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'Straight Outta Compton' Star R. Marcos Taylor Charged with Assault
R Marcos Taylor may have taken his Suge Knight role a little too seriously - he's been charged with multiple counts of assault for punching 2 people. We're told several employees dragged Marcos out of the restaurant and a melee ensued. Marcos was charged with 4 counts of assault, 1 count of criminal mischief and 1 count of disorderly conduct. We reached out to Marcos, who would only tell us he got jumped that night in the parking lot but would not elaborate.
Mark Wahlberg named world's highest-paid actor in 2017
Mark Wahlberg soared to the top of the world's highest paid actors on an annual Forbes magazine list that highlighted a huge disparity between male and female Hollywood stars. The rapper-turned-actor knocked 2016 leader Dwayne The Rock Johnson into second place, with estimated 2017 earnings of $65 million. Forbes estimates earnings, before taxes and management fees, from movies, TV and commercial endorsements.
George and Amal Clooney give $1 million to combat U.S. hate groups
An Aug 12 rally in the town organized by neo-Nazis and other white supremacists led to counter-protests and the death of a woman when a car plowed into the crowd. The street battles triggered a political crisis for President Donald Trump, who praised very fine people on both sides of the fight. What happened in Charlottesville, and what is happening in communities across our country, demands our collective engagement to stand up to hate, the Clooneys said in a joint statement.
Pennsylvania judge delays Cosby sex assault retrial till March
Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill said the move will give Cosby's new defense team enough time to prepare. Despite avoiding conviction in the first trial, Cosby elected to bring in a new defense team for the second one. McMonagle, who clashed with Cosby publicist Andrew Wyatt during the first trial, warmly embraced Wyatt, shook Cosby's hand and left the courtroom smiling. Hiring Mesereau to replace McMonagle, he said, was akin to upgrading from a Mercedes-Benz to a Rolls-Royce.
Morgan Freeman to get Screen Actors lifetime award
Morgan Freeman, the versatile actor known for playing gods, presidents and pimps, will be honored with the 2017 lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) at its annual ceremony in January. Some actors spend their entire careers waiting for the perfect role. Morgan showed us that true perfection is what a performer brings to the part, SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement. The award is given annually to the actor who fosters the finest ideals of the acting profession.
Comedian Jerry Lewis died of end-stage heart disease: coroner
Comedian Jerry Lewis died of end-stage heart disease when he passed away at his home in Las Vegas on Sunday, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told Reuters on Monday. Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Sandra Maler.
'Logan Lucky' writer mystery: Is she real? Yes, says Adam Driver
The mystery over the identity of the screenwriter of Logan Lucky deepened on Monday when actor Adam Driver said the woman had been on the set of the heist caper movie. Driver's remarks appear to be the first reported sighting of Blunt. Yes, she's been on set, Driver added. The trade publication also recalled that Soderbergh invented names for what was in fact his work as a film editor and cinematographer on his 2015 film Magic Mike XXL.
Dudamel calls Venezuela orchestra tour cancellation heartbreaking
Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel, a fierce critic of President Nicolas Maduro, said on Monday that the government-backed Venezuela National Youth Orchestra's tour of the United States has been canceled, calling the move heart-breaking. Heart-breaking cancellation of our 4-city NYOV US tour. My dream to play with these wonderful young musicians cannot come true this time, Dudamel tweeted. We will continue to play and to fight for a better Venezuela and a better world, he added.
Bill Cosby hires Michael Jackson lawyer for sexual assault retrial
The lawyer who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges will represent Bill Cosby when he is retried on sex assault charges later this year, the comedian's spokesman said on Monday. Cosby denies wrongdoing, saying any sexual contact he may have had with his accusers was consensual. Besides Mesereau, lawyers Kathleen Bliss and Sam Silver will represent Cosby, according to a statement by Andrew Wyatt, Cosby's publicist.
Odell Beckham Goes Full Spider-Man for Kids Bday Party!
If your Odey senses were tingling at a trampoline park in NJ this weekend. We're told Odell wanted to surprise Jade - so he got a black Spider-Man costume and kicked it with the kids. Who had no idea Spidey was really a huge NFL star. Odell eventually unmasked himself and the video is awesome. We debated if it was actually a Venom suit but ultimately decided it was more like the black Spidey suit from Spider-Man 3.
Kesha thanks fans as 'Rainbow' comeback debuts at top of Billboard
Kesha scored top billing on the Billboard 200 chart with her comeback album Rainbow, her first studio album in five years amid a bitter legal battle over her record contract. The 30-year-old singer sold some 116,000 units of Rainbow, according to data on Monday from Nielsen SoundScan, to give her the second-largest US sales week of 2017 by a female singer after Katy Perry's Witness. The Billboard 200 chart tallies units from album sales, song sales and streaming activity (1,500 streams equal one album).
'Wonder Woman' Star Eugene Brave Rock says Total Solar Eclipse is No Bad Juju!!!
Wonder Woman star Eugene Brave Rock says don't fear the natural. A total solar eclipse is a time for celebration! Eugene - who hails from the Blackfoot Indian Tribe and starred as The Chief in the epic DC Comics flick - says the first total solar eclipse in 38 years is reason to throw a massive party to welcome the mating of the sun and the moon.
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84
Dick Gregory, a comedian who lambasted racism and played a prominent role in the 1960s civil rights movement after becoming one of the first black comics to perform for white audiences, died on Saturday at age 84, his son said. If his comedy routine was at times disarming, his civil rights activism left no doubt where he stood. I've so much to say and can't wait to get out of here to say it, Gregory wrote from his hospital bed.
George & Amal Clooney, Parents' Night Out In Italy
George and Amal Clooney took a break from baby duty Sunday night and decided to go to a restaurant that rivals their fame. George and Amal hit up Harry's Bar at the Piazza Risorgimento in Lake Cuomo. Amal got all spiffy in a glowing green dress, but George didn't follow suit, or anything even close. Can't blame George for dressing down. Guy's gotta be losing sleep these days, or he just doesn't care 'cause he's worth half a billion.
Jerry Lewis' Final Stand-Up Performance Before Death Shows He Still Had It at 90
Jerry Lewis still had his sharp wit and comedic edge 7 months before his death. As seen here in his final on-stage performance ever. Jerry was performing at the Southwest Florida Event Center in Bonita Springs this past January, and it just so happened to be his final stand-up gig in front of a theater audience. Lewis died Sunday at his Las Vegas home due to natural causes, according to his family. Jerry ends with a joke that quite possibly epitomizes his iconic career.
Box Office: 'Hitman's Bodyguard' Nabs No. 1, 'Logan Lucky' Misfires
Without a superhero movie or new studio sequel in play, this weekend provided an opening for two smaller films to shine. That title goes to Lionsgate's R-rated action comedy Hitman's Bodyguard, which is firing off to $21.6 million during its opening weekend at 3,377 locations. 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' is generating great word of mouth among moviegoers, said Lionsgate's distribution president David Spitz. Meanwhile, Logan Lucky - a critical darling from Steven Soderbergh and Bleecker Street - is sputtering.
Gabby Douglas Gunning to Be Marvel Superhero
Marvel's roster is full of badass superheroes - and Team USA legend Gabby Douglas wants to join the squad. Gabby recently announced that she's gonna take her talents to Hollywood. When we saw her at LAX, we had to ask what her dream acting job would be. Without hesitation, she told TMZ Sports she wanted to be the next crime-fightin' megastar. We're pretty sure she's got the moves to do it.
Sonny Landham Dead: 'Predator' and '48 Hours' Actor Was 76.
Who played Billy the self-knifing military badass in Predator - has passed away in a Kentucky hospital at the age of 76 from congestive heart failure. Landham was part of Arnold Schwarzenegger's band of special forces soldiers in the 1987 flick - and starred in the famous scene where he tried to go one-on-one with the alien armed only with a knife. Landham also appeared in 48 Hours - in which he also played a guy named Billy.
LA judge rejects bid by Polanski's rape victim to have case dismissed
A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed. The ruling follows the first appearance in June in the case by Samantha Geimer, who was 13 years old when Polanski sexually assaulted her in Los Angeles in 1977. The defendant in this matter stands as a fugitive and refuses to comply with court orders, Gordon wrote.
Taylor Swift goes blank on social media, sending fans into frenzy
The Blank Space singer also deleted years of Twitter posts, and her official website showed just a black screen. Her unflinching testimony describing the incident was applauded by fans and women's rights groups for highlighting the issue of sexual assault. Swift later made a donation to the sexual violence campaign and support group Joyful Heart Foundation. Some fans speculated on Friday that Swift, whose last album was the best-selling 1989 in 2014, may be clearing out her accounts before releasing new music.

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