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Danny Masterson in an episode of the Netflix series "The Ranch."
Danny Masterson in an episode of the Netflix series "The Ranch." (Greg Gayne / Netflix)

A woman who previously accused actor Danny Masterson of rape — an allegation he has denied — has gone on the record to criticize Netflix for continuing with his show "The Ranch" even as it has severed ties with Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. after allegations of sexual misconduct. 

“For me, what Netflix has done feels like a continuation of how the Church of Scientology made me feel when I reported my rape to them, as well as how Danny Masterson made me feel when I would beg him for an apology, an explanation, anything,” Chrissie Carnell Bixler told the Daily Beast. “I was made to feel unimportant. I was made to feel like I didn’t matter.”

The Masterson investigation into alleged assaults from the early 2000s went public in March. At that time, the actor's rep called the allegations false and framed them as a PR move to boost the Emmy-winning documentary TV series "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath," which premiered in December 2016.

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Sarah Silverman talks about friend Louis C.K. on the Nov. 16 episode of her series "I Love You, America."
Sarah Silverman talks about friend Louis C.K. on the Nov. 16 episode of her series "I Love You, America." (Erin Simkin / Hulu)

Sarah Silverman broke her silence on the actions of longtime friend Louis C.K. on Thursday, in a moving monologue before the latest episode of her Hulu talk show, "I Love You, America."

"This recent calling out of sexual assault has been a long time coming. It’s good. It’s like cutting out tumors — it’s messy and it’s complicated and it is going to hurt, but it’s necessary and we’ll all be healthier for it," Silverman said of the recent spate of women coming forward to share their stories. 

"And it sucks and some of our heroes will be taken down, and we will discover bad things about people we like, or in some cases, people we love," Silverman continued. 

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Samantha Bee talks Louis C.K. on the latest episode of "Full Frontal."
Samantha Bee talks Louis C.K. on the latest episode of "Full Frontal." (TBS / YouTube)

Samantha Bee had a few things to say to both Alabama and the entertainment industry Wednesday night.

Bee opened "Full Frontal" with an extended examination of recent accusations levied against Alabama "senatorial candidate and sophomore enthusiast" Roy Moore

The host primarily focused on the reaction to the allegations, particularly in Moore's home state of Alabama, quoting a recent survey in which nearly 40% of Alabama Christians said that the accusations only make them more likely to vote for Moore.

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(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

I am not very trusting of directors. I go in with my fists up -- or at least my cards really close to my chest, because I have been burned before. I find that directors have a hard time believing that a young actress is going to have an artistic opinion that is worth something.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Pushing boundaries

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "Veep."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "Veep." (Lacey Terrell / HBO)

Production on the seventh and final season of HBO's "Veep" has been postponed while its star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, undergoes treatment for breast cancer.

"We're obviously postponing production of the show. We were supposed to have started now, while she's in treatment," journalist Frank Rich, who is an executive producer on the Emmy-winning HBO series, said on SiriusXM's "Press Pool" on Wednesday. "But the expectation is that we will shoot again. We have one more season we're doing, which we're incredibly excited about."

In September, the iconic "Seinfeld" alum found out she had breast cancer the day after winning her sixth consecutive Emmy Award for playing career politician Selina Meyer. She went public with her diagnosis days later. HBO, which had already announced plans to end the series in 2018, said Louis-Dreyfus' diagnosis had no bearing on the decision. The premium cable network also said that it would adjust production as needed.

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Simone Garcia Johnson.
Simone Garcia Johnson. (Richard Shotwell / Associated Press)

Simone Garcia Johnson, daughter of Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, has been selected as Golden Globe Ambassador as the awards ceremony heads into its 75th year. 

Much like her father used to be called the Rock, Garcia Johnson's new gig used to be called Miss Golden Globe — or, occasionally, Mr. Golden Globe. This year the title changed, along with the job description.  

Historically, the Hollywood scion awarded the gig has helped get the trophies onstage and the winners off it when each speech is done. For the 2017 ceremony, it took all three of Sylvester Stallone's daughters to pull it off.

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Leonardo DiCaprio, left, and Kate Winslet will return to the Titanic as the 1997 blockbuster returns to theaters for its 20th anniversary.
Leonardo DiCaprio, left, and Kate Winslet will return to the Titanic as the 1997 blockbuster returns to theaters for its 20th anniversary. (Paramount Pictures)

It's been 20 years since Rose promised Jack that she'd never let go. It's also been 20 years since she broke that promise and left him to drown in the icy waters of the North Atlantic.

What better way to commemorate such a momentous cinematic occasion than to sob into your popcorn all over again? You're in luck: "Titanic" is returning to theaters next month.

Dolby Laboratories Inc., Paramount Pictures and AMC Theatres announced Wednesday a one-week return engagement for the second-highest grossing film of all time. 

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(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Terry Crews has named the high-level Hollywood executive he accused of groping him at an industry function last year.

During a "Good Morning America" interview that aired Wednesday, the actor confirmed weeks of speculation by identifying William Morris Endeavor's Adam Venit as the assailant who allegedly groped his privates. Crews filed a police report about the encounter last week.

"Back in February 2016, I was assaulted by Adam Venit, who is head of the Motion Picture Department at William Morris Endeavor, one of the biggest agencies in the world, period," the 49-year-old former NFL star told Michael Strahan.

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Rose McGowan surrendered Tuesday to law enforcement in Virginia in response to a warrant for her arrest on a drug-possession charge stemming from a January incident at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C.

The actress, who's been vocal in her rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein, says two small bags of cocaine found in a wallet she left on a late Jan. 20 LAX-to-Dulles flight were planted.

"I will clearly plead not guilty," the 44-year-old "Charmed" alum told the New Yorker on Sunday in an interview that was published Tuesday after her arrest. 

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(Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)

The most frightening moments of violence are those which have been implied, rather than, for example, seeing the bullet enter the middle of the forehead and leave the backside. It has nothing to do with freedom of expression; it's a matter of taste.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Getting at 'The Naked Truth'