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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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The Top 20 Male Action Movie Heroes of All-Time

Of all the genres of movies, it is action movies that often provide the most excitement for moviegoers. In action films, there is usually lots of suspense, exciting fights or battles, gruesome injuries, and fantastic physical maneuvers, Of course, it is the action movie hero who is central to all the action in the film and it is this character who the audience will connect with and support throughout the film. The storyline usually revolves around the hero and what they are trying to achieve. Throughout the history of film, there are many fantastic action heroes who have stuck in

The Top 20 Male Action Movie Heroes of All-Time
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The Top Uses of Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild” in Movies or TV

Born to Be Wild was Steppenwolf’s most popular single and it’s been widely used in pop culture even to this day. The quick tempo and easy sound have been attributed to the easygoing and laid back life of the biker culture that it was written for. There’s even a belief that it was the first heavy metal song released to the public, but that’s not exactly confirmed. What is known is that it’s one of the songs that made Steppenwolf so popular with their fans and one of their songs that’s managed to withstand the test of time. Any song

The Top Uses of Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild” in Movies or TV
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Young and the Restless Spoilers: Ashley Gets A Terrifying Phone Call

Young and the Restless fan are going to see Ashley get a phone call she can’t handle. She’s a fragile soul as it is, but there is a good chance it’s the police station calling and telling her she might want to get down to the station right away. There is nothing but fear in her mind and in her heart as she hears this, and she just knows it’s bad news about her missing daughter, Abby. Abby has been missing for a while now, and everyone knows she’s at the hands of a man she’s been seeing who happened

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Ashley Gets A Terrifying Phone Call
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The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Liam and Wyatt Bond

The Bold and the Beautiful fans know that Liam and Wyatt aren’t always the best of friends despite being brothers. In fact, they don’t get along well in most instances with Wyatt spending so long being envious of his brother for being married to Steffy for having what he wants, and for not having Quinn as a mother. But things are not looking good for these two at the moment in terms of how their father is going to view them here shortly. So, it only makes sense that Liam and Wyatt might come together and actually befriend one another

The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Liam and Wyatt Bond
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Jeffrey Tambor Quits Transparent After Sexual Harassment Allegations

After accusations of sexual harassment by Van Barnes and Trace Lysette, Jeffrey Tambor has decided to quit Amazon’s flagship dramedy series, Transparent, after starring in for four seasons according to a report by 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,” said Tambor. “I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the

Jeffrey Tambor Quits Transparent After Sexual Harassment Allegations
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General Hospital Spoilers: Jason’s Got a Visitor

General Hospital fans have a lot to look forward to this week, but only for three days as everything is being preempted for the long holiday weekend – even our favorite soap stars need a little time off this week, too. And this week is going to be a big one. We hear that Jason is going to have a visitor, and it might surprise him who walks through his front door. Do we know who it is? We don’t know yet, but we will know before much longer. There is a good chance things might just happen while we

General Hospital Spoilers: Jason’s Got a Visitor
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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Hope and Rafe Argue

Days of Our Lives fans are watching people fight like it’s a job these days. There’s Rafe and Hope who will bring out the week in a major moment of upset as they continue to fight over what is going on with Jj and Theo and the shooting. We are going to see these two continue to take a different stance on what they believe and how they are going about their own lives, and this is certainly going to provide them with a standard of living that far surpasses what they have already. And that’s not a good thing.

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Hope and Rafe Argue
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Charles Manson Dead at 83

Charles Manson, the cult leader behind the 1969 Los Angeles killing spree including the murder of actress Sharon Tate, has died at the age of 83 in a Bakersfield hospital. He is notably known for his Manson Family cult that created his reign of terror which resulted him on spending the past 46 years in prison. Debra Tate, Sharon’s sister, was informed by the California State Prison system that Manson died 8:13pm Sunday. The prison notified all of the victims’ families. He was recently admitted to a Bakersfield hospital escorted by five uniformed cops. It was reported that he was

Charles Manson Dead at 83
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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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