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Showtime Cancels ‘SMILF’ After Reports Of On-Set Misconduct

Showtime has canceled the comedy series “SMILF” after two seasons. In addition, ABC studios, which produces the show, has suspended a development deal with its creator, star and executive producer Frankie Shaw. The announcements came after a December story in The Hollywood Reporter that detailed allegations of abusive on-set behavior and violations of industry rules by Shaw, who also directs some episodes of the show. Shaw denied the allegations.... [Read Full Story]

R. Kelly’s Girlfriends Defend Him In New CBS Television Interview

After hearing from R. Kelly during his interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning, it was his girlfriends’ turn. Azriel Clary, 21, and Joycelyn Savage, 23, sat down with King as part of the network’s interviews with the two women and Kelly this week. King noted that Kelly was nearby as they filmed the interview and his team had agreed he would not be present, but the women were aware he was there. ... [Read Full Story]

Johnny Depp Files $50M Defamation Suit Against Ex-Wife Amber Heard

Actor Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, in a $50 million defamation lawsuit, citing a piece she wrote for The Washington Post about domestic abuse. The complaint filed in the Circuit Court of Fairfax, Virginia called Heard’s ongoing allegations of domestic abuse by Depp “categorically and demonstrably false.” The lawsuit states: “They were part of an elaborate hoax to generate positive publicity for Ms. Heard and advance her career.”... [Read Full Story]

Seth Rogen Joins Cast Of Jordan Peele’s Reboot Of “The Twilight Zone”

Seth Rogen has publicly confirmed that he will be joining the forthcoming revival of the classic “Twilight Zone” series, narrated and hosted by Jordan Peele. Rogen shared the news on Twitter, writing that the original series was a “favorite” of his.  He wrote: “I’m gonna be on the Twilight Zone, which is one of my favorite shows of all time.”... [Read Full Story]

‘Green Book’ Earns Biggest Post-Oscar Bump In 8 Years

Green Book scored the biggest post-Oscar bump of any best picture winner in eight years at the domestic box office over the weekend. The film grossed $4.7 million from 2,641 cinemas over the March 1-3 frame — its 16th weekend in release — just a week after it’s victory at the 91st Academy Awards. No movie taking home the statuette for best picture has earned that much post-Oscars since The King’s Speech in 2011. ... [Read Full Story]