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Nell ScovellThe US economy tanked and we're all talking about Trump tweeting we should postpone the election instead of this historic contraction due to incompetent leadership. Roy Cohn taught him well.
As Matthew Weiner plots a dramedy for FX, Noxon — who backed Kater Gordon's claims that the 'Mad Men' creator sexually harassed her — offers nine suggestions to avoid workplace abuse.
Nell ScovellRequired reading for Hollywood. The solution is not--as @AOC put it--to allow men to abuse women. Instead, this article offers easy and inexpensive actions that will make writers safer. They will make better TV, too. Thanks, @martinoxon and Kater Gordon.
A majority of justices ruled that an employer violates federal law when they fire someone for being gay or transgender.
Nell ScovellFacebook VP Joel Kaplan sat behind his bestie Brett Kavanaugh at the confirmation hearings and today I hope every person--LGBTQ and straight--who crosses Kaplan's path reminds him that he supported a homophobe who stood against basic civil rights.
The statistic shows the number of mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and 2017, by gender of the shooter(s). Between 1982 and 2017, 2 mass shootings were initiated by female shooters, 88 by male shooters. The mass shooting in San...
Nell ScovellThere have been 116 mass shootings in the US since 1982. 113 were committed by men. Only 3 by women. But when "Susan and Karen" fight over toilet paper, they are "the worst."
Even as Hollywood cheers his sentencing, we are disheartened by how much further the industry needs to go to protect victims from powerful predators, says the writer-director.
Nell ScovellThere's an old joke where an abusive boss yells, "I don't get heart attacks; I give them!" Now Harvey Weinstein gets heart attacks, but for far too long, he gave them...along with panic attacks & physical attacks. Some thoughts... @TIMESUPNOW #MeToo
I just made a donation to Mark Kelly's campaign for Senate. Mark is rejecting corporate PAC money, so join me by adding your own donation today.
Nell ScovellI gave to Mark Kelly's campaign BEFORE Martha McSally denigrated and dismissed a member of the free press. American democracy is crumbling because the @GOP has eliminated a cornerstone. Don't let them get away without consequences for their actions.
Excerpt from the movie "FM" ***The movie will finally be available in HD (Blu-ray) on JULY 2019 !!
Nell ScovellThe Linda Ronstadt docu could've been twice as long. Who sings Gilbert & Sullivan, Warren Zevon and McGarrigle sisters? Loved how Linda lifted up other women like Emmylou Harris and Karla Bonoff.
This is from Patton's album, Werewolves and Lollipops, which is one of the funniest standup routines I've ever heard. This was my favorite bit from the album...
Nell Scovell@pattonoswalt On the tiny chance that someone who follows you hasn't heard this bit... It's the absolute best encapsulation of the movie biz. I love it so and I always have to pause at "Stop digging..." because I'm laughing so hard.
It’s not often that you speak truth to power and power responds, “Oops, sorry,” writes former Letterman writer Nell Scovell.
Nell Scovell"Letterman and Me: The Saga Will End"
This is the remarkable true story of a rich white male celebrity who abused his power and then apologized for it.
Nell ScovellSince we're discussing powerful men and apologies, I'm re-upping an article I wrote this fall where David Letterman showed how it's possible to say, "I'm sorry" and not explode into a million bits of mandust.
Joi Ito’s fall from grace for his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein was much deserved. But his style of corner-cutting ethics is all too common in tech.
Nell Scovell"I get that not every fortune is clean... But if you can’t manage to say a hard no to those responsible for the dismemberment of a journalist or to a predator of young girls, I am not sure what to say." @karaswisher
This morning we saw an article from the Post that is typical of what we’ll see really no matter what...
Nell Scovell"Trump is a degenerate malicious liar who does not so much lie as he has a total indifference to the very concept of truth and makes things up routinely to get his own way and degrade his enemies." @joshtpm