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The Latest: Rashida Jones denies report about Pixar chief

The Latest on allegations against Pixar co-founder John Lasseter that have led him to take a leave of absence (all times local):

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Rashida Jones is denying a report that she quit working on "Toy Story 4" because of unwanted advances by Pixar co-founder John Lasseter.

Jones and her writing partner Will McCormack say in a statement first released to The New York Times on Tuesday that they left the company because of creative and philosophical differences. Their statement called on Pixar to do more to hire women and people of color for creative positions, including as directors.

The statement came hours after the trade magazine The Hollywood Reporter reported that Lasseter made an "unwanted advance" toward Jones. Lasseter announced Tuesday he was taking a sabbatical in a vaguely-worded memo that cited "missteps" with employees.

The statement from Jones and McCormack says "The Hollywood Reporter" does not speak for them. It applauded unnamed sources included in the Reporter's story who told the trade magazine Lasseter's actions made them uncomfortable.

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Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter is taking a six-month leave of absence citing "missteps" with employees.

In a vaguely-worded memo obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday, Lasseter says he knows he has made some employees feel disrespected and uncomfortable. He apologized to anyone who has received an unwanted hug or gesture and to those he has "let down."

A Disney spokesperson says the company is committed to maintaining a respectful work environment and fully supports Lasseter's sabbatical.

Lasseter is known for directing films like "Toy Story" and "Cars" and has produced every Pixar feature since "Monster's, Inc." He has been the chief creative officer for Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios since 2006, overseeing hits like "Frozen" and "Moana."

Pixar's "Coco" hits theaters Thanksgiving Day.

Photos: Notable deaths 2017

Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, died Tuesday at age 67.

Cassidy, who announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with dementia, died surrounded by his family, a family statement released by publicist JoAnn Geffen said. No further details were immediately available, but Geffen said on Saturday that Cassidy was in a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, hospital suffering from organ failure.

"David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long," the statement said. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years."

"The Partridge Family" aired from 1970-74 and was a fictional variation of the '60s performers the Cowsills, intended at first as a vehicle for Shirley Jones, the Oscar winning actress and Cassidy's stepmother. Jones played Shirley Partridge, a widow with five children with whom she forms a popular act that travels on a psychedelic bus. The cast also featured Cassidy as eldest son and family heartthrob Keith Partridge; Susan Dey, later of "L.A. Law" fame, as sibling Laurie Partridge and Danny Bonaduce as sibling Danny Partridge.

It was an era for singing families — the Osmonds, the Jacksons. "The Partridge Family" never cracked the top 10 in TV ratings, but the recordings under their name, mostly featuring Cassidy, Jones and session players, produced real-life musical hits and made Cassidy a real-life musical superstar. The Partridges' best known song, "I Think I Love You," spent three weeks on top of the Billboard chart at a time when other hit singles included James Taylor's "Fire and Rain" and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' "The Tears of a Clown." The group also reached the top 10 with "I'll Meet You Halfway" and "Doesn't Somebody Want to be Wanted" and Cassidy had a solo hit with "Cherish."

"In two years, David Cassidy has swept hurricane-like into the pre-pubescent lives of millions of American girls," Rolling Stone magazine noted in 1972. "Leaving: six and a half million long-playing albums and singles; 44 television programs; David Cassidy lunch boxes; David Cassidy bubble gum; David Cassidy coloring books and David Cassidy pens; not to mention several millions of teen magazines, wall stickers, love beads, posters and photo albums."

Cassidy's appeal faded after the show went off the air, although he continued to tour, record and act over the next 40 years, his albums including "Romance" and the awkwardly titled "Didn't You Used To Be?" He had a hit with "I Write the Songs" before Barry Manilow's chart-topping version and success overseas with "The Last Kiss," featuring backing vocals from Cassidy admirer George Michael. He made occasional stage and television appearances, including an Emmy-nominated performance on "Police Story."

Meanwhile, "The Partridge Family" remained popular in re-runs and Cassidy, who kept his dark bangs and boyish appearance well into middle age, frequently turned up for reunions and spoke often about his early success.

"So many people come up to me and talk to me about the impact it (the show) had," he told Arsenio Hall in 1990.

Even while "The Partridge Family" was still in primetime, Cassidy worried that he was mistaken for the wholesome character he played. He posed naked for Rolling Stone in 1972, when he confided that he had dropped acid as a teenager and smoked pot in front of the magazine's reporter as he watched an episode of "The Partridge Family" and mocked his own acting. Cassidy maintained an exhausting schedule during the show's run, filming during the week and performing live shows over the weekend, but had plenty of time to indulge himself. In the memoir "Could It Be Forever," he wrote of his prolific sex life and of rejecting Dey's advances because she lacked the "slutty aspect of a female that I always found so attractive."

Cassidy would endure personal and financial troubles. He was married and divorced three times, battled alcoholism, was arrested for drunk driving and in 2015 filed for bankruptcy. Cassidy had two children, musician Beau Cassidy and actress Katie Cassidy, with whom he acknowledged having a distant relationship.

"I wasn't her father. I was her biological father but I didn't raise her," he told People magazine in 2017. "She has a completely different life."

Cassidy himself was estranged from his father. Born in New York City in 1950, he was the son of actors Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward and half-brother of entertainer Shaun Cassidy. David Cassidy's parents split up when he was 5 and he would long express regret about Jack Cassidy, who soon married Shirley Jones, being mostly absent from his life. David Cassidy stayed with his mother and by the early 1960s had moved to Los Angeles.

Kicked out of high school for truancy, David Cassidy dreamed of becoming an actor and had made appearances on "Bonanza," ''Ironside" and other programs before producers at ABC television asked him to audition for "The Partridge Family," unaware that he could sing and intending at first to have him mime songs to someone else's voice. Cassidy, who only learned during tryouts that Jones would play his mother, worried that Keith Partridge would be a "real comedown" from his previous roles.

"I mean, how much could an actor do with a line like, 'Hi, Mom, I'm home from school,' or 'Please pass the milk?'" he wrote in his memoir. "I didn't see how it could do much for me. After all, I wasn't the star of it. Shirley had top billing; I was just one of the kids."

Chrissy Teigen, John Legend expecting second child together

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are expanding their family.

The model and the musician used social media Tuesday to announce they're expecting their second child together.

Teigen posted a video on Instagram that shows the couple's daughter, Luna, with her hands on her mother's stomach. When Teigen asks, "What's in here?" the toddler responds, "Baby."

Legend can be heard laughing in the background.

He linked to the video on Twitter, captioning it with two hearts and two baby emojis.

Teigen also posted a self-portrait on Snapchat of her protruding stomach in a fitted black dress. "Very excited to not have to hide this anymore," she wrote.

Teigen, 31, and Legend, 38, were married in 2013. Luna was born in 2016.

Single mother, actress Jennifer Garner says she "would not have chosen this life"

Actress Jennifer Garner ended her relationship with husband Ben Affleck in 2015, but the actress said she’s still “not interested in dating” other men.

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“I would not have chosen this life for myself or for my kids,” Garner told Australia’s News.com.au.

“I would not choose to be single or be in this position. It’s something that we are working through. I haven’t been on a date and I am not interested in dating. People want to set me up and I am just like, ‘No thank you!’,” she said.

Garner also commented on the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood, which Affleck himself was caught up in when it was revealed that he had clumsily groped an MTV presenter in 2003.

“We can’t lump all men into [the same category],” she said. “We can’t just assume that every man has done something awful or that every man is guilty; due process is important and has to take place.”

>> Related: Ben Affleck might be hanging up his Batman cape and the internet is suggesting some interesting replacements

Garner and Affleck separated in June 2015 after 10 years of marriage — although the divorce was not officially finalized until 2017. No specific reason was given for the split, but multiple reports of Affleck’s infidelity began to emerge in the aftermath, one of which claimed Affleck had been having an affair with the nanny of their three children, Christine Ouzounian — an allegation Affleck denied.

Another accusation alleged that Affleck and his current partner, “Saturday Night Live” producer Lindsay Shookus, started seeing each other long before they became official and while they were still married to their respective spouses.

>> Related: Report: After separation, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner filing for divorce

Garner recently spent a lot of time promoting her latest movie, “The Tribes of Palos Verdes,” which is based on 1998 Joy Nicholson novel. Garner plays a distressed mother whose husband (Justin Kirk) abandons her for another woman shortly after they move to the swanky beach community of Palos Verdes, California, with their two teenage children (played by Maika Monroe and Cody Fern).

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

iBook charts for week ending November 19, 2017 (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher ):

iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books

1. The Midnight Line by Lee Child - 9780399593499 - (Random House Publishing Group)

2. End Game by David Baldacci - 9781455586639 - (Grand Central Publishing)

3. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles - 9781101517062 - (Penguin Publishing Group)

4. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham - 9780385541183 - (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

5. Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson - 9780765399830 - (Tom Doherty Associates)

6. Origin by Dan Brown - 9780385542692 - (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

7. Wonder by R. J. Palacio - 9780375899881 - (Random House Children's Books)

8. Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich - 9780399179204 - (Penguin Publishing Group)

9. Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly - 9780316225915 - (Little, Brown and Company)

10.Sweet Little Memories by Abbi Glines - No ISBN Available - (Abbi Glines Publishing)

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'Saturday Night Live' women defend Sen. Al Franken after groping allegations

More than 30 women who worked with Sen. Al Franken on “Saturday Night Live,” defended the embattled lawmaker in an open later Tuesday, writing that while working with him “not one of us ever experienced any inappropriate behavior.”

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The women, including former SNL cast members Jane Curtin and Laraine Newman, writers and producers, wrote that they felt “compelled to stand up for Al Franken” in the wake of allegations that he forced himself on Los Angeles news anchor Leeann Tweeden in 2006.

Franken apologized after Tweeden made her allegations public last week in a blog post for KABC.

>> Related: Sen. Al Franken accused of kissing, groping news anchor without consent

“What Al did was stupid and foolish, and we think it was appropriate for him to apologize to Ms. Tweeden, and to the public,” the letter said.

“In our experience, we know Al as a devoted and dedicated family man, a wonderful comedic performer, and an honorable public servant. That is why we are moved to quickly and directly affirm that after years of working with him, we would like to acknowledge that not one of us ever experienced any inappropriate behavior; and mention our sincere appreciation that he treated each of us with the utmost respect and regard.”

Franken worked on “Saturday Night Live” as a writer and a featured player from 1977 to 1980 and from 1988 to 1995.

Tweeden said last week that she was forcibly kissed by Franken, who was a radio host for Air America at the time, and groped in her sleep during a USO tour in 2006. She shared an image of herself sleeping as Franken’s hands hovered over her chest as evidence of the incident.

Franken apologized and called for an ethics investigation into the incident.

"I don't know what was in my head when I took that picture, and it doesn't matter," Franken said in a statement released Thursday. "There's no excuse. I look at it now and I feel disgusted with myself. It isn't funny. It's completely inappropriate. It's obvious how Leeann would feel violated by that picture."

A second woman came forward Monday, accusing Franken of groping her as they posed for a photo at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair.

>> Related: Sen. Al Franken accused of groping woman in 2010

Lindsay Menz told CNN that Franken, “pulled me in really close, like awkward close, and as my husband took the picture, (Franken) put his hand full-fledged on my rear.”

In a statement to CNN, Franken said he didn’t remember taking the photo but that he felt “badly that Ms. Menz came away from our interaction feeling disrespected.”

The Eagles announce 2018 tour with Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, Chris Stapleton

The Eagles are going on tour two years after the death of co-founder Glenn Frey.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the band has announced stadium tour dates for 2018, beginning with a Chicago stop March 14.

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will join The Eagles for four of the eight announced dates so far, Rolling Stone reported. Chris Stapleton will open the band’s June 23 show in Philadelphia. James Taylor and his All-Star Band will open two dates -- July 26 in Washington and July 28 in Minneapolis.

Related: Photos: Glenn Frey through the years

Deacon Frey will fill in his late father’s spot in the band as he joins Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit and country music icon Vince Gill on tour. In June, it was announced that Gill and Frey would share vocal duties on songs Glenn Frey once led.

Related: The Eagles to tour despite Glenn Frey’s death

Most tickets go on sale Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. local time. More information on tour dates and ticket options can be found at The Eagles website.

The 2018 tour dates announcced so far can be seen below.

March 14 in Chicago at United Center 

March 23 in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena 

April 14 in Orlando, Florida, at Camping World Stadium with Jimmy Buffett

April 21 in Miami at Hard Rock Stadium with Jimmy Buffett 

May 10 in Vancouver at Rogers Arena 

June 23 in Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium with Chris Stapleton 

June 28 in Denver at Coors Field with Jimmy Buffett 

June 30 in Minneapolis at Target Field with Jimmy Buffett 

July 15 in Toronto at Air Canada Centre 

July 20 in Boston at TD Garden 

July 26 in Washington at Nationals Park with James Taylor) 

July 28 in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park with James Taylor

Chrissy Teigen pregnant with second child with John Legend

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are going to be parents again.

Teigen announced the happy news in an Instagram video posted Tuesday. People reported Teigen can be hearing asking her daughter, “Luna, what’s in here?” The future big sister pointed to her belly and said, “Baby!”

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She captioned the post with, “It’s John’s!” referring to her singer songwriter husband.

The former model and “Lip Sync Battle” co-host has wanted a second child for quite some time. Already parents to the 19-month-old, Teigen said in an August interview with Cosmopolitan magazine that she and John would be trying for baby No. 2. via in vitro fertilization. It’s the same process in which they welcomed Luna.

“We’re going to try to have a child ... We’re going to have to do something super hard, which is the IVF process, all over again,” she told the publication.

Comments quickly flooded the cookbook author’s post with congratulations.

Legend and Teigen married in 2013.

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending November 19, 2017:

iTunes Movies US Charts:

1. Atomic Blonde

2. Wind River (2017)

3. Spider-Man: Homecoming

4. Logan Lucky

5. Wonder Woman (2017)

6. Cars 3

7. Baby Driver

8. Girls Trip

9. War for the Planet of the Apes

10. The Hitman's Bodyguard

iTunes Movies US Charts — Independent:

1. Wind River (2017)

2. Band Aid

3. Kedi

4. Sweet Virginia

5. Almost Friends

6. The Trip to Spain

7. Pilgrimage

8. Gilbert

9. Columbus

10. Bushwick

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Disney Animation, Pixar chief John Lasseter taking leave

Just days before Pixar's "Coco" is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence citing "missteps" with employees.

The boisterous, Hawaiian shirt-wearing personality behind some of the most beloved children's films of the past 30 years like "Toy Story" is the latest entertainment titan to be exposed for claims of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct in the workplace.

In a vaguely-worded memo obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday, Lasseter says he knows he has made some employees feel disrespected and uncomfortable.

"I deeply apologize if I have let you down. I especially want to apologize to anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of an unwanted hug or any other gesture they felt crossed the line in any way, shape, or form," Lasseter wrote. "No matter how benign my intent, everyone has the right to set their own boundaries and have them respected."

The Hollywood Reporter published a story that said "unwanted advance" toward actress and writer Rashida Jones led to her departure from Pixar, where she had been working on the script for "Toy Story 4."

Jones called that allegation in the Reporter story untrue.

"We did not leave Pixar because of unwanted advances," Jones and her writing partner Will McCormack wrote in a joint statement. "That said, we are happy to see people speaking out about behavior that made them uncomfortable. As for us, we parted ways because of creative and, more importantly, philosophical differences."

A Disney spokesperson says the company is committed to maintaining a respectful work environment and fully supports Lasseter's sabbatical.

Lasseter, 60, is known for directing films like "Toy Story," ''Toy Story 2," ''A Bug's Life" and "Cars," and has produced every Pixar feature since 2001's "Monster's, Inc." He has been the chief creative officer for Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios since 2006, when Disney purchased Pixar, and has overseen the recent Disney Animation renaissance with hits like "Frozen," ''Moana" and "Zootopia," which won the Oscar for best animated feature this year.

Lasseter himself won a special achievement Oscar for "Toy Story" and one for his animated shorts, "Tin Toy," from 1989. He has been recognized for numerous honors, including the Producer's Guild David O. Selznick Achievement Award. But aside from the critical accolades around his work in animation, Lasseter's films are by and large extremely profitable. His Pixar films have earned over $10 billion and, not accounting for inflation, "Frozen" is the ninth highest-grossing film of all time (and No. 1 for animation).

The Reporter story, citing unnamed sources, details a culture in which Lasseter was known to hug, kiss and grope female employees. His well-documented hugs were at one time apparently publicly regarded as a quirk of employment under Lasseter. The Wall Street Journal had even cheekily detailed his proclivity for hugs in a 2011 story and photo spread subtitled "A sampling from among the 48 hugs administered by Pixar chief John Lasseter during the WSJ's daylong adventure with him."

Lasseter said he will use the sabbatical to take better care of himself, recharge and "Ultimately return with the insight and perspective I need to be the leader you deserve." He told employees he looks forward to working together again in the new year.

The statement from Jones and McCormack called on Pixar to do more to promote the creative voices of women and people of color, including in directing roles.

"There is so much talent at Pixar and we remain enormous fans of their films. But it is also a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice, as is demonstrated by their director demographics: out of the 20 films in the company's history, only one was co-directed by a woman and only one was directed by a person of color," the statement said. "We encourage Pixar to be leaders in bolstering, hiring, and promoting more diverse and female storytellers and leaders."

Report: Gwyneth Paltrow engaged to TV exec Brad Falchuk after years of dating

Gwyneth Paltrow’s boyfriend of three years, Brad Falchuk, has proposed to his actress girlfriend, Us Weekly reports.

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Citing multiple unnamed sources, the publication reported the engagement was more a matter of when than if.

“They both knew it would happen, but it wasn’t a big thing to them because they were both in long marriages before. There wasn’t a rush,” one source revealed.

Paltrow and Falchuck met on the set of “Glee” in 2014. Falchuk, 46, was co-creator and executive producer of the former Fox show, and Paltrow had a reoccurring role as substitute teacher, Holly Holliday.

According to Us Weekly, the pair revealed their relationship to the public in September 2015 during a premiere of “Scream Queens” -- another of Falchuk’s projects.

“I think she just supports everything I do, thankfully,” Falchuk said of his now-fiancee at the time.

Paltrow, 45, made headlines in 2014 when she announced her divorce from Coldplay’s Chris Martin after 10 years of marriage. While the divorce was surprising to many, it was what Paltrow called the separation that had people scratching their heads. Their statement on Paltrow’s lifestyle site Goop read, in part, “We have always conducted our relationship privately and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and co-parent, we will be able to continue in the same manner.”

RELATED: Gwyneth Paltrow dished about how leaving the world of Hollywood to start Goop was the best decision of her life

“Conscious uncoupling” became a meme of it’s own, which Paltrow would eventually grow to regret. The pair are still amicable and co-parent son, Moses, 11, and daughter Apple, 13.

Falchuk also shares two kids, Isabella and Brody, with ex-wife and TV producer Suzanne Falchuk.

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Nielsen's top programs for Nov. 13-19

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 13-19. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

1. NFL Football: Philadelphia at Dallas, NBC, 21.06 million.

2. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 15.31 million.

3. NFL Thursday Night Football: Tennessee at Pittsburgh, NBC, 13.52 million.

4. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 13.44 million.

5. "NCIS," CBS, 13.09 million.

6. "Young Sheldon," CBS, 11.83 million.

7. "60 Minutes," CBS, 11.47 million.

8. Football Night in America, NBC, 11.40 million.

9. "Bull," CBS, 10.36 million.

10. "The Good Doctor," ABC, 10.15 million.

11. "This Is Us," NBC, 10.05 million.

12. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 9.98 million.

13. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 9.90 million.

14. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 9.70 million.

15. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 9.60 million.

16. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 9.25 million.

17. "Hawaii Five-0," CBS, 9.17 million.

18. "American Music Awards," ABC, 9.15 million

19. "Survivor," CBS, 8.85 million.

20. NFL Football: Miami at Carolina, ESPN, 8.81 million.

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Football helped NBC to another ratings touchdown last week

As Thanksgiving approaches, NBC can be thankful for another weekly ratings win, its second in a row.

As with last week, NBC won largely on the strength of two football games. Sunday night's clash between Philadelphia and Dallas was the week's most-watched program, while Thursday's face-off between Tennessee and Pittsburgh ranked third, Nielsen said. Sunday's game was the fourth "Sunday Night Football" so far in this young season to top 20 million viewers.

Three editions of "The Voice" helped NBC as well, ranking 12th, 15th and 22nd, as well as the network's powerhouse drama "This Is Us," ranking 11th.

CBS' freshman comedy "Young Sheldon" (ranked sixth) and ABC's new medical drama "The Good Doctor" (10th) held their status as the cream of the fall crop.

ABC's "American Music Awards" drew 9.15 million viewers to rank 18th.

The week's only premiere was the season kickoff of CBS' sitcom "Man with a Plan," which placed 41st with 5.38 million viewers.

Overall, NBC averaged 8.79 million viewers in prime time. CBS had 7.83 million, ABC had 5.55 million, Fox had 2.72 million, Univision had 1.68 million, the CW had 1.33 million, Telemundo had 1.21 million and ION Television had 1.19 million.

ESPN was the week's most popular cable network, averaging 2.68 million viewers in prime time (and scoring cable's top show, the NFL duel between the Dolphins and the Panthers, seen by 8.81 million viewers). Fox News Channel had 2.27 million and Hallmark had 2.23 million.

ABC's "World News Tonight" continued its winning streak atop the evening news shows, averaging 9.14 million viewers. NBC's "Nightly News" had 8.48 million and the "CBS Evening News" had 6.71 million.

For the week of Nov 13-19, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NFL Football: Philadelphia at Dallas, NBC, 21.06 million; "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 15.31 million; NFL Thursday Night Football: Tennessee at Pittsburgh, NBC, 13.52 million; "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 13.44 million; "NCIS," CBS, 13.09 million; "Young Sheldon," CBS, 11.83 million; "60 Minutes," CBS, 11.47 million; Football Night in America, NBC, 11.40 million; "Bull," CBS, 10.36 million; "The Good Doctor," ABC, 10.15 million.

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‘America’s Next Top Model’ winner Eva Marcille pregnant with second child

Eva Marcille, a former “America’s Next Top Model” winner, actress and friend of the housewives on the latest season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” is pregnant with her second child, People magazine reported Tuesday.

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Marcille, who is also on the current cast of VH1’s “Scared Famous,” moved to Atlanta full-time not too long ago to be with her boyfriend, attorney and former Atlanta mayoral candidate Michael Sterling. This will be their first child together, a son.

She also has a three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Marley Rae, with ex Kevin McCall, a rapper, songwriter, actor and record company executive. 

Marcille was announced as a recurring character on “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but after three episodes, she has yet to appear. Kim Zolciak-Biermann, another recurring cast member, is set to show up this coming Sunday, based on the upcoming trailer.

The reality show airs Sundays at 9 p.m.

'Call Me By Your Name' leads Indie Spirit Award nominations

The romantic coming-of-age film "Call Me By Your Name" has a leading six Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, followed by Jordan Peele's satirical horror "Get Out" and the Robert Pattinson thriller "Good Time" with five nominations each.

Actresses Tessa Thompson and Lily Collins announced the nominees for the 33rd installment of the awards show Tuesday.

Luca Guadagnino's "Call Me By Your Name," a lush romance set in 1980s Italy, was also recognized for directing, cinematography and editing. Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer's received acting nominations for their performances.

Jordan Peele, meanwhile, picked up a directing and screenplay nod for "Get Out," the box office hit and cultural phenomenon that has translated its momentum into awards buzz and nominations. Actor Daniel Kaluuya was nominated for his leading performance as a man visiting his white girlfriend's family in the country.

"Get Out" and "Call Me By Your Name" are competing for Best Feature alongside Sean Baker's "The Florida Project," Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird" and Chloe Zhao's cowboy drama "The Rider."

Oscar hopefuls are sprinkled throughout each category of the awards recognizing achievements in independent film. For the past four years, the Indie Spirit best feature winner matched the Oscar best picture winner, with "12 Years a Slave," ''Birdman," ''Spotlight" and "Moonlight."

Notably Gerwig did not receive a directing nomination for "Lady Bird" but did pick up a screenplay nod. Acting recognition nods were given to Saoirse Ronan (lead) and Laurie Metcalf (supporting).

In addition to Peele and Guadagnino, nominated directors include Baker ("The Florida Project"), Zhao ("The Rider"), Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie ("Good Time") and Jonas Carpignano ("A Ciambra").

In the acting categories, best male lead has Chalamet and Kaluuya up against James Franco for "The Disaster Artist," Pattinson for "Good Time," and Harris Dickinson for "Beach Rats."

Best leading female nominees include Ronan, Margot Robbie for "I, Tonya," Frances McDormand for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," Salma Hayek for "Beatriz at Dinner," Shinobu Terajima for "Oh Lucy!" and Regina Williams for "Life and Nothing More."

Dee Rees' period racial drama "Mudbound" was singled out as the Robert Altman Award winner in recognition of its ensemble cast, including Mary J. Blige, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, and Carey Mulligan, but it did not receive any other nominations.

Film Independent chief Josh Welsh said Tuesday that 40 percent of the nominated filmmakers are people of color.

While the Indie Spirit nominees often overlap with many of the more mainstream awards, the show also puts a spotlight on under-the-radar efforts like "The Rider," and "Beach Rats," and specifically singles out notable first features, like "Menashe," ''Patti Cake$" and "Columbus," and first screenplays like Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon's "The Big Sick."

"The Big Sick" only received one other nomination, for Holly Hunter's supporting performance.

Nominees are chosen by Film Independent, which includes critics, filmmakers, actors, festival programmers, past winners and nominees, and members of its board. Many films with a perceived indie edge are not eligible because their production budgets are too high, like Edgar Wright's "Baby Driver." Film Independent has an eligibility cap of $20 million, but can consider films with higher budgets at the discretion of the nominating committee.

One notable exclusion was Guillermo del Toro's romantic horror "The Shape of Water," which has been considered a major Oscar contender in multiple categories, including its lead Sally Hawkins. Despite being Spirit Awards eligible, "The Shape of Water" received zero nominations.

Winners will be revealed at a March 3 ceremony hosted by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, a day before the Academy Awards. It will air live on IFC.

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Hulu sued for not offering audio service for blind customers

Advocacy groups have sued Hulu in an effort to force the subscription streaming service to provide an audio track that helps people who are blind or visually impaired enjoy TV shows and movies.

The federal lawsuit filed in Boston on Monday asks the court to declare that Hulu's failure to provide services for the blind violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. The groups say Hulu has refused to do so despite repeated requests from advocates and blind customers.

"They want to enjoy Hulu like everyone else in the country," said Meredith Weaver, an attorney with Disability Rights Advocates, which filed the lawsuit on behalf of the American Council of the Blind, Bay State Council of the Blind and a blind Massachusetts couple.

A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles-based Hulu didn't immediately respond to an email Tuesday.

The groups want Hulu to provide audio tracks that describe a scene, facial expressions or actions during a pause in dialogue. The audio track "describes what a sighted person might take for granted and blind or visually impaired person can otherwise only experience through whispers from a sighted companion," the lawsuit says.

The lawsuit also seeks to ensure people who use screen readers can use Hulu's website and applications. Screen readers convey what's seen on a website or apps using audio or braille.

"Movies and television are pillars of American culture," said Kim Charlson, president of the American Council of the Blind. "As delivery of such media transitions to video streaming services, it is critical that these platforms be accessible in order to ensure the inclusion of blind and visually impaired individuals in contemporary society."

Most major movie companies already provide audio description tracks, and audio exists for many TV shows and movies that are available on Hulu, the lawsuit says.

Netflix in 2015 started offering an audio track for the show "Daredevil" that features a blind superhero after fans complained. In a settlement reached last year with the American Council of the Blind and others, Netflix agreed to expand its audio description offering and make its website and mobile apps accessible for people who rely on screen reading software.

The Hulu competitor says it now provides audio description for most its original titles and some other TV shows and movies.

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This story has been corrected to show that the president of the American Council of the Blind is named Kim Charlson, not Kim Charleson.

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Beyonce leads Adele, Taylor Swift as richest woman in music

Beyonce has replaced Taylor Swift on Forbes’ annual list of the world’s richest women in music.

Despite Swift’s record-breaking year, Beyonce is still reaping the benefits of a wildly successful 2016, according to figures pulled by Forbes for its World's Highest-Paid Women In Music list.

The publication looked at pretax income for musicians from June 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017. The list was compiled using data from the RIAA, Pollstar, Nielsen SoundScan and interviews with industry insiders.

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Bringing in $105 million pretax, Beyonce’s earnings largely came from her sixth solo No. 1 album, “Lemonade,” and it’s accompanying Formation World Tour. The tour grossed $250 million.

Second on the list is Adele, whose tour helped her earn $69 million. Taylor Swift is No. 3, earning $44 million. Behind her is Celine Dion at $42 million. Most of her income came from her Las Vegas residency. A newer Vegas residency holder, Jennifer Lopez, comes in at No. 5 on the list. Lopez has earned $38 million from her show and role as a judge and producer on the reality TV competition, “World of Dance.”

Others on the list include Britney Spears, whose ranking largely comes from her own Vegas residency, and Rihanna, whose successful Fenty Beauty line and role as Puma’s creative director has made her millions.

The top ten in Forbes’ list of the world’s highest paid women in music can be read below.

10. Barbra Streisand ($30 million)

9. Katy Perry ($33 million)

8. Britney Spears ($34 million)

7. Rihanna ($36 million)

6. Dolly Parton ($37 million)

5. Jennifer Lopez ($38 million)

4. Celine Dion ($42 million)

3. Taylor Swift  ($44 million)

2. Adele ($69 million)

1. Beyonce ($105 million)

Charlie Rose fired from CBS amid sexual harassment allegations; PBS cuts ties with newsman

Update 1:45 p.m. Nov. 21: PBS announced Tuesday that it is ending its relationship with award-winning journalist Charlie Rose in the wake of allegations that he sexually harassed women working on, or aspiring to work on, his self-titled PBS show.

"In light of yesterday's revelations, PBS has terminated its relationship with Charlie Rose and cancelled distribution of his programs," network officials said Tuesday in a statement. "PBS expects all the producers we work with to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect."

PBS officials had earlier announced that they were pulling his self-titled show after eight women claimed that they were sexually harassed by Rose between the 1990s and 2011. Bloomberg also pulled his show.

Earlier Tuesday, CBS News announced that Rose was being dismissed in light of the allegations.

Rose has apologized for the incidents, but added that he doesn’t “believe that all of these allegations are accurate.”

Update 12:31 p.m. Nov. 21: CBS News has fired Charlie Rose in the wake of allegations that the well-known journalist made unwanted sexual advances and groped women who worked or aspired to work on his self-titled PBS show between the 1990s and 2011.

“Despite Charlie's important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace -- a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work,” CBS News President David Rhodes wrote Tuesday in a memo sent to staff members. “We need to be such a place.”

Eight women told The Washington Post that Rose “made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.”

The women ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters.

Rose apologized for his behavior in a statement on Monday.

"I am greatly embarrassed," he wrote. "I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realized I was mistaken.”

Both PBS and Bloomberg pulled Rose’s self-titled show in the wake of the allegations.

Original report: CBS News and PBS have suspended award-winning journalist Charlie Rose after allegations from eight women that the longtime talk show host and host of “CBS This Morning” sexually harassed them dating back to the 1990s until 2011, according to the Washington Post.

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“Charlie Rose is suspended immediately while we look into this matter. These allegations are extremely disturbing and we take them very seriously,” a CBS  spokesperson said in a written statement, the Post reported.

Rose, 75, made unwanted sexual advances and allegedly groped women who worked on his show “Charlie Rose The Week,” which aired on PBS, but was produced by an independent company, and Bloomberg TV. He’s also accused of appearing naked in front of some of the women.

Both PBS and Bloomberg have pulled his show.

“PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations. We are immediately suspending distribution of ‘Charlie Rose,'” a PBS spokesperson said in a statement, according to the Huffington Post.

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“PBS does not fund this nightly program or supervise its production, but we expect our producers to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect.”

The women involved in the accusations against Rose ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged incidents.

Rose issued an apology on Twitter, calling his behavior “inappropriate .”

“I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken,” he said.

Rose is the latest in a string of powerful men publicly accused of inappropriate behavior toward women over the past three decades, beginning last month with rape accusations and sexual harassment allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

>> Related: 3 women accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape: report

Also on Monday, New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush was suspended after a report that he behaved inappropriately with female journalists.

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