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November 20, 2017

Charlie Rose Suspended Following Sexual Harassment Report

-For the past couple of weeks, there’s been rumblings that multiple newspapers were working on a sexual harassment story about a famous guy with a “nice” reputation that would shock everyone. Is that person Charlie Rose? The Washington Post just revealed that eight women are accusing him of harassing them with nudity, groping and lewd calls — and another publication is reportedly working on a similar story. CBS immediately suspended him following the report, and PBS halted production and distribution of his talk show.

-This story got a bit buried on the weekend but here’s Hilarie Burton and other stars of One Tree Hill detailing showrunner Mark Schwahn‘s harassment of them on set. It’s terrifying.

-E! is investigating Ryan Seacrest over a sexual misconduct claim made by a former wardrobe stylist, which he denies.

-The LA Times has an incredibly detailed report, in which Brett Ratner and Russell Simmons are accused of working together to carry out sexual misconduct. Meanwhile, Terry Crews is offering receipts.

Jeffrey Tambor is officially exiting Transparent after those sexual harassment allegations. This is a good take: Transparent made the world too woke for Transparent.

Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner really stepped in it by defending a Girls writer amid his sexual assault claim. Dunham has since apologized for her original statement.  Meanwhile, a writer for Lenny Letter is leaving, citing a what she calls Dunham’s “well-known racism.”

Meryl Streep recently revealed an incident where she fought off a violent attacker with Cher.

Natalie Portman on sexual harassment in Hollywood: “I went from thinking I don’t have a story to thinking, Oh wait, I have 100 stories.”

Marti Noxon is not backing down from her Matthew Weiner comments.

-The news has been rough lately. Let’s all take a break and check out photos from Serena Williams’ over-the-top wedding!

-Not one, but two excellent profiles of Armie Hammer landed today.  There’s Vulture’s, where he explains that he doesn’t get the genius of Call Me By Your Name’s dance scene. And then there’s The Hollywood Reporter’s profile, where he dares bring up Casey Affleck.  (I also really appreciate that THR’s photo shoot features a lot of barefoot shots. I spent the entirety of CMBYN staring at that man’s feet…)

-No one recognized Rita Ora on The Voice in Germany. LOL.

-This Tonight Show skit about auditions starring Jessica Chastain is priceless. “Also, be Wonder Woman!”

-This is a good explainer about why Justice League’s $96M debut is considered a disaster.

Pink is shooting down those theories that she was cringing during Christina Aguilera‘s Whitney Houston tribute at last night’s AMAs.

-Meanwhile, that was a truly underwhelming red carpet.

-Here’s the new trailer for Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time. I cannot wait!