Les Moonves, the former CBS head who resigned earlier this year amid sexual misconduct allegations, was hit with a new accusation by an actress. The alleged encounter between Moonves and actress Bobbie Phillips took place in March 1995 after her talent manager, Marv Dauer, set up a meeting, according to The New York Times.
The actress went to the Warner Bros. studio in Burbank, California for her sit down with Moonves, who at the time of the meeting was the president of Warner Bros.Television. Phillips claimed to The Times that when she turned around to look at Moonves, she realized that he’d unbuttoned his pants and exposed himself to her.
In response to The Times’ report, Moonves said he “strongly believe[s] that the sexual encounter with Ms. Phillips more than 20 years ago was consensual.” Moonves resigned from his post in September as CBS Chief Executive Officer after multiple women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct in a pair of New Yorker articles authored by Ronan Farrow.
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Cody Johnson had to postpone three concerts planned for this weekend, as his doctor has placed him on vocal rest. Johnson canceled shows in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina but all have all be rescheduled. Per his official website, Thursday night’s show in Atlanta will now happen on March 21. Friday night’s show (November 30) in Knoxville, Tenn., will take place on March 2, and Saturday, December 1st’s show at the Blind Horse Saloon in Greenville, S.C. will be rescheudled to May 3.
Meanwhile, Johnson has been promoting his Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 dates, hoping he’ll bounce back from his vocal issues after this weekend. His current tour will wrap up in Las Vegas in December, before he begins a run of dates promoting his upcoming Ain’t Nothing to It album in January.
Ain’t Nothing To It hits stores and digital retailers on January 18, 2019.
George Strait just announced a handful of shows for the new year, which will include a headlining gig at the Buckeye Country Festival in Columbus, Ohio on June 8. The one-day festival lineup also features Blake Shelton, Midland, Chris Janson and RaeLynn.
Tickets for Buckeye Country Superfest will go on sale on December 7 at 10 a.m. The tickets range in price from $49.50 to $399.50. Pre-sale begins today, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m.
In addition to performing at Buckeye Country Superfest, George has announced four Strait to Vegas dates (Feb. 1, Feb. 2, Aug. 23, Aug. 24) as well as a date at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on March 30 and a show at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 22. George will wrap 2018 with two Vegas shows on Dec. 7 and 8.
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Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino married Israeli singer and model Daniella Pick in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Tarantino, 55, met Pick, 35, while promoting “Inglourious Basterds” in Israel in 2009 and the couple got engaged in June 2017.
The couple exchanged vows at a private home in front of about 20 guests, including actors Harvey Keitel and Tim Roth. The couple was later seen hosting an after-party at nightspot Mr. Chow, and People Magazine posted a photo of the newlyweds surrounded by white flowers, with Tarantino in a suit and the bride in a white gown and veil.
The marriage is Tarantino’s first. The director recently finished filming “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” a drama with Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio that’s set amid the Manson family murders in 1969.
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On Thursday, President Donald Trump said he was canceling a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin scheduled to take place during the upcoming summit for the Group of 20 industrialized nations in Argentina, citing the current Ukraine crisis.
Trump tweeted after departing for the G20 summit: “Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting in Argentina with President Vladimir Putin. I look forward to a meaningful Summit again as soon as this situation is resolved!”
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President Trump’s longtime former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to Congress about the Russia investigation. The deal is the second that Cohen has reached with federal prosecutors and represents a potential blow to Trump, who continues to discount both special counsel Robert Mueller and inquiries into his campaign’s potential collusion with Russia. Cohen has provided dozens of hours of interviews to the special counsel’s team, according to multiple sources.
Cohen appeared in federal court in Manhattan Thursday where entered a guilty plea for misstatements to Congress in a letter last year about his contacts with Russians during the presidential campaign. According to court documents, Cohen admitted that he made the misstatements about the “Moscow Project” – the Trump Organization’s efforts to “pursue a branded property in Moscow” in an August 2017 letter to the House and Senate intelligence committees.
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The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Thursday that the club is putting goalie Scott Darling and forward Valentin Zykov on waivers with the intent to assign them to the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers. All 30 NHL teams will now have the opportunity to put in a waiver claim on the two players.
Darling has never lived up to the high expectations that were placed on him and in the final game of Carolina’s preseason schedule, Darling suffered a lower-body injury which kept him out for a month.
After being in and out of the lineup through the first month of the season, Valentin Zykov was assigned to the Checkers on a conditioning stint in November. He had just three assists in 13 games with the Hurricanes this season after recording seven points in ten games with the club last season. He was signed to a two-year, one-way contract extension over the summer.
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East Carolina University officials announced Thursday that head football coach Scottie Montgomery has been fired, coming off of a 9-26 record over the past three seasons. This news comes only two days before the Pirates face North Carolina State University in Raleigh in the season finale.
Chancellor Cecil Staton said in a statement, “as much as we would have liked the outcome to be different, the progress of a program is ultimately measured by its competitiveness, win total and championships. It is our decision to move in a different direction with new leadership. He cared deeply for his players, was an outstanding mentor and always focused on the word ‘student’ in student-athlete. We wish him all the best.”
Officials said that defensive coordinator David Blackwell will lead the 3-8 team for the game and during the upcoming recruiting period.
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Snoop Dogg received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame last week, and now he’s dropped a new single. Snoop has linked up with E-40 and Tyrese for “Grateful,” a track available exclusively on Amazon. Snoop’s latest song has an inspirational feel, similar to the gospel style featured on his latest album Bible Of Love, which dropped in March.
If you’re an Amazon Music subscriber, you can listen to Snoop’s “Grateful” or catch a snippet in the link below.
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Rapper Big Freedia just filed a lawsuit against her former choreographer Wilberto Dejarnetti. According to reports, the lawsuit contends that Dejarnetti says Freedia owes him $500 per month “to continue using” certain choreographed dances that he worked on. The suit also states that Dejarnetti claims he helped write several songs, on which he is demanding to be listed as a co-author — a claim Freedia denies.
The lawsuit also states that Freedia fired Dejarnetti in 2017 after his “behavior was frequently erratic, and his temperamental nature caused turmoil and strife.”
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