Aly Raisman: U.S. Olympic Committee Is “Not Acknowledging” Its Role in Larry Nassar “Mess”

Aly Raisman spoke out against the United States Olympic Committee on Monday after its CEO Scott Blackmun issued a statement about the organization’s decision to bring on new board leadership and support athletes who have experienced sexual abuse. 

Both statements come after USA Gymnastics president and CEO Kerry Perry announced the resignation of three executive leadership members. They also come in the middle of the sentencing of former USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who has pleaded guilty to seven first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges in Ingham County, Michigan. He has also pleaded guilty to three counts in Eaton County, as well as to child pornography charges. During the sentencing, several survivors of his abuse, including Raisman, read statements.

“Since October of last year, we have been engaged in discussions with leadership of USA Gymnastics about the primary recommendation of the Daniels Report—changing the culture of USA Gymnastics.” Blackmun’s statement read. “Those discussions accelerated over the holidays and today you have seen three board resignations. New board leadership is necessary because the current leaders have been focused on establishing that they did nothing wrong. USA Gymnastics needs to focus on supporting the brave survivors. The Olympic family failed these athletes and we must continue to take every step necessary to ensure this never happens again.”

American Pie, Ella Enchanted, Kill Bill and Meet the Parents Coming to Netflix in February 2018

Available 2/2

Altered Carbon: Season 1

Cabin Fever

Coach Snoop: Season 1

Kavin Jay: Everybody Calm Down!

Luna Petunia: Return to Amazia: Season 1

On Body and Soul

Available 2/6

Fred Armisen: Standup for Drummers

Valor: Season 1

Available 2/7

Imposters: Season 1

Queer Eye: Season 1

Available 2/8

6 Days

The Emoji Movie

Family Guy and The Nightmare Before Christmas Leaving Netflix in February 2018

Out with the old and in with the new!

On Tuesday, Netflix announced several original series—including Altered Carbon, Coach Snoop and Queer Eye—are scheduled to premiere in February 2018. The company is also adding several popular movie titles to its streaming library, including American Pie, Ella Enchanted, GoodFellas, Kill Bill Vols. 1 and 2, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Meet the Parents and Men in Black.

Luckily, subscribers still have eight days to watch the following movies and TV series:

Leaving 2/1


Corpse Bride

Day Watch

Desk Set

Enquiring Minds

Everyone’s Hero

Hard Candy

How to Steal a Million

King Arthur

Magic City: Season 1-2

Night Watch

Open Season: Scared Silly

Perfect Stranger

Project X

Silver Streak

Stranger by the Lake

The Benchwarmers

The Five Heartbeats

The Fury

The Longest Day

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tin Man

Top Gear: Series 19-23

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Laurie Metcalf on Her Lady Bird Oscar Nomination and Finding the Humanity in All of Her Characters

Laurie Metcalf considers herself a new kid on the block. Yes, the three-time Emmy winner, seven-time Emmy nominee, Tony winner and three-time Golden Globe nominee who as been working steadily since the 1980s is the new kid on the block when it comes to the Oscars. Metcalf picked up her first nomination—ever!—for her work in Greta Gerwig‘s Lady Bird.

The actress was already up going about her day, preparing for her first day of rehearsal for her latest Broadway play Three Tall Women, when she got the call about her nomination.

“This is like a super day. These days don’t happen. This is crazy,” she told E! News in a phone interview.

2018 Oscar Nominations: Breaking Down the Notable Nominees

As for Margot Robbie, the acclaimed actress of I, Tonya, she’s officially joined the league of Oscar nominees with her first nod this year. At 22, Timothée Chalamet, too, is celebrating his first Academy Award recognition for Call Me by Your Name. 

Behind the camera, both Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele are celebrating several first-time Oscar nominations, including for Best Director. 

“I just spoke to Daniel,” the Get Out writer tweeted on Tuesday, referencing first-time nominee Daniel Kaluyaa. 

“You know when you’re on the phone trying to disguise the sound of an ugly cry? I failed at that.”

Kate Middleton Raises Her Voice for Children’s Mental Health

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middletonis taking the next steps in her mental health movement. 

Sporting a colorful scarf, blue Seraphine dress and coordinating Sportmax coat that she first wore while pregnant with Princess Charlotte, the expectant royal arrived to the Green Junior School in London on Tuesday with a special goal: to launch the Heads Together Mentally Healthy Schools website. As a longtime advocate for national mental health resources for all ages and a leader of the Heads Together royal initiative, Middleton has worked with her Royal Foundation to develop the primary school online portal with an £800,000 grant.

While the site has started as a trial for 50 schools, the plan is to make the website widely available to every primary school in the United Kingdom this year. The site is broken up into four categories, including teaching resources, risks and protective factors, mental health needs and overall approach for school leaders.

The Bachelor’s Bekah Martinez Had the Perfect Response to People Calling Out Her Age

“ah, yes. 22 really is SO young compared to the other girls,” she wrote. “hopefully one of the many 25/26-year-olds this season can grant me some of their ancient wisdom.” Oh snap! (And did anyone make a big deal over Maquel, who decided to leave the competition earlier in the episode after receiving a phone call that her grandfather had passed away, being only 23-years-old?)

Bekah also had proof for just how mature she is for her age, tweeting, “if i’m “too young” and “immature”, explain how this week i did all my laundry and put it away immediately WITHOUT LEAVING IT IN A PILE ON THE COUCH FOR 3 DAYS?? #adulting #ready4marriage.”

Why Ann Curry Didn’t “Celebrate” Matt Lauer’s Downfall

“Isn’t this his karma?” Colbert asked.

“That’s a good point,” Curry admitted. “But I think that…a lot of people have suffered, so I haven’t had a chance to ‘celebrate,’ for a lot of reasons, in part because I’m sort of limited.”

Colbert smiled and told his guest, “You’re a very nice person.”

Regarding sexual misconduct, Curry said, “I think we are a long way from fixing the problem.”

Oscar Nominations 2018 Stats: 18 History-Making Firsts, Double Nominees, Rare Feats and More

1. Gerwig is the first female director to land a Best Director nomination for her directorial debut with Lady Bird.

2. She’s also become just the fifth woman to be nominated for Best Director in the history of the Oscars (that’s 89 years people!). And just so you know, only one woman has won in the category before: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker in 2010.

3. And while we’re talking girl power, this marks just the second time in Oscar history that three women are nominated for Best Original Screenplay: Gerwig (Lady Bird), Emily V. Gordon (with Kumail Nanjiani on The Big Sick) and Vanessa Taylor (with Guillermo Del Toro on The Shape of Water).

The Rise of Iris West and Candice Patton: How The Flash’s Leading Lady Is Taking Charge On and Off Screen

The Flash’s Iris West (Candice Patton) is not a superhero, a scientist, or a cop, but she is—finally—their boss.  

The role of a superhero’s girlfriend has always been a difficult one for movies and TV to get right, and for its first few seasons, the CW’s The Flash often shared that struggle. But then season four came around, and not only was the show lighter, funnier, somehow even quicker, but it had also found a role for Iris that was more than damsel in distress or her frequent job of hanging out in STAR Labs and worrying—and it wasn’t just an upgrade from superhero’s girlfriend to superhero’s wife.

Revisiting the 2017 Oscars Best Picture Mix-Up

The cast of La La Land then took the stage to accept the award and producers began to give speeches, but then there seemed to be some commotion going on in the background. After giving his speech, producer Fred Berger told the audience, “We lost by the way.”

Producer Jordan Horowitz then announced, “There’s a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won Best Picture. This is not a joke.”

Host Jimmy Kimmel then told the crowd, “This is very unfortunate, what happened. Personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this.” Beatty then returned to the microphone explaining what had happened.

“I want to tell you what happened,” Beatty said. “I opened the envelope, and it said Emma Stone, La La Land. That’s why I took such a long look at Faye [Dunaway] and at you, I wasn’t trying to be funny.”

The View Hosts Criticize Megyn Kelly’s Tirade Against Jane Fonda: “You Gotta Lighten Up, Babe”

Megyn Kelly‘s tirade against Jane Fonda didn’t sit well with the ladies of The View.

Fonda has repeatedly criticized a September interview in which she was, apropos of nothing, asked about her plastic surgery. In response, Kelly devoted three minutes of Monday’s episode of Megyn Kelly Today to their feud. After bringing up the never-ending “Hanoi Jane” scandal, Kelly quipped, “Honestly, she has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive.”

“Nor do you,” Whoopi Goldberg told Kelly Tuesday. “Nor do you.”

“Wow. I mean, really? To drag the Vietnam War into a plastic surgery conversation is a real stretch, Megyn,” Joy Behar said. “And also, why are people more angry with Jane Fonda about the Vietnam War than they are with Nixon and LBJ and people who lied about the war and sent boys as cannon fodder to an unjust and filthy war? It amazes me how you can put this on Jane.”

Shawn Johnson “Disgusted” With USA Gymnastics, Says It “Failed” to Protect Young Athletes

“Knowing that USA Gymnastics has failed their athletes so terribly, disappoints me and makes me so incredibly angry,” she continues. “I think the fact that any of this has ever happened shows that USA Gymnastics has failed as a governing body to protect the athletes that it supports and claims to care about. I don’t know. This video is so hard for me to make. We’ve tried to shoot this countless times and I have ended up in tears, I’ve been angry, I’ve been confused. Just because there are so many words and so many experiences that I have gone through.”

Johnson then tears up as she tries to continue, “I love these girls so – sorry, I’m getting really emotional. I love these girls so much, and the fact that a system that is supposed to protect children has failed them so bad, it’s so wrong. And to see the videos of Aly and Jordyn – these girls that I grew up with and love so much – have to face this man, a man that has violated them in the worst way possible is just disgusting. And I think if you want to gain the trust of the world, if you want to gain the trust from coaches and from parents and make little girls feel comfortable again – you need to change the system completely. “

Kailee Morgue – Unfortunate Soul

[Alternative music]

Woden case where I laid
Would you had me out to lay?
Crystal heart in the graveyard
I think it’s time for a New Start
Blinded eyes to my surprise
You love to see what you can’t find
Flightest bird, I know you’re hurt
it’s not the life that you deserve.

And I want you to know that

I’m an Unfortunate Soul
I’m lucky, yeah I’ve beent old
I’ve still got rooms to grow
Nah nah nah nah
I’m an Unfortunate Soul
It’s just the wy that I role
Crossing the highs and the lows
Nah nah nah nah

Shattered bones and dead-end roads
Faded maps, where do I go?
Stepped on cracks, and broken backs
My mother knows I love her so
Pepped-up shoes, they will make do
These places I’d like to go to
Day-dreaming what could’ve been
but I know I’m not made to win.

And I want you to know that

I’m an Unfortunate Soul
I’m lucky, yeah I’ve beent old
I’ve still got rooms to grow
Nah nah nah nah
I’m an Unfortunate Soul
It’s just the way that I role
Crossing the highs and the lows
Nah nah nah nah

Who says that I can’t be tough?
Be a diamond in the rough?
That I just can’t be loved?
I think enough’s enough!

And I want you to know that

I’m an Unfortunate Soul
I’m lucky, yeah I’ve beent old
I’ve still got rooms to grow
Nah nah nah nah
I’m an Unfortunate Soul
It’s just the way that I role
Crossing the highs and the lows
Nah nah nah nah

Steven Bamidele – Things Could Be Better

Everybody sees in three directions
at least that’s what I’ve been told
every story comes from two directions
do you know which side you’re on?

Every time that you apologized,
did you really think you were wrong?
All this time you’ve had to compromise
and you’ve known it all along

So trust me, please

Things could be better for you
Things could be better for you, I’m sure
Things could be better for you
Things could be better, better, better please

Ooh-ooh uuh uu-uuh

No one really knows what they’re a part of
Till it finally spits them out
I can’t say that I’ll be there for you,
but I will look for you somehow

Trust me

Things could be better for you
Things could be better for you, I’m sure
Things could be better for you
Things could be better, better, better please