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Tambor doesn’t see how he can return to ‘Transparent’

Jeffrey Tambor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Following two allegations of sexual harassment against him, actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn’t see how he can return to the Amazon series “Transparent.” In an ambiguous statement Sunday that heavily implies, though doesn’t confirm, an imminent departure from the Emmy-winning series, Tambor referenced what he calls a “politicized atmosphere” that has afflicted the set. He ... Read More »

“Cosby Show” actor Earle Hyman dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” has died. Jordan Strohl, a representative for The Actors Fund, says that Hyman died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 91. A North Carolina native, Hyman made his ... Read More »

Teen idol David Cassidy remains in Florida hospital

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Television and music star David Cassidy remains in a Florida hospital where he is dealing with multiple organ failure. Publicist JoAnn Geffen said Sunday in an email that there is “no update” on the medical status of the “Partridge Family” star. Cassidy had been taken to the hospital on Wednesday. Geffen told The Associated Press ... Read More »

Treasury chief a Bond villain? Mnuchin OK with comparison

Steven Mnuchin, Louise Linton, Leonard Olijar

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday he had no idea that a photo of him and his wife posing with a sheet of newly printed money would go viral. And he said he’s not bothered that some commentators suggested the pair looked like James Bond villains. Mnuchin had invited his wife, Louise Linton, to join him for ... Read More »

Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment

WASHINGTON (AP) — “You can do anything,” Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can. The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women’s private parts — but denied he really did so — was elected president months before the cascading sexual harassment allegations that have been toppling the careers of ... Read More »

Franken tells woman in letter he’s ‘ashamed’ of himself

Leeann Tweeden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Al Franken has written a letter to the woman who accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her, saying he is ashamed of his actions and apologizes. Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden read the letter Friday while appearing on the TV talk show “The View.” In the letter, Franken tells Tweeden that he wants to ... Read More »

Future of groundbreaking show ‘Transparent’ may be in flux

Jeffrey Tambor

NEW YORK (AP) — When “Transparent” debuted four years ago on Amazon with a transgender lead character, it was a special moment for TV. It won Emmys and seemed a perfect fit for a burgeoning civil rights movement. Now the show’s future may be in flux following allegations against star Jeffrey Tambor. Fellow “Transparent” actress Trace Lysette alleges Tambor pressed ... Read More »

The Latest: Ryan Seacrest denies inappropriate behavior

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against celebrities and media (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Ryan Seacrest is disputing an allegation that he engaged in inappropriate behavior with an employee at E! News nearly a decade ago. In a statement Friday, Seacrest says his former wardrobe stylist made the complaint. Seacrest isn’t releasing details of the ... Read More »

Franken apologizes to woman who says he kissed, groped her

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken personally apologized to the woman who has accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour, saying he remembers their encounter differently but is “ashamed that my actions ruined that experience for you.” In a guest appearance Friday on ABC’s “The View,” Leeann Tweeden read a letter she ... Read More »

The Latest: Sanders says Trump, Franken cases are different

Leeann Tweeden

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on allegations of sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The White House says there’s a difference between the sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump and Democratic Sen. Al Franken. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says: “Sen. Franken has admitted wrongdoing and the president hasn’t. That’s a very big ... Read More »