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    • GABRIELLE UNION, NBC REACH SETTLEMENT OVER TOXIC WORKPLACE ALLEGATIONS

      NBC has reached a settlement with the former America's Got Talent judge Gabrielle Union, following her claims of on-set toxic behavior, health violations and racism.

      "We've reached an amicable resolution. NBC Entertainment appreciates the important concerns raised by Gabrielle Union and remains committed to ensuring an inclusive and supportive working environment where people of all backgrounds can be treated with respect," NBC and Union's spokespeople said in a joint statement.

      Union was ousted as judge from the Simon Cowell-produced show, and in May, she claimed it was done as retribution after she complained about Cowell's smoking on-set and systemic racism. In June, she filed a harassment complaint against AGT and NBC. While an internal investigation was never formalized, changes were made in how complaints are reported to HR in the future.

      Breaking her silence to Variety in May, she said: "Do I cave? I didn't feel like myself; I'm shape-shifting to make myself more palatable. I'm contorting myself into something I don't recognize. I had to look at myself and say, ‘Do you want to keep it easy? Or do you want to be you, and stand up?' Because I'm not the only one being poisoned at work."

      Continued Union: "If I can't speak out with the privilege that I have, and the benefits that my husband and I have, what is the point of making it?" Union is married to NBA star Dwyane Wade, and the pair just graced the cover of Time magazine as two of its 100 most influential people of the year.

      "What is the point of having a seat at the table and protecting your privilege when you're not doing s— to help other people? It's absolutely terrifying to speak truth to power about anything. I'm trying not to be terrified, and some days are better than others," she said.

    • MEGHAN MARKLE LOSES LATEST COURT BATTLE

      Meghan Markle has lost her latest court battle in her privacy suit against London's High Court. She and Prince Harry are suing Associated Newspapers over articles they printed, including one that featured portions of a letter she sent to her estranged father Thomas Markle. In her case, she called the letter "private and confidential" and said it "detailed her intimate thoughts and feelings about her father's health and her relationship with him at that time".

      The Mail meanwhile, argues that she had no reasonable expectation of privacy.

      Last week, the paper applied to amend its case, arguing that the pair worked with the authors of Finding Freedom to publish their own version of events on their life before the court case. The book, written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, describes a dysfunctional relationship between Meghan and the press, and at times, the entire royal family. The book is seen by many as sympathetic to the Sussexes, though they have denied working with the authors.

      While Meghan's legal team claimed their allegations were a "conspiracy theory," Judge Francesca Kaye ruled that the paper could amend its case ahead of trial, which is scheduled to begin in January.

      Meanwhile, Meghan is also speaking out after President Donald Trump said he's "not a fan" of hers.

      "The moment that you're able to be liberated from all these other opinions of what you know to be true, then I think it's very easy to live with truth and live with authenticity," Markle told Fortune magazine, for its Most Powerful Women conference. "That's how I choose to move through the world," she added, responding to Fortune's Ellen McGirt asking how a powerful woman who's "had a sitting president take a shot" at her weighs in on important issues of the day.

    • CHRISSY TEIGEN SAYS SHE GOT A 'HUGE CLOT' AFTER HOSPITAL TRANSFUSIONS

      Chrissy Teigen has undergone multiple blood transfusions after being hospitalized for pregnancy complications. The 34-year-old model and cookbook author is expecting her third child with husband John Legend, and was put on bed rest before being hospitalized.

      On Tuesday, she shared an update with fans on Twitter: "Just had a really scary morning 😩 huge clot, almost save-worthy. The scramble to hear the heartbeat seemed like hours. I never thought I'd relief sigh so much in my liiiiife."

      She spoke out on transfusions too. "I got some blood from somebody. So if you donate blood, it goes to actual people, people that might be me," the mother of two shared. "I kind of feel like I definitely have somebody else inside me right now, which is an odd feeling to have."

      Teigen joked: "There's so many people out there who would be so mad if they got my blood. Like some hardcore MAGA person would be like, 'Ew, this is Chrissy's blood. Nooooo!'"

    • NAYA RIVERA'S SISTER RESPONDS TO CRITICS WHO QUESTION HER FOR LIVING WITH RYAN DORSEY

      Naya Rivera's sister Nickayla is showing up for her family, and not trolls on Instagram. The 25-year-old's decision to move in with her late sister's ex Ryan Dorsey, to help him raise her nephew Josey, has been questioned on social media.

      In response, she said on IG Story: "In the darkest time of my life, the only thing that is important is my friends & family. Showing up for my nephew even though I can't show up for myself."

      Nickayla, Ryan and his parents are raising the 5-year-old Josey together, after Naya drowned in Lake Piru at age 33 on July 8th. Josey was found safe on their rented boat hours later.

    • WHY JENNIFER ANISTON ALMOST QUIT ACTING

      While Jennifer Aniston has had a wildly successful career for almost three decades in Hollywood, most recently in Apple+'s The Morning Show, she almost walked away.

      Aniston spoke on about on the SmartLess podcast, in a talk with co-hosts Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett. "I would have to say the last two years that has crossed my mind," she answered, "which it never did before."

      An "unprepared project," she revealed, "sucked the life out of me."

      "I don't know if this is what interests me," she recalled thinking.

      So what would her runner's up career be? Interior design. "I love it. It's my happy place. It's really a happy place for me."

      Looking back, she also revealed her favorite project. "I loved, well, obviously Friends. That's a no brainer...I would have to say that would be number one."

      And a favorite co-star. I always love shooting with Adam Sandler. Just Go With It was super fun. We've known each other since we were 19." The two also co-starred in Murder Mystery and have another project together coming up.

    • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

      NICKI CLYNE DEFENDS NXIVM: Battlestar Galactica star Nicki Clyne defended herself and wife Allison Mack's devotion to the sex cult NXIVM. Speaking to CBS' The Morning, she said: "It's very unfortunate the way that the word NXIVM has been applied and is now synonymous with the term sexual cult, which I don't even know how to define what that is." Keith Raniere was convicted on a number of charges in 2019, including launching a master-slave sex group where women were allegedly forced to have sex with him, go on restrictive diets and have his initials branded into their skin. He is awaiting sentencing behind bars. Clyne has not been charged with a crime; Mack has pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges.

      SHANNEN DOHERTY IS HERE: The 49-year-old Shannen Doherty is not giving up, despite the resurgence of breast cancer. She tells Elle of her battle with stage 4 cancer: "There are things I need to say to my mom Rosa. I want my husband Kurt Iswarienko to know what he's meant to me." She adds: "But whenever it comes time for me to do it, it feels so final. It feels like you're signing off, and I'm not signing off," she says. "I feel like I'm a very, very healthy human being. It's hard to wrap up your affairs when you feel like you're going to live another 10 or 15 years."

      THE CROWN REVEALS FIRST LOOKS: Fans are getting their first looks at Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in Netflix's The Crown. The fourth season of the hit drama returns November 15th, and will also feature Queen Elizabeth II, played by Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter's Princess Margaret.

      ROBERT PATTINSON RECOGNIZES POTENTIAL BATMAN FAILURE: Robert Pattinson has signed on the play the Dark Knight in a trilogy of new Batman movies, and he know there is a definite possibility it won't work out as planned. He told Total Film Magazine: ″There's a slightly different feeling when you know loads and loads of people are going to watch something you're working on. I weirdly enjoyed it during Twilight, the idea that you can mess it up. I guess I felt confident. I wanted to be on the big stage." He added: ″One of the things that are interesting is learning how to be Batman. It's a criminological experiment. He's trying to figure out what he can do to change this place. He's seeing he's not having any of the effect he wants to have. That's when the murders start to happen ... and it opens up a whole new world of corruption. Without being an origin tale, it ends up touching on his origins.″

      KHLOE KARDASHIAN DRAGGED FOR BEYONCE-ESQUE PICTURE: Khloe Kardashian was trending social media yesterday (September 29th) after posting picture that many thought resembled Beyonce. Khloe posted a photo for her new partnership with Ipsy and the Beyhive immediately accused her of Blackface. One person wrote, "Someone please tell me why Khloe Kardashian is doing Beyonce cosplay." Another person wrote, "Be Beyonce or die trying."

    • INDUSTRY NEWS

      PALEYFEST LINEUP REVEALED: The Paley Center revealed the lineup for its 14th annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Tuesday. Among the shows debuting are Netflix's Emily in Paris, HBO's We Are Who We Are and Hulu's Monsterland. "We're thrilled to present this incredible lineup of programs that feature everything from comedy to drama, romance and intrigue, politics, and even space travel," said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center's President & CEO. "We are so fortunate to have the support of Citi, and to welcome Verizon, who will exclusively distribute the festival on their Yahoo Entertainment channel, ensuring a global television audience will have the opportunity to view these entertaining and enlightening conversations with some of the most talented and creative names in television." Previews start Friday at 8 pm and can be viewed on Verizon's Yahoo Entertainment channel.

      D23 DELAYED: Disney has delayed its next D23 Expo to September 9-11, 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The most recent D23 expo happened in August of 2019, and talent like Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jamie Foxx, Tom Holland, Chris Pratt and the cast of Eternals were trotted out for avid fans.

      DISNEY+ LAUNCHES CO-VIEWING FEATURE: Disney+ is launching GroupWatch, which allows up to seven people watch the same title together, even if they're in different places. "If we had launched this as a web extension, out of our 60 million subscribers, it would have been a drop in the bucket that would ever use the product," says Jerrell Jimerson, senior vp product management for Disney+. "The vast majority of our viewing happens on televisions."

      NEW ORDER SNAGGED BY NEON: Venice Grand Jury winner New Order has been snapped up by Neon. Michael Franco's dystopian flick is set in Mexico City and follows a powerful family preparing for a wedding when a former employee enters the scene needing help. The cast includes Naian González Norvind, Darío Yazbek Bernal, Lisa Owen, Fernando Cuautle and Mónica Del Carmen.