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  • Matthew Weiner Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations But Says on ‘Mad Men’ He was ‘Angry a Lot of the Time’
    “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner is denying the sexual harassment allegations made against him by writer Kater Gordon who worked for him on the AMC series. While appearing at Chevalier’s Books in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday to promote his new book “Heather: The Totality,” Weiner sat down with fellow television writer and producer Jenji […]
  • Katy Perry, Archdiocese Awarded $5 Million in Trial Over Former Los Feliz Convent
    A long-running struggle between singer Katy Perry and Silver Lake businesswoman Dana Hollister over the ownership of a former convent drew to a close Friday when a Los Angeles jury ruled in favor of Perry and the archdiocese of Los Angeles. Earlier this year, a judge had ruled that the archdiocese had the right to […]
  • ‘True Detective’ Season 3 Casts Carmen Ejogo
    Carmen Ejogo has joined the cast of “True Detective” season three. Ejogo will star opposite the previously announced Mahershala Ali in the new installment of the HBO anthology drama. She will play Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980. Ali is set to play Wayne Hays, a state […]
  • Film Review: ’12th and Clairmount’
    It’s always fascinating to encounter a documentary about a historical event after you’ve seen the meticulously staged Hollywood version. Your hunger to take in the subject is probably ramped up a notch or two — but beyond that, there’s now an added point of interest, since a good documentary will shed powerful light on a […]
  • ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Boss on Rebecca’s Diagnosis, Nathaniel’s Backstory and Josh’s ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’
    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the Nov. 17 episode of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” entitled “Josh Is Irrelevant.” Until now on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) thought she suffered with anxiety, depression, and OCD. But in the sixth episode, she received a new diagnosis: borderline personality disorder (BPD). “We wrote her […]
  • E! Investigating Ryan Seacrest Misconduct Claim
    Cable channel E! is conducting an internal investigation into an allegation of misconduct against Ryan Seacrest. The allegation stems from an alleged incident reported by a former stylist who worked at E! News when Seacrest worked there. The incident, the details of which are unknown, is alleged to have occurred roughly a decade ago. Recently, […]
  • Film News Roundup: Palm Springs Festival Honors Sam Rockwell for ‘Three Billboards’
    In today’s film news roundup, Sam Rockwell is honored for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” New Regency buys a hijacking story, and Paramount hires a screenwriter for “Gasp.” FESTIVAL NEWS The 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will present Sam Rockwell with the spotlight award – actor for his performance in “Three Billboards Outside […]
  • Netflix Orders Comedy Series Starring Rev. Run, Wife Justine
    Netflix has given a series order to a comedy series starring legendary rapper Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons and his wife Justine, Variety has confirmed. The untitled multi-camera series would follow a legendary rapper whose plans for slowing down are thwarted when his wife Justine decides to pursue her own dreams. While Rev and Justine have starred […]
  • Weinstein Co. Feeling Pressure to Find a Buyer (EXCLUSIVE)
    The Weinstein Co. is reviving its attempts to sell itself or the bulk of its film and television assets, Variety has learned. But the clock is ticking. The company was on the verge of bankruptcy last week, but after selling domestic distribution rights to “Paddington 2” in a $28 million deal with Warner Bros. it […]
  • TV Review: Lifetime’s ‘I Am Elizabeth Smart’
    “Do you want it to stop?” Elizabeth Smart asks. She is facing the camera directly, making eye contact. We are listening to the sound of her being raped for the first time — in Lifetime’s dramatization of her 9-month abduction, starring Alana Boden as Smart and Skeet Ulrich as kidnapper and rapist Brian David Mitchell. […]

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