Who could have possibly predicted that Russel Brand was a sex pest except for absolutely everyone?

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Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

Gen V has launched GodolkinUniversity.com, an interactive campus-themed website filled with easter eggs and merchandise for the upcoming The Boys‘ spinoff.

Pose actress Angelica Ross shared an exchange between herself and Ryan Murphy discussing a Black woman-led season of American Horror Story that she came up with and was never realized. Ross claims Murphy ghosted her after approaching her telling her he was moving forward with the idea.

Vanna White will be sticking around Wheel of Fortune for another couple of years.

Kassie DePaiva opened up about battling both leukemia and breast cancer. Stay healthy!

Billy Miller’s mother released a statement about his untimely and tragic death.

If you or someone you know is struggling, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org. Text MHA to 741741 to connect with a trained Crisis Counselor from Crisis Text Line.


Russell Brand. I mean … who’s actually surprised here? On Friday, Brand released a preemptive video denying a “litany” of allegations against him, insisting that all of his relationships have been consensual, and loosely claiming that forces were trying to “control” him, presumably because of his conspiratorial and anti-vax positions.

Sure enough, on Sunday, Channel 4 aired a 90-minute documentary, Russell Brand: In Plain Sight, which interviewed four women who accused him of rape, sexual abuse, and controlling, predatory behavior. One woman said she was 16 when she began a three-month relationship with the then-30-year-old Brand. The documentary came out the same day that The Times of London published its own exposé on the comedian. Meanwhile, while the documentary aired, Brand was performing at Wembley Stadium where he received a standing ovation. Gross.

The U.K. police have asked other victims to come forward, and have received at least one report of sexual assault.

Now, there is a scramble from organizations to distance themselves from Brand:

His agent has fired him just this week. This, despite knowing the allegations brought by the 16-year-old for three years now, after she told them herself.

BBC and Banjay, the producer of Big Brother, which Brand hosted for a time, have launched their own investigations into Brand.

Channel Four is asking producers to come forward with any allegations they might have known. Both BBC and Channel 4 have removed all Brand content across their channels.

Brand’s upcoming book has been paused by his publisher, and his live tour has been canceled.

YouTube has suspended ads on Brand’s channel.

The swiftness of Brand’s cancelation is admirable, but it also belies an uncomfortable truth: Brand’s behavior was an open secret that people were willing to overlook as long as he was making them money. In fact, Brand was a host on U.K.’s Comedy Central’s Roast Battle in 2018, but was removed from the show when fellow comedian Katherine Ryan “roasted” him with allegations that he had sexually assaulted women. It was his last significant recurring role on a U.K. series.

Meanwhile — and this will absolutely shock you — the same people who are screaming about trans people using bathrooms and drag queens reading books to kids are out here rushing to Brand’s defense despite him being an ACTUAL CHILD RAPIST.

It’s so bad, you guys, that even Megyn Kelly is disgusted by his defenders.

You’re going to probably want to sit down for this one, but Tim Ballard, the founder and onetime CEO of Operation Underground Railroad whom Jim Caviezel portrays in that sex trafficking film, Sound of Freedom, has been accused by seven women of sexual misconduct. He reportedly left O.U.R. back in June amid an internal investigation.

Jonathan Majors just happened to appear on the scene to break up a high school fight between two girls that just happened to be being filmed by multiple people. And lucky for them, TMZ just happened to run into Majors hours later and ask him about it. And everyone is definitely believing that this is all very real and not at all staged.

A new NBC News report on Justin Roiland, the Rick & Morty co-creator, features interviews with 11 women and non-binary fans with whom he interacted with online. And none of them had anything positive to say: one woman claims he sexually assaulted her, another says that he plied her with alcohol before coercing her to have sex, three of the interviewees were 16 years old when he turned their conversations sexual in nature. These new interviews are separate from the earlier charges that had been brought against him and ultimately dropped. He denies the allegations in this new report.

Rolling Stone creator and notorious asshole Jann Wenner wrote a book called The Masters, which featured interviews with seven musicians: Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Jerry Garcia, and Pete Townsend. In an interview, Wenner was asked why he didn’t include any female or persons of color in his “Masters,” and his answer was … not great.

Asked by the New York Times why he confined the book’s interviews to white males, Wenner said “it just fell together that way.”

He then said that none of the women he considered were “as articulate enough on this intellectual level.”

He added that the people he did interview were selected from his personal interests and love of them, and “were the kind of philosophers of rock.”

Wenner also used the “articulate” argument in his explanation on why he excluded Black artists.

“Of Black artists — you know, Stevie Wonder, genius, right? I suppose when you use a word as broad as ‘masters,’ the fault is using that word. Maybe Marvin Gaye, or Curtis Mayfield? I mean, they just didn’t articulate at that level.”

He issued an apology, but has since been removed from The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation’s board of directors. Good.

Following Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ ill-advised letters in support of Danny Masterson and then their mealy-mouthed apology, Ashton Kutcher has stepped down as the Chairman of the Board of Thorn, an organization that fights child sex abuse. Kunis has also resigned from the organization. 

In the wake of the Danny Masterson/Ashton Kutcher/Mila Kunis mess, let’s not let Wilmer Valderrama off the hook for dating an underage Demi Lovato and Lindsey Lohan.

Taryn Manning has been out here defending Danny Masterson and the Proud Boys. Can we get someone to check in on her, please?

Julie Chen alleges that she was pressured to leave The Talk because of her husband Les Moonves’ bad behavior. According to her new memoir, after the Moonves news broke, two of her co-hosts informed the producers that they would not return to the show if Chen was there, and she was told to not return.

LOL, veteran actress Miriam Margolyes had some choice words about working with Steve Martin on Little Shop of Horrors, claiming he was “horrid” to work with, and that he physically abused her for a slapstick gag: “I just thought he was rather horrid. He was a cunt, that’s all I can tell you.”

Steve Martin has felt the need to put out a statement contradicting her account:

“When I first read Miriam Margolyes’ pejorative account of our scene in Little Shop of Horrors, I was surprised. My memory is that we had a good communication as professional actors.  But when it is implied that I harmed her or was in some way careless about doing the stunts, I have to object. I remember taking EXTREME caution regarding the fake punch – the same caution I would use with any similar scene. She assured me she felt fine, and we did a few successful takes and stopped. There was never any physical contact between her and me, accidental or otherwise, in this scene or any other we shot.” 

And Frank Oz, the director of Little Shop released a similar statement in defense of Martin: “I always rehearse physical actions in slow motion. The scene was supposed to include a fake punch. It’s puzzling what she’s talking about. It’s not the Steve I know or anyone knows. He’s always been professional and respectful of everyone on all of my shoots.”

The bottom line is this woman has a history of talking shit about people: “She’s spoken out against Winona Ryder (“I didn’t like her”), Arnold Schwarzenegger (“he farted in my face”), Friends creator Marta Kauffman (“I thought she was a monster”), Mick Jagger (“a miserable c*nt”), and John Cleese (“a puny tadpole of a person”),[via Pajiba] and maybe it’s not that serious.

A Spanish court has granted Jenni Hermoso’s restraining order against Luis Rubiales.

Adrian Peterson, who pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of recklessly assaulting his son, has been cast on Dancing with the Stars and at least two former dancers are outraged.

Selena Gomez is not a fan of Chris Brown and people got mad at her online? EXCUSE ME, HE LAID HANDS ON RHIANNA. DO Y’ALL NOT REMEMBER?

Lily Reinhart has recently posted about struggling with body dysmorphia, bless her.


In Development

Casting News

  • Tyler Posey has joined the cast of The Surreal Life on MTV.

Mark Your Calendars

  • Quantum Leap returns on NBC on October 4.
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians will premiere on Disney+ on December 20.
  • 72 Seconds in Rittenhouse Square will debut on Paramount+ on September 26.
  • The Black Book debuts on Netflix on September 22.
  • Bye Bye Barry premieres on Prime Video on November 21.
  • In Love and Deep Water premieres on Netflix on November 16.


Pete Kozachik, Oscar-nominated visual artist for A Nightmare Before Christmas who also teamed with Tim Burton on James and the Giant Peach and Corpse Bride. He also worked on Coraline, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Starship Troopers, among many others


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