Ryan Seacrest’s accuser has come forward with her full story, and it’s REALLY NOT GREAT. According to accuser Suzi Hardy who worked as his stylist for years at E!, Seacrest grabbed her vagina, rubbed his erect penis on her while only wearing underwear, pushed her head into his crotch, shoved her onto a bed, and slapped her ass so hard, he left a welt — that she photographed. When she finally went to E! human resources to complain, she was fired two weeks later.
E! had supposedly investigated the claims late last year/early this year when they first emerged and said there was nothing to them. And Seacrest’s response was to claim she was demanding $15 million in extortion money.
But in the Variety piece linked above, she has evidence and witnesses and it’s really, really bad. Unsurprisingly, he didn’t say anything about it on this morning’s Live with Kelly and Ryan. It will be interesting to see ABC’s response, especially as American Idol is set to return in two weeks.
Bellamy Young from Scandal thinks Seacrest shouldn’t be anywhere near the Academy Awards this weekend. She is only the first celebrity to respond, but I bet this story gets bigger head of this weekend’s red carpet.
Jennifer Lawrence and Cat Sadler are working on a #MeToo documentary together. Speaking of Jennifer Lawrence, she called Harvey Weinstein an “ass boil” last night, and told 60 Minutes she wanted to “kill him” when she heard the allegations.
The Weinstein Company is filing for bankruptcy, by the way, which means that there’s a chance Weinstein’s accusers will never get paid by the studio.
Jeffrey Tambor’s accuser has spoken out, saying that he has done this to himself.
Jamie Luner has been accused of sexual misconduct with an underage kid.
Avid Technology CEO Louis Hernandez, Jr. has been fired after “allegations of improper non-financially related workplace behavior.” OK.
The Kevin Spacey Foundation is closing — but, wait, it was still open?
In Non-Sex Monster TV News
Prepare your DVRs: The Bachelor finale is going to be FOUR HOURS LONG and spread out over two nights. LORD, BOX WINE ME STRENGTH.
Don’t get too excited, but Jesse Pinkman could appear on Better Call Saul. Make it happen, Vince!
Sheldon and Amy will probably get married on The Big Bang Theory this season.
That Bachelor in Paradise moment in UnREAL was written before that Bachelor in Paradise moment happened on Bachelor in Paradise.
Jimmy Fallon is going to march with the Parkland students in the March For Our Lives.
CBS is launching a free sports streaming service, CBSSports.com.
- Wayward Pines has finally been canceled. And I didn’t even know it was still around.
- There might be a Fresh Prince of Bel Air remake in the works — but with a female lead.
- Disney is working on an animated series based on The Rocketeer.
- Paramount Network is working on a Paul Walker documentary.
- WILD After Dark is going to be Nat Geo’s new late night show.
- Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, and Grant Shaud are all returning to the Murphy Brown reboot. Charles Kimbrough might guest star.
- Yvette Nicole Brown will star in the Diablo Cody ABC comedy Most Likely To.
- Tyler James Williams is joining the cast of ABC pilot Whiskey Cavalier. (And not that this is important — but also cast in this pilot is Lauren Cohan with whom he worked on The Walking Dead, although his character interacted more with Maggie’s sister Beth).
- Michael Chiklis is joining CBS’s pilot Murder.
- Patti LaBelle is joining the cast of Greenleaf.
- Tisha Campbell-Martin has been cast in ABC’s drama pilot about five African-American sisters who are also cops.
- Gretchen Carlson, Diane Guerrero, Nick Offerman, Jussie Smollett and Martin Sensmeier will serve as correspondents on Epix’s America Divided.
- J.R.Ramirez has been cast in the NBC drama pilot Manifest.
- Betty Gabriel is joining the cast of Counterpart.
- Jennifer Aspen is joining ABC pilot Staties.
- Joseph Morgan has been cast in the lead of Fox pilot Gone Baby Gone.
- Gabriel Chavarria and Jessica Garza have been cast in the Purge series.
- Ellie Reed and Humphrey Ker are joining The Greatest American Hero.
- Josh Stewart, Floriana Lima, and Giorgia Whigham are joining the cast of The Punisher.
- Callie Hernandez is going to star in Fox musical pilot Mixtape.
- Charity Wakefield will star in the ABC pilot Salvage.
- Mouzam Makkar is joining ABC’s pilot The Fix.
- Sarayu Blue and Paul Adelstein have been cast in the NBC comedy pilot based on the book I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything.
- Sam Straley has been cast in the Tim Doyle ABC comedy pilot.
Mark Your Calendars
- Arthur Miller: Writer will air on HBO on March 19.
- Back will make its debut on Sundance on March 7.
- Mysteries of the Abandoned will premiere on the Science Channel on March 20.
- Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story will air on Paramount Network in July.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Kyle wants an apology from Vanderpump. LOL, good luck with that. 8 p.m., Bravo
The Push: Can an ordinary person be turned into a murderer? This insane series tries to find out by tricking some poor soul who does not appear to be in on the experiment. I WOULD SUE EVERYONE. Series premiere. Netflix
Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac: Josh Duhamel somehow is the star in this miniseries about the murders of the rap stars. Series premiere. 9 p.m., USA
This is Us: Bachelor/Bachelorette party time! And somehow they’ll make us cry over this, too. 8 p.m., NBC
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