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Doctor Fired for Anti-Semitic Tweets Found a New Job. That's Now Gone

California's Kern Medical has withdrawn employment offer to Lara Kollab

(Newser) - It may be hard for Lara Kollab to find a job anytime soon. The 20-something doctor was fired in September by the Cleveland Clinic after the Canary Mission unearthed six years' worth of anti-Semitic tweets—including ones that called for violence against Jews, as well as one in which she... More »

Mussolini's Granddaughter Is in a Throwdown With Jim Carrey

And that's not all Alessandra Mussolini had to say to the Canadian comedian

(Newser) - It's hard to call something a Twitter "feud" when only one side is frenetically tweeting insults. So let's just say Alessandra Mussolini—granddaughter of Benito Mussolini—was having an online monologue of sorts on Sunday, directed at Jim Carrey after the actor posted a cartoon he'd... More »

George Conway Fires Off 20-Plus Tweets After Trump Insult

Kellyanne's spouse is pushing back after president called him 'husband from hell'

(Newser) - The tiff between President Trump and the spouse of one of his closest advisers took a turn for the worse on Tuesday, and things didn't get any better the next day. The Hill reports that on Wednesday morning, Trump continued his criticism of George Conway, the husband of White... More »

James Gunn 'Fell on His Sword Early.' Now He's Back on Guardians

Disney rehires director for film after canning him last year for 'offensive' old tweets

(Newser) - There's new talk of "redemption" in Hollywood— specifically for James Gunn, the 52-year-old director cut loose by Disney last year from the third installation of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise after "offensive" old tweets of his resurfaced. Mike Fleming of Deadline says he was told Disney... More »

Rubio Seems to Threaten Maduro With Gadhafi Pics

Fla. senator being criticized for 'remarkably stupid' tweet some see as hint at US military intervention

(Newser) - Marco Rubio is known for his biblically themed tweets , but a different sort of post made waves over the weekend. On Sunday, the Florida senator sent out side-by-side photos of Moammar Gadhafi—one showing the late Libyan dictator in his prime, the second showing him bloodied and roughed up, right... More »

Rob Lowe in Hot Water After Elizabeth Warren 'Chief' Tweet

'Parks and Rec' actor also doesn't seem to know what an Oxford comma is

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren officially entered the 2020 race on Saturday, and it caught the eye of Rob Lowe—whose tweet on the matter then caught a lot of eyes. "Elizabeth Warren would bring a whole new meaning to Commander in 'Chief,'" the 54-year-old Parks and Rec star... More »

Someone's Blasting a School District Online. Now, an Unmasking?

Neb.'s Friend Public Schools wants to know who's running the criticism-filled Friend Bulldog account

(Newser) - A southeast Nebraska school district wants a court to help it learn who's behind a Twitter account that has targeted the district and superintendent. Friend Public Schools says the unknown person behind the Friend Bulldog account has made false, libelous, and defamatory statements accusing Superintendent David Kraus or the... More »

Author Tweets About Marie Kondo, Twitter Erupts

Barbara Ehrenreich's post about Kondo not speaking English called racist, xenophobic

(Newser) - Japanese organizing doyenne Marie Kondo has been at the front of everyone's mind since her Netflix series Tidying Up With Marie Kondo debuted, placing the question "Does it spark joy?" into the American conversation and teaching everyone how to fold their clothes like origami. Author Barbara Ehrenreich, however—... More »

Patton Oswalt Got Trolled on Twitter. His Troll Is Now 'Humbled'

Comedian directed fans to donate money to sick man's GoFundMe

(Newser) - A Twitter troll went after Patton Oswalt—and the comedian managed to turn it into one of the most uplifting stories of the week. It started Wednesday, when Oswalt made fun of President Trump on Twitter , which provoked snarky reactions from 64-year-old Michael Beatty, including saying he was happy Oswalt'... More »

Cardi B Warns 'Sheep' Tomi Lahren: 'I Will Dog Walk You'

Singer isn't having it with conservative commentator over the shutdown and border wall

(Newser) - Cardi B and Tomi Lahren got into an online smackdown over President Trump's border wall and the government shutdown. The 26-year-old singer and rapper caused quite a buzz last week with a 58-second rant about the partial shutdown, noting that "our country is in a hellhole right now,... More »

Award-Winning Green Book Has Many Seeing Red

Director Peter Farrelly says sorry for exposing himself

(Newser) - Green Book racked up big wins at the Golden Globes on Sunday, including a best picture honor, but it's now making headlines for different reasons. USA Today reports the film had a "bad day" Wednesday, and the Cut reveals one issue: director Peter Farrelly used to "flash... More »

US Military Tweets, Deletes Odd New Year's Eve Message

US Strategic Command appeared to drop a bomb threat

(Newser) - US Strategic Command had an odd New Year's Eve greeting for the world, tweeting Monday, "#TimesSquare tradition rings in the #NewYear by dropping the big ball...if ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger." Drop what, exactly? Apparently a bomb, as the tweet... More »

Online Mystery: Fox News Has Stopped Tweeting

One report says it's to protest how Twitter has handled Tucker Carlson being doxxed

(Newser) - A weekend head-scratcher comes courtesy of Raw Story , which reports on an online media mystery. It appears that since shortly after 2pm on Thursday, Fox News hasn't tweeted anything on its official Twitter account (the same for its Fox News Research arm ), and the internet is trying to... More »

NRA: 'Anti-Gun' Doctors Should 'Stay in Their Lane'

The doctors are pushing back

(Newser) - The NRA apparently doesn't like doctors weighing in on gun violence and gun control. On Wednesday—just hours before news of the Thousand Oaks, Calif. , broke—the gun lobby nonprofit voiced its displeasure with the medical community's assessments via a reprimanding tweet, reports USA Today . "Someone should... More »

Kanye Gets Dissed by Burger King

After he professed his love for McDonald's in a tweet

(Newser) - Kanye West has been out of the headlines for [checks notes] at least six days , but a tweet about fast food has catapulted him right back into the thick of it. Fox News reports on Ye's latest kerfuffle, which started when he posted a brief message to his Twitter... More »

Ex's SNL Promo Seemed to Get Ariana Grande's Goat

Was Ariana subtweeting former fiance with 'relevancy' post?

(Newser) - Although it was "very sad," the breakup of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson at least seemed to be civil. Apparently that tenuous detente has ended, at least per the buzz around the 25-year-old singer's recent tweets. People reports on an SNL promo that dropped this week featuring... More »

Elon Musk: $20M Tweet Was 'Worth It'

Tesla CEO also says he's taking a break from Twitter for a while

(Newser) - Elon Musk apparently has no regrets about a tweet that set him and Tesla back each $20 million . In a tweet late Friday—just before tweeting that he would be taking a break from Twitter—Musk responded to a question about his ill-fated tweet claiming he would take the company... More »

NASA Intern Gets Canned After Raunchy Online Tweets

She responded to Space Council's Homer Hickam with a vulgar post

(Newser) - "Everyone shut the f--- up I got accepted for a NASA internship," an excited Twitter user wrote Monday. As of Thursday, the internship offer was no more, per BuzzFeed . "Suck my d--- and b---s I'm working at NASA," the user identified as "Naomi H"... More »

Trump Tweet Recalls His Old 'Both Sides' Remark

And critics are quick to point that out

(Newser) - President Trump marked the eve of the Charlottesville-riot anniversary with a tweet that—surprise, surprise—may be dividing the nation, USA Today reports. "The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division," the president tweeted Saturday . "We must come together as a nation.... More »

Trump Warns NFL Players: 'Find Another Way to Protest'

President isn't happy some players kneeled, did other protests during anthem in preseason games

(Newser) - Is it football season already? It must be, based on President Trump's tweets from Friday morning. After reports filtered out about some NFL players kneeling, raising their fists, and taking part in other forms of protest during preseason games on Thursday evening, Trump once more railed against those who... More »

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