Fox News and Bill O’Reilly Sued by Ex-Producer for Breach of Settlement Contract

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Bill O’Reilly and Fox News are being sued by a former producer.

Fox News and its former posterchild, Bill O’Reilly are in hot waters yet again. A former Fox News producer filed a lawsuit for defamation and breach of a 2002 settlement agreement struck over harassment from O’Reilly. She claims that both Fox news and the former anchor made public statements that violated the settlement and portrayed her as a politically motivated liar.

The woman, Rachel Witlieb Bernstein, is represented by the same law firm that stood with Gretchen Carlson last summer in her successful sexual harassment lawsuit against then-CEO of Fox News, Roger Ailes.

Both Bill O’Reilly and Fox News have been facing severe backlash ever since the controversial New York Times expose. The story revealed the former television anchor had paid five women millions of dollars to settle sexual harassment claims against him. This later resulted in O’Reilly losing his job but not before he defended himself one more time.

“Just like other prominent and controversial people, I’m vulnerable to lawsuits from individuals who want me to pay them to avoid negative publicity.”

However, the former television star opened up, later on, saying he wanted to put an end to the controversies in order to spare his children from unwanted media attention.

Bernstein is now suing O’Reilly for breach of contract and defamation. She states he violated the non-disparagement clause of the settlement agreement between the two, which was made in 2002. Bernstein was a junior producer at Fox News at the time.

The former Fox producer is accusing Fox News of not taking her sexual harassment claims seriously. They issued a statement in April where they said no current or former employee of the company had accused O’Reilly of sexual harassment.

Bernstein said she repeatedly complained to Fox Human Resources as well as to Fox executives about her mistreatment at the hands of O’Reilly. According to the complaint, the company’s recent statement is “deliberately misleading” and in breach of Fox’s agreement not to disparage the producer.

In the suit, she claims that the statements made by Fox News and Mr. O’Reilly caused her reputational harm, emotional distress, loss of income and physical sickness.

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Umma Thurman Thankful for Her Fans and for Harvey Weinstein’s Slow Fall from Grace

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Uma Thurman has not yet shared her account with disgraced mogul, Harvey Weinstein

Thanksgiving came and went and many actors including Uma Thurman have wished their fans happy holidays on social media. However, the actress added a special twist to her social media post by commenting on the disgraced mogul, Harvey Weinstein.

Many actresses have come forward in the past months accusing Weinstein of every possible sexual misconduct under the sun. Thurman, however, showed restraint when asked about her experience with the producer.

“Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! (Except you Harvey, and all your wicked conspirators- I’m glad it’s going slowly- you don’t deserve a bullet),” Thurman wrote on her Instagram this Thursday.

The actress has starred in several movies produced by Weinstein’s former producing company, Weinstein Co, including the Kill Bill franchise and Pulp Fiction.

Thurman hasn’t provided an account of her experience with the mogul but has said she is waiting for the whole situation to calm down before she can tell her story.

“I learned that when I have spoken in anger, I usually regret the way I express myself,” she said.

The Instagram post featured a photo of Thurman when she starred in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill franchise as Beatrix Kiddo aka The Bride.

Thurman is currently in previews for her Broadway debut starring in Beau Willimon’s The Parisian Woman.

Weinstein is under investigation by authorities from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, New York, and London for alleged acts of sexual assault.

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Former Backstreet Boys, Nick Carter, Accused of Rape by Former Dream Member, Melissa Schuman

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According to Schumer, the former Backstreet Boys member sexually assaulted her in 2002

Former Backstreet Boys member, Nick Carter, has been accused of sexual assault by Melissa Schuman, a former member of the all-girl pop group Dream. The woman detailed the encounter with Carter in a post on her personal blog. Schuman claims the singer raped her at his apartment in 2002.

The singer claimed she first knew of Carter’s interest in her after their representative set up a phone call in the hopes that they could date.

The former Dream member said she was 18 at the time and a virgin while Carter was 22. Schuman said she was invited to Carter’s apartment during a day off from the movie they were co-starring in.

Schuman along with one of her friends went to Carter’s and listened to some of his new music. Then the Backstreet Boys singer allegedly brought Schuman into the bathroom where he started kissing her.

She states that Carter was disregarding her objections while unbuttoning her pants after which he started to perform oral sex on her. Carter allegedly then demanded her to do the same to him.

“So when he place my hand on his penis my thought was the only way to get out was to get him to finish what he had started,” Schuman wrote.

The singer also said she couldn’t open the bathroom door due to it being locked and couldn’t call her friend because she didn’t know where she was.

After the incident in the bathroom, Carter then took the singer to the bedroom where he allegedly raped her. Schuman wrote that she told the former Backstreet Boys member that she was a virgin and was saving herself for her future husband, but Carter dismissed her pleas.

“I said it over and over again” said Schuman.

The former Dream member wrote she was inspired to come forward after seeing people victim-shame a fan who claimed to have been assaulted by Carter. Schuman notes that many victims don’t speak out because of victim-shaming.

Carter’s ex-girlfriend, Paris Hilton, accused him of domestic abuse and was arrested in 2016 for taking part in a bar brawl in Florida.

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Tonight Show Cancelled This Week after Death of Jimmy Fallon’s Mother

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Tapings for this week’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has been canceled after the host’s mother passed away

The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon will not be airing this week due to the death of the host’s mother, Gloria Fallon. Tapings were scheduled for the week of November 6-10. Reruns will replace them instead during that period. A person close to Fallon said the mother was ill and in a hospital at the time of the show’s cancellation.

Variety reported on Friday that NBC canceled the show’s taping for an unspecified family matter on Fallon’s behalf.

E! News confirms that Jimmy Fallon’s mother, Gloria Fallon passed away on Saturday at the age of 68. A representative of Fallon states the host was at his mother’s bedside along with her loved ones when she passed away at Langone Medical Center in New York.

While much of Jimmy Fallon’s life is private, it was obvious the host had a good relationship with his mother. In one segment of the show called #MomQuotes, Fallon reminisces about touching memories the two shared.

„My mom and I were talking on the phone for the third time that day, and she said ’We don’t talk enough’” the host tweeted.

In an interview with Howard Stone for The Howard Stern Show, the comedian and host talked about his mom, stating that she once was a nun for one week before deciding to quit. In the same interview, he shared how his parents met in high school and grew up together.

In a 2004 article for a New York magazine, Jimmy Fallon said how his mother would not be allowed to leave her stoop and how his father was part of a doo-wop group while in Vietnam.

The people and NBC extended their condolences to Fallon and his family for the loss.

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Mark Hamill Admits to Being Skeptical About Returning in the New Star Wars Movies

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Mark Hamill was a bit skeptical regarding his return to the Star Wars franchise

The Star Wars movies are some of the most successful productions ever made, and the actors who starred in them will always be associated with the characters they played. However, not all of them were so happy about it. Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, was a bit skeptical about returning for the seventh movie in the franchise. However, it was Han Solo the one who convinced him to do it.

When the seventh movie in the Star Wars series, the Force Awakens, has been announced, everybody got extremely excited. However, this wasn’t the case for Mark Hamill, as he actually spent some time deciding if he really wants to be back in the series to play his iconic character Luke Skywalker.

He admitted that he got really scared when George Lucas told him about the plans for a new trilogy. Therefore, he barely accepted the role in the seventh movie, and much bigger action awaits him in the eighth one, The Last Jedi.

Hamill was finally persuaded to join the old Star Wars cast in the new trilogy

Hamill thought that bringing the original characters back to life wasn’t going to be successful, and said nobody wanted to see the old versions of Luke, Leia, and Han Solo. However, Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia, was extremely excited at the prospect, and agreed to return to the movie.

Hamill thought he still had a chance with Harrison Ford, as he was convinced Han Solo wasn’t up to it. However, his amazement knew no limits when even Ford agreed to return to the franchise. This left Luke with no other choice, as he didn’t want to be the one who spoiled the iconic trio.

He couldn’t have afforded to piss off an entire world of geeks, so he took the major decision – he returned to the Star Wars movies. Only after did he find out how small a spot he was given in the seventh movie, but worry not, geeks worldwide. He is going to return with a lot of force in The Last Jedi.
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Voting for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Is On

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has released the list of next year’s nominees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is getting ready for the 2018 ceremony, and has already released the full list of nominees who are proposed to be inducted next year. The condition for the artists to receive a nomination was to have had their first record released at least 25 years ago. Among the nominees, there are artists who have been proposed before to enter the Hall of Fame, as well as bands who make their first entry on the list.

Nineteen musicians are waiting for a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The full list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame contains 19 musicians, nine of which are at their first nomination. Among these nine artists, there are two bands who most surely are an important part of everybody’s childhood and teenage years. Both bands released their debut album precisely 25 years ago, so they fit perfectly on the list.

These two popular bands are no other than Radiohead and Rage Against The Machine. The seven other bands who make a first-time entry on the nominee list of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include Judas Priest, Dire Straits, Nina Simone, Eurythmics, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Kate Bush, and The Moody Blues.

Both fans and music experts can vote for the artists

The nominee will receive votes from a number of 900 music experts, including artists, valuable members of the music industry, and historians. They will have to judge a musician or band from several points of view, and will consider their history, career, and the degree of influence they had on other musicians.

However, you can vote as well. The first five artists who receive the most fan votes will be receive the special fan ballots during the ceremony. Voting is already available on the website of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and will remain so until December 5th.

The final list of the artists who are to be inducted will be made public in December. Then, the official ceremony is to take place in April next year, in Cleveland.
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Who Is Going to Die on Game of Thrones This Sunday?

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Plenty of fans are pointing towards Cersei as the most likely main character to die in episode 7.

Critics have not been as kind to season seven of “Game of Thrones” as they have to previous seasons as accusations of pandering to the happiness of fans and Internet message boards have been leveled against showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The question many dedicated fans of the HBO show are now asking is will there be a surprise cliffhanger to season seven featuring the death of a beloved character.

Surprises Usually Arrive In “Game of Thrones” Finale Episodes

The history of “Game of Thrones” is littered with the corpses of major characters who died in shocking circumstances at unexpected times during previous seasons. The writers of the show have failed to kill off any of the characters who were expected to play a key role in the coming final season of the show; critics have voiced concerns the show responsible for shocking scenes, such as The Red Wedding has begun to play it safe and pander to the hopes of fans.

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One of the major problems facing “Game of Thrones” in season seven has been the fact the show has moved beyond the novels of author George R.R. Martin and appears to be looking to drag the majority of the cast along to the final season. Fans and critics are hoping the feeling of safety and comfort felt for all the major players in the “Game of Thrones” will be thrown out of the window during the finale of season seven.

Plot twists have been the currency of “Game of Thrones” throughout the first six seasons, from the beheading of Ned Stark to the use of wildfire by Cersei Lannister at the close of season six the show has always shocked and annoyed viewers. The latest finale is heralded by critics as offering the opportunity to throw open any shocking conclusion to the story that may come in season eight.

Game of Thrones is currently the most popular TV show in history, fans generating theories about its hidden meanings faster than the producers are able to kill off major characters.

Kylie Jenner Talks About Tyga Split

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Kylie Jenner confessed that her relationship with Tyga ended naturally.

Few can argue that the Kardashian-Jenner family holds a place in the public as true reality star kingpins. Considering their high profile status, the relationship of the youngest sister in Kardashian-Jenner lineup (Kylie) was a religiously followed saga by many. When the relationship with Tyga ended in April of this year, the masses expected a bold headline inducing event for the ages. A he said/she said volley where we could all sit back with some popcorn and cast our lots into the coliseum of speculation was surely to unfold. Onlookers of the public romance were shocked when the relationship ended with a subdued, puttering finale. For a relationship packed with titillating drama, its ending was anything but.

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Many can catalogue the relationship of Kylie and Tyga as the stuff of imagination starting in 2014. When they were realized as a pair, although not publicly, Kylie was still underage. A fact that was cause for intense speculation and comment from the start. After her 18th birthday, the two become more public as a couple and let the relationship banner fly.

After a short split in fall of 2015, the pair made headlines again when Tyga’s ex and mother to son Lion began a relationship with Kylie’s brother Rob Kardashian. A relationship, that in its own right, was an epic unfolding. Chyna and Rob’s relationship aside, the dynamic of the quadrangular relationship perplexed us all.

Now we finally find ourselves in the present, the relationship having ended between Kylie and Tyga some four months ago. However, straight from Kylie’s own mouth, there was no grand explosive release of tension. The two simply parted ways, but she definitely implies it was by her own initiation.

The young Jenner now finds herself in a budding relationship with Travis Scott and hopes to experience more of young love while still at a youthful age. Time will tell what that story will look like.

Overall, as a relationship riddled with quirks and theater, the end of the Kyga dynamic duo seems to of met a mature and otherwise uneventful conclusion.

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Game of Thrones Might Be a Parable of Today’s Global Warming Warnings

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There’s a stark resemblance when Jon Snow speaks of White Walkers as the biggest threat to humankind and the way scientists and advocates talk global warming. Both of these parties are seen as mad persons. No matter how many pieces of evidence there are, the world is still following its old routine with their political, social, and professional problems. Nonetheless, there are other clues that promote Game of Thrones as the perfect display of today’s climate crisis.

Jon Snow as Well as Environmentalists Have to Figure out How to Convince People of the Existence of an Unseen Enemy

The popular TV show based on George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ managed to strike a chord with environmentalists last week. The third episode of the seventh season showed how Jon Snow is attempting to convince the mother of dragons of the threat of White Walkers. However, he feels how Khaleesi is looking at him with doubtful eyes. Therefore, he asks Tyrion Lannister:

“How do I convince people who don’t know me that an enemy they don’t believe in is coming to kill them all?”

That’s the same feeling that environmentalists experience when they are trying to convince the world of the threat of global warming. However, Jon Snow in the fictional world of the Seven Kingdoms refers to White Walkers.

Nonetheless, they are described as undead bodies that freeze entire cities in ice. Therefore, they can be easily seen as the personification of a side effect of global warming, which is a life-threatening winter. On top of that, Jon Snow delivers a message that has a not so subtle climatic edge, ‘Winter is coming!’

No Leader (Fictional or Real) Is Willing to Prioritize Global Warming over All the Other Matters of the State

Another similarity between these two situations reaches leaders’ world. While the only habitable planet is on the brink of irreversible destruction, world leaders continue to place this threat on lower levels of priority. Some of them are even denying the existence of such climate changes altogether.

Tyrion Lannister is a fine savvy of the human nature. He tells Jon that people usually don’t have the capacity to deal with such an overwhelmingly large issue. Therefore, they would rather stick with their old issues such as politics or personal problems than trying to solve a seemingly impossible situation.

These very words also apply in the context of our reality as well. People continue to carry on with their familiar issues instead of seeing what they can do about a distant danger that might one day wipe out humanity.

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New Episode, New Game Of Thrones Theories Relating To Bran, Jamie Lannister

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New Game of Thrones theories emerge with each new episode, and this one was no exception.

There are quite a lot of Game of Thrones theories out there, and quite a few have been proven to be true both in past seasons and in the current one as well. Attention! Spoilers for episode 4 will follow!

But after episode 4’s epic dragon battle, there are a few more theories that may be addressed in the new episodes. Some of them are specifically about Bran Stark (Issac Hempstead-Wright) and others about Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau).

Game of Thrones Theories about Jaime’s Survival

At the end of episode 4, Jaime Lannister was last seen floating in a deep pond after a failed attempt to take Daenerys out. Some feared he might die then and there. But given how important he is as a character, some consider this to be quite unlikely. So what will happen to the golden Lannister? Since the next episode shows Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) in front of the Lannister army, it is presumed that she will take the surviving army and also capture Jaime too.

If this does happen, some are wondering whether this will this put Jamie Lannister on the path to killing Cersei (played by Lena Hedley). Jaime being the one to kill his sister has been theorized for quite a while. Maggy the Frog predicted that Cersei would die at the hands of her younger brother, which Jaime is considered to be.

Bran’s Next Move

There are hints in the new episode trailer that Bran and Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) have been communicating via raven. He might also have very well told Jon about his parentage. But the trailer also reveals that Bran knows that the White Walkers are getting closer. As he was branded by the Night King last year, will he be the one to let them in? Or could he be the key to rescuing everyone?

Bran Stark is also the Three-Eyed Raven, so many are expecting exciting reveals and tactical moves from him. Perhaps giving Arya the Valyrian steel dagger is one of them? Another of the Game of Thrones theories states that he is also Bran the Builder. Fans came to this idea because of his ability to move through time. Did he build the wall 8,000 years ago to keep the White Walkers out?

We’ll have to keep watching to find out. But one thing is for certain. Things are about to go down!

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