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Kerry Washington, left, and Reese Witherspoon will be stars and executive producers of a limited series based on Celeste Ng's book.
Kerry Washington, left, and Reese Witherspoon will be stars and executive producers of a limited series based on Celeste Ng's book. (Jean Baptise-Lacroix / Getty Images; Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)

Hulu has landed “Little Fires Everywhere,” a limited series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington based on the book of the same name. 

Witherspoon’s company Hello Sunshine will produce the series — its first venture as a studio —  along with Washington’s Simpson Street and ABC Signature Studios. 

Celeste Ng’s novel “Little Fires Everywhere” follows “picture-perfect” Elena Richardson and a newcomer to her Cleveland suburb, the enigmatic Mia Warren. As Elena’s children become drawn to Mia and her daughter, Pearl, Elena becomes determined to uncover Mia’s mysterious past. 

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James Levine is out at the Met.
James Levine is out at the Met. (Michael Dwyer)

The Metropolitan Opera of New York has fired conductor James Levine, announcing the move Monday after finding “credible evidence that Mr. Levine had engaged in sexually abusive and harassing conduct.” 

The Met launched its investigation after the New York Times reported in December allegations of sexual abuse. The Times’ story Monday of Levine’s firing reported that the opera company said it had interviewed 70 people before terminating Levine.

Here is the full text of the Met’s statement, posted at the close of business Monday:

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#MeToo activist Tarana Burke is slated to speak at the United State of Women summit in May.
#MeToo activist Tarana Burke is slated to speak at the United State of Women summit in May. (Stephanie Strasburg / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via Associated Press)

In 2016, the feminist organization United State of Women staged its first summit in Washington, D.C.

Held in partnership with the White House Council on Women and Girls and featuring Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey, the summit brought together 5,000 women, girls and allies to discuss issues ranging from entrepreneurship to violence against women. 

In May, USOW will reconvene the movement in L.A.

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How’s Taylor Swift dealing with her mega-fame? That’s a “Delicate” question.

Perhaps the more appropriate inquiry is, what would it be like if TayTay didn’t exist?

The pop star — or yet another version of her — ponders that concept in her new music video for “Delicate,” the latest single off her juggernaut 2017 album, “Reputation.”

The rumors are true: The Carter family is hitting the road again.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z announced their “On the Run Tour 2” on Monday morning, marking the power couple’s first joint tour since 2014.

The announcement wasn’t exactly surprising, thanks to an errant Ticketmaster listing last week for a July 30 tour date in Philadelphia. The listing was quickly deleted.

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  • Celebrity
Rose McGowan at Paris Fashion Week earlier this month.
Rose McGowan at Paris Fashion Week earlier this month. (Francois Durand / Getty Images)

A judge on Monday rejected Rose McGowan’s request to dismiss a felony drug charge against her, which means the cocaine possession case will move forward. 

The court found insufficient evidence to support the actress’ claim that cocaine was planted in her lost wallet by operatives of Harvey Weinstein who were trying to silence her rape allegations against the former studio head, the Blast reported.

McGowan, who has pleaded not guilty, said she misplaced the wallet on a red-eye flight that arrived at Dulles International Airport in early 2017. She was on her way to the Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington.

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(Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

Look at circus families, go right down the line, the Fratellini Brothers, the Flying Wallendas, whatever. That's what I was born into. That's what I do. That's why I love it so much. It's in my blood. I could never do anything else any more than any of them could've left the circus.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: She's Still Chasing Rainbows

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The Church of Scientology announced on Twitter that it will launch a TV network Monday night.

The church on Sunday announced plans to premiere the Scientology Network with content on DirectTV, Scientology.tv, Apple TV, Roku, FireTV, iTunes and Google Play.

The Twitter page offers the first glimpse of what’s to come, including a website that is not yet up and running:

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(Damon Winter / Los Angeles Times)

My proudest thing in my career is that I was able to change it three times. And I'm happy about that. I couldn't have done the same thing my whole life, I would've gone nuts.

"Stranger Things" creators Ross Duffer and Matt Duffer in February.
"Stranger Things" creators Ross Duffer and Matt Duffer in February. (Robyn Beck / AFP/Getty Images)

An investigation by Netflix found no evidence of wrongdoing on the set of “Stranger Things” after a crew member alleged on social media that “two men in high positions of power” — presumably the show’s creators, the Duffer brothers — sought out and verbally abused female staff members.

“We looked into the concern that was raised when we heard of the allegation on Thursday,” a Netflix spokesperson said in an emailed statement on Saturday, “and found no wrongdoing.”

The allegations, which were posted to Instagram by Peyton Brown, who has worked as a grip on the show, presumably referred to Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer. The accusations were first reported by Deadline.