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via CNN:

On Thursday night around 7 p.m. ET, the unthinkable happened: The Tweeter-in-Chief disappeared from his beloved platform.

President Trump’s verified @realDonaldTrump account briefly went offline. Anyone who navigated to his feed was given a generic blue landing page that read, “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”

And in a stunning plot twist, the world later learned it wasn’t a glitch — but the work of a Twitter employee on his or her last day at work.

Initially, one of the social media site’s verified accounts said Trump’s feed was “inadvertently deactivated due to a human error.” But a couple of hours later, Twitter announced further investigation revealed “a Twitter customer support employee … did this on the employee’s last day.”

Stephen Curry Responds to Being Only Person Mentioned in GOP Tax Plan:

The newly proposed Republican tax plan mentioned only one individual by name in its proposal: Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry.

That particular section of the tax plan reads:

“The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes specific safeguards to prevent tax avoidance and help ensure taxpayers of all income levels play by the rules under this new fairer, simpler tax system. Our legislation will ensure this much-needed tax relief goes to the local job creators it’s designed to help by distinguishing between the individual wage income of NBA All-Star Stephen Curry and the pass-through business income of Steve’s Bike Shop.”

iPhone X goes on sale around the world:

Apple fans can finally turn themselves into an animated pig emoji on their very own iPhone X. The company’s newest smartphone started going on sale in stores around the world Friday.

Hundreds of people lined-up outside the Sydney Apple Store, according to local media. As is customary for an Apple product launch, some dedicated customers camped out the sidewalk for days and even a week before the launch. People who pre-ordered online will also start receiving their devices in the mail on Friday

Apple is trying something new this year, launching two different iPhone models six weeks apart. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus went on sale September 21, but excitement was tepid outside Apple Stores compared to previous releases. Fewer people appeared to line up in person for that device, which cost hundreds less than the iPhone X.

‘House of Cards’ employees allege sexual harassment, assault by Kevin Spacey:

Kevin Spacey made the set of Netflix’s “House of Cards” into a “toxic” work environment through a pattern of sexual harassment, eight people who currently work on the show or worked on it in the past tell CNN. One former employee told CNN that Spacey sexually assaulted him.

The former production assistant, whose account has never previously been disclosed, told CNN that Spacey sexually assaulted him during one of the show’s early seasons. All eight people, each of whom spoke to CNN on the condition of anonymity for fear of professional repercussions for speaking out, described Spacey’s behavior as “predatory,” saying it included nonconsensual touching and crude comments and targeted production staffers who were typically young and male.

Tyrese Gibson threatens to quit ‘Fast and Furious’:

Singer/actor Tyrese Gibson has been sharing quite a bit on social media these days.

Gibson, who professionally goes by Tyrese, is apparently involved in a beef with “Fast and Furious” franchise costar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
On Wednesday, Gibson posted a photo on Instagram of himself, Johnson and their costar Vin Diesel, and threatened to abandon a future “Fast and Furious” movie if Johnson is in it.

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