White House invites tech companies to discuss violent online extremism

White House invites tech companies to discuss violent online extremism

The White House plans to host a meeting with tech companies to discuss the rise of violent online extremism. According to The Washington Post, this is the Trump administration's first major engagement on the issue after the recent mass shooting in Texas left 22 people dead. Trump is scheduled to be at fundraisers in the Hamptons, so he may not attend.

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Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli to Discuss Fashion With Alina Cho at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

MET PLANS ROMAN HOLIDAY: For many on the global fashion stage, Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli is the man of the hour — or at least among the leading five intriguing people.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art plans to help illuminate that wattage by welcoming Piccioli for a conversation with Alina Cho on May 21. Six hundred people will be able to buy tickets to listen in to what he has to say at “The Atelier With Alina Cho.” Fashion, of course, will be central to the discussion, more specifically its narrative power, and Piccioli’s humanistic approach to creativity and his ability to influence areas beyond the fashion industry. To that end, he was ranked on Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list for 2019. Future plans will also be part of the discussion with Cho at The Met.
Posting an image of himself with his date Naomi Campbell on the April 25 black-tie occasion, Piccioli wrote of the honor, “Being nominated, as a designer, reminds me that I can say something through my choices and I will, now more than ever. This world needs to be moved by love, inclusivity, equality and freedom of expression, this is what I stand for

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Twitch Invites Politicians to Play Mario Kart and Discuss Copyright Law

In an attempt to rise awareness of an impending change to European copyright law that could leave Twitch liable for its users’ content, the platform is hosting two EU MEPs.

Tiemo Wölken and Julia Reda, representatives of Germany’s Social Democratic Party, and Pirate Party respectively, will be streaming Mario Kart later today to discuss Article 13. They will be joined by Twitch streamers P4wnyhof, and Mantrousse.

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Mel Odom to Unveil ‘Gorgeous’ Exhibition and Discuss His Career With Edmund White

HELLO GORGEOUS: Mel Odom is having a New York moment, but it took 40 years of work to get there.
On Friday, his solo show “Gorgeous” will bow at the Daniel Cooney gallery. The artist will sit down with the novelist Edmund White on Saturday afternoon to discuss his career. Over the years Odom has done his share of covers, such as White’s “Forgetting Elena,” among others. Guests at this weekend’s talk will learn of his many pursuits — the most recent of which was a fashion collaboration with the London-based Qasimi men’s wear label.
The multidisciplnary talent Odom has three books to his own name. In 1991, he created his own doll “Gene Marshall,” based on a fictitious film actor from the Forties. More than one million dolls have been sold since it debuted at the 1995 Toy Fair, Odom said. Born in Richmond, and raised in the tiny tobacco town of Ahoskie, N.C., Odom earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in fashion illustration from Virginia Commonwealth University. After fine-tuning his artistry in London, he returned to his hometown before relocating to New York in 1975. Playboy, Time, The New York Times Magazine and Rolling Stone are among the magazines

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T.I. and Tiny Discuss the State of Their Marriage After He’s Caught Cheating on Camera

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The drama between T.I. and Tiny continues — just in time for the new season of VH1’s T.I. & Tiny:The Family Hustle!

An exclusive clip from the reality series shows the couple, who’ve been married since 2010, arguing after video footage was leaked on line that seemingly showed T.I. cheating on his wife.

In the scene, they debate about how to move past the news.

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“I know that you’re upset, but not with me. You’re upset with the people who keep calling you and bothering you,” the rapper, 38, begins.

“No, I’m upset with you,” Tiny, (a.k.a. Tameka Cottle) interrupts. “They wouldn’t be calling me if it wasn’t for you.”

Then, in a confessional, the “Whatever You Like” musician explains: “The video ain’t really the issue. The video being posted up on social media is the issue. If someone had sent her that video privately, she and I would’ve had one conversation about it, and it would’ve been over.”

He then bemoans how the couple used to exist in their own “little world,” but now with the internet, “everybody’s opinion makes it into the house. I hate it. I don’t care about how they feel. I care about how you feel. I love you.”

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Tiny responds, “I love you, too — from a distance.”

“How far?” T.I. jokes. “About nine inches back?”

“Try six,” she laughs.

The couple rebounded from a near-divorce last year, but by June 2018, they were once again fighting on social media. The spat was seemingly prompted by a fan backstage at a T.I. concert in Indiana sharing a Snapchat video of a man who appears to be T.I. slapping the butt of an unidentified woman. The man then put his arm around her and kissed her neck.

T.I. responded by posting a since-deleted picture of a passage describing why men reportedly dislike marriage.

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In the passage, the writer quotes Helen Smith, author of Men on Strikewho says, “Men aren’t wimping out by staying unmarried or being commitment-phobes. They are being smart.” The writer also goes on to say, “Unlike women, men lose all power after they say, ‘I do.’ Their masculinity dies, too.”

T.I. posted this to Instagram with a lengthy caption that included the words, “Note to women: Happiness needs no validation…. The Ego does. Most women out there nowadays just wanna be married to impress they friends, family (his side pieces) and fit into society’s standards. THAT’S NOT LOVE!!!”

Tiny, 43, didn’t respond to her husband’s Instagram but later posted a video clip to her own account that appeared to be a rebuttal. The video featured rapper Snoop Dogg, who has been married for 20 years, discussing how strong women — his wife in particular — help him stay sane and successful — and says it’s the case for other married rappers as well.

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Tiny captioned the video, “Crown the KING who knows that his QUEEN is the most important piece on the board.”

Their relationship has been rocky for years, with Tiny filing for divorce (twice) back in December 2016 and again in April 2017, after it was revealed to the court that T.I. had never been given the divorce papers. However, the couple reunited within a few months.


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Christian Siriano to Discuss His Career, 10th Anniversary With Fern Mallis at 92Y

HAVE A SEAT: With a new multistory Midtown address and store, Christian Siriano has never been more ensconced in New York City. And on June 12 at 92Y, the youngest winner of “Project Runway” will be detailing how his career fast-forwarded over the past 10 years.
Siriano will be looking back (and forward) with Fern Mallis in one of her “Fashion Icons” Q&As. Along with a celebrity client list that has included Leslie Jones, Debra Messing, Scarlett Johansson and Lady Gaga, the designer has his own loyal fan base that was jump-started by his “Project Runway” win. Of course, that was one of several influential launching pads. Siriano had runs at Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. Earlier this week he opened The Curated NYC, a multibrand store at 5 West 54th Street, in a 1918 neo-Renaissance style townhouse that at one-time housed Fabergé’s headquarters as well as Cary Grant’s office.
Explaining the concept to WWD, Siriano said, “I really wanted to create a mini-department store. If you come in to shop for a beautiful Christian Siriano dress, what else can go with it that looks amazing? I don’t do jewelry so I wanted to partner with great jewelry brands, I don’t do

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What Happens at The Abbey’s Cory Zwierzynski and Murray Swanby Discuss the Drama That Comes With Dating a Co-Worker

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NBA’s Plumlee Brothers Discuss ‘Movember’ and the Art of Facial Hair

Brothers Mason and Miles Plumlee have a lot in common. They are both centers in the NBA. Miles is with the Milwaukee Bucks and Mason plays for the Portland Trail Blazers. They both hover around seven feet. Both attended Duke University. Their names (as well as those of their other siblings) begin with the letter “M.” And both are participating in the Movember Foundation’s movement to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues this month.
The Movember movement encourages men to pledge to spend the month of November not shaving (growing a mustache to show support and raise funds for the cause), exercise for 30 minutes each day or support someone who is doing both.
But what they don’t have in common, however, is an equal ability to actually grow full-fledged facial hair.
As they wind down Movember, WWD checked in with them to see how laying off the razor worked out. As it turns out, this is one area where Miles definitely has the jump on Mason.
What motivated you each to participate in Movember this November?
Mason: I’ve always been a fan of the cause, and I feel it’s something we can bring attention to and support. I also enjoy seeing people

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Donna Karan to Discuss New Memoir at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

BOOKING IT: Donna Karan is taking her story on the road, but first a few sit-downs in New York.
On Oct. 20, she will have a conversation with Alina Cho, editor at large at Random House, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, followed by a book signing for her new memoir, “My Journey.” It is a private Friends of The Costume Institute event. As reported, she will also be having a conversation with her friend, Trudie Styler at the 92nd Street Y on Oct. 15. Next week, there will be not one, but two parties to celebrate her memoir. The first is Monday night at Tutto Il Giorno, hosted by Pierre-Yves Roussel and Anna Wintour, and the second is Wednesday night at Urban Zen.

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Trans Women Discuss Sisterhood And The Violence They Experience Every Day

Sisterhood is a revolutionary act for all women.

A new documentary series called “This Is Me,” created by WifeyTV with the help of executive producer Jill Soloway, explores the issues trans and gender non-conforming people face everyday. In the most recent episode called “And My Sisters,” artist/actor Van Barnes, performance artist Miss Barbie-Q and artist/filmmaker Zackary Drucker sit down to discuss their friendships and the daily threat of violence they experience as trans women.

“Trans women are born witty, thank God. It’s part of our survival,” Barnes says at the beginning of the video. In the video, the three women sit around a table creating “prayer pumps” to memorialize a sister of theirs who was recently murdered for being trans.

“It’s a revolutionary act to be an out, visible trans person,” Drucker says, to which Barnes added: “It’s a revolutionary act just to walk down the street [as a trans person].”

With one gender non-conforming person being murdered every 48 hours around the world, the violence these women face is very much real — and it informs their behavior.

“I feel like I have to walk around with my fists up again,” Miss Barbie-Q says. She goes on to recount a time two months prior when she was assaulted by a man on the subway, simply for the way she expresses her identity.

“I have to gauge people because if they’re staring at me for too long, I think ‘Do I have to watch my back when I walk away from this person?’ Because violence can go from zero to 90 in a heartbeat,” Barnes says.

She also tells the other women about a time she was assaulted by five men on the street: “One of [the men] put his arm out and clotheslined me, right at the neck… He grabbed me, picked me up, body slammed me. Every single one of those guys took a turn body slamming me,” Barnes said. “Every time I was getting lifted into the air I thought, ‘I hope they don’t paralyze me.’ And nobody came to my rescue.”

“How many trans people are going to have to die on the street before change happens?” Miss Barbie-Q asks the other women in the video. In January and February of 2015 alone, seven trans women were murdered in the U.S.

A sentiment towards the end of the video sums up how important these women’s friendships really are: “These relationships give me a sense of stability, they give me a sense that things are possible, they give a sense of wholeness.”

Head over to WifeyTV to watch more of the “This Is Me” series.

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Watch Centenarians Discuss Their 80-Year Marriage And Be Charmed

Armed with centuries of experience and wit between them, 101-year-old Helen and 102-year-old Maurice Kaye will make you forget you’re watching branded content for an insurance company.

They’ve been married 80 years and have stories to tell. Like when they first met at Helen’s mother’s shop and chatted for hours, interrupting business. Or the diamond engagement ring Maurice sprung on Helen years after they tied the knot.

The couple is joined by two other long-marrieds who describe their happiest moments for British insurer Beagle Street. One woman’s recollection of her husband, now 100, returning from World War II will bring a lump to your throat.

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To Discuss: Kimye for Balmain, Kim’s Crazy-Messy Closet, North’s $62,000 Tiara

So much news in the Kardashian sphere to discuss and digest! First, this morning Kim Kardashian broke the news that she and hubby Kanye West are starring together in a Balmain ad that shows them as quite the glam couple, shiny-haired and midkiss. I’m not crazy shocked since the brand’s long had a cozy relationship with the family, though I am interested that they’ve embraced the couple’s celebrity in such an official way.

Showing a less glam side of Kim is this Insta snap of her picking out an outfit and proving that even celebs have messy moments.

Based on the layout of the area pictured, the cold flooring, and the skinny bookshelf, I’m venturing that this is actually a hallway area outside of Kim’s bedroom (and that, indeed, her actual closet is stunning and pretty well organized). I understand overflow of clothing and accessories, but mine typically just flows onto the floor of my tiny closet or haphazardly perches on top of hangers—in other words, no pretty hallway to hold an extra rack. Regardless, it’s still nice to know that picking an outfit can sometimes be about sorting through a mess.

Now, on to the tiara news. Radar Online claims that Kanye spent $ 62,000 on a diamond-encrusted crown for the little one so that her dress-up time would be ultra luxurious. I’ve never felt more jealous of a toddler and have to tell you guys, I never really got jewelry as a kid (and especially no diamonds!). My mom was always too afraid I’d lose stuff, which, honestly, was probably the right assumption.

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Now That We’ve Seen ‘Gone Girl,’ Does It Live Up To Expectations? Let’s Discuss

On Friday, the New York Film Festival screened the world premiere of “Gone Girl,” David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-seller. Starring Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as Amy, his wife who goes missing, all eyes are on how the film lives up to the celebrated novel. We’ve already confirmed that the ending isn’t as altered as previously imagined, but there is so much more to unpack within the 149-minute fever dream. HuffPost Entertainment editors Matthew Jacobs and Erin Whitney attended the screening and were left with more than enough to consider about “cool girls,” manipulative pregnancies and anniversary gifts gone awry. (Warning: Spoilers ahead for anyone who hasn’t read the book.)

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Jacobs: “Gone Girl” is arguably fall’s most anticipated movie, and I can now say that it lived up to all of my expectations. It’s been a year and a half since I read the novel, so I was more concerned with the film capturing the right tone than adhering to certain plot beats. With that in mind, Fincher has crafted an impeccable treatment of Flynn’s story. It pulsates (literally, at times, thanks to Trent Reznor’s threatening score) with the mystique of a macabre character study and the starkness of a rote crime procedural — even though it doesn’t feel rote at all.

With adaptations of novels as layered as this one, structure is often the first thing that suffers. Instead of establishing a film that can stand alone, they feel like the result of a checklist that ensured the right milestones from the book are satisfied. That’s what I worried would happen to “Gone Girl,” with its dual-narrator structure and heavy relationship with characters’ pasts. But Flynn does smart things with the script — the dialogue rarely feels expositional, even though these characters must do a lot of explaining throughout. And Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike carry the film; Affleck with a detached rage and Pike with a calculated chill. I am thoroughly impressed, even if the final 10 minutes could be a bit more concentrated. You read the novel more recently, though, Erin. Did the movie hold up for you?

Whitney: I hate to admit it, but I can’t deny the overwhelming disappointment I felt throughout the film. Full disclosure: I had literally just finished reading Flynn’s novel days ago and completely loved every terrifying, brilliant page of it. I think that when you truly love a book that much, you’re going to find yourself let down by any visual adaptation to some degree, and that’s what happened for me. First though, let me state that Fincher’s adaptation is a good movie with some of the best casting and performances I’ve seen all year. Whether you read the book or not, there is still something enjoyable and rewarding to take away from the film. But then again, I’m a perfectionist and a harsh critic, and when something I love in one form isn’t translated as well in another, I feel cheated.

For me, Fincher’s film played like a fun, entertaining recap of Flynn’s novel, harvesting the best gems of the story that make it exciting and thrilling. Yet the film doesn’t divulge the dark, twisted complexities beneath the surface, the nuances of Amy’s psychopathy, Nick’s sickened resentment and their ultimate addiction to destroying one another. Flynn’s ability to continually flip the reader’s sympathy and hatred for her characters doesn’t translate as strongly to the screen, which is unfortunate since that is truly the defining achievement of her original story. In the film we aren’t given strong reason to despise Amy wholly nor understand the depth of her passionate insanity — instead of mutilating herself on the bathroom floor, she calmly drains her blood via a needle and tube while reading a book, and her murderous act in the film’s latter stages is played as triumphant. Some of these moments are even comical in the film, which overall had more humor than I felt suited the story, trashy fun humor that read like an inside joke. I wanted “Gone Girl” to be darker and dirtier, in the vein of “Seven,” but it felt lighter and too fun. Did this element of humor stand out to you, Matt, as much as it did to me?

Jacobs: I wasn’t that disenchanted by the humor, but I do agree there’s an “inside joke” sentiment running throughout the movie. Flynn seems to be writing for the people who read her book, which, in all fairness, will probably comprise a good bulk of the moviegoers who catch “Gone Girl” in theaters. She trims the edges of her story to fit a 2.5-hour format. Without the finesses of the character internalizations one can only glean from the more limitless pages of a novel, the movie does come with a whiff of melodrama. But sandwiching those hysterics between humor, for me, was a necessary respite, mostly because it doesn’t distract from the more wrenching moments, like when Amy bludgeons herself with a hammer or when another character collapses upon her in a crimson deluge of blood. I think this movie captures a sense of cold calculation, which might mean, at times, truncating the characters’ more inner workings in favor of emphasizing how astute their instabilities are.

What doesn’t work for me, on a critical level — and I very much understand this m.o. among critics and fans — is when a movie like this is judged largely in comparison to the rest of the director’s cannon. Fincher is working from a source material that commands a different atmosphere (and certainly a different interest level) than “Seven” or “Fight Club” or “The Social Network.” Sure, “Gone Girl” may be a lot noisier than “Zodiac” and more restrained than “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” but I’m more interested in the way Fincher caters to the many people who want an accessible, big-budget thriller as well as those who can appreciate its stylistic nuances. I’m impressed, if not unsurprised, that Fincher has accomplished that.

Whitney: I have to agree with you that I’m definitely in the camp of not wanting to compare a director’s latest work to his oeuvre. I strive to avoid succumbing to that temptation, but with someone like Fincher I find that even harder to do, and lately I’ve been craving more of the grittiness of his earlier work.

And I can definitely understand the decision to sacrifice the subtleties and latent darkness of the characters as a means to tell a more cohesive story. Sacrifices must be made somewhere, and I think Flynn made apt choices with her screenplay. Yet still, I don’t think a story as rich and densely layered as “Gone Girl” is most suitable for a big-screen adaptation, mainly due to the time constraints. I can’t help but wonder what it would look like as a miniseries. The era of the cinematic anthology TV series is in full swing right now, with FX’s “Fargo” and HBO’s “True Detective” proving that more can be accomplished with a 10-hour movie format broken up into episodes than with a roughly three-hour feature. While I’m not a fan of remakes, I do sort of hope that one day Fincher or another filmmaker will take “Gone Girl” down the anthology route so all of its delicious, psychotic and haunting fragments can be hashed out. Till then we have the film, and it is good and it does the job fine. It’s like enjoying an incredible dish at a restaurant then going home and attempting to recreate it — the overall flavor is there, but something’s still missing. Or maybe I just need some distance from the book to better appreciate the film as a singular entity.

Jacobs: I love that thought, Erin. “Gone Girl” would have made a stellar miniseries. In that format, it really could have employed Amy’s and Nick’s bifurcated points of view in a more substantial way than the movie can. But since that’s not what we’re left with, I’d call “Gone Girl” a resounding success.

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Mark Nepo And Oprah Discuss How We Can Live A More Poetic Life (VIDEO)

While most people would describe Mark Nepo, spiritual author of Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, Reduced to Joy and The Book of Awakening as a poet, he says he hopes to be more. When Oprah sat down with Nepo on “Super Soul Sunday,” he explained how the labels we use for ourselves can hold us back from feeling truly alive.

“I remember you having said or written that for many years you wanted to be a great poet and now your heart’s desire is to be the poem,” Oprah says. “What does that mean?”

“I think it’s not just for a poet, but it works that way for me,” Nepo says. “I think it’s for all of us. I think, understandably, we start out learning who we are, we start to become familiar with our gifts, and then we want to be accomplished…. And then we want to make a contribution, and we have such a production imprint in our culture that we want to produce something.”

Nepo says his battle with cancer shifted his perspective.

“But, for me, as we’ve talked, as life had other ideas, I found that it wasn’t helpful to try to create great poems. I needed to find true poems to help me live,” he says. “And then as I was able to still be here, it was all about being the moment of life come alive. That’s the poem, to stay as close to our aliveness as possible.”

“And that is how each of us can live a more poetic life,” Oprah says.

“Absolutely,” Nepo agrees. He goes on to explain that in our culture, when someone has a talent for something, we’re told to label ourselves. “If I write, someone says you should be a writer. If someone loves the land, oh, you should be a gardener. Or if someone sings, you should be a singer. However, we’re being turned into a noun when the aliveness is in staying a verb.”

So if you love singing — just sing, Nepo says.

“Just sing,” Oprah repeats. “You don’t have to become a singer. Oh, that’s good.”

“You don’t have to become a gardener. Just keep your hands in the earth,” Nepo adds.

“Because there isn’t necessarily just one thing you have to do,” Oprah says.

“No,” Nepo says. “And then we follow the aliveness, and so our identity evolves over time.”

Part two of Oprah’s conversation with Nepo on “Super Soul Sunday” airs Sunday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. ET on OWN.

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