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2017-11-13

Terry Crews drops talent agency amid sexual harassment allegations

(LOS ANGELES) -- After filing a report with the Los Angeles Police Department against a Hollywood executive who allegedly sexually assaulted him last year, Terry Crews reportedly has parted ways with the William Morris Endeavor talent agency. According to Variety, Crews dropped WME after alleging one of its top executives groped the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star.  According to Variety, the executive in question is WME talent agent Adam Venit, who is now said to be on leave from the agency as the firm investigates Crews' allegations.  As previously reported, Crews shared his own sexual harassment story on social media last month saying a…

posted 2017-11-13 07:46:09 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Star Trek" star George Takei says he's "shocked and bewildered" by sexual assault claim

(LOS ANGELES) -- Star Trek actor George Takei is denying allegations that he sexually assaulted a former model and actor in his Los Angeles home back in the 1980s. Scott R. Brunton told The Hollywood Reporter that when he was 23, he met Takei, who was in his 40s at the time, at a local bar.One night in 1981, Brunton claimed, after the two men went out, Takei invited Brunton back to his Los Angeles condo for a nightcap.  After a second drink Brunton claims he began feeling dizzy and after sitting down, passed out. Brunton then claims the actor…

posted 2017-11-13 05:04:39 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Thor" Ragnaroks box office again with $56.6 million second weekend

(LOS ANGELES) -- Thor: Ragnarok topped the box office for the second week in a row, hammering the competition with an estimated $56.6 million weekend. The film has earned more than $211 million stateside, surpassing the total domestic gross for both Thor and Thor: The Dark World. Thor: Ragnarok's overseas total now stands at $438.5 million, bringing its worldwide take to more than $650 million. It's now the 12th highest grossing Marvel film. Marvel, like ABC, is owned by Disney. Daddy's Home 2 -- starring Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Mel Gibson and John Lithgow -- won the battle for second place,…

posted 2017-11-13 05:00:21 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-11-10

Don't touch her hair: Fashion magazine apologizes to Lupita Nyong'o after Photoshopping her hair

(LOS ANGELES) -- U.K. magazine Grazia learned the hard way that you don't touch a black woman's hair. For their November 2017 cover, the magazine used a digitally altered image of Lupita Nyong'o, which showed the actress sporting a low cut. In the original photo, Lupita's hair was pushed back in a ponytail, with an Afro puff in the back. Seeing the changes, Nyong'o called out the mag on Instagram, saying she was "disappointed" in the magazine's decision to edit her appearance in order to "fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like." "As I have made clear so…

posted 2017-11-10 17:00:01 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

More Louis C.K. fallout: FX, publicist/agent, management company cut ties

(LOS ANGELES) -- The FX television network, home to several series Louis C.K. produces, has cut ties with the comic and actor in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct, allegations C.K. himself confirmed. FX and FX Productions issued a joint statement, declaring they're "ending our association with Louis C.K. We are cancelling the overall deal between FX Productions and his production company, Pig Newton. He will no longer serve as executive producer or receive compensation on any of the four shows we were producing with him -- Better Things, Baskets, One Mississippi and The Cops."  The Cops is an animated series…

posted 2017-11-10 16:25:45 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Mel Gibson is back to comedy with "Daddy's Home 2" -- and maybe back to "Lethal Weapon"?

(NEW YORK) -- Mel Gibson's multiple-Oscar-nominated Hacksaw Ridge was hailed for its unflinching look at one of the bloodier battles of World War II, but he switched gears for his follow-up, this weekend's comedy release Daddy's Home 2.  The sequel to the 2015 sleeper hit that starred Will Ferrell as the square stepdad to his stepkids' much cooler biological dad Mark Wahlberg has Mel playing the one man who can make Mark's character Dusty shake in his motorcycle boots: his own dad. Playing Gibson's opposite is John Lithgow as Ferrell's overly affectionate pop. The switch back to comedy, like his…

posted 2017-11-10 14:03:03 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"These stories are true": Louis C.K. confirms accusers' stories in "New York Times" piece

(NEW YORK) -- After a New York Times article that alleged multiple women, including fellow comedians Dana Min Goodman, Julia Wolov, Abby Schachner, and Rebecca Corry, were subjected to unwanted sexual advances from Louis C.K., the comedian, director, and producer has formally acknowledged, admitted and expressed remorse for the misdeeds, which occurred in 2002, 2003, and 2005. His complete statement, obtained by ABC News, is as follows:  "I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not."These stories are true.  At the time, I said to…

posted 2017-11-10 13:05:07 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Tracee Ellis Ross on her new JCPenney holiday collection: It's "for everybody and every body"

(NEW YORK) -- Tracee Ellis Ross is a proud fashionista -- and starting Sunday, the black-ish star will get to show the world just how deep her passion for fashion runs. Ross, who has partnered with JCPenney for an exclusive holiday collection, says her new fashion line is literally for "everybody." "[It] would suit everybody, and all different body types. For everybody and every body," Ross tells ABC Radio. "In all different sizes that would be at a price point that you would actually have fun and go buys some things and play with them." According to Ross, the opportunity…

posted 2017-11-10 12:14:13 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Welcome aboard: Patti LaBelle joins the cast of Lee Daniels' "Star"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Lee Daniels' musical drama series Star is gaining a megawatt singing star for future episodes. Patti LaBelle has signed on to appear on the show in multiple episodes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.   LaBelle will portray Christine, the mother of Queen Latifah's character, Carlotta Brown. In addition, pop/R&B singer Brandy is joining the show for a series of episodes in the role of Carlotta's younger sister, Cassie. Brandy and Latifah starred together in the music video for Brandy's "I Wanna Be Down (Remix)" in 1994, so their reunion on Star will be a special treat for fans.…

posted 2017-11-10 12:09:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Louis C.K.'s "I Love You, Daddy" pulled from release, Netflix cancels stand-up special in wake of lewd conduct allegations

(NEW YORK) -- The release of Louis C.K.'s new film “I Love You, Daddy” -- which centers on a nearly 70-year-old director obsessing over a 17-year-old girl -- has been pulled after five women accused the comedian of sexual misconduct.  “The Orchard will not be moving forward with the release," reports the production company that backed the movie. On Thursday, the company scrapped a planned premiere of the film, just hours before a New York Times story detailing the accusations was published.  According to the article, multiple women, including fellow comedians Dana Min Goodman, Julia Wolov, Abby Schachner, and Rebecca…

posted 2017-11-10 11:35:39 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

John Hillerman, snooty caretaker on "Magnum P.I.", dies at 84

John Hillerman, the actor best known for playing Tom Selleck's demanding estate caretaker Jonathan Quayle Higgins III on Magnum, P.I., died died at his home in Houston, on Thursday, according to the New York Times. He was 84. He died of natural causes, according to his publicist, Lori De Waal. Besides Magnum, P.I., Hillerman had supporting roles in notable 1970s movies, including What's Up, Doc?, Paper Moon, Chinatown and Blazing Saddles; and on TV as savvy sleuth Ellery Queen. He also appeared in numerous sitcoms, including The Betty White Show, Valerie's Family: The Hogans, and One Day at a Time. In addition to…

posted 2017-11-10 11:11:09 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

FX, HBO respond to Louis C.K. sexual misconduct allegations

(NEW YORK) -- The fallout from Thursday's New York Times story in which five women accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct, continues. The comedian has yet to comment on the story, although his publicist, Lewis Kay, told ABC News that the comedian would issue a written statement "in the coming days." The New York City premiere of Louis C.K.’s new movie, I Love You, Daddy, was abruptly cancelled Thursday.  Later, HBO announced that the comedian was being dropped from its upcoming live autism benefit, Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs. In addition, HBO announced that is…

posted 2017-11-10 10:10:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio