The Dish for November 9th

TERRY CREWS: Files Police Report Against Alleged Groper


A month after admitting on Twitter that he was once sexually harassed by a "high-level Hollywood executive," Terry Crews has decided to hold that person accountable."

The hulking star of Brooklyn Nine-Nine filed a police report in Los Angeles against the alleged abuser whom he claims groped him last year. Crews also told TMZ that he plans to sue the man who has been identified as Adam Venit, the head of the motion picture department of the William Morris talent agency.

In a lengthy Twitter thread last month, Crews wrote, "This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME. My wife and I were at a Hollywood function last year and a high level Hollywood executive came over 2 me and groped my privates. Jumping back I said 'What are you doing?' My wife saw everything and we looked at him like he was crazy. He just grinned like a jerk." 

The William Morris Agency says Venit has been placed on leave while they investigate the claim. 


KEVIN SPACEY: Replaced From Finished Movie


Director Ridley Scott has recast Kevin Spacey's role in a movie that’s already been shot, edited and due to be released next month.

Spacey played the role of real-life oil billionaire J. Paul Getty in a drama called All The Money In The World. His part has been recast and goes to veteran actor Christopher Plummer.

In short order, Plummer and primary actors Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg will return to shoot key scenes. They agreed that Spacey needed to be gone from their movie, so they’ve altered their schedules to quickly finish the reshoots – hopefully before Thanksgiving.

Sony Pictures coughed up the extra cash to pay for this rushed filming. It’s worth the investment. Otherwise, the theaters would probably be empty for a movie starring accused sexual predator Kevin Spacey. (Deadline Hollywood)

 

KEVIN SPACEY: Former TV News Anchor Says He Sexually Assaulted Her Son


The latest accusation against Kevin Spacey was made by former TV news anchor Heather Unruh, who says the actor sexually assaulted her teenage son.

During a news conference on Wednesday, the woman claimed Spacey stuck his hand down the 18-year-old's pants and grabbed his genitals after getting him drunk at on Nantucket Island restaurant in 2016.

Unruh said her son was a "star-struck, straight, 18-year-old young man who had no idea that the famous actor was an alleged sexual predator, or that he was about to become his next victim."

She added, "To Kevin Spacey, I want to say this. Shame on you for what you did to my son."

The Nantucket Police Department is reportedly investigation.

Meanwhile, just weeks before its release, Spacey will be removed from the movie All the Money in the World and replaced with Christopher Plummer, who will now play tycoon J. Paul Getty. The Hollywood Reporter calls the move "monumental and expensive." The drama is still scheduled to open on December 22nd. Ridley Scott is the director. (CBS News)


JEFFREY TAMBOR: Investigated for Sexual Harassment


Amazon is investigating Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor over sexual harassment claims made by his ex-assistant.

Former assistant Van Barnes, who is transgender, wrote in a private Facebook post that Tambor acted inappropriately around her, though she didn't get into any specifics.

Tambor has responded, saying, "I adamantly and vehemently reject and deny any and all implication and allegation that I have ever engaged in any improper behavior toward this person or any other person I have ever worked with. I am appalled and distressed by this baseless allegation."

According to TMZ, Amazon is interviewing Transparent cast and crew, including Tambor.

Amazon Studios exec, Roy Price, recently resigned after being accused of sexual misconduct.


CHARLIE SHEEN: Denies Raping Corey Haim


Charlie Sheen was accused of raping a 13-year-old Corey Haim back in the '80s in a National Enquirer "bombshell exclusive" today (Wednesday).

Hours later the former Two and a Half Men star addressed the claim. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, a rep said, "Charlie Sheen categorically denies these allegations."

In the Enquirer story, Haim's longtime friend, actor Dominick Brascia, said Charlie assaulted Corey on the set of the 1986 film Lucas. The tabloid claims Corey, who had long alleged being sexually abused as a child actor, named Charlie as his abuser before he died of pneumonia in 2010.

Meanwhile, Haim's pal Corey Feldman says the LAPD is finally investigating claims that he was sexually assaulted as a child actor. (ABC News)


HOLLYWOOD BUZZ


Jennifer Aniston is returning to TV. Apple has picked up an untitled drama set in the world of TV morning shows starring Aniston and Reese Witherspoon for two seasons. The two actresses will star, executive produce and co-own the show. (Hollywood Reporter)

Bob Saget has gotten engaged to his girlfriend, Kelly Rizzo. The Full House star split with his first wife, Sherri Kramer Saget, in 1997 after 15 years of marriage.

Sister, Sister star Tia Mowry and her husband Cory Hardrict are expecting their second child. The couple already have a six-year-old son named Cree.

Showtime has renewed Shameless for a ninth season.


LORDE: Covers Bruce in Home Country


Lorde broke out a Bruce Springsteen cover in her home country of New Zealand on Wednesday, three years after he covered one of her songs.

Lorde told the crowd that she and guitarist Ray Suen had just rehearsed "I'm on Fire" at soundcheck and that it was an "experiment." She added that she first heard the song while working on Melodrama and called the Born in the U.S.A. track "a special one."

When Springsteen and the E Street Band played Lorde's hometown of Auckland in March 2014, he opened both shows with an acoustic take on "Royals."

 

BONUS VIDEO

Nick Jonas has shown off his dramatic acting skills in plenty of movies and TV shows, but he's never flexed his comedy muscles quite as hilariously as in a new clip from W magazine. In the video, Nick reads through some of the more embarrassing "missed connections" ads in the New York edition of Craigslist -- something we're guessing he's never had to do in his personal life.

Some of the classic lines include:

  • "We had a nice chat about life and allergies in the back of the Uber."
  • "You got off. I got on. You: Brunette. Tight jeans. Great legs. Me: Blue cap. Glasses. I want you."
 
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