Turner programming reveal: Tiffany Haddish still won’t say who bit Beyonce

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Tiffany Haddish at the Turner Upfront 2018 in New York Wednesday.(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images for Turner)

NEW YORK — Tiffany Haddish is keeping mum on that infamous Beyoncé chomp.

In March, the comedian set Twitter ablaze when she told GQ that she knew which celebrity bit Beyoncé’s face at a party last December, but wouldn’t say who. When asked again by an audience member at Turner’s upfront presentation in New York Wednesday, she pretended like she didn’t hear the question.

“Huh? What? Excuse me?” Haddish joked, holding her hand to her ear. “Any real questions?”

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Haddish was in town to “sell” her TBS sitcom The Last O.G. to advertisers (co-star Tracy Morgan was absent), but “we did that already: It’s on air and we got picked up for a second season,” she said. “It’s going to be even better the next season, because I’m in it.”

She delivered a short comedy set onstage at the Madison Square Garden Theater, where she offered her services as a spokesperson (“I’m really good at it — just ask Groupon”) and revealed she plans to recycle her white Alexander McQueen gown yet again when she hosts the MTV Movie and TV Awards next month.

Samantha Bee on the red carpet before the presentation.

Samantha Bee on the red carpet before the presentation. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images for Turner)

Full Frontal host Samantha Bee was also on hand to announce a new mobile app, This is Not a Game, in conjunction with her TBS late-night show. The Game is an HQ-style trivia contest available this summer that aims to raise awareness for the midterm elections in November while giving players the chance to win prizes.

“Encouraging (people) to be informed, vote and win stuff is truly what the Founding Fathers would’ve wanted,” Bee said. “Plus, the game is surprisingly nonpartisan. I don’t care what your political fetish is: Democrap. Republican’t. Cuckservative. We all need to vote before a Russian hacker does it for us.”

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Europe's General Data Protection Regulation is getting a lot of attention right now. In fact, the GDPR appears to be outranking even Beyoncé: The term "GDPR" is trending higher in Google Search volume than Queen Bey.

Even though it was first adopted in April, the data protection legislation is expected to take effect on Friday.

The GDPR is the EU's new framework for data protection laws. It has been touted as one of the strongest takes on data and personal security. The regulation will replace the UK's Data Protection Act 1998, which has become outdated and unable to keep up with technological changes.

The overhaul is intended to protect consumers by holding companies more accountable for the way they handle peoples' information. The GDPR will cover both personal and sensitive personal data. And there is a distinction: personal data encompasses everything from a name to an IP address, while sensitive personal data includes things like genetic data and information about political and religious views.

Failure to comply with the sweeping new overhaul could result in some pretty hefty fines. Companies who fail to report a data breach to a regulator within 72 hours could face a penalty of up to 4 percent global revenue. CNBC's Elizabeth Schulze says for Facebook that could mean $1.5 billion.

But the GDPR doesn't just affect businesses in the U.K.

Many U.S. companies that do business in Europe will also be affected. Both Facebook and Google have asked users to review their privacy settings in compliance with the GDPR regulations. Facebook is now giving users the choice to turn on its controversial facial recognition feature for users in Europe and Canada. Facebook says it has been using the technology for some time now to suggest friends to tag in photos. The social network has since expanded the feature to combat fake accounts and to alert users whenever a photo or video is posted with them in it.

In a meeting with the European Parliament, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook would be GDPR-compliant by the deadline. But, if it actually is, it would be one of the few. Almost half of the companies said they won't meet the new criteria by the May 25 deadline, according to a poll conducted by The Ponemon Institute in April. The survey was based on more than 1,000 companies.

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