Good evening! Catch up on your pop culture news with our roundup of today’s top stories.
1. Harvey Weinstein expected to surrender on sex-crime charge
After accusations of sexual misconduct from more than 80 women, Weinstein is being charged with a sex crime for the first time since the scandal broke in October. According to the Associated Press, the former movie mogul is expected to turn himself in Friday for allegedly assaulting Lucia Evans in 2004. (Weinstein has always denied allegations of nonconsensual sex.) Read more>>
2. Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment
Eight women — most of them speaking anonymously — told CNN that they had experienced “unwanted touching” and harassment at the hands of the Oscar-winning actor. Freeman issued a statement to Yahoo Entertainment in response: “Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy. I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent.” Read more>>
3. A Parks And Recreation revival might happen
During a joint appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote their new show, Making It, Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler said they’re down to return to Pawnee, Ind. “I’ll speak for everybody and say we would all do it,” Poehler said after DeGeneres asked about the possibility. “I think we would all do it someday. It would be amazing.” Read more>>
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4. Sylvester Stallone helps get Jack Johnson pardoned
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President Trump posthumously pardoned Johnson, a boxer who died in 1946, for his 1913 conviction for violating the Mann Act after the African-American heavyweight took his white girlfriend across state lines. The White House revealed Thursday that the Rocky star appealed to the president on Johnson’s behalf. Read more>>
5. The Chew hosts react to cancellation
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Following the announcement that the cooking show has been canceled by ABC after seven seasons, hosts Carla Hall, Michael Symon, and Clinton Kelly talked about the news on air. “The mood is a little sad around here, to be honest with you,” Kelly said. Read more>>
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