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2 fired dancers, donor added to ballet lawsuit

A woman who sued the New York City Ballet company over the sharing of nude photos and videos is amending her lawsuit to add two fired dancers and a donor as defendants. A lawyer for Alexandra Waterbury said Tuesday that dancers Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catazaro as well as donor Jared Longhitano participated in the unlawful sharing of nude photos of women taken without their consent. Ramasar and Catazaro were fired by the company on Saturday. Both said they would fight to be reinstated. Longhitano did not return a phone call to Harvest Exchange Corp, where he is a vice president. Waterbury’s attorney, Jordan Merson, said City Ballet should return the money Longhitano donated. A City Ballet spokesman said Longhitano donated $12,000 to the company between 2010 and 2016.

Trump-tape-hunting Tom Arnold, ‘Apprentice’ producer scuffle

A scuffle between Tom Arnold and a producer of “The Apprentice” has led to an exchange on social media. Arnold tweeted that producer Mark Burnett choked him at a pre-Emmys party Sunday in Los Angeles. Burnett’s wife, actress Roma Downey, tweeted that Arnold “tried to ambush” the couple, and she posted a photo of what she says is her bruised hand. Arnold’s lawyer, Marty Singer, told The Hollywood Reporter that Burnett “attacked” Arnold. Actress Alyson Hannigan tweeted that she witnessed the confrontation and thought it was a joke until security jumped in. Police say no report was taken. Emails to the celebrities’ representatives were not immediately returned. Arnold’s new show, “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes,” is set to ...

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Insatiable’ is even worse than you’ve heard

“Insatiable,” the Netflix comedy about an overweight high school girl who suddenly becomes slim and beautiful thanks to having her jaw wired shut for a summer, has been drawing controversy ever since its first trailer went online. The reviews for the show were almost uniformly negative, yet they didn’t quite prepare me for the terribleness of the initial episodes, which alternate between feeble attempts to mine humor from hot-button issues like sexual assault and suicide, and even feebler attempts to treat those issues seriously. To help me figure out just what makes this show so bad, I was joined by Original Content‘s original co-host, Darrell Etherington. Our ultimate question: Is this the worst thing we’ve watched for the podcast? (Yes.) We also discuss the fact that Henry Cavill has be...

CBS reporter says she felt threatened by Fager message

CBS News reporter Jericka Duncan says she felt threatened when “60 Minutes” boss Jeff Fager sent her a text message to “be careful” when she questioned him about reports that he tolerated an abusive environment at the newsmagazine. Fager was fired Wednesday over the message. He’s characterized his language as harsh but didn’t think he’d lose his job over it. The extraordinary drama within CBS News is an outgrowth of an investigation into Fager’s behavior. The New Yorker reported that he had groped women and allowed a “boy’s club” atmosphere at the newsmagazine, which he has denied. Duncan said Thursday on “CBS This Morning” that “this was someone who held an enormous amount of power here and I was shocked&#...

Video shows Weinstein fondling woman before alleged rape

A television network has aired video of Harvey Weinstein fondling a woman who accused him of rape. The video aired Wednesday by Sky News was recorded by Melissa Thompson when she met Weinstein at his office in 2011. It shows Weinstein propositioning Thompson and caressing her shoulder during a business presentation. The video shows Thompson reacting with discomfort but also joking about his advances, saying that “data is hot.” In a lawsuit filed in June, Thompson said Weinstein raped her that evening at a hotel. Only portions of the video were aired on Sky. Weinstein’s lawyer says the full video “demonstrates that there is nothing forceful” and shows “casual, if not awkward, flirting from both parties.” Weinstein has been charged in New York with a...

Kurtz: CBS had very little choice with Les Moonves

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Olivia Munn finds little support from ‘Predator’ peers

Actress Olivia Munn says she has found little support from some of her “Predator” co-stars and director after a Los Angeles Times report revealed that Twentieth Century Fox had removed a scene that featured a man who is a registered sex offender. Munn alerted the studio to Steven Wilder Striegel’s status and the scene was cut within 24 hours. In a round of press at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, Munn described feeling lonely and isolated in the wake of the report. Munn told Vanity Fair that she has not heard from director Shane Black, who apologized in a statement for casting his friend. Some of her cast mates also backed out of interviews with her, according to The Hollywood Reporter. One of her co-stars, Keegan-Michael Key, was never booked to do t...

Thai cave story moves to Bangkok mall with boys taking stage

It was showtime Thursday for the 12 boys and their 25-year old soccer coach, who shared their drama of being trapped for almost three weeks in a flooded cave in northern Thailand at a public exhibition in one of Bangkok’s largest malls. The exhibition featuring members of the Wild Boars soccer team also shows a reproduction of the cave with simulated sounds of water dripping. Equipment used by rescuers and other memorabilia are on display. Psychologists had counseled that the boys after their rescue in July should be given a six-month respite from being pressed to recount their experience for the sake of their mental health. But Thailand’s military government, eager to share the glory of the good-news story, has trotted them out for public appearances and interviews. Other effo...

Burberry to drop real fur from fashion line

The British luxury fashion brand Burberry will stop using real fur in its products. The company said Thursday there will be no real fur in its London Fashion Week catwalk show later this month. It will also phase out existing real fur products. The company has made only limited use of real fur in recent years with clothing incorporating fur from rabbit, fox, mink and Asiatic racoon. Those will now be eliminated. The Sept. 17 show will mark the debut collection for new creative chief Riccardo Tisci, who replaced Christopher Bailey at the helm.

‘Fortnite’ obsession taking over teens’ lives

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