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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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‘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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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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Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie Sneak Peek: Arnold Sets Course for the Wild

Arnold is back and he's on a quest to find his missing parents. Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie will see the yellow-haired adolescent taking a trip of a lifetime with his fellow classmates including Bff Gerald and bully/secret admirer Helga.

In this sneak peek, Helga's feelings for him are as strong as

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Ratings: Sunday Night Football Surges, American Music Awards Steady

Ratings: Sunday Night Football Surges, American Music Awards Steady
ABC’s coverage of the American Music Awards on Sunday drew 9.1 million total viewers and a 2.4 demo rating, adding 10 percent more eyeballs versus a year ago while holding steady in the demo.

Leading unto that, The Toy Box (3.5 mil/0.6) ticked up with its sophomore finale.

Over on NBC, Sunday Night Football’s Eagles/Cowboys match-up did 18.8 mil and a 6.2, surging 24 percent from last week’s fast nationals to mark the telecast’s biggest audience since the Sept. 10 season opener and the best demo number since a week after that, on Emmy night.

Elsewhere….

CBS | Wisdom of the Crowd (6.3 mil/0.8) and
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Exploring the Misty Copeland and Prince Friendship

Misty toured off and on with Prince for four years. She said her favorite Prince song is “The Beautiful Ones” because that’s the song she performed with him. Misty valued the friendship with Prince for many reasons. She’s said many times that he “pushed her out of her comfort zone” in terms of performance. She became more comfortable with her own body image because of his encouragement. Prince’s intensity was undeniable. It’s just a part of what his fans loved about him. In his performance on Lopez Tonight, it’s clear that his artistry was fueled with Misty’s magnificent dancing. The

Exploring the Misty Copeland and Prince Friendship
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Days of Our Lives: Sami Tries to Take Down Susan

Days of Our Lives fans know that Will has no idea that Susan has been lying to him, and no one seems to want to tell this young man the truth. However, we are definitely going to see Sami take it upon herself to make sure Susan sees what she’s been doing is wrong in every sense of the word. She’s going to make sure she’s able to get through to her as best she can, and she’s not going to hold anything back as she fights for the rights of Will and his future. What Sami wants is simple.

Days of Our Lives: Sami Tries to Take Down Susan
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and More Are Leaving Netflix in December

It's time to get some last-minute binging in because quite a few of your favorite shows and films are leaving Netflix in December.

The first of the month will see many movies exiting, including Black Snake Moan, Picture Perfect, two Scary Movie sequels and the supernatural classic Practical Magic

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Camera Operator Mark Milsome Dies Filming Stunt On BBC/Netflix Drama

Veteran film and TV camera operator Mark Milsome has died. His agent Sarah Prince confirmed the news to Deadline, saying a fatal incident occurred in Ghana where he was shooting a stunt sequence for BBC/Netflix drama The Forgiving Earth. Details of the incident, which happened over the weekend, are not fully known. Prince said, “We have very little information at present — the production company have confirmed that an investigation is underway. It occurred on a night…
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New Yorker Cover Revisits Sexual Harassment At Thanksgiving Day Parade

After publishing several of Ronan Farrow's investigative features on sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood this fall, the New Yorker is returning to the topic this week with a provocative cover image. Titled "Nowhere to Hide," the cover by Barry Blitt (see the full-size version below) shows a giant Betty Boop balloon passing by an apartment window. As a concerned Betty looks into the apartment, an unidentified man spreads open his bathrobe, presumably showing her his…
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‘American Vandal’ Creators Tease Season 2 Details and Share Their Favorite Fan Theories

‘American Vandal’ Creators Tease Season 2 Details and Share Their Favorite Fan Theories
After “Who drew the dicks?” became one of the most intriguing TV mysteries of the fall, “American Vandal” is ready to ask a totally different question in Season 2.

Speaking at the Vulture Festival in Hollywood on Sunday night, series co-creators Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault and showrunner Dan Lagana reflected on the success of the show’s first season and dropped some hints about Season 2.

Read More:‘American Vandal’ Review: This Pitch-Perfect True Crime Satire is One of the Best Things Netflix Has Ever Done

In true mystery series fashion, they didn’t reveal too much of what’s to come in the show’s second season, but they did confirm some extra details related to the most recent teaser.

Yacenda, Perrault, and Lagana explained that the second season of the show would still involve high-school documentarians Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck), but that the rest
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New Images from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Emerge

The countdown is on to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and it’s going to be a race to finally get there. Until then these images might hold you over for just a little bit. If you’re like me you might already have your tickets or be waiting to pounce on the box office and be one of the first ones in line to go see this highly anticipated movie. So far from the trailers the film looks like it will be just as good if not better than The Force Awakens, which introduced us to a host

New Images from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Emerge
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NAACP Image Awards: Insecure and Queen Sugar Lead TV Nominees

NAACP Image Awards: Insecure and Queen Sugar Lead TV Nominees
Own’s Queen Sugar scored seven today nominations for the 49th NAACP Image Awards, leading the TV pack.

HBO’s Insecure followed with six nods, while creator and star Issa Rae by herself amassed four (including two for writing and one as an Entertainer of the Year contender). Only Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z earned more individual noms, with five each.

Fox’s Empire and ABC’s black-ish each netted five nominations.

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The NAACP Image Awards, which celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music,
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Eight Truly Tender Thanksgiving Songs

Ever since Thanksgiving Day became an official holiday in 1863, Americans have celebrated it with gusto. Each year brings new opportunities to spend time with favorite folks. Many gather together with family and friends for a sumptuous meal. Others serve community meals, and bring entertainment for those who have none. Plenty will watch parades and football games. The day wouldn’t be complete without some wonderful Thanksgiving songs, too. Here are eight favorites: 1. Josh Groban: Thankful This beautiful song was originally a Christmas song, but it’s message has come to be meaningful for many people for all times and places.

Eight Truly Tender Thanksgiving Songs
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Hey Arnold! Returns in The Jungle Movie — Watch a Nostalgic Sneak Peek

Hey Arnold! Returns in The Jungle Movie — Watch a Nostalgic Sneak Peek
You’ll be happy to know that in the 10+ years since Hey Arnold! wrapped its run on Nickelodeon, Helga G. Pataki’s love for the show’s titular football-headed hero has only grown.

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But Helga obsessively pining over her childhood crush is only one thing you’ll see in TVLine’s exclusive first look at Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, which premieres Friday at 7/6c.

You’ll also see the whole gang — including Arnold, Gerald, Stinky and Sid — taking off for the jungle,
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‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Surge As Eagles Claw Cowboys; Trump Says NFL Should “Suspend” Marshawn Lynch

As the dramas surrounding Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones whirl around the NFL, and Donald Trump today called for the suspension of the Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch for not standing for the national anthem during their game against the New England Patriots in Mexico yesterday, Sunday Night Football seemed almost a low-key affair. Going distinctly not low-key, President Trump got going early this morning and again centered his social media spotlight on the continuing…
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