Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 5:31AM EDT
Mario Batali reportedly under NYPD investigation for two separate sexual assault allegations
Source: CBS News
Anderson Cooper revealed at the end of his 60 Minutes story on Batali's sexual misconduct that the NYPD is investigating the former Food Network star for a sexual assault incident that allegedly took place at his New York City eatery The Spotted Pig in 2005. The accuser, a former Batali employee who appeared on 60 Minutes anonymously, said she joined Batali for a glass of wine, but she barely remembered what happened next. When she woke up in the morning, she says she found "deep scratches" on her leg and semen on her skirt. Meanwhile, TMZ reports the NYPD is investigating a second woman's allegation that Batali raped her in 2004 at Babbo, another of his New York City restaurants. TMZ reports the woman was a customer who went upstairs to use the bathroom at 2 a.m. The next thing she remembered is Batali allegedly on top of her. TMZ says the woman filed a police report in March of this year. Batali issued a statement to 60 Minutes denying the first allegation, saying: “I vehemently deny the allegation that I sexually assaulted this woman. My past behavior has been deeply inappropriate and I am sincerely remorseful for my actions. I am not attempting a professional comeback."
Royal wedding was watched by 29 million Americans and 18 million British viewers
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding topped Prince William and Kate Middleton. But Harry and Meghan's wedding had the advantage of airing early on a Saturday morning, when viewers didn't have to prepare for work or school. William and Kate married early on a Friday morning in April 2011. About 29.2 million watched the ceremony across 15 networks. Around 18 million watched the wedding in Britain, becoming the most-watched broadcast of the year. ALSO: John Oliver mocks the royal wedding on Last Week Tonight.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel renewed for Season 3
Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino got Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke to say a renewal was happening while speaking at the Peabody Awards ceremony. “You’re going to give it to us because we’re bringing home the fancy thing, right?” said Sherman-Palladino.
Kelly Clarkson opened the Billboard Music Awards with a "moment of action" for the Santa Fe High shooting victims
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
“I’m so sick of moments of silence, it’s not working, obviously,” she said in a cold open to the official show. “Why don’t we do a moment of action? Why don’t we do a moment of change? Why don’t we change what’s happening? Because it’s horrible.”
Meghan McCain wonders if she's the first former Lorne Michaels intern to be parodied on SNL
Source: The Arizona Republic
The View co-host tweeted on Sunday in reaction to SNL's "Morning Joe" sketch in which she was played by Aidy Bryant: "Can’t believe I got parodied on SNL last night - is this the first time this has happened to a former Lorne Michaels intern?! Also fun fact, @aidybryant and I went to the same high school in Phoenix." ALSO: Did SNL whack Alec Baldwin's Trump with Sopranos cold open?
Madam Secretary creator on the season finale revelation: "It just seemed to make sense"
"A big point of our show is that we like to show process," says creator Barbara Hall. "So why not pull the curtain back on what that process looks like, and have fun with that arc for a couple seasons?"
Retta didn't like the story accusing Parks and Recreation co-star Aziz Ansari of sexual misconduct
"I feel like a lot of people and a lot of other outlets were like, ‘Why did you even run this story?’” the Good Girls star says of the January Babe.net story. “I’m giving my personal opinion, and I don’t want f*cking people coming at me. You know what I mean? But I feel like I’ve been on that date so many times. I was like, ‘If you haven’t been on that date twice, are you even living a life?’"
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's season finale would've been the perfect series finale
The Jake and Amy wedding would've been the "perfect note" to end the series, says Alan Sepinwall, who is happy that NBC rescued Brooklyn Nine-Nine. "Where the series tends to blow up its status quo in its season finales," he says, "'Jake & Amy' was largely just a terrific, funny, and charming episode of a show that gets to go be all of those things on a new network next season. And we can worry about Holt’s rank when we get there."
Will Arnett joins Julia Stiles on her British drama Riviera
Arnett will play Stiles' "mysterious and charming uncle" on Season 2 of the Sky series.
A goatee is coming to Arrow
Stephen Amell says the iconic part of Green Arrow’s look from the DC Comics universe will be part of Season 7.
- Mario Batali reportedly under NYPD investigation for two separate sexual assault allegations