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Jason Bateman Apologizes for Totally Disrespecting Jessica Walter

Arrested Development may truly be the funniest show in television history.

But there was nothing funny about Jason Bateman's behavior during a recent interview with his co-stars.

Jason Bateman Sits

Talking with the New York Times, the topic of Jeffrey Tambor's on-set behavior was raised in a discussion that included Tambor himself, Bateman, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett and Alia Shawkat.

(Tambor quit the show Transparent amidst allegations of sexual misconduct and has admitted in the past to at least one tirade aimed at Walter during the filming of Arrested Development.)

"Not to belittle it or excuse it or anything, but in the entertainment industry it is incredibly common to have people who are, in quotes, ‘difficult.’ … And what you learn is context," Batemn said, in an attempt to defend Tambor.

He continued:

"You learn about character and you learn about work habits, work ethics, and you start to understand. Because it’s a very amorphous process, this sort of [expletive] that we do, you know, making up fake life.

"It’s a weird thing, and it is a breeding ground for atypical behavior and certain people have certain processes."

Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth

This was already a tough start, with Bateman labeling Tambor's inappropriate remarks to Walter as merely "atypical" and simply a part of the acting process.

But making matters so much worse?

Walter was right next to him!

And he was interrupting her while she was fighting back tears in relation to what transpired with Tambor, according to the Times.

"That doesn’t mean it’s acceptable," Shawkat jumped and said. "And the point is that things are changing, and people need to respect each other differently."

Maintaing her composure as best she could, Walter finally got a chance to speak:

"[In] almost 60 years of working, I’ve never had anybody yell at me like that on a set and it’s hard to deal with, but I’m over it now," she said, acknowledging that Tambor has apologized and she has chosen to let it go.

Jessica Walter as Lucille Bluth

But Bateman wasn't finished somehow.

He repeated his sentiment, saying:

“What we do for a living is not normal, and therefore the process is not normal sometimes, and to expect it to be normal is to not understand what happens on set.

"Again, not to excuse it, but to be surprised by people having a wobbly route to their goal, their process - it’s very rarely predictable."

As you might expect, Bateman has been SLAMMED for these comments; for not just trying to mansplain away Tambor's behavior...but to do it in front of his victim.

bate backlash

Faced with this very deserved backlash, Bateman issued a mea culpa this morning that reads as follows:

Based on listening to the NYT interview and hearing people’s thoughts online, I realize that I was wrong here.

I sound like I’m condoning yelling at work. I do not. It sounds like I’m excusing Jeffery. I do not. It sounds like I’m insensitive to Jessica. I am not.

In fact, I’m horrified that I wasn’t more aware of how this incident affected her.

I’m incredibly embarrassed and deeply sorry to have done that to Jessica,” Bateman continued via Twitter. “This is a big learning moment for me.

I shouldn’t have tried so hard to mansplain, or fix a fight, or make everything okay.

I should’ve focused more on what the most important part of it all is – there’s never any excuse for abuse, in any form, from any gender. And, the victim’s voice needs to be heard and respected. Period.

I didn’t say that and instead said a bunch of other stuff and not very well. I deeply, and sincerely, apologize.

Jeffrey Tambor on the Red Carpet

This is, thankfully, a very good and thorough apology.

But come on, men!

This really isn't very hard.

We need to do better.

The Real Housewives of New York Season 10 Episode 8 Recap: A Frittered Friendship

Carole Radziwill and Bethenny Frankel have been at odds for the entirety of The Real Housewives of New York Season 10

Things took a turn for the worse on The Real Housewives of New York Season 10 Episode 8 when the ladies took a trip to the Berkshires, and, well, the drama kicked into high gear. 

In true Dorinda Medley fashion, she arranged a 1920a themed murder mystery that brought everyone together, and it did not take long for Carole and Bethenny to go to war. 

Bethenny on RHONY

When the game came to a close, Dorinda asked Carole and Bethenny if there was tension between them. 

“I don’t feel tense; I really don’t feel tense. Our vibe is different; there’s a shift. And in a group, everyone feels the shift,” Frankel said, before turning to Radziwill and saying, “I don’t have a problem with you.”

“I heard that you were either upset with me about something to do with Adam not going and working for your charity for free or you are upset with me and my level of financial support for your charity,” Carole told Frankel after hearing about the way she was talking about Adam wanting money for a charity event. 

“I didn’t ask for more financial support,” Bethenny said in response. “I don’t need any support for your charity. You didn’t ask me about it once. Never. This summer, you didn’t ask me about it all.”

Bethenny Frankel in a White Coat

“Truthfully all I said is that I didn’t really hear from Carole really ever about Puerto Rico and she didn’t see really interested in it,” Bethenny said in a confessional to audiences. “It’s the honest truth.”

“That’s not true, Bethenny,” Carole said after Bethenny's information dump. “Don’t lie, don’t lie.”

Carole then went off on a tangent about an article that was floating about the two women being at odds with each other. 

“I killed the story because I said there’s absolutely no way the story is true,” Radziwill recalled.

“Now I hear these rumblings that it actually might be true. I don’t understand why you wouldn’t come to me. We had conversations over the summer!”

Carole Radziwill Image

Carole then proceeded to drag Bethenny for contacting Adam without asking her about it first, and Bethenny said that she never even called or emailed him. 

“Okay, so what did you do? Smoke signals? Whatever it was, you did not tell me,” Radziwill said in an epic rant. 

“You can’t parse out people’s words like that. No, don’t do it. It’s not nice. Friends don’t do that. If this is the vibe, I don’t like it. And I don’t think it’s just a shift.”

“You cannot say something, be wrong, and then start whining to get out of it,” Bethenny fired back.

“It was not a Sunday, it was a Saturday, so already you’re wrong. You can’t be so commandeering when you’re not telling the facts. … I care because I am accurate in every single detail.”

Bethenny Frankel in May 2018

“It doesn’t matter if it was a Saturday or a Sunday or a goddamn Tuesday,” Radziwill screamed at Bethenny, adding: “I’m just trying to understand why this happened and how it has affected our friendship.”

They continued to go at it, but there was apparently no end in sight, and they were going to keep the fight going as long as the cameras were rolling. 

The rest of the episode was taken up by the murder mystery, and well, it was a complete and utter drag. This level of filler should not be present this early in the season. 

Bethenny Frankel in Green

What did you think of the episode?

Hit the comments below. 

The Real Housewives of New York continues Wednesdays on Bravo. 

The Voice Recap: Who Won Season 14?

The Voice Season 14 has been a hot mess from start to finish. With mind-boggling decisions from the coaches, to the bloated live episodes, it's becoming clearer than ever that the show is running out of steam. 

The show should air for one night a week, and have the eliminations in the same episode as the performances. It's becoming a drag to watch, and the ratings are reflecting it. 

The Voice Season 14 Final Four

These expanded finale episodes are stuffed with filler, performances from stars we have heard so much about that we're sick of, and more performances from the potential winners. 

Britton Buchanan, Spensha Baker, Brynn Cartelli and Kyla Jade were the final four of The Voice Season 14, and while they were all very great at performing, only one of them could win. 

Before we got to the first batch of results Season 13 victor, Chloe Kohanski made a return to the stage to perform her new single, "Come This Far."

It was a surprisingly robust track, and it was filled with the high notes we've come to expect from this vocal powerhouse. 

Alicia Keys, The Voice Season 14

The true test for Chloe will be whether she can emerge from The Voice's shadow and carve a career of her own in which she thrives instead of disappearing into the ether like much of the others from the show.

In an unsurprising move, Spensha Baker was voted out first, meaning she came in fourth place. Kyla Jade came in third place. 

This left Buchanan and Cartelli in the competitive loop for the title of The Voice. In an unsurprising move, Brynn Cartelli took the win. 

Brynn has been one to watch all season long, and that's down to her strong vocals and versatility as an artist. You could throw any song her way, and she would make it her own without much of a struggle. 

Brynn Cartelli Wins The Voice Season 14

Brynn's win also gave Kelly Clarkson a win in her first season as a coach. That's got to feel pretty great, and knowing Kelly is coming back for Season 15 is music to my ears. 

Despite this season's flaws, Kelly has been a great addition to the panel. She's brought a whole new energy with her, and it would make sense to get rid of some of the other coaches to make way for newer additions. 

Okay, what are your thoughts on Brynn winning the whole thing? Was someone else robbed?

Does the show need some big changes?

Hit the comments below. 

The Voice returns in the fall on NBC!

The Voice Recap: Who Had the Best Original Song?

The top four took to the stage Monday night to perform a cover, an original single and even a duet with their coach. 

Oh yes, it's the end of The Voice Season 14, and that can only mean one thing: Lots of performances from your favorite contestants. 

Brynn Cartelli, Kelly Clarkson on The Voice

Let's break down the four remaining stars and how their final performances panned out. 

Kyla Jade (Team Blake)

Kyla kept the ball rolling with a cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends," and boy, it was a real showstopper. 

When she moved on to he original song "The Last Tear," it seemed like it was going to be one of those slow songs with very little substance. 

However, it was so much more. With Kyla's signature high notes on full display, she continued to throw the ball out of the park and prove that she deserves a place in the finale. 

When it came to her duet with Blake, she sprung a leak. Her strong vocals did not mesh well with Blake's country voice, and that could be problematic when we get down to the final vote. 

As it stands, Kyla has a good chance at winning, but she's not a slam dunk. 

Britton Buchanan on The Voice

Britton Buchanan (Team Alicia)

Britton's cover of "Good Lovin" was a complete and utter dud. In fact, his vocals have never been his strong point. He parades around the stage at a fast pace. 

That could explain why he pants his way through his songs. He needs to stand in one place, and sing. This is The Voice, not So You Think You Can Dance. 

The good news for Britton is that his original single was filled with striking lyrics that almost made up for his lack of spark as far as the vocals are concerned. 

His duet with Alicia of "Wake Me Up" was bizarre. There was nothing remotely unique about it. It came across as a karaoke duet, and that's not going to do Britton any favors when it comes to voting. 

Kelly Clarkson on The Voice Season 14

Spensha Baker (Team Blake)

Spensha's cover of "Merry Go 'Round" was not the best. It was one of her worst performances to date, but that's not to say it was terrible. 

Her vocals were still very much present, but it seemed like she was tired of fighting her way to the finish line. 

Thankfully, she brought her A-game back to the forefront when it came to her original single, "Old Soul." The single did feel like something you would expect from someone on Team Blake, and it was performed ever so well. 

Unfortunately, her performance with Blake was dull and uninspired. There was a mismatch in the vocals, and it showed. 

These two should not be performing together. It's a bad combination. 

Kelly Clarkson, The Voice Season 14

Brynn Cartelli (Team Kelly)

Brynn kicked things off with "Skyfall," and while it's always a big no-no to tackle an Adele song, she aced it. She flawlessly aced all of the notes and proved she is one of the best contestants of the series. 

Even her original single, "Walk My Way" sounded like something you would expect from a seasoned recording artist. 

Finally, her performance with Kelly was similarly solid. They both had strong voices and managed to refrain from overpowering each other. 

Which of the four will win the coveted title of The Voice?

We will find out Tuesday at 8/7c!

American Idol Recap: Who Won Season 16?

ABC's rebooted American Idol crowned its first winner on Monday night in an episode that was so bloated with guest appearances, and other pointless things to keep viewers on tenterhooks before getting to the good stuff. 

Seriously, there was so much filler that it could have passed as a whole nother show entirely. 

Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Maddie Poppe on American Idol

The two-hour live finale kicked off with Lionel Richie performing "All Night Long," and it was still as impressive as it was in 1983. 

The top 10 contestants joined him on the stage to throw their vocals into the ring for it, but they were overpowered at every turn by Lionel's excellent vocals. 

When we finally got to the first round of results, it was more than halfway through the show, which is problematic. Ryan Seacrest confirmed which of the three were going home. 

Ryan Seacrest is Smiling

As expected, Gabby Barrett secured the lowest amount of votes overnight and left the show in third place. 

Something very unexpected happened after that. Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Maddie Poppe aka the final two confirmed that they were, indeed, dating. 

It was a great twist in an otherwise polarizing finale, but things took a cheesy turn when they performed a duet of "Over the Rainbow" together. 

There's saying you're in a relationship and then there's throwing it at the audience like you're selling it. 

In the end, Maddie Poppe was crowned the winner. If you've been keeping up to speed with the show this season, you will likely be well aware that Maddie has been the most consistent throughout the whole process. 

Her performances have been solid, and she has made every single moment of the process count. Out of all the top 10, she is the most marketable star. 

Maddie Poppe Wins American Idol

The real test will be whether a lesser-viewed Idol can still propel contestants to stardom. Despite returning after a hiatus, the ratings have not been great. 

But ABC has faith, and the show will be back for Season 17 in 2019.

The rest of the finale was filled with performances from celebrities such as Bebe Rexha, Nick Jonas, and even judges Luke Bryan and Katy Perry. 

With the revived season officially in the can, it's time to look ahead to the next season. The good news is that the judging panel will remain intact next season. 

Katy Perry is Idol

Despite some issues with the format, the judges have been very constructive.

Katy has been a real treat as a judge. Instead of trying to apologize to Taylor Swift live on air at every opportunity, she's been helping these contestants realize their true potential. 

Okay, what do you think of the winner? 

Should someone else have it to the finale?

Hit the comments below!

Dancing with the Stars Recap: Which Athlete Won?

Dancing with the Stars: Athletes came to a dramatic conclusion Monday night as the winner of the condensed season was announced. 

Yes, this was the fourth episode of the season, and it was also the season finale, so there's that. We're not going to lie: The breakneck pace was a little bit much. 

Adam Rippon, Jenna Johnson on Dancing with the Stars

Also, the finale was just one hour, which was a little too quick to let all of the dancing soak in. It was one extreme to the next. 

Given the world's obsession with Adam Rippon leading into the season, we already felt like we knew so much about him, while the other contestants fell by the wayside. 

But did Adam manage to beat out the others to emerge with the coveted Mirrorball Trophy, or did someone else manage to eke out a victory?

Let's break down the final dance routines of blink, and you'll miss it season. 

Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber

Tonya Harding and pro Sasha Farber

This dancing duo kicked things off with a Viennese Waltz, and it effortlessly showed off the progression from Tonya. The former athlete struggled in week one, but quickly came into her own. 

Judges' Score: 26/30

They then moved on to a Freestyle that was pretty great. Everything about it was fine-tuned, and you could tell they had been rehearsing like crazy. 

They could be part of an All-Stars series down the line. Yes, they're that good. 

Judges' Score: 30/30

Josh Norman

Josh Norman and pro Sharna Burgess

Much like Tonya, Josh has been improving since the season kicked off. His first performance of the night with Sharna was solid, but not showstopping. 

Judges' Score: 27/30

It turns out, they were saving the good stuff for the Freestyle because they achieved a perfect score!

Judges' Score: 30/30

Adam Rippon and pro Jenna Johnson

Adam and Jenna continued to ooze chemistry and class as they performed the Jazz, and got a perfect score in the process. 

Judges' Score: 30/30

Things slowed down for them when it came to the Freestyle, and they did not secure a double perfect score. You win some, you lose some. 

When those performances were all said and done, the cast reunited and performed a group performance that helped show off how much greatness they had all achieved throughout the season. 

In the end, we learned that Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson were the victors and had won the first all-athlete edition of the series. 

Adam Rippon, Jenna Johnson Win Dancing with the Stars

While it was great to watch people who knew a thing or two about exercising on the show, this season was one of the worst because everyone was just too good. 

It's better to watch the middle of the pack performers wind up on finale night. 

What did you think of the winners?

Hit the comments below. 

Dancing with the Stars returns to ABC in the fall. 

The Real Housewives of New York Season 10 Episode 7 Recap: On an Island

The trip to Puerto Rico for Bethenny Frankel and Dorinda Medley proved to them that there were more important things in life than worrying about the latest fashion trends or bickering with their friends. 

On The Real Housewives of New York Season 10 Episode 7, the pair made their way to Puerto Rico to bring some relief with them to the citizens. 

Bethenny had already been in Puerto Rico after the hurricane hit and was surprised that it looked the same as it did after the hurricane months later. 

"It's been several months since the hurricane, and it looks like it was yesterday," Bethenny said.

"We are so out of touch with our eyelashes, and our selfies and our bulls*** and literally people don't have the basics," she added.

In fact, Bethenny had $125,000 worth of gift cards to hand out to families in need. Dorinda was also feeling sentimental about the whole thing. 

She gave a child a gift, and passed some money over to her mother. 

Bethenny Frankel in May 2018

"She wants all the things for her daughters as we do for ours," Dorinda noted to the audience. 

While those ladies were doing their best to help people, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan were back in New York City working on their friendship. 

If you watch The Real Housewives of New York online, you will know that these two have been struggling to remain friends ever since last year's big bust-up. 

The pair embarked on a limousine drive to go shopping for some expensive things. They seemed to have put the past behind them, and it was about time. 

"Sonja is in rare form. I don't care if she's ribbing me," said Ramona with a grin. 

Ramona Singer in Black

Later, the ladies met up for dinner, and Sonja was not impressed at being ignored by Tinsley. These two were once close friends, but they are no longer on talking terms. 

Sonja has been talking smack about Tinsley for some time now, claiming that Tinsley has men pay for her lavish lifestyle because her family are not rich enough to pay for the hotel she's in. 

Enter Bethenny who felt that Sonja still deserved a little bit of respect because, well, she opened her home to Tinsley in her time of need. 

Dorinda Medley Attends Premiere

Another day, Bethenny and Dorinda met up and chatted about Carole's boyfriend, Adam Kenworthy. Bethenny dished that she asked him to be part of the aid effort as a photographer and that he refused to work for free. 

"He asked what's the comp. There is no comp," Bethenny said to Dorinda about his request for money. "It just rubbed me the wrong way."

Bethenny had already told Carole about the encounter, but unsurprisingly, Carole stood up for him.

Bethenny Frankel in a White Coat

The final big event of the episode focused on Carole's friend's book party, and Ramona told Carole that Bethenny was dragging her. 

Despite Carole saying to Bethenny that she was not impressed with her, the pair put the past aside and made things right with each other once and for all. 

Okay, what did you think of all the action?

Sound off below!

The Real Housewives of New York continues Wednesdays on Bravo!

TV Producer Dies After E-Cigarette Explodes, Penetrates Skull

Tallmadge D’Elia, a former CNBC producer who lived in Florida, died on May 5 after his e-cigarette exploded and got lodged in his skull, according to a new report in The Tampa Bay Times.

Based on a just-completed autopsy, it appears as if a piece of this cigaratte's remains actually penetrated D’Elia brain.

Tallmadge D'Elia

D'Elia (who went by Wake) passed away from the wounds he suffered in this freak accident, which took place in St. Petersburg, after his vape pen ignited a fire in the upstairs bedroom of his family's house.

The story has since gone viral purely due to the unusual nature of this death.

Autopsy results from the medical examiner of Pinellas County reveal that D'Elia's e-cigarette made a "projectile wound" in his skull, while also starting the blaze.

The medical examiner has listed D’Elia cause of death as "projectile wound of head" and says it was an accident.

D’Elia also suffered "thermal injuries," or burns, on roughly 80 percent of his body, the report states.

The 38-year-old's vape pen was reportedly a device made in the Philippines that is unregulated.


Specificially, the medical examiner says the item was a Smok-E Mountain Mech Works, which in an online description says "does not come with safety features."

No kidding, huh?

As of this writing, it's unclear what caused the pen to explode. But some are speculating that it had to have been related to the battery.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, this is the first death caused by a vape pen in the United States.

From 2009 through 2016, there were 195 recorded incidents in which an electronic cigarette exploded or caught fire, resulting in 133 injuries, 38 of which were listed by this agency as severe.


To avoid this sort of fate, recommendation for e-smokers include:

Never carry e-cig batteries loose in your pocket, especially where they might come into contact with coins, keys or other metal objects which can cause the battery to short out.

Never use you phone or tablet charger. Use the charger that originally came with the device.

Don’t charge your vape device while sleeping or leave it unattended.

Charge it on a flat surface away from anything that can catch fire. Don’t charge it on your couch or bed.

Always replace the batteries if they get damaged or wet.

Always use batteries recommended for your device and don’t mix and match different brands or mix old and new batteries.

Never alter your device or disable the safety features like fire button locks or vent holes.

Protect your vape from extreme temperatures by not leaving it in direct sunlight or in a freezing car overnight.

CBS Responds to Pauley Perrette Assault Allegations

Pauley Perrette may be out of NCIS.

But the actress is not out of the news.

Far from it, in fact.

NCIS Scene

The veteran series regular bid farewell to television's highest-rated drama eight days ago, but she's been making headlines ever since for a series of cryptic Tweets.

Cryptic and disturbing Tweets, we should say.

"I refused to go low, that's why I've never told publicly what happened," Perrette wrote over last weekend, adding mysteriously:

"But there are tabloid articles out there that are telling total lies about me. If you believe them? Please leave me alone. You clearly don't know me. (Sorry guys, had to be said)."

Perrette announced in October that she was leaving NCIS, on which she had starred as forensic specialist Abby Sciuto since the very first episode.

She said she made the decision a year earlier, but didn't mention anything at this time about trouble on set.

Pauley Perrette as Abby

On May 13, however, she continued her troubling Twitter posting as follows:

There is a "machine' keeping me silent, and feeding FALSE stories about me. A very rich, very powerful publicity "machine".

No morals, no obligation to truth, and I'm just left here, reading the lies, trying to protect my crew. Trying to remain calm. He did it.

She then really caught the attention of outlets everywhere by alleging that bullying and/or some kind of physical abuse has taken place on set:

I've been supporting ant-bullying programs forever. But now I KNOW because it was ME! If it's school or work, that you're required to go to? It's horrifying. I left. Multiple Physical Assaults.

I REALLY get it now. Stay safe. Nothing is worth your safety. Tell someone.

many pauley tweets

Sort of crazy, right?

NCIS just wrapped up Season 15, has been renewed for Season 16 and there's been little to no talk at all over the years about these sort of allegations.

In response, however, CBS has acknowledged that Perrette did go to producers or higher-ups with at least one complaint in early 2017 or in 2016.

"Over a year ago, Pauley came to us with a workplace concern," the network said in a statement to Variety on Tuesday, adding:

"We took the matter seriously and worked with her to find a resolution. We are committed to a safe work environment on all our shows.”

That's a rather broad and vague reply, but it seems to have satisfied Perrette.

"I want to thank my studio and network CBS They have always been so good to me and always had my back," she Tweeted after reading the statement above.

Mark Harmon and Pauley Perrette

We reported yesterday that tension has existed between Perrette and lead star Mark Harmon for about two years now.

The latter apparently brought in his rescue dog in 2016, only for him to bite a crew member.

Harmon felt terrible and kept the canine away from the set for awhile... until, down the line, it had been properly trained and he could not find a dog-sitter.

Sources told Radar Online that Perrette was the only person affiliated with the show who took issue with the re-emergence of this dog and that she has held it against Harmon ever since.

It's worth emphasizing, however, that this tiff is NOT what Perrette has been referencing with her "assault" claims.

The Voice Recap: Which Four Contestants Got Eliminated?

Eight became four on the latest episode of The Voice as the NBC juggernaut whittled down the contestants to make way for next week's grand finale. 

But were the right people sent home? It's not like the coaches have final say on who makes it to the finale. There are a variety of metrics that come into play, and one of them is iTunes sales. 

As always, there was a lot of beating around the bush before we got to the final results. Kane Brown showed up as a guest act and performed a surprisingly solid song, "Heaven."

Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys on The Voice Season 14

The true showstopper, however, was Blake Shelton who performed "I Lived It."

There's no denying that Blake is a great performer. When he's up on the stage, it's like all of the other country crooners aspire to be just like him. He's a tough act to follow. 

When we got to the actual result, Spensha Baker, Brynn Cartelli, and Kyla Jake were granted a place in the finale, but Rayshun LaMarr and Jackie Foster were immediately sent packing. 

The middle three consisted of Pryor Baird, Kaleb Lee, and Britton Buchanan, who had to sing for one last chance to return to the stage on Monday night. 

Let's break down the three performances. 

Pryor Baird on The Voice Season 14

Pryor Baird (Team Blake) - “Soulshine”

Pryor continued doing what he does best: Oozing confidence and proving that he's a force to be reckoned with. His rendition of this Allman Brothers classic was solid if a little unspectacular. 

Kaleb Lee (Team Kelly) - “Simple Man”

Kaleb continued to be a bit all over the place. His performances have never been anything to write home about and his latest one seems like something he could be sent home over. 

Britton Buchanan (Team Alicia) - “Dancing On My Own”

Okay, so here's the thing: The moment it emerged there was a sing-off, and Pryor was involved, I thought Pryor had it in the bag, but Britton came, he conquered and left me wanting a whole lot more of those wonderful vocals. 

When it got down to it, Britton was saved, and Pryor and Kaleb were sent packing. Like, it's great Britton got the chance, but I can't help shake the feeling one of the other three should have gone home. 

Poor Pryor. 

Britton Buchanan on The Voice

What do you think of these results?

Who do you want to win?

Hit the comments below!

Tonya Harding Advances to DWTS Finale, Fans Tweet Their Fury

Ever since it was announced that Tonya Harding would join Dancing With The Stars to compete against other athletes, controversy has been building.

From the moment that it was announced, fans were disgusted that she was giving a shot at public redemption after the Nancy Kerrigan assault during their '90s rivalry.

Now, Tonya and her dance partner Sasha have continued to avoid elimination throughout the competition.

After their Rumba, they are advancing on to the finale.

Tonya's story -- from mourning her father to feeling that she's been unjustly blacklisted for years -- has won over some fans who are rooting for her.

Others are not won over, and they are incensed that she's made it this far. In fact, some think that the show is deliberately keeping her on in order to boost ratings.

1. Some are mad at the voters

Tonya tweets 01
Remember, Dancing With The Stars has a panel of judges, but fans and viewers also cast their votes.

2. Some people watch with their parents

Tonya tweets 02
Those who remember Tonya from the '90s may find her less sympathetic than those who are just now seeing her on television.

3. Some fans are enraged

Tonya tweets 03
No, please don't time-travel back to 2002 and destroy a TV. They were so expensive back then!

4. Other fans are simply bewildered

Tonya tweets 04
For government or for a reality competition, democracy is one hell of a system.

5. Some think that casting her is morally irresponsible

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Those who feel this way see the error being compounded with each episode that features Tonya.

6. Tonya's history is hard to forget

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Speaking of which, yes, plenty of folks have joked that Adam Rippon should be extra careful.
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Damon Wayans: Clayne Crawford Injured Me on Lethal Weapon!

News about TV renewals and cancelations is always a bloodbath, and the 2018 cancelation news was no different.

But some shows received mixed news. The Lethal Weapon TV series has been renewed for a third season, but with an unexpected twist.

Clayne Crawford, one of the lead actors on the show, will not be returning. His role will be recast.

A number of fans took to Twitter to express their shock and outrage. A number of them even directed their ire at his costar, Damon Wayans, whom they blamed for the casting decision.

Damon tweeted that he was not responsible ... but also revealed that he was not sad to see Clayne go.

Why? Because, among other things, he says that Clayne injured him on set, and that he was not Clayne's only alleged victim.

Things got very heated, and he even shared a short video of himself receiving an injury. Take a look to see his tweets and Clayne's response to the news.

1. Here they are smiling for a photo op

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But Damon Wayans is about to make it very clear that they were only playing nice for the cameras.

2. Damon decides to reveal all, starting with a video

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Damon waited until it was confirmed that Lethal Weapon would be picked up for a third season before revealing all of this.

3. Take a look at the injury that he says that Clayne caused

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The episode, he alleges, was directed by Clayne, and resulted in Clayne getting reprimanded

4. Here's a photo of the aftermath

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This is not for the faint of heart. Sorry.

5. This tweet is weird

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We understand that Damon is angry and also being a little tongue-in-cheek, but this does not really spell out clearly what happened.

6. Damon feels abandoned by the network

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Because fans are blaming him for Clayne's firing, he shares a photo to make it clear that there were widespread negative feelings about Clayne.
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Pauley Perrette to Mark Harmon: You’re Dead to Me!

Pauley Perrette was not killed off NCIS.

The veteran actress, who confirmed she was leaving this long-running drama last fall, bid farewell to viewers and to her character of Abby Sciuto last Tuesday night.

Will she ever return to the program that made her famous? Perhaps for the series finale?

Mark Harmon and Pauley Perrette

Based on the last couple days of Twitter messages and reporting, this seems extremely unlikely.

As previously detailed on The Hollywood Gossip, Perrette left a series of cryptic messages on social media this past weekend.

They implied very strongly that the actress was bullied and/or assaulted while an NCIS cast member, an allegation that has left the Internet full of speculative chatter.

"I've been supporting ant-bullying programs forever. But now I KNOW because it was ME! If it's school or work, that you're required to go to? It's horrifying," Perrette wrote online, adding:

"I left. Multiple Physical Assaults. I REALLY get it now. Stay safe. Nothing is worth your safety. Tell someone."

This barely even qualifies as an implication, right?

This is basically a full-on accusation.

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Perrette added in a separate Tweet that she refused to "go low" for years, choosing instead to remain silent and not talk "publicly [about] what happened."

She isn't talking directly about it now.

But she certainly has fans of the show talking and wondering.

Who could possibly have been behind this bullying? How was it kept quiet for so long?

We don't have the answers, but we do have access to a Radar Online source who claims Perrette and lead actor Mark Harmon did not get along at all.


To be clear, this report does NOT insinuate that Harmon was the abuser to whom Perrette is referring above.

It focuses alternatively on a different source of tension between actor and actress.

Back in October of 2016, Harmon apparently brought his rescue pitbull named Dave to the set. The dog proceeded to bite a crew member, leaving the victim with a wound that required 16 stitches to close.

"Mark was obviously horrified and made sure that Dave went through re-training and was frequently checked by his vet,” the source tells Radar.

Harmon didn't being the canine back to the set again until a much later date because he couldn't find a dog-sitter at the time and he would be filming for nearly 20 hours.

Pauley Perrette on NCIS

Radar writes that everyone on set was just fine with this decision... except for Perrette.

The Radar insider says Perrette was "furious" at Harmon for placing the crew in danger again and that she acted like a "diva" from this point forward.

“She refused to shoot scenes with Mark and she refused to sit on the same side of the table as him at table reads,” the insider alleges, adding:

“She even completely ignored him any time he tried to make amends.”

Despite this history, Harmon tried to get back on good terms with Perrette one final time before the cast filmed her final episode, which aired on May 8.

But he was rebuffed.

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“Pauley was having none of it,” the source says. “She completely ignored him."

This incident and this feud with Harmon may very well have nothing at all to do with the assault allegations made by Perrette in her disturbing Tweets.

But it's all just very interesting to consider because NCIS is the highest-rated show on network television and no one has ever discussed any sort of on-set tension of this kind until now.

“It is true that I am leaving NCIS after this season,” Perrette Tweeted in October, explaining as follows:

“It was a decision I made last year. I hope everyone will love and enjoy everything Abby not only for the rest of the season but for everything she has given all of us for 16 years.

"All the love, all the laughter, all the inspiration… I love her as much as you do.”

Hmm... a decision she made last year? And she wrote this in the fall of 2017?

So she made the decision in 2016 then, right? Which is when this whole dog-related scandal broke out.

"I feel I have to protect my crew, jobs and so many people,” Perrette added over this past weekend. “But at what cost? I don’t know.”

To watch NCIS online and to see Abby's goodbye, click on the video below:

Pauley Perrette (Strongly) Implies She Was Assaulted on NCIS Set

Pauley Perrette has officially left NCIS.

The actress confirmed many months ago that she planned to leave television's highest-rated drama toward the end of Season 15, saying in October:

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"There has been all kinds of false stories as to why (NO I DON'T HAVE A SKIN CARE LINE AND NO MY NETWORK AND SHOW ARE NOT MAD AT ME!)...

"I hope everyone will love and enjoy EVERYTHING ABBY not only for the rest of this season but for everything she has given all of us for 16 years.

"All the love, all the laughter, all the inspiration…I love her as much as you do."

Perrette's beloved character was written off last week, on NCIS Season 15 Episode 22, although writers chose to keep Abby alive.

This, in turn, left hope alive that Perrette may return to the series at some point down the line.

But we're pretty sure Perrette has now shot down any possibility of a character reprisal -- and she's done so in cryptic/disturbing fashion.

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On Saturday morning, while interacting with followers on social media, Perrette made it clear that she has been the victim of bullying.

She added that she's been a victim of bullying at some place she had to be for years, implying strongly that these incidents took place on the set of NCIS.

Here, specifically, is the Tweet that has so many people talking and wondering:

I've been supporting ant-bullying programs forever. But now I KNOW because it was ME! If it's school or work, that you're required to go to?

It's horrifying. I left. Multiple Physical Assaults. I REALLY get it now. Stay safe. Nothing is worth your safety. Tell someone.

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Yikes, right?

This message came on the heels several other troubling messages posted by Perrette late last week.

For example:

I refused to go low, that's why I've never told publicly what happened.

But there are tabloid articles out there that are telling total lies about me. If you believe them? Please leave me alone. You clearly don't know me. (Sorry guys, had to be said).

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We cannot say for certain what Perrette is alluding to here.

We follow both the celebrity gossip world and the television world pretty closely and we've never heard reports of this sort of behavior behind the scenes of NCIS.

That doesn't mean it hasn't been happening, of course.

Added the 49-year old star on Sunday as a follow-up to the previous two messages:

Maybe I'm wrong for not "spilling the beans" Telling the story, THE TRUTH. I feel I have to protect my crew, jobs and so many people. But at what cost? I.don't know.

Just know, I'm trying to do the right thing, but maybe silence isn't the right thing about crime. I'm... Just... ?

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And then there was this Tweet, implying that forces out there (affiliated with CBS? With the show?) have been trying to keep her quiet for a long time:

There is a "machine' keeping me silent, and feeding FALSE stories about me.  A very rich, very powerful publicity "machine". No morals, no obligation to truth, and I'm just left here, reading the lies, trying to protect my crew.

Trying to remain calm. He did it.

Back in October, around the time she announced her departure from NCIS, Perrette told USA Today that she had been "bullied by a powerful man for way too long in a work environment until I finally said enough and took no more words from anyone, including myself that being complacent was 'good behavior."

So this isn't a brand new allegation.

But it's still a very upsetting one.

If it's valid, let's hope the truth soon comes out and the perpetrator brought to justice.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Actually Saved by NBC!!!!!

It's a television miracle!

Just days after Fox broke the hearts of comedy fans everywhere, NBC has swooped in and rescued in and rescued one of our favorite sitcoms on television.

Indeed: Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been picked up for a sixth season!

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To quote Captain Raymond Holt.... HOT DAMN!

Executive producer Dan Goor broke this amazing news late on Friday via Twitter, saying his series is coming back for at least 13 more episodes.

"Hey everyone, just wanted to say no big deal but.... NBC JUST PICKED #BROOKLYN99 UP FOR SEASON 6!!!" Goor wrote, adding:

"Thanks in no small part to you, the best fans in the history of the world! Nine-Nine!"

Television shows get canceled all the time, of course.

Overall, 20 were actually given the axe in just a 24-hour period yesterday.

But the outcry over Fox canceling Brooklyn Nine-Nine was especially loud this week, with fans (including some famous ones; see below) aghast that such a funny and optimistic and well-acted program no longer had a home.

"Ever since we sold this show to Fox, I’ve regretted letting it get away, and it’s high time it came back to its rightful home,” NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement.

He continued:

“Mike Schur, Dan Goor and Andy Samberg grew up on NBC, and we’re all thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and best cast comedies in a long time will take its place in our comedy line-up.

"I speak for everyone at NBC, here’s to the Nine-Nine!"

Fox put its own end to the cop comedy on Thursday, ending a five-season run.

However, viewers - including famous names such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Hamill and Guillermo del Toro - raised such an uproar on social media that NBC apparently took notice.


The show started as a vehicle for Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg, but has grown into one of the best ensemble comedies on television.

It co-stars Melissa Fumero, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Stephanie Beatriz and Chelsea Peretti, among others.

It really is very, very funny.

"#Brooklyn99 IS COMING BACK FOR SEASON 6 YOU GUYS ON NBC!!!!! You did this!!" Tweeted Fumero last night, adding:

"You got loud and you were heard and you saved our show!! Thank you!! Thank you to NBC!! NINE NINE!"

And there was this from Beatriz:


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We're as happy as Captain Holt eating some kind of bland meal.

Or as thrilled as Terry opening up a brand new cup of yogurt.

Or smiling as widely as Jake thinking of the name of a friend's sex tape.

Will any other shows get saved by any new networks?

Here's a look at what else got axed this season:

TV Show Scorecard: Did Your Favorite Get the Axe?

It's that time of the television season. 

That very, very sad time during which we learn the fates of our favorite comedies and dramas.

Which shows have already gotten the axe and will NOT return in 2018-2019?

Break out the Kleenex and scroll down to find out...

1. Designated Survivor

Good effort, Kiefer. Can you return to 24 now?!?!?!?

2. The Mick

It's always sunny in Philadelphia, but a dark cloud officially hangs over The Mick, which is over after two seasons.

3. Last Man on Earth

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Fox strikes again. Season 4 was the last season of Last Man on Earth.

4. Valor

We forgot this was even a show on The CW. Probably explains why it only lasted one season.

5. Life Sentence

Darn, we love Lucy Hale. But this CW series never gained any traction and is over after one season.

6. The Originals

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At least we had warning: The CW announced prior to 2018 that this would be the final fun for this Vampire Diaries spinoff.
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