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  1. wendyg

    Leaving Neverland

    The Guardian has a summary of the Streisand interview. Bonkers: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/mar/23/michael-jackson-barbra-streisand-leaving-neverland
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    You're The Worst

    I think they're piling every marital problem from MAD ABOUT YOU into this final season. 🙂
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    The Good Fight

    They used songs before, but that's the first time they've broken the live action with a cartoon.
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    Leaving Neverland

    One thing that strikes me is that even if you want to say that both men are lying about the sexual abuse...it should be obvious that the emotional abuse of having this intensely close relationship with MJ and then having it removed without any explanation was serious all by itself.
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    S06.E05: Public Shaming

    I am so glad Oliver pointed out Jay Leno's behavior during the scandal. It was why I permanently stopped watching him at the time: he was mean and unfair, no matter how funny people thought the Dancing Itos were.
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    The Good Fight

    Glad this show is back; it makes me happy. Broderbits: Diane's taste in men, back to the beginning of THE GOOD WIFE, has always been for the rugged outdoors type. "The Marlborough Man," she called one of them. Kurt fits that perfectly, even if she disagrees with him on a lot of things.
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    You're The Worst

    Lindsay also stopped sleeping with Edgar in the interests of meeting someone right for her. I loved this show so much, and this season is just not up to its former self.
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    Small Talk: This Just In

    Without looking up all those names, I can tell you that some of those weren't journalists - they were *publishers*. Katharine Graham owned the Post; if she actually did the journalist's job before she became a publisher I didn't know that. Luce was the publisher of Time; William Paley ran CBS, he didn't report for it. Etc. But I'll have to concede the point.
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    Leaving Neverland

    You can't make this stuff up: fans in France are *suing* Robson and Safechuck over their appearance in the film: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/mar/15/michael-jackson-fan-groups-france-lawsuit
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    Leaving Neverland

    In other news, Transport for London is removing bus-side advertisements protesting Jackson's innocence that were paid for by crowd-funding (£20,000): https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/mar/14/adverts-declaring-michael-jackson-innocent-taken-off-london-buses The piece also has quotes from someone from The Simpsons saying that one reason for withdrawing the Jackson episode was his thought that Jackson may have used it to groom victims.
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    Season Three Talk: FFwSB

    Lots of people are in favor of "just not" doing it, but there's still a large percentage of the population that voted for it and expect it to happen and who will be really angry if it doesn't. But in any case, nearly two years ago Theresa May formally triggered Article 50, the one that covers withdrawal by writing to the EU. The clock runs out on that on March 29, at which point unless the Article 50 request is formally withdrawn (and accepted as withdrawn) or there is a deal in place to cover the EU/UK relationship going forward...the UK will crash out with nothing in place. And as of today, the politicians seem unable to agree on anything.
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    Leaving Neverland

    I would not discount the Scientology theory. Slate has an interesting piece on the reaction of Seth Stevenson, who covered the Jackson trial at the time and treated it as entertainment, to seeing LEAVING NEVERLAND: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/03/leaving-neverland-michael-jackson-2005-trial-changing-mind.html
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    Leaving Neverland

    I could not be happier to learn that I misread that!
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    Leaving Neverland

    Scarlett45: I believe there is a lot of evidence showing that that is *not* true. Pedophilia and homosexuality are not related.
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    Small Talk: This Just In

    Looking it up, I see that book's claims have been heavily questioned. I'll have to look for another source to back it up. For the moment, I'm dubious. Journalists do not typically want second jobs that require them to swear to secrecy.
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