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‘Star Trek’ icon George Takei accused of sexual assault

Former “Star Trek” actor George Takei has been accused of sexual assault stemming from a 1981 encounter, a former model and actor told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview.

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Scott R. Brunton, who was 23 when the alleged incident occurred, claims that Takei took advantage of him sexually after the model felt disoriented and dizzy after a few drinks.

“This happened a long time ago, but I have never forgotten it,” Brunton told The Hollywood Reporter. “It is one of those stories you tell with a group of people when people are recounting bizarre instances in their lives, this always comes up. I have been telling it for years, but I am suddenly very nervous telling it.”

Takei, 80, played Hikaru Sulu in the original “Star Trek” television series. He tweeted Saturday that the events Brunton described "simply did not occur." He also said he did not remember Brunton.

"I want to assure you all that I am as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them," Takei  tweeted. "The events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur, and I do not know why he has claimed them now. I have wracked my brain to ask if I remember Mr. Brunton, and I cannot say I do.

Takei is also an author and activist and has been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ rights.

Brunton said he was having drinks with Takei when he began to feel ill “and must have passed out.”When he awoke, Brunton claimed Takei “had my pants down around my ankles” and was groping him, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The publication reported that it spoke with four of Brunton’s friends -- Norah Roadman, Rob Donovan, Stephen Blackshear and Jan Steward -- who said that the actor had confided in them about the Takei encounter years ago.

Brunton said he suppressed the story for years because he assumed nobody would take him seriously.

“Who's going to believe me? It's my word against his,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.

Brunton's said he changed his mind after Takei spoke out about allegations leveled against actor Kevin Spacey.

“When power is used in a non-consensual situation, it is a wrong," Takei said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Oct. 30. “Men who improperly harass or assault do not do so because they are gay or straight -- that is a deflection. They do so because they have the power, and they chose to abuse it.”

Brunton said he was angered by Takei's response.

“I don't want anything from him but an apology," he said. “I am sure he'll disown all this, I don't know, maybe not.”

'Wheel of Fortune' celebrates 35th anniversary

The iconic game show “Wheel of Fortune” is celebrating its 35th year on television, and much of its success can be attributed to its hosts, Pat Sajak and Vanna White.

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"It's an incredible run and don't ask me to explain, don't ask me to figure it out. I certainly didn't predict it and here we are 35 years later,” Sajak told KABC. "I should point out I was 11 when we started."

“We have a great relationship,” White said. “He is so funny. He cracks me up all the time and in 35 years we've never had one argument.”

Sajak and White have been paired on the show since it debuted in 1982. In addition to television, the show has its own channel on YouTube.

White has worn more than 6,500 gowns and Sajak has met tens of thousands of players. KABC reported.

Keith Urban performs 'Female' at CMA Awards in response to Harvey Weinstein scandal

Over the last few days, Keith Urban has been dropping little hints to some big news. Not only would Wednesday be the day that Urban found himself vying for multiple CMA Awards, but it was also the day he was dropping a new single.

>> PHOTOS: 51st annual CMA Awards show

>> PHOTOS: 51st CMA Awards red carpet arrivals

On Wednesday night, he performed the new single, "Female," in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

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The song, which Urban delivered onstage at the 51st annual CMA Awards, included lyrics such as, “When you hear somebody say somebody hits like a girl, how does that hit you?” and “When somebody laughs and implies that she asked for it just ’cause she was wearin’ a skirt, oh, is that how that works?”

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Pink performed 'Barbies' at the CMA Awards, and fans had plenty to say

Each year, it seems the Country Music Association invites an artist from outside the country genre to sing at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville during the CMA Awards. Last year, the surprise act was Beyoncé. Prior to that, it was Memphis-born pop singer Justin Timberlake.

>> PHOTOS: 51st annual CMA Awards show

Just last month, it was revealed that Pink was going to be the unexpected guest for the 51st annual CMA Awards ceremony Wednesday. However, it was unclear what song she would sing, or if she would sing a duet.

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Nonetheless, she delivered a stripped-down performance of her emotional ballad, “Barbies,” from her seventh studio album, “Beautiful Trauma.”

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The female powerhouse, who is known for soaring across the stage like an acrobat, didn’t need all of the bells and whistles for her performance. Instead, she sat on a bar stool as a string section played along.

>> PHOTOS: 51st CMA Awards red carpet arrivals

After her performance, fans took to social media with their opinions about whether Pink belonged at the CMA Awards. And, yes, some people seemed a tad confused.

>> 2017 CMA Awards: Winners list

“Retweet if you’re confused as to why Pink is performing right now #CMAawards,” one person tweeted.

“Shame we didn’t have any country artist that could have performed instead of Pink on the CMA Awards. #CMAawards,” another person added.

On the other hand, many fans were delighted by Pink’s presence at the CMAs.

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“Shout out to @Pink for having one of the most country performances of the night. You did amazing sweetie. Beautiful song #CMAawards,” one fan wrote on Twitter.

“Thank you for sharing your voice with #Nashville and the #cmaawards,” another fan wrote.

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And perhaps you’d consider Pink to be an odd choice for a country music awards show, but she’s no stranger to country music, as she was nominated for her first-ever CMA Award this year. Pink earned a nod in Musical Event of the Year for “Setting the World on Fire,” her duet with Kenny Chesney.

Chelsea Handler doubles down on Texas church shooting comments

Chelsea Handler continued tweeting her criticisms after blaming Republicans for a deadly church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

>> Chelsea Handler's tweet about Texas church shooting draws ire

“I don’t know how these poor people are supposed to accept that their government watches these mass shootings and does nothing. It’s so sick,” she said Sunday night.

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On Monday, Handler tweeted a “Call your representative!” template.

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The tweets came after Handler insinuated that Republicans were responsible after Devin Kelley, 26, walked into the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs and opened fire on parishioners, killing 26. She wrote, “Innocent people go to church on Sunday to honor their God, and while doing so, get shot in [sic] killed. What country? America. Why? Republicans.”

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Social media users lambasted Handler for remaining quiet on the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) in July. They were also quick to share their distaste for her words. One user accused her of politicizing the tragedy with the “disgusting statement,” while another said, “You really have a dark heart.”

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Handler also went after President Donald Trump after he tweeted, “May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.” Handler responded negatively by saying, “You have no capacity to monitor anything that doesn’t involve lining your pockets.”

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After hearing of the shooting, Trump focused on the shooter’s mental health rather than guns.

>> Trump says Texas church shooting result of 'mental health problem,' not guns

“Mental health is your problem here. This was a very, based on preliminary reports, a very deranged individual. A lot of problems over a long period of time,” he said in a press conference that was held while he was on a foreign policy visit in Japan.

“We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, as do other countries. But this isn’t a guns situation.”

Chelsea Handler's tweet about Texas church shooting draws ire

Comedian and television host Chelsea Handler weighed in on the deadly church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, with a controversial take that quickly drew ire.

>> What people are saying about the Sutherland Springs church shooting

"Innocent people go to church on Sunday to honor their God, and while doing so, get shot in [sic] killed. What country? America. Why? Republicans," Handler tweeted Sunday afternoon.

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The backlash was swift, with people saying she was silent about the shooting of Republican Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), calling her tweet a “disgusting statement” and saying she has "a dark heart."

>> On Statesman.com: Complete coverage of the Sutherland Springs church shooting

Sunday's shooting at a Baptist church claimed at least 26 lives, including pregnant women and children. The suspected shooter has been identified as 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley, an Air Force veteran and native of New Braunfels, Texas, according to The Associated Press. Kelley was found dead after the shooting, officials said.

>> Mass shooting at Texas church: Live updates

This year, Handler has been outspoken in her criticism of President Donald Trump and his family. Her comment comes just weeks after she announced her intention to discontinue her Netflix talk show, "Chelsea," to “focus on projects that have significance to [her],” including “working together on a documentary where I’ll engage with people I don’t talk with enough – people of different ethnicities, religions and political philosophies," Page Six reported.

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And that wasn’t her only tweet about the shooting.

In response to Trump’s tweet that he was “monitoring” the Sutherland Springs shooting developments from Asia, Handler tweeted that he had “no capacity to monitor anything that doesn’t involve lining your pockets.”

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'SNL': Larry David stirs controversy with concentration camp jokes in opening monologue

Larry David's controversial "Saturday Night Live" opening monologue apparently curbed some Twitter users' enthusiasm for the comedian's stint as host.

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David, who won over “SNL” fans with his portrayal of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign, kicked off Saturday's episode with a stand-up bit that included jokes referencing the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the Holocaust.

“A lot of sexual harassment stuff in the news of late, and I couldn’t help but notice a very disturbing pattern emerging, which is that many of the predators — not all, but many of them — are Jews. And I have three words to say to that: Oy vey iz mir (woe is me)," David said.

The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star also joked about hitting on women in concentration camps.

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"I've always been obsessed with women, and I've often wondered if I'd grown up in Poland when Hitler came to power and was sent to a concentration camp, would I still be checking women out in the camp? I think I would," David quipped, adding, "Of course, the problem is, there are no good opening lines in a concentration camp."

Critics took to Twitter to blast David. Check out some of the comments below:

Many fans, however, spoke in David's defense:

Jimmy Fallon's mother, Gloria, dies at 68

A spokesperson for Jimmy Fallon’s family confirmed Saturday evening that the Fallons were mourning the loss of their matriarch.

“Jimmy Fallon’s mother, Gloria, died peacefully on Saturday,” a family spokesperson told People. “Jimmy was at his mother’s bedside, along with her loved ones, when she passed away at NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC. Our prayers go out to Jimmy and his family as they go through this tough time.”

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News of Gloria Fallon’s death comes 24 hours after NBC canceled a taping of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” At the time, an unspecified family emergency was cited. On Saturday, Amir “Questlove” Thompson of the legendary Roots crew seemed to confirm her death to TMZ.

“The Tonight Show” bandleader was signing autographs in Los Angeles when asked about the canceled taping.

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“When you lose someone, it’s always sad,” Questlove said.

Questlove was unclear as to when Fallon would return to the show.

ESPN to air documentary about pro wrestler Ric Flair on Nov. 7

Ric Flair can’t stop the “Nature Boy.” The professional wrestler, whom many fans consider the greatest of all time, has always upheld the on-camera persona of a self-proclaimed “stylin’, profilin’, limousine-riding, jet-flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ n’ dealin’ son of a gun.”

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But when on Tuesday, Nov. 7, ESPN Films premieres its “Nature Boy” “30 for 30” documentary, the American television audience will be introduced to a question Flair himself still cannot answer: Where does Ric Flair stop, and Richard Morgan Fliehr, 68, begin?

As the documentary details, Flair is an almost pathological extrovert who has spent much of the past 30 years drinking and socializing in public places, riffing with bartenders and fans, and flirting with women. His fiancee, former WCW talent Wendy Barlow, thinks she understands why.

“He’s never discovered what he likes, or what he wants to do beyond being Ric Flair. All the going out, it’s about him getting older, and still needing to get the attention and accolades from fans,” she says. In addition to feeding Flair’s ego, the wrestler himself suggests his drinking problem was masked beneath the social nature of his habit.

“I never drank at home alone. I liked to be amongst the people. But I drank 20 vodkas a day easy,” Flair said. “I spent almost $1.2 million on drinking last year alone.”

Drinking has not been Flair’s only traditional vice. He echoed in our interview the claim from the forthcoming “30 for 30” that he has slept with more than 10,000 women, reportedly including actress Halle Berry.

“I had three major problems. I was as addicted to women as I was to wrestling and liquor. I said 10,000 women, but that’s rough math. It could’ve been 8,500. I needed company at night, man. What are you gonna do? Gotta find something to do at night in Kansas.”

Flair has been married and divorced four times. Flair tells other stories, too. About his son Reid’s heroin overdose, for which Flair blames himself.

“He died on my watch. The night my son died, I didn’t call the police. I knew he was high, but I didn’t know it was on heroin. And I went to bed thinking he needed to sleep it off, and I had been drinking, and in the morning, he was gone.”

Flair says he moved to Atlanta because of The Charlotte Observer’s coverage of his son’s heroin overdose death.

>> Flair: Wrestling brought fame but also was disease

He bemoans the notion that his life makes headlines at every transgression. Yet, he profits from his public persona and leverages it to make his living. So where in all of that does Flair end, or Fliehr begin?

On Aug. 11, 2017, both nearly met their shared end, when Flair — a Lawrenceville resident — left the Arena Tavern bar with a stomachache. He’d spent the day drinking vodka and eating oysters, but the pain felt different than illness from food or alcohol.

Within hours of Flair getting home, Barlow had checked Flair into a hospital, where doctors said Flair was experiencing congestive heart, liver and kidney failure, and that an obstructed section of Flair’s bowel required removal. Flair was ultimately placed in a medically induced coma for 10 days while doctors treated those issues, and inserted a pacemaker into Flair’s heart. Doctors told family to return to Atlanta to say goodbye to Flair (and Fliehr), whom they gave a less than one in five chance to live.

Flair did live, and he was released Sept. 21. He says his medical bills for the recent emergency ran above $1 million, and that his recovery included learning to walk again.

>> The top 10 best quotes of “The Nature Boy”

For Flair, the brush with death showed him the need for a calmer life surrounded by people he can trust.

As ESPN’s “Nature Boy” and Flair’s new autobiography, “Second Nature,” suggest — not knowing whom to trust, in the case of Flair, is an uncertainty Flair could perhaps extend even to himself. For now, though, Flair insists he is a changed man.

“Two months clean! I don’t know what is next, exactly. But I’m never drinking again. And I did discover binge-watching Netflix this month. And I do hope to use this experience in a positive way.”

 

Tori Spelling opens up about baby no. 5 changed her marriage with Dean McDermott

Welcoming baby Beau into their family did wonders for Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s marriage.

The reality star and mother of five talked about the “rebirth” of her marriage when US Weekly caught up with her at the 28th annual A Time for Heroes Festival in L.A. on Sunday, Oct. 29.

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“Beau was like the rebirth of our relationship,” she said of her 7-month-old. “We know how to do it differently now. For so many years, we kind of didn’t know how to find time for ourselves, it was all about the kids, because we did start having kids right away.”

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The couple has faced their ups and downs in their marriage in the past after McDermott’s 2013 cheating scandal. The actor reportedly had a two-day affair with a woman that year. The trials and tribulations of repairing their marriage was later documented on their Lifetime documentary series, “True Tori.”

Spelling and McDermott are also parents to Liam, 10, Stella, 9, Hattie, 6, Finn, 5.

Despite the house full of kids, Spelling maintains that they always find time to spend together by making time for regular date nights.

“Our time together is as important as our time with our children,” she said.

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