Actor T.J. Miller Accused Of Calling In Fake Bomb Threat

Actor T.J. Miller was arrested on Monday for allegedly calling in a fake bomb threat on a train last month. Authorities have charged Miller with intentionally conveying false information about an explosive device on a train to law enforcement. On March 18, Miller was aboard an Amtrak train traveling from Washington D.C. to New York when authorities say Miller called a 911 dispatcher in New Jersey to report that a female passenger with brown hair and a scarf had a bomb in her bag. Investigators inspected the train, but found no explosive devices on board. An attendant from the first class car of the train was interviewed where Miller had been sitting, and claimed the actor had appeared intoxicated upon boarding in Washington and consumed multiple drinks on the train, also telling investigators that Miller had a few “hostile exchanges” with a woman sitting in the same first-class car. Investigators determined the woman was not carrying explosives or doing any of the things that Miller had claimed.  Authorities arrested Miller when he flew into LaGuardia Airport. He was released from custody on Tuesday morning after posting $100,000 bond. If convicted, Miller could spend up to five years in prison.

Former ‘Silicon Valley’ actor T.J. Miller has been charged with calling in a fake bomb threat

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Prosecutors Say That Bill Cosby Paid Accuser $3.38 Million In 2006 Settlement

Bill Cosby paid $3.38 million to the woman who said that he drugged and assaulted her as part of a 2006 civil settlement, prosecutors said in opening statements of his trial on Monday. The number was made public for the first time on Monday as Cosby returned to court for his trial on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby, 80, has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, says that Cosby drugged her and then assaulted her at his home in 2004. Cosby’s defense attorneys have argued that he and Constand had a consensual sexual relationship. No criminal charges were filed at the time Constand reported the alleged assault to police in 2005, but she and Cosby settled a civil lawsuit in 2006. This is the second trial for Cosby on these charges. Last June’s trial ended in a mistrial when jurors could not come to a unanimous verdict on any of the charges against Cosby.

Bill Cosby paid $3.38 million to settle previous sexual assault claim by woman now accusing him

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‘A Quiet Place’ Tops The Weekend Box Office With $50.2M

John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” blasted past expectations to notch the second-best debut of the year, opening with $50.2 million in ticket sales, according to final studio figures Monday. The Paramount Pictures thriller, the third film directed by the former “The Office” star, had been pegged to open closer to $30 million. The unexpected success of the $17 million movie gave Viacom Inc.’s Paramount a much-needed hit and the studio’s best non-sequel opening weekend in nearly five years. The Universal Pictures R-rated comedy “Blockers,” with Leslie Mann and John Cena, also performed solidly, collecting $20.6 million in its debut. Last week’s top film, Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” slid to second but held well.

‘A Quiet Place’ Opens To $50M: How Paramount Turned Up The Volume On The John Krasinski-Emily Blunt Pic

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Returns Home After Successful Heart Surgery

Arnold Schwarzenegger has reportedly left Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after successful cardiac surgery. The procedure was put in place by medical interventionists responding to a resurgence of Arnold’s congenital heart defect, which he first received treatment for in 1997. Schwarzenegger had been tweeting from his hospital bed since Thursday, giving his supporters an update on his condition. He also showed gratitude over his bedside care in his latest tweet, saying in part, “I went to sleep expecting to wake up with a small incision and woke up with a big one – but guess what? I woke up, and that’s something to be thankful for. Thank you to the doctors & nurses. And I’m truly filled with gratitude for all of the kind messages.” Schwarzenegger’s spokesman, Daniel Ketchell, confirmed the news of his return, citing he was alive and well. Funny enough, Arnold’s first words upon waking from surgery was a fitting “I’m Back.” 

Arnold Schwarzenegger Home From Hospital After Heart Surgery & ‘Doing Incredibly Well’

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‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ Breaks Record For Most Watched Unscripted Cable Premiere In 6 Years

The premiere of MTV’s Jersey Shore Family Vacation proved to be a huge success for the cable network. The new series became the most watched unscripted cable series premiere in six years. The show’s first two episodes, which were part of a back-to-back two-hour special, averaged a score of 2.96 in the 18-34 demographic—higher than the 2012 season finale. Jersey Shore Family Vacation was also a big hit on social media, with the hashtag #JSFamilyVacation trending for seven hours in the United States on Twitter. The series’ success on social media may have also had to do with it being a global premiere, which was a first for MTV. Jersey Shore Family Vacation followed original housemates Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino for a reunion in Miami; only missing from the reboot of the series is Sammie “Sweetheart” Giancola.

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Actress Jaime King Speaks Out On Violent Attack Against Her & Her Son

Jaime King has posted on her Instagram about the terrifying act of violence that occurred against her, her four-year-old son James Knight, and her friend Judit Balogh on April 4 in Beverly Hills. The actress wrote a note to her fans, thanking them for support and noting that many of the facts that have been released are not accurate. “James Knight is very shaken up, as am I. The attack was incredibly violent, and my 4 year old son was obviously the target of the individual’s brutal attack, which is terrifying,” King wrote. Beverly Hills Police have stated that King’s car was parked and her son James was sitting in a car seat in the back, while King’s friend was in the driver’s seat. Suspect Paul Francis Floyd, 47, jumped on the car and pummeled the window. King’s friend got out of the car to try to stop Floyd, who threw a can at her.  “In an effort to protect the child, the female driver exited the vehicle and confronted the suspect at which time he threw a can at her, striking her arm.” Police said Floyd had also kicked another car before attacking King’s Mercedes. Floyd was arrested on one count each of felony child endangerment and misdemeanor battery and two counts of felony vandalism. He was being held on $100,000 bail.  Police said they are still investigating the incident. 

Jaime King Says She and 4-Year-Old Son Are ‘Very Shaken Up’ After ‘Violent’ Car Attack

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Carrie Underwood Reveals Her Face For First Time Since Injury

Carrie Underwood appears to be on the comback after a November 2017 accident caused her to receive more than 40 stitches in her face. The country superstar took to Instagram to share a rare photo of herself at work in a recording studio. While it’s unclear when exactly the picture was taken, fans were ecstatic to see the singer back in the studio.  Underwood has kept photos of herself to a minimum since she was injured in the accident, which happened when she tripped on steps outside her Nashville home. Though she warned fans she “might look a bit different” once she healed, the singer looked as stunning as ever in the picture.   Early last month, Underwood debuted the video for her hit single “The Champion.” She also garnered ACM nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for the single “The Fighter” with Keith Urban.

Carrie Underwood shares photo of her face months after getting 40 stitches

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Filmmaker Says ‘Stranger Things’ Creators Stole His Ideas In New Lawsuit

Filmmaker Charlie Kessler is suing “Stranger Things” show creators Matt and Ross Duffer for allegedly stealing ideas for their hit Netflix show after he pitched a similar project to them. According to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles, Kessler met the brothers at a Tribeca Film Festival party in April 2014 and introduced the concept of a feature based on his supernatural short film “Montauk” that had premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival two years earlier. He later handed over the script, ideas, story and the short film to the siblings. Now, Kessler claims they took his ideas without his permission or knowledge. “Stranger Things,” which originally was titled “Montauk” when it was sold to Netflix, has become a huge hit and a third season in the works. The filmmaker is now seeking damages and lost profits. Both “Montauk” and “Stranger Things” followed The Montauk Project: Experiments in Time, a 1992 science fiction book about secret government experiments. 

Stranger Things creators accused of stealing plot of Netflix series

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Cynthia Nixon Appears On Wendy Williams Show For Her First Interview Since Announcing Her Run For NY Governor

Cynthia Nixon took her political aspirations to “The Wendy Williams Show” when the former “Sex and the City” star gave her first sit-down interview to the talk show host in a chat that aired on Wednesday. Nixon recently announced her candidacy for governor of New York. She is set to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the state’s Democratic primary in September.  Nixon spoke to Williams about her love for New York and said she has gotten endorsements from some major celebs, including her former “Sex and the City” co-stars. “People talk a lot to me about being a celebrity entering this race,” Nixon said. “But I have to say when Andrew Cuomo ran eight years ago he was a celebrity because he was the son of Mario Cuomo.” Nixon also hinted that she chose Williams to talk to by expressing the need for support among African-American women. “They are the cornerstone, the backbone of the Democratic Party,” Nixon said. “We need to let them lead.”  Nixon also said, “we have such an appetite now, that’s why I’m running. There’s such an appetite for real progressive change in New York state.”

Cynthia Nixon talks politics with Wendy Williams

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Taylor Swift’s Stalker Has Been Sentenced To 10 Years Probation

A 39-year-old man accused of stalking Taylor Swift was arrested in October 2016, and now following a years-long legal battle he was sentenced to probation. Frank Andrew Hoover was accused of following the singer’s motorcade to the airport, sending Taylor’s father frightening emails that included threats to “end” her family, and violating a lifetime protective order against him. After pleading guilty to repeatedly violating the protective order, the stalker was sentenced on Monday to a 10-year probation, but there are many legal strings attached to make sure that he can no longer harass Swift. As part of the conditions of his probation, Hoover must stay one mile away from Swift and her family, and his location will reportedly be monitored by GPS for at least the first year of his probation. He will also reportedly have to complete psychological testing, attend substance abuse classes, surrender all firearms, and undergo random drug testing. If he does not comply, he will be immediately sent to jail.

Taylor Swift stalker sentenced to 10 years of probation, told to stay away from singer

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