NBC fired longtime TODAY host Matt Lauer yesterday for alleged sexual misbehavior. There are reports he sexually harassed at least three female colleagues with one complaint going as far back as 2001.
When it comes to commuting habits, new census numbers show the number of Haligonians driving to work is growing and the number of those using transit or cycling is not moving really at all – with the percent of cyclists staying at just 1%.Advocates say it’s due to poor cycling and transit networks in the city.
Close to 300 people had to be evacuated from our tallest building yesterday due to a fire. Crews were called to Fenwick Tower around 12:30 PM after a fire started on the 26th floor of the 33-storey building. There’s no word on cause at this time.
Daveigh Chase, best-known for playing the terrifying girl Samara in The Ring, was arrested for riding in a stolen BMW Tuesday. This isn’t the first time the now 26-year old has been arrested this year: she was also arrested after leaving a dying man outside of a LA hospital’s front door and fleeing the scene.
Disney announced yesterday that Chinese actress Liu Yifei has been cast as the lead in the live-action remake of Mulan. Fans took to Twitter to applaud Disney for casting a Chinese actress in the role – but made it clear that whitewashing of Asian roles is still prevalent in Hollywood. One tweeted “An actual Chinese actress cast as Mulan. Emma Stone and Scarlett Johansson are shaking in their Birkenstocks.”
And that’s your Fast Five!