HuffPo Kills Contributor Program: What’s the Future of Guest Blogging? by @_kevinrowe

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Is the death of HuffPost’s contributors platform the dawning of a new era of guest blogging and content strategy?

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The government shutdown is screwing over SpaceX

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The government shutdown isn’t just affecting federal agencies, such as NASA. It’s altering the plans of private sector spaceflight companies, such as SpaceX, too.

SpaceX, the Elon Musk-founded company, was initially planning to launch the maiden flight of its huge new Falcon Heavy rocket at the end of January. However, that timeline is looking more uncertain thanks to the government shutdown.

The company was set to perform a test firing of the Falcon Heavy this weekend at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in preparation for its first flight. But due to the government shutdown, it wasn’t able to. Read more…

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Sterling K. Brown just made history at the SAG Awards

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Sterling K. Brown has just made history, becoming the first black actor to win the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama. 

Taking home the gong for his role in NBC’s breakout drama of the 2016-2017 season, This Is Us, Brown gave an inspirational speech at the award ceremony on Sunday.

“What a blessing it is to do what you love for a living,” he said. “What an honor it is to be recognized by your peers for a job well done. This room is a source of endless inspiration for me. I love all of y’all. People call us weird and strange; the truth of the matter is everybody’s weird and strange, and we just embrace ourselves for who we are.” Read more…

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Timothée Chalamet on how the Time's Up movement resonates with young men

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After quite the bad year in Hollywood, it’s comforting to know the future appears to be in the right hands.

With two nominations at the SAG Awards, Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird star Timothée Chalamet was asked on the red carpet if the Time’s Up movement against systemic sexual abuse in Hollywood had an effect on young men.

“Absolutely, and thank god it is,” the 22-year-old actor told E! News, standing alongside Lady Bird co-star Saoirse Ronan. “I think at the level of campus sexual assault, for people my age this was a dialogue that was somewhat already happening. Read more…

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Kristen Bell delivers strong Time's Up message in opening monologue at SAG Awards

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Kristen Bell just delivered a strong opening monologue as the first ever host of the SAG Awards on Sunday.

Fronting a deliberately all-female presenter bill for the 2018 ceremony, The Good Place star presented a strong opening speech — and with the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements against systemic sexual abuse in Hollywood gaining immense traction, Bell’s monologue was always going to include a nod.

Mid-way through Bell’s monologue, she really hit the Time’s Up button on the head.

“Everyone’s story deserves to be told — especially now,” she said. “We are living in a watershed moment, and as we march forward with active momentum and open ears, let’s make sure that we’re leading the charge with empathy and diligence. Because fear and anger never win the race.” Read more…

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