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» Senator Bernie Sanders once again called on billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos to finally pay their fair share of taxes. Musk, owner of Tesla, responded in a tweet, telling Sanders: “I keep forgetting you’re still alive.” [Daily Mail]
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The Best and Worst of the Week in Tabloid Culture
Bravo boss Andy Cohen got in some sweet virtue signaling this week after people noticed some stray grays in the locks of his pal Sarah Jessica Parker while they were dining privately—outdoors, at Anton’s in the West Village, in November.
“We were at lunch and there was a paparazzi, and she’s sitting next to me, white hair,” the white-headed Real Housewives Frankenstein told Drew Barrymore on that show Thursday. ‘All the articles were ‘Sarah Jessica Parker, she’s going gray’ and ‘She looks old,’ and it was insanity.”
What’s insane about reporting that a world-famous human who’s made a career as a barometer of American femininity since the 1990s had gone without a touchup?
“Here she is sitting next to me, who’s gray,” Cohen explained. “And people just missed the mark totally. It was so misogynistic.”
Coincidentally, misogyny was also the reason photographers snapped all those photos of Liz Montgomery when Paul Lynde was right next to her.
The Sex and the City star personally made her case in this month’s Vogue cover story, telling that army of brittles, “It almost feels as if people don’t want us to be perfectly OK with where we are.”
Yes, Parker, it almost feels as if that’s exactly what people don’t want for you.
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