Harvey Weinstein Scores Victory With Dismissal Of One Sexual Assault Charge

On Thursday, a New York judge dismissed part of the criminal sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein after prosecutors said they could not oppose the dismissal in light of information they had learned while investigating the case. According to the associated press, the dismissed charge relates to Weinstein accuser Lucia Evans. Evans previously had told the New Yorker that Weinstein had forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004. Five other charges, involving alleged assaults of two other women, remain. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to all the charges. Weinstein’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said he would seek dismissal of the remaining charges as well.  Following the hearing, the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance made public a letter it had sent to Brafman last month disclosing that an unnamed witness had told them that she had heard an account of the alleged assault from Evans, and it was different from the one Evans originally gave to DA’s office.

New York City prosecutors drop part of Harvey Weinstein case

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‘True Detective’ Season 3 Release Date Announced By HBO

HBO announced that the third season of True Detective will return on Jan. 13, 2019. The show’s official Twitter account wrote alongside a video promo of star Mahershala Ali “Starring Mahershala Ali, returns January 13, 2019.”  A teaser trailer was released in August for the upcoming season starring Ali as Detective Wayne Hays, an Arkansas state police detective, and revealing that this season will be set in the Ozarks. Along with Ali, Carmen Ejogo, Stephen Dorf, Ray Fisher, Deborah Ayorinde, Scoot McNairy, and Mamie Gummer will appear in Season 3. 

‘True Detective’ Season 3 Teaser Reveals Premiere Date

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Netflix Renews ‘Ozark’ For Season 3

On Wednesday, Netflix and Ozark star Jason Bateman announced that the original series has been renewed for a third season. Bateman tweeted, “I’m happy for me, but concerned for Marty – it’s official OZARK 3 is on the way.”  Bateman stars as Marty Byrde, a family man and money launderer for a Mexican drug cartel. The second season of Ozark premiered at the end of August and found the Byrde family, in particlar Wendy (Laura Linney), diving further into the world of crime. Jordana Spiro, Janet McTeer, and Julia Garner also star on the series. Ozark received 5 nominations at last month’s Emmys, including Best Actor and Best Director for Bateman.  Ozark season 3 has yet to confirm a release date, but is expected to arrive around late summer or early autumn in 2019.

Ozark: Netflix Orders Season 3 Of Jason Bateman Crime Drama

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American Music Awards 2018: Highlights & Winners

Taylor Swift won three awards at the 2018 American Music Awards, including artist of the year. Those three AMAs have now made her the most decorated musician ever in AMA history. Swift made her first awards show appearance at the AMAs in three years with her performance of “I Did Something Bad.” Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the American Music Awards, in which fans vote for the winners. The show aired Tuesday on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles; Swift, Cardi B, Post Malone, Camila Cabello were also among the performers. Cardi B, who was tied with Drake for the most AMA nominations, won the first award of the night for favorite rap/hip-hop artist. You can see the full list of winners in the linked article below. 

American Music Awards 2018

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Dove Cameron Scores Lead Role In ‘Clueless: The Musical’

Disney actress Dove Cameron will be assuming the role of Alicia Silverstone’s character, Cher, in the upcoming Off Broadway production of “Clueless: The Musical.” The musical, based off the 1995 film of the same name, is set for a limited engagement beginning November 20th and running through January 13th. The show is written by the movie’s original movie’s original screenwriter and director Amy Heckerling, and will be directed by Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages) with choreography by Kelly Devine (Come from Away). Cameron, the 22-year-old star of Disney’s “Descendants,” previously played the role of Amber Von Tussle in the “Hairspray Live!” TV event in 2016. 

Dove Cameron to Star in World Premiere Clueless Musical

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PBS Explores The History Of The Circus In Two-Night Miniseries: ‘American Experience: The Circus’

American Experience: The Circus is a two-part miniseries on PBS, which will explore the history of the American circus, capturing the excitement of when the “Greatest Show on Earth” would arrive in your town. The Circus features the stories of showmen like P.T. Barnum, James Bailey and the five Ringling Brothers and presents archival footage of the circus industry. It also offers interviews with modern-day performers.  “The reason why the circus is so appealing is because of its simplicity,” says former ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson. “The Circus” will air Oct. 8-9 at 9 p.m. on PBS.

‘The Circus’ explores how TV toppled the big top

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CBS Announces ‘The World’s Best’ In 2019

CBS has announced a brand new international talent competition series from celebrated television producers Mike Darnell and Mark Burnett. James Corden, Emmy Award-winning host of The Late Late Showwith James Corden, will host The World’s Best and pull double duty as executive producer. Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and Faith Hill will serve as the three American judges. “It’s only fitting that The World’s Best perform in front of the world’s best,” said Sharon Vuong, Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming for CBS. “James, Drew, Faith and RuPaul are all amazing talents who have excelled in their respective fields on a global scale. We can’t wait for them to bring their distinct voices to a show that’s unlike any other.” The World’s Best will premiere on CBS with a 10-episode first season in 2019.

CBS Announces All-Star Lineup for THE WORLD’S BEST Featuring Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles, James Corden and Faith Hill

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Damon Wayans Announces His Departure From ‘Lethal Weapon’

Damon Wayans is set to exit Fox’s television adaptation of Lethal Weapon after production wraps on 13 new episodes for Season 3. Wayans made the announcement Wednesday during an interview, where the actor said his decision to leave the show stemmed from having long work days and wanting to spend more time with his family.  “I’m a 58-year-old diabetic and I’m working 16-hour days,” Wayans said. “Like Murtaugh say, ‘Too old for this.'” Wayans said he plans on returning to stand-up comedy in 2019. Wayans’ departure comes after Seann William Scott just joined Lethal Weapon Season 3 following the firing of original star Clayne Crawford. Scott portrays a new character named Wesley Cole while Crawford had appeared as classic Lethal Weapon character Martin Riggs.

Damon Wayans Says He Plans to Exit Fox’s Lethal Weapon: “To Me It’s Just Not Worth It”

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‘Venom’ Tops ‘A Star Is Born’ For October’s Opening Weekend Box Office

The movie “Venom” is expected to set an opening weekend record for October with an estimated $80 million from 4,250 theaters. Venom, which stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock (aka the eponymous anti-hero Venom), will beat the last October record-holder, “Gravity,” which debuted in 2013 to $55.7 million. Directed by Ruben Fleischer and also starring with Michelle Williams alongside Hardy, “Venom” earned $32.75 million on Friday. The weekend’s other major opener, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born,” is expected to make $42 million from 3,686 domestic sites. Warner Bros.’ remake has already earned $6.0 million abroad from 4,590 screens. “A Star Is Born” premiered to rave reviews at the Venice International Film Festival and marked Cooper’s directorial debut from a script he co-wrote with Eric Roth and Will Fetters.

‘Venom’ beats ‘A Star Is Born’ as both impress at North American box office

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