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Actress Paz De La Huerta Sues Harvey Weinstein For Assault And Sexual Battery

Actress Paz de la Huerta filed a $60 million lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, seeking damages for alleged assault, sexual battery and emotional distress. The “Boardwalk Empire” actress publicly accused Weinstein of raping her twice in 2010 in New York City and sexually assaulting her a year later in Los Angeles. After the Manhattan district attorney’s office declined to press charges in December, de la Huerta is suing Weinstein in California superior court. De la Huerta claims in the suit that Weinstein’s actions have caused her “physical injury, severe emotional distress, humiliation, embarrassment, mental and emotional distress and anxiety.” The actress also claims that Weinstein derailed her career after she refused his advances during the third incident in Los Angeles. De la Huerta estimates that Weinstein cost her $55 million over the course of her career.  Weinstein lawyer Benjamin Brafman issued a statement in response to the suit, calling de la Huerta “an unstable personality with a vivid imagination.”  ...Read more

YouTuber Lilly Singh Announces She’s Taking A Break To Focus On Mental Health

YouTube star Lilly Singh announced she is taking a break from her popular YouTube channel.  Singh — known to her fans as “Superwoman” — announced in a video on Monday that she’ll be taking a hiatus from the video platform, saying she’s not at her “optimal happiness” and could be “mentally healthier.”  She told her viewers that she’s been making videos for 8 years, and added “I am mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted. I think there’s a lot going on up here that I need to address that I’m not able to, constantly pumping out content.” She also added that she hasn’t been happy with “a lot of the content I’ve created” adding, “I’ve always said that happiness is the most important thing that you will ever fight for. Relevance is not.” Singh started making videos on the platform back in 2010, and has been an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness. She told Time that she actually discovered YouTube while she was dealing with depression. ...Read more

“Game Of Thrones” Season 8 Teaser Confirms It’s Final Season Will Premiere April 2019

On Twitter, HBO released a teaser for the final season of Game of Thrones, formally announcing that it will premiere in April 2019. The teaser was released with the text “Every battle. Every betrayal. Every risk. Every fight. Every sacrifice. Every death. All #ForTheThrone.” The trailer ends with the reveal that April of 2019 will be the debut of the eight — and final — season of the show, which first premiered in 2011.  ...Read more

Sandra Bullock Donates $100,000 To Help Save Animals From California Fires

Actress Sandra Bullock has made a $100,000 donation to The Humane Society of Ventura County, which is helping the animals affected by the wildfires in Southern California. The organization wrote on Facebook: “Our efforts for rescuing and caring for evacuated animals from the Hill and Woolsey fires had caught her attention and her team reached out to the shelter to show their supporT. Sandra Bullock and her family have reached out to other nonprofit organizations both during this incident and in the past. However, this time she wanted to contribute to those on the frontline rescuing animals in peril and hope others will choose to do the same.” The group said the donation will help provide care for animals such as horses, bulls and donkeys, amongst others, to be safely evacuated from the fires.  ...Read more

‘Toy Story 4’ Trailer Released, Introducing New Character

Pixar released the trailer for “Toy Story 4” on Monday, and the whole gang — Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Rex, Slinky Dog, Hamm the Piggy Bank and Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head — are back, along with a new character; a spork named Forky (voiced by Tony Hale.) While further details about the latest installment of the legendary Toy Story franchise are still scarce, the official synopsis states, “A road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.” ...Read more

Stan Lee, Legendary Co-Creator Of Marvel Comics, Dies At Age 95

Stan Lee, a legend who created many of the popular Marvel characters, has died at age 95. Lee died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was born Stanley Martin Lieber on Dec. 28, 1922, in New York City. Lee got a job at Timely Comics as an assistant at age 17, and was with the company for near six decades before Timely Comics became Atlas Comics and then Marvel Comics. Lee created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, X-Men, The Mighty Thor, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, Ant-Man and other characters. Lee is survived by his daughter, J.C. His wife of 69 years, Joan, died in 2017.  ...Read more

The 2018 E! People’s Choice Awards: Full List Of Winners

The 44th Annual People’s Choice Awards — now called the E! People’s Choice Awards– made it’s debut on the E! channel on Sunday night, taking place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The evening’s big winner was the Marvel Cinematic Universe as “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War” earned a total of five awards, including the year’s biggest movie (“Avengers”) as well as top action stars (Chadwick Boseman and Danai Gurira, respectively, for “Black Panther”). In addition, Melissa McCarthy was awarded the “People’s Icon of 2018” and Victoria Beckham won “Fashion Icon” award, ahead of the show. ...Read more

‘The Grinch’ Tops U.S. Box Office With $66M Opening Weekend

“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” earned $66 million for Universal Pictures to top the weekend North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. Last week’s top film “Bohemian Rhapsody,” dropped to second for 20th Century Fox with a $30.8 million weekend that brings its overall take to $100 million. “The Grinch,” with the title character voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, was widely expected to be No. 1 with few other major openings this weekend, but it surpassed projections that had it bringing in closer to $60 million. Paramount Pictures’ “Overlord” was third with $19 million. ...Read more

Actress Meg Ryan Announces Engagement To Musician John Mellencamp Via Instagram Post

Actress Meg Ryan confirmed her engagement to John Mellencamp on Thursday, November 8, just one day after she was spotted wearing a diamond ring.  The 56-year-old actress captioned a photo of an illustration of the twosome on Thursday via her Instagram with the statement “ENGAGED!” Ryan and Mellencamp, 67, were first linked in 2011, but called it quits in 2014. While the pair reconciled later that year, they split again in 2015, before reuniting for a third time in 2017.  Ryan was previously married to actor Dennis Quaid, with whom she shares 26-year-old son Jack, from 1991 to 2001. She later adopted a now 14-year-old daughter Daisy. Mellencamp has been married three times and has five children, including Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp.  ...Read more

Actress And Talk Show Host Tamera Mowry-Housley’s Niece Killed In Thousand Oaks Bar Shooting

Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband, former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley, searched for information about their niece, Alaina Housley, after a mass shooting took place in Southern California on Wednesday night. Yesterday the couple announced through their representative that they learned she was among the victims. In a joint statement on Thursday, they said: “Our hearts are broken. We just learned that our niece Alaina was one of the victims of last night’s shooting at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks. Alaina was an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her and we are devastated that her life was cut short in this manner. We thank everyone for your prayers and ask for privacy at this time.” Alaina Housley, an 18-year-old Pepperdine freshman, was at Thousand Oaks’ Borderline Bar & Grill when a gunman opened fire in the early hours Thursday morning. Tracking on her iPhone and Apple Watch put her location on the dance floor as of Thursday morning while Adam Housley searched the hospital and crime scene for his niece. The gunman, who killed 12 people including the responding sheriff’s sergeant, also died in the incident, apparently taking his own life. The Real, the syndicated daytime talk show co-hosted by Mowry-Housley, aired a pre-taped episode on Thursday. ...Read more