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February 7, 2019

BAFTA SUSPENDS BRYAN SINGER NOD AMID MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts says it is suspending its nomination of director Bryan Singer amid accusations that he sexually assaulted minors. Singer had been among those nominated for his work on the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which he was fired from in late 2017. BAFTA says Wednesday that the organization considers the alleged behavior unacceptable and incompatible with its values and that Singer has been informed of the suspension. The Atlantic magazine last month published an expose detailing the stories of four alleged victims who said they were seduced and molested by the Singer while underage. Singer has denied the allegations. The film and others nominated for it will remain eligible for BAFTAs, which will be presented Sunday.

“THE SIMPSONS” WILL DO AT LEAST TWO MORE SEASONS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Simpsons” will be back for two more seasons. Fox announced the show has been renewed for its 31st and 32nd seasons. It’s already the longest-running primetime scripted show in TV history.

TARAJI P. HENSON PLAYS SPORTS AGENT IN “WHAT MEN WANT”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taraji P. Henson is a nurturer. Her character in the new film “What Men Want” is not. That’s what she loves about it. Henson says she’s a mom and nurturing is just what she does. Her character in “What Men Want” is a tough-as-nails sports agent. Henson says her favorite scene is one where she transforms into someone who learns how to care for others. “What Men Want” is in theaters tomorrow.

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