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Russell Simmons Leaving Def Jam, Other Companies After New Sexual Assault Allegation Russell Simmons Leaving Def Jam, Other Companies After New Sexual Assault Allegation
- December 01, 2017

Simmons, who co-founded the music label Def Jam Recordings in 1984, eventually spinning it into a larger entertainment and production company, said in a statement that he doesn't want "to be a distraction". She says she was prompted to go public following the accusations against former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein . When she got in the vehicle, however, Simmons told his driver to lock the doors, took Lumet to his apartment and sexually assaulted her. (more...)
'Avengers: Infinity War' Trailer Racks Up Over 200m Views In One Day 'Avengers: Infinity War' Trailer Racks Up Over 200m Views In One Day
- December 01, 2017

Disney's latest Marvel record breaker comes on the heels of an Incredibles 2 trailer which stole the record for views for an animated trailer just days ago. Karen Gillan's Nebula, Tom Hiddleston's Loki, Paul Rudd's Ant-Man and Pom Klementieff's Mantis are also set to feature. The much-awaited movie will release in India on April 27, 2018. (more...)
'Lady Bird' named best picture by New York Film Critics 'Lady Bird' named best picture by New York Film Critics
- December 01, 2017

Considered one of the year's top Oscar contenders, " Lady Bird " also has the distinction of setting a new record for perfection from Rotten Tomatoes as the most-widely reviewed movie to receive only positive reviews. Paul Thomas Anderson won Best Screenplay for Phantom Thread , while critical darling Call Me by Your Name picked up Best Actor for Timothée Chalamet over heavy hitter Gary Oldman . (more...)
The journey of DHADAK begins today! The journey of DHADAK begins today!
- December 01, 2017

Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter , who will be making their Bollywood debut with Dhadak , seem to have won over the heart of their director Shashank Khaitan , who calls them hardworking and respectful actors. The producer Karan Johar himself has shared some stills from the sets of the film. The movie features Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar in the lead. (more...)
Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra honoured by #variety500 Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra honoured by #variety500
- December 01, 2017

Salman said: "I had the most boring life, it was your fraternity (media) that made it interesting..." Speaking about the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment controversy that has rocked Hollywood, Khan said he did not know of any such case in the Hindi film industry. (more...)
'Big Bang Theory' Star Kaley Cuoco Is Engaged 'Big Bang Theory' Star Kaley Cuoco Is Engaged
- December 01, 2017

A tearful Cuoco responds, "We're engaged". He praised the company, saying, "I am so so so happy". We guess it was this mother of a ring that had Kaley red-faced, in tears and so shook that she'd completely forgot to say yes. He then shared a photo of her ring and man, that's one spectacular diamond! "On my love's birthday I got her everything she has always wanted", he wrote alongside a snap of the pair. (more...)
A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip Enraged Over Grammy Snub A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip Enraged Over Grammy Snub
- December 01, 2017

The hip-hop pioneers released their sixth and final album - as member Phife Dawg passed away previous year - 'We Got It From Here. That's all we stood on, that's all we represented. "It stands with everyone else's [expletive] that's up there", Q-Tip said. "We closed y'all show and we don't get no fucking nominations?" the rapper/producer said referencing Tribe's performance past year shortly after the death of Phife Dog. (more...)
Seth Meyers Questions Trump's Grip on Reality After Latest Insane Denial Seth Meyers Questions Trump's Grip on Reality After Latest Insane Denial
- December 01, 2017

In addition to questioning Trump's allegiance to Moore, Meyers also mocked the president's ramblings on his tax plan. "On Saturday, the paper wrote: "(Trump) sees the calls for (US politician Roy) Moore to step aside as a version of the response to the now-famous " Access Hollywood " tape, in which he boasted about grabbing women's genitalia, and the flood of groping accusations against him that followed soon after. (more...)
Fire dept: Do not plug space heaters into power strips Fire dept: Do not plug space heaters into power strips
- December 01, 2017

Firefighters said two people and multiple pets made it out safely. Umatilla County Fire District #1 shared a picture on their Facebook that shows a melted power strip. "Nearly half of all home heating fires occurred in December, January and February", the NFP says . Heating is the leading cause of home fire deaths nationally and second in Tennessee. (more...)
Bulls Game Notes For Thursday @ Denver Bulls Game Notes For Thursday @ Denver
- December 01, 2017

Lauri Markanen and Robin Lopez had 20 points each for Chicago, and Kris Dunn added 19. The Bulls fell to 3-17. Jokic got fouled on the play and toughed it out to shoot his free throws. Jokic entered the game leading the Nuggets in scoring (15.9 points per game), rebounding (11.0) and assists (4.6). We've got our eyes on you, Will Barton . (more...)
HBO scrubs all mentions of Russell Simmons from 'All Def Comedy' HBO scrubs all mentions of Russell Simmons from 'All Def Comedy'
- December 01, 2017

Lumet , now 50, described being given a ride in Simmons' auto and instead of taking her home, having his driver bring her to his apartment. Simmons said, "I mean no disrespect to her at all when I say I honestly do not recall my telephone conversation with a hotel front desk clerk from over a quarter-century ago". (more...)
DMX Cops Plea Deal In Tax Evasion Case, Jail Time Is Possible DMX Cops Plea Deal In Tax Evasion Case, Jail Time Is Possible
- December 01, 2017

Judge Jed Rakoff had a tough time getting Simmons to admit guilt at his plea hearing, however. Rakoff had to query Simmons repeatedly before he admitted that he knew he was evading taxes. X's attorney Murray Richman also addressed the guilty plea. But he allegedly left NY twice without permission - once to go to St. Louis (his attorney has said it was a family emergency) and once to Chicago - and he failed at least four tests for cocaine, marijuana and opiates. (more...)
Sampson volunteers collecting gifts for Toys for Tots campaign Sampson volunteers collecting gifts for Toys for Tots campaign
- December 01, 2017

Jean Kelly of Westfield incorporates Toys for Tots in her holiday shopping budget. "When you have those kinds of things happen in Houston or Florida or Puerto Rico, not only do you have a number of people who all of a sudden find themselves in a situation where they need assistance, but your donor base is effected as well", said retired Marine Corps Lt. (more...)
Russell Simmons: Music mogul steps down after sex allegation Russell Simmons: Music mogul steps down after sex allegation
- December 01, 2017

Jenny Lumet , the screenwriter daughter of the late movie director Sidney Lumet , in a Thursday Hollywood Reporter column accused Simmons of forcing himself on her in his NY apartment in 1991. He credited his reasoning to committing himself "to continuing my personal growth, spiritual learning and above all to listening". Simmons acknowledged that he has known Lumet and her family and has "seen her several times over the years since the evening she described". (more...)
The Weeknd deleted all of Selena Gomez's images from his Instagram! The Weeknd deleted all of Selena Gomez's images from his Instagram!
- December 01, 2017

And, if there ever comes a time when the lovely Latina is unhappy with what she sees in the mirror, she is committed to making changes: "There are a million things I can do - lasers and creams and all that stuff - but I'm OK with it". Or, you know, she's just choosing to keep her personal life private - as she has the right to. Gomez and Bieber continue to be spotted out together. (more...)
TV legend, Hawaii resident Jim Nabors dies at 87 TV legend, Hawaii resident Jim Nabors dies at 87
- November 30, 2017

Through it all, he remained pure of heart, sunny of disposition and simple of mind. He recorded dozens of albums of country, inspirational and religious music with five of them selling more than 500,000 copies. In the 1970s, Nabors starred with Ruth Buzzi as time-traveling androids on the ABC series The Lost Saucer , produced by Sid and Marty Krofft, and hosted his own syndicated talk show. (more...)
Playwright Israel Horovitz Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Multiple Women Playwright Israel Horovitz Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Multiple Women
- November 30, 2017

In 1993 a story in the Boston Phoenix detailed the very similar allegations of 10 unnamed women accusing him of sexual assault and harassment while he was the artistic director of the Gloucester Stage Company. Former Beastie Boy Adam Horowitz has come out swinging against his famous playwright father, Israel Horovitz , after his dad was accused by multiple women - including his son's high school girlfriend - of sexual misconduct, including rape and the forced fondling and kissing of women ... (more...)
Mindhunter officially renewed for season 2 on Netflix Mindhunter officially renewed for season 2 on Netflix
- November 30, 2017

It follows the work of two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents (Groff and McCallany) in the criminal psychology department as they interview serial killers in prison, trying to understand the inner workings of their minds, choices, and behaviors. (more...)
WFAA report: State asks Richardson couple about daughter's injuries in CPS hearing WFAA report: State asks Richardson couple about daughter's injuries in CPS hearing
- November 30, 2017

The couple, however, refused to answer the questions of the court, on Wednesday, as they invoked their fifth-amendment protection against self-incrimination. Sherin's body was found in a tunnel about one kilometer away from her home in suburban Dallas on 22 October. This ruled out the arguments of Sini that the fracture happened when Sherin slipped on the side and the possibility of injuries related to her time in India. (more...)
Prince George Just Wants This One Toy from Santa This Christmas Prince George Just Wants This One Toy from Santa This Christmas
- November 30, 2017

Nick! The second-in-line to the throne pulled the letter from his suit jacket pocket during the encounter at a Christmas market in Helsinki. Prince George - who has undoubtedly tried to be very good all year - has asked Santa for a police vehicle for Christmas, promising that he has been "nice" all year. (more...)

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