LOGAN PAUL RETURNS TO YOUTUBE: Logan Paul is back after taking a break from YouTube following the severe backlash he received for posting a video that included the body of a suicide victim. (He later deleted the video, apologized and created a suicide PSA). His first post-controversy post shows him dressed as a bearded man who has washed up on shore. "The maverick Logan Paul, showing his face for the first time after the disgraced YouTuber has been spotted across the country - hiding his face from paparazzi and seen swallowing his tears on social media like a little baby," a narrator intones. "Yo, hold up - disgrace? What you mean disgrace, boy? I took a break," Paul breaks in. "Besides, I'm still lit as f-. What other YouTuber can take a three-week break and still get a million subscribers?" He went on to say that he was not "going to try to ignore" the scandal. Besides, he said: "Crucify me, vilify me, and I can promise you one thing, guys - I'm not going anywhere."
VINCENT CIRRINCIONE SHUTTERS COMPANY: In the wake of sexual harassment allegations made by nine women against him, veteran Hollywood talent manager Vincent Cirrincione is closing his titular company. "In the best interests of his clients Vincent Cirrincione has closed down his management company," a rep for the company told Deadline in a statement. His biggest clients, including Taraji P. Henson and Julie Benz, already dropped him as a client.
HUGH GRANT SETTLES HACKING CASE: Hugh Grant has reportedly been awarded a six-figure settlement in his phone-hacking lawsuit against Mirror Group Newspapers in London. Grant will donate the money to Hacked Off, an advocacy group. In a statement after the verdict, Grant said: “A number of its senior employees, including executives, editors and journalists, condoned, encouraged or actively turned a blind eye to the widespread culture of unlawful information-gathering activities at all three of its newspapers for many years and actively sought to conceal its wrongdoing from its many victims of intrusion.” Grant's lawyers argued that his voicemails were hacked between 1998 and 2009.
SARAH SILVERMAN AND MICHAEL SHEEN ARE DONE: After nearly four years of dating, Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen are going their separate ways. The Grammy-nominated Silverman told her Twitter followers: “The great @michaelsheen & I consciously uncoupled over Christmas. I mean, not ‘over Christmas’ – like that wasn’t the fight that ended it. No fight. We just live in different countries & it got hard. Felt we should just tell y’all so u stop askin, ‘How’s Michael/How’s Sarah?'”
AMBER HEARD ORDERED TO PAY $7K FOR MISSION DEPO: Amber Heard has been ordered to pay $6,850 for skipping a scheduled deposition in Chris Hanley's case against her. The deposition was over whether she fulfilled her obligations for the film London Fields, Page Six reports. (She allegedly refused to film nude scenes and promote the film). Heard claims the filmmakers shot "pornographic" sex scenes with a body double, but made it look like her. The suit is worth $10 million.
NATALIE PORTMAN SAYS SHE HAS '100 STORIES' OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT: The Oscar and Golden Globe-winning Natalie Portman tells Porter Magazine that she has "100 stories" of being sexually harassed in Hollywood, but only realized the full extent of the problem in light of the recent Time's Up and #MeToo initiatives. Portman says: "I went from thinking, 'I don’t have a story' to 'Oh, wait, I have 100 stories.' And I think a lot of people are having these reckonings with themselves, of things that we just took for granted as like, this is part of the process."
KRIS JENNER BREAKS CHRISSY TEIGEN'S TABLE: Whoops! As Kylie Jenner's baby news took over the internet, her momager Kris Jenner was whooping it up over at Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's house, watching the big game. But it looks like Jenner may have had a little too much fun. Teigen shared a shot of a broken brown table on Snapchat, explaining that Jenner fell into it. She also showed a shot of the 62-year-old icing her arm after the incident. Very extremely valuable right now. If anyone is willing to make a bid on this we’re willing to let it go," Kris quipped.
ACTOR JOHN MAHONEY, 'FRASIER'S' MARTIN CRANE, DIES: John Mahoney, a prolific actor best known for playing the curmudgeonly father on Frasier (1993-2004), died in Chicago on Sunday. He was 77 and had been in hospice care. Mahoney, who moved to the U.S. from his native England at age 19, quit his job as a medical magazine editor and started acting full-time in his late 30s at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, after meeting cofounder John Malkovich in 1977. Along with his stage career, Mahoney's film credits include Moonstruck, The American President, In the line of Fire, Tin Men, Reality Bites, and Say Anything. Mahoney's awards include a Tony and a SAG Award, along with two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations.
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