Kevin Spacey, left, and Christopher Plummer. Plummer replaced Spacey in the upcoming Ridley Scott film “All the Money in the World” after a series of sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against Spacey. “All the Money” received three nominations at the Golden Globes: Scott for best director, Michelle Williams for lead actress in a drama and, most validatingly, Plummer for supporting actor. Exhibit A for the former: One of the winners of the Globes’ two best picture categories has gone on to win the Oscar for best picture more times than not in the past decade (four out of seven years). Whether these Golden Globe nominees could actually win when the Globes are handed out Jan. 7 remains to be seen.

December 11, 2017 19:56 UTC

If you haven’t heard of the 11 year-old boy from Knoxville, Tennessee, Keaton Jones, you’re probably not on social media or watching the news. “Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?” Keaton asks in the video, which has been viewed nearly 20 million times. It’s not OK.”As we witnessed the positive side of technology, people from all over started posting cyber-love and support to Keaton. From celebrities to sports figures and leading anti-bullying groups around the globe, Keaton knows he’s not alone and definitely someone special. Social activist and cyberbullying advocate Monica Lewinsky also reached out to Keaton Jones with a special #BeStrong emoji and added #KeatonJonesIsAwesome.

December 11, 2017 19:52 UTC

But if this morning's Golden Globes nominations are any indication, give or take possible technical nods, the biggest winner, especially among the major studios, will be Fox and Fox Searchlight. Thanks to The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Fox Searchlight earned a whopping 15 nominations. The reason that matters is that Walt Disney may be buying Fox (and thus Fox Searchlight) sometime in the next few weeks. But over the last several years, Fox and/or Fox Searchlight have made themselves a staple of the Oscar race. Like everything associated with this potentially mammoth and game-changing deal, there's some potentially good news and some potentially bad news.

December 11, 2017 19:52 UTC

When the mainstream media largely ignored the story, we gave advocates for net neutrality a national hearing. The crucial FCC vote to reverse the net neutrality rules is Thursday, Dec. 14. A poll taken in July by Freedman Consulting reported: “Americans of all political parties overwhelmingly support the values of net neutrality and want to preserve existing net neutrality protections. A strong majority (77 percent) of Americans support keeping the existing net neutrality rules in place. So on Thursday the FCC may vote to overturn net neutrality, but that decision will go straight to the courts.

December 11, 2017 19:46 UTC

Someone else who understands this is Jack Teboda, president and founder of Teboda & Associates. Jack is of the mindset that we should use our time with our families over the holidays to plan for a better future. Jack Teboda: I grew up in the Midwest in DeKalb, Illinois, where barbed wire was invented. Domzalski: What is the main thing that people don't understand about financial independence and retirement that they probably should? Teboda: People don’t understand risk, and they should.

December 11, 2017 19:43 UTC





The bottom line is this data helps to confirm that iPhone 8 and X orders remain strong in the two weeks after the Thanksgiving weekend. Before ThanksgivingLocalytics estimates that two weeks after the iPhone X launched that its percentage of the iPhone install base was 1.42%. From a percentage perspective this is lower than the iPhone 6 at 3.4%, the 6s at 2.1% and the iPhone 7 at 2.7%. I am using an iPhone install base estimate of 787 million vs. the 1.25 billion that have been sold. iPhone 8: 1.74% translates to 13.7 million soldiPhone 8 Plus: 2.36% translates to 18.6 million soldiPhone X: 1.42% translates to 11.2 million soldNote that the larger screen iPhone 8 Plus outsold the 8.

December 11, 2017 19:41 UTC

PhotoJessica Chastain received news of her Golden Globe nomination for best actress in a dramatic feature while promoting that film, “Molly’s Game,” in Paris. Directed by Aaron Sorkin, the film tells the true story of Molly Bloom, a world-class skier who began running high-stakes, celebrity-magnet poker games. “Molly’s Game” is an Aaron Sorkin film with acres and acres of dialogue. I understood the importance of doing an Aaron Sorkin film. I talked to players who played in her game, and went to a New York game and observed what that room is like.

December 11, 2017 19:41 UTC

Breitbart News chairman Stephen K. Bannon shakes hands with U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore at a rally in Fairhope, Ala., on Tuesday. (Jonathan Bachman/Reuters)If Roy Moore wins a U.S. Senate race in Alabama on Tuesday, Breitbart News chairman Stephen K. Bannon is going to take credit. Bannon, and Breitbart, are no longer just the most hated names inside the Beltway. Bannon won't be the reason Moore wins or loses. And when Bannon stood by Moore, amid accusations of sexual misconduct that initially sank Moore's poll numbers, Bannon bet that voters would ultimately come back.

December 11, 2017 19:41 UTC

(CNN) The Pentagon said it will begin processing transgender applicants to the military on January 1 after a federal judge declined on Monday to put the deadline on hold. Transgender service members are challenging President Donald Trump's memorandum directing the secretary of defense to bar transgender Americans from military service. The challengers have so far been successful in blocking the President's policy from going into effect while the lawsuit plays out in court. After the ruling, however, the Justice Department appealed the judge's ruling to a DC-based federal appeals court. Justice Department spokeswoman Lauren Ehrsam said in a written statement: "Plaintiffs' lawsuit challenging military service requirements is premature for many reasons, including that the Defense Department is actively reviewing such service requirements, as the President ordered, and because none of the Plaintiffs have established that they will be impacted by current policies on military service."

December 11, 2017 19:41 UTC

PhotoThe Broadway community will honor the life and work of Barbara Cook, who died this year at age 89, with a night of songs, stories and speeches. The show, “A Tribute to Barbara Cook,” is set for Dec. 18 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Ms. Cook made her career as a musical theater actress on Broadway in the 1950s and ’60s. Ms. Cook was the first pop singer to perform a concert as part of the Met’s programming. Ms. Cook was awarded Kennedy Center honors by President Obama in 2011.

December 11, 2017 19:41 UTC

President Trump, former FBI director James B. Comey and former national security adviser Michael Flynn's stories are entangled, to say the least. At this point, Flynn is aware he has misled Pence — assuming Pence’s representations about what he knew when are accurate. At this point, Flynn and the FBI (which, remember, was aware of the conversations with Kislyak) know Flynn lied to them. That same day, Trump invites FBI director Comey to the White House for dinner. By this point, Trump, McGahn, Flynn and the Justice Department (including the FBI and, presumably, Comey) are all aware Flynn lied to the FBI.

December 11, 2017 19:41 UTC

PhotoTo the Editor:Re “The Steeper Obstacles Faced by Women in Medicine” (The Upshot, Dec. 9):As a female professional (an English professor), I sympathize with the doctors who are condescended to because they are women. But I am often addressed by my first name by male and female doctors who bristle when I do the same. I’m almost 70 and have earned my professional stature. But even if I were much younger and without a professional title, I would expect to be addressed respectfully rather than with an asymmetrical condescension by Dr. X, who calls me Susan. I wonder how many of the female doctors who complain of lack of professional respect talk down to their patients this way?

December 11, 2017 19:41 UTC

Walt Disney Co.’s planned acquisition of much of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox media company — a deal that is expected to be completed as early as this week — could prompt a brain drain of high-level Fox executives in the coming months. Among the prominent executives who eventually could exit Fox is 20th Century Fox Chairman Stacey Snider as well as Fox Television Group Chairman Dana Walden. Apple also is in the market for a top film executive as the technology giant expands its foray into Hollywood. Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times Fox Television Group Chair Dana Walden, who has worked at the company more than 20 years. Fox Television Group Chair Dana Walden, who has worked at the company more than 20 years.

December 11, 2017 19:41 UTC

(CNN) Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York told CNN on Monday that President Donald Trump should resign over allegations of sexual assault. "President Trump has committed assault, according to these women, and those are very credible allegations of misconduct and criminal activity, and he should be fully investigated and he should resign," Gillibrand told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview. "These allegations are credible; they are numerous, " said Gillibrand, a leading voice in Congress for combating sexual assault in the military. "I've heard these women's testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking." If he does not "immediately resign," she said, Congress "should have appropriate investigations of his behavior and hold him accountable."

December 11, 2017 19:37 UTC

The sweet romantic comedy "The Big Sick" and female directors were among the more surprising shut outs from the Golden Globe nominations Monday, which, as usual, includes many expected and worthy choices among some that are more peculiar. THE BIG SHUT OUTOne of the more shocking exclusions from the Globe nominations is the romantic comedy "The Big Sick," which comedian Kumail Nanjiani based on his real life courtship, and life-threatening setbacks, with his now wife Emily V. Gordon. Barnum musical "The Greatest Showman" earned a best musical or comedy nomination and an acting nod for Hugh Jackman. SEXUAL MISCONDUCT TAKES ITS TOLLUnder the glare of sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey and Jeffrey Tambor, neither "House of Cards" nor "Transparent" received any Golden Globe nominations. will have no future association with the show, but the same is also true of Spacey and "House of Cards."

December 11, 2017 19:34 UTC