Thursday, October 18News That Matters

Tag: Scott

Open thread for night owls. Ghosh and Scott: Russia's election interference is Digital Marketing 101

Open thread for night owls. Ghosh and Scott: Russia's election interference is Digital Marketing 101

Politics
Dipayan Ghosh and Ben Scott at The Atlantic write—Russia's Election Interference Is Digital Marketing 101: [...] Consider two things. First: While the Russians created fake accounts to pose as Americans on social media and buy ads, the technologies they deployed are all commonplace in the digital-marketing industry—this was no 007-style spycraft. Second: These days, Americans live in divisive, partisan information environments, chock-full of incendiary rhetoric. They have very low standards about the sources they accept as accurate, and yet aren’t great at parsing fact from fiction on the Internet. Even “digital natives”— young people most at home in an online information environment—have proven inept at judging credibility. In other words, when the Russians set out to poison American po
Daddy's Girl! Travis Scott Says His New Daughter Stormi with Kylie Jenner Is 'Beautiful'

Daddy's Girl! Travis Scott Says His New Daughter Stormi with Kylie Jenner Is 'Beautiful'

Entertainment
With those KarJenner genes, it’s not surprising that baby Stormi is gorgeous. In a video obtained by TMZ, photographers can be heard asking new dad Travis Scott how his daughter — his first child with girlfriend Kylie Jenner — is doing. “She’s beautiful,” the 25-year-old rapper says simply before climbing into a black SUV. Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Babies newsletter. RELATED: A New Baby and His Own Day! Travis Scott Celebrates Feb. 10 in His Texas Hometown Although Scott and Jenner, 20, live separately, the two have been teaming up to take care of baby Stormi since her birth two weeks ago. “Despite being new parents, Kylie and Travis are still in a new relationship too. Kylie is happy with
Lionel Richie Says Daughter Sofia's Relationship with Scott Disick Is 'Just a Phase'

Lionel Richie Says Daughter Sofia's Relationship with Scott Disick Is 'Just a Phase'

Entertainment
Lionel Richie may not be dancing on the ceiling over news of that his 19-year-old daughter Sofia Richie is dating Kourtney Kardashian’s 34-year-old ex Scott Disick, but he’s still standing by her no matter what. The Grammy winner and American Idol host, 68, talked about his daughter’s new pairing in an interview with The Daily Telegraph published Saturday. “She’s 19,” Lionel said. “When you’re 19 you know everything. Is it going to be for life? I don’t know. But for right now it’s just a phase and I’m going to stand real still in the corner, get me a good drink and not make too much noise.” “Now I know what my parents meant when I came through the door with my Afro and my girlfriend and said ‘Dad, I’m in love’ and looked at me and said ‘Okay, we’re going to leave you alone for a minute an
Scott Pruitt makes it clear—He flies first class to avoid the dirty hippies at the back of the plane

Scott Pruitt makes it clear—He flies first class to avoid the dirty hippies at the back of the plane

Politics
Why does EPA chief Scott Pruitt require an absolutely unprecedented army of at least 30 personal security guards? Why did he clear a whole floor of the EPA for his private use? Why did he institute a new security system within the security system to keep people out of the building, and a $25,000 cone of silence within in his office? Most of all, why does he fly around the world in first class, surrounded by his security entourage? What horrible threat requires that the public spend—at least—hundreds of thousands on giving Pruitt special waivers to grab first class tickets not just to Europe, but on even the shortest flight? Now we have an answer. Someone … hurt Pruitt’s feelings. The director of the EPA’s Office of Criminal Enforcement, Henry Barnet, told Politico that Pruitt was “appro