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Hey, Hollywood: Here’s One Way You Can Help SoCal Firefighters Right Now

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As firefighters work to contain blazes that threatened Los Angeles commuter byways, the Getty Museum and Bel Air, we in Hollywood now have something else to do but reel at terrifying photographs: help those affected. The Entertainment Industry Foundation has set up the Socal Fire Relief Fund to provide members of the industry and the public with a simple way to help our tireless firefighters and those displaced. Donations to the fund will go to three main beneficiaries: the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, providing costly hydration backpacks for firemen and night vision goggles for helicopter pilots fighting the fires; L. »

- Matt Donnelly

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‘Dark’ Showrunners Answer Our Nagging Questions About Season 1 and Tease Their Plans for Season 2

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(Major spoilers ahead for the first season of the Netflix original series “Dark”) Ok, so you made it all the way through “Dark,” the twisty and ingenious new German time travel show on Netflix. You enjoyed it, but you came out the other side with some big questions. That’s totally understandable! “Dark” is certainly a very dense show, with a ton of moving parts and — this is key — an approach to time travel that requires viewers to pay much closer attention than they would during normal binge sessions. Also Read: 15 Time Travel TV Shows You Should Be Watching Right. »

- Phil Owen

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12 Best Movies of 2017, From ‘Dunkirk’ to ‘Call Me by Your Name’ (Photos)

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2017 was a strong year for cinema, with achievements that can be measured on many yardsticks: It was the year a Wonder Woman got to rock the seemingly unassailable superhero genre, the year a black sketch comedian became a massively profitable writer-director, and the year when Tiffany Haddish ascended to the comedy cosmos. Corporate filmmaking may continue to choke Hollywood (and a Disney-Fox merger isn’t good news in that department), but this was a year when there was always something to recommend, whether it was blasting to the big screen or streaming to a smaller one. The runners-up (alphabetically): “Beach. »


- Alonso Duralde

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ABC Yanks ‘Great American Baking Show,’ Fires Judge Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations

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ABC has pulled “The Great American Baking Show” from its schedule after just one episode following accusations of sexual misconduct against star judge Johnny Iuzzini. “In light of allegations that recently came to our attention, ABC has ended its relationship with Johnny Iuzzini and will not be airing the remainder of ‘The Great American Baking Show’ episodes,” a network spokesperson said in a statement. “ABC takes matters such as those described in the allegations very seriously and has come to the conclusion that they violate our standards of conduct.” The baking competition show will be replaced on the schedule by “The. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Bughead: A Timeline of Riverdale’s Most Popular Ship (Photos)

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Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) are arguably the internet’s favorite couple. From Twitter accounts to Tumblr pages, the couple is by far Riverdale’s most popular ship. But Season 2 has been anything but smooth sailing for the sleuthing duo, from Juggie’s new friend Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan) to Betty’s “Serpent Dance.” Scroll down for a Bughead breakdown. Betty starts out Season 1 with eyes for Riverdale High’s It-Boy Archie Andrews, who also happens to be her childhood Bff and neighbor. Archie is a boy straight out of a Taylor Swift song: he plays football, »


- Ashley Boucher

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Omarosa’s 9 Biggest Feuds, From ‘The Apprentice’ to the Trump White House (Photos)

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White House aide Omarosa Manigault was fired by the Trump administration on Tuesday, reportedly having to be “physically dragged and escorted” off the premises. But that’s hardly the first time the “Apprentice” alum has gotten into a high-profile disagreement since coming into the public eye over a decade ago. Tuesday’s dismissal was not the first time Manigault was fired from a position in the White House. During her first appearance on “The Apprentice” in 2004, Manigault frequently bragged about her experience working with then-Vice President Al Gore. However, it was later reported that she cycled through four positions in two. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Morgan Spurlock Recalls Accuser From His College Days: ‘She Believed She Was Raped’

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Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock took to Twitter on Wednesday to divulge that he’d been accused of rape and to declare, “I’m part of the problem.”

In a lengthy post, the “Super Size Me” director wrote, “She believed she was raped.”

“As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?’ Spurlock wrote, recalling an incident when he was in college. While Spurlock said that he was not. »


- Tim Kenneally

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See First Image of Melissa McCarthy as Celebrity Forger Lee Israel (Photo)

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We swear, this is the first photo of Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy playing a world famous celebrity forger. Fox Searchlight released a new still from the upcoming “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” on Wednesday night, that sees McCarthy play biographer and notorious faker Lee Israel. Israel was a successful biographer during her heyday in the ’70s and ’80s, writing tomes on cosmetics empress Estée Lauder and actress Tallulah Bankhead. Her career stagnated in the years following, with a resurgence in the ’90s after unearthing never-seen letters from icons like Dorothy Parker and Noël Coward. Except they weren’t from Parker or Coward. »


- Matt Donnelly

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Tavis Smiley’s PBS Show Pulled From Air Amid ‘Credible’ Misconduct Allegations

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PBS has “indefinitely” suspended Tavis Smiley’s talk show program after sexual misconduct allegations against the host. “Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of ‘Tavis Smiley,’ produced by TS Media, an independent production company,” a PBS spokesperson told TheWrap. “PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation immediately after learning of troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley. This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley. The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today’s decision. »


- Ashley Boucher

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Russell Simmons Accused of Rape by 3 Women

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Less than two weeks after Russell Simmons announced he was “stepping aside” from his companies in the wake of sexual misconduct accusations, three more women have come forward against the music mogul. Drew Dixon, Tina Baker and Toni Sallie accused the the Def Jam Records co-founder of rape in an explosive New York Times report published on Wednesday. In the piece, Dixon (a former Def Jam Records employee), Sallie (a former music journalist) and Baker (a performer) say Simmons raped them in separate incidents that spanned from 1988 to 2014. These three women join two others who have gone on the record. »


- Jennifer Maas

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10 Christmas Movies to Stream for Everyone on Your List (Photos)

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‘Tis the Season to curl up by the fire and chill with some Netflix and your loved ones. But you wouldn’t get the same thing for your brother as you would your grandparents, so why pick the same old holiday standbys that are supposed to be for “everyone?” This Christmas Movie List is a handpicked streaming assortment for each special someone in your life this holiday. For the Kids: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (Netflix) Jim Carrey hams it up as the big green Grinch in Ron Howard’s adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. There’s a lot of Carrey scowling beneath. »


- Brian Welk

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Espn President John Skipper Asks On-Air Talent, Reporters ‘to Be Confident’ About Company’s Future

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Espn President John Skipper held a summit with over 450 Espn commentators, anchors and reporters on Wednesday to assure them of the company’s future following a year marked by declining subscriber numbers and multiple rounds of layoffs. “At the end of this meeting I want you to be confident about the future of Espn,” Skipper told the staff during the meeting at company headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut, Espn Front Row reported. “I want you to feel proud about working here and I want you to feel that your best efforts are needed for that future and to feel that pride. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Why Carson Wentz, Jamal Lyon and Jack Kline Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week

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Check out who were the week’s most emotionally reacted-to TV personalities and characters. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, a character from “Empire” and a Nephilim on “Supernatural” had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past seven days. The Wrap has partnered with Canvs, the emotion measurement company, for a weekly look at some of the characters and personalities that have TV viewers the most worked up on social media. The data below covers Dec. 6-12 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV. Also Read: Fox Sports Tried to Cast Actors as L. »


- Fabric Media

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‘Greatest Showman’ Cast to Perform Live Trailer During Fox’s ‘A Christmas Story’ Musical

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Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Zendaya are all participating in a one-of-a-kind marketing experiment from 20th Century Fox, staging a live trailer for their new musical “The Greatest Showman.” The stars will perform a two-and-a-half minute music spectacle in support of the film, during Fox’s live staging of the musical “A Christmas Story Live” this Sunday. Newcomer Keale Settle, who plays the bearded lady in the film about P.T. Barnum, will join them for the stunt. “As we continue to drive innovation in both our programming and ad products, we are thrilled to be working in partnership with our sister film studio. »


- Matt Donnelly

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‘Stranger Things’ Star Joe Keery Vows to Shave His Head If David Harbour Wins Golden Globe

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Do you want David Harbour to win a Golden Globe or do you want Joe Keery to keep his gorgeous mane of hair? Because you can’t have both, apparently. Harbour (who plays police chief Jim Hopper in “Stranger Things”) took to Instagram on Monday after being nominated for a Globe for Best Supporting Actor to share how grateful he was for the nod. Keery was among the many who chimed in via the comments section. But his remark kinda stole Harbour’s thunder, as the actor (who plays hunk Steve in the Netflix series) made a vow that devastated fans. »


- Jennifer Maas

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Tiffany Haddish, John Cho Join Ike Barinholtz’s ‘The Oath’

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Tiffany Haddish and John Cho have joined “The Oath,” written and directed by Ike Barinholtz, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Carrie BrownsteinBilly Magnussen, Meredith Hagner, Jon Barinholtz, Nora Dunn, and Chris Ellis are also joining the cast of the film that marks Barinholtz’s directorial debut. QC Entertainment and UTA are co-representing the film for domestic sales. Sean McKittrick, Ray Mansfield, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Andrew Robinson, David Stassen and Barinholtz will produce. Haddish will executive produce. Also Read: Jada Pinkett Smith Blasts 'Antiquated' Golden Globes for Tiffany Haddish, 'The Big Sick' Snubs »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Piers Morgan Burns Former ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Foe Omarosa Over White House Exit

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Omarosa Manigault is leaving the White House — and her fellow “Celebrity Apprentice” alum Piers Morgan seems more than happy to hand Manigault her hat on the way out. On Wednesday, following news that Manigault is departing Donald Trump’s White House in January, Morgan roasted Manigault via Twitter with a four-year-old Twitter exchange between Morgan and former “Celebrity Apprentice” host Trump. In the exchange, dated March 10, 2013, Trump assessed, “Omarosa always promises and delivers high drama…” Also Read: Omarosa Manigault Exits White House To which Morgan replied, “And always gets fired…” “This aged rather well…,” Morgan added in Wednesday’s tweet. »


- Tim Kenneally

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10 Best Documentaries of 2017, From ‘Faces Places’ to ‘Kiki’ (Photos)

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From the intimate and personal to the vast and far-reaching, spanning life and death and hope and anger and artistry, 2017’s best documentaries captured struggle and triumph and the creative drive. Non-fiction storytelling pushed boundaries and buttons, asking the important questions and inspiring us to seek justice and to broaden our horizons. 10. “Bones of Contention”: Director Andrea Weiss used the search for the remains of legendary Spanish author Federico Garcia-Lorca as a way to ask a bigger question that haunts the nation: Where are the mass graves of Franco’s victims in the Spanish Civil War? And is the country. »


- Alonso Duralde

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Bill O’Reilly: Secret Tape Proves Women Were Offered Money to Accuse Trump (Audio)

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Bill O’Reilly says anti-Trump activists are looking to pay women money to come forward and accuse Trump of sexual misconduct  — and that there’s a tape to prove it. A rep for O’Reilly did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for more information about the tape, or how O’Reilly might have come to listen to it. (You can listen to O’Reilly discuss his accusation above.) “There is a tape … an audio tape of an anti-Trump person offering $200,000 to a woman to accuse Donald Trump of untoward behavior,” O’Reilly told Glenn Beck during an episode »

- Jon Levine

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Netflix in January: What’s Coming and What to Watch Before It’s Gone (Photos)

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Here are our highlights for January on Netflix, from original programming to freshly added film titles. Plus, what to re-watch before it leaves Netflix. Available January 1: “Wedding Crashers” This movie is the reason “crashing a wedding” is on everyone’s Tindr bucket list and why they crashed a wedding on The Bachelor that one time. It’s hilarious, and perfect for watching with your pals during your post-New Year’s Eve hangover. Available January 1: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” Did the Oompa Loompas freak out anyone else as a child? Just me? Ok. Well, Netflix has your »


- Ashley Boucher

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