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Della Reese, ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star, Dies at 86

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Della Reese, the pop and jazz singing powerhouse who later starred as an angel sent by heaven on the television series “Touched By an Angel,” died Sunday evening at age 86. “She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and pastor, as well as an award-winning actress and singer. Through her life and work she touched and inspired the lives of millions of people,” Reese’s one-time co-star Roma Downey wrote in a statement. “She was a mother to me and I had the privilege of working with her side by side for so many years on ‘Touched By An Angel. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Golden Globes: Debra Messing, Eric McCormack to Host 75th Anniversary Special

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Debra Messing and Eric McCormack are teaming up to celebrate a milestone for the Golden Globes. The “Will & Grace” co-stars will host “Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special,” in honor of the biggest moments in the awards ceremony’s history. The two-hour event airs Dec. 13 on NBC. Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christine Lahti, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Kate Winslet and Brad Goreski are among the notables who will appear in new interviews during the program. It is produced by Dick Clark Productions (Dcp) in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). Also Read: 'Will & Grace' Creators on Filming. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Melissa Gilbert Says Oliver Stone ‘Humiliated’ Her at Audition for ‘The Doors’ (Audio)

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Melissa Gilbert spoke out against director Oliver Stone during an interview on Andy Cohen’s satellite radio show on Monday, saying the director sexually harassed her when she auditioned for a role in his 1991 movie “The Doors.” Gilbert says Stone wanted her to do a scene he said he wrote just for her which involved saying, “Do me, baby,” repeatedly while on her hands and knees. Gilbert refused to do it and left the audition room in tears. Also Read: Jeffrey Tambor: ‘I Don’t See How I Can Return to ‘Transparent” While recounting the incident, Gilbert said she was reluctant to identify. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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All 8 Aaron Sorkin Movies Ranked From Worst to Best (Photos)

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Aaron Sorkin was probably born in the wrong era. And yet here he is, still kicking in 2017. His characters operate under an impossibly witty and clever language, engaging in exchanges only experienced in the movies of Howard Hawks or Frank Capra. It’s fueled by a rapid-fire repartee. For better or worse, Sorkin has replicated this breathless style of dialogue. With the upcoming release of Molly’s Game, Sorkin’s directorial debut, we decided to rank every film the man has penned over the course of 25 years.   “Malice” (1993)   Sorkin’s shoddiest screenplay is also his most dated. In “Malice”, Nicole Kidman. »


- Alonso Duralde

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Lenny Letter Writer Quits, Accuses Lena Dunham of ‘Hipster Racism’

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Writer Zinzi Clemmons quit contributing to Lena Dunham’s newsletter “Lenny Letter” after the “Girls” creator faced harsh criticism for defending Murray Miller, who was accused of sexual assault by actress Aurora Perrineau. In her public resignation letter, Clemmons accused Dunham of “hipster racism,” and called on other writers of color to stop contributing to the newsletter as well. “As a result of Lena Dunham’s statements, I have decided that I will no longer write for Lenny Letter,” Clemmons said in a Facebook post on Saturday. “For all you writers who are outraged about what she did, I encourage you to do. »


- Ashley Boucher

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MSNBC Sticking With NY Times’ Glenn Thrush — for Now

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New York Times political reporter Glenn Thrush will remain an MSNBC contributor for now, despite multiple new allegations of sexual misconduct against him. In a statement to TheWrap, the network said it would withhold judgement on Thrush until the conclusion of a Times investigation and that he isn’t scheduled for any appearances anyway. “We’re awaiting the outcome of the Times’ investigation,” an MSNBC spokesperson told TheWrap. “He currently has no scheduled appearances.” Also Read: NY Times Reporter Glenn Thrush Suspended Amid Investigation of Sexual Misconduct While far from a full-throated message of support, the statement suggests the network »


- Jon Levine

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Kathy Griffin Says She’s on ‘Hollywood Blacklist': ‘It Is Real’ (Video)

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Kathy Griffin is speaking out — about a whole lot of things — in a five minute-plus “State of the Union” video she posted over the weekend. The highlights include her take on backlash Lena Dunham received over the weekend for defending a “Girls” writer accused of rape, and telling fans that she is on one of Hollywood’s infamous “blacklists.” In a video posted to her YouTube on Saturday, Griffin  said she is “fully in the middle of a blacklist.” “I am in the middle of a Hollywood blacklist. It is real, I am not booked on any talk shows, I’m selling. »


- Ashley Boucher

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Ratings: AMAs Match Last Year’s All-Time Low, Get Crushed by NFL Football

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Breaking: Americans are still much more into football than pop music. Sunday’s American Music Awards show tied 2016’s all-time low rating among adults 18-49, but the ABC show was able to grow its overall audience by 10 percent year over year. It was nowhere near enough to tackle NBC’s primetime pigskin, however — not that anyone thought it would be. Packing a particularly strong “Sunday Night Football” game, NBC finished first in ratings with a 5.1 rating/17 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 15.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. The network’s “Football Night in. »


- Tony Maglio and Jennifer Maas

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Here’s Everything That’s Coming and Leaving Netflix in December

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The year will soon come to a close — but first you need to make it on the other end of the holiday season unscathed. You can eschew some of the more traditional adult responsibilities (no one blames you for doing all your gift shopping online, or buying store-bought cookies for Santa) and curl up with Netflix, which — let’s be real — has been there for you all year, unlike that bearded fly-by-night guy in the red suit. Season 2 of the award-winning series “The Crown” is finally back on Dec. 8, and the nostalgia-play “Fuller House” is back with »


- Ashley Boucher

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All 19 Pixar Movies Ranked, Worst to Best (Photos)

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TheWrap’s film critic Alonso Duralde rates all the Pixar animation studio’s features: 19. Cars 2 (2011) “They should let people see the movie for free,” one pundit opined, “since Disney will make all their money back on the bedsheets.” Some of Pixar’s best movies are sequels, but this follow-up to an already inferior studio entry seemed like nothing but a craven bid for more merchandising money. The results were good for shareholders but middling for moviegoers. 18. Cars (2006) Never underestimate little boys and their love for automobiles. This brightly colored but dramatically flat tale is most enjoyed by a) male moviegoers. »


- Alonso Duralde

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Disregard the Face: Pink Says Christina Aguilera ‘F—ing Killed It’ at AMAs

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Shockingly, Twitter detectives have once again missed the mark. Christina Aguilera’s tribute to Whitney Houston at the American Music Awards — yes, those are still a thing — brought the house down on Sunday night, but many on the social platform were wondering why Pink looked so not-impressed during the performance. The cameras panned to the “Get the Party Started” singer a few minutes into XTina’s cover of “I Will Always Love You,” looking like she’d just taken a giant swig of sour milk. Considering that Pink and Aguilera had a decades-long “beef” dating back to their “Lady Marmalade” days (a staple. »


- Sean Burch

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Paris Hilton Claims to Have Invented the Selfie and People Are Freaking

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On Sunday, Paris Hilton claimed credit for inventing the selfie. The heiress and occasional media figure also gave an assist to her famous friend Britney Spears. “11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!” Also Read: Paris Hilton Sells SodaStream in Hilarious April Fools' Prank (Video) 11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie! pic.twitter.com/1byOU5Gp8J — Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) November 19, 2017 Quite the claim. Twitter, however, promptly did some fact checking, showing evidence of selfies going back 100 years. In fact, the first known camera selfie — then just known as the more banal self-portrait —  dates back to 1839. »


- Jon Levine

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NY Times Reporter Glenn Thrush Suspended Amid Investigation of Sexual Misconduct

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New York Times political reporter Glenn Thrush has been suspended pending the results of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, TheWrap has learned. On Monday, Vox published a number of incriminating text messages  that detailed what appeared to be a failed and unwanted sexual encounter between the 50-year-old White House correspondent and a 23-year-old journalist. The report also detailed accusations of unwanted groping and kissing by Thrush toward other women, often in bars. “The alleged behavior is very concerning and not in keeping with the standards and values of The New York Times. We intend to fully investigate and while we do, »


- Jon Levine

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Second Woman Accuses Al Franken of Sexual Misconduct

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Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota) faces a second claim of sexual misconduct, this time by a woman once who is accusing the senator of grabbing her inappropriately during a photo op in 2010. Lindsay Menz told CNN that Franken grabbed her behind while they were snapping a photo together at the Minnesota State Fare in 2010, in a story published Monday. At the time, Franken had been in the Senate for two years. Menz told CNN that Franken “pulled me in really close, like awkward close, and as my husband took the picture, he put his hand full-fledged on my rear,” Menz said. »


- Jennifer Maas

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Trump Goes ‘Beast Mode’ on Marshawn Lynch Over National Anthem Protest: ‘Great Disrespect!’

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Don’t get Donald Trump a Marshawn Lynch jersey this Christmas. The President of the United States has attacked the Oakland Raiders running back for taking a seat during the “Star-Spangled Banner” at Sunday’s NFL game in Mexico City. Lynch stood for Mexico’s national anthem. “Great disrespect!” Trump wrote this morning on Twitter. “Next time, NFL should suspend him for remainder of season.” Also Read: 9 Things You Didn't See on TV From the New England Patriots v Oakland Raiders in Mexico City Never one to miss a moment to take an extra shot, Trump concluded his message with the following about the ongoing. »


- Tony Maglio

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Roy Moore Accuser Leigh Corfman Blasts Critics of Her Long Silence: ‘I Did Tell People’ (Video)

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Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman stopped by the “Today” show Monday for her first on-camera interview since she told the Washington Post that the Alabama senate candidate engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with her when she was 14 years old. During the appearance, Corfman bluntly addressed critics skeptical of her story who have asked why she waited so long to come forward. “I did tell people,” Corfman told “Today” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie. “My family knew, family friends knew, my friends knew, I spent a lot of time every time he came up, railing against him and what he had done to. »


- Jon Levine

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Kesha to Join Old Crow Medicine Show on ‘Cmt Crossroads’ (Exclusive)

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It’s going down/Cmt’s yellin’ “Timber!”: Kesha is set to join Grammy Award-winning Americana band Old Crow Medicine Show on an upcoming episode of “Cmt Crossroads,” TheWrap has learned exclusively. The December episode will tape in Nashville — which is home to both artists — and feature performances of each other’s biggest songs, including hits from Kesha’s latest No. 1 album “Rainbow” and Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel.” “I grew up on country music, it was the first music I sang, listened to, and wrote as a child, and I’m especially stoked to be collaborating with Old Crow Medicine Show, »


- Tony Maglio

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Watch Pink Defy Death to Perform ‘Beautiful Trauma’ for AMAs (Video)

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Some artists would die for their craft — Pink risked exactly that to present “Beautiful Trauma” for Sunday’s AMAs. Repelling from the top of a skyscraper, the pop star and a handful of dancers performed while hanging off the side of the building. Their aerials and her vocals were pretty incredible given the situation — absolutely no one would have faulted Pink for lip-syncing this one. The whole thing resulted in an unforgettable American Music Awards moment, and some darn good advertising for the Jw Marriott — you know, especially since they all lived to accept the applause from (far) below. Also. »

- Tony Maglio

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Fox Business Host Maria Bartiromo Goes on Twitter Blocking Spree After Disastrous Interview

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On Friday, Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo bluntly declared that President Donald Trump is facing “no allegations” of sexual harassment. Pundits and media watchers widely mocked the segment with former Obama administration deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu, generally labeling it a disaster. Now Bartiromo is hitting back, blocking major media figures on Twitter who had the temerity to comment. Over the weekend, CNN’s “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter reported being blocked by Bartiromo after tweeting about the segment. Bartiromo also cut off her former Fox News colleague Gretchen Carlson, who has now become icon of the broader movement against workplace. »


- Jon Levine

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‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Trailer: Oprah & Friends Guide Young ‘Warriors’ to Save Chris Pine (Video)

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Here is just some of the cast of Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time”: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Michael Peňa, Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine. Oh yeah, and it’s directed by Ava DuVernay. Do we have your attention already? You’re going to want to watch the film’s trailer above — it’s pure magic from the moment Cinderella’s Castle gets the kaleidoscope treatment. The upcoming epic adventure is based on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel, which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, »


- Tony Maglio

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