Federal Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruled that President Trump could not block certain Twitter users from viewing his tweets, and that doing so was in violation of the U.S. Constitution. This ruling comes on the heels of President Trump—whose Twitter handle @realDonaldTrump—blocking some of his critics, many of them celebrities, from his Twitter account. Those […]
Posts focus on what not to do in the workplace, based on examples from television, film, and other popular media.
Roseanne Barr, known for her big mouth and abrasive humor, is no stranger to controversy. (I still cringe when I recall her rendition of the national anthem.) Unfortunately for her, and the more than 200 people who worked on the successful 2018 reboot of her ’90s television series, no one was laughing when she went […]
Over the Memorial Day weekend, I listened to a five-part ESPN 30 for 30 podcast series entitled Bikram. The series discussed the rise and fall of yoga guru Bikram Choudhury. As an occasional practitioner of Choudhury’s method of yoga, I was somewhat familiar with the accusations of sexual misconduct made against him that ultimately resulted […]
In Superstore, NBC has gifted us The Office-caliber employment law issues in a big-box retail setting. The show focuses on the fictional Cloud 9 Superstore in Missouri and its delightful staff of misfits, led by America Ferrera.
“He looked at me and said ‘I hope you get raped!’ That’s the kind of stuff we’d have yelled at us. Even from our fans, once they get drunk, they yell things, and you’re like, ‘Really?’ It’s part of the job. It comes with it. You’re supposed to take it.” —Longtime Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
American Idol alum Jordin Sparks walked the red carpet just three days after giving birth to her son and has done a slew of interviews discussing this new chapter of her life. While Sparks is certainly a trooper for bouncing back so quickly after a major medical event and putting herself back into the celebrity […]
Even if you’re not a devoted follower of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), you likely were aware that Avengers: Infinity War just opened this past weekend. While it is no surprise that the movie shattered a litany of box office records over its opening weekend, no one could have predicted the unparalleled success the MCU […]
I played basketball in high school and dreamed of playing in college. I knew it was a long shot, and it never came to pass. “Maybe I’ll walk on some day,” I thought as I went off to college. Yeah, right. I gave up that dream when I enrolled at Wake Forest in the early- […]
Mariah Carey, known as an iconic singer-songwriter and a dramatic diva, disclosed to People magazine last week that she has bipolar disorder. Although she was first diagnosed in 2001, Carey says she finally sought treatment recently after “the hardest couple of years [she’s] been through.” (Among her recent personal and professional issues, you may recall […]
It should not be surprising that in California, prominent court cases involve the entertainment industry at times. In my last EntertainHR blog post, I discussed the 2006 California Supreme Court’s decision in Lyle v. Warner Brothers Television Productions, where the court held that within the adult-oriented situation comedy Friends writers’ room, conduct that might otherwise […]