Little Big Town To Be Honored In DC Next Month
Little Big Town will be honored for their advocacy at the Recording Academy’s annual Grammy's on the Hill Awards in Washington, DC next month. The group is being recognized for their work supporting music education, as well as the Academy’s MusiCares charity. The band is also set to perform at the Grammy on the Hill Awards, which will take place April 18th.
Walmart No Longer Carrying Cosmopolitan Magazine In Check Out Lines
In a press release Tuesday, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation explained its' partnered with Walmart to remove Cosmopolitan Magazine from the check out lines in over 5,000 stores so customers would not be exposed to its “sexually exploitative” content.
The NCOSE, formerly Morality in Media, argues that the magazine “relentlessly glamorizes things like public, anal, group, and violent sex to its young female readership” and that minors should be protected from such material.
In the #MeToo era, @Walmart has taken a stand against treating women as sex objects! How? They removed @Cosmopolitan magazine from their checkout aisles! Finally, one less objectifying magazine we are forced to walk by! #ThanksWalmart pic.twitter.com/MXbM9Ng0rs— National Center on Sexual Exploitation (@ncose) March 27, 2018
Yet critics were quick to point out how removing the magazine in the name of the Me Too movement seemed misguided, counterproductive and opportunistic.
Pulling a magazine that empowers women to talk about sex in a healthy and positive way is counter-productive. Not only does Cosmo publish articles about sex & relationships, it also discusses politics, health, news and so much more. Don't de-emphasize that important work, Walmart https://t.co/0iucxipd4U— Amanda McKelvey (@ammckelvey) March 27, 2018
A reminder that Walmart is being sued (again) by female employees for gender discrimination— women are routinely paid less than men. But sure, Cosmo— Mariya Karimjee (@M_Karimjee) March 28, 2018
Cosmo is defending itself and while not commenting directly on Walmart's decision to remove the magazine from checkout lines, it did defend its overall message of empowerment:
“Cosmopolitan is the most successful global media brand for young women, with award-winning content produced by leading female journalists. With our focus on empowerment, we are proud of all that the brand has achieved for women around the world in the areas of equality, health, relationships, career, politics and social issues.”
Cassadee Pope Has A New Beau
The former Voice winner has a new man in her life-- “Nashville” star Sam Palladio. The couple attended Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd’s wedding over the weekend, with Cassadee even joking about her date.
Roseanne Reboot Scares With Major Ratings
The revival premiered Tuesday night & produced massive ratings, with 18.2-million viewers tuning in for the re-boot. ABC says this was is the highest-rated comedy telecast on any network since the premiere episode of "The Big Bang Theory" from 2014. Annnnnnd, Roseanne’s return was actually higher among total viewers than its 1997 finale - 21 years ago! Roseanne is giving credit where credit is due...to the writers!
i would like to thank my writers-all Liberals. It has been fun to talk with you and jam! You are all wonderful!— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) March 29, 2018