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Trump Backs Release of Long-Classified JFK Assassination Files

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President Donald Trump on Saturday provisionally backed the release of more than 3,000 classified files related to the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy. “Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK Files to be opened,” Trump tweeted. Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK Files to be opened. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2017 »


- Thom Geier

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Bill Maher Says Trump Is Grosser ‘Creep’ Than Harvey Weinstein Due to Call to Gold Star Widow (Video)

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Bill Maher strayed a bit far with the opening analogy in his Friday night monologue, suggesting that President Donald Trump was a fatter, grosser “creep” than disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. “On Monday, Trump called the pregnant widow of a dead American soldier to console her and ended up pouring salt in the wound and feuding with her all week. Who knew empathy was so complicated?” Maher began his monologue on HBO’s “Real Time” Friday. “I mean, if you could take a week where it was revealed that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted every single female in show business and still be. »


- Thom Geier

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27 Club: Stars Who Died at Age 27, From Jimi Hendrix to Kurt Cobain (Photos)

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27 Club of stars who died tragically at age 27   Robert Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) The American blues legend made the Mississippi Delta style famous, but his premature death near Greenwood, Mississippi, remains as mysterious as much of his short life. Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) The rock guitarist died in London of asphyxiation while intoxicated on barbituates. Brian Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) The founder and original leader of the Rolling Stones drowned in the swimming pool of his home in East Sussex, England. Janis Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970)  The blues singer »


- Thom Geier

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‘Real Time': Blame Harvey Weinstein’s Fall on ‘Sublimated Anger’ at Trump (Video)

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Bill Maher marked the return of “Real Time” by ripped into disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein while talking with top-of-the-show guest Janice Min. The former Hollywood Reporter editor said that the “feeding frenzy” surrounding Weinstein is the result of “sublimated anger” about Donald Trump, noting that October marked one year since the release of his infamous “Access Hollywood” tape. Trump wasn’t punished for bragging about grabbing women “by the p—y” — but Min said Weinstein got the “crime and punishment” Trump didn’t. Min also described the difficulty THR had under her tenure publishing a story about Weinstein, largely because “no one. »


- Ross A. Lincoln

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‘Coco’ Review: Pixar’s Journey Down Mexico Way Pays Colorful, Moving Tribute to Family

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If an animated movie is going to offer children a way to process death, it’s hard to envision a more spirited, touching and breezily entertaining example than “Coco,” Pixar’s full-throttled foray into the intricately celebratory world of Mexico’s annual remembrance festival Día de los Muertos. In unfurling a story of dreams and curses, tradition and redemption, all experienced via the otherworldly adventures of a musically-inclined village boy named Miguel, the animation juggernaut has once more shown how its storytelling acumen and visual splendors are still the surest dance partners in movies today. Though Pixar has been at the top of the. »

- Robert Abele

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Teen: Fired Agent Tyler Grasham Asked Me to Be His Boyfriend, Start a Family

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Hollywood agent Tyler Grasham reached out to a 16-year-old boy on Instagram in 2015, and over the next year professed a desire to be his boyfriend and start a family while helping him break into Hollywood, the teenager told TheWrap. Brady Lindsey, pictured above and now 19, is one of three men who described what they said was predatory behavior by Grasham. The agent was fired from Agency for the Performing Arts on Friday, one day after TheWrap reported on former actor Blaise Godbe Lipman’s accusation that Grasham got him drunk and sexually assaulted him a decade ago, when he »


- Matt Donnelly

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Harvey Weinstein Has ‘Different Recollection’ of Lupita Nyong’o Account, Spokesperson Says

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Harvey Weinstein’s spokesperson says the producer has “a different recollection” of the encounters detailed by Lupita Nyong’o in her Thursday op-ed for the New York Times. “Mr. Weinstein has a different recollection of the events, but believes Lupita is a brilliant actress and a major force for the industry,” Weinstein’s spokesperson said in a statement provided to TheWrap. “Last year, she sent a personal invitation to Mr. Weinstein to see her in her Broadway show, ‘Eclipsed.'” This response follows the Oscar-winning actress’ account of a series of run-ins with Weinstein prior to her breakout role in 2013’s “12 Years a Slave. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ Gets Flamed After Latest Promotion: ‘That’s Still On?’

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This couldn’t have been the response that the “Marvel’s Inhumans” team was hoping to get after its latest promotion. Marvel Entertainment’s Twitter account posted an image today of Funko’s Pop! Vinyl toy collection for the embattled ABC series, leading to a litany of fan messages criticizing the show and showrunner, Scott Buck. “Better get those out quick. I don’t really see this show lasting beyond its current run, which it’s already halfway through,” one person quipped. Also Read: Can 'Marvel's Inhumans' Still Succeed After Rocky Start? “Hopefully once they fire Scott Buck and »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Jon Stewart Challenges Jimmy Kimmel to Dance Battle to Promote HBO Special (Video)

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Jon Stewart stopped by Jimmy Kimmel’s show in Brooklyn on Friday to challenge the ABC late-night host to a dance battle. The former “Daily Show” host crashed the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” set to promote his upcoming HBO charity special “Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs,” which will air live on Nov. 18. The hosts also debuted a video announcing Kimmel’s raffle in support of the event, in which viewers can enter a chance to win a dinner with him and his “sworn enemy” Matt Damon. Also Read: Jon Stewart Visits Stephen Colbert: 'What the F-- Is Wrong' With. »


- Reid Nakamura

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‘Orphan Black’ Star Jordan Gavaris Says Fired Apa Agent Tyler Grasham ‘Harassed’ Him

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Orphan Black” actor Jordan Gavaris tweeted Friday that Tyler Grasham — the Hollywood agent fired after a sexual assault accusation — “repeatedly harassed” him years ago. “When I was 21, Tyler Grasham repeatedly harassed me about my sexuality, and forcibly implied he could ‘protect me’ if I joined his roster…” Gavaris wrote. “But that if I didn’t, my career may be derailed.” Gavaris, now 28, said that Grasham invited him to dinner at the home of a “notorious producer repeatedly accused of sexual assault of minors.” Gavaris said that he declined to attend, leading to further harassment from Grasham. Also Read: 'Descendants' Actor Cameron. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Brent Briscoe, ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Mulholland Drive’ Actor, Dies at 56

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Actor Brent Briscoe, whose work included the David Lynch series “Twin Peaks” and Lynch’s 2001 film “Mulholland Drive,” died Wednesday morning, his representative told TheWrap on Friday. He was 56. Briscoe died following a short hospital stay following a serious fall that resulted in internal bleeding and eventually heart complications. He was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death. “We lost a class act on Wednesday. Brent played hundreds of roles throughout his career but his greatest role was to his family and friends. He was as genuine as they come. We will miss him dearly,” his. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Vox Media CEO: There Are ‘Multiple Investigations’ After Editorial Director Fired for Misconduct

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The day after Editorial Director Lockhart Steele was fired for unspecified inappropriate conduct, Vox media is conducting “multiple investigations,” company CEO Jim Bankoff told employees during an all-hands meeting on Friday. “While we were able to take swift action” with Steele, Bankoff said, according to the Hollywood Reporter, “based on what we uncovered so far in the investigation, we’re trying to stress that the investigation is not done. There are multiple investigations happening.” Bankoff also told employees that Vox has retained the firm law firm Gibson Dunn to assist in the investigations. It is unclear how many current Vox employees might be. »


- Jon Levine

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‘Magnum Pi’ Reboot Lands at CBS

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Magnum P.I.” is getting ready to ride again at CBS. A reboot of the classic Hawaii-set TV series has picked up a pilot-production commitment from the network. The update centers on Thomas Magnum, played by Tom Selleck in the original series, and follows the ex-Navy Seal as he returns home from Afghanistan to become a private investigator. Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim are writers and executive producers on the co-production from CBS Television Studios and Universal Television. Also executive producing are John Davis and John Fox, both of Davis Entertainment. “Magnum P.I.” originally signed off in May 1988 after »


- Ryan Gajewski

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‘The Walking Dead': Watch Season 8 Premiere’s First 3 Minutes to See Rick’s Death Vow (Video)

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Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) gives the pep talk to end all pep talks in a sneak peek at the upcoming Season 8 premiere of “The Walking Dead.” The hit AMC zombie series released the episode’s first three minutes on social media on Friday, giving fans an early look at their heroes preparing for battle. “Those who use and take and kill to carve out the world and make it theirs alone, we end them,” Rick says in the footage. “We don’t celebrate it — we don’t have shame about it, either. There’s only one person that has to die, »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Tech Exec Arrested on Child Rape Charges

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A San Francisco tech exec has been fired from his company after he was arrested earlier this week on charges of child rape and assault with a deadly weapon. Zain Jaffer, 29, founder and now ex-ceo of Vungle, a mobile-app video platform, was arrested on Tuesday, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s website. He was booked on charges of attempted murder, oral copulation of a person under 14, child abuse, a lewd act on a child, assault with a deadly weapon, and battery upon an officer and emergency personnel. The attempted murder charger has since been dropped by San Mateo. »

- Sean Burch

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Jim Carrey’s Ex-Girlfriend Forged Her Std Tests to Extort Him, Court Papers Say

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The legal battle between Jim Carrey and the family of his deceased ex-girlfriend Cathriona White got nastier on Friday, with Carrey’s legal team filing papers asserting that White forged her Std tests in order to extort him in 2013 — and now those same doctored documents are being used by his family to sue him. Carrey is being sued by White’s estranged husband Mark Burton, who claims that White killed herself in 2015 after becoming distraught because Carrey infected her with herpes without informing her that he had the disease. However, Friday’s filing alleges that White doctored her friend’s records to. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Country Singer Jana Kramer Says She Was Sexually Harassed: I Was ‘Bawling, Crying… Panic Attack’

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Actress and country singer Jana Kramer has joined the chorus of women sharing their experiences with sexual harassment. The “One Tree Hill” actress described having a manager make inappropriate advances on her early in her career in an interview with Yahoo Style on Friday. “I had a man helping me in the very beginning when I was 19, and he was like, ‘Ok, I’ve done this for you. What are you going to do for me?'” she said. “And I remember in that moment being like, ‘Oh, my God! I am going to have to sleep with this man in order. »


- Reid Nakamura

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After Harvey Weinstein, Journalism’s Fight Against Chilling Effects of Gawker Lawsuit Continues

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Is there a silver lining to the criticism facing news organizations since the Harvey Weinstein scandal erupted? Some experts say the new public scrutiny placed on news organizations could encourage them to stand by their reporters. “I hope the message taken from the past few weeks is that standing up to threats is what news organizations have to do,” said Jane Kirtley, media law professor at the University of Minnesota. “Check your sources and facts and make sure it’s as bulletproof as possible, but then you have to publish and know that constitutional protections will be there for you. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Tyler Grasham Fired From APA After Sexual Assault Accusation

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Talent agent Tyler Grasham has been fired from the Agency for the Performing Arts, one day after TheWrap reported on an actor’s accusation that Grasham sexually assaulted him when he was in his late teens. “Tyler Grasham’s employment with APA has been terminated effective immediately,” APA spokesperson Manfred Westphal said Friday. The agency began investigating Grasham on Thursday after former teen actor Blaise Godbe Lipman accused him of plying him with alcohol and sexually abusing him a decade ago. Former actor Blaise Godbe Lipman, now a 28-year-old filmmaker, told TheWrap on Thursday that he met Grasham when he was 17 or 18, and. »


- Matt Donnelly

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Chris Wallace Blasts His Own Fox News Colleagues: ‘I Don’t Like Them Bashing the Media’

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Chris Wallace is going rogue. In a chat with the Associated Press Thursday, the Fox News Sunday anchor said he wasn’t a fan of his colleagues’ increasingly vitriolic attacks on the media. “It bothers me,” he told the wire service. “I don’t like them bashing the media, because oftentimes what they’re bashing is stuff that we on the news side are doing. I don’t think they recognize that they have a role at Fox News and we have a role at Fox News. I don’t know what’s in their head. I just think it’s bad form. »


- Jon Levine

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