Illusionist David Copperfield has preemptively responded to sexual assault allegations, hours before a report detailed an alleged nonconsensual encounter in 1988 with a 17-year-old aspiring model.
The famed Las Vegas headliner is accused of drugging and assaulting Brittney Lewis after meeting her during a modeling contest he was judging, the Wrap said Wednesday. At the time, she was 17 and Copperfield was 32.
The Wrap said it spoke with at least five individuals who corroborated Lewis’ story, and Lewis said she reported the alleged incident to the FBI in 2007. The Times has not independently verified the allegations.
“Mission: Impossible” franchise star Tom Cruise is on now on Instagram, joining the more than 800 million active users who rappelled onto the social media site before him.
The actor’s first posts Thursday were purely promotional, giving a peek into the next “MI” movie and revealing the name: “Mission: Impossible — Fallout.” It will be the sixth movie in the series, which according to unadjusted Box Office Mojo numbers has grossed enough worldwide to give each active Instagram user about enough green to buy a gallon of gas.
Also, it appears that Cruise is once again doing his own high-risk stunts, though we knew that already in August when he had that building-jumping mishap (as one does in one’s mid-50s). Totally wish he’d posted a POV helicopter shot he took himself …
I'm proud to be mentioned with people like Jill Scott and Erykah Badu because I feel they are part of a breakthrough. … For years women relied on men for songs, but now women are expressing the truth of a new generation. That's my goal too.
Buckle your seatbelts: “Big Little Lies” is bringing out the big guns.
HBO announced Wednesday that three-time Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep is joining the already-stacked cast of the limited series.
Streep is playing Mary Louise Wright, mother of the recently deceased Perry (Alexander Skarsgard), who comes to Monterey concerned about the welfare of her grandchildren and suspicious about her son’s death.
In a live Vemo broadcast Wednesday morning, the superstar Elton John announced his retirement from touring — with a world tour that’s expected to last three years and touch down in Los Angeles early next year.
The “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour,” he told interviewer Anderson Cooper at the media event, will be “the best production I’ve ever done.”
Always the consummate showman, John turned the announcement into a buzzed-about affair. On his official website, the multiplatinum hitmaker placed a countdown clock set to expire at 9:30 a.m. Pacific, along with a teaser phrase drawn from one of his most famous songs: “I’ve finally found where my future lies,” a reference to his song and album “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”
The thing that surprises people is that it doesn't get easier with time because you are, in a sense, comparing every new song to what you've written before. You don't want the same sound or the same melody. You want to find something new.
Mere moments after the world learned that James Franco would not be nominated for an Oscar for his work in “The Disaster Artist,” two of the women accusing the actor of sexual misconduct made their first television appearance on “Good Morning America.”