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Jay Asher was not involved in the second season of hit series "13 Reasons Why" Netflix says.
Jay Asher was not involved in the second season of hit series "13 Reasons Why" Netflix says. (Steve Cohn)

Netflix is proceeding as planned with the second season of “13 Reasons Why” despite allegations of sexual misconduct against author Jay Asher.

"Jay Asher was not involved in the second season of ‘13 Reasons Why,’” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement Tuesday. “The upcoming season will not be impacted in any way."

Netflix adapted Asher’s 2007 novel last year to great popularity, spurring a second season order. The series tackles issues of assault, harassment, bullying and teen suicide.

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Daniel Kaluuya in "Get Out."
Daniel Kaluuya in "Get Out." (Universal Pictures)

It’s been almost a year since “Get Out” stunned audiences in theaters.

To mark the anniversary — and most certainly to stir more emotions before the Oscars next month — Universal Pictures has teamed up with AMC Theatres to offer free screenings of the film on Feb. 19.

That’s right, the horror satire will be back in select theaters on President’s Day. For free.

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Jimmy Kimmel, the only late-night host taking on the Winter Olympics with live episodes this week, had a special Valentine’s Day gift for viewers on Tuesday.

“The White House is releasing their own line of Valentine’s Day cards this year,” Kimmel said to his audience. “Have you heard about this?”

The silence was deafening.

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(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

I told them, I don't want to get put in this box right away, and then branch out into all the other things that I love as well later on. … I think it's really important to throw it all out there now, and get a full-scope idea of what's actually going on.

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(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

The true meaning of success is happiness. It's not money, it's not fame, it's just the feeling that you're happy.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Simon Pegg finds happiness

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Danai Gurira writes about her heritage in a new Glamour essay.
Danai Gurira writes about her heritage in a new Glamour essay. (Christopher Smith / Associated Press)

In "Black Panther," Danai Gurira's name is Okoye. On "The Walking Dead," it's Michonne. And in real life? Well, for a long time the actress wasn't exactly sure. 

The self-proclaimed “Zimerican” — a salute to her dual heritage — was born to Zimbabwean parents in Iowa, where her nickname quickly became Dede.

When she was 5, she found out she was actually Danai. 

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Olympic fever is everywhere, including late-night television. 

Jimmy Kimmel lamented that he couldn’t legally show any clips from any actual events on his show Monday night, but that didn’t keep him from gushing about the international sporting affair. But his focus was not on the athletes. 

“The stars of the Olympics so far are the cheerleaders from North Korea,” the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host declared, referring to the cheerleading “army” Kim Jong Un sent as part of the North Korean delegation to the Games. 

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(Don Cormier / Los Angeles Times)

I wasn't in it for the money or the fame; to me it was all about the expression of something I could give that maybe no one else could in quite the same way. I felt like I had a real purpose.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: An enduring bombshell

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Gigi Hadid models at New York Fashion Week last week.
Gigi Hadid models at New York Fashion Week last week. (Mary Altaffer / Associated Press)

Gigi Hadid is so over people commenting on how and why her body has changed over the years, and she decided it’s time to explain: She has Hashimoto's disease.  

When she started modeling at 17, she wasn’t yet diagnosed and was suffering from inflammation and water retention, she said Sunday on Twitter. She was also suffering from comments about how she was initially too big to be a successful model. 

With Hashimoto’s, the immune system attacks the thyroid, causing it to underperform. Hypothyroidism symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, joint and muscle pain and more, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" is hitting the road with a newly announced, eight-city musical tour.
"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" is hitting the road with a newly announced, eight-city musical tour. (Smallz & Raskind / the CW)

CW musical comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is bringing its particular brand of crazy to a city near you.

On Monday, CBS Television Studios and the CW announced an eight-city music tour showcasing the series and including select cast members and songwriters.

“There is nothing like performing musical comedy live,” said Rachel Bloom, co-creator, executive producer and star, in a statement. “It’s not just a performance, it’s an ongoing dialogue between the performers and the audience.”

(The CW)