Whoopi Goldberg reveals Paul Simon’s lasting career advice

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Whoopi Goldberg says Paul Simon once warned her that “a lot of people aren’t going to get you”.

The 64-year-old actress recalled meeting the music star at a party years ago and Simon gave her some lasting career advice, encouraging Whoopi to be herself even if other people perceive her to be “strange”.

Remembering their encounter at the star-studded bash, Whoopi – who is one of only sixteen entertainers to have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award – shared: “We had one of the best conversations I’ve ever had … Paul Simon said listen, ‘It’s going to get very fast and a lot is going to happen.'”

The music icon warned Whoopi that her quirks won’t always be understood by some people within the entertainment industry.

However, he also encouraged her not to dilute her personality in search of acceptance.

She recalled him saying to her: “I just want to tell you a lot of people aren’t going to get you, you will be strange to them.”

Since 2007, Whoopi has been co-hosting the talk show ‘The View’, and she’s admitted to loving her time on the programme.

The actress – who starred in ‘The Color Purple’ and ‘Sister Act’ – relishes sharing the screen with so many opinionated, passionate co-presenters.

Speaking to Naomi Campbell’s ‘No Filter with Naomi’ YouTube channel about her co-presenters, Whoopi said: “You have five different personalities, five different ways of thinking, five different ways of delivering and everyone has their borders … you don’t want to make it personal … real friends don’t make it personal unless they’re looking for a [real] fight.”

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Monte Lynch reveals racist abuse from players and supporters during playing career

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Former England international Monte Lynch has become the latest player to reveal that he experienced racial abuse during his time in county cricket.

Lynch, who was born in what is now known as Guyana but moved to London as a 13-year-old, enjoyed a long country career with Surrey and then Gloucestershire. He also played three ODIs for England in 1988 and, since his retirement as a player, has enjoyed a secondary career as a coach.

Now, in an interview with The Cricketer magazine, he has claimed he was abused by both fellow players and spectators during his playing career and that he intends to release a tell-all autobiography in 2021.

“Racist notes were slipped under my hotel [room] door,” Lynch said. “My coffin was filled with orange juice and milk. There were lots of issues.

“At Headingley, when I played the ODI, three Yorkshiremen walked past and said: ‘We are going to give you black ***** a good ******* hiding tomorrow.’ We were often called ‘chocs’ and referred to as ‘you lot’.”

Lynch’s comments are the latest in a series of such revelations that have rocked English cricket this year. Perhaps inspired by events in America, and the death of George Floyd in particular, a series of former players have come forward with details of their own struggles with racism in cricket.

Among them, Michael Carberry suggested “cricket is rife with racism”, and Azeem Rafiq suggested Yorkshire, as a cricket club, was “institutionally racist”.

Meanwhile, Michael Holding and Ebony Rainford-Brent provided compelling experiences of their own on the issue for both ESPNcricinfo and on Sky.

As a result, Yorkshire has called for an investigation into the allegations while the ECB is in the process of setting up a Diversity and Inclusion taskforce.

“Sky asked me on with Ebony Rainford-Brent and


Ubisoft CEO Reveals Huge Number Of Employees Who Have Witnessed Misconduct

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Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has issued a lengthy statement to employees regarding the allegations of a toxic workplace and the next steps the company is taking to address the issues.

In a letter, which Ubisoft shared with GameSpot, Guillemot references an independent survey that garnered nearly 14,000 replies from staff, and said that an audit consisted of 100 interviews and 40 focus groups. The findings suggested that roughly 25% of employees experienced or witnessed some form of workplace misconduct over the last two years. Minority groups were disproportionately affected; women experienced harassment 30% more than men, and non-binary employees experienced it 43% more than men. Finally, only 66% of respondents who reported an incident said they felt they received support from management.

As a result of the audit, the company has concluded it needs to focus on four key areas of improvement going forward:

  1. Guarantee a working environment where everyone feels respected and safe.
  2. Putting diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do.
  3. Refocus and strengthen our HR function.
  4. Make the managers of the group accountable and empower them.

Those steps specifically include new and ongoing investigations, new confidential channels for employees to report misconduct, and mandatory anti-sexism and anti-harassment training. Guillemot says he has met with candidates for the new Head of Diversity and Inclusion role, and the company is recruiting new VPs to the Editorial team to ensure more diversity. A new Chief People Officer HR role is currently in the process of recruiting. The letter says Ubisoft managers are expected to meet or exceed diversity goals, and managers are taking a mandatory International Learning team program. It will also offer new bonus incentives to managers for diversity.

“Some also expressed doubts about our ability to change. I assure you, these changes will take place, and


Mark Rypien Reveals the One Attribute That Gives Nephew Brett a Fighting Chance in First Career Start

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In the Denver Broncos Week 3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, head coach Vic Fangio benched quarterback Jeff Driskel, inserting Brett Rypien for the team’s final offensive series. While Rypien wasn’t expected to lead an improbable comeback — Denver trailed 28-10 late in the fourth quarter — the 24-year-old signal-caller caffeinated what had been a lackadaisical offense. 

Rypien looked vastly different from Driskel as he confidently diagnosed pre-snap defensive pressures, coverages, and moved the ball. After completing his first eight passes, Rypien was intercepted in the end zone and finished the game 8-of-9 for 53 yards.

On Tuesday, Fangio revealed that Rypien would get his first NFL start against the New York Jets on Thursday Night Football. Obviously, the Broncos coaching staff appreciated Rypien’s sense of urgency to mitigate the pass rush and various blitz packages.

Fangio echoed Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur when he praised Rypien for his execution and quickness in getting rid of the football.

“He played pretty good in there,” Fangio said this week. “We want to see if that can continue.”

As a second-year quarterback who went undrafted out of Boise State in 2019, Rypien has spent most of his time in Denver on the practice squad with a few activations between last year and this season. But Rypien has already earned a reputation for his preparation.

His last name comes with its own reputation in the NFL. So much so that Fangio mistakenly referred to Brett by his uncle’s first name, Mark, early in the week when announcing that he would start.

His uncle Mark, a 1986 sixth-round draft pick of Washington’s, is confident that his nephew’s penchant for preparation will serve him well in his debut start. 

“I think for anyone that’s played the game or been in the league, that’s