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Jenny McCarthy Discusses a Previous ‘Dark, Abusive’ Relationship that ‘Could Have Easily Killed’ Her

9 March 2017 3:44 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Before Jenny McCarthy found love with her husband Donnie Wahlberg, the actress was at one point in a “very dark, abusive” relationship.

Speaking with E! News, the former The View co-host shared about being in an unhealthy four-year romance with a former ex-boyfriend (she did not reveal his identity).

“What I thought was gonna be a typical relationship, turned into a relationship that you would never think you would get yourself into. Especially me. I mean, I really consider myself to be pretty strong-willed and confident, even back then,” McCarthy, 44, told E! News. “But I did find myself being slowly manipulated in to a very, »

- Natalie Stone

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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Burt Bacharach (‘Po’)

11 January 2017 6:30 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Burt Bacharach (Courtesy: Michael Kovac/FilmMagic)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“It’s sort of what I’m supposed to do,” says the legendary songwriter/composer Burt Bacharach — a man who has written the music for 48 Top 10 hits, including nine that reached the top of the charts, and who has won eight Grammys, three Oscars and the Library of Congress’ 2011 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song — as we sit down in his Pacific Palisades piano room to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast, and I ask him what keeps him working at the age of 88. “Sometimes I have to force it,” he admits. “But it’s what I’ve done. Even if I don’t write anything any good, just let me keep my fingers wet.”

Bacharach certainly has kept his fingers wet, of late: in 2016, for John Asher’s Po, an indie drama about »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Burt Bacharach Writes From the Heart for ‘Po’ Score

5 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach, now 88, has written the song and score for a little movie called “Po”: his first such efforts in 16 years.

The Oscar-winning composer of “Alfie,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “Arthur” has a special connection to the project.

Po” is about a single father raising a child with autism. Bacharach’s daughter Nikki, born in 1966, was not diagnosed until late in life with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. She committed suicide in 2007.

“I loved this kid from the time she was born,” Bacharach told Variety.”We thought we were dealing with adolescent behavioral problems. Had I understood what it was, and what she was dealing with, if somebody had told me, I wish it could have been better,” he said.

How the Grammy-winning writer of such hits as “Walk on By,” “The Look of Love” and “What the World Needs Now Is »

- Jon Burlingame

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