The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 19th, 2022 morning edition

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Sources have disputed recent claims by former Bayonetta voice actor Hellena Taylor, who said she was offered an “insulting” offer of just $4,000 dollars to reprise her role in the third game.

According to people with knowledge of the situation, as well as documentation reviewed by both Bloomberg and VGC, Platinum intended to rehire Taylor last summer.

This would have brought Taylor’s total fee to $15,000, Bloomberg reports, as VGC can corroborate via our own sources.

According to Bloomberg, the voice actor responded by asking for a six-figure sum as well as residuals on the game – a claim Taylor strongly denies.

In private messages exchanged with VGC, Taylor called the suggestion that she was offered more than $4,000 “categorically untrue”.

People with knowledge of Platinum’s negotiations indicated that they were aware Taylor had suffered depressive episodes in the past.

New Bayonetta voice actor Jennifer Hale released a statement directly addressing the controversy on Monday. »

MacKenzie Scott gives the Girl Scouts nearly $85 million

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MacKenzie Scott gives the Girl Scouts nearly $85 million.

NEW YORK — Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $84.5 million to Girl Scouts of the USA and 29 of its local branches, the 110-year-old organization said Tuesday, calling it a vote of confidence.

Youth membership of the Girl Scouts fell dramatically during the pandemic, dropping nearly 30% from about 1.4 million in 2019- 2020 to just over 1 million in 2021-2022. »

FIRST ON 2: Mother of George Floyd’s daughter files $250M lawsuit against Kanye West for comments on his death

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HOUSTON – The mother of George Floyd’s daughter has filed a $250 million lawsuit against rapper Kanye West following his recent comments on Floyd’s death.

In West’s recent appearance on the Drink Champs podcast, West made controversial statements about Floyd’s death, saying he died as a result of fentanyl use.

“George Floyd’s daughter is being traumatized by Kanye West’s comments and he’s creating an unsafe and unhealthy environment for her.”. »

Kevin McCarthy signals Republicans could withhold more aid to Ukraine if they win the House: 'It's not a free blank check'

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McCarthy said he's confident he'll win the speakership if Republicans take control of the House.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy expressed skepticism about sending more aid to Ukraine if Republicans take back the House in the upcoming midterm elections.

Also on the potential chopping block if Republicans win is additional funding for COVID-19 relief, McCarthy told Punchbowl News. »

The Thaw on Russia’s Periphery Has Already Started

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The Russian military’s failures and resort to widespread atrocities have exposed Moscow’s conventional military capabilities as a Potemkin force.

If Putin were to follow through on his threat to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, it would only compound his strategic defeat.

We don’t know how exactly this war will end, but we do know that Russia will not win. »