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Disney Channel Fires ‘Andi Mack’ Actor Arrested for Plotting Sex With Minor

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Disney Channel Fires ‘Andi Mack’ Actor Arrested for Plotting Sex With Minor
Disney Channel has severed ties with “Andi Mack” actor Stoney Westmoreland following his arrest for allegedly trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old.

“Stoney Westmoreland, an actor working on the series ‘Andi Mack,’ was arrested in Salt Lake City today,” a Disney Channel spokesperson said in a statement Friday. “Given the nature of the charges and our responsibility for the welfare of employed minors, we have released him from his recurring role and he will not be returning to work on the series which wraps production on its third season next week.”

Westmoreland plays the grandfather on the live-action series. On Friday, according to reports, he was arrested in Utah — where the series films — after attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old that he met through an online dating app. According to reports citing court documents, Westmoreland asked the minor to engage in oral sex and other sexual acts,
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Les Moonves Personally Oversaw Eliza Dushku’s $9.5M Settlement For ‘Bull’ Harassment Claims

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Les Moonves Personally Oversaw Eliza Dushku’s $9.5M Settlement For ‘Bull’ Harassment Claims
Exclusive: As accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein and others began flooding Hollywood early this year, CBS’ then-ceo Les Moonves stepped in to settle claims against one of the network’s biggest stars.

Moonves was deeply and directly involved in the $9.5 million payout that CBS forked over to Eliza Dushku in January after the actor accused Bull lead Michael Weatherly of sexual harassment on the first season of the CBS drama, we’ve learned. Additionally, the confidential payment was sneaked into Bull’s production budget in an effort apparently motivated to avoid the sum popping up on the company’s books, sources say.

The confidential agreement was struck while CBS was engaging in ultimately unsuccessful talks of a potential merger with Viacom. The settlement and its machinations were not known to then-coo Joe Ianniello, who became acting CEO after Moonves resigned in September after a dozen
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James Corden to Develop Sci-Fi Drama at CBS

James Corden to Develop Sci-Fi Drama at CBS
CBS is developing a drama series that hails from James Corden’s production company, Fulwell 73, Variety has learned exclusively.

The series is titled "Embody." In the series, after a mission gone wrong renders her permanently blind, a special agent volunteers for an experimental government program that can temporarily transfer her consciousness into someone else’s body, giving her the ability to see through their eyes as she infiltrates high-stakes situations and takes down criminals from within.
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David Letterman’s ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’ Renewed for Season 2 by Netflix

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David Letterman’s ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’ Renewed for Season 2 by Netflix
Netflix is keeping David Letterman in the talk-show game a little longer. The streamer announced Friday it has renewed the late-night legend’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman” for a second season.

Letterman’s series will return with six new episodes in 2019, “combining humor, curiosity and in-depth conversations with extraordinary people.” Guests for Season 2 will be announced at a later date.

The first season of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” launched in January 2018, with Netflix releasing six episodes (usually one per month), each featuring one guest. Over the course of Season 1, Letterman sat down with Barack Obama, Jay-Z, Malala Yousafzai, George Clooney, Tina Fey, and Howard Stern.
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Natasha Lyonne Comedy "Russian Doll" Gets Premiere Date From Netflix

Natasha Lyonne Comedy
Netflix has given a premiere date to the comedy “Russian Doll,” from co-creators Amy Poehler, Leslye Headland and “Orange Is the New Black” alum Natasha Lyonne.

Starring Lyonne, who also serves as writer on the series alongside “Bachelorette” writer-director Headland, “Russian Doll” follows a young woman named Nadia on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York.

The eight-episode series will debut on Feb. 1, the streamer announced Friday.
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Food Network Strikes Multi-Year Deal With Ina Garten

Food Network Strikes Multi-Year Deal With Ina Garten
Food Network has struck a new multi-year deal with Ina Garten, the celebrity chief behind its signature daytime series “Barefoot Contessa,” the latest in a series of talent pacts being signed by the network’s parent, Discovery,

The deal includes new seasons of the program, along with several hour-long seasonal specials, the Discovery-owned cable network said Friday. The series is shot on location at Garten’s home in East Hampton, New York, where she shares recipes and tips.

“Our audience adores Ina – she is truly a culinary legend and embodies everything Food Network viewers crave,” said Courtney White, president of Food Network,
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Ratings: Last Man Standing Tops Friday, Lucy Draws Biggest Crowd

Fox’s Last Man Standing entered the holiday break with 5.5 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating, ticking down in the demo week-to-week yet topping the night in that measure. The Cool Kids (4.2 mil/0.8) also dipped with its fall finale.

Elsewhere….

CBS | The I Love Lucy special (5.9 mil/0.6) was down versus last year yet delivered Friday’s largest audience. Dick Van Dyke (5.3 mil/0.5) also dipped year-over-year. Crazy what happened with Laura and her big toe, right?

NBC | Midnight, Texas christened its earlier time slot with 2.4 mil and a 0.4, up in audience and steady in the demo versus last week (though shy
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General Hospital’s Biggest Plot Twists of 2018

General Hospital fans are big fans of the plot twists that go on throughout the year, but this has been one of those years that just doesn’t stop us from being amazing. The year is almost over, but that doesn’t mean that 2018 didn’t come with some of the biggest shockers we’ve seen in a long time on this show. We’ve seen things happen we did not see happen, things that are truly unbelievable, and things that really just make us question everything in life. It’s been amazing, and we have not been disappointed at all. That’s what we love

General Hospital’s Biggest Plot Twists of 2018
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The Five Best Alexandra Daddario Movies of Her Career

Alexandra Daddario is hard to miss because of her penetrating blue eyes most of all, but her acting talent has been growing since she stepped on the scene as well. One unfortunate part of her act though is that she tends to get overstepped by her costars that have bigger names than she does in show business or are simply very overwhelming when it comes to their presence. She’s starred with Dwayne Johnson at least twice now and trying to shine when he’s in the room has to be kind of tough. So far though she’s made her way forward

The Five Best Alexandra Daddario Movies of Her Career
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Performer of the Week: Patricia Arquette

Performer of the Week: Patricia Arquette
The Performer | Patricia Arquette

The Show | Escape at Dannemora

The Episode | “Part 4” (Dec. 9, 2018)

The Performance | With Arquette gaining forty pounds to play frumpy prison employee Tilly Mitchell in Showtime’s true-crime miniseries, it’s easy to heap praise on her physical transformation. (She is nearly unrecognizable, after all.) But the Oscar winner hasn’t simply altered her appearance here: She gets all the way under the skin of a fascinatingly flawed woman. And this week, she put the full range of Tilly’s volatile emotions on display, from long-simmering frustration to lovesick bliss.

The eternally irritated Tilly fended off a
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Where All the People from Netflix's The Innocent Man Are Now

Netflix's The Innocent Man docu-series is the streaming service's latest exposé of a small town's criminal justice system gone wrong, featuring four men convicted of crimes based on very shaky -- and in some cases, even imagined -- evidence.

Based on John Grisham's true-story novel, The Innocent Man:

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Andi Mack's Stoney Westmoreland Fired By Disney Channel Following Arrest for Attempted Sex With Minor

Andi Mack's Stoney Westmoreland Fired By Disney Channel Following Arrest for Attempted Sex With Minor
Stoney Westmoreland, who plays Henry “Ham” Mack on Disney Channel’s Andi Mack, has been fired by the network following his arrest for alleged attempted sex with a minor.

The actor was apprehended on Friday night in Salt Lake City, while en route to pick up the person that he believed was underage. According to court documents, Westmoreland had been communicating via a dating app with someone he thought to be 13 years old, and police allege that the actor sent pornographic photos and asked the person he was speaking with to do the same. He also allegedly asked the presumed
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2018 in Review: Best Reunions — AMC, Gilmore, Office, Degrassi, Oth and More

2018 in Review: Best Reunions — AMC, Gilmore, Office, Degrassi, Oth and More
TV was riding higher than ever on the nostalgia wave in 2018 — and we have the numbers to prove it.

Our Year in Review continues with a look back at 26 of the best small-screen reunions that took place over the last 12 months. That’s up from 22 that made the cut this time last year, and wayyyy up from the 15 that merited inclusion the year before that.

These reunions came in many forms: The casts of Degrassi and Victorious, for example, reassembled for unforgettable music videos, while other ensembles — including that of Roseanne and Murphy Brown — reprised the roles that made them famous so many years ago.
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The Bold and the Beautiful Biggest Plot Twists of 2018

The Bold and the Beautiful fans are not exactly the kind of fans who expect things to work out on a regular basis. We’ve known for many years that nothing ever works out for these people and that things never really go the way that people want them to go. We know that La is a tough city in general, but the fact that these are people who have so much to offer one another is just one more way that we can get through the plot twists and shockers as a whole. This was a year that brought us

The Bold and the Beautiful Biggest Plot Twists of 2018
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bakemonogatari

If you haven’t heard about Bakemonogatari or you’re not sure about it yet, then you’re in the right place. Bakemonogatari is the name that is given to an entire series of Japanese light novels. They are the work of Nisio Isin, Japanese light novelist and illustration was done by Vofan, a Taiwanese artist. We offer ten things you didn’t know about Bakemonogatari to help you decide if it’s for you. 1. The novel was made into an anime series Bakemonogatari the anime series is an adaptation of the Monogatari light novel series. The television version was written by Fuyashi To

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bakemonogatari
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Young and the Restless Biggest Plot Twists of 2018

Young and the Restless fans have had an emotional 2018 with their favorite characters on their favorite show. We just know this based on the sheer number of things that went down this year. For one, we were all saddened and shocked and upset when Ashley said goodbye to her friends and family for good when Eileen Davidson decided it was time to retire after so many decades. We get it, but we do not have to like this at all. We are just sitting here all kinds of emotional about it, and we do want to put fort the

Young and the Restless Biggest Plot Twists of 2018
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Disney Channel Fires ‘Andi Mack’ Actor Arrested for Plotting Sex With Minor

Disney Channel has severed ties with “Andi Mack” actor Stoney Westmoreland following his arrest for allegedly trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old.

“Stoney Westmoreland, an actor working on the series ‘Andi Mack,’ was arrested in Salt Lake City today,” a Disney Channel spokesperson said in a statement Friday. “Given the nature of the charges and our responsibility for the welfare of employed minors, we have released him from his recurring role and he will not be returning to work on the series which wraps production on its third season next week.”

Westmoreland plays the grandfather on the live-action series.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin is a popular anime television series. It’s one of those animated shows that people either love or hate. It’s s show that is packed with adventure and martial arts but it’s also a tender romance. For those who are considering watching it, here are ten things that you didn’t know about Rurouni Kenshin that might help you to make up your mind. 1. You can read the light novel first If you’re not yet sure about whether or not Rurouni Kenshin is the kind of anime that you would enjoy, you can get a lot of information about

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rurouni Kenshin
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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4 Premiere Recap: Was the Right Queen Cut First?

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4 Premiere Recap: Was the Right Queen Cut First?
RuPaul’s Drag Race kicked off its fourth All Stars season on Friday by hosting a talent show for Lgbtq veterans and active service members. And just like war, it was hell. Let’s break the premiere down queen-by-queen, shall we?

Trinity Taylor | After discovering her comedic talents during Season 9, the Tuck sashayed into the workroom with renewed confidence and an all-plastic ensemble to match her all-plastic body. I can’t say I expected Trinity to end up in the top two this week, but I didn’t disagree with Ru’s choice. (Side note: Does anyone else think Trinity
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