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Jennifer Lopez, center, at the Guess spring 2018 campaign reveal party in Los Angeles on Jan. 31..
Jennifer Lopez, center, at the Guess spring 2018 campaign reveal party in Los Angeles on Jan. 31.. (Rachel Murray / Getty Images)

Less than two hours after model Kate Upton took to Instagram to accuse Guess co-founder Paul Marciano of using “his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women,” the fashion mogul was hosting a flashy party at his company’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters Wednesday night in honor of Jennifer Lopez, the star of Guess’ new spring 2018 campaign.

By Thursday afternoon, shares of Guess stock had dropped more than 17% and a defiant Marciano was denying Upton's allegations, which began with a Wednesday afternoon tweet that said, “It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand Guess is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director. #metoo.” The Instagram post followed.

Marciano told TMZ that he had never touched Upton, who was the face of Guess in 2010 and 2011, and that he’d never been alone in a room with her.

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Palo Alto Senior High School opted to remove a mural painted by the actor in 2014.
Palo Alto Senior High School opted to remove a mural painted by the actor in 2014. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Palo Alto Senior High School is struggling with the lasting legacy of Oscar-nominated alumnus James Franco in the wake of recent sexual misconduct allegations. 

In 2014, the actor – who graduated in 1996 – participated in fundraising events for the school’s Media Arts Center, speaking and airing an experimental film, as well as contributing hand-painted artwork and murals to the campus.

According to the school’s publication, the Paly Voice, Principal Kim Diorio decided to have the remaining Franco mural on campus painted over Tuesday, while leaving the artwork inside the MAC untouched.

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“Fire and Fury” scribe Michael Wolff was kicked off a “Morning Joe” panel on Thursday after squabbling with MSNBC co-host Mika Brzezinski over an alleged White House affair.

Wolff was questioned about an extramarital relationship that President Trump might be having with someone in the White House, an allegation he alluded to last week during an appearance on “Real Time With Bill Maher.”

However, Wolff said he didn’t have “the ultimate proof” to include the allegation in the book, which has remained a bestseller since the bombshell expose was released last month, nor did he explicitly name the person. He did agree that there were breadcrumbs about the person’s identity in the book.

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Amy Schumer appeared on Katie Couric's podcast and discussed the #MeToo movement.
Amy Schumer appeared on Katie Couric's podcast and discussed the #MeToo movement. (Kevin Mazur / WireImage)

Amy Schumer offered a nuanced take on the #MeToo movement during a recent appearance on Katie Couric’s podcast.

Schumer was the guest on the latest “Wonder Women” edition of Couric’s self-titled podcast and discussed a variety of subjects, including her recent Broadway stint, body image and her gun-safety advocacy work.

The conversation also encompassed the changing climate in Hollywood and beyond following the recent wave of women sharing their experiences with sexual harassment and assault.

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“Sex and the City” alum Sarah Jessica Parker said she was “just heartbroken” upon hearing that her costar Kim Cattrall believes she and the quartet of women who starred in the comedy had “never been friends.”

“I found it very upsetting because that’s not the way I recall our experience,” Parker said on “Watch What Happens Live” on Wednesday.

The “Divorce” star was referring to an interview Cattrall did in October. Cattrall, who played the insatiable publicist Samantha Jones, said that she felt a “toxic relationship” with her costars and that Parker could have been “nicer” to her. She also shut down rumors that a third “Sex and the City” film was axed because of her “alleged demands.”

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Charlie Walk has been suspended as president of Republic Records after accusations of sexual harassment surfaced.
Charlie Walk has been suspended as president of Republic Records after accusations of sexual harassment surfaced. (Richard Shotwell / Invision)

Music executive and judge of Fox reality show “The Four” Charlie Walk has been suspended from his position as president of Republic Records after a former employee accused him of sexual harassment. 

A statement released Wednesday by Universal Music Group, which counts Republic Records among its labels, announced the decision.

"Republic Records is committed to a safe workplace environment where employees are treated fairly and respectfully. We have retained an outside law firm to conduct an independent investigation of this matter and have encouraged anyone who has relevant information to speak to the firm’s investigators. Mr. Walk has been placed on leave, and will remain [on] leave for the duration of the investigation,” the statement read.

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Michelle Obama has revealed what was in that infamous Tiffany’s box given to her by First Lady Melania Trump during President Trump’s inauguration.

It was a frame — “a lovely frame” — but you’d never know it given the awkward exchange that took place when Obama received the gift.

The exchange, which launched memes all over the internet, took the former first lady by surprise, as she explained to Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday in her first television interview since departing from the White House. (The segment airs Thursday.)

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” aired a post-State of the Union live episode Tuesday night, but the show broke out a truly special guest Wednesday night for her take on the speech.

Tony Award winner Laura Benanti returned to the program, bringing her sterling impression of Melania Trump with her, and gave Colbert the scoop on what’s happening behind the scenes of the country’s first couple.

“The state of our union is strong. The state of their union? It’s complicated,” Colbert joked as he laid out the rumors swirling around the couple in recent weeks.

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A scene from "Science Fair" directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster.
A scene from "Science Fair" directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster. (Pete Alton / Sundance Institute)

The Sundance Institute announced Wednesday that the documentary “Science Fair” is the winner of the first-ever Festival Favorite Award.

The final honor to be handed out at the Sundance Film Festival, the Festival Favorite Award was determined by audience votes from the 123 films screened at this year’s festival. The other award winners were announced on Jan. 27.

Directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster, “Science Fair,” which had its world premiere at the festival, follows nine high schoolers from around the world as they compete against thousands of other students representing 78 countries at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.