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Matt Damon.
Matt Damon. (Jordan Strauss / Associated Press)

Matt Damon apologized Tuesday for remarks he made in December before he knew more about allegations of sexual misconduct by powerful men. 

“I wish I’d listened a lot more before I weighed in on this,” the actor said on the “Today” show, where he was promoting his humanitarian efforts with 

“I should get in the back seat and close my mouth for a while,” he added, noting that many of the women in the Time’s Up movement are his “dear friends.” 

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Mila Kunis is becoming a Harvard woman: She’s been named Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 2018 Woman of the Year.

The actress, best known for roles in “That ’70s Show," "Black Swan" and “Bad Moms,” will be honored by the nation’s oldest collegiate theatrical organization — with its oldest award — for making a “lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment.”

Kunis was selected as the 68th Woman of the Year because she has “established herself as one of Hollywood's most sought after, vivacious, and engaging actresses,” according to the Tuesday announcement.

  • TV
Zainab Salbi will host "#MeToo, Now What?," a PBS series investigating sexual harassment.
Zainab Salbi will host "#MeToo, Now What?," a PBS series investigating sexual harassment. (Vikram Kacher)

PBS plans to dive into the public conversation surrounding sexual harassment with a new five-part series called “#MeToo, Now What?”

Hosted by Women for Women International founder and author Zainab Salbi, the half-hour program will engage both women and men to understand how and why the discussion of sexual misconduct has cracked wide open and what we can learn from it.

Paula Kerger, PBS’ president and CEO, announced the series Tuesday morning at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena.

Dolores O'Riordan performs with the Cranberries at the Wiltern in Los Angeles in 1994.
Dolores O'Riordan performs with the Cranberries at the Wiltern in Los Angeles in 1994. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

London police have found no evidence of foul play in the sudden death of the Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan.

The capital’s Metropolitan Police Service initially said the Irish rocker’s death was “unexplained,” according to the Associated Press, but on Tuesday, they released a statement saying that it “is not being treated as suspicious.”

The case has since been passed to the coroner to determine O’Riordan’s cause of death, AP and the Guardian reported.

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For those early risers who missed Ann Curry’s face on morning television, Wednesday can’t get here soon enough.

The former “Today” show co-anchor will make an appearance on “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday where she’s expected to address her departure from NBC, the firing of her former colleague Matt Lauer, the #MeToo movement and her new PBS series, “We’ll Meet Again.”

Curry will be giving her first television interview since her early exit from the peacock network. The journalist finally left NBC in 2015 after being abruptly ousted from the “Today” show in 2012 and relegated to less airtime on the network.

Kim Kardashian West
Kim Kardashian West (Billy Farrell /

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West’s third child was born Monday, the reality TV star announced Tuesday on her website. 

The couple’s second daughter arrived at 12:47 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, weighing in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces and making the clan a family of five. She was carried by a surrogate, a decision the couple made after Kardashian West struggled through the two pregnancies that brought them daughter North and son Saint. “Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” Kardashian West wrote. “We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care.”

On Twitter, she said, “We’re so in love.”

  • Birthdays
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To my classmates, I was the guy from the barrio; to my neighbors, I was the kid who went to an Upper East Side school; to the kids in Puerto Rico, I was the American kid. I was always questioning my authenticity.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: About Latinos, by Latinos

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Timotheé Chalamet
Timotheé Chalamet (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Timothée Chalamet, who appears in three critically acclaimed awards contenders this season in “Lady Bird,” “Hostiles” and “Call Me by Your Name,” has certainly been on enough red carpets to have answered dozens of questions about representation, Hollywood inequities, sexual misconduct and more.

Apparently it was enough for him to rethink his compensation for "A Rainy Day in New York," a movie that Chalamet filmed with Rebecca Hall, Elle Fanning, Jude Law, Selena Gomez and others, and that was directed by Woody Allen. Never commenting on Allen's past allegations of sexual misconduct -- the director’s adopted daughter accused him of sexually abusing her -- Chalamet made clear in an Instagram post that he would donate his entire salary from the movie to three charities: Time's Up, the LGBT Center in New York and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, or RAINN.

Chalamet had been asked earlier in the awards season by The Times’ Amy Kaufman how he felt about working with Allen after the recent revelations about sexual harassment in the industry, but he declined to answer at the time.

Director Kathryn Bigelow
Director Kathryn Bigelow (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Academy-Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow’s film “Detroit” was awarded outstanding independent motion picture at Sunday’s 49th NAACP Image Awards gala.

The film, which is set amid a 1967 Detroit uprising, earned acclaim for its brutal exploration of power. In receiving the award, Biglow issued a statement that slams the White House and draws comparisons between what occurred a half-century ago and current-day America.

In her statement, Bigelow expressed gratitude to the NAACP while explaining that the film’s story continues to resonate: “The endemic racism, social inequality and abuse of power which precipitated this tragedy persist today as real threats to our freedom and the integrity of our social fabric.”

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band the Cranberries, has died. She was 46.

Publicist Lindsey Holmes says O'Riordan died suddenly Monday in London, where she was recording. The cause of death wasn't immediately available.

Holmes says the singer's family is "devastated" by the news.