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Terry Crews Accuses Wme of Spying on Him and His Family Over Sexual Assault Case

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Terry Crews took to Twitter on Friday to accuse Wme of “retaliation” in his ongoing legal battle with the agency. Last month, Crews accused the then-head of Wme’s Motion Picture Department, Adam Venit, of groping him at a party. Now, he’s accusing the agency of hacking his son’s computer and possibly bugging his family. “I believe my family is being tracked and possibly bugged,” Crews said in a series of tweets, “Someone hacked into the computer my son and I built together. I have to shut it down and replace the hard drive.” Also Read: Terry Crews Signs With UTA After Sexual. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Bob Iger, Kathleen Kennedy Form Hollywood Sexual Misconduct Commission Chaired by Anita Hill

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Hollywood top executives — including Disney CEO Bob Iger, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Wme’s Ari Emanuel — have formed and are funding a special commission to combat sexual misconduct in the industry. The commission is chaired by Anita Hill, who made headlines with sexual harassment accusations against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during Thomas’ confirmation hearings in the early 1990s. “We will be focusing on issues ranging from power disparity, equity and fairness, safety, sexual harassment guidelines, education and training, reporting and enforcement, ongoing research, and data collection,” said Ms. Hill in a late Friday statement. “It is time to end. »


- Itay Hod

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Did Minnie Driver Drag Matt Damon Over Sexual Misconduct Comments?

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Among the many people unhappy about Matt Damon’s ABC interview about sexual misconduct on Friday was his “Good Will Hunting” co-star and former girlfriend Minnie Driver. “God God, Seriously?” Driver tweeted in response to a quote from the interview. “There are so many men I love who do Not frame the differentiation between sexual misconduct assault and rape as an excuse or worse- our problem,” she later said in reply to another user. “Such bollocks..” Damon came under fire after commenting on the steady stream of sexual misconduct allegations being made against men in Hollywood in a Thursday ABC News interview. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Former Publicists for ID, 42West Launch Narrative Public Relations

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After high-profile exits from their respective firms, top Hollywood publicists Liz Mahoney, Megan Moss Pachon, Bryna Rifkin and Heidi Lopata are forming their own company Narrative Public Relations. Coming from ID and 42West, the group has taken with them talent like Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Josh Brolin, Marion Cotillard, Emilia Clarke and Chris Evans. “We have the utmost esteem for our colleagues at ID and 42West and are deeply appreciative of the wisdom, guidance, and mentorship from industry leaders,” a statement from the group said. Also Read: Liz Mahoney, Megan Pachon Exit PR Firm ID The release specifically shouted out ID heads Kelly Bush. »


- Matt Donnelly

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11 TV Shows and Movies That Retroactively Changed Their Continuity (Photos)

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Sometimes shows and movies write themselves into a corner — hard. That’s not a problem if the series or franchise is pulling the plug for good. But with so many revivals and sequels happening today (not to mention programs that get picked up for an additional season after airing a “fauxnale”) it’s becoming more common to totally retcon plot points to make things work. Here are some famous examples of writers turning back the clock, calling it “all a dream” and just literally pretending like nothing happened. Check out a random sample below; click through our gallery for all »

- Jennifer Maas and Ross A. Lincoln

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Watergate Series From George Clooney in the Works at Netflix

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Netflix is developing an eight-part limited series about the Watergate scandal from executive producer George Clooney, TheWrap has learned. Matt Charman, who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated “Bridge of Spies” with Joel and Ethan Coen, will serve as the series writer, with Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures and Sonar Entertainment producing. The Watergate scandal centered around a 1972 break in at the Democratic National Committee offices, located at the Watergate building in Washington D.C. The ensuing investigation implicated several high-ranking member’s of President Richard Nixon’s administration, culminating in Nixon’s resignation in 1974. Also Read: 'Love' to End With Season 3 on Netflix »


- Reid Nakamura

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Peter Jackson Fires Back After Harvey Weinstein Denies Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino Blacklisting

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Peter Jackson accused Harvey Weinstein of pushing actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino out of the “Lord of the Rings” — and he isn’t changing his tune following Weinstein’s “insincere” denial. The Oscar-winning director released a statement obtained by TheWrap on Friday, after disgraced movie mogul Weinstein rebuked claims that he had blacklisted Judd and Sorvino from being cast in Jackson’s fantasy flick. Jackson doubled down on his initial statement following Weinstein’s denial — which Jackson said is ” a deflection from the truth.” Added the “Lotr” director: “We stand by what we were told by Miramax when we raised both of their. »


- Jennifer Maas

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Fear, Anxiety Sink In at 20th Century Fox After Disney Takeover News

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Fear and uncertainty are sinking in on the 20th Century Fox lot now that Hollywood has had a night to sleep on Disney’s $52.4-billion bid to acquire the media company’s prime assets. Employees at 20th Century’s film and TV studios are wracked with anxiety over the prospect of layoffs — which analysts said are a forgone conclusion — according to nearly a dozen staffers and collaborators TheWrap spoke with on Thursday and Friday. Some factions of the business have gone radio silent to partners and vendors in response to the gravity of the situation. For the Fox businesses that will remain. »

- Matt Donnelly and Itay Hod

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Kevin Hart Admits He Cheated on His Wife: ‘Not the Finest Hour of My Life’ (Video)

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After previously claiming he was being extorted, Kevin Hart has admitted he cheated on his pregnant wife, Eniko Parrish, earlier this year. “That’s Kevin Hart in his dumbest moment. That’s not the finest hour of my life. With that being said, you make your bed, you lay in it,” he said on New York’s Power 105.1 morning show “The Breakfast Club.” The “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” star said that the incident happened when he went to Las Vegas on a whim. “I’m guilty, regardless of how it happened and what was involved and sh– I can’t talk about, »


- Ashley Boucher

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Patton Oswalt Shares Meredith Salenger Wedding Video, Reflects on This Year’s ‘Great Twist’

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Allow Patton Oswalt to provide you with a much-needed break from the onslaught of sexual misconduct accusations, political bickering and out-of-control wildfires that we’ve all been struggling to process lately. On Friday, actor and comedian Oswalt blessed social media with a little ray of light in the form of a video clip from his wedding to actress Meredith Salenger. Oswalt captioned the video, which also features Oswalt’s daughter holding hands with the newly hitched couple, with the message, “This year started out grim but what a great twist near the end.” Also Read: Patton Oswalt Says His Late Wife's True-Crime Book Will. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Neil Cavuto Bashes ‘Star Wars’ Again, Trolls His Employer (Fox) Over Disney Deal (Video)

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With a new “Star Wars” film in theaters, Fox News host Neil Cavuto is back to bashing the hit Lucasfilm franchise, calling the entire affair “stupid.” But this time he looped his own employers into the insults. “I know I alienate people, but I’m old enough to remember the first ‘Star Wars’ movie. The promotion was identical, the lightsaber is identical,” Cavuto said on Friday’s episode of his Fox News program. “It’s not moved beyond, and I’m telling you, they gotta pack it up.” “It’s stupid,” he continued. “And I’m telling all of you »


- Reid Nakamura

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United Talent Agency to Represent General Motors

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United Talent Agency (UTA) has been selected by General Motors (Gm) as its new branded entertainment agency, the company announced Thursday. UTA will handle branded entertainment initiatives for all of the automaker’s brands. UTA Marketing, a division of UTA that advises brands from Amazon and Delta Air Lines to LinkedIn and Lyft, will spearhead the work. Division co-heads David Anderson and Julian Jacobs will lead the team that will focus on developing strategic programs and initiatives with leading artists and creator while expanding Gm’s profile across film, television, music, sports, arts and culture to increase the iconic automaker’s pop culture awareness. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Net Neutrality Is Dead: Streaming ‘Fast Lanes’ Loom as Movement Against FCC Ruling Mobilizes

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After the Federal Communications Commission voted to pull back net neutrality on Thursday, the floodgates have now been opened for internet service providers (ISPs) to exert more power than they already have. And that means smaller players are at risk of being muscled out of the space. Moves against the FCC’s highly unpopular ruling are already in motion. Spearheaded by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a multi-state lawsuit against the FCC’s ruling is expected “in the coming days.” Schneiderman argues that the vote enables ISPs “to favor certain viewpoints over others.” Still, a successful lawsuit or a »


- Sean Burch

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Lisa Bloom Slams The Hill and ‘Far Right Journalist’ John Solomon Over ‘Spurious Article’

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Lisa Bloom struck back hard against The Hill and “far right journalist” John Solomon on Friday, after Solomon and Hill reporter Alison Spann dropped a brutal exclusive revealing that Bloom often solicited payments for clients willing to accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. “A far right journalist*, who Washington Monthly called ‘the easiest mark in the business for Gop oppo research hits,’ along with other influencers on the far right, are trying to cast doubt on the very credible accusations of sexual harassment and assault against Donald Trump by creating a hit piece, suggesting that I offered women money to. »


- Jon Levine

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Bill O’Reilly Says ‘I Told You Guys’ After Report That Lisa Bloom Tried to Pay Trump Accusers

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Bill O’Reilly claimed vindication Friday after a report from The Hill that attorney Lisa Bloom had solicited wealthy donors and tabloid media to pay women who agreed to come forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. “The lawyer who attacked me with phony charges, Lisa Bloom, now exposed for arranging payments to women,” said Bill O’Reilly. “I told you guys from the very beginning that many allegations were false and politically driven. There is big money behind trying to destroy Mr. Trump, me and others.” Also Read: Bill O'Reilly: Secret Tape Proves Women Were Offered Money to Accuse Trump (Audio) The. »


- Jon Levine

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Golden Globes 2018: W Magazine’s ‘Best Performances’ Bash, ‘It Girls’ Lunch Return (Exclusive)

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The big knock on the Golden Globes is that it’s a frothy celebrity pep rally, fueled by bottomless afternoon champagne. If you ever won a middle school election or higher, you racked up more total votes than the vote threshold needed to win a Globe from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. However, by distilling the entire film and television industries to just 1,200 of the most essential people in the Beverly Hilton’s ballroom, the HFPA throws one hell of a head-turning party. The same goes for the week of satellite events. James Brolin, Hirshberg, Streisand, and Tonchi (Donato Sardella/Getty Images) Quietly, »


- Mikey Glazer

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‘Love’ to End With Season 3 on Netflix

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Love” will return to Netflix next spring for its third and final season, the streamer announced on Friday.

The Judd Apatow comedy starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust was renewed for a third season by Netflix back in February, ahead of the premiere of its second season. On Friday, Netflix dated Season 3 for March 9, 2018 and announced that it will be the show’s last outing.

“I am really excited about the third season of ‘Love.’ I think it is our sweetest, funniest season and ends our story in a beautiful way,” Apatow said in a statement.

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Watch Macaulay Culkin Use ‘Home Alone’ Moves in Wrestling Match (Video)

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Macaulay Culkin at a holiday-themed wrestling match on Thursday, and the former child actor busted out some of his “Home Alone” moves to get the better of his opponents. Culkin’s cameo at the Bar Wrestling Christmas special in Los Angeles was captured on video by Pro Wrestling Sheet. Sporting a pair of bunny ears, Culkin first got involved by throwing a bucket of plastic balls onto the floor to trip up the wrestlers. Then he climbed into the ring as the audience chanted “Home Alone.” He finished the match by throwing a bucket into his opponents face, much like a climactic. »


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Warner Bros. Records Evp Jeff Fenster to Be Disciplined Over Sexual Misconduct Accusation (Report)

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Warner Bros. Records executive vice president of A&R Jeff Fenster will be disciplined after being accused of sexual misconduct by a woman who formerly worked as an executive at the company, Billboard reports. Another unnamed executive will also face disciplinary action, according to Billboard. Warner Music Group issued a statement thanking the former employee for coming forward, according to Billboard, but declined to name the accused executives. Also Read: Tavis Smiley Dropped by Live Entertainment Producer Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations “We are grateful to a former Warner Bros. Records employee for coming forward to raise these concerns with us, »


- Tim Kenneally

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Artie Lange Headed to Rehab After Pleading Guilty in Drug Case

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Former “Howard Stern Show” personality Artie Lange is rehab-bound, after pleading guilty in a drug case against him.

A spokeswoman for the Essex County, NJ prosecutor told TheWrap that Lange pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance on Friday, and indicated in court that he planned to enter a rehab program.

Lange had also been charged with possession of cocaine, though that charge was dismissed in exchange for his guilty plea.

Specifically, Lange pleaded guilty to possession of 81 decks of heroin. »


- Tim Kenneally

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