#MeToo, Oprah headline Golden Globes


Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon at last night's Golden Globes. (Image: CBS News video screenshot)

Often the most informal event of Hollywood award season, the Golden Globe awards took a more somber tone last night, as many actors donned black in support of Time's Up, a new initiative fighting sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond.

Oprah Winfrey, presented with a lifetime achievement award during the show --- the 75th edition --- gave a rousing speech that touched on sexual harassment and women's rights. Politico said the speech "set tongues wagging and thumbs tweeting with speculation about her possibly running for president in 2020."

Oh, yeah, they gave out awards, too. The big winner was the drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." More details on the Globes are over here.

Bannon expresses regret over 'Fire & Fury'

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said he regrets not responding earlier to comments attributed to him that criticized Donald Trump Jr. in a new, explosive book on Trump’s White House, Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff.

CNN reports, “The statement later adds: ‘I regret that my delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding Don Jr has diverted attention from the president's historical accomplishments in the first year of (Trump's) presidency.’”

Bannon’s comments in the book included saying the meeting between Trump’s campaign officials, including Donald Trump Jr., and a Russian lawyer were “treasonous” as well as harsh criticism of the president.

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HQ Trivia hit a milestone last night: A million people played at once

2018 is off to an incredible start for addictive smartphone app HQ Trivia.

Nearly 1.2 million people logged on to play the game last night — a new record for the app. That's like, a lot of people to be on any app at the same time.

HQ Trivia is free and awards actual cash to winners. Last night's prize was $10,000, which was split between nearly 400 people who picked up about $25 each.

The app developers recently released an Android version, which might account for the huge number of participants.

Last But Not Least: How will the new tax bill affect you?

It's January, you're back on campus (or will be soon) and that tax bill from last year? It's now a law. Here’s the low-down on what you need to know about the new bill as you start spring semester.
Today's Morning Scoop was compiled by Natalia Kolenko and the CMN Staff. If today is your first day back on campus after winter break, we feel you.