National Newswatch

Jenny McCarthy alleges sexual harassment by Steven Seagal

Nov 10 2017 — — Jenny McCarthy says actor Steven Seagal sexually harassed her during a 1995 audition. The former Playboy model recounted her encounter with Seagal during a tryout for “Under Siege 2” on her Sirius XM radio show Thursday. She says she was alone in the room with Seagal when he asked her to sit next to him […]

‘Magnum, P.I.’ Sidekick John Hillerman Dead at 84

Nov 9 2017 — — John Hillerman — the co-star on “Magnum, P.I.” who played Tom Selleck’s condescending landlord — has died. A spokeswoman for the family reportedly said he died Thursday at his home in Houston. The cause of death is not known. Hillerman played Jonathan Quayle Higgins III alongside Selleck in the hit 1980s TV series.

Louis C.K. Crossed a Line Into Sexual Misconduct, 5 Women Say

Nov 9 2017 — — In 2002, a Chicago comedy duo, Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, landed their big break: a chance to perform at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo. When Louis C.K. invited them to hang out in his hotel room for a nightcap after their late-night show, they did not think twice. The bars […]

Christopher Plummer replacing Kevin Spacey in ‘All the Money in the World’

Nov 9 2017 — — Actor Kevin Spacey, who is facing mounting allegations of sexual harassment and assault, will no longer appear in Ridley Scott’s forthcoming drama, “All the Money in the World,” two sources close to the film confirm to CNN. Christopher Plummer will take over Spacey’s role in the film, which despite the last-minute change, is still set […]

Former TV anchor says Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted her son in 2016

Nov 8 2017 — Former TV news anchor Heather Unruh came forward on Wednesday with new allegations that Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted her son. The alleged assault took place in July 2016, said Unruh, who spoke during a press conference about the incident. She said Spacey sexually assaulted her son in 2016 when he was 18 years old. Unruh […]

‘I was only playin”: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs backs off name change

Nov 8 2017 — — A few days day after rapper and producer Sean Combs announced another name change, he backed off the switch. In a Twitter post on Saturday, Combs announced he wanted to be referred to as “Love, a.k.a Brother Love,” but on Tuesday, he posted on Instagram that it was only a joke. “Today I came to […]

Former Blue Jay Roy Halladay dies in plane crash

Nov 7 2017 — — Former Toronto Blue Jays star pitcher Roy Halladay has died after his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. Halladay, known as “Doc,” won the Cy Young Award twice, once with the Jays in 2003 and again with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010. Halladay was 40.

Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies

Nov 7 2017 — — In the fall of 2016, Harvey Weinstein set out to suppress allegations that he had sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women. He began to hire private security agencies to collect information on the women and the journalists trying to expose the allegations. According to dozens of pages of documents, and seven people directly involved in […]

Behind the scenes at CBC’s new National: Four hosts, one big risk

Nov 5 2017 — — Who’s on first? Inside the frosty fourth-floor Toronto studios of the newly revamped The National, hosts Ian Hanomansing and Adrienne Arsenault say they have absolutely no clue. “Actually, no one’s even contemplated who’s going to kick off the first show,” says Hanomansing, sitting at the Lucite-and-steel desk that will debut when the CBC’s flagship news […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ Hops Into the Shower With Trump and Manafort

Nov 5 2017 — — The Russia investigation is heating up — so the folks at “Saturday Night Live” decided to take a cold shower. In the opening sketch this week, Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump paid a visit to his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, played by Alex Moffat. The real-life Manafort was indicted this week.

Netflix says no more Kevin Spacey on ‘House of Cards’

Nov 4 2017 — — Netflix said Friday night that Kevin Spacey will no longer be a part of “House of Cards” and it’s cutting all other ties with the actor after a series of allegations of sexual harassment and assault. “Netflix will not be involved with any further production of ‘House of Cards’ that includes Kevin Spacey,” the company […]