Posted Friday 6/22/18 at 11:17AM EDT
ABC yanks Monday's The Proposal episode after contestant was accused of setting up a sexual assault
Michael J. Friday, who was scheduled to appear on the second episode of the new ABC reality show, "was accused by a Milwaukee, Wisconsin woman named Erica Denae Meshke of facilitating her sexual assault in early November," reports People magazine, adding: "Meshke wrote about her alleged experience in a public Facebook post on Thursday. Initially, she did not name Friday but shared a photo of male contestants from the show and writing one of them 'was directly responsible for my date rape.'" In response, ABC and Warner Horizon Productions released the following statement: “An allegation has been made against a contestant on next week’s episode of The Proposal. While the accusation was not related to the contestant’s appearance on the program, we take it very seriously." The Proposal is produced by Mike Fleiss, whose other current show The Bachelorette has been under scrutiny for its casting process after the revelation last week that contestant Lincoln Adim was convicted of indecent assault last month.
NBC cancels Timeless again, but it may get a wrap-up movie
The time-travel series, which was canceled last year only to be renewed for a second season days later, has been canceled again after two seasons. According to Deadline, Sony TV and NBC are "discussing doing a two-hour movie that would resolve the cliffhanger in the recent Season 2 finale and wrap the stories on the show, giving fans closure." ALSO: Timeless cast and crew react to another cancelation.
AMC renews The Terror for a second season set in a World War II Japanese-American internment camp
Season 2 of the anthology series will revolve around “an uncanny specter that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific." Alexander Woo, who co-created Season 2 and who will serve as showrunner, says: "I'm deeply honored to be telling a story set in this extraordinary period. We hope to convey the abject terror of the historical experience in a way that feels modern and relevant to the present moment. And the prospect of doing so with a majority Asian and Asian-American cast is both thrilling and humbling." AMC's announcement comes three days after Japanese-American internment camp survivor George Takei wrote an article for Foreign Policy comparing his experience to the Trump administration's immigrant family separation policy. "At least during the internment, my parents were able to place themselves between the horror of what we were facing and my own childish understanding of our circumstances," he wrote.
Roseanne spinoff The Conners draws a mixed response
Some were happy the cast and crew would be able to continue working, while others said the show wouldn't succeed without its star. These Roseanne Barr supporters used the hashtag #StandWithRoseanne.
Backup driver behind Uber's first fatal self-driving crash was watching The Voice on Hulu when accident occurred
Source: The Washington Post
Police subpoenaed Hulu viewing records of the driver, Rafaela Vasquez, and found that she was watching The Voice on her smartphone on her knee in the moments leading up to the fatal car crash that resulted in the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg.
Sophie Turner: My new Game of Thrones tattoo is not a spoiler
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“It’s just a quote from last season,” Turner told James Corden on The Late Late Show in London. “Everyone figures that the pack really does survive, but it’s just a moral that I like to live by.”
Tom Arnold says he interviewed Michael Cohen for his Viceland show: "This dude has all the tapes"
Source: NBC News
Arnold posted a photo of him and President Trump's embattled former attorney that he was says was part of an interview for his new show The Hunt for The Trump Tapes. "This dude has all the tapes — this dude has everything," Arnold tells NBC News. "I say to Michael, 'Guess what? We’re taking Trump down together, and he’s so tired he’s like, 'OK,' and his wife is like, 'OK, f*ck Trump,'" Arnold said, laughing.
Desus & Mero's Emmy campaign promises to "reduce white guilt"
Viceland's campaign for Desus Nice and The Kid Mero's departing late-night talk show includes a branded bus, advertising and an airplane flying a banner all carrying the same message: "Reduce White Guilt *Today* -- Consider Desus & Mero."
Storm Chasers star Joel Taylor died of an ecstasy overdose
The 38-year-old Discovery Channel reality star died aboard a cruise ship in January. The cause of death has been determined to be MDMA poisoning.
James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" with Paul McCartney was an emotional journey
The Late Late Show host teared up during the special segment that on YouTube runs nearly 24 minutes. "Ok, so here it is," tweeted Corden. "Quite possibly the best #CarpoolKaraoke we’ve done so far. I hope you like it. I’ll never ever forget it. Take a breath and jump in."
- ABC yanks Monday's The Proposal episode after contestant was accused of setting up a sexual assault