Green Chia & Moringa Smoothie Bowl Recipe To Lose Weight!!!

Green Chia & Moringa Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Green Chia & Moringa Smoothie Bowl
You may have heard of moringa. It’s gaining popularity as a new “superfood” green, and it’s a pretty awesome plant. I’ve seen it and eaten it in Nicaragua, parts of Africa and the Philippines, and I love that it is coming over here now!
Moringa combined with chia seeds, which are high in essential fats, minerals and protein, are a super charged health combo in my Green Chia & Moringa Smoothie Bowl Recipe. (Yes, it’s time for another bowl recipe!!)
Let’s see how…

Beauty Protein: Chia Seeds

Remember that protein is found in a wide variety of foods- and both plant foods and animal foods contain it! Incorporating more plant protein to replace animal protein (though of course it doesn’t have to be all or nothing, especially when you are starting out!) is such a great way to boost your overall well-being.
Plant foods will not only supply you with protein, but tons of micronutrients, and fiber, which improves gut health, while animal protein has been shown to cause unfavorable changes in gut microbiota.
Animal protein contains no fiber, which is key in helping to keep your digestive tract healthy, clean, and functioning at its best. Nor does it supply any of the Omega 3s, antioxidants, or other vast range of thousands of micro-nutrients you can get from a plant-based diet.
When you ingest animal protein, you are placing added stress on your body (especially on the detoxifying organs of your kidneys and liver), and forcing its pH levels into a more acidic range. This is not what we’re striving for here in the Beauty Detox Solution.
Put less stress on your body by giving it the boost it deserves!
Rather, in the plant world, vegetables, grains, nuts, legumes, and seeds all contain significant levels of high quality, clean burning proteins.
Chia seeds are an example of a great plant food supplying complete protein (particularly from an athletic performance point of view). These miracle seeds also offer antioxidants, vitamins, and a variety of minerals, like calcium. Chia also supplies a rich plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids.
As you can see, chia seeds are one of the best foods out there, and I eat them almost daily. One of my staple recipes is my Chia Seed Delight Recipe. There’s nothing easier than making a quick batch of chia gel to add to your afternoon smoothies and bowls.
I also love adding chia seeds to my Power Protein Smoothie for a long-burning, energizing and refreshing treat after a workout.

Beauty Superfood: Moringa

I recently tried to grow a moringa tree in my hard, but she didn’t make it :(. But it’s okay, as we can get powdered moringa at the health market, and add it into smoothies such as this one.
Moringa is loaded with health and beauty supporting vitamins, minerals, and enzymes—making it a true superfood in every sense of the word.
It is a super unusual “vegetable tree”, being incredibly nutritious and highly valued for its medicinal properties and every part of it can be eaten. I love adding fresh moringa leafs (or baby spinach, when I can’t find moringa), into stir-fry’s, like my Moringa Stir-fry recipe!
When ground into powder, Moringa can be used as a natural health and beauty promoting multivitamin. The powder can even be taken in capsule form, sprinkled into soups and sauces, and steeped in hot water as a soothing tea (I would add a sweetener of some kind though!). You’ll be fueling your body with tons of nutritional, alkalizing and purifying benefits.

Here are just a few health benefits that should get you motivated in using this superfood on a regular basis:

A single serving of moringa contains about 3 times the iron in spinach, helping you enrich your blood, carrying life, energy and oxygen into your muscles, organs and tissues. No need for those sugary, high caffeine “energy” drinks when moringa can support your overall health and vitality, including glowing skin!
Moringa is also rich in antioxidants and Omega 3 fatty acids which reduces inflammation—contributing to healthy cell production and regeneration. These help your skin retain its suppleness, helping to keep your skin fresh and youthful looking, while boosting your immune system.
These Omega 3 fatty acids are so integral to our health and beauty and something our bodies must get from the foods we eat. Check out some of the ways these fatty acids can assist your body:

  • Reduce and regulate inflammation
  • Keeps blood from excessive clotting
  • Reduce cytokines (which are involved in inflammatory processes)
  • Improve insulin response
  • Promote healthy cell membranes
  • Regulate prostaglandin production [1]
  • Adding this plant in for vitality is well worth it. You can find powdered moringa at your local health market or on Amazon. Just try to find a brand that you can trust that is raw, organic, non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free.
    How about we get started on recharging our afternoon with this yummy smoothie bowl recipe and be sure to tag me on social with your creations!

    Green Chia & Moringa Smoothie Bowl

    Prepare ingredients.

    Green Chia & Moringa Smoothie Bowl

    Add the unsweetened plain coconut yogurt to the blender.

    Green Chia & Moringa Smoothie Bowl

    Add the unsweetened coconut milk.

    Green Chia & Moringa Smoothie Bowl

    Next, add the moringa powder, being careful how much you add (too much and you will have a bitter smoothie bowl!).

    Green Chia & Moringa Smoothie Bowl

    Add the banana.

    Green Chia & Moringa Smoothie Bowl

    Add the stevia to taste (you’ll want to balance the bitterness with this sweet!). Blend ingredients until fully combined.

    Green Chia & Moringa Smoothie Bowl

    Pour into bowl. Stir in the prepared chia seed gel.

    Green Chia & Moringa Smoothie Bowl

    If desired, add dollops of coconut yogurt, bananas, bee pollen and mint to decorate. Enjoy!

    See full recipe below… Green Chia & Moringa Smoothie Bowl Recipe

  • ½ cup unsweetened plain coconut yogurt (plus additional for design if desired)
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon moringa powder (be careful how much you add, too much and you will have a bitter smoothie bowl!)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon chia seed gel (1/3 cup of chia seeds soaked in a bowl with 2 cups of water for at least an hour. You can soak enough for 3-4 days at a time.)
  • Stevia, to taste
  • Optional: spinach or other greens to make more green in color, coconut yogurt, bananas, mint, bee pollen
  • Add all of the ingredients to your blender, except the chia seed gel, and blend until smooth. Add additional greens if desired.
  • Stir in the chia seed gel.
  • Pour, serve and enjoy! If desired add dollops of coconut yogurt, bananas, bee pollen and mint to decorate
  • Let me know what your favorite smoothie bowl creation is, and don’t forget to add this recipe to your Pinterest Smoothie board!

    As always, happy blending!
    All love,Kimberly
    [1] Prostaglandins and Inflammation

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    Weinstein Scandal: Spike Investigating ‘Mist’ Showrunner’s Harassment Claim Against Brother Bob Weinstein

    “Spike is investigating “The Mist” showrunner Amanda Segel’s allegations of harassment against Bob Weinstein, the network told TheWrap.
    “We take all allegations of this nature very seriously, and are investigating,” the cable channel’s representative said.
    Segel alleges that Bob Weinstein harassed her over the course of a three-month period that began in summer 2016 and included unwanted romantic gestures. Variety was first to report her claim.
    In a statement through attorney Bert Fields, the Weinstein Company co-founder denied the allegations and questioned whether the claim even constituted harassment.
    “Variety’s story about Bob Weinstein is riddled with false and misleading assertions by Ms. Segel, and we have the emails to prove it, but even if you believe what she says, it contains not a hint of any inappropriate touching or even any request for such touching,” said Fields. “There is no way in the world that Bob Weinstein is guilty of sexual harassment, and even if you believed what this person asserts there is no way it would amount to that.”
    However, lawyers interviewed by TheWrap this week said the definition of sexual harassment does not necessarily include touching. It can range from propositioning employees to physical contact to creating a hostile work environment, the attorneys explained.
    Spike canceled the series last month after its 10-episode first season.
    Segel’s claim follows a flurry of accusations of sexual assault and misconduct against Bob’s brother and fellow TWC co-founder Harvey Weinstein, who resigned from the production company’s board on Tuesday.

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    In the wake of two bombshell reports detailing the sexual harassment, assault and rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein, dozens and dozens of stars have come out to publicly condemn the powerhouse producer and co-founder of Miramax and The Weinstein Company.

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  • Ashley Judd
    Ashley Judd was one of the first women to come forward in the initial New York Times report. Judd told the Times that she was invited to Weinstein’s hotel room, where he repeatedly asked for inappropriate contact such as massages. “I said no, a lot of ways, a lot of times, and he always came back at me with some new ask,” she said. “It was all this bargaining, this coercive bargaining.”

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow Harvey Weinstein
    Gwyneth Paltrow was nicknamed “The First Lady of Miramax” after starring in “Emma” and “Shakespeare in Love,” but in a follow-up report by the Times, Paltrow revealed that Weinstein also made inappropriate advances toward her when she was 22. “I was a kid, I was signed up [for ‘Emma], I was petrified,” she said. “I thought he was going to fire me.”

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    Angelina Jolie told the New York Times in an email that she had a “bad experience” with Weinstein as a young actress, but provided no further details, simply adding that she “chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did.” “This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable,” she said.

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  • Rose McGowan Harvey Weinstein
    Rose McGowan was named in the initial New York Times report as having reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein “after an episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival” in 1997. The actress, who starred in “Scream” for Miramax in 1996, has repeatedly condemned Weinstein and his enablers since the story first broke, and has launched a petition to have the board of The Weinstein Company dissolved. She also accused her “Going All the Way” co-star Ben Affleck of covering up Weinstein’s behavior.

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    Asia Argento was one of three women who said they were raped by Weinstein in a bombshell New Yorker report by Ronan Farrow. The star of Miramax’s 1998 crime drama “B. Monkey” said she was lured to Weinstein’s hotel room under the false pretense of a party, where he requested a massage and forcibly performed oral sex on her. She said she remained friendly with Weinstein, including a continuing sexual relationship, for fear that speaking out would cost her career. “When I see him, it makes me feel little and stupid and weak.” she said. “After the rape, he won.”

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  • Rosanna Arquette
    Rosanna Arquette told the New Yorker that Weinstein lured her to his hotel room where he exposed himself to her, grabbed her hand and tried to place it on his penis. “I’m not that girl. I will never be that girl,” she said she told him after he threatened her career. “He’s going to be working very hard to track people down and silence people,” she said. “To hurt people. That’s what he does.”

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  • Mira Sorvino
    Mira Sorvino starred in multiple Weinstein films, including 1995’s “Mighty Aphrodite,” for which she won an Academy Award. The actress told The New Yorker that Weinstein repeatedly harassed her when they were working together, saying she “must have said no a thousand times.” She also confessed that she believes her rejection of Weinstein’s advances cost her work. “There may have been other factors, but I definitely felt iced out and that my rejection of Harvey had something to do with it,” she said.

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    Cara Delevingne, who appeared in The Weinstein Company’s “Tulip Fever,” described her own experience of being sexually harassed by Weinstein in an Instagram post. “I felt very powerless and scared but didn’t want to act that way, hoping that I was wrong about the situation,” she wrote, saying that guilt and fear kept her from speaking out sooner.

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    Kate Beckinsale came forward to describe her own “uneasy” encounter with Weinstein in which the producer invited the then-17-year-old to his hotel room, greeted her in his bathrobe and offered her alcohol. She said Weinstein approached her years later to ask if he had “tried anything” with her during their first meeting. “I realized he couldn’t remember if he had assaulted me or not,” she wrote.

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  • Lea Seydoux
    Léa Seydoux described being sexually harassed by Weinstein in an interview with The Guardian. The “Blue Is the Warmest Colour” star said she met the producer at his hotel room while they were both in Paris, and said Weinstein “suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me,” forcing her to physically resist him. “Everyone knew what Harvey was up to and no one did anything,” she said. “It’s unbelievable that he’s been able to act like this for decades and still keep his career.”

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  • George Clooney Harvey Weinstein
    George Clooney called Weinstein’s actions “indefensible” in an interview with The Daily Beast. Weinstein helped launch Clooney’s film career with 1996’s “From Dusk Till Dawn,” but the actor said he never witnessed the behavior first-hand and dismissed the rumors that swirled around the powerhouse producer for decades. “We’ve had dinners, we’ve been on location together, we’ve had arguments. But I can tell you that I’ve never seen any of this behavior — ever,” he said.

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  • The Current War
    Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars in The Weinstein Company’s “The Current War,” said in a statement that he was “utterly disgusted” by Weinstein’s “horrifying and unforgivable actions.” He called on everyone in the industry to stand up for women and victims of sexual abuse. “Others may be emboldened by our support to come forward and speak. But we shouldn’t wait until there are any more stories like this,” he said. “There has to be zero tolerance of any such behavior in any walk of life.”

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  • Leonardo DiCaprio Harvey Weinstein
    Leonardo DiCaprio, who worked with Weinstein on a number of films including “The Aviator,” “Django Unchained,” and “Gangs of New York,” issued a statement on Facebook condemning sexual harassment and assault, but stopped short of naming Weinstein or referring to the allegations made against him directly. “I applaud the strength and courage of the women who came forward and made their voices heard,” he wrote.

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    Kate Winslet called Weinstein’s behavior “reprehensible and disgusting” in a statement to Variety, voicing unequivocal support for his accusers. “”I have no doubt that for these women this time has been, and continues to be extremely traumatic,” she said. “I fully embrace and salute their profound courage.” Winslet won an Oscar for the Weinstein-produced “”The Reader” in 2009.

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  • Glenn Close Harvey Weinstein
    Glenn Close said she was aware of the “vague rumors” that surrounded Weinstein in a statement to the New York Times, adding that she felt “angry and darkly sad” that they’ve now been substantiated. “I’m angry, not just at him and the conspiracy of silence around his actions, but also that the ‘casting couch’ phenomenon, so to speak, is still a reality in our business and in the world,” she said.

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  • Meryl Streep Oscars
    Meryl Streep said in a statement to the Huffington Post that she “didn’t know” about the allegations against Weinstein, despite starring in a number of his films, including “August: Osage County.” “The behavior is inexcusable, but the abuse of power familiar,” she said. “Each brave voice that is raised, heard and credited by our watchdog media will ultimately change the game.”

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  • Charlize Theron
    Charlize Theron voiced support for the women who came forward with accusations against Weinstein on Instagram, saying that she wasn’t surprised by the reports. “This culture has always existed, not just in Hollywood, but across the world,” she wrote. “And many men in positions of power have gotten away with it for far too long. We cannot blame the victims here … I want you all to know I support you.”

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  • Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in Carol
    Cate Blanchett, like her “Aviator” co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, stopped short of naming Weinstein in her statement condemning sexual harassment. “Any man in a position of power or authority who thinks it’s his prerogative to threaten, intimidate or sexually assault any woman he encounters or works alongside needs to be called to account,” she said.

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  • Jennifer Lawrence Harvey Weinstein
    Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar for the Weinstein-produced “Silver Linings Playbook” in 2013, but the actress said in a statement that she was “deeply disturbed” by the allegations against him. “This kind of abuse is inexcusable and absolutely upsetting,” she said. “My heart goes out to all of the women affected by these gross actions. And I want to thank them for their bravery to come forward.”

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  • Nicole Kidman Harvey Weinstein
    Nicole Kidman issued a statement saying she supports all women “who speak out against any abuse and misuse of power — be it domestic violence or sexual harassment in the workforce.” Kidman has worked with Weinstein on a number of films, including “Cold Mountain,” “The Others,” “Nine” and last year’s “Lion.”

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  • Mark Ruffalo
    Mark Ruffalo, who has starred in multiple films produced by Weinstein, tweeted his condemnation of the producer, calling his actions “a disgusting abuse of power and horrible.” He later elaborated in an interview with Channel 4, saying, “That s— can’t stand. And we have to call it out, even if it’s in our own community.”

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  • "Misery Loves Comedy" star Kevin Smith, photographed by Patrick Fraser at TheWrap's Kia photobooth during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 23, 2015.
    Kevin Smith has a long history of working with Weinstein, including Miramax films like “Clerks” and “Chasing Amy.” In a tweet, the filmmaker said he was “ashamed” of that partnership. “He financed the first 14 years of my career – and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain. It makes me feel ashamed,” he wrote.

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  • Jane Fonda Harvey Weinstein
    Jane Fonda told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that she’s known about Weinstein’s behavior since she was approached a year ago by her friend Rosanna Arquette, who later went public with her accusations in the New Yorker. “I’m ashamed that I didn’t say anything right then,” she said, explaining that she “didn’t feel that it was [her] place” to speak out on someone’ else’s behalf.

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  • Judi Dench Harvey Weinstein
    Judi Dench earned a string of Oscar nominations for her work in Weinstein films, including “Mrs. Brown,” “Chocolat,” “Iris,” “Notes on a Scandal” and “Shakespeare in Love.” She once even had a Weinstein’s name temporarily tattooed on her butt as a joke. In a statement to Newsweek, the actress said she was “completely unaware” of his behavior, calling it “horrifying.”

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  • Minnie Driver at the Return to Zero premiere
    Minnie Driver has starred in a number of Weinstein-produced films, most notably “Good Will Hunting,” for which she received an Oscar nomination, but in a statement to Variety the actress said she never experienced abuse first-hand. “I think it’s important to add my voice to those of women everywhere who have experienced abuse at the hands of powerful men,” she said.

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  • Lena Dunham at Power Women Breakfast
    Lena Dunham condemned Weinstein as a “predator” in a scathing New York Times op-ed, also taking aim at men in Hollywood who remained silent about his behavior. “The reason I am zeroing in on the men is that they have the least to lose and the most power to shift the narrative, and are probably not dealing with the same level of collective and personal trauma around these allegations,” she wrote.

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  • Jessica Chastain Harvey Weinstein
    Jessica Chastain said in a series of tweets that she was “warned from the beginning” about Weinstein and called on others to support victims and call out abuse. “Thank God for social media,” she wrote. “Weinstein couldn’t kill this wave of warriors working to keep this story alive. This has been very painful.”

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  • Matt Damon
    Matt Damon was once recruited by Weinstein to vouch for him when TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman first tried to report a story about Weinstein’s actions for the New York Times in 2004. In an interview with Deadline, he denied that he had any knowledge of abuse. “Even before I was famous, I didn’t abide this kind of behavior,” he said. “But now, as the father of four daughters, this is the kind of sexual predation that keeps me up at night. This is the great fear for all of us.”

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  • Ben Affleck
    Ben Affleck, who worked with Weinstein on “Good Will Hunting,” wrote in a statement on Facebook that he was “addened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass, and manipulate women over decades.” However, his “Going All the Way” co-star Rose McGowan later accused him of covering up for Weinstein in a tweet. “You lie,” she wrote.

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  • Penelope Cruz Harvey Weinstein
    Penelope Cruz said she was “extremely sad and shocked” by the allegations against Weinstein in a statement to Buzzfeed. “I need to express my support to the women that have had such horrible experiences. They have shown great bravery by talking,” said Cruz, who won an Oscar for The Weinstein Company’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” “That kind of abuse of power is absolutely unacceptable.”

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  • Heather Graham
    Heather Graham wrote in an essay for Variety that Weinstein once made her an offer to trade sex for a role in one of his films, an offer she declined and never spoke about publicly. “My hope is that this moment starts a dialogue on redefining sexual harassment in the workplace and empowers women to speak out when they feel uncomfortable in a situation,” she wrote.

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  • Jamie Lee Curtis
    Jamie Lee Curtis penned an op-ed in The Huffington Post in response to the accusation from Donna Karan that sexual harassment victims are “asking for it.” Referring to Weinstein as a “brutish thug,” Curtis shared that she had been subject to harassment throughout her own career despite never having asked for it. “Perhaps the truth will out other sexual harassment, be it from a governor or a president or a presidential candidate or studio head or movie star or executive or anyone else complicit in this billionaire boys club bulls— that will come to an inglorious end,” she wrote.

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    Iliza Shlesinger was set to publish her book “Girl Logic” with the Weinstein Books imprint at Hachette, but the stand-up comic condemned Weinstein’s “deplorable behavior” in a statement on Twitter. “We owe it to ourselves as a community to no longer be complicit in this culture of misogyny,” she wrote. “Things must change.” Hachette later announced that it would shut down Weinstein Books and release all contracted books through other imprints.

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  • Julianne Moore
    Julianne Moore discussed the Weinstein scandal on MSNBC, saying she never had a problematic encounter with Weinstein personally, despite starring in multiple films for Miramax and The Weinstein Company. “I’m shocked,” she said. “I think no one was aware that he had settled with eight different women and as we know, cases keep coming forward so this, to me, is completely egregious and shocking.” She said individuals need to “speak up” to create a safe environment for accusers to come forward.

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  • Emma Thompson
    Emma Thompson called out Weinstein as a “predator” in an interview with BBC’s “Newsnight.”  “I didn’t know about these things but they don’t surprise me at all and they are endemic to the system anyway,” she said. “There has been a conspiracy of silence and I think there will probably have been about a million and one missed opportunities to call this man out on his disgusting behavior.”

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  • Seth MacFarlane made a joke referencing Weinstein’s sexual misconduct during an Oscars announcement in 2013. Following the reports about Weinstein’s actions, the “Ted” star revealed that the joke “came from a place of loathing and anger” after a friend of his recounted her experience with Weinstein.

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  • Ryan Coogler Harvey Weinstein
    Ryan Coogler’s debut feature “Fruitvale Station” was released by The Weinstein Company, but the director said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter that he had no knowledge of the abuse or any further interaction with Weinstein. “As men we sit in positions of privilege. It is our responsibility to leverage our position, and be allies to the women in our industry,” he said. “We need to do everything we can to make sure violations like these don’t continue to happen.”

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  • John Madden
    John Madden, who directed Miramax’s “Shakespeare In Love,” said in a statement to Buzzfeed that Weinstein’s actions “deserve total condemnation.” He continued, “I applaud the women who have been brave enough to share their testimony of profoundly damaging and deeply abusive experiences.”

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  • Tamron Hall Harvey Weinstein
    Tamron Hall, the “Today” show alum who signed a deal with The Weinstein Company for her own talk show, told The Huffington Post that she called Weinstein directly for a “take no prisoners” phone call after the New York Times report. She called the behavior described by his accusers “horrifying” and said she was working with lawyers to figure out the “next steps” for her show. 

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  • Alyssa Milano
    Alyssa Milano serves as host of “Project Runway: All Stars,” a TV project produced by Weinstein. She said in a lengthy statement that she was “sickened” by the accusations, but adding that she was hopeful that bringing them to light would lead to change. “I’m happy — ecstatic even — that it has opened up a dialogue around the continued sexual harassment, objectification and degradation of women,” she said. “Sexual harassment and assault in the workplace are not just about Harvey Weinstein. We must change things in general. We must do better for women everywhere.”

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  • Tom Hanks
    Tom Hanks slammed Weinstein in an interview with the New York Times, calling the producer an “ass” and saying that the allegations made against him “fit” with Weinstein’s publicly aggressive persona. “I know all kinds of people that just love hitting on, or making the lives of underlings some degree of miserable, because they can,” he said. “They think their achievements entitle them.”

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    Chris Hemsworth spoke out against Weinstein in an interview with TVNZ while promoting “Thor: Ragnarok.” “It’s horrible, it’s awful, my heart goes out to anyone who suffered through that kind of abuse and experience,” he said. “I hope it sheds a light on the issue and people don’t continue to abuse their positions of power, and people aren’t manipulated into situations they don’t want to be a part of.”

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  • Viola Davis Oscar
    Viola Davis came out against Weinstein, who produced the film “Kate & Leopold,” in a statement to Variety. “To the predators.. Weinstein, the stranger, the relative, the boyfriend,” she wrote. “I say to you, ‘You can choose your sin but you don’t get to choose the consequences.’ To the victims…. I see you. I believe you… and I’m listening.”

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    Brie Larson’s breakout role was as a sexual assault survivor in “Short Term 12,” and the actress has been an outspoken advocate through the years, memorably hugging survivors at the Oscars and refusing to applaud for Casey Affleck. She reiterated her support in a tweet following the news about Weinstein. “As always, I stand with the brave survivors of sexual assault and harassment,” she wrote. “It’s not your fault. I believe you.”
  • Emma Watson
    Emma Watson worked with Weinstein on “My Week with Marilyn” in 2011 and did not single out Weinstein in her condemnation of sexual harassment on Twitter following the New York Times report. “I stand with all the women who have been sexually harassed, and am awestruck by their bravery. This mistreatment of women has to stop,” she wrote, adding that men can also be victims of sexual harassment.

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  • Ryan Gosling Harvey Weinstein
    Ryan Gosling starred in 2010’s “All Good Things,” which was produced by Weinstein, and in a statement on Twitter the actor said he was “deeply disappointed in [himself] for being so oblivious” to Weinstein’s behavior. Noting that Weinstein is part of a “systemic problem, Gosling said called on men to “stand with women and work together until there is real accountability and change.”

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    Seth Rogen came out in support of Weinstein’s accusers in a tweet shortly after the initial New York Times report. “I believe all the women coming forward about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment,” he wrote. “It takes bravery to do so.”

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    Rebecca Hall appeared in multiple Weinstein films, including “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” and said she had previously heard rumors of his behavior but never experienced it first-hand. “I certainly was never allowed near a meeting with him on my own, and anything like that. In retrospect, I understand why, even if my representatives weren’t explicitly telling me,” she told IndieWire.

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  • Paul Feig
    Paul Feig called Weinstein’s behavior “reprehensible” in a series of interviews with The Guardian, later adding that an audio recording published by The New Yorker was “beyond disturbing.” “Men need to speak up,” the “Bridesmaids” director said. “This can’t be women just speaking up. They need backup. It’s a big sacrifice for women to come forward with this stuff. As we’ve seen over history, they are generally not rewarded for coming forward.”

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  • Jeffrey Katzenberg
    Jeffrey Katzenberg, the former Disney executive who worked with Weinstein after Miramax was bought by the company, publicly released an email he sent to Weinstein after the producer turned to him for help in the wake of the New York Times report. “You have done terrible things to a number of women over a period of years,” he wrote to Weinstein. “I cannot in any way say this is OK with me…. It’s not at all, and I am sickened by it, angry with you and incredibly disappointed in you.”

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  • Michael Eisner
    Michael Eisner, the former Disney CEO who fired Weinstein and his brother Bob from running Miramax, called Harvey “an incorrigible bully” in a tweet, adding that he “had no idea he was capable of these horrible actions.”

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  • Bob Iger Harvey Weinstein
    Bob Iger, the Disney CEO who served as president and COO when Weinstein’s Miramax was acquired by the company, released a statement condemning Weinstein, saying that the producer’s “reported behavior is abhorrent and unacceptable, and it has no place in our society.”

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  • Nancy Dubuc Harvey Weinstein
    Nancy Dubuc, the A+E Networks chief who’s in business with The Weinstein Company on “Project Runway” and other TV properties, called Weinstein’s behavior “disgusting and horrifying” in an interview with Variety. “One of the epidemics in our industry is the abuse of power,” she said. “When it’s pushed to extreme physical limits as in what we saw with Bill Cosby and what’s coming out now (with Weinstein) it is particularly troubling.”

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  • Jeremy Zimmer UTA
    Jeremy Zimmer, CEO of UTA, sent an internal memo to staff in the wake of the Weinstein scandal, calling it “disgusting” and saying he was “proud” of the UTA clients who stepped forward with their allegations against Weinstein. “Harvey earned his demise. And it should serve as a cautionary tale to anyone in our industry who believes moguls own their thrones,” he wrote, encouraging staffers to report inappropriate behavior at the company.

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  • Colin Firth Harvey Weinstein
    Colin Firth starred in Weinstein’s Oscar-winning “The King’s Speech,” said in a statement to The Guardian that he was given a “feeling of nausea” when reading the reports about Weinstein. “He was a powerful and frightening man to stand up to. It must have been terrifying for these women to step up and call him out. And horrifying to be subjected to that kind of harassment. I applaud their courage,” he said.

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  • Jeff Bridges
    Jeff Bridges addressed the allegations against Weinstein in an interview with the Associated Press. “It was a terrible thing he did,” he said. “I wish him the best, struggling with his demons. But his behavior was terrible.”

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  • Gretchen Mol
    Gretchen Mol had been subject to a number of rumors about her relationship with Weinstein over the years, but the actress spoke out against those rumors in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter. “The shameless behavior of this powerful man found shameless co-conspirators in people … who then tried to push their foulness onto women who are blameless,” she wrote. “I hope my colleagues, those women who have been affected by this abuse, can put this poison aside. We have no reason to feel ashamed.”

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  • Christian Slater
    Christian Slater shared a statement on Twitter, voicing support for the women making allegations against Weinstein and calling on men to support them. “No woman should fear for her safety in the workplace,” he wrote. “No man should feel immune from the consequences of his actions. Accountability is essential to destroy the dangerous and persistent idea that some people are above the law.”

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  • Blake Lively Harvey Weinstein
    Blake Lively discussed the allegations against Weinstein in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, calling them “devastating.” “This exists everywhere so remember to look everywhere,” she said. “This isn’t a single incident. This cannot happen, this should not happen, and it happens in every single industry.”

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  • Robert Rodriguez Harvey Weinstein
    Robert Rodriguez has released several films with Weinstein, including “From Dusk Til Dawn,” “Sin City” and “Spy Kids.” The director released a statement calling the allegations against Weinstein “truly disturbing.” “His repulsive behavior was an abuse of power,” he said. “Thankfully, he’s now discovering what true power is.”

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  • David Thewlis
    David Thewlis, who recently starred in Weinstein’s adaptation of “Macbeth,” issued a short statement to Buzzfeed saying, “Men like this who equate fame and power with the right to degrade women should be unequivocally condemned, shamed and be seen to suffer the consequences.”

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  • Chloe Sevigny made her film debut in the Weinstein-produced “Kids” in 1995. She condemned him in a statement to Buzzfeed, calling for “casting couch culture” to come to an end. “Every woman speaking her truth, and every person who supports that woman, will help that change,” she said.

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  • James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy Avengers 4
    James Gunn shared a lengthy Facebook post titled “On Sexual Predators In Hollywood (and the World)” in the wake of the Weinstein scandal, condemning sexual predators in every industry. “When someone is coerced sexually it not only affectthat he was s that person, but the lives of those around that person, like rows of dominoes falling in every direction. It demolishes trust and comfort in all of society,” he wrote. “F—. Them. All.”

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  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
    Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted that he was “appalled and repulsed by the Weinstein news as anyone with a beating heart. And forever in awe of the bravery of those who spoke out.” His “In the Heights” co-author Quiara Alegría Hudes later released a statement asking that The Weinstein Company allow them to extricate the film adaptation and take it to another company, a request Miranda co-signed.

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  • AMERICAN PASTORAL Ewan McGregor
    Ewan McGregor called his “August: Osage County” collaborator a “bully” on Twitter saying that he had “heard rumors” about Weinstein through the years. “Weinstein. It’s about time this came to light and he is getting just deserts,” he wrote.

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    Collaborators denounce disgraced movie mogul over sexual misconduct allegations
    In the wake of two bombshell reports detailing the sexual harassment, assault and rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein, dozens and dozens of stars have come out to publicly condemn the powerhouse producer and co-founder of Miramax and The Weinstein Company.”

    Furious franchisees slam McDonald’s

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    Furious franchisees slam McDonald’s for costly demands and ‘wasteful’ changes

    McDonald’s corporate is in hot water with franchisees who believe “the partnership is dead,” according to a new survey.
    “We are doing so much, so fast and we aren’t doing any of it properly,” one franchisee wrote in response to a survey by Nomura analyst Mark Kalinowski. “Combine that with our staffing problems and we might be close to breaking McDonald’s.”
    Franchisees’ complaints in the survey released Tuesday fall in two general categories: concerns regarding costly and complex changes and McDonald’s corporate executives ignoring franchisees’ concerns.
    McDonald’s has made a major push over the last two years to modernize the chain. However, changes such as adding kiosks, remodeling locations, and adding more gourmet options such as espresso-based McCafe drinks to the menu add complexities and cost franchisees money.
    “Concerned that many good Owner/Operators are being forced out due to the cost of Vision 2020,” one franchisee said, referring to an inactive to improve McDonald’s brand positioning. “There is a rush to get out, more and more stores are up for sale. Sad to see McDonald’s becoming something entirely different than founder Ray Kroc’s vision.”

    John O’Korn is still Michigan’s starting QB, and knows he needs to be better


    ANN ARBOR — John O’Korn had the opportunity to watch film from the Indiana game over the weekend.
    The running game (i.e. Karan Higdon) looked good. The offensive line held its own.
    But his own play?
    “I need to pick it up,” Michigan’s fifth-year senior quarterback told reporters on Monday. “There’s no other way around it.”
    O’Korn was 10 for 20 for 58 yards in the Wolverines’ 27-20 overtime win at Indiana, a game Michigan escaped thanks to a 200-yard, three-touchdown rushing game from Higdon. He overthrew receivers. Missed guys open down the field.
    “I’m definitely not (living) up to my own aspirations,” O’Korn said. “I need to pick it up. It’s as simple as that.”
    The less-than-stellar outing followed up a three-interception game against MSU the week prior, O’Korn’s first start after a serious injury left Wilton Speight sidelined for the immediate future. 
    He remains Michigan’s starting quarterback heading into a showdown Saturday at No. 2 Penn State (7:30 p.m.), easily the biggest stage he’s ever played on. And he’s sticking to his fundamentals.
    Hitting open receivers. Running with the football when no one else is open. Putting more trust in his offensive line.
    “Really, there’s a few plays on Saturday where we had guys open — I just need to hit them,” O’Korn said. “I’ve done it my whole life. It’s just a matter of rep’ing the plays and just hitting guys when they’re open.”
    U-M opens week as double-digit underdog vs. Penn State
    If there was one encouraging sign on Saturday, it was the elimination of turnovers. O’Korn had four in his first two games, and fumbled a snap in the rain against MSU, but stayed turnover-free against Indiana.
    His offensive line did a better job of protecting him, too, holding the Hoosiers without a sack and just four quarterback hurries.
    “I don’t think I’m concerned about the stats, and I don’t think (the coaches) are either,” O’Korn said. “What they want me to do is manage the game, manage the offense. Things like delay of games and turnovers can’t happen. You saw the turnovers improve at Indiana. Now we’ve just got to manage the play clock a little bit better.”
    Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh threw his confidence behind O’Korn again on Monday, emphasizing the Wolverines’ 2-1 record with him under center.
    “He’s able to go in and operate well,” Harbaugh said. “He’s throwing the ball with different game plans. In the Purdue game, he came in throwing and played extremely well. 
    “This game, no turnovers was huge. 100 percent in the red zone. No sacks. He avoided the plays that get you beat. That was an emphasis, and I think he did a fine job of that.”

    Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United PLAYER RATINGS: Dejan Lovren back to his imperious best as Romelu Lukaku has an afternoon to forget

    Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United PLAYER RATINGS: Dejan Lovren back to his imperious best as Romelu Lukaku has an afternoon to forget

    “Liverpool and Manchester United played out a 0-0 draw in Saturday’s early kick-off, with David de Gea proving the hero for the visitors.
    The Spaniard made a fine first-half save to deny Joel Matip, while Simon Mignolet kept out an effort from Romelu Lukaku at the other end to ensure the clash ended in a stalemate. 
    Here, Sportsmail’s Dominic King rates both sets of players at Anfield. 
    LIVERPOOL (4-2-3-1)
    Simon Mignolet – His only involvement in the game was decisive, when he made a fine stop to thwart Lukaku – 6.5
    Joe Gomez – After his man-of-the-match display against Arsenal in August, another stellar performance in a big game – 7
    Joe Gomez (left) chases down substitute Marcus Rashford during the latter stages of the game
    Joe Gomez (left) chases down substitute Marcus Rashford during the latter stages of the game
    Dejan Lovren – One of those days when he looks imperious and there was never any chance of him making a silly mistake – 7.5
    Joel Matip – Best chance of the game fell to him and he will wonder how De Gea kept his shot out; sloppy in possession at times – 6.5
    Alberto Moreno – Has a habit of allowing attackers to sneak in behind him but, in the main, did all that was asked to do – 7
    Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren (right) challenges Romelu Lukaku at Anfield on Saturday
    Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren (right) challenges Romelu Lukaku at Anfield on Saturday
    Jordan Henderson – Did his best to drive Liverpool forward; solid and disciplined, played with maturity just lacked a killer pass – 7.5
    Emre Can – A glorious chance to settle things came his way but he ballooned his volley over the bar; another who was solid – 6.5
    Mohamed Salah – He stands out because he wants to dribble and cause problems. Worked himself to a standstill – 7
    Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has an attempt at goal during the first half
    Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has an attempt at goal during the first half
    Gini Wijnaldum – An underrated midfielder, his passing and knowledge of where to be ensured Liverpool were never exposed – 7
    Philippe Coutinho – Looked at times as if he was ready to explode into life but it never quite happened for him; big shout for a penalty – 6.5
    Roberto Firmino – Klopp loves his work rate and how he leads the line but does he have the killer instinct in front of goal? He didn’t here – 6
    Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho (left) takes on United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan
    Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho (left) takes on United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan
    SUBS
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (for Salah 78mins) – Bright and industrious, wanted to make an impact – 6
    Daniel Sturridge (for Coutinho 78mins) – Barely had chance to touch the ball or get into a dangerous position – 5
    Dominic Solanke (for Firmino 90mins)
    UNUSED
    Karius (GK), Alexander-Arnold, Milner
    MANAGER
    Jurgen Klopp – Only consolation for him was that his team looked solid and secure; he ensured United never had space to exploit – 6.5
    Roberto Firmino tries to cut the ball back across goal for a team-mate on Saturday afternoon
    Roberto Firmino tries to cut the ball back across goal for a team-mate on Saturday afternoon
    MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1)
    David de Gea – The best goalkeeper in the world at present showed why that tag fits so perfectly with a brilliant save to thwart Matip – 8
    Antonio Valencia – Epitomised the resolute nature of United’s performance: big, strong and wouldn’t be moved – 7
    Phil Jones – Only blot on his display was missing a header in the first half; other than that, never put a foot out of place – 7.5
    David de Gea makes a stunning save with his foot to keep out an effort from Wijnaldum
    David de Gea makes a stunning save with his foot to keep out an effort from Wijnaldum
    Chris Smalling – Summoned to replace the injured Eric Baily, his alliance with his England colleague never looked like being breached – 7
    Matteo Darmian – Didn’t have an easy afternoon trying to repel Salah but he stuck to his task with utmost diligence – 7
    Nemanja Matic – Had one of United’s two attempts at goal, a shot that fizzed over; protected his defence economically and efficiently – 6
    United defender Antonio Valencia makes a clearance under pressure from Coutinho
    United defender Antonio Valencia makes a clearance under pressure from Coutinho
    Ander Herrera – Has a streak of cunning and that is no bad thing. Put in the team to destroy and destroy he did – 7
    Ashley Young – Ran himself to a standstill to execute Mourinho’s stifling plan. Did all that was asked of him – 6.5
    Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Anonymous for much of the time he spent on the pitch, made no impact whatsoever. Very disappointing – 5
    Former Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic holds off Wijnaldum in the day's early kick-off
    Former Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic holds off Wijnaldum in the day’s early kick-off
    Anthony Martial – No surprise when his number was held up, as the game passed him by. Rarely seen in the final third – 5
    Romelu Lukaku – On the periphery, his only notable moments were a shot that Mignolet saved and when he somehow escaped a booking – 5
    SUBS
    Jesse Lingard (for Mkhitaryan 63mins) – Barely made an impact in the time he was on – 5
    Marcus Rashford (for Martial 65mins) – Like the man he replaced, he made no contribution attacking – 5
    Victor Lindelof (For Young 90mins) – Brought on to waste time.
    Romelu Lukaku had an afternoon to forget as United managed one shot on target at Anfield
    Romelu Lukaku had an afternoon to forget as United managed one shot on target at Anfield
    UNUSED
    Romero (GK), Mata, Blind, Tuanzebe
    MANAGER
    Jose Mourinho – Came to get a point and succeeded in his objective. It was not, however, pleasant to watch – 6
    REFEREE
    Martin Atkinson – How he chose not to show a yellow card to Lukaku when he chopped Gomez down defied logic; could have booked for Salah when he attempted to win a penalty too – 6
    Man-of-the-Match: De Gea – responsible for the biggest moment in the game. “

    Madonna Wishes Her 21-Year-Old Daughter Lourdes a Happy Birthday with a Sweet Instagram Tribute


    Madonna doesn’t have to justify her love on her daughter’s birthday!
    On Saturday, Madonna wished her eldest daughter Lourdes Leon a happy 21st birthday with a trio of touching photos on Instagram.
    “Whether you are in Cuba…or in Kenya…or in our own backyard, you are always in my heart. Happy birthday Lola,” the proud mama wrote alongside a series of throwback photos of her daughter from around the world, ending with an absolutely adorable snap of the mother-daughter duo sharing a precious moment at home.

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    Leon — a senior at the University of Michigan — is the daughter of Madonna and her former flame Carlos Leon.
    And this isn’t the first time Madonna’s gotten sentimental on her daughter’s birthday. Last year she shared this adorable close-up of her daughter’s face writing, “Happy birthday to my beautiful princess L.O.L.I.T.A.” she wrote, adding, “Never forget who you are little star.”
    RELATED VIDEO: Madonna Shares First Family Portrait with All Six of Her Kids from 59th Birthday Party in Italy
    But even though Leon — and the rest of Madonna’s children — are all growing up, the singer says being a parent hasn’t gotten any easier.
    “I had this funny notion that when your children get older, they learn to take care of themselves and it gets easier,” Madonna previously told PEOPLE. “But actually, the older they get, the more challenging it gets — because now they’re becoming adults, and they really need guidance.”
    And Madonna is certainly not afraid to offer her guidance, even when it’s in the form of tough love.
    “I’m bad-cop, I’m the one that says no,” she adds. “I accept that role. I’m not the popular parent.””

    LISTEN: What Americans heard in mysterious sonic attacks in Havana

    LISTEN: What Americans heard in mysterious sonic attacks in Havana

    FILE PHOTO: An exterior view of the U.S. Embassy is seen in Havana, Cuba, June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/File Photo - RC18EA4199E0

    FILE PHOTO: An exterior view of the U.S. Embassy is seen in Havana, Cuba, June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/File Photo – RC18EA4199E0
    “It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: There are hear multiple, distinct tones that sound to some like they’re colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect.
    The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. Embassy workers heard in Havana in a series of unnerving incidents later deemed to be deliberate attacks. The recording, released Thursday by the AP, is the first disseminated publicly of the many taken in Cuba of mysterious sounds that led investigators initially to suspect a sonic weapon.
    The recordings themselves are not believed to be dangerous to those who listen. Sound experts and physicians say they know of no sound that can cause physical damage when played for short durations at normal levels through standard equipment like a cellphone or computer.
    WARNING: Make sure your volume is at normal levels.
    What device produced the original sound remains unknown. Americans affected in Havana reported the sounds hit them at extreme volumes.
    Whether there’s a direct relationship between the sound and the physical damage suffered by the victims is also unclear. The U.S. says that in general the attacks caused hearing, cognitive, visual, balance, sleep and other problems.
    The recordings from Havana have been sent for analysis to the U.S. Navy, which has advanced capabilities for analyzing acoustic signals, and to the intelligence services, the AP has learned. But the recordings have not significantly advanced U.S. knowledge about what is harming diplomats.
    Officials say the government still doesn’t know what or who is responsible for injuries to its personnel, but the U.S. has faulted Cuba for failing to protect American personnel on its soil. President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, John Kelly, said Thursday in response to a question: “We believe that the Cuban government could stop the attacks on our diplomats.”
    The Navy and the State Department did not respond to requests for comment on the recording. Cuba has denied involvement or knowledge of the attacks.
    Not all Americans injured in Cuba heard sounds. Of those who did, it’s not clear they heard precisely the same thing.
    Yet the AP has reviewed several recordings from Havana taken under different circumstances, and all have variations of the same high-pitched sound. Individuals who have heard the noise in Havana confirm the recordings are generally consistent with what they heard.
    “That’s the sound,” one of them said.
    The recording being released by the AP has been digitally enhanced to increase volume and reduce background noise, but has not been otherwise altered.
    The sound seemed to manifest in pulses of varying lengths — seven seconds, 12 seconds, two seconds — with some sustained periods of several minutes or more. Then there would be silence for a second, or 13 seconds, or four seconds, before the sound abruptly started again.
    A closer examination of one recording reveals it’s not just a single sound. Roughly 20 or more different frequencies, or pitches, are embedded in it, the AP discovered using a spectrum analyzer, which measures a signal’s frequency and amplitude.
    To the ear, the multiple frequencies can sound a bit like dissonant keys on a piano being struck all at once. Plotted on a graph, the Havana sound forms a series of “peaks” that jump up from a baseline, like spikes or fingers on a hand.
    “What it is telling us is the sound is located between about 7,000 kHz and 8,000 kHz. There are about 20 peaks, and they seem to be equally spaced. All these peaks correspond to a different frequency,” said Kausik Sarkar, an acoustics expert and engineering professor at The George Washington University who reviewed the recording with the AP.
    Those frequencies might be only part of the picture. Conventional recording devices and tools to measure sound may not pick up very high or low frequencies, such as those above or below what the human ear can hear. Investigators have explored whether infrasound or ultrasound might be at play in the Havana attacks.
    The recordings have been played for workers at the U.S. Embassy to teach them what to listen for, said several individuals with knowledge of the situation in Havana. Some embassy employees have also been given recording devices to turn on if they hear the sounds. The individuals weren’t authorized to discuss the situation publicly and demanded anonymity.
    Cuban officials wouldn’t say whether the U.S. has shared the recordings with Cuba’s government.
    Another big question remains: Even if you know you’re under attack, what do you do? Still dumbfounded by what’s causing this, the United States has been at a loss to offer advice.
    The embassy’s security officials have told staff if they believe they’re being attacked, they should get up and move to a different location, because the attack is unlikely to be able to follow them, the commenting individuals said. The AP reported last month that some people experienced attacks or heard sounds that were narrowly confined to a room or parts of a room.
    At least 22 Americans are “medically confirmed” to be affected, the State Department says, adding that the number could grow. The attacks started last year and are considered “ongoing,” with an incident reported as recently as late August.
    Cuba has defended its “exhaustive and priority” response, emphasizing its eagerness to assist the U.S. investigation. Cuban officials did not respond to requests for comment for this story but have complained in the past that Washington refuses to share information they say they need to fully investigate, such as medical records, technical data and timely notification of attacks.
    The recordings also appear to rule out one possibility for a high-tech weapon: electromagnetic pulses.
    The broad array of symptoms reported, including those not easily explained by sound waves, had led to questions of a possible microwave or radio wave device frying body tissue from afar. Research conducted by the U.S. military decades ago showed that short, intense “pulses” of microwaves could affect tissue in the head in a way that was interpreted by the ear as sound, meaning that a microwave device could potentially “beam” sounds directly into people’s heads.
    If that were the case, the sounds wouldn’t show up on a recording.
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    Lederman reported from Washington. Associated Press writers Jake Pearson in New York and Matthew Lee, Robert Burns, Lolita C. Baldor and Bradley Klapper in Washington contributed.”

    New collection of Whitney Houston songs to be released for ‘The Bodyguard’ 25th anniversary

    New collection of Whitney Houston songs to be released for ‘The Bodyguard’ 25th anniversary

    “Whitney Houston fans are getting a pre-holiday treat now that her iconic film, “The Bodyguard,” is celebrating its 25th anniversary next month.
    A brand new collection of live and studio tracks from the film, previously recorded by the singer, who died in 2012, are being released by Legacy Recordings with permission from Houston’s estate. It’s called “Whitney Houston – I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard.”
    “The Bodyguard,” starring Houston and Kevin Costner, hit theaters on Nov. 25, 1992. It centered on Houston’s character, pop star Rachel Marron, who hires Secret Service agent Frank Farmer to protect her after she receives death threats.
    The film’s Grammy Award-winning soundtrack, executive produced by the late Houston and Clive Davis, is the top-selling soundtrack of all-time, according to SoundScan.
    “Whitney Houston — I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard” features previously unreleased recordings from the film, Houston’s Bodyguard Tour that ran from 1993 to 1995 and remixes of popular tracks like “I’m Every Woman” and “I Will Always Love You.”
    It also features a spoken word introduction by Houston as her character, an acapella version of “Jesus Loves Me” and a rare live recording of “Run to You.”
    And although it will officially hit shelves Nov. 17, fans can pre-order it now.”
    Here’s the new album’s complete track list:

    1. I Will Always Love You (Alternate Mix)2. I Have Nothing (Film Version)3. I’m Every Woman (Clivilles & Cole House Mix I Edit)4. Run to You (Film Version)5. Queen of the Night (Film Version)6. Jesus Loves Me (Film Version)7. Jesus Loves Me (A Capella Version)8. I Will Always Love You (Film Version)9. I Have Nothing (Live)10. Run to You (Live)11. Jesus Loves Me / He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands (Live)12. Queen of the Night (Live)13. I Will Always Love You (Live)14. I’m Every Woman (Live)

    Yolanda Hadid Says Bella Hadid Doesn’t Care ‘Anymore’ that The Weeknd Is Dating Selena Gomez

    Yolanda Hadid Says Bella Hadid Doesn’t Care ‘Anymore’ that The Weeknd Is Dating Selena Gomez

    “Bella Hadid didn’t react well at first to the news that her ex-boyfriend The Weeknd (née Abel Tesfaye) had moved on to a new relationship with Selena Gomez, unfollowing the “Same Old Love” singer on Instagram after he and Gomez were spotted kissing while on a date in L.A. and later posting a photo of herself flipping the bird.
    But that was back in January. And 10 months later, Bella’s mom Yolanda Hadid assures fans that the supermodel has moved on.
    During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Wednesday, the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was asked a series of questions about Bella — including whether the brunette beauty “cares that The Weeknd is with Selena Gomez.”
    Yolanda’s response? “Not anymore, I think.”

    Bella Hadid and The Weeknd in March 2016Stefanie Keenan/Getty

    That could be because Bella has reportedly moved on to “Hotline Bling” rapper Drake, who threw Bella a 21st birthday party in New York City on Monday night — though Yolanda played coy about their relationship.
    “Are you kidding! What are we [doing] here? This is like …” she stumbled when Cohen asked her point-blank whether the two are dating.
    “He threw her a big 21st birthday party last night!” Cohen insisted. “You were there!”
    That didn’t sway Yolanda. “He did? Really?” she said, smiling. “Oh, I didn’t know that.”
    Although she wouldn’t confirm whether Bella and Drake are together, she admitted, “I mean, they’re friends!”

    Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid stepping out to celebrate Bella’s 21st birthday in New York City on MondayJackson Lee/Splash News Online

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    A post shared by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on Oct 10, 2017 at 12:56pm PDT
    Bella and The Weeknd, 27, split in November 2016 after a year and a half together.
    “Their schedules have been too hard to coordinate and he is focusing on finishing and promoting his album,” a source exclusively told PEOPLE at the time. “They still have a great deal of love for one another and will remain friends.”
    As The Weeknd and Gomez, 25, began dating, a source told PEOPLE that Bella was upset.
    “Bella and Abel’s split wasn’t dramatic, but of course she’s hurt and pissed that he’s moved on so quickly with Selena,” the insider explained, adding that it was Hadid who ultimately pulled the plug on the duo’s romance.
    Multiple sources also told PEOPLE at the time that Gomez and Hadid were never close friends and there was no betrayal involved.
    “They’ve always been friendly, but they’re not best friends,” one Gomez source said.
    Added another Gomez pal: “Selena knows Bella through Taylor [Swift] and her squad, but they’ve never been close.”
    RELATED VIDEO: Bella Hadid Is ‘Hurt’ Selena Gomez and the Weeknd Are Dating: Source
    Gomez and The Weeknd’s romance continues to remain strong. He was a source of support for the actress and singer amid her kidney transplant this summer, scheduling performances around her medical emergency to be by her side.
    The two were joined at the hip in September at the Harper’s Bazaar celebration of Icons By Carine Roitfeld inside New York City’s The Plaza Hotel, where The Weeknd was honored (and performed).
    They publicly confirmed their romance by stepping out together in their black-tie best and huge smiles at fashion prom, a.k.a. the Met Gala in May.

    Selena Gomez and The WeekndDimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Harper’s BAZAAR

    RELATED: Everything We Know About Selena Gomez and The Weeknd’s Whirlwind Romance
    Meanwhile, Yolanda didn’t just have to answer questions about Bella’s dating life on WWHL. She was also grilled about daughter Gigi Hadid and her boyfriend Zayn Malik.
    “What do you and Zayn talk about when you get together?” Cohen asked Yolanda.
    “We have a lot to talk about!” Yolanda said, laughing.
    Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen airs Sundays through Thursdays (11 p.m. ET) on Bravo.”
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    4 Ways to Build Close Relationships That Last

    4 Ways to Build Close Relationships That Last

    how to build lasting relationships
    “Today, we’ll learn to build and maintain strong relationships by using their multidimensional nature. (And I’m not just talking about the fact that all of us are just three-dimensional tentacles on an 11th-dimensional monster with 7 billion brains). My friend Bernice still has a bit of a hero worship thing going on. We were in the mall a few weeks ago and who should we see but everybody’s favorite celebrity, Taylor Gaga Efron Pitt DeNiro Lawrence Sarandon! Bernice was beside herself. “I’ve been their fan for years! I want to be their best friend.” She ran right up to Taylor and proclaimed, “Taylor! I’m your biggest fan! Let’s have coffee!” You can imagine the result. It’s embarrassing just thinking about it.
    We get into relationships because they’re all about give and take. There are things we want to get out of a relationship. But you can’t just say “I want cash,” or “I want your love,” or “appreciate me!” You need to build the relationship slowly, in a way that won’t invite rejection. Do that by giving first. And when you give, you’ll do best to give in a different way than you withdraw.

    4 Ways to Build Close Relationships

  • Make “deposits” to a relationship different from the withdrawals
  • Come in sideways when directly doesn’t work
  • Strengthen a partnership through complementary deposits
  • Expect to get what you don’t expect
  • Let’s dive deeper into each.

    1. Make “deposits” to a relationship different from the withdrawals.

    Let’s say you want to get really close and involved with Venture Capitalist Alex Drywall…as a business partner, of course. But everybody wants to do business with Alex. Any prospectus you send to the office gets returned by Gatekeeper Minion #9348. Approaching Alex along business dimensions just won’t work.
    So how do you get the attention and stand out from the crowd? Learn more about Alex. A bit of digging reveals that Alex does community work, serving as the chairperson of your local Big Brothers / Big Sisters chapter. You just happen to be a member of the organization!
    You can start building a relationship with Alex that way. Call Alex to discuss your experience as a Big Sibling, share your thoughts on the organization, and so on. You may find that calling Alex’s office about Big Brother / Big Sister business gets right through, bypassing Minion #9348 completely.
    Once you get to know Alex socially and through community service, you can discuss business. You’ve invested in a strong social bond, which lets you now open up into a business discussion.

    2. Come in sideways when directly doesn’t work.

    Keith Ferrazzi, author of the excellent book on building your network Never Eat Alone, wanted to be an executive. But he was both young and rash. No matter how good he was, it would take him years to work his way up the partner track at Deloitte Consulting. Vying for a top job directly would have gotten him laughed out of the room. 
    So Keith devoted his time, energy, and expertise into building relationships for Deloitte within his local business community. He also got his CEO to agree to dinners together every six weeks. When Deloitte decided they needed a new Chief Marketing Officer, Keith was put in charge of finding the candidate. During the search, he worked closely with the other senior management, shared his ideas for the challenges facing the new executive. He impressed them with his skills and ideas. When no perfect candidate could be found, he was chosen for the CMO position. Instead of working his way up, he demonstrated his desirability where his skills could be seen. “