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Director James Cameron Responds To Eliza Dushku’s Molestation Allegations On The “True Lies” Movie Set By Stunt Coordinator

James Cameron supported actress Eliza Dushku after she accused stunt coordinator Joel Kramer of molesting her when she was 12 years old on the set of the 1994 movie “True Lies.” Cameron said he was unaware of the alleged assault at the time. “Directors are historically pretty oblivious to the inter-personal things that are happening on the set, because they’re focused on what they’re doing creatively, but had I known about (it) there would have been no mercy,” he said at a Television Critics Association panel Saturday. In a lengthy Facebook post Saturday, Dushku detailed the allegations against Kramer which were later confirmed by co-star Jamie Lee Curtis, Dushku’s agent, her mother, her legal guardian at the time and a longtime friend. Kramer denied the claims, stating he was “absolutely astoundingly flabbergasted.” ...Read more

Lifetime Announces Meghan Markle And Prince Harry TV Movie

Lifetime is developing a movie based on the romance of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the cable network announced Sunday at the 2018 winter TCA press tour. Casting is currently underway. Harry & Meghan: The Royal Love Story is being described as the romantic tale of a beloved prince and his new fiancée. Menhaj Huda, who helmed an episode of E!’s fictional Royal Family series The Royals last year, is on hand to direct. Merideth Finn and Michele Weiss are executive producers. No premiere date has been set, but the film appears destined for a May launch ...Read more

Michelle Williams Applauds Mark Wahlberg’s Time’s Up Donation In Her Name

It was revealed this weekend that Mark Wahlberg will be donating the $1.5 million he received for All The Money In The World reshoots to Time’s Up, the legal fund for sexual abuse and harassment victims. This comes following a report that Wahlberg’s costar Michelle Williams received merely $1000 per day for the reshoots. In Wahlberg’s statement, he said, “I 100% support the fight for fair pay and I’m donating the $1.5 million to the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name.”  On Sunday, Williams responded, applauding Wahlberg for making the donation. “My fellow actresses stood by me and stood up for me, my activist friends taught me to use my voice, and the most powerful men in charge, they listened and they acted,” she said. ...Read more

“Master Of None” And “Parks And Recreation” Star Aziz Ansari Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Just days after winning a Golden Globe and participating in a national anti-sexual-harassment campaign called Time’s Up, Aziz Ansari has been accused of sexual assault, according to various news reports. The accusation was made by a woman who is being identified as a 23-year-old photographer named “Grace,” according to Babe, the entertainment news outlet who first reported the claim. The woman met Ansari while she was taking photos at the Emmy Awards after party and eventually went on a date in late September which ended at his apartment. When the woman saw Ansari wearing a “Time’s Up” pin at the Golden Globes, she decided to tell her story. ...Read more

Jacksonville Jaguars Win 45-42 In Upset Over The Pittsburgh Steelers

Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette and quarterback Blake Bortles helped delivered a 45-42 AFC divisional playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, to send the Jaguars to the AFC Championship next Sunday in New England. This will be the Jaguars’ third appearance in the AFC title game and first since the 1999 season. Bortles and Fournette helped make up for a Jaguars defense that gave up three touchdowns on fourth down and 545 yards of total offense.  ...Read more

Houston Astros Acquire Pitcher Gerrit Cole In Trade With Pirates

The World Series champion Astros added a piece to their starting pitching rotation on Saturday, as Houston agreed to acquire Gerrit Cole from the Pirates in exchange for a package including Joe Musgrove and Colin Moran.  Cole was 12-12 with a 4.26 ERA and 196 strikeouts in 2017. It was the highest ERA of his four-year career, and Cole went 19-8  with a 2.60 ERA en route to becoming an All-Star in 2015.  Cole will make $6.75 million this season after settling with the Pirates in arbitration, and he’ll be eligible for arbitration again year after next season. ...Read more

7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off The Coast Of Peru

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Peru Sunday morning, leaving at least one person dead and dozens injured. A 55-year-old man died in the town of Yauca after being crushed by a rock said Yamila Osorio, governor of the southwestern city of Arequipa. Osorio said at least 20 people also were injured in the quake. The earthquake hit offshore at about 4:18 a.m. at a depth of 24.4 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Its epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean, 25 miles from the town of Acari. Effects of the quake were also felt in Chile, and power was lost in the cities of Acari, Jaqui, Tanaca Yauza, Salamanca, Condesuyos and others, said Acari Mayor Jorge Alfonso De La Torre Velarde. ...Read more

FCC Head Says Hawaii Lacked Safeguards To Prevent False Missile Alert

Hawaii’s emergency authorities lacked reasonable safeguards to prevent the kind of false alert that panicked residents with a warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack, the head of the Federal Communications Commission said.  FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement on Sunday that an investigation into the incident is well under way with federal and state officials.  Hawaiian residents were sent into a panic on Saturday by the false missile alert. The alert was sent when an employee at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency “pushed the wrong button,” according to Governor David Ige. The FCC has jurisdiction over the emergency alert system. Federal and state lawmakers have also called for an investigation into Hawaii’s incident. ...Read more

House Of Representatives Passes Bill Renewing Foreign Electronic Surveillance

On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives passed a bill to renew sweeping surveillance powers for the government’s intelligence agencies. The vote on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which must be renewed every five years and is set to expire on January 19, passed by a 256 to 164 margin. Contradictory early morning tweets by President Donald Trump sparked confusion prior to the House vote. Initially in his tweet, he seemed opposed to the bill. A little over an hour later he had completely reversed himself, tweeting: “We need it! Get smart!” ...Read more