Pixar Founder John Lasseter Takes Leave of Absence; Rashida Jones Quit 'Toy Story 4'
The latest shitty man in the media? John Lasseter, founder of Pixar and head of Disney Animation studios. He took a leave of absence today after “missteps,” which include “grabbing, kissing, and making comments about physical attributes.” One of the women he harassed? Rashida Jones, who was writing Toy Story 4 with her writer partner Will McCormick, but left the project after Lasseter made an unwanted advance toward her. (Jezebel)
Update: Apparently, it wasn’t unwanted sexual advances, but rather because women and people of color “do not have equal creative voices.” (Lasseter is still taking a leave of absence for those other reasons.)
Rashida Jones says she did not leave Pixar due to unwanted advances from Lasseter. Rather, she says in statement (below) to the NYT, her exit was about a workplace where women and people of color were not valued. pic.twitter.com/ANkmKgsS9z— Brooks Barnes (@brooksbarnesNYT) November 22, 2017
The feces-stuffed humanbag of a President we’ve got finally said some things about Roy Moore and, well, I mean they’re two peas in a turd pod, so I’m not surprised by his statement, but my god. (CNN)
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Jennifer Garner is a human sunbeam, but what she’s saying lately about assault accusations? Sydney Bristow would be so disappointed. (Celebitchy)
This news about Uber hiding a huge hack of their data makes me feel super smug about not using Uber. (Axios)
Chrissy Teigen is pregnant, which fills me with joy and a little bit of hope for the future of humanity. (The Cut)
Researchers trained an AI to identify art forgeries by looking at a single brushstroke. But the AI does not look like Matt Bomer soooooo, no thanks. (Technology Review)
All of you should watch this video of a meteor flying through the skies over Finland. (IFLScience)
There are 21 apartments for sale at the Trump Tower in Manhattan, because nobody wants to live there. Shocking. Good luck to those sellers. They’re going to need it. (T&C)
Gwyneth Paltrow might be engaged. Let’s speculate on the contents of her gift registry. (Dlisted)
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Listen, I’m from Illinois so I automatically eschew all things Wisconsin, but these ice caves? They are so staggeringly beautiful, it almost makes me want to go. Almost. (5Things)
After you’re all stuffed from Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, here is a list of the best Thanksgiving movies to stream. (Eater)
Soooooo, when do you think Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will announce their engagement? They’re totally engaged already, right? (Lainey Gossip)
Daisy Ridley’s charm is so strong, she even makes this weird jumpsuit look good. (GFY)
If you missed Pink’s AMA performance of her new song “My Beautiful Trauma”, go find it online and watch it! But ALSO, watch the official video for it. Charming Potato and Pink are just delightful together in a ’50s kitschy dancey Technicolor world. (Variety)
Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy has been a consistent presence on Cannonball Read for the past 3 years. Mrs Dilemma picked up the first book, Annihilation, because the cover was so striking. Though not her usual kind of read, she found VanderMeer, "fast-paced, unsettling and compelling, he’ll have you up late at night on the edge of your seat…" If you haven’t already, will you read Annihilation before the movie adaption is released in February? (Cannonball Read 9)
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