The Daily Dish – Tuesday, August 18

Ellen DeGeneres’ ex-girlfriend Anne Heche has addressed the recent toxic workplace allegations against the talk-show host. She told Mr. Warburton magazine, “I haven’t spoken to Ellen in years. I’d listen to the people who have.” Anne also described their nearly four-year relationship as “a beautiful part” of her life. (Page Six) And speaking of Ellen’s toxic workplace accusations, three senior producers — Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman — have been fired from The Ellen DeGeneres Show following allegations of a toxic workplace. (Variety)

Rose McGowan has accused director Alexander Payne of sexual misconduct.
The actress — who helped kick off the MeToo movement after accusing Harvey Weinstein — tweeted on Monday about the alleged encounter, which she says took place when she was 15. “Alexander Payne. You sat me down & played a soft-core porn movie you directed for Showtime under a different name. I still remember your apartment in Silverlake. You are very well-endowed. You left me on a street corner afterwards. I was 15.”
In another tweet, she posted a photo of herself at 15 and wrote, “I just want an acknowledgement and an apology. I do not want to destroy.”
Payne is a two-time Oscar winner for The Descendants and Sideways, and ex-husband of Grey’s Anatomy star Sandra Oh.

Will Smith and Kevin Hart are teaming up for a remake of Planes, Trains & Automobiles.
The original, written and directed by John Hughes, starred Steve Martin and John Candy as an odd couple forced to become traveling partners as they try to get home for Thanksgiving.
The remake will be written by Aeysha Carr, whose credits include Brooklyn 99 and the upcoming Hulu series Woke.

There’s no word yet on when production will begin on the fifth season of This Is Us, but when it does, fans can expect the coronavirus pandemic to play a role.
The show’s creator, Dan Fogelman, dropped a few new details in a tweet on Sunday letting fans know that the show will definitely mirror the real-life events of the past several months, but added that it won’t drastically change the storyline or the ending. He added that there’s no plan yet for when production will resume and no word on when the new episodes will air.