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New York Times:
Weinstein's Complicity Machine  —  HARVEY WEINSTEIN BUILT his complicity machine out of the witting, the unwitting and those in between.  He commanded enablers, silencers and spies, warning others who discovered his secrets to say nothing.  He courted those who could provide the money …
Eliana Dockterman / TIME:
‘I Was Angry.’ Taylor Swift on What Powered Her Sexual Assault Testimony  —  Before the Harvey Weinstein allegations broke, and before #MeToo swept the Internet, Taylor Swift testified in court on Aug. 10 about being assaulted in a room full of people.  Swift, who TIME recognized …
Oprah Winfrey / Hollywood Reporter:
The Jennifer Lawrence Interview, by Oprah Winfrey  —  The Oscar-winning actress talks to the legendary interviewer about everything from pay equity ("I had it up to my f—ing eyeballs") to her dealings with Harvey ("He had only been nice to me — except for when he wasn't") …
Discussion: People.com and PerezHilton
Perez Hilton:
Beyoncé Makes A Surprise Appearance To Honor Colin Kaepernick With Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award!  —  A-listers have rallied around Colin Kaepernick — including Beyoncé!  —  On Tuesday evening, the blacklisted quarterback was honored with Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.
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Marc Malkin / Hollywood Reporter:
Jane Fonda Praises Colin Kaepernick at ACLU Gala: “Keep Kneeling Until You Can Stand Up!”
Discussion: Page Six and POPSUGAR
Jake Wallis Simons / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘My daughter has been betrayed.’ Father of Matt Lauer's wife says she will divorce TV host - as the former model is spotted for the first time since his firing WITHOUT her wedding ring  — Matt Lauer's wife Annette Roque was seen in Sag Harbor, New York, on Wednesday, seen for the first time since Lauer was fired from Today
Discussion: Page Six and People.com
Madison Rossi / People.com:
Daphne Oz Welcomes Daughter Domenica Celine  —  Daphne Oz is a mother of three!  —  The former co-host of The Chew has given birth to her third child, a daughter, with husband John Jovanovic, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.  —  Domenica Celine Jovanovic was born Monday, Dec. 4, at 9:52 a.m., in New York City.
TMZ.com:
Chester Bennington — Autopsy Report Released  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Chester Bennington's autopsy shows he had a trace amount of alcohol in his system when he hanged himself ... TMZ has learned.  —  According to the autopsy and toxicology results, obtained by TMZ, the Linkin Park singer's blood also tested …
Hilary Weaver / Vanity Fair:
The Crown's Matt Smith Says He Feels “Sorry” for Meghan Markle  —  The actor, who plays Prince Philip on the Netflix drama, has some insight into the complex royal life.  —  Matt Smith has now been in Prince Philip's shoes for two seasons of Netflix's The Crown and knows what it's like to be a royal spouse—or at least act the part.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy, Us Weekly and Page Six
TMZ.com:
AJ McLean Calls Nick Carter Rape Allegation ‘Bogus’  —  AJ McLean is standing firm with his Backstreet bro, saying there is no way Nick Carter raped anyone ... and although he generally supports accusers ... he just can't in Nick's case.  —  We got AJ at LAX Monday and he insisted Dream …
Discussion: Us Weekly and PerezHilton
Alex Stedman / Variety:
Hugh Jackman on ‘The Greatest Showman,’ Saying Goodbye to Wolverine and Turning Down Bond  —  It was judgment day for “The Greatest Showman.”  —  The brass at 20th Century Fox and a cadre of financiers were descending on New York City to decide whether or not to give the greenlight …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and People.com
Steven Zeitchik / Washington Post:
John Oliver grills Dustin Hoffman about sexual harassment allegations  —  NEW YORK — HBO host John Oliver hammered Dustin Hoffman about allegations of sexual harassment and the actor fired back with a ferocious defense, as a seemingly benign screening became an explosive conversation about Hollywood sexual misconduct on Monday night.
TMZ.com:
Danny Masterson — Ousted from Netflix show, ‘The Ranch’ Actor Denies Rape Claims  —  EXCLUSIVE DETAILS  —  Actor Danny Masterson has been booted from “The Ranch,” Netflix just announced, because of multiple rape allegations, but the actor vehemently denies the claims.
Discussion: X17 Online
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