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The Oprah Winfrey Network has filed a lawsuit in Florida alleging that a man named Justin Jackson pretended to be Oprah's nephew and even impersonated network employees to get lavish gifts and benefits. Additionally, per the specifics of the suit obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the complaint alleges that Jackson has a history of impersonation and once claimed to be President Barack Obama's aide as well as Madonna's manager. Reggie Love, a former personal aide to Obama, and Scott Garner, Own's Senior Vice President of Scheduling and Acquisitions, were both listed as co-plaintiffs. An Own spokesperson released the following statement to E! News: "A lawsuit was filed today against Justin »
The Oprah Winfrey Network and former Obama aide Reggie Love are suing a Florida con man claiming that he used Own LLC’s trademarks and names to try and obtain gifts, employment and access to celebrities. In a federal lawsuit filed Friday in the Southern District of Florida, the plaintiffs — Own LLC, former Duke basketball player Love and Own executive vice president Scott Garner — state that Justin Jackson “pretends to be connected to Own, its employees and others in an effort to obtain financial benefits.” Angel Agarrat is named as a co-defendant in the lawsuit. Jackson is no stranger to legal trouble, »
- Debbie Emery
You get a lawsuit, and You get a lawsuit ... the Florida couple who thought they could pull a fast one on Own by pretending they were Oprah Winfrey's assistants, employees and even family members are about to find out in court why that was a very bad idea. According to the lawsuit Justin Jackson and alleged accomplice Angel Agarrat pretended to be tight with Oprah in order to scam businesses like Converse, Pandora and »
- TMZ Staff
These days, Kevin James does most of his work in film – starring in goofy comedies like Zookeeper and the upcoming Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. But as he explained to David Letterman on Thursday's Late Show, he longs for the "routine" of the TV sitcom format he enjoyed on The King of Queens. In the above segment, he reveals his upcoming (fake) return to the small screen with Game of Thrones of Queens, a joke spin-off of the HBO fantasy series.
"We've already started production," James says, cutting to a »
Announced at Mipcom 2013 (the international TV and entertainment market held in Cannes once every year; where content is introduced for co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing), Ben Pyne, president of global distribution at Disney, revealed that an "African version" of "Desperate Housewives" (the once comedy/drama series created by Marc Cherry, and broadcast on ABC from 2004 until 2012) was in development, for a summer 2014 debut. The co-production deal was made with Nigeria-based EbonyLife TV (no affiliation with Ebony magazine) - a multi-platform broadcaster, and subsidiary of Media and Entertainment City Africa (Mec Africa) in Cross River State, Nigeria, run by Mo Abudu (aka Africa's Oprah Winfrey, as she's come to be known). "Desperate Housewives" the "African version" will feature a pan-African cast, and will be set in Lagos,...
- Tambay A. Obenson
Admittedly, cramming 40 years of “Saturday Night Live” — or rather, 40 years of American history — into 82 minutes is a daunting task, particularly as it forces a documentary to chart the symbiotic relationship between real-life fact and contemporaneous farce. But despite some judiciously chosen excerpts from great comic bits, Bao Nguyen’s “Live From New York!” turns out to be as much a collection of soundbites as one might expect from the mainstream media that the show originally set out to satirize. Amorphous, superficial and sporadically very funny, this Tribeca Film Festival opener should delight if not enlighten the show’s myriad fans.
Though Nguyen posits a throughline, saying that what started out as a calculated subversion of societal sacred cows wound up as a revered American institution itself, the documentary comes off as too much of an apologia to fully follow its own logic. The film’s problematic dynamic is visible from »
- Ronnie Scheib
Oprah Winfrey, Michael Strahan and Lee Daniels are among the guests and presenters expected at the Paley Center’s tribute to African-American achievements in television, to be held May 13 in New York.
The tribute will highlight milestones such as the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, and the 35th anniversary of network Bet. It will feature influential industry pioneers sharing television moments that impacted American culture and spurred social progress.
“Television, more than any other medium, has paved the way for social change, and this momentous African-American tribute is a great expression of the Paley Center’s mission to highlight the critical role of media within our society,” said Maureen J. Reidy, president and CEO of the Paley Center.
- Seth Kelley
I'm currently re-reading "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," the non-fiction book by Rebecca Skloot, which Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films optioned in 2010, to adapt into a feature film for HBO. Although there hasn't been much development news since that initial announcement, which is unfortunate. I hope the project isn't dead. If you know otherwise, or have some insider info on it, fill the rest of us in. It's a book I first read when the announcement of Oprah's option was made, and I picked it up again over the weekend, looking for a specific passage in it, and instead found myself re-reading the book all over again, if only because I couldn't »
- Tambay A. Obenson
David Letterman's six-week, star-studded march toward his farewell show kicked off this week with a handful of old friends and favorite guests (like Billy Crystal) dropping by The Late Show to say goodbye to the late night host. Wednesday night, comic actress Amy Sedaris, a self-proclaimed 34-time Late Show guest, bid adieu to Letterman by serenading him with a medley to "wrap up" how she feels about the departing host. "No offense," Letterman quipped. "But can you sing?"
"Listen, it's a very awkward time for you. It's a lot of attention. »
Is Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina Lohan selling her belongings? It has been reported that Lindsay has threatened to report her mother to the police. The 'Mean Girls' actress is reportedly furious that Dina Lohan has been selling her daughter's belongings - including clothing, furniture, and artwork - on the Internet and directly to friends without her permission. Lindsay moved the items - which she claims are worth millions - into her mother's garage while filming her docuseries for Oprah Winfrey and Dina believes that, as they are in her home, they are hers to sell. According to TMZ, the 28-year-old star - who is now living in London - is desperately contacting her friends to pick up the rest of her belongings before they are sold, but if that doesn't work she plans to call police. The row comes after the 'Machete' star reportedly ''flipped'' when she »
Turns out, you can make a lot of famous friends when you host a show for 33 years. David Letterman is retiring from the Late Show, but at least he's going out with a bang. CBS has announced the lineup for the final 28 episodes of his run on the show, which will conclude on May 20. Sarah Jessica Parker kicked off the last of the broadcasts on Monday night, and the stars will continue to roll in to bid adieu to the late-night legend for the next month. Here's the full list of who to expect to pop up on the upcoming shows: Alec Baldwin, George Clooney, Billy Crystal, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Michael J. Fox, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna, Kevin James, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Don Rickles, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, Howard Stern, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey, »
As David Letterman's hosting career wraps up, CBS confirms several of his favorite stars who will be among the final guests. It includes Bill Murray, the comic actor who was his first guest on both NBC and CBS. This week of "Late Show with David Letterman" includes Alec Baldwin, Billy Crystal, Tom Dreesen, Michael J. Fox, Kevin James, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Amy Sedaris. Appearing in late April through May 20 will be George Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Don Rickles, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, Howard Stern, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, and Oprah Winfrey. Deadline -Break- Sunday's MTV Movie Awards might have had one of the "worst ever" red carpets for fashions if not for the saving graces of a few top names. Special notices are given to Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez, Bai Ling, »
“The Late Show with David Letterman” is going out with a bang. The CBS show announced a star-studded lineup for its final 28 broadcasts with appearances by George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Howard Stern, Billy Crystal and Tina Fey. Other guests scheduled: Alec Baldwin, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Michael J. Fox, Jack Hanna, Kevin James, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Don Rickles, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Mumford and Sons and Tom Waits. Also Read: How Stephen Colbert Got the. »
- Itay Hod
Full disclosure, I am not a crier. I'm not sure if that comes as a result of some sort of macho pride, but I do know I get that choked up, "lump in my throat" thing on occasion, most recently during Jaeden Lieberher's final speech at the end of St. Vincent. I also had a similar moment during The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The one thing about admitting what makes you cry is it opens you up to possible ridicule or at least opens up a part of you that you don't often show, certainly not publicly. So to admit the movies that make you cry may be perceived as a scary thing, which means the Internet just might be the perfect avenue for having such a discussion since we are all, more or less, anonymous. The Academy, however, put a few people on the spot asking the likes of Oprah Winfrey, »
- Brad Brevet
It’s hard to believe, but David Letterman‘s final episode as host of CBS’s Late Show is just weeks away. Today the show announced a star-studded group of big-name guests who will be appearing on the show leading up to Dave’s final episode . Alec Baldwin, George Clooney, Billy Crystal, Robert Downey, Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Michael J. Fox, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna, Kevin James, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Sarah Jessica Parker, Don Rickles, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, Howard Stern, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Mumford and Sons and Tom Waits have all been confirmed to take the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater with Dave one last time... Read the complete article at Radio.com. »
- Brian Ives - Radio.com
With only six weeks left before David Letterman officially bids farewell to The Late Show, the longtime late night host has revealed some of the big-name guests that will sit on his couch before he retires on May 20th. Jerry Seinfeld, Howard Stern, Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Hanks are just a few of the stars (and Letterman favorites) that will visit The Late Show one last time.
Bill Murray – Letterman's first ever Late Show guest and a fixture during the show's »
The celebrities have begun lining up to say goodbye to David Letterman as the Late Show host gets ready to say sign off next month. CBS has revealed the full guest list for Letterman’s final 28 Late Show installments, which will feature guests, such as Bill Murray, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta, and Julia Roberts, who will all help the talk show host end his two decade-long run on the Late Show with a bang, leading up to Letterman’s final broadcast on Wednesday, May 20. And while Murray, Oprah, Seinfeld, Travolta, and Roberts on their own are a pretty terrific lineup of guest, there are plenty more A-List celebs joining them to help to give a star-studded farewell Letterman. Those many guests include George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Don Rickles, Ray Romano, »
- Chris King
If you guessed Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Steve Martin, Don Rickles, John Travolta, Tom Hanks and Tom Waits as being among David Letterman's last guests before he signs off as host of CBS' Late Show – you're correct! Also on the list of those appearing on Letterman's final 28 broadcasts: Billy Crystal, Robert Downey Jr., Tina Fey, Jack Hanna, Michael Keaton, Bill Murray, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, Howard Stern, Bruce Willis… »
David Letterman is readying an exit from his latenight perch at CBS’ “Late Show” that will play down the hype associated with the event, according to people familiar with the matter, and instead focus on his work on the program he has broadcast for decades.
As the veteran host enters his last six weeks at the helm of the program, CBS has unveiled a roster of celebrities slated to appear. The names include George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Howard Stern, Julia Roberts, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna and Scarlett Johansson. CBS promised “many more names to be announced in the coming weeks.” Bill Murray, the actor and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member who was Letterman’s first guest when he started “The Late Show” at CBS as well as “Late Night” at NBC, is also expected to return to the program, though »
- Brian Steinberg
CBS has unveiled the guest list for Letterman’s final 28 Late Show installments, beginning tonight and climaxing with his final broadcast on Wednesday, May 20.
In addition to the quintet above, Letterman will also be visited by George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Sarah Jessica Parker (tonight’s headliner), Don Rickles, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, »
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