Sep. 14, 2018
OLIVIA MUNN - NO DOUBTS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olivia Munn says in her view, "there was never a question" about whether she'd blow the whistle on a fellow actor on "The Predator" after learning he was a registered sex offender. The actress says once she learned about the actor, she had to say something. That "something" resulted in the actor's scene being cut from the final version of the movie before it was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival. Munn has said that since her whistleblowing became known, things have been frosty between her, Predator director Shane Black — and some of her co-stars. But now she says things are better — and that others in the production have been supportive.
JOHN LEGEND - "THE VOICE"
LOS ANGELES (AP) — What does a newly-minted member of the EGOT club do for an encore? For John Legend, the answer is to do a stint on "The Voice." He'll be a coach on the NBC singing competition show, joining fellow singers Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. A week ago, Legend won an Emmy for producing "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert." That elevated him to EGOT status, meaning he is one of the relatively few to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
KEVIN HART - PRINCIPAL
DALLAS (AP) — Ever wonder what it would be like to have Kevin Hart as a school principal? Some kids in Dallas got to find out — as the comic actor surprised students at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He declared that under his leadership, they'd get "chicken nuggets every day." On the serious tip, Hart encouraged students at the arts-themed magnet school to believe in their talents — and not to be discouraged if they get rejected. Hart's day at school was to promote his new movie "Night School," due out on Sept. 28. It's about adults attending night school to earn their GEDs.
REPORTER SAYS SHE FELT THREATENED BY "60 MINUTES" BOSS' TEXT
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News reporter Jericka (juh-REE'-kuh) Duncan says she felt threatened when "60 Minutes" boss Jeff Fager texted her to say she needed to "be careful" as she investigated reports that he tolerated an abusive environment at the network's newsmagazine. Duncan spoke yesterday about her thoughts about the situation on CBS "This Morning" — one day after Fager was fired. Fager acknowledges the language in his text was harsh — but doesn't think it should have cost him his job.
CBS CHANGES IN WAKE OF FAGER'S DISMISSAL
NEW YORK (AP) — Now that Jeff Fager is gone, the second-in-command at "60 Minutes" is next man up when it comes to taking over the reins at the CBS newsmagazine. Bill Owens will run the show while the search continues for Fager's replacement. The show's new season begins two weeks from Sunday. The search will be closely watched by industry insiders. "60 Minutes" has always been run by people culled from the ranks of those familiar with the show's culture — and it will be interesting to see if that changes now.
JEFF FAGER LOSES JOURNALISM AWARD
UNDATED (AP) — Earlier this year, "60 Minutes" producer Jeff Fager was awarded the Fred Friendly journalism award from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. It's gone now. The school has rescinded the honor — now that Fager has been fired by CBS. The network says it cut Fager loose for sending a text that threatened a reporter doing a story about sexual misconduct claims against him. The college didn't give a reason for its decision.
VETERAN BROADWAY ACTRESS MARIN MAZZIE DIES
NEW YORK (AP) — A big star of Broadway has passed away. Actress and soprano Marin Mazzie died after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She died yesterday at her apartment in New York, surrounded by close friends and family. Mazzie's career ranged from comedies like "Kiss Me, Kate" and "Monty Python's Spamalot" to roles in productions like "Man of La Mancha," ''Bullets Over Broadway" and "Into the Woods."
Marin Mazzie was 57 years old.
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DeMARCUS WARE - "DANCING WITH THE STARS"
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Over the years, Von Miller has gotten a lot of advice from DeMarcus Ware when they were both with the Denver Broncos. Now, Miller is in position to give some pointers to Ware — but not on football. Ware is on "Dancing With the Stars" this fall. Miller was on the show in 2016 — and says he's been trying to school Ware on some of the stuff that helped him get through the competition. Miller and his pro dance partner were eliminated in Week 7. But he says he likes Ware's chances to go farther in the competition — because of his movie-star looks and charm.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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