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Russell Simmons Accused of Rape by 3 Women

Russell Simmons Accused of Rape by 3 Women
Less than two weeks after Russell Simmons announced he was “stepping aside” from his companies in the wake of sexual misconduct accusations, three more women have come forward against the music mogul. Drew Dixon, Tina Baker and Toni Sallie accused the the Def Jam Records co-founder of rape in an explosive New York Times report published on Wednesday. In the piece, Dixon (a former Def Jam Records employee), Sallie (a former music journalist) and Baker (a performer) say Simmons raped them in separate incidents that spanned from 1988 to 2014. These three women join two others who have gone on the record.
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Morgan Spurlock Recalls Accuser From His College Days: ‘She Believed She Was Raped’

Morgan Spurlock Recalls Accuser From His College Days: ‘She Believed She Was Raped’
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock took to Twitter on Wednesday to divulge that he’d been accused of rape and to declare, “I’m part of the problem.”

In a lengthy post, the “Super Size Me” director wrote, “She believed she was raped.”

“As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?’ Spurlock wrote, recalling an incident when he was in college. While Spurlock said that he was not.
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Ryan Gosling Debuts New Buzzcut on Set of Neil Armstrong Biopic

Ryan Gosling Debuts New Buzzcut on Set of Neil Armstrong Biopic
How did Ryan Gosling cut his hair for his new astronaut film? He eclipsed it!

The actor, who was spotted wearing a bathrobe, pajamas and a pair of boots, revealed his new buzz cut on the set of his Neil Armstrong biopic, First Man, which is currently filming in Atlanta, Georgia. This latest hair transformation is a runner-up to his shortest hair length in 2005.

Seven weeks before, in October, Gosling, 37, was pictured on the same film set with a slicked back side part when he was first spotted in costume since signing on for the movie for which he will
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‘Stranger Things’ Star Joe Keery Vows to Shave His Head If David Harbour Wins Golden Globe

‘Stranger Things’ Star Joe Keery Vows to Shave His Head If David Harbour Wins Golden Globe
Do you want David Harbour to win a Golden Globe or do you want Joe Keery to keep his gorgeous mane of hair? Because you can’t have both, apparently. Harbour (who plays police chief Jim Hopper in “Stranger Things”) took to Instagram on Monday after being nominated for a Globe for Best Supporting Actor to share how grateful he was for the nod. Keery was among the many who chimed in via the comments section. But his remark kinda stole Harbour’s thunder, as the actor (who plays hunk Steve in the Netflix series) made a vow that devastated fans.
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Salma Hayek Details Harassment By Harvey Weinstein on ‘Frida’

Salma Hayek Details Harassment By Harvey Weinstein on ‘Frida’
Salma Hayek added her voice Wednesday to the growing list of women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.

In an New York Times essay, the actress called Weinstein her “monster” and detailed her experiences while working on the 2002 Miramax-produced film “Frida.”

Hayek outlined the various demands Weinstein asked of her, including showering with him, letting him watch her take a shower, giving him a massage, performing oral sex on him and opening the doors to him at all hours of the night.

“The absurdity of his demands went from getting a furious call in the middle of the night asking me to fire my agent for a fight he was having with him about a different movie with a different client to physically dragging me out of the opening gala of the Venice Film Festival,” she wrote.

Hayek specifies that the price she suffered for rebuffing his attempts at sexual activity was to endure his continued rage.

At
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Comedian Artie Lange Arrested for Missing Court Date

Comedian Artie Lange Arrested for Missing Court Date
Comedian Artie Lange was arrested at his New Jersey home Tuesday night after failing to make a scheduled court appearance related to a drug charge.

Lange was first arrested by state police on May 12 after he was seen erratically driving his Range Rover on the Garden State Parkway, according to Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura via NJ.com. When stopped, detectives found a bag of heroin on Lange’s lap and was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia, according to Fontoura.

In March, the former “Howard Stern Show” personality.
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Kristin Chenoweth to Star in Stage Musical Version of Meryl Streep’s ‘Death Becomes Her’

Kristin Chenoweth to Star in Stage Musical Version of Meryl Streep’s ‘Death Becomes Her’
Tony- and Emmy-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth is attached to star in a stage musical version of the 1992 dark comedy “Death Becomes Her,” which Universal Theatrical Group is currently developing. Chenoweth would play Madeline Ashton, the vain actress first played by Meryl Streep in director Robert Zemeckis’ hit, which won an Oscar for visual effects.

The film starred Streep and Goldie Hawn as bitter rivals who drink a mysterious potion expecting eternal youth — only to discover that they have died and become walking and talking corpses. Bruce Willis also starred.
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Rock Hall of Fame Prefers Bon Jovi to Radiohead, Thank You Very Much

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Rock Hall of Fame Prefers Bon Jovi to Radiohead, Thank You Very Much
Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, the Cars and Nina Simone will be the latest musicians inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On Wednesday, the institution announced those artists will make up the class of 2018 in the spring and joining the ranks of its elite list of iconic musicians. Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be honored with the Early Influence award. You know who wasn’t given an invitation to join the club? Radiohead. The band didn’t make the cut this year, though a huge talking point was whether the band would attend the ceremony if they got.
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2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class Announced: Inductees Include Bon Jovi and Dire Straits

2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class Announced: Inductees Include Bon Jovi and Dire Straits
The 2018 inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced Wednesday morning, and this year’s class includes a trio of ’80s legends: Bon Jovi, Dire Straits and The Cars. Also included this year are progressive rock icons the Moody Blues and the late jazz/soul songstress Nina Simone.

Additionally, rock pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe will earn a special honor, the Award for Early Influence, to recognize her contributions to the nascent genre.

Perhaps the biggest question surrounding the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is whether or not estranged Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora,
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John Stamos to Be a Dad at 54: 'I've Been Practicing for a Long Time'

John Stamos to Be a Dad at 54: 'I've Been Practicing for a Long Time'
Have mercy — John Stamos is going to be a dad! The beloved Fuller House star opens up about expecting a baby with fiancée Caitlin McHugh. Subscribe now for the exclusive baby news — only in People.

John Stamos‘ house is about to get a little fuller!

The actor, 54, and his fiancée Caitlin McHugh are expecting their first child, Stamos reveals to People exclusively in this week’s cover story.

In the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview (streaming now on People TV), Stamos tells People’s Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle that he and McHugh “talked about” having a baby in the
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George & Amal Clooney Pass Out Headphones to Fellow Passengers on Flight with 6-Month-Old Twins

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George & Amal Clooney Pass Out Headphones to Fellow Passengers on Flight with 6-Month-Old Twins
George Clooney and Amal Clooney were well-meaning parents handing out headphones to their fellow passengers to apologize for having their 6-month-old twins on board.

The couple passed out noise-canceling headphones during a recent flight to England, a source confirms to People.

The devices featured the logo of the actor’s Casamigos Tequila and came with a note “apologizing ahead of time” if the twins cried, according to the New York Post‘s Page Six.

George, 56, and Amal, 39, welcomed Ella and Alexander in June in London.
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Tom Hanks Jokes About ‘High Maintenance’ Meryl Streep: ‘You’re Expecting French Horns’

Tom Hanks Jokes About ‘High Maintenance’ Meryl Streep: ‘You’re Expecting French Horns’
Even when Tom Hanks tries to throw a few jabs at Meryl Streep, he can’t keep up the charade for long.

During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote their movie The Post, Hanks playfully joked about what it’s like to work with his costar.

When the host brought up Streep, the veteran actor rolled his eyes and said, “You mean, can I just say, ‘high maintenance Meryl Streep?’ ” Hanks replied.

Wanting more, Colbert asked, “Oh really? Diva?”

“Look, the shoes alone, man,” Hanks joked, quickly adding, “No, I am so joking.”

Turns out,
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Why Emma Stone Is About to Have Her Best Year Ever

Why Emma Stone Is About to Have Her Best Year Ever
2018 is looking up for Emma Stone.  That's not to say that 2017 wasn't stellar of course. It was one for the ages, which makes the statement that she's just now entering the time of her life a bit controversial and inviting of sarcasm. She won an Oscar last year! you say. She got to make out with Ryan Gosling! you say. How in the world is a person supposed to follow up a year that was defined by La La Land?  The answer is: It's impossible. Which makes the sheer fact that her life is getting better and better even after winning her first Oscar all the more impressive.  Let's start by recapping this year. 2017 could largely be defined as a...
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Everything That Happened in Bachelor Nation in 2017: Bachelor in Paradise's Scandal, Breakups and Historic Announcements

Everything That Happened in Bachelor Nation in 2017: Bachelor in Paradise's Scandal, Breakups and Historic Announcements
Well, that was the most dramatic year ever. The Bachelor franchise has been around for 15 years and delivered over 50 seasons of television, so it's safe to say we've experienced many highs and lows...and even a Sean Lowe. But no year provided us with more news in Bachelor Nation than 2017.  With multiple engagements, a few breakups, one historic first, and a Bachelor in Paradise scandal so big that at one point had fans questioning the franchise's future, it's almost hard to remember everything that happened on and off air in Bachelor Nation this year. Which is why we're looking back on all of the romance, drama and The Bachelor franchise delivered in 2017. You may want to pour a glass of...
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Oprah Winfrey To Receive Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award

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Oprah Winfrey is being honoured for her outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. The news was confirmed in a statement to Et Canada. “We are pleased to announce that Oprah Winfrey will be honoured with the 2018 Cecil B. de Mille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards” the statement reads. Related: Jada Pinkett Smith’s Twitter Rant Over […]
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Margaret Josephs Accused of Being Anti-Semitic in Wake of 'Inappropriate' Rhonj Hitler Comment

Margaret Josephs Accused of Being Anti-Semitic in Wake of 'Inappropriate' Rhonj Hitler Comment
Is Margaret Josephs anti-Semitic? Her Real Housewives of New Jersey rival Siggy Flicker sure thinks so.

On Wednesday’s Real Housewives of New Jersey, the 50-year-old “powerhouse in pigtails” was confronted about a controversial comment she made to Flicker regarding Adolph Hitler — a comment that had Flicker, the only Jewish New Jersey Housewife, accusing Josephs of being prejudice towards Jews.

It all started on a previous episode of the hit Bravo show, when Josephs, Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga and Danielle Staub were confronting Flicker and Dolores Catania about their decision to walk in the Posche fashion show despite the boutique
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Kentucky Lawmaker Commits Suicide After Being Accused of Molesting a 17-Year-old Girl

A state representative from Kentucky committed suicide one day after publicly denying allegations that he molested a 17-year-old girl in 2012.

Dan Johnson, a 57-year-old father of five, drove to a bridge in Mt. Washington, Kentucky on Wednesday afternoon. Parking his car on the north side, he got out of the car and shot himself, Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said in a news conference, according to Wdrb. His body was found on the bank of the river.

The suicide comes two days after the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published an exposé that alleged sexual misconduct by the lawmaker. According to the story,
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Tavis Smiley's Show Suspended by PBS Over ''Troubling'' Allegations of Misconduct

Tavis Smiley's Show Suspended by PBS Over ''Troubling'' Allegations of Misconduct
PBS has suspended late-night talk show Tavis Smiley following an investigation surrounding claims of misconduct against its host, Tavis Smiley.  "Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of Tavis Smiley, produced by Ts Media, an independent production company," the public broadcaster said in a statement to multiple outlets. "PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation immediately after learning of troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley. This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley. The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality...
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CNN’s Oscar-Nominated Morgan Spurlock Makes Sexual Misconduct Confessions

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Host and producer of CNN’s “Morgan Spurlock Inside Man” is coming forward about his inappropriate behaviour towards women. Morgan Spurlock confessed to sexual misconduct in a bombshell extended tweet on Wednesday titled, “I am the problem”. “Over my life, there have been many instances that parallel what we see everyday in the news,” he wrote. Related: Salma […]
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Salma Hayek Claims 'Monster' Harvey Weinstein Threatened to Kill Her If She Refused His Demands

Salma Hayek Claims 'Monster' Harvey Weinstein Threatened to Kill Her If She Refused His Demands
Salma Hayek is adding her name to the list of celebrities speaking out about disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

In an emotional New York Times op ed published Wednesday, the 51-year-old actress detailed her experiences with Weinstein through the course of the making of the 2002 Miramax Frida Kahlo biopic Frida — claiming, among other things, that he had once threatened to kill her when she refused his advances.

“I don’t think he hated anything more than the word ‘no,'” Hayek wrote. “And with every refusal came Harvey’s Machiavellian rage.”

“The range of his persuasion tactics went from sweet-talking
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