CBS News Staffers & Alums Accuse ‘60 Minutes’ EP Jeff Fager Of Condoning Harassment, Ronan Farrow Exposé Says

Leslie Moonves was the headliner of Ronan Farrow’s latest exposé of sexual misconduct in Hollywood, but a considerable portion of the Pulitzer Prize winner’s latest report in The New Yorker focuses on allegations against CBS News and its former chair Jeff Fager. That includes 19 current and former employees who claimed that Fager, who division chair from 2011-15 and now executive producer of 60 Minutes, condoned harassment in the division. "It's top down, this culture [Read Entire Story]

Stormy Daniels Plays Coy With Jimmy Kimmel: “I Don’t Know, Did I?”

In her much touted appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight, former porn actress Stormy Daniels was by turns evasive, coy, combative, direct and once or twice flirty, seeming to deny signing the most recent public statement released under her name, suggesting that she couldn’t talk about her alleged affair with Donald Trump because of a non-disclosure agreement, and comparing her appearance with Kimmel to a horror show. Kimmel repeatedly attempted to get Daniels to fess… SOURCE: [Read Entire Story]

‘The Four’ Judge Charlie Walk Calls Sexual Harassment Claims “False”

Charlie Walk is calling accusations of sexual harassment made today by a former record company executive against him both “untrue” and “false.” "It is very upsetting to learn of this untrue allegation made by someone who worked with me 15 years ago, without incident,” asserted The Four: Battle For Stardom judge after Life Lab founder Tristan Coopersmith went online to describe an escalating pattern of apparently very inappropriate behavior by the current Republic [Read Entire Story]

U2, Logic Stand Up For “Sh*thole” Countries During Grammy Performances

Tonight’s Grammy Awards ceremony wasn’t necessarily bursting at the seams with political and social protest, but it did have its fair share of moments, particularly during performances from U2 and the rapper Logic when they referenced Donald Trump’s recent remarks about “sh*thole” countries. During U2’s performance of “Get Out of Your Own Way,” which took place on a barge near the Statue of Liberty, Bono shouted “Blessed are the shithole [Read Entire Story]

Nikki Haley Calls Trump Affair Rumors “Disgusting” And “Highly Offensive”

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, called rumors of an alleged affair with President Donald Trump – fueled by author Michael Wolff’s appearance last week on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher – “disgusting” and “highly offensive.” "It is absolutely not true," Haley told Politico when asked about the rumors. On the January 19 Real Time episode, Fire and Fury author Wolff told Maher that his much-discussed book contained one hidden [Read Entire Story]

Dick Clark Productions Names Patrick Menton VP Talent & Production

Talent exec and event producer Patrick Menton has been named Vice President of Talent & Production for dick clark productions. In his new role, Menton will oversee talent logistics and continue to further develop relationships with key talent management and record labels for the company's roster of shows including the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and other properties. Menton will report to dick clark productions' COO… SOURCE: Deadline [Read Entire Story]

Charles Roven Recognizes “Vanguard Of Positive Change” In Hollywood — PGA Awards

The Producers Guild of America honored tonight with the Charles Roven with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award. “I’ve had many great experiences in this room, starting with my bar mitzfah,” said Roven after Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins introduced him. “I literally became a man on this stage.” He continues, “I certainly wouldn't be here if I didn't work with immensely talented people. My first wife, before she passed was Dawn Steel was one of the [Read Entire Story]

Freeform Unveils New Logo & “A Little Forward” Tagline

Just a few days after the second anniversary of ABC Family’s revamp as Freeform, the network targeting “becomers”  revealed a new logo and a new tagline in a new branding campaign launched at the inaugural Freeform Summit today. The new logo includes the letters FF, which stand for Freeform (as well as Fast Forward, among other things), and the new tagline, “A Little Forward.,” on black background.  For comparison, you can see Freeform previous, more colorful logo [Read Entire Story]

Harvey Weinstein Felt “Anger And Acceptance” Days Before His Downfall

In the final frantic days before the New Yorker and New York Times exposed his sexual misconduct, Harvey Weinstein allegedly spent his time searching for and deleting sensitive documents, scouring ex-employees’ online communications and hunting for the person who leaked incriminating information to the press. A new piece in Vanity Fair details the one-time media mogul’s final hours, as Weinstein awaited publication. The producer veered from strategies that worked for [Read Entire Story]

‘Mr. Mercedes’: Breeda Wool Joins Audience Network Drama Series

UnReal alumna Breeda Wool has landed a series regular role in AT&T Audience Network's upcoming drama series Mr. Mercedes, set for premiere in the fall. Based on Stephen King's 2014 book, Mr. Mercedes follows a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again. Wool will play Lou… SOURCE: Deadline - [Read Entire Story]

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Review: Canine Lovers Will Find This Tale Hard To Resist – And Shouldn’t

You probably have heard the controversy over the alleged mistreatment of a German Shepherd named Hercules during the making of A Dog’s Purpose. Using an edited video and pursuing its agenda to keep all animals out of movies and be replaced by CGI creations, PETA has decided to use this Universal family release as a punching bag for its own cause and call for a boycott. The group’s charges and the video have been challenged by the filmmakers after an investigation [Read Entire Story]

Charles Manson Proves He’s Still Alive & Well In Creepy New Prison Photos

Yikes. SOURCE: Hollywood Life - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Betty White Gushes Over ‘Special’ Mary Tyler Moore After Death: We Shared ‘The Best’ Times

She will never be forgotten! SOURCE: Hollywood Life - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Dick Van Dyke Remembers Mary Tyler Moore: “There Are No Words”

Mary Tyler Moore got her big break when she was cast as Laura Petrie, wife of Dick Van Dyke’s Rob Petrie, on The Dick Van Dyke Show. Created by Carl Reiner, the show ran for 158 episodes from 1961-66 on CBS, earning Moore a pair of Emmys for her role. Van Dyke remained her friend for the next six decades. He tweeted a tribute to Moore following her death today at the age of 80. “There are no words,” he wrote. “She was THE BEST! We always said that we changed each [Read Entire Story]

Netflix Acquires Sundance Closer ‘The Incredible Jessica James’

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Jim Strouse’s modern comedy, The Incredible Jessica James, ahead of its world premiere as the Closing Night film at Sundance. The pic will be branded as a Netflix original film and launch globally this year to Netflix viewers in 190 countries. Written and directed by Strouse, the film stars Jessica Williams (The Daily Show) as a young, aspiring playwright in New York City who is struggling to get over a recent breakup. She is… SOURCE: [Read Entire Story]

Kirk Frost Cheated On Rasheeda? ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Mistress Suing For Child Support

Uh oh! SOURCE: Hollywood Life - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

‘Tell Hector I Miss Him’ Review: ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Stars Add Luster To A Fresh New Voice

You’ve probably never heard of Paola Lázaro, but that will change. Currently playwright in residence at the David Mamet and William H. Macy-founded Atlantic Theater Company, Lázaro is a spinner of vivid tales possessed of a sharp ear for language and a keen eye for the humane comic detail. Tell Hector I Miss Him, which opened Monday on the Atlantic’s Stage 2 (the main stage was, until recently, home to The Band’s Visit, the best new musical of 2016) stuffs a crowd [Read Entire Story]

CBS Orders Crime Drama Pilot Starring Alan Cumming, Craig Turk Legal Drama

CBS has given pilot orders to two projects featuring key auspices from the network’s praised legal drama The Good Wife — crime drama Killer Instinct, starring and executive produced by The Good Wife cast member Alan Cumming, and Perfect Citizen, a legal drama written and executive proeduced by former Good Wife executive producer Craig Turk. Both projects hail from CBS TV Studios. Killer Instinct (fka Dr. Death) was written by Rauch based on the upcoming book of the [Read Entire Story]

Universal/Blumhouse’s Jordan Peele Horror Film ‘Get Out’ Is Sundance’s Secret Screening

EXCLUSIVE: Universal and Blumhouse are coming off of an excellent weekend with M. Night Shyamalan’s Split taking No. 1 at the box office with $40M and they’re going to keep the party going with this year’s secret screening at the Sundance Film Festival: the first look at Jordan Peele’s feature directorial debut, Get Out which will premiere at midnight at the Library Theater. Get Out is a pure horror film from the Emmy-winning creator/star of Comedy Central’s [Read Entire Story]

‘Mariah’s World’ Recap: Mariah Surprises Bryan Tanaka With A Sexy Lap Dance

NSFW! SOURCE: Hollywood Life - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Cancelled Sundance Screenings Get New Slots With Power Back On At Venue – Update

UPDATE: 6:45 PM: It took a bit longer than expected but the power is now fully back on at the Sundance Film Festival’s Redstone Cinema venue. The screenings of Dolores, Landline and The Mars Generation that were scheduled for today and then cancelled because of the power outage that hit the venue have also now have a new date and times. The Peter Bratt directed docu about farmer workers union leader Dolores Huerta will now screen tomorrow at 9 AM in the Redstone Cinema 7.… SOURCE: [Read Entire Story]

Deadline Studio at Sundance 2017 – Day 2 – Al Gore, John Legend, Rooney Mara, Jason Segel & More

Deadline is holding its Sundance Film Festival portrait and video studio at the Applegate Reel Food Café on Main Street in Park City, opening its doors to this year’s most riveting and groundbreaking filmmakers. Guests stopping by the Deadline Studio on Day 2 included Al Gore (An Incovenient Sequel), John Legend (Underground), Rooney Mara and Jason Segel (The Discovery) and many more. In between Deadline’s video chats and photo shoots, guests sampled sweet and savory… SOURCE: [Read Entire Story]

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