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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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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’

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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‘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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Here’s a List of Every DC Film That’s in Development

Justice League has been released. As a result, a lot of people might be curious about what has been planned out for the DC Extended Universe from this point forward. Fortunately, there is a fair amount of information that is available, though it should be noted that this information is rather uneven in places because the movies being developed are at different stages in their development. What Are the Movies that Could Follow Justice League? First up, there will be Aquaman at the end of 2018 on December 21. Said movie is being directed by James Wan, who is best-known

Here’s a List of Every DC Film That’s in Development
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Sara Ramirez Has No Regrets Leaving Grey's Anatomy, Says It Was 'Absolutely' the Right Decision

Sara Ramirez Has No Regrets Leaving Grey's Anatomy, Says It Was 'Absolutely' the Right Decision
Sara Ramirez has a total of zero regrets about her decision to leave Grey’s Anatomy last year after more than a decade of playing Callie.

In a new interview with EW.com, the actress — who returns to TV tonight via a series-regular gig on CBS’ Madam Secretary (10/9c, CBS) — said her choice to move on was “absolutely” the right one, calling her post-Grey’s hiatus “a really full year-and-a-half” that allowed her to take “a step back from the industry… and get even more clear about things that are important to me.”

VideosExclusive Madam Secretary Video: Sara Ramirez Makes Her Distinctive D.
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PBS Cuts Al Franken From David Letterman’s Mark Twain Prize Broadcast

PBS is editing out Senator Al Franken’s appearance from tomorrow’s taped broadcast of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize ceremony honoring David Letterman. The decision comes after the former Saturday Night Live writer and performer was accused of sexual harassment. In a statement, PBS said, “PBS will air an updated ‘David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize’ on Monday. Senator Al Franken participated in the event, but will not appear substantially in the PBS program…
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The Bold and the Beautiful: One Time Thing for Bill and Steffy

The Bold and the Beautiful fans aren’t too surprised to see that things aren’t going as well as they should in the land of Bill and his family, and we can’t help but wonder if there is any chance that Bill and Steffy might work something out between the two of them. Is there a chance there could be a little something going on between them at some point? Could they end up together if their respective marriages fall apart when their spouses find out about their most recent actions? Is there a chance they might find themselves in more

The Bold and the Beautiful: One Time Thing for Bill and Steffy
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Jeffrey Tambor Leaving Transparent Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Jeffrey Tambor will not be reprising his role as Maura Pfefferman on Season 5 of Amazon's Transparent, following several allegations of sexual harassment that have been lodged against the series lead.

Tambor announced that he'd walk away from the show, whose fifth season was expected to come along

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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.

Read More:‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Review: A Monumental Season Finale Says Goodbye to One of the Gang

They were more tight-lipped when pressed about Howerton’s return.

“Eh, damn it,” Howerton said when first asked about coming back. Despite the crowd’s cheers for him to return,
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Earle Hyman Dies: Veteran Broadway Actor, Cosby TV Dad Was 91

Earle Hyman, a classically trained actor of steady grace, imposing presence and consummate skill, died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, NJ. He was 91. Hyman’s career on and off-Broadway spanned more than six decades and a multiplicity of Shakespearean roles at Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival. But it was as Dr. Cliff Huxtable’s sympatico dad Russell on NBC’s The Cosby Show that Hyman reached his widest audience, earning him an Emmy…
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Real-Life Pokemon Centers Set to Hit the United States

There is exciting news for Pokemon fans, according to a recent announcement by GameStop. Both they and ThinkGeek are launching in-store Pokemon wonderlands for Pokemon fans of all ages. In the announcement, GameStop said that these ‘Pokemon Centers will appear in a variety of locations across the United States from November 19th onwards. These unique areas are completely dedicated to fans of Pokemon. They will have access to a wide range of Pokemon goodies and collectibles that are not available anywhere else. There will also be Pokemon Centers online. The inspiration for these comes from Japan where they already have

Real-Life Pokemon Centers Set to Hit the United States
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Jeffrey Tambor Exits Transparent, Slams 'Politicized Atmosphere' on Set

Jeffrey Tambor Exits Transparent, Slams 'Politicized Atmosphere' on Set
Maura Pfefferman’s journey has come to a premature end.

Jeffrey Tambor has announced that he will not return to Transparent for its upcoming fifth season. He issued the following statement to our sister site Deadline:

Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life. 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
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Jeffrey Tambor Exits ‘Transparent’ After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Exclusive: Facing two accusations of sexual harassment by members of the Transparent team that he has strongly denied, Jeffrey Tambor today has decided not to return to the Amazon series. "Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life," the Emmy winning actor told Deadline on Sunday. "What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago,"…
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‘Bored To Death’ Movie: Creator Jonathan Ames Has Two Drafts Written

While HBO’s comedy series Bored to Death was cancelled after three seasons back in 2011, and a possible movie has been in development since 2013, not much progress has been reported so far. However, speaking on a panel at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday, the show’s creator Jonathan Ames said, “I did write two versions.” The show followed three quirky male friends played by Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson and Jason Schwartzman, with the latter’s character named…
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Al Franken Cut From PBS' Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman

Al Franken Cut From PBS' Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman
If there was a Top 10 list of reasons to scrub a celebrity’s appearance from an upcoming TV special, a sexual harassment scandal would surely come in at number one.

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has been edited out of PBS’ David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize special (airing Monday, 8/7c), TVLine has confirmed. The decision to cut him from the broadcast comes just days after the Saturday Night Live alum became the latest politician to be accused of sexual harassment. The network on Sunday released the following statement to TVLine:

PBS will air David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize on Monday evening.
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