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4:15 PM ET, November 20, 2017


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Dominic Patten / Deadline:
Jeffrey Tambor Exits ‘Transparent’ After Sexual Harassment Allegations  —  EXCLUSIVE: Facing two accusations of sexual harassment by members of the Transparent team that he has strongly denied, Jeffery Tambor today has decided not to return to the Amazon series.
Erin Nyren / Variety:
Jeffrey Tambor Departs ‘Transparent’ Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations  —  Jeffrey Tambor, who played Maura Pfefferman on Amazon's “Transparent,” has exited the series amid sexual harassment allegations against the actor.  —  “Playing Maura Pfefferman on ‘Transparent’ has been one of the greatest privileges …
Los Angeles Times:
Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner face new allegations of sexual misconduct  —  Keri Claussen Khalighi was a 17-year-old fashion model from a farm town in Nebraska when she met Brett Ratner and Russell Simmons at a casting call.  —  Ratner was an up-and-coming music video director and a protege of Simmons, the Def Jam Recordings mogul.
Jordan Runtagh /
Della Reese, Music Legend and Touched By an Angel Star, Dead at 86  —  Della Reese, the vocal powerhouse who later starred as heaven-sent Tess on the television series Touched By an Angel, died Sunday evening at age 86.  —  She leaves behind children James, Franklin, and Dominique, as well as husband Franklin Lett.
Discussion: PerezHilton and Page Six
Pat Saperstein / Variety:
Della Reese, ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star and R&B Singer, Dies at 86  —  Della Reese, who segued from pop and jazz singing stardom in the '50s and '60s to a long career as a popular TV actress on “Touched by an Angel” and other shows, died Sunday night at her home in California.  She was 86.
Charles Manson — Dead at 83  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Charles Manson — the man who masterminded one of the most heinous murder sprees in American history — is dead ... this according to the sister of his famous victim.  —  Debra Tate tells TMZ she received a call from the prison telling her Manson died 8:13 PM Sunday.
Elizabeth Leonard /
Kim Kardashian West Parts Ways with Assistant Stephanie Shepherd: They 'Aren't Really Speaking'  —  Kim Kardashian West is without her longtime right-hand girl.  —  The 37-year-old reality star has opted to professionally part ways with Stephanie Shepherd, her friend and assistant since 2013 …
Page Six:
Kim Kardashian dumps longtime assistant and hires new publicist
Discussion: PerezHilton
MJ Lee / CNN:
Woman says Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  (CNN)A woman says Sen. Al Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010, telling CNN that he grabbed her buttocks while taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair.  —  It is the first allegation of improper touching by Franken …
Kimberly Cutter / Marie Claire:
The Reawakening of Gwen Stefani  —  Following a whirlwind of divorce, heartache, and the exhilaration of finding love again, our holiday cover star has every reason to feel joy this season—including the release of her first-ever Christmas album.  —  Gwen Stefani believes in miracles.
Discussion: Us Weekly, PerezHilton and
Sylvester Stallone's Ex-Wife Brigitte Nielsen Says Sexual Assault is a Lie  —  Sylvester Stallone's ex-wife, Brigitte Nielsen, says there is no way Stallone could have sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in Las Vegas because she was with him the entire time.
Maria Pasquini /
Country Singer and Songwriter Mel Tillis Dies at 85  —  Country singer and songwriter Mel Tillis has died, according to multiple outlets.  He was 85.  —  The country legend had battled intestinal issues since early 2016 and died following a lengthy struggle to regain his health in a Florida hospital …
WTA Tennis:
Tennis world mourns the passing of Jana Novotna  —  It is with deep sadness that the WTA announces the passing on Sunday, November 19, of Jana Novotna.  —  It is with deep sadness that the WTA announces the passing on Sunday, November 19, of Jana Novotna, the former WTA World No.1 doubles and No.2 singles champion.
Discussion: Us Weekly and The Wrap
The Wrap:
‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller Accused of Raping Underage Actress Aurora Perrineau (Exclusive)  —  Actress Aurora Perrineau has gone to police to accuse “Girls” writer and executive producer Murray Miller of raping her in 2012, when she was 17 years old, TheWrap has exclusively learned.
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