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Showtime’s SMILF Canceled Amid Probe of Frankie Shaw’s Misconduct
After two seasons and a campaign to rehabilitate the image of its creator-star, SMILF has been given walking papers at Showtime. The network confirmed that the Frankie Shaw-led series will air the remainder of its Season 2 episodes, but will otherwise shutter production. Shaw herself has had her creative deal with ABC Studios suspended amid an investigation into her conduct.
Additionally, ABC Studios confirmed in its own statement that “Frankie Shaw’s overall deal with ABC Studios has been suspended without pay while we review our options.” The two-year deal was announced last summer, and The Hollywood Reporter notes Showtime was looking to place Shaw behind the camera for a limited series based on Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.
Luke Perry, star of 'Beverly Hills 90210' and 'Riverdale,' dead at 52
Luke Perry, who played the beloved Dylan McKay on the hit coming-of-age series "Beverly Hills 90210," has died.
Perry, 52, died Monday after suffering a massive stroke, his publicist Arnold Robinson told CNN.
"He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time," a statement from Robinson read.
Born Coy Luther Perry III in Mansfield, Ohio, and raised in the small community of Fredericktown, Perry moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting soon after graduating from high school.
There he worked a series of odd jobs as he tried to break into the business.
Arquette Sisters Remember Luke Perry as an LGBTQ Ally
Desi Arnaz: A Pioneer of the Television Sitcom
Discover how the I Love Lucy star changed TV
Desi Arnaz was a Cuban-born American actor, musician, and TV producer. He is best known for his role as Ricky Ricardo in the cult classic American TV sitcom I Love Lucy. Co-starring alongside his then-wife Lucille Ball, the pair are credited as the inventors of the syndicated rerun as they were more than just actors in the show – they were key in making it into such a success. The show ran from 1951-1957 and spanned six seasons with 180 half-hour episodes in total, which was previously unheard of for a TV show.
Arnaz became part of one of the USA’s most watched shows, but his life wasn’t always glitz and glam, even if it might have seemed that way in the beginning. Born into a prominent Cuban family in Santiago in 1917, Arnaz’s father, Desiderio Arnaz II, was mayor of Santiago, the original capital of Cuba. His mother, Dolores de Acha, was the daughter of one of the founders of the Bacardi Rum Company. If that wasn’t enough of a claim to fame, Arnaz’s grandfather, Don Desiderio, was a physician who accompanied Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders at the Battle of San Juan Hill in 1898.
Arts and Culture
Tucker Carlson denies assaulting gay Latino man at country club, but leaked video suggests otherwise
Professional douche bag and admitted gay basher Tucker Carlson is accused of assaulting a gay Latino man inside a swanky Virginia country club. The incident happened on October 13 at the Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted a video of the Carlson shouting at Juan Manuel Granados inside the club, saying he and his legal team are “attempting to locate additional witnesses” as they build a case against the 49-year-old FOX News host.
“In particular, we need assistance identifying the balding man that grabs the man seated at the bar,” Avenatti tweeted. “We anticipate charges being filed. Anyone with knowledge, pls contact us.”
Stan Lee, Marvel Comics Mastermind, Dies at 95
Stan Lee, the comic-book mastermind who helped create some of pop culture’s most enduring and popular characters—including Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, the X-Men, and more—has died at the age of 95, TMZ reported Monday. The Marvel founder had suffered from ill health over the past year or so, including pneumonia; according to The Hollywood Reporter, he died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
The Brady Bunch Cast Reunites to Kick Off HGTV's Renovation of Their Iconic TV Home
The Brady Bunch kids have reunited!
TV siblings Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy) met up for the first time in 15 years on Thursday to kick off HGTV’s new renovation series, A Very Brady Renovation.
'Supergirl' star Mehcad Brooks says that being on the show made him realize that he was sexist
Mehcad Brooks says that starring as James Olsen on The CW's "Supergirl" helped him realize that he was sexist, and hopes that the show can encourage other people to reevaluate their beliefs.
"Playing James Olsen has made me a more complete, inclusive, and better person," Brooks, who stars as the acting CEO of CatCo Worldwide Media and vigilante The Guardian, told INSIDER.
The 37-year-old explained that previous roles he's taken on "were beneath my character, and started to affect me, so I had to take a step back and figure out who I am and do better work." With his CW character, the experience has "been the opposite."
Jane Curtin on the worst SNL guest host: "God, there were so many"
There are few gigs in modern TV more fraught with the potential to out yourself as a massive asshole than hosting Saturday Night Live. Pretty much every factor—the rush, the pressure, the presence of the live camera—is almost guaranteed to bring out the worst in people, whether it’s deciding to bust out their “funny” Jamaican accent for some godforsaken reason, doing whatever the hell it was Justin Bieber did to piss Bill Hader off so much, or just being all-around bad human being Steven Seagal.
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino sentenced to eight months in prison
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, best known for starring on MTV's "Jersey Shore," has been sentenced to prison for tax evasion.
The reality star appeared in New Jersey federal court on Friday and was given an eight month prison sentence, along with two years of supervised release.
He must also pay a fine of $10,000 within 30 days and complete 500 hours of community service.
A CBS vice president questioned Stephen Colbert’s sexuality. Now he may be out of a job.
Vincent “Vinnie” Favale, the senior vice president of talent for CBS Televisions Studios, has been placed on leave following several incidents of sexual and homophobic language in the workplace.
According to CNN, one of Favale’s multiple sins included questioning Stephen Colbert’s orientation in front of employees.
“He would frequently call Stephen (Colbert) gay because of his seeming inability to interview women well,” a former CBS executive reported. “He would say this in rehearsals, the control room. Sometimes the CBS attorney would even be present, which to me is just shocking that nothing was done.”
CBS fires NCIS and Charmed producer Brad Kern for 'sexually harassing women and making racist remarks', three weeks after his boss Les Moonves was fired for sexual misconduct
CBS Faces Probes in New York Tied to Moonves Allegations and Workplace Culture Concerns
Stormy Daniels on sex with Trump: ‘I laid there and prayed for death’
Stormy Daniels appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to promote her new book Full Disclosure and that’s exactly what she did.
She told Kimmel about spanking Trump with a rolled up copy of Forbes magazine – and then demonstrated her technique on the late show comedian.
“Hang on I just want to pray for a second. Please God let him be watching right now,” Kimmel joked before the demonstration.
Ann Margret 02-Oct-2018
Among those throwing shade on West’s comments was Bakari Sellers, an African-American lawyer and politician from South Carolina.
“Idiocy is the willingness to sell out your culture for trinkets,” Sellers wrote. “@kanyewest doesn’t understand reality. The same hat he is wearing is responsible for Jeff Sessions and taking us back a decade in Criminal Justice reform. @kanyewest is a clown who wants to sell albums. I’m good.” 30-Sep-2018
...and nobody cared. Sorry, Janet. 30-Sep-2018
New Rule: Church and Destroy