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Lena Dunham Reveals She Underwent Hysterectomy Amid Battle With Endometriosis

Girls creator and actress Lena Dunham has revealed that, following a brutal years-long battle with endometriosis, she underwent a total hysterectomy in 2017. Dunham shared the revelation in a personal essay, titled “The Painful Truth,” from the upcoming March issue of Vogue.  Excerpts reveal that Dunham’s decision to have her cervix and uterus removed came after “years of complex surgeries measuring in the double digits” failed to alleviate her chronic pain. In the essay, Dunham also discusses her hopes to someday start a family, suggesting that adoption or using a surrogate is her plan. In April 2017, Dunham underwent surgery to remove her ovaries from her rectal wall. On May 1, while attending the Met Gala in NYC, Dunham was rushed to a hospital after suffering complications caused by the condition. ...Read more

Former ‘Charles in Charge’ Actor Alexander Polinsky Claims Abuse By Scott Baio

A former “Charles in Charge” actor says Scott Baio assaulted and “mentally tortured” him during their time together on the show in the 1980s. Alexander Polinsky made the allegations Wednesday in Los Angeles during a news conference. Polinsky says Baio exposed himself, talked about gay sex acts with the young actor and once threw a hot cup of tea in his face. Another former “Charles in Charge” co-star, Nicole Eggert, came forward last month with claims that Baio sexually assaulted her when she was a minor while they worked together on the hit show. Baio called those allegations false, saying he and Eggert were involved in a consensual relationship when she was of legal age. Brian Glicklich, Baio’s spokespman, said the new claims would be addressed at a news conference. ...Read more

Chris Rock’s ‘Tamborine’ Netflix Stand-Up Special Arrives On Valentine’s Day

When Netflix released a teaser trailer over Super Bowl weekend that just featured a bunch of tambourines being played, no one was really sure what it was all about — but it seems we now have an answer. Chris Rock‘s first Netflix stand-up special is making it’s debut on Valentine’s Day. The special is called Tamborine, and the comedian posted the same video that debuted over a week ago, but this time with his name and the title of the special appearing at the end along with the release date. It’s been 10 years since Rock debuted a new stand-up special, his last one being Kill the Messsenger from HBO in 2008. Tamborine was filmed at New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music, directed by fellow stand-up comedian Bo Burnham. It’s the first of two new specials that Chris Rock will be doing for the streaming service. Rock will also be starring in the new Netflix comedy The Week Of with Adam Sandler this spring. ...Read more

Danielle Herrington Is The New Sports Illustrated Cover Model

Model Danielle Herrington has become the third black woman to grace the cover of the coveted 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. In a video released by the magazine, former SI swimsuit cover model Tyra Banks was the one to break the news to Herrington.  Herrington made her debut in the magazine in 2017. SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day said in a statement, “Last year, Danielle was a rookie, and yet already an exemplary model. She’s an extra hard worker and a natural brand ambassador.  She owned every single second of her shoot.”  Day added. “Last year she showed up never expecting to be there; this year she showed up completely claiming her place and status as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model.”  Aside from Herrington and Banks, Beyoncé nabbed the SI Swimsuit cover in 2007.  The issue is on sale now. ...Read more

Kim Cattrall Rips Into Sarah Jessica Parker’s ‘Nice-Girl’ Persona Following Brother’s Death

Following months of trouble between former “Sex and the City” co-stars Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker, Cattrall let everyone know this weekend that Parker was definitely “not her friend.”  After Cattrall announced Feb. 4 that her brother Christopher Cattrall was found dead in Canada, Parker seemed to reach out with a compassionate note on Cattrall’s Instagram post, writing: “Dearest Kim, my love and condolences to you and yours and Godspeed to your beloved brother. Xx.” Cattrall, 61, shot back on Saturday, telling Parker via another Instagram post that she was never her friend. She also called Parker, 52, a hypocrite and accused her of exploiting her family’s tragedy to boost her “nice girl persona.”  A certain degree of tension between Cattrall and Parker has long been known, though Parker would often tell the media how much she “adored” Cattrall.   ...Read more

Amy Schumer Makes It Official With Her New Chef Boyfriend

Comedian Amy Schumer has a new boyfriend: celebrated chef Chris Fischer, whose Martha’s Vineyard restaurant is a favorite of former President Obama and his family. Schumer and Fischer made their relationship Instagram official on Sunday, when Schumer shared a black-and-white photo of the couple at Ellen DeGeneres’ 60th birthday party. “Happy Birthday @theellenshow thank you for having us,” she captioned the post. Schumer and Fischer were rumored to be dating as far back as early November 2017 when they were spotted together in New York City. However Schumer’s reps refused to comment on the relationship at the time.  Fischer was raised in New England and runs the restaurant at the Beach Plum Inn, which is rumored to be the Obamas’ favorite spot on the island.   ...Read more

‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Tops Box Office With $38.8M Debut

Fifty Shades Freed, Universal’s finale to the franchise, dominated the competition in North America as it opened top on $38.8m despite scoring the lowest debut of the series. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan star in the release, which arrived in 3,768 venues, some 20% behind the $46.6m number two launch exactly a year ago of Fifty Shades Darker, and less than 50% of what Fifty Shades Of Grey achieved on $85.2m back in 2015.  In other box office news, Sony Pictures launched children’s film Peter Rabbit in second place with $25m in 3,735 venues, while Clint Eastwood’s terrorism thriller The 15:17 To Paris opened third via Warner Bros with $12.6m in 3,042. ...Read more

Justin Timberlake’s ‘Man of the Woods’ Debuts At No. 1

Justin Timberlake earned his fourth No. 1 ranking album this week as Man of the Woods debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart. The bulk of Timberlake’s number came from traditional sales—not streaming. 242,000 of his total came from traditional album sales, in addition to 14,000 track equivalent albums and 37,000 streaming equivalent albums. Of the traditional albums sold, 139,000 were digital albums, 89,000 were CDs, and 15,000 were vinyl LPs. Timberlake’s last album, The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2), debuted at the top of the chart with 350,000 traditional album sales. The first part of The 20/20 Experience sold 968,000 copies in its first week. His other No. 1 album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, sold 684,000 copies in its opening week. ...Read more

Kate Upton Details Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Guess Co-Founder Paul Marciano

Kate Upton, who had previously Tweeted #MeToo in regard to Guess co-founder Paul Marciano, has detailed her allegations to Time, saying the fashion head assaulted and harassed her and called her a “fat pig.” Upton claims that Marciano asked to meet her while she was shooting a Guess Lingerie campaign in 2010. “Paul came straight up to me, forcibly grabbed my breasts… despite doing everything I could physically do to avoid his touch throughout the meeting, he continued to touch me in a very dominating and aggressive way.” Marciano has called the allegations “absolutely false” and “preposterous.” “I have never been alone with Kate Upton,” he told Time. “I have never touched her inappropriately. Nor would I ever refer to a Guess model in such a derogatory manner.” ...Read more

Mickey Jones, Actor and Former Bob Dylan Drummer, Dead at 76

Actor Mickey Jones died early Wednesday morning at the age of 76, as confirmed by his representative. The character actor was best known for recurring roles on Justified and Home Improvement. Jones was born in Houston, Texas, and started off as a professional drummer before leaving high school. His biggest music gig was as Bob Dylan‘s drummer before the singer went on hiatus in 1967 following a motorcycle accident. In over 20 years as a musician, Jones was part of more than a dozen Gold records. Jones began acting in the mid-’70s and got his first recurring role in 1980 on the Alice spinoff series Flo. He continued doing guest spots and worked consistently over the rest of his life with his best known roles being Pete Bilker of K&B Construction on 13 episode of Home Improvement and as Rodney “Hot Rod” Durham in the second and third seasons of Justified. Jones is survived by his wife, Phyllis Jean Starr, and their two children. ...Read more