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TV Insider

All 17 Cast Departures From 'The View,' Ranked by Rancor

Julie Chen, co-host of rival talk show The Talk, wasn’t wrong when she called The View “a revolving door of hosts that people can’t keep straight.” The show has had 21 full-time hosts in 21 seasons, and we recently learned it’s losing more. But while many of the cast departures were amicable, others were just plain acrimonious. Here, find all 17 ex-hosts (and soon-to-be-ex-hosts), ranked by how dramatic their exits are or were.
Us Weekly

Scarlett Johansson Exits Transgender Role in ‘Rub & Tug’ After Casting Backlash

ScarJo out! Scarlett Johansson has opted to exit the film Rub & Tug in response to widespread backlash against her casting as a transgender man. The 33-year-old would have played Dante “Tex” Gill — a real-life figure who operated a massage parlor in Pittsburgh in the 1970s and 1980s — but activists and fellow actors criticized her involvement in an era when so many trans actors have trouble finding work.
WerkLife

Supporting the Mental Wellness of Your Employees Is More Important Than Ever

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 18.8 million American adults—or nearly 10 percent of the American adult population—will suffer from a depressive illness in a given year. Of the 55-and-over set, that proportion rises to 20 percent. Meanwhile, 80 percent of persons with depression report some level of functional impairment related to their depression, and 27 reported serious difficulties in their home life or at work.
In Touch Weekly

See Where 9 Meme Stars Are Now, Long After They Became Internet-Famous

You never know when an old photo of yourself will become a meme. Just ask Ermagerd Girl, Disaster Girl, or Bad Luck Brian. Some meme stars thrived on their Internet fame, like Alex From Target. Others, like Hipster Barista or Ridiculously Photogenic Guy, didn't think so highly of going viral. In any case, check out where nine meme stars are these days. (Spoiler: One of them is a very good Doge!)
TV Insider

14 Times 'Grey's Anatomy' Nostalgia Gave Us Life in Season 14

Stalwart ABC show Grey’s Anatomy is constantly reinventing itself and shuffling its cast, but it never forgets its history. In fact, with so many fans who have watched Grey’s since Season 1 and so many others who’ve caught up with the drama through Netflix, the show capitalizes on its callbacks. The show’s 300th episode was loaded with nostalgia, but really, the entire 14th season was suffused with references to characters and plotlines of seasons past.
WerkLife

Women at Every Income Level Are Punished For Parenthood—But There Is a Solution

Everyone had an opinion about why the U.S. birth rate has reached its lowest level in 30 years—and has fallen below the “replacement” level needed to sustain the population—as the CDC revealed in a report last week. Some people blame economic factors, some cite social influences, and some say people are just having less sex. But as HuffPost points out, there’s little talk—if any—about how “most women in the U.S., even before they get pregnant, know how little social support exists for them as mothers."
In Touch Weekly

The Four Couples of TLC's New Reality Show 'Lost in Transition' Are All on the Same Journey

You've seen this kind of story play out on Transparent; now see it in real life: TLC's new reality show Lost in Transition shows four individuals who have just come out as transgender to their wives. Regardless of ex-TLC star Derick Dillard's transphobic comments, there's no "mental illness" about being transgender, but these four couples have experienced plenty of emotional disarray.
WerkLife

Flexibility and Military Spouses: Why Flexibility Is Key For This Forgotten Demo

Brooke Jones-Chinetti never had any intention of leaving the military. After graduating from West Point, she served in the Army for six years and completed two deployments to the Middle East. During her service, she was selected for a premier pilot program called Women in Combat Arms, and then she was hand-selected to lead human resources for an organization of 4,500 people. “I loved it,” she says. “I didn’t think that I was going to get out.” But life—or, more specifically, corporate America—had other ideas.
Closer Weekly

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Choose Groundbreaking American Bishop to Deliver Their Wedding Sermon

An American will play a big role in the United Kingdom's biggest wedding of the year! Kensington Palace has announced The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, will give the address at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday, May 19. Curry — who's also the Episcopal Church's first African-American presiding bishop — will join Right Reverend David Conner and Justin Welby at the Windsor Castle ceremony.
Life & Style

Here's Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt's Full Relationship Timeline — So Far, at Least!

Now that they've bailed on their second marriages, fans are excited to see Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt rekindling the flame. Brad split from wife Angelina Jolie in 2016, and Jennifer confirmed her breakup with husband Justin Theroux in February. Of course, Brad and Jen had a lot of marriage drama of their own back in the day. In honor of these O.G. spouses reconnecting, we're recapping Jen and Brad's relationship thus far with this timeline.
WerkLife

Women of Color Get a Tiny Fraction of Venture Capital—But One Fund Is Spending $36 Million to Change That

It's bad enough that female founders only received 2.2 percent of the $85 billion invested by venture capitalists in 2017, thanks in no small part to prevalent gender-based biases . It's even worse that women of color, on average, earn less than 1 percent of the total funding each year, as Fortune reports. But Arlan Hamilton, the founder of an inclusivity-focused venture capital firm, just announced a $36 million initiative to help balance the scales.
TV Insider

7 TV Shows We'd Hate to See Rebooted or Revived, Nostalgia Notwithstanding

Reboots and revivals have taken the American TV dial for quite a spin in recent years. Roseanne is getting huge ratings on ABC, Will & Grace has NBC laughing all the way to the bank, The X-Files has Fox viewers spooked all over again, and Netflix is riding high on its Full House and Gilmore Girls revivals… and that’s just a cross-section of the “everything old is new again” trend. But amid this “reboot fever,” which TV shows of yesteryear should be held sacred? Which series’ legacies should stand untouched?
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