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NFL Star Chris Long Donates His Paycheck for First 6 Games to Charlottesville Scholarships

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Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long is putting his money where his mouth is by donating his pay for the first six games of the NFL season to fund scholarships in Charlottesville, Virginia. Long, who is from Los Angeles but played high school football for St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, has been one of the most vocal sports stars in the wake of the violent protests at a rally for white supremacists in the city last August. The scholarships will provide two students with a seven-year all-expenses-paid school program at St. Anne’s-Belfield School, according to Sports Illustrated. In addition, »


- Debbie Emery

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Kathy Griffin Called a ”C–t’ and ‘Bald D–e’ by Her Neighbor, the CEO of Kb Home

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Kathy Griffin has attracted the wrath of not just open Trump supporters. “My Life on the D-List” alum Griffin, who earlier this year angered many by posing for a photo with what appeared to be the bloody, decapitated head of President Trump, has also invoked the ire of her neighbor, Kb Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger, according to the Huffington Post, which published audio of the reported incident. In the audio, which was captured by security cameras on Saturday and provided to the Post by Griffin’s boyfriend Randy Bick, who lives with Griffin in the gated community they share with Mezger and. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Jamie Lee Curtis Funeral Home Comedy in the Works at CBS

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Jamie Lee Curtis is attached to star in and executive produce the multi-camera comedy “Quality of Life,” which has been put into development at CBS. A multi-camera comedy, the project centers on a family-run funeral business and is described as “a show about life and marriage and sibling rivalry and the unique perspective that growing up in a funeral home gives you.” “Till Death” alum Janis Hirsch serves as writer and executive producer on the multi-camera comedy alongside Curtis. Also Read: CBS Boss Fires 'Must-See TV' Shot at First-Place NBC: '90s Ad Slogan 'Doesn't Fit Anymore' The project hails from CBS Television Studios. »


- Reid Nakamura

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Finale: Darci Lynne Farmer Dishes on the Toughest Part of Show

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As “America’s Got Talent” heads into its two-part Season 12 finale this week, Darci Lynne Farmer remains one of the finalists still standing. So who will win, and can the 12-year-old fan favorite pull off the victory? The singing ventriloquist told TheWrap that the most challenging aspect to her remarkable run has been saying goodbye to her fellow contestants. “The tough part is results because you just become such good friends with everyone, it’s hard to see them leave,” Farmer said. “We’re just all so supportive of each other, and we’ve just become super close, and we’re kind of like family. »

- Ryan Gajewski

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Hillary Clinton Blasts Trump’s ‘Very Dark, Dangerous’ Un Speech on North Korea (Video)

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Hillary Clinton just totally destroyed Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly. On Tuesday, after Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea and referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a “Rocket man” who’s “on a suicide mission for himself and his regime,” Clinton sat down for an interview with “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert and slammed the speech as “dark” and “dangerous.” “I thought it was very dark, dangerous, not the kind of message that the leader of the greatest nation in the world should be delivering,” Clinton said of the speech. Also Read: James Woods Defends Dolly. »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘House of Cards’ Creator Beau Willimon Elected President of Writers Guild of America, East

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House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon was elected president of the Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) on Tuesday as a result of its 2017 Council election. Vice President Jeremy Pikser and Secretary-Treasurer Bob Schneider both won reelection. Incumbents Bonnie Datt, Susan Kim and Courtney Simon, along with new members David Simon, Amy Sohn and Tracey Scott Wilson, were elected to the Freelance Council. Also Read: Writers Guild of America West Blasts Trump Charlottesville Comments: 'Disgraces Our Nation' Incumbent Andrea Ciannavei, runner-up to the six open Freelance Council seats, was elected to a one-year term on the Council to fill the »


- Ryan Gajewski

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‘Loredana, Esq’ Star Loredana Nesci’s Boyfriend Gets 16 Years to Life for Her Murder

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The boyfriend of slain “Loredana, Esq.” star Loredana Nesci has been sentenced to 16 years to life in state prison for the 2015 stabbing death of the reality TV personality, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. Robert Brian Reagan was found guilty of second-degree murder on Aug. 25 after a jury deliberated for three days on the case. According to the prosecutor, Reagan stabbed Nesci, 47, to death on July 22, 2015, during a domestic dispute at their Redondo Beach, California, residence. Also Read: Reality Star Loredana Nesci's Boyfriend Found Guilty of Murder Evidence presented at the trial showed that »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Bosses Defend Sean Spicer Talks: ‘We’ll Always Take the Buzz’

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Dancing With the Stars” kicked off its Season 25 premiere on Monday with such stars as Nick Lachey, Frankie Muniz and Debbie Gibson. But clearly, conversations about the season would have been much different if one public figure had finalized a deal to join the fray: Sean Spicer. Longtime executive producers Joe Sungkur and Ashley Edens spoke to TheWrap about Spicer, the former White House press secretary who was in talks to join Season 25 but ultimately did not finalize a deal to showcase his fancy footwork. “We pretty much had the cast locked, and rumors go around, not just about »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Could ‘Kingsman’ or ‘Lego Ninjago’ Dethrone ‘It’ as Box Office Champ?

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After dominating the box office for the past two weeks with no serious opposition, “It” is about to get some company in the form of Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” both of which should add to what has already been a very lucrative September. According to data from comScore, grosses since Labor Day are up nearly 40 percent compared to the same time frame last year, and the year-to-date deficit has dropped below five percent compared to 2016 after growing to as much as six percent in the wake of a dismal August. It. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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CAA Promotes 4 Trainees to Agents, Executives

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CAA has promoted two trainees to executives and two to agents, the agency announced on Tuesday. Barry Clarke and Melissa Lee were named executives in CAA Sports Consulting. Based out of New York, the duo join a team which oversees sponsorship rights deals on behalf of over 30 global sports brands. Darren Gee has been promoted to agent in CAA Sports’ Basketball group, which represents more than three dozen All-Star and emerging NBA players. Gee is based out of New Jersey. Also Read: CAA China Names Mary Gu CEO Tori Wechsler has been upped agent in the Digital Talent and Packaging group, »


- Reid Nakamura

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Ariel Winter’s Wardrobe Choices Are a ‘Cry for Help,’ Her Mother Says (Video)

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Ariel Winter’s mother Crystal Workman has once again spoken out about her estranged daughter’s clothing choices, saying that they’re a “cry for help” from a young woman who’s “starving for attention.” In an interview with Inside Edition airing Tuesday, Workman said, “I feel that Ariel is starving for attention … I feel this is a cry for help from my child.” “Modern Family” star Winter defended her clothing choices in a self-described “rant” on Twitter this week, in a post that declared in part, “Screw always having to look appropriate.” Also Read: Ariel Winter Unleashes Epic Rant on Her Haters: 'Screw Always. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Facebook and Fake News: Flagging Posts Does Little to Combat Lies

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Facebook’s attempt to cut out fake or — as the social network puts it — “disputed” news has been in vain so far, according to a new study from Yale University. It shows that flagging fake news on the platform does little to convince readers of its inauthenticity. David Rand, associate professor of psychology at Yale, told TheWrap his study demonstrated little evidence the flagging feature on the social network made much of a difference. “The big take home for us, in terms of getting people to not believe fake news or to be better at telling fake news from real news, »


- Sean Burch

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Morrissey Finally Joins Twitter: ‘Spent the Day in Bed’

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Welcome to 2007, Steven Patrick Morrissey. The legendary British singer better known simply as Morrissey has finally joined Twitter, over a decade after the social media platform became a global phenomena. The moody Mancunian’s first tweet said: “Spent the day in bed …” Also Read: Morrissey Slams the Queen, UK Pm, Immigration in Manchester Attack Facebook Rant That seemed obscure to the uninitiated, especially when followed up by, “Or Wa CA Az Ut Co Mo Il Mi DC NY Pa Ma,” but it is actually name of his new single and the acronyms for the states he’s set to visit during his upcoming North. »


- Debbie Emery

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Michael Wright to Step Down as Amblin Partners CEO

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Michael Wright is stepping down as CEO of Amblin Partners to become an executive producer on two of the production company’s upcoming films, Amblin announced in a Tuesday statement. Legendary director and Amblin Chairman Steven Spielberg will take over as CEO. Jeff Small will retain his president and co-ceo title and will oversee operations alongside Spielberg. Production President Holly Bario will also continue in her role in charge of Amblin’s film business, while Amblin Television Co-Presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will remain in their positions overseeing TV development and production. At Amblin, Wright oversaw films including “The Girl on the. »


- Matt Pressberg

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‘Flip or Flop’ Star Tarek El Moussa Details Recent Health Setback: ‘This Sucks!!!!’

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Flip or Flop” star Tarek El Moussa has hit another bump in the road where his health is concerned — but he’s determined to overcome it. El Moussa, who in the past has battled two different forms of cancer, took to Instagram on Monday to detail a shoulder injury that has put his workout routine on ice and took away “all that hard work” he put into his physical fitness. “This Sucks!!!! I worked so hard to get in shape and about two months ago I hurt my shoulder and haven’t been able to work out since!!” the Hgtv star wrote. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Did Marilyn Manson v Justin Bieber Beef Even Happen? Rocker Lets Howard Stern Read Texts

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You know that t-shirt beef between Marilyn Manson and Justin Bieber? Well, according to texts the ghoulish-looking rocker shared with Howard Stern on Tuesday, it was never a beef at all. Speaking on Stern’s SiriusXM show, Manson said Bieber got in touch with him after he said publicly that Bieber was “kind of an asshole” for claiming to make him “relevant again” because the Biebs was photographed wearing a Manson t-shirt. According to Stern on Tuesday, who read from Manson’s phone, the “Sorry” crooner texted “The Beautiful People” rocker to address his gripe: “Bro, it’s Bieber. What’s up with that article? »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Emmys Axed Obama Cameo, Long Before Sean Spicer Appearance (Exclusive)

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People on the left and right alike criticized all the politics at this year’s Emmy Awards. But TheWrap has learned exclusively that in 2013, the show skirted politics by cutting at the last minute a sketch that would have included President Obama. Democrats accused this year’s ceremony of “normalizing” ex-White House spokesman Sean Spicer by giving him a splashy cameo in the show’s opening number. Republicans objected to the many jabs at President Trump by host Stephen Colbert and others. But an Obama team insider says Spicer’s cameo “reeks of hypocrisy,” because the academy indicated four years ago it was “solely focused. »


- Itay Hod

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James Woods Defends Dolly Parton Over Anti-Trump Emmys Joke

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Don’t worry, Dolly Parton; James Woods has your back. Actor and noted conservative Woods came to the defense of country-music legend Parton on Tuesday, after Trump supporters lashed out at her for a joke that was made while she was on stage at Sunday’s Emmys ceremony. Responding to pro-Trump commenters who expressed disappointment in Parton’s presence during the joke, Woods opined that Parton is “a very sweet person by nature” who was “caught off-guard” during the moment. Also Read: James Woods Drops $10 Million 'Cocaine Addict' Lawsuit Against Deceased Twitter Troll “Do not judge @DollyParton because she was caught between two gargoyles. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Icymi: Here’s What You Need to Know About Kevin Durant’s Twitter Saga

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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has apologized for comments he made on Twitter over the weekend when he smack-talke his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and coach Billy Donovan, calling his words “childish” and “idiotic.” But let’s rewind. On Sunday, Twitter user @harrisonmc15 spotted a reply from Durant’s verified account trashing his former coach and team — in the third person, which seemed weird. @harrisonmc15 took this to mean that Durant created secret accounts to defend himself, and forgot to switch over to one of these anonymous accounts before defending himself in the third person to another user who asked for “one. »


- Ashley Boucher

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‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’ Review: A Star Is Exhausted, Then Reborn, but for How Long?

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Halfway through Chris Moukarbel’s documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” Lady Gaga sits at a piano in the Rainbow Room at a tribute to Tony Bennett. She sings what is still her best song, “Bad Romance,” belting it out slowly and with feeling while Bennett looks on approvingly. Her talent is clear, but her neediness is even clearer. Director Moukarbel (“Me at the Zoo”) has edited this movie, which charts the lead-up to Gaga’s performance at the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show, to make it look like she spends most of her time either in tears or on the verge. »


- Dan Callahan

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