Louis C.K.’s comeback tour will not be making a stop in Denver. Wende Curtis, owner of the city’s Comedy Works clubs, said she turned down an offer from the disgraced comedian last month after reaching out to one of his alleged victims.The woman’s emailed response provided a link to an article about her experience with Louis C.K., Curtis said, and then ended with, “I won’t say anything more.” “I read it and said, ‘Wow,’ ” Curtis said. Curtis declined to cite the article in question, saying she wanted to protect the identity of the victim. Louis C.K publicly admitted more than a year ago to sexual misconduct with multiple women, but has attempted in recent months to wiggle his way back into the stand-up scene. It hasn’t gone too well. A leaked clip from a December show on Long Island set off a new round of criticism after the comedian was heard seemingly mocking the survivors of the Parkland school shooting … [Read more...] about Louis C.K. tried to bring his comeback tour to Denver’s Comedy Works. Owner Wende Curtis wasn’t having it.
Jan 09, 11:33 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Meagan Clark @MeaganKay 10/13/14 AT 3:34 PM Incoming J.C. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison is qualified for the job, analysts say. But his leadership may not be enough to save the struggling department store chain as customers flock to stores with cheaper clothes and cooler cachet.Ellison is a “credible hire,” but J.C. Penney’s structural problems will cause the company to miss the three-year growth targets revealed last week, said UBS retail analyst Michael Binetti. The retailer’s product is largely undifferentiated, bleeding customers to cheap clothes outlets like H&M, Forever 21 and T.J. Maxx, and its debt is high relative to peers, limiting its ability to boost advertising or renovate stores at the same pace as competitors, Binetti said Monday in a research note.To be sure, the company has lost customers, billions of dollars and … [Read more...] about J.C. Penney’s Latest Leadership Hire Faces Major Challenges
By The Canadian Press Wed., Jan. 9, 2019 HOUSTON, B.C.—Members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation in northwestern British Columbia expect RCMP may serve an injunction at a protest camp on a remote forest service road southwest of Houston within hours. The camp was established almost 10 years ago as a checkpoint to manage entry to traditional territories, but an injunction issued late last year ordered removal of gates across the forest service road. A blockade across the road was set up more recently and the injunction was expanded to cover it as well. RCMP enforced that part of the injunction on Monday and arrested 14 people. TransCanada Corp, now officially known as TC Energy, sought the injunction so it could begin work on the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline, part of an approved $40-billion LNG Canada liquefied natural gas project set for Kitimat, B.C. Article Continued Below TC Energy says all the elected Wet’suwet’en band … [Read more...] about Northwestern B.C. First Nation expects RCMP to enforce injunction
Associated Press Published 10:36 AM EST Jan 9, 2019 Raleigh, N.C. – Police in North Carolina say two women sexually assaulted a transgender woman at a Raleigh bar. News outlets report 38-year-old Amber Harrell and 31-year-old Jessica Fowler are charged with second-degree kidnapping and sexual battery. The woman told Raleigh police she was inside the bar’s bathroom in December when Harrell and Fowler started verbally abusing her, exposed themselves and started touching her. The woman says Harrell and Fowler continued to assault her outside the bathroom and ignored her and the bartender’s orders to stop. The two women were released on bond; it’s unclear if they have lawyers. Public bathrooms have been a flashpoint in North Carolina since Republican lawmakers in 2016 required transgender people to use rooms matching their birth certificates. The requirement was rescinded last year. … [Read more...] about Cops: 2 assault transgender woman in N.C. bathroom
By Megan Henney Published January 09, 2019 Markets FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video The US consumer is very happy about the world they see: Former JC Penney CEO Former JC Penney CEO Allen Questrom on the outlook for retail. J.C. Penney said on Tuesday it plans to close three more stores by spring, on the heels of its announcement that its sales fell during the critical holiday shopping season. Continue Reading Below In a news release, the struggling retailer revealed its same-store sales dropped 3.5 percent on an adjusted basis for the nine-week period ended Saturday. It’s unclear where the store locations are, although it’s expected to include more details when it reports its full fourth-quarter results on Feb. 28. MORE FROM FOXBUSINESS.COM... WARREN BUFFETT PREDICTED SEARS’ DOWNFALL MORE THAN 10 YEARS AGO SEARS GETS A LIFELINE, RETAILER GETS ONE LAST SHOT AT SURVIVAL According to the … [Read more...] about J.C. Penney announces more store closures