Thursday, May 24

Television tapings are a lot longer than you think, but at least there’s a gift shop. (Michelle Lin/Daily Bruin)

The Quad: Attending a taping of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

I didn’t expect to already ditch a lecture in week one – I’d like to think that I possess some level of self-control. But when a friend asked me if I wanted to go to a taping of “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” bad Kermit took over and my decision was made. Read more...

Photo: Television tapings are a lot longer than you think, but at least there’s a gift shop. (Michelle Lin/Daily Bruin)

Television tapings are a lot longer than you think, but at least there’s a gift shop. (Michelle Lin/Daily Bruin)





Marvel recently cast a white actor to play Iron Fist in the forthcoming Netflix series, despite public demand for an Asian actor to play the superhero.
(Courtesy of Marvel)

Second Take: Asian representation in Marvel universe shouldn’t hinge on Iron Fist

The wait is over – and boy, are there some disappointed people out there. On Thursday, Entertainment Weekly was first to report Marvel’s casting of Finn Jones (“Game of Thrones”) as Danny Rand, better known as his masked persona, Iron Fist. Read more...

Photo: Marvel recently cast a white actor to play Iron Fist in the forthcoming Netflix series, despite public demand for an Asian actor to play the superhero. (Courtesy of Marvel)

Marvel recently cast a white actor to play Iron Fist in the forthcoming Netflix series, despite public demand for an Asian actor to play the superhero.
(Courtesy of Marvel)

Kesha has not released an album since "Warrior" in 2012, yet Sony did not contractually release her after she alleged that producer Dr. Luke sexually assaulted her. (Courtesy of RCA)

Second Take: Sony Music should release Kesha from recording contract

Pop singer Kesha Rose Sebert, known professionally as Kesha, lost a bid Friday to be freed from her recording contract. Kesha alleged that her music producer Lukasz Sebastian “Dr. Read more...

Photo: Kesha has not released an album since "Warrior" in 2012, yet Sony did not contractually release her after she alleged that producer Dr. Luke sexually assaulted her. (Courtesy of RCA)

Kesha has not released an album since "Warrior" in 2012, yet Sony did not contractually release her after she alleged that producer Dr. Luke sexually assaulted her. (Courtesy of RCA)