Say What Now? Julia Roberts Was Suggested to Play Harriet Tubman By Studio Exec, According to ‘Harriet’ Screenwriter

Harriet Tubman, the very Black slave-turned-abolitionist whose life has been portrayed onscreen in the historical drama ‘Harriet,’ could’ve been played by none other than the very white Julia Roberts — if one studio exec had his way. The film’s screenwriter … Read more…

Studio Exec Suggested Julia Roberts Play Harriet Tubman, ‘Harriet’ Screenwriter Says

Multi-talented multi-hyphenate Cynthia Erivo plays Harriet Tubman in Kasi Lemmons’ biopic “Harriet.” But according to “Harriet’s” screenwriter, Gregory Allen Howard, Julia Roberts — yes, white woman Julia Roberts — was once suggested by a studio executive to play the role. … Read more…

Public fears about artificial intelligence are ‘not the fault of A.I.’ itself, tech exec says

The technology industry and policymakers need to address public concerns about artificial intelligence (AI) which are "not the fault of AI" itself, a tech executive said Tuesday. World News & Analysis SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free … Read more…

Paul Maidment, media exec who kicked off Deadspin revolt with ‘stick to sports’ memo, resigns

The media executive who kicked off a staff revolt at news web site Deadspin has resigned. Paul Maidment, editorial director of Deadspin’s parent company G/O Media, announced his departure roughly a week after triggering a staff uproar that has resulted … Read more…

NY county exec says ban on unvaccinated minors is working — ‘We’ve gotten their attention’

Rockland County Executive Ed Day says more than 500 immunizations have been administered since he announced the ban on Tuesday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% … Read more…

Former Facebook exec: ‘Zuckerberg is sitting on more data about what people want to do online than anyone else in the world’

Alex Stamos, Facebook's former chief security officer, said Zuckerberg is sitting on a whole lot of data about people's online decision making. Tech BEST DEAL UPDATE: Shop the latest electronics deals direct from Samsung

Apple hires an ex-Microsoft exec to revamp its smart home business, and catch up to Google, Amazon

Apple just brought on a new leader for its home unit. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please … Read more…

The Amazon-Berkshire-JPM health venture just hired first female exec, from a big insurance company

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan have hired Dana Safran from Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL … Read more…