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Reconsidering ‘Arrested Development’: Why Jeffrey Tambor and David Cross Could Ruin the Show — Opinion

Reconsidering ‘Arrested Development’: Why Jeffrey Tambor and David Cross Could Ruin the Show — Opinion
During a Nov. 15 appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Arrested Development” star Alia Shawkat revealed that Season 5 of the cult sitcom had just wrapped filming. Unfortunately, that announcement was sandwiched between two dark media scandals featuring members of the show’s ensemble cast.

The first was a series of tweets from comedian Charlyne Yi on Oct. 15, who accused David Cross (who plays eccentric Tobias Fünke) of making racist comments toward her. Cross’ apology was cynical, blaming the incident on playing a “southern redneck character” that she didn’t understand, and lashing out against social media followers who called him out on the incident. Then came two allegations of sexual harassment leveled against Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested’s” cruel patriarch George Bluth Sr.), one from a former assistant and the other from a fellow “Transparent” actress.

Arrested Development” has always been a gonzo comedic sandbox — even though it’s packaged like a semi-traditional sitcom,
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Reconsidering ‘Arrested Development’: Why Jeffrey Tambor and David Cross Could Ruin the Show — Opinion

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During a Nov. 15 appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Arrested Development” star Alia Shawkat revealed that Season 5 of the cult sitcom had just wrapped filming. Unfortunately, that announcement was sandwiched between two dark media scandals featuring members of the show’s ensemble cast.

The first was a series of tweets from comedian Charlyne Yi on Oct. 15, who accused David Cross (who plays eccentric Tobias Fünke) of making racist comments toward her. Cross’ apology was cynical, blaming the incident on playing a “southern redneck character” that she didn’t understand, and lashing out against social media followers who called him out on the incident. Then came two allegations of sexual harassment leveled against Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested’s” cruel patriarch George Bluth Sr.), one from a former assistant and the other from a fellow “Transparent” actress.

Arrested Development” has always been a gonzo comedic sandbox — even though it’s packaged like a semi-traditional sitcom,
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Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres & More Celebs React to Australia's Same-Sex Marriage Vote

Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres & More Celebs React to Australia's Same-Sex Marriage Vote
Love wins in Australia!

On Tuesday, the Land Down Under revealed that an overwhelming majority of the population supports same-sex marriage, following a two-month long national survey, prompting Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to call for the Parliamentary to institute marriage equality before the end of the year.

The results crossed borders and seas, reaching far further than the millions of Australians who cast their vote, including many Lgbtq advocates and celebrities worldwide, who took to social media to celebrate the outcome.

More: See Miley Cyrus' Evolution in Et's New Series 'When We First Met'

"Yes!!!!! Congrats Australia! Every step taken is one closer to World Peace! Love love love you!" Miley Cyrus tweeted, before adorably giving a shout-out to her Aussie fiancé, Liam Hemsworth. "Proud to be Australian by association lol."

Ellen DeGeneres, wife of Australian actress Portia de Rossi, also spoke out, tweeting, "It’s a g’day. Way to go Australia. #MarriageEquality
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Scandal: How the ABC Series Was Going to End

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What was supposed to happen on Scandal? Recently, star Bellamy Young revealed Shonda Rhimes' original ending for the ABC TV show, TVLine reports.The political drama is currently in the middle of its seventh and final season. The cast includes Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, Jeff Perry, Tony Goldwyn, Joshua Malina, Bellamy Young, Scott Foley, Portia de Rossi, Cornelius Smith Jr., and Joe Morton.Read More…
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Second Woman Claims Steven Seagal Sexually Assaulted Her During ‘Private Audition’

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Second Woman Claims Steven Seagal Sexually Assaulted Her During ‘Private Audition’
A second woman has come forward accusing Steven Seagal of sexually assaulting her during an audition, claiming the actor fondled her breasts and grabbed her crotch. Dutch model Faviola Dadis said she met the actor around 2002 while auditioning for an epic about Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire. (The movie was never made). “I thought it would be my big break into acting,” Dadis told TheWrap. “I grew up watching his movies, it was a big deal.” Also Read: Portia de Rossi Says Steven Seagal Unzipped His Pants During Her Audition With Him Dadis said that after two call backs,
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Portia de Rossi Claims Steven Seagal Exposed Himself During an Audition

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Portia de Rossi Claims Steven Seagal Exposed Himself During an Audition
Portia de Rossi has come forward via social media to accuse Steven Seagal of sexually harassing her and exposing himself during an audition. Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi's partner of 9 years, has written a supportive tweet in response. Seagal is currently living in Russia with his new best friend Vladimir Putin and has yet to respond to de Rossi's claims or the stack of other accusations that have recently come to light over the past few weeks against the Under Siege actor.

Portia de Rossi took to Twitter to share her experience with Steven Seagal, claiming that he sexually harassed her during an audition. The former star told young de Rossi that it was important to show chemistry on the screen, so he unzipped his leather pants and exposed himself to her. The actress had this to say.

"My final audition for a Steven Seagal movie took place in his office.
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Jenny McCarthy Details Alleged Casting Couch Experience with Steven Seagal: ‘It Just So Grossed Me Out’

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Jenny McCarthy Details Alleged Casting Couch Experience with Steven Seagal: ‘It Just So Grossed Me Out’
Although Jenny McCarthy first accused Steven Seagal of sexual misconduct back in 1998, amid new allegations against the actor, McCarthy, 45, detailed her casting couch experience with Seagal, 65, on SiriusXM.

“They sent me out for Under Siege 2,” McCarthy began, describing a 1995 film Seagal starred in, adding that she “purposefully wore a muumuu to the audition so the casting people would actually look at my face and watch my work.”

When it was finally her turn to audition, McCarthy said she noticed “there was no one else in the room,” but she convinced herself that wasn’t a problem because “he’s a celebrity.
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Steven Seagal accused of harassment by Arrested Development actor Portia De Rossi

Incident, which saw the actor allegedly ‘unzip his trousers’ during an audition in his office, follows similar claims of misconduct made by three other women

Portia De Rossi has accused actor and producer Steven Seagal of sexually harassing her during an audition for one of his films.

The allegations, which were shared by the Arrested Development actor on Twitter, follows similar claims of misconduct made against Seagal by three other women.

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Portia de Rossi joins Steven Seagal accusers by Jennie Kermode - 2017-11-09 14:52:11

Steven Seagal Photo: Gage Skidmore

Portia de Rossi has joined an increasing number of women making sexual harassment claims against Exit Wounds star Steven Seagal. "My final audition for a Steven Segal movie took place in his office," she tweeted yesterday. "He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants. I ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, 'well, I didn’t know if he was your type.'"

De Rossi's wife, television presenter Ellen DeGeneres, expressed her pride in De Rossi for speaking out.

Last week saw Julianna Margulies recall an encounter in which she agreed to meet Seagal (with whom she co-starred in Out For Justice) in a hotel room to discuss a role. She alleges that he had a gun with him when she arrived and that she doesn't know how she got out of the room unscathed.
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Portia de Rossi Says Steven Seagal ''Unzipped'' His Pants During Audition

Portia de Rossi Says Steven Seagal ''Unzipped'' His Pants During Audition
Arrested Development actress Portia de Rossi took to Twitter on Wednesday to recount an alleged experience while trying to audition for a movie for the Above the Law actor Steven Seagal. The 44-year-old star, who is a lesbian and married to Ellen DeGeneres, tweeted, "My final audition for a Steven Segal movie took place in his office. He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants. I ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, 'well, I didn't know if he was your type.'[sic]" The Arrested Development star tweeted the recounting to her 339K followers on Wednesday afternoon. Soon after, Ellen tweeted her support of the...
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Portia De Rossi Claims She Was Sexually Harassed By Steven Seagal In Audition: ‘He Unzipped His Leather Pants’

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Portia de Rossi is speaking out. The 44-year-old actress took to Twitter on Wednesday claiming that Steven Seagal sexually harassed her during an audition for one of his movies. “My final audition for a Steven Segal [sic] movie took place in his office. He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as […]
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Portia de Rossi Says Steven Seagal Unzipped His Pants During Her Audition With Him

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Portia de Rossi Says Steven Seagal Unzipped His Pants During Her Audition With Him
Portia de Rossi wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that Steven Seagal previously “unzipped” his pants during an audition with her. “My final audition for a Steven Seagal movie took place in his office,” she wrote. “He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants.” The “Ally McBeal” alum, who is married to Ellen DeGeneres, said this led her to run out of the office and call her agent. Also Read: 'House of Cards': What Happens to Next Season With Kevin Spacey Out? “Unfazed, she replied, ‘Well,
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Portia de Rossi Says Steven Seagal 'Unzipped His Leather Pants' During Audition

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Portia de Rossi Says Steven Seagal 'Unzipped His Leather Pants' During Audition
Portia de Rossi is the latest actress to accuse Steven Seagal of sexual misconduct.

The Arrested Development star, 44, tweeted her alleged experience with Seagal, 65, on Wednesday. “My final audition for a Steven Segal movie took place in his office,” she wrote.

“He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants,” Rossi continued. “I ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, ‘Well, I didn’t know if he was your type.’ ”

My final audition for a Steven Segal movie took place in his office. He told me
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Portia de Rossi: Steven Seagal Unzipped His Pants During Audition

Portia de Rossi: Steven Seagal Unzipped His Pants During Audition
Portia de Rossi spoke out on Wednesday about her experiences with Steven Seagal, alleging that the actor conducted himself inappropriately while she was auditioning for one of his films.

“My final audition for a Steven [Seagal] movie took place in his office,” she wrote on Twitter. “He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants.”

De Rossi said she ran out and called her agent, who replied, “Well, I didn’t know if he was your type.”

My final audition for a Steven Segal movie took place in his office. He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants. I️ ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, “well, I didn’t know if he was your type.”

Portia de Rossi (@portiaderossi) November 8, 2017

Reps for de Rossi and Segal could not immediately be reached
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Portia de Rossi Claims She Was Sexually Harassed by Steven Seagal in Audition: 'He Unzipped His Leather Pants'

Portia de Rossi Claims She Was Sexually Harassed by Steven Seagal in Audition: 'He Unzipped His Leather Pants'
Portia de Rossi is speaking out.

The 44-year-old actress took to Twitter on Wednesday claiming that Steven Seagal sexually harassed her during an audition for one of his movies.

"My final audition for a Steven Segal [sic] movie took place in his office. He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants," de Rossi wrote. "I ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, 'Well, I didn’t know if he was your type.'"

The Arrested Development star's claims follow Julianna Margulies' description of an alleged encounter with Seagal when Margulies was just 23 years old.

“When I was 23, a casting director, a woman, said, ‘Steven Seagal wants to go over the scene with you in his hotel room at 10 o’clock at night,'” The Good Wife star told Jenny Hutt for SiriusXM’s Just Jenny last Friday.

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Portia de Rossi Claims Steven Seagal 'Unzipped' During Her Audition

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Portia de Rossi claims Steven Seagal put her on the casting couch in his office during an audition -- and she's also blasting her then-agent for a callous and nonchalant reaction. Portia says the incident happened during her final audition for a part in one of Seagal's movies -- she does not say which one. She alleges the action star told her "how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants.
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Portia de Rossi Accuses Steven Seagal of Sexual Harassment: ‘He Sat Me Down and Unzipped His Leather Pants’

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Portia de Rossi Accuses Steven Seagal of Sexual Harassment: ‘He Sat Me Down and Unzipped His Leather Pants’
Portia de Rossi has come forward with a story about Steven Seagal, alleging that the action star “told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen” as part of an audition before unzipping his pants.

Read More:Julianna Margulies Recalls Uncomfortable Encounters With Harvey Weinstein and Steven Seagal: ‘I Saw His Gun’

“My final audition for a Steven Segal movie took place in his office,” de Rossi wrote on Twitter. “He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants. I ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, ‘well, I didn’t know if he was your type.'”

Read More:Steven Seagal Has Been Banned from Ukraine and Labeled a Threat to National Security

The Good Wife” star Julianna Margulies recently shared a similar story about Seagal, alleging that she met with him in
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Spotlight: Portia de Rossi's Charity Work

Portia is vegan, and has spoken out against cruelty to animals.

Charities & foundations supported

Portia de Rossi has supported the following charities:

Best Friends Animal SocietyFarm SanctuaryFHI 360Locks Of LovePROJECT ZAMBISave The Music FoundationThe Art of ElysiumThe Gentle BarnThe Humane Society Read more about Portia de Rossi's charity work and events. Related articles Save The Music's Esquire Party In The HillsEllen DeGeneres Awarded By The Humane SocietyCelebrities Sign Elephants For Project ZambiFamily Health International To Benefit From Charity Elephant AuctionWill Smith's Children Support Charity Initiative

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‘Andi Mack’: Teen Character Will Come Out as Gay on Disney Channel’s Groundbreaking Series

In a groundbreaking move by the Disney Channel, a young character on the network’s breakout comedy “Andi Mack” will explore his sexual orientation.

As the show returns for a sophomore season, it’s revealed that Andi (Peyton Elizabeth Lee) isn’t the only character with a crush on one of the boys at school, Jonah Beck (Asher Angel). Her pal Cyrus (Joshua Rush) suddenly realizes that he also might be interested in boys. This leads to Cyrus going on a journey to define himself as a gay individual this season, despite the fact he has a girlfriend Iris (Molly Jackson).

This is a first for Disney Channel to depict character’s journey to self-discovery as a gay individual. Series creator Terri Minsky, who had previously created “Lizzie McGuire,” consulted child development experts to make sure that she told Cyrus’ story in an age-appropriate and respectful manner. The episode was
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