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Ken Shepherd

Ken Shepherd is a universal-desk editor and digital writer covering entertainment and social-media news developments. An alumnus of the University of Maryland, he previously served as managing editor for NewsBusters.org and as a staff writer for the Business & Media Institute. You can reach him at [email protected].

Articles by Ken Shepherd

In this Jan. 24, 2012, file photo,actor Danny Masterson poses for a portrait in Park City, Utah. Los Angeles police are investigating after three women reported being sexually assaulted by Masterson in the early 2000s, but the actor denies the allegations, which he says are motivated by the producer of an anti-Scientology television series. A Los Angeles police department spokesman confirmed the investigation Friday, March 3, 2017, but declined to provide additional details. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)

Netflix dumps Danny Masterson in wake of rape allegations, effective next year

Netflix on Tuesday announced it was ending its relationship with Danny Masterson in light of allegations of rape. The move comes one day after the streaming service found itself on the defensive over an impromptu statement made by a company executive which suggested the women claiming to have been assaulted by the actor were not credible. Published December 5, 2017

This cover image released by Big Machine shows art for her upcoming album, "reputation," expected Nov. 10. (Big Machine via AP)

Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' now available on streaming services

Taylor Swift fans can now rock out to the singer's new album 'Reputation' via popular streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, a move that's remarkable for the artist's previous criticisms of how streaming services are a bad deal for musicians. Published December 1, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.  Oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge moved closer Wednesday as a key Senate panel approved a bill to open the remote refuge to energy exploration. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the drilling measure, 13-10. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Bernie Sanders nominated for a Grammy

Self-professed socialist Bernard Sanders could soon be in the highly coveted company of Grammy Award winners that includes his former presidential-campaign rival Hillary Clinton. Published November 28, 2017