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CAA Agent Cameron Mitchell Fired Following Sexual-Assault Lawsuit

CAA agent Cameron Mitchell is no longer employed by the company, the agency confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday.

Actress Demi Mann claimed Mitchell was her agent and that he sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions in the past six months. She said CAA's human-resources department ignored her report. She sued both Mitchell and the company on Thursday.

Mitchell represented Will Packer, Common, Terrence Howard, Gabrielle Union and Reginald Hudlin, among many other clients. He joined CAA in January 2013, coming from ICM Partners.

The mega-agency deviated from standard protocol to address the current situation, issuing a...
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Julianne Hough to Star as Washed-Up Musician in Fox Comedy One Hit Wendy

Julianne Hough to Star as Washed-Up Musician in Fox Comedy One Hit Wendy
She’s danced to music by plenty of one-hit wonders on TV — now it’s time for Julianne Hough to play one.

RelatedOscar Winner Jean Dujardin to Star in ABC Drama Pilot The French Detective

The former Dancing With the Stars pro has signed on to star in the single-camera comedy One Hit Wendy, which just scored a put-pilot commitment from Fox, according to our sister site Deadline. Hough will star as the titular Wendy, a washed-up singer who peaked at age 18 and now wants to help her talented niece avoid the music-industry pitfalls that doomed her own career.

Life in Pieces
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Gabrielle Union's Holiday Survival Tactics Include Taco Bell, Booze and a Ban on Hostess Gifts

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Gabrielle Union's Holiday Survival Tactics Include Taco Bell, Booze and a Ban on Hostess Gifts
Gabrielle Union’s best trick for surviving hostess duty?

“I like to be pretty tipsy by the time it gets started,” she tells People. “Usually I find a little booze ahead of time. kind of eases you into the holidays and gives you the space to not stress out.”

The liquid courage also allows the actress, who recently released a home décor line with Shutterfly, to forget about place settings and guest politics.

“I’m not thinking about who’s not talking to whom,” she says, adding she makes an effort to, “try to not invite people who are at war with each other.
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Jimmy Fallon Gives Emotional Tribute to Late Mother on Tonight Show: 'I'll Never Stop Trying to Make You Laugh'

Jimmy Fallon Gives Emotional Tribute to Late Mother on Tonight Show: 'I'll Never Stop Trying to Make You Laugh'
After cancelling a week of shows to mourn the loss of his mother, Jimmy Fallon returned to The Tonight Show on Monday with a sweet, tearful tribute to late mom Gloria.

“She was the best audience. She was the one I was always trying to make laugh,” Fallon began. “She was such a fan of the show, and everything I did.”

RelatedNBC Sets Return Dates for Good Place and 12 Others, Plus Taken Revamp

Fallon then became emotional while sharing an anecdote about his mother and the way she expressed her love for Fallon and his sister, also named Gloria.

“When we were little,
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How to Take Your Fall Makeup From Day to Night in 10 Minutes

How to Take Your Fall Makeup From Day to Night in 10 Minutes
When you don't have a lot of time to freshen up between work or school and your evening plans, you need to get your makeup done fast.  Luckily, Hollywood is buzzing with beauty hacks that speed up the makeup process, because celebrities like Gabrielle Union don't always have time to complete a full makeup transformation with a full schedule.  The first hack: Create a look in the morning that you can easily build upon, like the makeup in our E!ssentials Basic Fall Makeup tutorial. While cleansing your face is refreshing after a full day, you're washing away a great base to your evening look and increasing the time of your makeup routine. Instead, use long-lasting foundation and...
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Will Packer Media Expands Exec Team With Sheila Ducksworth, Jaime Primak Sullivan & Kelly Smith

Will Packer Media is building out its executive team, adding three industry vets. Sheila Ducksworth joins as Head of Scripted Television; Jaime Primak Sullivan as Head of Development and Production – Digital; and Kelly Smith as Head of Development and Production – Unscripted. Veteran TV exec Ducksworth was most recently CEO of Ducksworth Productions where she served as executive producer alongside Gabrielle Union and Tracey Edmonds for the Lifetime original movie, With Thi…
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Will Packer Media Makes Key Hires for Television, Digital (Exclusive)

Will Packer Media has announced three hires that are meant to bolster the company's television and digital development and production.

Sheila Ducksworth has joined as head of scripted television, Jaime Primak Sullivan as head of digital development and production, and Kelly Smith will take on the role of head of development and production, unscripted.

Ducksworth comes to Will Packer Media from her own Ducksworth Productions. She served as an executive produce alongside Gabrielle Union on the Lifetime original movie With This Ring, starring Regina Hall, and produced the Joan Rivers documentary Why We Laugh: Funny Women for Lionsgate. She previously served as the head of...
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Greenlit: ‘Bad Boys II’ Spinoff Series, Paul Feig’s TV Comedy + Mindy Kaling’s New Hulu Series All Need Casts

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! “This is Jane”Laura Kaplan’s nonfiction book, “The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service,” is getting a timely screen treatment from Amazon, and Kimberly Peirce will direct it. The story follows the Chicago woman who founded a safe abortion service before Roe v. Wade was passed in 1973. No talent is attached, but that seems to be the next step now that a director, writer, and producer are all on board. No casting director has been announced either, but Peirce has worked with Avy Kaufman in the past. “Bad Boys II” SpinoffThe “Bad Boys II” spinoff TV series starring Gabrielle Union was trying to find a home in October, and NBC has claimed it.
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Gabrielle Union Dishes On Her Sex Life With Dwyane Wade: ‘You’ve Got To Space That Out Between Games’

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Gabrielle Union is spilling all the tea when it comes to her sex life with Cleveland Cavaliers hubby, Dwyane Wade. The actress sat down with Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” and played “Wade a Minute,” in which she described their relationship as “yummy, mysterious and honest.” Related: Gabrielle Union Dismisses Notion Women Are Sexually […]
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Bad Boys TV spinoff gets a pilot order from NBC

Last week it was reported that a TV spinoff to the Bad Boys franchise is in development, which will centre around the character of Syd Burnett, played by Gabrielle Union in 2003’s Bad Boys II.

Now we have word that the project – which is being written by The Blacklist writers-producers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier, with Jerry Bruckheimer producing – has found a home, with NBC handing out a pilot production commitment.

The potential series will see Union’s Syd – the sister of Martin Lawrence’s Marcus Burnett – as an Lapd detective, who is pursuing all the pleasures Los Angeles has to offer as she looks to leave her past behind. However, things get complicated when her new partner, Nancy McKenna, learns that Syd’s unapologetic lifestyle may be masking a greater personal secret.

A third Bad Boys movie – dubbed Bad Boys for Life – remains in development at Sony, although writer-director
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Gabrielle Union's Nickname for Dwyane Wade Is ‘Poopy,’ Says Their Sex Life Revolves Around the NBA Season

Gabrielle Union's Nickname for Dwyane Wade Is ‘Poopy,’ Says Their Sex Life Revolves Around the NBA Season
Gabrielle Union is an open book when it comes to her love life! The 45-year-old actress appeared on Wednesday night’s Watch What Happens Live where she happily answered questions about her marriage to Dwyane Wade.

Describing their romance as “yummy, mysterious, and honest,” she went on to reveal that Wade was the first to say “I love you,” adding, “He did it on accident.”

She revealed that her favorite pet name for her man is “Poopy!”

Union also noted that their sex life revolves around the Cleveland Cavaliers’ season.

More: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Dress Up as Milli Vanilli for Halloween -- Watch!

“Off-season, it’s a nice time. It’s a good time,” she said, noting that she’s the one who’s more likely to initiate sex.

But when the NBA team is playing, Union noted, “You’ve got to space that out between games.”

Another celebrity couple from the team is Tristan
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Gabrielle Union to Topline “Bad Boys” TV Spinoff

Union in “Being Mary Jane”: Bet

Mourning the imminent end of “Being Mary Jane”? The good news is that the show’s star, Gabrielle Union, will likely be returning to the small screen very soon. NBC has snagged a “Bad Boys” reboot starring the actress with a pilot production commitment. Deadline broke the news, and reports that multiple networks pursued the project.

The show will follow Union’s character from 2003’s “Bad Boys II,” Special Agent Syd Burnett, who has moved from Miami and now lives in Los Angeles. The Lapd detective “can pursue all the pleasures Los Angeles has to offer and leave her past behind,” the source writes. “But things will get complicated when her new partner, Nancy McKenna, learns that Syd’s unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a greater personal secret.”

Union is among the project’s executive producers.

The Blacklist” writers-producers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier are penning the script. No word on who will direct the pilot.

Being Mary Jane” debuted on Bet in 2013. The drama follows an Atlanta-based TV news anchor. “Being Mary Jane’s” Season 4 finale aired in September. A fifth season isn’t happening, but the show will conclude with a two-hour movie that’ll serve as a series finale. It will air in 2018.

Union’s other credits include the “Think Like a Man” franchise, “Bring It On,” and “10 Things I Hate About You.” She’s currently filming “Breaking In,” a home-invasion thriller she’s starring in and producing. This October she released her first book, “We’re Going to Need More Wine.” The best-selling collection of essays touches on her experiences growing up in a predominantly white California suburb, her decades-long career in Hollywood, and her struggles with infertility.

Gabrielle Union to Topline “Bad Boys” TV Spinoff was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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This Is Us Recap: Trick or Bittersweet

This Is Us Recap: Trick or Bittersweet
Need to catch up? Check out the previous This Is Us recap here.

This Is UsHalloween episode contains a flashback to when The Big Three were twentysomethings. And that’s apt on this Halloween evening, because in the years between teenhood and settled-adulthood, Kate, Kevin and (to some degree) Randall are a horror show.

During various time periods contained within the hour, we watch Tessa’s momentous entry into the world (via Randall and Beth’s living room), Rebecca’s first overture from Miguel, Randall’s realization of how he came to be a Pearson and Kate’s unsuccessful
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Bad Boys TV spinoff starring Gabrielle Union gets locked n loaded at NBC

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* Cue Inner Circle's "Bad Boys" track * Earlier today, Deadline Hollywood exclusively reported that a Bad Boys spinoff TV series project starring Gabrielle Union has been secured by NBC, with a pilot production commitment. The deal comes after several networks vied against one another for the rights to the buddy cop-related action comedy. The spinoff TV series will focus... Read More...
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This Is Us: Kevin Spacey Reference Removed From Tonight's Episode

This Is Us: Kevin Spacey Reference Removed From Tonight's Episode
In light of the recent sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey, This Is Us has chosen to edit tonight’s episode to remove a line referring to the embattled actor, TVLine has learned.

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The hour, titled “The 20s,” features a flashback to the year 2008. Struggling actor Kevin is having a hard time trying to find work, which makes the news that his roommate has nailed down a gig all the more bitter.

In a version of the episode made available to press ahead of airtime, the roommate specifically
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A Bad Boys Spin-Off Starring Gabrielle Union Is Headed Your Way

Prep those tailfeathers for a celebratory shaking! A Bad Boys spin-off series starring Gabrielle Union is in the works at NBC.

The network has committed to a pilot for the untitled project, Deadline reports. The series centers on Sydney Burnett, who we first met in 2003's Bad Boys II as Marcus

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DJ Quik Says He'll Work With Lonzo Ball If He Can Actually Rap

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[[tmz:video id="0_5nhjya45"]] Classic good news/bad news situation for Lonzo Ball ... good news is that one of the greatest producers in hip-hop history says he's totally down to work with Ball. Bad news is that this guy ... DJ Quik ... says he'll only do so if Ball can really rap, saying he hasn't heard Lonzo's rhymes yet, and isn't sure about his skills. You gotta remember, Quik has worked with Jay-z, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and every other rap legend around,
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Bad Boys TV Spinoff Lands NBC Pilot Order, Stars Gabrielle Union

Bad Boys TV Spinoff Lands NBC Pilot Order, Stars Gabrielle Union
NBC has booked a date with Bad Boys‘ main girl, giving a pilot production commitment to a Gabrielle Union-led TV spinoff of the Will Smith/Martin Lawrence franchise films.

In 2003’s Bad Boys II, Union played Special Agent Syd Burnett, the sister of Lawrence’s Marcus and love interest of Smith’s Mike. Per our sister site Deadline, Syd, who was last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, now is an Lapd detective whose world get complicated when a new partner, Nancy McKenna, learns that Syd’s pleasures-seeking lifestyle might be masking a big secret.

Union’s
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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Show Off Their Moves While Dressed as Milli Vanilli for Halloween -- Watch!

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Show Off Their Moves While Dressed as Milli Vanilli for Halloween -- Watch!
There’s no dancing with a devil this Halloween for Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade.

The couple instead dressed up as R&B duo Milli Vanilli and nailed it with their on-point jackets, dreadlock wigs and moves!

After containing their giggles, the 45-year-old actress and 35-year-old basketballer, pulled their best actions for the act’s 1988 hit, “Girl You Know It’s True,” while clutching GRAMMYs.

“Lost rehearsal footage of Milli Vanilli,” Union captioned a clip of the fun on Twitter.

Exclusive: Gabrielle Union Gets Candid About Sexual Assault, Her Prenup Negotiations With Dwyane Wade

Wade also shared the video, humorously adding, “But I got All the tapes.”

Union recently opened up to Et about her marriage and prenup agreement -- check out the video below.

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'Bad Boys' Spinoff Starring Gabrielle Union Lands at NBC

Bad Boys is coming to NBC.

A spinoff TV series of the Will Smith-Martin Lawrence films has landed at the network with a pilot production commitment, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Gabrielle Union is set to topline the project, reprising her role from the second film.

In the TV adaptation, Union's Syd Burnett is now an Lapd detective and can pursue all the pleasures Los Angeles has to offer and leave her past behind. But things will get complicated when her new partner, Nancy McKenna, learns that Syd’s unapologetic lifestyle may be masking a greater personal secret.

The Blacklist writers Brandon Sonnier and Brandon...
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