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British Presenter Details Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior by Vice Media

British presenter Billie Jd Porter has detailed a catalog of alleged inappropriate behavior by Vice Media in a blistering post on Instagram. Among the claims is that, as 16-year-old, she was given drugs and alcohol and asked to perform sex acts on her boss, who is not named.

In a statement, Vice said Porter had brought the allegations to its attention and that it had investigated. It said it encourages employees who think they have been the victim of a crime to go to the police, and it will cooperate with any subsequent investigations.

Porter is a presenter, producer, and model. At Vice she was a reporter and has previously said she was given a business card that read “Lolita Life Ruiner.” In an Instagram post Sunday, she said she had to speak out after seeing a Vice photo supporting the Women’s March.

“How dare you @vice?” Porter wrote. “The past few
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Women's March Los Angeles Brings Out Over 700K Attendees

The Women’s March Los Angeles returned to Downtown Los Angeles during the weekend for the 2nd annual event, drawing an incredible turnout of over 700,000 attendees.

Olivia Wilde Speaks onstage at 2018 Women's March Los Angeles

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The powerful lineup of activists and stars included Elizabeth Banks, Chloe Bennet, Rowan Blanchard, Connie Britton, Yvette Nicole Brown, Sophia Bush, Ted Danson, Viola Davis, Lea DeLaria, Zoey Deutch, Tony Goldwyn, Sarah Hyland, Paris Jackson, Allison Janney, Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Megan Mullally, Olivia Munn, Lupita Nyong'o, Natalie Portman, Rob Reiner, Nicole Richie, Catt Sadler, Adam Scott, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Steenburgen, Lea Thompson, Marisa Tomei, Olivia Wilde, Larry Wilmore, Alfre Woodard, and Constance Wu, and performers Idina Menzel, Andra Day, Rachel Platten, Daya, Maxwell, Andy Grammer, Keala Settle, and The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles with Melissa Etheridge. Additional special guests included Mayor Eric Garcetti,
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SAG Awards 2018 Review: Kristen Bell Puts Sincerity Over Self in a Show That Still Needed More Surprises

SAG Awards 2018 Review: Kristen Bell Puts Sincerity Over Self in a Show That Still Needed More Surprises
After last year’s excellent show, it’s hard to say the SAG Awards needed a host in 2018. But no one protested when the guild announced its inaugural honor would go to Kristen Bell — and they still shouldn’t. Bell kept with the pre-existing tone that sets the SAGs apart: Quick, quippy, and with an emphasis on unabashed love for acting, her opening monologue felt like it wasn’t trying to change things; it was trying to fit in, and it worked.

In a reversal of last year’s emphasis on humor, then heart, this year’s ceremony focused on female actors talking about what they dreamed of being when they were little and what they’ve achieved since then. Allison Janney dreamed of being a figure skater. Tracee Ellis Ross wanted to own a lot of shoes. Millie Bobby Brown, still a young girl, told other adolescents watching, “I believe in you.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Tweets from Home After Winning a SAG: 'It's Pretty Fun to Watch in My PJs'

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Tweets from Home After Winning a SAG: 'It's Pretty Fun to Watch in My PJs'
As she continues fighting her battle with breast cancer, Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Julia Louis-Dreyfus watched the 2018 show from home. But at the Shine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the actress, 57, was honored and celebrated for her work on Veep with the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series.

Since she wasn’t able to make it, presenters Connie Britton and Mandy Moore accepted the statue for her. “Julia, we’re thinking of you,” Britton said. “And we love you and we’re happy to accept that actor on your behalf.”

To donate to the
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2018 SAG Awards Red Carpet Photo Gallery

2018 SAG Awards Red Carpet Photo Gallery
Let’s face it: is there any better reason to watch the SAG Awards than to see who walks the red carpet (Except, of course, to see who wins)? Who among the nominees and presenters turned up for the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 21 topped our best and worst dressed list? Tour through our photo gallery to see which celebs wore it best, and which wore it worst.

This year made history by having a host for the first time in its 23 year run. Kristen Bell (“The Good Place” and “Veronica Mars”) served as emcee, while an all-female group of presenters gave voice to the ongoing #MeToo movement. As was the case with the Golden Globes, the ceremony served as another opportunity to combat sexual assault and harassment in the entertainment industry. This time, however, the stars were allowed to shine in something other than all-black outfits.

Did your
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2018 SAG Awards: Best (and worst) dressed at the red carpet

2018 SAG Awards: Best (and worst) dressed at the red carpet
Let’s face it: is there any better reason to watch the SAG Awards than to see who walks the red carpet (Except, of course, to see who wins)? Who among the nominees and presenters turned up for the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 21 topped our best and worst dressed list? Tour through our photo gallery to see which celebs wore it best, and which wore it worst.

See 2018 SAG Awards: Complete winners list in the 6 film and 9 TV categories [Updating Live]

This year made history by having a host for the first time in its 23-year run. Kristen Bell (“The Good Place” and “Veronica Mars”) served as emcee, while an all-female group of presenters gave voice to the ongoing #MeToo movement. As was the case with the Golden Globes, the ceremony served as another opportunity to combat sexual assault and harassment in the entertainment industry. This time, however, the stars
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SAG Awards 2018: Fun live streaming post-show with winners, losers, snubs, shockers! [Watch]

Immediately following Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild 2018 ceremony on TBS and TNT, watch our fun live streaming one hour post-show with analysis of winners, losers, snubs and shockers discussing film and television categories! Senior editor Matt Noble hosts the program featuring senior editors Joyce Eng and Daniel Montgomery. The program starts at approximately 7:00 p.m. Pt; 10:00 p.m. Et and will feature contributors Charles Bright, David Buchanan, Riley Chow, Rob Licuria, Tony Ruiz, and Amanda Spears. Just click the video above to start watching.

SEE2018 SAG Awards: Complete winners list in the 6 film and 9 TV categories

We will be debating how Kristen Bell did as the first-time host for the SAG Awards event. What did you think of Morgan Freeman accepting the life achievement award? Who gave the best and worst speeches? Who were the great and bad presenters? Make your own comments at the bottom of this article.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Skips 2018 SAG Awards, Wins for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for Veep

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Skips 2018 SAG Awards, Wins for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for Veep
Julia Louis-Dreyfus did not attend the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Dreyfus revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer just four months ago, so it was not known if she'd end up making an appearance at the show. The 57-year-old actress took home the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series at Sunday's ceremony, her third win in the category. The award was accepted on her behalf by presenters Connie Britton and Mandy Moore, who wished her well. Veep also nabbed the trophy for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. While accepting the award for Veep's ensemble win, her co-star Matt...
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Wins SAG Award After Finishing Chemo: 'We're Thinking Of You'

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Wins SAG Award After Finishing Chemo: 'We're Thinking Of You'
She’s used to making audiences laugh in her TV comedy. And on Sunday, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was rewarded for her work with the trophy for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Louis-Dreyfus wasn’t at the show, but presenters Connie Britton and Mandy Moore accepted the win for her.

“Julia, we’re thinking of you, and we love you and we’re happy to accept that actor on your behalf,” Britton said.

On Twitter, Louis-Dreyfus gave a small acceptance speech. “I wish I could have been @SAGawards tonight but have
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L.A. Women's March: Celebrities Swarm to Support the Movement

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[[tmz:video id="0_nzbbwcoa"]] Olivia Munn, Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johansson and Ilana Glazer were just some of the stars who showed up for the Women's March in L.A. Saturday to support the movement. TMZ got several celebs coming and going ... who told us their reasons for joining the demonstrations on a day when millions of women are marching across the country and world. We also chatted with Yvette Nicole Brown, Connie Britton, Adam Scott and Rachel Platten. As
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‘Cocaine Godmother’ Review: Brownface Casting Is Just One of Many Insults in This Schlocky ‘Narcos’ Knockoff

Of the many issues in Lifetime’s “Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story,” casting white actress Catherine Zeta-Jones to play the real-life Colombian drug lord is one of the most egregious. And in this case, it’s not just lip service when it comes to the need for proper representation. Not casting a Latina actress is a missed opportunity to find someone who could’ve embodied this larger-than-life character because Zeta-Jones simply isn’t up to the task. She’s not just unconvincing; she’s outlandish.

Although the ruthlessness of “The Godfather” was an inspiration for the real-life Blanco, who even named her fourth son Michael Corleone, Zeta-Jones is no Marlon Brando, unless it’s by way of “Grey Gardens.” While she brings a certain theatrical glee to the role, she lacks the necessary menace for a woman who supposedly has the blood of over 200 people on her hands. Zeta-Jones
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Women’s March 2018: Natalie Portman, Viola Davis, Scarlett Johansson, and More Take to the Streets

Women’s March 2018: Natalie Portman, Viola Davis, Scarlett Johansson, and More Take to the Streets
The Women’s March wasn’t a one-time event. People are in the streets across the country and beyond once more today, the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, with just as much zeal as they showed last year — not least because this year’s gatherings also have the force of the Me Too movement. Here’s what Natalie Portman, Viola Davis, Asia Argento, Scarlett Johansson, and more had to say:

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.@realDonaldTrump

You didn’t need to do this.

But you did.

So today…

I march for the dreamers you didn’t protect.

And the children you left vulnerable. #WhyIMarch #TrumpShutdown #PowerToThePolls #WomensMarch2018

Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 20, 2018

Thank you for amplifying our voices #WomensMarch2018 #RomeRises @RomeWomen https://t.co/yWlWnYNEpQ

— Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) January 20, 2018

I am still a proud #NastyWoman.
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9-1-1: Season One Ratings

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's Glee ran for six seasons on Fox, while their series Scream Queens was cancelled after its second season. Now they're back with the 9-1-1 TV show. Which path will it follow? Will 9-1-1 be cancelled or renewed for season two on Fox? Stay tuned. A Fox procedural, 9-1-1 stars Angela Bassett, Connie Britton, Peter Krause, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, and Rockmond Dunbar. The scripted drama, inspired by real-life experiences, centers on the police officers, firefighters, and paramedics who risk their lives to save others. No matter how frightening, dangerous, and shocking a situation may be, these first responders rush toward crises from which others flee. Read More…
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Sundance 2018 Opening Day Press Conference: Robert Redford on the Festival and Industry’s Post-Weinstein Future

Sundance 2018 Opening Day Press Conference: Robert Redford on the Festival and Industry’s Post-Weinstein Future
Kicking off the first Sundance Film Festival since actresses Rose McGowan and Louisette Geiss alleged that Harvey Weinstein respectively raped and sexually harassed them there in previous years, Sundance leadership firmly denied that they enabled the now-disgraced producer. “Sundance as an institution never contributed to that behavior,” said Sundance Institute Executive Director Keri Putnam, partaking in the traditional, Day One press conference with the Institute’s president and founder, Robert Redford, and festival director John Cooper. “While of course these things sickened us and happened during our festival, they’re nothing we were aware of at the time.”

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Setting aside Weinstein’s alleged personal wrongdoing, Redford did not sound like he’s mourning Weinstein’s professional presence at the festival, either: “When we have people that come to the festival like Harvey, they
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More Stars To Join Supporters At Women's March Los Angeles

Women’s March Los Angeles has announced that supporters including U. S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, Viola Davis, Natalie Portman, Elizabeth Banks, Allison Janney, Connie Britton, Sarah Hyland, Mila Kunis, Eva Longoria, Ellen Barkin, Rob Reiner, and Mary Steenburgen, along with performers Andy Grammer, and Keala Settle will now join the powerful lineup of activists and stars taking the stage at the March on Saturday, January 20th.

They will join previously announced speakers including Scarlett Johansson, Chloe Bennet, Rowan Blanchard, Yvette Nicole Brown, Sophia Bush, Laverne Cox, Lea DeLaria, Tony Goldwyn, Paris Jackson, Megan Mullally, Olivia Munn, Nicole Richie, Catt Sadler, Adam Scott, Olivia Wilde, Larry Wilmore, and Alfre Woodard, along with performers Idina Menzel, Andra Day, Rachel Platten, Maxwell, and The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles with Melissa Etheridge. Other special guests include Mayor Eric Garcetti, GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis, Los Angeles Lgbt Center CEO Lorri L.
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Fox Has Renewed Ryan Murphy's Silly 9-1-1 Drama For Season 2

When I first heard about the new Ryan Murphy series 9-1-1 I was actually pretty excited about it. I normally enjoy procedural shows like this and this one explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters and emergency operators as they are put into some crazy situations. It also features a solid cast that includes Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, and Connie Britton. There was a lot of potential here!

Unfortunately, for me, the series just comes off as being ridiculous. Since I have a fascination with true-crime, I've heard some pretty intense real-life 9-1-1 calls and this series in no way captures the true intensity of it. On top of that, the drama surrounding the characters that fill the series isn't really that interesting. Especially the arc surrounding that idiot firefighter that they just won't fire for some reason! He has got to be one of the most annoying characters on TV.
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Fox Revives Ryan Murphy’s ‘9-1-1’ for Season 2

Fox has renewed “9-1-1” for a Season 2. The first-responder drama hails from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, and stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Connie Britton, among others. “9-1-1” explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters and emergency operators who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations, per Fox’s official description. These first responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives. The procedural drama also stars Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi and Rockmond Dunbar. With three days of delayed viewing, the series premiere...
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‘9-1-1’ Renewed for Season 2 at Fox

Fox has renewed drama series “9-1-1” for a second season, the network announced Tuesday.

The series–from creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear–explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters and emergency operators who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. It stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Connie Britton, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, and Rockmond Dunbar.

“With a bold concept, award-winning stars and a flawless execution, Ryan, Brad and Tim have done it again,” said Gary Newman and Dana Walden, chairmen and CEOs of the Fox Television Group. “They have tapped into the cultural zeitgeist and reimagined the procedural as only they could, bringing it to life with a dream team of actors led by Angela, Peter and Connie. This is storytelling at its best and we’re so pleased that it’s resonated with our audience. We’d like to thank everyone involved with this production for their
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Ryan Murphy's '911' Scores Early Season 2 Renewal at Fox

Fox is showing confidence in 911.

The network has handed out an early season-two renewal for its Ryan Murphy-produced procedural. The drama, which stars Peter Krause, Connie Britton and Angela Bassett and explores the work and home lives of emergency responders from the 9-1-1 call center to paramedics, has aired only two episodes. An episode count for season two has yet to be determined.

Produced in-house at 20th Century Fox Television, where Murphy and co-creator Brad Falchuk are under overall deals, 911 has been a standout performer when factoring in delayed viewing. The series, co-created by frequent Murphy collaborator Tim...
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9-1-1 Renewed for Season 2 at Fox

Fox is making the call early: 9-1-1 will return for Season 2.

The network announced Tuesday that it has renewed Ryan Murphy’s star-studded procedural less than three weeks into its rookie run. The drama — starring Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Connie Britton — got off to a strong start in its Jan. 3 premiere, drawing 6.8 million total viewers and a 1.8 rating. Not only did it build substantially on its X-Files lead-in (5.2 mil/1.4), but it won the night in the demo and represented the TV season’s best drama launch since ABC’s The Good Doctor. With DVR playback and multiplatform viewing,
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