statements on her website yet, Harris' launch speech touted her history of "fighting for a more fair criminal justice system," while Klobuchar said she has advocated and "will always continue to advocate for criminal justice reform."

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte