Anne Hathaway Called Out White Privilege In A Thoughtful Post About The Murder Of Teenager Nia Wilson

John Cowell, a white man, and the 27-year-old suspect in the case, was apprehended by authorities on Monday.

It’s said that Cowell pulled out a knife, unprovoked, and “very rapidly” stabbed 18-year-old Wilson. Wilson’s sister, Lahtifa, 26, was also wounded and is now in stable condition.

BART Police Chief Carlos Roja said that the attack on Wilson “was probably one of the most vicious” he’d seen in his 30 years of being an officer.

The Ocean’s 8 star then shifted the onus to white people, who she said “must take into the marrow of our privileged bones the truth that ALL black people fear for their lives DAILY in America and have done so for GENERATIONS.”

“White people DO NOT have equivalence for this fear of violence,” Hathaway said.

“Given those givens, we must ask our (white)selves – how “decent” are we really?,” she continued. “Not in our intent, but in our actions? In our lack of action?”

“Peace and prayers and JUSTICE for Nia and the Wilson family xx.”

BuzzFeed News has reached out to Hathaway’s representatives for additional comment.

Demi Lovato's Rush To The Hospital Led To A Rush Of Assumptions, But Experts Say The Danger Is Real

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The cause of the singer’s hospitalization hasn’t been confirmed, but speculation that it was from an overdose has put the dangers of powerful drugs like fentanyl back in the spotlight.

Posted on July 25, 2018, at 9:40 p.m. ET

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Demi Lovato performs at the Rock in Rio Lisboa music festival in Lisbon on June 24, 2018.

Demi Lovato’s hospitalization on Tuesday caused an outpouring of support, particularly for a singer who has been so public about her struggles with substance abuse and other issues.

The cause of her hospitalization in Los Angeles was not publicly confirmed by authorities or her family, which said in a statement that “some of the information being reported is incorrect.” They were referring to rampant media reports that Lovato had overdosed, initially on heroin and later on some sort of opioid. They were bolstered by outlets such as the Los Angeles Times and NBC News, citing unnamed officials, that Lovato had been revived at her home with Narcan, a brand name for the medication naloxone, which can immediately reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. In fact, it is the medicine’s only practical purpose in the field.

“If she was exhibiting the signs of an overdose, then naloxone would be administered as standard treatment,” said Eliza Wheeler, an overdose response strategist at the Harm Reduction Coalition. “If she responded by regaining consciousness, then it is likely there were opioids present. But there is no way to know what she ingested without toxicology and her own self-report.”

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This photo shows some of the nearly 120 pounds of fentanyl seized in April 2018 in a semitrailer searched after a traffic stop.

One possibility is that somehow fentanyl — an opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin — had tainted whatever was ingested, a problem that Los Angeles-area public health officials have been monitoring with growing concern.

Timothy Massino, a Los Angeles field division special agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), said it has become more prevalent in the last several years for street drugs to be combined with other substances, many of which are unknown and undetectable to the user.

“Often time, the consumer may think they are using one substance, but in actuality they might be getting a mix of different things, or something completely different,” Massino said.

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Demi Lovato performs at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

That could be a deadly mix if, for instance, cocaine is mixed with fentanyl. Three men were found dead in a downtown Los Angeles apartment this year after unwittingly ingesting such a mixture, according to preliminary coroner reports.

“They don’t know the dose of opioids, how many different opioids they are taking, of if there is fentanyl in them,” Massino said.

The deaths prompted officials to issue a health advisory in April warning against the trend, which Dr. Gary Tsai, the county’s medical director and science officer for substance abuse prevention and control, called “absolutely concerning.”

Lovato, 25, has been open about her use of cocaine prior to seeking treatment and, later, declaring herself sober for six years. That was until last month when she released a single titled “Sober,” in which she discusses relapsing.

“To the ones who never left me / We’ve been down this road before / I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore,” she sang.

A rehab or very expensive treatment program does not mean that you will be able to walk away from it and be done.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Margaret Stewart would not confirm or release any details regarding Lovato’s treatment or condition when she was found in her Hollywood Hills home midday Tuesday. But it would not have been difficult to administer Narcan or some other form of naloxone, given its wide availability and ease of use. There were also reports that friends had been carrying naloxone with them and administered a dose via a nasal spray.

If Lovato has relapsed, any opioid use — accidental or otherwise — likely would have been overwhelming for someone who had spent years sober and unaware of the changing drug landscape in LA, experts said.

“They don’t know what they are getting in the package,” said Dr. Mark Gold, a pioneering research expert in addiction and treatment. “People haven’t come to grips with the fact that in the shift from pharmaceutical opioids to elicit opioids, there is no quality control, dose control, purity control, and adulteration control.”

When symptoms of overdose appear — pinpoint pupils, labored respiration, low pulse and blood pressure — Steve Shoptaw, a professor at UCLA for family medicine and psychiatry and bio-behavioral science, said the drug essentially brings them back from flatlining.

“People have this awakening moment and immediately wake up,” he said.

That has made for rapid adoption of naloxone as one of the most effective methods of reversing the effects of an overdose, especially in the field. In 2017, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced a program to outfit all deputies with the life saving drug.

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A Narcan nasal spray dispenser.

“Deputies are often on the scene of something happening and then have to request paramedics over the radio,” McDonnell said at a news conference when the pilot program was introduced. “They may get there in 2, 4, 6 or 8 minutes, but that’s time spent waiting that could be used to treat and bring someone back.”

The problem of fentanyl increasingly showing up in methamphetamines also prompted the California public health department this year to launch a pilot program distributing strips to test drugs for the powerful opioid.

But in debating the merits of such a program, experts warned that the test strips were an imperfect solution predicated on correct use of the product and other factors, and that ultimately, drug addiction requires a much more robust response.

Shoptaw said that if Lovato has relapsed, it wouldn’t be unexpected.

“A rehab or very expensive treatment program does not mean that you will be able to walk away from it and be done. …we know this is chronic and relapsing,” he said. “We don’t expect our patients to walk about and live drug free lives. We want it for them, but we don’t expect it for them.”

Chris Hardwick Is Returning To Host “Talking Dead” After AMC Investigation Into Abuse Claims

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Hardwick had denied allegations by his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra that he was emotionally and sexually abusive in their relationship.

Posted on July 25, 2018, at 4:06 p.m. ET

Chris Hardwick will return to host his popular Talking Dead series after AMC said it had investigated allegations by his ex-girlfriend that he had been emotionally and sexually abusive in their relationship.

Actor Chloe Dykstra had made the allegations against her ex — whom she did not refer to by name — in a lengthy Medium post in June, prompting a statement from Hardwick the next day denying the claims.

“I’m devastated to read that she is now accusing me of conduct that did not occur,” Hardwick said at the time.

The allegations prompted AMC to not air Talking With Chris Hardwick — a Talking Dead spinoff that began in April as they launched an internal investigation. On Wednesday, the network said that after reviewing the investigation’s findings, they had determined that Hardwick returning to work “is the appropriate step.”

“Following a comprehensive assessment by AMC, working with Ivy Kagan Bierman of the firm Loeb & Loeb, who has considerable experience in this area, Chris Hardwick will return to AMC as the host of Talking Dead and Talking With Chris Hardwick,” AMC said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. “We take these matters very seriously and given the information available to us after a very careful review, including interviews with numerous individuals, we believe returning Chris to work is the appropriate step.”

Yvette Nicole Brown, who was tapped to fill in for Hardwick in the aftermath of Dykstra’s allegations, will remain interim guest host for The Walking Dead Season 9 Preview Special on Aug. 5 and be a guest on the premiere of Talking Dead on Aug. 12, when Hardwick returns as host.

Hardwick did not immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did a representative for Dykstra.

Jane Fonda Said #MeToo Needs To Be Addressed In The “9 To 5” Reboot

Back in March, Dolly Parton, who appeared with Fonda in the original film along with Lily Tomlin, confirmed that a reboot was on its way.

Rashida Jones will pen the script with cowriter Patricia Resnick, who was a screenwriter on 1980 version, which tackled sexism and harassment in the workplace.

The star went into some detail about the plot, saying that the company in the film would still be called Consolidated Companies, however, things are a lot worse in the workplace now.

“You work for the company, you were hired by the company [and] if you have problems you went to the company,” Fonda said. “Today, a lot of the workforce is hired by an outside company and subcontracted back to Consolidated. So if there’s a problem, where do you do? Who do you complain to? Who do you fight with?”

She added: “Plus, with social media, the internet, the computer, all the things that we didn’t have then, you can be spied on very easily — everything you say, everything you do, everything you write, every email you send — so it’s much worse.”

She did, however, think the #MeToo movement had allowed for some headway for workers.

“Although I do think sexual harassment will tend to drop because guys are scared,” Fonda added.

Every Stephen King Reference In “Castle Rock”

Castle Rock, Hulu’s new Stephen King–inspired series, isn’t based on any one King novel or story, but on the small Maine town that gives the show its title. Castle Rock is a setting the prolific author has turned to again and again throughout his career. It’s where a rabid Saint Bernard went on a rampage in Cujo, where Johnny Smith got a vision of the apocalypse in The Dead Zone, where a group of kids went to search for a corpse in The Body (adapted into the film Stand by Me), and where a mysterious man who may have been Satan himself set up shop in Needful Things.

But while Castle Rock, which premiered its first three episodes July 25, isn’t a direct adaptation, there are tons of references — both big and small — to some of King’s most famous works. Here’s a list of everything we’ve spotted so far.

7 Behind-The-Scenes “Aquaman” Facts We Just Learned About The Movie

“Aquaman’s a guy who is half-Atlantian and half-surface world human,” said Wan. “He doesn’t feel like he belongs in either world, and that’s how Jason was growing up. You know, he’s half-Polynesian and half-white, as well. Growing up in Hawaii, people would kind of make fun of him because he didn’t look like them. Then he moved to middle America and didn’t look like them, so he always felt like a fish out of water wherever he was.”