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PBS Suspends Distribution of Tavis Smiley Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations PBS Suspends Distribution of Tavis Smiley Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations
- December 14, 2017

Smiley ", the organization said in a statement . In a statement, the network announced that it had hired an external law firm to investigate claims made about the program's host and namesake, and had found the allegations to be credible. Tavis Smiley speaks during at an event on January 12, 2012 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Smiley has been hosting Tavis Smiley since 2004 and had a radio show from 2005 to 2013. (more...)
'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' leads Screen Actors Guild nominations 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' leads Screen Actors Guild nominations
- December 14, 2017

But the SAG Awards also made another announcement, and one that was even more surprising than giving The Big Sick an ensemble nod after the coma comedy was snubbed by the Golden Globes: the show's presenters will all be women. The I, Tonya star earned a nod in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category and is up against Victoria & Abdul's Judi Dench , Sally Hawkins ( The Shape of Water ), Frances McDormand ( Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, ... (more...)
Russell Simmons accused of rape by three more women Russell Simmons accused of rape by three more women
- December 14, 2017

Drew Dixon claimed Simmons raped her in his NY apartment in 1995. She claimed that Simmons ran a bath and pushed her against a column-"hands all over my body, up and down". I have accepted that I can and should get dirt on my sleeves if it means witnessing the birth of a new consciousness about women. In late 1990 or early 1991, Tina Baker was a singer being managed by Simmons. (more...)
Kirsten Dunst Steps Out for the First Time Amid Pregnancy Reports! Kirsten Dunst Steps Out for the First Time Amid Pregnancy Reports!
- December 14, 2017

I just love that love. Earlier this year, Dunst toldMarie Claire U.K. that she was definitely ready for kids. Dunst, who has previously dated Garrett Hedlund , Jake Gyllenhaal and Razorlight lead singer Johnny Borrell, is set to get married to Plemons in the spring of 2018. (more...)
Salma Hayek recalls Harvey Weinstein 'fury' on 'Frida' set in op-ed Salma Hayek recalls Harvey Weinstein 'fury' on 'Frida' set in op-ed
- December 14, 2017

She continued, "No to opening the door to him at all hours of the night, hotel after hotel, location after location, where he would show up unexpectedly, including one location where I was doing a movie he wasn't even involved with". But it wasn't due to the scene itself. She said that Weinstein tried to sabotage the film, which led to two Oscars, often. When she arrived on set that day, Hayek says she had a nervous breakdown and was vomiting and shaking uncontrollably; she took a ... (more...)
Warren Sapp on Sexual Harrassment Suit: 'I'm Always the Bad Guy' Warren Sapp on Sexual Harrassment Suit: 'I'm Always the Bad Guy'
- December 14, 2017

UM alum Warren Sapp is one of several current and former employees of the NFL Network to be accused of sexual misconduct by a co-worker. McCormick said that while being interviewed, the head of hiring talent asked her, "Do you plan on getting knocked up immediately like the rest of them?" "Or "them" who bring you a new audience and a tremendous amount of viewership?" she continued. (more...)
"Game Of Thrones" Final Season Will Bring Big Changes To Series
- December 14, 2017

Fans are pouring over set photos looking for any and all clues, the network is handing out enormous budgets and we're all just generally excited even if the wait stretches until 2019. Where do her motivations lie now? Bradley is confident that they'll get the job done, though, given that Game of Thrones "has always been in the hands of two of the greatest helmsmen in TV", meaning creators and showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss. (more...)
Chef Mario Batali accused of sexual aggression at Spotted Pig Chef Mario Batali accused of sexual aggression at Spotted Pig
- December 14, 2017

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Shades of Coldplay: Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin Are Reportedly Dating Shades of Coldplay: Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin Are Reportedly Dating
- December 13, 2017

According to United States weekly, the 40-year-old Coldplay frontman was spotted with the 28-year-old Fifty Shades of Grey star at Nick Cave's concert in Israel last month and they are now said to be dating each other. "It's more than just a fling", a source told the publication. She was catching him up on work and the different projects she has coming up. "They ordered some starters and not a lot of food". (more...)
Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac explore the unknown in new 'Annihilation' trailer Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac explore the unknown in new 'Annihilation' trailer
- December 13, 2017

Alex Garland , the director behind the 2015's break-out sci-fi film Ex Machina , is behind the feature, which will hit theaters in the USA on Feb 23 via Paramount. " Annihilation " follows a biologist, played by Natalie Portman who signs up for a unsafe, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply. (more...)
Biden references Oshkosh in emotional exchange with Meghan McCain Biden references Oshkosh in emotional exchange with Meghan McCain
- December 13, 2017

Biden quickly consoled Meghan, telling her "there's a lot of hope". I know you and your family have been through a tragedy that I couldn't conceive of. But I know, and I mean this sincerely, her dad got mad at me, he told me I should get the hell off the ticket . "We're like two brothers who were somehow raised by different fathers or something because of our points of view ". (more...)
Netflix & DreamWorks team for new slate of originals Netflix & DreamWorks team for new slate of originals
- December 13, 2017

Netflix and DreamWorks Animation (DWA) are teaming up again for multiple original series based on current and library IP from the latter's catalogue. "From Emmy-winning executive producer Brandon Sawyer ( Penguins of Madagascar ), the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018". (more...)
Viral video of bullied child raises cash and questions Viral video of bullied child raises cash and questions
- December 13, 2017

Her social media past has emerged since posting a clip of son Keaton sobbing as he sits in her vehicle after school. "Those who know me and my family know we aren't racist", she wrote. The video was filmed by his mother, Kimberly Jones , and she is now getting attention for the wrong reasons. "I did not tell him that I would rather have donations instead of the help from celebrities", Fox News reports Jones said in an Instagram direct message. (more...)
Star In Luca Guadagnino's Burial Rites Star In Luca Guadagnino's Burial Rites
- December 13, 2017

File image of actor Jennifer Lawrence . Guadagnino's cinematic vision and attention to the tiniest detail are what have made his previous films, including Call Me By Your Name , A Bigger Splash , and I Am Love , such critical sensations, particularly for their respectively lush aesthetics. (more...)
Colin Jost & Michael Che Named Co-Head Writers Of NBC Show Colin Jost & Michael Che Named Co-Head Writers Of NBC Show
- December 13, 2017

The pair, who front the show's weekly faux newscast, were named co-head writers of SNL on Tuesday, the NBC late-night institution announced. Weekend Update anchors serving as SNL head writers/co-head writers has a long tradition, with Tina Fey and Seth Meyers previously holding the titles. (more...)
One person in custody after New York City subway explosion One person in custody after New York City subway explosion
- December 13, 2017

He is now at Bellevue Hospital, where he is being treated for lacerations and burns to his hands and abdomen. Four officers are being hailed as heroes for stopping the suspect of Monday's explosion at a New York City transit hub before it got worse. (more...)
Khloe Kardashian Has A 'Birth Plan' In Place Khloe Kardashian Has A 'Birth Plan' In Place
- December 13, 2017

Kardashian-West officially announced that she and her husband Kanye West are expecting the third child via surrogate during Sunday's episode of " Keeping Up With the Kardashians ". Thompson is from Cleveland, and Kardashian has frequented his hometown ever since they became a couple. While Kim may have spilled the beans, this hasn't stopped her sisters from teasing us with ambiguous social media posts and cryptic wording that insinuates, but doesn't prove, that either of them are in fact ... (more...)
'Leave it alone': Bullied boy's family pushes back against accusations of racism 'Leave it alone': Bullied boy's family pushes back against accusations of racism
- December 13, 2017

She is just a strong southern woman". His video generated an emotional reaction and sent people like former UT football player and radio host Jason Swain into action. The video reminds her of what happened to her own son William who was bullied at school not too long ago. "I made the video to raise awareness for bullying, not for fame or fortune, it was not at all for that". (more...)
Why George Clooney rewarded 14 friends with $14 million Why George Clooney rewarded 14 friends with $14 million
- December 13, 2017

Everyone's going to come to my house for dinner", PTI quoted him saying on the show Rande Gerber . George invited 14 of his closest friends over for dinner and each guest was greeted by a designer black suitcase. Rides a bicycle to work everyday. Rande Gerber told a never-before-heard story about how the the Hollywood heavyweight once gifted 14 of his closest pals with suitcases filled with a million dollars each. (more...)
Austria's Niki 'faces insolvency' as Lufthansa gives up bid Austria's Niki 'faces insolvency' as Lufthansa gives up bid
- December 13, 2017

EasyJet had proposed to acquire several of those assets, which included slots at Berlin Tegel airport, and will result in the British carrier operating 25 aircraft from Tegel, leasing some former Air Berlin aircraft and offering employment to Air Berlin flying crews. (more...)