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Misconduct claim made against Ryan Seacrest under investigation by E!

Cable channel E! is conducting an internal investigation into an allegation of misconduct against Ryan Seacrest. The allegation stems from an alleged incident reported by a former stylist who worked at E! News when Seacrest worked there. The incident, the details of which are unknown, is alleged...

Sarah Silverman on Louis C.K.: 'Can you love someone who did bad things?'

On her Hulu show "I Love You, America" on Thursday, comedian Sarah Silverman bluntly asked: "Can you love someone who did bad things?" She was speaking of Louis C.K., a fellow comedian who last week confirmed allegations of sexual misconduct in a statement saying, "These stories are true." His...

Late-night TV hosts slam Sen. Al Franken: 'I guess there are no good people left'

On Thursday, broadcaster Leeann Tweeden wrote an essay in which she alleged that Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., forcibly groped and kissed her while they were on a USO tour together in 2006, before he was elected to the Senate. She also posted a photo that showed Franken grabbing her chest while she...

As 'Punisher' debuts, Jon Bernthal reveals why veterans relate to his Netflix character

As Jon Bernthal began preparing to shoot the first season of "The Punisher" (now streaming on Netflix), he noted the textured approach that writer-producer/writer Steve Lightfoot was taking to depict Frank Castle, who's otherwise known as Marvel's most lethal vigilante. When Bernthal debuted as...

If Hollywood stars really want to fight harassment, here's how they can start

The sexual harassment and sexual-assault stories currently roiling the entertainment industry have stars and fans in a fighting mood. So it was no surprise when Gal Gadot's contract negotiations made headlines. Gadot, whose Wonder Woman is the lone real breakout superhero of the DC movie franchise,...

'Veep' production halted awaiting Louis-Dreyfus' treatment

A producer of "Veep" says filming of the HBO comedy has been postponed as its star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, undergoes treatment for breast cancer. During an interview on SiriusXM on Wednesday, Frank Rich said production of the new season was awaiting her recovery. Rich said "the expectation is that...

The countdown to Chance the Rapper hosting 'SNL' has begun

We’re just a few days away from watching Chance the Rapper host his first “Saturday Night Live” episode and the excitement is building, if the latest promo from NBC’s “SNL” is any indication. The official SNL Twitter account tweeted Wednesday, “What's the best way for @chancetherapper to get ready...

WGN-TV launching new comedy show, "Man of the People with Pat Tomasulo," in January 2018

WGN-TV is throwing its hat in the ring of late-night comedy programming. Set for a late January 2018 premiere, “Man of the People,” hosted by the network’s Pat Tomasulo, will air weekly on Saturday nights. The program will be the network’s first show taped in front of a live studio audience in...

Chicago writer explores Hollywood TV writers room as the 'diversity hire'

Last year the Writers Guild of America published a report titled “Renaissance in Reverse?” that looked at who is getting hired as TV and film writers and found “a mixture of slow forward progress, stalls and reversals on the Hollywood diversity front.” In terms of hard numbers, 2014 saw more than...

Terry Crews compares alleged sexual assault to being a POW

Terry Crews names his alleged attacker and compares being sexually assaulted to being a prisoner of war in an appearance Wednesday on "Good Morning America." Crews told host Michael Strahan that he "never felt more emasculated" than when a powerful Hollywood agent groped him at a party last year...

Bob Saget proposed to Chicago foodie Kelly Rizzo during 'Stranger Things'

"Fuller House" star Bob Saget popped up at the end of the "Stranger Things" and “Perfect Strangers” mash-up that aired last week on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Turns out Saget, 61, popped the question while watching Netflix's “Stranger Things” with his now-fiancee, Chicago food and travel journalist Kelly...

Treasure hunt brought 'Expedition Unknown' host Josh Gates to Chicago

“Expedition Unknown” host Josh Gates visits Grant Park on an episode of the Travel Channel series scheduled to air Jan. 17. Travel Channel representatives announced this week that the new season of “Expedition Unknown” is set to premiere Dec. 27. Gates explores the mystery of Stonehenge, the search...

High stakes on the dance floor: Making Joffrey's new 'Nutcracker' a compelling TV drama

“Making a New American Nutcracker” will accomplish something that’s incredibly tough to do: Get nondance people excited about a ballet. Those of us in the ballet-averse or ballet-ignorant community can go months if not years without thinking of the Joffrey Ballet, the world-class troupe headquartered...

Comedians not laughing at Apu character in 'The Simpsons'

Growing up in New York in the 1980s, comedian Hari Kondabolu was like many young people. He watched "The Simpsons" and he adored "The Simpsons." There was just one thing that bothered him about it. Amid the fictional Springfield barflies, incompetent doctors, clowns and crazy eggheads was a truly...

'The Mindy Project' series finale: So, do Mindy and Danny end up together or not?

The pilot episode of "The Mindy Project," which aired in 2012, quickly established Mindy Lahiri (played by creator Mindy Kaling) and her love of romantic comedies. The audience learned that Mindy grew up on a steady stream of films such as "When Harry Met Sally" and "You've Got Mail," which set...

'Younger' star Nico Tortorella to spend Thanksgiving in Chicago area

“Younger” star Nico Tortorella, who grew up in Wilmette, plans to return to the Chicago area for Thanksgiving. “We're gonna be in Chicago, big Thanksgiving celebration,” Tortorella told People magazine. “And then Bethany and I are headed to Peru for a few weeks before Christmas to go do some (herbal...

Actor Nick Offerman: Minooka's lack of diversity 'drove me to the arts'

Actor Nick Offerman said in a new interview that his southwest suburban hometown of Minooka was “not accepting of people with different-colored skin or sexuality,” which “unconsciously drove” him to the arts. “The town was incredibly conservative and there was one popular accepted viewpoint and...

Jimmy Fallon holds back tears while paying tribute to his mother on 'The Tonight Show'

Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to his late mother on Monday night's episode of "The Tonight Show," the first new episode to air since she died on Nov. 4. Fallon began by explaining that he had been absent from the show to spend time with his family and make arrangements, and then began to choke up as...

My worst moment: Ally Walker on tippling and acting

“I sat next to Clive Davis on a plane once and I didn’t know who he was,” said Ally Walker, recalling an awkward moment early in her career when she remembers “telling him all about myself and my dreams and then I said to him, ‘So what do you do?’ And he just looked and me like, “Really?” and said,...

A king's decline: 5 thoughts recapping Sunday's 'The Walking Dead'

All those who thought the tiger was something of an over-the-top presence in “The Walking Dead” can breathe easier. Your unlikely big cat -- spoiler alert -- has moved on to the great three-ring circus in the sky. Or, perhaps more fittingly, to the Burmese rain forest of the afterworld. In a scene...

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