Laverne Cox on the Red Carpet, Politics and What to Expect on Oscars Night
The actor and advocate thinks it’s time to make fashion statements.
By Vanessa Friedman
MacKenzie Scott Gave Away Billions. The Scam Artists Followed.
She has no large foundation, headquarters or public website. That makes it easier to dispense money on her own terms — and for others to prey on the vulnerable in her name.
By Nicholas Kulish
Have You Satisfied Your Covid Compliance Officer?
They’re at the Oscars, on film sets, at festivals and office buildings. Meet the new gatekeepers to gathering responsibly.
By Chloe Malle
States Where the Most People Are Vaccinated
Rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States got off to a slower start than expected. In response, the Biden Administration announced plans to vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of the summer. Though whether or not the timeline is achievable remains to be seen. Currently, 87,592,646 people have been fully vaccinated, or 26.8% of the population.
So far, vaccination coordination efforts have been largely left to states to manage themselves — and some have proven more efficient at it than others. Depending on the state, the share of the population that has been fully vaccinated ranges from as low as 20.2% all the way up to 34.0%.
Regardless of the share of the population each state has managed to vaccinate, data reveals inefficiencies in vaccination campaigns everywhere in the country as millions of doses are currently sitting idle under the purview of state governments, yet to be administered. As of April 21, only about 77.7% of the 277,938,900 doses of the vaccine that have been distributed to the 50 states and Washington D.C. have been administered. In one state, only 62.2% of delivered doses have gone into the arms of residents. Meanwhile, the state that has proven most efficient has used 96.3% of the vaccine doses it has received.
As the virus mutates and new variants spread, vaccinating the population as rapidly as possible is critical. In total, there have been 9,599 known infections for every 100,000 people nationwide.
AOC says Biden 'exceeded' progressive expectations in first 100 days
AOC ‘reopened the wound’ by claiming Chauvin verdict isn’t sign of system working
The ‘Outnumbered’ panel slam Biden, Harris, Ocasio-Cortez for reactions to Chauvin verdict.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave President Biden a progressive thumbs up for his 100 days in office Friday night.
“The Biden Administration and President Biden have definitely exceeded expectations that progressives had,” Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortez said during a virtual town hall meeting.
“A lot of us expected a much more conservative administration.”
She also revealed at the town hall meeting that she will not be able to attend Biden’s first state of the union address due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting the president’s audience to 200 people.
This story first appeared in the New York Post.
Laura Ingraham Kicks Up Fear Factor With Desperate New Attack On Joe Biden
Fox News’ Laura Ingraham returned to familiar territory on Friday, wildly claiming that Joe Biden is “the real threat” to the future of the country.
“America’s most dangerous insurrectionists aren’t the goofy QAnon people in fur and face paint, OK?” Ingraham declared in an apparent reference to the violent mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
“The real threat to our future is Biden and the well-heeled powerful forces who want us to lose sight of what made America great in the first place,” the prime time personality continued.
Ingraham, who repeatedly pushes white nationalist talking points on her widely watched show, then added:
“It’s not our diversity. It’s our freedom.”
Ingraham earlier this week tried to spin the conviction of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Flord into a criticism of Biden.
She’s also previously blamed Biden for the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection that was actually incited by Trump, and for which Trump was impeached for a second time.
Check out Ingraham’s comments from the 8.30 mark here:
Rudy Giuliani, Mike Lindell Win Big At The Mocking Razzie Awards
Rudy Giuliani and Mike Lindell — peddlers of ex-President Donald Trump’s 2020 election lies — were the big winners at this year’s mocking Razzie Awards.
Giuliani, the former New York Mayor and ex-personal lawyer to Trump, scooped the Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Screen Combo (alongside his pants zipper) gongs for that inadvertent performance in “Borat Subsequent Movefilm.”
My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell, meanwhile, won the Worst Actor award for his bonkers, conspiracy theory-filled “documentary,” “Absolute Proof.”
The film — which was banned from YouTube — also secured the award for Worst Picture.
“Oh boy, here comes the demands for a recount,” cracked the voiceover of the announcement video for the awards, which celebrate the year’s worst films and performances ahead of Sunday’s Academy Awards.
Check out the full 41st Razzie Awards video shared online Saturday here: