‘Are You The One?’ is making history. But for MTV, it’s just another show championing LGBTQ voices

(CNN)MTV started as a music channel when it launched in 1981, but its programming has evolved far beyond music videos. It’s not groundbreaking for MTV. Over its nearly 40-year history, the cable network has becomea global trailblazer in breaking down gender and sexuality barriers, showcasing stories that spur conversations among its young audience about what it means to love. And season 8 of “Are You the One?” is no different. Here’s are some of the most notable moments: 1992: ‘The Real World’ features a bisexual man Norman Korpi became the first openly bisexual man on reality television when “The Real World: New York” debuted. In 2017, Korpi revealed to CNN that he is actually gay, but MTV had called him …

It’s so hot in Spain that manure self-ignited, sparking a 10,000-acre wildfire

(CNN)Firefighters in Spain are battling a major wildfire that probably started after a heap of manure self-ignited amid the intense European heat wave. As of early afternoon, the fire was still not under control and 53 people have been evacuated from the area. The Catalan fire brigade said around 350 fire crew, 12 fire engines and a number of vehicles with large water tanks were at the scene. Seven aircraft, two hydroplanes and heavy machinery were also deployed, the fire service said. Locals were advised to stay indoors and keep their windows shut to avoid inhaling smoke. The firefighters said the blaze is one of the worst in Catalonia in the last 20 years. They warned it could spread to …

Countdown’s Rachel Riley marries Strictly’s Pasha

Report End of Twitter post by @RachelRileyRR The couple married on Friday, according to records from Clark County, the area of Nevada in the US that includes Las Vegas. Riley also used Instagram in May to reveal she and her now husband are expecting a baby in December. Riley, who describes herself as “a proud maths geek”, and Russian dancer Kovalev, have been together since 2014 after they were partnered in the 2013 series of Strictly Come Dancing. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk.

Ocasio-Cortez Tells Job-Shaming GOPers To Take Their Classism To The Trash

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)  is calling out Republicans for “classism” for attacking her past work as a bartender.  Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser to President “It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification,” Ocasio-Cortez said in response to Conservative pundit “ She easily winning her district last year.  REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.

‘More protection’ for revenge porn victims

‘I was blamed for my revenge porn’ Revenge porn laws ‘not fit for purpose’ What to do if you’re a victim It is currently categorised as a “communications crime”, meaning victims are not granted anonymity as other victims of sexual abuse are. Campaigners, including Love Island contestant Zara McDermott, have called for this to change. The government has said the review, to be “launched shortly”, will consider the case for granting automatic anonymity to such victims, so they cannot be named publicly, as is the case for victims of sexual offences. The review will also take in “cyber-flashing” – when people receive unsolicited sexual images on their phone – and “deepfake” pornography, which is the practice of superimposing an individual’s …

Girl Hit By Foul Ball Cracked Skull And Suffered Seizures, Attorney Says

An attorney representing the family of a Houston attorney Richard Mithoff sent a letter informing team owner Jim Crane that the girl’s family has retained his counsel. While no lawsuit has been filed, he relayed the family’s “concern about making sure this doesn’t happen again,” “I hope and I believe moving forward that Jim will make the right decisions,” he told The Post. Houston Chronicle reported. While recovering at home, she’s getting treatment at Baylor College of Medicine’s Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology, and the “The Astros continue to send our thoughts and prayers to the young girl and her family,” the Astros said in a statement, per the Chronicle. “We continue to respect the family’s request for …

UK seeks new no-deal Brexit freight plan

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling faced calls to resign after he was forced to axe a £13.8m contract with Seaborne Freight, a company with no ships or trading history. All three previous contracts – intended to offer extra capacity and relieve potential congestion at ports like Dover – had been awarded without a full public tender process and prompted legal action from Eurotunnel. No-deal Brexit ferry contract queried Government pays £33m over Brexit ferry case Government warned over Brexit ferry payout The government also had to pay more than £51m to cancel agreements with DFDS and Brittany Ferries when the UK asked the EU for an extension to the withdrawal process meaning it did not leave as planned on 29 March. …

How to get the best price when buying a car

The time of year can also have a significant effect on when a vehicle is popular and so dealerships are less prone to cut the price. For example, convertibles are naturally more desirable in the summer and 4X4s in the winter, so buying out of season may be sensible to get a good price. There are often better deals at the end of each quarter as dealerships try to hit targets, and quieter weekdays may see staff in a better frame of mind to negotiate, the Money Advice Service says. It also points out that March and August – just before new registrations are released – can see the older stock sold off cheaper. How can buyers get the best …

Kamala Harris: It pays to attack

(CNN)It pays to go on the attack. That was the message of the first Democratic debates, as Senator Kamala Harris discovered when her exchange with former Vice President Joe Biden over 1970s school busing catapulted her into what was widely viewed as the winner’s slot. Writing in advance of the first debate, Paul Begala said, “There is only one question: Who can beat Trump? The questions may sound like they’re about health care or taxes, Iran or North Korea, but believe me, the subtext is simple: Democrats want to beat Trump, period. If you’re asked a question about the border and give an answer about the border, you’ve given an incomplete response. You must use your answer to illustrate why …

Bitcoin surges past $13,000 then sheds about 13%

New York (CNN Business)Bitcoin could be headed for another meteoric rise, but it’s clear the cryptocurrency hasn’t shaken the curse of volatility. BItcoin reached a $10,000 value on Friday for the first time in more than a year. It was likely helped by an announcement from Facebook (FB) last month that the social network planned to debut its own digital currency, called Libra, introducing its 2 billion users to crypto. Libra may hurt bitcoin’s value if it becomes the preferred choice for digital currency users. But the company’s foray into the cryptocurrency industry also renewed discussions among top economic leaders about regulating the industry, which could help legitimize alternative currencies in the eyes of consumers. Jerome Powell, chair of the …

NASA Planning To Send A Drone To Titan. Saturn’s Largest Moon

The space agency said Thursday the Dragonfly mission will fly over Titan, exploring different locations on the icy moon to study whether it can support microbial life. Titan is a haze-covered world with a thick atmosphere. The moon also has lakes of methane and an ocean below the surface, making it an attractive place to explore whether its environment can support primitive life. ___ Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Joe Sestak Becomes Latest Democrat To Announce 2020 Presidential Run

Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania announced he’s running for president, joining an already crowded field of Democrats aiming to unseat President In “I wore the cloth of the nation for over 31 years in peace and war,” Sestak said in the video. “I learned integrity’s values by my parents living them: service to country, to others, above self with accountability in answering one’s self.” Sestak is slated to speak at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum in Waterloo, Iowa, on Sunday afternoon. Sestak spent roughly three decades serving in the Navy. He was the director of defense policy on the National Security Council under President Bill Clinton in the mid-1990s. He served two terms in the House, holding positions on the …

Duncan Hunter’s lawyers seek to block evidence of extramarital affairs in corruption case

In this Dec. 3, 2018, photo, Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, center, leaves court in San Diego.  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) Politico reported that defense attorneys also chastised federal prosecutors for airing Duncan’s infidelities in public through a motion filed Monday asking for jurors to hear testimony about the relationships. “However unpopular the notion of a married man mixing business with pleasure, the government cannot simply dismiss the reality that Mr. Hunter’s relationships with [the women] often served an overtly political purpose that would not have existed irrespective of his occupation,” they wrote. Hunter — an Iraq War veteran — is scheduled to go on trial for allegedly spending more than $250,000 in campaign funds on vacations, meals, hotel stays and bills. …

Kevin Costner Reveals Major Surprise About Iconic The Bodyguard Movie Poster

Whitney Houston, who plays a pop star, outside of a nightclub after one of her shows descends into chaos. Entertainment Weekly, that isn’t exactly true. “That wasn’t even Whitney actually,” Costner told EW in an article published Friday. “She had gone home and that was her double, and her head was buried into my shoulder, which was appropriate anyway. She was frightened.” But executives on the film weren’t too keen on the idea since it didn’t feature the face of Houston — who was a huge star at the time and would be a draw for a larger audience. The movie’s poster wasn’t the only aspect of the film Costner influenced. Houston cover Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” …