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California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit

California lawmakers passed legislation Monday that puts more conditions on state film tax credits to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring amid revelations of misconduct and discrimination in the movie industry.

The legislation would require feature film and television projects that apply for the credits, which are assigned based on jobs created, to report diversity statistics to the state and designate people to handle misconduct claims.

The revised tax credit program, worth as much as $330 million a year, would also require applicants to submit their policy prohibiting harassment and retaliation. In addition, major studios would have to report whether they have diversity programs.

"If you don't have a program, you're going to have to report that you don't have a program," Democratic Assemblyman Ian Calderon, who helped craft the bill, told The Associated Press. "That doesn't look very good."

Assemblyman Rob Bonta and other members of the Asian Pacific Islander caucus pushed for the diversity reporting requirements. The Alameda Democrat cited the films "Ghost in the Shell" and "The Great Wall" that cast white actors in leading roles he said should have gone to Asian actors. He said the films were "hurtful" to the Asian Pacific Islander community.

"We wanted to be productive in our solution and provide some support in terms of encouraging diversity in Hollywood and we think this will do that," Bonta said of the change to the credit.

The bill was negotiated as part of the state budget. It was approved Monday by the Assembly and state Senate and now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign it. The new version of the program would start in 2020.

Republican Assemblyman James Gallagher of Yuba City, the only lawmaker to vote against the bill, said he didn't believe it would prevent sexual misconduct because projects would only have to show they have a policy and not prove that they enforce it.

He also said the state shouldn't single out the politically powerful industry for a tax break.

"I think it really misses Me Too," he said, referring to the global movement against sexual harassment sparked when dozens of women publicly accused movie producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, assault and harassment. He has denied the allegations.

To attract jobs and economic activity, more than 30 states give tax breaks to productions. California created its program in 2009 and it has been hailed for keeping productions in the state.

Feature films and television shows apply for the credit before they begin filming. The California Film Commission, the state agency that oversees the program, prioritizes the projects that will generate the most jobs.

HBO's "Westworld," for example, planned nearly 300 filming days in California and was approved for nearly $30 million in credits, contingent on meeting the targets in its application.

The film "A Wrinkle in Time" was slated to receive more than $18 million in credits.

The film commission assigns credits based on a production's "below the line" jobs, including set builders, makeup artists and extras — not the highest profile workers, such as starring actors and directors.

Applicants who receive the tax credit would help fund a program to train people from underrepresented communities to do "below the line" jobs on film sets.

The industry initially expressed reservations about some of the diversity reporting requirements but supported the bill's final version, Bonta said.

"The high level concept of wanting more diversity in film, there was always agreement on that," he said. "How we get there, how it becomes part of the film tax credit, was always a concern."

Immigration detention policy becomes major issue in media

In a phone conversation with her executive producer over the weekend, "CBS This Morning" anchor Gayle King wondered if there wasn't more the network could do on the story of children being separated from parents through the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy. Almost before she knew it, she was on a plane to south Texas.

The policy blew up into a major issue on Monday after simmering for the past few weeks, and King's travel was but one indication. As CNN covered a contentious late-afternoon briefing by Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in the White House, a headline said it was being held "amid outrage." Newly-released audio of wailing children reportedly recorded at a border detention facility added sound to images of children being held by federal officials.

"You look at these little faces and see the innocence and you say, 'how is this OK? How is this all right?'" King said in an interview on Monday. "This is not a partisan issue. This is a human issue. And that's the story I'm trying to tell."

Personnel deployment is the most visible indicator of the importance television networks give to a story. Like King, NBC's Lester Holt made a similar trip to anchor "Nightly News" from McAllen, Texas, on Monday. MSNBC was sending Chris Hayes, Lawrence O'Donnell and Stephanie Ruhle to do their own shows from Texas starting Tuesday.

During "CBS This Morning" on Monday, King interviewed Manuel Padilla, border patrol chief for the Rio Grande Valley, who accused her of spreading misinformation about what was happening at the border. King said that her reporting backed up what she was saying.

The issue landed squarely on the nation's partisan fault line, as illustrated by a debate over a single word used in a description of a repurposed warehouse where children are being held in McAllen. Some 20 reporters were led on a brief tour there on Sunday to show the conditions. They were allowed to take written notes, but no pictures or video. The government released its own video images of what was going on.

After The Associated Press wrote that "hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing," Breitbart News wrote an article objecting to use of the word "cages." Fox News Channel's Steve Doocy said the government had "built walls out of chain-link fences."

Sally Buzbee, the AP's executive editor, said Monday that the AP is comfortable with the description.

"We always strive to be precise and factual in the language that we use," she said. "In this case, we think the word accurately describes the facilities."

On "CBS This Morning," King's colleague David Begnaud, who was also on the tour, said the children were being held in cages that "looked like kennels."

King defended one statement she made on Monday that seemed a potential target for criticism by Trump allies. She said on the air: "Based on the stories I've heard and the people I've talked to and the things I've seen with my own eyes, the Statue of Liberty is really weeping today."

In an interview, she pointed out what the Statue of Liberty stood for. "If showing bias is showing humanity, call me guilty of that," she said.

The administration's policy received criticism from some sectors where Trump was not used to hearing it, including former First Lady Laura Bush. The New York Post said in an editorial that trying to continue the policy is "guaranteed disaster." Commentator Bill O'Reilly tweeted that "the Trump administration will not win on this and should reverse course today."

The news site ProPublica released a nearly eight-minute audio clip of crying children calling out for their parents that it said was recorded inside a U.S. detention facility and provided to a civil rights attorney by a person who asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation. The attorney, Jennifer Harbury, provided the clip to ProPublica.

In the audio , sobbing children are heard saying "Mami' and "Papi" after they had been separated from their parents one day last week. A border patrol agent says, in Spanish: "We have an orchestra here. What's missing is a conductor."

In her briefing, Nielsen said she had not heard the audio. She defended the policy, saying the administration was choosing to enforce laws that were already on the books.

"Those who criticize the enforcement of our laws have offered only one alternative — open borders," Nielsen said.

Voices were raised frequently on television throughout the day. On Fox News Channel's "Outnumbered," commentator Kennedy, a former MTV VJ, used sarcasm to condemn the policy.

"I'm sure these mini-rapists all have bombs strapped to their chests," she said on Fox's "Outnumbered" show. "You're demonizing the wrong people. It has become so illogical."

She was shouted at by former congressman Jason Chaffetz.

"You are so naive," he said. "I can't believe it."

On ABC's "The View," panelist Meghan McCain became annoyed when her colleagues passed around a bell, meant to be rung when someone felt another host was becoming overheated in an argument.

"I'm not a cat," McCain said. "I hate that bell."


Associated Press correspondent Jocelyn Noveck contributed to this report.

Authorities: Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt.

The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. He was shot earlier outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership.

XXXTentacion had been at RIVA Motorsports checking out inventory, sheriff's public information officer Keyla Concepcion said. He was in a black BMW i8 and preparing to leave before 4 p.m. when two armed suspects approached him. At least one of them fired, and then both suspects fled the scene in a dark SUV, Concepcion said. Investigators don't have a motive, and no arrests have been made.

Stephanie Martinez, a 29-year-old mother who lives in the neighborhood, was just coming back from the pool with her kids when she heard three shots. She drove to the end of the street and saw the rapper's body in the car.

"He has his mouth open and his hand out. Two people went over and checked his pulse," said Martinez, who also saw blood. "It's just weird because he should've had security and stuff with him."

On Twitter, his peers expressed shock and sadness.

Kanye West said: "rest in peace ... I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing." Producer Diplo posted a photo of the two together and said, "Thanks for inspiring me." Travis Barker tweeted: "I'm at a loss for words... speechless #RIPXXXTentacion Loved collaborating with you. You were a true artist ..."

And J. Cole said, in part: "RIP X. Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person. God bless his family, friends and fans."

The entertainer, who sported dreadlocks and a number of facial tattoos, was a rising star and notched a No. 1 album in March with his sophomore effort "?'' and had a top 10 hit with "Sad!" but was facing trial on charges that he beat up his pregnant girlfriend.

XXXTentacion racked up huge streaming numbers — on Spotify, his "Sad!" had more than 270 million streams and was on its Top 50 chart this week in the United States and globally. He also has several songs that have been declared platinum, including "Changes," ''Roll in Peace" with fellow rapper Kodak Black and "Look at Me!"

In interview with XXL magazine, which named him an up-and-coming artist last year, the rapper cited Nirvana, the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur among his musical influences.

"Obviously, I'm one of the greatest of this generation, the upcoming generation, as far as artistry. ... And I say that humbly," he said in a video interview with the outlet last year.

But much of his brief career had been mired in controversy. In 2016, he was arrested on charges including home invasion for a 2015 incident, and less than a month later was arrested on charges that he attacked his girlfriend, who was pregnant at the time, and was jailed, and later faced more charges including witness tampering.

Regarding a June 2017 attack at a San Diego concert, the following messages were posted on XXXTentacion's Twitter account: "security and venue set me up, I got sucker punched and knocked out, it is what it is."

A subsequent tweet said," ''next time make sure you kill me so I can't talk (expletive)."

He was released from jail on house arrest late last year and was released from house arrest earlier this year to allow him to tour.

Fan Wyatt Rubin, 21, jumped in his car and headed to the scene shooting Monday as soon as he heard, playing the rapper's songs like "Jocelyn Flores" and "King" on the drive over.

"He was just maturing as a person and as an artist ... it couldn't have come at a worse time," Rubin said. "A lot of it was really beautiful music, progressive music.'"

In an interview earlier this month with the Miami New Times, XXXTentacion described his upbringing, which included seeing his mother infrequently and being raised by friends, other family and babysitters. His mother would buy him clothes, phones and other gifts. He told the paper he used violence so she would engage with him.

"I used to beat kids at school just to get her to talk to me, yell at me," he said.

XXXTentacion was initially one of two artists Spotify removed from its promoted playlists in May in accordance with its new policy on hateful music and conduct. But after a backlash in the music industry, Spotify backpedaled and said it would no longer attempt to police conduct and restored XXXTentacion to its playlists (although they did not do the same for R. Kelly).

While he made headlines for his legal woes, he connected to millions of fans musically. Among the topics he spoke about was depression and addressed it in his music.

In one video posted to social media, he said: "If worse things come to worse, I (expletive) die a tragic death or some (expletive), and I'm not able to see out my dreams, I at least want to know that the kids perceive my message and were able to make something of themselves."

He continued later: "I appreciate and love all of you and I believe in you all; do not let your depression make you, do not let your body define your soul, let your soul define your body. Your mind is limitless are worth more than you can believe."


This story has been corrected to show "?'' in all references that was released in March, not last month.

Box Office Top 20: 'Incredibes 2' record inches higher

Disney and Pixar's record-breaking opening of "Incredibles 2" is even bigger than initially expected. According to final totals Monday from the studios, the animated sequel grossed a massive $182.7 million in its first three days in theaters — a record opening for animated movies by almost $50 million.

In a distant second was the female-led spinoff "Ocean's 8," now in its second weekend in theaters, with $19 million. Third place went to the R-rated comedy "Tag," starring Jeremy Renner and Jon Hamm, which took in $14.9 million in its first weekend.

"Solo: A Star Wars Story" fell to fourth place with $10 million, and "Deadpool 2" rounded out the top five with $$8.7 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. "Incredibles 2," Disney, $182,687,905, 4,410 locations, $41,426 average, $182,687,905, 1 Week.

2. "Ocean's 8," Warner Bros., $18,968,184, 4,145 locations, $4,576 average, $78,588,354, 2 Weeks.

3. "Tag," Warner Bros., $14,947,396, 3,382 locations, $4,420 average, $14,947,396, 1 Week.

4. "Solo: A Star Wars Story," Disney, $10,001,056, 3,182 locations, $3,143 average, $193,765,143, 4 Weeks.

5. "Deadpool 2," 20th Century Fox, $8,681,501, 3,212 locations, $2,703 average, $294,562,309, 5 Weeks.

6. "Superfly," Sony, $6,870,740, 2,220 locations, $3,095 average, $9,012,057, 1 Week.

7. "Hereditary," A24, $6,855,063, 2,998 locations, $2,287 average, $27,016,183, 2 Weeks.

8. "Avengers: Infinity War," Disney, $5,442,261, 2,164 locations, $2,515 average, $664,346,211, 8 Weeks.

9. "Adrift," STX Entertainment, $2,200,333, 1,929 locations, $1,141 average, $26,905,478, 3 Weeks.

10. "Book Club," Paramount, $1,827,492, 1,656 locations, $1,104 average, $61,977,585, 5 Weeks.

11. "Gotti," Vertical Entertainment, $1,719,902, 503 locations, $3,419 average, $1,719,902, 1 Week.

12. "Race 3," Yash Raj Films, $1,690,861, 314 locations, $5,385 average, $1,690,861, 1 Week.

13. "A Wrinkle In Time," Disney, $1,678,797, 245 locations, $6,852 average, $99,906,924, 15 Weeks.

14. "Hotel Artemis," Open Road, $1,008,109, 2,299 locations, $438 average, $5,821,628, 2 Weeks.

15. "Won't You Be My Neighbor?," Focus Features, $1,002,709, 96 locations, $10,445 average, $1,710,413, 2 Weeks.

16. "Upgrade," OTL Releasing, $518,330, 646 locations, $802 average, $11,078,295, 3 Weeks.

17. "RBG," Magnolia Pictures, $498,234, 288 locations, $1,730 average, $10,116,762, 7 Weeks.

18. "Life Of The Party," Warner Bros., $448,369, 608 locations, $737 average, $51,850,137, 6 Weeks.

19. "Overboard," Lionsgate, $435,447, 581 locations, $749 average, $48,567,231, 7 Weeks.

20. "Breaking In," Universal, $431,195, 504 locations, $856 average, $45,170,800, 6 Weeks.


Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

Author Junot Diaz cleared of wrongdoing in MIT investigation

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology investigation cleared Pulitzer Prize-winning author and creative writing professor Junot Diaz to return to the classroom this fall.

The inquiry into Diaz's actions toward female students and staff yielded no information that would lead to restrictions on Diaz's role as a faculty member at the university in Cambridge.

Melissa Nobles, dean of MIT's School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and Edward Schiappa, section head for Comparative Media Studies/Writing, where Diaz is based, were involved in the internal investigation. They reached out to current students he had taught and had extensive conversations with Diaz and other professors.

"To date, MIT has not found or received information that would lead us to take any action to restrict Professor Diaz in his role as an MIT faculty member, and we expect him to teach next academic year, as scheduled," said Kimberly Allen, director of media relations.

Author Zinzi Clemmons and other female writers recently shared stories of Diaz's behavior. Clemmons said Diaz forcibly kissed her several years ago; others cited instances when they felt he had verbally attacked them. Diaz has said he takes responsibility for his past actions.

Diaz has not commented on MIT's decision, but his agent said she is pleased with the outcome.


Information from: The Boston Globe,

Rapper XXXTentacion shot, killed in South Florida

Rapper XXXTentacion was shot and later died in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Monday.

TMZ first reported the 20-year-old, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was unresponsive and, according to a witness, did not appear to have a pulse. The celebrity gossip site reported that died shortly after, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. He was pronounced dead at 5:40 p.m.

According to People, the shooting was reported at 3:57 p.m.

“There was a shooting in Deerfield. Our officers are on the scene and we’re gathering information,” Broward County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jonathan Fishman told Miami New Times earlier Monday afternoon. “We can't confirm anything else right now but will release more information soon.”

TMZ reported that the Broward County Fire Department said Onfroy was rushed to a hospital. A graphic, censored video on the gossip site shows the scene of the shooting.

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Dispatch audio obtained by TMZ indicates the shooting was reported as a drive by. Onfroy was at a motorcycle dealership when the shooting occurred.

Onfroy recently appeared on XXL Mag’s Freshman Class issue. Winning the fan vote to appear on the cover, he posed with amaiyah, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, PnB Rock, MadeinTYO, Playboi Carti, Aminé, Kap G, KYLE and Ugly God. His second album “?” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Outside of music, Onfroy is awaiting trial, accused of domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend. According to an October 2016 arrest report, Onfroy was charged with battery and aggravated assault of a pregnant victim and false imprisonment. He pleaded no contest to charges of armed home invasion robbery and aggravated battery with a firearm and was released from jail on bail March 26, 2017. He was ordered to serve six years of probation. He was accused by prosecutors of witness tampering and was jailed again in December 2017 before being released on house arrest. 

In March of this year, Onfroy was released from house arrest so he could go on tour.

Armani democratizes the double-breasted jacket

In a week normally reserved for men's fashion, the June edition of Milan Fashion Week closed Monday with a mélange of men's and women's previews for next spring and summer.

President of the Italian national fashion chamber, Carlo Capasa, said the shift is a response to "the challenges posed by the globalized and fluid dimensions of fashion," adding that the arrival of women's collections reflects "Milan's central importance in the fashion week world."

Anchoring the 64 collections shown over four days was Milan calendar first-timer Stella McCartney and Finnish label Aalto for women and Armani, Fendi and No. 21 for men.

Some highlights:



Some menswear brands gently pushed the gender envelop this season. There were short-shorts, of the kind worn by the protagonist in the Oscar-winning Italian film "Call Me by Your Name," ruffled shirts (even in Gucci's absence) and jeweled necklaces.

Not so Giorgio Armani.

He anchored the collection in the timeless, masculine double-breasted jacket — but his was no stuffy affair. More formal versions had wide-notched lapels in fabrics, while washed-out linen numbers had a softness that suggested an evening seaside stroll, while sportier iterations came in printed silk.

Armani said he aimed to democratize the formal wardrobe staple, making it "wearable, and accessible to everyone."

Trousers were mostly wide-legged and always cuffed. Shorts fell loosely to the knee.

While Armani showed what may have been the only tie on Milan runways this season — and just one — he also sent well-toned models down the runway bare-chested beneath the jackets.

Many of the looks were finished with a gaucho-style hat that matched the ruggedness of a pair of jacketless looks with weathered leather vests over black T-shirts. Denim was light blue and soft in pleated trousers with matching cropped jackets or collarless shirts.

"It is very difficult to talk about the future of male elegance, especially if I see my things near others completely different and totally far from this type of elegance," Armani said back stage.

With fashion living a moment of logo-mania, Armani also brought back a gently curved version of the GA logo from the archives. The 83-year-old designer closed the show with a plain dark T-shirt with the Giorgio signature overtop "Gorgeous" in block letters, reminiscent of a 1982 Time Magazine cover "Giorgio's Gorgeous Style."

"Everyone calls me Mr. Armani. But at my age it is better to show familiarity. So, call me Giorgio."



Fendi took an elegant deep-dive into wardrobe staples this season, with a playful twist on anagrams.

Silvia Venturini Fendi collaborated with Italian artist Nico Vascellari on motifs for this collection that also indulged in anagram play with Roma-Amor, Fendi-Fiend as prints and graphic T-shirt elements.

To illustrate intrinsic duality, Vascellari created patterns out of FF-tongued snakes, clawed frogs and horned demons. The color palate was dark with undertones of fiendish red, or the classic Fendi brown-and-gold combo.

Mesh suit jackets gave an edge to polo shirts and straight trousers with sporty striped detailing down the sides. Leather anoraks were perforated, worn over the double-F-logo knitwear. Suit jackets were paired with short-shorts styled from the trousers. But there were also knee-length skorts — a mix of shorts with a skirt — for anyone looking for a kilt alternative, worn with a paper-thin transparent shirt with diagonal stripes.

The looks were finished with rain hats, oblong rimless sunglasses, sling-back moccasins or running sandals and a variety of accessories, including flat passport holders and the trademark Fendi Peek-a-boo bag.

"I like to work with things that seem different," Venturini Fendi said. "The differences need to find a point of conjunction."



Alessandro Dell'Acqua has had it with street wear. His looks for N.21 revived the suit jacket — not as strictly formal wear, but as something more relaxed.

"Young people have lost the habit of wearing a jacket, and we need to get them used to not dressing only in sweatshirts and bombers," the designer said. "It is good to bring them back to seeing a certain type of fashion."

The slightly disheveled urban looks had a sense of morning-after debauchery. Shirts were opened to the chest under unlined double-breasted jackets worn with thigh-bearing shorts. Asymmetrical knitwear had an off-shoulder feel. A jeweled necklace with a masculine suit gave a glam, come-what-may attitude.

The collection also had flashes of color in PVC trench coats, shorts with longer under-layers and pouches that strap on the waist or hang around the neck. Sandals and thick-soled shoes were worn with slouchy camel-colored socks.



Finnish designer Tuomas Merikoski showed he really understands women, and how they move. Models for his four-year-old Aalto brand were speed walking down the runway, in the manner of someone racing to an appointment, or to catch a train, or to pick up a child from school.

Merikoski, former head of menswear at Givenchy, said the collection is about "strength of the women-hood."

The looks mixed athletic touches with classical elements and a feminist spirit.

The Aalto feminist moves with ease either in a long shirt dress in a wavy print, or a clingy, crinkly yellow tube dress worn with a sea-foam green wind breaker around the waist. A lavender cotton dress with a ruffled hem has a hood made from a draping technique from his native Finland for a traditional touch.

Many of the garments carry patches with the number 999 — meant to be a racing number but also a sign of good luck.

The collection "is about mixing old traditional wrinkly fabrics to something technical and really putting them together in a really modern way and very dynamic, for strong women," he said.



The Milan debut by European-based luxury street-wear brand Ih Nom Uh Nit — meaning "no name" — was as much an art installation as a runway show.

The sci-fi inspired looks included glittery suits worthy of a David Bowie ground-control moment, and diaphanous jump suits. Mission countdowns played in the background and an astronaut's suit was strewn on a sand pit nearby.

The 28-year-old American designer behind the Paris- and Bologna-based brand, Chaz Jordan, said the collection is aimed at the coveted 18-25 demographic.

"The goal is to go from day to night, from T-shirts to fine tailoring in leather pants and a leather jacket," Jordan said.

The fashion house has grown a celebrity following in its four seasons, including Jay-Z, James Harden, Beyonce and Dakota Johnson. Kailand Wonder, the 17-year-old son of Stevie Wonder, was backstage, just days after walking the runway for Dolce&Gabbana.



The Queen of Fashion Sustainability, Stella McCartney, closed fashion week with a garden party to show off her combined men's and women's collections.

Models in the "playful Bohemian looks" sipped on cocktails and were the first to take to the dance floor.

One female model twirled prettily in pale pink fringe mini dress with a racing back, while a male model in a military-style dark three-quarters jacket and trousers with gold striping tucked into a Campari cocktail.

Nearby, McCartney said she has worked hard to make sustainability integral to her collections, and hopes that more designers — and consumers — get on board.

"The consumer is critical. ... I also am a consumer in how I eat, how I live my life. I think people need to bring it to the fashion conversation. We are the second most harmful industry I the world. We have to take that seriously," she said.

"On the one side, I want to create a product where people have no idea that this isn't a PVC shoe, that this is an organic cotton because it looks so stylish and it has the same quality of manufacture," she said, pointing to her pumps and jumpsuit . "But at the same time it is a mindful approach. "

McCartney said a persistent demand for sustainability drove her into menswear several seasons ago — with men asking to have a tailored collection that reflected ethical values.

"I sort of digested that for many, many years and it never felt like the right time until one day, I said, hey let's do that."

Bail revoked for promoter of failed music fest in Bahamas

Bail was revoked Monday for the promoter of a failed music festival on a Bahamian island by a judge who called him a flight risk and a nonviolent danger to the community.

U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said Billy McFarland was a "serious risk of flight" after his re-arrest last week on new charges alleging that he tried to cheat some of the victims of his botched 2017 Fyre Festival on the Bahamian island of Exuma by trying to sell them bogus tickets to music, fashion and sporting events.

Buchwald also called McFarland "a danger, in a non-violent sense, to the community."

Last week, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristy Greenberg successfully argued for McFarland's detention, saying he'd told associates he would flee if Buchwald sentenced him to three years or more in prison.

Buchwald on Monday postponed until July 26 the sentencing of McFarland, which had been scheduled for Thursday, after Greenberg said court officers who prepared a pre-sentence report should be given a chance to reconsider their sentencing recommendation in light of the new charges.

In March, McFarland pleaded guilty to charges that he fraudulently enlisted 80 investors to pour $26 million into the bungled music festival. His plea deal called for him to serve between eight and 10 years in prison, though he can request leniency at sentencing.

Attorney Randall Jackson, representing McFarland, has asked Buchwald in a written submission to sentence McFarland to six months of home confinement or a "minimal period of incarceration," saying his client is looking forward to spending "a good portion of his life working to repay investors for the money they lost."

He added: "The infamy of his failed business endeavor and his related criminal conviction will be a punishment throughout his life."

Buchwald said she intends to sentence McFarland to prison.

"In effect, his detention at this time is the beginning of his sentence," she said.

The new charges against McFarland, 26, accuse him of bilking 15 victims late last year of over $100,000 by selling non-existent tickets to events including a Cleveland Cavaliers game that would include a team dinner with LeBron James.

In papers filed Monday, Greenberg wrote that when McFarland learned he was being investigated for new crimes, he told three witnesses with knowledge of his criminal conduct not to speak to FBI agents or to tell them that they had lawyers even though they did not. She said he also told them to report any encounters with agents to him.

Former ‘Jeopardy!’ champ pleads guilty to sneaking into college email accounts

A former assistant professor at a Michigan college who won seven episodes of “Jeopardy!” in 2012 pleaded guilty to sneaking into the email accounts of other professors, students and administrators, The Daily Telegram reported.

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Stephanie Jass, 48, who taught history at Adrian College, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of unauthorized computer access. She faces up to five years in prison and is expected to be sentenced July 20, the newspaper reported.

At the time she was a contestant on “Jeopardy!,” Jass’ seven victories were tied for the best winning streak on the popular game show. That record has since been broken, the Telegram reported.

Police said that during a four-day period in the spring of 2017, Jass logged into other people’s email accounts without permission after the college reset passwords and gave teachers, students and administrators the same temporary passwords, the Telegram reported. Another professor discovered that Jass was accessing other accounts and reported it to school officials, the newspaper reported.

Jass admitted accessing the emails of school administrators, faculty members, students and even her stepson to school officials in May 2017, The Jackson Citizen Patriot reported.

Jass was "terminated with cause" in January, the Citizen Patriot reported.

Actress Heather Locklear hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation, police say

Actress Heather Locklear was hospitalized Sunday in Thousand Oaks, California, for a psychiatric evaluation, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Us magazine.

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Locklear, 56, who starred on “Melrose Place” and “Dynasty,” was acting erratically and threatened to hurt herself, a police source told Us. The source told Us that a family member called 911.

According to TMZ, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the Ventura County Fire Department responded to the 911 call and went to Locklear’s home.

According to a 911 audio dispatch call obtained by TMZ, the family member called 911 and said Locklear was looking for a gun to shoot herself.

>> Heather Locklear arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

Police told Us that there was no crime committed at Locklear’s home, “only a medical issue.”

Locklear was arrested Feb. 26 on a felony charge of domestic violence and three counts of misdemeanor battery on a police officer after a dispute with her boyfriend, Chris Heisser.

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