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Trump fan waves flag to disrupt De Niro stage show

Trump fan waves flag to disrupt De Niro stage show

Entertainment
A Donald Trump supporter has waved a "Keep America Great" flag in front of a Robert De Niro-directed play in New York. The man unfurled the banner while standing near the stage during a curtain call for A Bronx Tale, directed by De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks.The US President and De Niro have been involved in a public spat since the 74-year-old Hollywood actor received a standing ovation for yelling "f*** Trump" on stage at the Tony Awards in New York earlier this month. 0:30 ...
Google diversity figures show little change

Google diversity figures show little change

Technology
A new report from Google has revealed that little has changed despite a commitment to increasing diversity among staff employed by the tech giant.Overall nearly 70% of Google staff were men, as has been the case since 2014.In the US almost 90% were white or Asian, 2.5% were black and 3.6% Latin American.The figures also showed that black and Latin American employees had the highest attrition rate in 2017 - those choosing to leave."....despite significant effort, and some pockets of success, we need to do more to achieve our desired diversity and inclusion outcomes," wrote Danielle Brown, diversity vice-president, in the report.Ms Brown said the firm would increase transparency and include senior leaders in diversity-related work in order to try to drive p...
Lovato cancels hours before London show

Lovato cancels hours before London show

Entertainment
"Swollen vocal cords" forced Demi Lovato to postpone her show at the O2 in London hours before she was due to appear on stage. In a statement on social media, written through "tears of frustration and sadness", she added that her vocal cords could have been injured had she performed, potentially threatening the rest of her tour.She has seen an ENT doctor and is "very, very sick", the American singer-songwriter said.The Sunday night show has been rescheduled for 25 June. Lovato told her supporters it broke her heart to let them down, and that she was "so so sorry to disappoint any of my fans in London that have travelled hours to be here by plane or car".She would not have postponed unless she "absolutely had to".Concert producer Live Nation said: "Unfortunately due to ill...
Roseanne's TV show cancelled after Twitter race row

Roseanne's TV show cancelled after Twitter race row

Entertainment
Roseanne Barr's TV show has been cancelled after she compared an African-American former White House aide to an ape. Comedian Barr, who is best known for starring in the American sitcom Roseanne, said in a now deleted tweet: "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj".The actress, 65, on Tuesday used Valerie Jarrett's initials in her reply to a tweet which accused Ms Jarrett of being involved in an Obama administration cover-up. Image: Valerie Jarrett is a former Obama adviser ABC Entertainment's president said the network has decided to cancel the reboot of her show."Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," read a state...
Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

Technology
Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and tout Administrator Scott Pruitt's stewardship of the agency. John Konkus, EPA's deputy associate administrator for public affairs, repeatedly reached out to senior staffers at the Heartland Institute, according to the emails. "If you send a list, we will make sure an invitation is sent," Konkus wrote to then-Heartland president Joseph Bast in May 2017, seeking suggestions on scientists and economists the EPA could invite to an annual EPA public hearing on the agency's science standards. Follow-up emails show Konkus and the Heartla...