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’19 Kids and Counting’ Pulled From Hulu

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Hulu appears to have removed “19 Kids and Counting” following star Josh Duggar’s admission that he acted “inexcusably” as a teenager in response to reports that he molested underage girls, including some of his sisters. Episodes were available on Wednesday, and while they will appear when searched for, users of the streaming service will be greeted with a “404” error message when they try to watch them. Hulu did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. Also Read: Inside TLC's '19 Kids & Counting' Disaster: Why Network Is Facing Another Molestation Scandal The reality series has also been pulled from TLC’s schedule. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Tracy Morgan’s First Interview Since Deadly Accident to Air on Monday’s ‘Today’ Show (Video)

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Tracy Morgan is set to sit down with Matt Lauer for his first television interview since the June 2014 car crash that left him critically injured. The live in-studio conversation will air Monday, June 1 on NBC’s “Today” show, when Morgan will be joined by his lawyer Benedict Morelli. Morelli was also on “Today” Thursday, speaking about the prior day’s settlement with Walmart, the mega-company whose semi-truck rear-ended a limo bus carrying Morgan and other comedians. The New Jersey Turnpike accident left James McNair dead and the others badly injured. Also Read: Tracy Morgan, Walmart Reach Settlement in Car Crash »


- Tony Maglio

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David Oyelowo on Commanding the Screen Solo for 90 Minutes in HBO’s ‘Nightingale’

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Before he became Martin Luther King, Jr. in “Selma,” David Oyelowo took on one of his most challenging roles yet, as a man descending into madness in “Nightingale.” It was his first lead role in a film, and it required him to carry the drama solo for the entire 90 minute duration. “I knew it would be very exposing, I knew if it failed it would be glaringly obvious whose fault it was,” the actor told TheWrap. “Nightingale,” which premieres Friday on HBO, was written by Frederick Mensch and directed by Elliot Lester.  Oyelowo plays a disturbed war veteran who suffers from. »


- Linda Ge

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U2 Pays Tribute to Late Tour Manager at La Concert

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Taking the stage about 15 hours after the death of Dennis Sheehan, their tour manager of more than 30 years, the members of U2 turned Wednesday night’s concert at the Forum in Los Angeles into a tribute to the man they called a member of their family. Sheehan passed away early Wednesday morning in his room at the Sunset Marquis Hotel following the band’s first concert at the Forum on Tuesday night. He had been working for the band since 1983, said Bono after the first few songs in the Forum show. “Last night we lost a member of our family, »


- Steve Pond

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5 Things We Learned from ‘Empire’ Star Terrence Howard and Show’s Creators at the Code Conference

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Team “Empire” dropped in on the Code Conference on Wednesday night to talk about the intersection of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. The event, held at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, and now in its second year, featured star Terrence Howard, who plays hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyon in the Fox series, and the show’s producers, including executive producer Brian Grazer, creators Danny Strong and Lee Daniels and executive producer and showrunner Ilene Chaiken. Also Read: Emmy Contenders to Watch: 'Mad Men,' 'Transparent,' 'Empire,' 'Game of Thrones' and Netflix Breakouts Five things we learned: »


- Deborah Day

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HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill Cries While Debating Duggar Molestation Scandal on CNN (Video)

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HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill seemed to get emotional Wednesday on Don Lemon’s “CNN Tonight,” as the panel discussed the child molestation scandal surrounding TLC show “19 Kids and Counting.” The panel debated conservative support of the show’s evangelical Duggar family, whose eldest child Josh has admitted to acting “inexcusably” while a teenager. “What he did was awful. There should be punishment, there should be justice, there should be all of those things,” said Hill, who is also a CNN political commentator. As tears began streaming down his face, he added, “But I also think a lot of »


- Deborah Day

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TV In Memoriam: 17 Characters We Lost in 2015 From Killings, Exits and Recastings

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When all your favorite TV shows and potential new favorite TV shows begin airing in the fall (and midseason), the landscape will look a bit different than where we left things. It was a big season for high-profile exits from big shows. From Patrick Dempsey‘s “Grey’s Anatomy” McDreamy to Nina Dobrev’s “Vampire Diaries” leading lady Elena, plenty of long-running shows are moving forward without lead characters. Meanwhile, before new shows have even aired, changes are already being made. Also Read: 45 First Looks of New TV Shows From the 2015-2016 Season See the actors you won’t be seeing on 2015-16 shows – at. »


- Linda Ge

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CCTV6 to Debut Entertainment News Show ‘Talking to Hollywood With Betty Zhou’

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China Movie Channel CCTV6 will debut “Talking to Hollywood with Betty Zhou,” the first and only television show offering inside access to Hollywood films and stars exclusively for the Chinese audiences, the network announced Wednesday. Zhou has been a star on the rise in China, known for delivering reliable, entertaining and inside coverage of American movies and sports. Every Friday, the show will feature exclusive content and interviews with Hollywood talent. She will also engage in various activities, such as drift car races with Tom Cruise, touring the Pixar animation studios, and meeting Marvel’s newest superhero, Ant-Man. Also Read: China's Weekend Box Office. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Kristoff St. John Lawsuit: Mental Health Facility That Treated Son Before Suicide Fires Back

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The mental health facility that treated “The Young and the Restless” star Kristoff St. John’s son Julian at the time of his suicide has fired back at St. John’s allegations in a lawsuit filed this week, saying that it was “in compliance with all applicable licensing laws and regulations.” In a statement provided to TheWrap, the La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in Long Beach, Calif., said that the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health determined that La Casa’s treatment of Julian St. John was “reasonable and in line with clinical procedures, given his mental condition.” The facility cited a May. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Prospects for Bradley Cooper-Emma Stone’s ‘Aloha’ Show How Hack Attack Still Haunts Sony

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Box-office expectations for “Aloha” are very low going into Friday’s debut of writer-director Cameron Crowe‘s latest movie, an indicator of the difficulty Sony Pictures has had putting last year’s massive hack attack behind it. “I don’t think this film has ever recovered from the buzz those emails started,” BoxOffice.com senior analyst Phil Contrino said ahead of release of the romantic comedy starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams and Bill Murray. He sees an opening in the low-teen millions for “Aloha,” the latest from the man behind hits “Jerry Maguire” and “Almost Famous.” “Those emails »


- Todd Cunningham

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‘Fight Club’s’ Chuck Palahniuk on ‘Larger, More Epic’ Comic Book Sequel and David Fincher Musical

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Author Chuck Palahniuk is out promoting his new novel, only this tour is a bit different. The acclaimed novelist is making the rounds on behalf of “Fight Club 2,” a sequel to his 1996 breakout hit being that’s being released as a graphic novel — a new kind of project for the man behind Project Mayhem. Palahniuk’s debut book was immortalized on screen by director David Fincher and actors Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, which is why he has worked extra hard to take the sequel in another direction and distinguish itself from its revered predecessor. Although the first rule of Fight Club is to not. »


- Jeff Sneider

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‘Rectify’s’ Jayson Warner Smith Joins Tom Cruise in Doug Liman’s ‘Mena’ (Exclusive)

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Fresh off a pair of hot Sundance titles, Jayson Warner Smith (“Rectify”) has joined the cast of four high-profile features, including one studio movie and three indie projects, TheWrap has learned. Smith will join Tom Cruise in Doug Liman‘s “Mena,” which just started shooting, and he has already wrapped the Hank Williams biopic “I Saw the Light” with Tom Hiddleston and the slavery drama “Birth of a Nation” with Nate Parker, as well as Antonio Campos’ indie drama “Christine” starring Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall. In the true life drug-runner tale “Mena,” Smith has been cast as Bill Cooper, »


- Jeff Sneider

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Comedian Mickey Gooch Jr. Joins Rebel Wilson in Romantic Comedy ‘How to Be Single’

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Comedian Mickey Gooch Jr. has joined the ensemble cast of New Line’s romantic comedy “How to Be Single,” which teams him with his real-life girlfriend Rebel Wilson, TheWrap has learned. Christian Ditter is directing the movie, which also stars Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann, Alison Brie, Nicholas Braun, Jason Mantzoukas, Jake Lacy and Damon Wayans Jr. Gooch will play a character named Big Boy in the film, which follows a group of single New Yorkers who each have their own views and approaches towards dating, as chronicled by a young female author writing a book about bachelorettes. Also Read: Rebel Wilson Faces Jimmy. »


- Jeff Sneider

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Inside TLC’s ’19 Kids & Counting’ Disaster: Why Network Is Facing Another Molestation Scandal

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Just eight months after canceling “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” after Mama June Shannon reconnected with a convicted sex offender, TLC faces a strikingly similar controversy over its top-rated show, “19 Kids & Counting,” with the admission of child molestation by the Duggar family’s oldest son, Josh. Is the network just unlucky, or did its executives (and show producers) fall down on the job? Also Read: Walgreens, Payless, Choice Hotels Dump '19 Kids and Counting' Over Duggar Scandal (Updated) A prominent reality executive speaking on the condition of anonymity told TheWrap both “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” and the Duggar show, »


- Tony Maglio, Itay Hod and Matt Donnelly

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Tatum O’Neal Gets Candid About ‘Dating Mostly Women Recently’

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Tatum O’Neal, an actress who won an Oscar at just 10 years old, has decided to speak out publicly about a recent string of same-sex relationships. “I like women,” O’Neal told People in a new interview featured in this week’s issue. “I definitely have been dating mostly women recently.” But the mother-of-three, 51, would rather not subscribe to a label of being gay or straight. “I’m not one or the other,” she said. See photos: 13 Hollywood Lgbt Stars Who Play Superheroes or Villains O’Neal, the daughter of actor Ryan O’Neal, won a Best Actress in a »

- Greg Gilman

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Chris Pine In Talks to Join ‘Wonder Woman’ as Gal Gadot’s Love Interest

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Chris Pine is nearing a deal to play Gal Gadot‘s love interest in Warner Bros forthcoming “Wonder Woman,” an individual with knowledge of the talks told TheWrap. The studio declined to comment on casting speculation. Reps for Pine have not yet returned TheWrap’s request for comment. “Wonder Woman” will be directed by Patty Jenkins, who stepped in to replace Michelle MacLaren in mid-April. MacLaren, whose credits include “Breaking Bad” and “Game of Thrones,” parted ways with the project over creative differences. Also Read: Kate Upton, Saoirse Ronan, Dakota Fanning Eyed for J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' Trilogy (Exclusive »


- Matt Donnelly

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‘Hocus Pocus’ Witches Will Spook Disney World This Halloween

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The witches of Disney’s 1993 cult comedy “Hocus Pocus” are making a much-deserved comeback, but don’t expect to see them on screen just yet. The Sanderson trio of Winifred, Mary and Sarah are joining the list of Disney villains who will haunt Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World this fall. “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular,” running Sept. 15 through Nov. 1, features appearances by the ever-nefarious Jafar, Maleficent and Cruella de Vil. Also Read: Will Friedle, William Daniels Return in 'Girl Meets World' Season 2 Trailer (Video) With the help of dancers, projections and special effects, the twisted sisters are organizing a night of. »


- Kathy Zerbib

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Two Relativity Board Members Resign After Clash With CEO Ryan Kavanaugh

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Two members of Relativity Media’s board who clashed with chief executive Ryan Kavanaugh were forced to resign on Wednesday in the wake of reports that the studio would not be able to meet a looming $200 million debt. Colbeck Capital partners Jason Colodne and Jason Beckman resigned from their positions on Relativity Media’s board, a company spokesman told TheWrap. “Ryan Kavanaugh remains fully in control of Relativity,” the company said in a statement. “Under Ryan’s leadership, Relativity has successfully recapitalized its balance sheet by refinancing its existing debt and raising additional capital in the form of debt and equity. »


- Todd Cunningham

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Bruce Jenner Fires Back in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Malibu Car Crash

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Attorneys for former Olympian and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Bruce Jenner have filed a new court document claiming that Jenner shouldn’t have to financially compensate relatives of the woman who died in a car crash he was involved in. In an answer to a lawsuit filed by Dana Redmond and William Howe, the stepchildren of Kim Howe, the attorneys contend that Redmond and Howe were not financially dependent on Howe, and thus are not entitled to damages. “hese two plaintiffs are financially independent, successful adult stepchildren, ages 57 and 60, who have lived out-of-state in Maine and New York. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Cmt Names Kurt Patat Senior Vice President of Communications

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Cmt has announced the appointment of Kurt Patat as Senior Vice President of Communications, the network announced on Wednesday. Managing publicity teams in Los Angeles and Nashville, Patat will oversee all media relations and internal communications for Viacom’s country-themed network. “Kurt’s arrival heralds Cmt’s elevated presence in the entertainment capitols,” said Brian Philips, President of Cmt in a statement. “We will be well served by his years of hard-earned relationships and savvy music background at MTV.” Also Read: Cmt Lays Off New York Staff Amid Network's 'Family Friendly' Realignment (Exclusive) Patat previously served as Vice President of Communications for MTV and Logo, »


- Reid Nakamura

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