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The Brave Finale Recap: Man Down!

The Brave Finale Recap: Man Down!
Warning: This post contains spoilers from Monday’s Season 1 finale of The Brave.

The Brave wrapped its freshman season Monday with a murder and two members of the team out of commission — one perhaps permanently so.

Close to Home, Part 2” continues the story set up in the previous episode: Rogue United States operative Alex Hoffman (played by Big Little LiesJames Tupper, real-life husband to Brave star Anne Heche) has information about the missing teenage hacker Verina, but he refuses to share it. When his former handler, Patricia, arrives at the base where Dalton and his team are holding Hoffman,
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Matt Lauer Scandal Not Mentioned by 'Today' Hosts During 'Christmas at Rockefeller Center' Special

Matt Lauer Scandal Not Mentioned by 'Today' Hosts During 'Christmas at Rockefeller Center' Special
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony went off on Wednesday without a hitch -- or a single mention of Matt Lauer's high-profile absence.

Today show co-hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker were all there and all-smiles as they introduced the musical guests for NBC's two-hour live Christmas in Rockefeller Center celebration hours after Lauer was fired by the network for alleged "inappropriate workplace behavior."

The three chipper co-hosts didn't let Lauer's high-profile ousting keep them from enjoying the beloved tree lighting ceremony, or snapping beaming selfies together from the middle of the iconic New York City landmark.

"Getting ready to light the #rockcenterxmasstree on @NBC with my pals," Roker captioned a cheerful pic he posted Wednesday night.

However, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt did join the three hosts during the celebration, where he mentioned it was his first time participating in the star-studded ceremony.

"This was my first time at the tree lighting
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Ann Curry Is 'Still Processing' Matt Lauer Firing as Source Says Savannah Guthrie 'Took the News the Hardest'

Ann Curry Is 'Still Processing' Matt Lauer Firing as Source Says Savannah Guthrie 'Took the News the Hardest'
Matt Lauer's former Today co-anchor, Ann Curry, has spoken out about the news that Lauer was fired for alleged inappropriate sexual behavior.

In an interview with People, Curry revealed that she's "still really processing" Lauer's firing, but said that the actions taken by NBC News demonstrate that "the battle lines are now clear" regarding workplace conduct.

"The women's movement got us into the workplace, but it didn't make us safe once we got there. And the battle lines are now clear," she shared. "We need to move this revolution forward and make our workplaces safe. Corporate America is quite clearly failing to do so, and unless it does something to change that, we need to keep doing more ourselves."

“I admire the women who have been willing to speak up both anonymously and on the record. Those women need to keep their jobs, and all women need to be able to work, to be able to
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Matt Lauer Fired: A Look Back at His Past Scandals

Matt Lauer Fired: A Look Back at His Past Scandals
Today show fans were stunned on Wednesday morning, when co-anchor Savannah Guthrie announced that Matt Lauer had been fired from the long-running morning show for "inappropriate sexual behavior."

NBC News chairman Andy Lack also revealed in a letter to staff that Lauer had been accused by a female colleague of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace," and after a "serious review," called Lauer's alleged actions a "clear violation of our company's standards." Lauer was then immediately fired.

"While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with a reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident," Lack wrote. "Our highest priority is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels safe and protected and to ensure that any actions that run counter to our core values are met with consequences no matter who the offender. We are deeply
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Matt Lauer's Alleged Sexual Misconduct Occurred at 2014 Sochi Olympics, Source Says He's 'Remorseful'

Matt Lauer's Alleged Sexual Misconduct Occurred at 2014 Sochi Olympics, Source Says He's 'Remorseful'
The sexual misconduct allegations against Matt Lauer that just came to light apparently occurred three years ago.

A source at NBC tells Et that the 59-year-old newsman was fired from the Today show after a woman came forward accusing Lauer of "inappropriate sexual behavior" throughout 2014, including at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

The network source also tells Et that the woman spoke with human resources on Monday, and the decision to terminate Lauer's estimated $20 million contract was decided on Tuesday night.

Another source tells Et that NBC News chairman Andrew Lack had an editorial call on Wednesday morning, and told employees that Lauer was remorseful and understood their decision to fire him. The source adds that the allegations that the accuser brought forward are very credible, which is why NBC decided to take action.

Et also received a statement from the attorney representing Lauer's accuser. "My client and I met with representatives from NBC’s [link=tt
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Matt Lauer's Alleged 'Inappropriate Sexual Behavior' Reportedly Occurred at 2014 Sochi Olympics

Matt Lauer's Alleged 'Inappropriate Sexual Behavior' Reportedly Occurred at 2014 Sochi Olympics
The sexual misconduct allegations against Matt Lauer that just came to light reportedly occurred three years ago.

According to multiple news outlets, including People and Page Six, the 59-year-old newsman was fired from the Today show after a woman came forward accusing Lauer of "inappropriate sexual behavior" throughout 2014, including at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

A NBC insider told Page Six that the woman spoke with human resources on Monday, and the decision to terminate Lauer's estimated $20 million contract with the network was decided on Tuesday night.

On Wednesday morning, Lauer's former colleagues, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, broke the news of his termination on the Today show by reading aloud a company-wide statement from NBC News chairman Andrew Lack.

"On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result
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Kathie Lee Gifford Is 'Grappling' With Matt Lauer's 'Today' Show Termination: 'We're Broken'

Kathie Lee Gifford Is 'Grappling' With Matt Lauer's 'Today' Show Termination: 'We're Broken'
Kathie Lee Gifford had a spirit of forgiveness upon reacting to the news that her longtime colleague, Matt Lauer, had been fired from the Today show.

On Wednesday morning, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb emotionally announced at the top the morning show that Lauer -- who started on Today in 1994 -- was let go from NBC after allegations of "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace."

During the last hour of Today, the 64-year-old TV personality admitted that she was still "grappling" with Lauer's termination, and started to compare it to when news broke in 1997 that her husband, Frank Gifford, had cheated on her.

"I don't feel that Matt has betrayed us," Gifford said. "When I found out my husband had betrayed me, you question your own judgment. 'Was everything a lie?' I think we have to fight against that."

She went on to talk about her late husband, who died in 2015, and how she learned from that difficult
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'Grey's Anatomy' Star Giacomo Gianniotti Engaged: See the Romantic Pics

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Giacomo Gianniotti Engaged: See the Romantic Pics
Congratulations to the happy couple!

Grey's Anatomy star Giacomo Gianniotti proposed to his girlfriend, Nichole, over the Thanksgiving weekend, and she happily accepted.

"She said yes... I am truly one lucky guy, and I wouldn’t rather be walking down this crazy road of life with anyone else. I love you. Thank you," he wrote in the caption for an Instagram pic of the two kissing on a balcony.

He then repeated his comments in Italian on the post, writing, "Mi ha detto di sì... Sono veramente fortunato. E non vorrei caminare giù la strada della vita con nessun altro che te. Ti amo. Grazie."

Gianniotti's bride to be shared an additional photo from the special moment, writing in the caption, "Yesterday my best friend asked me to marry him in the most romantic way, a day reliving our love. We are thrilled. I wouldn’t want to do this life with anyone else."

Photo: Instagram

She
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Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz Tease 'Even Darker' Moments on 'This Is Us' (Exclusive)

Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz Tease 'Even Darker' Moments on 'This Is Us' (Exclusive)
The Pearsons are about to fall on even tougher times, according to the women in the family.

Et caught up with both Chrissy Metz and Mandy Moore, who portray Kate and Rebecca Pearson on This Is Us, following Tuesday's intense episode, and got some clues as to what viewers can expect in the coming weeks.

On this week's This Is Us, Kevin Pearson (Justin Hartley) dumps Sophie (Alexandra Breckenridge) as he continues to battle an addiction to pain pills. Meanwhile, Randall Pearson (Sterling K. Brown) and his wife, Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson), struggle to figure out what is best for their foster child whose mother is behind bars.

The only lighter moment in the episode comes from Kate, who is celebrating being pregnant, and determining whether she wants to just go ahead and marry Toby (Chris Sullivan) at the courthouse.

More: 'This Is Us' -- Toby Steals Our Hearts With His Emotional Conversation With Jack's
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Mystery Close to Home spotlights murder of 16-year-old Tara Rose Munsey by family friend

This week Mystery Close to Home examines the murder of of high school student Tara Rose Munsey, who was murdered and dumped in a ravine. 16-year-old Tara Rose Munsey was a student at Radford High School in Pulaski County, Arkansas, who was just your average American kid, until she went missing. Tara worked at Taco Bell in Fairlawn and the alarm was raised on January 25, 2000, after she failed to turn up home following her shift. A few weeks later on February 10 her body was found in a ravine near Parrott, she’d been sexually assualted and shot dead....read more
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Michael Keaton Reveals The Moment When He Bailed On Playing Batman

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There's been a lot of chatter lately about a certain, present day star having reservations about his involvement with a new Batman movie; Reservations that have to do with the quality of the script. This isn't the first time a Bat actor has had to choose between fight or flight, of course, as Michael Keaton famously came to that fork in the road when Warner Bros. asked him to do Batman Forever.

The actor had just finished working on two Batman films with Tim Burton, and now he was asked to do a third, but with a different director. Joel Schumacher was hired to direct Batman Forever, and Keaton was seemingly going to don the cowl again...until a key moment occurred. Similar to where we find ourselves in 2017, Keaton says that script issues were why he bailed, and then he got even more specific than that:

"[The script] sucked. The script never was good.
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50 Seriously Sexy Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Photos You Need to See

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50 Seriously Sexy Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Photos You Need to See
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show went down at perhaps its most glamorous venue yet - Le Grand Palais in Paris, where Chanel has regularly held their runway presentations since 2006. This time around, the legendary event space was transformed into a Winter wonderland of epic proportions, featuring performances from Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and The Weekend (and yes, many stunning, lingerie-clad models). Kendall Jenner joined Bff Gigi Hadid and her younger sister Bella, Jasmine Tookes stomped the runway in the coveted $3 million Secret Fantasy bra, and Bradley Cooper's girlfriend, Irina Shayk, debuted her growing baby bump in a strategically wrapped robe. Adriana Lima continued to make history with her 17th - yes, 17th! - walk down the famous runway, while her fellow Vs veterans Alessandra Ambrosio and Lily Aldridge continued to show those newcomers how it's done. See the hands-down best photos from the big event - from backstage right
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Horror Highlights: Dolly Deadly, Like A Bat Outta Hell, The Cursed, A Haunting At The Park Hotel, Flytrap, Dark Cove, Dam Sharks!

We have a packed Horror Highlights today! Heidi Moore’s Dolly Deadly creeps its way onto Blu-ray on August 23rd. Also: release details for Like a Bat Outta Hell, The Cursed, and A Haunting at the Park Hotel, as well as home media info for Flytrap, Dark Cove, and Dam Sharks!

Dolly Deadly Blu-ray Release Announced and Cover Artwork Revealed: Press Release: “Dolly Deadly is a feature film of the psychological horror/revenge genre written by Heidi Moore and Cassandra Sechler. It’s sure to be a little creepy, a bit silly, and a lot of fun (think Troma meets John Waters).

The story of Dolly Deadly revolves around the warped psychology of a tormented young boy who can only relate to his doll collection, and the only relief from the pain in his life comes with slaughtering those he has learned to hate the most. Everyone in his trailer park!
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Outcast episode 9 review: Close To Home

Dave Vitagliano Aug 10, 2016

Kyle’s search for Allison ends, but Sidney and his followers are just getting started in the penultimate Outcast season 1 episode...

This review contains spoilers

1.9 Close To Home

A new day is coming, and what was once deemed normal seems lost forever. Season one of Outcast has focused on internal and external conflicts, and as the town seeks a return to normalcy, the knowledge that something dreadful looms omnipresent overhead of the few that refuse to buy into Sidney’s promise of a better future forms the basis of this week's tale. The episode’s horrific, shocking conclusion sets up the first significant showdown between good and evil as Sidney backs Kyle into a corner from which there is only one way out.

The show’s titles generally provide a nuanced view of the episodes’ thematic ideas, and none more so than Close To Home which strikes
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TV Review: Outcast Episode 9: “Close to Home”

This is the last episode before the season finale and the show runners for sure make you feel it. It opens with Megan hurting herself, reminiscing of all the awful things going on her life. She has an embarrassing incident by vomiting in front of the entire school only to find out that she’s inconveniently pregnant. Her first instinct is to have an abortion, but her husband talks her out of it, bringing up he potentially has a new job after losing his cop position. Megan is offered a slight glimpse of hope that is cut short when she has a sudden outburst while showering. She steps out naked, staring in the mirror and eventually kills Mark when he comes in trying to help her. Her hands are covered in blood and she gazes at them in wonder and it’s questionable if she herself has become possessed or has simply snapped under pressure.
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Outcast Sets Up a Huge Season Finale with “Close to Home”

Things have been slowly building as the cogs turn on Outcast all season, and a ton of things came to a head in the season’s penultimate episode. It was one of the biggest of the series so far, so let’s talk about some of the major themes. Kyle is now being seen by the audience in a bit of a different light since he’s having to take care of his daughter after Allison’s disappearance. All season, the child has been separated from him, but we’ve known that it wasn’t entirely his fault. Now that she’s back and his wife is gone, we get

Outcast Sets Up a Huge Season Finale with “Close to Home
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Photos & Preview Videos from Outcast Episode 109, Directed by Howard Deutch

For Kyle, Allison, Megan, and Rev. Anderson, things are starting to hit “Close to Home.” Check out the photos and preview videos for the latest episode of Outcast before it airs tonight on Cinemax.

Episode 109 – Close to Home: “Kyle (Patrick Fugit) searches for Allison (Kate Lyn Sheil). Megan (Wrenn Schmidt) is rocked by surprising news. Anderson (Philip Glenister) makes a bad situation worse.”

“Based on the Skybound/Image comic title by Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, Outcast stars Patrick Fugit as Kyle Barnes, who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and has sequestered himself from those he loves for fear of causing greater hurt. Now, with the help of Reverand Anderson (Philip Glenister), a West Virginia evangelist who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil on Earth, the young man embarks on a journey to find answers and
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Promo for Outcast Season 1 Episode 9 – ‘Close to Home’

Cinemax has released a promo for next week’s ninth episode of Outcast, entitled ‘Close to Home’, and we have it for you right here…

See Also: Watch the Comic-con trailer for Outcast

Kyle (Patrick Fugit) searches for Allison (Kate Lyn Sheil). Megan (Wrenn Schmidt) is rocked by surprising news. Anderson (Philip Glenister) makes a bad situation worse.

Outcast airs on Friday nights on Cinemax in the States and on Tuesday nights on Fox in the UK.
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International Star You Should Know: Rege-Jean Page

International Star You Should Know: Rege-Jean Page
Rege-Jean Page, who plays the the iconic Chicken George — created in the original series by Ben Vereen — in History’s remake of “Roots,” started acting as a hobby at 14, before going on to book roles in film and TV series such as “Fresh Meat,” “Survivor,” and BBC’s “Waterloo Road.” “I always had something to say for myself and it sometimes got me in trouble,” Page joked of his younger self. “Roots” is an eight-hour event series that will air over four consecutive nights, from May 30-June 2, on History, A&E and Lifetime.

Sharpening His Skills

The 26 year old studied at the Drama Centre London, where he received a BA in acting in 2013. “It has a reputation for being overly intense and scary and that drew my attention right way,” said the British actor. “I learned how to be light about my work while taking it serious.” Page said learning
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