Learning from scantily clad dancer scandal, Xbox exec calls for inclusivity

Enlarge / Microsoft’s Phil Spencer speaks at the DICE conference in Las Vegas. (credit: Kyle Orland) LAS VEGAS—In just over four years as head of Xbox and executive vice president of gaming at Microsoft, Phil Spencer has overseen some tough times for the gaming brand. But he says one of the most difficult lessons he […]

Grimm's Russell Hornsby to Star in Fox Legal Drama Pilot From Danny Strong

In his newest role, Grimm‘s Russell Hornsby will hunt something even more elusive than the craftiest Wesen: justice. Hornsby has signed on to be the male lead in an untitled legal drama pilot executive-produced by Empire EP/Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Danny Strong, our sister site Deadline reports. RELATEDPilot Season ’18: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, […]

One of the teen survivors of the Florida shooting says he’s quitting Facebook because of death threats from ‘NRA cultists’

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert Cameron Kasky, one of the survivors of the Florida school shooting, is being harassed online. He says he’s quit Facebook because of death threats from anti-gun control advocates. He and other survivors of the attack have been harassment targets since the attack. Shortly after the February 14 school shooting at Marjory Douglas […]

Twitter “bot” purge causes outcry from trollerati as follower counts fall

A number of “alt-right,” pro-Trump, and self-described conservative social media personalities awoke this morning to find that they had a lot fewer followers on Twitter than they had the night before. The apparent cause was the latest culling by Twitter of accounts that in some way violated the company’s terms of service, a Twitter spokesperson […]

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are modern royals — and their lives couldn’t be more different from Queen Elizabeth’s at their age

WPA Pool / Pool / Getty Images Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are both 36 years old. Queen Elizabeth II was 36 in 1963. Queen Elizabeth’s life then looked a lot different than Middleton’s and Markle’s lives look today. For example, Markle and fiancé Prince Harry don’t yet have kids — Queen Elizabeth and Prince […]

Majorca and Ibiza to BAN tourists from driving petrol and diesel cars on the island

Majorca and Ibiza are two popular holiday destinations in the Balearic islands for British tourists. Those wanting some guaranteed good weather and cheap prices often choose to head to them during their summer for an affordable family holiday. Yet the islands have announced plans to ban tourists from driving diesel and petrol cars on the […]

How doping helps even Olympic curlers — like the accused athlete from Russia — get ahead

REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton A Russian athlete tested positive for using the banned performance-enhancing substance meldonium at the Winter Olympics after he and his wife won the bronze medal in mixed doubles curling. Yes, you read that right: curling. There’s an argument to made that an endurance boost could help with curling. But Alexander Krushelnitsky has a more […]

Lloyds Bank profits climbed 24% — but it is still feeling the pain from PPI claims

Thomson Reuters Lloyds Bank profits increased 24% in 2017, with the bank bringing in £5.3 billion profit before tax. The bank also started a £1 billion plan to buy back shares. “2017 has been a landmark year for the group,” said Lloyds chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio. Lloyds Bank annual profits leapt by almost a quarter […]

A BRIT Awards set designer who’s worked on Coldplay tours and Glastonbury told us the craziest demands she’s had from a band or artist

Misty Buckley Misty Buckley is one of the most important people behind the scenes at this year’s BRIT Awards, and is in charge of designing the awards show set Her job is to make this year’s set “bigger and better” than last year’s show, which featured a George Michael tribute. She’s worked on Glastonbury, the 2012 […]

Tiffany Haddish to Lead New Animated Netflix Show from ‘BoJack Horseman’ Team

Netflix is adding another animated series to its line-up with Tuca & Bertie, a new show from the team behind BoJack Horseman. The streaming service has cast newly minted superstar Tiffany Haddish to voice the lead character. BoJack Horseman is one of the best original shows Netflix has to offer, and now the team behind BoJack is branching […]