Kevin Hart and wife Eniko Parrish share first photos of newborn son

Kevin Hart and wife Eniko Parrish share first photos of newborn son

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Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish’s newborn son, Kenzo Kash, has made his Instagram debut.

Hart took to Instagram on Nov. 26, 2017, to share a sweet shot with Kenzo, writing, “Feeling beyond blessed on this beautiful Sunday morning. Morning vibes with my little man #Harts #BabyZo #LiveLoveLaugh…Wifey gets the amazing Photocred.”

Although Hart’s snap with his son was pretty cute, Parrish beat Hart to the punch on sharing the first photo of their son. On Nov. 25, 2017, Parrish shared a photo with Kenzo, gushing, “A love like no other! Every ounce of pain was worth it ALL… Would I do it again? ABSOLUTELY!” she wrote.

Hart posted the same photo later in the day on Nov. 25, 2017, with the caption: “Sooooooo DOOOOOOPPPPPEEEE. I love how Roxy won’t [leave] their side !!!!”

As Nicki Swift previously reported, the couple announced that they were expecting in May 2017 taking to Instagram to share a series of three photos that ultimately revealed the news.

Parrish and Hart, who first met in 2009, tied the knot in August 2016 in a star-studded wedding ceremony in Santa Barbara, California.

In addition to Kenzo Kash, Hart also shares daughter Heaven and son Hendrix with his ex-wife, Torrei Hart.

Reese Witherspoon’s daughter Ava Phillippe makes her debut in Paris

Reese Witherspoon’s daughter Ava Phillippe makes her debut in Paris

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Ava Phillippe is a debutante!

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe’s daughter made her official society debut at the 25th annual le Bal des Débutantes at the Peninsula Paris hotel in France on Nov. 25, 2017.

The 18-year-old stunned in a gold, voluminous Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown on her big night. Phillippe was the belle of the ball alongside her escort, 19-year-old Maharaja Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur. The duo took to the dance floor to perform a waltz to a song from La La Land as the 19 other debutantes watched on.

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Witherspoon looked every bit the proud mom as she posed for pictures with her twin – err, daughter at the event.

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Phillippe was not the only celebrity daughter to make her debut at the ball on Nov. 25, 2017. Steve Harvey’s daughter Lori Harvey and Stella Tennant’s daughter Cecily Lasnet were also in attendance. Phillippe, Harvey and Lasnet join the ranks of other celeb debs including Scout and Tallulah Willis and Sophia Rose Stallone.

The ball, which was launched in 1992 by Ophélie Renouard, showcases young women from all over the world who come from famous families.

Congratulations to Ava Phillippe on her magical debut!

Timothée Chalamet Is Living The Dream Thanks To ‘Call Me By Your Name’ [Interview]

Breaking News everyone, Timothée Chalamet is going to be a star. Yes, it’s a not-so shocking revelation considering the hype his breakthrough film“Call Me By Your Name” has received since it debuted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival almost 10 months ago, but it’s more than that. Chalamet is likely to win some critics awards over the next month or so. He has a strong shot at earning a Best Actor nomination in January. He already has a well received performance in Greta Gerwig’s indie hit “Lady Bird.” He’s got a major role in Felix Van Groeningen’s “Beautiful Boy” which Focus Features will release next year. He stars alongside Elle Fanning and Selena Gomez in the next “Untitled Woody Allen Project” also scheduled for 2018. Chalamet is your next “it” male star and he not just because he’s starting to grace fashion magazine covers.

(Wait, that sounds slightly creepy doesn’t it?)

On this Wednesday afternoon, however, the 21-year-old actor was beaming from ear to ear. Before our interview he was so excited about the results of a photo shoot he went through the Beverly Wilshire looking for his co-star in “Call Me,” Armie Hammer, and interrupted an interview with him to show him the images. And when we finally sat down to speak there wasn’t a sign of exhaustion that even the most seasoned pros display when it’s almost 5 PM and you’ve been discussing the same things and answering the same questions since 9 AM. Chalamet is simply loving this experience and barring some strange twist of fate it won’t be ending anytime soon.

In Luca Guadagino’s “Call Me,” Chalamet plays Elio a young man who falls for Oliver (Hammer), a grad student who has come to spend the summer studying with Elio’s father (Michael Stuhlbarg). Elio spends weeks wondering if Oliver would ever reciprocate his feelings before it all comes to light. Based on André Aciman’s 2007 novel of the same name, “Call Me” allows Chalamet to display a naturalism that is remarkable devoid of self awareness. Traits that are hard to find in even some of Hollywood’s “greatest” actors.

The New York native sat down to talk about “Call Me,” “Lady Bird,” the future of his career and more in our discussion below.

Note: There is some broad discussion that does not give a plot point away about the final scene in the film in the context of this interview.

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The Playlist: How are you doing?

Timothée Chalamet: I’m doing well. How are you?

Good. So, this is what, your 300th interview for this movie so far?

Listen, I’m a new guy to all this. No part of this experience has left me jaded or cynical, so I’m really just excited.

No, really?

Yeah, I mean, this is the dream, to be at the forefront of any film. I’ve been up for the projects and didn’t get them where I would have been at the forefront of things that were essentially commercials. Instead, I get to be a part of something that is beyond any sort of acclaim, affecting people on a visceral level when they see it, or at least some members.

I definitely want to talk to you about people’s reactions to “Call Me,” but first is it true you were attached to this for three years?

Yeah, because I met Luca first when I was 17. I had just come back from Canada, where I was shooting “Interstellar” and had a meeting with him that went well. Then he gave me the seal of approval to go meet with James Ivory, who was the director on the project at the time. Then that went well too and then Luca and James, they don’t like to read their actors. Then I was loosely attached. Trust me, I felt like I fooled them as much as you do. (Laughs.) Then it was just a waiting game. It looked like maybe it was going to come together that summer. It didn’t. It looked like maybe the summer following that. It didn’t. And then finally the summer after that, it did.

You were in college at the time and I’m guessing you kept thinking every summer “I’m going to shoot this during my break” and then it just never …

Well, I’ve been loosely attached to other things in the past that never came to fruition. It’s a quick lesson you learn at being in this business, that 99% of things never come together.

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I know Luca said that this one was really harder to get financed than he ever thought it would be.

Right.

When you read the book and the script did you have any trepidation about playing Elio?

I had trepidation as it relates to doing it believably or doing it well, but I realize what a privilege it is to come from an arts family and that there was no sort of trepidation about the material within the book, because I was doing Christopher Durang’s “Identity Crisis” when I was 15 and “Cabaret” when I was 16. Those aren’t safe, in the conventional sense, pieces of work. Also, I didn’t have a social network on the line. I didn’t have any street cred that I was offering up as collateral, but rather nobody has any idea who I am.

That’s an interesting point. Since this movie you filmed “Lady Bird.” You’ve done…

“Hostiles.”

Yeah, Scott Cooper’s “Hostiles.” And then you just played a guy in “Beautiful Boy” who I think is, if I read it correctly, is a meth addict.

Yep.

So, it’s not like you’re taking really easy roles. These are all sort of challenging parts, in some respect.

Well, that’s the ethos. I mean, that’s the advice I follow that my great agent Brian Swardstrom gives me. It’s just what excites me as an actor is to stretch yourself and not necessarily by way of mannerisms or dialect. I read a Joaquin Phoenix interview once that I really liked where he said he’s not as interested in wearing different scarves inasmuch as he is in chasing a certain feeling. What that feeling is, he has no idea what it is, but he’s chasing it. That’s the closest experience that I have as an actor, that in any of these roles certainly there’s dialect and character work, for instance, in “Hostiles.” But that’s not as exciting to me as much as chasing a certain feeling.

The thing is when you were younger, a teenager, you were in “Interstellar” and Jason Reitman’s “Men, Woman, and Children” which were essentially studio movies. Do you think that’s one reason why you’ve sort of gone in this direction? Not that those were bad experiences, but you think seeing that made you think, “I need to do something more creative in the roles I pick or what I go for?”

No. I mean, the great gift of working on “Interstellar” and” Men, Women, and Children,” particularly “Men, Women, and Children” is that they were really huge budget indie films, and the way Chris Nolan writes and directs is very much like an independent filmmaker at least with “Interstellar” and with “Dunkirk.” Those were original ideas. They’re not based on source material. I guess “Dunkirk is based on an actual [event], so no. The name of the game has always just been to work with great directors. Certainly I can think of great directors in the studio system right now. It’s just those opportunities haven’t come my way. If they do, then it’d be great. I only sit in a place of tremendous gratitude that, like I said, the introduction in front of the door hasn’t been one of those projects, but rather a little movie that we did in the north of Italy for two and a half months and we had no idea anybody was going to watch.

I didn’t know you had two and a half months to make the movie. That’s impressive for an indie.

The actual shooting was a month, but pre-production was a month and a half when I was out there learning the piano, learning Italian, learning the guitar.

You didn’t know how to play piano beforehand?

I could play the piano, not to the degree that Elio could play in the book and not to the degree that I play in the movie. That was the biggest part of the preproduction process, working with an Italian composer named Roberto Solchi every day for an hour and a half in addition to working with an Italian tutor and trying to brush up on those skills.

Are those the sort of things that make you more, I mean, I don’t know what makes you nervous, but are those the things that that make you think “I have to convince people I’m actually a great pianist” as opposed to getting a scene right? Do you have more confidence in one versus the other?

That’s exactly it. Exactly, there’s a technical pride in getting tool-based components of the character right.

Did those two and a half months feel like you were working or did it feel like a summer vacation? Or both?

I think as it relates to one’s sensitivity and self esteem on a set, you obviously create a safe space for yourself. You create boundaries and try to be strong enough when those boundaries are crossed, yet it’s a work environment, so you try to put your ego aside. Let’s say you get a note that isn’t the kindest. That’s part of the job. Yet, I really try not to ever feel like it’s work, because you have to keep a creative bone alive. You have to keep a bone of spontaneity alive, even in a project like “Beautiful Boy” that’s quite heavy. I know as an audience member, what always excites me most, which is again why I kind of bring up that Joaquin Phoenix quote, is that spontaneity and when you don’t see the actor in the control room, but rather living the experience.

Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name

What’s the environment that Luca brings to the set? You mentioned getting tough feedback. Is he tough? Does he push or is he sort of just wants to let it all sort of flow?

He doesn’t push if it’s right and it’s honest. I mean, it sounds like a cliché, but he just wants the honest truth of the scene and certainly never by fire. He doesn’t rule by fire. There’s the great thing where, like I said, neither Armie or I read for these roles. I was 17 when I got attached to it. We never met before. So when Luca has such tremendous belief in himself and follows his instincts so unabashedly it eases you up, particularly as a young actor, because you think, “Well, this guy really knows what he’s doing.” It’s not a first-time filmmaker that pretends to know what he’s doing. I mean, this is someone with “I Am Love” and “A Bigger Splash.” [Actually,] who am I to say that a first-time filmmaker isn’t brilliant? Certainly all the first-time filmmakers I’ve gotten to work with are, it’s been a joy and a very conducive experience. But there’s something in working with a Luca or a Chris Nolan or whoever when they have decades of experience.

But you didn’t audition for the role.

Uh uh.

How Warner Bros. Could’ve Fixed ‘Justice League’

Justice League” keeps returning to my mind. Not because it’s good or bad, but because it’s fundamentally, irritably mediocre. It’s designed by a team of high-level executives at Warner Bros. to be as safe and broadly appealing as possible. It’s a multi-million dollar blockbuster constructed to appease everyone. Therefore, it’s for nobody.

It’s not Zack Snyder’s film, even though he’s credited as the director. He stepped out of the film’s post-production due to a family emergency, and the final product (mostly) doesn’t resemble anything helmed by the stylized filmmaker. Joss Whedon (“The Avengers”) is credited as the co-writer (alongside Chris Terrio) and took over post-production and reshoot duties, and it shows. Though “Justice League” hosts a number of quips easily creditable to the man behind “Buffy” and “Firefly,” it’s too glum and heavy-handed to be his. “Justice League” doesn’t belong to him either. Instead, “Justice League” is the property of WB, and its sole purpose is to course correct the series from the grittier, more serious tone established by Snyder with “Man Of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.”

Condensed into a busy, jittery two-hour movie, “Justice League” has a lot on going: it introduces three new superheroes (Cyborg, Aquaman and The Flash); continues the storylines of ‘Batman v Superman’ and “Wonder Woman”; establishes the mythos of Aquaman’s underwater world; laments the death of Superman and a world without him; promptly brings Superman back to life; introduces Steppenwolf, a bland, wholly unconvincing CG villain who’d feel outdated in a PS3 video game; and bands together a team of superheroes who pride themselves on working alone. That’s a lot of content for even three movies to tackle, let alone one. I’m not sure the originally planned two-parter could’ve juggled all this, or even a longer version of this movie. As expected, the final product is a mangled, uninspired, overworked production. “Justice League” isn’t interested in being great; instead, it tries to be finished.

However, had Warner Bros. chosen a different path, and made a few different decisions “Justice League” could’ve succeeded. So, let’s break down the ways WB could’ve assessed the damage, fixed their mistakes, and made a better movie.

MORE WONDER WOMAN, LESS BATMAN

I have nothing against Ben Affleck’s Batman, and in fact, I think he’s pretty great in ‘Batman v Superman.’ Affleck portrayed the Dark Knight as a more wounded, reflective soul — someone who amassed decades of resentment against the world and fought his battles as a vigilante. Bleak, brooding and moody, this version of Batman is conflicted. It’s an intriguing, layered take, with exceptional promise, but didn’t get its full due in ‘Batman v Superman.’

However, this Batman, shouldn’t be the one assembling the Justice League. He’s too sullen, too stand-offish. He’s wouldn’t invite his buddies (if he has any) to his place for pizza, let alone put together a team of superhero strangers. But by making him our designated Tony Stark/Iron Man of the group, Bruce Wayne/Batman becomes a completely different character. He makes dry, sarcastic quips, and flirts and holds no chemistry with Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). He’s optimistic in the potential of others. Maybe if this was better developed, it could’ve worked. But like everything else, his progress is swift, unestablished and therefore deeply jarring, the product of rushed filmmaking and limited time.

Wouldn’t it make more sense for Wonder Woman to lead Justice League? Diana Prince’s arc in “Wonder Woman” is about seeing the good in man, and someone as strong and independent as Wonder Woman, inspired by the belief of the common good against the greater evil, is a much better fit to bring together a superhero team.

It would’ve been easy to reconfigure the movie for this approach. We start “Justice League” with the London action scene. Wonder Woman is still kicking ass and taking names, but when she learns of a deathly threat on her home world, she knows there’s great danger brewing with Steppenwolf, and that she can’t complete this mission alone. She reaches out to Batman, who is depressed and further isolated from the world following the death of Superman. It’s a challenge to get him on board, but through her optimism and good spirits, she convinces Bruce Wayne to fight for what’s right, fair and just.

With this encouragement, Batman and Wonder Woman find Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and he’s similarly apprehensive. He’s not a hero, he’s a monster, he claims, a freak that’s more machine than man. And he doesn’t know how to use his powers. There’s a confrontation, perhaps a cool action beat, but after Cyborg explains what happened and how he became the Frankenstein creation he is, Batman sympathizes. He connects to Cyborg on an emotional level, and Wonder Woman convinces him that he has great potential.

Eventually, he agrees. Rejoice! Who’s next? Cyborg heard about a guy, someone gifted with superspeed beyond his control. They find The Flash, and similar to the film, it doesn’t take much to convince him to join. Great! Now we’ve got to get Aquaman, but before that happens, Steppenwolf attacks! They fight each other, and while they deliver some good punches, it’s no use. The team needs another ally, and that’s when Aquaman can join the frame.

My proposed outline wouldn’t guarantee a good film, but I’d argue it at least adds a more richly developed story, while still leaving room for spinoffs and sequels.

ACCELERATE THE FLASH TO THE FOREFRONT

For my money, Ezra Miller’s The Flash is the best discovery in “Justice League.” Portrayed as an overeager kid with a motor-mouth who can’t talk as fast as his mind thinks, Miller brings all the right moves, and it’s a shame “Justice League” couldn’t justify his presence.

Miller’s giddy enthusiasm should’ve been the film’s main lifeline, and would’ve given us an audience surrogate we can connect to. The Flash is the only person here who seems legitimately enthused by the idea of forming the world’s greatest superhero pack. Everyone else treats it like the corporate obligation it is. And that’s a bummer, because while the others are established as apprehensive, sulky or resentful, The Flash is intentionally quite the opposite. He’s an outsider, but he yearns to belong. He deeply desires a personal connection with others, something he was deprived since childhood. By joining the Justice League, The Flash — much like Cyborg, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman — is a broken, misunderstood, alienated person who is finally given an opportunity to feel fulfilled. Why not capitalize on that?

Why not make The Flash one of the leads rather than the socially awkward neurotic third fiddle? We introduce him as a kid who doesn’t know how to play well with others. His dad’s in prison, wrongly convicted, and The Flash wants justice for his father. By it’s hard to find justice in a world driven by chaos, especially after Superman’s death. On the news, in public and private conversation, everyone has an opinion on Superman. It’s unavoidable, and while he didn’t know what to think, The Flash knows Superman fought for him.

But even with his extraordinary powers, The Flash never thought he’d hear from Batman. But that’s exactly what happens, and then Wonder Woman enters the equation. They explain their intentions to start the Justice League. It’s a small operation, but they need to do it fast to save the world from Steppenwolf, a supervillain who reigns terror in the wake of Superman’s death. Of course, The Flash doesn’t hesitate to join the adventure, and soon he’s hanging out with Cyborg and Aquaman too.

Through Flash’s earnest eyes, we’re a fly on the wall, watching the greatest superheroes come together to save the world. At first, it’s hard for The Flash to adjust. He’s clumsy, overeager. Maybe even a bit arrogant. But as he develops, the Justice League does too. And this way, we, the audience, get a better chance to see this group come to bloom, and this would give “Justice League” a moral, emotional core, which is something the movie desperately needed.

  • Phil

    Holy $hit is this your personal blog to pitch ideas to lurking executives?

  • Raymond Betts

    My thought exactly. If you want *that* movie, pitch it. Write it. Get it made. Quit butting into others’ work. It isn’t fan fiction, to be bent to your vision. It’s real-world, all the marbles film making. Quit blogging, start writing.

The View co-host Meghan McCain marries Ben Domenech

The View co-host Meghan McCain marries Ben Domenech

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The former Fox News host is now a married woman.

People reports that Meghan McCain wed fiancé Ben Domenech in Arizona on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.

“Meghan McCain and Ben Domenech were married today at the McCain family lodge in Sedona, Arizona,” McCain’s rep said in a statement obtained by the magazine. “The bride’s father, Senator John McCain, gave her away and they were married by John Dickerson. Following the ceremony, McCain and Domenech celebrated with dinner and dancing surrounded by their family and close friends.”

About 100 guests were in attendance.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, news about the View co-host’s engagement broke in early November. McCain, 33, later confirmed the news, revealing that she’d been engaged “for a long time now.”

While we wait for more details about McCain’s wedding to the conservative blogger, read all about the most controversial moments on her show, The View.

Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky reportedly break up after 1 year together

Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky reportedly break up after 1 year together

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Sounds like the actress is single once again.

Entertainment Tonight reports that Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky, the man who directed the 27-year-old’s film Mother!, have gone their separate ways. The two, who’d been together for about a year, are said to have split in October. The breakup was reportedly amicable, and Lawrence and Aronofsky, 48, still consider one another friends.

In an interview on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast published on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, Lawrence revealed how their relationship first started. “I had a crush on him when he pitched to me, and that was like a year before we started rehearsing, but he was a professional, which only made it worse for me,” she said.

“We just kind of formed a friendship. He knew how I felt. He never told me how he felt. I mean, I assumed. We just formed a friendship and then the friendship turned into a partnership for the movie, once we started working,” Lawrence continued. “And then once the movie was done, I was like, ‘All right! You’re my boyfriend.'”

While we wait to find out more details about Lawrence and Aronofsky’s big breakup, learn all of the sketchy things about the Hunger Games star.

Gayle King addresses ‘very painful’ Charlie Rose allegations

Gayle King addresses ‘very painful’ Charlie Rose allegations

The morning talk show host is speaking out.

Gayle King addressed the sexual harassment allegations made against her longtime co-worker Charlie Rose during her appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017—which she nearly canceled in light of the scandal.

“It still isn’t easy [to talk about]. It’s still very painful,” the CBS This Morning co-anchor began (via Entertainment Tonight). “When you think about the anguish of those women, despite the friendship, you have to report the news.” When she admitted to “wincing” as Colbert made jokes about Rose during the show’s monologue, he replied, “You did your job this morning, and I did mine tonight.”

“I’m a variety of emotions. There’s certainly some anger, there’s some sadness, there’s compassion, there’s concern,” she told the comedian. “I can tell you I’m one thing. I’ll tell you what I am is raw.” As King went on, she said, “If anything changes in this, what I do hope is that people will speak up. Women are no longer afraid to speak up, but the best part about it is they are now being believed.”

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Rose was accused of sexual harassment by eight women in an article published by The Washington Post on Monday, Nov. 20. In the exposé, the women coming forward detailed unwanted touching and groping from Rose and times in which he exposed himself to them or disclosed his sexual fantasies.

The veteran journalist, 75, took to Twitter to “deeply apologize” for his “inappropriate behavior.” However, Rose added, “I do not believe these allegations are accurate.” He was later fired by CBS.

King, 62, and co-host Norah O’Donnell, 43, had previously responded to the allegations during their show. “I think that we have to make this matter to women — the women that have spoken up, the women who have not spoken up because they are afraid, I’m hoping that now they will take the step to speak up too, that this becomes a moment of truth,” King said, adding, “Charlie does not get a pass here.”

Rose is just the latest man in the entertainment industry to be accused of sexual misconduct following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, which broke in October.

Report: Nick Carter accused of raping Dream singer

Report: Nick Carter accused of raping Dream singer

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The Backstreet Boys singer is facing some serious allegations.

Nick Carter has been accused of raping Dream singer Melissa Schuman. On her blog Melissa Explains It All, Schuman described how she was invited over to his apartment after the two were cast in a TV movie—presumably, 2004’s The Hollow.

Bringing along her friend, Schuman, then 18 years old, arrived at the apartment, which Carter shared with a roommate. According to Schuman, the group did shots together, and afterwards, 22-year-old Carter, who’d reportedly expressed interest in dating Schuman years earlier, asked Schuman if she’d like to hear the new music he’d been working on. She agreed, and the two reportedly went into his office.

From that moment on, Schuman claimed that Carter began pursuing her sexually, performing oral sex on her and then coercing her to perform oral sex on him. “I did it for you and it’s only right you do it for me,” he’d allegedly told her.

Schuman, who said she’d been waiting to have sex until marriage, was then allegedly brought into a bedroom, where she claimed Carter then raped her. “He was relentless, refusing to take my no’s for an answer. He was heavy, too heavy to get out from under him,” she recounted on her blog. “Then I felt it, he put something inside of me. I asked him what it was and he whispered in my ear once more, ‘it’s all me baby.'”

Schuman said she went on to record a song with Carter some time later, though they recorded their parts separately. After a performing one showcase together, Schuman realized that she’d “quickly lost interest in pursuing a career as a recording artist.”

Schuman initially kept quiet about the alleged incident, as she “didn’t have the money, the clout or access to an attorney who was powerful enough to stand up against my abuser’s legal counsel.” However, once she heard that Carter had once allegedly been investigated for sexually assaulting a fan—and read comments calling the woman a liar—she decided to come forward.

Carter, now 37, has since responded to Schuman’s accusations and has claimed that he believed all sexual relations that occurred to have been consensual.

“I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations. Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual. We went on to record a song and perform together, and I was always respectful and supportive of Melissa both personally and professionally,” he said in a statement obtained by People. “This is the first that I am hearing about these accusations, nearly two decades later. It is contrary to my nature and everything I hold dear to intentionally cause someone discomfort or harm.”

Unfortunately, Carter is just the latest man to be accused of sexual misconduct in recent weeks, ever since movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s alleged history of sexual harassment and sexual assault was exposed.

Chad Michael Murray supports One Tree Hill co-stars amid Mark Schwahn scandal

Chad Michael Murray supports One Tree Hill co-stars amid Mark Schwahn scandal

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The actor is applauding his former co-stars for speaking out.

Chad Michael Murray showed support for the women of One Tree Hill, who have accused series creator Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment, during his interview with Cheddar on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.

“The women on our show were always strong, and that’s what we loved so much,” the 36-year-old began (via Us Weekly). “I think that’s why the show was so good because everyone can identify with the strength of these girls on the show. To see them come out today and stand up for what they believe in — the same way that they did, by the way, back then — it just makes you proud of them. You’re gonna stand by them every step of the way. It’s not a question….In the end, you’ve got to do what’s right. It’s an unacceptable thing for anyone to be hurt.”

As the American Drifter author continued, he emphasized that sexual misconduct is not unique to the entertainment industry. “It’s everywhere. I mean, it’s at your local Starbucks, it’s walking down the street. It’s not just Hollywood,” Murray said. “It happens at doctor’s offices. They’re rampant all over the country. And so, I think [the people coming forward are] opening an eye to something that needed to be seen a long time ago. And I hope and pray that the good wins out, and that the cynicism behind it can fade off into oblivion over time, and that in the end, everyone just comes out stronger. That’s what I hope for.”

As Nicki Swift previously reported, 18 women from the cast and crew of OTH, including stars Hilarie Burton, Sophia Bush, and Bethany Joy Lenz, signed an open letter condemning Schwahn after he was first accused of sexual harassment by staff writer Audrey Wauchope. Burton later detailed allegations of sexual assault. Several actors from the CW drama, including Murray, have since rallied around their former female co-stars in support.

Schwahn was suspended from his current show, The Royals, after 25 women, including star Alexandra Park, accused the showrunner of sexual harassment. E! is currently conducting an investigation.

While we wait for more details on this ongoing scandal, read up on all of the men in Hollywood who’ve been called out for sexual misconduct.

Nancy O’Dell’s husband Keith Zubchevich files for divorce

Nancy O’Dell’s husband Keith Zubchevich files for divorce

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The Entertainment Tonight host is one step closer to the single life.

The Blast reports that Nancy O’Dell’s husband, Keith Zubchevich, has filed for divorce. The businessman listed irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split.

The pair have been married for over 10 years, though they’d separated in September 2016. They share one child together, daughter Ashby Grace, 10.

O’Dell and Zubchevich reportedly settled their separation case in October 2017 and determined ownership of their various properties and assets. The two will share joint legal custody of their kid.

Neither party will reportedly pay spousal or child support.

According to People, O’Dell, who has two sons from a previous marriage, and Zubchevich have remained on good terms following their breakup. “It’s very amicable and they talk every day,” a source told the magazine. “Their main priority is their three children.”

While we wait to learn more details about the split, read up on all the celebrity couples who called it quits in 2017.