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Rose McGowan Cancels Book Tour After Altercation With Transgender Person

Fightin’ words.

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Rose McGowan has cancelled the remainder of her book tour dates following a heated altercation with transgender woman Andy Dier. McGowan and Dier argued before security pulled Dier out of the event at Barnes & Noble in Union Square, New York City on Jan. 31.

McGowan, an actress and celebrity figure, has recently come out about her own experiences with sexual assault in Hollywood. McGowan has been sharing her experiences and reaching out to other woman on her new E! show, Citizen Rose. The show is a part of the #MeToo movement, as is her book that she has been touring with, BRAVE.

While answering audience questions, Dier stood up and accused McGowan of doing nothing for transgender rights, according to the Washington Blade. “I have a suggestion. Talk about what you said on RuPaul. Trans Women are dying and you say that we, as trans women, are not like regular women. We get raped more often. We go through domestic violence more often,” said Dier.

McGowan responded to Dier’s comments by saying, “So am I. We are the same. My point was, we are the same. There’s an entire show called ID channel, a network dedicated to women getting abused, murdered, sexualized, violate — and you’re a part of that too, sister. It’s the same.”

McGowan and Dier continued to go back and forth until Dier was removed by security officials at the Barnes & Noble. McGowan, still upset by the incident, vented and talked with the remaining audience members before continuing with her reading of BRAVE. Here is the exchange:

On Feb. 2, McGowan took to Twitter with the following statement:

McGowan also called out those present that day, including the Union Square Barnes & Noble:

It is unclear if McGowan will name more dates in the future, or if this is the end of her book tour for good.

Catilyn is a student at St. Bonaventure University in New York. She's a writer and Digital Producer for CMN.

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Solange Chosen as Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year

Solange will be honored at a Harvard Foundation award ceremony in March.

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The Harvard Foundation has selected Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Solange Knowles as its Artist of the Year.

Every year, the Harvard Foundation’s student and faculty choose an artist to be honored. Past recipients of the title have included artists such as Shakira, Will Smith, Salma Hayek, Matt Damon, Jackie Chan and John Legend. The Foundation’s mission is to promote diversity, inclusion and equity throughout Harvard University’s community.

Solange is a distinguished artist who landed her first No. 1 album on the Billboard Top 200 chart with her 2016 release “A Seat on the Table.” In 2017, she also received a Billboard Impact Award and was named one of Glamour’s Women of the Year. In December, she announced in an Instagram post that her New Year’s Eve show in South Africa would be canceled due to her struggles with an autonomic disorder.

Wrote, deleted and re wrote this like 5 times… Still not sure what exactly or how much I want to share… However it’s so important to me for the people in South Africa, a place that has tremendous meaning to me and that has given me SO SO MUCH, to know why I won’t be performing at Afro Punk this NYE. The past five months I have been quietly treating, and working through an Autonomic Disorder. It been a journey that hasn’t been easy on me… Sometimes I feel cool, and other times not so cool at all. It’s a complicated diagnoses , and I’m still learning so much myself, but right now, my doctors are not clearing me for such an extended lengthy flight, and doing a rigorous show right after. I can’t put into words how saddened and sorry I am that I am unable to perform for you guys this NYE, there is simply no other place I wanted to be than there with my family to bring in 2018 with you…….but I give you my ABSOLUTE WORD I will come back with AfroPunk and deliver this performance…..as it is so extremely important to me to connect with the people who have so closely inspired me in so many ways. I can’t thank Afro Punk enough for their support, and to all of the other festivals this past summer/fall who have known about my health, kept it confidential, and gone out of their way to make me feel supported while doing these shows. As a part of the self care that I’ve tried to encourage this past year, it needs to start with myself, and I’m looking forward to doing a better job of this 2018. This past year has been one of the most fulfilling of my life… Performing this record and experiencing the energy exchange with you guys has been astounding, and I’m so excited about continuing to do the work I feel so absolutely humbled and appreciative to be doing next year. It gives me life.

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However, Solange is not going to let that stop her. “Performing this record and experiencing the energy exchange with you guys has been astounding, and I’m so excited about continuing to do the work I feel so absolutely humbled and appreciative to be doing next year. It gives me life,” she explained in her post.

Solange will be recognized at the Foundation’s Cultural Rhythms Festival annual award ceremony on Saturday, March 3. The festival celebrates cultural and ethnic diversity at Harvard and is attended by over 2,000 people each year.

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Here are all the Winners From the 2018 Westminster Dog Show

Because dogs are very important.

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Sporting Group:  Bean (Full Of Beans), Sussex Spaniel.

Hound Group: Lucy, a Borzoi.

Working Group:  Ty (Tynan Dances With Wildflowers), Giant Schnauzer.

Terrier Group:  Winston (Winning Ticket), Norfolk Terrier.

Toy Group: Biggie the Pug.

Herding Group: Slick, a Border Collie.

Non-Sporting Group: Flynn (All I Care About Is Love), Bichon Frise.

annnndddd…..

Best in Show:  Flynn (All I Care About Is Love), Bichon Frise.

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Snapchat Update Generates Lots of Hate

This is a story that might not disappear after 24 hours.

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Yesterday, Snapchat automatically updated millions of accounts across the globe. Without warning, users woke up to a different-looking version of the app, that is apparently messier and more confusing. This update has caused many longtime Snapchat fans to not only publicly complain, but also abandon the app for good.

According to The Guardian, the update has made over 700,000 people angry enough to sign a change.org petition requesting that Snapchat change their format back. The petition is aiming to reach one million signatures, and can be signed here.

Within hours, several videos have surfaced which explain both how to remove the update and how to cope with it. Watch them here:

Will Snap Inc listen to their dissatisfied users?

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