Nightly Newsy: Alicia Machado Had Words for Donald Trump + More
Here’s all the action you may have missed in all the Blake Lively baby hullabaloo!
1. Alicia Machado has something to say about Donald Trump’s sex tape allegation. After the presidential candidate took to Twitter this morning and asked people to look for a sex tape involving former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, she put up an Instagram post hitting right back. “When I was a young girl, the now-candidate humiliated me, insulted me, and publicly disrespected me,” she wrote in Spanish, “as he has done usually privately in the most cruel form.”
2. A police officer did not make a “sorry I tased you” cake for a random woman. Reports this week that a Florida cop tased a woman and then apologized via baked goods were incorrect, according to Gizmodo. That officer sent the woman a picture of the cake, but it was actually baked by a Massachusetts policeman who accidentally tased one of his coworkers.
3. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s temporary custody settlement includes drug testing and therapy. E! News is reporting, from an unnamed source, that Brangelina has reached a temporary, informal custody settlement. It will involve both parents going to individual therapy and Angelina will retain full custody of the children, while Brad has visitation rights. Apparently Brad also volunteered for drug and alcohol testing.
4. Why activists are trying to repeal this law, and why you should care. The Hyde Amendment prevents federal funds from covering the costs of abortion. What that means is that people who have health insurance that covers it or enough of their own money can get an abortion when they need to, but anyone who relies on programs like Medicaid can’t, unless they meet some strict requirements. The EACH Woman Act seeks to repeal that law, and enshrine health care protections for anyone who gets pregnant, regardless of their wealth.
5. Tim Burton has some thoughts about diversity in film and TV. The director of much-beloved films like Edward Scissorhands and Nightmare Before Christmas was asked about the lack of diversity in those movies upon the release of his latest, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. His response (that “things either call for things, or they don’t”) frustrated many people, though others saw an, ahem, lighter side to his comments.