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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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‘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.
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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’

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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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Al Franken Will Be Cut From PBS’ Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman

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Al Franken Will Be Cut From PBS’ Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman
In the wake of last week’s sexual harassment headlines surrounding Al Franken, PBS is cutting the U.S. Senator and “Saturday Night Live” alum from their taped broadcast of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize ceremony for David Letterman. The tribute, which will air on PBS on Monday night, took place in Washington D.C. on Oct. 23 and saw several of Letterman’s peers, including Franken, give tributes to the former “Late Show” host. PBS says it will edit Franken’s speech out of the broadcast, saying in a statement that “PBS and Weta, the producing station, felt that the inclusion of Senator.
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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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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

If you really take a look a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory you might realize that it was unmistakably dark for being touted as a kids movie. There were scenes in which it was hard to equate this fun-loving film as anything but a nightmare wrapped in a pleasing, sweet facade. But it’s a legendary film to be certain, and surely a child’s dream come true. I mean what child wouldn’t dream of owning a chocolate factory when they’re young? Obviously Wonka would stick around for a while and make sure that Charlie knew what he was doing, and

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
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ProSiebenSat.1 Hunts CEO; EuropaCorp Sells French TV Unit; ‘Falco’ Remade In Lat Am; Time Scores UK Show – Global Briefs

Luc Besson's EuropaCorp has sold its French television division for $13M as it looks to tighten its belt. The studio has sold the unit, which produces series including TF1's spy drama No Limits, to Thomas Anargyros, who is currently Chief Executive of EuropaCorp Television. The move will help the business save up to $3.5M per year. The sale follows the departure of EuropaCorp Chief Executive Marc Shmuger last week following the disappointing performance of Valerian and the…
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A Collection of Battle Disney Princess Fan Art

Disney princess fan art has been a popular mainstay on the internet for a while now. In fact even battle princesses have been an ongoing trend, but what Sean Lenahan has created here is something very unique and quite awesome. If you really look at it we’ve seen Disney princesses as Jedi and Sith, in Game of Thrones gear, as zombies, as darker versions of themselves, superheroes, with tattoos, and everything else you could imagine. This representation however brings to mind something along the lines of a few live action movies that could easily be vehicles for the manner in

A Collection of Battle Disney Princess Fan Art
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Amazon Prime Takes French Thriller ‘Black Spot’ In Global Streaming Deal

French mystery thriller Black Spot has been acquired by Amazon Prime Video for exclusive Svod rights outside Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourgh. The eight-episode series from Ego Productions is the first French TV show to be distributed globally by Amazon. Airing on France 2 locally, it’s sold internationally by Groupe Ab. Created by Mathieu Missoffe, Black Spot is set in a small isolated town in the middle of a gigantic forest — a green labyrinth of…
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Ridley Scott’s ‘The Terror’ Goes Global After Amazon Strikes Output Deal with AMC Studios

Ridley Scott's expedition drama The Terror is heading around the world after Amazon struck a global output deal with AMC Studios. The streaming service has inked an agreement that will see it take first-run rights to in-house shows from the Breaking Bad broadcaster in 28 territories including Australia, Germany, Italy, India, and Japan. The agreement will also see subscribers to Amazon's Prime Video service have second run rights to shows in a number of other countries. Th…
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Entertainment One’s Carrie Stein Joins Kew Media Group To Bolster Drama Slate

Kew Media Group, the company that distributes series including BBC1 crime thriller Line of Duty, is to bolster its international drama business after hiring Entertainment One exec Carrie Stein. Stein becomes Evp of Global Scripted Series at the firm, which recently acquired Cardinal producer Sienna Films. She will be responsible for working with Kew Media producers as well as third party producers to build a high-end scripted slate. She previously packaged a number of…
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Aurora Perrineau

She hasn’t been much to talk about with regard to publicity and fame save for the sexual assault case that I’ll get to in a minute, but Aurora Perrineau could become a big deal eventually. The sexual assault and harassment charges are continuing to fly as Hollywood is still being picked apart at nearly every level by those who are either seeking closure for their very real ordeals and seeking justice by way of punishing the accused. Unfortunately some of them are under fire because their claims seem a bit ridiculous and are less than believable due to various circumstances.

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Aurora Perrineau
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Super Mario Odyssey Gets the Honest Trailer Treatment

You had to know that Super Mario Odyssey was going to get the Honest Trailer treatment eventually. Just watching the clip makes me pine for the days of Super Mario Bros. on the Nes, and even Super Mario Bros. 2. Things were so simple back then and so easy to accomplish. Now with the Nintendo Switch there’s almost no limit to what Mario can do, and he seems to no longer be human, so there’s that. It’s either that explanation or the human beings in this game are something else entirely and one one’s told us as of yet. Maybe

Super Mario Odyssey Gets the Honest Trailer Treatment
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Dave Chappelle: Equanimity Trailer Channels Stranger Things

In terms of talking about his new special via trailer, Equanimity, Dave Chappelle couldn’t have picked a better show to channel than Stranger Things. If you’re wondering just what equanimity means it’s a state of calmness, composure, and keeping an even temper even in difficult situations. Does the clip make a little more sense now? Dave Chappelle, who’s been through a few difficult times in his life, is coming out with a third special this year for Netflix, and it’s going to be a double feature. It will air on New Year’s Eve so people who are not out and

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity Trailer Channels Stranger Things
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Tig Notaro On Louis C.K. Scandal: The Only Positive Is “Victims Were Not Told They’re Lying”

Tig Notaro firmly and publicly distanced herself from Louis C.K., exec producer of her Amazon show One Mississippi, following multiple allegations of his sexual misconduct, and while he has since released a statement saying, “These stories are true,” we have not heard a response from Notaro — until now. On Sunday at Vulture Festival in Los Angeles, Notaro reacted to his statement. When a festival audience member asked her thoughts, a reluctant Notaro said, "I don't want…
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