Kevin Pichinte

Kevin Pichinte is a staff writer at Grit Daily. Based in Los Angeles, he is a news associate at ABC7 and was formerly a digital news intern at NBC7 and TLM20. At Grit Daily, he covers entertainment and culture news.

Deaf Man Sues Pornhub for Lack of Closed Captioning

A New York man is suing popular adult-site Pornhub for its lack of closed captioning: preventing him from enjoying some of his favorite raunchy titles. Yaroslav Suris is deaf so his consumption of porn is not quite as exciting because he says he can’t hear or understand the story plot line. So, he’s filed a class-action lawsuit against Pornhub’s parents company Mindgeek. Suris argues that Minkgeek is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   The act “prohibits...

‘Transgender’ Doll with Penis Outrages Social Media Users

A children’s “transgender” doll with a penis sold in a Russian toy store, caused mixed reactions on social media after going viral. The doll is wearing a red and yellow polka dot dress with blond hair tied in two ponytails, and underneath the dolls dress is what appears to be a penis. And it’s thought to be the among the first transgender doll in the world; the Planeta Igrushek (Planet of Toys) shop in Siberia was selling the toy. But the ‘progressive’ doll has stirred-up...

False Nuclear Emergency Alert Sent to Millions in Canada

A false nuclear emergency alerted millions of Canadians Sunday morning about an “incident” at a nuclear power plant, east of Toronto—was a mistake.  Nuclear Emergency Terrifies Canadians  Phone’s sounding an emergency broadcast woke up residents throughout the Canadian province of Ontario, alerting them about an unspecified incident occurring at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.  “There has been NO abnormal release of radioactivity from the station and emergency staff...

2020 Olympics Committee Bans Athletes From Making Political Statements During Ceremonies

The International Olympic Committee is banning athletes from making political statements at the 2020 games in Tokyo.  Rule 50 Stops Athletes from Making Political Statement The Olympic Committee released guidelines, outlining political statements made during the games is not allowed. “Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter provides a framework to protect the neutrality of sport and the Olympic Games. It states that, ‘No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is...

Oscars: Hostless For a 2nd Year

The Oscars hostless sequel continues for the second consecutive year, as the 91st academy awards will be host-free. ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke announced the news Wednesday, she told reporters the academy will carry on with “no traditional host” during her session at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.  “Let me confirm it now, together with the Academy, that there will be no traditional host this year,” Burke said during the press tour. “We expect that...

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