"He wants to do this moving hologram. He said I want you to sit in the middle and wear $4 million in diamonds" and pose with a fake brain. "He goes, 'This is the Alice brain.' And it's got ants crawling all over it. And the ants spelled out 'Alice' and 'Dali.' And a chocolate éclair [was] running down the back." read more
Atlanta television reporter and CNN veteran Valerie Hoff resigned after a Twitter exchange with a black viewer, Curtis Rivers. Rivers had previously tweeted that an overwhelming number of "news ni....." were trying to track him down so that they could use a video he posted online of a police beating. Hoff later messaged Rivers looking for his permission to use the video, asking him to "please call this news n*gga." read more
According to Russell T Davies, aka RTD, who wrote the series Queer as Folk and resurrected Doctor Who, "gay people are better and cleverer and more imaginative than anyone else!" read more
Three asylum seeker families who sheltered U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 say they are living in fear because of reports that Sri Lankan police officials have been in Hong Kong trying to search for them. Relatives in Sri Lanka of one of the families had been "questioned, harassed and threatened" by Sri Lankan officials, said Robert Tibbo, who was also Snowden's Hong Kong lawyer. Tibbo called on Hong Kong authorities to protect the families, because he thinks they're at risk of being "unlawfully renditioned" out of Hong Kong. "We do not believe that the Hong Kong government has provided the protection that our clients are entitled to receive as asylum seekers in Hong Kong," Tibbo says. read more
Milo Yiannopoulos has attacked liberal media organisations for not scrutinising comments Star Trek actor and LGBTQ activist George Takei made about his own sexual abuse.
In the clip, Takei speaks about being at summer camp as a 13-year-old and having an 18-year-old camp counselor come into his cabin, kiss him and molest him.
The excerpt many seem to find most jarring is when Takei insists he wasn't actually molested because he found the perpetrator "attractive." read more