ST5: High-Profile Stars Call For Twitter Boycott

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Telenovela star Eduardo Yanez slapped a reporter across the face for daring to ask a question about this son. He and Univision reporter Paco Fuentes were getting along just fine until Paco asked Eduardo why his son had set up a GoFundMe page to pay for a car he’d crashed instead of asking his dad for the money. Eduardo didn’t like that. He responded en espanol, “If you’re so worried about my son, you send him the money or go talk to him.” Paco said he was just asking because the audience wanted to know, and Eduardo told him that was a lie and that he was being disrespectful. And then Eduardo slapped the fire out of him! It turns out right before this happened, a female reporter asked Eduardo the same question and yes, he got angry, but he didn’t slap her. Paco filed a police report and now Eduardo is under criminal investigation. Eduardo has apologized, but he said, “My private life is not for sale.”

If you’ve been loving the adventures of Austin the bartender on “Jeopardy,” I’m sorry to tell you that the fun is over. After a 13-day run and winning of $411K, Austin was beat by a stay-at-home mom from Tennessee. It all came down to Final Jeopardy. Austin got the question right in the Movie History category, for a total of $33,150. But mom wagered a bit more and beat him by $51. The question, by the way, was “What is ‘It’s a Wonderful Life?’”

This could be the beginning of something beautiful. Chris Martin and “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson were seen having a cozy little sushi date in Los Angeles.



With his family’s blessing, Chester Bennington’s episode of James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” on Apple Music has aired. This was filmed on July 14 and Chester hanged himself six days later. If you watch this episode, you would never expect that Chester was just days away from committing suicide. He’s having a blast with a couple other guys from Linkin Park and actor Ken Jeong, singing songs by Linkin Park, of course, as well as OutKast, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Aerosmith.

Rose McGowan has been unleashing her fury on Harvey Weinstein on Twitter, but she was shocked when her account was suspended for 12 hours for some violation that she wasn’t aware she committed. The Twitterverse went crazy. #WomenBoycottTwitter started trending. Celebrities started tweeting. Jessica Chastain tweeted, “Hey @Twitter let us know which of these rules @rosemcgowan broke. Asking for multiple victims of sexual violence.” Patricia Arquette said, “…I expect to start seeing smear stories on her anytime now. This is the sad reality.” And Kyra Sedgwick added, “Shame on Twitter for shutting down @rosemcgowan This is the kind of silencing we cannot abide!” After her 12-hour punishment was up, Rose came back with a vengeance. A Twitter is trying to explain what happened. They said the blockage had nothing to do with her rage against Harvey. In fact, Twitter said they are “proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power.” But Rose apparently tweeted someone’s private phone number, which violates Twitter’s terms of service. They promise to be clearer about their policies and decisions in the future.

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