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Warner Bros. Records Evp Jeff Fenster to Be Disciplined Over Sexual Misconduct Accusation (Report)

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Warner Bros. Records executive vice president of A&R Jeff Fenster will be disciplined after being accused of sexual misconduct by a woman who formerly worked as an executive at the company, Billboard reports. Another unnamed executive will also face disciplinary action, according to Billboard. Warner Music Group issued a statement thanking the former employee for coming forward, according to Billboard, but declined to name the accused executives. Also Read: Tavis Smiley Dropped by Live Entertainment Producer Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations “We are grateful to a former Warner Bros. Records employee for coming forward to raise these concerns with us, »


- Tim Kenneally

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Artie Lange Headed to Rehab After Pleading Guilty in Drug Case

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Former “Howard Stern Show” personality Artie Lange is rehab-bound, after pleading guilty in a drug case against him. A spokeswoman for the Essex County, NJ prosecutor told TheWrap that Lange pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance on Friday, and indicated in court that he planned to enter a rehab program. Lange had also been charged with possession of cocaine, though that charge was dismissed in exchange for his guilty plea. Also Read: Comedian Artie Lange Arrested for Missing Court Date Specifically, Lange pleaded guilty to possession of 81 decks of heroin. Lange is due for sentencing Feb. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Ratings: ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ Comes in Hot for ABC

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ABC’s TV debut of “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” gave plenty of viewers that warm fuzzy feeling on Thursday night. But many more were cracking up during the midseason finale of “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS. Those options, on top of NBC’s Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts matchup, pushed Fox’s “Showtime at the Apollo” Christmas special out into the cold. However, last night’s “Thursday Night Football” game hit a season-low in the earlier-than-available overnight ratings, which for live sports are more reliable than the fast national Nielsen numbers. Final time zone adjusted Nielsen numbers will be available later Friday. »


- Jennifer Maas

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‘Star Wars’ Fans Freak Out Over Famed Line: ‘I Have a Bad Feeling About This’

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Warning: Some mild spoilers ensue.  “Star Wars” fans have noticed one famous line present in all the films missing from “The Last Jedi,” but director Rian Johnson promises “it’s in there.” “I have a bad feeling about this,” or some iteration, is present in every “Star Wars” film, from “The Phantom Menace” to “Rogue One” to, of course, “A New Hope.” It has become a classic, and fans are worried that Johnson didn’t continue the tradition. Early viewers of the sequel are saying no human in the movie says they “have a bad feeling” about anything, but perhaps a certain rotund robot. »


- Ashley Boucher

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Tavis Smiley Dropped by Live Entertainment Producer Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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The news keeps getting worse for PBS host Tavis Smiley. Just days after the network suspended him amid allegations of groping and exposing himself, Smiley was also dropped by Mills Entertainment, which had been promoting and producing his theatrical retelling of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The production itself has also been suspended, per The New York Times. “We take seriously the allegations,” the company said in a statement, adding that “in light of the recent allegations,” they  would be “suspending our relationship with” Smiley. Also Read: Tavis Smiley Blasts PBS for 'So-Called Investigation' Prompting Show Suspension: 'This Has Gone. »


- Jon Levine

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Mira Sorvino, Ashley Judd on Weinstein ‘Smear Campaign': ‘I Remember This Well’

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Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino have responded to comments made by Peter Jackson to New Zealand’s Stuff in which he said Harvey Weinstein told him the actresses were a “nightmare” to work with. It’s an assertion Weinstein himself is denying. Weinstein’s alleged blacklisting led to both of the actresses missing out on roles in Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” films because of negative things the brothers had said about them, according to the report. Judd retweeted Stuff’s original story Thursday night, saying: “I remember this well.” I remember this well. https://t.co/wctEhESAS9 — ashley »


- Ashley Boucher

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Terry Crews Signs With UTA After Sexual Assault Accusation Against Wme Exec

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Terry Crews has found a new agency. The actor, producer, author, host and activist has signed with UTA in all areas, the talent agency announced Friday. The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star exited Wme, his former talent agency, in early November after accusing Adam Venit, the head of the agency’s motion picture group, of sexual assault. Venit was placed on leave amid an investigation into the incident. Venit has since been demoted to an agent. Crews filed a sexual assault lawsuit against him earlier this month. Also Read: Terry Crews Says Embattled National Enquirer Editor Threatened Smear Campaign The actor wrote on social media on Oct. »


- Jennifer Maas

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Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Zendaya Join James Corden for Broadway Edition of ‘Crosswalk Musical’ (Video)

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The cast of “The Greatest Showman” stopped by James Corden’s “The Late Late ShowThursday night to perform on Broadway–well, kind of. Hugh Jackman, Zendaya and Zac Efron, who star in the musical — which was nominated this week for three Golden Globe Awards — took part in Corden’s acting class before the open air production. Corden seemed to be threatened by Jackman as he ripped up a list of song suggestions from the “Logan” actor and kept calling him “Huge Jackman.” Also Read: Harry Styles Filled in for James Corden so CBS Host Could Become a Dad (Video) Once rehearsals were over, »


- Ashley Boucher

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‘Padman’ Trailer: Man Turns India Upside Down With Sanitary Napkins (Video)

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America has Superman, Batman and Spider-Man. But India has “Padman.” Based on the short story “The Sanitary Man of Sacred Land,” from “The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad” by Tina “Twinkle” Khanna, the Sony Pictures Entertainment film tells the true story of a man who had an explosive affect on his country. In the movie set in rural India, a determined inventor upsets his family and invites talk of scandal when he tries to develop and market a low-cost sanitary pad. Also Read: Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins Jumps to Become Sony Pictures TV Chairman In real life, Arunachalam Muruganantham invented a cost effective machine. »


- Jennifer Maas

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Rockets to 2nd Highest Thursday Preview of All Time With $45 Million

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi” blasted off with $45 million at the Thursday box office, becoming the movie with the second-highest preview number of all time. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” rocketed to $57 million at the Thursday previews two years ago — the best preview number of all time — before it went on to gross $247.9 million its opening weekend. Last year’s “Rogue One” earned $29 million at the Thursday box office and had an opening weekend of $155 million. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” previously held the second-best preview number of all time with $43.5 million from »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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You’ll Never Believe Where Jk Rowling First Wrote the Names of Hogwarts Houses

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J.K. Rowling wasn’t sitting in her study, impatiently writing and crossing out names for the Hogwarts houses. No — the famed “Harry Potter” author had to get creative when inspiration struck. In a thread started by author Ruth Ware on Twitter, one fan said she was forced to write a thought down on a napkin because she didn’t have a notebook with her, which is why she always carries one with her now. In response, Rowling said, “The best thing I ever wrote on was an aeroplane sick bag. Came up with the Hogwarts houses on it.” Also Read: Jk Rowling, »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Jimmy Kimmel Blasts ‘Jackhole’ Ajit Pai and FCC for Repealing Net Neutrality (Video)

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Ajit Pai won’t be getting a holiday e-card from Jimmy Kimmel, it sounds like. The late night host roasted the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission  last night, after the FCC voted 3-2 to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules on Thursday. Kimmel couldn’t even muster Pai’s name as he was blasting the decision, essentially calling the former Verizon attorney a shill for President Trump. “Thank you President Trump and this jackhole you appointed to run the FCC, big corporations are about to take control of the internet,” said Kimmel. Also Read: Hollywood Wants to Press Delete Button on Net Neutrality Repeal:. »


- Sean Burch

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Matt Damon’s Take on Sexual Misconduct Gets Twitter Riled Up: ‘Extremely Disappointed’

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Matt Damon gave an interview on ABC News in which he talked about the sexual harassment scandals that have come to light in recent months — and now many fans are expressing disappointment in the actor’s statements. “Extremely disappointed in Matt Damon, a father of 4 daughters, would find ‘levels of sexual abuse’ acceptable? When Uncle Ben squeezes one of their asses & makes a suggestive comment,” tweeted one user. The actor appeared on ABC News on Thursday when Peter Travers asked him about his reaction to all the sexual misconduct accusations, especially when he is the father of four girls. “I. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Matt Lauer Accuser’s Name Not Safe With NBC, Her Attorney Says: ‘They Need to Stop’ (Video)

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A lawyer for the woman whose accusation of sexual misconduct brought down Matt Lauer appeared on a “Today Show” segment Friday to discuss the case and lambaste NBC for its treatment of his client. “NBC has a duty to maintain confidentiality — that means to maintain secrecy over her name and to hold to themselves the details of their story, and they have not done a good job of doing that,” attorney Ari Wilkenfeld told network reporter Stephanie Gosk. “They know exactly what they’ve done and they need to stop.” He declined to get into specifics as Gosk pressed him on the. »


- Jon Levine

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Porgs in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Look Like Puffins for a Very Good Reason

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It turns out, the plethora of Porgs seen in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” weren’t just created by Disney to sell a ton of merchandise. That’s according to Jake Lunt, “creator concept designer” on Episode VIII, who said the cute new character was created to digitally cover the many puffins on the island where Luke Skywalker had been hanging out all these years. He filled in StarWars.com on the genesis of the Porgs, saying the puffins were a “source of inspiration” for director Rian Johnson: “From what I gathered, Rian had gone to shoot this sequence on Skellig Michael, »


- Sean Burch

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Will Disney-Fox Deal Face Antitrust Challenge From Trump Administration Like At&T-Time Warner?

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While Donald Trump’s Department of Justice has thrown a huge monkey wrench into one media-mega-merger by suing At&T to block its planned acquisition of Time Warner, will Disney’s proposed $52.4-billion purchase of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets meet a similar fate? Antitrust experts say that’s unlikely. “This merger will happen, maybe with some tinkering around the edges,” George Hay, an anti-trust professor at Cornell law school who worked in the government’s anti-trust division in the 1970s, told TheWrap. For one thing, Hay said, “there’s no elimination of any competition” among the Hollywood studios that would create a monopoly. »


- Susan Seager

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Jimmy Fallon Mocks Trump in ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Spoof (Video)

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With the holiday season in full swing, “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” added some cheer at the expense of President Trump. On Thursday’s show, the largely apolitical program took a poke at the president in a 24-second clip that tied together Trump’s words into a package that criticized his tenure as the Commander-in-Chief. Using various clips from the past year, “Twas the Nightmare Before Trump” has notable lines including “Twas the night before Christmas in Washington D.C/Not a person was working/Especially not me.” Also Read: Jimmy Fallon Impersonates Bruce Springsteen for 'Robert Mueller's Comin' to Town' (Video) Ouch. »


- Daniel Kohn

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Internet Takes Trump Jr to Task After FCC Fact Flub: ‘You Ignorant Mouth-Breather Ninny’

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Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter on Friday intending to mock liberals about the Net Neutrality ruling. The web regulation preventing internet providers from charging for faster broadband speed was repealed yesterday by the FCC in a partisan 3-2 vote. “I would pay good money to see all those people complaining about Obama’s FCC chairman voting to repeal #NetNeutality actually explain it in detail. I’d also bet most hadn’t heard of it before this week. #outrage,” tweeted Trump Jr. I would pay good money to see all those people complaining about Obama’s FCC chairman voting to repeal #NetNeutality actually explain it. »


- Jon Levine

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Univision, Telemundo and UniMas Lagged in Lgbt Characters This Year, GLAAD Study Finds

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GLAAD’s second report analyzing Spanish-language media found that the big three networks still lag behind the rest of primetime television in Lgbtq representation. The report, titled “Still Invisible,” counted just 19 Lgbtq characters across all of primetime on Telemundo, Univision and UniMas. With 682 characters in total, that’s about 3 percent, and a marginal increase from last year’s finding of 19 out of 698 characters. Worse, the study found that nearly a third of those non-straight characters were killed off on their respective shows. “Despite the opportunities that come from more original productions, competition from popular streaming services, and increasing cultural push. »

- Reid Nakamura

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Laura Ingraham Defends Tavis Smiley Against Misconduct Charges: ‘I Think He Is Telling the Truth’ (Video)

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Fox NewsLaura Ingraham came out in defense of PBS host Tavis Smiley on Thursday. Smiley is facing accusations of sexual misconduct and was suspended by PBS on Wednesday. He has denied the accusations and maintained his innocence. “I think he is telling the truth,” said Ingraham. “I know Tavis Smiley a little bit. I have known him, casual friend for like 20 years.” In a defiant statement on social media, Smiley lashed out at his employer, explicitly refuting the allegations and blasting PBS for what he said was a sloppy investigation. Also Read: Laura Ingraham's Fox News Debut Beats »


- Jon Levine

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