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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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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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Boston Dynamics’ New Atlas Robot Can Do Backflips

So now Boston Dynamics has invented a robot named Atlas that can do backflips. I would ask the inane question of ‘are we trying to phase out humanity?’ but I know that’s not the case. It’s a pretty interesting development that has come a long way since robots were having troubles just ascending a flight of stairs. Now one of them is doing backflips like it’s no big deal. This might make a lot of people nervous be honest but the fact is that there’s still a long way to go before Atlas and any successors to come before they

Boston Dynamics’ New Atlas Robot Can Do Backflips
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Charles Manson: Finally, Death Gets One Right

Charles Manson, the sick mind behind a Los Angeles killing spree in 1969 that ended in seven murders including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, has died tonight in a Bakersfield, CA hospital. He was 83. Manson hung around the fringes of show business in the ’60s then created his reign of terror, and has spent the past 46 years in prison. Relatives of Tate were informed tonight by officials from the California State Prison system that Manson had died. Manson “died of natural…
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Sarah Silverman: We Need To “Try To Understand” What’s Behind Sexual Harassment

Earlier this week, Sarah Silverman gave a speech on her Hulu show I Love You, America, addressing the sexual harassment scandal surrounding her longtime friend Louis C.K. – a situation that clearly devastated her. But speaking on a panel at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday, she said in some cases, it's important that we understand what drives people to behave like that, if we are to move forward and make improvements. "It's Ok to have some kind of empathy…
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The Top Five Samuel L. Jackson Yelling Scenes in Movies

Welcome back to the Yelling Game! Our contestant today is Samuel L. Jackson, one of the premier yellers of all time. If you’ve watched any of his films, and statistically-speaking it’s almost impossible that you haven’t by now, then you know that when this man opens his mouth he can truly let loose with a tirade for the ages. Now a lot of it might be expletives that are fun to listen to when he’s at the yelling helm, but there are also those in which his temper is high and his eyes are almost bugging out of his skull

The Top Five Samuel L. Jackson Yelling Scenes in Movies
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American Music Awards 2017 Winners: Diana Ross, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga Take Top Honors

The 2017 American Music Awards took place on Sunday night with Bruno Mars taking home the most trophies including Artist of the Year. Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the ceremony which presented her mother, music legend Diana Ross with the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement. Other winners of the evening included Lady Gaga for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Keith Urban for Favorite Country Album and Beyonce for Favorite Female R&B/Soul…
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Outlander Review: Claire Fraser-Wife, Mother, Physician, Feminist

The upside to Claire and Jamie’s periods of separation on Outlander is that they each show their individual strengths. They’ve had to do so once without hope of ever seeing each other again. At least now they are in the same century, traveling the same ocean. What are they to do but stick it out on their respective ships? Claire in particular displays incredible strength in this week’s episode by upholding her Hippocratic oath under extraordinary circumstances. It’s not the first time, and it won’t be the last. No one can really understand how much Jamie and Claire have been

Outlander Review: Claire Fraser-Wife, Mother, Physician, Feminist
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