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Comedian Norm Macdonald Apologizes For Controversial #MeToo Comments

Norm Macdonald is apologizing for the controversial #MeToo comments he made during an interview. In his chat with The Hollywood Reporter the comedian weighed in on the #MeToo movement and the resulting fallout of sexual misconduct accusations. “I’m happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a little bit,” Macdonald said. “It used to be, “One hundred women can’t be lying.” And then it became, “One woman can’t lie.” And that became, “I believe all women.”  Macdonald also talked about the controversy surrounding his friends Roseanne Barr and Louis C.K. Macdonald saying “there are very few people that have gone through what they have, losing everything in a day. Of course, people will go, ‘What about the victims?’ But you know what? The victims didn’t have to go through that.”  Macdonald tweeted an apology Tuesday, saying “Roseanne and Louis have both been very good friends of mine for many years,” Macdonald tweeted. “They both made terrible mistakes and I would never defend their actions. If my words sounded like I was minimizing the pain that their victims feel to this day, I am deeply sorry.”. ...Read Full Story

‘Crazy Rich Asians’-Inspired Comedy Being Worked On For ABC

ABC network is looking to produce a “Crazy Rich Asians”-inspired comedy with writer Jessica Gao on board. Gao recently took home the best animated program Emmy for writing the “Pickle Rick” episode of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty. The project will revolve around Janet Zhao, a first-generation Chinese-American woman who struggles to set boundaries with her crazy family. When her wealthy grandmother dies and names Janet the sole inheritor, she suddenly finds herself the unwilling new matriarch of the family she’s spent her life trying to keep at arm’s length. Crazy Rich Asians has grossed more than $164.3 million worldwide (with $135.8 million of that domestically) on a budget of $30 million. The film’s success has opened the door for other Asian-American-fronted TV and movie projects, and is also said to have helped revive the rom-com genre.. ...Read Full Story

‘Wizards Of Waverly Place’ Alum David Henrie Arrested for Carrying Loaded Gun At LAX Airport

David Henrie was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, September 10. The former Wizards of Waverly Place actor was taken into police custody after he was found with a weapon while walking through airport security. LAX’s Airport Police Public Information Officer said in a statement, “David Henrie was arrested at 9:05 a.m. for possession of a loaded firearm at an airport screening at LAX. He has been booked into the LAPD Pacific Division Jail and will be released on his own recognizance.” The actor later posted a statement on Instagram, writing, “I take responsibility for the situation at LAX today. I unintentionally brought my legally owned gun which is registered in my name to the airport. I am so sorry for any trouble it caused, but I am appreciative of TSA’s efforts in implementing the safety laws that are in place to protect our beautiful country. More than anything I am humiliated and embarrassed that this even happened. But I am thankful to the TSA, LAPD and all involved today for their kindness and their professionalism during this process.” Henrie starred alongside Selena Gomez on the popular Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place for four seasons from 2007 to 2012. The two have remained close friends.. ...Read Full Story

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Honored With Six Posthumous Emmys

The Television Academy honored late host Anthony Bourdain with multiple wins at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Bourdain and his series, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” which airs on CNN, won six awards. They included two individual awards for Bourdain, one for outstanding writing for a nonfiction program and another for his role as executive producer of the series, which won for outstanding informational series. “Parts Unknown” also won in the picture editing, sound editing and sound mixing categories. “Parts Unknown” executive producer Lydia Tenaglia accepted one of Bourdain’s awards on his behalf, nothing that Bourdain had been nominated for the nonfiction writing category “many times, but it had always eluded him.” “So it is with tremendous bittersweetness that I accept it on his behalf.” she said.. ...Read Full Story

Olivia Newton-John Reveals She Is Fighting Cancer For The Third Time

Olivia Newton-John has been diagnosed with cancer for the third time in three decades. Olivia revealed in an interview that doctors found a tumor at the base of her back in 2017, and she has been using modern medicines and natural remedies, including cannabis oil, to treat the cancer and reduce pain. She’s also stopped eating sugar and started radiation treatment. In the interview, Newton-John expressed gratitude for having the support of her husband, John Easterling, saying, “A lot of cannabis, my husband grows for me. In California, it’s legal to grow a certain amount of plants for your own medicinal purposes.” She went on to say that John is “always there to support me, and I believe I will win over it and that’s my goal.” Newton-John was first diagnosed with cancer in 1992 and became an advocate for cancer research and breast cancer screenings. She even has a cancer center named after her in Melbourne, Australia: the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Research Center. Newton-John underwent a partial mastectomy and reconstruction, however in 2013, she was diagnosed with breast cancer that had spread to her shoulders. . ...Read Full Story

Narcos Season 4 Trailer Arrives And Release Date Revealed

Netflix hit drug cartel drama Narcos is set to debut Season 4, which will be titiled “Narcos: Mexico.”  Actor Matt Letscher will get involved in the war on drugs in Narcos Season 4, joining new stars Michael Peña and Diego Luna. Letscher is set to portray James Kuykendal, a member of a new team of DEA agents and Colombian police who look to take down the Cali Cartel.  A teaser trailer has arrived for Narcos: Mexico, showcasing some of the action in store for viewers and this time focusing on a new set of characters: Diego Luna’s “Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo” and Michael Peña’s “Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena.” Narcos: Mexico (or Narcos Season 4,) is set to premiere on Netflix on November 16.. ...Read Full Story

CBS Chief Les Moonves Resigns Following New Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

CBS CEO and chairman Les Moonves has resigned, following a new report from Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker, which brought new allegations of sexual misconduct. This past weekend, The New Yorker published a new report that outlines additional accusations against Moonves. Six additional women came forward alleging “sexual harassment or assault.”  CBS’s board made the announcement of Moonves’s resignation on Sunday evening. CBS says that its board of directors and its parent company, National Amusements, announced that they reached a settlement this evening that would see Moonves step down immediately. CBS will also donate $20 million to organizations that support the #MeToo movement, the amount of which will be “deducted from any severance benefits that may be due Moonves following the Board’s ongoing independent investigation.”  At the end of July, The New Yorker detailed allegations that Moonves forcibly kissed and propositioned 6 women and threatened to retaliate when they resisted. At the time, Moonves said that had made “some women uncomfortable,” but denied allegations of deliberately harming careers.. ...Read Full Story

Heidi Klum And Tim Gunn Exit ‘Project Runway To Team Up For Fashion Reality Series At Amazon

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, the longtime “Project Runway” duo, will not be on board for the show’s return to Bravo and are heading up a new reality fashion series at Amazon Prime Video. “After 16 incredible seasons, I am saying ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to ‘Project Runway,’ a show that I was honored to host and help create,” Klum said in a statement. “I am incredibly proud of the show, and it will always have a special place in my heart!”  Amazon provided few details except to say the series will be available globally, in 200 countries and territories, and promises a “fresh take” that will “continue the stars’ commitment to making fashion accessible to a wide audience.”  “Project Runway” has aired on Lifetime since 2009, but is returning to its original network, Bravo next year. . ...Read Full Story

Actor Burt Reynolds Dies At Age 82

Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds, known for starring in hit films such as Smokey and the Bandit, Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Semi-Tough, and more recently, Boogie Nights, has died at the age of 82. Reynolds died Thursday at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida his manager Erik Kritzer confirmed to multiple publications. Born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. in Waycross, Ga., Reynolds attended Florida State U. for two years on a football scholarship; however his promising career as a running back was cut short by a knee injury suffered in a car accident. It was at that time that Reynolds turned his attention to acting. After marrying television actress Loni Anderson, Reynolds decided to produce and star in the sitcom “Evening Shade” on CBS from 1990-94, which earned him an Emmy as best actor in a comedy series. Reynolds also received critical acclaim for his performance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights,” which brought him an Oscar nomination for supporting actor. Reynolds was married and divorced twice, first in the 1960s to “Laugh-In” comedienne Judy Carne and then to Loni Anderson. He is survived by his son Quinton from his marriage to Anderson.. ...Read Full Story

Tracee Ellis Ross Will Return As Host Of The 2018 American Music Awards

“Blackish” star Tracee Ellis Ross will once again be taking the stage, returning as host and executive producer of the 2018 American Music Awards. Tracee took to Instagram on Wednesday to share her own celebration post, saying:  “SO NICE, I’M DOING IT TWICE // I’m hosting the @amas again! airing LIVE Tuesday, october 9th on @abcnetwork.”  The Instagram video included a montage of all of Tracee’s best moments during last year’s show — including her wardrobe throughout the broadcast. Last year the actress’ mother, Diana Ross, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award with her entire family by her side.  The 2018 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Oct. 9.. ...Read Full Story