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Terry Crews on Sunday posted a screenshot of an email he said was from entrepreneur-producer Russell Simmons that urged the actor to give the target of his sexual-assault allegations a pass.

Crews recently spoke out about his alleged assault at the hands of a “high-powered” male entertainment executive, who was later identified as WME agent Adam Venit. Venit is currently on leave from the agency.

The actor, 49, addressed the matter last week on “Good Morning America,” saying he had suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome as a result. “I’ve never felt more emasculated, more objectified,” he said. “I was horrified.

Sean "Diddy" Combs, Meghan Trainor, and DJ Khaled
Sean "Diddy" Combs, Meghan Trainor, and DJ Khaled (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times; Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times; Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Every singing competition show needs an all-star panel of experts. “The Four: Battle for Stardom,” Fox’s retort to ABC’s revival of “American Idol,” has filled its musical chairs with Sean “Diddy” Combs, Meghan Trainor, DJ Khaled and music executive Charlie Walk. 

The new reality competition fills the network’s void left by one-time stalwart "American Idol," which was pulled out of retirement and jumped ship to ABC.

“Diddy, DJ Khaled, Meghan and Charlie are giants in the music space,” said Rob Wade, Fox’s head of alternative programming “They understand what an artist needs to break through – from killer music and style to innovative marketing and social media. This is a show like no other and we can’t wait to get started.”

The cast of "Bodied," from left: Shoniqua Shandai, Kid Twist, Rory Uphold, Calum Worthy, director Joseph Kahn, Jackie Long, Dumbfounded and Dizaster.
The cast of "Bodied," from left: Shoniqua Shandai, Kid Twist, Rory Uphold, Calum Worthy, director Joseph Kahn, Jackie Long, Dumbfounded and Dizaster. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

The AFI Fest announced its prize winners Friday afternoon, bringing this year’s edition to a close.

The audience award for world cinema went to Ziad Doueiri’s drama “The Insult,” which is Lebanon’s submission for the foreign-language Academy Award.

The New Auteurs audience award went to “What Would People Say,” a culture-clash, coming-of-age story set in Norway and Pakistan from writer-director Iram Haq.

(Michael Nagle / For The Times)

A reading at the Los Angeles bookstore Chevalier's Books with "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner will proceed as scheduled Friday night, despite an accusation of sexual harassment recently levied against him.

Weiner's promotional tour for his new novel, "Heather, the Totality," has been disrupted several times in recent weeks in the wake of the allegations, with events in Seattle and Washington, D.C., canceled altogether. When asked on tour about the allegation, Weiner has denied it.

The situation got more complicated Friday, when television writer-producer Marti Noxon, who worked as a consulting producer on "Mad Men," chimed in on Twitter in support of series writer Kater Gordon, who alleged last week that Weiner had harassed her when they worked together in 2008.

"Avengers Assemble."
"Avengers Assemble." (Alex Ross / Marvel ArtWorks)

Similar to the reboots, remakes and retcons for which the superhero industry has become known, Marvel Entertainment has decided to reorganize its top brass. 

The comic book publisher announced Friday that C.B. Cebulski will be replacing Axel Alonso as editor-in-chief.

“As our characters continue to reach unprecedented levels of global popularity, we need to ensure our core comic business sets the standard with fresh and compelling graphic storytelling that excites both our longtime fan base and new fans,” Dan Buckley, president of Marvel Entertainment, said in a statement.

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Meryl Streep gave a stirring speech at the Committee to Protect Journalists' 2017 International Press Freedom Awards on Wednesday night in which she shared her own history with violence.

The Oscar-winning actress spoke at length about the bravery of female journalists amid a "poisonous" time for the press.

"I revere the people who do this because I am not a naturally brave person," Streep said. "I think standing up in front of 1,000 people that are smarter than me and presuming to tell them anything is nauseating and I would rather be home watching Rachel [Maddow], frankly."

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U2 and Kendrick Lamar’s new collaborative single, “American Soul,” might sound a little familiar.  

Released Friday, the song is a riff and update on Lamar’s track “XXX,” which was previously released on his album “Damn” and featured U2. 

 But the gritty, surging revamp was substantial enough to warrant a fresh release by the Irish rockers. There’s less Lamar on this one, as he opens the tune with a short sermon: “Blessed are the bullies/ For one day they will have to stand up to themselves.../ Blessed are the liars/ For the truth can be awkward.”

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Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams.
Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams. (Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images)

Tennis great Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian got married Thursday, not quite three months after welcoming their daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian. 

Mommy and Daddy became Mrs. and Mr. in a "Beauty and the Beast"-themed wedding, according to "Entertainment Tonight." Guests "were expected to dress to the theme," an ET source said. 

Fellow tennis star/BFF Caroline Wozniacki and NBA fiance David Lee, Beyoncé, Eva Longoria and Kim Kardashian were among the guests at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, according to People

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At a certain point, you can actually feel it go through your body. It's part of you. And sometimes, when it all comes together on the set, and especially when it comes together in the cutting room, it becomes part of you. It's like it just seeps out of your body. And ... you become the film you're making.

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Jeffrey Tambor is accused of a second allegation of sexual misconduct.
Jeffrey Tambor is accused of a second allegation of sexual misconduct. (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)

Another woman working on Amazon's "Transparent" has come forward to accuse Jeffrey Tambor of sexual misconduct. 

Transgender actress Trace Lysette, who plays yoga instructor Shea on the series, wrote a lengthy post on social media Thursday night outlining her own experiences with Tambor.

In Lysette's post, she alleges that Tambor made an over-the-top sexual comment to her when her costume was particularly revealing.