Martha Ross, East Bay Times

Martha Ross

East Bay Times

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Martha:

Prince Harry blasts Facebook, other social media for stoking ‘crisis of hate’

In an essay, the Duke of Sussex said advertisers need to force social media to eliminate hate speech, while praising ‘humane tech leaders’ at Stanford University for wanting to rebuild … → Read More

Kanye West admits he’s running a spoiler campaign but won’t say if Trump is involved, report says

West texted a reporter about his campaign while he and Kim Kardashian are reportedly on vacation, trying to save their troubled marriage and address his mental health issues. → Read More

Newly single Jennifer Garner hits Malibu with Bradley Cooper, as Ben Affleck keeps canoodling with Ana de Armas

Garner and Cooper's 'flirty' beach visit came a couple days after her ex-husband Ben Affleck made out with his new girlfriend Ana de Armas as Matt Damon and his wife strolled alongside. → Read More

Why is Kanye West getting GOP help for his presidential campaign?

The assistance of GOP operatives in West's presidential bid raises questions about his role in possible GOP efforts to mount a spoiler campaign to help Trump win re-election, reports say. → Read More

Silicon Valley investor defends COVID-19 ‘microschool’ idea following backlash

Jason Calacanis argues that COVID-19 microschools and learning pods could be affordable to many American families, as well as a model for the future of education. → Read More

Meghan Markle and Barack Obama’s birthdays both celebrated on Twitter

Two of America’s most famous international celebrities were born on the same day, 20 years apart. → Read More

The Pod Problem: Desperate Bay Area parents seek imperfect solutions

In the midst of the coronavirus shutdown, parents are turning to education pods to help their children learn remotely. But pods are fraught with issues of their own. → Read More

Portia De Rossi blames bots, not Ellen DeGeneres, for show controversy

The ‘Arrested Development’ star suggested that criticism of DeGeneres as been amplified by social bots — not by her wife’s behind-the-scenes behavior on her show. → Read More

After Aaron Rodgers split, Danica Patrick seeks ’emotional’ healing

'I’ve got me': Patrick discovers self-reliance during 'therapy,' which is presumably teaching her she doesn't need Rodgers in her life to complete her. → Read More

Have Ellen DeGeneres’ A-list friends abandoned her?

Where are Elton John, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and the Kardashians when Ellen DeGeneres needs them? → Read More

Meghan Markle’s unique first gift to Kate Middleton may have predicted future trouble

One report says the gift was a dream journal, which observers said sounded like something that one-time lifestyle blogger Meghan would like for herself. → Read More

Prince Andrew helped Jeffrey Epstein pressure U.S. government for reduced sentence in sex case, documents claim

Allegations that Andrew lobbied for Jeffrey Epstein in his first sex trafficking case appear to challenge the royal’s assertion that he and Epstein were never good friends. → Read More

How William and Kate snubbed Harry and Meghan at their last royal event

A March ceremony at Westminster Abbey was supposed to allow the Cambridges and the Sussexes to show they had overcome their differences as Harry and Meghan big good-bye to royal life. → Read More

Mary Trump: Cal professor pushed to ghostwrite her book

In a podcast interview, Mary Trump said she became uncomfortable with the way David Barstow tried to be the ghostwriter for her tell-all about President Trump. → Read More

Mel Gibson survived COVID-19 after a week in a hospital, report says

The 64-year-old 'Braveheart' star kept his battle with coronavirus a secret and has since fully recovered. → Read More

Kanye West spurns ‘complicit’ Kim Kardashian amid divorce talks

'Both sides feel the marriage is over,' one report says, while another says West won't take Kardashians's phone calls to talk about his mental health. → Read More

Mary Trump reflects on getting hate mail from Santa Clara

Donald Trump’s niece reveals she has not received death threats for criticizing her uncle or for sharing Trump family dirt — not yet anyway. → Read More

Kim Kardashian silent as Kanye West cries divorce, calls Kris Jenner ‘Kim Jong-Un’

Kanye West's public meltdown continues, with a Twitter rampage Tuesday night that alleged Kim Kardashian got too friendly with Meek Mill and decried the Kardashian family's 'white supremacy.' → Read More

Kanye West: Kim Kardashian tried to commit me after abortion rant about daughter

Following his unhinged political rally Sunday night, Kanye West issued a series tweets, comparing his plight to Bill Cosby and taking apparent aim at mother-in-law Kris Jenner for being exploitative. → Read More

Will Kim Kardashian still defend Kanye West after abortion revelation about their daughter?

Is even this too much for Kim Kardashian? Her possibly unstable rapper husband tried to score political points by telling the world they considered aborting 7-year-old North. → Read More