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CeeLo Green Apologizes for Offensive Rape Tweets

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CeeLo Green has taken to Twitter to apologize for the offensive tweets about rape he allegedly wrote. “I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter,” he wrote, insisting that they were not representative of what he believed. The post came late Tuesday night, hours after TBS announced that it was cancelling his reality series “The Good Life.” The decision came on the heels of a tumultuous holiday weekend for the former “Voice” coach, though the network insists it was due to low ratings. Also read: Cee Lo Green's ‘The Good Life’ Canceled After No Contest Plea, »


- Jason Hughes

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Brittany Murphy's Dad Is Cyber Bullying Lifetime Biopic Star Amanda Fuller

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Late actress Brittany Murphy‘s father, Angelo Bertolotti, has directed his anger over Lifetime's upcoming biopic about his daughter toward the actress portraying her, Amanda Fuller. Angelo Bertolotti has been tweeting and retweeting dozens of comments referring to Fuller as being too fat to play his daughter and calling the actress a “floozy.” “My daughter #brittanymurphy would be horrified to know who they chose to play her and how cheap it all is,” he tweeted. See video: Lifetime's Brittany Murphy Movie Trailer: A Murder Mystery? Fuller spoke with TheTVPage.com and addressed Bertolotti's cyber-bullying. “He can say what he wants, »


- Jethro Nededog

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Eva Longoria Claims Apple Employees Violated Her Privacy by Contacting Her Directly

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Eva Longoria claims more than one employee at an Apple Store in Texas violated the company's privacy policy by taking her information from the store and contacting her directly for personal reasons. She spoke about the “privacy issues” she's had on “Access Hollywood,” in an episode that airs Wednesday. The “Desperate Housewives” star explained to hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover that she wasn't talking about being hacked when she received these emails, saying the people just “got it from the stores,” referring to her contact information. Also read: Eva Longoria Joins ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ as Love Interest to Andy Samberg She recalled one. »


- Jason Hughes

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Netflix Wins Streaming Rights to Fox's Batman Prequel ‘Gotham’

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In what may be the first deal of its kind, Netflix has won the rights to a television show before it has even made its series premiere. The Warner Bros.-produced “Gotham,” which premieres on Fox Sept. 22, will become available on the streaming service starting in 2015. Netflix will carry each season after it has aired on Fox. Also read: Netflix Launching Selective Facebook Recommendations “Gotham is the most anticipated new series of the fall season and we are thrilled to offer it to our members around the world,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, in a statement. He continued, »


- Jethro Nededog

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John Reiss Joins NBC's ‘Meet the Press’ as Acting Executive Producer

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NBC continues to reshape its veteran news and interview program “Meet the Press.” The network has appointed former “Hardball with Chris Matthews” executive producer John Reiss as the acting Ep for the latest iteration of the show, according to an internal memo acquired by TheWrap. Chuck Todd replaces ousted host David Gregory on Sept. 7; Gregory was fired from the show last month. Gregory had been moderator of the struggling Sunday series since the 2008 death of its previous host Tim Russert. In that time, “Mtp” slipped to third place, behind CBS's “Face the Nation” and ABC's “This Week.” Also read: NBC News. »


- Jason Hughes

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Disney's New ‘Frozen’ Short Film Will Premiere in Spring 2015

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Disney is making sure that “Frozen” will never thaw. The studio announced Tuesday that it will release a new animated short that brings back the characters from its Oscar-winning mega-hit, which earned $1.274 billion at the global box office and has become a force in the ancillary markets. Also read: Disney's ‘Frozen’ Empire Is Bigger Than Ever The log line released by the studio promises more fun than drama: “In ‘Frozen Fever,’ it's Anna's birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa's icy powers may put more than just the party at risk. »

- Jordan Zakarin

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David Anderle, Record Producer and Music Executive, Dead at 77

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David Anderle, a record producer and music executive who worked with musical acts such as Frank Zappa, Judy Collins, The Doors, Sheryl Crow and the Circle Jerks, died Monday following a battle with cancer, a spokesperson for Anderle's family said Tuesday. Anderle was 77. A lifelong Los Angeles resident, Anderle died peacefully while surrounded by his wife Cathy, son Jonathan and other family members. See photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 Anderle began his music career as the West Coast Talent Director for MGM in 1964, later switching to West Coast Operations Director for Elektra Records in 1968. His longest run »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘Royal Pains’ Star Mark Feuerstein Previews Kardashians on Finale: ‘They're Their Own Tone’ (Video)

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Royal Pains” fans are in for a packed season finale on Tuesday according to star Mark Feuerstein during this episode of TheWrap's “Drinking With the Stars.” The financial collapse of HankMed, Hank's (Feuerstein) concierge doctor business, was averted when Boris (Campbell Scott) announced he had bought the hospital, but Hank wasn't convinced that he should also join the hospital's board of directors. “We're going to get into it in the finale in the first few scenes,” Feuerstein said. “Boris has always sucked me into his web of intrigue and mystery. And I think Hank's argument would be “with Boris, you never. »


- Jethro Nededog

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‘Gang Related’ Canceled by Fox

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Gang Related” is no more. The drama will not be returning to Fox's schedule, a spokeswoman for the network told TheWrap on Tuesday. Also read: ‘Gang Related’ Star RZA Praises Show's Scripted Drug Slang: ‘These Motherf-ckers Are Going Deep’ The series, which starred Ramon Rodriguez, Jay Hernandez, Cliff Curtis and rapper-turned-actor RZA, centered on the Los Angeles Police Department's gang task force. It  premiered in May and finished its season run on Aug. 14. The final episode of the series posted a 0.7 rating/2 share in the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers, with 2.4 million total viewers. Both numbers actually represented double-digit increases. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Susan Lyne to Exit Post as AOL Brand Group CEO

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Susan Lyne helped pave the road for women in the boardroom and now she's going to help fund the superhighway for women in tech. Lyne is stepping down as CEO of AOL's brand group to head up a venture fund within the tech giant that will invest in early-stage funding rounds for female-led startups. Lyne will lead the Bbg Fund as president and will offer up investments between $10 and $12 million. Also read: Gilt Chairman Susan Lyne Shares Upside to Failure at Power Breakfast “In my new role, I am looking forward to contributing in a different way,” Lyne said. »


- Gina Hall

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‘Sleepy Hollow’ Publicity Team Apologizes for ‘Headless Day’ Campaign in Wake of Journalist Beheading

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Publicity firm Thinkjam has apologized for the timing of a marketing campaign launched Tuesday to promote the Season 1 DVD release of Fox hit “Sleepy Hollow.” The campaign urged fans of the show to share eCards in honor of National Headless Day. The unfortunate slogan coincidentally came out at the same time which tragic news broke that U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff had become the second American beheaded by terrorist group Isis in a graphic video. Also read: Us Journalist Steven Sotloff Beheaded by Isis in Disturbing Video “We apologize for the unfortunate timing of our Sleepy Hollow Headless Day announcement, »

- Linda Ge

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Img Names Karen Brodkin President of Business Affairs

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Img has named Karen Brodkin its new president of business affairs where she will oversee the global sports and media management group's worldwide business dealings. Brodkin joins the company after serving as Evp of business and legal affairs at Fox Sports Media Group. While there, she negotiated professional and collegiate media rights acquisitions with several major sports leagues, including the NFL, Mlb, NBA, Nascar, NHL and the Ufc. She also oversaw many Fox Sports Media Group's production, programming and talent agreements. Also read: Wme Img Hires Veteran Ad Exec Doug Scott as Vice President of Marketing and Brand Solutions Previously »


- Travis Reilly

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‘Little People Big World's’ Amy Roloff Preps for a Pop-Up Restaurant on Season Premiere (Exclusive Video)

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The Roloff family has undergone some major changes over the past few years and it's about time some good things come their way. On this new season of TLC's “Little People Big World,” a wedding will take place on the farm (and this time they're keeping it in the family), another engagement will soon arrive and the Roloff parents are looking to the future. See video: TLC Sets ‘Little People Big World’ Return: It's a Roloff Wedding! (Exclusive) Tuesday's season premiere will see Jeremy graduating from college (time flies!) and taking the next step with his girlfriend. It will also find Amy chasing her. »

- Jethro Nededog

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Netflix Launching Selective Facebook Recommendations

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Need a way to let your bestie know how much you loved the last season of “Pretty Little Liars,” but don't want your guilty pleasures to hit your social feed? Netflix just launched a new feature that allows you to suggest content to specific friends on Facebook without posting publicly. Netflix users who connect their account with Facebook will be prompted at end of each film or television show with a question like: Who else would enjoy “Pretty Little Liars”? But instead of posting it as a status update, users are now able to selectively recommend it to Facebook friends. »


- Gina Hall

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Josh Greenstein Leaving Paramount for Top Marketing Job at Sony

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Paramount's Josh Greenstein is nearing a deal to replace Marc Weinstock as the head of marketing at Sony Pictures Entertainment, an individual familiar with the situation has told TheWrap. In response to Greenstein's departure, Paramount has announced three promotions from within its marketing, distribution and advertising teams, elevating home-grown talent to key positions in the organization under studio vice chairman Rob Moore. Also read: Paramount Gives ‘Ninja Turtles’ Megafan With Muscular Dystrophy a Private Screening Megan Colligan has been promoted to president of worldwide distribution and marketing, overseeing distribution and marketing for Paramount's theatrical and home media groups and continuing to report to Rob. »


- Jeff Sneider

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Justin Bieber Arrested, Charged With Assault, Dangerous Driving After Atv Crash

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Pop star Justin Bieber was back in handcuffs Friday after being arrested by Canadian authorities and charged with assault and dangerous driving. The “Boyfriend” singer was allegedly involved in an accident while driving an Atv in Ontario, a collision which police say eventually escalated into a physical fight. “Investigation revealed that after colliding, the driver of the Atv and an occupant of the minivan engaged in a physical altercation,” Ontario Provincial Police spokesman Kees Wijnands said in a statement. According to CNN, the 20-year-old's lawyers insist he was. »


- Travis Reilly

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Vince Vaughn In Talks to Star in Michael Dowse's ‘The Politician’

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Vince Vaughn is in early talks to star in comedy “The Politician” for Columbia Pictures and director Michael Dowse, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap. Matthew Bass and Theodore Bressman wrote the script, which Sony won in a bidding war after it landed on the 2013 Black List of best screenplays. Also read: ‘True Detective’ Plot Details Emerge; Vince Vaughn in Talks, Elisabeth Moss Circling The titular character in the film is a disgraced governor who's caught in a scandal involving hookers, prompting him to go on the run along with an underachieving accomplice from the FBI and U. »


- Linda Ge

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‘The Wire’ Being Remastered for HBO Marathon

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Fans of “The Wire,” rejoice; your series is coming back — and it's getting a touch-up. HBO is remastering the David Simon series for HD, which ran from 2002 to 2008, with an eye toward airing a marathon of the series. Also read: ‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon to Lead Oprah's Mlk Miniseries for HBO The crime drama, which chronicled police investigations of the criminal underbelly of Baltimore, starred Dominic West, Idris ElbaWendell Pierce and Michael K. Williams, among others. It is not yet known when the marathon will air. HBO initially planned to launch the marathon in September, however, the episodes are still under review. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Apple Denies iCloud Security Breach in Hollywood's Nude Photos Leak

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Apple said there is no security issues and that its online storage system has not been breached in the wake of Hollywood's nude photo leak, which flooded the Internet with naked images of stars including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence. “After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet,” Apple said Tuesday in a statement. “None of the cases we have investigated have resulted from any breach in any of Apple's systems including iCloud or. »


- Gina Hall

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Toronto Party Preview: 14 Top Invites at This Year's Film Festival

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New York Fashion Week and the NFL both kick off this Thursday on the same day as Toronto International Film Festival 2014. We're sending both to the bench. The only two formations in our playbook are a) hunting dark theaters for awards season contenders and other film brilliance and b) boisterously post-game recapping the brilliance behind ropes and lists in cool venues, courtesy of Grey Goose, who hosts nearly all the choice parties at Tiff this year. Also read: Kristen Stewart, Adam Sandler, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies Headed to Toronto Film Fest Shinan Govani, one of the top Canadian social columnists (and a. »


- Mikey Glazer

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