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“I view today as a reintroduction to me as a woman, having made a transition medically,” actor Tommy Dorfman said. 

Tommy Dorfman publicly clarified her gender identity this week, telling Time magazine that she has been living as a transgender woman for the past year. 

The 13 Reasons Why actor will be using the pronouns “she” and “her.” She was adamant, however, that her announcement not be deemed a “coming out”, adding: “Today is about clarity: I am a trans woman.”

“I view today as a reintroduction to me as a woman, having made a transition medically,” said Tommy, before explaining why she won’t be changing her name.

“I’m named after my mum’s brother who passed a month after I was born, and I feel very connected to that name, to an uncle who held me as he was dying. This is an evolution of Tommy. I’m becoming more Tommy,” she insisted.

Elsewhere in the interview, the 29-year-old shared her initial concerns over how living as her true self would impact her Hollywood career.

“I feared that by actively transitioning in my personal life, I would lose whatever career I’ve been told I’m supposed to have,” she said. “But I’m no longer interested in playing ‘male’ characters — except for maybe in a ‘Cate Blanchett playing Bob Dylan’ way.

“Sometimes you just have to say, ‘No, this is just who I fucking am.’”

Professionally, she said she’d like to “infuse my trans body into film and television” moving forward, noting that Lena Dunham had cast her as a woman in the forthcoming movie Sharp Stick.

On a more personal note, she said she expected to “redefine” her relationship with husband Peter Zurkuhlen, whom she married in 2016.

“All I can do now is look to a future where I am, hopefully, just radically honest,” said Dorfman. 

“I was in a nine-year relationship in which I was thought of as a more male-bodied person, with a gay man,” she said.

“I love him so much, but we’ve been learning that as a trans woman, what I’m interested in is not necessarily reflected in a gay man. So we’ve had incredible conversations to redefine our relationship as friends.” 

“All I can do now is look to a future where I am, hopefully, just radically honest,” she continued. “That’s the person I am becoming.”

In addition to 13 Reasons Why, Tommy has appeared in Jane The Virgin and Love, Victor, among other television shows.

Last year, she had a starring role the Freeform pandemic-themed romantic comedy miniseries Love in the Time of Corona.

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The Marvel comic baddie is next to get the Venom treatment from Sony.
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As the spiritual successors of the ATS-V and CTS-V, the $59,990 CT4-V and $84,990 CT5-V Blackwings are now at the top of Cadillac's performance chain.
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Details start to emerge on real-world impact of Prez-signed secret memo

The CIA is running a secret cyberwar including Russian-style hack-and-leak operations with little or no oversight, US officials have warned.…

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A ruling said Rudy Giuliani made "demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large."
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This morning, I wrote how Apple’s $64 billion-a-year App Store isn’t catching incredibly obvious multimillion-dollar scams because the company isn’t even bothering to audit its most profitable apps for fraud, and how app developer Kosta Eleftheriou is showing the company how it’s done.

But that’s not the only kind of scam Eleftheriou has been uncovering in Apple’s App Store — he has also discovered that Apple’s review teams have been approving games that transform into secret gambling dens when you access them from certain countries (or via VPN). We wrote about two of them last Thursday as if they were an isolated incident, but he’s now found at least two more, suggesting this may be a trend — including a match-three puzzle game dubbed L...

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Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from executive editor Matt Turner. Please subscribe to Business Insider here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.

Hello!

One-click checkout startup Fast raised $20 million from investors including Index Ventures and fintech Stripe in May. On Tuesday Fast's cofounder and CEO Domm Holland, and Jan Hammer, general partner at Index Ventures, will chat with Shannen Balogh about how to build a pitch deck, and what it takes to win over investors. Sign up for the digital event here:

SIGN UP NOW: On Tuesday we're talking to Fast CEO Domm Holland about how he crafted the perfect pitch to raise $20 million from top investors

Separately:

  • You can now get the top healthcare stories delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here
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Read on for more on Jeffrey Epstein's little black book, Gen Z day traders, an energy CEO who may face charges for pulling a gun, and the top stories you might have missed.

Jeffrey Epstein's little black book

There are more than 1,500 people listed in Jeffrey Epstein's infamous little black book, Angela Wang reported this week. Now you can search them all. From her story:

Among them are royalty and nobility, celebrities and academics, art collectors and hedge funders, politicians and heads of state: a motley compendium of global high society.

Business Insider has transcribed and tabulated the black book in its entirety, making the entries in the late sex offender's notorious Rolodex fully searchable for the first time.

You can search Business Insider's database right here:

There are 1,510 people in Jeffrey Epstein's little black book. Now you can search them all for the first time.

Angela also compiled a dataset of every known flight made by Jeffrey Epstein's private jets. Per her story, the sex offender owned a Gulfstream IV, a Gulfstream GV-SP, and a Boeing 727 nicknamed the "Lolita Express." 

We compiled every known flight made by Jeffrey Epstein's fleet of private planes. Search them all for the first time.

Gen Z day traders

Joe Mecane, the head of execution services at Citadel Securities, said this week that retail investors have accounted for as much as 25% of the stock market's activity in recent months, Ben Winck reported.

Robinhood added more than 3 million new accounts in the first quarter alone, meanwhile, and as Ben reported, posts on investing forums have topped Reddit's "popular" page. From Ben's story:

As the stock market attempted to claw back from multiyear lows spurred by the coronavirus outbreak, retail investors flooded the market with speculative bets and improbable picks.

They bought struggling airline and cruise stocks in droves. They rushed into shares of tiny biotechs offering faint hopes of a COVID-19 vaccine. They even piled into shares of Hertz, a bankrupt company whose stock is viewed as worthless in the long run.

He talked to two Gen Z day traders to find out what makes them tick. You can read his story here:

Wall Street is being shaken to its core by a legion of Gen Z day traders. From a casual hobbyist to a 20-year-old running a 14,000-person platform, meet the new generation of retail investors.

Elsewhere in investing news:

Energy CEO may face charges

From Dakin Campbell: 

A senior executive at a Colorado company backed by Apollo Global Management may face charges over pulling a gun on a Mexican American couple that took a wrong turn onto his property. 

Paul Favret, the CEO of Resource Energy, may be charged with two counts of menacing and two counts of false imprisonment, according to an arrest warrant issued for Favret that was seen by Business Insider. 

"After being made aware of this last week, Resource Energy Partners placed Mr. Favret on administrative leave and retained outside counsel to conduct a thorough review of the incident," a company spokesman said.

You can read the story in full here:

The CEO of an Apollo-backed energy company may face charges for pulling a gun on a Mexican American couple that took a wrong turn near his Colorado home

Below are headlines on some of the stories you might have missed from the past week.

— Matt

Billions of dollars are gushing through Election 2020. Here are 9 things you need to know, including who's winning in the Trump vs Biden main event.

'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's best advice for juggling projects, meeting deadlines, and never throwing away your shot

A growing group of lenders are looking to unload hundreds of millions of dollars of souring hotel loans. Teams hired to sell the portfolios say it's just the beginning of a surge in activity.

These 11 people should grow from rich to richer if Palantir has a successful IPO

Inside the legal industry's reaction as it deals with the messy optics of white-shoe law firms taking PPP money

WeWork faces 3 new discrimination and harassment lawsuits, including a complaint that says a manager brought knives and a crossbow to work

16 top tech leaders who came to the US from around the world explain their forceful opposition to Trump's freeze on immigrant work visas: 'It's only going to make America less competitive'

I tried the McKinsey problem-solving game every candidate has to beat to land a 6-figure job at the firm. Here's what you need to know to prepare for the test and impress recruiters.

Join the conversation about this story »

NOW WATCH: We tested a machine that brews beer at the push of a button

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade was everything I could have wanted, and an excellent way to end my lockdown.
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Dogecoin logo

Oh, super, Dogecoin is spiking. The joke currency, which as recently as January 27th was worth less than a cent, hit 47 cents this morning, according to Robinhood’s tracker. As I type this, the market cap is more than $51 billion.

The currency is based on an au-courant-as-of-2013 meme of a Shiba Inu, and was intended to satirize bitcoin. Well, kids, the joke’s over. It’s now a top-10 cryptocurrency.

Weird year for finance, honestly. There was the Gamestonk thing which made GameStop stock so valuable, a member of the board of directors had to step down so that he could sell shares without restrictions. (Noted investor David Einhorn accused Elon Musk of pouring “jet fuel” on the January rally; a hedge fund called the top of the January...

Continue reading…

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The social network will also stop recommending health groups.
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Sword and Shield aren't the first Pokemon games developed specifically for the Switch.

They follow Pokemon Let's Go: Pikachu and Let's Go: Eevee, reimagined versions of 1998's well-regarded Pokemon Yellow.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but in Gen 8 the grass-type Pokemon actually looks the coolest.

There are some run-of-the-mill types, like Wooloo, that you don't need to fuss over.

Following a feature introduced in Pokemon Sun and Moon, the Gelar region will have it's own variations of generations-old Pokemon.

This Pokemon switches between two forms that are apparently related to how hungry it is: "full belly mode" is its happy one, but it also has a "hangry"mode.

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You knew social media was going to love this fight.
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The Big Four all lean on the encyclopedia at no cost. With the launch of Wikimedia Enterprise, the volunteer project will change that—and possibly itself, too.
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Robert Holloway 2020-08-31
"This is completely unacceptable," Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston said on Twitter. "On social media or not, racist jokes are racist. Period."
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Meanwhile Facebook appears to have shot itself in the foot

Up is down and down is up when it comes to one of the most important, and now controversial, US legal protections for internet companies.

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act gives internet platforms blanket legal protections concerning the content posted by others on, or through, their services.

Until recently it was a holy cow: untouchable and frequently praised as the reason that companies like Google and Facebook were able to exist in the first place.

But as those internet giants have grown increasingly disliked - in no small part thanks to them imagining themselves to be immune to normal legal pressures - so lawmakers have grown tired of the catchall get-out-of-jail card.

“You can’t just say anything at all and not acknowledge it when you know something is fundamentally not true.”

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“I view today as a reintroduction to me as a woman, having made a transition medically,” actor Tommy Dorfman said. 

Tommy Dorfman publicly clarified her gender identity this week, telling Time magazine that she has been living as a transgender woman for the past year. 

The 13 Reasons Why actor will be using the pronouns “she” and “her.” She was adamant, however, that her announcement not be deemed a “coming out”, adding: “Today is about clarity: I am a trans woman.”

“I view today as a reintroduction to me as a woman, having made a transition medically,” said Tommy, before explaining why she won’t be changing her name.

“I’m named after my mum’s brother who passed a month after I was born, and I feel very connected to that name, to an uncle who held me as he was dying. This is an evolution of Tommy. I’m becoming more Tommy,” she insisted.

Elsewhere in the interview, the 29-year-old shared her initial concerns over how living as her true self would impact her Hollywood career.

“I feared that by actively transitioning in my personal life, I would lose whatever career I’ve been told I’m supposed to have,” she said. “But I’m no longer interested in playing ‘male’ characters — except for maybe in a ‘Cate Blanchett playing Bob Dylan’ way.

“Sometimes you just have to say, ‘No, this is just who I fucking am.’”

Professionally, she said she’d like to “infuse my trans body into film and television” moving forward, noting that Lena Dunham had cast her as a woman in the forthcoming movie Sharp Stick.

On a more personal note, she said she expected to “redefine” her relationship with husband Peter Zurkuhlen, whom she married in 2016.

“All I can do now is look to a future where I am, hopefully, just radically honest,” said Dorfman. 

“I was in a nine-year relationship in which I was thought of as a more male-bodied person, with a gay man,” she said.

“I love him so much, but we’ve been learning that as a trans woman, what I’m interested in is not necessarily reflected in a gay man. So we’ve had incredible conversations to redefine our relationship as friends.” 

“All I can do now is look to a future where I am, hopefully, just radically honest,” she continued. “That’s the person I am becoming.”

In addition to 13 Reasons Why, Tommy has appeared in Jane The Virgin and Love, Victor, among other television shows.

Last year, she had a starring role the Freeform pandemic-themed romantic comedy miniseries Love in the Time of Corona.

Robert Holloway 2021-06-12
img
Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade was everything I could have wanted, and an excellent way to end my lockdown.
Robert Holloway 2021-05-27
img
The Marvel comic baddie is next to get the Venom treatment from Sony.
Robert Holloway 2021-04-16
Dogecoin logo

Oh, super, Dogecoin is spiking. The joke currency, which as recently as January 27th was worth less than a cent, hit 47 cents this morning, according to Robinhood’s tracker. As I type this, the market cap is more than $51 billion.

The currency is based on an au-courant-as-of-2013 meme of a Shiba Inu, and was intended to satirize bitcoin. Well, kids, the joke’s over. It’s now a top-10 cryptocurrency.

Weird year for finance, honestly. There was the Gamestonk thing which made GameStop stock so valuable, a member of the board of directors had to step down so that he could sell shares without restrictions. (Noted investor David Einhorn accused Elon Musk of pouring “jet fuel” on the January rally; a hedge fund called the top of the January...

Continue reading…

Robert Holloway 2021-02-02
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As the spiritual successors of the ATS-V and CTS-V, the $59,990 CT4-V and $84,990 CT5-V Blackwings are now at the top of Cadillac's performance chain.
Robert Holloway 2020-09-17
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The social network will also stop recommending health groups.
Robert Holloway 2020-07-16
img

Details start to emerge on real-world impact of Prez-signed secret memo

The CIA is running a secret cyberwar including Russian-style hack-and-leak operations with little or no oversight, US officials have warned.…

Robert Holloway 2019-11-14
img

Sword and Shield aren't the first Pokemon games developed specifically for the Switch.

They follow Pokemon Let's Go: Pikachu and Let's Go: Eevee, reimagined versions of 1998's well-regarded Pokemon Yellow.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but in Gen 8 the grass-type Pokemon actually looks the coolest.

There are some run-of-the-mill types, like Wooloo, that you don't need to fuss over.

Following a feature introduced in Pokemon Sun and Moon, the Gelar region will have it's own variations of generations-old Pokemon.

This Pokemon switches between two forms that are apparently related to how hungry it is: "full belly mode" is its happy one, but it also has a "hangry"mode.

Robert Holloway 2021-06-24
img
A ruling said Rudy Giuliani made "demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large."
Robert Holloway 2021-06-08
img
You knew social media was going to love this fight.
Robert Holloway 2021-04-21

This morning, I wrote how Apple’s $64 billion-a-year App Store isn’t catching incredibly obvious multimillion-dollar scams because the company isn’t even bothering to audit its most profitable apps for fraud, and how app developer Kosta Eleftheriou is showing the company how it’s done.

But that’s not the only kind of scam Eleftheriou has been uncovering in Apple’s App Store — he has also discovered that Apple’s review teams have been approving games that transform into secret gambling dens when you access them from certain countries (or via VPN). We wrote about two of them last Thursday as if they were an isolated incident, but he’s now found at least two more, suggesting this may be a trend — including a match-three puzzle game dubbed L...

Continue reading…

Robert Holloway 2021-03-16
img
The Big Four all lean on the encyclopedia at no cost. With the launch of Wikimedia Enterprise, the volunteer project will change that—and possibly itself, too.
Robert Holloway 2020-11-30
img
Use these simple tips when connecting online and build a community that remembers your name.
Robert Holloway 2020-08-31
"This is completely unacceptable," Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston said on Twitter. "On social media or not, racist jokes are racist. Period."
Robert Holloway 2020-07-12
img

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from executive editor Matt Turner. Please subscribe to Business Insider here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.

Hello!

One-click checkout startup Fast raised $20 million from investors including Index Ventures and fintech Stripe in May. On Tuesday Fast's cofounder and CEO Domm Holland, and Jan Hammer, general partner at Index Ventures, will chat with Shannen Balogh about how to build a pitch deck, and what it takes to win over investors. Sign up for the digital event here:

SIGN UP NOW: On Tuesday we're talking to Fast CEO Domm Holland about how he crafted the perfect pitch to raise $20 million from top investors

Separately:

  • You can now get the top healthcare stories delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here
  • Starting this week, you can get the top stories in advertising and media delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here

Read on for more on Jeffrey Epstein's little black book, Gen Z day traders, an energy CEO who may face charges for pulling a gun, and the top stories you might have missed.

Jeffrey Epstein's little black book

There are more than 1,500 people listed in Jeffrey Epstein's infamous little black book, Angela Wang reported this week. Now you can search them all. From her story:

Among them are royalty and nobility, celebrities and academics, art collectors and hedge funders, politicians and heads of state: a motley compendium of global high society.

Business Insider has transcribed and tabulated the black book in its entirety, making the entries in the late sex offender's notorious Rolodex fully searchable for the first time.

You can search Business Insider's database right here:

There are 1,510 people in Jeffrey Epstein's little black book. Now you can search them all for the first time.

Angela also compiled a dataset of every known flight made by Jeffrey Epstein's private jets. Per her story, the sex offender owned a Gulfstream IV, a Gulfstream GV-SP, and a Boeing 727 nicknamed the "Lolita Express." 

We compiled every known flight made by Jeffrey Epstein's fleet of private planes. Search them all for the first time.

Gen Z day traders

Joe Mecane, the head of execution services at Citadel Securities, said this week that retail investors have accounted for as much as 25% of the stock market's activity in recent months, Ben Winck reported.

Robinhood added more than 3 million new accounts in the first quarter alone, meanwhile, and as Ben reported, posts on investing forums have topped Reddit's "popular" page. From Ben's story:

As the stock market attempted to claw back from multiyear lows spurred by the coronavirus outbreak, retail investors flooded the market with speculative bets and improbable picks.

They bought struggling airline and cruise stocks in droves. They rushed into shares of tiny biotechs offering faint hopes of a COVID-19 vaccine. They even piled into shares of Hertz, a bankrupt company whose stock is viewed as worthless in the long run.

He talked to two Gen Z day traders to find out what makes them tick. You can read his story here:

Wall Street is being shaken to its core by a legion of Gen Z day traders. From a casual hobbyist to a 20-year-old running a 14,000-person platform, meet the new generation of retail investors.

Elsewhere in investing news:

Energy CEO may face charges

From Dakin Campbell: 

A senior executive at a Colorado company backed by Apollo Global Management may face charges over pulling a gun on a Mexican American couple that took a wrong turn onto his property. 

Paul Favret, the CEO of Resource Energy, may be charged with two counts of menacing and two counts of false imprisonment, according to an arrest warrant issued for Favret that was seen by Business Insider. 

"After being made aware of this last week, Resource Energy Partners placed Mr. Favret on administrative leave and retained outside counsel to conduct a thorough review of the incident," a company spokesman said.

You can read the story in full here:

The CEO of an Apollo-backed energy company may face charges for pulling a gun on a Mexican American couple that took a wrong turn near his Colorado home

Below are headlines on some of the stories you might have missed from the past week.

— Matt

Billions of dollars are gushing through Election 2020. Here are 9 things you need to know, including who's winning in the Trump vs Biden main event.

'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's best advice for juggling projects, meeting deadlines, and never throwing away your shot

A growing group of lenders are looking to unload hundreds of millions of dollars of souring hotel loans. Teams hired to sell the portfolios say it's just the beginning of a surge in activity.

These 11 people should grow from rich to richer if Palantir has a successful IPO

Inside the legal industry's reaction as it deals with the messy optics of white-shoe law firms taking PPP money

WeWork faces 3 new discrimination and harassment lawsuits, including a complaint that says a manager brought knives and a crossbow to work

16 top tech leaders who came to the US from around the world explain their forceful opposition to Trump's freeze on immigrant work visas: 'It's only going to make America less competitive'

I tried the McKinsey problem-solving game every candidate has to beat to land a 6-figure job at the firm. Here's what you need to know to prepare for the test and impress recruiters.

Join the conversation about this story »

NOW WATCH: We tested a machine that brews beer at the push of a button

Robert Holloway 2019-11-13
img

Meanwhile Facebook appears to have shot itself in the foot

Up is down and down is up when it comes to one of the most important, and now controversial, US legal protections for internet companies.

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act gives internet platforms blanket legal protections concerning the content posted by others on, or through, their services.

Until recently it was a holy cow: untouchable and frequently praised as the reason that companies like Google and Facebook were able to exist in the first place.

But as those internet giants have grown increasingly disliked - in no small part thanks to them imagining themselves to be immune to normal legal pressures - so lawmakers have grown tired of the catchall get-out-of-jail card.

“You can’t just say anything at all and not acknowledge it when you know something is fundamentally not true.”