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Gal Gadot hosted “Saturday Night Live” in October, and, according to Kate McKinnon, the “Wonder Woman” star made quite an impression. 

Gadot made such an impression that McKinnon has developed a sterling Gadot impression of her own. 

McKinnon stopped by “The Tonight Show” Tuesday and told Jimmy Fallon all about Gadot’s time at “SNL,” including how McKinnon and castmate Aidy Bryant felt in the presence of the Israeli beauty.

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Time’s Person of the Year is more than a person: It’s a movement.

Under the umbrella “the Silence Breakers,” the magazine has honored the legions of women coming forward about sexual harassment in the workplace as its most influential entity of 2017. 

“The hashtag #MeToo (swiftly adapted into #BalanceTonPorc, #YoTambien, #Ana_kaman and many others), which to date has provided an umbrella of solidarity for millions of people to come forward with their stories, is part of the picture, but not all of it,” the magazine said

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(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

So much of the advice that was given to me when I was 15 and 16 years old, I took. Everything from the logistics of how to get on at a comedy club to discipline and patience. A lot of what people talked about was that it took a really long time to become a good comedian. That was important to hear. 

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Danny Masterson, seen in an episode of "The Ranch," was fired from the series Monday after multiple sexual assault claims.
Danny Masterson, seen in an episode of "The Ranch," was fired from the series Monday after multiple sexual assault claims. (Greg Gayne / Netflix)

Netflix is parting ways with Danny Masterson, star of “The Ranch,” in light of multiple sexual assault accusations made against the actor earlier this year. 

“As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of ‘The Ranch,’” a Netflix spokesperson wrote in a statement to The Times on Tuesday. “Yesterday was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him.”

Representatives for Masterson provided The Times with the following statement from the actor regarding his dismissal: 

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Terry Crews has filed suit against Adam Venit.
Terry Crews has filed suit against Adam Venit. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

The dispute between actor Terry Crews and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment agent Adam Venit continued Tuesday in the form of a lawsuit.

Representatives for Crews confirmed to The Times that the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star is suing Venit, whom he accused of groping him at an industry function last year.

No additional details about the suit were immediately available. 

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Dustin Hoffman and John Oliver squared off about sexual harassment Monday night during a panel discussion in New York, with both men sticking by their arguments as tension between them heated up.

Oliver, the “Last Week Tonight” host, moderated the chat, which was part of a Tribeca Film Institute 20th anniversary screening of the movie “Wag the Dog” and reported on by the Washington Post and WWD. (Kathryn Hopkins of WWD shot the video above.)

Oliver said he had to address an issue that was “hanging in the air”: accusations of sexual harassment against Hoffman in 1985 and 1991 made last month by a former intern and a then-struggling playwright. 

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There must have been something in the late-show waters over the weekend because both “The Tonight Show” and “The Late Show” featured very special Christmas celebrations centered around none other than special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

On CBS, Stephen Colbert celebrated the “holiday collusion season” with a choir singing a special version of “12 Days of Christmas.” 

“On the first day of Christmas, Bob Mueller gave to me/A Michael Flynn guilty plea,” the choral group sang, running down a list that included “four charges so far,” “three panicked Trumps” and “two officials flipped.”

Chris Pratt and Margot Robbie knocked back some beers over stories about the dangers of growing up in the wilds of Australia on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday night. 

Pratt, who was filling in as guest host for Kimmel, kicked off the interview by asking the “I, Tonya” actress about something that boggles American minds about life in Australia: all the strange and dangerous wildlife. Like the origin of the kangaroos that “have a donkey face but a rabbit hop.” 

“I hate the stereotype. Like everyone thinks, ‘Oh, you’re from Australia — there are creepy, crawly, poisonous, venomous things all over the place,’” said Pratt. “But are there creepy, crawly, poisonous, venomous things all over the place?”

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Ed Sheeran, performing in Los Angeles in August, has logged 6.3 billion streams on Spotify this year.
Ed Sheeran, performing in Los Angeles in August, has logged 6.3 billion streams on Spotify this year. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Ed Sheeran has snagged a triple crown of streaming for 2017, ranking as Spotify’s most-streamed artist as well as tallying the most-streamed single (“Shape of You”) and the top-streamed album (“Divide”).

The streaming service reported that “Shape of You” has been streamed 1.4 billion times, making it the most-streamed track ever. “Divide” racked up 3.1 billion streams and overall Sheeran’s music generated 6.3 billion streams.

“There is no doubt that 2017 was the Year of Ed Sheeran, and we are thrilled that so many millions of music fans have discovered, listened to, and shared his music on Spotify,” Stefan Blom, Spotify’s chief content officer, said in a statement.

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(Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)

I don't have to necessarily follow anyone's lead. I can kind of break ground and create my own niche in this industry. And because of my ethnicity and my gender and my youth, I think it's easier for me in a lot of ways, because in this business, one of the great things is that if you stand out, it's a real advantage. And I do that by virtue of who I am.