• Elizabeth Warren Rips Michael Bloomberg Over His Response to Sexual Harassment NDAs
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    Elizabeth Warren Rips Michael Bloomberg Over His Response to Sexual Harassment NDAs

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren attacked Michael Bloomberg Tuesday night against over his use of non-disclosure agreements in settlements with former female employees who brought sexual harassment lawsuits against his company.Warren called for Bloomberg to release the women from their NDAs and urged the audience to reflect on his defense in the face of those accusations, saying, “I hope you heard his defense. I’ve been nice to some women … That just doesn’t cut it.”She continued, “He has gotten some number of women — dozens, who knows? — to sign non-disclosure agreements, both for sexual harassment and for gender discrimination in the workplace. So, Mr. Mayor, are you willing to release all of those women from those non-disclosure agreements so we can hear their side of the story?”Also Read: Bernie and Warren Waste No Time Going After Bloomberg at Nevada Democratic DebateWarren’s question was met with rowdy cheers from the in-house audience at the Paris Las Vegas Theater. Once the crowd died down, Bloomberg was able to respond, “None of them accuse me of doing anything other than maybe they didn’t like a joke I told.”Bloomberg’s answer was met with gasps and groans from the audience.After Warren pressed Bloomberg again to release the women from their nondisclosure, Bloomberg gave an answer that indicated he has no plans to do so, saying, “They decided when they made an agreement that they wanted to keep it quiet for everybody’s interest. They signed the agreements and that’s what we’re going to live with.”Also Read: Who Would Buy Bloomberg Media if Bloomberg Becomes President - and for How Much?The heated exchange came after a fast and furious start to the debate, in which all of the candidates seemed to take turns piling on Bloomberg, who was making his debate debut.Bernie Sanders began by criticizing Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk policy during his tenure as New York City’s mayor, which he noted “went after African American and Latino people in an outrageous way. That is not a way you’re going to grow voter turnout. What our movement is about is bringing working-class people together. Black and white and Latino, Native American, Asian American, around an agenda that works for all of us and not just the billionaire class.” Sanders also pitched universal health care, a minimum wage increase, and fighting climate change as reasons.Warren was blunt with her criticism of Bloomberg, calling attention to his history of numerous, and well-documented accusations of sexist and profane comments made by Bloomberg in front of his employees. “I’d like to talk about who we’re running against. A billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians. And no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.”Read original story Elizabeth Warren Rips Michael Bloomberg Over His Response to Sexual Harassment NDAs At TheWrap

  • ‘The Flash’ Actor Rick Cosnett Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’ve Made a Promise to Myself to Live My Truth’ (Video)
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    ‘The Flash’ Actor Rick Cosnett Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’ve Made a Promise to Myself to Live My Truth’ (Video)

    Rick Cosnett, an actor known for “The Flash” and “Vampire Diaries,” shared the truth about his sexuality in a touching Instagram post Friday.“Hi everyone. Dramatic pause — I’m gay,” Cosnett said in the video. “And I just wanted everyone to know, because I’ve made a promise to myself to live my truth every day, and sometimes that is a really hard thing to do when you have all these subconscious things you don’t even know about from childhood and from society and from being, you know — just life,” he continued.Also Read: TV Pilot Season 2020: TheWrap's Complete Guide“So there you go. I’m sure most of you probably knew anyway. And, um, yeah, that’s actually all I wanted to say.”As of Saturday morning, the video had 53,642 views. Several fans shared messages of support in the comments.Also Read: 'Riverdale' Spinoff 'Katy Keene' Adds Cary Elwes in Mystery Role Connected to Katy's Past“Congratulations for living your truth and expressing yourself!” one user said.“You are wonderful!! It’s still a hard thing to initially say out loud but just know there is a community that loves you for who you are. Very proud of you!!!” another wrote.In addition to playing Detective Eddie Thawne on The CW’s “The Flash” and Dr. Wes Mayfield on “The Vampire Diaries,” Cosnett is also known for playing Elias Harper on “Quantico,” as well as appearing in “NCIS” and “Castle.”Watch the full video below.View this post on Instagram HelloA post shared by Rick Cosnett (@rickcosnett) on Feb 13, 2020 at 3:24pm PSTRead original story ‘The Flash’ Actor Rick Cosnett Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’ve Made a Promise to Myself to Live My Truth’ (Video) At TheWrap

  • ‘The Batman': First Look at Robert Pattinson as The Dark Knight (Video)
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    ‘The Batman': First Look at Robert Pattinson as The Dark Knight (Video)

    Warner Bros has revealed the first look of Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight in the upcoming film “The Batman” from Matt Reeves.Check out the video above of Pattinson’s camera test, released Thursday by WB.Production is currently underway in the United Kingdom.The cast includes Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton, also known as the Riddler and John Turturro is playing Carmine Falcone. TheWrap previously reported that Andy Serkis is in talks to play Alfred Pennyworth and that Colin Farrell is in talks to star as The Penguin. Jeffrey Wright is playing Commissioner Gordon, Peter Saarsgard is playing the role of Wasserman, while Jayme Lawson is set to star as well.Also Read: Peter Sarsgaard Joins Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz in Matt Reeves' 'The Batman'Reeves has described his film as a “defining” and “very personal” story about the Dark Knight, rather than an origin story in the vein of Frank Miller’s beloved “Year One” series. According to insiders with knowledge of the project, Reeves’ film will explore Bruce Wayne’s second year as the Dark Knight detective.“The Batman” will be released on June 25, 2021.Read original story ‘The Batman': First Look at Robert Pattinson as The Dark Knight (Video) At TheWrap

  • ‘The Jesus Rolls’ Trailer: John Turturro’s Jesus Quintana Is ‘on the Road, Flat Broke, Hanging Loose’ (Video)
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    ‘The Jesus Rolls’ Trailer: John Turturro’s Jesus Quintana Is ‘on the Road, Flat Broke, Hanging Loose’ (Video)

    In “The Jesus Rolls” — John Turturro’s film imagining the trajectory of his iconic “Big Lebowski” character Jesus Quintana — he’s just out of prison and is now “on the road, flat broke, hanging loose.”And yeah, it’s still his style to lick his bowling balls before throws a strike.The first full trailer for the film reveals a comedic road trip movie and love story that shows Jesus and his fellow misfists Petey (Bobby Cannavale) and Marie (Audrey Tautou) embarking on a freewheeling joyride of petty crime and romance. Just don’t ask how many times they’ve all been around the block.Also Read: 'Minions: The Rise of Gru' Trailer Shows Origin Story of Steve Carell's Supervillain (Video)“374 guys I’ve had,” Tautou’s character says with a smile. “Did you count us in the total,” the Jesus asks in response. “Of course not,” she says, which earns a sigh of relief from Turturro and Cannavale.“The Jesus Rolls” also stars Susan Sarandon, Jon Hamm, Christopher Walken and Pete Davidson and was both written and directed by Turturro, his first feature sine the 2013 film “Fading Gigolo.” And though the film is based on Coen Brothers characters, Turturro’s film is inpsired by the French farce “Les Valseuses.”Screen Media is releasing the spinoff movie both in theaters and on demand on March 3. Watch the first full trailer for the movie above.Read original story ‘The Jesus Rolls’ Trailer: John Turturro’s Jesus Quintana Is ‘on the Road, Flat Broke, Hanging Loose’ (Video) At TheWrap

  • Why Natalie Wood’s Daughter Decided to Take ‘Hold of the Narrative’ About Her Mother’s Death in New Sundance Doc
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    Why Natalie Wood’s Daughter Decided to Take ‘Hold of the Narrative’ About Her Mother’s Death in New Sundance Doc

    Since Natalie Wood’s untimely death in 1981, theories have swirled around what happened and if anyone could’ve been responsible for her drowning. Now, her daughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner, decided to take control of the narrative around her mother’s death in Laurent Bouzereau’s new documentary, “Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind.”“In 2012, I became a mom, so it started to become very important to me that I take a little bit of a hold of the narrative and diffuse some of the noise and shine a light on all of the amazing qualities about my mom that not everybody knows,” Wagner told TheWrap’s Beatrice Verhoeven at the Sundance Film Festival, where the film premiered.Bouzereau says he was approached by Wagner to do a documentary about her mother, and he was astounded at how much material there was to work with.Also Read: Natalie Wood's Yacht Captain Believes Robert Wagner Murdered Actress“I started looking into the story and there was so much I didn’t know,” Bouzereau said. “So I went on a journey of discovering and really putting myself in that world and discovering not only a story about Hollywood but a story of a family and I felt that I could relate to it. And I hope viewers out there, even those who may not know who Natalie Wood was, will relate because it is a story of a tragedy but it’s a story of a life well-lived as well as a story of an incredible mom, of a woman who was extremely before her time, extremely powerful. She had the power to say to the studios, ‘I want Robert Redford in my movie, ‘Inside Daisy Clover.’ He had not had a career on the big screen yet.”Wagner is the daughter of Richard Gregson and Wood, but after the couple divorced, her mother remarried Robert Wagner in 1972. Wood was married to Wagner from 1972 until her death on Nov. 29, 1981, off Catalina Island in California. The then 43-year-old actress was sailing with Wagner, as well as Christopher Walken and Captain Dennis Davern, but was found floating in the water wearing a red down jacket and a flannel nightgown.Also Read: Robert Wagner Called 'Person of Interest' in Natalie Wood's 1981 Death by InvestigatorAfter a two-week investigation, the death was ruled as an accident, but the case was reopened in 2011. In 2012, the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office amended the death certificate, changing the cause of death to “drowning and other undetermined factors.” The autopsy report indicates that there were several fresh bruises on Wood’s body when she was found. Last February, Wagner was named a person of interest in the case. In 2011, he was named “not a suspect” by the sheriff’s department. Investigators said Wagner has refused to speak with them since the case was reopened. There has long been speculation about the death of the “West Side Story” star — at first, Wagner, Walken and Davern told detectives that she took a dinghy and went to shore. Over time, investigators say, Wagner and Davern’s accounts shifted.Watch the video above.Read original story Why Natalie Wood’s Daughter Decided to Take ‘Hold of the Narrative’ About Her Mother’s Death in New Sundance Doc (Video) At TheWrap

  • Shannen Doherty Says Her Breast Cancer Has Returned: ‘I’m Stage 4’ (Video)
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    Shannen Doherty Says Her Breast Cancer Has Returned: ‘I’m Stage 4’ (Video)

    Shannen Doherty revealed Tuesday on “Good Morning America” that her breast cancer has returned. It is “stage four,” she told Amy Robach.Doherty was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015. The disease returned one year ago.The “Beverly Hills, 90210” star said she is telling the world now amid a court battle with her insurance company, State Farm. Her cancer will be mentioned in legal documents, she said, which are a matter of public record.“It’s going to come out in a matter of days or a week that — I’m stage four,” Doherty told “GMA.”Also Read: Shannen Doherty 'Definitely Wasn't Going to Do' the 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Revival - Until Luke Perry's DeathDoherty had planned to keep her diagnosis a private matter but that option is now out the window now, she said.“I’d rather people hear it from me,” Doherty said. “I don’t want it to be twisted. I don’t want it to be a court document. I want it to be real and authentic.”“I want to control the narrative,” she continued. “I want people to know from me, I just didn’t want them to know yet.”The first time Doherty battled breast cancer, she chronicled her fight on social media. This time she only told a few people, including just one “BH90210” castmate, Brian Austin Green.Also Read: 'Riverdale' Showrunner on Fred's 'Heroic Death,' Honoring Luke Perry With Shannen Doherty CameoWatch Doherty’s “GMA” interview via the video above.Doherty sued State Farm after her home was damaged in the 2018 Woolsey Fire. The “Charmed” actress says she had to pay out of pocket for losses she believes should be covered by her insurance policy.State Farm says it has paid nearly $1 million to Doherty to clean and repair her home and personal property, and for temporary housing and furniture rental.“We empathize with Ms. Doherty’s health issues and wish her a full recovery,” State Farm said in a statement to ABC News. “We strongly believe we have upheld our commitment to our customer and have paid what we owe on this claim. We are prepared to defend our position in court.”Read original story Shannen Doherty Says Her Breast Cancer Has Returned: ‘I’m Stage 4’ (Video) At TheWrap

  • ‘Hamilton’ Movie With Lin-Manuel Miranda and Original Broadway Cast Hits Theaters October 2021
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    ‘Hamilton’ Movie With Lin-Manuel Miranda and Original Broadway Cast Hits Theaters October 2021

    Lin-Manuel Miranda on Monday announced a filmed, movie version of his award-winning musical “Hamilton” featuring the original Broadway cast will be released by Disney in October 2021.“Hamilton,” which was filmed on stage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre back in June 2016 when it won 11 Tony Awards, will hit theaters on Oct. 15, 2021.Miranda is producing with Jeffrey Seller and Thomas Kail. Kail also directed the stage production as well as the film, which the studio described as a leap forward in the art of “live capture” aiming to give a cinematic experience of the stage show.The filmed version of “Hamilton” features the Tony-winning cast that includes Miranda as Alexander Hamilton, along with Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom, Jr., Christopher Jackson, Jonathan Groff, Phillipa Soo, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Okieriete Onaodowan and Anthony Ramos. The cast also includes Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Hope Easterbrook, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Elizabeth Judd, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart and Ephraim Sykes.Also Read: Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' Trailer: Dreamers 'Make Some Noise' - and Beautiful Music (Video)Disney, which cast Miranda in his first big-screen role with 2018’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” scored a coup by securing rights to one of the biggest Broadway hits in recent memory. Rival Warner Bros. is releasing a movie version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway musical, “In the Heights,” which is due in theaters on June 26.“Lin-Manuel Miranda created an unforgettable theater experience and a true cultural phenomenon, and it was for good reason that Hamilton was hailed as an astonishing work of art. All who saw it with the original cast will never forget that singular experience,” Disney chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger said in a statement. “And we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share this same Broadway experience with millions of people around the world.”“I fell in love with musical storytelling growing up with the legendary Howard Ashman-Alan Menken Disney collaborations — ‘The Little Mermaid,’ ‘Beauty and The Beast,’ ‘Aladdin,'” Miranda said in a statement. “I’m so proud of what Tommy Kail has been able to capture in this filmed version of ‘Hamilton’ — a live theatrical experience that feels just as immediate in your local movie theater. We’re excited to partner with Disney to bring the original Broadway company of ‘Hamilton’ to the largest audience possible.”Kail added, “We are thrilled for fans of the show, and new audiences across the world, to experience what it was like on stage — and in the audience  when we shot this at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016. We wanted to give everyone the same seat, which is what this film can provide.”Disney presents: Hamilton. With The Original Broadway Cast. Filmed onstage at The Richard Rodgers Theatre. In A Theater Near You. October 15, 2021.Hamilfilm pic.twitter.com/z4ohfWXzi3— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 3, 2020Read original story ‘Hamilton’ Movie With Lin-Manuel Miranda and Original Broadway Cast Hits Theaters October 2021 At TheWrap

  • Planters Resurrects Mr. Peanut in New Super Bowl LIV Spot (Video)
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    Planters Resurrects Mr. Peanut in New Super Bowl LIV Spot (Video)

    Move over, Baby Yoda — it’s Baby Nut’s time to shine.After killing off the iconic Mr. Peanut character a few weeks ago, Planters introduced a smaller version Sunday during a Super Bowl LIV commercial. The spot featured Wesley Snipes, Matt Walsh, Mr. Clean and the Kool-Aid Man attending a funeral for the 104-year-old monocled nut.As Snipes delivered the eulogy, a tear from the Kool-Aid Man gave life to the new diminutive character.Also Read: Mr Peanut Gives His Life to Save Matt Walsh and Wesley Snipes in Planters' Super Bowl Ad (Video)“Hello world, I’m happy to be back!” the company announced on Twitter in the voice of Baby Nut. “I can’t believe everyone came together for little old me! BabyNut.”After debuting a teaser for their Super Bowl commercial a few weeks back, the company announced they were suspending some of its Super Bowl ad campaign following the tragic death of NBA star Kobe Bryant. The alterations only impacted paid advertising on Twitter and YouTube, along with some “other outreach.”Hello world, I’m happy to be back! I can’t believe everyone came together for little old me! BabyNut pic.twitter.com/8DpCFjZzX3— Baby Nut (@MrPeanut) February 3, 2020Read original story Planters Resurrects Mr. Peanut in New Super Bowl LIV Spot (Video) At TheWrap

  • Megyn Kelly’s Mom Wanted to Be in ‘Bombshell’ – and You’ll Never Guess Who She Wanted to Play Her (Video)
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    Megyn Kelly’s Mom Wanted to Be in ‘Bombshell’ – and You’ll Never Guess Who She Wanted to Play Her (Video)

    Megyn Kelly’s mother was rather excited when she learned that a movie (“Bombshell”) was being made that revolved around her famous daughter’s time at Fox News. So excited, in fact, that Mom had a recommendation about who could play her in the film.“There was an incident early on where my mom, who lives in upstate New York where I’m from, called me up and she said, ‘Why don’t you tell me they were making a movie about you?'” Kelly recalled on Friday’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.”“I’m like, ‘Ma I don’t know anything about it.’ She goes, ‘I want Stormy Daniels to play me,'” Kelly said laughing. “So I have no clout. She didn’t get a role. She was disappointed.”Also Read: Megyn Kelly Calls 'Bombshell' an 'Incredibly Emotional Experience'Later on, Mom went to the theater to see “Bombshell,” in which Charlize Theron earned an Oscar nomination in her role as, yes, Megyn Kelly.“And then she tells me, she goes, ‘When I stood up in the theater and told everyone I was your mother, they said very nice things about you,'” Kelly said, grinning. “I’m like, ‘Oh for the love of God.'”Kelly opened up to Maher about her exit from Fox News and how the state of the media weighed heavy on her.“I miss sort of being a voice of reason in the storm because there’s so much hysteria in the media for and against,” she said. “And when I left “The Kelly File,” I remember feeling like I might have a societal obligation to stay because I did owe it to my audience to separate the wheat from the chaff and I thought I did a good job of it. But I have three little people who I owe more to,” she added, referring to her kids Yates, Yardley and Thatcher.Also Read: Megyn Kelly on Her Public Resurfacing: 'I've Chosen to Speak Up for Women Being Harassed and Abused'Kelly said she found the “messed up” and “biased” media “disheartening,” saying she felt that way “for a long time, not just since Trump.”Maher noted her very public ouster from NBC after her on-air comment about the appropriateness of blackface as part of Halloween costumes. He defended her, saying he didn’t think what she said was “that awful.”“I mean, you even apologized for something that I didn’t think was that awful,” he said. 
It’s like, why can’t you just say, ‘OK, I was a little inartful about how I expressed that. My bad. I’m sorry move on with our lives.’ Instead of, ‘No, you have to go away for all time.’ Wow well who are these perfect people who have never made any mistake?”Watch Kelly’s entire interview with Maher in the video at the top.Read original story Megyn Kelly’s Mom Wanted to Be in ‘Bombshell’ – and You’ll Never Guess Who She Wanted to Play Her (Video) At TheWrap

  • Meghan McCain: ‘I Was Laughing My Ass Off’ at NYT Presidential Endorsement
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    Meghan McCain: ‘I Was Laughing My Ass Off’ at NYT Presidential Endorsement

    Meghan McCain says she reacted to the New York Times editorial board’s dual endorsement of senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar by “laughing my ass off.”“First of all, you’re endorsing two women with two completely ideologically different views on their platforms,” “The View” co-host said on the show Tuesday, before adding that everyone will have to “choose one” of the two very different candidates.“This is not how this works,” continued McCain, who worked on her father’s John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. “Also, on the final point of this, you chose both of the women. Just say, ‘I want a woman. I don’t really care about politics. I don’t care about anything else.’ Just double down on identity politics.”Also Read: New York Times Endorses Both Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren for 2020 Democratic PrimaryShe called the two-way endorsement a “huge act of cowardice” and noted she didn’t expect much else from a “garbage publication.” That caused co-host Joy Behar to chime in, arguing she didn’t agree the Times is a “garbage publication.”“It is now,” McCain said, but Behar cautioned against condemning the whole newspaper for “one incident.”The Times’ editorial board put all pre-endorsement presidential candidate interviews on the record for the first time ahead of the big double endorsement. Last week, deputy editorial page editor Kathleen Kingsbury announced the intention to make it the “most transparent” endorsement in the editorial board’s history.‘NY TIMES’ ENDORSES WARREN, KLOBUCHAR: After ‘The New York Times’ editorial board broke tradition by endorsing two presidential candidates, the co-hosts question if they made the right decision. https://t.co/1091s9WYqN pic.twitter.com/kzHKtIjkRE\- The View (@TheView) January 21, 2020Read original story Meghan McCain: ‘I Was Laughing My Ass Off’ at NYT Presidential Endorsement At TheWrap

  • Oprah Says Her Exit From #MeToo Doc Is Not a ‘Victory Lap’ for Russell Simmons (Video)
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    Oprah Says Her Exit From #MeToo Doc Is Not a ‘Victory Lap’ for Russell Simmons (Video)

    Oprah Winfrey reiterated why she pulled her support from the documentary about the sexual assault accusations against Russell Simmons, saying that his pressure had nothing to do with it and that this is not a “victory lap” for the Def Jam Records co-founder.“This is not a victory for Russell, and I unequivocally say I did not pull out because of Russell. This is not a victory lap for him. I cannot be silenced by Russell Simmons for all I’ve been through,” Winfrey said on “CBS This Morning” on Tuesday.Winfrey clarified that she took her name off of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s documentary, now titled “On the Record,” because she felt new information had surfaced and those issues would not be able to be addressed in time before the movie was set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month.Also Read: Oprah Says Her Exit From MeToo Doc Is Not a 'Victory Lap' for Russell Simmons (Video)“Before the public pressure had started, before Russell had gone with his Instagram, I had gone to the filmmakers, and I said to them, ‘Houston I think we had a problem because new information had come forward,’ the very first time this was announced,” Winfrey said. “And I said ‘I think I think we need to pull out of Sundance and if we can’t pull out of Sundance, I’m going to have to take my name off. But I don’t want to pull my name off, because it’s going to be a big hullabaloo.'”“We need to get it right. There’s some inconsistencies in the story that we need to look at,” Winfrey continued.“On the Record” is directed by “The Hunting Ground” and “The Invisible War” directors Dick and Ziering and most notably follows former music executive Drew Dixon at the beginning of the MeToo movement as she grapples with the decision to come forward about her accusations about Simmons. Dixon says she was raped by Simmons in his apartment in 1995 and quit the company shortly after. Simmons has denied all accusations of non-consensual sex.Also Read: 'The Father' Starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman Acquired by Sony Pictures Classics Ahead of SundanceWinfrey however mentioned that the story of a new accuser, Alexia Norton Jones, had come to light, and she felt the documentary needed to be expanded and broadened to include her as well.“Until the thing is on the screen, you have the right to change your mind and make changes,” Winfrey said, adding what she learned from this experience. “Don’t put your name on anything that you do not have creative control over.”Winfrey also pushed back on the notion that she’s not supporting the stories of black women.To me that is ridiculous, and also ridiculous to think I could be intimidated by Russell Simmons,” she added.Winfrey told The New York Times last week that Simmons had contacted and pressured her to drop her support from the documentary and was even contacted by other people questioning Dixon’s credibility.Also Read: Ethan Hawke, Dee Rees, Emily Mortimer Among Sundance 2020 Jury Members“He did reach out multiple times and attempted to pressure me,” Winfrey told the Times. “I told him directly in a phone call that I will not be pressured either into, or out of, backing this film. I am only going to do what I believe to be the right thing.”Winfrey’s decision to break from the documentary also resulted in it being dropped from airing on Apple TV+ later this year. In a statement to TheWrap, she explained she still supports the work of the filmmakers, but that the desire to take the film to Sundance is what forced her to step away.“Revealing hard truths is never easy, and the women in our documentary are all showing extraordinary strength and courage by raising their voices to address sexual abuse in the music industry,” Dick and Ziering said in a follow-up statement earlier this month. “While we are disappointed that Oprah Winfrey is no longer an executive producer on the project, we are gratified that Winfrey has unequivocally said she believes and supports the survivors in the film.”Check out Oprah’s full interview on “CBS This Morning” above.Read original story Oprah Says Her Exit From MeToo Doc Is Not a ‘Victory Lap’ for Russell Simmons (Video) At TheWrap

  • 'IT: Chapter Two' exclusive: Stephen King pays tribute to Bill Skarsgård's 'balletic' Pennywise performance
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    'IT: Chapter Two' exclusive: Stephen King pays tribute to Bill Skarsgård's 'balletic' Pennywise performance

    That Bill Skarsgård isn’t part of the awards season discussion for the year’s best actor is a crime.

  • Trailer for Aaron Hernandez Docuseries Explores the Downfall of an Athlete Turned Killer
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    Trailer for Aaron Hernandez Docuseries Explores the Downfall of an Athlete Turned Killer

    'Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez' debuts Jan. 15 on Netflix.

  • John Mulaney Broke the News to Comedy Central Execs That Dave Chappelle Abandoned His Show
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    John Mulaney Broke the News to Comedy Central Execs That Dave Chappelle Abandoned His Show

    Before John Mulaney made a career for himself as a comedian, he was a temp at Comedy Central and had the awkward task of interrupting an important meeting to tell network executives that its biggest star at the time, Dave Chappelle, “is gone.”While promoting his new Netflix special “John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch” on Sirius XM’s “Netflix Is a Joke,” Mulaney said that part of his job description as a temp at CC at the time involved manning the phones. He was put to the test when the call came in that Chappelle had abandoned production on “The Chappelle Show” and ran off to Africa.“They were like, ‘You have to interrupt the meeting and tell them,'” Mulaney remembered. “I was like, ‘OK!’ I went in and was like, ‘So … Dave Chappelle’s gone.'”Also Read: John Mulaney Says It's Time for 'Perverted Garnish' Mistletoe to 'Be MeToo-ed' (Video)After some convincing that Chappelle was really gone and not simply late, executives turned their focus to securing whatever footage had already been shot for the show’s third season.“They were going to put me on a plane that day and send me to L.A. to get the physical tapes — so they couldn’t be destroyed — and fly back to New York with them,” Mulaney said. “And that was interesting, but it felt like a hindrance to being a comedian.”So Mulaney quit that job, moving on — not decamping to another hemisphere, but freelancing as a copywriter while pursuing a career as a stand-up.“John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch” is currently streaming on Netflix.Read original story John Mulaney Broke the News to Comedy Central Execs That Dave Chappelle Abandoned His Show At TheWrap

  • ‘Million Dollar Listing’ Host Ryan Serhant to Pay Someone’s Rent Next Year: ‘We Do as Much as We Can’
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    ‘Million Dollar Listing’ Host Ryan Serhant to Pay Someone’s Rent Next Year: ‘We Do as Much as We Can’

    “Million Dollar Listing” host Ryan Serhant and YouTuber Casey Neistat announced Wednesday evening they’re teaming up to pay someone’s New York City rent for one year.“Had I not been in New York City, I would have never then followed the weird career trajectory that has taken me to where I am today, you know, a lot of which I credit to New York City,” Serhant told TheWrap ahead of the announcement. “New York City allows all the apartments and homes that I sell to be worth what I sell them for and allows me to have my own beautiful home. It’s where I met my wife, where we had our first baby… like, my career was made in New York City.”Also Read: Ryan Serhant on 'While We're Young' Role, 'Million Dollar Listing: NY' Return: 'Pure Insanity' (Video)Still, he acknowledged he saved up before his big move to the city back when he wanted to be an actor. Serhant and Neistat both know New York can be prohibitively expensive — especially for creatives.“I try to give back as much as I physically and financially can, like every year we do as much as we can,” Serhant told TheWrap, though he was quick to point out the year’s rent won’t come without expectations. After filling out an application and being selected, the winner will be mentored by Serhant at a distance, expected to work on their dreams and goals, not just use the year to save money or explore the city. They’ll have public check-ins with Serhant and Neistat, too, so viewers will stay updated on their progress.“How can I help somebody, right, like… New York has given me a lot,” he said. “I got a great career today and I’ve only just started and it’s important that I give back as much as I possibly can.”Read original story ‘Million Dollar Listing’ Host Ryan Serhant to Pay Someone’s Rent Next Year: ‘We Do as Much as We Can’ At TheWrap

  • ‘The Last Dance’ Trailer: Barack Obama, Justin Timberlake Reflect on Legend of Michael Jordan and ’90s Chicago Bulls (Video)
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    ‘The Last Dance’ Trailer: Barack Obama, Justin Timberlake Reflect on Legend of Michael Jordan and ’90s Chicago Bulls (Video)

    Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls were one of the greatest sports dynasties and a worldwide phenomenon in the 1990s, so much so that for the documentary “The Last Dance,” you can’t just get the usual basketball suspects to share what that era meant to them.For the epic 10-part documentary series “The Last Dance” coming to ESPN in June 2020, people as diverse as Barack Obama, Justin Timberlake and Carmen Electra all sit down for interviews alongside Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr, Dennis Rodman, Phil Jackson and many, many more sports legends.“The Last Dance” in particular follows the Bulls during their 1997-98 season, Jordan’s final season as a Chicago Bull and the team’s last championship run of their dynasty. A camera crew was given unprecedented access to the team during that season when all eyes were already on them, when Oprah was inviting Jordan to her show, and when just about every word spoken was covered and scrutinized by the media.Also Read: How ESPN's '30 for 30 Podcasts' Season 6 Pushed Boundaries to Be More 'Culturally Impactful' Than EverESPN teased the existence of the documentary as far back as last year, but this latest trailer over a year later shows the breadth of the documentary series and the enormous number of people sitting down to talk.Jason Hehir, who directed the “30 for 30” on “The ’85 Bears” and most recently the excellent “Andre the Giant” HBO documentary, directs “The Last Dance” from producer Mike Tollin. The film is a joint production by ESPN and Netflix and is produced by Mandalay Sports Media, in association with NBA Entertainment and Jump.23.Watch the trailer via Twitter below, or in full screen on ESPN.com.IT'S HAPPENING ????TheLastDance | Coming in June pic.twitter.com/YSySzSNZIs— ESPN (@espn) December 24, 2019Read original story ‘The Last Dance’ Trailer: Barack Obama, Justin Timberlake Reflect on Legend of Michael Jordan and ’90s Chicago Bulls (Video) At TheWrap

  • Matthew McConaughey Threatens Henry Golding in Violent New ‘The Gentlemen’ Trailer (Video)
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    Matthew McConaughey Threatens Henry Golding in Violent New ‘The Gentlemen’ Trailer (Video)

    Matthew McConaughey has a fairy tale for the “little dragon” played by Henry Golding in Guy Ritchie’s “The Gentlemen,” and the moral of that story is “f— off.”McConaughey is a wealthy, American ex-pat with a hugely successful marijuana empire in London. But when Golding, who plays a rival gang leader from Asia, attempts about to buy him out of his business, McConaughey’s character is none too pleased.“There once was a young and foolish dragon who came to ask a wise and cunning lion about acquiring his territory,” McConaughey says as the start of his fable. “There’s only one rule in this jungle. When the lion’s hungry, he eats!”Also Read: 'The Gentlemen' Film Review: Guy Ritchie Gets His Mojo Back in a Tale That Recalls His Early BreakthroughsAfter the billion-dollar success of Disney’s remake of “Aladdin,” Guy Ritchie’s latest film “The Gentlemen” is a return to his roots of British hooligans and mobsters with thick accents, a lot of violence and snappy humor.The full cast, which includes Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant, all get a chance to shine in this more violence-heavy peek at the film opening in North American theaters from STXfilms on Jan. 24.Ritchie directed and wrote the screenplay based on his own story co-written with Ivan Atkinson & Marn Davies. Ritchie and Atkinson also produced with Bill Block.Watch the new trailer for “The Gentlemen” above.Read original story Matthew McConaughey Threatens Henry Golding in Violent New ‘The Gentlemen’ Trailer (Video) At TheWrap

  • Jennifer Hudson Belts Out ‘Respect’ in First Teaser for Aretha Franklin Biopic (Video)
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    Jennifer Hudson Belts Out ‘Respect’ in First Teaser for Aretha Franklin Biopic (Video)

    In the first teaser for “Respect,” Jennifer Hudson belts Aretha Franklin’s signature song for the new biopic inspired by the late Queen of Soul’s life.“Respect” is directed by Tony-nominee Liesl Tommy, and the film follows Aretha’s rise as a singer, first in her father’s church choir, to how she eventually attains international superstardom.Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan and Mary J. Blige all co-star in the film.Also Read: 'Genius': Nat Geo Shares First Look at Cynthia Erivo as Aretha Franklin (Photo)Whitaker is playing Franklin’s father and McDonald her mother, while others in the cast are playing music icons, including Blige as Dinah Washington, Headley as Clara Ward, Burgess as Reverend Dr. James Cleveland, Donovan as Columbia Records producer John Hammond, and Maron as Atlantic Records producer Jerry Wexler.“Respect” is fully sanctioned by Franklin’s estate and will include many of her iconic songs, including “Respect,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” “Think,” “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend,” “Dr. Feelgood,” “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man,” “Spanish Harlem” and “Young, Gifted and Black.”“Respect” is a production of MGM and BRON Creative and will be released domestically via UA Releasing. The film will be distributed internationally via Universal Pictures International. It opens in theaters on Oct. 9, 2020.Watch the first teaser above.For the record, a previous version of this article said “Respect” opens in theaters in August. It opens on Oct. 9.Read original story Jennifer Hudson Belts Out ‘Respect’ in First Teaser for Aretha Franklin Biopic (Video) At TheWrap

  • Eddie Murphy Teases Return of His ‘SNL’ Characters – This ‘Maybe’ Includes Bill Cosby (Video)
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    Eddie Murphy Teases Return of His ‘SNL’ Characters – This ‘Maybe’ Includes Bill Cosby (Video)

    Eddie Murphy makes his long-awaited return to “SNL” this Saturday when he hosts the final episode of 2019. And, as with any other returning “SNL” castmember, that will likely mean the revival of some classic characters.Murphy has a treasure trove of fan-favorite ones, from Gumby to Buckwheat to Mister Robinson. In an interview with Al Roker on the “Today” show, which you can watch above, Murphy said they’re all on the table. That could even include an impression of Bill Cosby.Murphy hosts Saturday’s episode with Lizzo as the musical guest.Also Read: How Eddie Murphy Saved 'SNL' From Getting Canceled in the 1980s“[We’re] talking about a Gumby thing, and we’re talking about a Buckwheat thing,” he said. “A Bill Cosby thing, maybe. It would be very funny. I don’t know if he would think it was funny… I’m down for whatever, as long as its really, really funny.”Aside from a brief appearance during the show’s 40th-anniversary celebration in 2015, Murphy hasn’t set foot on the Studio 8H stage since 1984, the same year he left the show. He added that he’s feeling the pressure of waiting 35 years to return.“You don’t want to wait 35 years to come back, and the show ain’t s—.”Read original story Eddie Murphy Teases Return of His ‘SNL’ Characters – This ‘Maybe’ Includes Bill Cosby (Video) At TheWrap

  • 'Tenet' trailer: Robert Pattinson and John David Washington join forces for Christopher Nolan's time-bending thriller
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    'Tenet' trailer: Robert Pattinson and John David Washington join forces for Christopher Nolan's time-bending thriller

    The first trailer for Nolan's 11th feature, "Tenet," debuted today and based on this two-and-a-half minute taste, it’s going to be another A-list mindbender from the architect behind Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy.

  • Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo Apologizes to Rep Debbie Dingell for Trump’s ‘Unnecessary’ Attack on Her Late Husband
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    Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo Apologizes to Rep Debbie Dingell for Trump’s ‘Unnecessary’ Attack on Her Late Husband

    Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo apologized to Rep. Debbie Dingell on Thursday for comments made by President Donald Trump on Wednesday night at a rally in Dingell’s home state of Michigan.At the rally, Trump suggested Dingell’s late husband, Rep. John Dingell, isn’t “looking down” on them, as he said that Dingell had told him once. Instead, the president suggested, he might be “looking up.”“I’m sorry about this that happened last night. This is completely — I don’t know why he — this was so unnecessary,” Bartiromo said after playing the clip. The clip also included Trump saying “Debbie Dingell, that’s a real beauty.”Also Read: Fox and Maria Bartiromo Ink Multiyear DealPrior to expressing her support for Rep. Dingell, Bartiromo has been known as a Trump supporter, having access to the administration and even interviewing him earlier this year.Dingell responded on Twitter that as she prepares for her first holiday season without her husband, Trump’s comments were especially hurtful. Thursday morning, she joined Bartiromo in the studio, saying that she’s back to her job and ready to keep working. She referenced a series of bills and initiatives she wants to keep working on without distraction.“That’s what I’ve got to do,” she said, adding on Wednesday that when Trump was impeached, it was “a very difficult day for our democracy.”Dingell also defended her husband, noting his burial at Arlington National Cemetery and veteran status.See Dingell’s tweet below:Mr. President, let’s set politics aside. My husband earned all his accolades after a lifetime of service. I’m preparing for the first holiday season without the man I love. You brought me down in a way you can never imagine and your hurtful words just made my healing much harder.— Rep. Debbie Dingell (@RepDebDingell) December 19, 2019Read original story Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo Apologizes to Rep Debbie Dingell for Trump’s ‘Unnecessary’ Attack on Her Late Husband At TheWrap

  • Watch Larry David Fight With a Toaster in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Season 10 Teaser (Video)
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    Watch Larry David Fight With a Toaster in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Season 10 Teaser (Video)

    Only “Curb Your Enthusiasm” could put out a brief teaser that shows Larry David getting annoyed at a toaster, and you could safely assume that would be the entire plot of the premiere.You can watch David stare at a toaster in the video above. The comedy will return next month after more than two years after it last aired. Though HBO has only confirmed a January return for “Curb,” Jeff Garlin told The Daily Beast that it will premiere on Jan. 19.“It’s my favorite season,” Garlin said. “I know there are other seasons that people will like as much, if not more, but for me, the premise of [this] season is my favorite one we’ve ever done.”Also Read: 'The New Pope' Gets Premiere Date at HBOSeason 9 of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” premiered in 2017, six years after the HBO comedy aired its original series finale in 2011. Not long after the ninth season ended its run in December 2017, the show was renewed for a 10th season.Production on Season 10 began last October — after being stalled from its planned spring 2018 start — and a teaser was released a month later. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” was created by David, who executive produces and stars on the show. Garlin and Jeff Schaffer are also executive producers.Read original story Watch Larry David Fight With a Toaster in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Season 10 Teaser (Video) At TheWrap

  • ‘Morning Joe’ Rails Against Republicans ‘Repeating Putin Talking Points’
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    ‘Morning Joe’ Rails Against Republicans ‘Repeating Putin Talking Points’

    MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” started the week by picking up where NBC’s “Meet the Press” left off on Sunday: Hammering GOP Sen. John Kennedy — and by extension, some of his Republican colleagues — for “repeating Putin talking points,” specifically by reiterating claims of Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election.On Sunday, Kennedy accused former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko of “actively” working for Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign against President Trump.Also Read: 'Morning Joe': GOP Support of Ukraine Conspiracy Theory Is Like 'Living in an Alternate Universe'Moderator Chuck Todd pushed back then, saying, “You realize the only other person selling this argument outside of the United States is this man, Vladimir Putin. This is what he said on November 20: ‘Thank God nobody is accusing us anymore of interfering in U.S. elections. Now they’re accusing Ukraine. Well, let them sort this out among themselves.’ You just accused a former president of Ukraine. You’ve done exactly what the Russian operation is trying to get American politicians to do. Are you at all concerned that you’ve been duped?”Throughout Monday’s “Morning Joe,” the cable panelists made the same points, criticizing Republicans who fall in line to defend Trump. (That has been a months-long theme of the show, which is hosted by former GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough.)Also Read: 'Morning Joe' Accuses Pro-Trump Republicans of 'Shamelessness' After Impeachment Inquiry Vote“What about these Republicans, these so-called ‘conservatives?'” asked Scarborough, referencing his time in office. “People who stood by me as we fought against Russian influence and the spread of communism and fought for conservative values?”He slammed them for “going on national television, repeating Putin talking points. The United States Senate even gotta a warning from the intel agencies — Donald Trump’s intel agencies — that this is propaganda that Vladimir Putin has been trying to push for the past several years.”Watch the video above.Read original story ‘Morning Joe’ Rails Against Republicans ‘Repeating Putin Talking Points’ At TheWrap

  • 'Antebellum' trailer sees Janelle Monae plunged into a horrifying alternate reality
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    'Antebellum' trailer sees Janelle Monae plunged into a horrifying alternate reality

    The 'Hidden Figures' star is set to play successful author Veronica Henley in the top-secret horror thriller.

  • ‘A Christmas Carol’ Trailer: Guy Pearce Has an Extremely Un-Merry Holiday in FX’s Dickens Adaptation (Video)
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    ‘A Christmas Carol’ Trailer: Guy Pearce Has an Extremely Un-Merry Holiday in FX’s Dickens Adaptation (Video)

    FX’s upcoming “A Christmas Carol” adaptation will bring zero good tidings for you and your kin this holiday season if the trailer released on Wednesday is any indication.Described as “a spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge’s dark night of the soul,” the movie adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic stars Guy Pearce as the miserly capitalist who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.The film will debut on FX on Dec. 19, with encore broadcasts set for throughout the week leading up to Christmas.Also Read: Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds' Musical Take on 'A Christmas Carol' Heads to AppleIn addition to Pearce, “A Christmas Carol” stars Andy Serkis as Ghost of Christmas Past; Stephen Graham as Jacob Marley; Charlotte Riley as Lottie; Joe Alwyn as Bob Cratchit; Vinette Robinson as Mary Cratchit; Rutger Hauer as the Ghost of Christmas Future; Kayvan Novak as Ali Baba and Lenny Rush as Tim Cratchit.“Taboo” creator Steven Knight re-teamed with FX and BBC as writer and executive producer of the movie. Nick Murphy directed. The film hails from FX Productions in association with the BBC, Scott Free and Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker banner.Executive producers are Hardy, Ridley Scott, Dean Baker, David W. Zucker and Kate Crowe. Julian Stevens serves as producer.Read original story ‘A Christmas Carol’ Trailer: Guy Pearce Has an Extremely Un-Merry Holiday in FX’s Dickens Adaptation (Video) At TheWrap