Actress Janet Varney, who dated Chris Hardwick and remains his friend, says the embattled comic and TV host never abused her during the seven years they were together.
Hardwick has been under fire, and his work life has been affected, since actress and cosplayer Chloe Dykstra wrote a post earlier this month that accused a former boyfriend — widely presumed to be Hardwick — of abuse.
“The last thing I wanted to do was to complicate an already complicated situation, and this statement isn’t intended to weaken or drown out the voices of those who have bravely moved us forward in the fight against all forms of abuse,” Varney told The Times exclusively in a statement Tuesday.
The world’s most tepid war of words raged on Monday, with President Trump lashing out at Jimmy Fallon from a rally in South Carolina and Fallon poking fun of the president during his “Tonight Show” monologue.
“Jimmy Fallon calls me up and he's like a nice guy. He's lost. He looks like a lost soul. But you know what, he's a nice guy,” Trump said during a rally for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster. The president went on to repeat his admonishment that Fallon needs to “be a man” and not apologize for having Trump on his show in 2016.
“He's all apologizing because he humanized me? And he really hurt himself,” Trump continued.
Authorities returned to Heather Locklear’s home on Monday for a medical emergency just hours after the “Melrose Place” star posted bail for a weekend arrest.
Ventura County sheriff’s deputies and Ventura County Fire Department officials were called to the actress’ Thousand Oaks home about 2:45 p.m. Monday after receiving a 911 call describing a medical emergency, officials said.
“A person was transported to a hospital,” said Capt. Steve Swindle, a public information officer for Ventura County Fire.
I’ve always gravitated toward comedic actors to work with … hell, to live with … to be friends with. And there’s a reason. Who wants to be around serious people? Is there anything more boring than a serious person?
Richard Harrison of “Pawn Stars,” known as “the Old Man,” has died after a battle with Parkinson’s disease, son Rick Harrison confirmed Monday. The elder Harrison was 77.
“Richard Benjamin ‘The Old Man’ Harrison passed away this morning surrounded by those he loved,” Rick Harrison said, in part, on Instagram. “He will be tremendously missed by our family, the team at Gold & Silver Pawn and his many fans the world over. He was my hero and I was fortunate to get a very cool ‘Old Man’ as my dad.”
Richard Harrison was known for his dry humor and would joke with everyone around him. A prominent member of the team, he was never seen without his classic fedora and black suit.
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie wed in Scotland over the weekend, and we’re happy to report that this “Game of Thrones” wedding was neither red nor purple. In fact, it was fittingly off-brand, very British and quite lovely.
The English actor and the Scottish actress, who respectively play Jon Snow and the wildling Ygritte in the sprawling HBO fantasy series, got married on Saturday with a church service and a celebration at Leslie’s ancestral home, the nearly 900-year-old Wardhill Castle in Aberdeenshire, according to the Associated Press.