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‘Transparent’ Creator Jill Soloway Won’t Discuss Jeffrey Tambor Harassment Scandal

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Undoubtedly the set of Transparent has felt serious shockwaves over the recent accusations against its star Jeffrey Tambor. But speaking on a panel at Vulture Fest LA on Saturday, the show’s creator and EP Jill Soloway would not directly discuss the issue. “We have our own complications on Transparent,” she said. “And because there is an investigation that we are amidst I am not able to say anything at all about it. I’m trying to just protect the process and make sure… Read

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Saoirse Ronan To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’, With Musical Guest U2

Saoirse Ronan, flying high in the critically acclaimed Lady Bird, will host NBC’s Saturday Night Live on Dec. 2. Musical guest will be U2. The booking was announced on tonight’s SNL hosted by Chance the Rapper, with musical guest Eminem. The Dec. 2 show is the next original episode, as SNL breaks for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with a repeat of the recent Gal Gadot episode. DECEMBER 2! Read

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‘SNL’: Trump Boys Inherit Dad-Free Spot With “Juilliard Massage” Of “RickiLakes”

The Trump boys, as played by Saturday Night Live’s Mikey Day and Alex Moffat, filled in for an absent dad on the show’s cold open tonight. Bypassing the usual cast-stuffed gathering, tonight’s introductory sketch featured just the two Trump sons and Kate McKinnon wearing a vaguely Andy Warhol-ish wig as WikiLeak’s Julian Assange. Watch a couple short clips below. In a faux-TV documentary style, The Mueller Files sketch was built around a reenactment of a 2016 Deep… Read

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‘Stranger Things’: Duffer Brothers And Cast Reflect On Season 2, Keep Tight-Lipped On Season 3

The following contains spoilers for season 2 of Stranger Things. The second season of Stranger Things certainly upped the ante on everything. From the new big baddie the Shadow Monster to a system of supernatural tunnels underneath Hawkins, the binge-worthy Netflix show certainly delivered the goods when it came to giving fans ’80s-tinged demogorgon realness. At Vulture Festival LA, the Duffer Brothers Matt and Ross took the dais with producer Shawn Levy as well as… Read

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‘Parks & Rec’ Mike Schur Says “Everybody Knew About Kevin Spacey”; ‘Leftovers’ Damon Lindelof Regrets Theroux Jokes

Back when Mike Schur was writing for Saturday Night Live–a gig that ran from 1997-2004he says he became aware of some issues with Kevin Spacey’s behavior when the actor hosted the show. “If you think everybody knew about Louis (C.K.), everybody knew about Kevin Spacey,” Schur said, speaking on a panel with Damon Lindelof at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday. “I remember very distinctly being like, he’s hitting on the pages and he's hitting on the young men… Read

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Lena Dunham Apologizes For Murray Miller Defense Amid Assault Allegations

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Lena Dunham has backed down and apologized for defending Girls writer Murray Miller, who is being investigated for sexually assaulting actress Aurora Perrineau when she was age 17. Dunham issued a long tweet on Friday supporting Miller, adding Girls executive producer Jenni Konner’s name as another ally of Miller. “We believe, having worked closely with [Miller] for more than half a decade, that this is the case with Murray Miller. While our first instinct is to listen to… Read

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‘Scandal’ Cast Talks Normalizing “The Other” And A Happy Ending For The Shondaland Show

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As Scandal enters its seventh and final, fans of the Shondaland staple are thirsty for answers. At the Vulture Festival LA, the crowd erupted as nearly the entire cast stepped out on to the stage with hopes of finding out the midseason finale cliffhanger, the show’s journey from season one and whether or not there will be a happy ending — if at all possible. Scandal took the stage at the Los Angeles debut of the Vulture Festival with a hearty helping of the show’s cast… Read

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Harvey Weinstein Drew Up 91-Name List For Investigators To Target: Report

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A list of 91 actors, publicists, producers and financiers purportedly drawn up by Harvey Weinstein for his private investigators to target for information has been obtained by The Guardian, the U.K. news organization says. The Guardian story follows the remarkable Nov. 6 New Yorker article by Ronan Farrow that detailed the investigations carried out at Weinstein’s behest by the Kroll and Black Cube firms. (Farrow tweeted today that The Guardian list is one of several… Read

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Little People Played Big Enough At A Guild Screening Of Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’

The challenge for Alexander Payne's Downsizing is obvious: Its people are small, but its themes are very big. And whether those are too large, and manifold, for a pop culture that likes to gnaw on its issues in digestible lumps—racial injustice, political hatred, income inequality, climate collapse, each in its turn—has yet to be seen. Set for commercial release by Paramount Pictures on Dec. 22, Payne's fable about an Everyman, played by Matt Damon, who decides to escape… Read

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Hollywood Split Over Al Franken; Former ‘SNL’ Cast Members Take Sides

Should he stay or should he go? Hollywood, never as monolithic as Fox News viewers believe, certainly has reached no consensus on Al Franken, the Saturday Night Live veteran turned Minnesota senator. “Zero tolerance,” tweets Alyssa Milano, firmly in the he-needs-to-go camp. On the other side: “He made a mistake,” said Chelsea Handler, agreeing with a Franken-supporting Bill Maher on last night’s Real Time With Bill Maher. “He’s not a predator.” Maher neatly summed up the… Read

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Univision & Verizon Reach Deal, Ending Blackout And Restoring Stations

Univision and Verizon have come to terms, restoring Univision networks and stations across the Verizon footprint. In an announcement by Univision Communications, the company said that “Verizon has demonstrated that it is committed to providing Hispanic America with the critical news, information and content that they rely on. We look forward to furthering our partnership with Verizon across their platforms to best serve the needs of the Hispanic community.” The statement… Read

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David Cassidy Hospitalized With Reported Organ Failure

Pop star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida and is suffering from organ failure, according to his publicist. The 67-year-old David Cassidy has previously admitted he was stricken with dementia, but now his liver and kidneys are failing, according to his publicist, JoAnn Geffen. She confirmed his hospitalization, noting, “he is now conscious and surrounded by family.” Reports indicate Cassidy has been hospitalized for three days and is in critical condition. He… Read