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College Basketball Player Michael Porter Jr. To Undergo Season-Ending Spinal Surgery

Missouri basketball freshman Michael Porter Jr. will likely miss the remainder of the season after undergoing back surgery, the school announced Tuesday.  Porter, rated the No. 1 prospect in the 2017-18 signing class, played just two minutes in the Tigers’ season-opening win over Iowa State on Nov. 10. The 6-foot-10 forward has sat out the last three games with the injury. ...Read more

Ryan Seacrest Denies Sexual Harassment Accusations As $15 Million Blackmail Attempt Surfaces

According to new reports a woman who worked as Ryan Seacrest’s wardrobe stylist at E! News threatened to go to the media with sexual allegations made against him, occurring between 2007 and 2010, unless Seacrest paid her $15 million. An attorney for the woman contacted Seacrest’s attorney and demanded $15 million, but when Seacrest’s attorney refused to pay up the woman’s attorney said they would settle for a 7-figure settlement.  In a statement, Seacrest, co-host for “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and the longtime host for “American Idol,” adamantly denied the allegations.  ...Read more

Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Becomes Best Selling Album Of 2017 In Just One Week

Taylor Swift’s Reputation has become the biggest-selling album of the year in the US in a single week, with 1.23m sales. That total comfortably beats the 931,000 copies sold by Ed Sheeran in early March.  Swift has kept all but four songs from Reputation off streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, meaning that fans need to pay to download the album or buy it on CD if they want to hear it.  ...Read more

CBS Suspends Charlie Rose After 8 Women Accuse Him Of Sexual Harassment

Veteran television host Charlie Rose was suspended by CBS and other broadcasters on Monday after a Washington Post report detailing allegations by eight woman that he sexually harassed them over the years. Rose, 75, apologized for the behavior reported in the investigation, which included allegations of groping, unwanted sexual advances, and in some cases appearing nude in the same room as a colleague. It was not clear how long Rose’s suspension would last, with CBS saying only that it was looking into the matter. ...Read more

Justice Department Sues to Halt AT&T-Time Warner Deal

The Justice Department on Monday said it would sue AT&T to halt its proposed $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. The Justice Department raised concerns about the deal earlier this month, as top officials at the companies and the Justice Department traded conflicting accounts of what steps AT&T and Time Warner were told they had to take to avoid an antitrust action. A Justice Department official said that his office decided to bring action after its economic analysis concluded that the merger “would harm competition.” ...Read more

Ex-NFL Receiver Terry Glenn Dies in Car Crash

Former NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn was killed Monday morning in a car accident in Irving, Texas.  He was 43 years old. The Dallas County medical examiner’s office later confirmed Glenn’s death saying the cause was a “suspected motor vehicle accident.” Glenn played for 12 seasons in the NFL with the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and spent his final five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.  ...Read more

Steelers’ Marcus Gilbert Suspended 4 Games For Drug Violation

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing substances policy. According to the Steelers, Gilbert will not appeal the NFL’s decision and the suspension begins immediately.  Gilbert will be eligible to return for the Steelers’ visit to Houston on Christmas Day. He is banned from the team’s facility until after the team faces New England on Dec. 17. ...Read more

Harrison Ford Helps Rescue Woman After Car Crash

Harrison Ford came to the real-life rescue of a woman who was involved in a car accident north of Los Angeles. Santa Paula police said that the actor and a friend were in the area when a car rolled off a highway in the small town Sunday around noon. Ford and the friend came to the driver’s aid and acted as good Samaritans. He says Ford and other people on scene were able to help the woman out of the car.  The woman suffered minor injuries. ...Read more

Jeffrey Tambor Leaves “Transparent” Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Jeffrey Tambor, who played trans woman Maura Pfefferman on Amazon’s celebrated Jill Soloway show Transparent, announced Sunday that he would not be returning for the next season. Tambor has been accused of sexual harassment by his former assistant Van Barnes and actress and series regular Trace Lysette; both are transgender women. The actor has denied the allegations, but the show’s writers were reportedly already trying to find a way to write his character out of the show.  ...Read more