Posted Thursday 3/14/19 at 4:48PM EDT
Hallmark Channel dumps Lori Loughlin over college bribery scandal
Hallmark has cut all ties with Loughlin one day after her arrest for allegedly paying $500,000 to get her daughters admitted to USC. “We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations,” Hallmark Channel owner Crown Media said in a statement. “We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin including Garage Sale Mysteries, an independent third party production." Loughlin was actually working on a Hallmark project in Vancouver when she was indicted on Tuesday, forcing her to have to fly in to Los Angeles for her formal arrest and arraignment. A federal judge yesterday allowed Loughlin to resume filming her Hallmark projects in Canada. Since 2013, Loughlin has been the face of Hallmark Channel and its best-loved actor with her Garage Sale Mysteries movies, When Calls the Heart TV series and her roles in Hallmark's "Countdown to Christmas" movies. As Jezebel put it yesterday, "Loughlin has managed to corner every environment of Hallmark’s ecosystem." TVLine points out that Hallmark Channel fans have been calling for Loughlin's firing, saying that she no longer fits the cable channel's wholesome image following her indictment. ALSO: Hallmark Channel has pulled Sunday's When Calls the Heart episode and is "evaluating all creative options" related to the series.
Report: NBC paid a guy to "whitewash" its Wikipedia pages
NBC confirmed to The Huffington Post it hired Ed Sussman, whose specialty is being a "paid Wikipedia editor" named. The Huffington Post's Ashley Feinberg reports that NBC "apparently decided to put Sussman’s service to use in the aftermath of The New Yorker’s bombshell Harvey Weinstein report and, later, the allegations of sexual misconduct against Matt Lauer. Several NBC employees, including Meet the Press host Chuck Todd and NBC Chairman Andy Lack, benefited from Sussman’s intervention, too. In one proposed edit, Sussman attempted to argue that on NBC News’ Wikipedia page, the mention of criticism directed at NBC over its handling of Matt Lauer constituted a violation of Wikipedia’s rules, since 'it does not summarize the opposing point of view.'”
The Kominsky Method reuniting Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner
It's been 35 years since Douglas and Turner co-starred in the hit film Romancing the Stone. Turner has signed on for Season 2 to play Ruth Bederman, the ex-wife of Douglas' Sandy Kominsky and father of their daughter.
One Day at a Time fans rally to save the show
The "#SaveODAAT" hashtag has been the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter worldwide since Netflix announced this morning it was canceling the beloved comedy after three seasons. Amid the outpouring of support, One Day at a Time creator Norman Lear has released a statement, saying: "At my age, I can testify that you are never too old to have your heart broken."
- Rita Moreno tweets: "I am grieving for the terrible loss of my beloved character, Lydia..."
- One Day at a Time fans aren't buying Netflix "bullsh*t" excuses: How can Netflix say "not enough people watched" when it doesn't release viewing figures?
Alex Trebek releases a video responding to outpouring of support
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“Even Watson, the IBM computer, sent me a get-well card,” the Jeopardy! host said in a brief video message posted to the show's Twitter, one week after revealing he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. “Now obviously I won’t be able to respond to all of you individually, but I did want you to know that I do read everything I receive, and I am thankful for the kind words, the prayers, and the advice you have offered. And I am extremely touched by the warmth you have expressed in your comments to me.”
Rachel Zoe is teaming with Mark Burnett on a new fashion reality show
The celebrity stylist and former star of Bravo's The Rachel Zoe Project will star in a fashion competition series for MGM Television that aims to see undiscovered designers “work together to create original designs, bringing completely new and unique looks to the runway.”
Elias Koteas joins Syfy's Cipher pilot
The Chicago PD alum will join Gabriel Bateman and Adrian Grenier in the potential series revolving around artificial intelligence.
NBC sets premiere dates for summer reality shows Bring the Funny and Songland
Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and comedy star Jeff Foxworthy will serve as judges on comedy competition Bring the Funny, premiering July 9. Songwriting competition Songland debuts after America's Got Talent on May 28.
Queen Sugar sets June 14 Season 4 premiere date, announces new cast members
Justified alum Erica Tazel and child star Kendall Clark are among the new additions, while Walter Perez has been promoted to series regular. Once again, the OWN series will have an all-female directors lineup.
Fear the Walking Dead settles copyright lawsuit ahead of the Season 5 premiere
Dead Ahead creator Melvin Smith had sued claiming that big portions of Season 2 of The Walking Dead spinoff were lifted from his comic book seires.
Daredevil's Rosario Dawson confirms she's dating Cory Booker
Dawson admitted reports that she and the Democratic presidential candidate are an item were true, in a brief interview with TMZ.
Stana Katic's Absentia gets a Season 2 trailer
Katic reprises her role as former FBI agent Emily Byrne when Season 2 premieres on Amazon on June 14.
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