Rachel Lindsay: Bachelor Fans Are Too Racist to Have Another Black Bachelorette

Rachel Lindsay was The Bachelorette’s first black leading lady. A lot of people were troubled that it took until Season 13 for that to happen. Now, Rachel is engaged, but she’s not optimistic about the chances of seeing another black Bachelorette in the near future. Why? Because, well, the viewers are racist. Speaking to Us Weekly, Rachel Lindsay shares her doubts about the next black Bachelorette lead. “I don’t think Bachelor Nation is ready for the diversity of a lead … an African American lead.” That is … so heartbreaking to hear. Rachel does clarify that she thinks that there will be leads of color in the future, but she… Read More

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Kanye West and Daughter North Dance (with Dolls!) to Michael Jackson’s Songs ‘All Morning’

Kanye West and daughter North had a Thriller morning! On Tuesday, the father of three shared an adorable photo of his 4½-year-old playing with her dolls — including a collectible Michael Jackson figurine and one in the rapper’s likeness. “We danced to music Michael all morning,” West, 40, captioned the photo of North, who was dressed in whimsical rabbit-print pajamas. The sweet moment appeared to be only between the duo, as 3-month-old daughter Chicago and 2-year-old son Saint were not pictured. Jackson’s influence on West’s music career has been prominent. Not only does the husband of Kim Kardashian West look up to the late King of Pop but West also… Read More

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The super-team some thought could challenge the Warriors have run into a polar opposite that’s beating them in the most practical of ways

The Oklahoma City Thunder are trailing the Utah Jazz 3-1 in the playoffs and are on the brink of elimination. The Thunder were viewed as a postseason threat, but have played poorly in the playoffs, struggling with basics against a highly efficient Jazz team. The Thunder have massive offseason questions to answer if they lose in the first round of the playoffs. The Oklahoma City Thunder were supposed to be built for moments like these NBA playoffs, but are instead falling short on the biggest stage. After a 113-96 loss to the Utah Jazz in Game 4 on Monday, the Thunder are now trailing 3-1 in the series and on… Read More

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A mom found shocking recordings of teachers allegedly bullying her son, who has autism— now she’s fighting back

When a mom of a 12-year-old with autism realized her son was having trouble at school, she hid a recording device in his backpack. Recordings allegedly revealed that a teacher and a teacher’s aide at a school for special needs children were openly mocking the child. The student’s mom, Milissa Davis, was furious. She took the recordings to both local investigative reporters and to social media — and also hired a lawyer. So far, a teacher and a teacher’s aide at Hope Academy — the boy’s school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana — have been reportedly fired in the wake of this incident. The school board and parents have since met… Read More

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Trump and Macron just shared an over-the-top, 6-second handshake-bro hug-kiss to top their last awkward handshake

French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump ended a joint press conference Tuesday with an awkward handshake. The two world leaders have a history of awkward handshakes. Trump and Macron’s close relationship has been on full display during this week’s state visit. French president Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump met for a joint press conference Tuesday as part of Macron’s state visit. The leaders discussed plans for Iran, North Korea, and trade, but it was their handshake-turned side-hug that grabbed the internet’s attention. What started as a handshake turned into a partial embrace and ended with Trump kissing Macron on the cheek, saying, “I like him a lot.”… Read More

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The process Jeff Bezos used to interview job candidates before he was a CEO became the way Amazon decided who got the job

Amazon’s hiring process has closely resembled that of investment-management firm D.E. Shaw, where Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos used to work. Interviewees were asked to solve tough brainteasers, so the interviewers could see how they approached difficult problems. Then all the interviewers voted on how much they want to hire the person. Bezos has expressed how important it is to hire the right people at Amazon. If you’re applying for a job in the tech industry, you may be asked to solve at least one tricky brainteaser. At Amazon, that aspect of the interview dates back to before the company even launched, when CEO Jeff Bezos worked at investment-management firm D.E.… Read More

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Elvis Duran Is Inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Elvis Duran, the man (and the voice) behind the nationally syndicated Z100 radio program Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, says has one great secret for waking up day after day to talk to his audience of 10 million weekly listeners. “I just always assume no one is listening,” he says with laugh. He couldn’t be more wrong. On April 9, after 30 years as a radio host — and 22 years of hosting the Morning Show (which is syndicated in 80 markets) — Duran was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, joining some of his own personal heroes. “To be included with guys like Wolfman… Read More

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Sports: On air highlights

Wednesday TVRadio Baseball Mariners at White Sox 11 a.m. MLB Nationals at Giants 2 p.m. NBCBA 680 Cubs at Indians 4 p.m. ESPN A’s at Rangers 5 p.m. NBCCA 95.7 College baseball Indiana at Purdue 4 p.m. ESPNU Texas Tech at Arkansas 4 p.m. SEC Golf European Tour: China Open 7:30 p.m. GOLF European Tour: China Open 11:30 p.m. GOLF NBA playoffs Wizards at Raptors 4 p.m. NBA Pacers at Cavaliers 4 p.m. TNT Jazz at Thunder 6:30 p.m. NBA Timberwolves at Rockets 6:30 p.m. TNT NHL playoffs Maple Leafs at Bruins 4:30 p.m. NBCSN Soccer Champions: Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid 11:30 am. FS1 Softball Wisconsin at Minnesota 11… Read More

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Court orders judge to free rapper Meek Mill on bail

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania’s highest court has ordered a judge to free rapper Meek Mill on bail while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions. The Supreme Court directed a Philadelphia judge who had jailed him to immediately issue an order releasing him on unsecured bail. Mill was sentenced in November to 2-4 years in prison for violating probation. Mill issued a statement saying his five months in jail have been “a nightmare” and thanking all his supporters. A team of lawyers and public relations consultants had waged an all-out battle to get him freed on bail. Prosecutors say they believe Mill should get a new trial because of questions raised… Read More

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Tech experts talk about what makes virtual reality so promising for making movies and TV (IBM)

For years, the entertainment industry has been excited by the possibility of using Virtual Reality to tell stories, but so far few have seen real success. At this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, two executives from companies making strides in VR and AR discussed the presence and future of these technologies in storytelling in a panel moderated by Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget, State of the Art: How AR, VR, and AI are Transforming Media. The panelists agreed that turning a traditional movie into a VR experience wouldn’t cut it — here’s what they said works when it comes to a different medium that calls for a different set of rules.… Read More

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