In the wake of further sexual misconduct allegations against Les Moonves that culminated with the network head’s resignation from CBS on Monday, spouse Julie Chen has primarily been silent since taking to Twitter in July to express her unwavering support.
In a statement this week announcing her break from the show, Chen said, “I am taking a few days off from ‘The Talk’ to be with my family. I will be back soon and will see you Thursday night on ‘Big Brother.’”
“I’m just blown away, honestly,” Munn told the co-hosts of “The Talk” during her Thursday appearance on the CBS show.
The actress was talking about Paige Carnes’ statement printed by the Los Angeles Times on Thursday. Carnes was a teen when she was victimized by Steven Wilder Striegel, the sex offender who was cast in “The Predator.”
He mastered “Jesus Christ Superstar,” but is John Legend ready to tackle “John Legend ‘Voice’ Coach?”
That’s the question as NBC announced Wednesday that Legend, a newly crowned EGOT winner, will be joining “The Voice” as a coach in spring 2019 for the show’s 16th season.
“I’m thrilled to join the coaches of ‘The Voice,’” Legend said in a statement the network released. “I've been a guest and mentor on the show multiple times, and I’m so excited to discover talented singers and help them make the most of their gift. I hope the world is ready for #TeamJL.”
In an emotional moment at the red-carpet premiere of “The Predator,” director Shane Black took responsibility for casting a registered sex offender in a bit part in the film.
“I made an error in judgment that is irresponsible, you know?” he told the Associated Press. “I am not just a kid who can say, ‘Hey, we’re making movies in college, put your buddy in the movie.’ This is an adult decision with real responsibilities, and I didn’t vet somebody.”
First reported by the Los Angeles Times last week, 20th Century Fox was about to lock the final print of “The Predator” when studio officials were informed by actress Olivia Munn that Black had cast Steven Wilder Striegel, an old friend (and registered sex offender), in the film.
Norm Macdonald on Thursday issued his latest in a string of apologies for continuing to put his foot in his mouth.
The “Saturday Night Live” veteran, whose promotional appearances for his upcoming Netflix talk show have turned into an apology tour, expressed regret on “The View” on Thursday morning for the Down syndrome comment he made on “The Howard Stern Show” the day before.
That ill-timed comment, of course, came as Macdonald was elaborating on his earlier apology regarding statements he made about the #MeToo movement and victims of sexual misconduct.
As Ted Cruz remains locked in an ever-tightening Texas Senate race with Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the incumbent took extreme measures to counter his opponent’s scheduled interview on Stephen Colbert’s show Wednesday night.
Cruz bought ad time.
The Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday that the Cruz campaign had purchased ad time during Colbert’s show in several Texas markets, including El Paso, Amarillo, Waco and San Antonio, as part of a statewide ad campaign.
Disgraced sitcom star Roseanne Barr will participate in a public conversation about atonement and repentance on the same night she could have been honored at the Primetime Emmy Awards.
“Is America a Forgiving Nation?” is the title of the discussion set to take place on Sept. 17, which also lands on the eve of Yom Kippur, the Jewish high holiday of atonement. The event will be held across town from the Emmys at the Saban Theatre — Temple of the Arts in Beverly Hills at 7 p.m.
The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning comedian will be joined by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach onstage, and the discussion will be moderated by David Suissa, editor in chief of the Jewish Journal. (The publication is co-hosting the event with Boteach’s World Values Network.)