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Tig Notaro On Louis C.K. Scandal: The Only Positive Is “Victims Were Not Told They’re Lying”

Tig Notaro

Tig Notaro firmly and publicly distanced herself from Louis C.K., exec producer of her Amazon show One Mississippi, following multiple allegations of his sexual misconduct, and while he has since released a statement saying, “These stories are true,” we have not heard a response from Notaro — until now. On Sunday at Vulture Festival in Los Angeles, Notaro reacted to his statement. When a festival audience member asked her thoughts, a reluctant Notaro said, "I don't want… Read

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Charles Manson: Finally, Death Gets One Right

Charles Manson Dead

Charles Manson, the sick mind behind a Los Angeles killing spree in 1969 that ended in seven murders including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, has died tonight in a Bakersfield, CA hospital. He was 83. Manson hung around the fringes of show business in the ’60s then created his reign of terror, and has spent the past 46 years in prison. Relatives of Tate were informed tonight by officials from the California State Prison system that Manson had died. Manson “died of natural… Read

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Sarah Silverman: We Need To “Try To Understand” What’s Behind Sexual Harassment

Sarah Silverman

Earlier this week, Sarah Silverman gave a speech on her Hulu show I Love You, America, addressing the sexual harassment scandal surrounding her longtime friend Louis C.K. – a situation that clearly devastated her. But speaking on a panel at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday, she said in some cases, it's important that we understand what drives people to behave like that, if we are to move forward and make improvements. "It's OK to have some kind of empathy… Read

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American Music Awards 2017 Winners: Diana Ross, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga Take Top Honors

The 2017 American Music Awards took place on Sunday night with Bruno Mars taking home the most trophies including Artist of the Year. Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the ceremony which presented her mother, music legend Diana Ross with the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement. Other winners of the evening included Lady Gaga for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Keith Urban for Favorite Country Album and Beyonce for Favorite Female R&B/Soul… Read

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Read Weinstein Bidder Maria Contreras-Sweet’s Pitch: $275 Million And Female-Centric Leadership

EXCLUSIVE: The first true bid for the assets of the troubled Weinstein Company will be a difficult one to beat for any bidders thinking of getting into the fray. It starts with the woman fronting the bid, a Mexican immigrant who served in the Obama cabinet and has built banks and businesses and has four bonafide backers, some in Silicon Valley, ready to pony up $275 million in funds that are at the ready and will not have to be raised. Those funds would take TWC’s… Read

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‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Trailer Includes New Fantastical Footage From Disney’s Ava DuVernay-Directed Adaptation

“Be a warrior!” says Oprah Winfrey’s Mrs. Which to Storm Reid’ Meg in the new trailer for Disney’s highly-anticipated adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time. The new look at the Ava DuVernay-directed fantasy pic includes tons of new footage that takes you into an adventurous and visually stunning world created by author Madeleine L’Engle. The epic adventure based on the timeless classic takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus… Read

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Weinstein Co. Bidder Emerges, Promises Majority Female Leadership

The Weinstein Co. has a potential financial white knight emerging, a surprise bidder who may keep the studio in business and create a new leadership that will feature a majority of women. Maria Contreras-Sweet, a former head of the Small Business Administration under President Barack Obama, has submitted the first reported bid, according to the Wall Street Journal. The news service obtained a letter to the board of directors of the Weinstein Co. No potential purchase… Read

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Ava DuVernay & Ryan Coogler Celebrate People Of Color In Film: “A Hero Doesn’t Have To Be Defined So Narrowly”

Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler took the dais at Vulture Festival LA to talk about two of the biggest films of 2018. DuVernay’s is adapting the classic children book A Wrinkle in Time into a fantastical Disney blockbuster while Coogler taking a step into the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the mysterious world of Wakanda with Black Panther. The talented directors not only talked about making their highly anticipated box office grabs but how each are huge wins for people of… Read

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PBS Cuts Al Franken From David Letterman’s Mark Twain Prize Broadcast

PBS is editing out Senator Al Franken’s appearance from tomorrow’s taped broadcast of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize ceremony honoring David Letterman. The decision comes after the former Saturday Night Live writer and performer was accused of sexual harassment. In a statement, PBS said: “PBS will air an updated ‘David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize’ on Monday. Senator Al Franken participated in the event, but will not appear substantially in the PBS program… Read

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Earle Hyman Dies: Veteran Broadway Actor, Cosby TV Dad Was 91

Earle Hyman, a classically trained actor of steady grace, imposing presence and consummate skill, died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, NJ. He was 91. Hyman’s career on and off-Broadway spanned more than six decades and a multiplicity of Shakespearean roles at Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival. But it was as Dr. Cliff Huxtable’s sympatico dad Russell on NBC’s The Cosby Show that Hyman reached his widest audience, earning him an Emmy… Read

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Jeffrey Tambor Exits ‘Transparent’ After Sexual Harassment Allegations

EXCLUSIVE: Facing two accusations of sexual harassment by members of the Transparent team that he has strongly denied, Jeffrey Tambor today has decided not to return to the Amazon series. "Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life," the Emmy winning actor told Deadline on Sunday. "What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago,"… Read

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‘Bored To Death’ Movie: Creator Jonathan Ames Says Two Drafts Written

Bored to Death

While HBO’s comedy series Bored to Death was cancelled after three seasons back in 2011, and a possible movie has been in development since 2013, not much progress has been reported so far. However, speaking on a panel at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday, the show’s creator Jonathan Ames said, “I did write two versions.” The show followed three quirky male friends played by Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson and Jason Schwartzman, with the latter’s character named… Read