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People where I'm from are down-to-earth: They're about their trucks, cars, hanging out with buddies, doing a little fishing. It's not for everybody, but it's me.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: It's that Everyman appeal

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Kevin Spacey's U.K. charity is over.
Kevin Spacey's U.K. charity is over. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Disgraced actor Kevin Spacey’s charitable organization, the Kevin Spacey Foundation: United Kingdom, is closing up shop.

The charity, which offered scholarships, awards and educational programs for young people interested in the performing arts, will officially shut down Wednesday. Its U.K. trustees decided that the work of the foundation “is no longer viable,” according to a statement posted on the foundation’s website.

Thanking their partners, artists and other organizations “for the great work that has been done in association with the Foundation,” the trustees said they hoped that the objectives of the charity “will be taken forward by other organizations.”

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Ryan Seacrest is facing allegations of sexual harassment.
Ryan Seacrest is facing allegations of sexual harassment. (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)

A former E! stylist who accused Ryan Seacrest of sexual harassment has come forward to detail her allegations in a new interview with Variety.

Suzie Hardy worked as a personal stylist for Seacrest from 2007 to 2013 and in November 2017 filed a complaint with E! about his behavior, which sparked a denial from Seacrest and an investigation by the network.

Now, just weeks after E! announced it had concluded its investigation into Seacrest after outside counsel found insufficient evidence to support the allegations — and days before the host has a starring role in E!'s Oscars red carpet coverage — Hardy is telling her side of the story.

Tom Cruise and Demi Moore in 1992's "A Few Good Men."
Tom Cruise and Demi Moore in 1992's "A Few Good Men." (Andy Schwartz / Castle Rock)

Writer Aaron Sorkin obviously knew Demi Moore was good for more than just sex in a movie. He also knew women in general (surprise!) could be quite useful in sans-sex cinema.

A male studio executive working on 1992’s “A Few Good Men,” however, was not as clear on that concept.

Welcome to the early ’90s, when Sorkin was adapting his play for the big-screen version that starred Moore and Tom Cruise. 

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Cardi B at the Marc Jacobs Fall 2018 Show in New York City this month.
Cardi B at the Marc Jacobs Fall 2018 Show in New York City this month. (Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images)

Cardi B used to be an exotic dancer, y’all. She’s not trying to hide it, and she’s not going to stop mentioning it. 

The problem, you see, is your attitude about strippers.

“People say, ‘Why do you always got to say that you used to be a stripper? We get it,’” the “Bodak Yellow” rapper told Cosmopolitan in an occasionally NSFW interview for its April issue. “Because y’all don’t respect me because of it, and y’all going to respect these strippers from now on….”

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Hey, internet, meet Chicago West. 

Again.

And for real this time.

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Alexis Ohanian Sr. and Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. designed a special surprise for Serena Williams.
Alexis Ohanian Sr. and Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. designed a special surprise for Serena Williams. (Chuck Burton / Associated Press)

It’s not easy being a working mom, particularly if your day job includes being one of the greatest tennis players of all time. 

So Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian Sr. is making sure his wife, tennis legend Serena Williams, never forgets where she ranks in his mind. 

On Monday night, Ohanian Sr. shared a little surprise he and 5-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. cooked up to boost Williams’ spirits as she travels to Indian Wells for the BNP Paribas Tournament next week.

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Sandra Bullock at the Oscars in 2014.
Sandra Bullock at the Oscars in 2014. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Oscars producers keep lining up the talent for the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, announcing another star-studded round of presenters that includes numerous past winners and nominees.

Producers have booked Emily Blunt, Sandra Bullock, Dave Chappelle, Eugenio Derbez, Ansel Elgort, Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster, Eiza González, Ashley Judd, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Helen Mirren, Rita Moreno, Lupita Nyong’o and Christopher Walken to present at the ceremony.

“These actors have embodied some of the most heroic, aspirational and indelible characters ever brought to the screen,” producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd said in a statement Tuesday. “In so doing, they’ve not only entertained the world, but illuminated the full range of the human experience.”

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Stephen Colbert has some serious doubts about President Trump’s claim that he would have run into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the shooting earlier this month.

Colbert kicked off Monday night’s episode of “The Late Show” noting how, more than a year into his presidency, Trump somehow still manages to surprise him daily. 

“I go to bed every night believing there's nothing he could say or do that could possibly surprise me,” said Colbert. “Then, the sun comes up.” 

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I’ve had to say to critics, ‘Who are you to criticize me if I’m reaching a million people?’ I‘m not going to dog someone if they’re doing that. But I can only think of my quest.