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E! News host quits over reported 50 percent pay gap with male co-host

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If you’re a pop culture junkie, you’re likely familiar with Catt Sadler.

The 43-year-old TV host has been a staple for more than a decade at the E! Entertainment television network, most recently hosting the daily afternoon show “Daily Pop” as well as “E! News.” It was her dream job. But when the network refused to compensate her to match her male counterpart, Jason Kennedy, she quit.

In a statement, Sadler admitted she was intimidated to leave the network, but felt inspired by the countless women who came forward to speak their truth in the past year. “But how can I operate with integrity and stay on E if they’re not willing to pay me the same as him? Or at least come close? How can I accept an offer that shows they do not value my contributions and paralleled hard work all these years?” her statement further said.

Sadler hosted seven shows a week for the network, compared to Kennedy’s five, and both hired in 2006.

Yet, Us Weekly reports Sadler earned $600,000 per year compared to Kennedy’s possible earning of $1.2 million. The salaries were never confirmed, but told to Us Weekly by an unnamed source from the network.

Kennedy has not commented on the news of the pay gap and has been getting a lot of backlash for it. Sadler made social media posts encouraging people to not blame her friend, Kennedy, but the decision makers in the process.

Jennifer Lawrence took to social media to support Sadler.

So did Jessica Chastain.

An E! spokesperson told the New York Times the roles of Sadler and Kennedy were not comparable.

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TV Host Shames Sexual Misconduct Accuser on LIVE TV

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The #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns are getting complicated. As more victims are speaking up and sounding off against sexual offenders, a new territory is being entered — a slippery-sloped terrain demanding critical conversations that challenge the definition of sexual assault.

Most recently, actor Aziz Ansari, known for “Parks & Recreation” and the current Netflix hit “Master of None,” has been the subject of sexual misconduct claims. An anonymous woman who went by the name “Grace” claims she felt forced to sleep with the comedic actor after he didn’t pick up on her non-verbal cues.

The 23-year-old woman, who is a photographer, exclusively told babe.net that she went on a date with Ansari last September.

The story, titled: “I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life” is triggering mixed responses because Grace* described a bad date, regret and showed text messages proving Ansari was respectful, apologetic and remorseful when he learned the woman felt uncomfortable.

One person who questioned Grace’s* motives and experience is HLN’s Ashleigh Banfield, host of “Crime and Justice with Ashleigh Banfield,”who basically shamed the woman while reading an open letter to her on her Monday (January 15) broadcast. Banfield boldly declared the woman endangered the progress of the #MeeToo movement.

Watch for yourself:

The question now: Did Banfield go too far? Or, is it about time someone questions an accuser before ending someone’s career?

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What We Know About Kim and Kanye’s Baby Girl!

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Kim and Kanye welcomed a baby girl via surrogate Monday (January 15).

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We’re all literally like:

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Congrats to the couple and all, who welcomed a child via a surrogate this time around since Kim had complications during her first two pregnancies, but we just want to know whether or not Kylie is really pregnant!

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Kylie Jenner Is Selling Lip Kits & Panties Out of a Truck

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Kylie Jenner’s lip kits are making her a fortune. The reality star’s company, Kylie Cosmetics, has raked in $420 million in its first 18 months and is on track to become a billion dollar empire in the next few years.

In an effort to expand the beauty brand, Kylie Cosmetics is hitting the road with the Kylie Truck. Picture a food truck with lip kits, because, well, why the fuck not?

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The truck made its debut Dec. 8 at The Grove in Los Angeles, with stops in Calabasas and Beverly Hills in the days following. The truck’s Insta account, which has already reached 144k followers, and likely growing, promises more stops to come soon.

Kylie’s truck sells lip kits, lipsticks and merch ranging from lighters to panties.

The 20-year-old hasn’t been spotted driving the beauty truck yet, and likely won’t be a passenger in it any time soon. She’s been keeping a low profile since dodging pregnancy rumors for the last few months. In September, rumors began circulating that Kylie was expecting a child with rapper boyfriend, Travis Scott.

Looks as though the closest anyone will get to Kylie now is by visiting her beauty truck.

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