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Jeffrey Tambor Departs ‘Transparent’ Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

Jeffrey Tambor Departs ‘Transparent’ Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations
Jeffrey Tambor will not be returning to “Transparent,” reports Deadline. The news follows two different accusations of sexual harassment against the actor, who’s won a host of awards — including two Emmys, a Golden Globe, and a SAG Award — for his performance as Maura Pfefferman on the acclaimed Amazon drama.

“Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life,” Tambor told Deadline today. “What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago.”

“I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue.
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Earle Hyman, Grandpa Huxtable on 'The Cosby Show,' Dies at 91

Earle Hyman, Grandpa Huxtable on 'The Cosby Show,' Dies at 91
Earle Hyman, the admired stage, television and film actor best known for playing Bill Cosby's sage father, Russell Huxtable, on The Cosby Show, has died. He was 91.

Hyman died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., his nephew Rick Ferguson told The Hollywood Reporter.

Hyman played Othello hundreds of times, appeared often on Broadway and received a Tony nomination for featured actor in a play for his performance as Oscar in the original 1980 production of Edward Albee's The Lady From Dubuque. He also appeared on stages throughout Europe during his...
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Chance The Rapper Charms His Way Through The Season’s Best

‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Chance The Rapper Charms His Way Through The Season’s Best
The biggest shock to come from this week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” is that Chance The Rapper can apparently exist without his signature hat. He might even thrive without it, which is a fascinating reality to accept. The point is, with or without the hat, Chance The Rapper hosts the best episode of this season so far, the first one to maintain a consistently good quality from top to bottom as well as successfully use the host to their strengths. In fact, Chance The Rapper showed signs in this episode of being the next Justin Timberlake for “Saturday Night Live” in terms of his versatility, gameness, and general sense of humor as a host.

The second biggest shock is that, despite the opening monologue, the “Family Feud” sketch, and some Weekend Update, this year’s Thanksgiving episode is not tied down to the concept of being a Thanksgiving episode.
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‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Season 13 Moving Forward With or Without Glenn Howerton

‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Season 13 Moving Forward With or Without Glenn Howerton
The gang from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” took part in a panel discussion at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles Sunday afternoon, but they’re keeping a tight lid on what’s coming for Season 13.

Though early in the discussion, co-creator Rob McElhenney said they were preparing to start up the writers’ room again, but would not say whether Glenn Howerton will be returning for the 2018 season.

“We’re getting back to the writers’ room in February [2018],” McElhenney said. Later in the discussion, he said production is slated to start in April and the release date would be in the fall of 2018.
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Elizabeth Smart Saw Her ‘Terrifying’ Lifetime Movie Alone: ‘I Never Want to Watch It Again’

Elizabeth Smart Saw Her ‘Terrifying’ Lifetime Movie Alone: ‘I Never Want to Watch It Again’
Elizabeth Smart may have been heavily involved in the making of the Lifetime movie about her 2002 abduction, but that didn’t make seeing the finished project any easier.

“I had been over the script probably about 100 times…then I narrate a lot of it, so I had seen a lot of the difference pieces, and then finally watching the whole thing come together in one format, it was terrifying,” Smart, who served as the narrator and a producer on I Am Elizabeth Smart, explained to E! News.

Smart was taken from her bedroom and brutalized by her captors for nine
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Damon Lindelof on Why We Need a New ‘Watchmen’ Now: ‘What We Think About Superheroes is Wrong’

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Damon Lindelof on Why We Need a New ‘Watchmen’ Now: ‘What We Think About Superheroes is Wrong’
HBO has yet to officially green light a “Watchmen” TV adaptation, but Damon Lindelof has been hard at work on the series for more than a month. Chronicled with sly references and clever comparisons on the showrunner’s Instagram account, the series — which received a pilot order from the premium cable network in September — has already generated a lot of buzz.
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“Walking Dead” Actress Plans to Launch TV Show Called ” Preaching to the Choir”

“Walking Dead” Actress Plans to Launch TV Show Called ” Preaching to the Choir”
Walking Dead” actress Ann Mahoney launches a crowdfunding campaign for upcoming faith-based comedy “Preaching to the Choir” “I have been going to the same little church since I was two years- old, my mother is the organist, and my dad is the choir director, so I was in church every Sunday. I was raised in the United Methodist church, but I was raised by parents who really emphasized to me that we come from a place of no judgment.” Says Mahoney. Mahoney hopes that “Preaching to the Choir” a faith-based comedy show designed for TV will dispel the myths around
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Al Franken Will Be Cut From PBS’ Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman

Al Franken Will Be Cut From PBS’ Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman
In the wake of last week’s sexual harassment headlines surrounding Al Franken, PBS is cutting the U.S. Senator and “Saturday Night Live” alum from their taped broadcast of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize ceremony for David Letterman. The tribute, which will air on PBS on Monday night, took place in Washington D.C. on Oct. 23 and saw several of Letterman’s peers, including Franken, give tributes to the former “Late Show” host. PBS says it will edit Franken’s speech out of the broadcast, saying in a statement that “PBS and Weta, the producing station, felt that the inclusion of Senator.
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‘Transparent’ Creator Jill Soloway Won’t Discuss Jeffrey Tambor Scandal, Advocates Anti-Harassment On-Set Rules

‘Transparent’ Creator Jill Soloway Won’t Discuss Jeffrey Tambor Scandal, Advocates Anti-Harassment On-Set Rules
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…
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Sarah Silverman: We Need To “Try To Understand” What’s Behind Sexual Harassment

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…
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The Top Five Samuel L. Jackson Yelling Scenes in Movies

Welcome back to the Yelling Game! Our contestant today is Samuel L. Jackson, one of the premier yellers of all time. If you’ve watched any of his films, and statistically-speaking it’s almost impossible that you haven’t by now, then you know that when this man opens his mouth he can truly let loose with a tirade for the ages. Now a lot of it might be expletives that are fun to listen to when he’s at the yelling helm, but there are also those in which his temper is high and his eyes are almost bugging out of his skull

The Top Five Samuel L. Jackson Yelling Scenes in Movies
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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…
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Outlander Review: Claire Fraser-Wife, Mother, Physician, Feminist

The upside to Claire and Jamie’s periods of separation on Outlander is that they each show their individual strengths. They’ve had to do so once without hope of ever seeing each other again. At least now they are in the same century, traveling the same ocean. What are they to do but stick it out on their respective ships? Claire in particular displays incredible strength in this week’s episode by upholding her Hippocratic oath under extraordinary circumstances. It’s not the first time, and it won’t be the last. No one can really understand how much Jamie and Claire have been

Outlander Review: Claire Fraser-Wife, Mother, Physician, Feminist
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American Music Awards: 15 Best and Worst Moments From The Ceremony

American Music Awards: 15 Best and Worst Moments From The Ceremony
Kelly Clarkson transported us back to 2003. Pink scaled the side of a building. Tracee Ellis Ross was just so happy to be there.

The 2017 American Music Awards were broadcast on ABC Sunday night, and the three-hour ceremony featured moments both impressive (seriously, Pink did acrobatics on a hotel!) and underwhelming (we were all rooting for you, Selena Gomez!)

We narrowed down those 180 musical minutes into a slideshow of 15 highlights and lowlights from this year’s AMAs. Among the moments we included: Jamie Foxx’s solemn cold open, Imagine Dragons’ memorable performance with Khalid and… whatever Nick Cannon was wearing.

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Diana Ross Performs Greatest Hits at 2017 American Music Awards — Watch

Diana Ross Performs Greatest Hits at 2017 American Music Awards — Watch
Here’s a sentence you probably didn’t expect to read in 2017: Diana Ross won big at the American Music Awards.

Not only did the Motown legend receive the AMAs’ coveted Lifetime Achievement award — previously bestowed upon the likes of Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston and Prince — during Sunday’s ceremony (hosted by her daughter, black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross!), but she also put on a performance of some of her biggest hits.

More than four decades after winning her first Ama, Ross returned to the stage to bless us with new renditions of “I’m Coming Out,” “Ease on
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So What’s Corinne Olympios Up to These Days?

Some people might remember Corinne Olympios. If not, she was one of the participants on the fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise, which is the spin-off of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette that is set in various paradisaical vacation destinations. Furthermore, she was reported as the victim in a case of sexual misconduct that was supposed to have happened during the filming for the series, but following an investigation while filming was paused, it was announced that nothing had happened. Neither Olympios nor the other person DeMario Jackson returned to filming once the incident was cleared up, but they did

So What’s Corinne Olympios Up to These Days?
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Bts Makes American TV Debut With 2017 AMAs Performance — Watch

Bts Makes American TV Debut With 2017 AMAs Performance — Watch
In addition to performing for the first time on American TV, boy band Bts made history on Sunday as the first K-pop group to play the American Music Awards.

Formed in South Korea in 2013, the group — which includes members Jin, J-Hope, Rm, Suga, Jimin, V and Jungkook — has already sold millions of songs and albums worldwide, and is finally breaking out here in the United States.

“To call these guys international superstars feels like an understatement,” The Chainsmokers’ Andrew Taggart said while introducing the group towards the end of ABC’s three-hour broadcast..

Watch footage of Bts performing “DNA” below
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The Walking Dead Recap: Office Politics

The Walking Dead Recap: Office Politics
Who knew? Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead revealed that, for all of the Saviors’ bloodlust and tough-as-leather posturing, Negan’s organization is run pretty much like The Office’s Dunder Mifflin. (All they were missing was a water cooler and a perky receptionist.) “The Big Scary U” also filled us in on what happened to Gabriel after he made the mistake of choosing Negan’s trailer as a Season-8-premiere hiding place, brought to a head the mounting tension between Rick and Daryl, and really kinda made you want to see Michonne. Why? Read on…

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‘The Walking Dead’ Review: Negan Finally Explains Himself In ‘The Big Scary U’

‘The Walking Dead’ Review: Negan Finally Explains Himself In ‘The Big Scary U’
Whose Episode Is It?

It’s a Negan episode. Wait, don’t go! It’s actually much better than it sounds! In fact, “The Big Scary U” is not only the best episode of Season 8, it might be better than any episode from Season 7. And it manages this feat by simply giving Negan some depth and motivation, an actual character for us to consider, instead of a one-note psychopath. It also gives poor Jeffrey Dean Morgan something to do other than bluster, and he admirably rises to the occasion.

“The Big Scary U” also goes a long way in confirming that this season will finally seriously address the moral costs of living in the zombie apocalypse, as it both establishes Negan’s philosophy and questions Rick’s methodology. It even manages to address this in different storylines involving multiple characters, which is a rarity for the standard recent “Walking Dead
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