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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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Aziz Ansari Responds to Report About Sexual Encounter with 23-Year-Old Woman

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Aziz Ansari Responds to Report About Sexual Encounter with 23-Year-Old Woman
Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari has issued a statement in response to a report in which a woman recounted a date with the actor that she called “the worst night of my life.”

“In September of last year, I met a woman at a party. We exchanged numbers. We texted back and forth and eventually went on a date,” said Ansari in a statement given to People. “We went out to dinner, and afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual.”

Continued the statement, “The next day, I got a text from her
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Cat Deeley Is Expecting Her Second Child: We 'Can't Wait to Be a Family of Four in the Spring'

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Cat Deeley Is Expecting Her Second Child: We 'Can't Wait to Be a Family of Four in the Spring'
There’s a reason that Cat Deeley has an extra glow about her — she’s pregnant again!

The TV host, 41 — who welcomed son Milo in January 2016 with husband Patrick Kielty, 46 — is expecting a second baby in the coming months.

She broke the news on Saturday via Twitter, writing, “Over-the-moon to share that Milo is going to be a big brother! Can’t wait to be a family of four in the spring. We’re all so excited.”

Deeley stepped out at Sunday’s Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour in support of Lifetime’s new series This Time Next Year,
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Dennis Rodman Arrested for a DUI in Newport Beach

Dennis Rodman Arrested for a DUI in Newport Beach
Dennis Rodman was arrested for DUI in Newport Beach, Calif., on Saturday, E! News can confirm. The Newport Beach police confirmed to E! News that the 56-year-old former basketball star was released on his own recognizance about 7 hours after his arrest. TMZ reported that NBA Hall of Famer was driving in Newport Beach when cops pulled him over for a traffic violation around 11 p.m. The outlet also reports that at the time police administered a field sobriety test and that he failed it. This is not the first time that Rodman has been arrested on suspicion of a DUI. The was arrested for a DUI in California back on Dec. 22, 1999. The five-time NBA champion and two-time Defensive Player...
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Anna Wintour Responds to Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Anna Wintour Responds to Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Anna Wintour has announced that Condé Nast is putting its working relationship with famed celebrity photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber on hold in wake of sexual misconduct allegations made against them. Vogue's editor in chief and Condé Nast's artistic director made her comments in a message posted on the magazine's website on Saturday after The New York Times reported that 13 male assistants and models claimed Testino subjected them to sexual advances and that 15 current and former male models claimed Weber exhibited coercive sexual behavior, often during photo shoots. Both photographers have denied the allegations. "Both are personal friends of mine who...
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Jill Zarin Says Husband Bobby's Death Left a 'Hole' in Her Heart in Loving Tribute Ahead of Funeral

Jill Zarin Says Husband Bobby's Death Left a 'Hole' in Her Heart in Loving Tribute Ahead of Funeral
Jill Zarin has shared a touching tribute to her late husband Bobby, who died at 71 on Saturday following a prolonged cancer battle.

“Rest In Peace my love,” she captioned a slideshow of photos of the two over the years. “Words cannot express the hole in my heart. Bobby taught me what true and deep love is. Thank you my love for sharing your life with me… for raising Allyson as if she was your own, being an amazing father and grandfather and teaching me how to be a better person. You inspire those around you to be the best they can be.
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Selena Gomez's Mom "Not Happy" About Justin Bieber Reunion

Selena Gomez's Mom
Selena Gomez's mother Mandy Teefey is "not happy" about the singer's renewed romance with Justin Bieber but is not interfering in her daughter's life. The two rekindled their romance late last year. In December, a source told E! News that Gomez's family is "not happy" about her relationship with Justin and is worried about the "Come and Get It" singer, who had a secret kidney transplant over the summer, and her notorious ex, who she dated on and off for three years until their 2014 split. On Saturday, GossipCop, known for debunking celebrity news reports, posted an interview with Gomez's mother. The website...
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Dakota Johnson on Why the Fifty Shades Franchise Is 'Very Scary' — and What She's 'Grateful For'

Dakota Johnson on Why the Fifty Shades Franchise Is 'Very Scary' — and What She's 'Grateful For'
Dakota Johnson is sharing how she protects herself from overexposure.

The Fifty Shades Freed actress, 28, who is on the cover of Allure‘s New Naked issue, revealed that filming the popular franchise left her feeling “exposed,” something she’s learned to manage since her breakout role as Anastasia Steele in 2015.

“Fundamentally, I’m open and warm,” she said. “At my core, I’m a bleeding heart. But when your life is exposed and when the movie that exposes your life is exposing your emotions and your body, it can be very scary.”

She continued, “Throughout this entire experience, I’ve
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Kendall Jenner Sparks Furious Backlash After Wearing ‘Fur’ Coat At Milan Fashion Week

Kendall Jenner is facing an online backlash after wearing what appeared to be a fur coat during Milan Fashion Week. The 22-year-old was on the catwalk to model for DSquared2 on Sunday, but social media users were quick to criticize her for seemingly promoting real fur. Jenner also took to Twitter to share an array
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Prince William and Kate Middleton Team Up for a Busy Day of Prayer, Work and Tea

Prince William and Kate Middleton Team Up for a Busy Day of Prayer, Work and Tea
Reunited and it feels so good!

Prince William and Kate Middleton teamed up for a working day of royal duties on Tuesday. The couple, who went their separate ways in different outings last week, headed to the English city of Coventry, about 110 miles northwest of London.

On the itinerary: visiting the ruins of the city’s original 15th-century cathedral, which was destroyed by German bombers during WWII in 1940, along with a trip to the modern cathedral that was rebuilt by 1962. There, they will take part in a “Litany of Reconciliation” prayer service aimed “at healing the wounds of history and building a culture of peace,
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Timothée Chalamet Donates Salary From Woody Allen Movie to Three Charities

Timothée Chalamet Donates Salary From Woody Allen Movie to Three Charities
Timothée Chalamet announced Monday he will be donating his salary from Woody Allen's A Rainy Day in New York to three charities; the Golden Globe-nominated Call Me by Your Name actor filmed the movie last summer in New York City with Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Cherry Jones, Jude Law, Diego Luna, Kelly Rohrbach, Liev Schreiber and Suki Waterhouse. In recent years, many actors have been criticized for working with Allen, who has been accused of sexual assault by his daughter, Dylan Farrow. Allen, for his part, has repeatedly denied the allegations. "This year has changed the way I see and feel about so many things; it has been a thrilling and, at times, enlightening education. I have, to this point, chosen projects...
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