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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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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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"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.

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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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'

Mara Wilson.
Mara Wilson. (Christina House / For The Times)

"Stranger Things 2" star Millie Bobby Brown has found an unexpected ally in former child star Mara Wilson.

In a new essay for Elle magazine, Wilson ("Matilda," "Mrs. Doubtfire") used her own experiences to defend the 13-year-old Netflix star from the critical eye of social media and the wandering eyes of predators. She also argued against "the  culture of dehumanization" Hollywood has enabled.

The "Bojack Horseman" actress is the latest celebrity to come to the defense of the popular sci-fi series' young stars, who have been subjected to increased scrutiny since the second season recently launched. ("Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner recently defended 14-year-old Finn Wolfhard after a video of him avoiding fans surfaced.)

Millie Bobby Brown attends Netflix's "Stranger Things 2" premiere on Oct. 26 in Westwood. Her appearance sparked reactions in social media
Millie Bobby Brown attends Netflix's "Stranger Things 2" premiere on Oct. 26 in Westwood. Her appearance sparked reactions in social media (Valerie Macon / AFP/Getty Images)