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A triptych of celebrity scandals: Kate Middleton, Dan Schneider, and Jonathan Glazer

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex watch the Wales v Scotland Hockey match at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre during the 20th Commonwealth Games on July 28, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Prince William, Princess Catherine, and Prince Edward at a hockey match in Scotland in July, 2014.

The Nose is off. In its place this hour, a look at the current controversies swirling around certain celebrities:

Catherine, Princess of Wales hasn’t made a scheduled public appearance since last year. Kensington Palace announced in January that she was having “planned abdominal surgery.” The internet was dissatisfied with that explanation. And then some photos this month, including one that the princess admitted to doctoring, have left the internet, let’s say, even less satisfied.

And: Dan Schneider has been described as “the Norman Lear of children’s television.” His Nickelodeon shows launched the careers of people like Amanda Bynes, Ariana Grande, Keenan Thompson, and others. But a new docuseries, Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, brings together a number of previously known stories and allegations with some new information that, altogether, paints an ugly picture of what was going on behind the scenes — and often even on the screen — on Dan Schneider’s sets.

And finally: Director Jonathan Glazer’s acceptance speech at this year’s Academy Awards included this passage: “Right now we stand here as men who refute their Jewishness and the Holocaust being hijacked by an occupation which has led to conflict for so many innocent people. Whether the victims of October the 7th in Israel or the ongoing attack on Gaza, all the victims of this dehumanization, how do we resist?” At the ceremony, people applauded. Since the ceremony, (some) people have responded, uh, less kindly. In any case, the Oscars have a long history of political controversy.


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