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‘House of Cards’ Production To Resume Without Kevin Spacey

Netflix has decided to move forward with the final season of “House of Cards” without Kevin Spacey.  Netflix announced Monday that the upcoming sixth and final season of the acclaimed drama will begin production early in the new year. Season six will consist of eight episodes starring Robin Wright as Claire Underwood. The future of the series has been in limbo and production had been put on hold since Oct. 31st, after sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey surfaced in late October. ...Read more

Kristen Bell To Host 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Breaking with tradition, Screen Actors Guild Awards committee has announced that the 2018 ceremony will be hosted by Kristen Bell. The SAG Awards have never before had an emcee before, but executive producer Kathy Connell announced on Monday that Bell will take the reins of the 2018 ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 21. “We are delighted to have Kristen Bell as the first-ever host of the SAG Awards,” Connell said in a statement.  ...Read more

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Wife Vanessa Expecting Second Child

Lin-Manuel Miranda and his wife Vanessa Nadal are expecting their second child, he confirmed Sunday on Twitter. The Tony-winning creator of Hamilton and his wife stepped out on the red carpet at the 2017 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, with Nadal sporting what appeared to be a baby bump. Miranda and Vandal are already parents to 3-year-old son, Sebastian. The couple was married in 2010. ...Read more

Geoffrey Rush Steps Down From Australian Film Academy Following Claim Of ‘Inappropriate Behavior’

Geoffrey Rush has stepped down from his position as president of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts after a claim of “inappropriate behavior” by the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor surfaced this week. The Associated Press and Australian media reported Saturday. Rush announced his decision after the Sydney Theatre Company “received a complaint alleging that Mr. Geoffrey Rush had engaged in inappropriate behavior” during his time with the company.  Although further details about the complaint have not been made public, the actor has pushed back against allegations of any past misbehavior.  ...Read more

Tiger Woods Completes Return With Strong Finish At Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods’s return to competitive golf after a 301-day absence concluded on Sunday the way it began, with 18 holes in lock step with the reigning FedEx Cup champion, Justin Thomas. Woods closed with his third sub-70 score of the week, a 4-under-par 68, the same number posted by Thomas, to tie for ninth at eight-under at the Hero World Challenge. Woods expressed optimism Sunday about the state of his health, and his game, moving forward. ...Read more

Trump Attorney Gives Information On President’s Tweet About Michael Flynn Lying To FBI

John Dowd, President Trump’s personal attorney, has taken responsibility for a tweet that implied President Trump knew his former national security adviser Michael Flynn had lied to the FBI when he demanded his resignation in February.  On Sunday, Dowd told NBC News he composed the tweet and sent it to White House social media director Dan Scavino for publishing. Dowd told NBC News the tweet was dictated orally.  “I’m out of the tweeting business,” Dowd told NBC. “I did not mean to break news.” ...Read more

ABC News Suspends Brian Ross for 4 Weeks Without Pay Over “Serious Error” In Flynn Report

ABC News announced that Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross had been suspended for four weeks without pay over a botched “exclusive” about former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Ross’ suspension is effective immediately. During a live “special report” Friday morning, Ross reported that Flynn would testify that Donald Trump had ordered him to make contact with Russians about foreign policy while Trump was still a candidate. The report raised the specter of Trump’s impeachment and sent the stock market plummeting. ...Read more

New York Yankees Hire Aaron Boone As New Manager

The Yankees have a new manager. One month after cutting ties with Joe Girardi, New York has hired former player and current ESPN analyst Aaron Boone to be the franchise’s 28th skipper. Boone beat out five other final candidates, including Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens and the recently retired Carlos Beltran, to earn the top job.  ...Read more

President Trump Donates Third-Quarter Salary To Health Agency To Tackle Opioid Crisis

President Trump wrote a check to the Department of Health and Human Services that will go toward a public information campaign about the opioid crisis, fulfilling part of his pledge not to take a salary in his role in the Oval Office. The donation is part of Trump’s pledge to give his $400,000-a-year presidential salary away. The latest check will go toward paying for a public awareness campaign that will detail the dangers of opioid addiction, which involves prescription painkillers and illegal drugs like heroin. The awareness campaign was one of the recommendations that Trump’s opioid commission made earlier this month. ...Read more