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(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Terry Crews has named the high-level Hollywood executive he accused of groping him at an industry function last year.

During a "Good Morning America" interview that aired Wednesday, the actor confirmed weeks of speculation by identifying William Morris Endeavor's Adam Venit as the assailant who allegedly groped his privates. Crews filed a police report about the encounter last week.

"Back in February 2016, I was assaulted by Adam Venit, who is head of the Motion Picture Department at William Morris Endeavor, one of the biggest agencies in the world, period," the 49-year-old former NFL star told Michael Strahan.


Rose McGowan surrendered Tuesday to law enforcement in Virginia in response to a warrant for her arrest on a drug-possession charge stemming from a January incident at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C.

The actress, who's been vocal in her rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein, says two small bags of cocaine found in a wallet she left on a late Jan. 20 LAX-to-Dulles flight were planted.

"I will clearly plead not guilty," the 44-year-old "Charmed" alum told the New Yorker on Sunday in an interview that was published Tuesday after her arrest. 

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(Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)

The most frightening moments of violence are those which have been implied, rather than, for example, seeing the bullet enter the middle of the forehead and leave the backside. It has nothing to do with freedom of expression; it's a matter of taste.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Getting at 'The Naked Truth'

Mara Wilson.
Mara Wilson. (Christina House / For The Times)

"Stranger Things 2" star Millie Bobby Brown has found an unexpected ally in former child star Mara Wilson.

In a new essay for Elle magazine, Wilson ("Matilda," "Mrs. Doubtfire") used her own experiences to defend the 13-year-old Netflix star from the critical eye of social media and the wandering eyes of predators. She also argued against "the  culture of dehumanization" Hollywood has enabled.

The "Bojack Horseman" actress is the latest celebrity to come to the defense of the popular sci-fi series' young stars, who have been subjected to increased scrutiny since the second season recently launched. ("Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner recently defended 14-year-old Finn Wolfhard after a video of him avoiding fans surfaced.)

Millie Bobby Brown attends Netflix's "Stranger Things 2" premiere on Oct. 26 in Westwood. Her appearance sparked reactions in social media
Millie Bobby Brown attends Netflix's "Stranger Things 2" premiere on Oct. 26 in Westwood. Her appearance sparked reactions in social media (Valerie Macon / AFP/Getty Images)
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Pink stopped by "The Late Late Show With James Corden" Tuesday to hitch a ride, croon some tunes and swap some stories on "Carpool Karaoke."

One month after the release of her most recent album, "Beautiful Trauma," Pink and Corden cruised the streets of Los Angeles singing "What About Us" before the songstress opened up about her first love: Jon Bon Jovi.

"I still remember, I was in the car, coming home from singing lessons, and they said on the radio that he married his high school sweetheart," she said solemnly. "I almost threw up in my mouth."

  • Music
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift (John Salangsang / Associated Press)

Just past the halfway point of its first week of release, Taylor Swift’s sixth album, “Reputation,” has surpassed the 1-million sales mark, Nielsen Music reported Tuesday.

The album had tallied 1,050,000 copies by the end of business Monday, four days after its release Friday, according to Nielsen.

Various industry sources told Billboard recently that Swift’s label, Big Machine Records, is projecting first-week sales that may approach 2 million copies.

William Bensussen, a.k.a. the Gaslamp Killer
William Bensussen, a.k.a. the Gaslamp Killer (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

Producer and DJ William Bensussen, who performs under the stage name the Gaslamp Killer, has filed a defamation lawsuit against two women who last month accused him of rape. In addition, the suit names one of the accuser's boyfriends and claims that he also knowingly spread defamatory information.

The suit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, claims that the women, named in the court papers as Chelsea Tadros and RaeAn Medina, as well as Tadros' boyfriend, Jack Wagner, spread "malicious and fabricated rape allegations against William Bensussen on the internet based on a consensual sexual encounter" that occurred on July 5, 2013.

The court action follows an Oct. 12 allegation, reprinted in the lawsuit, that Tadros posted to her Twitter account. After posting her story, her boyfriend, Wagner, posted numerous tweets slamming Bensussen. 

  • Movies
Louis C.K. in his film "I Love You, Daddy."
Louis C.K. in his film "I Love You, Daddy." (Toronto International Film Festival)

The fallout continues for Louis C.K. as several foreign distributors have opted not to move forward with the release of "I Love You, Daddy" in the wake of C.K.'s sexual misconduct.

"As much as we acknowledge Louis C.K.’s creative and performing talent, releasing the film in the Middle East and North Africa would mean condoning this type of behavior and forgetting the damage it has caused and still causes to the victims regardless of gender," Front Row Filmed Entertainment representative Gianluca Chakra said in a Tuesday statement to The Times. 

"We at Front Row have decided not to release the film. This is the type of message we must send to the whole system which needs to drastically reexamine its core ethical and professional values," Chakra added.

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(Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

Jordin Sparks is a married lady and a mama-to-be.

The "American Idol" winner wed boyfriend Dana Isaiah during a secret ceremony in July, she confirmed to People.

Sparks, 27, said they eloped while on vacation in Hawaii and were joined by a small group of friends. Then, a month later, she found out she was pregnant.

  • Celebrity
Elizabeth Perkins participates in the Take Back the Workplace March on Nov. 12 in Hollywood.
Elizabeth Perkins participates in the Take Back the Workplace March on Nov. 12 in Hollywood. (Sarah Morris / Getty Images)

Elizabeth Perkins called out James Woods by name on a "#MeToo" sign at the Take Back the Workplace protest march Sunday in Hollywood.

Whether the comment referred to her own experience or someone else's was unclear, and a rep for the "Weeds" actress did not immediately respond Tuesday to a request for comment. Perkins and Woods' movie and TV acting resumes, as listed on IMDb, do not appear to overlap. 

Woods, who just hit 1 million Twitter followers Monday, did not comment on social media regarding the sign, and a rep for the two-time Oscar nominee didn't immediately answer a request for comment.