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Netflix Fires Danny Masterson From ‘The Ranch’ Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Netflix announced its show The Ranch will be continuing without actor Danny Masterson in 2018. The actor who stars alongside Ashton Kutcher has been under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department after at least four women accused him of sexually assault in the early 2000s. The investigation has been ongoing since March. “As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of The Ranch,” a Netflix spokesperson said.  Masterson said he was “very disappointed” by the decision.... [Read Full Story]

‘House of Cards’ Production To Resume Without Kevin Spacey

Netflix has decided to move forward with the final season of “House of Cards” without Kevin Spacey.  Netflix announced Monday that the upcoming sixth and final season of the acclaimed drama will begin production early in the new year. Season six will consist of eight episodes starring Robin Wright as Claire Underwood. The future of the series has been in limbo and production had been put on hold since Oct. 31st, after sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey surfaced in late October.... [Read Full Story]

Kristen Bell To Host 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Breaking with tradition, Screen Actors Guild Awards committee has announced that the 2018 ceremony will be hosted by Kristen Bell. The SAG Awards have never before had an emcee before, but executive producer Kathy Connell announced on Monday that Bell will take the reins of the 2018 ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 21. “We are delighted to have Kristen Bell as the first-ever host of the SAG Awards,” Connell said in a statement. ... [Read Full Story]

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Wife Vanessa Expecting Second Child

Lin-Manuel Miranda and his wife Vanessa Nadal are expecting their second child, he confirmed Sunday on Twitter. The Tony-winning creator of Hamilton and his wife stepped out on the red carpet at the 2017 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, with Nadal sporting what appeared to be a baby bump. Miranda and Vandal are already parents to 3-year-old son, Sebastian. The couple was married in 2010.... [Read Full Story]

Geoffrey Rush Steps Down From Australian Film Academy Following Claim Of ‘Inappropriate Behavior’

Geoffrey Rush has stepped down from his position as president of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts after a claim of “inappropriate behavior” by the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor surfaced this week. The Associated Press and Australian media reported Saturday. Rush announced his decision after the Sydney Theatre Company “received a complaint alleging that Mr. Geoffrey Rush had engaged in inappropriate behavior” during his time with the company.  Although further details about the complaint have not been made public, the actor has pushed back against allegations of any past misbehavior. ... [Read Full Story]

Russell Simmons Steps Down from Companies After Second Sexual Assault Accusation

Russell Simmons is stepping down from his companies, including hip-hop label Def Jam and his clothing brands, after screenwriter Jenny Lumet accused him of sexual assault in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday.  In a statement obtained in an email by Vanity Fair, Simmons apologized to Lumet and announced that he plans to “step aside and commit myself to continuing my personal growth, spiritual learning, and, above all to listening.”... [Read Full Story]

Jim Nabors, Singer and ‘Gomer Pyle’ Star, Dead at 87

Jim Nabors, the actor known for his role as the beloved “Gomer Pyle” on television comedies and for his booming operatic voice, has died. He was 87. Nabors, who starred as Gomer Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show” in the early 1960s and went on to have his own spinoff show, died Thursday,  Husband Stan Cadwallader, who was by his side, told The Associated Press that Nabors died peacefully in his home in Hawaii. ... [Read Full Story]

Ann Curry Addresses Matt Lauer Firing News: ‘I’m Still Really Processing It’

Ann Curry, Matt Lauer’s former Today co-anchor, briefly broke her silence on his firing. While declining to comment specifically on Lauer’s firing, she told People, “I’m still really processing it.”  Curry went on to share, “The women’s movement got us into the workplace, but it didn’t make us safe once we got there. And the battle lines are now clear. We need to move this revolution forward and make our workplaces safe. Corporate America is quite clearly failing to do so, and unless it does something to change that, we need to keep doing more ourselves.”... [Read Full Story]

Former “Top Chef” Judge Johnny Iuzzini Accused of Sexual Harassment by Four Former Employees

James Beard Award-winning pastry chef and former judge of Top Chef: Just DessertsJohnny Iuzzini has been accused of sexual harassment by four former employees. Two pastry chefs and two unpaid externs who directly reported to Iuzzini at the famed Jean-Georges restaurant in New York City between 2009 and 2011 alleged a culture of sexual harassment perpetuated by the now 43-year-old chef. All four former female employees also alleged that Iuzzini — a judge on upcoming series The Great American Baking Show — could be verbally abusive. ... [Read Full Story]

USA Network Congratulates Meghan Markle And Confirms She’s Leaving “Suits”

Meghan Markle is officially engaged to Prince Harry, and soon fans will know if her TV character Rachel Zane gets her happy ending, too. Us Weekly shares that USA Network confirmed in a statement that Markle was leaving Suits after her engagement announcement to Prince Harry. “From all of us at USA Network and Universal Cable Productions, we want to send our most heartfelt congratulations to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their engagement,” the statement reads.... [Read Full Story]

Grammy Nominations 2018: Jay-Z And Bruno Mars Lead In Top Categories

Jay-Z leads the 2018 Grammy Award nominations this year, and is nominated for eight honors including album, song, and record of the year. Bruno Mars is also nominated for the big three, while Kendrick Lamar earned seven nominations.  Albums and songs eligible in the 84 categories at the 60th annual Grammys had to be released between Oct. 1, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2017. This year is the first year the Grammys used online voting for its main awards show... [Read Full Story]

Jeremy Piven’s ‘Wisdom Of The Crowd’ Cancelled Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

CBS has cancelled Wisdom of the Crowd after a fourth woman accused star Jeremy Piven of sexual misconduct. The network will not put in an order for the last nine episodes. A source said that Wisdom producers were already told about the decision. All 13 episodes have already been produced and will still air. Piven confirmed the news on Twitter, but did not make reference to the scandal. The decision comes three days after another woman accused Piven of sexual harassment. ... [Read Full Story]

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Reveal Details Of Their Courtship And Engagement In First Joint Interview

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just gave their first televised interview to celebrate their royal engagement. The newly engaged couple opened up about how Harry proposed, as well as how they first met. Harry and Meghan said they were introduced by a mutual friend and they first met with back-to-back dates in early July 2016. The wedding will take place in the spring, and the venue was not immediately revealed but a statement it was revealed that more details would be announced “in due course.”... [Read Full Story]

‘Glee’ Star Naya Rivera Charged With Domestic Battery After Saturday Arrest

Former “Glee” star Naya Rivera was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery of her husband, “Ray Donovan” actor Ryan Dorsey, Sunday after her arrest the night before. Rivera was arrested and released on $1,000 PR bond Sunday following a short appearance in court. Police were called to a house in Chesapeake, West Virginia on Saturday over a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, Dorsey told officers that Rivera had hit him in the head and lower lip while they were taking a walk with their 2-year-old son Josey.... [Read Full Story]

Pink Releases ‘Beautiful Trauma’ Music Video Featuring Channing Tatum

Pink’s new “Beautiful Trauma” music video starring Channing Tatum definitely has a lot going on.  The 38-year-old singer debuted the highly anticipated video for her latest single, after teasing it during the 2017 American Music Awards on Sunday night. The elaborate five-minute video features Pink and Tatum playing a married couple in the ’50s, who aren’t as straight-laced as they at first seem. ... [Read Full Story]

Ryan Seacrest Denies Sexual Harassment Accusations As $15 Million Blackmail Attempt Surfaces

According to new reports a woman who worked as Ryan Seacrest’s wardrobe stylist at E! News threatened to go to the media with sexual allegations made against him, occurring between 2007 and 2010, unless Seacrest paid her $15 million. An attorney for the woman contacted Seacrest’s attorney and demanded $15 million, but when Seacrest’s attorney refused to pay up the woman’s attorney said they would settle for a 7-figure settlement.  In a statement, Seacrest, co-host for “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and the longtime host for “American Idol,” adamantly denied the allegations. ... [Read Full Story]

Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Becomes Best Selling Album Of 2017 In Just One Week

Taylor Swift’s Reputation has become the biggest-selling album of the year in the US in a single week, with 1.23m sales. That total comfortably beats the 931,000 copies sold by Ed Sheeran in early March.  Swift has kept all but four songs from Reputation off streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, meaning that fans need to pay to download the album or buy it on CD if they want to hear it. ... [Read Full Story]

Harrison Ford Helps Rescue Woman After Car Crash

Harrison Ford came to the real-life rescue of a woman who was involved in a car accident north of Los Angeles. Santa Paula police said that the actor and a friend were in the area when a car rolled off a highway in the small town Sunday around noon. Ford and the friend came to the driver’s aid and acted as good Samaritans. He says Ford and other people on scene were able to help the woman out of the car.  The woman suffered minor injuries.... [Read Full Story]

Jeffrey Tambor Leaves “Transparent” Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Jeffrey Tambor, who played trans woman Maura Pfefferman on Amazon’s celebrated Jill Soloway show Transparent, announced Sunday that he would not be returning for the next season. Tambor has been accused of sexual harassment by his former assistant Van Barnes and actress and series regular Trace Lysette; both are transgender women. The actor has denied the allegations, but the show’s writers were reportedly already trying to find a way to write his character out of the show. ... [Read Full Story]

‘Justice League’ Disappoints In US With $96 Million Opening

Warner Bros. and DC’s “Justice League” opened this past weekend with a $96 million opening in the U.S., coming in well under expectations.  The big budget superhero flick had been pegged for a $110 million launch in North American theaters. If studio estimates hold, it will also have the unfortunate distinction of being the lowest-opening film in the DC Extended Universe.... [Read Full Story]

Elizabeth Hurley Makes Statement As 25 More Women Speak Out Against ‘Royals’ Showrunner Mark Schwahn

Elizabeth Hurley shared an open letter on Twitter in response to her The Royals costar Alexandra Parks’ statement about show runner Mark Schwahn’s alleged “reprehensible behavior” on the set of their E! series on Thursday, November 16.  In part, Hurley stated “I have loved working alongside Alexandra and Mark for four years while shooting The Royals, and had absolutely no idea that she was feeling frightened and sexually intimidated by Mark during this time.”  25 members of the cast and crew of The Royals accused Schwahn of “repeated unwanted sexual harassment” in a statement published by Variety on Thursday.... [Read Full Story]

Sylvester Stallone Denies Claim That He Sexually Assaulted Minor Back In 1986

Sylvester Stallone has vehemently denied allegations that he forced a teenage girl to have sex with him and his bodyguard at a ritzy Las Vegas hotel more than three decades ago. An unidentified 16-year-old girl filed a report with the Las Vegas Police Department on July 29, 1986, alleging that Stallone and his bodyguard, Michael de Luca, “intimidated” her into having sex with them at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel.  A spokeswoman for Stallone, 71, claims the allegations are “ridiculous” and “categorically false.” ... [Read Full Story]

Kim Kardashian West Confirms Sex of Third Baby

Kim Kardashian West revealed the sex of her third child on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday. She spilled the beans and said she and Kanye West are expecting a baby girl via surrogate. Kardashian West dropped that she was having a girl when she talked about her 4-year-old daughter trying to play a trick on her.  She said that she and her husband have not chosen a name yet for the new baby.... [Read Full Story]

Tracee Ellis Ross To Host The 2017 American Music Awards

“Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross will host the American Music Awards this year.  It will be the first time that the Emmy-nominated actress will host the awards show. This Sunday’s show will be a big night for the actress and her family. Her mother, Diana Ross, will be honored with the 2017 AMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and is also slated to perform live after receiving her award.... [Read Full Story]

The “One Tree Hill” Cast Has Issued A Joint Statement Accusing Its Showrunner Of Sexual Harassment

Eighteen members of One Tree Hill cast and crew, including actors Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, and Bethany Joy Lenz, have accused showrunner Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment. The creation of the letter came about after Audrey Wauchope, a former writer for One Tree Hill tweeted over the weekend in which she detailed the alleged inappropriate behavior she and other women experienced at the hands of an unnamed showrunner while working on the show.... [Read Full Story]

Amazon Is Making A ‘Lord of the Rings’ Prequel Series

Amazon will produce a new “The Lord of the Rings” TV series, the company announced Monday.  Amazon acquired multi-season, global television rights to the project. The show will be a prequel to the J.R.R. Tolkien book “The Fellowship of the Ring,” and is based on new story lines. It will be available for Amazon Prime members. There is also the potential that the show could also lead to a spin-off series.... [Read Full Story]