The Miss America Pageant chair tweeted an open letter response Sunday night to reigning Miss America Mund's open letter accusing Carlson and the pageant's leadership of bullying, manipulating and silencing her. Carlson explains that she's been unsuccessful in her attempts to reach Mund since her open letter came out Friday, as Mund only wants to communicate via email. The former Fox News anchor goes on to write she was "surprised and saddened" by Mund's letter. "I also want to be clear that I have never bullied or silenced you," she writes. "In fact, I have acknowledged to you and your parents many times that the organization understands the frustrations of serving during such a change-filled and stressful year." Since Mund's letter came out, Carlson writes, "we learned that $75,000 in scholarships which would have been the first scholarship increase in years, is no longer on the table as a direct result of the explosive allegations in your letter. The impact won’t stop there — we are already seeing a negative ripple effect across the entire organization, and I am so concerned that it will dilute the experience for the next woman selected to wear the crown." ALSO: Two former Miss Americas are expected to denounce Carlson Monday on Megyn Kelly Today.
Netflix saved the news that it had canceled Michelle Wolf's The Break and The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale for the time of the week when bad news is usually dumped: at the end of the workday on a Friday. According to the Daily Beast, the news came as a shock to Wolf's writing staff and showrunners, who learned of the cancelation on Twitter. “None of us can believe how classlessly Netflix has handled this,” a source tells The Daily Beast's Matt Wilstein. It's unknown how many people watched The Break, but her clips did generate headlines. "Wolf, whose HBO special Nice Lady was recently nominated for an Emmy Award, will almost certainly land on her feet somewhere," says Wilstein. "But the fact that Netflix didn’t give her more of a chance, especially given its massive content budget and general willingness to renew mediocre shows, is a shame." Meanwhile, neither Wolf nor McHale reacted to the cancelation news on their social media accounts. ALSO: Late-night's bull market might be nearing its cyclical end.
Several of Cohen's victims, particularly those humiliated by Cohen's Erran Morad character, have threatened or implied legal action. Yet Cohen and his team have, for the most part, successfully fended off previous lawsuits over his more famous characters by having his subjects sign a release that is purposefully vague with indemnifying language in fine print, according to entertainment lawyer Domenic Romano. “These releases basically solicit the consent of the participant and say, ‘Look, no inconsistent oral statement is going to be considered here," says Romano. "This is the entire agreement in this release. You’ve entered into it voluntarily. You’ve had an opportunity to review it with counsel.’” ALSO: Who Is America? dupes Real Housewives of Orange County alums, as well as former presidential candidates Howard Dean and Jill Stein.
Kimmel has donated $12,700 to Democratic candidates, including to U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Ted Cruz's opponent in the Texas U.S. Senate race.
The streaming service insists the promos it is testing can be easily skipped. "We are testing whether surfacing recommendations between episodes helps members discover stories they will enjoy faster," Netflix said in a statement. "It is important to note that a member is able to skip a video preview at anytime if they are not interested."
Davie Harbour says Chase's 1985 action-comedy film "is one movie we get to play around and have some fun with this season, which you wouldn’t expect from Stranger Things and you wouldn’t expect from the Spielberg universe and you certainly wouldn’t expect from a darker season.'”
Jeong will play Lee Ji-Won, an old-school private investigator pal of Jay Hernandez's Thomas Magnum. Weathers will play an old-school Marine, who enlists Magnum's help in finding a stolen tuna worth about $350,000.
Sonya Walger and Henry Ian Cusick took a photo Friday from the place where their characters first met.
"I’ve often suggested and wondered what it would be like to run a secondary show running parallel to the remaining weeks of Big Brother or on CBS All Access showing the jury house," she tells EW. "I think it was too costly? But yes, it would be fun to watch. Hey, maybe one day. We had talked about Celebrity Big Brother since 2001 and it only took us 17 years, but we did it! Expect the unexpected."
Ryan tells Teen Vogue she initially feared that her fatsuit “would almost be done in parody like in Friends," referring to Monica Geller's character. “There was a point where (creator Lauren Gussis) and I are like, ‘If at any point this is funny, if at any point people laugh, we’re not doing it.’ We’re not doing the show that we’re trying to do,” Ryan said. “We’re just trying to portray an origin story. We’re trying to showcase that.”
"What a thrilling night with the legend Stevie Nicks on the set of AHS," Murphy tweeted.
The Myrtle Beach convenience store opened Friday with products ranging from Duff non-alcoholic energy drinks to Squishees to Lard Lad Donuts. ALSO: Watch Matt Groening's reaction to an artist's 3D human rendering of Homer Simpson.
Conrad is said to be too busy raising her son, designing her Kohl's line and planning the opening of her own store.
The Jennifer Lopez cop drama would've been better off using its penultimate episode as its series finale.
“It’s fabulous, good for her," he said of her involvement on the Bravo reality franchise. “I guess I will have to tune in now.”