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PBS Announces One-Hour Special Honoring Robin Williams

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — PBS announced on Thursday that it would release an hour-long special remembering the late Robin Williams on DVD later this year.

Available Dec. 2, Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of Television Special will include the comedian’s last full-length television interview and never-before-seen footage of his comments on life and work. There will also be tributes by those who knew and worked with him and clips from his iconic moments.

Among the celebrities interviewed for the program are Pam Dawber, Williams’ Mork & Mindy co-star, Henry Winkler, Yakov Smirnoff, Louie Anderson, and Whoopi Goldberg.

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Why Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler and Other Stars Are Wearing Lena Dunham’s Shirt

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Lena Dunham has always been outspoken on the subject of women’s reproductive rights.

Now, she’s enlisting the help of her A-list pals to spread the word about Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s Women Are Watching Campaign, an initiative aimed to encourage women to vote for politicians who support that cause.

“We hear a lot about how apathetic our millennial youth are, but that just hasn’t been my experience. My friends, as well as the young women I met on my book tour who are friends now too, have so much joy, anger, hunger for change,” the actress told Glamour magazine. “I want us to show up at the polls in record numbers, to show that we won’t stand for attacks on women and their rights, that we recognize our power to shape the future.”

So, Dunham, 28, teamed up with Planned Parenthood to design a T-shirt that reads, “Lena [Hearts] Planned Parenthood,” to promote the campaign. It’s currently on sale for $25 online. The Not That Kind of Girl author has posted photos of her famous friends wearing it too. Here are a handful, below.

Mindy Kaling

Ellen Page

More bold brave models tomorrow… But dream of Ellen Page tonight:

A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:12pm PDT

Sara Bareilles

Oh lord it’s Sara Bareilles… #womenarewatching #weheartplannedparenthood

A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:21am PDT

Gabrielle Union

Is there anything fiercer than @gabunion ? #womenarewatching #weheartplannedparenthood

A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:24am PDT

Amy Poehler

The angel known as Knope #amypoehler #womenarewatching #weheartplannedparenthood

Una foto publicada por Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) el Oct 10, 2014 at 5:26 PDT


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Why Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler and Other Stars Are Wearing Lena Dunham’s Shirt

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Lena Dunham has always been outspoken on the subject of women’s reproductive rights.

Now, she’s enlisting the help of her A-list pals to spread the word about Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s Women Are Watching Campaign, an initiative aimed to encourage women to vote for politicians who support that cause.

“We hear a lot about how apathetic our millennial youth are, but that just hasn’t been my experience. My friends, as well as the young women I met on my book tour who are friends now too, have so much joy, anger, hunger for change,” the actress told Glamour magazine. “I want us to show up at the polls in record numbers, to show that we won’t stand for attacks on women and their rights, that we recognize our power to shape the future.”

So, Dunham, 28, teamed up with Planned Parenthood to design a T-shirt that reads, “Lena [Hearts] Planned Parenthood,” to promote the campaign. It’s currently on sale for $25 online. The Not That Kind of Girl author has posted photos of her famous friends wearing it too. Here are a handful, below.

Mindy Kaling

Ellen Page

More bold brave models tomorrow… But dream of Ellen Page tonight:

A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:12pm PDT

Sara Bareilles

Oh lord it’s Sara Bareilles… #womenarewatching #weheartplannedparenthood

A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:21am PDT

Gabrielle Union

Is there anything fiercer than @gabunion ? #womenarewatching #weheartplannedparenthood

A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:24am PDT

Amy Poehler

The angel known as Knope #amypoehler #womenarewatching #weheartplannedparenthood

Una foto publicada por Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) el Oct 10, 2014 at 5:26 PDT


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PBS Announces One-Hour Special Honoring Robin Williams

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — PBS announced on Thursday that it would release an hour-long special remembering the late Robin Williams on DVD later this year.

Available Dec. 2, Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of Television Special will include the comedian’s last full-length television interview and never-before-seen footage of his comments on life and work. There will also be tributes by those who knew and worked with him and clips from his iconic moments.

Among the celebrities interviewed for the program are Pam Dawber, Williams’ Mork & Mindy co-star, Henry Winkler, Yakov Smirnoff, Louie Anderson, and Whoopi Goldberg.

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Look Who’s Coming to “American Horror Story”

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — American Horror Story fans got their first look Wednesday at Matt Bomer, who joins the fourth season of FX’s anthology series.

Bomer doesn’t make his debut until next Wednesday’s episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show, which premiered earlier this month. But Out magazine got an exclusive first peek at his character.

The 37-year-old actor strikes an all-American pose with slicked hair and a leather jacket for this season’s storyline, which is set in the 1950s and centers on a “troupe of curiosities.”

Creator Ryan Murphy, who worked with Bomer on HBOs The Normal Heart, told The Hollywood Reporter that something “horrible and dastardly” happens in Bomer’s episode.

Without giving away any details, Murphy said Bomer has a seven-page scene with Michael Chiklis that the director called “maybe one of the most disturbing things we’ve ever done and a true horror scene.”

Neil Patrick Harris is also joining the freak show. TVLine confirmed that the How I Met Your Mother alum will appear at the tail end of the season.

In addition, Harris’ real-life husband, David Burtka, is set to guest-star on the anthology hit, making this something of a family affair.

After Harris, a fan of the show, expressed his desire for a guest gig, Murphy has been busy working on something for him.

“He’s game; he had very specific ideas about what he wanted to do and I have specific ideas. We’re working on melding those,” Murphy told reporters earlier this month. “I’d love to see him and Jessica Lange go at it in a really fun way and Neil seems intrigued by that notion.”

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Dylan Penn Approves of Dad Sean Penn’s Romance with Charlize Theron

Barry King/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Sean Penn’s relationship with Charlize Theron has received a stamp of approval from his daughter Dylan Penn.

The 23-year-old model told Us Weekly this week that she approves of the romance, saying of Theron, “She’s awesome.”

Dylan notes she hasn’t seen much of the two because they’re in South Africa shooting The Last Face, in which Theron stars. Penn is directing the project.

“As long as my dad’s happy, I’m happy for both of them,” she adds.

When asked what makes Theron so special, Dylan tells the magazine, “Well, she’s brilliant for one thing,” adding, “and she’s the only woman since my mom [Robin Wright] who can shut my dad up. The only woman! That is a f**king challenge so…She’s a powerhouse.”

Penn, 54, and Theron, 39, were first confirmed to be dating in January.

Penn and Wright were married in 1996, six years after Dylan was born. They divorced in 2010. Penn was also married to Madonna from 1985 to 1989.

Theron was previously in a nine-year relationship with actor Stuart Townsend until their split in 2010. She has a two-year-old son Jackson, whom she adopted in 2012.

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Mama June ‘Can’t Say Anything Bad About TLC’ After Show Cancellation

TLC(NEW YORK) — “Mama June” Shannon appears to be taking the cancellation of her hit TLC show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, in stride.

In an interview that aired on E! News Wednesday night, the reality star said, “I can’t say anything bad about the show. I can’t say anything bad about TLC.”

Mama June also smiled and laughed throughout most of the interview, even throwing up the peace sign.

TLC nixed the reality show Friday after allegations surfaced that Mama June was once again dating convicted pedophile Mark McDaniel. Shannon has denied these claims, saying she hasn’t seen McDaniel since he was released from prison in March after serving a 10-year sentence for aggravated child molestation. However, photographic evidence has surfaced online that appears to suggest otherwise.

The E! News interview was held after Mama June’s eldest daughter, Anna Marie Cardwell, who went by “Chickadee” on the show, said McDaniel molested her as a child. In an interview with People, Chickadee said that McDaniel “would try and touch me and all that stuff” when she was 8 years old and he was in a relationship with her mother.

When asked if she had spoken to Chickadee recently, Mama June said, “I talk to her — I talk to all my kids. We’re all doing fine. We’re just hanging out as a family and handling it privately. The protection of my kids is my number-one priority.”

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Amanda Bynes’ Mother Granted Conservatorship

Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Amanda Bynes’ mother has been named the conservator of the actress, who’s currently in a California psychiatric facility on an involuntary hold.

People magazine reports a court granted Lynn Bynes control over her daughter’s estate on Oct. 22.

The petition for the conservatorship stated that the 28-year-old actress had exhibited erratic behavior prior to the hold, and had been “spending large amounts of her savings.”

Bynes was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold for the second time nearly three weeks ago. A judge extended the hold by 30 days on Monday.

Bynes’ mom previously held a conservatorship over her daughter last year, after Amanda was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold.

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Mama June ‘Can’t Say Anything Bad About TLC’ After Show Cancellation

TLC(NEW YORK) — “Mama June” Shannon appears to be taking the cancellation of her hit TLC show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, in stride.

In an interview that aired on E! News Wednesday night, the reality star said, “I can’t say anything bad about the show. I can’t say anything bad about TLC.”

Mama June also smiled and laughed throughout most of the interview, even throwing up the peace sign.

TLC nixed the reality show Friday after allegations surfaced that Mama June was once again dating convicted pedophile Mark McDaniel. Shannon has denied these claims, saying she hasn’t seen McDaniel since he was released from prison in March after serving a 10-year sentence for aggravated child molestation. However, photographic evidence has surfaced online that appears to suggest otherwise.

The E! News interview was held after Mama June’s eldest daughter, Anna Marie Cardwell, who went by “Chickadee” on the show, said McDaniel molested her as a child. In an interview with People, Chickadee said that McDaniel “would try and touch me and all that stuff” when she was 8 years old and he was in a relationship with her mother.

When asked if she had spoken to Chickadee recently, Mama June said, “I talk to her — I talk to all my kids. We’re all doing fine. We’re just hanging out as a family and handling it privately. The protection of my kids is my number-one priority.”

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Chris Brown Reportedly Settles Two Lawsuits

Jeff Bottari/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Most of us were paying so much attention to the hoopla surrounding Chris Brown’s recent assault case in Washington, D.C., that we forgot all about his other nagging legal problems. But the singer didn’t.

TMZ reports Brown has settled two outstanding civil cases against him, one of them related to the charges in D.C.

Brown pleaded guilty on Sept. 2 to misdemeanor assault in that case, but the man he was accused of punching outside a Washington, D.C. hotel a year ago this month just got a check from Brown for about $100,000 to drop his related civil suit. It’s a win for Brown, considering the victim was asking for a reported $1.5 million.

You’ve got to go back nearly two years for the other case. Remember Brown’s supposed brawl with Frank Ocean in January of 2013? Brown was accused of punching Ocean in the parking lot of a Los Angeles-area recording studio, reportedly over a parking space. Prosecutors didn’t find enough evidence to press charges and Ocean himself declined to do the same. His cousin, however, wasn’t as forgiving, and sued Brown for $3 million.

TMZ claims Brown just settled that case as well, for the bargain price of $20,000, if not less.

Brown’s most recent news has been all good. He received a positive progress report from the courts last week in his continuing probation for assaulting Rihanna nearly five years ago. That probation reportedly ends in January. He also leads all nominees for the 2014 Soul Train Awards, taking place Nov. 7.

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