Alana Mastrangelo

Alana Mastrangelo

Articles by Alana Mastrangelo

Get Out the Vote Zoom Series Features All-Black ‘Friends’ Revival

Friends was revived Tuesday evening with an all-black cast for a Get Out The Vote campaign, with actors Ryan Michelle Bathe, Sterling K. Brown, Uzo Aduba, Aisha Hinds, Jeremy Pope, and Kendrick Sampson. The show was featured on Zoom Where It Happens, a weekly live table read series aimed at election education and getting out the vote ahead of the November election.

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Twitter Launches Get Out the Vote Campaign

Twitter rolled out its own get out the vote campaign on Tuesday, six weeks ahead of Election Day. The initiative is part of an unprecedented effort by social media platforms to increase voter turnout.

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ViacomCBS Launches Mass ‘Vote For Your Life’ Campaign

ViacomCBS has launched a mass voter registration, early voting, and get-out-the-vote campaign called “Vote For Your Life,” in response to the so-called “crisis” caused by the Chinese coronavirus ahead of the November election.

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Bruce Springsteen Says Biden Wasn’t His First Choice and White Supremacy and White Privilege ‘Cuts Through the Heart of’ America

Rocker Bruce Springsteen revealed in a wide-ranging interview with Rolling Stone that Joe Biden wasn’t his first choice of Democrats vying to challenge President Donald Trump in the election. Springsteen also says white supremacy and white privilege and not “veins in our extremities, rather than an aorta that cuts through the very heart of the nation.”

US singer Bruce Springsteen performs on stage during "The river Tour 2016" in the northern Spanish Basque city of San Sebastian on May 17, 2016. / AFP / ANDER GILLENEA (Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)

Twitter Suspends Kanye West

Rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West has been suspended from Twitter for posting the phone number of a Forbes editor shortly after posting images to the platform of what the presidential candidate claims are pages from his recording contracts with Universal Music Group.

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Live Nation to Convert Several Venues into Polling Locations

Live Nation announced that it will be converting its concert venues into polling locations for the November election. The concert industry giant says it is “working with local officials to examine the feasibility of using more than 100 Live Nation venues” across the country.

BROOKLYN, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Sheck Wes performs onstage during Chance The Rapper to Headline Spotify's RapCaviar Live In Brooklyn in Partnership with Live Nation Urban and Verizon on September 29, 2018 at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Spotify)

Twitter Allows ‘RIP J.K. Rowling’ to Trend, Vilifying Living Author

Twitter allowed the hashtag #RIPJKRowling to trend on the platform on Monday, despite the fact that the Harry Potter author is not dead. The hashtag began trending in response to the release of Rowling’s latest book, which is about a transvestite serial killer. One commenter called the hashtag a “bottomless pit of misogyny.”


Kid Rock to Headline Trump Rally in Michigan

Detroit rocker Kid Rock is set to headline President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Harrison Charter Township, Michigan, on Monday, along with Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, according to the event description posted to the president’s campaign website.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Recording artist Kid Rock performs during Tiger Jam 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 18, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Slate Blames ‘Right Wing Moral Panic,’ Breitbart for ‘Cuties’ Backlash

The left-wing Slate magazine insisted that “right wing moral panic” and Breitbart News helped fuel the widespread and bipartisan backlash against Netflix with its release of the film Cuties, the butt-shaking and crotch-grabbing drama Democrat Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard called “child porn” that will “whet the appetite of pedophiles & help fuel the child sex trafficking trade.”