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‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ Gets Flamed After Latest Promotion: ‘That’s Still On?’

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This couldn’t have been the response that the “Marvel’s Inhumans” team was hoping to get after its latest promotion. Marvel Entertainment’s Twitter account posted an image today of Funko’s Pop! Vinyl toy collection for the embattled ABC series, leading to a litany of fan messages criticizing the show and showrunner, Scott Buck. “Better get those out quick. I don’t really see this show lasting beyond its current run, which it’s already halfway through,” one person quipped. Also Read: Can 'Marvel's Inhumans' Still Succeed After Rocky Start? “Hopefully once they fire Scott Buck and »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Jon Stewart Challenges Jimmy Kimmel to Dance Battle to Promote HBO Special (Video)

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Jon Stewart stopped by Jimmy Kimmel’s show in Brooklyn on Friday to challenge the ABC late-night host to a dance battle. The former “Daily Show” host crashed the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” set to promote his upcoming HBO charity special “Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs,” which will air live on Nov. 18. The hosts also debuted a video announcing Kimmel’s raffle in support of the event, in which viewers can enter a chance to win a dinner with him and his “sworn enemy” Matt Damon. Also Read: Jon Stewart Visits Stephen Colbert: 'What the F-- Is Wrong' With. »


- Reid Nakamura

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‘Orphan Black’ Star Jordan Gavaris Says Fired Apa Agent Tyler Grasham ‘Harassed’ Him

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Orphan Black” actor Jordan Gavaris tweeted Friday that Tyler Grasham — the Hollywood agent fired after a sexual assault accusation — “repeatedly harassed” him years ago. “When I was 21, Tyler Grasham repeatedly harassed me about my sexuality, and forcibly implied he could ‘protect me’ if I joined his roster…” Gavaris wrote. “But that if I didn’t, my career may be derailed.” Gavaris, now 28, said that Grasham invited him to dinner at the home of a “notorious producer repeatedly accused of sexual assault of minors.” Gavaris said that he declined to attend, leading to further harassment from Grasham. Also Read: 'Descendants' Actor Cameron. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Brent Briscoe, ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Mulholland Drive’ Actor, Dies at 56

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Actor Brent Briscoe, whose work included the David Lynch series “Twin Peaks” and Lynch’s 2001 film “Mulholland Drive,” died Wednesday morning, his representative told TheWrap on Friday. He was 56. Briscoe died following a short hospital stay following a serious fall that resulted in internal bleeding and eventually heart complications. He was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death. “We lost a class act on Wednesday. Brent played hundreds of roles throughout his career but his greatest role was to his family and friends. He was as genuine as they come. We will miss him dearly,” his. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Vox Media CEO: There Are ‘Multiple Investigations’ of Editorial Director Fired for Misconduct

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The day after Editorial Director Lockhart Steele was fired for unspecified inappropriate conduct, Vox media is conducting “multiple investigations,” company CEO Jim Bankoff told employees during an all-hands meeting on Friday. “While we were able to take swift action,” Bankoff said, according to the Hollywood Reporter, “based on what we uncovered so far in the investigation, we’re trying to stress that the investigation is not done. There are multiple investigations happening.” Bankoff also told employees that Vox has retained the firm law firm Gibson Dunn to assist in the investigations. Also Read: Women Animators Pen Open Letter on Sexual Harassment: 'This Abuse Has. »


- Jon Levine

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‘Magnum Pi’ Reboot Lands at CBS

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Magnum P.I.” is getting ready to ride again at CBS. A reboot of the classic Hawaii-set TV series has picked up a pilot-production commitment from the network. The update centers on Thomas Magnum, played by Tom Selleck in the original series, and follows the ex-Navy Seal as he returns home from Afghanistan to become a private investigator. Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim are writers and executive producers on the co-production from CBS Television Studios and Universal Television. Also executive producing are John Davis and John Fox, both of Davis Entertainment. “Magnum P.I.” originally signed off in May 1988 after »


- Ryan Gajewski

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‘The Walking Dead': Watch Season 8 Premiere’s First 3 Minutes to See Rick’s Death Vow (Video)

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Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) gives the pep talk to end all pep talks in a sneak peek at the upcoming Season 8 premiere of “The Walking Dead.” The hit AMC zombie series released the episode’s first three minutes on social media on Friday, giving fans an early look at their heroes preparing for battle. “Those who use and take and kill to carve out the world and make it theirs alone, we end them,” Rick says in the footage. “We don’t celebrate it — we don’t have shame about it, either. There’s only one person that has to die, »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Tech Exec Arrested on Child Rape Charges

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A San Francisco tech exec has been fired from his company after he was arrested earlier this week on charges of child rape and assault with a deadly weapon. Zain Jaffer, 29, founder and now ex-ceo of Vungle, a mobile-app video platform, was arrested on Tuesday, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s website. He was booked on charges of attempted murder, oral copulation of a person under 14, child abuse, a lewd act on a child, assault with a deadly weapon, and battery upon an officer and emergency personnel. The attempted murder charger has since been dropped by San Mateo. »

- Sean Burch

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Jim Carrey’s Ex-Girlfriend Forged Her Std Tests to Extort Him, Court Papers Say

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The legal battle between Jim Carrey and the family of his deceased ex-girlfriend Cathriona White got nastier on Friday, with Carrey’s legal team filing papers asserting that White forged her Std tests in order to extort him in 2013 — and now those same doctored documents are being used by his family to sue him. Carrey is being sued by White’s estranged husband Mark Burton, who claims that White killed herself in 2015 after becoming distraught because Carrey infected her with herpes without informing her that he had the disease. However, Friday’s filing alleges that White doctored her friend’s records to. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Country Singer Jana Kramer Says She Was Sexually Harassed: I Was ‘Bawling, Crying… Panic Attack’

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Actress and country singer Jana Kramer has joined the chorus of women sharing their experiences with sexual harassment. The “One Tree Hill” actress described having a manager make inappropriate advances on her early in her career in an interview with Yahoo Style on Friday. “I had a man helping me in the very beginning when I was 19, and he was like, ‘Ok, I’ve done this for you. What are you going to do for me?'” she said. “And I remember in that moment being like, ‘Oh, my God! I am going to have to sleep with this man in order. »


- Reid Nakamura

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After Harvey Weinstein, Journalism’s Fight Against Chilling Effects of Gawker Lawsuit Continues

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Is there a silver lining to the criticism facing news organizations since the Harvey Weinstein scandal erupted? Some experts say the new public scrutiny placed on news organizations could encourage them to stand by their reporters. “I hope the message taken from the past few weeks is that standing up to threats is what news organizations have to do,” said Jane Kirtley, media law professor at the University of Minnesota. “Check your sources and facts and make sure it’s as bulletproof as possible, but then you have to publish and know that constitutional protections will be there for you. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Tyler Grasham Fired From APA After Sexual Assault Accusation

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Talent agent Tyler Grasham has been fired from the Agency for the Performing Arts, one day after TheWrap reported on an actor’s accusation that Grasham sexually assaulted him when he was in his late teens. “Tyler Grasham’s employment with APA has been terminated effective immediately,” APA spokesperson Manfred Westphal said Friday. The agency began investigating Grasham on Thursday after former teen actor Blaise Godbe Lipman accused him of plying him with alcohol and sexually abusing him a decade ago. Former actor Blaise Godbe Lipman, now a 28-year-old filmmaker, told TheWrap on Thursday that he met Grasham when he was 17 or 18, and. »


- Matt Donnelly

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Chris Wallace Blasts His Own Fox News Colleagues: ‘I Don’t Like Them Bashing the Media’

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Chris Wallace is going rogue. In a chat with the Associated Press Thursday, the Fox News Sunday anchor said he wasn’t a fan of his colleagues’ increasingly vitriolic attacks on the media. “It bothers me,” he told the wire service. “I don’t like them bashing the media, because oftentimes what they’re bashing is stuff that we on the news side are doing. I don’t think they recognize that they have a role at Fox News and we have a role at Fox News. I don’t know what’s in their head. I just think it’s bad form. »


- Jon Levine

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‘Descendants’ Actor Cameron Boyce Fires APA Agent Due to Sexual Assault Allegations

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Descendants” actor Cameron Boyce has fired APA agent Tyler Grasham after he was accused of sexual assault, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

Boyce is the second actor to fire the agent after “Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard also parted ways with him, TheWrap exclusively reported on Friday.

Whether or not Boyce will continue his relationship with APA remains to be seen.

The Agency for the Performing Arts began investigating Tyler Grasham after Blaise Godbe Lipman accused him of plying him with alcohol and sexually abusing him. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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‘Will & Grace’ Guest Andrew Rannells on His ‘Subversive’ Role as Gay-Conversion Therapist

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Andrew Rannells joined the “Will & Grace” fray this week to make out with Will (Eric McCormack) and sing some catchy tunes as a so-called “conversion therapist.” The 39-year-old actor told TheWrap that it was a thrill to be part of a show he has loved since college, and that the revived sitcom hasn’t skipped a beat, including its willingness to take on topical issues. Rannells and fellow guest star Jane Lynch appeared on Thursday night’s episode as newlyweds who run the gay-conversion camp that Jack’s (Sean Hayes) grandson attends. “They definitely tackle that head on, for sure, »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Terry Crews: ‘Pimp Culture’ in Black Community Silences Sexual Abuse Victims

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In a series of tweets on Friday, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Terry Crews blamed what he called a “pimp culture” in the Black community for the encouraging victims of sexual abuse to remain silent. Earlier this month, Crews shared his own story of sexual assault, saying a Hollywood executive approached him in front of his wife and “groped” him. On Friday, he said sexual predators in the Black take advantage of a “no snitching” attitude to get away with assaults. “Sexual abuse/assault/harassment happens so frequently Pimp Culture in the Black community it has a nickname– being ‘Turned out,'” he wrote. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Kurt Angle to Return to WWE Ring After 11-Year Hiatus, Replacing Roman Reigns at ‘TLC’ PPV

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WWE legend Kurt Angle, the current general manager of the pro-wrestling promotion’s flagship television series “Monday Night Raw,” is set to return to in-ring competition this weekend after an 11-year hiatus. Angle, who was made a playable character in the Tuesday-released “WWE 2K18” video game, will replace Roman Reigns in Sunday’s “TLC” main event, joining Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose in a 3-on-5 handicapped match against Braun Strowman, Intercontinental Champion The Miz, CesaroSheamus and Kane. Additionally, A.J. Styles will replace Bray Wyatt in a match against “The Demon” Finn Balor. Both Reigns and Wyatt »


- Tony Maglio

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Harvey Weinstein Faces Another Accuser: He ‘Forced My Hand Onto His Penis’

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Another woman has come forward to level accusations against scandal-plagued film mogul Harvey Weinstein, claiming that the disgraced producer “forced my hand on his penis” during a meeting in 1989. Speaking at a press conference with her attorney Gloria Allred on Friday, former actress Heather Kerr said that Weinstein offered to meet with her while she was working part-time for an entertainment business manager who counted Weinstein among his clients. According to Kerr, during the meeting at an office in Los Angeles, Weinstein “proceeded to tell me ‘How things worked in Hollywood'” and “asked me if I was ‘good.'” Also Read: 'Blade. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Amazon’s Morgan Wandell Exits Company to Join Apple

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Morgan Wandell has exited Amazon Studios and is joining Apple as head of international and creative development for TV. The executive, who served as head of international productions for Amazon, will now report to Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht. The latter left Sony Pictures Television for Apple over the summer to lead video programming. Wandell had been with Amazon since 2013, where he helped develop such series as “The Man in the High Castle” and the upcoming John Krasinski-starring “Jack Ryan.” Also Read: Amazon Addresses Roy Price and Harvey Weinstein: 'Sad and Very Disappointing' The move comes at a tough time for Amazon. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Ed Sheeran Says He Slipped Into the ‘Pitfalls’ of Substance Abuse

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Backlash over his “Game of Thrones” cameo isn’t the worst thing that has happened to Ed Sheeran over the past year. Aside from a recent cycling accident that has left him with a broken arm, the British singer told U.K. talk show host Jonathan Ross that he has battled substance abuse. “All the pitfalls that people read about, I just found myself slipping into all of them,” Sheeran, 26, said. “Mostly like, substance abuse. Also Read: Ed Sheeran Deletes Twitter Account After Polarizing 'Game of Thrones' Cameo “I didn’t really notice it was happening. It just started gradually happening, »


- Debbie Emery

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