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Leah Remini and Mike Rinder: Paul Haggis Sexual Misconduct Accusers ‘Are Suspect’

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Leah Remini and Mike Rinder: Paul Haggis Sexual Misconduct Accusers ‘Are Suspect’
“Scientology and the Aftermath” co-hosts Leah Remini and Mike Rinder are defending Paul Haggis after the “Crash” screenwriter was accused of sexual misconduct, stating in an open letter that the accusations against Haggis come from information gathered about him during Scientology auditing sessions. “We expect the next ‘revelations’ about Paul Haggis in this campaign to destroy him to be based on information culled from his scientology files in the form of more ‘anonymous’ accusers, hiding behind a lawyer who will never have to disclose who is paying their bill,” Remini and Rinder said in the letter, which was published on...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger "Shocked and Saddened" by Eliza Dushku's 'True Lies' Assault Claims

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger said he is "shocked and saddened" to learn of Eliza Dushku's alleged sexual assault during the filming of True Lies.

The action star, who toplined James Cameron's 1994 action thriller, tweeted on Monday evening that had he known about the incident at the time "you bet your ass all of us would have done something." Schwarzenegger also tweeted his support to and expressed his pride in Dushku, who played his daughter in the film, for coming forward.

Tom, you bet your ass all of us would have done something. I’m shocked and...
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Stunt Coordinator Joel Kramer Accused of Additional Sexual Assault Following Eliza Dushku Allegation

Stunt Coordinator Joel Kramer Accused of Additional Sexual Assault Following Eliza Dushku Allegation
Stunt coordinator Joel Kramer has been accused of additional acts of sexual misconduct following an initial allegation from actress Eliza Dushku. Dushku posted a statement on Facebook alleging Kramer sexually assaulted her on the set of “True Lies” when she was 12 years old. Now stunt woman Laura Albert has told Deadline that Kramer was sexually inappropriate with her 15-year-old sister and her 16-year-old friend on the 1997 set of “Virus.”

“I invited my younger sister to the set as she resided there,” Albert said to Deadline in a written statement. “I wanted her to come to the set in an effort to mentor her, to show her the motion picture industry from the inside, as she had desired to become a makeup artist. One day after we finished work, I had my sister and her friend,
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Simone Biles: Larry Nassar Sexually Assaulted Me, Too

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Simone Biles: Larry Nassar Sexually Assaulted Me, Too
Simone Biles says she was also sexually assaulted by Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar -- and is now ready to go public with her story.  The 20-year-old phenom -- who was a key member of the 2016 gold medal winning Olympics team -- issued a statement saying, "I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar." "Please believe me when I was say it was a lot harder to
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Steven Seagal Denies Sexual Assault Accusation by Bond Girl

Steven Seagal Denies Sexual Assault Accusation by Bond Girl
Steven Seagal has denied ex-Bond girl Rachel Grant’s accusations of sexual assault that took place in 2002 at a film rehearsal in Bulgaria. Through his lawyers, who spoke with the BBC, the action movie star has denied Grant’s assault accusation as well as another claim by the actress that he tried to indecently expose himself. “I want to share what happened to me, so people will hear it and others might come forward,” Grant told the BBC in a previous interview. The British actress said she was flown to Sofia to rehearse lines with Seagal in September 2002 after auditioning for a role...
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Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries Dead at 46

Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries Dead at 46
Dolores O’Riordan, the Irish musician who fronted ’90s superstars The Cranberries, has reportedly died at the age of 46.

“The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time,” O’Riordan’s publicist said in a statement to the BBC. “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

O’Riordan is survived by her three children, 20-year-old son Taylor, 16-year-old daughter Molly and 12-year-old daughter Dakota.

“The best time in my life was the years
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Idris Elba, Jordan Peele, Kendrick Lamar Win NAACP Image Awards

Idris Elba, Jordan Peele, Kendrick Lamar Win NAACP Image Awards
Idris Elba, Bruno Mars, Tiffany Haddish, Jordan Peele and Kendrick Lamar were among the big winners at the gala dinner announcing the non-televised categories at the 49th NAACP Image Awards, which took place on Sunday night at the Pasadena Conference Center. The dinner included the presentation of 47 Image Award categories, with an additional nine categories plus Entertainer of the Year due to be announced during a live telecast on TV One on Monday, Jan. 15. Elba won two awards, one for his role in the Showtime miniseries “Guerrilla” and one for the film “Thor: Ragnarok.” Peele won for writing and...
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Warwick Davis Blasts Twitter for Not Removing ‘Midget’ Tweet From His Timeline

Warwick Davis Blasts Twitter for Not Removing ‘Midget’ Tweet From His Timeline
Warwick Davis, best known for playing the Ewok Wicket in “Return of the Jedi” and starring in “Willow,” blasted Twitter on Sunday night after the social media network didn’t respond to his reports of abuse and not removing an “offensive” tweet from his timeline. The tweet, from a user whose name he redacted, mocked the short-statured actor for having a “full midget family” and included a photo of the actor with his wife and two children. Davis responded angrily, not just to the user. He blamed Twitter for not clamping down on abusive behavior. “Even after reporting twice, and explaining how...
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Catherine Deneuve Apologizes for Criticizing #MeToo Movement

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Catherine Deneuve Apologizes for Criticizing #MeToo Movement
French actress Catherine Deneuve has apologized for signing an open letter last week that called the #MeToo movement “puritanical” and a “witch hunt.” Deneuve wrote an op-ed for French newspaper Liberation, in which she said in French (translated by Google), “Yes, I signed this petition, and yet it seems to me absolutely necessary today to emphasize my disagreement with the way some petitioners individually claim the right to spread in the media, distorting the very spirit of this text.” “I have been an actress since I was 17 years old,” she added. “I could of course say that I have witnessed situations...
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David Cassidy's Estate Sued for Over $120,000 Claimed as Unpaid Legal Bills

David Cassidy's Estate Sued for Over $120,000 Claimed as Unpaid Legal Bills
David Cassidy‘s estate if being sued by multiple Florida lawyers who claim the late actor owes them money.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Cassidy’s trustee and personal representative of his estate recently filed paperwork objecting to two claims: One filed by law firm Rodier & Rodier, and one filed by lawyer Damaso W. Saavedra.

Rodier & Rodier claims Cassidy owes $102,834 for legal services, and Saavedra claims he owes $19,006.02.

Rodier & Rodier reportedly sued Cassidy in 2013, but his 2015 Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing put their pending lawsuit on hold. According to The Blast, his bankruptcy was dismissed, but his debt was not discharged.
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Keira Knightley Doesn't Like Modern-Day Films Because the Female Characters 'Always Get Raped'

Keira Knightley Doesn't Like Modern-Day Films Because the Female Characters 'Always Get Raped'
Keira Knightley doesn’t like the way women are portrayed in modern-day films.

The actress, 32, opened up about how she chooses her movie roles, saying she prefers period pieces because women are simply treated better.

“I don’t really do films set in the modern-day because the female characters nearly always get raped,” she told Variety. “I always find something distasteful in the way women are portrayed, whereas I’ve always found very inspiring characters offered to me in historical pieces.”

Knightley said she’s impressed with the strong female characters she sees on television and streaming services and is
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Are The Jonas Brothers Getting Back Together? Fans Go Crazy As Band Reunite On Instagram

Fans of the Jonas Brothers sparked an online frenzy this week as the band seemingly dropped a couple of very small hints that they could be getting back together at some point in the near future. Nick, Joe, and Kevin, who called it a day back in October 2013 due to “creative differences,” set tongues wagging
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Demi Lovato's Swimsuit Selfies Have Helped Her Take the Power Away from Her Online Haters

Demi Lovato's Swimsuit Selfies Have Helped Her Take the Power Away from Her Online Haters
Demi Lovato is working hard at loving herself, no matter what the haters have to say.

The 25-year-old “Confident” singer has been determined to break free from the need to be perfect recently, opening up on Instagram about her mission to practice self-love in 2018.

That mission, it turns out, comes with a slew of swimsuit pictures — which comedian Ellen DeGeneres couldn’t help but point out during Lovato’s visit to her show Monday.

“I’ve been working on myself for the past year, more so than I’ve ever worked on myself,” Lovato explained on her Ellen DeGeneres Show appearance.
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60th Annual Grammy Awards Will Showcase the Most Latino Talent in Nearly Two Decades

The Recording Academy received praise when it announced the most diverse list of nominees to date in November. Seven of the most-nominated artists are all people of color and for the first time since 1999, no white man was nominated in the Album of the Year category.

Coincidentally, 1999 was also the last time four Latino performers took the stage at the Grammy Awards. Nearly 20 years later, four Latino artists will again perform at this year’s historic ceremony. Chart-topper Cardi B is set to sing Bruno Mars’ remix of his 90’s-inspired track “Finesse,” while Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee plan to
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Fixer Upper Widow Lists Her House After Finding 'Happily Ever After' with New Husband

Fixer Upper Widow Lists Her House After Finding 'Happily Ever After' with New Husband
When Patti Baker walked into her newly renovated Waco house on March 2 of last year, she thought she’d found her forever home — but life had other plans.

The mom of two appeared on the Jan. 9, 2018 episode of Fixer Upper, settling down in a beautiful bungalow designed by Chip and Joanna Gaines to be a fresh start for Baker — who relocated to Waco to be closer to her adult sons, Keith and Karl, after losing her husband of 37 years, Robert, to cancer in 2013.

Just months after taping her Fixer Upper reveal, though, Baker reconnected with the family’s former pastor.
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Jennifer Garner Treats Fans To Another Episode Of Her ‘Pretend Cooking Show’ — See What She Made This Week

Jennifer Garner will have scored major brownie points with her kids this week, as she whipped up some yummy English muffins from scratch as part of her “Pretend Cooking Show”. Garner, 45, who is mom to Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 5, shared the second episode of her fake series on Facebook, with her
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Catherine Zeta-Jones Speaks Out About Michael Douglas' Sexual Harassment Denial

Catherine Zeta-Jones Speaks Out About Michael Douglas' Sexual Harassment Denial
Catherine Zeta-Jones is standing by her man.

The actress spoke out about Michael Douglas‘ decision to preemptively do an interview to deny claims of sexual harassment, saying she supports both her husband and the #MeToo movement.

“My reaction was that as two people who have been in this business — him longer than me — was that we support ‘Me Too’ and the movement more than anybody, anybody — me as a woman, him as a man,” said Zeta-Jones while promoting her upcoming Lifetime movie.

When asked about the allegations against Douglas, the actress said her husband’s statement spoke for itself.

“There
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Jane Fonda Laughs Off Lily Tomlin's "Facelift" Joke on Today: "Who Are You, Megyn Kelly?"

Jane Fonda Laughs Off Lily Tomlin's
Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb's jaws hit the floor when they interviewed Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on NBC's Today Tuesday. The unfiltered Hollywood icons, who were promoting the new season of Netflix's Grace and Frankie (returning Jan. 19), sure know how to make good TV. "You guys are real friends on and off camera, right?" Kotb asked the comedy duo. "Sometimes," Fonda replied. "How long have you guys known each other?" Kotb continued. Turning to Fonda, Tomlin quipped, "Oh, my gosh...I think before your first facelift!" "What was that?" a shocked Guthrie asked as Kotb burst into a fit of giggles. "Never mind! Never mind!"...
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Larry Nassar's Victims Speak In Court, Here's Why You're a Scumbag

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[[tmz:video id="0_mas1oxul" autoplay="true" automute="true" livestream="true"]] It's finally time for the victims of disgraced ex-Team USA Olympics doctor Larry Nassar to give their impact statements in court ... where they will tell him to his face why he's a piece of human garbage.  Nassar sexually assaulted more than 100 women and girls in his capacity as the team doc for Team USA women's gymnastics and Michigan State University. His victims include McKayla MaroneyAly RaismanGabby Douglas and Simone Biles. Nassar is being
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